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Scheffer, Victor B., ’30, ’32, ’36
Seattle, celebrated his 100th birthday last November. The UW’s 1977 Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus, Scheffer is a best-selling author and a retired marine mammal biologist. His book, The Year of the Whale, won the John Burroughs Medal as the best natural history book of 1969. His 1974 work calling for a new wilderness ethic, A Voice for Wildlife, received the Humane Society of the United States’ highest honor, the Joseph Wood Krutch Medal. Still writing in his nineties, Scheffer recently self-published a collection of essays called Reflections on the Human Condition.

Hazel Briggs, ’37
St. Augustine, Fla., retired in 1974 from the U.S. Dept. of State as a foreign service officer, where she served at overseas posts, including Toronto, Aruba, Iceland and Hong Kong. She enjoys living in St. Augustine, thanks, she says, to “good friends and neighbors.”


Margaret Murphy Norton, ’43
Redmond, has six children, 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband of 27 years, John Norton, ’55, died in 1990.

Rachel Roush Bard, ’44, ’71
Vashon, has published her second historical novel, Isabella: Queen Without a Conscience. This book is a follow-up to her first novel, Queen Without a Country. She has also started a website,, which has biographies of medieval queens, trivia questions and book lists.


Robert W. McCoy, ’51
Bellevue, retired in 1992 after three major career changes. He became a widower in 1995 and now enjoys spending time with his great-granddaughter.

Rollin L. Hurd, ’52
Kirkland, is writing his third book, Overdose. The novel will be published later this year. His previous books were Promise to Mellita and A Minefield Connection.

George A. Kennar, ’52, ’55
Hillsboro, Ore., celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with wife, Jeanette, at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. He worked at the Monsanto research department for 42 years before retiring to Hillsboro.

Aida Kouyoumjian, ’56
Mercer Island, continues to be on the speaker circuit for topics such as Iraq, genocide and the Middle East.

Richard F.S. Yang, ’56
Los Angeles, wrote a memoir of his work and experiences. Anyone interested can get a free copy by sending an e-mail to .

Paul J. Green, ’58
Eugene, Ore., has published Studies in European Fiction: Swift-Voltaire, Fielding-Manzoni, Dickens, a Dostoevsky Duo and Kafka as well as In and Against in This, Our Century of the Living Dead.


Reed M. Phillips, ’61
Solana Beach, Calif., is the vice president of the Distinguished Flying Cross Society.

Christopher K. Mathews, ’62
Corvallis, Ore., retired in 2002 after 25 years at Oregon State Univ. as chair of the Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics. He continues to conduct research, write and teach on occasion. He married his wife Catherine in 1960.


Jack Clayton Swearengen, ’70
Albuquerque, N.M., recently published a new book, Beyond Paradise: Technology and the Kingdom of God.

Robert M. Rude, ’72
Quilcene, has opened the only accounting practice in Quilcene, Rude Accounting Services. He recently moved there after 14 years of practicing in Lynnwood.

Dennis Ruff, ’74, ’76
Saint Charles, Ill., has completed his fourth book, The Wisdom of Asia.

Miguel B. Gavino, ’76, ’78
Jersey City, N.J., was promoted from director of traffic engineering to associate at Dewberry, a professional services firm that specializes in engineering and other fields. He has over 30 years of experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning and policy.

Edmund K. Joyce, ’77
San Diego, received an Excellence in Journalism award from the San Diego Press Club for coverage of the “day without an immigrant” boycott in May 2006. He was also selected as a 2007 National Press Foundation Fellow for “Understanding Violent Weather II” and was nominated for the Associated Press Television-Radio Association’s 2007 Mark Twain Award. In addition, he was the top KPBS employee for February.

Earl Potter, ’77, ’78
Talent, Ore., was appointed president of St. Cloud State Univ. in Minnesota. He had been the executive vice president and provost at Southern Oregon State Univ. in Ashland since 2003. He officially starts the job on July 1.

M. Karl Dardick, ’78
Seattle, is proud to announce the pending publication of Spelling Out the Name, his book of poems, by Trafford Publishing.

Renee Diehl, ’79, ’82
Boalsburg, Pa., received a Fulbright Fellowship and spent six months at the Univ. of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where she studied the properties of atoms. She is a physics professor at Penn State.

Scott McKee, ’79, ’86
Everett, has been promoted to the position of associate technical fellow at Boeing. He has been working in the field of airplane configurations, and is currently assigned to the 747-8 program.


John Carlson, ’81
Seattle, was the commencement speaker for the Department of Political Science graduation ceremony in June 2006. A radio talk show host for KVI in Seattle and former candidate for governor, Carlson told the students not to be afraid of failing. “I’ve been fired from three jobs and failed to get two others. Still, if it hadn’t been for the failures, I probably wouldn’t have attained the successes. I simply chose not to quit,” he said.

Jacoby Carter, ’82
Carencro, La., and his wife, Sybil, adopted Jade Kiya Carter last November. Kiya was abandoned on the outskirts of Addis Ababa when she was only a few days old. Jacoby, Sybil and their son, Jackson, traveled to Ethiopia to pick up Kiya and she is adjusting well to life in the U.S.

Samuel L. Odom, ’82

Chapel Hill, N.C., will receive the 2007 Outstanding Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children. As director of the FPG Child Development Inst. at the Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he has studied preschool inclusion and social interaction. He is also a leading expert on autism spectrum disorder.

Keith Neroutsos, ’84
Magnolia, has joined PATH as the director of procurement. He will oversee the collection of medical supplies and technology to support PATH programs in 65 countries. He is married to Amanda, ’90, and has two daughters.

George Selkirk, ’84
Chapel Hill, N.C., has been promoted to associate in Freelon Group Architects. The Freelon Group is a 50-person, award-winning architectural firm that was founded in 1990.

Deb Caletti, ’85
Seattle, published a new young adult fiction book, The Nature of Jade, in February. This is her fourth novel. She was a National Book Award finalist in 2004 for the book, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart.

Janet Pope, ’85
Bothell, has accepted the position of director of the homelessness project for the Church Council of Greater Seattle. For the past six years she has served as executive director of the Interfaith Assoc. of Northwest Washington.

John Sobeck, ’85, ’89
Vancouver, was named assistant medical director for resource stewardship for Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region. He will oversee utilization management and will work to continue providing high-quality, affordable health-care by redesigning the delivery system.

Maureen Niland, ’86
Seattle, is a professor emeritus at Seattle Univ. and serves on the Washington State Nurses Assoc. Board of Trustees. She has been awarded the WSNA Public Health Award.

Steve Ellersick, ’87
Shoreline, was selected by Boeing as an associate technical fellow in displays, optics and lighting systems in November. He has worked at Boeing for 24 years.

Maria Jordan, ’87

Canton, Mich., moved to Michigan in 1995 and started the Internet provider, Klondyke’s Online Services, in 1996. She married David Jordan in 2005.

Rob Martin, ’88
Redmond, was named the director of field marketing for Safeco Insurance after working for the company for six years.

Carron Wick-Schmick, ’88

Gilbert, Ariz., founded Bouncell—The Ultimate Party and Play Experience. The company was started with her husband and has grown to 20 locations in 10 states.

Joel Baker, ’89
Palm Springs, Calif., recently released his first solo CD, “Love Letters.”

Russel B. Murphy, ’89, ’90
Issaquah, is the CEO of Embedio, an embedded software company headquartered in Brea, Calif. He is dividing his time between Seattle and the Embedio offices in Beijing and in Pune, India.


Brian Evenson, ’90, ’93
Providence, R.I., has been nominated for a 2006 Edgar Award, a prestigious honor in the mystery writing genre, for his novel, The Open Curtain. Named after Edgar Allan Poe, the award is given to the best mystery works in fiction, non-fiction, television and film.

David Persohn, ’91
Corvallis, Ore., began teaching marketing in the Oregon State Univ. Business School this winter.

Amy Lenox, ’92
Bellevue, and Mikko Mannisto, ’91, ’99, are proud to announce the birth of their fourth child, Elsa Annikki, on Dec. 6.

Andrea Cole, ’94
Rockville, Md., graduated from George Washington Univ. with an M.A. in human resource development on Dec. 16. She is now internal training manager for Deltek Systems.

Marla Goldberg, ’94
St. Petersburg, Fla., was invested as a cantor last May. She is now working at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.

Behzad Khamneian, ’94
Kirkland, accepted a job as a pilot for Alaska Airlines in October. He is flying an MD-80, based out of Seattle.

Tim Cooke, ’95
Redmond, was promoted to U.S. general manager of Content Master, a U.K.-based high-tech content development firm.

Jeff McRoberts, ’96
Mount Vernon, has been hired as the head coach of the Southern Vermont College women’s softball team. He coached his first game for the Mountaineers on March 20 at Fischer College in Maryland.

Andrew Roberson, ’96
Naperville, Ill., is an attorney at Latham and Watkins in Chicago. He and wife, Susanna, had their first daughter, Katie Joy, last June.

Anita Bingaman, ’97
Seattle, has devoted her time to photography and traveling to Italy since retiring. She has a photo exhibit of Italian bridges at Lombardi’s Restaurant in Ballard and another at the Rosen Building. She is a member of the UW Photographers Group, which has an exhibit in Odegaard Undergraduate Library this month.

Kristan Ruggerello, ’97
Newport Beach, Calif., graduated from Seattle Univ. Law School in 2001 and is now an attorney. She married Ryan in 2002 and welcomed twins, Anthony and Mackenzie, last November.

Katrina Dlugosh, ’98

Santa Cruz, Calif., reports that she and Nick Wolf, ’98, her husband of eight years, completed their biology degrees this winter, she at UC-Santa Cruz and he at Univ. of Bergen in Norway. Wolf is also lead engineer at Akeena Solar, a photovoltaic installation company. They are planning to move to Vancouver, B.C., this fall.


Justine Roth, ’00
Baltimore, Md., received a Sloan Research Fellowship and will continue studying enzymes. She is a part of the Dept. of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins Univ. and studies processes related to aging and age-related diseases.

Alex Rosenstein, ’01
Issaquah, has joined Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc. as a real estate professional. She will specialize in the eastside and enjoys working with first time buyers.

Heather Tien, ’01
Tustin, Calif., has been promoted to account executive at Morgan Marketing and Public Relations.

Ariana Fillips, ’02
Walnut Creek, Calif., was married to Joshua Mikus-Mahoney, ’01, in Moraga, Calif. on Jan. 13.

Alex Bolton, ’03, ’05
Seattle, and Marci Corneau, ’01, plan to be married this summer. They met during the 2000–01 school year while working for the ASUW. She was the Women’s Action Commission Director and he was on the Board of Directors. Currently, she is an assistant attorney general in the Seattle office and he is working with former Gov. Dan Evans, ’48, ’49, who is writing his autobiography.

Karen Winslow, ’03
Upland, Calif., has been invited to speak at the Open Theology and Science Seminar at Eastern Nazarene College. The debate will be over God’s knowledge of the future. She is currently an associate professor of biblical studies at Azusa Pacific Univ.

Aysa Miller, ’04

Washington, D.C., was awarded a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. He was selected after a nationwide search. The fellowship will prepare him for a career as a U.S. foreign service officer and a representative of the U.S. overseas. It will support his master’s degree and give him valuable work experience in international affairs.

Noelle Ebel, ’05

Boston, Mass., will be starting medical school at the Boston Univ. School of Medicine this fall.

Angelika Kollmai, ’05

La Puente, Calif., moved to California in August 2006. She is helping her husband run a successful catering business and banquet center. Their website is

Scott Kubiszewski, ’05

Burbank, Calif., was married to Heather Hayes, ’03, on Sept