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Anne Detwyler Knowles, ’49
Cambria, Calif., moved to western Los Angeles after graduating and worked for Jones and Emmons for several years.


Eugene Ko, ’53
Seattle, has several successful UW grads in his family. His son, Grant N. Ko, ’73, is a practicing psychiatrist in New Jersey. His daughter, Marcia G. Ko, ’79, is a rheumatologist. His son-in-law, Christopher Appleton,’79, is an echocardiologist at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Marvin Gloege, ’54, ’58

Corvallis, Ore., recently published a book, Survival or Gradual Extinction: The Small Town in the Great Plains of Eastern Montana. He is retired after working for 39 years as a planner in Washington and Oregon.

Brian J.L. Berry, ’58

McKinney, Texas, was awarded the 2007 Walter Isard Award for scholarly achievement from the North American Council of the Regional Science Association International. His research has helped launch a “quantitative revolution” in geography led by new forms of spatial analysis.

Roy Throndson, ’59
Palm Springs, Calif., has spent time on Maui and now resides in Palm Springs since retiring as president and CEO of Evergreen Bank.

Attention Classes of ’59 and ’60
Your 50-year reunions will be held at the UW in April of 2009 and 2010, respectively. For more information or to help organize these events, please contact Eryn Boyles Ilk, ’99, at or call 1-800-AUW-ALUM.


Craig V. Showalter, ’62
Northfield, Ill., received the annual Nyswander-Dole Award for work in the field of addiction medicine at an October ceremony in San Diego. He has a practice in Chicago.

Norm Dicks, ’63, ’68

Washington, D.C., played a significant role in securing federal funds for a flood and windstorm recovery effort at Mount Rainier. A partnership of conservation and park associations recently received the 2008 Cooperative Conservation Award in recognition of its support of public volunteer efforts for the recovery.

Michael John Bathum, ’64

Bellingham, is the owner and designer of Artigiano Design Studio. His daughter, Sara, ’98, works at the Gates Foundation as the assistant to the director of agriculture for global development. Sara’s husband, Stacy, is in the master’s program at UW in business and Chinese studies. Bathum’s son, Aaron, is the director of information services at Georgia-Pacific in Longview. Bathum reports that “life is good.”

Dan Hoffman, ’64

Lewisburg, Penn., recently published That Summer of 1964 on the Island: Stories from the Log of a Marine Biologist, a book of memories about the summer he spent enrolled as a zoology graduate student at the UW’s Friday Harbor Laboratories.

Gil Smith, ’64
Spokane, will celebrate his 70th birthday this year. He served in the Army after college, helping to treat the poor in Southeast Asia. In 1974, he settled in Spokane and opened a successful OB/GYN practice. Since retiring in 2000, Smith has volunteered for a number of causes including restoring national parks, raising funds for breast cancer research and providing low-income families with affordable housing.

Lynn Murphy Crook, ’65, ’70
Richland, spoke on the costs of child sexual abuse at the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women in New York in March.

William H. Calvin, ’66
Palm Beach, Fla., recently published a new book, Global Fever: How to Treat Climate Change.

Frederick W. Prael, ’66, ’74
Langley, will become president of the Snohomish County Dental Society for 2008–2009. He is still enjoying life on Whidbey Island.


Nancy Green-Miller Holt, ’70, ’76
Angel Fire, N.M., is the owner of the food manufacturing company Nana Cakes, which produces natural dry mix for pancakes, crepes and muffins.

J. Thomas Benston II, ’71
Graham, retired as administrative division manager for the City of Tacoma in 2003. He now provides professional investigative services to public and private entities in resolving equal employment opportunity complaints.

Robert M. Rude, ’72
Quilcene, has moved to the Olympic Peninsula after 15 years of practicing accounting and tax preparation in Lynnwood.

Marianne Forssblad, ’74, ’75

Bellevue, received the Medal of St. Olav for her outstanding service of Norwegian and Nordic interests during her 27 years as the director of the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle. The King of Norway bestowed the medal upon her on Jan. 7.

Stephanie Kottsick Kaligis, ’74
Mount Vernon, continues to teach as a substitute with a passion for special education. Her newest career is as a flight attendant for Horizon Air. She writes that God has blessed her family “again and again.”

Estelle Simons, ’75

Winnipeg, Canada, received the World Allergy Organization’s 2007 Scientific Achievement Award. She is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health and the Department of Immunology at the University of Manitoba.

Alvin K. Eng, ’78
Modesto, Calif., was recently honored at a cardiology symposium at the Gallo Center in Modesto for his outstanding work in echocardiography and his pioneer work performing transesophageal echocardiograms. He was instrumental in bringing transesophageal echocardiograms into Modesto-area hospitals and training physicians in the procedure. He suffered a life-threatening stroke in 2005 at the age of 49, which left him partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair. The stroke forced Eng to retire in the prime of his career. He now lives with his wife, Karen, and his children, Justin and Katie, in Modesto.


Eric Fletcher, ’81, ’83
Edmonds, has been managing partner of Olympic Physical Therapy in the University District since 1999 and has been proudly serving Husky fans in Seattle since 1983.

Jay Satz, ’81

Seattle, received the 2008 Cooperative Conservation Award as part of a partnership of conservation and park associations in recognition of its support of public volunteer efforts for flood and windstorm recovery at Mount Rainier. The award is the highest award presented to private citizens and organizational partners by the Department of the Interior. He is the regional vice president of the Student Conservation Association, which is part of the partnership.

David Teplow, ’81

Los Angeles, a neurology professor at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is proud to bark about his family’s Husky pride as son Greg enters his first year of graduate school in economics at the UW: “Woof!”

Susan Chalcraft, ’82, ’99

Colville, recently became president of the Physical Therapy Association of Washington, the state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. She works as a physical therapist at Mount Carmel Hospital.

Kimberley Lucas, ’82
Dulles, Va., recently concluded four years with USAID South Africa and is now posted to USAID Afghanistan, continuing as a U.S. Foreign Service agriculture officer and assigned to the Alternative Development and Agriculture Office in Kabul.

Mary Johnston, ’83

Seattle, was recently elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in recognition of her achievements of national significance in advancing the profession.

Cynthia Toops, ’83
Seattle, was awarded one of the Artist Trust Fellowships for Craft of 2007.

Maylee Chin Witham, ’83
Pacific Palisades, Calif., has been named the executive director of the Trusteeship, the Southern California chapter of the International Women’s Forum. Members of forum are preeminent women of significant and diverse achievement throughout the world.

Leslie J. Chaffee, ’84

Puyallup, is retiring from U.S. Air Force on July 1 after 21 years, including nine and a half in Europe.

Sharron Sellers, ’85
Seattle, received the 2008 Communicator of the Year award from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations, an organization for PR/marketing professionals who work at two-year colleges.

Lawrence M. Enomoto, ’86

Ewa Beach, Hawaii, is a retired attorney and an interim consultant on international relations involving Japan.

Gail Jahnke, ’86

Issaquah, is in her 23rd year as an emergency department social worker. She writes, “I keep joking that in retirement I’ll write a book on my experience entitled ‘Uncommon Sense.’ I still enjoy good food, good company and traveling to parts unknown.”

Lara Konick-Mann, ’86

Ferndale, is returning to Seattle as director of merchandising and marketing at University Book Store. She previously worked as general manager of the book store at Western Washington University.

Hillary Miller, ’86
Seattle, is executive vice president of both strategy and business leadership at DDB in Seattle. DDB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom, one of the world’s largest communications organizations.

Chris Olsen, ’88
Woodinville, is the managing director at Point B Solutions Group in Seattle. He is also the alumni board president for the Zeta Psi Fraternity.

John Sutherland III, ’88

Federal Way, is the first U.S. military officer to attend a course about Vietnam at the National Defense Academy in Hanoi, Vietnam. The three-month course began in March. Lt. Colonel Sutherland is a 24-year veteran currently serving as the Southeast Asia foreign area officer in Hawaii, where he commutes to serve in the Army Reserve. He also works at Boeing as a security consultant. Follow his blog at

Jonathan Graber, ’89
Bremerton, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant to teach at the National Autonomous University of Honduras for the 2008–09 academic year.

Richard S. Hobbs, ’89

Freeland, currently works as an archivist and historian with the Winthrop Group in Seattle and is author of Frontier Bank: The First 25 Years; Catastrophe to Triumph: Bridges of the Tacoma Narrows; Spanning Washington and The Cayton Legacy: An African American Family.

Sean Smith, ’89

Covington, received the 2008 Cooperative Conservation Award as part of a partnership of conservation and park associations in recognition of its support of public volunteer efforts for flood and windstorm recovery at Mount Rainier. The award is the highest award presented to private citizens and organizational partners by the Department of the Interior. He is the regional director of the National Parks Conservation Association, which is part of the partnership.


Dave Persohn, ’91
Corvallis, Ore., is partnering with an ex-HP staffer and two Oregon State University Ph.D.s to start a technology business serving the agriculture sector.

John Cook, ’92
O’Conner, Australia, is an adviser to the Australian minister for trade, commuting between Melbourne and Canberra.

Paul Jenny, ’92
Berkeley, Calif., will become vice provost for planning and budgeting at the UW starting in July. He previously served as associate vice chancellor of budget and resource planning for the University of California, Berkeley.

Carla Rickerson, ’94
Seattle, received the 2008 Genealogical Publishing Co./History Section Award from the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association in recognition of professional achievement in historical reference and research librarianship. She is the head of the Special Collections Division of UW Libraries.

Mary Godwin-Austen, ’95
Gig Harbor, is principal of Harbor Heights Elementary in Gig Harbor and says she is loving it.

Evelyn Guerra, ’95
San Francisco, was recently promoted to regional director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, managing fund-raising efforts across seven western and central states.

Kirk Gunnar Stensvig, ’95, ’97
Bothell, has worked as a tax analyst at since October 2006. He says he continues to use his alumni library card at the beautiful UW Bothell library.

James E. Sterba, ’96
Marysville, received his master’s degree in December 2007 from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, and is currently a materials management supervisor for Boeing.

Melissa Wuschnig, ’96
San Francisco, is a former UW women’s basketball player (1992–96). She is a freelance photographer and owner of MJW Photography, specializing in commercial, travel, portraits and events.

Kristine Baumel Barrett, ’97
Colorado Springs, Colo., is a wellness coordinator at Penrose Hospital and husband Patrick, ’97, is an engineer for Lockheed Martin. They have been married for 10 years and met at the UW. They are blessed with two children, Kyla, 5, and Dillon, 2.

Susan Roediger, ’97
Olympia, married Jeff Bowe in Seattle on May 5, 2007.

Brad Fenstermacher, ’98
Eugene, Ore., has joined Avant Assessment as vice president and chief technology officer. He and his wife, Sara, who met at the UW, now live in Oregon with their two children, Sam and Sophie.

Adam Gossett, ’98

Renton, and his wife, Windy, ’96, welcomed a new addition to their family in February. Their daughter, Sevilla, turns three in May.

Thomas Marriott, ’98
Seattle, was named the Earshot Jazz “Golden Ear” winner in two categories for 2007. He won NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year and Best Record of the Year for his album “Both Sides of the Fence.” He is a professional jazz trumpet player.

David Huntsperger, ’99, ’05, ’07
Seattle, has accepted a tenure-track position as assistant professor of English literature at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich.


Frederic U. Buehler, ’00
Neuchatel, Switzerland, married Suzana Popovic, ’01, in Hartford, Conn., in November 2007. He is now the proud father of Nathalie, born on April 9.

Celeste Etherington, ’01
Normandy Park, graduated with an M.S.N. and an M.B.A. in health-care management from the University of Phoenix in July 2007.

Sarah Kam, ’02
Honolulu, recently became an associate at Kelley Drye and Warren LLP in Manhattan.

Nicole Gustine, ’02, ’05
Seattle, is serving in her third year as corporate librarian at Glosten Associates, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm.

KaraAnne Grodin, ’03
Seattle, graduated with a master’s in teaching from Seattle University in June 2006. She married Michael Grodin in July 2006 and has been teaching kindergarten in the Issaquah School District.

Philip Belenky, ’04

Seattle, is a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Bain, specializing in in-city neighborhoods. See

Rachelle Brown, ’07

Seattle, was promoted to vice president of operations for her longtime employer, Pacific Sun & SPTC Properties. She is involved with the Jaguar Arts Program at Meany Middle School, where her daughter is a sixth grader. She recently celebrated 10 years of marriage and bought a home in the Central District.

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