Alumnotes 1925-1995

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Marie Wall, '25, Poulsbo, retired to her home on Hood Canal in 1963 and still lives there. She has three grandchildren who are UW alumni: Carrie Wattles, '84, '89; Eric and Lynne Wall, both '95.

Clyde E. Ochs, '26, Seattle, reports that he had to give up tennis in November due to a fall.


Howard M. Thomson, '30, North Andover, Mass., retired in 1969 after 39 years on the technical staff of Bell Telephone Labs. He still leads an active life.

Carl M. Franklin, '31, Los Angeles, a professor of law at USC and the USC vice president emeritus, received the Presidential Medallion, the highest honor that university bestows on a member of its community. *PHOTO

Margaret Millay Henriksen, '32, Lewiston, Idaho, is living at her home and taking care of her garden. In June, she attended a 60th anniversary of the nursing class she started teaching at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, her first job after graduating from the UW.

Marvel Elma Johansen, '33, Richmond Beach, and her husband, Arnold, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 7. They have two daughters, five grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

Cal McCune, '36, Seattle, is the author of the book From Romance to Riot: A Seattle Memoir. He has managed a University Dist. law firm for more than 50 years.

Jean Bishop Loughlin, '37, Seattle, was married to Robert A. Bruce on July 14, 1995.


Roy Stier, '40, Santa Barbara, Calif., had his book Down the Hill, an account of early logging in the Pacific NW, published by BookPartners.

Randall "Bud" Cook, '41, Beaverton, Ore., is semi-retired and doing volunteer work with the Optimist Club, Red Cross and attending Husky football games.

Virginia G. Morrow, '41, St. Louis Park, Minn., was a social worker for 40 years. She is now busy with church and senior citizen activities.

Alfred V. Smith, '41, Milwaukie, Ore., retired and sold Monarch Pharmacy in 1984. He previously owned three other pharmacies with Stanley M. Brooks, '41.

Charmian Risegari, '46, Seattle, is an associate broker for MacPherson's Real Estate.

Carl W. Berg, '48, Bainbridge Island, is chairman of the board of American Marine Bank.

Ira Dye, '49, Virginia Beach, Va., had his book The Fatal Cruise of the Argus published by the Naval Inst. Press.

William G. Landon, '49, Langley, retired in 1986 from Hemphill Brothers Inc. He has six grandchildren.

Joe Miller, '49, Greenbank, is a retired city manager of Bellevue and Rochester, N.Y. He lives on Whidbey Island and chairs the Board of County Freeholders, designing a proposed home rule charter.

Ray Pennock, '49, Seattle, was honored with the Chief Eagle Blanket by the Native American Urban Outreach Program. He is the organization's secretary and a longtime volunteer.


Jeanette Coghlan Elwood, '50, Bourne, Mass., recently retired from a career in psychiatric nursing and now resides on Cape Cod. She is the secretary of a local garden club and volunteers at the Bourne Food Bank.

Prosper Ostrowski, '51, Port Angeles, was elected to a two-year term as mayor of Port Angeles. Before that, he served on the city council for six years.

Woodrow J. Bozak, '52, Lacey, and his wife, Dee, are retired and spend their time traveling, playing golf and camping. He spent 30 years as a teacher, coach and principal at the high school level.

James E. Brooks, '52, '56, Ellensburg, is the newly elected president of the NW Assoc. of Schools and Colleges. He is president emeritus of Central Washington Univ.

William Mair, '52, '56, Kent, is a retired community college art instructor. He still paints, and makes prints and fine art.

Bianca Rosenthal, '52, '66, '70, Pismo Beach, Calif., is the author of Pathways to Paul Celan: A History of Critical Responses as a Chorus of Discordant Voices, published by Peter Lang.

Richard W. Schlachter, '53, Portland, Ore., got married on March 5, 1995.

Attention, Class of 1956

Your 40-year reunion will take place during Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 8 and 9. Join the reunion committee by calling Colleen Young at (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM or send e-mail to

Bob Viera, '56, Kailua, Hawaii, is a real estate broker for Coldwell-Banker Pacific Properties. He retired in 1992 after 32 years with Hawaiian Electric. He, his wife, Carol, and daughter, Kimberly, live on Oahu.

Helen Rambo, '57, Nampa, Idaho, retired in June 1994 after 37 years as a faculty member at NW Nazarene College. Before that, she spent seven years in the classroom and school libraries in Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Vivian Schutz, '59, Kent, and her husband, Ray, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 9. They have been retired for 23 years and enjoy traveling and camping.


Dick Foley, '61, Bellevue, left as co-host of the KOMO-TV show "Northwest Afternoon" after 12 years to devote more time to a new show, "Time of Your Life."

Jerry Hahn, '61, Mercer Island, has taken a leave of absence from his law firm--Oseran, Hahn, Van Valin and Watts--to become vice president and general counsel to Kua Resources, an energy development company.

Wilbur Earl Holton, '62, San Diego, retired from Tracor Inc. on Dec. 29. He is also retired from Raytheon and the Navy.

Thomas G. Kelley, '62, Portland, Ore., is a principal with Sloan Silver Kelley Martyn, a human resource management consulting firm.

Marilyn Ritchie Salafsky, '62, Rockford, Ill., is director of the regional learning center in Boone and Winnebago counties. She is completing her doctoral dissertation at Northern Illinois Univ.

Don M. Carnahan, '63, Renton, is director of business development for the Pacific region at Laidlaw Transit. He is a former director for pupil transportation for the state of Washington.

John Ederer, 63, '66, Kirkland, was elected chief volunteer officer and chair for the United Way of King County Board of Directors. He is a partner with the Seattle law firm of Helsell Fetterman.

William H. Pringle, '63, Issaquah, retired from teaching social studies at Tahoma High School after 26 years in public high schools. He now teaches Vietnamese refugees English on a volunteer basis.

Elizabeth Thomson, '63, '76, '79, Lodi, Wis., is taking a sabbatical from the Univ. of Wisconsin to visit Stockholm Univ. in Sweden.

Richard Tullis, '63, Hayward, Calif., has been the chair of the biological sciences at Cal State-Hayward since 1989.

Jack Tilner, '64, Seattle, retired in June 1995 after 42 years as a teacher and librarian for the Seattle Public Schools. His last assignment was librarian at Franklin High School.

James L. Halmo, '65, '71, Alexandria, Va., has been a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Dept. since 1971. He is currently director of asylum affairs.

Sandra Lewis, '65, '70, Seattle, is going to attend the Alzheimer's Disease Intl. Conference in Jerusalem in October. She is executive director of the western and central Washington chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Charles Mitchell, '65, Seattle, received the 1996 Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, (CASE) District VIII. He is the president of Seattle Central Community College.

Robert Baumgardner, '67, Issaquah, is on assignment in Kuwait as a project manager for ITX Technologies.

Alfredo Arreguin, '67, '69, Seattle, had a solo exhibition of his paintings at the Natl. Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., from January to March.

Ralph W. Kiger, '67, Clinton, took early retirement in August and built a home on the southwest shore of Whidbey Island. He looks forward to boating, fishing and sunsets.

Douglas L. Cowan, '68, Bellevue, recently became a founder, member of the board of regents and assistant dean of the National College for DUI Defense, held annually at Harvard Law School.

Capt. Sandra L. Howes, '68, Poulsbo, was promoted from commander to captain in the Navy Reserves. She is a line officer with 24 years of active duty and reserve time. In February 1995, she was elected "Person of the Year" by the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce for her community involvement.

Georgie Kunkel, '68, and her husband, Norman, '54, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family reunion at Lake Quinault on April 27.

Kathryn Scherck, '68, Bloomington, Ill., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of nursing at Illinois Wesleyan Univ.

Roger S.C. Wolcott Jr., '68, '70, Bend, Ore., retired and moved to central Oregon after a 25-year career with the fish and wildlife service and the Natl. Marine Fisheries Service. He and his wife, Kathy, spend their days skiing, fly fishing and hiking.

Douglas Benzel, '69, San Diego, transferred to San Diego with Advanced Communication Systems as vice president of West Coast operations.

Ellen Krum Jackson, '69, '74, '77, '85, Jonesboro, Ga., is the school age program director for the 18 U.S. Army installations under Forces Command. She also teaches world and black history classes at Ft. McPherson in Atlanta. She has four children, ages 7 to 23, and her husband is a computer analyst at Ft. McPherson.


Merry Burnette Graham, '70, Ayr, Scotland, participated in a teacher exchange program with the United Kingdom in August 1974 and has lived in Scotland ever since. She is married with two daughters, Cara and Erin.

Attention, Class of 1971

Your 25-year reunion will take place Friday, Nov. 15. Join the reunion committee by calling Colleen Young at (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM or send e-mail to

Nancy J. Locke, '71, Houston, is a partner in the law firm of Fulbright and Jaworski in the area of health law litigation.

Andrew T. Merovich, '71, Fairfax, Calif., founded the structural engineering firm A.T. Merovich & Assoc. in 1994. The firm, based in San Rafael, Calif., specializes in earthquake engineering.

Jack Mitchell, '72, Los Angeles, is a dropout prevention counselor at Manual Arts High School. He taught drama there for five years. He and his wife, Shirley, have two children and a foster child.

Paula Rendleman Treneer, '72, Seattle, relocated to Seattle after five years in New York in the investment industry. She started Madrona Partners, a Seattle-based investment firm, in April 1995.

Hal Beck, '73, '77, Kaneohe, Hawaii, is a practicing OB-GYN physician at the Straub Clinic after practicing for 14 years in La Jolla. "I am still working too hard but windsurfing more," he writes.

Deborah Frol, '74, '76, Seattle, was named publisher of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. She had been general manager of Mirror, a publication targeting youth audiences.

Roger Gleason, '74, Issaquah, is a professional land surveyor at Horton Dennis & Assoc. in Kirkland.

Dennis Weber, '74, Longview, celebrated his 20th anniversary as a high school teacher in the Longview School Dist. last year. He received a master's in educational leadership from the Univ. of Portland last year. He also spent 12 years on the Longview City Council, retiring in 1991.

Mostafa Ghandehari, '75, Arlington, Texas, is a visiting assistant professor of mathematics at the Univ. of Texas at Arlington.

Ann Graham, '75, Seattle, is the artistic director of NW Actors Studio.

Jean Sparling Blackstone, '76, Mendham, N.J., reports that she moved to London at the end of January, as her husband accepted a position there with U.S. West. She plans to stay home at first and help her children and husband adjust.

Bob Dantini, '76, Snohomish, was elected county treasurer of Snohomish County. He was previously the internal audit director for the county council and city auditor for Bremerton.

Navy Cmdr. Richard Weyrick, '76, San Diego, recently spent six months overseas aboard the amphibious assault ship USS New Orleans. Part of the time was spent in the Persian Gulf near Iraq.

Patricia Schierscher Prager, '77, Ossining, N.Y., received a master's in teaching from Fordham Univ. last year. After 15 years in magazine publishing, she is enjoying her first year of teaching fourth grade. She has two sons, ages 4 and 7.

Janet E. Cormack, '78, Portland, Ore., is coordinator for the Univ. of Oregon's Applied Information Master's Degree program.

Marie Little, '78, Lynnwood, retired from full-time work and has been publishing free-lance articles on local history and producing a monthly program, "If Houses Could Speak," for KSER-FM, a community radio station.

Allan W.H. Wong, '78, Hong Kong, just finished construction on the Shantou Bay Bridge in China, the longest suspension bridge in the world using precast concrete box girders, spanning 452 meters. It opened to the public in December.

Melissa Cook, '79, Kirkland, is the author of the book Building Enterprise Information Architectures, published by Prentice-Hall. She is the corporate marketing information architecture manager at Hewlett-Packard.

Thomas Moak, '79, Kennewick, was elected Kennewick Man of the Year for 1995 by the Kennewick Man of the Year Club. He is a librarian at the Mid-Columbia Library. He was recognized for his community volunteer leadership roles.

Matt Sipprell, '79, Miami, is a political/economic adviser at the Consul General of Japan in Miami. He is also a business consultant and appears on a weekly variety show on the Spanish language network Univision.

Seth Weintraub, '79, Encino, Calif., is the chief financial officer for Starving Students, the largest moving company on the West Coast.


Elizabeth Flynn, '80, Seattle, is president of the local chapter of Romance Writers of America.

H. Lee Holcomb, '80, Seattle, is an interior designer and a Seattle Opera Assoc. volunteer.

James E. Kelley Jr., '80, Bellevue, is vice president of Capital Planning Corp., an investment advisory firm. He and his wife of 17 years have four children.

Sargon T. Tomik, '80, Fresno, Calif., works for Bechtel. He is the project controls manager for the Fresno County Highway Improvement Program. He is also married and has three daughters.

Marilyn A. Ward, '80, Seattle, was presented with a service award by state Attorney General Christine Gregoire for her five years of service to the attorney general's office and the people of the state of Washington.

Mark J. Brusich, '81, Alexandria, Va., works at the Inst. for Defense Analysis in Alexandria. He was married to Stephanie Phillips on May 5, 1995.

James L. Getty, '81, Gig Harbor, is married with three children. He is owner of Getty Computers, specializing in computer integration, networking, programming and education.

Leslie Lloyd, '81, Seattle, is development manager for the Quadrant Corp., overseeing the planning of a community east of Redmond. She has been married for 12 years and has two daughters.

Kathleen Lowney, '81, Valdosta, Ga., is an associate professor of sociology at Valdosta State Univ. She received her Ph.D. in religion and society from Drew Univ. in 1986.

Carlin McClary Johnson, '82, Apex, N.C., is a human resources consultant. She has two children: Lindsey, 3, and Gabe, 1.

Ralph Krueger, '82, Seattle, is director of operations at NW Cable Advertising. He had been the company's controller.

Jonathan M. Cruse, '83, Mesa, and his wife are off for a year of sailing.

Charles H. Henager Jr., '83, Kennewick, and his wife, Pam, are busy with their children, Samuel, 6, and Sophie, 2, plus a variety of church activities. He recently received his fourth U.S. patent.

Sandra G. Scott, '83, Everett, owns her own business and got married two years ago.

John Forrest Barker, '84, Seattle, has formed Galloway & Barker Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The firm is based in Ballard.

C. Bruce Nisker, '84, Hong Kong, works for BZW Investment Management, overseeing regional and single country equity portfolios. He is enjoying traveling in the region, seeing India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries.

Loralyn Perry, '84, Oakland, Calif., works in the marketing and sales department of Pacific Gas and Electric, promoting energy efficient programs for new construction projects.

Peter Morrison, '84, Winthrop, is research director for Sierra Biodiversity Inst.

Catherine Whiting, '84, '94, Bainbridge Island, is a pediatric occupational therapy supervisor for Puget Sound Therapy Services. She and her husband, Jim, have two sons, 10 and 7.

Charles E. Dunn, '85, Pasadena, Calif., and his wife, Sumita, had a baby girl, Maya, on Sept. 20, 1995.

Tim J. Gamble, '85, Bellevue, is VP of sales and marketing for ServerLogic. He is married with three children.

Richard D. Johnson, '85, Pasadena, Calif., is deputy court administrator of the Los Angeles Municipal Court.

Bom-Yon Lee, '85, Tokyo, is the first secretary at the Embassy of Korea in Tokyo.

Attention, Class of 1986

Your 10-year reunion will take place during Homecoming Weekend, Nov. 8 and 9. Join the reunion committee by calling Colleen Young at (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM or send e-mail to

Laei Conway, '86, Slingerlands, N.Y., is living in upstate New York with her fiancé of two years, Timothy Duncan, who is doing his residency in emergency medicine. She is in the first year of a fellowship in infectious diseases, having completed a residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Ctr.

Gail S. Jahnke, '86, Issaquah, works in Overlake Hospital's emergency department as well as in private practice.

Lori Zue McNeil, '86, Arlington, and her husband, Tom, are expecting their second child in April. Their son was born in March 1994.

Barbara Morrison, '86, Decatur, Ill., announces the adoption of Florence Yustina "Tia" Morrision from the Maoming Social Welfare Inst. in southern China. "Tia was five months old when adopted. She is now an outgoing, happy toddler and a joy in my life," she writes.

Stuart Jenner, '87, Seattle, joined the marketing team for Internet Studio, previously known as BlackBird. He also continues to play French horn.

Lt. Scott Johnson, '87, King George, Va., manages UHF communications satellites at the Naval Space Command.

Richard Miles, '87, and his wife, Phoebe, '87, Bridgetown, Barbados, have three children. Richard is a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Dept. The family will transfer to Berlin this fall.

Crystal C. Robinson, '87, Seattle, joined the Seattle law firm of Riddell, Williams, Graham & James as head law librarian in December. She and her husband, Chuck, '76, just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Chuck is a lawyer with the Seattle firm of Garvey, Schubert & Barer.

Julian Bentley Edelman, '88, '91, Waldron, married David Edelman, '81, and moved to Waldron Island. She is teaching part-time on the island and running a small herbal body care business. Both are working on their small homestead.

Kelly J. Campbell, '88, Spokane, became the operational auditor for Amnesty International in London.

Darla J. Goodwin, '88, Seattle, received a J.D. from Seattle Univ.'s School of Law in May 1995 and passed the Washington state bar in July. She is practicing family law at Halverson Law Offices on Mercer Island.

Doug Ing, '88, Seattle, had his film short Castle screened on Feb. 19 as part of the Children's Museum Film Festival. It also appeared at the San Francisco Intl. Asian American Film Festival in March.

Capt. W. Todd Bufkin II, '89, Camp Pendleton, Calif., is a Supercobra pilot stationed at Camp Pendleton.

Stephanie Doyle-Scroggs, '89, Seattle, was named one of the UW's woman athletes of the decade in crew by the UW athletic department. The geographic club coordinator for the UWAA, she was a member of the 1988 national championship crew team.

Heidi Hackler, '89, and her husband, Kirk, '70, '78, Seattle, are racing their sailboat in the Vic-Maui international yacht race this month.

Bret Stewart, '89, Everett, is vice president-operations for S&W Management in Seattle.


Judy Fleming, '90, Reno, Nev., is engaged to Eric Werner. She received a master's in linguistics last year and plans to pursue a Ph.D. She currently is working as a sportscaster for a local radio station.

Jamie Herr, '90, Redmond, has been in pharmaceutical sales for six years. She won the national distinguished sales award in 1994 from her employer, Schering Plough. Her first child, Dan Thomas, was born on Aug. 16, 1995.

Sharon Williams, '90, Port Orchard, is graduating from the Seattle Univ. School of Law cum laude, and is planning to go into prosecution.

Karen Adams, '91, Park City, Utah, got married last August and is attending nursing school at the Univ. of Utah.

Mehbi Arzaz, '91, Lynnwood, is general manager of ASSIC in Redmond.

Jim Kenny, '91, '94, Vancouver, Wash., is deputy prosecuting attorney for Clark County. His wife, Susan Alberti Kenny, '91, is special events director of United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon.

Molly McCabe, '91, Seattle, and Dan Black, '92, were married last August.

Ana M. Rimkus, '91, Portland, Ore., is corporate purchasing coordinator for Fred Meyer and working on an M.B.A. at Portland State Univ.

Troy D. Hacking, '92, Copperas Cove, Texas, received an Army Commendation Medal for performance as a maintenance control officer. He left the Army and accepted a position as regional manager for the NW division of Ethnic American Broadcasting Co.

Seema Jejurikar, '92, Redmond, teaches biology at Bellevue Community College. She is married and expecting her third child this year.

Wendy Lothspeich, '92, Atlanta, is marketing communications manager for the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

Mary Elizabeth Shaughnessy, '92, North Vancouver, B.C., practices with a small architecture firm in Vancouver, specializing in domestic architecture and historic preservation.

Julian M. Somers, '92, '95, North Vancouver, B.C., joined the psychology department at the Univ. of British Columbia as the director of its psychology clinic. He previously had a one-year internship at British Columbia's Children's Hospital.

Pietro Illuminati, '93, Cincinnati, Ohio, is the Fiatavio (Italy) engineering representative at General Electric Aircraft Engine, working on the new engine that powers the Boeing 777.

Jessica Marlowe-Goldstein, '93, Seattle, went to Nepal and taught and directed three plays at the Rato Bangala School in Kathmandu. She is on the full-time faculty at Freehold Theatre Lab.

Kathi Ainsworth-Jones, '94, Bellevue, is regional marketing director for the "Great NW" region for TCI Media Services.

Dawn Austin, '94, Anaheim Hills, Calif., is a paralegal at Cummings & Kemp in Orange County. She also coaches volleyball.

Sean Eagan, '94, Falls Church, Va., is engaged to Michelle Maier, '94. His paper, "From Bombs to Spikes: the Rise of Eco-Terrorism" is being published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Stephen J. Goldberg, '94, Issaquah, is director of finance at Index Sensors and Controls. He formerly was corporate controller for Sun Aro Horticulture of Bellevue. He is married Hui-Lin Chen, '93.

Patricia T. Throop, '94, Seattle, is West Coast promotions coordinator for Kidstar Interactive Media.

Garth Berninghaus, '94, Silverdale, announces the birth of his son, Matthew Bernard, on Feb. 18, 1996.

Amanda Floan, '95, Seattle, is a program officer for the Washington Commission for the Humanities.

Beth Fraser, '95, Bellevue, is acting head of the curriculum materials and children's literature section of UW Libraries. She and her husband have two cats.

Navy Ensign Tabitha D. Pierzchala, '95, Roswell, N.M., completed the Basic Surface Warfare Officer's Course at Newport, R.I.

Lloyd J. Reitz, '95, Bellevue, is a geotechnical engineer at David J. Newton Assoc.

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