Razor's Edge: This coed checks out the progress of a beard-growing contest in the spring of 1931. File photo.




Hazel Clark, '27, '28

Everett, worked at the Everett Public Library from 1928 to 1932. She married but went back to work at the library. Now retired, she volunteers at the library one day a week. Her granddaughter graduated from the UW in 1997. 1930


Harry A. Jaffe, '31

Bellevue, has been retired after 54 years of pharmacy practice. He and his wife, Anne, have been married for 61 years. They enjoy retirement and have been enrolled in the UW Access program.

Ruddick C. Lawrence, '34

Bronxville, N.Y., has donated $250,000 to endow the Lawrence Professorship in Communications, the first endowed professorship at the UW School of Communications. In 1997, he and his wife, Cherry, donated $100,000 to the school to endow undergraduate scholarships.

Emil Jensen, '36

Stanwood, notes his family ties to the University: brothers Leo, '30; Elmer, '34; daughters Carol Ann, '70; Mary,'76; Sharon, '78; and cousins Carl, '30; Ralph, '33; Arnold, '40; and Rodney,'72. Six of them took engineering, three business administration and one went into seminary training. 1940


Roy E. Stier, '40

Santa Barbara, Calif., wrote a second book, Tamerlane, the Ultimate Warrior, the story of a little-known 14th century Muslim leader. After 23 years as a forest engineer and 18 years as a teacher, he is writing books. His first book, Down the Hill, is an account of the early days of logging.

Lucille Hicks Mahoney, '41

Lynnwood, wants to know if anyone has information on an 1892 football game between the UW and the Seattle Athletic Club. Her uncle, Henry Hicks, played for the UW team. You can reach her at 6520 196th SW, #363, Lynnwood, WA 98036 or call (425) 640-2239.

Miriam Fisch Pachacki, '47

Mountain View, Calif., is about to retire from social work at the age of 82. She says she has lost touch with her classmates in the School of Social Work and would like to hear from any or all of them, especially any in California. Contact her throught the UW Alumni Association.

James R. Huntley, '48

Bainbridge Island, had his book Pax Democratica: A Strategy For the 21st Century, published by Macmillan in London and St. Martin's Press in New York.


Warren I. Scholl, '50

Seattle, likes to recite poems to small groups.

Richard Wright, '50

San Rafael, Calif., and his wife, Marjorie, '51, write, "Our golden retriever had nine puppies in September."

George Kennar, '51, '54

Hillsboro, Ore., is retired from Monsanto's research department after 37 years. He has patents in wood products. He moved to Oregon from Massachusetts and is busy with furniture making and gardening.

Bertram Rowland, '54

Hillsborough, Calif., joined Aclara Biosciences as general counsel. Aclara develops microfluidics for DNA sequencing, drug screening and diagnostics. He has three children over 30 years of age.

Aylene Bluechel, '55

Lilliwaup, is a full-time member in service for the new Washington Reading Corps, sponsored by AmeriCorps. Her responsibility is to find 35 volunteer tutors for students at the Hood Canal School. Her husband, David, is a volunteer tutor.

Alex Blanton, '58

New York, is senior director at Ingalls & Snyder LLC, a small investment management and brokerage firm. He started there in 1991 after 18 years as the machinery analyst at Merrill Lynch. Son Alex Jr. edits Encarta material for Microsoft, son Michael is getting his Ph.D. in astrophysics at Princeton, and daughter Kathy is in her senior year at Hamilton College.

A. Russell MacKenzie, '58

Seattle, spent six years at Boeing and 33 years as the engineer at J.D. Ott, a precision machining company. He retired in 1997 and is now the national president for the Scottish Clan MacKenzie.

Lorraine Stringfellow, '58

Honolulu, retired from her position as an associate professor of public health at the Univ. of Hawaii. She earned her Ed.D. in May of 1998 at the Univ. of Hawaii and is a board member of the Education Ctr. for Nurses. She and her husband, John, '56, have three children. Son Ryan lives in Snohomish; son Jay, '90, lives in Everett; and daughter Rene lives in Virginia.

Virginia Holte, '59

Costa Mesa, Calif., retired in 1994 as a foreign service officer with the U.S. state department. She served in Yugoslavia, Sweden and Poland, as well as in Washington, D.C. She previously held financial management positions with several large corporations in California. She now spends time traveling and writing.


Dan K. Metz, '61, '63

San Rafael, Calif., was re-elected chairman of the Board of Special Olympics Northern California for 1999. He is a managing director with Russell Reynolds Associates in San Francisco.

Fouad G. Major, '62

Severna Park, Md., had his book Quantum Beat: the Physical Principles of Atomic Clocks, published in spring 1998 by Springer-New York. It gives a thorough grounding in the design and operation of atomic clocks.

Christopher K. Mathews, '62

Corvallis, Ore., is in his 22nd year as chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State Univ. His wife, Catherine, '62, recently retired as a senior research assistant at Oregon State. Their son, Lawrence, '88, is on the faculty of the Univ. of Michigan.

Steve Raymond, '62

Seattle, had his seventh fly-fishing book, Rivers of the Heart, published in the fall by Lyons Press of New York. Now retired after a 30-year career at the Seattle Times, he works as a consulting editor for Fly Fishing in Salt Waters magazine. He lives in Seattle with his wife, the former Joan Zimmerman, '62.

Phil Bird, '63

Grapevine, Texas, and his wife, Marilyn, live in Grapevine, where he is employed as assistant vice president-network design for GTE. Daughters Lisa and Kristine reside in Washington.

Rendal V. Broomhead, '63

Vancouver, Wash., retired after 34 years with Weyerhaeuser. He held various supervisory and management positions in log harvesting and log handling. He now works part-time with a management consulting firm and enjoys backpacking, gardening and traveling.

Leslie S. Hiraoka, '63

Elizabeth, N.J., is professor of management science at Kean Univ. and an associate editor of the Engineering Management Journal. He was a guest editor for a special issue of the International Journal of Technology Management, which was published in 1998.

Tel Paris, '63, '67, '74

University Place, retired from private practice of maxillofacial and oral surgery in November 1997. He and his wife of 35 years, Nan Warren, "have a lot of exploring left to do."

William H. Pringle, '63

Issaquah, will be visiting Japan this summer for the 14th time. He is continuing his research of the Korakeun gardens in Okayama.

Vernon D. Warmbo, '63

Federal Way, retired in 1995 after 39 years with Boeing. He is currently chairing the engineering advisory committee at Highline Community College, traveling, doing genealogy research and volunteer work.

Julius J. Brecht, '64

Anchorage, Alaska, is managing shareholder for the law firm of Wohlforth Vassar Johnson & Brecht. He recently put together a 30-inch Newtonian telescope, probably the largest in Alaska, if not one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest.

Stephen E. Ponder, '64, '85

Vida, Ore., had his book, Managing the Press: Origins of the Media Presidency, 1897-1933, published in January by St. Martin's Press. It describes how presidents from William G. McKinley to Herbert Hoover promoted the creation of a White House press corps and experimented with "new media," such as radio and newsreels, to appeal for public support. He has been a faculty member at the Univ. of Oregon since 1985.

Chaitanya Mahmud Kabir, '67

Boulder, Colo., had a divine singing tape set released by Sounds True in 1998. He designed the graduate program in divine music for Hindu Univ. of America and is working on Mulla Nasruddin's Book of Poetry.

W. Lee Nutter, '67

Wilton, Conn., was elected chairman, president and CEO of Rayonier in Stamford, Conn. He was the company's president and chief operating officer.

Karen Oleson, '67

Everett, had her book on beginning voice, You Can Teach Yourself To Sing, published by Mel-Bay Publications in December. She also self-published and distributed other voice training books and CDs.

Georgie Kunkel, '68

Seattle, is included in the 1999 Who's Who in America. She completed her book on her life in the woman's movement, You're Damned Right I Wear Purple: One Woman's Search for Equality, due to be published in 2000.

Bob Berkovitz, '69

Mesa, Ariz., is a fire weather meteorologist for the Natl. Weather Service. He also teaches classes to five agencies. "I am still sort of a fitness nut, working out usually five days a week. Not bad for someone over 55 years old," he writes.

Elfrida H. Nord, '69

Juneau, Alaska, retired from the position of chief of public health nursing for the state of Alaska after more than 20 years. She is spending summers on an inherited farm in northern Norway.

Daniel E. White, '69

Makawao, Hawaii, is the headmaster at Seabury Hall, an independent, college prep school on Maui, after spending nine years as head of Sacramento Country Day School. His book, So Help Me God, was reissued by Kroshka Books last July. He just finished a six-year term as a member of The Accrediting Commission for Schools.

David A. Williams, '69

Espanola, N.M., and his wife, Lu, continue to work together in the radiology department at Los Alamos Medical Ctr. Their oldest son, David, is married and an architect in Albuquerque. Son Kevin is in his final year of a radiology residency at the Univ. of Colorado Medical Ctr. in Denver.


Nora Bradfute MacDonald, '71

Seattle, is a Latin teacher at Roosevelt High School. She replaced her high school Latin teacher, Gail Ingle. She was recently elected to the Natl. Junior Classical League Committee.

Jeannine Senechal, '71

Seattle, is a career employee at the UW. She currently is associate director of human resources. She also is a community volunteer, serving as board president for the Ctr. for Human Services.

Russell E. Gies, '72

Olympia, was named the 1998 Detective of the Year in the Olympia Police Department. An Olympia police officer since 1980, he has been in the detective division since 1990. In addition to his police work, he coaches his 10-year-old son David's basketball and baseball teams. He and his wife, Loris, also have a daughter, Sara, 8.

John H. Loux, '72

Seattle, formed Loux Consulting, Inc., to provide management consulting services focused on successful management of change, development of productive workplaces and processes, and building effective work teams.

Scott Noble, '72

Seattle, has been the King County assessor since 1992. He recently retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve. An NROTC scholarship graduate, he retired as a captain with more than 25 years of commissioned service.

John E. Padgett, '73

Dana Point, Calif., has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the UW Medex Program. The award is given to a graduate who has spent more than 15 years in the profession and who has provided leadership as a role model, clinician and mentor. He is a physician's assistant.

Sharon Prieve, '73

Everson, worked as a journalist for seven years, then purchased a business which she and her husband ran for nine years. Then she obtained a paralegal degree and worked in the legal field for six years. She retired two years ago. She recently received certification as a long-term care volunteer ombudsman for the state of Washington and is volunteering in the Whatcom County area.

Patricia T. Wickwire, '74

Mount Hood, Ore., is a public affairs specialist and geologist for the Columbia River Gorge Natl. Scenic Area. She is married, has a child, and raises Tennessee walking horses on her farm.

Douglas Johnson, '74, '85

Seattle, is a registered professional mechanical engineer and manager of technical support for S-PLUS, the statistical software application and programming language published by MathSoft in Seattle.

Donna Harney Landers, '74

Chandler, Ariz., was selected as Chandler High School's outstanding volunteer for 1998. She is head undergraduate academic adviser and senior lecturer in exercise science and physical education at Arizona State Univ.

Ronald Walker, '74

Phoenix, is owner of Walker Power Systems.

Moira Morris, '75

Mercer Island, keeps active as a volunteer nurse practitioner.

Lizabeth Laigo Santos, '75

Seattle, works for the city of Seattle as a network administrator. She and her husband, Ed, have a son, Marid, who is graduating this spring with a B.A. in business administraiton, and a son, Juan Carlos, who is graduating from O'Dea High School in Seattle.

Larry Knechtel, '76

Seattle, is a Boeing 777 pilot for United Airlines. He and his wife, Blythe, '76, have four children ages 6 to 14. Blythe manages the family tree farm.

Anne Luebker Leatherman, '76

Seattle, is project director for the Rural Girls in Science Program at the NW Ctr. for Research for Women.

Jerry L. Smith, '76

Anacortes, is president of Jerry Smith Chevrolet-Buick-Kia and president of Evergreen Life Insurance. He and his wife, Molly, have three daughters: Sarah, a student at Gonzaga Univ.; Greta, a junior at Anacortes High School; and Anna, a seventh grader.

Mindy Steiner, '76

Corte Madera, Calif., celebated her 20th anniversary with Western Athletic Clubs as chief financial officer. The company owns and operates nine upscale athletic and dining clubs, including three in the Seattle area.

Michael Joseph Peck, '77

Huntsville, Texas, graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 1988. He married Charlene Chambers in September 1989. They opened a chiropractic practice in 1989. He has a diploma in neurology and is a certified chiropractic sports practitioner.

Alan Schulkin, '77

Seattle, has opened a solo practice in Seattle, specializing in commercial lending and affordable housing finance transactions. Before that, he spent 13 years as in-house counsel for Seafirst Bank and its predecessors.

Stan Yale, '77

Los Angeles, is an actor who has performed in movies, television and on stage.

Marie Little, '78

Lynnwood, has been appointed to serve on Lynnwood's newly established historical commission.

Mary Kay O'Neill, '78, '84, '88

Seattle, was named to the Washington State Medical Assoc. Board of Trustees in October for a two-year term. She practices physical medicine and rehabilitation at Virginia Mason.

Betty Houchin Winfield, '78

Columbia, Mo., received the 1998 Thomas Jefferson Award from the Univ. of Missouri system. The award is given annually to the faculty member who exemplifies the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson. She has been a professor of journalism at the Univ. of Missouri-Columbia since 1990.

Brett Baba, '79, '85

Seattle, has been named an associate at Olson Sundberg Architects of Seattle. He served as project manager on the award-winning Frye Art Museum and on the Wright Art Gallery, both in Seattle. He has been with the firm since 1993.

Rodger Bodoia, '79, '85

Seattle, recently moved back to Seattle with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children. He has an ophthalmology practice in Olympia.

Tony Granillo, '79

Seattle, recently earned a master's degree in management from Antioch Univ. in Seattle.


Gregory G. Dess, '80

Nicholasville, Ky., holds the Carol Gatton Endowed Chair in leadership and strategic management at the Univ. of Kentucky. He and his wife, Margie, have a daughter, Taylor.

Lawrence Kreisman, '80

Seattle, is program director of Historic Seattle and Viewpoints tour director for the Seattle Architectural Foundation. He is currently revising and expanding his 1985 publication, Historical Preservation in Seattle, to be published this fall by the Univ. of Washington Press.

Tim Collins, '81

Seattle, was named to the board of directors at Family Services, a private, non-profit Seattle social service agency. He is general manager of port construction services for the Port of Seattle.

Edmond M. Maurice, '82

Miami Beach, Fla., is director of design and construction for the Broward County public works department.

Dennis J. Malloy, '83

Barstow, Calif., is a consultant for Lockheed Martin, assisting the U.S. Marine Corps with computer software.

Robert B. Stewart, '83, '88

Mount Vernon, is a cardiologist practicing with Pacific NW Cardiology in Mount Vernon and Anacortes. He and his wife, Carrie, have three children.

Sheila Fay Helgath, '84

Seattle, recently returned to Seattle after being a Peace Corps volunteer in Chile and then working for a Washington-based forestry and manufacturing business in Chile and Argentina. She is now the special projects adviser for environment and sustainable development for Banco Axial, a Brazil company.

Peter Morrison, '84

Winthrop, helped to form a conservation organization "focused on studying and protecting our rich biological heritage." He is now the executive director of Pacific Biodiversity Inst.

Randy J. Pepple, '84

Woodinville, is senior vice president of public affairs for he Rockey Co. of Seattle.

Richard W. Anderson, '85

Los Angeles, was named senior vice president of Lowe Enterprises NW.

Sue Pollard Ardy, '85

Renton, is an independent kitchen consultant with The Pampered Chef. She is married and has two sons, Matthew and Ryan, and is glad to be back in the Northwest after being gone for 12 years.

Linda Kurij, '85

Seattle, keeps busy volunteering with the city of Seattle Solid Waste Advisory Comm., the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Tree Stewards and Friends of Recycling.

Gail S. Jahnke, '86

Issaquah, is working as a hospital social worker at Children's Hospital Medical Ctr. in Seattle. She spent 14 years as an emergency department social worker and four years as a private practitioner. Newly single, she plans to resume a private practice in the near future.

Chris Knutson, '86

Olympia, was elected to the board of directors of the Assoc. of Reproductive Health Professionals and is chair of the board of directors of the Natl. Assoc. of Nurse Practitioners in Reproductive Health.

Brian Andersen, '87

Bellingham, works as an estimator for Air Placed Concrete Specialists in Bothell.

Chuck Anderson, '87

University Place, makes his living as a kite maker.

Don Crowe, '87

Issaquah, sold Icon Communications in April 1998, purchased Arena Sports in November and is now opening indoor soccer and in-line hockey facilities around the state of Washington.

Bill Freitag, '87

Renton, is a lead liaison engineer at the Boeing Flight Test Ctr., supporting experimental flight testing of new airplane models in Seattle and around the world. He and his wife, Carol, have two children, Hannah, 4, and Derek, 1.

Lorelie Kaid, '87

Federal Way, is working at Weyerhaeuser as manager of Web/Internet applications. She is married with two young sons.

Kirsten Barthel Trusko, '87

Racine, Wis., is general manager of North America Credit Cards-Case Credit. She completed her M.B.A. in 1997 magna cum laude. She and her husband, Brett, had their first baby, Nikolas Everett Trusko, in 1998. Brett will complete his doctoral dissertation this year.

Catherine Croke Muth, '88

Boca Raton, Fla., celebrated her ninth year as a police officer with the Boca Raton Police Department in April. She married a fellow police officer, Robert Muth, in 1996, and soon after bought a new house. They enjoy rollerblading, cycling and going to the beach in their spare time.

Sharon Rosell, '88

Ellensburg, has been elected to the national council of the Society of Physics Students as zone councilor for Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho and Alaska. Twenty-one college and university chapters are in the zone.

Leta Gorman, '89

Portland, Ore., has joined the litigation group of the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP in Portland. She previously practiced in the firm's Seattle office as a trial attorney specializing in business, construction and employment disputes.

Stephanie Hutchings, '89

Tumwater, was married in 1997 to Eugene Ballou II. They spent 13 months in Columbus, Miss., and now live in the Olympia area, where her husband is a pilot for the Air Force Reserve at McChord Air Force Base and she is a legislative assistant in the Office of Project Research for the state House of Representatives.

Susan Keyser, '89

Chicago, is a real estate investment banker in Chicago.

Tym Lenderking, '89

Washington, D.C., is a foreign service officer assigned to the U.S. state department's Operations Ctr. in Washington, D.C. In July, he will become the state department's desk officer for Lebanon.

Mark Milat, '89

Renton, works for the Seattle office of Korn Ferry Intl.


Bart Chellis, '90

Kirkland, works at Microsoft as a MacWord Product Lead in the support division. He has been at Microsoft for more than seven years.

Marisa Digiacomo, '90

Seattle, was named vice president for KeyBank's private banking and investing division in 1997. She serves on the board of City Club and the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County and is active in KidsAuction and City Club fund-raisers.

David R. Quamme, '90

Seattle, has been making postcards since 1996. He is looking for new retail outlets in Seattle and the Puget Sound area to sell them.

Christina Ramus, '90

San Diego, runs a flourishing insurance and planning business. She and her husband, Brett, had a daughter, Madison, in April 1998.

Paul J. Van Leeuwen, '90

Corona, Calif., is California region manager with TruGreen Chemlawn, based in Anaheim. He has been married to his wife, Carol, for nearly eight years. They have a son, Steven, 5, and a daughter, Lisa, 16 months.

Brenda James, '91

Kapolei, Hawaii, and her husband, Darren, '90, celebrated the birth of their second daughter, Alyssa Laurel, on Sept. 28, 1998. They reside in Honolulu with their 5-year-old daughter, Brittany Margaret. Brenda is a high school English teacher and Darren is a U.S. Navy submariner.

L. James Roth, '91

Washington, D.C., just started Roth Intl. LLC, of which he is president and chief financial officer. The firm lobbies on behalf of foreign countries and fosters U.S. investment overseas.

Shelby Varden, '91

Seattle, was promoted to general manager of Schwartz Brothers Catering.

Shawn D. Anderson, '92

Seattle, just returned from a honeymoon in Spain with his new bride, Tracy Iklander, a graduate of Northern Arizona Univ.

Annette L. Clothier, '92

Nashville, Tenn., graduated with a master's degree in regional planning from Washington State Univ. She served in the Peace Corps in the Czech Republic from 1995-97 and is now a planner for the Metropolitan Planning Commission of Nashville-Davidson County in Tennessee.

Ken Gilbert, '92

Coronado, Calif., was married in August. He continues to work on his M.B.A. at San Diego State Univ., but left for a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf, where he flies search and rescue missions.

Paul Kirk, '92

Highlands Ranch, Colo., was married in June 1997. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where he is in his fifth year as a media relations assistant with the Denver Broncos. He earned his second Super Bowl ring with Denver's 34-19 victory over Atlanta in Super Bowl XXXIII.

Patrick Jacob, '93

Woodinville, went to Atlanta in the summer of 1996 to attend the Olympics and met the woman who would become his wife. He and Tracy were married in June 1998, and live in Washington. He runs his own business and Tracy is his assistant until she gets her Washington nursing license.

Evan Meyer, '93

Pleasanton, Calif., left Price Waterhouse last June to become the chief financial officer of Integretel, Inc., a $40 million telecommunications billing company in San Jose.

Stuart Nahajski, '93

Trigg, Australia, is working as a civil engineer/project manager for Sinclair Knight Merz in Perth.

Craig Planetz, '93

Issaquah, was promoted to manager of quality and team development in January of GE Capital, which in August bought the company he worked at for 18 years, MetLife Capital of Bellevue.

Nancy Woolard, '93

Portland, Ore., is a financial analyst with Norm Thompson Outfitters in Hillsboro, Ore.

Mark K. Oliver, '94

Seattle, is a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch's downtown Seattle office.

James C. Statler, '94

Kanoeke, Hawaii, is the supply officer onboard the USS Olympia, located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

H. Thomas Condon III, '95

Bellevue, received a master's of arts degree in applied behavioral science from the Leadership Inst. of Seattle in December 1997.

Debbie LeRoy, '95

Maple Valley, recently transferred to a new position in the Kent Police Dept. As the agency's research and development analyst, she researches new police and information technology. She also researches funding opportunities through government grants.

Catherine Miller, '95

Stockholm, Sweden, works for American Management Systems in Stockholm and is in the Telecom Industry Group. She can be reached at

Michael Ridgway, '95

Kaiserslautern, Germany, is an Army captain stationed in Germany. He has gone twice to Africa on peacekeeping training missions. He is also part of the forward deploying center in Europe for the U.S. Army. He can be reached at

Jennifer R. Weisbart, '95

Lynnwood, teaches third graders in the morning and algebra to 10th graders and trigonometry to 12th graders in the afternoon.

Samantha Wooley, '95

Spokane, traveled abroad after graduation to Iceland and London, where she met her future husband working at the Hard Rock Cafe in London. Upon returning to the United States, they were married in July 1998, and opened Field of Beans espresso in Spokane.

Stephen A. Herschkowitz, '96

Bellevue, graduated in January from Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. His next posting will be at the Surface Warfare School in Newport, R.I. He is the son of R.L. Herschkowitz, '70.

Tammy Mackey, '96

Brush Prairie, spent the past two years working as a biologist on the Columbia River. She works to save Columbia River salmon through volunteer and political activities. In October, she plans to marry fellow fisheries major Jon Rerecich, '98.

Kristie K. Marbut, '96, '97

Valdosta, Ga., recently relocated to Georgia, working as a neonatal nurse practitioner and pediatric nurse practitioner at South Georgia Pediatrics & Allergy Ctr.

John Gephart, '97

Seattle, is project manager for CPS Parking in Seattle.

Brenda Pierce, '97

Arlington, Va., is a program manager for the Natl. Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, a nonprofit educational organization. She recently traveled to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as a deputy escort for a Malone Fellowship study visit, and will be traveling extensively in the U.S. for the Model Arab League program.

Susan Roediger, '97

Seattle, is a design engineer at Perteet Engineering in Everett. Her engineering experience includes traffic planning, utility design and construction inspection.

Chris Enderton, '98

Fort Rucker, Ala., is a first lieutenant attending U.S. Army Flight School at Fort Rucker. He would like fellow foresters to know that helicopters are the best "canopy cranes." Sadly, he reports that Southern Pine are poor substitutes for the majestic Douglas Fir.

Tom Price, '98

Starkville, Miss., will receive a prestigious Early Career Development Award from the Natl. Science Foundation for his proposal "Micromechanical Model of Undrained Cyclic Soil Response." The award pays him a minimum of $50,000 a year for the next four years. He is an assistant professor of civil engineering at Mississippi State Univ.

Allen R. Sandico, '98

Seattle, recently joined the corporate communications group of Washington Mutual. He assists in projects relating to corporate relations and company communications. He also is the president of Kappa Alpha's regional alumni association, Cascadia Alumni Chapter.

Todd Schoffstoll, '98

San Carlos, Calif., is a purchasing sales agent for JH Baxter & Co., a wood preserving company with corporate headquarters in San Mateo, Calif.

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