March 2005 -



Alex N. Dragnich, '38
Bowie, Md., has just published his tenth book, Serbia Through the Ages.


Gordon W. Martin, '41
SeaTac, recently attended a naval landing ships reunion in Reno, Nev. Martin speaks fondly of his recent trip saying, "our numbers are fewer with each ongoing year but our bonds grow stronger."


Dreda V. Grambow, '50
Medford, Ore., moved to Oregon on Nov. 1 to take up residence at Rogue Valley Manor.

Richard C. Wright, '50
San Rafael, Calif., describes his recent holiday celebration as a "regular Thanksgiving with all the participants having the last name of Wright. It is great looking down a long table and seeing all those wonderful faces, all 24 of them."

Bianca G. Rosenthal, '52, '66, '70
Shell Beach, Calif., has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit by the Federal Republic of Germany. The professor emeritus at Calif. Polytechnic State Univ. is being recognized for her contribution to positive German American relations and supporting German culture, language and traditions.

Grant Winther, '53
Bainbridge Island, reports that his wife, Barbara, serves on the board of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and was recently appointed to the Historical Preservation Commission of Bainbridge Island. She also has a new book coming out, Plays from Asian Tales.

Daryl Brotman, '54
Newport Beach, Calif., completes his 20th year as a stamp and coin dealer in Huntington Beach, Calif. Brotman adds that he is "very proud of his cousin Jeff Brotman, '64, '67-recently elected chairman of UW Board of Regents."

Theodore B. Thompson, '54
Montesano, reports that he is still with the Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, where he designs and builds public roads on reservations in and around the Olympic Peninsula area. He also adds, "I enjoy Columns very much."

Attention, Class of 1955:
Your "Golden W" 50th year reunion will be held Friday, April 22, at the University of Washington Club on campus. Call 1-800-AUW-ALUM for more information or visit

Garnet F. Wynne, Jr., '56
San Francisco, was honored by the American Orthopaedic Assoc. for his accomplishments in orthopaedics and his commitment to active leadership in his specialty.

Roy C. Sillence, '59
Seattle, reports that he and his wife, Rose Marie, have taken 12 cruises, including trips to Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean, and most recently to Europe. When he isn't traveling, Sillence spends his time at home playing clarinet in a community orchestra.

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Dale E. Brooks, '60
Kingston, has returned to the greater Puget Sound area after a 44-year absence. Brooks and his wife, Saccy Sooders, purchased a summer home in Kingston.

Thomas G. Kelley, '62
Portland, is a senior vice president for Ameriken/IEC Group. Married to Susanne for 34 years, the couple has two daughters, Kim and Shannon, and two grand-daughters.

Rebecca Mudgett, '62
Issaquah, retired in 1997. She worked as a counselor for many years after earning an M.A. in psychology at Antioch Univ. Seattle.

Ralph Edwards, '62, '69
Portland, received a U.S. patent for his design of a modular electronic scope that is primarily intended for hunting and target shooting. A recently retired engineer, Edwards and his wife, Anna Lee, plan to move to Vancouver.

John Michael Bathum, '64
Bellingham, is the owner and designer of Artigiano Design Studio, and recently published, I Can't Draw a Straight Line With a Ruler: Issues on Creativity and Spirituality.

Donald C. Weber, '64
Bonney Lake, writes that he had "a great 40-year reunion" with his UW classmates. Weber adds that he has five children and 20 grandchildren.

Beth Broder Epstein '65, '68
Princeton Junction, N.J., and her husband Michael L. Epstein, '66, '70, have invented and patented a new way of testing and teaching, called Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique, which is being used by more than 450 educators in the U.S. and Canada.

Gerald P. McCarthy, '67
Richmond, has received the Gerald P. McCarthy Award for Leadership in Environmental Conflict Resolution from the Univ. of Virginia School of Architecture. He was honored for his leadership in fostering environmental mediation and protecting Virginia's environment.

Robert R. Pankl, '67, '70
Seattle, reports that he was diagnosed with colon cancer last year. Pankl is doing well after surgery and chemotherapy. He continues to work as business librarian at the Tacoma Public Library and his company, Ouzinskie Sunimi, is doing well.

Joyce L. Miller, '67
Puyallup, has been elected secretary of the Physical Therapy Assoc. of Washington.

William R. Bynum, '68
Lynnwood, is a certified financial planner/vice president and financial advisor with Morgan Stanley in Seattle.

Richard A. Gies, '68
Richland, is a research biologist with Pacific Northwest Natl. Labs and an adjunct instructor in environmental and biological sciences at Columbia Basin College.

Duane Neitzel, '68
Richland, a scientist at the Dept. of Energy's Pacific Northwest Natl. Labs, has been named a fellow in the American Inst. of Fishery Research Biologists, the highest honor the institute awards. Neitzel was honored for his research into hatchery and fisheries projects on the Columbia River and its basin.

Robert Berkovitz, '69
Mesa, Ariz., retired in January after 35 years as a meteorologist with the Natl.Weather Service. He also became a grandfather of three children originally from Russia who were adopted by his daughter and her husband in Texas.

George Contreras, '69
Oxnard, Calif., football and track coach at Rio Mesa High School, was one of 35 coaches recognized at the Inaugural Champions of Character Award Ceremony for "pursuing victory with honor," by the California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section.

Elsie Ehlers Hulsizer, '69
Seattle, writes that Harbour Publishing has accepted her book, Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island's West Coast. It will be released this spring.

John Snow, '69
Seattle, is still working for the Bullpen Market, doing customer service for the Mariners. Snow is also in his 18th year of working for event management at UW football, basketball, baseball and softball games.


Susan Moore, '70
Cupertino, Calif., is working as a family practice telephone advice nurse in Palo Alto, Calif.

Don Milligan, '72
Kent, is director of Child Welfare Service Small Tribes of Western Washington.

Lynn Dodson Stedman, '72, '76
Issaquah, was recently hired as the interim director of the dental hygiene dept. at Columbia Basin College.

Marilyn Bennett, '73, '82
Tacoma, returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2001. She had been teaching for nearly 20 years at universities in New York and California. She is now the director of Kemper Theatre at the Annie Wright School. She has also worked as an equity actor and was a spokesperson for the campaign against the gambling initiative I-892 last fall.

Carol J. Werner, '74
Kent, was a volunteer for 10 years at the Kent Corrections Facility. Werner also helped inmates publish a monthly newsletter. Even when ill health no longer allowed her to visit the facility, "I continued writing inspirational and motivational booklets and essays at their request," she writes.

Cheri L. Filion, '75
Kenmore, is a U.S. administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration in Seattle. She is divorced with two children.

John Dugan Sr., '75
Kapalua Maui, Hawaii, received a Canadian and U.S. patent for his work in jet engine noise reduction.

Ada Ko, '75, '99
Seattle, has been promoted to partner in the Seattle office of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky. Ko advises domestic and international clients on international business transactions.

Cheryl Scott, '75, '77
Seattle, retired in 2004 as president and CEO of Group Health Cooperative. She worked more than three decades in the health care industry. Scott received both her B.A. in communication and her master's degree in health administration from the UW. Scott also serves as chair of the External Advisory Committee for the UW Health Administration Program. She is also an associate clinical professor in the graduate program in health services administration.

Chris Aoki, '76
Mukilteo, is a P.G.A. teaching professional, co-author of The Golf Book for Kids, inventor of the Fit2Aim putter system, and teaches golf lessons at Harbour Pointe Golf Club and the Southcenter Range.

Fotini Georgiadou, '76, '80
Shoreline, announces that his daughter, Aspasia Bartell, is a freshman at the UW. Georgiadou adds, "Her dream ever since she was little was to get to go to the Univ. of Washington."

Mitchell Scott Millar, '78
Issaquah, completed his computer science coursework at Cal State-Hayward and has spent the past eight years as a senior software engineer at Boeing Integral Defense Systems. Millar is married to Sharon Riley and they have four children: Jacob, Leah, Jeremy and Mary Beth.

James Wuerth, '78
Houston, Texas, is working as a CFO for Kinder Morgan Co2 Company.

Tony Granillo '79
Seattle, is the recipient of a 2004 Boeing Diversity Change Agent Award for his work to increase participation by minorities in Boeing executive management. The award was presented Jan. 27 at the annual Boeing Global Diversity and EEO Compliance Summit held in Irvine, Calif.

William R. Kelly, '79
SWhitefish, Mont., retired from practice as a physical therapist from the UW Medical Center after 30 years. Kelly now practices at Kalispell Regional Medical Center's Brendon House, a skilled nursing facility in Kalispell, Mont.

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Christine Hall-Bachman, '81
Lacey, was hired as the vice president of marketing for Jenamar Communities after nine years with Weyerhaeuser. She served as a district governor for Toastmasters in 2002-2003 where she met Al Bachman, whom she married in 2003.

Susan Chalcraft, '82, '99
Kettle Falls, was elected vice president of the Physical Therapy Assoc. of Washington.

Arthur Lee Jacobson, '82
Seattle, is devoting this year to updating his first book, Trees of Seattle. His 1989 edition included over 300 UW campus trees. Jacobson adds, "The new edition will feature more."

Daniel C. Jardine, '82
Seattle, has become an associate with Northwest Architectural Co. He has been a registered architect since 1991 and worked on the design for the new William H. Gates Hall on the UW campus.

Jim Rogers, '82
Seattle, was elected a King County Superior Court Judge in September. He previously was a senior deputy prosecutor in the homicide unit for King County. Rogers is married to UW Associate Dean and Professor of Scandinavian Studies Christine Ingebritsen. They have two children.

Jana Kalda Silva, '82
Kaneohe, Hawaii, married Marvin V. Silva in June 1984 and has four children: Natassia, Gavin, Colin and Alana. She graduated from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the Univ. of Hawaii in 1991. She has been dually appointed assistant professor of the OB/GYN and Native Hawaiian health depts. at the Univ. of Hawaii School of Medicine.

Paul Rafanelli, '85
Seattle, is in his 12th season as a bassoonist with the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera. Rafanelli has taught bassoon at the Univ. of Puget Sound since 1998.

Michael D. Homans, '86
Swarthmore, Pa., was elected as a shareholder at the Flaster Greenberg law firm. Voted top employment law attorney in SJ Magazine for 2004, Homans joined the firm in 2003. He is a board member of the Travelers Aid Society of Philadelphia, a non-profit agency that helps the temporarily homeless.

Heather Barbieri, '85
Seattle, reports that her novel, Snow in July, was selected as a "Riveting Read" by Glamour magasine. She received an Artist Trust Literary Fellowship in 2004.

Natalie Stephenson, '86
Seattle, was recently promoted to controller at Alaska Marine Lines in Seattle. She has been with the company for 15 years.

Annette M. Ahlers, '87
Washington D.C., became partner of Pepper Hamilton as a tax associate and business development professional. She started her career in 1990 in the Office of Chief Counsel for the IRS.

Peter J. Majar Jr., '87
New York, has rejoined Freeman & Co., an investment banking firm, as a partner focused on expanding the firm's largest clients.

Tonya Vincent, '88
San Carlos, Calif., is a senior manager with Apple Computer's Education Sales Division. She and her husband, Craig Kaufman, welcomed their first child, Carl, on Aug. 26.

Lorenda Hand Wieder, '88
Fairfax, Va., is now teaching English as a second language at a middle school in Chantilly, Va. She and her husband have two sons, ages 7 and 4.

Birke R. Duncan, '89, '97
Poulsbo, announces that his book, The Troll Tale and Other Scary Stories, is once again a required text in UW folklore courses. He also edited the latest issue of Northwest Folklore, a journal based in the UW Scandinavian studies dept. Along with writing, Duncan co-produced the rock opera, Joe Bean, and one-man show, The River Boys.

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Kerri Adair, '93
Seattle, works as a data entry specialist in the development office of Lakeside School. Happily married to Kyle, and mother to 14-year-old Nicholas, Adair adds that she is "a big Husky fan!"

Angela Doell, '93
Anchorage, Alaska, and Derek Doell, '94, '95, welcomed their second child, Danielle Carolyn, on Sept. 22. The family also includes Darla, 3. Derek is a professional engineer and Angela is a C.P.A.

James Martens, '93
Bainbridge Island, recently moved back to the island after 11 years in Sacramento, Calif. He works as an executive consultant with CGI-AMS and is "eager to get in touch with some old classmates."

Rosetta Kastama, '94
Shoreline, has opened an office to teach and tutor English as a second language. She is certified by Red Cedar Healing as a second-level Reiki practitioner and received her certificate to teach from Seattle Central Community College.

Lily Bui Iftner, '97
Seattle, after graduation spent nearly six years working on commercial construction projects in and around the Puget Sound area. During that time she obtained her professional engineer's license in Washington. She is now performing structural evaluations of completed construction projects.

Ryan C. Church, '98
Seattle, is serving as associate director of university ministries at Univ. Presbyterian Church in Seattle.

Nova Jacobs, '98
West Hollywood, won the 2004 Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting competition for her screenplay, Split Infinity.

Mary Moloseau Goetz, '99
London, says "relocating to London has been a great adventure. The weather is very familiar, the cultural and business opportunities are fabulous. Working in business development for Boeing is a great challenge."

Margie Livingston, '99
Seattle, was awarded a 2004 artist trust fellowship from the Washington State Arts Commission.

Phoebe Caner Warren, '99
Seattle, announces that she is currently working as an energy conservation engineer for Seattle City Light.

Heidi Wills, '99
Seattle, has been named executive director of the local chapter of the international non-profit program The First Tee of Greater Seattle. She has been on its board of directors since its inception in 1997. Wills previous served on the Seattle City Council and was ASUW president in 1991.


Ana Vejzovic, '00
Cleveland, Ohio, joined that city's Museum of Contemporary Art as an assistant curator. After receiving her B.A. in art history from the UW, she received her M.A. from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York in 2003.

Mark Velicer, '02
Issaquah, reports that the Velicer family has grown with identical twin daughters, Carly and Tati. Velicer recently accepted his second job with Puget Sound Energy as its director of planning, budgeting, and engineering.

Sarah Goldblatt '03
Long Beach, Calif., is a member of the California Repertory Company and an M.F.A. acting student at Cal State Long Beach.

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