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J. Antonio Perez, ’43
Los Alamitos, Calif., published his memoir I Was There: Memorable World Journeys Including Prowling the Pacific in Time of War, in 2004.

Janet C. Van Kessel, ’48
Sonora, Calif., writes: “I appreciated the Columns article [The Stolen Years,” December 2005 and March 2006] about the Japanese during World War II. I lived in Medina in the first grade and at least half the students were Japanese.”


Roger J. Meyer, ’51
Bremerton, sold out the second edition of Poulsbo Past Times. He and co-author Sydney Costi raised $22,000 for local scholarships and museums. Meyer, who rowed for four years while attending the UW, was also the first editor of UW Crew News and went on to establish rowing programs at the Univ. of Rochester.

Barbara Brace, ’52
Brinnon, returned to Seattle after a divorce in 1977. She worked at the Pacific National Bank and retired to a community on Hood Canal. She remains busy with bridge, gardening and reading, and is the vice president of her community.

Wes Lingren, ’54, ’62
Bellevue, has been elected to Seattle Pacific Univ.’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The chemistry professor and NCAA faculty representative once coached SPU’s tennis team and served as interim athletic director.

Donald Sandall, ’54
Edmonds, writes that his wife, Suzanne Sandall, ’78, owns and manages a Christmas tree farm on Kitsap Peninsula, and that they participate in Ancient Skiers activities.

Brooks Leffler, ’56

Pacific Grove, Calif., keeps very busy since his retirement in 1994 with his two kids and four grandchildren. Brooks also makes kite aerial photography equipment and sells it online at

Bob Vieira, ’56
Honolulu, formed a new real estate corporation, Bob Vieira Realty, LLC. With a staff of four agents specializing in residential and high-end homes and commercial properties in Hawaii, his company topped $15 million in its first-year sales. Vieira is also a director of the Honolulu chapter of the UWAA.

Attention Class of 1957
Your 50th year reunion will be held at the UW on Saturday, April 28. For more information see page 40 or call 1-800-AUW-ALUM.

William Bolcom, ’58
Ann Arbor, Mich., was one of 10 honorees who received a National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush in November. Bolcom’s most celebrated works include the opera A View from the Bridge and his massive setting of William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience.” Bolcom began studying music composition and piano at the UW at age 11. He was the winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for music and he received the UW’s Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus Award in 2003. He is a professor of music composition at the Univ. of Michigan.


Attention Husky Female Student-Athletes
If you were a female student-athlete who competed prior to the 1975–76 season, the UW athletics department wants to hear from you. The UW is gathering information regarding the names and whereabouts of women who competed prior to the 1975–1976 season in the following sports: archery, basketball, bowling, cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, rowing, skiing, swimming, synchronized swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Former UW female student-athletes should contact Cat Clark at . On Saturday, April 7, at the Bank of America Arena in Hec Edmundson Pavilion, the department will hold a special reception and dinner to recognize the contributions of countless women who competed as Husky student-athletes.  For more information see or call the Big W Club at 206-543-2210.

Robert L. Carrico, ’60
Sammamish, is a retired banker, stockbroker and CFO of a publicly traded company.

George R. Schmidt, ’60
Concord, Calif., retired from Chevron after 31 years, then worked for several other engineering firms, including Jacob’s Engineering and Chemical Design Company (now CONNEXSYS). “I had considered myself finally retired,” writes Schmidt, “but received a call in May to return with CONNEXSYS.” He and his wife Jane also continue with their Pre-Paid Legal Services business, marketing legal plans and an identity-theft shield.

Dawn Wells, ’60
Toluca Lake, Calif., is founder and CEO of the Idaho Film and Television Institute, a non-profit film school in eastern Idaho. She also created and produces “SpudFest,” a family film and music festival, located at the historic Driggs, Idaho, Spud Drive-In. Wells was named one of the “100 Alumni of the Century” by the editors of Columns in 1999 for her performance as Mary Ann on the TV show Gilligan’s Island.

William R. Bulpin, ’61
Las Vegas, has been working for Walgreen’s since July 2006. Bulpin writes that he is enjoying the weather in Las Vegas and a “seven days on, seven days off” work schedule, which beats his old 168-hour work weeks as owner of Island Drugs in Oak Harbor, where he worked until 2004.

Shirley Ruble, ’61

Seattle, is a volunteer with the AARP Fraud Fighters. Trained by the state attorney general’s office, Ruble assists victims of identity theft, investment fraud and charity scams.

Betty Bostrom, ’65, ’67
Shoreline, retired in 1994 after 30 years with the Edmonds School Dist. as a teacher and program manager for senior high special services. Since then, she has become involved with learning in retirement through Edmonds Community College and served as chair of the advisory board of the Creative Retirement Institute. That group, she writes, “serves the community by offering courses each quarter taught by active and retired educators and other experts in their fields.”

Patty Doyle, ’65, ’86

Seattle, became the first recipient of the Astrid Berg Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the American Lung Association of Washington. Doyle’s fundraising for the annual Trek Tri-Island Bike Ride exceeded $50,000. “Patty’s dedication to our mission is inspirational,” writes lung association CEO Marina Cofer-Wildsmith. “We are honored that Patty has chosen to spend her voluntary time with our organization in promoting lung health and preventing lung disease by her actions and fundraising.”

Julia Niebuhr Eulenberg, ’65, ’84, ’96
Seattle, was awarded a 2007 residency at Hedgebrook, a women’s writers-in-residence program on Whidbey Island.

Darryl DesMarteau, ’66
Clemson, S.C., has received the 2006 International Henri Moissan Prize for his contributions to the field of fluorine chemistry. He earned his Ph.D. under the late UW Professor G. H. Cady, who was co-recipient of the first Moissan Prize in 1988.

Lawrence Y. Matsuda, ’67, ’78
Seattle, former president of the UW Alumni Association, shared the Phillip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award for co-writing Community and Difference: Teaching, Pluralism and Social Justice. The book was recognized for contributing to the field of multicultural education.

Robert R. Pankl, ’67, ’70
Seattle, writes, “I am still working as a librarian at the Tacoma Public Library. Luckily, the colon cancer for which I underwent an operation and chemotherapy two years ago hasn’t returned. Life is still full of challenges and adventures.”

Wade Byers, ’68

Gladstone, Ore., has been re-elected to his eighth four-year term as mayor of Gladstone, a suburb of Portland.

Larry L. Dykes, ’68

Bellevue, has co-authored and edited a book entitled Cattoons, a cartoon look at life through the eyes of the common housecat. This is his second book. His first, Careers by Choice or Chance, was released in 2005.

Georgie Bright Kunkel, ’68
Seattle, is performing readings from the book she and her husband, Norman C. Kunkel, ’54, co-authored, WWII Liberator’s Life: AFS Ambulance Driver Chooses Peace. At age 86, she writes a column for the WS Herald and has recently performed open-mike comedy.

Larry Nyland, ’69, ’81
Marysville, has been named the 2007 Washington State Superintendent of the Year. He was commended for revitalizing the Marysville School Dist. after the 49-day strike in 2003.

Daniel Shannon, ’68, ’72, ’79

Chicago, was appointed to a third five-year term as dean of the Graham School of General Studies at the Univ. of Chicago.

Robert Berkovitz, ’69
Mesa, Ariz., retired from the National Weather Service in 2005, after more than 35 years. He is currently working as program director for the Tempe chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Assoc. Robert also enjoyed an Alaskan cruise last summer and continues to work out and take aerobics classes.

Marty Hawkins, ’69, ’77
Federal Way, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution.


Alan H. Anderson, ’70
Silverdale, retired in March 2006 from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command after 35 years of continuous service. His last position was that of program manager at the command’s northwest office located at the Bangor site of Naval Base Kitsap.

Margaret “Peggy” Young Etchevers, ’71
Kirkland, retired in 1999 after working as a technical writing manager at Microsoft. She is now free to focus on her two children: a son graduating this year from Pacific Lutheran Univ., and a daughter, already fluent in three languages, who hopes to attend the UW.

Paul M. Christensen, ’72
Poulsbo, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for the 2006–07 academic year. Christensen is working with the school on their new master’s degree program in information science and librarianship, the first of its kind in Honduras.

William F. Felice, ’72
St. Petersburg, Fla., was named 2006 Florida Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Felice has been teaching undergraduate courses in human rights and social justice at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg for more than 11 years. He was previously awarded the Outstanding Teaching in Political Science Award in 1999, presented by the American Political Science Association and Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. He has also been widely published, including two books: Taking Suffering Seriously (1996), and The Global New Deal (2003).

Steve Marinkovich, ’72, ’76
Tacoma, has been credentialed by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Marinkovich also attended the Ryder Cup in Dublin, Ireland and enjoyed eight days of golf with eight friends, including two UW classmates, Pat Duffy, ’72, ’75, and Dick Benedetti, ’72, ’75.

Don Milligan, ’72
Kent, was elected vice president of the National Indian Child Welfare Assoc. He is also a member of the National Congress of American Indians and Indian child welfare director of the Small Tribes of Western Washington. He served for 18 years as the director of the DSHS Office of Indian Affairs.

Kristine Peters Switt, ’73

Morriston, Fla., is teaching environmental science at Central Florida Community College. In 1989 she moved to Florida and returned to school at the Univ. of Florida to receive her master’s in environmental engineering sciences. She now resides on a horse and cattle ranch with her husband, Joe.

Sue Wheatley, ’73
Lake Forest Park, is retiring after more than 34 years with the U.S. Forest Service, including 12 years as district ranger of the Big Valley Ranger District on the Modoc National Forest. During the last three years she was assistant team leader for Sierra Nevada implementation in a regional office.

Joanne Zwickert, ’73
Seattle, has run a successful electrolysis practice in downtown Seattle’s Medical Dental Building for 23 years. She currently employs five other electrologists and receives referrals from the local medical community.

Charles H. “Chip” Margelli, ’74, ’76
Garden Grove, Calif., has been named vice president for sales and marketing at Heil Sound, a manufacturer of sound equipment. He lives in Garden Grove with his wife, Janet, enjoys world travel and continues rooting for the Huskies.

Sharon Ramey, ’74
Chevy Chase, Md., will receive a Distinguished Alumna Award from the College of Arts & Sciences on May 17 at the college’s Celebration of Distinction Dinner. The Georgetown Univ. professor has been a pivotal figure in the study of child development. Her work provided scientific support for revamping delivery systems to mentally retarded and disabled populations.

Cheri L. Filion, ’75
Seattle, has relocated to the city after 21 years in the suburbs. She is an administrative law judge for the federal government.

Robert Laing, ’75
Phoenix, Ariz., is diplomat in residence at Arizona State Univ.

Stephen Schweyen, ’76
Seattle, writes, “Our son Charles recently obtained the rank of Eagle Scout and will be on the People to People Student Ambassador Tour this summer to France, Italy and Greece.” Charles is a sophomore at J.F.K. High School.

Donna Snow, ’76
Cherry Hill, N.J., is the head of the undergraduate and graduate acting programs of the Theatre Department at Temple Univ. After graduating with an English major and drama minor, Snow had many critically acclaimed performances off-Broadway and at regional theaters, including the Seattle Repertory Theatre. She joined the Temple theatre faculty in 1989. Last spring, she was recognized with the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for distinguished teaching.

Susan Harris, ’77, ’80
Vancouver, B.C., has been appointed editor-in-chief of the internationally recognized peer-review scientific journal, Physiotherapy Canada. She is a professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Univ. of British Columbia.

Michael Jaffe, ’77
Vancouver, was selected as a federal duck stamp judge for the 2005 federal duck stamp. Jaffe is a specialist in waterfowl stamps, completing his 31st year in business as a stamp dealer in Vancouver.

Barbara Laws-Vanderpool, ’77
Ketchum, Idaho, works as a real estate broker with Sotheby’s International Realty in Sun Valley, Idaho. “Give me a call with your investment and vacation home needs,” she writes.

Karl E. Leggett, ’77

Edmonds, celebrates 30 years in the field of fundraising for human services. Leggett– a certified fundraising executive– started out at King County United Way as an intern. He then spent 15 years as a fund-raising consultant, directing a number of multi-million dollar campaign drives for major national institutions. He has also served as president of the Association for Fundraising Professionals, Washington Chapter. He is currently an auxiliary faculty member at the UW School of Social Work, teaching grant writing and fund development.

Lynn Thorburn, ’77
Seattle, has accepted the position of vice president/wealth strategist in the Seattle office of Northern Trust Corp., a multi-bank holding company based in Chicago.

Russ Hokanson, ’78
Woodinville, has been appointed CEO of the Seattle-King County Assoc. of Realtors. With more than 8,500 members, the group is the largest realtor association in the state.

Bruce Honda, ’78, ’83
Federal Way, celebrated 28 years at Weyerhaeuser as a process control advisor in research and development.

Marie Little, ’78

Lynnwood, was the principal author of Alderwood Manor, a pictorial history of the Lynnwood area, which was released in May by Arcadia Publishing and is available at the University Book Store. In June, Little received an Award of Individual Excellence for achievements in the preservation of local history from the Washington Museum Assoc.

Melinda McCormick Coslor, ’79
Sedro Woolley, is keeping herself busy with a new job and continuing education, becoming dean of library, learning resources and basic skills at Skagit Valley College in addition to beginning a doctoral program in community college leadership.

Jeff Shelley, ’79
Seattle, is editorial director for, which, Jeff writes, “is now the nation’s largest provider of Internet services for the golf industry. We process upwards of 40 million e-mails a week through our servers for our golf course clients.”

Marcus Tsutakawa, ’79, ’85

Seattle, is director of both the award-winning Garfield High School Orchestra and the Roosevelt High School Chamber Orchestra. He is one of the College of Art & Sciences’ 2007 Distinguished Alumni and will be honored at the Celebration of Distinction Dinner on May 17.


Lawrence Kreisman, ’80
Seattle, received an honorary American Inst. of Architects Seattle membership in June. Kreisman is also completing a book called The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Pacific Northwest with co-author Glenn Mason.

Ryan Layne Whitney, ’83
Seattle, placed sixth in the finals of the first International Piano Amateur Competition Berlin, and is invited to Berlin in 2007 to give a solo piano recital at the Musikinstrumenten Museum.

Lisa D. Schneider, ’84, ’86
Woodinville, co-founded a private physical therapy clinic, Flex Physical Therapy, in the Bothell-Woodinville area. She and her two partners are celebrating the clinic’s fifth year of operation. She has had almost two decades of experience as a physical therapist in the Northwest.

Samantha Blake, ’87
Topanga, Calif., was appointed to the position of administrative judge for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in March 2006, after serving as a trial attorney. Blake will now be adjudicating discrimination complaints by federal employees against the agencies they work for.

Sam Chenaur, ’87
Sammamish, writes that he is working for Microsoft as an “architect evangelist.”

James Eflin, ’87

Muncie, Ind., was elected chair of the department of natural resources and environmental management at Ball State Univ.

Heidi Weinschrott Yantz, ’87
Portland, Ore., has qualified as a registered geologist in Oregon. She works as a hydrogeologist for PBS Engineering and Environmental in Portland.

Russell Williams, ’87
Seattle, founded the Gaspich & Williams law firm in 1999. He has been practicing law in Seattle since 1991, and lives with his wife, Diane Butler, and their two daughters.

Bryan Monroe, ’87
Naperville, Ill., is one of the College of Art & Sciences’ 2007 Distinguished Alumni. Monroe is currently vice president and editorial director for Ebony and Jet magazines. He is also president of the National Association of Black Journalists. He was the first African American editor in chief of The Daily.

Birke R. Duncan, ’89, ’97
Poulsbo, directed, produced and co-wrote A Long Vacation: A Radio Play with Garrett W. Vance, ’97,which won the 2005 Silver Ogle Award for Best Fantasy Audio. Their second radio thriller, The Troll Tale, has aired in Mexico and Indiana. Duncan’s book The Troll Tale and Other Scary Stories (co-written with Jason Harris) has become a required text in folklore classes at the UW, UW Bothell and Michigan State Univ.

Todd Albertson, ’88

Beverly Hills, Calif., is embarking on a book tour in support of his first publication: The Gods of Business: The Intersection of Faith and the Marketplace.

Gary A. Strand, ’89, ’00
Sammamish, a senior vice president and 20-year Bank of America associate, was named the business development executive for the western U.S. division of franchise banking.


Paul E. Porath, ’92
McCammon, Idaho, is changing gears, becoming a process engineer in semiconductor manufacturing after working as an equipment engineer in the same field since 1994. He has two children, a 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son, and is still a rabid Dawg fan. Porath also writes that he would love to hear from J.L.L.W. if she reads this.

Brett N. Taylor, ’92
Seattle, was promoted to the position of associate medical director of the urgent care clinic and the emergency department at the V.A. Puget Sound Health Care Services, American Lake Division.

Patrick Hewes, ’93
New York, continues to work as a consultant to local governments and land developers in the metropolitan New York area. While he finds New York a vibrant and invigorating place, he laments the lack of fresh Northwest air and remains an ardent Husky fan.

Martin C. Jung, ’93
Bothell, has been elected to partner in KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm. Jung joined the firm in 2002, and provides information risk management services to information, communications and entertainment clients in the Seattle area.

Megan Babkes Stellino, ’93
Centennial, Colo., received tenure and a promotion to associate professor in social psychology of sport and physical activity at the Univ. of Northern Colorado in 2005. She married Vince Stellino in November 2005 and welcomed a son, Evan, in October.

Sean Eagan, ’94
Dupont, has been hired by the Port of Tacoma as state government affairs manager. Previously, Eagan was on the district staff of Rep. Adam Smith, and served as president of the City Club of Tacoma.

Mary Jean Gilman, ’94
Seattle, celebrated the fifth anniversary of starting up her own residential design-build business. “I’m enjoying every minute of my work,” she writes, “but my boss is very mean!”

Connie Gores, ’95
Lynchburg, Va., has been appointed vice president for student life and development for Winona State Univ.

Lisa J. Dickinson, ’95, ’99
Spokane, has joined the law firm of Murphy, Bantz and Bury. Dickinson has also recently been chosen to serve on the board of directors of Rotary Club #21, as an advisor for the WSBA Leadership Institute, and on the board of the Northwest Justice Project.

Iluminada Salvador Chinneth, ’96
Camp Zama, Japan, was recently promoted to lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army Nurse Corps. She is currently assigned as the deputy commander for nursing and patient care services, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Japan.

Summer Cutting, ’96
Anchorage, Alaska, celebrated her 30th birthday, 10th wedding anniversary and, on Aug. 30, gave birth to her first child, Ellie Aki Cutting. Summer continues to work as a family nurse practitioner at the Alaska Native Medical Center Family Medicine Clinic.

Roderick E. Smith II, ’96
Redmond, followed up a 42-year career in public service, which included two and a half years as fire chief for Mercer Island, 14 years as fire chief for the Port of Seattle at SeaTac Airport and five and a half years as director of Skagit County’s Combined Emergency Communications Center, by publishing two books of poetry, A Sweeter Understanding and The Window Ledge.

Valerie Buckley-Beason, ’97

Hagerstown, Md., has identified a new species of cat: the clouded leopard. In the Panthera species, the cat is closely related to the other species of lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and snow leopards. It is extremely endangered. “It is because of the background education I received at UW and the College of Forest Resources that I am where I am today,” Beason wrote. Her findings were published in the December 2006 issue of Current Biology.

James Sun, ’99
Seattle, has been chosen to participate in the new season of The Apprentice. Sun began a technology investment fund when he was 18, and was already a multi-millionaire when he graduated cum laude with a degree in business and computer information services. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife and two children, and is founder and CEO of


Adam L. Noble, ’05
Seattle, accepted a position as lecturer of theatre and movement for California State Univ. at Fresno. He also co-founded a company with his wife called the Dynamic Presence Project, which debuted a new work in December entitled “Terminus” at On the Boards in Seattle.

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