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Ione Aldrich Gaston, ’29
Sequim, celebrates her 102nd birthday this month. She lives in a retirement center and drove her own car until last September.


Jack Greenewald, ’40, ’47
Anacortes, sold his newspaper printing and publishing business in 1974 and purchased a travel agency in Bellevue. He then spent the next 30 years traveling the world and escorting groups on tours and cruises.

Fred Bassetti, ’42

Seattle, was inducted into the College of Architecture and Urban Planning’s Roll of Honor in January for his contributions to the development of modern architecture in the Pacific Northwest. His work includes the Henry Jackson Federal Office Building (1964), the Seattle Aquarium (1971) and the Seattle Municipal Tower (1991). He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and was the AIA Seattle Medalist in 1988.

Norman J. Johnston, ’42
Seattle, was inducted into the College of Architecture and Urban Planning’s Roll of Honor in January for his commitment to teaching, scholarship and the community. He served on the UW faculty from 1960 until his retirement in the early 1990s and was an associate dean for 16 years. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has written two major books about the UW campus, The Fountain and the Mountain and University of Washington: The Campus Guide.


Norman C. Kunkel, ’54
Seattle, writes that he was home all winter recovering from an October accident that caused a broken pelvis. Visit to purchase his World War II memoir, WWII Liberator’s Life.

Lawrence E. Henderson, ’54
Boise, Idaho, and Marion Hichtenwalner Henderson, ’54, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May in Reno, Nev. They are both retired and have lived in Idaho since 1971.

Charles E. Doan, ’57
Seattle, has joined Pacific Northwest Advisors as the director of global transportation and logistics.

Klein Johan, ’58

Burien, made a three-week trip to China, visiting Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Brian J.L. Berry, ’58

Dallas, was awarded the 2007 Walter Isard Award for scholarly achievement by the North American Council of the Regional Science Association International.

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 call1-800-AUW-ALUM.

Nancy Gustafson Barker, ’59

Gresham, Ore., celebrated her 70th birthday with her two sons, seven grandchildren and friends. She continues to run a desktop publishing business doing various writing, editing and design projects.


Mary Richardson Daheim, ’60
Seattle, published her 20th book in her alpine mystery series, “The Alpine Traitor.” Her 23rd book in her bed-and-breakfast series, “Scots on the Rocks,” was also released last July.

William H. Foege, ’61

Seattle, was listed as one of “America’s Best Leaders” by U.S. News & World Report in November. The 18 honorees were selected by a committee of academic, government, business and nonprofit leaders. Foege, a senior fellow for the Gates Foundation, is a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and of the Carter Center in Atlanta. He was the UW Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus in 1994 and a new UW building housing the departments of bioengineering and genome sciences is named in his honor.

George W. Maybee, ’61
Harvest, Ala., retired from Boeing after nearly 40 years as an engineer and product manager for various aerospace programs including the Apollo Spacelab and Space Station. He spends his summers in the Northwest and winters on the Gulf Coast.

Shirley Ruble, ’61

Seattle, recently traveled the canals, fjords and mountains of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. She especially enjoyed visiting Stockholm’s City Hall where Nobel prizes are awarded.

Pamela Mitchell, ’62, ’91

Seattle, was selected as the winner of the 2007 Pathfinder Distinguished Research Award by the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research.  The award honors researchers whose work is committed to improving lives of people with health-care needs.  Mitchell is an associate dean in the UW School of Nursing.  She pioneered research in the relationship between brain injury, intracranial pressure and responses to ordinary bedside nursing care.  Her goal is to change nursing procedures to enhance patient recovery.  She received both her bachelor’s degree in nursing and doctorate in health-care systems ecology from the UW.

Tom Kelley, ’62
Portland, Ore., is new senior vice president of Ameriben/IEC Group, a northwest human resource, management, consulting and benefit administration company.

William H. Pringle, ’63

Mercer Island, traveled extensively in Japan to advance work in Japanese culture and language. He also writes articles for OK Okayama Shimbun newspaper.

John H. Davis, ’64

Los Altos, Calif., is entering his fourth year of retirement from internal medicine and infectious disease practice. He and his wife, Alice, enjoy golf, tennis, gardening and travel.

Mary Farrell Scott, ’65
Issaquah, retired from 18 years with the Tahoma School District, where she taught seventh-grade language arts and world geography. She also served five terms on the Issaquah School Board from 1981 to 2002.

Robert R. Pankl, ’67, ’70

Seattle, is a business librarian at the Tacoma Public Library. He enjoys mountaineering in his spare time.

Chuck Schluter, ’67

Gearhart, Ore., was elected president of Astoria Golf and Country Club for the upcoming year.

Georgie Bright Kunkel, ’68
Seattle, appears in the Women in Trades 2008 “Rosie the Riveter” calendar, celebrating women who worked in the defense industry during World War II. Kunkel drilled holes in B-17 wing panels. For more information visit

Robert Berkovitz, ’69

Mesa, Ariz., retired from the National Weather Service in 2005 and volunteers at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. He is also a program chairman at the Tempe chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees.


John R. Dick, ’70
Longview, retired in July from the law offices of Springer, Norman and Workman where he had been a partner since 1987.

Richard Nichols, ’71
State College, Pa., is an emeritus professor of theater at Penn State University. His book, Four Contemporary Plays by Lee Yun-Taek, was published in July.

Sadrollah Alborzi, ’72
Tehran, Iran, has a management Web site called Alborzi Management Group and would like alumni to visit the site and exchange business management ideas. It can be found at

Richard Jones, ’75

Seattle, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Jones was a King County Superior Court judge for 13 years and presided over a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the prosecution of Gary Leon Ridgway, the so-called “Green River Killer.” Jones was named Washington State Judge of the Year by numerous organizations for his work on the Ridgway trial and his long service to Washington state.

Charles Payton, ’75, ’83

Seattle, received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History in September for his 31-year career in museum and heritage work in Seattle and King County.

Terry Payton, ’75
Seattle, retired in June from a 35-year career teaching special education in the Shoreline and Edmonds school districts.

Erik Reel, ’75

Ventura, Calif., married Andrea Barkan on May 20. He has relocated and completed a new painting studio in Ventura, Calif.

Steven Schweyen, ’76

Seattle, and wife, Lauri, celebrated the birth of their granddaughter, Ava Elizabeth Cohen, on Aug. 22. Their son, Charles, a junior at Kennedy High School, recently toured Europe with the People to People Student Ambassadors program while their sixth-grade granddaughter, Jasmine, visited Australia with the same program.

Brian Kuske, ’76
Seattle, was promoted to senior vice president and chief administrative officer of the Swedish/First Hill Campus.

Eileen O’Neill Odum, ’78

Merrillville, Ind., has been named the executive vice president and group CEO for NiSource’s Indiana business segment.

Greg Fellman, ’79

Pocatello, Idaho, manager of the Chubbuck branch of the J.C. Penney department store, was nominated as retail businessperson of the year.

Steve Olson, ’79

Seattle, is a real estate agent alongside his fiancée at Keller Williams North Seattle. He was previously a customer service manager in the reprographics industry.

Dennis Hibbert, ’79
Seattle, majored in geological sciences when he was at the UW. He writes that he is alive and well despite the fact that “some years ago Columns listed me as deceased. This caused great distress in an old friend trying to find me.” [The editors of Columns regret the error and apologize for any confusion this may have caused.]

Jeff Shelley, ’79

Seattle, received the 2007 Distinguished Service Award from the Northwest Golf Media Association. For the past eight years he has worked as the editorial director for and


Gary V. Haas, ’80
Chehalis, is a substitute teacher for Lewis County public schools.

Mark C. Paxton, ’80

Spokane, has been selected as the Washington State Dental Association’s 2007 Citizen of the Year for volunteering his time with Hearts in Motion, a national organization that sends surgical teams to patients in Central and South America.

Elizabeth Smith, ’80

Seattle, wrote her third book, Introducing Sonika, under the name “Eilis Flynn.”

Dan Jardine, ’82
Seattle, is leader of NAC/Architecture’s health care practice and serves as project manager for the Group Health Bellevue Medical Center and the Highline Medical Center Northwest.

John Mullineaux, ’82

San Francisco, accepted the position of vice president of development for the Community Foundation of Sonoma County.  

Paul Rafanelli, ’85

Seattle, is in his 16th season as a bassoonist in the Seattle Symphony and Opera Orchestra and is a bassoon instructor at the University of Puget Sound.

DeEtte Renner Loeffler, ’86

Coronado, Calif., was promoted to lieutenant colonel, U.S. Army Reserve Jag Corps, and is the San Diego Officer in Charge for the 78th Legal Support Organization.

Lisa Schneider, ’86
Woodinville, runs the Flex Physical Therapy clinic in Bothell. The clinic recently celebrated its fifth anniversary.

John J. Brill, ’88

Bellevue, is the K-12 social studies curriculum developer for Bellevue School District and is vice president of the Bellevue Education Association.

Birke R. Duncan, ’89, ’97
Poulsbo, co-authored Laugh Without Guilt: A Clean Joke Book with Jason Marc Harris, ’01.


Stanley Toops, ’90
Seattle, wrote a new book, International Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Issues and continues to teach at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Kathryn Holder, ’90

Lake Stevens, works part time for the Lake Stevens School District and was recently elected to the Lake Stevens City Council.

Mitra Ehsan, ’92, ’96

Bellevue, and husband, Hal Prow, welcomed their second child, Roya Elizabeth , on Jan. 17.

Chris Visser, ’92
Seattle, recently became a partner in the Seattle law office of K&L Gates.

Mary Jean Gilman, ’93

Seattle, and husband Bob traveled to Bali last summer and spent a month awash in Balinese culture. Their son, Evan Gilman, ’05, is studying ethnomusicology in Bali for the 2007–08 academic year.

Suzanne Fortier, ’94

Providence, R.I., was recently appointed director of museum development at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art.

Judith A. Malmgren, ’95

Seattle, celebrated 10 years as president and chief consultant for Health STAT Consulting Inc., a medical research and consulting company in Seattle.

Jean Von Bargen, ’95

Portland, Ore., was awarded the 2006–07 Van Evera Bailey Fellowship through the Architecture Foundation of Oregon.

Tim Bloom, ’96

Lillington, N.C., was promoted to associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the Campbell University School of Pharmacy.

Jon Yourkoski, ’96

South Orange, N.J., is married with two children and working as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley in New York.

Brad Fenstermacher, ’98

Eugene, Ore., joined Avant Assessment as vice president, chief of technology officer.

James Sun, ’99

Redmond, founder of and 2007 finalist on TV’s The Apprentice, is featured in the new book Millennial Leaders: Success Stories From Today’s Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders.


Tylor C. Laney, ’00, ’04
Seattle, is now an insurance associate for the firm Cozen O’Connor.

Megan K. Kirk, ’02
Seattle, joined Cozen O’Connor’s Seattle office as an associate in the insurance department.

Nigel R. Stark, ’03

Indianapolis, joined Baker & Daniels LLP as an associate lawyer practicing health and life sciences with a concentration in data privacy and information security law.

Brandon R. Carroll, ’04

Seattle, has joined Betts, Patterson & Mines as an associate in the complex litigation practice group.

Claudette Meyer, ’04

Seattle, married Jared Mitts, ’04, in August 2006 and has been a realtor with Windermere Real Estate for the past two years.

Sue Ellen White, ’04

Whidbey Island, has been named the new director of the Burning Word Festival, an event featuring readings and workshops by regionally respected poets and artists. The festival also provides a forum for young emerging poets.

S. Michael Minard, ’06
Seattle, is a substitute teacher in the Seattle school district.

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