Sandra Fingold Arkin, '59, of Aurora, Colo., earned a master's degree in elementary education in 1973 and a doctorate in gifted education in 1985. Dr Arkin was an adjunct professor of education in the mid-1980s.
Larry L. Erickson, '61,'63, of Pismo Beach, Calif., recently retired from teaching at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Before joining the Cal Poly faculty in 1996, he spent 33 years as an aeronautical engineer at NASA, both at the Langley Research Center in Virginia and at the Ames Research Center in California. "One of my fondest memories of the UW," he writes, "is of rowing on the crew and living at the Conibear Shellhouse."
Jim Olson, '63, of Seattle, had his book Jim Olson Houses published in November by The Monacelli Press. He is founding partner of Olson Kundig Architects of Seattle.
David Wilma, '71, released a photographical memoir, Historic Photos of Puget Sound, which contains 200 vintage images of Seattle's maritime era from the early 1800s to the modern era.
Richard Crinzi, '72, of Bellevue, received the 2009 John F. Freihaut Political Activist Award from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for his grassroots efforts and support of legislative issues at the state and federal levels.
Michael Spence, '74, of Tukwila, had his third book of poems, Crush Depth, published by Truman State University Press. He has driven public-transit buses in the Seattle area for 25 years.
Lane J. Brunner, '87, is the dean of the new School of Pharmacy in Regis University's Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions in Denver. The school opened this past fall, welcoming 53 students who comprise the first Doctor of Pharmacy class. Two other alumni from the UW School of Pharmacy are part of the leadership team: Michael Nelson, '93, is chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and David Clark, is chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice.
Allen R. Sandico, '98, received his Master of Public Administration degree cum laude in June 2009 from Norwich University in Vermont. His thesis topic was domestic counterterrorism intelligence policy.
Jane Gamble, '99, '01, was named consular and political officer to Guatemala for the U.S. Department of State. She previously served as vice consul at U.S. Consul General in Mexico.