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Betty McCurdy, ’49
Shoreline, received the Outstanding Volunteer Award on May 10 from the UW School of Nursing. She was a founding member of the UW School of Nursing Visiting Committee in 1969 and has been active in many other alumni and outreach programs at the UW, including serving as the second female UWAA president in 1983–84. She received the UW Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1989. Her husband, Jim, graduated from the UW in 1945.

Beverly Davis Reich, ’49

Auburn, has retired from Green River Community College.


Rodney O’Hiser, ’53
Portland, Ore., was named a fellow of the American Inst. of Architects in June 2004. He was installed at the institute’s annual meeting in Chicago.

K. Warner Schaie, ’53, ’56

Seattle, was honored by the Dept. of Development and Family Studies and the College of Health and Human Development of the Pennsylvania State Univ. for his lifelong devotion to the study of gerontology. An academic convocation titled, “Aging in a Lifespan Context” was held in June. Its proceedings will be published as a festschrift by the American Psychological Assoc.

Frances Stickles, ’54
Gaithersburg, Md., and her husband, Jack Stickles, ’52, have moved from their longtime home in Chevy Chase, Md., to Gaithersburg. She is author of Another Sort of Pioneer, Mary Shipman Penrose, which is the life story of her grandmother Mary Penrose.


Rita Colwell, ’61
Bethesda, Md., was one of two scientists to receive the New England Aquarium’s 2007 David B. Stone Award for distinguished service to the environment and community in June. Colwell has furthered science by focusing on education, infectious diseases and marine microbiology throughout her career. She is currently chair of Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc. and a professor at the Johns Hopkins Univ. Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Univ. of Maryland College Park.

Norm King, ’66
West Linn, Ore., has been re-elected to a second term as mayor of West Linn.

Charles H. Warren, ’66

Camano Island, is newly retired and spends half of the year in Arizona. His wife is the owner of the Web service

Daphne Graboroi, ’68
Henderson, Nev., retired after 36 years with the Clark County School Dist. and then was rehired to teach English and broadcast journalism. She still loves going to work.

Carolyn Hale, ’68
Seattle, is leading the non-profit organization, Circle of Friends for Mental Health, in building better mental health through student interns and volunteers. In her spare time, she sings and dances with the Raging Grannies.

Alan Marble, ’68
Beaverton, Ore., is enjoying his second year of retired life after going on a UW Alumni Tour to Tuscany. Before retiring, he worked for 28 years as a real estate broker in the Portland area.

Ann Spiers, ’68, ’77
Vashon Island, has her poems collected in Long Climb into Grace, a chapbook in the “Poets on Peace” series. The poems are gathered from Spiers’ travels in the Northwest, Thailand, Greece and Vietnam. Working as an editor and creative writing workshop leader, she has published poems and essays in journals, newspapers, anthologies and fine-book editions. Spiers is currently working in environmental conservation and serving as trustee for the Espy Foundation, which provides residencies for artists and writers in Oysterville.


Daisy Arrendondo Rucinski, ’70, ’73, ’83
Northport, Ala., received a Distinguished Research Award from the American Education Research Association in April for a paper she co-authored.

Elaine Thompson, ’70, ’72, ’90

Seattle, received the Distinguished Researcher Award on May 10 from the UW School of Nursing. She is the Sandra and Peter Dyer Term Professor in Nursing. She has focused her research on preventing depression, substance abuse and other risky behavior in adolescents. She co-founded the Reconnecting Youth Prevention Research Program, which looks at the effects of psychosocial risk and protective aspects on teenage development.

Susanne E. Vandenbosch, ’70, ’74
Seattle, is co-author of Nuclear Waste Stalemate: Political and Scientific Controversies with her husband Robert Vandenbosch, who is a professor of chemistry at the UW. They have been married for 51 years.

Richard Adatto, ’71
Carmichael, Calif., has recently published a new book titled Delahaye Styling and Designed. The book is a detailed history of the French automobile between 1920 and 1950 and includes its racing history.

Kelly Hancock, ’71

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been included in the 2007 Best Lawyers of America and was named a 2007 “super lawyer” by Florida Super Lawyer magazine, an annual publication that recognizes the top attorneys in the state. Both lists are compiled from peer nominations, in which attorneys are asked to nominate their choice for the best lawyers, based on individuals they have observed firsthand. Kelly is a partner with Krupnick Campbell Malone Buser Slama Hancock Liberman & McKee.

Patricia Smiley, ’71

Los Angeles, Calif., is the best-selling author of the Tucker Sinclair mystery series. Her third novel in the series, Short Change, was released on July 3.

Rick Nash, ’72, ’76
Bow, celebrated 30 years of dental practice in Burlington in August. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Ann, and daughter, Laura, who has started pre-dental classes at Western Washington Univ.

Renae Nordlund Battie, ’77, ’95

Seattle, is now working at Swedish Medical Ctr. as director of intraoperative services. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, cycling, sailing and playing softball.

David Bigelow, ’77

Poulsbo, retired from the U.S. Navy on Aug. 1 after 33 years of service. He, his wife, Tina, and their daughters moved from Honolulu to Poulsbo.

Lynn Thorburn, ’77
Seattle, vice president-wealth strategist of Northern Trust Corp., has been awarded a personal financial specialist credential by the American Inst. of Certified Public Accountants.

Tracy Garret, ’78

Alexandria, Va., was promoted to brigadier general, United States Marine Corps Reserve, in May. She is the first female general in the Marine Corps Reserve. She took command of the USMC Mobilization Command in Kansas City in July.

Linda Kurij, ’79
Seattle, has been named one of the top three state chaplains in the nation for Junior Chamber International, a volunteer and leadership organization. She lives with her cocker spaniel, Miles, and loves bird watching and gardening.


Lauren Kessler, ’80
Eugene, Ore., has a new book, Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer’s, which came out in June. An excerpt from the book appeared in the June issue of O magazine and Kessler was interviewed in the June issue of More magazine. This is her fifth book of narrative nonfiction.

Mary Salazar, ’82, ’86

Mercer Island, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UW School of Nursing on May 10. She is a professor in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health and is recognized worldwide for her research on the health risks of migrant farm workers.

Kristi Roos-Pedersen, ’84

McCall, Idaho, was wandering through Pasadena and found an old wood carving of a Husky football player in an antique store. There are no markings on the carving to determine whether it was a specialty item for a Rose Bowl or just a single carving. If you have any information, please contact Columns at .

DeEtte Loeffler, ’86
Coronado, Calif., has just graduated from the Univ. of San Diego School of Law, summa cum laude, with a master’s of law in taxation.

Maria Pascualy, ’86
Seattle, is working on an illustrated history of the Nisqually people with Nisqually elder and historian Cecelia Carpenter. It will be published by Arcadia this year.

Lee Licata, ’88

Ankara, Turkey, has completed 21 years “driving” nuclear submarines and six years operating nuclear power stations. He says he is looking to buy a trailer and use it to see the Europe he did not get to see while on the submarines.

Jim Duffy, ’89

Jacksonville, Fla., retired from the Navy in 1997. He worked for KPMG from 1997 to 2002. He is now CFO of Crisgar Corp. in Jacksonville. He and his wife have five children and two grandchildren, who all live within a few miles of their home.


Dain Jones, ’90
Seattle, and wife, Kimberlee Arctander Jones, celebrated the birth of their second child, Grayson, in October 2006.

Adrin Stauffer, ’90

Seattle, earned an A.A. in interior design and practiced commercial interior design/architecture for 10 years. In 2000 she left the design world and pursued a certification in Pilates. She is now co-owner of Studio Evolve, the first “green” Pilates and bodywork studio in Seattle. It has just celebrated its first anniversary.

Mary Kaye Owen, ’92
Renton, will be serving as president of the Washington State Music Teachers Assoc. for the 2007–2009 term. The association includes independent music teachers of instruments and voice.

Matthew Long, ’93, ’97

Seattle, is president of Long Retirement Management, a senior housing management company. He married his wife, Victoria, in 2005.

Kristin Cooley, ’95

Shoreline, her husband, Jason, and their daughter, Noelle, are proud to announce the birth of Isabelle Nicole Cooley on Aug. 20, 2006. Isabelle weighed 10 pounds at birth. Kristin is currently a finance project manager at Moss Adams.

Meg Hatlen, ’96
Sammamish, received the Humanitarian Award on May 10 from the UW School of Nursing. She is the nurse supervisor and clinical manager at Renton Public Health Ctr., where she has worked since 2001. She has also worked as a neonatal intensive care nurse at Tacoma General Hospital and at the Seattle-King County Public Health Dept.

James Hochstein Jr., ’96, ’02
Seattle, married his wife, Ivy, ’01, in September of 2006. They were married at the University District’s Blessed Sacrement Catholic Church. He first met Ivy at the UW Newman Center while she was in law school. They now make their home in Seattle.

Luzville Goebel, ’97
Pullman, will be moving back to western Washington with her husband, Geoffrey, who has just received a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine. They will be moving to Maple Valley.

Kristy Holtfreter, ’97

Tallahassee, Fla., completed her master’s and doctoral degrees at Michigan State Univ. In 2005, she married Michael Reisig. The wedding and reception were held in the University District, quite a feat since her husband attended WSU. They are both faculty in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State Univ. She says that she and her husband look forward to the Apple Cup every year.

Adam Marshall, ’98

Avondale, Ariz., is on active duty with the U.S. Air Force and has just been promoted to the rank of major. He says the Phoenix area has lots of Husky Pride.


Valerie Robertson, ’00, ’05
Graham, is currently serving as the dean of student development at Tacoma Community College.

Stacey White, ’00

Seattle, started a health and fitness business, Coach Stacey She offers both consultation for businesses and organizations and personal coaching. She also teaches aerobics and models for Sports Unlimited Talent Agency. She writes, “If you don’t blink, you can catch me flipping around the latest Taco Time commercial and…as body double to actress Nia Long in the movie ‘Are We Done Yet?’”

Zachary Bakke, ’02
Salem, Ore., and his wife, Jennifer, ’03, have recently relocated to Salem and are proud to announce the birth of their first child, Brooklyn Michelle, who was born on Easter Sunday.

Sally Kline, ’02

Charlottesville, Va., has accepted a position as the assistant dean of students at the Univ. of Virginia after working with students at the Georgia Inst. of Technology in Atlanta for two years. She will be working primarily with leadership programs and students in fraternities and sororities.

Robert Mintz, ’02
Halethorpe, Md., was hired as assistant curator of Asian art at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

Diane Bulpett, ’03
Seattle, will start at Northeastern Univ. this month with the goal of obtaining her master’s of arts in political science with a specialization in international relations.

Libby Jamison, ’03

San Diego, Calif., passed the California bar exam in February. Jamison is currently employed by the law offices of Steven M. Ratner. She married Brian Jamison, ’01, in September 2003.

Chad Jones, ’03

Seattle, has been appointed to the faculty at Connecticut College as a professor of botany and environmental studies. Before this, Jones was a research ecologist in the College of Forest Resources at the UW and taught courses in biology and ecology.

Travis Matheson, ’03, ’05
Olympia, a lieutenant in the Washington State Patrol, has been selected as a 2007–2008 White House fellow. He is among 15 men and women selected by the members of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships in the third and final round of a highly competitive selection process. As a fellow, he will be spending a year working as a full-time, paid special assistant to senior White House staff, the vice president, cabinet secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. He has also completed 27 triathlons.

Rhonda Borton, ’04
Puyallup, has recently accepted a position with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept. as a food safety specialist.

Nancy Lee, ’04

Tacoma, completed two years of her residency and has accepted a fellowship position with the Oregon Health and Sciences Univ. Evidence Practice Center.

Noelle Ebel, ’05
Boston, will be starting medical school this fall at the Boston Univ. School of Medicine.

Andrew Heater, ’05
Savannah, Ga., is serving in the U.S. Army as an airborne ranger. He is stationed at Hunter Army Air Base.

Erin Jany, ’05

Woodinville, volunteered at an orphanage in Brasilia, Brazil, after graduating. She returned in 2006 and took a year off to be with her two children, ages six and three. She is pursuing her long-term goal of becoming an attorney at Seattle Univ. and intends to focus on international law in relation to either family or criminal law. She hopes to return to Brazil for employment.

Sean Sauter, ’05

Plymouth, Minn., and his wife, Amy, welcomed daughter Savannah Jane on June 17. Savannah weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz. and was 19.5 inches. Sean is currently a pharmacist at Rainbow Pharmacy and Amy is a registered dietician at Park Nicollet Clinic in the Twin Cities.

Thomas Sullivan Jr., ’05
Edmonds, has been accepted to the paramedic program at Tacoma Community College. He is currently working as a provisional firefighter for the city of Mukilteo.

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