December 2008 -



DALE L. JENSEN, '56, of Lawndale, Calif., is working at JENTEC, a company that specializes in technology, engineering and consulting.

DOUG RAMSEY, '56, of Yakima, won the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Jazz Journalists Association.

PAUL R. WINEMAN, '58, of Marina del Rey, Calif., was recently elected National President of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity at their bi-annual Grand Arch Council.

ATTENTION, CLASS OF 1959: Your 50-year reunion has been moved from April 2009 to Homecoming 2009. The reunion will take place on Friday before the Homecoming game. Check the September 2009 issue of Columns for details.


LYNN MURPHY CROOK, '65, '70, of Richland, was invited to speak at the 2008 United Nations Conference on the Status of Women on the topic, "The Community Costs of Child Molesters."


CONNIE J. MANSON, '72, received the Geoscience Information Society's 2008 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award.

PAUL E. COLLICOTT, '73, of Chicago, was honored with the 2008 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

LEONARD GOODISMAN, '74, of Bothell, wrote a children's book, Detective A: The Case of the Missing Silver Spoon.

NANCY GOULD-HILLIARD, '75, retired in 2005 as a PR officer at the University of Idaho and WSU. She returned to the Mercer Island Reporter, where she currently works as a columnist/feature writer.

After 27 years in the aerospace and defense industry, TOM CAPTAIN, '77, of Seattle, was recently promoted to vice chairman and global and U.S. leader of Deloitte's Aerospace and Defense industry group.

EDMUND K. JOYCE, '77, of San Diego, received first place from the Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Chapter in the radio breaking news/live category for his coverage of the La Jolla landslide.

MONTE L. BRIDGES, '78, of Seattle, was elected superintendent of the Puget Sound Educational Service District for 2009.

MARLIN APPELWICK, '79, received the 2008 Judicial Leadership Award from the Washington State Access to Justice Board in recognition of his leadership and commitment.

MICHAEL A. MORRISEY, '79, wrote a graduate textbook, Health Insurance, that was recently published by the Health Administration Press.


MERYL CAMIN SOSA, '81, of Highland Park, Ill., recently became the Executive Director of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.

JANA KAIDA SILVA, '82, is working as a maternal fetal medicine specialist at the Fetal Diagnostic Institute of the Pacific in Honolulu. She has three children, one of whom is currently a freshman at the UW.

QUYNHGIAO LE, '84, of Bellevue, was chosen by Women of Color magazine, the IBM Corporation, and the selection panel of the National Women of Color Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Conference to receive the 2008 Research Leadership Award.

DOUGLAS KALLERSON, '87, is married and lives in Dublin, Ireland, where he works as an artist/ illustrator. One of his illustrations hangs in the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem, while another is currently on display at the PTSB Bank in Dublin.

LARS NILSEN, '89, of Bow, recently became senior vice president of global sales at Designer Whey.


Conservationist DAVE ALLISON, '90, of Gwynn Oak, Md., has helped protect more than a half-million square miles of U.S. waters from bottom trawling. He is currently working at Oceana as the director of a campaign to stop destructive trawling.

JANE E. GOODCHILD, '92, of Puyallup, works as an RN and is part of the IV/PICC team at Good Samaritan Healthcare.

DAVID S. SMITH, '93, of Richland, was elected as a fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers. He works as a project manager for the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Agency.

KIMBERLY D. MULARONI, '97, of St. Petersburg, Fla., is a pediatrician. She had her second daughter in April.


JANIECE HOPPER, '00, of Snohomish, recently published a novel, Cracked Bat. She teaches English as a second language at Frank Wagner Elementary School.

NALANI LINDER, '00, was elected to the board of directors of the Pacifi c Northwest Organizational Development Network.

JESSICA DE BARROS, '02, of Seattle, was accepted to the Broad Residency in Urban Education, a two-year program that works to improve management practices in urban education systems.

GIGI DEVAULT, '04, is employed as a senior market research analyst for Russell Investments in Tacoma. She is also working on a play for high school students, which she hopes to have in production for Holocaust Remembrance day.

DAN CANTRELL, '05, of Seattle, is the new executive director of Futurewise.

CHRISTOPHER J. SAHLSTROM, '05, is finishing his family medicine residency and will be joining a private practice in Wasilla, Alaska.

LEE DUNBAR, '06, of Washington, D.C., was married to Lindsay Shadrick this past June. He works as a national security analyst.

BRITTNEY CAMPBELL, '07, of Marysville, is currently living in Dublin, Ireland. She is working in office administration, but plans to return to school in the next few years.

STEVE GIBBONS, '07, of Redwood City, Calif., worked as an intern in the wildlife biology program at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Southern California.

MIA REYES, '07, of Seattle, recently became employed with Crooked Trails, a non-profit travel organization that works to promote culturally sensitive tourism.

EMILY SWEET, '08, of Piedmont, Calif., won a biology teaching fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. She will receive nearly $150,000 over the course of fi ve years. Emily co-founded an adult education school in Liberia and taught at an elementary school in Kenya. She currently teaches in San Mateo, Calif.


BETTY VITOUSEK, '40, retired in 1988 after 14 years on the Hawaii State Supreme Court. She received her law degree from Stanford University in 1948 and practiced family law for many years. From 1961 to 1968, she served as the first executive director of the Hawaii Bar Association. She was appointed to the Hawaii Circuit Court in 1970, and to the State Supreme Court four years later.

After serving five years as president of South Seattle Community College, JILL WAKEFIELD, '83, is about to become chancellor of the Seattle Community Colleges. She will be the fi rst woman ever to hold the post. Her years as president saw the creation of a sustainable-construction program, an applied bachelor's degree program in hospitality management and a health-care training program at the Georgetown campus. She will be replacing Charles Mitchell, '65, beginning Jan. 1.

KATE BETTERTON, '84, recently published her fi rst novel, Where the Lake Becomes the River. The novel explores racial tensions in the Mississippi Delta, beginning during the Jim Crow era. Where the Lake Becomes the River won the Novello Literary Award and was listed in Publishers Weekly's 2008 fall preview. Betterton currently lives in North Carolina, where she maintains a psychotherapy practice.

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