1956 | Andre J. Mostert, '56, MA '69 (Tepa), Champaign, Ill., retired as administrator of the Land of Lincoln Consortium and was honored for 26 years of outstanding service when June 24, 2002, was proclaimed Andre J. Mostert Day in Illinois.
1964 | Edward E. Sandstrom, '64, and his wife, Linda Taylor Sandstrom, '62, Honolulu, Hawaii, have purchased and will operate as a family the Green Gate Village Historic Inn, Restaurant, and General Store in St. George, Utah.
1965 | Grenade Curran, '65 (Marta Macdonald, '78), Orem, Utah, competed in the World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. He has worked in the film industry since graduating from BYU.
1967 | Francis R. Cherry Jr., '67, MS University of Wisconsin--Green Bay '74 (Patricia Casey, '67), Eagle River, Alaska, has been named deputy director of operations of the Bureau of Land Management and is a respected, innovative manager and leader. David P. Taylor Jr., '67 (Donna), Portland, Ore., has been named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a status conferred upon a member with at least 10 years of active engineering practice who has made significant contributions to the field.
1968 | Douglas J. Gant, '68 (Cheryl), Bakersfield, Calif., is the 2002 recipient of the Jack F. Derrickson Award given annually to honor teachers of insurance courses. He is a team manager with State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.
1969 | Gary E. Condie, '69 (Myrna), Stevenson Ranch, Calif., was named by San Fernando Valley Business Journal as one of the top 25 CPAs in the greater San Fernando Valley region.
1970 | Richard B. West, '70 (Dawn), Yuma, Ariz., was named principal of Arizona Desert Elementary in San Luis, Ariz. He has been in education for more than 30 years and was Yuma County Teacher of the Year in 1993.
1971 | Bill P. Benac, '71, MBA '73, JD Pace University '84 (Barbara Taylor, '91), Dallas, Texas, is the new chief financial officer of Kinko's and is in charge of all accounting, treasury, tax, financial planning, and internal audit functions. F. Steven Lough, '71 (Kerrie Sullivan, '71), Escondido, Calif., retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration after 31 years of service. He ended his career as assistant special agent in charge of the San Diego Field Division. Sharon Tiffany Tiesiera, '71 (Randall, '72), Hilmar, Calif., received a master's degree in library science from San Jose State University and is employed as a high school librarian for the Patterson Joint Unified School District.
1974 | Charles A. Green, '74, MA '77 (Cynthia), Cheney, Wash., retired after 28 years of military service. His last assignment was chair of the Military Science Department at Eastern Washington University.
1975 | James W. Thatcher, '75 (Coleen Rhodes, '76), La Canada Flintridge, Calif., composed a trio for piano, violin, and cello, which had its world premiere with the Pacific Trio. His Symphony No. 2 was performed at the Sunflower Music Festival in Topeka, Kan.
1976 | Timothy E. Flanigan, MA '76 (Katie Berntsen, '75), Great Falls, Va., is deputy counsel and deputy assistant to President George W. Bush. During the George Bush administration he served as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel. Janice Barrett Graham, '76 (Stephen F., '74), Pleasant Grove, Utah, co-wrote a book with Merrill Osmond called Let the Reason Be Love about Osmond's life and experiences.
1979 | Donald L. Green, '79 (Tamara Dayley, '81), Lakewood, Wash., was appointed by Governor Gary Locke of Washington to serve a four-year term on the state's Industrial Safety & Health Advisory Board and was elected treasurer to the board. Steve D. Lords, '79 (Vicki), Spring, Texas, received the prestigious Danny B. Parrish Outstanding Leadership Award from the Construction Financial Management Association for excellence as an industry leader. G. Knude Swensen, '79, PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign '87 (Doris Dickson, '70), Dickinson, N.D., was granted academic tenure by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and was promoted to associate professor of business.
1981 | Dee T. Allsop, '81, MA Ohio State University '86 (Charmaine), Fairfax, Va., received the 1999 David Ogilvy Award for "The New Steel" advertising campaign. He is employed with Wirthlin Worldwide. H. Scott Hinton, '81 (Sharon Snow, '79), Logan, Utah, was appointed dean of the College of Engineering at Utah State University. He previously served as chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas.
1982 | Ann Garrick Albertson, '82 (Wyatt, '82), Santa Ana, Calif., is serving a second term as a school board member for the Tustin Unified School District and was board president in 2000. She has three children, one who is attending BYU. Glenn J. Hinton, '82, MS '83 (Vicki), Portland, Ore., received the computer industry's prestigious Maurice Wilkes Award during the International Symposium on Computer Architecture in May 2002. Stephen E. Thompson, JD '82 (Donna), Naples, Fla., was selected as a managing partner of the Florida offices of Roetzel & Andress and has practiced real estate, land use, and business law for more than 20 years.
1983 | Brian L. Bingham, '83, MS '85 (Cynthia Doerfler, '86), Anacortes, Wash., received the Minority Access Mentor Role Model Award for his work introducing members of ethnic or racial groups underrepresented in science to academic careers in marine science. Joseph W. Nichols, '83, MS Air Force Institute of Technology '87 (Diane Oniki, '81), Niceville, Fla., has been appointed commander of the 46th Test Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base. Rick L. Richmond, '83, JD George Washington University '86 (Linda Degraw, '81), La Canada, Canada, is the new president of the George Washington Law Alumni Association and is a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.
1984 | John H. Dalrymple, '84 (Cathryn), Henderson, Nev., joined CableRep Las Vegas as vice president and general manager and is responsible for the advertising sales functions in Las Vegas. Jesse L. Riddle, '84, JD '88 (Lisa Foote, '87), Sandy, Utah, was appointed to the board of regents for the Harris Manchester College at Oxford University, a board comprised of 22 members serving three-year terms.
1985 | Jesse R. Aros, '85, MA New York University '87, PhD University of North Dakota--Grand Forks '95 (Patricia), Mangilao, Guam, was appointed to the Council of Representatives for the American Psychological Association. Mark J. Asplund, '85, JD Cornell University '88 (Jennifer England, '91), Seattle, Wash., was elected president of the board of directors of the Bellevue Philharmonic and has been a member of the board since 2000. D. Michael Ballard, '85 (Robin), Henderson, Nev., has been named to the board of directors for Black Mountain Community Bank and is a board member of the Marriott School of Management. David A. Carter, '85, MBA Utah State University '90, PhD University of Georgia '96 (Heidi), Stillwater, Okla., received the 2002 Merrick Foundation Teaching Award for bringing about a better understanding of the American free-enterprise system. David M. Tietjen, '85, MBA '88 (Lisa Willardson, '95), Layton, Utah, joined Ogden-based MarketStar and is responsible for strategy, products and services, business development, events, and communication.
1987 | Robert E. Bluth, '87, JD Willamette University '90 (Kelly), Medford, Ore., was promoted to senior vice president/general counsel of Bear Creek Corp. and is responsible for legal counsel on corporate issues and legal services. Dale A. Kimball, '87, JD University of Texas, Austin '90 (Mary), Flower Mound, Texas, was appointed senior legal counsel of Latin America for Nokia. He supervises the activities of Nokia's in-house lawyers in Brazil and Mexico.
1988 | Brian T. Kershisnik, '88 (Suzanne Christensen, '91), Kanosh, Utah, is an artist whose work can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City and who had a book written about his art. Gary M. Riding, '88, MBA University of California, Berkeley '93 (Melissa Williams, '92), Highland Village, Texas, was named president of Verizon's Central Texas Region and will be responsible for retail, indirect and business sales, finance, and operations.
1989 | Jack J. Brannelly, '89, JD '92 (Julie Johnson, '89), Draper, Utah, was named vice president of legal affairs at 4Life Research. He has more than 10 years of experience in domestic and international corporate law. David S. Doty, '89, JD '93, PhD '99 (Rori), Columbia, S.C., is an attorney with Duff, Turner, White & Boykih, which represents more than 50 school districts and colleges in South Carolina. He and Rori welcomed a new baby boy, Blake, into their home in March. Junko Takahashi Matsuda, '89 (Toshiharu), Ota Gunma, Japan, lectured at Miyagi University for three years and is now married and has a daughter, born in December 2001. Layne R. Morris, '89 (Leisl), South Jordan, Utah, is an Army sergeant first class and returned home to a hero's welcome 11 days after he was wounded in Afghanistan by grenade shrapnel to the face.
1990 | Wil W. Osborn, '90, MBA Westminster College '94 (Traci Jensen, '90), Omaha, Neb., is the vice president of performance measurement for Commercial Federal Bank in Omaha, Neb. Charles A. Smith, '90, MBA University of Rochester '90 (Angela), Gilbert, Ariz., was promoted to managing director of the MONY Group's Arizona/New Mexico territory. The MONY Group is a $50 billion financial services company.
1992 | Dwight J. Anderson, '92 (Terri Marshall, '89), Maryville, Tenn., has five sons between the ages of two and 12 and is working in quality control management for TWI-Yamaha Vonore. Candace Gibb May, '92, MEd '98 (Trent, '94), Provo, is the founder and was named president of My Family Tales, an international company that helps individuals and families create personalized storybooks.
1993 | Geoffrey M. Thatcher, '93 (Tanya Neal, '94), Loveland, Ohio, accepted a position as creative director with tompeterscompany and will oversee the company's research and development, Web site, and new publishing venture.
1994 | Russell E. Arnold, '94 (Mary Jane Hansen, '93), Cedar Hills, Utah, was made the marketing director for DVO Enterprises, a consumer software company in Alpine, Utah. R. Eric Beaver, JD '94 (Sharon), Hauula, Hawaii, was named president and CEO of Hawaii Reserves, which manages Church-affiliated property and infrastructure in Hawaii. Yong Dai, MS '94, PhD '94 (Jean Zeng, '88), Shreveport, La., received the Outstanding Faculty Award for Excellence in Research at Louisiana State University in Shreveport for 2002. He is a tenured associate professor of psychology. Christopher B. McCullock, '94 (Christina Diel, '94), Las Vegas, graduated from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV where he acted as note editor for the Nevada Law Journal. He will serve as a judicial clerk for the U.S. District Court. Michael J. Wilwand, '94 (Michelle Stott, '93), Norristown, Pa., was awarded a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
1995 | Bret F. Busacker, '95, MBA Washington State University '97, JD Ohio State University '00 (Siri Bjorn, '98), Avon, Ohio, was named an associate at Ulmer & Berne law firm; his practice will focus on employee benefits and tax groups. Rebecca Anderson Wilhite, '95 (Scott, '95), Heber City, Utah, wrote the novel Heaven Touched Me, an uplifting story of hope and healing written for both the LDS community and a broader audience.
1996 | Kathleen Holbrook, '96, MA Harvard University '01 (Sam Brown), Cambridge, Mass., was recognized as one of three outstanding teachers by the Undergraduate Council at the 20th annual Levenson Awards banquet for her class Personal Choice and Global Transformation. Allyn L. Langford, '96 (Sabrina Rosenhan, '93), Gilbert, Ariz., graduated from the University of Denver Law School in May 2001 and accepted a job with Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix. Shayla Juarez Maybury, '96 (James), Sacramento, Calif., graduated with honors from Southern California University, receiving a master's degree in organizational/industrial psychology. Jared P. Rutter, '96 (Deena) Carrolton, Texas, received a PhD in bio-chemistry from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He was the recipient of the Nominata Award, the highest honor given by the Southwestern Graduate School. David R. Stroud, '96 (Randi), Ogden, Utah, accepted the position of planner with the city of Orem, Utah. He was previously with Summit County, Utah, as a lead planner. Phillip J. Sutton, '96 (DaNae), Bremerton, Wash., completed the Officer Indoctrination Course at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, R.I.
1997 | Rodney R. Blake, '97, MS '98 (Anamarie Nielsen, '95), Great Falls, Mont., received his license to practice structural engineering in Montana. He works for Thomas, Dean & Hoskins and has five children. Ryan L. Marshall, '97, MS '99, JD '02 (Tonya Nelson, '97), Provo, joined Parsons Behle & Latimer and is a member of the corporate, tax, and technology department and focuses his practice on intellectual property.
1998 | Michael H. Headrick, '98 (Rachel Powers, '02), Dublin, Ohio, is a television news reporter for the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, and won an Emmy Award. He received an honorable mention by the Ohio Associated Press as best reporter in a large market. Kris H. Rosander, '98, San Francisco, Calif., graduated with high honors as a doctor of dental surgery and is joining his father, W. Kris Rosander, in practice in Salt Lake City.
1999 | Tiffany Andreasen Crop, '99, and her husband, Jason B. Crop, '00, MS '00, Windsor, Colo., received patent pending status on their invention Movie Shield, an audio/video accessory that shields offensive language and visual scenes from movies.
2001 | Paul M. Christiansen, '01, MAcc '01 (Lorana Broadbent, '01), Phoenix, received the second highest score in Arizona on the May 2002 CPA exam. He and his wife are expecting their second child in March. Ryan L. Hancock, '01 (Cori Cardall, '93), Draper, Utah, joined the Salt Lake office of Intermountain Financial Group. He was named Multiple Sclerosis Outstanding Collegiate Male Athlete while attending BYU.
2002 | Jamon A. Holzhouser, '02, Vancouver, Wash., received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Fla. Jared L. Harwood, '02, Orlando, Fla., completed the Officer Indoctrination Course at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, R.I. Cyrus B. Javadi, '02 (Annie Fitzgerald, '99), Spanish Fork, Utah, has joined the Orem office of Intermountain Financial Group. He worked previously in the local financial industry. Cortney B. Stringham, '02 (Teri Griffiths, '02), Provo, received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola, Fla.