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1938 | C. Bland Giddings, '38, PhD University of Cincinnati '43, MD University of Cincinnati '47 (Lucile Layton, '40), Mesa, Ariz., a cellist, was the San Marcos Symphony Honored Artist in May 2002.1953 | Elaine Pugmire Wilde, '53, Centerville, Utah, is a board member of the International Society of Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) and editor of the DUP newsletter, Legacy. She has eight children and 41 grandchildren.1964 | Gerald L. Crawford, '64 (Diane Snow, '64), Fort Collins, Colo., is the new president of the Fort Collins Board of Realtors and is owner and managing broker of Crawford-Neal GMAC Real Estate. James W. Ogilvie, '64, MD Yale University '68 (Susan Miller, '66), Minneapolis, professor and vice chair in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Minnesota, is the 200304 president of the Scoliosis Research Society. 1965 | Monte S. Nyman, EdD '65 (Mary), Buena Vista, Va., was appointed president of Southern Virginia University. He had been serving as acting president.1969 | Leslie R. Smith, '69, MPA '80, PhD '88 (Elaine Wayment, '95), Orem, Utah, was appointed assistant dean of external affairs for the College of Law at Arizona State University.1970 | A. Gerald Anderson Jr., '70 (Maria), Pasadena, Calif., is a space flight mission control engineer for the Mars Exploration Rovers, twin rovers that landed on Mars in January.1971 | Steven F. Anderson, '71 (Nancy), South Pasadena, Calif., performed the title role in Book of the Dead at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. He also toured the Hawaiian Islands as a singer aboard the Norwegian Star, a cruise ship.1972 | Lorie D. Lofgreen Fowlke, '72, JD '94 (William, '78), Orem, Utah, published her book, Thinking Divorce? Think Again! The Seven Realities You Need to Know, which discusses the consequences and realities of divorce litigation. She is a practicing family law attorney. George R. Plitnik, PhD '72, Mount Savage, Md., received an award for excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activity from the University System of Maryland. He teaches an honors class called "The Science of Harry Potter" at Frostburg State University.1973 | K. Joyce Rogers Haldeman, '73 (Steven, '74), Las Vegas, was named Administrator of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Boards. She is executive director of community and government relations for the Clark County School District.1974 | Steven J. Hovey, '74, MS West Coast University '80 (Judy Larsen, '75), Woodbridge, Va., is implementing a Web-based training program for employees of the Transportation Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.1975 | G. Kimball Langton, '75, MEd '81, EdD University of Utah '96 (Irene), Aniak, Alaska, is superintendent of the Kuspuk School District. He serves as president of a student-advocacy group working to increase educational funding for children in Alaska.1976 | Brent L. Scott, '76 (Anne), Littleton, Colo., was promoted to executive vice president of sales for EAS. Under his direction sales grew from $11 million in 2000 to $109 million in 2002.1977 | W. Norman Smallwood, MOB '77, Provo, coauthored the book Why the Bottom Line Isn't.1978 | Wayne L. Merrell, '78, MS Central Missouri State University '81, EdD Utah State University '90 (Elizabeth Thurston, '76), Story City, Iowa, is dean of Business Management and Information Technology at Des Moines Area Community College.1980 | Andrew G. Hopson, '80 (Marva Peterson, '80), Mukilteo, Wash., joined the Burson-Marsteller public relations firm as president and CEO of the northeast region. Richard H. Pieper, '80, MS '88 (Lajean Chadwick, '79), Falls Church, Va., was awarded an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship. He has been teaching mathematics for 19 years at Cokeville Junior/Senior High in Wyoming. 1983 | Kenneth Lloyd Larson, '83 (Carol), Los Angeles, received letters of commendation from the director of the History and Technology Department of the Los Angeles Central Public Library for donating several books that he wrote and illustrated.1984 | Eric J. Bergman, '84 (Anita), Kalispell, Mont., was awarded his 30th U.S. patent in semiconductor processing technology. He is a staff engineer at Semitool. Kevin F. Mitchell, '84 (Terrie Kjar, '83), Orem, Utah, filmed the documentary Last Miracle for LaVell, chronicling the last season for R. LaVell Edwards, '78, as BYU's head football coach.1986 | David C. Fullmer, '86, MM '90 (Natalie Dutson, '88), Orem, Utah, is an assistant professor of music at Utah Valley State College. He is a candidate for the doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Washington. Alyson M. Klug, '86, MBA Northwestern University, New Providence, N.J., was appointed president of Citibank's mid-Atlantic region. Stephen M. Williams, '86 (Mary Ann), Draper, Utah, is the new chief marketing officer of Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. 1987 | Lauren A. Baum, '87, Orem, Utah, was named marketing programs manager at VitalSmarts. Baum has 15 years' experience in executive leadership training and conference management.1989 | N. Kenneth Burraston, '89, JD George Washington University '95 (Cynthia), San Ramon, Calif., joined the law firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer as a member of the Technology and Intellectual Property Department.1991 | R. Dean Cloward, '91, (Tracie Ogden, '90), Rigby, Idaho, received a PhD in school psychology from the University of Arizona. He works in the Dean of Students Office at BYUIdaho. He has six children. David A. McEntire, '91, MA University of Denver '95, PhD University of Denver '00 (Kimberly McKee, '91), Corinth, Texas, published a report on business responses to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. It appeared as a chapter in Beyond September 11th: An Account of Post-Disaster Research.1992 | Jonathan D. Alston, '92, MA Simon Fraser University '94 (Jenny Hauley, '95), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, won a 2003 Professional Service Award from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts. Scott W. Galer, '92, MA University of Colorado at Boulder '95 (Tricia Wolff, '95), Rexburg, Idaho, completed a PhD in Chinese at the University of WisconsinMadison. He teaches Chinese at BYUIdaho and has two children.1993 | Michael L. Hastriter, '93, MS Air Force Institute of Technology '97, PhD University of Illinois '03 (Bethany Baum, '93), Fairborn, Ohio, was promoted to major in November 2003 and is an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Matthew B. Semadeni, '93 (Kari Karren, '95), Irmo, S.C., completed his doctoral studies at Texas A&M University and is an assistant professor of management at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Bradley J. Wiskirchen, '93, JD Notre Dame University '96 (Koleen Jackson, '92), Boise, Idaho, was elected as a partner with Holland and Hart law firm.1995 | Tricia Wolff Galer, '95 (Scott, '92), Rexburg, Idaho, was elected to the board of trustees of the Madison District Library. She has two children. Eric V. Hastriter, '95, Greenville, N.C., received an MD in June 2003 from St. George's University. He is in a residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Josh M. Reid, '95, MES Yale University '97, JD University of Arizona '00 (Tamsen Burk, '93), Salt Lake City, joined the Environmental and Natural Resources Department of Parsons Behle & Latimer law firm. Byron D. Smith, '95, MPA University of Kansas '98 (Kimberly Cordon, '95) Mesa, Ariz., was awarded the John J. McCloy Fellowship to study urban affairs in eight German cities. He is member services director with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns.1996 | Christopher T. Blair, '96, MS Tennessee State University '99, PhD University of Memphis '03 (Kimberly Stambaugh, '94), San Diego, is a clinical psychologist in the U.S. Navy. David W. Bradstreet, '96 (Kimberley), Helena, Mont., was promoted to sales manager at Mergenthaler Transfer & Storage and will manage all household sales activities in Helena, Bozeman, and Kalispell, Mont.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Portland, Ore. David E. Campbell, '96 (Kirsten Hanke, '94), Granger, Ind., received a PhD in political science from Harvard University. He is in his second year as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame. Katie Bright Lynes, '96 (John), Columbia, S.C., is a staff accountant in assurance and advisory services for Elliott Davis, a CPA firm. David W. MacArthur, '96, MA Florida State University '99, JD University of Utah '03 (Susan Woodward, '96), Orem, Utah, is a new member of the litigation department of Parsons Behle & Latimer law firm.1997 | Glenn D. Shaw, '97 (Ana Nelson, '96), Merced, Calif., is beginning work on a PhD in environmental engineering at the University of California, Merced, focusing on surface water hydrology. Marc Yamada, '97, MA '00 (Mikilani Malan, '00), Tokyo, is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Japan for a year. He is pursuing a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, in modern Japanese literature.1998 | Seth L. Hanson, '98, JD '01 (Rebecca Merrill, '98), Rocklin, Calif., joined the law firm of Mennemeier, Glassman, & Stroud. Justin C. Holt, '98 (Julie Wermes, '93), Sandy, Utah, received a doctor of optometry degree from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. He accepted a residency at the Salt Lake Veterans Hospital and Moran Eye Center. Kimberly Howard, '98, Kaysville, Utah, a teacher at West Bountiful Elementary School, attended NASA's Urban and Rural Community Enrichment Program, where she received training in teaching strategies that can be integrated into mathematics, science, geography, and language arts.1999 | Michael D. Gates, '99 (LaRay Nelson, '95), Riverton, Utah, was named lead rangeland management specialist for the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake Field Office. Nolan E. Redding, '99 (Lisa Deason, '99), Portsmouth, R.I., was recognized in 2002 by the Federal Energy Management Program for his work at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina. He has been involved in several projects focusing on energy efficiency and has passed the exam to become a certified energy manager.2000 | Michelle L. Christensen, '00, San Diego, received a JD from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. While at Thomas Jefferson Christensen made the honor roll, served as director of public relations for the Family Law Society, and was secretary for the Public Interest Law Foundation. Daniel B. Hillstrom, '00 (Emily), Aliso Viejo, Calif., was named the assistant sales manager for business development and special projects for the Southern California office of Tahitian Noni International.2002 | Chad M. Sackett, '02, Kaysville, Utah, was honored by the United Soccer Leagues as goalkeeper of the year in the Pro Select League. He had a 0.69 goals-against average and five shutouts in 17 games for the Utah Blitzz.2003 | Kory Alan Anglesey, '03, Spokane, Wash., received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Naval Aviation Schools Command, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. Robert T. Cunningham, '03 (Amanda Ohrn, '03), Provo, is a finalist in the Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He invented a reversible running stroller while a student at BYU. KEEP US POSTED
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