1950 | John A. Wightman, '50 (Eleanor), Salt Lake City, has walked from Salt Lake City to his birthplace of Payson, Utah, every year for the last eight years. Now 82 years old, Wightman plans to walk the 63 miles two more times to make it an even 10 years in a row.
1960 | Louise Gentry Jorgensen, '60, EdD '01 (John, '63), Roosevelt, Utah, is retiring from Duchesne County School District after 40 years of service.
1965 | Chris L. Jefferies, '65, MPA University of Pittsburgh '74 , PhD University of Oklahoma '97 (Betty), Duncan, Okla., published his LDS historybased novel, Zion's Promise, dramatizing the middle period of LDS emigration to Utah. He is executive director of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and Museum.
1967 | LeRoy R. Cobia, '67, MS '71, PhD Ohio State University '74 (Janice), Council Bluffs, Iowa, received the Bayer National Leadership Award and was named a fellow of the North Central Weed Science Society. Steve P. Epperson, '67, MBA University of Texas '69 (Jane), Cornwall, England, established the Anchorage House Guest Lodge with his wife. The lodge was awarded the Les Routiers Bed and Breakfast of the Year title for 2003. Antony M. O. Sarver, '67, MBA '68 (Shirley Robertson, '67), Liberty, Mo., was named Realtor of the Year for the 7,000-plus member Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors. Sarver is also president-elect of the Heartland Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors and state director for the Missouri Association of Realtors.
1969 | Myron D. Jones, '69, MS West Coast University '75 (Kristine), Newbury Park, Calif., was promoted to the office of president for NMB Technologies. Jones had previously served as executive vice president and general manager of the technologies division.
1973 | David G. Williams, '73, JD '76 (Marilyn), Sandy, Utah, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Williams practices law with the firm Snow, Christensen & Martineau and focuses his practice on the defense of medical malpractice cases.
1975 | Robert S. Coombs, '75, MS University of Southern California '81 (Vonnie Coombs, '74), Idaho Falls, Idaho, retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel and received the Meritorious Service Medal for his active duty work with Operation Enduring Freedom after Sept. 11. David W. Slaughter, '75, JD '81 (Connie Brower, '78), Sandy, Utah, was elected to serve as a member of Snow, Christensen & Martineau law firm's board of directors. Slaughter centers his practice on contract formation, commercial and construction litigation, and dispute resolution.
1976 | Martin H. Craven, '76, MBA University of Utah '84 (Elaine Fetzer, '74), Holladay, Utah, was elected treasurer and director of investor relations at Questar, a Salt Lake Citybased integrated energy company.
1981 | Keith L. Thurgood, '81, MBA Boston University '87, MS Army War College '00, PhD Capella University, '03 (Carol), Plano, Texas, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is the director of supply chain management with PepsiCo.
1983 | Kevin B. Reeve, '83 (Susan Rusin, '88), Tabernacle, N.J., teaches man tracking to military, law enforcement, and search and rescue teams and consults on individual tracking cases. He and his wife have seven children. Thomas A. Wellman, '83, MAcc University of Hawaii '84 (Donna), Pearl City, Hawaii, was promoted to vice president, controller, and treasurer of Alexander & Baldwin. Wellman serves on BYUHawaii's College of Business Advisory Council and the University of Hawaii School of Accountancy Advisory Committee.
1984 | S. Tom Foster, '84, MBA University of Missouri '88, PhD University of Missouri '93 (Casie), Kuna, Idaho, was selected as chair of the Department of Networking, Operations, and Information Systems at Boise State University. Foster published the book Managing Quality: An Integrative Approach and founded the Web site www.freequality.org.
1985 | David D. Dyck Jr., '85, MS Ohio University '87, DO University of Health Sciences '95 (Wendy Van Wagoner, '80), Kansas City, Mo., was the unanimous recipient of DOCARE's Ernest A. Allaby Award. Dyck had previously served as president of DOCARE, a voluntary organization that provides medical missions to Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
1986 | Ann Peterson Stewart, '86 (Scott, '86), Midland, Ga., is head engineer for Precision Components International (PCI). She has worked in Israel, training engineers how to use computers, and helped PCI win a contract making golf-club heads.
1988 | Robert Y. Cornilles, '88 (Allison), Tualatin, Ore., received the 2004 40 Under 40 Award in Oregon from The Business Journal. Cornilles is president and founder of Game Face, an international training and career placement company based in Portland. He and his wife have three sons. Mikel A. Minor, '88 (Teresa Jones, '93), American Fork, Utah, will form an independent television production company and consulting firm. Minor has been involved in many aspects of the business, including positions with KBYU Sports, KSL-TV, SportsWest, and the Blue & White Network.
1990 | Keith A. Call, '90, JD '93 (Carrie Strong, '90), Draper, Utah, was elected to serve as a member of Snow, Christensen & Martineau law firm's board of directors. Call has tried several cases and argued appeals before the Utah Supreme Court. Jeffrey S. Hills, '90 (Sharee), Lehi, Utah, was promoted to laboratory manager for Nelson Laboratories in Salt Lake City. He has been employed at the microbiology lab for 14 years.
1991 | Todd L. Irwin, '91 (Heather Robison, '92), Redwood Shores, Calif., was named a partner at A&R Partners and promoted to the executive team. Previously, Irwin served as senior vice president at Coltrin & Associates. Judy Louise Jorgensen, '91, JD '94, Herriman, Utah, works for the law firm Lundberg & Associates in foreclosure and bankruptcy. She married David Imlay in February 2004.
1992 | James V. Rabdau, '92 (Tracy), Sugar House, Utah, was appointed creative director for the Summit Group. He has been credited for redesigning Intel home pages and developing Coca Cola's annual reports and has done work for several national clients.
1993 | Wade G. Mathews, '93 (Kristen), Tooele, Utah, was elected to serve a two-year term on the board of directors for the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce. Mathews is the public information officer for Tooele County Emergency Management.
1994 | J. Robert Ahlander, '94 (Julie Johnston, '93), Provo, is director of communications for the Utah League of Credit Unions. Ahlander has worked as artistic director to Vocal Point, an a cappella group he began at BYU's School of Music. Scott C. Johnson, '94 (Kristen), Spanish Fork, Utah, is cofounder and CEO of AtTask, a software company that received the Best Small Company Technology Award at the Utah Valley Technology Expo. Paul A. Mendonsa, '94, JD Santa Clara University '97 (Melissa), Sherwood, Ore., was named partner of Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman. Mendonsa practices in hardware and software patent prosecution and related matters such as validity and infringement analysis. Sean D. Reyes, '94, JD University of California, Berkeley '97 (Saysha Fawson, '94), Salt Lake City, is an attorney in the litigation department of Parsons Behle & Latimer. Reyes was elected president-elect of the Utah Minority Bar Association. Kevin G. Rose, '94, MD Meharry Medical College '98 (Kamryn Hanks, '93), Springville, Utah, completed a fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in plastic and migraine surgery.
1995 | Joshua J. Harr, '95, PhD '02, American Fork, Utah, was selected as one of the vSpring Capital Top 100 Venture Entrepreneurs in Utah.
1996 | Bradley S. Leone, '96 (Tiffany Terry, '96), Maumee, Ohio, is director of public relations for the marketing and communications firm Hart Associates. Before joining Hart Associates, Leone was senior associate at Coltrin & Associates.
1997 | Amy Vause English, '97 (James), St. George, Utah, is coinventor of the Good Decision Chair, a comprehensive parenting system. English, who was graphic/product designer for the project, is also general manager of Good Decisions Products. Cherie L. Call, '97 (Joseph Anderson, '99), Springville, Utah, received the Pearl Award for Songwriter of the Year. She has performed with Jericho Road and is regularly invited to perform at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe. Terry D. Haws, '97, MS '99 (Nicole Wolford, '98), East Hartford, Conn., became a licensed professional engineer. He works for Pratt & Whitney as a propulsion engineer.
1998 | M. Florencia Bellittieri Rodriguez, '98 (Leonardo), Sante Fe, Argentina, married in 2000 and had her first child in 2001. She has served as a president for Young Women, Relief Society, and Primary. Peter H. Donaldson, '98, JD University of Utah '02 (Jinjer Smith, '99), Orem, Utah, completed a judicial clerkship with Federal District Court Judge Paul G. Cassell and accepted a position as an associate with Snell & Wilmer. Donaldson will practice in the commercial litigation group.
1999 | Lauri Bertrand Blanch, '99, MA '02 (Robert, '00), Kansas City, Mo., graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and will do a residency in pediatrics at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Matthew T. Bullock, '99, MBA University of Utah '03, Salt Lake City, is the new corporate office franchise support representative for Kid to Kid, a retail store that buys and sells gently used children's goods. Jason P. Fletcher, '99 (Jennifer), Orem, Utah, is cofounder and COO of AtTask, a software company that received the Best Small Company Technology Award at the Utah Valley Technology Expo. He also serves on the advisory committee for BYUIdaho computer science and engineering. Justin B. Kunz, '99 (Heidi Groninger, '98), Sandy, Utah, a contemporary realist painter and graphic designer, was selected as one of only 18 master designers in the U.S. Mint's Artistic Infusion Program. Kunz will submit at least one new design per year for a coin or medal program.
2000 | Robert M. Blanch, '00 (Lauri Bertrand, '99), Kansas City, Mo., graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and will do a preliminary year in internal medicine at the University of Kansas. Christopher Corbett, '00 (Eliza Ybarra, '00), Phoenix, began work on a doctorate in clinical psychology at Argosy University. He plans to specialize in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Abraham Knell, '00 (Gretchen Hanson, '98), Provo, is co-founder and EVP of AtTask, a software company that received the Best Small Company Technology Award at the Utah Valley Technology Expo. Daniel T. McInnis, MFA '00, Laredo, Texas, accepted a full-time, tenure-track position teaching studio art at Laredo Community College (LCC). He had been a visiting full-time professor at LCC since August 2003.
2002 | LeeAnne Hill Adams, MA '02 (Brian, '02), Draper, Utah, won the David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award for her play Archipelago, which tells the story of the imprisonment of Russian intellectuals and artists during Stalin's reign. BYU produced the play during spring 2003. Nathan J. Bowler, '02 (Lezlee), Provo, is cofounder and CTO of AtTask, a software company that received the Best Small Company Technology Award at the Utah Valley Technology Expo. Russell A. Rands, '02, Oak Hill, Va., is cofounder of Imagine Life, a human rights advocacy group created in Washington, D.C., which recently launched a campaign to raise public awareness of human rights violations.
2003 | Ian N. Lowman, '03, (Anne Loughran, '05), Provo, was awarded an Andrew Mellon Fellowship for 200405. He will attend the University of California, Berkeley to pursue a PhD in South and Southeast Asian Studies.