'31 Belle Harris Wilson, '31 (Edward), and Madge Harris Tuckett, '35 (Eugene), both American Fork, Utah, autographed their book, The Martin Harris Story, when it was reintroduced for sale during the annual book fair at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City in August 2000. The first edition was published in 1983. The sisters have taught in the elementary and secondary schools of Emery, Uintah, and Utah Counties and served as missionary companions in 1986 in the Hyde Park Regional Genealogical Library in London.
'58 Joan Schoenfeld Rosell, '58, Midvale, Utah, was named Ms. Utah Senior America 2000. She is the mother of two children, Robert and Michael, and the grandmother of two, Zander and Jordan. She began claiming pageant titles in the 1950s, starting with Miss Cleveland. Since then, she has won Miss Ohio, Miss BYU (in 1956), Dream Girl of Ohio, and Miss Hollywood.
'59 Melvin S. Tagg, MS '59, PhD '63 (Wilma Hansen, '52), Cardston, Alberta, completed postdoctoral work at BYU and the University of Calgary in business consulting and administration. He formerly served as vice president of instruction and vice president of finance and administration at Medicine Hat College, as well as president of Management Training Associates. He has also been a religion instructor at BYU. He now serves as the mayor of Cardston and alderman for the city of Medicine Hat, and he is listed in nine international biographical encyclopedias. He and Wilma have seven children and 32 grandchildren.
'61 Lynn S. Farnsworth, '61 (Mary Clark, '58), Mesa, Ariz., recently retired as chair of the OB-GYN department at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He was also serving as OB-GYN consultant to the Army Surgeon General, and he received the General Chennault Award as outstanding teacher in 1996. He is now the interim chair of the OB-GYN department at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix.
'64 Richard Fred Charles, '64, MA University of Washington '66, PhD University of San Francisco '80 (Susan Felts, '62), Hood River, Ore., has retired from two California college presidencies and now enjoys coaching basketball, teaching high school Spanish at the community college, and taking high school students to Spain every year. Susan is a substitute teacher for high school.
'65 R. Vivian Acosta, '65, MS '67, PhD University of Southern California '74, West Brookfield, Mass., received her field's highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators. She is a professor emerita at Brooklyn College, where she has served for 32 years. She is the author of four books and has held many positions, including president of the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport. Trudy DeLois Whittaker, '65 (Charles, '68), Corona, Calif., has been selected as a Home Town Hero by the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Foundation for her many years of dedicated service to children.
'67 James Swan, '67, MLIS '71 (Diana), Great Bend, Kan., recently published his fourth book, The Librarian's Guide to Genealogical Research. His other books are Automating Small Libraries, Working Together, and Fundraising for the Small Public Library. He has been the director of the Central Kansas Library System and the Great Bend Public Library since 1977. He is also an adjunct instructor at Barton County Community College. He and Diana have four children and nine grandchildren.
'73 David E. Boyle, '73, MS '76, PhD '79 (Cynthia J. Berrett, '76), Monroe, La., is an associate professor and was recently appointed director of behavioral science in family medicine at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He has served in many positions in science and medicine in the South since 1983. He has sat on many committees and boards and has published numerous professional papers. He and Cynthia are the parents of five children.
'76 Douglas L. Nielsen, '76, MS Auburn University '77, PhD '94 (Anita Mason, '74), Cedar Hills, Utah, has been honored as a 2000 recipient of the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education, which includes $10,000. He directs Alpine School District's Summit Programs, which serve at-risk students. A licensed psychologist, he has a private practice specializing in adolescent issues. He and Anita have four sons.
'77 William Buskist, '77, PhD '81 (Connie), Auburn, Ala., is professor of psychology at Auburn University. He was elected by his peers as a fellow of the American Psychological Association for 2001. APA fellows are selected for their outstanding contributions to the research, teaching, or practice of psychology.
'78 Kerry D. Gale, '78, MBA '80 (Karin Franke, '77), West Des Moines, Iowa, has been named business programs coordinator and assistant professor of business at the Graceland University partnership site. He is responsible for selecting and supervising business faculty and students; he also expands course offerings to corporations and other institutions of higher learning. He has 17 years of experience in financial planning and investments with companies in the Midwest. Jonathan H. Gardner, '78, MPA '80 (Jerelyn Jenkins, '76), Tucson, Ariz., received the 2000 Outstanding Federal Healthcare Executive Award from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. This award is presented to a senior healthcare executive who has made outstanding contributions to federal healthcare or has demonstrated superior leadership or executive management ability. He and Jerelyn have four children. Joseph F. Otero Jr., '78, CVS '98 (Yasmin Anderson, '78), East Hartford, Conn., has recently been elected vice president of education for SAVE International. For the past three years, he has been serving as director over annual conferences. In 1999 he received the SAVE International Rising Star Award for his ongoing efforts to promote the company.
'80 J. Lynn Jones, '80, MEd '82, EDS '86 (Gayleen), Spanish Fork, Utah, is the principal of Mapleton Elementary School in Mapleton, Utah. He was named Utah's National Distinguished Principal and honored by Richard Riley, the United States Secretary of Education in Washington, D.C. In October 2000 he was recognized as a Milken National Educator, and he will receive a $25,000 award in Los Angeles this summer. He and Gayleen are the parents of four children, the oldest a freshman at BYU. Gerd Olga Bergstrom Sjokvist, '80 (Kurt William), Mockfjard, Sweden, is an artist specializing in portrait sculpture. She has been commissioned to create a sculpture in wood depicting the civilization of Lapland, which will stand outside a new public building. Her Parable of the Wise Virgins woodcarving is a permanent collection item in The Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City, where Kurt has been commissioned to create an artwork in wood called Lehi's Dream. Both she and her husband are now retired and concentrating on their art. Carol Tuttle, '80 (Jonathan, '82), Sandy, Utah, has just published her second book, Remembering Wholeness, a Handbook for Thriving in the 21st Century. Her first book, The Path to Wholeness, was well received, and her second has received good reviews. She is a master rapid eye technology therapist and has a part-time practice. She and Jonathan have four children.
'81 Reed B. Markham, '81, MA '82 (Lorena), West Jordan, Utah, was selected as TYCA West Outstanding Professor of the Year. An associate professor at Salt Lake Community College, he has been appointed to the White House Coalition for the America Reads Challenge and is listed in the 2000 edition of Contemporary Authors.
'82 Karyn Coppock Takke, '82, MSW University of Texas at Austin '89 (Vince), Tehachapi, Calif., was appointed director of Kern Bridges Adoption Agency in December 1999. She and Vince have four sons.
'83 Jack Walsh, '83 (Judy), Federal Way, Wash., recently joined Alaska Airlines as an external communications specialist. He has served as a supervisor in consumer affairs and on the airline's media response team, which mobilized earlier this year in response to media inquiries following the Flight 261 tragedy. He and Judy have five children.
'84 John O. Andersen, '84, MBA Fairleigh Dickinson '88, MA Purdue University '92 (Amanda), Portland, Ore., publishes essays about home schooling, simple living, and family travel. He and Amanda just commenced their fourth year of home schooling their two children.
'87 Dale A. Kimball Jr., '87 (Mary), Flower Mound, Texas, has been named Nokia's manager of legal services in Latin America and has relocated to Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was formerly legal counsel for Nokia in Latin America and was based in Irving, Texas.
'88 Glen Cook, JD '88 (Melody Waters, '80), Salt Lake City, has been promoted to the rank of captain in the Naval Reserve and was selected to serve as a military judge. He and Melody have four children. Dina Harris, MA '88, MEd '90, JD '91 (Brady), Vista, Calif., has been moved to the San Diego office of Best Best & Krieger to head the local school law practice. She has been with BB&K for nine years and has devoted her practice to education law, representing many public school districts.
'89 Diana Dahl, '89, Baltimore, has joined the staff of Newsnight Maryland, Maryland Public Television's daily news and public affairs program, as associate producer. She will work with segment producers and on-air anchors to coordinate news coverage. With more than eight years of experience, she has been a reporter, producer, and writer at television stations in Washington D.C., Tennessee, and Alabama.
'91 Shannon Anderson Pankow, '91, MS '94 (Thomas, '96), Salt Lake City, has earned a doctoral degree in human development, with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy, from Virginia Tech. She is now a faculty member in the MMHC program at the University of Phoenix, Utah campus. She is also a career assessment advisor at Salt Lake Community College.
'92 David M. Clark, '92, JD George Washington University '95 (Robin Cash, '92), San Diego, has joined Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison as a business and technology attorney. He will concentrate on emerging growth companies with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance and securities. He and Robin have three children. Terrian Poulson Inhester, '92 (Holgr), North Ogden, Utah, now from Munich, Germany, has earned a post-graduate degree in European community competition law from King's College London. She works as legal counsel for Compaq Computer at the company's Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
'93 Brian Kagel, '93 (Heather Campbell, '92), Dallas, has been named intranet manager for Tenet Healthcare Corporation, the No. 2 hospital chain in the United States. He is also completing his PhD in information science at the University of North Texas. Ted Nguyen, '93, MPA '98, South Jordan, Utah, has joined Wilkinson Ferrari & Co. as an account supervisor. He will supervise accounts in the firm's transportation and public affairs practices. He has also worked as public relations director for Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson, director of community and government relations for West Valley City, and communications coordinator for former U.S. Representative Bill Orton. Bonnie R. Wiseman, '93, MS California State University at Fullerton '99, Brea, Calif., is the 2000 recipient of the Shaklee Teacher Award, which recognizes up to 10 of the country's most outstanding teachers of children with disabilities. She earned a $1,000 cash award, a sculpture, and a trip to meet with senior scholars in special education from across the country. Now in her seventh year of teaching special education, she also teaches critical reading at Fullerton College.
'94 Jeffrey S. Almberg, '94, Irvine, Calif., has completed a master's degree in education from Chapman University. He will continue to teach elementary school for the Walnut Unified School District. Mark W. Newman, '94 (Kathryn Baer, '94), Tuckahoe, N.Y., has recently been promoted to vice president at Hunter & Associates public relations in New York City. He has worked at Hunter & Associates for six years and handles the Kool-Aid, Post Cereal, and Pepperidge Farm accounts. He earned an APR in September 1999. Dan Tovey, '94, MD Tulane University School of Medicine '98 (Alyson), Cedar Hills, Utah, is in the third year of the Utah Valley Family Practice Residency and is the current clinic vice chief resident at Utah Valley Hospital. He received the American Academy of Family Practice's Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Education in Family Practice. He was also honored at the 2000 American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly in Dallas. He and Alyson have one daughter, Emma. Vikki C. Trujillo, '94, Murray, Utah, has joined marchFIRST as an associate media director. She has had more than five years of media experience working for DSW Partners and Young & Rubicam in New York.
'95 Paul C. EchoHawk, '95, JD '98 (Stephanie), Meridian, Idaho, is a second-year associate for Holland and Hart in the litigation department. He has served the Justice Department in Washington D.C. for the past year. He and Stephanie have three children. Mark J. Edmunds, '95 (Elizabeth), Wickliffe, Ohio, recently earned a DPM from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He is doing a residency with University HospitalRaymond Heights. He and Elizabeth have four children. Jason R. Henrie, '95, MS '96 (Diana Flake, '96), Salt Lake City, is a civil engineer at Stanley Consultants. He successfully passed the professional engineering exam for Utah. He has been with Stanley Consultants since 1997, working on a drainage design for the I-15 North initial project in Davis County and on the design of a new interchange in Helper on U.S. 6. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. David J. King, '95 (Laurel), Hamilton Square, N.J., has been promoted to assistant vice president and chief information officer at G.S. Schwartz & Co. In this position he will lead several teams within the technology group and manage the company's IT needs. A senior account executive and account supervisor since 1997, he has provided media, marketing, and crisis management expertise and counseling to a wide range of organizations for more than five years. Lance A. Okamura, '95 (Sharon L. Laymon, '97), Fayetteville, N.C., has been serving with the military police for the last five years as a captain in the U.S. Army. He commands the Army's only Airborne Military Police Company assigned to Task Force 503 and is deployed in Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. He is also completing a master's degree in public administration from Columbus University. He and Sharon have two children. Wesley David Lynn Orr, '95 (Kimberley), Victoria, British Columbia, recently graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta Medical School. While completing his residency in Victoria, he enjoys fishing and boating with his wife and daughter. He hopes to practice ER medicine in Canada and abroad. Edward "Ted" Sharon, '95, MFA Boston University '00 (Lisa Malueg, '94), West Roxbury, Mass., has been appointed to the performance faculty in the Department of Theatre and Speech Communication at Salem State College. He completed an internship with the voice teaching staff at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, and he is one of 69 people certified as teachers of stage combat by the Society of American Fight Directors.
'97 Brent A. Andrewsen, '97, JD Washington and Lee University '00 (Brenda), Columbus, Ohio, has joined the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease. He and Brenda have two children: Ashlynn, age 5, and Kaitlynn, 6 months.
'99 Kathleen G. Warnick, '99, Draper, Utah, has joined marchFIRST as an interactive production designer. She was previously employed with DSW Partners.