1961 | Don W. Mitchell, ’61 (Betsy), Tempe, Ariz., is serving with his wife as a full-time Church Educational System missionary at the Institute of Religion at Arizona State University. Don is a retired television broadcasting financial executive.

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Verl Hawes

1963 | Verl J. Hawes, ’63, MEd ’69 (Janice), Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, retired as a principal in Marsh Valley School District and is now doing emergency locater mapping of parts of Bannock County.

1967 | Helene Borresen Holt, ’67 (Lawrence, ’67), Provo, received the George Washington Honor Award from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge for her novelized biography, Exiled: The Story of John Lathrop, 1584–1653. Mark J. Howard, ’67, MPH University of California, Los Angeles ’69 (Deborah Gilgen, ’72), Las Vegas, chief executive officer of Mountain View Hospital, was recognized as one of the five “Nevada’s Most Respected CEOs” by Nevada Business Journal.

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Craig Cheney

1969 | Craig C. Cheney, ’69, MA ’73 (Marsha Van Deburg, ’69), Alexandria, Va., retired with more than 30 years of Army active and reserve service. He was honored with the Legion of Merit medal.

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Lee Monson

1970 | Lee E. Monson, ’70, MBA University of North Colorado ’78 (Heidi), Atascadero, Calif., completed his first year as an air attack captain for the California Department of Forestry flying the OV10 Bronco over Fresno area wildfires.

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Stephen Smith

1971 | W. Mitt Romney, ’71, MBA Harvard University ’75, JD Harvard University ’75 (Ann Davies, ’75), received a George Washington Medal of Honor for his role as president of the 2002 Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games. Stephen K. Smith, ’71, MLA California State Polytechnic University ’76 (Janet Purcell, ’74), Altadena, Calif., was promoted to associate of Melendrez Design Partners, a Los Angeles–based landscape-architecture and urban-design firm.

1973 | Bettie Ellis Gerard, ’73 (John), Coventry, R.I., has formed a private psychiatric social work practice in Warwick, R.I., called West Bay Psychiatric Associates.

1974 | Richard E. Decker, ’74 (Diann Rymer, ’97), Orem, Utah, had his first novel, Winning, published by Cedar Fort/Bonneville Books. Meredith McKell Graff, AA ’74, BA Lorretto Heights College ’84, MA Rutgers University ’90, JD University of Utah ’98 (Eugene), Vancouver, Wash., is a chapter author in Contested Landscape: Wilderness Policy in Utah and the West. David W. Kelly, ’74, MPA ’77 (Jessica Weiss, ’76), Vancouver, Wash., was appointed chair of the board for the newly formed Pacific/Mountain Affiliate of the American Heart Association.

1976 | Gary J. Dixon, ’76 (Susan), Aurora, Colo., has been elected to the ProLiteracy Worldwide Board of Directors. He is president of the Foundation for a Better Life.

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Olivia Smith

1979 | Clifford E. Clive, ’79, MBA Northwestern University ’81 (April Clark, ’79), Summit, N.J., was appointed by Roche Consumer Health as head of its new “Americas” region. Jane Powell, ’79, MA University of California, Los Angeles ’89, PhD University of California, Los Angeles ’97, Los Angeles, Calif., was appointed assistant dean of students at Southwestern University School of Law. Olivia Kieboom Smith, ’79 (David), Glen Allen, Va., was appointed vice president, management supervisor of Bennett Kuhn Varner, a full-service direct-response advertising agency.

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Craig Thrap

1981 | Ricard W. Jensen, ’81 (Karen Jensen, ’82), Bryan, Texas, received his doctorate in educational administration and human resources from Texas A&M University. Kent A. Jordan, ’81, JD Georgetown University ’84 (Michelle Weaver, ’81), Hockessin, Del., was approved by the U.S. Senate to fill a vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Craig A. Thrap, ’81 (Jo Anne Zalesky, ’92), Muscatine, Iowa, was promoted to director of engineering for Grain Processing Corporation, where he started in 1990 as a project engineer. Amy Stewart Winsor, ’81 (Wayne, ’81), Cary, N.C., created an elaborate quilt that was installed in the lobby of the A. J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh, N.C.

1983 | Calvin A. Porter, ’83, MS ’86, PhD Texas Tech University ’92, Slidell, La., accepted a tenure position in vertebrate zoology at Xavier University of Louisiana and spent a month doing field work in Gabon, West Africa.

1984 | Christopher M. Lamoureux, ’84, MA ’94 (Catherine Mitchell, ’94), Fredericksburg, Va., a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, was selected to attend the U.S. Army War College Fellowship Course. He was also selected for battalion command, to begin after his fellowship. David T. Pimentel, ’84, MA University of California, Berkeley ’87, JD University of California, Berkeley ’88 (Annette Bay, ’87), The Hague, Netherlands, was appointed chief of court management at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

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David Fairbanks


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Jeanette McMurty

1985 | David W. Fairbanks, ’85, MD University of Virginia ’89 (Carol), Marshall, Va., achieved the degree of fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Elizabeth Ford Hullinger, ’85 (Glenn), Cockeysville, Md., was elected a senior vice president and director of taxes of the Rouse Company, a real-estate development and management company. Jeanette Maw McMurtry, ’85 (John), Eagle, Colo., wrote Big Business Marketing for Small Business Budgets, released nationwide in April.

1986 | Jeffry S. Plowman, ’86 (Alyson Alvord, ’88), Wilton, Conn., was named an assurance and advisory partner of Deloitte & Touche in Dallas.

1987 | Mark A. Abramson, ’87, MS Air Force Institute of Technology ’94, MA Rice University ’01 (Michelle), Dayton, Ohio, completed his doctoral work at Rice University and is an assistant professor of mathematics at the Air Force Institute of Technology on Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

1988 | Joseph B. Brockbank, ’88, MBA ’90, Provo, designed an airline reservation system called “Flight Speed,” now used by 27 airlines worldwide.

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Jeffrey Ruffolo

1989 | Gregory B. Butters, ’89, JD ’92 (Tracey Reynolds, ’90), Beijing, China, is Asia operations manager for Orbit Irrigation. Bryce T. Monsen, ’89 (Sharlene), Temple, Texas, was named head football coach at Lockhart High School in Lockhart, Texas. Jeffrey Ruffolo, ’89 (Tami), Corona, Calif., was promoted by China Southern Airlines to senior advisor of international public relations.

1990 | Brian J. Fogg, ’90, MA ’92, MS Stanford University ’95, PhD Stanford University ’97, Healdsburg, Calif., published Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. Kenneth B. Stewart, ’90, MSW West Virginia University ’91 (Rebecca Hansen, ’92), Sterling Heights, Mich., was named director of the Michigan Agency of LDS Family Services.

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Kimberly Wagner

1991 | Kimberly Harris Wagner, ’91 (Thomas), Los Angeles, completed a PhD in organizational behavior at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

1993 | James D. Outzen, ’93 (Kirsten Call, ’93), Bealeton, Va., received a PhD in public policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is deputy director of strategic planning at the National Reconnaissance Office.

1994 | George Manolis, ’94 (Kathryn), Cato, N.Y., was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and is in charge of the Internal Affairs Division of the Onondaga County Department of Correction.

1995 | Janeen Severson Golightly, ’95 (Gary, ’73), Provo, joined Selph and Smith Marketing Solutions as an account manager and producer and will assist clients with two specialized TV advertising programs known as “Shot Utah” and “Hot Spots.”

1996 | Deborah Peterson Huber, ’96 (Scott, ’97), Rocklin, Calif., was nominated “Teacher Who Makes a Difference for Placer County” and is a reading recovery teacher in Roseville, Calif. Brian L. Mower, ’96, MAcc ’96 (Ruby), South Jordan, Utah, was appointed chief accounting officer of IOMED, a developer of active drug delivery systems. Treb H. W. Winegar, ’96, MA Yale University ’98, JD University of California, Davis ’02 (Zulma Castañeda, ’96), Davis, Calif., is a new attorney at McDonough, Holland, and Allen.

1997 | Chongchun Zeng, PhD ’97 (Hui), Charlottesville, Va., was granted a Faculty Early Career Development Award by the National Science Foundation, a competitive five-year award of $400,000. Diann Rymer Decker, ’97 (Richard E., ’74), Orem, Utah, was promoted to human resources consultant in Intermountain Health Care (IHC). She was named a 2002 Oustanding HR Employee for IHC’s Urban South Region. Shannon Thomas Griffin, ’97 (Jason), San Diego, passed the Professional Engineering Licensing Exam. She cares for her two daughters while her husband serves in the Persian Gulf with the U.S. Marines. Matthew K. Smith, ’97, JD Boston University ’01 (Elizabeth Smart, ’98), Broomfield, Colo., was featured in a Boston University School of Law catalog describing his experiences on a study abroad program at the University of Oxford.

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Cara Breiter

1998 | Cara Hansen Breiter, ’98 (Eric, ’98), St. George, Utah, received a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Idaho State University and is employed in the Washington County School District. Jay D. Call, ’98 (Laura Garbinski, ’98), Riverside, Calif., accepted a criminal investigator position with the U.S. Customs Service.

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Douglas Larsen

1999 | Douglas P. Larsen, ’99 (Molly Hulihan, ’99), Salt Lake City, received an MD from the University of Utah School of Medicine and has accepted a residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

2000 | Thomas M. Joachim, ’00 (Amy Thompson, ’99), Willow Grove, Pa., a third-year law student at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, was part of the school’s national trial team, which won its 15th consecutive Region III championship. Autumn McEwen McAlpin, ’00 (James, ’00), Huntington Beach, Calif., wrote Real Life, Here I Come! A Survival Guide to the World after Graduation, released nationwide in April.

2001 | Therasa M. Nettesheim, ’01, Juneau, Ala., was promoted to lieutenant junior grade while serving at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office.

2002 | Jamon A. Holzhouser, ’02, Vancouver, Wash., graduated from the Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in South Carolina, qualifying him to operate a reactor on a nuclear- powered submarine or aircraft carrier. James W. Shefchik, ’02 (Natalia Nemcikova, ’01), Oxnard, Calif., graduated from the Navy’s Basic Civil Engineer Corps Officer School, where he received instruction in engineering and financial management, network analysis, and naval organization.

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