1957 | L. Douglas Smoot (BS ’57, BES ’57, MS University of Washington ’58, PhD University of Washington ’60; Marian [’81]; Provo) was selected by the University of Washington to receive the R. Wells Moulton Distinguished Alumnus Medallion; he will be included in the hall of fame in the university’s Chemical Engineering Department.
1964 | Jeffrey R. Matsen (BA ’64, JD University of California ’67; Susan Davis [BS ’70], Newport Beach, Calif.), one of the country’s leading estate planning and business transactional attorneys and a father of seven, received the 2007 Father of the Year Award from the Orange County Father’s Day Council and the American Diabetes Association.
1966 | Mick Reber (BFA ’66, MFA ’68; Mary; Los Fresnos, Texas) has released a hardbound book titled Longings of the Heart: Prose and Paintings, in a limited edition of 100 copies signed and numbered by the artist.
1967 | Douglas R. Carlile (BS ’67, MAcc ’68; Nanette; Riverton, Utah) was awarded a Silver Beaver by the Great Salt Lake Council of the Boy Scouts of America in recognition of nearly 40 years of service to Boy Scouts, the youth of the Church, and the community.
1969 | Ronald R. Gunn (BA ’69, MBA ’71; Marlene; Guarujá and São Paulo, Brazil) is semi-retired after 30 years as an executive in multinational corporations in Brazil. He is the amateur Senior Golf Champion of São Paulo State, from 2000 to the present, and was the national senior golf champion of Brazil in 2003, 2005, and 2006.
1971 | Edward D. Hellewell (BA ’71, JD Texas Tech University ’76; Houston, Texas) testified before the Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee on removing barriers to homeownership for Native Americans. Hellewell is a senior vice president and senior underwriting counsel for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. Diane Slovacek Thompson (BA ’71, MA ’73; R. Brent [BA ’71, PhD ’76]; Carlisle, Pa.) was appointed assistant dean for Harrisburg Area Community College’s Communications, Arts, and Social Sciences Division.
1975 | Joel E. Greer (AA ’75, BS ’76, MA University of Phoenix ’04; Debbie; Centennial, Colo.) was appointed director of admissions for the Art Institute of Salt Lake City.
1977 | Robert S. Clark (BA ’77, JD ’80; Wendy Williams [’82]; Sandy, Utah), a shareholder with Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless, has been ranked among the top 75 in the 2007 Mountain States Super Lawyers. He also ranked No. 2 in Utah in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, 2007.
1978 | Paul D. Larsen (BS ’78, MD University of Utah ’78; Karen Merrill [BS ’75]; Omaha, Neb.), a professor of pediatrics and neurology, received the University of Nebraska’s Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award. Larsen developed the Web site NeuroLogic Exam, which is used to teach neurology students and practicing physicians worldwide. Gregory “Mac” McIntire (BA ’78; Nadine; Las Vegas), president of Innovative Management Group in Las Vegas, published his fourth management book, Stepping Forward Together: Creating Trust and Commitment in the Workplace.
1979 | Steven J. Christiansen (BA ’79, JD ’82; Katy Warner [BA ’79]; Salt Lake City) has been named president of the Salt Lake City law firm Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless, where he is a shareholder. C. Eric Youngberg (BS ’79; Kjirstin; Mapleton, Utah) was the recipient of the annual $5,000 MBA scholarship awarded by the University of Phoenix Utah campus and The Enterprise.
1981 | David R. Baer (BS ’81, MBA ’83; Kim Belnap [BA ’79]; Bloomington, Ind.) was named assistant director of Indiana University’s Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region, which develops materials for teaching and learning Central Asian languages. Lee E. Cammack (BS ’81; Anne; Kaysville, Utah) was elected president and CEO of J-U-B ENGINEERS, a 300-person, 15-office civil engineering firm, which CE News rates in the top 50 best firms to work for in the nation. Chris Coons (BS ’81, MPA ’83, PhD California Coast University ’02; Kim Young [BS ’80]; St. George, Utah), vice president of Intermountain Healthcare’s southwest region, received the Partnership for Action Grassroots Champion Award from the American Hospital Association for his leadership in generating grassroots and community activity.
1982 | Hal G. Anderson (BA ’82, MBA ’84; Julie; St. George, Utah) was promoted to executive vice president at Soltis Investment Advisors, the largest independent investment advisory firm in the Intermountain West. Jeffrey A. Holdaway (BS ’82; JD Columbia University ’85; Karen Bybee [BA ’81]; Vienna, Va.) was named senior vice president and associate general counsel of Marriott International. He also serves as co-chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association General Counsel’s Committee.
1983 | Kenneth L. Larson (BIS ’83; Carol; Los Angeles) wrote, illustrated, and published the 2007 book Creation Starships over Measured Worlds.
1985 | Jon L. Forsyth (BS ’85; Loralyn; Westford, Mass.) won first place in two online video contests, with prizes worth more than $18,000.
1987 | Darren W. Adamson (MS ’87, PhD ’89; Jill; Murrieta, Calif.) was appointed president of the Art Institute of Salt Lake City. Carine Strom Clark (BA ’87, MBA ’93; Bryan [’87]; Orem, Utah), vice president of marketing for Altiris, was named one of 30 women to watch by Utah Business magazine. Revenue has increased by more than $160 million since Clark joined the company five years ago.
1988 | Jonathan O. Hafen (BA ’88, JD ’91; Joy Miner [BA ’91]; Salt Lake City), a shareholder with Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless, has been listed in the 2007 Mountain States Super Lawyers for business litigation. Jeffrey J. Kerr (BS ’88, MBA University of California ’92; Deanna Parsons [’91]; Eden Prairie, Minn.) has been named president of U.S. Bank Institutional Trust & Custody.
1989 | Traci Hunter Abramson (BS ’89; Jonathan [BA ’89]; Stafford, Va.) had her third novel, The Deep End, released by Covenant Communications.
1990 | Robert A. McConnell (BA ’90, JD ’93; Lee Anne Christensen [BS ’85], South Jordan, Utah), a shareholder with Parr Waddoups Brown Gee & Loveless, has been named in the USA Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers 2007 for real estate. David W. Roberts (BS ’90; Shelly; Johnston, Iowa), a certified professional agronomist, accepted a research position with Pioneer Hi-Bred. Stanley D. VanderToolen (MAcc ’90; Jill; Holladay, Utah) was named tax partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Salt Lake office.
1992 | Frank C. Wilson (BS ’92, MS ’94; Shelley [’98]; Queen Creek, Ariz.) won the 2007 “Texty” Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association for Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus. In 2006 Wilson founded Make It Real Learning.
1993 | Malena (Molly) Wren Christensen (BS ’93; Donald [BS ’93]; Orem, Utah), a freelance writer and mother of five, joined PreschoolRock.com as their new preschool books writer. Kathryn Lynard Soper (BA ’93; Reed [BA ’92]; South Jordan, Utah) published her book Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives.
1994 | William H. Bryan (BS ’94, MAcc ’94; Jennifer; Novi, Mich.) was admitted as a partner to the PricewaterhouseCoopers office in Detroit.
1995 | Steven T. Densley (BA ’95, MA ’95, JD ’98; Heather Anderson [BA ’92]; American Fork, Utah) has joined Union Pacific Railroad as general counsel. Amy E. Freeze (BA ’95; Gary R. Arbuckle [BS ’95]; Oak Park, Ill.) is the first female chief meteorologist for Fox News in Chicago and the first woman in Chicago to have the American Meteorological Society credential of Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. Alexander M. Wright (BS ’95; Jennifer Boren [BA ’92, MA ’95]; Milton, Wash.) has finished a PhD at Duke University in mechanical engineering/materials science and drug delivery systems. He works for Amgen Pharmaceuticals in Seattle.
1996 | Valerie Atkisson (BFA ’96, Bronx, N.Y.) designed original three-dimensional sculptures and art installations for M.E.L.D. Danceworks’ presentation of Sydney Ann’s Apple.
1997 | Rodney R. Blake (BS ’97, MS ’98; Ana Nielsen [BA ’95]; Great Falls, Mont.) accepted a partnership in the engineering firm of Thomas, Dean & Hoskins the day after Ana gave birth to their seventh child. Scott K. Brown (BA ’97, JD ’00; Jill Pugmire [BS ’96]; Gilbert, Ariz.) was named a partner in the law firm Lewis and Roca and will practice primarily in the area of bankruptcy law. Douglas S. Clouse (BS ’97; MD Tulane University ’02; Jenny Hughes [BS ’97]; San Antonio) graduated from his orthopedic residency program at University of Texas. Following a one-year fellowship in sports medicine in San Antonio, he will join an orthopedics practice in Gilbert, Ariz. Noel T. Fehr (BS ’97, MBA Washington University in St. Louis ’06; Susan Wallace [BS ’97]; Manchester, Mo.), a sales and leasing associate with Coldwell Banker Commercial, has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from CCIM. Kenneth L. Israelsen (BS ’97, BA ’97; Staci; Aurora, Ill.), an assistant vice president at Aon Re Services, has been named a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society after successfully completing nine examinations. Chad C. Jones (BS ’97, PhD University of Washington ’03; Elise Bair [BS ’94]; Seattle) was appointed to the faculty at Connecticut College as assistant professor of botany and environmental studies. Paul R. Walker (BA ’97, MA Northern Arizona University ’02, PhD Arizona State University ’07; Jennifer Coffman [BS ’94]; Murray, Ky.) has been hired as an assistant professor in the English department at Murray State University.
1998 | Marin E. Leggat (BS ’98, BA ’98, Midvale, Utah), founder of the New York dance company M.E.L.D. Danceworks, choreographed the 30-minute work Sydney Ann’s Apple,which premiered in July.
1999 | Clinton R. Hutchings (BS ’99, MBA University of Houston ’05, JD University of Houston ’05; Liz Sillito [BA ’00]; Houston) has joined the Dallas office of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Douglas A. Lewis (JD ’99; Jill; Naples, Fla.) was named a partner with the law firm Roetzel & Andress. He is a member of the real estate group in the Naples Office. Dan A. Thorstenson (BA ’99, MBA Westminster College ’07; Rebekah Cook [BA ’97]; Provo) was appointed Nu Skin’s senior director of business marketing for the Americas and Europe. Tom Webster (BFA ’99, MArch Arizona State University ’03; Seattle) was named an associate with the fellowship program of Callison, one of the largest retail design firms in the United States.
2000 | Brandon L. Mull (BA’00; Mary Fleming [BA ’00]; Draper, Utah) released the second book in his series, Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star, and it reached the New York Times best-seller list in May. Sara Brueck Nichols (BA ’00; Dayna; Salt Lake City) joined mediaFORGE as marketing manager, bringing nearly a decade of experience in online marketing and public relations development. Ryan K. Shosted (BA ’00; West Valley City, Utah) completed a PhD in linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, in December 2006. He accepted a position as assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign beginning fall 2007.
2001 | Matt S. Ellis (BS ’01, JD University of Houston ’05; Natalie Hogan [BS ’01]; Plano, Texas) is a new associate in the Dallas office of the firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Alex Hoffmann (BS ’01; Laura; Provo) is the NuSkin director of operations for Latin America. Melissa Christine Reynolds (BS ’01; Greenville, N.C.) graduated with honors from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and is now doing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
2003 | Bryan P. Jenkins (BA ’03; Elisha Bowen [’05]; Chicago) graduated from the University of Chicago Law School. He will join the law firm of Latham & Watkins.
2004 | Jennifer Allen Ketcher (BA ’04; John; Southaven, Miss.) has joined Oden Marketing and Design as an associate editor.
2005 | Chad F. Worthen (BS ’05; Darbie Turner [BS ’07]; Provo) joined the Akron office of the law firm Roetzel & Andress as a summer associate.
2007 | Matthew R. Fairbanks (BS ’07; Jamie McCarrey [BS ’05]; Anchorage, Alaska) was hired as the Anchorage Rental Car Center facilities manager for Venture Development Group.