1938 | C. Bland Giddings (BS ’38, MS University of Cincinnati ’39, PhD University of Cincinnati ’43, MD University of Cincinnati ’47; Lucile Layton [BS ’40]; Mesa, Ariz.), a cellist who promoted music in Arizona for more than 50 years, was honored in March by Arizona’s Chandler Symphony Orchestra. Giddings performed with the orchestra for a final time in a concert dedicated to him.
1961 | Dale M. Dorius
(BA ’61, JD George Washington University ’64; DeLoris Peters [A ’67]; Brigham City, Utah), a Utah attorney, was named an Angel in Adoption by the U.S. Congressional Coalition on Adoption in October for his work in adoptions and birth-mother placements.
1965 | Jerry M. Chatwin (BA ’65, MM ’88; Heidy; Magrath, Alberta, Canada) received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal for being an exemplary Canadian citizen. Chatwin founded the high school Spirit of Alberta Marching Band in 1988.
1966 | E. John B. Allen (MA ’66, PhD ’69; Heide; Rumney, N.H.), a professor emeritus of history at Plymouth State University, wrote From Skisport to Skiing: One Hundred Years of an American Sport, 1840–1940.
1969 | Gary E. Condie (BS ’69; Myrna; Stevenson Ranch, Calif.) of Condie and Wood CPAs was named one of the top 25 CPAs in the greater San Fernando Valley region by San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
1973 | S. Frederick Feller (BS ’73, JD University of California ’76, MBA and MPA City University of Seattle ’85, Master’s of Security Studies U.S. Army War College ’03; Mari Benson [AA ’73]; Lakewood, Wash.) was honored in April 2007 for 30 years of military service in the army reserve. In his last assignment, he served as the staff judge advocate of the 70th Regional Readiness Command. In his civilian career Feller is a senior workers’ compensation judge for the state of Washington. Karen Marguerite Moloney (BA ’73, MLS ’75, MA ’79; Salt Lake City), a poet and professor of English at Weber State University, has published the book Seamus Heaney and the Emblems of Hope.
1974 | Barbara Hart Dixon (BA ’74; MA Purdue University ’85, PhD Purdue University ’92; Paul [BA ’76]; Layfayette, Ind.) was promoted to associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University, where she will be responsible for assessment, scholarships, and communication. Jillyn Hoppie Haymore (AA ’74; Randy; Spanish Fork, Utah) was honored with Max International’s Top Retailer Award at the company’s international convention.
1975 | V. Lowry Snow (BS ’75, JD Gonzaga University ’79; Sheryl Crawford [BS ’94]; Santa Clara, Utah), a founding partner of the law firm Snow, Jensen, and Reece, was sworn in as the new president of the Utah State Bar.
1977 | Robert D. Chappell (BS ’77; Jan Burningham [BS ’75]; The Woodlands, Texas) and Merrill Lynch’s Chappell Group were recognized for the second consecutive year by Research magazine in its annual ranking of top financial-advisor teams. Annette Wanlass Jarvis (BA ’77, JD ’79; Joseph [BA ’78]; Salt Lake City), a shareholder and member of the executive committee in the law firm Ray, Quinney, and Nebeker, was honored with the Large Company Transaction of the Year Award from the Turnaround Management Association.
1979 | Richard K. Owen (BA ’79; DC Cleveland Chiropractic College ’95; Pleasant Grove, Utah) has published his first novel, River of Greed, a spiritual novel about a modern-day baseball hero. Jeffrey J. Taggart (BS ’79, Shan Moss [BS ’89]; Cody, Wyo.) became the 118th president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors in September.
1980 | Perry M. Christensen (BS ’80, MOB ’82; Susan Toporowski; Flower Mound, Texas) was named vice president of human resources at DFB Branded Pharmaceuticals.
1982 | John E. Taylor Jr. (BA ’82, JD Harvard University ’85; Natalie Smith [BS ’85]; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), a partner at Horvitz and Levy, has been appointed to serve on the Judicial Council Appellate Advisory Committee of California.
1984 | Scott N. Beatse (BS ’84, MS ’85, MD Tulane School of Medicine ’89; Elkhorn, Wis.) served as chair of obstetrics and gynecology at the Aurora Lakeland Medical Center for six years and was recently made chair of the center’s department of surgery.
1988 | Melodie Hanson Rowbotham (BS ’88, MSN University of Missouri–St. Louis ’99, PhD University of Missouri–St. Louis ’07; Reed; O’Fallon, Mo.) received a PhD in adult education and will continue as a full-time faculty member of the College of Nursing at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
1989 | Eric E. Tuten (BA ’89; MaryClare Maslyn [BS ’87, MPA ’89]; Slippery Rock, Pa.), assistant professor of history at Slippery Rock University, was among 12 educators who spent a month in Egypt as part of a Fulbright-Hays group-study program that examined Islam, the West, and the Muslim world.
1991 | David A. McEntire (BA and BA ’91, MA University of Denver ’95, PhD University of Denver ’00; Kimberly McKee [BS ’91]; Corinth, Texas), the PhD coordinator for the department of public administration at the University of North Texas, has contributed to and edited the book Disciplines, Disasters, and Emergency Management: The Convergence and Divergence of Concepts, Issues, and Trends from the Research Literature.
1992 | Christopher A. Dimmick (BA ’92; Laura Morales Labarca [BA ’92]; Emmett, Idaho), vice president of MDtranslation.com, served as a Spanish interpreter for the Democratic presidential candidates in a
recent debate in Miami. He is also a master-level Oregon-certified court interpreter for Spanish and an Idaho-certified professional mediator. Glen J. Jensen (BA ’92; Kathleen; Highland, Utah), CEO and founder of Agel Enterprises, received the Building Bridges Award from the United Jewish Federation of Utah in behalf of Agel Enterprises for the company’s business efforts in Israel and its financial support of educational opportunities for children in Israel.
1993 | Juliet Gappmayer Sanders (BA ’93; Mike [’94]; Spring, Texas) published her first book, Stealing Memphis.
1994 | John W. Cannon (BS ’94; Angela; Foss, Okla.), a sports editor for the Elk City Daily News, won three awards from the Associated Press for Oklahoma, including a first-place award for his sports column Cannon on the Loose. Josh D. Luke (BA ’94, MA California State University ’96, PhD University of Nevada ’96; Martine; Yorba Linda, Calif.), CEO of Anaheim General Hospital, was made a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. He was also named one of the top 25 business people in Orange County, Calif., by OC Metro Business Magazine.
1995 | Christina Fechner Gilchrist (BS ’95, PhD Washington State University ’04; Steven [’92]; Seven Valleys, Pa.) was appointed director of research for WellSpan Health of York, Pa. Annette Luthy Lyon (BA ’95; Robert [BS ’94, MS ’00]; American Fork, Utah) received Utah’s Best of State Medal for fiction for her novels. Her fifth book, Spires of Stone, features the construction of the Salt Lake Temple and a twist on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Jennifer R. Rytting (BA ’95, MA Acadia University ’96, PhD Arizona State University ’05; Maryville, Mo.) has joined the faculty of Northwest Missouri State University as an assistant professor of English. Her area of specialty is medieval literature.
1996 | Brooksany Barrowes (BA ’96, JD University of Chicago ’99; Alexandria, Va.) was made a partner in the law firm Baker Botts. She represents clients in regulatory and litigation matters that relate to the energy industry and commodities and securities markets. Melissa Baird Carpenter (BA ’96, MA Arizona State University ’01; William; Mesa, Ariz.) compiled and edited a collection of essays for the book 18 Months: Sister Missionaries in the Latter Days. She teaches composition courses at Mesa Community College and English as a second language for Mesa Public Schools. Peter D. Forsgren (BA ’96; MPA Syracuse University ’97; Jocelyn Maine [BS ’94]; Midvale, Utah), an officer in Bank of America’s investment department, was honored for his professional success and community involvement by Rochester Business Journal. Charles F. Funke (BA ’96, MBA Bellevue University ’04; Analia Montero [BS ’93, MS ’98]; Riverton, Utah) is the president and CEO of Beneficial Investment Services, the new full-service broker-dealer for Beneficial Financial Group.
1997 | Aaron R. Cannata (BA ’97; Kristin Ziaya [’96]; North Las Vegas, Nev.) received a 2006 Sports Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his camera work on a game show that aired on Fox Sports Net.
1998 | L. Nikolas Adams (BS ’98; Mendham, N.J.) was transferred from KPMG-Brazil to KPMG’s Salt Lake City office, where he will manage and oversee corporate engagements as audit senior manager. Tanya E. Milligan (BA ’98, JD ’02; Denver), a labor and employment litigator, has joined Holland and Hart’s Denver office. Sean M. Poynter (BS ’98, MAcc ’98; Laura Smith [BS ’96]; Orem, Utah) has been named XanGo’s vice president of operations-supply chain. John E. Robison (BA ’98, MD Virginia Commonwealth University ’00; Mikell; Kaysville, Utah) joined the Intermountain Medical Group, opening his dermatology practice at Intermountain Cosmetic Dermatology in Bountiful, Utah.
1999 | Tyler E. Banks (BS ’99, MBA San Diego State University ’01; Karen; Huntington Beach, Calif.) was appointed a regional director of Sperry Van Ness, a commercial real estate company. David A. Crowther (BS ’99, JD Lewis and Clark Law School ’07; Emma Harradine [BS ’99]; Beaverton, Ore.) is a new-patent agent with Marger, Johnson, and McCollom. Crowther’s practice will focus on patent-application preparation and prosecution. Lance T. Walker (BS ’99; Kelly Welker [BS ’96, MS ’98]; Vienna, Va.) was hired as a legislative assistant in Senator Orrin G. Hatch’s Washington, D.C., office. Walker is responsible for advising Hatch on foreign affairs, commerce, transportation, and housing issues.
2000 | Lincoln E. Flake (BA ’00; MA Cambridge University ’01, PhD St. Andrews University ’07; Siobhan; Weekley, England), was awarded a PhD from St. Andrews University, Scotland. His dissertation topic was religious pluralism in the former Soviet Union. He is employed as a U.S. Army defense analyst.
2001 | Justin B. Call (BS ’01, MAcc ’01; Jennifer; Salt Lake City) has been promoted to audit manager in KPMG’s Salt Lake City audit practice. Jenicee Jacobson (BS ’01; South Jordan, Utah), a teacher at Riverton High School, has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C. L. Vance Taylor (BA ’01; Oxen Hill, Md.) received the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 2007 Robert Ross Personal Achievement Award for the District of Columbia for his personal and professional accomplishments and for his advocacy of minorities and people with disabilities. Craig A. Waite (BA ’01; Sarah; Meridian, Idaho) is working on a PhD in African history at Indiana University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his dissertation research in Ghana during the 2007–08 academic year.
2002 | Richard K. Gardner (BS ’02, MAcc ’03, JD University of Virginia ’06; Karena Peterson [BS ’03]; Boise, Idaho) joined the VanCott law firm as an associate with the tax, benefit, and estate-planning group. Jonathan J. Hawkins (BA ’02; Mary Hinckley [BS ’03]; Pleasant Grove, Utah) was hired as a senior account executive at Politis Communications, where he will be responsible for account management, program planning, media relations, and writing.
2003 | Michael W. Barton (BS ’03, MAcc ’04, JD ’04; Roxanne; Pearland, Texas) has joined Sutherland, Asbill, and Brennan as an associate in the firm’s energy and environmental practice group.
2004 | Evelyn Chu Jamison (BA ’04; Ryan; Salt Lake City) was hired by QHR Consulting Services and will consult with hospitals to help them optimize patient capacity and throughput.
2005 | W. Gary (Sandy) Sandberg (BS ’05; Shannon; Salt Lake City) was hired as the executive vice president of Granite Mill and will be responsible for business development, operation procedures, finances, and human resources.
2006 | Seth Keiser (BS ’06; Danielle; Omaha, Neb.) has entered first-year studies at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Lewisburg, W.Va.