1961 | V. S. Sethumadhava Rao (MEd ’61, PhD University of Iowa ’63; Yasantha; Pammal Chennai, India) was given a lifetime achievement award by the Sports Psychology Association of India in January 2007.
1962 | Dean J. Champion (BS ’62, MA ’63, PhD Purdue University ’65; Gerri; Laredo, Texas), a criminal justice professor at Texas A&M International University, was named the 2007 Outstanding Scholar of the Year and 2006 Outstanding Distance Educator from the College of Arts and Sciences at Texas A&M International University.
1965 | John B. Keeler (BA ’65, MA University of Arizona ’70; Christine Cox [BA ’66]; Gilbert, Ariz.), retired president of the Arizona chapter of the National Safety Council (NSC), was awarded the NSC’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the council’s highest honor bestowed on an individual safety professional.
1966 | E. John B. Allen (MA ’66, PhD ’69; Heide; Rumney, N.H.), a professor emeritus of history at Plymouth State University, wrote The Culture and Sport of Skiing: From Antiquity to World War II, published by the University of Massachusetts Press.
1968 | Charles (Cap) Cresap (BS ’68; Pamela Nielson [BA ’68]; Saugus, Calif.) released In Honorable Remembrance, a CD-ROM about the Mormon Battalion. The searchable program includes maps and information about equipment and personnel.
1971 | Janan M. Hayes (PhD ’71; Sacramento, Calif.) was elected to the American Chemical Society’s board of directors. She is a former faculty member and administrator at Merced, Cosumnes River, and American River Colleges.
1972 | Daniel L. Orr II (BS ’72, DDS University of Southern California ’75, MS University of Utah ’79, PhD Columbia Pacific University ’88, JD William Howard Taft University ’93, MD University of Health Sciences Antigua ’01; Ali; Las Vegas) has been appointed professor and chairman of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine.
1975 | Mark C. Paullin (BS ’75, MBA University of Southern California ’81; Barbara; Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.) was elected to a two-year term as president of the Metal Powder Industries Federation. He is president and CEO of Capstan, a privately held metallurgy company with plants in Mexico, California, Massachusetts, and Tennessee. Janette Patterson Sonnenberg (AS ’75, BS ’00; Brent [BA ’78]; Salt Lake City) was elected president of the Alliance of the American Dental Association.
1978 | Mark D. Bradshaw (BA ’78, JD California Western ’81; Kay Gunnell [BS ’74]; Mesa, Ariz.), current chair of the alternative dispute resolution section of the State Bar of Arizona, completed his LLM at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Thomas D. Kershaw Jr. (BA ’78, JD ’81; Karen; Twin Falls, Idaho) was appointed magistrate judge for Twin Falls County, Idaho.
1980 | Joel E. Tingey (BA ’80, JD ’83; Stacey; Idaho Falls, Idaho) was appointed to be a district judge for the Seventh Judicial District by Idaho governor Butch Otter.
1981 | Janet Weston Colvin (BA ’81, MA University of Utah ’00, PhD University of Utah ’05; Dale [BS ’79]; Lehi, Utah) has been named an assistant professor of communication at Utah Valley State College, where she is developing a speech-communication program.
1985 | Rebecca Cox (BS ’85; Provo) was elected to the Association for Career and Technical Education’s board of directors. She represents the family and consumer sciences division. Brendan C. Stack Jr. (BS ’86, MD Eastern Virginia Medical School ’89; Cynthia; Roland, Ark.) has been named to the following lists of professional recognition: “Best Doctors in America,” “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons,” and “Top Thyroid Doctors.”
1987 | Dale A. Kimball Jr. (BA ’87, JD University of Texas ’90; Mary; Flower Mound, Texas), former vice president and general counsel for Latin America Cadbury Adams, has been promoted to regional legal director of Cadbury Schweppes in Europe.
1989 | Stanley S. Bassett Jr. (BS ’89; Michelle Morrise [’89]; Huntsville, Utah) was made president of TopTenREVIEWS, an entertainment and technology review Web site. Shaun E. McAlmont (BS ’89, MEd University of San Francisco ’89; Shari; Mendham, N.J.), former member of the BYU track and field team, was promoted to president and CEO of Lincoln Educational Services.
1990 | Dbrav R. Dunkley (BA ’90; Brenda Call [BA ’90]; The Woodlands, Texas), the managing vice president for Pariveda Solutions, helped the company earn a place on the 2007 edition of the exclusive Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the Dallas–Fort Worth metro area.
1991 | Gregory Wiggins (’91; Linda Shinsel [’91]; Pleasant Grove, Utah) is the chief technology officer for Allegiance, a provider of customer-loyalty and employee-management systems.
1993 | Brandon C. Carlton (BS ’93, MBA University of Utah ’94, JD University of Texas ’99, LLM Georgetown University ’02; Meredith; Arlington, Va.) joined the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy as an attorney-advisor in the Office of the Tax Legislative Counsel.
1994 | Angela Ashurst-McGee (BA ’94, MS Utah State University ’99; Mark [BA ’94, BS ’94]; West Jordan, Utah) is president and founder of RedRocketResume.com, an online provider of résumé-writing services. Bryan L. Kennedy (BA ’94, PhD University of North Carolina ’00; Heather Hart [BS ’94]; Glendale, Wis.), former professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, was elected president of the 17,000-member American Federation of Teachers–Wisconsin. Sean D. Reyes (BA ’94, JD University of California, Berkeley ’97; Saysha Fawson [BA ’94]; Salt Lake City), a litigation attorney at Parsons, Behle, and Latimer, was given the
2007 National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for his legal skills and professionalism, local and national bar leadership, and commitment to public service.
1996 | Todd S. Coleman (BM ’96, MM University of Rochester ’99, DMA University of Rochester ’02; Tiffaney; Elon, N.C.), who taught composition, electronic music, and transmedia art for four years at Grinnell College, has joined the faculty of Elon University in North Carolina to establish a new bachelor of science degree program in music technology. Clay M. Dover (BA ’96; Rebecca Struempler [BS ’96]; Plano, Texas) was named president and CEO of Metromedia Restaurant Group.
1998 | Brian J. Smith (BA ’98; Wendi; Provo) was appointed to the Provo City Parks and Recreation Board by Mayor Lewis Billings.
1999 | Lisa Keliipaakaua Bergantz (BS ’99; Dan; Stansbury Park, Utah) is serving on the board of the Toronto Foundation, which provides opportunities for service in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. She also serves as vice president of the Stansbury Park voluntary community activities board. Garth W. Hatch (BS ’99, DDS Indiana University ’03; Alissa Frank [BS ’97]; Baumholder, Germany) is chief of endodontists at the Baumholder Health Clinic in Germany. Jorge E. Pulleiro (BA ’99; Charlotte Kennington [BS ’97]; Canyon City, Ore.), a high school Spanish and student-leadership teacher, was selected to participate in the Toyota International Teacher Program in Costa Rica. The program exposes U.S. educators to international ecosystems to inspire teaching of international, cultural, and environmental themes in U.S. schools.
2000 | Jonathan R. Fitzgarrald (BA ’00; Los Angeles) was named director of marketing and business development for the Los Angeles–based entertainment and real estate law firm Greenberg Glusker. Jacob A. Yoder (BS ’00, MS ’00; Tiffany Bailey [BA ’97]; Bath, N.Y.), principal engineer for Yoder Engineering, has been hired as an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Technology Department of Alfred State College.
2001 | Christopher I. Quinlan (BA ’01, BA ’01, MA University of Wisconsin ’03; Jennifer Dobberfuhl [BA ’98]; Eau Claire, Wis.), a community-relations coordinator for Heifer International, was appointed to the external advisory board of the professional French master’s program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.