1962 | Val D. Greenwood (BS ’62; Patricia; Riverton, Utah) has written How Often Would I Have Gathered You: Stories from the Old Testament and Related Sources for Latter-day Saints, for which he received a Golden Quill Award from the League of Utah Writers.
1967 | Michael O. Hess (BA ’67; Twin Falls, Idaho) is serving a mission in the Humanitarian Center in Twin Falls, Idaho, and was called to serve as an assistant recorder in the Twin Falls Idaho Temple.
1968 | Catherine Hunt Ellis (BS ’68; David [BS ’69]; Oracle, Ariz.) coauthored Steamboat Springs with her husband. The book is about her husband’s hometown, Steamboat Springs, Colo. S. Michael McPheters (BA’68; Judy; Moses Lake, Wash.) wrote the autobiographyAgent Bishop: True Stories from an FBI Agent Moonlighting as a Mormon Bishop.
1969 | David H. Ellis (BS ’69, PhD University of Montana ’73; Catherine Hunt [BS ’68]; Oracle, Ariz.) and his wife coauthored Steamboat Springs, a book about David’s hometown, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
1971 | Robert L. Rane (BS ’71, MS ’73, PhD Kent State University ’78; Sharon McMillan [BS ’73]; Huntsville, Ala.) is a founder of America Helps, a nonprofit group that organizes and funds medical and other relief missions throughout the world.
1972 | Kent Pearce (BS ’72, MS ’75, PhD The State University of New York ’80; Judy; Lubbock, Texas) was appointed chair of mathematics and statistics at Texas Tech University.
1974 | Kathleen Parsons Debenham (BA ’74, MA ’76; Patrick [BS ’73]; Orem, Utah) was appointed associate vice president of academic affairs at Utah Valley University.
1978 | D. Bagley Lewis (BFA ’78; Deon Merrill [’79]; Melissa, Texas) published two children’s books: The Wacky Word Wizard Whacks the Dappy Huck, which he wrote and illustrated, and Can I Have a Monkey? which he illustrated. Robert E. Davis (BA ’78, Ann Paxman [BS ’79]; Los Angeles) earned his master’s in marriage and family therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute in Los Angeles.
1981 | David C. Tryon (BA ’81, JD University of Michigan ’84; Sandra; Broadview Heights, Ohio) was reappointed by the Ohio State Bar Association as chair of the Fair and Impartial Courts Committee.
1983 | Scott D. Sommerfeldt (BMU ’83, MS ’86; Lisa Brockbank [BS ’81]; Mapleton, Utah) was elected a member of the executive council of the Acoustical Society of America. Rodd G. Wagner (BA ’83, MBA University of Utah ’00; Nora LeTellier [BS ’83]; Chanhassen, Minn.), a New York Times bestselling author, published a new book titled Power of 2: How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life.
1984 | Christopher M. Lamoureux (BA ’84, MA ’94; Catherine Mitchell [BA ’94]; Cedar City, Utah) has been selected as the deputy commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Joint and Special Troops Support Command in Fort Douglas, Utah. He will retire as a colonel after 28 years of service. Sidney McGuire Brown (BA ’84, MSS Utah State University ’97; Harold [BS ’84]; Saint George, Utah) has been hired as a lecturer and adviser in the communications department at Dixie State College.
1985 | Timothy F. Bone (BA ’85; Bremerton, Wash.) published his first novel, Shadows of Eden, the story of a Boston detective’s search for a missing geneticist.
1987 | Thad J. Dungan (BA ’87, MBA Thunderbird School of Global Management ’89; Becky Hellewell [BS ’87, BS ’87]; Lake Orion, Mich.) was named vice president of solution management for enterprise performance management at SAP AG.
1990 | Ellen Johnson Williams (EdD ’90; Wayne; South Jordan, Utah) coauthored the education reference book Help Teachers Engage Students: Action Tools for Administrators. Scott C. Wright (BS ’90, MD Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences ’94; Lynne Andrus [BS ’89]; Mechanicsburg, Pa.) finished his military obligation and is now a partner with Quantum Imaging and Therapeutic Associates in Harrisburg, Pa. He works as a diagnostic radiologist.
1991 | Rachel Wesson Bradley (BS ’91; Clayne [BS ’90]; Okinawa, Japan) graduated from the University of Phoenix with an MBA.Joseph W. Grenny (BA ’91; Celia; Orem, Utah) received the Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize from MIT Sloan Management Review for his article “How to Have Influence.”
1992 | David M. Clark (BA ’92, JD George Washington University ’95; Robin Cash [BA ’92]; Mesa, Ariz.) was appointed executive vice president and general counsel for the Americas of Clear Channel Outdoor, the world’s largest out-of-home advertising company. Kristin Filippone VanOrman (BS ’92, JD ’95; Todd [BS ’95]; North Salt Lake, Utah) has been selected to serve as a state chair for Utah’s Council on Litigation Management.
1993 | John D. Brown (BA ’93, MAcc ’97; Nellie Johnson [BA ’91]; Laketown, Utah) authored a novel for teens and adults titled Servant of a Dark God.Â Jeffrey B. Fugal (BA ’93, JD Indiana University ’96, LLM University of Denver ’97; Michelle; Goodyear, Ariz.), an attorneyfor Quarles & Brady, was selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America 2010. Anthony Rivera Jr. (BA ’93, MTS Harvard University ’95; Jill McLaughlin; Perris, Calif.) was elected tribal chairman for a second term in the JuaneÃ±o Band of Mission Indians, representing the Acjachemen Nation of Orange County, Calif. He was also appointed CEO of the tribe’s nonprofit corporation and trustee of the tribe’s trust.
1994 | Mark D. Bennion (BA ’97, MFA University of Montana ’00; Kristine; Rexburg, Idaho) published a collection of original religious poems called Psalm & Selah: A Poetic Journey Through the Book of Mormon. R. Lee Richan (BS ’94; Erika; Salem, Utah) was named chief marketing officer at AboutTime Technologies, which ranked no. 535 on the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America.
1997 | Chuck T. Switzer (BFA ’97; Roxanne Elder [BS ’97]; Antioch, Tenn.) was hired as a new associate lawyer by the Baker & Daniels law firm in Indianapolis.
1999 | Jared G. Jones (BA ’99, MBA Boston College ’06; Cathie; San Antonio) was named assistant director of marketing and communications for the University Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
2000 | Mark A. Peer (BA ’00; Kristen; Washington Terrace, Utah) completed a master’s of education at Utah State University in health, physical education, and recreation. He teaches in the Weber School District. Ivan A. Wolfe (BA ’00, MA ’03; Alexa Mckenzie [BA ’99]; Homer, Ala.) graduated with a PhD in English from the University of Texas. His dissertation pertained to 19th-century rhetorical practices and utopian literature.
2001 | Daniel H. Thunell (BA ’01, DMD University of Pittsburgh ’05; Meggan Lorimer [BA ’01]; Salt Lake City) received first place in the Graduate Student Research Forum during the Midwest Society of Periodontology meeting.
2002 | Donald L. Allison II (BA ’02; Philadelphia) was awarded a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Jon M. Amundson (BA ’02, MPA University of Kansas ’05; Sarah Toone [BS ’02, BM ’02]; Richland, Wash.) is the new assistant city manager for the city of Richland, Wash. Jon D. Madsen (BA ’02; Orem, Utah) won the Best Micro Documentary Award for the short film Dunkball at the All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival. Luder F. Milton (BA ’02, JD Washington and Lee University ’05; Ginny; Richmond, Va.) was recognized as a “Rising Star” in business litigation by Virginia SuperLawyers magazine. Matthew J. Smith (BS ’02, JD Harvard University ’05; Cambridge, Mass.) founded Tavius Consulting Group, a firm offering negotiation- and communication-training programs and conflict-management consulting services. Christian R. Vuissa (BA ’02, MPA ’08; Kirsten Kallman [BA ’99, MA ’02]; Provo) produced and directed the film One Good Man, his fourth feature-length movie.
2003 | Joseph B. Evans (BA ’03; Salt Lake City) won the Best Micro Documentary Award for the short film Dunkball at the All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival. Eric R. Veenstra (BA ’03, BA ’03, JD University of Michigan ’06; Emily Bennett [BS ’02]; Naples, Fla.) was named attorney of the month for August 2009 by the Collier County Bar Association.
2004 | Kiersten White Brazier (BA ’04; Noah [BA ’04]; Carlsbad, Calif.) received a three-book deal with HarperTeen publishers.Paranormalcy is the first book in her series. Richard S. Doane (BA ’04; Moshi [BS ’04]; Randolph, Mass.) was appointed to head up the Interfaith Social Services, a nonprofit organization that works to strengthen family life and assist those in
need. Nicholas U. Frandsen (BS ’04, JD ’09; Provo) is a member of the Parsons Behle & Latimer law firm’s litigation department and concentrates his practice on general commercial litigation. Keith H. Woffinden (BS ’04, JD ’08; Nicole; Mesa, Ariz.) was named an associate in international law at the firm Bryan Cave.
2005 | Tyson J. Ward (BA ’05; Chicago) organized the Pledge My Ride event, which helped cyclists find sponsors to raise money for a Chicago school. Participants cycled 1,000 miles around Lake Michigan.
2008 | Brenda Baggiore Anderson (BGS ’08; Matt; Buckeye, Ariz.) wrote the book Abish: Faith Among the Lamanites, which was published by Cedar Fort. Joseph G. Sorber (BS ’08; Ronceverte, W.Va.) began first-year studies at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in August 2009.