1953 | Philip R. Snelgrove (BS ’53, MS California Institute of Technology ’55; Helen Palmer [BFA ’03]; Pasadena, Calif.) spent five weeks building water and electrical systems as part of a permanent home for 178 orphan children in Kaberamaido, Uganda.
1964 | Raphael Morris (BS ’64, MA Pepperdine University ’78; Carol Robinson [BA ’71]; Cottonwood Heights, Utah), who founded the BYU Karate Club in 1964, went on to teach history and social studies for 32 years at Carter Middle School in Oakland, Calif.
1969 | Stephen D. Clark Sr. (BA ’69, MA ’69; Cynthia Jones [’91]; Provo) was reelected to the Utah House of Representatives, district 63, which covers parts of Provo, including BYU.
1977 | Anthony D. Beals (BS ’77; Leslie; Price, Utah), an agronomist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, has returned from a one-year voluntary assignment in Afghanistan to help rebuild the country’s agricultural sector. Stanley R. Harrison(BA ’77; Lisa; Muskegon, Mich.) has launched the online home-improvement and gardening column “Been There, Done That” for the Muskegon Chronicle, where he is an assistant news editor.
1978 | Mark J. Morrise (BS ’78, JD ’82; Salt Lake City), a trust and estates attorney, helped create document templates for trust and estate planning used by the Wills for Heroes Foundation, in which attorneys create wills and other estate-planning documents on a pro bono basis for police officers, firefighters, and other first responders.
1980 | Marshall R. Morrise (BS ’80, MS ’87; Susan; Provo) developed software as a BYU undergraduate to help create legal documents. This work was the basis for Capsoft, a company he cofounded that developed HotDocs, a program with templates for estate planning and other legal documents. The documents have recently been adapted for use by the Wills for Heroes Foundation, in which attorneys create wills and other estate-planning documents on a pro bono basis for police officers, firefighters, and other first responders.
1981 | Stephen H. Hopkins (BA ’81, MPA ’83; Margot Shaw [’88]; Sydney, Australia) was named the eighth most influential person in systems-applications products (SAP) for the Australia/New Zealand marketplace by Inside SAP magazine. He was recently appointed the New South Wales regional manager of HCL AXON. Matthew C. Morrise (BS ’81, MS ’84; Judy Arrington [BA ’90]; Portland, Ore.) helped develop HotDocs, software that runs within common word-processing programs to help users create custom legal documents, such as for estate planning. The software has recently been used by the Wills for Heroes Foundation to create estate-planning documents for police officers, firefighters, and other first responders.
1982 | Joseph W. Bennion (BFA ’82, MFA ’86; Lee Udall [BFA’86]; Spring City, Utah), a potter, along with his painter wife, Lee, received the Utah Governor’s Mansion Artist Series Award. It is the first time the award has been presented to a married couple.
1983 | B. J. Mendenhall (BS ’83; Carolyn; Riverton, Utah) is the chief financial officer of Morris Murdock Travel.
1986 | Lee Udall Bennion (BFA ’86; Joseph [BFA ’82, MFA ’86]; Spring City, Utah), a painter, along with her potter husband, Joseph, received the Utah Governor’s Mansion Artist Series Award. It is the first time the award has been presented to a married couple. Traci Hainsworth (BA ’86, MFA ’89; West Hills, Calif.) is the artistic director at AIA Actors Studio, an organization serving the entertainment industry. Charles H. Kuck (BA ’86, BS ’86, JD Arizona State University ’89; Jennifer Farnsworth [BS ’85]; Alpharetta, Ga.) was installed as the president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association for the 2008–09 term. Kuck is also managing partner of the immigration law firm of Kuck Casablanca.
1988 | Michael B. Cowan (BS ’88, MA Arizona State University ’90, EdD Arizona State University ’99; Amelia Dennis [BGS ’07]; Mesa, Ariz.) was appointed as the superintendent of Mesa Public Schools, the largest school district in Arizona. Eric J. Loumeau (BS ’88, JD University of California ’91; Shari Johnson [BS ’88]; Memphis, Tenn.) joined the Bass, Berry, and Sims law firm as a member in the corporate and securities practice group.Kim Baccellia Rapier (BS ’88; Michael [BA ’88]; Foothill Ranch, Calif.) wrote her second young-adult book, Crossed Out, which will be released by Lachesis Publishing this summer. She was also a panelist for the 2008 Cybils (Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards).
1989 | Stanton J. Bastian (BA ’89; Bonnie; El Dorado Hills, Calif.) scaled Argentina’s Aconcagua—at 22,841 feet, the highest mountain peak in the Americas.
1990 | Kelly Sumsion Spivey (BS ’90; Chris; Argyle, Texas) was hired by Affinity Sports Marketing to be responsible for financial and accounting services. Rebecca Wahlquist (BA ’90, MA ’93, MA University of California ’96, JD New York University ’01; Santa Monica, Calif.) received one ofCalifornia Lawyer magazine’s Attorney of the Year Awards in the alternative-dispute-resolution category for her work on an arbitration case for DIRECTV.
1991 | S. Wade Johnson (BS ’91, JD University of Montana ’01; LeeAnn Christensen [’92]; Littleton, Colo.) was named a partner in the intellectual property practice group at the Dorsey and Whitney law firm. Kevin A. Nelson (BA ’91, MA Michigan State University ’94, PhD Michigan State University ’02; Jeanene Rasmussen [BS ’91]; Gunnison, Colo.) was made associate vice president of academic affairs at Western State College of Colorado, where he holds the rank of professor.
1993 | David J. Boyce (BA ’93, MBA Harvard University ’00; Lisa Griffiths [BS ’91, MS ’95]; Belmont, Mass.), a vice president of retail strategy at Oracle, has joined the board of directors of Allegiance, a feedback-management software company. Christian W. Clinger (BA ’93; JD Creighton University ’99; Suzanne Lee [BA ’93, JD ’96]; Sandy, Utah) was named one of “Utah’s Legal Elite” by Utah Business magazine for 2009, his fourth year in a row to earn the distinction. Ray G. Flake (BS ’93; Catherine Parish [’92]; Fairview, Tenn.) has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner, and Cannon as a civil engineer. He will focus on commercial-development projects in the company’s civil group.
1994 | Jeffrey J. Droubay (BA ’94, JD ’01; Amy Holland [’97]; Lehi, Utah) was made a shareholder at Parsons, Behle, and Latimer. His practice concentrates on commercial and employment litigation. Troy E. Hull (BS ’94, DDS University of Washington ’98, MSD University of Washington ’01; Lisa Horne [BS ’92]; El Dorado Hills, Calif.) reached the summit of Argentina’s Aconcagua—at 22,841 feet, the highest mountain peak in the Americas.Michael F. Michelsen (BS ’94, MAcc ’94; Nancy Moyle [BS ’97]; Ogden, Utah) has been promoted to partner at Hansen, Barnett, and Maxwell, a public accounting firm, where he specializes in assurance services for public and private companies.
1995 | Armondo DeCarlo (MEM ’95; Ogden, Utah) has transferred within the Department of Defense to the Defense Contract Management Agency’s space and missile division as an aerospace engineer at the ATK Thiokol facility, in Brigham City, Utah. Bradly G. Plowman (BA ’95; Nicole Armstrong [BS ’95]; Sandy, Utah) was included in Utah Business magazine’s 2009 “Forty under 40” list for his work at FUEL Marketing.
1996 | Matthew E. Cox (BS ’96, JD University of South Carolina ’99; Amanda Courtney [BS ’96]; Tega Cay, S.C.) has been named a partner in the law firm of Smith, Currie, and Hancock, which specializes in construction law and government contracts. Leslie Newell Gallacher (BA ’96, JD ’00; Brian; Spanish Fork, Utah) has been promoted to senior director of international development at XanGo. Russell C. Scoffield (BS ’96; Lisa;Hayden, Idaho) founded and owns Big Sky EDM, which machines superhard discs for cutting-tool fabricators.
1997 | Matthew A. Leigh (BS ’97; MS University of Iowa ’00; Jennifer Buckner [BA ’95]; Stafford, Va.) graduated with a PhD in physics from the University of Arizona and was hired as a laser-system scientist for Envisioneering.
1998 | Jake H. Joines (BS ’98; Michelle Brown [BA ’99]; St. George, Utah) is the owner of J2 Construction, which received the 2008 Green Build Home of the Year Award from the Utah Home Builders Association. Jeffery R. Johnson (BA ’98; JD Columbia University ’01; Emily Low [BFA ’98]; Austin, Texas) became a partner at the Jackson Walker law firm. Elizabeth Pipkin (BA ’98, JD Harvard Law School ’01; Millbrae, Calif.) was made a partner at the McManis Faulkner law firm.
2002 | Ray C. Jones (JD ’02; Las Vegas) has returned to Snell and Wilmer’s Las Vegas office and written a pamphlet titled You Don’t Have to Pretend: A Spanish Primer for Lawyers.
2006 | Paul C. Smith (BS ’06; Vanessa Ashby [BS ’05]; Pasco, Wash.) has returned to MacKay and Sposito as a project engineer. He is a certified engineer in training with an emphasis in transportation planning and traffic engineering.