1948 | Crawford M. Gates (MA ’48, PhD University of Rochester ’54; Georgia Lauper [’53]; Salt Lake City) was honored at a University of Kansas School of Music lecture and recital as the university’s concert choir performed three of his arrangements. The Crawford Gates archive in BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library contains 875 of his compositions and arrangements.
1958 | Lawrence K. W. Tseu (BS ’58, DDS Northwestern University ’62; Honolulu) was honored by the University of Oxford’s Harris Manchester College when it named two buildings after him; he was also elected to the university’s Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors.
1966 | E. John B. Allen (MA ’66, PhD ’69; Heide; Rumney, N.H.) edited The Spirit of Skiing: Papers from the 2009 International Ski History Congress, recently published by the International Skiing History Association.
1967 | Lane A. Myers (BS ’67, MSW Portland State University ’70; Arletta; St. George, Utah) and his wife were called on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to manage the St. George Bishop’s Storehouse.
1968 | Gary L. Blackburn (BS ’68; San Clemente, Calif.) published his first novel, Pickerel Lake, a young-adult mystery set in Minnesota.
1969 | Jim L. Chatterley (BES ’69; Patricia Lund [BA ’72]; Simi Valley, Calif.) worked for 40 years in the construction and engineering industries and will now serve a two-year mission in Geneva, Switzerland, with his wife.
1972 | Ronald B. Brown (BA ’72; Judith Harding [BS ’71]; Gold Hill, Ore.) received the Heritage Excellence Award from the Oregon Heritage Commission for his work writing, producing, and editing a 44-part TV series about Oregon history. Patricia Lund Chatterley (BA ’72; Jim [BES ’69]; Simi Valley, Calif.) taught dance in her own studio for 20 years; she also taught children with gross motor delays in the Los Angeles School District. She will now serve a two-year mission to Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband. Maxwell A. Miller (BA ’72, JD University of Utah ’75; Linda; Bountiful, Utah) was honored by the Utah State Bar as a 2010 Tax Practitioner of the Year.
1973 | Richard R. Nelson (BSE ’73, MBA Northwestern University ’74; Karen Hammond [BA ’78]; Holladay, Utah) is the founder and CEO of the Utah Technology Council.
1974 | Marcia Gregory McPhee (BS ’74; George; Waltham, Mass.) completed a year of volunteer teaching for 10th and 11th grade English at Kwajalein Atoll High School in the Marshall Islands through the WorldTeach program. Robert G. Sanderson (EdD ’74; Roy, Utah), who turned 90 this year, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by Gallaudet University.
1976 | Dee H. Andrews (BS ’76, PhD Florida State University ’80; Debra; Gilbert, Ariz.) was the lead editor on two books published this year: Storytelling as an Instructional Method: Research Perspectives andHuman Factors Issues in Combat Identification. Susan Jones Larsen (BS ’76; Eldon [BS ’77]; Charleston, W.Va.) was named 2010’s West Virginia Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc. Howard E. Moline (BS ’76; Diane; Missouri City, Texas) is a contract accountant for the Houston office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Daniel R. Tindall (BA ’76, M. Arch. University of Minnesota ’89; Janice Holm [’74]; Vestavia Hills, Ala.) was promoted to vice president from his previous position as director of information technology at KPS Group.
1977 | Roger A. Carter (MBA ’77; Kathryn; San Francisco) was ranked 25th in the “2010 Top 100 Financial Advisors” in the United States by Barron’s magazine. Eldon R. Larsen (BS ’77, MS ’78, PhD University of California, Berkeley ’83; Susan Jones [BS ’76]; Charleston, W.Va.) was named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a Marshall University Drinko fellow.
1980 | David G. Warren (MPA ’80, MA U.S. Naval War College ’91, DM University of Phoenix ’02; Georgina; Newton, Mass.) was appointed president of the New England Institute of Art.
1981 | Brian C. Miller (BA ’81; Dublin, Ohio) has published his fifth book, Nice Teams Finish Last: The Secret to Unleashing Your Team’s Maximum Potential.
1983 | Mark A. Coffey (BA ’83, MBA Rice University ’85; Lisa Garcia [’89]; Lake Oswego, Ore.) was named chief investment officer for Global Partnerships, a nonprofit organization that works to help impoverished people in Latin America.
1984 | Jeffrey D. Morgan (BS ’84; Megan; Auburn, Wash.), a senior principal engineer with Boeing, received the 2010 Forest R. McFarland Award from SAE International; Morgan has been involved with the SAE Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Conference for seven years and is the current conference chair.
1985 | Jesse R. Aros (BS ’85, MA New York University ’87, PhD University of North Dakota ’95; Patricia; Victoria, Texas) is the founding director of the University Counseling Center at the University of Houston–Victoria and cofounder and director of the Blossoming Rose Foundation of Aztlan.
1986 | Aaron L. Anderson (BS ’86, MA United States Sports Academy ’91, MA Doane College ’07; Julie; Page, Ariz.) has been inducted into the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame after serving as head coach of boys basketball at Page High School for 18 years. Maureen Dahl Dudley (BA ’86; Chris [BS ’87]; Rocklin, Calif.) partnered with Celia Nunez to form Dudley & Nunez Communications, a public relations firm. Elizabeth Allen Wiseman (BS ’86, MOB ’88; Larry [BS ’87]; Menlo Park, Calif.), president of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center in Silicon Valley, recently published Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. She also wrote an article for the May 2010 issue of Harvard Business Review titled “Bringing Out the Best in Your People.”
1988 | Linda Smith Matheson (BA ’88; Richard [BS ’90]; Lindon, Utah) will represent the brand Aquaphor as an amateur athlete in several events during the 2010 racing season, including Ironman St. George, Ironman Boise 70.3, and the St. George Marathon. Terence A. Plumb (BS ’88, MS College of Great Falls ’95; Jill Sanders [’89]; Papillion, Neb.) is chair of the Department of Aerospace Studies and commander of the Air Force ROTC at Arizona State University.
1989 | David S. Doty (BA ’89, MA Stanford University ’90, JD ’93, PhD ’99; Rori; Sandy, Utah) is superintendent of Canyons School District, the first new Utah school district in nearly 100 years. Quinn C. Wheeler (BS ’89, JD University of Arizona ’92; Jennifer Stack [BS ’88]; Phoenix) joined the international law firm Bryan Cave. He will practice with the firm’s real estate, banking, bankruptcy, restructuring, and creditor’s rights groups.
1990 | Willard W. White (BS ’90; Laura Gray [’92]; Morgan, Utah) is riding a bike from coast to coast to raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children, which helped his three adopted daughters.
1991 | Jim Dishman (BS ’91; Jennifer Litster [BS ’91]; South Jordan, Utah), a financial advisor at Raymond James Financial Services, was named to the company’s 2010 Executive Council in recognition of outstanding client service and professional growth. Julie Anderson Robins (BS ’91, MAcc ’91; Roy [BS ’93]; Austin, Texas) was promoted to executive director in Ernst & Young’s tax practice.
1992 | Amanda Wood Belliston (BA ’92; Henry [BA ’94]; Mesa, Ariz.) choreographed a dance for a visiting teaching workshop that portrayed the impact a visiting teacher can have on sisters. Shelle Mask Soelberg (BM ’92; David; Mesa, Ariz.) cofounded Let’s Play Music, a program that for 10 years has been presenting musical concepts and skills to children in a playful and joyful learning environment.
1993 | John D. Brown (BA ’93, MAcc ’97; Nellie Johnson [BA ’91]; Laketown, Utah) received a Whitney Award, an honor for Latter-day Saint fiction writers, for his novel Servant of a Dark God. He is also a winner of the Writers of the Future Award. Amberlee Soelberg Maughan (BS ’93; Burke [BS ’94]; Mesa, Ariz.) cofounded Let’s Play Music, a program that for 10 years has been presenting musical concepts and skills to children in a playful and joyful learning environment.
1994 | Michael J. Ballard (BA ’94; Bozeman, Mont.) received two Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Northwest Chapter for his documentary Never Long Gone. Seth R. Hoyt Jr. (BA ’94, BA ’94, JD Texas Tech University ’97; Cathryn; Ione, Calif.) was appointed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to be a judge in the San Joaquin County Superior Court.
1995 | Robert J. Brown (BS ’95; Kerri Free [BA ’97]; Draper, Utah) achieved the MAI designation with the Appraisal Institute; he has done real estate appraisals since 1998. Rebecca Anderson Wilhite (BA ’95; Scott [BA ’95]; Heber City, Utah) has released her second book, a young-adult novel called My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions, through Shadow Mountain Publishing.
1996 | Gary A. Hart (BS ’96, MBA Westminster College ’07; Kristin; Salt Lake City) was promoted to divisional vice president at Staff Care, an AMN Healthcare company.
1997 | Sarah Leeper Egli (BA ’97, JD ’99; Steven; Mill Valley, Calif.) was elected partner with the law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.
1998 | Bryce A. Suzuki (BA ’98, MA ’00; Katherine Ballantyne [BA ’00]; Gilbert, Ariz.) was installed as president of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association.
1999 | Matthew J. Ence (BS ’99, JD ’03; Amy Hodges [’99]; Santa Clara, Utah) was made a shareholder in the law firm Snow Jensen & Reece. Ryan P. Hamilton (BS ’99, PhD Northwestern University ’08; Sarah Marsh [BS ’01]; Atlanta) received the 2010 MBA Teaching Excellence Award for junior faculty from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.
2000 | Anna Elizabeth James (Annie Hinrichs) (BA ’00; Los Angeles) was one of four filmmakers who shot and edited the short film Apple of My Eye using only an Apple iPhone 4; the video has had close to a million views on Vimeo and YouTube, including more than 400,000 in three days alone. Watch it at more.byu.edu/iphonemovie. Daniel E. Schoeni (BA ’00; Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar) is a judge advocate and captain in the U.S. Air Force, providing defense services to airmen charged in courts-martial and other legal actions in active combat zones in Southwest Asia.
2001 | Trevor A. Ellison (BS ’01, MD Johns Hopkins University ’05; Sarah Gardner [BA ’05]; Baltimore) received the Gates Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge. Joshua R. Forest (JD ’01; Brenda; Santa Clara, Utah) was made a shareholder in the law firm Snow Jensen & Reece.
2002 | Lindsay Clark Hart (BA ’02; Jonathan [BA ’02]; Fort Mill, S.C.) won first place in the American Mothers national Cultural and Creative Arts Competition for her graphic arts submission depictingmotherhood and grace. James S. Wright (BA ’02, JD Harvard ’05; Karen Keller [BA ’02]; Salt Lake City) has been named a shareholder with the law firm Parr Brown Gee & Loveless.
2003 | Eric L. Andersen (BS ’03; Salt Lake City) has joined Tanner LC, an accounting and business advisory firm, as a senior manager of IT services. Melvin C. Grey (BS ’03; Carly Perkins [BA ’01]; Temecula, Calif.) received an MBA from the University of Redlands in August 2009 and is working as a manufacturing engineer for Abbott Vascular. Jordan R. Van Orman (BS ’03; Wauwatosa, Wis.) received a doctor of philosophy degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Eric R. Veenstra (BA ’03, BA ’03, JD University of Michigan ’06; Emily Bennett [BS ’02]; Naples, Fla.), an attorney with Quarles & Brady, was recognized with a special award for pro bono service by the Legal Aid Service of Collier County.
2004 | Coby G. Neuenschwander (BS ’04; Karistal; Chicago) is the founder and CEO of Readeo, a book chat Web site that allows families to share story time over the Internet. Eric J. Cook (BS ’04, JD Oklahoma University ’07; Ann Robinson [BA ’00]; Wylie, Texas) was named a partner of the law firm Logan, Cook, and Beery.
2005 | R. Scott Herd (BS ’05; Rochester, Minn.) graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and will be doing a residency in anesthesia at the Mayo Clinic. Rachel Hinkson Howard (BS ’05; Troy [BS ’06], Rapid City, S.D.) cofounded Black Hills in Motion, a clogging group that performs in several venues in South Dakota. Lorenzo L. Orton (BS ’05; Melissa Maughan [BS ’05]; Ann Arbor, Mich.) graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and will be doing a residency in radiology at the same school. John P. Pruess (BA ’05, M American Public University ’10; Katerina Bartlova [BA ’06]; Eagle River, Alaska) was inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society. Troy D. Tegeder (BS ’05, MS ’07; Nancee Phillips [BS ’99]; Vail, Ariz.) is a senior systems engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems. He is also an independent iPhone application developer, with four published apps: ShatterBall, ShatterBall Lite, BalloonMaker, and My Fairy Princess. Matthew D. Wagaman (BS ’05; Mandy Gardner [’03]; Palo Alto, Calif.) graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and will be doing a residency in anesthesia at Stanford University.
2006 | Daniel E. Stone III (BS ’06; Washington, Utah) received a doctor of medicine degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Nathan D. Trayner (BS ’06; Megan Hullinger [BS ’06]; Dallas) graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and will be doing a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Jared G. Richey (BS ’06, MHA University of Iowa ’10; Tristan Kennedy [BS ’07]; Coralville, Iowa) secured an administrative fellowship with St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
2007 | Lincoln P. Porter (’07; Erin Plicka [BS ’07]; Jacksonville, Fla.) is the chief technology officer for Readeo, a Web site that integrates digitized children’s books, Internet connections, and webcams to enable families to share story time from a distance. Brett R. Crockett (BA ’07; Whittney Marble [BA ’06]; South Jordan, Utah) is the chief marketing officer of Readeo, a Web site that integrates digitized children’s books, Internet connections, and webcams to enable families to share story time from a distance. Jeffery D. Christenson (BS ’07, MS Northwestern University ’10; Irene Yin [BA ’98]; Orem, Utah) accepted a position as a mechanical engineer at Motion Control, a prosthetic development and manufacturing company. Kyle Head (BS ’07; Lindzie Favero [BS ’06]; Springfield, Va.) is a senior security engineer supporting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Security Operation Center. Megan Kleinhenz Payne (BA ’07; David [’01]; Pleasant Grove, Utah) is the illustrator for the children’s book series me + math = magic, which provides new opportunities to help children learn math through stories and activities. Caytlin Payne Sampson (BS ’07; Chris; West Jordan, Utah) is the coauthor of the teacher resource book that accompanies the me + math = magic series of children’s books.
2008 | Brian G. Buss (BS ’08; Ann Arbor, Mich.) received a National Science Foundation fellowship for his research on stabilizing diabetes patients after surgery; Buss is working on his master’s and PhD at the University of Michigan.
2009 | Paul J. Gabrielsen (BS ’09; Bethany Flake [BA ’06]; Socorro, N.M.) received a three-year National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship. He is pursuing a master’s degree in hydrology at New Mexico Tech.