1958 | Lawrence K. W. Tseu (BS ’58, DDS Northwestern University ’62; Honolulu) has been named to the board of directors of the Friends of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.
1960 | James A. May (BS ’60; Carol Adams [’69]; Mesa, Ariz.) was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Stevia World International at the Stevia World Europe Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, for his contributions to the stevia (naturally sweet herb) industry.
1970 | Janis Baker Ferré (BA ’70; Richard; Salt Lake City) won the State Advocacy Award from CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) in recognition of her significant efforts on behalf of those with disabilities in the state of Utah.
1971 | Douglas A. Hancey (BS ’71; Rexburg, Idaho) was elected chairman of the board of directors of the Idaho State Department of Parks and Recreation. Sally Okura Lee (BS ’71, MSW University of Hawaii ’74; Abraham; Honolulu) has been an adoption specialist with LDS Family Services for 29 years, placing hundreds of children for adoption. In 2006 she received the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angel in Adoption Award.
1973 | David R. Bird (BS ’73, JD ’77; Sandy, Utah) was awarded the Patrick Conner Award for his distinguished service to the mining industry at the 95th Annual Convention of the Utah Mining Association. He works as an attorney in Salt Lake City.
1976 | Sasha W. Kwapinski (MA ’76; Morgan Hill, Calif.) completed a seven-week, 3,200-mile bicycle ride from San Jose, California, to central Tennessee.
1977 | Robert W. Mendenhall (BA ’77, PhD ’03; Kathleen White [BS ’88]; Salt Lake City) received the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education for his work with Western Governor’s University.
1980 | Robert L. Foote (BS ’80, MD University of Utah ’84; Kally Henderson [’81]; Rochester, Minn.) was appointed chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He is a professor of radiation oncology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and has been inducted into the Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Mayo Fellows Association.
1981 | Barbara Howell (BA ’81; Los Angeles) received a master’s of organizational leadership from Woodbury University in August 2010. She is executive director of Burbank Temporary Aid Center, a social service agency.
1986 | Dallin A. Larsen (BS ’86; Karree; Largo, Fla.) was named Utah Business magazine’s CEO of the year for his work with MonaVie. Darrin J. Olsen (BS ’86, MBA ’89; Denise Glines [BS ’86]; Canton, Mich.) was named controller of Global Operations & Technology at Ford Credit. He also serves as a director on the board of a global limousine company. Clark Partridge (BS ’86; Cynthia; Mesa, Ariz.) received the President’s Award from both the National Association of State Comptrollers (NASC) and the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT). He also became the president of NASC for 2010–11.
1987 | Cynthia Houlihan Hook (BS ’87, MBA ’90; Mark; Austin, Texas) joined Comcast Corporation as senior vice president and general auditor.
1988 | Jonathan O. Hafen (BA ’88, JD ’91; Joy Miner [BA ’91]; Farmington, Utah) has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Utah State Bar’s litigation section.
1990 | Michael W. Lyons (BA ’90; Sharon Thompson [’92]; Naperville, Ill.) received the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) President’s Award for his work with the NBTA and the managed travel industry as a whole.
1991 | Dale L. Holdaway (BS ’91, MBA ’93; Kimberly Brown [’92]; Northville, Mich.) completed the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning—an award given to those who complete four of the oldest and most difficult and prestigious 100-mile races within the same year. He is the first person from Michigan to accomplish this feat. David A. McEntire (BA ’91, MA University of Denver ’95, PhD University of Denver ’00; Kimberly McKee [BS ’91]; Corinth, Texas) received the Dr. B. Wayne Blanchard Award for Academic Excellence in Emergency Management Higher Education. He is an associate professor at the University of North Texas. Ryan Paul Parham (MBA ’91, JD ’91; Ceely; Phoenix, Ariz.) was appointed chief investment officer for the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, a trust managing assets for three of Arizona’s pension plans. Julie Anderson Robins (BS ’91, MAcc ’91; Roy [BS ’93]; Austin, Texas) was promoted to executive director in Ernst & Young’s tax practice.
1992 | Andrew L. Johns (BA ’92; MA University of California ’95, PhD University of California ’00; Kayli; Pleasant Grove, Utah) published Vietnam’s Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War, which assesses the influence of the Republican party on the Vietnam War.
1994 | David P. Petermann (BS ’94; JD University of Toledo ’98; Jennifer; Edmond, Okla.) was selected as 2009–10 State Prosecutor of the Year by the Association of Oklahoma Narcotics Enforcers. It was the first time a federal prosecutor has won the award.
1995 | Brent T. Beazer (BS ’95, MBA ’10; Alexis Greenwell [BS ’95]; Erda, Utah) accepted a position with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals as the specialty care/long term care/hospital district manager for Utah and Southern Nevada. Cary L. Campen (BA ’95, MBA ’97; Ginger; Puyallup, Wash.) became finance manager for Milgard Windows and Doors. He is also a Certified Professional in Learning and Development (CPLD). Knikki Jacobsmeyer Hess (BA ’95; Damian; Pearl City, Hawaii) accepted the position of network planning manager for the Department of Defense Pacific Theater Network Operations and Security Center in Honolulu. Jon A. McNaughton (BFA ’95; Tammy; Elk Ridge, Utah) made national news as the painter of One Nation Under God and The Forgotten Man.
1996 | Geoffrey K. Davis (BA ’96, MPP Harvard ’01; Darcie Brinton [BS ’95]; Auburn, Calif.) was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. This group comprises influential people in the world under the age of 40. Rick E. Hansen (BA ’96; JD Seattle University ’00; Jenna Knight [BS ’97]; Danville, Calif.) was named a Rising Star of Corporate Governance by the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management.
1997 | Charles T. Breinholt (BA ’97, MBA Southern Methodist University ’05; Kimberly Moore [BS ’95]; Albequerque, N.M.) was named president of Rinchem Company. Cassandra Moulton Brekke (BS ’97; Don; Meridian, Idaho) works as a database administrator for the Regence Group, a nonprofit health-care company. She previously worked for Boeing as a systems analyst and for Delta Dental of California as a database administrator. Edward K. Whitley (BA ’97, MA ’99; Marguerite McQuarrie [BFA ’99]; Bethlehem, Pa.) published American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet. He is an assistant professor of English and the director of American studies at Lehigh University.
1998 | Joel W. Darrington (BA ’98; JD New York University ’01; Sarah; Elk Grove, Calif.) joined the real estate and construction section of Hanson Bridgett LLP as an attorney. Michael P. May (BA ’98, PhD Kansas State University ’05; Christine Lybarger [BA ’97]; Montgomery, Ala.) was presented the Air Command and Staff College Civilian Educator of the Year Award. Anita West Toone (BS ’98; Los Alamos, N.M.) received her professional engineering license for the state of New Mexico. She works as a process engineer at Merrick. J. Aaron Walser (BA ’98; Carrie Mautz [BS ’96]; Tualatin, Ore.) completed his MFA in graphic design from the Maryland Institute College of Art, from which he won the inaugural Best Overall MFA Thesis in Graphic Design award. He accepted the position of design director at Second Story in Portland, Oregon.
1999 | Brock C. Cima (BA ’99, JD ’02; Amy Lough [BA ’97]; O’Fallon, Ill.) joined Brown & Crouppen as an attorney. The firm handles medical negligence, personal injury, pharmaceutical liability, worker compensation, product liability, Social Security, and mesothelioma cases worldwide.
2000 | M. Gregg Benson (BS ’00; Nicole Amick [BA ’98]; Las Vegas) now serves as director of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America on the Nevada Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association Board. April Wilson Perry (BA ’00; Eric [BS ’00]; Corona, Calif.) cofounded powerofmoms.com, a website that focuses on supporting and uplifting mothers.
2001 | Erik Lars Christensen (BS ’01; Megan Mack [BA ’00]; Valencia, Calif.) won an Emmy award for Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming for an episode in the A&E series Intervention.
2002 | Jef L. Huntington (BS ’02; MPH University of Utah ’06; Julie Bauer [BA ’01]; Eagle Mountain, Utah) works for Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City as a statistician for the quality and patient safety team and a consultant for the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research. Huntington is an EMPA student at the Marriott School. Matthew S. Simpson (BFA ’02; Melany Miller [BA ’01]; New York City) cofounded Pre Play Sports, a company that creates mobile applications that enable fans to play along with live sporting events by predicting what will happen next. Simpson developed game design and graphics for the application.
2003 | Davis M. Smith (BA ’03; Asialene Elmore [BS ’03]; Philadelphia), an MBA student at Wharton, was granted a license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to conduct academic research for 10 days in Cuba studying its culture and entrepreneurial activities. Jessica Dalley Taylor (BA ’03; Chad; Salt Lake City) started Legacy Tree Genealogy, a company that employs professional genealogists to do research for clients all over the world (legacytree.com).
2004 | J. Spencer Clark (BS ’04, JD ’08; Emily; Naples, Fla.) joined Roetzel as an associate attorney. He focuses on litigation and transactions for corporate and business services and health-care and real-estate matters.
2005 | Lee J. Adamson (BA ’05, MPA University of Utah ’10; Lehi, Utah) joined the Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau as its new sales manager and film commissioner.
2006 | Tyler H. Haberle (BS ’06; Elsha Hemingway [BS ’04]; North Liberty, Iowa) received his MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and began his training as an internal medicine resident physician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. John Magnus Ketcher (BS ’06, Jennifer Allen [BA ’04]; Yukon, Okla.) received a doctorate of optometry from Southern College of Optometry. He has joined the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic as a full-time optometrist. Bradley C. Lewis (BS ’06; Redmond, Wash.) joined the editorial board of the Washington Law Review, a student-run and student-edited scholarly legal journal at the University of Washington School of Law. Matthew S. Maxwell (BS ’06; Caroline Crego [BS ’06]; Ithaca, N.Y.) cofounded Pre Play Sports, a company that creates mobile applications that enable fans to play along with live sporting events. Maxwell created the unique scoring algorithm for the game. Thomas A. Schlosser Jr. (BA ’06; Marietta, Ga.) opened his own agency with American Family Insurance.
2007 | Matthew C. Baldwin (BS ’07; Brittany Lees [BS ’07]; Spring, Texas) published Snow Rising, a book that highlights four truths to help people make lasting life changes. Brett R. Crockett (BA ’07; Whittney Marble [BA ’06]; South Jordan, Utah) is cofounder and chief marketing officer of Readeo, a website that integrates digitized children’s books, Internet connections, and webcams to enable families to share storytime from a distance. Lincoln P. Porter (’07; Erin Plicka [BS ’07]; Jacksonville, Fla.) is cofounder and chief technology officer for Readeo, a website that integrates digitized children’s books, Internet connections, and webcams to enable families to share storytime from a distance.
2008 | Suzanne Horner Erb (BA ’08; Anaheim, Calif.) self-published Manners are Cool, Starring Annie and Friends, a book for children ages 6 to 13 about correct manners. She is working on her next book, a multimedia retelling of The Night Before Christmas.