1949 | Phillip G. Robison (BS ’49; Jean; Fillmore, Utah) was honored by the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation as a Distinguished Coach. He continues to take an active interest in Millard County athletics.
1957 | R. Wayne Pace (MS ’57, PhD Purdue University ’60; Gae; St. George, Utah), founding president of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), was honored with the AHRD Service Award for advancing human resource development through research and service. He also published a paper in the European Journal of Training and Development, and he and his wife celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
1965 | Daniel K. Adams (BS ’65, MEd ’69; Karen Hadfield [BS ’65]; American Fork, Utah) celebrated his golden wedding anniversary with Karen in December. Adams had a 36-year career as a teacher and principal.
1966 | Lionel Fullwood (BS ’66; Gayle; Ammon, Idaho) was honored with the IPC Raymond E. Pritchard Hall of Fame Award because of his contribution to IPC and the electronic interconnect industry.
1969 | Jeffrey M. Batchelor (BS ’69, JD Willamette University ’72; Luci; Portland, Ore.) has been selected as 2013 Lawyer of the Year for mediation by The Best Lawyers in America. He owns Batchelor Mediation and Arbitration, a firm devoted to alternative dispute resolution. Julie Janse Kimball (BS ’69; Provo) and her husband, Kirt M. Kimball (’69, MD University of California, Los Angeles ’74; Provo), are the proud parents of 10 BYU graduates.
1970 | Larry R. Miner (BS ’70; Betty Madsen [BS ’71]; Highland, Utah) was honored by the Bank of American Fork for his retirement after almost 45 years of service, stepping down as a senior vice president and chief operating officer. James B. Welch (’70, DMA Stanford University ’77; Deanne Everson [AA ’80, AS ’80]; Palo Alto, Calif.), university organist and member of the music faculty at Santa Clara University, is the author of the newly published biography Richard Purvis, Organist of Grace, about California’s most prominent organist.
1974 | Irene De Haan Bardole Hastings (MEd ’74; Kenneth; Heber City, Utah) is the 2012–13 president for the League of Utah Writers. Hastings has published memoirs, poetry, short stories, articles, and anthologies. She also teaches writing at Utah Valley University. Clay M. Smith (BA ’74, JD University of Utah ’77; Lynn Stoney [AS ’72]; Brea, Calif.) has received the Judicial Officer of the Year Award from the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is the supervising judge of family law in the Orange County Superior Court and also presides over the court’s appellate division. Berk W. Washburn (BS ’74, MBA ’77, JD ’77; Carolyn Adams [BS ’73]; Louisville, Colo.), a lawyer by profession, coauthored Pitch Green, a young adult horror novel, with his brother Anderson.
1976 | David L. Olpin (BA ’76; Doris Nelson [BA ’57]; Provo) published Quiet Success Principles, where he shares quotes from more than 400 notable persons. He also wrote an eight-step plan to create strong families called Successful Family Focus.
1977 | Steven B. Andersen (BA ’77, JD ’80; Bethanne Parker [BFA ’76, MFA ’79]; Boise, Idaho) cofounded Andersen Banducci, a high-stakes litigation practice. Andersen has tried more than 100 civil cases to verdict. Louise Gardner Zeenati (BS ’77; Naghi; St. George, Utah) was appointed chief financial officer of The Village Bank, where she has served as cashier and chief operations officer.
1978 | Garrett R. Merrick (BS ’78; Cheryl Groom [BS ’72]; Mapleton, Utah) retired from the maintenance department of the U.S. Postal Service and has begun his own contractor business, FixIt Fellow, and a building inspection business, Merrick Inspections. Anthony A. Morley (BFA ’78; Taia; Stillwater, Minn.) was awarded a TAGIE for Excellence in Toy Design at the 2012 Toy and Game Inventor Awards in Chicago. Morley has been an independent toy inventor for more than 26 years.
1979 | Richard L. Hill (JD ’79; Kathryn Smith [BS ’80]; Orem, Utah) joined Durham Jones & Pinegar as a shareholder. Hill is a former director of Hill Johnson & Schmutz. F. McKay Johnson (BA ’79, JD ’82, LLM New York University ’83; Sue Anne Olsen [BS ’78]; Lindon, Utah), former director of Hill Johnson & Schmutz, joined Durham Jones & Pinegar as a shareholder.
1980 | Kent T. Frogley (BA ’80, MA Northwestern University ’81; Salt Lake City) was named assistant vice president of institutional marketing and communications at Salt Lake Community College. W. Gerry Sanders (BS ’80, PhD University of Texas at Austin ’96; Kathleen Hanni [BS ’79]; San Antonio, Texas) has been named dean and Bodenstedt Chair of the College of Business at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sanders was previously a professor of strategic management at Rice University for five years.
1981 | Dan A. Foster (BS ’81; Trena; Grand Coulee, Wash.) was named superintendent of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in upstate Washington. He has been an employee of the U.S. National Park Service for 21 years. Douglas B. Thayer (BA ’81, JD ’84; Paula Owens [’79]; Pleasant Grove, Utah) joined law firm Durham Jones & Pinegar as a shareholder. Thayer was a former director of Hill Johnson & Schmutz.
1982 | Anderson L. Washburn (BA ’82,
JD ’87; Delores Trembath [’82]; Henderson, Colo.) coauthored Pitch Green, a young adult horror novel, with his brother Berk. Washburn is a lawyer by profession. Larry R. Weatherford (BS ’82, MBA University of Virginia ’90, PhD University of Virginia ’91; Jennifer Shumway [BS ’82]; Laramie, Wyo.) was appointed as the Dick and Maggie Scarlett endowed professor of decision science in the College of Business at the University of Wyoming.
1983 | James L. Markham (BS ’83, MAcc ’83; Laurie Pratt [BA ’83]; Granite Bay, Calif.) is the tax leader of Ernst & Young’s Americas Strategic Growth Market and serves as the partner in charge of Sacramento and Reno tax offices. He is also a monthly contributor to Inc. maga-zine. W. Kelly Nash (BS ’83, JD ’86; Karen Fox [BA ’85]; Salt Lake City) became a shareholder for Durham Jones & Pinegar. Previously, Nash was a director of Hill Johnson & Schmutz.
1986 | Stephen E. Quesenberry (BA ’86,
JD University of Kansas ’89; Jami Hunsaker [BS ’86]; Salem, Utah), former director of Hill Johnson & Schmutz, joined Durham Jones & Pinegar as a shareholder. Tiina Mahoney Watts (BA ’86; Edward M. [BS ’89, MA ’00]; Coon Rapids, Minn.) was elected president of the Salolampi Foundation board of directors, an organization that raises scholarship money for youth and adults to attend the Salolampi Finnish Language Camp in northern Minnesota.
1987 | Chad J. Larsen (BS ’87; Robbi Whitehead [’88]; Parker, Colo.), president of Moreton Retirement Partners, was a finalist for the 401(k) Advisor Leadership Award, an award sponsored by the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries and the National Association of Plan Advisors that recognizes leadership, innovation, and influence in the 401(k) marketplace.
1990 | Shelley Hunter Kukuk (BS ’90; Paul; Danville, Calif.), founder of GiftCardGirlfriend.com in 2009, was hired as content manager and spokesperson for GiftCards.com after the company acquired her website.
1992| Bryan H. Montgomery (BA ’92, MPA ’94; Monica; Oakley, Calif.) received the 2013 Award for the Advancement of Diverse Communities from the League of California Cities. Montgomery is the city manager of Oakley, Calif., and an instructor at San Francisco State University.
1994 | Jay T. Jorgensen (BA ’94, JD ’97; Melissa Myers [BA ’96, MA ’97]; Bentonville, Ark.) has been hired as senior vice president and global chief compliance officer of Wal-Mart Stores. Prior to this position, Jorgensen was a partner and litigator at Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C. Wade L. Woodard (BA ’94, JD ’97; Jennifer; Boise, Idaho) is a founding partner at Andersen Banducci, a new law firm in Boise.
1995 | Aaron M. Bujnowski (BS ’95, MS ’96, MBA University of Texas ’05; Julie; Frisco, Texas) was promoted to senior vice president of strategy and planning at Texas Health Resources.
1996 | Leslie Newell Gallacher (BA ’96, JD ’00; Brian T. [’96]; Spanish Fork, Utah) was promoted to general counsel for XANGO, where she spent the past nine years in various capacities including legal counsel, international development and operations, distributor recognition, and marketing communications.
1997 | Eric L. Hazelle (BIS ’97; Deborah Wykoff [’74]; Phoenix) has electronically published a sci-fi satire, 101 Planets to Visit Before You’re Recycled, on Amazon.
1998| C. Todd Linton (BS ’98, MMOAS Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base ’10; Chalon Brown [BA ’98]; Highland, Calif.), director of operations for the 160th flying training squadron at March Air Reserve Base, received the California Commendation Medal from the California Military Department and was also recognized as a 2012–13 Field Grade Officer of the Year by the California Air National Guard.
1999 | David B. Bowman (BFA ’99; Natalie Randall [BS ’00]; Snowflake, Ariz.) is the artist behind the Expressions of Christ fine art series and has written and illustrated youth-oriented books, including Dude, Don’t Be a Lemuel and What Would the Founding Fathers Think?
2000 | Keith A. Erekson (BS ’00, MA ’02, PhD Indiana University ’08; Carolyn Clift [BA ’99]; El Paso, Texas) published Everybody’s History: Indiana’s Lincoln Inquiry and the Quest to Reclaim a President’s Past, which focuses on the Southwestern Indiana Historical Society’s work to recover Abraham Lincoln’s adolescent years.
2002| Rex J. Rowley (BS ’02, MA University of Kansas ’05, PhD University of Kansas ’09; Rachel; Platteville, Wis.) authored Everyday Las Vegas: Local Life in a Tourist Town, which looks at everyday life for locals in a city visited annually by 35 million people from around the world.
2003 | Shawn P. Bailey (JD ’03; Andrea Knowlton [MM ’05]; Logan, Utah) became a partner at Peck Hadfield Baxter & Moore. Bailey practices civil litigation. He hasalso published two books: Millstone City,a thriller set in Brazil about missionaries who witness a murder, and The Mission Rules, a collection of missionary short stories. Sarah Jensen Clayton (BA ’03; William; New York) joined Weber Shandwick, a global public relations firm, as senior vice president in the employee engagement and change management practice, where she advises Fortune 500 companies. Aaron Robert-John Harris(BA ’03, JD ’08; Cara; Orem, Utah), a former associate of Hill Johnson & Schmutz, joined Durham Jones & Pinegar as an associate. Elspeth C. Young (BA ’03; Orem, Utah) completed two paintings, The Treasure and I Will Go Before Your Face,the newest in her Pioneers of the American West and Book of Mormon Art collections.
2004 | Jessica Griffin Anderson (BA ’04, JD ’07; Matthew [JD ’03]; Highland, Utah) joined Durham Jones & Pinegar as an associate. Anderson was formerly an associate attorney for Hill Johnson & Schmutz. Jia Jiang (BS ’04, MBA Duke University ’09; Tracy; Austin, Texas), an entrepreneur, gave the TEDxAustin talk “Surprising Lessons from 100 Days of Rejection,” which discusses leaving corporate life and building his dream company. John B. Manchak (BS ’04, PhD University of California, Irvine ’09; Meka Haglund [BS ’06]; Seattle) was promoted to associate professor of philosophy with tenure at the University of Washington, where he also received the 2013 Distinguished Teaching Award.
2005| Michael L. Bingham (BA ’05; Amanda; San Clemente, Calif.) was appointed head of Liberty Communications’ United States region. Jordan K. Cameron (BA ’05, JD University of Utah ’08; Emily Ringwood [BS ’05]; Cedar Hills, Utah) joined the law firm Durham Jones & Pinegar as an associate.
2006 | Scott R. Cardall (BS ’06, DMD Harvard School of Dental Medicine ’10, MS Oregon Health & Science University ’12; Salt Lake City), a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association, has joined the Utah Orthodontic Care team. Mark R. Nelson (BA ’06, JD Fordham University ’10; Emilie Dunn [BA ’04, MBA ’06]; Provo) became an associate for Durham Jones & Pinegar. Previously, he was an associate attorney at Hill Johnson & Schmutz. Doug D. Wilson (BS ’06, MBA Northern Kentucky University ’11; Heather Husted [BM ’05]; Batavia, Ohio) was hired by dunnhumbyUSA as associate director of client solutions. He will be responsible for working with Kroger.
2007 | Brett A. Lyons (BS ’07; Michelle; Olathe, Kan.) was named a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Lyons is an actuarial analyst at Zurich North America.
2008 | David M. Trichler (BA ’08, MS Georgetown University ’11; Rachel Bodily [BA ’07]; Alexandria, Va.) completed the Presidential Management Fellowship, during which he was special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He previously served as faculty assistant to former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. He has joined AidData as director of operations.
2010| Andrew W. D’Ewart (BS ’10; Aynsley Bennett [BA ’09]; North Salt Lake, Utah) has been certified as a registrant of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists. He works in pharmaceutical and medical device microbiology.
2011 | Natalie M. Tripp (BA ’11; Provo) has been awarded a 2013 Gracie Award for Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation for a news montage at KFOX-TV in El Paso, Texas.