1958 | DeLene Clark Holbrook (BS ’58, MS Cornell University ’61; Jay; Provo) and her husband sold their microfiche collection of about 17 million Massachusetts vital records—30 years in the making—to Ancestry.com.
1964 | Frank M. Thomas (BS ’64, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College ’83; Patreecia; Holden, Utah) received the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge in recognition of his patriotic and Army combat art. He also has paintings in the Nauvoo and Manti Temples and has been published in the Ensign. He served in Vietnam and Desert Storm and retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel.
1971 | Coyt Randal Johnston (BA ’71, JD University of Texas ’74; Sandra Scharman [’72]; Dallas) has been recognized by the Dallas Bar Association as one of the Texas Trial Legends for 2012.
1972 | Dennis P. Codon (BA ’72, JD Southwestern Law School ’77; Manhattan Beach, Calif.) received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Southwestern Law School. Doug F. Norman (BS ’72, MPA ’78; Yvonne; Hillsboro, Ore.) has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of Local Government Auditors. Gary D. Willden (BS ’72, MA ’73, EdD University of Utah ’83; Joan Lambert [BS ’69]; Centerville, Utah) retired after 35 years as a professor of recreation at Weber State University. He was known as Dr. Fun.
1973 | Bruce T. Reese (BA ’73, JD ’76; LuAnne Gold [BA ’74]; Sandy, Utah) was named vice chairman of Intermountain Healthcare’s Board of Trustees. He is also president and chief executive officer of Hubbard Radio, which operates 21 radio stations in five major U.S. markets. Randall B. Shirts (BS ’73, AM Harvard University ’78, PhD Harvard University ’79; Kathryn Hanson [’71]; Provo), a BYU associate professor of chemistry, republished Things I Remember, the World War II memoirs of his father, Morris Alpine Shirts.
1975 | Jay B. Barney (BS ’75, MA Yale University ’78, PhD Yale University ’82; Kim Wessell [BS ’75]; Park City, Utah) accepted an appointment as a presidential professor of strategic management and the Pierre Lassonde chair in social entrepreneurship at the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Before this appointment, he spent 18 years on the faculty at the Ohio State University.
1977 | Robert D. Chappell (BS ’77; Jan Burningham [BS ’75]; The Woodlands, Texas), a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch, was recognized on Barron’s list of America’s top 1,000 financial advisors for the third year in a row.
1978 | M. Keith Prescott (BS ’78, MAcc ’79; Trudy Zollinger [MLS ’70]; Centerville, Utah) was honored by the Utah Taxpayers Association for his work on the Governor’s Tax Review Commission. Prescott is a tax partner with the CPA firm of Wisan, Smith, Racker & Prescott.
1980 | John W. Buckley (BA ’80, JD ’83; Diane Davies [BS ’81]; Provo) has joined Jamestown Wealth Management as an investment advisor representative; he will continue his estate planning and business law practice.
1981 | Dave M. Giambattista (BS ’81, MBA Syracuse University ’84; Catherine Pliler [BS ’81]; Fairport, N.Y.) was appointed vice president of human resources for Enterprise BPO at ACS, a Xerox Company.
1984 | Michael B. Colvin (AS ’84, BS ’89, MS ’89; Jerilyn; Toronto, Canada) has been named the leader of PwC’s Greater Toronto Area Human Resource Services (HRS) Practice. He will also serve as a member of the Canadian national HRS leadership team. John E. Kammeyer (BA ’84, JD Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College ’88; Anne; Redmond, Wash.) has published two e-books: The Nephite Art of War, which deals with geopolitical aspects of Nephite warfare, and Warfare in Mesoamerica: Battles in the Book of Mormon, which analyzes decisions of commanders in major battles. Donald R. McClellan (BS ’84, MD Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences ’88; Elizabeth Hale [AS ’84]; Gilbert, Ariz.), a U.S. Army retired colonel, has been named chair of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
1988 | Mark V. Holyoak (BA ’88; Lori Pennington [’89]; Lolo, Mont.) is the public relations director for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He spent the previous 24 years as a news and sports anchor and reporter in Montana, Washington, and Kansas. Clyde B. Northrup (BA ’88, BA University of Idaho ’96, MA University of Idaho ’98, PhD University of Nevada, Las Vegas ’04; Patricia Nash [BS ’86]; Las Vegas) has published three e-books: Words Fail: Confessions of an Incurable Romantic, a collection of romantic poems; Stones in the Stream: Reflections on Matters of the Spirit, a collection of spiritual poems; and Chosen of the One, the first book in an epic fantasy series.
1989 | Mary K. Burton (BS ’89, MIT Washington State University ’97, MEd Portland State University ’02; Vancouver, Wash.) received a Distinguished Fulbright Award in Teaching for the 2012–13 school year, giving her the opportunity to live, study, and research for six months at Sheffield Hallam University in England.Connie S. Chow (BS ’89, PhD Harvard University ’97; Watertown, Mass.) is the executive director of Science Club for Girls, a program that inspires girls through hands-on science and engineering explorations. She was listed as one of Mass High Tech’s Women to Watch and was selected to be a Root Cause Social Innovator.Kim B. Keller (BS ’89, DDS University of California ’93; Sheree Swensen [BS ’90]; Nampa, Idaho) was awarded the first Component President of the Year Award at the Idaho State Dental Association’s annual meeting. Colleen Blad Peterson (BA ’89; Kurt [BS ’90]; Pueblo, Colo.), an interior designer, was awarded second place in specialty shaped windows in the 2012 Envision Design and Workroom Ingenuity Awards by Windows Fashion Vision magazine.
1990 | Tad S. Mitchell (BS ’90, MBA ’92; France; Aurora, Ill.) and his illustrator wife have published their first children’s book, Where Is the Sears Tower? The book tells of Peter Pigeon, who travels to Chicago to visit his grandfather and learns to follow his inner compass. Mitchell was president and chief executive officer of Compliance11, which he recently sold to Charles Schwab.
1991 | Ryan P. Parham (JD ’91, MBA ’91; Ceely; Phoenix) was recognized as a Rising Star of Public Funds by Money Management Intelligence at the 11th Annual Public Pension Fund Awards for Excellence. He serves as the chief investment officer for three of Arizona’s pension plans. David E. Strobelt (BS ’91; Kristin Nelson [BS ’88]; Newton, Pa.) was promoted to chief information officer and head of logistics at Gymboree, where he started working in 2011. He has worked for Lane Bryant, Gap, Deloitte, and IBM.
1992 | James G. Busby Jr. (BA ’92, MBA Arizona State University ’94, JD Arizona State University ’95; Tasha Freestone [BS ’93]; Chandler, Ariz.) has been named chair of the tax section of the State Bar of Arizona for 2012–13. Busby has also spoken about Arizona tax issues at the State Bar of Arizona convention and in other venues.
1995 | Cary L. Campen (BIS ’95, MBA ’97; Ginger; Puyallup, Wash.) has been hired as the chief financial officer of Burkhart Dental Supply, which received the first business license in Washington State 124 years ago. The family-owned company serves dentists in 23 states.
1997 | Shannon Thomas Griffin (BS ’97; Jason [BA ’98]; Concord, Calif.) was recognized as being one of her city’s best moms—twice. When the city of Concord held an essay contest for local school children to write about how great their moms were, two of the four winners were Griffin’s children.
1998 | Michael H. Headrick (BA ’98; Rachel Powers [BA ’02]; Riverton, Utah) joined KSL Television as an anchor and special projects/investigative reporter. He has earned seven Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists for his investigative reporting and writing. RichardLance Russell (BFA ’98; Josi Brewer [BA ’99, MA ’02]; Blanding, Utah) is a full-time gallery painter whose works are on display at the Church History Museum’s Ninth International Art Exhibition; at the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art’s Salon International 2012 in San Antonio, Texas; at Joe Wade Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and at the Utah Shakespearean Festival in a solo exhibition. W. Byron Shefchik (BS ’98, MBA ’00; Amber Jenson [BS ’98]; Saint Simons Island, Ga.) won the men’s age 35–39 100-yard breaststroke and placed second in the men’s 100-yard and 400-yard individual medley at the 2012 U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championship. He chose not to compete in his best event, the 200-yard breaststroke, because it was held on a Sunday.
2001 | Lori M. Ellingford (BS ’01, MEd Northern Arizona University ’05; Mesa, Ariz.) graduated summa cum laude with a doctorate in educational psychology from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Matthew B. Killpack (BA ’01, EdS ’05; Lehi, Utah) and his wife, Millie Rindlisbacher Killpack (BA ’02), welcomed their fourth child, Maggie. Maggie is their second child with spina bifida. They share their experiences with spina bifida in a blog,getusedtothestairs.blogspot.com.
2002 | Corey P. Christiansen (BA ’02; Monica; Marion, Iowa) has joined the CBS 2/Fox 28 FirstWarning Weather Team as chief meteorologist. He attended Mississippi State University for three years to earn a certificate of broadcast meteorology. F. Lane Groutage (BS ’02, MD Medical College of Wisconsin ’07; Wauwatosa, Wis.) has completed his anesthesiology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals and has taken a private practice position with the Association of Hospital Anesthesiologists at Theda Clark Medical Center. John W. Johnson (BA ’02, JD Seattle University ’06; Alicia; Albuquerque) publishedThe Vaults of Reglis, the journey of General Thoren Da’ad and his comrades to find the lost vaults of the ancient wizard Reglis. This is Johnson’s second published book. Isaac A. Stewart (BFA ’02; Kara; American Fork, Utah) and Kenneth R. Pike (BA ’04, JD ’09; Aprilynne; Glendale, Ariz.) coauthored Jacob’s Journal of Doom, the story of 11-year-old Jacob Young as he juggles church, Scouts, school bullies, and family. Christopher P. Taylor (BA ’02, JD Willamette University ’06; Jennifer Thompson [BS ’01]; Stanwood, Wash.) has opened a law office in Mount Vernon, Wash., and will focus his practice primarily on family law.
2003 | Andrew J. Maas (BS ’03, MSE University of Texas ’04; Lindsey Taylor [BS ’03]; Canton, Ohio) received a juris doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law.
2004 | Greg S. Nelson (BS ’04, JD Northwestern University ’07; Katie Baird [BS ’02]; Kaysville, Utah) was named a shareholder at Parr Brown Gee & Loveless. Nelson works in the firm’s corporate transactions group and is a cofounder of GenX Capital, a networking group for investors and entrepreneurs.
2005 | Joseph R. Bjarnson (BA ’05, JD Hofstra University ’09; Lindsey; Farmingdale, N.Y.) joined Sahn Ward Coschignano & Baker as a commercial litigation associate. Michael J. Hardy (’05; Melinda Plimpton [’07]; Brownsville, Texas) received an H-E-B Excellence in Education Award as a rising star in secondary education; the award included $5,000 for Hardy and $5,000 for IDEA Frontier College Preparatory, where he teaches.
2006 | Brian W. Mains (BS ’06, JD Pennsylvania State University ’10; Christine Reed [BS ’04]; Carlisle, Pa.) joined the law firm SkarlatosZonarich as an attorney focusing on business and commercial litigation and employment law.
2007 | Lark M. Porter (BA ’07, MA University of Wisconsin ’11; Madison, Wis.) received a Boren Fellowship to study and conduct research in Senegal during the 2012–13 academic year. She is a doctoral student in French at the University of Wisconsin. David J. Wilks (BA ’07, JD Cornell University ’10; Laura; Rochester, N.Y.) received the William E. McKnight Award from the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Rochester for his commitment to pro bono service. He is an associate at Harter, Secrest & Emery.
2008 | Tali Nay (MBA ’08; Cleveland) published her first book, Schooled, a collection of stories about life lessons learned inside the classroom. Kayson M. Shurtz(BS ’08, MS ’09; Christina Mendenhall [BS ’08]; Mather Air Force Base, Calif.) attained professional engineer licensure. He is a hydraulic engineer with WEST Consultants’ Folsom, Calif., branch. Andrew F. Whitman (BA ’08; Charlotte, N.C.) graduated with a juris doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law.
2009 | Bryce F. Isaacson (BS ’09; Chicago) received a master’s degree in mass communication, with an emphasis in advertising, from the Brandcenter at Virginia Commonwealth University. He was listed as one of the Top 100 New Creatives by CMYK Magazine. Bryan D. Martinez (BS ’09, MS ’10; Rachel Anderson [BS ’08]; Orangevale, Calif.) attained professional engineer licensure. He is a hydraulic engineer with WEST Consultants’ Folsom, Calif., branch.