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Class Notes reflect submissions received from December 1, 2016, to April 3, 2017.

The College

1938

Desma Hardcastle Payne ’38 celebrated her 100th birthday on Jan. 6. Old friends, teaching colleagues, P.E.O. [originally Philanthropic Educational Organization]sisters, neighbors, and family attended a party held at her home. A favorite memory at Redlands was that it snowed on her 21st birthday.

1953

Arnie McCalmont ’53 has lots of snow and still does the snow blowing. He still flies and performs volunteer work at the local airport and the airport in Newport, N.H.

Berta Boren Robinson ’53 volunteers as a “Sundancer” at the Cactus League baseball games every February and March at the stadium in Surprise, Ariz. Her jobs include taking tickets, ushering, and selling programs.

Ray Roulette ’53 and his wife, Gail Ruth Roulette ’54, have been closely involved with international student exchange programs (AFS, formerly American Field Service) and sister-city exchange programs for the past 35 years or so, serving in a variety of leadership positions. They live in Torrance, whose sister city is Kashiwa, Japan, and have traveled there several times to further the programs.

1954

Janet Amend Carver ’54 and her husband, John, spent February and March in San Diego and Mountain View with family. Janet is actively back into political work in Virginia, where there is an election this year. She writes that “people are coming out by droves,” which means that Janet, who works as a trainer, is especially busy.

Roger Cullen ’54 and his wife, Bev, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in March. In April, they attended a reunion for the Bonita High School Class of ’50 in La Verne. Both Roger and Bev have made outlines for their memoirs but haven’t yet gotten around to actually writing them.

Ron “Squeak” Davis ’54, his wife, Dionne Davis, and Bob Miller ’53 coordinated the annual Bulldog Bash for the 10th consecutive year on March 4 at the Alumni House on campus. Participating were Ron Kreutzberg ’52 and Burga Helsley Kreutzberg ’51, Stu Ripley ’52, Al Weinert ’52 and Andrea Weinert, Burt Chortkoff ’53 and Wilma Chortkoff, Bob Miller ’53 and Inge Miller, Bill Billard ’52 and Jo Perhab Billard ’54, Don Ruh ’54 and Sandi Luchsinger Ruh ’57, and Mary Stones Nuffer ’56.

Dale Edmondson ’54 self-published his memoirs for family members and close friends on his 80th birthday. The memoirs, Private Letters: From Dale to Dale, take the form of a series of letters from an older to a younger self.

Barbara Gustafson Parker ’54 is busy organizing photos, notes, and memorabilia in preparation
for writing her memoirs. She’s finding it to be
“a big job.”

Alton Robertson ’54 has put his memoirs into a manuscript titled Letters to My Sons and has shared it with those sons.

Don Ruh ’54 has published his memoirs in a book titled On the Playground of Life. Don and his wife, Sandi Luchsinger Ruh ’57, joined Ron Davis ’54 and Dionne Davis in March for a day’s trip to Borrego to see the wildflowers covering the desert in Southern California. On their way home, they stopped to visit with Norm Fox ’52.

1956

Genie Riddle Brown ’56 and her husband went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. She reports that the food was luscious, but she will never need to see another parade. Genie is also chairing her 65th high school reunion in September.

Jeanne Cessna Brown ’56 was involved in a serious car accident in Arizona in July. She had three different surgeries but is recovering and would enjoy hearing from classmates.

Martha Redding Thum ’56 attends an exercise class at the YMCA. Recently she was wearing her Och Tamale shirt. She heard a voice behind her saying, “Och Tamale,” and discovered that it was her longtime YMCA friend Vicki Jones Miller ’69.

1957

Marty Adams ’57, ’58 and his wife, Sheryl Jorgensen, welcomed a new grandson, Dane Richard Rosoff, on Dec. 19, 2016. That’s number eight for their blended family.

Dudley Sipprelle ’57 and Linda Mills Sipprelle ’57 celebrated Linda’s 80th birthday with family at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

1958

Janice Cessna Clarke ’58 has lived in Reno, Nev., since 1970. Her late husband, Jack Clarke ’58, was a consulting psychologist at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Jan was employed by the Washoe County School District, where she was a teacher and administrator. After Jack’s passing in January, Jan continues to be active in the community and church, and plays flute with the Reno Pops Orchestra. She has three children and seven grandchildren.

Gordon Clopine ’58 and his wife, Sara Clopine ’77, are enjoying their new home (down-sized) in Beaumont, Calif. He invites classmates’ news at any time! Please participate in Class Notes!

Robert “Bob” Huff ’58 and his wife, Carol, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last fall. They keep busy with their children, family, and church activities. He has been retired from his internal medicine/geriatrics practice for 19 years and still attends an occasional continuing education conference just to see what is new. He talks to Tony Lane ’58, who lives in Palm Desert, plays golf, and enjoys travel internationally.

Corrine Rohrbough Merritt ’58 and her husband, Ernie, celebrated their 57th anniversary in March 2017. Corrine is still in touch with many classmates, including Lois Patton ’58,
Joanne Waldon ’58, Virginia Hanna ’58, Marilyn Brewer ’58, Marge Dieterich ’58, and Chuck Thorman ’58. Home is Chandler, Ariz., near two of their three boys and their families. They invite Bulldog company!

Chuck Thorman ’58 is still enjoying geology. In March, he took a three-week lecture tour to Brazil and presented some of his research to students and mining officials. During that trip, he was able to connect with old friends he had worked with since 1972. He continues to perform geological studies throughout Nevada through the U.S. Geological Survey and Nevada Geological Survey.

1959

Don Fouts ’59 continues his work as president of the Illinois Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He has fond memories of the spring of 1957 while living in Cortner Hall at U of R. Don’s Redlands memories go back into the early 1940s, as his father, George, was a professor.

Jim Hoopes ’59 and the “memsahib” are traveling to Europe in October and November from his home in Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

Margo Fry Roletto ’59 and her husband attended a 90th birthday party and family reunion for Margo’s cousin, Dorothy Stannard Noyes ’49. Among family guests were five people, including Dorothy, who either attended or graduated from Redlands; at the party, they gave a rousing “Och Tamale” cheer.

Robert Rudder ’59 recently won a second grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, this time for a book called Three and a Dream, an English translation of a novel by the Spanish author Ana Maria Matute, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.

Marilyn Kerr Solter ’59 was selected as 2016 Redlands Woman of the Year at the Redlands Chamber of Commerce civic award ceremony held at the University of Redlands. Selections for the honor are “quintessential models of volunteerism.” Marilyn took a 28-day cruise in April through the Mediterranean from Ft. Lauderdale with land excursions in the Azores, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, and Greece.

1960

Deanna Taylor Good ’60 and her husband, Danny, took a river cruise on the Danube, touring Eastern Europe to the Black Sea to celebrate their 54th anniversary. They traveled from Budapest, Hungary, to Bucharest, Romania, with additional stops in Croatia, Serbia, and Bulgaria.

Ken Hall ’60 and his wife, Lynn, took their oldest granddaughter to Nashville to visit Vanderbilt. Ali has also applied to USC and SMU, and hopefully her choice will be closer to her grandparents! In March, they returned to Honduras for a week to build schools in a rural community. A three-room schoolhouse costs $25,000, and the nonprofit Students Helping Honduras will build the school with teachers provided by the government.

Wayne Mitchell ’60 republished his 1979 doctoral dissertation, which described the educational system of Communist China in the late ’70s when he visited. The 2015 reprint points out many of the changes that have taken place in China from the time of his observations to present day. Wayne renamed the book, Educating China’s Newest Leaders, which can be found in the Library of Congress and the U of R library.

Larry Scadden ’60 and his wife, Sonia, terminated their 14-year Hawaiian vacation, sold their home, and moved back to Arlington, Va. They are in a fantastic senior-living facility with evenings filled with cultural events, musical groups, lectures, and group games. Being closer to their two daughters and three grandchildren is a plus. They are also closer to Europe for their annual trips.

1961

Apologies to Mr. Lindsay Nielson ’61, who is working at his (not “her”) solo law practice, for the error in the last issue of Och Tamale. He writes “I just don’t want my classmates to think that I may have made that journey in life.”

1962

Jim Glaser ’62 published a book of poetry, This Festival of Leaves.

Darlene Ramey ’62 has been retired for 11 years. She enjoys dog agility classes and tai chi lessons. She says if there are any classmates in the area, do come by!

1963

Don Cassetty ’63 and his wife, Carol, while away their lives in Sun River, Ore., playing tennis and performing volunteer work in their community. They recently toured the Holy Land and are eager to share that experience with others who have traveled there.

Stephen Habener ’63 retired from a 40-year career in medicine without being sued, a Washington state record. He and wife, Sharon, celebrated their 50th anniversary last year by traveling to Europe via Iceland. For his 75th birthday, Stephen bought a 1957 TR3, which goes along with his 1952 MGTD.

Bruce Hunn ’63 and his wife, Joyce Smith Hunn ’63, have lived in Raleigh, N.C., since his retirement four years ago. He utilizes his engineering career by volunteering to perform energy audits for local churches. Bruce has been a guest speaker for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), which has taken the couple to Iceland, Brazil, and other exotic places around the globe. They chose Raleigh to be near their son and grandchildren.

Carol Abbott Montgomery ’63 retired from teaching
at LaGuardia Community College in 2010 and from NYU in 2013. She has lived in Brooklyn for 25 years with her husband. These days, she paints and is a guide for the Brooklyn Museum. She meets regularly with Milika Nevarez ’63, Ann Stewart West ’62, and Phyllis Tilden Scroggie ’64.
She would love to hear from any classmates visiting New York City.

Cynthia Austin Peterson ’63 and her husband, Dennis, have offered a free bed and breakfast to any and all classmates wanting to visit lovely Santa Barbara. Great bargain, classmates.

Classmates from ’63: Next year will be 55 years since we graduated, and the planning for our reunion will begin shortly. If you have any ideas for the celebration, contact Tony Taylor ’63 at TonyTaylor8164@gmail.com or 760-914-2085 to share your ideas or offer your assistance in planning the celebration. In the meantime, mark your calendar for May 18-20, 2018, to come and see all those people from Class Notes.

1965

Jeri Nolfi Brown ’65 and her husband returned from a fabulous trip to Costa Rica, where they hiked, zip-lined, rafted, snorkeled, and spotted wonderful animals and birds.

Sam Brown ’65 and his wife are celebrating their daughter Willa’s new Ph.D. She’s in her second year of teaching history and expository writing at Harvard and is hoping for a tenure track somewhere. Sam has traveled to Cuba, Italy, and Greece. They live in Key West in the winter and Aspen in the summer and would love to welcome any friends to their homes.

Jim Clark ’65 and Jeannie Rugg Clark ’65 celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Israel and Jordan.

Bob Engberg ’65 and Sherry Netzley Engberg ’65 brought their antique Elva car along with them for lunch at the home of John and Nancy Wheeler Durein ’65 with John Mehl ’64 and Marcia Perry Mehl ’65, and Hank Johnson ’64 and Kathy Terbeck Johnson ’65.

Normajean Berger Hinders ’65 and her husband, Duane, celebrated their 50th anniversary in August on a fabulous cruise to Mexico with their children and grandchildren. Hawaii is indeed their second home, where they spend several vacation weeks a year diving and resting. They returned in May with grandson, Sammy, for his 13th birthday. They are very blessed!

Toby Larson ’65 just completed his seventh year on the Newport Beach Public Library Board of Directors and chair of the writing committee. They actively solicit new members as well as donors to support a distinguished speakers program and other library upgrades in Orange County. He has been involved with the Mankind Project, which deals with personal growth and development, since 1998.

Bev Lynn ’65 spent last summer camping and hiking in four national parks in Oregon and Colorado. She reports that the stargazing was amazing.

Paul Malone ’65, Jim Schoning ’65, Parke Terry ’66, and Bob Johnson ’64 reviewed the 2016 election. In addition to supervising state, federal, and international affairs, they toasted Bob, Bill Bruns ’64,
and mentor Howard Hurlbut ’59.

Larry Nixon ’65 and Bruce Parker ’65 organize bike rides in Newport Beach periodically, followed by lunch at the legendary Crab Cooker.

Coralie Lampiasi Prince ’65 continues her active involvement in music education, especially jazz programs, locally, statewide, and nationally. She works with the Orange County Philharmonic Society to provide free concerts for students. She also plays drums in a concert band and jazz band, and cherishes her time with family and friends.

Alice Randall Wallace ’65 and husband, Craig Wallace ’64, led yet another Washington, D.C., trip, this time with 135 eighth-graders and 18 dedicated chaperones. This is the 47th trip for Craig and 27th for Alice. She’s looking forward to participating in the upcoming P.E.O. [originally Philanthropic Educational Organization]convention in Anaheim at the end of May.

Norman Wong ’65 traveled to Asia with a group of friends. While in Manila, he visited fellow Gamma Nu Weldon Diggs ’65. Norm is retired, playing golf once or twice a week, and looking forward to the next trip to Paris with the U of R alumni group. He lives alone in Palos Verdes Estates since the passing of his wife, Angi, of 48 years.

1966

Tom Bandy ’66 recently biked 65 miles through the backroads of San Diego in support of the Wounded Warrior program. He is a member of the North County Cycle Club and also rides with the Torture Tuesday and Old Fart Rider groups. Tom is registered for his sixth ride across Iowa.

Bob Beck ’66 and Dayton Dickey ’66 recently met at the U of R Yard and spent an enjoyable afternoon watching the Bulldogs play baseball and reminiscing about their college days and post-Redlands lives.

Harriet Clough ’66 is a retired dietitian and currently writing a book, Hello Myrmidon, about the power of decisions. The book is about two pen pals in 1966 who help each other navigate the maze of choices that arise during their senior years, one in high school and the other in college.

Four Thetas from the Class of 1966 took part in the Women’s March on January 21 at four separate locations. Chris Kerr Ford ’66 participated in Redondo Beach, Carol Rice Williams ’66 in Charlotte, N.C., Dottie Janks Ortiz ’66 in Santa Ana, and Mary Whitney Romo ’66 in Los Angeles. Tom Tomlinson ’66 was also at the Los Angeles march and spotted Mary in the crowd.

Lou Hays ’66 retired as the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. He has been an Episcopal priest since 1999 after his first career in federal, state, and local government. Lou is looking forward to more traveling to visit family, including his sons who live in New York City
and Massachusetts.

Kristin  Lentz-Di  Heath ’66 has retired from teaching, but serves on the board of a small charter school, Eola Hills Community School, in an area west of Salem, Ore. She manages her extensive garden and small farm (38.75 acres) in the northwestern Willamette Valley.

Wendell Johnson ’66 retired in 2013 from the Navy and moved to Cambodia, where he is involved with the Cambodian Self Help Demining Group that clears landmines and other explosives left over from wars. The highlight of Wendell’s life has been building schools in these cleared areas. He will be welcoming his 14-year-old grandson soon and encourages friends to stop in and visit.

Kurt Van Horn ’66 and his wife, Liz, took a 67-day cruise which circumnavigated South America, sailing around the Palmer Peninsula of Antarctica and through the Straits of Magellan. Kurt reports the most thrilling part was sailing through the La Meir Channel of Antarctica. During the voyage, they visited nine countries and two continents.

Gail Durley Johnson Vaughan ’66 is the director emerita/chief permanency officer for Families NOW. Gail founded the advocacy organization in 2007 to remove the barriers that prevent children in foster care from getting permanent families through adoption and guardianship. She is proud to sponsor California State Assembly Bill 1006 to improve and sustain permanency outcomes for children who wait in foster care for families.

John Watterson ’66 and Beverly Kasper Watterson ’67 are enjoying life in Redlands. Their three children are grown, and two still live in the area.

Dave Wegner ’66 and his wife are retired teachers who live south of Auburn, Calif., on their seven-acre vineyard and winery, where they make about 700 cases of wine a year. They have a wine club, love cooking, and pair the two passions together with wine dinners every other month for the first 40 people who sign up. They also host a number of benefit dinners for nonprofits. Traveling is a major interest, and the couple was in Vietnam and Java last year.

Bonnie Zoe Winn ’66 was part of a San Diego-area alumni group that attended a San Diego Gulls vs. Tucson Roadrunners ice hockey game. Bonnie was lucky enough to win a ride on the Zamboni! She will be serving as a new member of her U of R regional alumni chapter board.

1967

Dean Laws ’67 hosts an annual boat ride, dinner, and drinks at the Balboa Yacht Club for fellow Pi Chis in Orange County.

1968

Larry Dierdorff ’68 retired from 40 years of teaching in 2012 and has since been painting murals steadily. He has painted more than 120 murals in the Inland Empire, including a completed work at Moore Middle School in Redlands, installed in 2016.

Peter Konrad ’68 is managing a charitable foundation in Colorado and making local and international grants in the areas of STEM education supporting women and girls in education, health, and entrepreneurship. Peter and his daughter, Katie, walked to her work and biked back in the Seattle rain (12 miles each way) to raise almost $8,000 for World Bicycle Relief. Mary Konrad ’70, Larry Weeks ’68, and U of R roommate, Tom Hazlet ’68 and with his wife, Terri, were there to celebrate the completion of the walk/ride.

Trippi Ahrens Penland ’68 retired more than 10 years ago from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She and her husband, Tom, enjoy “lake living” in Falls Church, Va., but spend most of the winter teaching skiing for the Special Olympics, Warfighters, and Disabled Sports USA. Their children and grandchildren join them on the slopes in Pennsylvania and Colorado. They enjoy traveling, most recently to Cuba and the Balkans.

Lynn Bond Scheller ’68 and Terry Scheller ’67 will celebrate their 50th anniversary this year. Lynn retired in 2010 and plays violin in chamber music groups. She also serves on boards for Newton Centre’s Sister City of San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua and Family Promise Metrowest, which houses homeless families.

1969

Howard Hudson ’69 was elected as a member of the International Board of Directors of Lions Clubs International at their convention in Honolulu. He will be serving with 33 other directors from around the world. Howard and his wife, Lynn, will spend the next two years traveling throughout the United States and worldwide attending board meetings.

Vicki Jones Miller ’69 and Louise Smith Shappee ’69 organized a three-day “pajama party” in Palm Desert for 13 Alpha Xi sisters to celebrate their 70th birthdays. They included Judy Mondy Armstrong ’69, Bette Bass ’69, Ann Chabot Brindisi ’69, Carol Downing Youmans ’69, Becky Campbell Garnett ’69, Terri Lewis Judy ’69, Ann Austin Smith ’69, Shirley Miller Masterson ’69, Gail Pinkham Nelson ’69, Muriel Febus Harkins ’69, and Jeanie Coughlin Mills ’69

Dave Scott ’69 participated last September in seven swimming events at Hemet’s annual OLDlympics. He took five gold and two silver medals in his age group (65-70). When he swam at the U of R, he was an All-American. Go Dave!

1971

Paulette Marshall ’71 received the YWCA North Orange County award for Woman of the Year for her many years of volunteer work in the region.

1972

William Black ’72 and his writing partner, Tom Tozer, recently published a collection of their first columns on fatherhood, Dads2Dads: Tools for Raising Teenagers. They are now at work on a book of interviews with African American fathers.

1975

Marc Sellers ’75 received the Oregon State Bar’s Award of Merit during the annual Oregon Tax Institute. The award is granted to the Oregon lawyer whom the executive committee believes to best personify the Oregon State Bar’s statement of professionalism and serves as a role model for other lawyers.

1976

Phillip Doolittle ’76 has been reappointed to a three-year term as commissioner on the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission. Phil serves as vice chair of the commission’s finance committee and is executive vice chancellor for finance and administration/chief financial officer at Brandman University.

1979

Lori C. Gray ’79 and her wife, Shelly, hosted a mini reunion at their home outside Tucson. In attendance were Sue Bathrick Olson ’78, Lisa Thorman Rusche ’78, Kimi Katsura Cronin ’79, Kathy Spielman ’78, Lisa Leonard Kiriakidis ’78, Lauri Paolinetti ’78, Bonnie Sanborn Richardson ’78, and Ingrid Larson ’78. They enjoyed lovely spring desert showers, soaking in the Jacuzzi, and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

1981

Larry Zucker ’81 will publish his first book, Uncover the Secrets of Charity Fundraising Events, in late spring/early summer of 2017. The booktells the secrets of creating and producing successful charity auctions and galas, as well as many stories about working with celebrities. He has started a second book, A Lifetime of Celebrity Encounters (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform), telling stories about dealing with 100 major celebrities.

 

1982

Cheryl Boag Cates ’82 finished her administrative services credential at Cal State Fullerton in May. She and her husband have started a nonprofit organization called Volunteer Network OC, a web-based platform designed to connect those interested in volunteering with the organizations that support the working poor and people experiencing homelessness in Orange County.

1987

Dan Hazelwood ’87 has owned a Republican political consulting and advertising company for the past 24 years. He lives in Alexandria, Va., with his wife and three children.

1990

Stephen Tindle ’90, class notes reporter for 1990 states: “We miss hearing from the wonderful Classof 1990. Please submit stories, pictures, blurbs, or anything we can share with our classmates. I lookforward to hearing from many of you. Go Bulldogs!”

1993

John Styn ’93 celebrated the seven-year anniversary of his San Diego-based homeless outreach program, 1st Saturdays. He shares life lessons on his Hug Nation podcast, Facebook, and YouTube channel. He was featured in a documentary called Human, in which he told a story about his old Hug Nation cohost and grandfather, Caleb Elroy Shikles ’36.

Amy Ryder Wentz ’93 is an attorney in the Cleveland office of Littler, an employment and labor law office. She was promoted from associate to shareholder in January.

1996

Natacha Bedaysee-Mudhoo ’96 heads the marketing and communications department for a great park in Mauritius called Casela World of Adventures, which spans more than 250 hectares. She has been married since 2013 and now lives in Mauritius with their three dogs and cat!

The son of Crystal Perry Read ’96, Percy, is a freshman at Redlands/Johnston this year. Say “hi” to him if you’re at Armacost Library!

Erika Person Werner ’96 relocated to Pasadena in December with her husband, Eric, after nearly 15 years in New York City. She’s teaching beginning piano, giving voice lessons, freelancing as a church musician, and working as an integrative nutrition health coach. They’re happily settling back into life in California and hope to catch up with fellow Bulldogs soon!

2000

Ryan Gallagher ’00, ’12 was honored with the 2016 Firefighter of the Year award from the City of Redlands, where he has been with the Redlands Fire Department since 2009.

2001

Katrina Rodriguez Hogue ’01 received a visit at her home in Austin from fellow Sigma Alpha Iota sister Heathyr Whitman Rogers ’01 and her husband, Timothy Rogers ’00, after they recently moved to San Antonio. It was the first time they had said the “Och Tamale” chant since being at U of R. They had a wonderful evening reminiscing, catching up, and meeting each other’s families.

Patricia McHorse Mogavero ’01 publishes her first book of poetry, Portrayal.

2004

Abraham Khoureis ’04, ’06 has been a volunteer mentor for the University’s School of Business for the past five years. He recently published his Ph.D. research on disabled online graduate students in higher education.

Ravi Kumar ’04 was promoted to Partner at Connor Group, a specialized professional services firm focused on initial public offerings for high-growth companies. Ravi and his wife, Rosemary, also welcomed their third child, Everett Theodore Kumar, on March 29, 2016. Their family of five currently resides in Marin County, north of San Francisco.

Keegan J. Tanghe ’04 was promoted to senior partner at his financial planning firm, Trilogy Financial. He now leads a team helping hundreds of clients with financial success.

2005

Leslie Hatfield Albrecht ’05 is the vice president of operations for Social Driver in Washington, D.C., the seventh-fastest growing marketing agency in the U.S.

Hannah McAnespie ’05 was the 2015-2016 DeKalb County School System Region 1 Teacher of the Year, and she defended her dissertation in October 2016 to complete her Ph.D. at Mercer University. Hannah is teaching first grade and is an adjunct professor at Mercer University in Metro-Atlanta.

2006

Jason Nam ’06, ’12 is the assistant professor of music and associate director of bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He also serves as resident music director for the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble. His wife, Melissa Kendrick Nam ’06, works at Indiana University Lifelong Learning and in her spare time, is a landscape freelance photographer. They currently live in Bloomington, Ind.

2008

Deborah Arroyo ’08 had her third son in 2015. She is working on her second master’s program in speech language pathology and has been working in her new job as a school-based speech language pathologist since last year. She also celebrated her 10th wedding anniversary in 2016.

Ian Baldwin ’08, currently an adjunct instructor for the University of Redlands, received the inaugural Organization of American Historians John D’Emilio LBGTQ History Dissertation Award for the best Ph.D. dissertation in U.S. LGBTQ history.

Justin Lee ’08 and his wife, Hurshini Lee ’08, visited Seoul, South Korea.

Stefano Molea ’08 and Elizabeth Molea Fox ’07 were married in 2013 and now live in San Diego. In December 2016, they had a baby boy, Enzo Molea. Elizabeth works as a family law attorney in Carlsbad, and Stefano practices criminal defense in San Diego.

2009

Abe Weil ’09 received a Graduate Scholarship Honorable Mention at the 2016 National Women’s Studies Association conference for his dissertation, “Trans*Versality: Anti-Black Racism, Trans* Politics, and Molecular Revolution,” which he completed at University of Arizona in gender and women’s studies.

2010

Emily Hazlett ’10 earned an M.S. in social entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in May. She is in the process of launching her own company.

2015

Brendan Cooney ’15 has been completing a year of service with Habitat for Humanity for AmeriCorps.

Johnston

1977

Ruth Olson Johnston ’77 was named vice chancellor for administration and planning at University of Washington Bothell.

1994

Patrick Harrigan ’94 recently co-edited an academic book of essays on war games for The MIT Press called Zones of Control. Johnston Professor Emeritus Bill McDonald is also a contributor to the book.

2001

Patricia McHorse Mogavero ’01 released her first book of poetry, Portrayal. It has remained on Amazon’s list of Top 100 Hot New Releases for Poetry by Women since its debut.

2016

Jake Rosenblum ’16 lives in China and works as an apprentice brewer for Calvin Beer Company.

School of Business and Education and Whitehead Programs

1987

Teddi Anderson ’87 is co-owner of a boutique public relations firm in Honolulu and was recognized in 2016 as an industry leader in the field of public relations at the annual Women Who Mean Business Awards gala.

1994

Doug Braverman ’94 went on a seven-day bicycle tour of the Tuscany region of Italy and also visited Florence and Rome in September 2016. He is still working in the auto industry with Subaru of America Inc. based in Los Angeles. He sends greetings to his fellow MBA program classmates.

2007

James Patricola ’07 recently received the prestigious Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Center Mentor of the Year award, a written commendation from the vice admiral and commander of the Naval Air Systems Command. This honor for service to others is bestowed on just seven individuals among the 35,000 in the center.

Commitments

Engagements

Brittney Overgaag ’14 and Quentin Bubb ’15 were recently engaged.

Marriages

Adam Sipes ’08, ’11 married Emily Barton on March 18, 2017, in Redlands.

Casey DeWolf-Domingo ’12 and Francesca Sabatelli ’12 were married in Redlands on December 10, 2016. Participants in the wedding included Deidre Nissen ’12, Michelle Caudle ’12, Danielle MacNee ’11, and Alex Gomes ’12.

Deidre Nissen ’12 married Andrew Blancarte in February 2017 in Claremont, Calif.

Charles Izydorek ’15 and Ashton Martin ’16 were married November 20, 2016, in Redlands.

Baby Bulldogs

Tara Smith Eisenhauer ’04 and husband, Felix, welcomed their first child, Kai Felix Eisenhauer on March 5, 2017.

Cassandra Elkins Testa ’04 welcomed her second daughter, Avalon Edella Testa, on June 29, 2016.

Jared Moore ’08 and Meghan O’Hara Moore ’09 welcomed their son, David Patterson Moore, on January 17, 2017.

Samantha Coe Byron ’10 and Johnathan Byron ’13 welcomed their son, Oliver Francis Byron, on February 4, 2017.

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