Class notes


Class Notes reflect submissions from April 14, 2018, to Sept. 3, 2018.

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Janet Gall ’50 just turned 90 years old, is writing her life story, and enjoying life in Decorah, Iowa.


Doris Purvine Christensen ’51 and Jeanne Walker Cornwell ’51 are part of a “round-robin” group of Redlands alumnae who have been sending packets of letters to each other for more than 65 years. Susan Earle Brown ’52 devised the round-robin as a way to stay in touch with her friends in the Class of ’51 after they graduated. Jane Axon Lloyd ’51, Louise Shrader Paffhausen ’52, Evelyn Cline Rowland ’51, and Janet Apfel Weldon ’52 have been among the many members over the years. After Susan passed away, her husband, Frank Brown ’52, asked to become part of the round-robin and became the sole male member of the group. When a member receives the packet of letters, they remove their old one, write a new one, and send it on throughout the year. Doris and Jeanne also recently got together with Betty Hentschke Conly ’51, Janet Butler Lee ’51, and Carolyn Holcomb Thompson ’51 for a luncheon to give Betty best wishes on her upcoming move to Hawaii.


Burt Chortkoff ’53 reports that his wife, Wilma, passed away on May 29, in Honolulu. She suffered a massive stroke in Kauai, their favorite vacation place. They were with their daughter, Dana, and two of their six grandchildren, Danielle and Lauren. They had lived in Santa Barbara for 30 years and would have celebrated their 63rd anniversary on Nov. 25.

Dick Crocker ’53 and Jo Kendrick Crocker ’53 celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15. They enjoyed a 12-day trip to Iceland in July, and they found it to be a very interesting country.

Bob Lage ’53 was among the WWII and Korea veterans who were flown to Washington, D.C., as part of the Honor Flight Network. He toured memorials to WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Air Force, Iwo Jima, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Bob also visited the National Cemetery, Navy Museum, and Lincoln Memorial. It was an inspirational trip honoring our military and national defense.

Arnie McCalmont ’53 and Becky McCalmont ’52 are doing all right. Arnie had back surgery to get rid of pain in his legs. He hopes to get back to flying airplanes soon, which he has been doing off and on for 71 years.

Ray Roulette ’53 and Gail Ruth Roulette ’54 celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in July with another trip to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City with daughter Diane and granddaughter Colleen. They had lots of fun in Las Vegas along the way.

Bonnie Laws Smith Smiley ’53 reports her husband, Ken, passed away last February after their short but wonderful marriage of five years. Losing two husbands is hard but the memories are dear, and her life is good. She is still at the Garlands, a lovely retirement community in the Chicago area, with good friends, activities, and support. She would love to hear some news from others.

Bill Walcher ’53 enjoyed 47 delightful years with his wife, Barbara, before she passed away in May. It has been devastating. Their five children have been taking good care of him but clearly feel the great loss, too.

Jay Young ’53 and Connie Smith Young ’55 celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They still live in Seal Beach at Leisure World. Since retirement, Jay has explored art, and Connie, music. They have been to 65 countries and traveled extensively in their motor home.


The Class of 1954 will surely miss its long-time Och Tamale Class Notes Reporter Alton Robertson ’54, who passed away May 14. Please see the remembrance on page 55.

Nancy Ford Blue ’54 had a wonderful visit with Bette Quillin Haas ’53 and her husband, Wally, at their home in Redding, California. They had lots of memories and laughs shared with good friends.

Richard Bueermann ’54 and his wife, Loretta Lutton Bueermann ’54, will miss Alton Robertson ’54 and his great efforts to keep our class together over the past 60 years.

Janet Amend Carver ’54 and husband John celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September by exploring Alaska’s southern coast (Janet’s 50th state). After 46 years, Janet stepped down with special emeritus honors as a member of Virginia’s Democratic Central Committee.

Carl Davis ’54 has been a judge for more than 50 years now and is still serving as needed, mostly in San Diego County, while living in Redlands. He recently enjoyed a small group of 1950s-era alumni at the U of R Football Alumni Day.

Ron “Squeek” Davis ’54 and his wife, Dionne (who recently had serious heart surgery), are still enjoying life in La Quinta, California. They also enjoy visiting his ski patrol director son and his family in Sun Valley, Idaho. Ron noted that either the tennis balls are moving faster now, or he is moving slower!

Mary Pierson Graw ’54 and husband Herb keep traveling as much as they can, as old age creeps up on them. In June, they traveled on narrow-gauge railroads in Colorado with Roads Scholar, a program that hosts educational experiences for adults. They also spent time with their son, Rich Graw ’89, and daughter-in-law, Leslie Best ’88. They also took a cruise on the Illinois River studying President Lincoln. Mary read The Last Trial of Lincoln to get ready for the trip.

David Moke ’54 and his wife, Irma Draper Moke ’56, remain in Falcon’s Landing, a military continuing-care retirement center in Virginia’s Sterling and Potomac Falls area. While he loved his many years as a naval officer, David and Irma are now enjoying retirement to the fullest.

Don Ruh ’54 and his wife, Sandi Luchsinger Ruh ’57, have just celebrated 55 years of working, and now volunteering, at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. New projects at the 50,000-student campus include a new stadium, Heritage Hall, and educational center.

George Russell ’54 and Mary Rector Russell ’54 took a 12-day trip with two of their three daughters (and one of their husbands) to Alaska in May. The combination of land, sea, and air travel made for a wonderful trip.

Robert Steinbach ’54 wants everyone to know there is hope to have a 65th class reunion in May 2019, but only if we can muster the troops to make it happen. Volunteers are needed to serve on the organizing committee. Please email or, if you are able to make every effort to attend.


MaryAnn Black Easley ’55 frequently visits the many art exhibits, festivals, and sculpture gardens in nearby Laguna Beach, California.

Audrey Nichol Hauth ’55 is no couch potato and is still dancing at an outdoor California State University, Long Beach event with her daughter, Sheree.


Kent Jennings ’56 retired as distinguished professor of political science at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), marking a total of 55 years teaching at UCSB and the University of Michigan. Kent celebrated with current and former colleagues, students, and his immediate family at a campus reception on June 2. During his career, Kent received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the U of R; received fellowships at think tanks in the United States and the Netherlands; and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He served as president of the American Political Science Association and the International Society of Political Psychology. Kent and his wife, Holly Phillips Jennings ’57, will continue to live in Santa Barbara.

Martha Redding Thum ’56 hosted a wonderful lunch at her home in La Jolla with Genie Riddle Brown ’56, Sally Rider Cummings ’56, Peggy Eddins Johnson ’56, Mary Sones Nuffer ’56, and Georgie Thatcher Suitor ’56.


The Class of 1958 had a great 60th reunion over Alumni Reunion Weekend in May. Attendees included Nancy Brock, Coria Judson Brown, Bob Buster, Sally High Hansen Comings, Marge Johnson Dieterich, Beverly Bacon Guidero, Doris Baker Haddy, Marjie Young Harper, Christine Fay Kidd, Irene Crum Mendon, Lois Larusson Patton, Audrey Hartman Perri, David Phillips, Sandra Reese Seat, Mary Lou Russell Stringer, Margie Moorhead Thomas, Chuck Thorman, Joanne Bennett Waldon, Stennis Waldon, and Bentley Wallis.

Marian Stannard Heidel ’58 is sorry she missed the 60th reunion.

Marge Mattocks Hynes ’58 spends summers on the cool Oregon coast. She enjoys fishing and the greenery!

Roderic Stephens ’58 came through the Carr fire in Redding with just smoke damage. Many others nearby lost their homes. He continues to upload master tape recordings from the years of J. William Jones’ University Choir direction, with great response from the “Sheep May Safely Graze” Bach recording with Professor Herbert Horn at the piano.

Stennis Waldon ’58 and Joanne Bennett Waldon ’58 spent two weeks on a riverboat cruise on the Rhine River from Vienna to Amsterdam. They continue to enjoy their retirement in Arcadia. They hope to hear from more of you in the winter 2019 edition of Och Tamale.

Gary Weatherford ’58 regrets missing the reunion due to his hemiplegic stroke in mid-2013. He works half time as a judge in the California Public Utility Commission in San Francisco. He also enjoys abstract painting and sends his best regards to classmates.


Class of 1959, save the date! Our 60th reunion will be May 17-19, 2019. We already have a great committee and would love to have you join us! The Class of 1959 has always had great attendance for reunions. Do not let anything hold you back—we may be getting older, but we are only getting better. See you there!

Class of 1959, if you are not receiving emails, please send your corrected email address to Marilyn Kerr Solter ’59 at

Fred Bysshe ’59 retired on July 31 after almost 18 years on the Ventura County Superior Court bench. He opened a Ventura-Santa Barbara branch office for a major Los Angeles private mediation firm, Alternative Resolution Centers, in September.

Donna Horner Eliason ’59 and husband Elward Eliason ’57 recently visited beautiful Norway and their many cousins who live there!

Betty Ann Conner Hillaker ’59 and husband Jerry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June. For two years in a row, Betty Ann went to Chile with the Praise Symphony Orchestra.

Sue Blackwell Hurlbut ’59 traveled to Provence in late April and was delighted to finally visit the Pont du Gard (near Arles), which she learned about in her high school Latin class.

Lauralee Horner Lindholm ’59 went to Ethiopia in October with an eBay journalism team to film projects for Heart for Ethiopia’s U.S. television commercial. Since its inception 12 years ago, Heart for Ethiopia has raised $800,000 for development work in Ethiopia.

Dennis Robertson ’59 described his interest and care of bonsai trees: “You spend decades developing them into images of old and interesting trees that tell a story of the hardships they’ve endured and the harmony of their design, be it graceful and feminine or powerful and masculine.”

Marilyn Kerr Solter ’59 traveled with a group from the Redlands Symphony and world-renowned Symphony Conductor Ransom Wilson on a Danube Waltz Viking River Cruise from Passau to Budapest. Three days were spent in Munich and Salzburg prior to the trip, plus extra days in Budapest!

Wayne Weld-Martin ’59 has been called as pastor emeritus to his former church. He reports summer in Oregon as wonderful; and life busy with musical and cultural living in “a little garden of Eden” overflowing with vegetables and fruit trees with wife Anne and pets.

Margaret Buford Wilkerson ’59 has been writing a biography of Lorraine Hansberry, the playwright who wrote A Raisin in the Sun, based on her unpublished papers and numerous interviews. The book is scheduled to be released in 2019. She also appears as a scholar and senior advisor in the independent film, Sighted Eyes and Feeling Heart: Lorraine Hansberry, produced and aired on PBS’s American Masters series in January of this year. Margaret sends greetings to classmates and hopes to join everyone for the reunion in 2019!


Valerie Adler ’60 married after graduation and lived in Redlands until 1973, when she and her husband moved to Baltimore, Maryland. Fifty-five years later, Valerie moved back to Redlands, partly to be closer to her son, Mark. She joined the Redlands Rotary Club and is getting acquainted with all the changes that have occurred over the years to this lovely little town. It is like coming home!

Doug Grossman ’60 participated in three snow-skiing trips to Mammoth. Living in Newport Beach provides plenty of choices including sailing, swimming in the surf, bike riding, and much more! In August, his family went on an annual four-day trip to Catalina Island, a special world of its own which they have been enjoying since the mid-’60s. They are also planning a trip to parts of Europe this fall. His hope is that all his classmates stay healthy and active and enjoy this season of their lives.


Arlyss Bishop Burkett ’61 is enjoying travel experiences during her retirement. She recently traveled to China and Japan and last summer took two of her grandchildren to Norway and Sweden to seek out their Viking roots. To add to her music experience, she took up the guitar, with lessons at the senior center at California State University, Long Beach.

Linda Modyman De Vries ’61 is in the last stages of a major house remodel, which includes the creation of two master suites, a third bathroom, deck, swim spa, complete garden redesign, and a three-stop elevator. She is planning to “age in place” and is looking toward co-housing (so if there is anyone out there who would like to share a house, please let her know). Linda is on the Historic Resources Commission for the City of Whittier and is at work on the revision of the city’s general plan. Most of her reading these days is about urban planning. Linda continues to travel as often as possible—her most recent trip was driving through the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. She would love to spend more time in Vermont.

Clark Ellis ’61 won the gold medal for his age group (75-79) in the Maryland Senior Olympics 5K cycling time trial this past May.

Judy Camfield Fisher ’61 graduated with a B.S. from California State University, Los Angeles and an M.S. in counseling from California State University, Fullerton. She was a high school head counselor for 25 years before retiring to a little Oregon village called Charbonneau. Judy and her husband, Bob Fisher, were married for 48 years before he passed away last November. She has five children and 11 grandchildren.

Bill Harader ’61 and Carol Harrington Harader ’62 celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary over several weeks with a visit to son John’s family in Ventura. They enjoyed the Broadway show, On Your Feet, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. It was an upbeat musical with energized dancing, romance, and entertaining!

Bruce Johnson ’61 and wife Cheryl celebrated their 50th anniversary with a 12-day Disney cruise around the British Isles. They traveled with their three daughters, including Kirsten Johnson Cline ’93, and their spouses; Bruce’s brother, Wendell Johnson ’66; along with a sister, nephew, two grandmothers, and seven grandchildren. Bruce reports that it was the trip of a lifetime.

Susan Stice McIntyre ’61 provides updates in a letter to the editor on page 1.

Chuck Wilkinson ’61 will be the assistant track coach at Cal State University, Monterey Bay for the 2018-19 academic year. If any of you know young women or men not planning to join the Redlands track team, send them his way!

Mike Williams ’61 and wife Evelyn have been married for 23 years. He is still working at the Anacapa Surgery Clinic at Ventura County Medical Center. He sees patients for skin tumors and works with family practice residents on minor surgery techniques. Mike and Evelyn have four children, six grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. They still live in Camarillo.

Stephen Yung ’61 has just finished co-writing a book on the Coultas family, who came to Oxnard, California, in 1887 to farm. Stephen has organized three family reunions in Ojai, with more than 100 cousins attending each event. He retired from corporate and international lending just before the turn of the last century.


Myron Tarkanian ’62 was selected for the Sports Hall of Fame at Pasadena City College (PCC). He retired from PCC in 2004 after serving 37 years as a physical education instructor and coach with winning conference titles in football, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s soccer. He is married to Anna Fagerlin Tarkanian ’62. Their daughters, Rose Tarkanian McGrath ’89, Jane Tarkanian Wilson ’91, and Kendra Tarkanian Longhurst ’92, also graduated from U of R.


Dean Branson ’63 writes from his home in Central Lake, Michigan, about his Rotary Club’s impressive involvement in providing access to clean drinking water and sanitation to 1,000 people in the remote Cap Haitian area of Haiti.

Susan Whitlo Clasen ’63 missed her 55th reunion as she was attending an international gathering of United Methodist Women in Columbus, Ohio. The meeting focused on social justice issues, mass incarceration, maternal and children’s health issues, climate change, and income inequality.

Joyce Smith Hunn ’63 and Bruce Hunn ’63 have lived in Raleigh, North Carolina, for seven years to be close to family. They are now moving to New Mexico to be near their son, Michael, who was recently elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque. Both Joyce and Bruce are active and involved. Bruce just wrapped up a term as distinguished lecturer of his engineering association, a position that took him all over the world.

Dave Shikles ’63 is a cyclist and continues to see the world astride his bicycle. He recently traversed the island country of Sardinia with John Hintz ’64 and Chuck Wilke ’64.

Tony Taylor ’63 cycled through Scotland with his son, attending the British Open Golf Tournament along the way, and even managed to visit Rosslyn Castle. He is continuing his cycling life this fall with a nine-day journey through Burgundy with 12 others.


Class of 1964, save the date for our 55th reunion, May 17-19, 2019! For information, email


Tim Curry ’65 has retired after a 40-year career teaching sociology at Ohio State University. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Pamela. Tim co-authored a new introductory textbook published in June, Sociology: Evidence and Insights. That task completed, Tim looks forward to going camping and returning to some of the national parks he visited as a youth.

Dave Dorrans ’65 and his wife, Bonnie, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a three-week trip to Spain and Portugal. Included in the trip was a nine-day cruise from Barcelona to Lisbon, with numerous stops along the way. The highlights of the cruise were Gibraltar and Casablanca, Morocco. Prior to the European trip, Bonnie and Dave were flown to Houston, Texas, where they celebrated their anniversary with their daughter, Leslie; son, Craig; and the Texas side of their family.

Fred Emmerts ’65 received a state proclamation from Orange County’s State Sen. John Moorlach for his career and exhibits in the John Wayne Airport. One of Fred’s exhibits has been on display for six months, and its imagery and prints will be part of the Orange County historical collections at University of California, Irvine. This summer marks his 50th year in aviation, which began at Albrook Air Force Base in the Panama Canal Zone. Almost two years of his life have been spent flying over the Golden State while on assignment capturing the ever-changing scenery; Air Views’ visual archives contain 500,000 aerial images.

David Graham ’65 is involved with Kitsap Live Steamers (KLS), an organization that offers train rides to families and tourists in the Puget Sound area. KLS has no employees and is entirely a labor of love. Free rides are available to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month April through October. His group gives 1,300 to 1,700 rides on a typical Saturday.

Coralie Lampiasi Prince ’65 has been busy with family, friends, and the schools where she taught. She works with the Orange County Philharmonic Society taking the Music Mobile to third-grade classes. She also works in the Class Act Program with the Pacific Symphony and teaches musical theater, choir, and private piano classes. She is the elementary representative on the California Alliance for Jazz Board and California Music Educators Association. She also plays drums in local music groups. Coralie traveled with family to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Sun Valley, and Death Valley Oasis Resort last fall. A highlight of the trip was visiting Joyce Thomas Lynch ’65 and Gil Lynch ’65 at their beautiful Meadow Lake Resort home in Columbia Falls outside of Glacier National Park. She loves the U of R group get-togethers down on the ocean near Solano Beach a couple times a year.

Jim Schoning ’65 and wife Chere enjoyed a trip to Scotland where the weather was remarkably clear of rain. They loved the people in Ireland and Scotland—bright, proud, happy, and hard-working, with a fine sense of humor—and their histories. Their music was wonderful, and, of course, the food and beverages were excellent!

Susie Shikles Styn ’65 and Ron Styn ’63 had a fantastic 18-day cruise to the Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica in January. Truly amazing! This July, they spent two weeks in Newfoundland. Ron is still happy being a judge. When they are not traveling, they revel in San Diego.

Judy Ferrell Thum ’65 was honored as Senior Citizen of the Year by the City of Encinitas Senior Citizen Commission in partnership with the Encinitas Rotary Club. She was recognized for her work over the last 30 years as founder and continuing member of the Coastal Communities Concert (CCC) Band, as an Encinitas Library volunteer, and as a member of the League of Women Voters. It was a great party with family and friends including Judy Provost Bonilla ’68, Carol Provost Gruber ’65, and Bev Lynn ’65. The CCC band played throughout the party, which was also a celebration of Judy’s 75th birthday.


Tom Bandy ’66 and wife Gail cruised down the Mexican Riviera with Mike McCauley ’66 and wife Nancy. They traveled through the Panama Canal in late January aboard the Holland America Line out of San Diego. Tom completed his seventh ride with The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI!) in July, one week after his second granddaughter was born. No flat tires!

Phil Beck ’66 finished medical school at the University of Colorado in 1970. He practiced urology in Modesto, Stockton, and Manteca, California, from 1979 until retiring in 2017. Phil was U.S. Army active duty for 10 years and made full colonel in the reserves, where he commanded a MASH unit. He keeps fit at the gym, walks three to five miles each morning, tries to make a decent golf score, and does a lot of fly-fishing. He and wife Margaret McKelvey Beck ’68 just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. They have four daughters and five grandchildren.

Carole Ann Maddux Checco ’66 and her husband, Al, went on a wonderful cruise of the British Isles. A favorite was exploring the old castles of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Harriet Clough ’66 has written a book titled Hello Myrmidon. It is about two girls, one a senior in high school and the other a senior in college, who are pen pals in 1966. She envisions her classmates taking a walk down memory lane as they read of these girls helping each other learn the importance of decisions in realizing their dreams while they discover how to become responsible adults. The book will be available exclusively at her website,

Anne Wickett Cross ’66, Marilyn Searles Eckels ’66, Joyce Collins Landsverk ’66, and Carol Cordell Ramsperger ’66 recently enjoyed a Windstar cruise in Tahiti with their husbands. They traveled from island to island enjoying the Tahitian culture. They have all traveled together before to Machu Picchu, the headwaters of the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands. Anne and Marilyn are both celebrating 50th wedding anniversaries this year.

Carol Munnecke Fox ’66 is still working. She has left the East-West Center and is starting an independent nonprofit organization called the East-West Philanthropy Forum. She and her colleagues work in partnership with a Chinese nonprofit funded by American philanthropists Ray Dalio and Bill Gates, along with three Chinese philanthropists of similar stature. The organization will focus on environmental issues and revitalizing rural living. She says her job is just too fascinating to think about retiring. Carol and Jay Henderson, her partner of eight years, travel a lot, mostly to China.

Richard Goyette ’66 has authored two books on progressive Christian theology. He is now retired, but in his spare time runs an internet-based concert classical guitar sales business called the Goyette Guitar Center. Every week, he also distributes clothing and other essentials to the homeless population in El Dorado County, California. Richard and his wife, Arlene, have been married for 45 years, have two married daughters, and
five grandchildren.

Dick Hardy ’66 attended San Francisco State, where he received his speech and hearing certificate. He stayed in that field until retirement in 2006. He and his wife, Barbara, have lived in San Ramon, east of San Francisco, for the last 50 years. They have two children and four grandchildren.

Lou Hays ’66 retired as rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, in early 2017. This year, he married Michelle Boomgaard, a fellow Episcopal priest. They live in Burlington, Ontario. His wife is a rector in Burlington, and Lou has recently failed retirement by accepting an interim rector position in nearby Oakville.

Joe Hull ’66 was an emergency room physician for 35 years. He lives north of Boston and has been retired for two years. He plays golf and chess multiple times a week, enjoys canoeing, working out at the gym, and seeing as many movies as possible. A lot of time is spent on Martha’s Vineyard, where two of his four children and two grandchildren live. Joe and his wife, Elizabeth, support and volunteer time in the central highlands of Guatemala for a community development organization.

Gail Durley Johnson Vaughan ’66 is excited about the recent publication of Somewhere to Turn: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adoptive and Guardianship Families, which she researched and wrote. It is a guide and toolkit for implementing the recommendations from her successful California legislation, AB 1790.

Mike Nice ’66 and his wife, Jackie, ordered an amphibious Icon A5 aircraft in 2010, and it was finally delivered in January! At the time they ordered it, they did not have pilot licenses. Their neighbors thought they were crazy. Now they are both qualified to fly it and are having a great time splashing around the lakes in Washington. They are proving you are never too old to learn something new!

Dave Partie ’66 sang Antonin Dvorak’s “Stabat Mater” as a member of the Brentwood Palisades Chorale with the Palisades Symphony in May. In July, as a member of the Cal Phil Chorale, he sang excerpts from three operas by Puccini, as well as “Masquerade” from Phantom of the Opera. They performed at the Disney Concert Hall with the California Philharmonic Orchestra.

Kurt Van Horn ’66 and his wife, Liz, spent a week in London this last May, followed by a six-week cruise on the Holland America Prinsendam, visiting many port cities in 10 countries. Two of many high points were the Churchill War Rooms and sailing above the Arctic Circle.

Dave Wegner ’66 went to Europe for the summer after graduation to play baseball with a group of players from his league. In Chico, he got his teaching credential and met his wife, Pat. They just celebrated their 50th anniversary in Portugal. Accompanying them were two granddaughters, son Steve, and his wife. Now retired, Dave has a vineyard and small boutique winery east of Sacramento. He has a house in Baja and does a lot of fishing there during the summer. This spring, he enjoyed a reunion with a group of 1964 Salzburg attendees. He hopes all is well with the Class of 1966.

Cathy Carter Wieschendorff ’66 and Jim Wieschendorff ’63 explored Colorado this summer. They took in Keystone, Breckinridge, Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, and Denver. Touring the capitol building in Denver, they ran into a 2017 U of R graduate who recognized Jim’s Redlands hat!

Kathy Wilde ’66 and her husband, Dennis, retired from the Unitarian Universalist Ministry and were made ministers emeriti three years ago. Since then, they have been active with California State University, Chico’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which provides continuing education for seniors. Kathy teaches classes there and is a team leader for peer leader support. Physically, she and her husband suffer from chronic back pain and arthritis, but her travel mobility scooter and ramp van allow her great independence and an active life. Life is GOOD.


Gary Kooiman ’67 and Marjie Hudson Kooiman ’67 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family in Hawaii this summer. They had so much fun staying at two amazing homes on the beach, having many adventures, and opening a wonderful book of memories. Sneaky daughter Katie Kooiman Ralph ’99, ’01 thoroughly surprised them with her sleuthing skills, finding so many good friends who had a part in making that book, which included remembrances and pictures of their time with classmates in Salzburg.

Connie Moxon Livingston ’67 and Russ Livingston ’67
have become official foster parents of a teenager, a best friend of a grandson, who became homeless and without support. Russ volunteered for five
weeks in Quito, Ecuador, teaching guitar, recorder, kazoo, and melodica to primary school kids, and taking Spanish lessons. He teaches regularly at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum Pioneer School. He has made up the units awarded him for missing Chapel! Connie is participating in her approximately 70th consecutive annual dance recital in June and continues to assist and monitor contestants with the Miss California contest program.


Chris Lampe ’68 did a fantastic job as the MC of our class reunion lunch. He recently completed, edited, and published his 13th California League Record Book & Media Guide.

Susan Bartley Lea ’68 had a lot less time for volunteer work, scrapbooking, playing bridge, and doing water aerobics—her usual favorite activities—this last year because she was creating the Class of 1968 Reunion Book. Her classmates thank her for the care she gave to making this book such a treasure.

Mike McGinn ’68 lives in Forest Falls with his wife, Diane Mayhew ’71. Mike retired from school administration in 1998. He and Diane travel in their motor home and spend time boating on the Colorado River near Blythe.

Thomas Morton ’68 retired from the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry in 2011, where he served as chair of the Department of Oral Biology, assistant and associate dean, and chair of the Faculty Council. He moved to the Big Island of Hawaii, where he loves the weather after years in Seattle.

Doug Powers ’68 has served in many capacities within the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, most recently as professor and vice president of finance and administration at Dharma Realm Buddhist University in Ukiah, California. He lectures on topics ranging from Buddhist sutras to western philosophical treatises. Doug teaches Buddhism for the Modern Mind at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery. He also taught at Berkeley High for 40 years.

John Romo ’68 started a study abroad program at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), where he served as an administrator. He said that his experience in the Salzburg program while at Redlands was a life-changing experience for him, and he wanted that for SBCC students.

Warren Swanson ’68 and wife Tara Ryan Swanson ’71 traveled to Egypt with Kathy Talbert Weller ’71 and her husband, Michael. The four of them enjoyed an Egyptian dinner on board their cruise ship in their galbeya attire.


Save the date for the Class of 1969’s 50th Reunion! Make plans now to be there for the entire weekend (Friday, May 17 to Sunday, May 19, 2019). You do not want to miss any of this fun-packed, friend-filled experience. Start contacting classmates and encouraging them to come. Let’s make this our biggest and best reunion yet! We’re not getting any younger, so let’s reconnect with each other, reminisce about the experiences we shared, and rediscover “that dear old U of R we love so well.” If you would like to be involved in the planning for this auspicious occasion, or if you have suggestions, please let us know at


Chris Hardy ’72 and Barbara Talbert Hardy ’72 joined Bruce Wodhams ’71 and Karen Hutchison Wodhams ’72 for a Giants game on July 11. Barbara and Karen were roommates for all four years at the U of R. Bruce, Karen, and Barbara went to Salzburg in spring of 1970. Currently, they are all enjoying retirement!

Brenda Fulton Lunoe ’72 is active in community Bible study. Her first book, Bridge to Hope—Overcoming Loss, should be published by the end of September and will be available on Amazon, through Barnes & Noble, and for electronic download. She also teaches sign language to homeschoolers.

Alan Pierpoint ’72 was recently married to Min Chen. His grandson, Cary, is nearly ready for kindergarten. He retired three years ago after 24 years of teaching English. Life is good!

James Alvin West ’72 spoke at the Polish Christian Faculty Forum Seventh Conference on Science-Ethics-Faith in May 2018. The goal of the conference was to discuss the connections and relationships between science and Christian faith, especially in the context of ethical applications.

John Wuo ’72 is the former mayor of Arcadia, California, and enjoys golfing in his spare time.


The Class of 1973 had a wonderful time at their 45th reunion in May. Those attending included Libby MacLeod Casper, Lyndy Barcus Dye, Paul Dye, Christy Wilson Fisher, Tom Hettle, Sherry Lovatt Larson, Ann Burdett Leonard, Cristy Sanborn Maxey, Karrie Shiba Morlan, Dee St. John Perry, Sharon Kubacki Stiles, Bob Vryheid, Renee Myers Whitson, and Cindy Wilson Young. Thanks to David Jensen, also in attendance, for pointing out many others from the class took part, including Barbara McCormick KrauseTimothy LashleeEric Pierpoint, and Jim Rust


Class of 1974, save the date for our 45th reunion, May 17-19, 2019! To volunteer for the reunion committee, email

Kirk Ryder ’74 won judge’s choice at the 37th Montague Art & Craft Society Easter Exhibition in photography in Narooma, New South Wales.


Alisa Allen Currier ’78 taught sixth grade for 38 years and is the founder of the nonprofit Karousel Kids Inc., one of the largest performing arts corporations in the United States.


Gina Griffin Hurlbut ’81 and daughter Michelle met with Dan Lewis ’81 at The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Dan gave them a personal tour of the Beautiful Science exhibit that he designed and curated. Gina and husband Brad Hurlbut ’81, Brad Anderson ’78, and Viva Rose ’81 had a wonderful evening with Robert Spenser ’81 and his wife, Jennie, at their home in Maui. Gina also got together for lunch with Martha Armacost Jamieson ’81, who lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, while Martha was visiting California.

Kevin Mackamul ’81 and wife Rhonda welcomed grandson Steven on Jan. 14.

Mike Remy ’81 and Diane Ghigleri Remy ’80 recently celebrated the marriage of their daughter, Rebecca. In attendance were Brad Hurlbut ’81,
Mark Imada ’80, Ted Mendoza ’81, Bob Ollar ’77, and Bob Talcott ’81.


During the first week in August, a number of Bulldogs reunited in Bigfork, Montana, to enjoy Big Sky Country and catch up with each other’s lives. The highlight was a wood-fired pizza feed at the home of the parents of Melanie Meeks ’82 along the beautiful Swan River. Those in attendance were David Boies ’82; Dennis Brinson ’79; Jane Eberle Brinson ’82; Matt Clabaugh ’81; Kelli Teague de Peel ’82; Mike de Peel ’82; Christine Carpenter Edwards ’83; John Edwards ’81; Scott Lapham ’83 and his wife, Mary; Dave Meeks ’82; Melanie Grillo Meeks ’82; Scott Milne ’84; Jim Seitz ’80; and Leslie Davison Sutton ’82. They plan to do it again soon. Go Bulldogs!


John Black ’84, Curt Erixon ’83, Brian Freeman ’83, Peter Helfrich ’84, Jeff Jones ’83, Brad Smith ’83, Bob Tafoya ’83, and Steve Wiens ’83 recently got together and had a great time recreating a photo they had taken in 1982. See page 29 for the results!

Jonathan Yungkans ’83 is currently an M.F.A. writing candidate at California State University, Long Beach and is scheduled to graduate in May 2019. His poetry chapbook, Colors the Thorns Draw, was released in August 2018 by Desert Willow Press.


Class of 1984, save the date for our 35th reunion, May 17-19, 2019! If you would like to join the committee, please email

Mark Cook ’84 welcomed his third grandchild in November 2017. He hopes she attends U of R someday!


Kimberly Gordon Biddle ’87 was honored with the Stanford Alumni Excellence in Education Award for her work in the field of child development and early education and its impact on at-risk groups. Since 2002, Biddle has taught at Sacramento State’s College of Education, where she has authored two textbooks and received the Outstanding Teaching Award. As one of the few black scholars in the field of child development and early education, Biddle regularly mentors first-generation college students from minority and under resourced backgrounds, and is working to open up opportunities for them to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees.


Deborah Arca ’88 is the marketing and sales director for Chalice Press and lives in Westminster, Colorado, with her boyfriend, Matt, his two teenage boys, and their two dogs. She loves being back home, close to her family, the beautiful mountains, and nature that grounds and delights her!


Class of 1989, save the date for our 30th reunion, May 17-19, 2019! If you would like to join the committee, please email


Jason Matthews ’92 co-created the popular board game Twilight Struggle, a two-player fight that simulates the Cold War. He is releasing his next game, Imperial Struggle, in 2019.


Class of 1994, save the date for our 25th reunion, May 17-19, 2019! If you would like to join the committee, please email


Matt Davis ’95 is living in Stamford, Connecticut, with his wife, Sara; their 4-year-old son, Colin; and two retired racing greyhounds, Bella and Gracie. Matt is currently a global account director for Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Christina Gray Harley ’95 is heading to New Zealand for a year with her husband, Chris, who is on sabbatical, and two children.

Jamey Heiss ’95 concluded six years as president of the San Gorgonio Pass Historical Society in Beaumont, California, but still remains on the board.


Monique Nassar Gannon ’96 joined the adjunct faculty at the University of Montevallo. She is also teaching at Birmingham Southern and Samford Academy.

Leticia Llamas Wells ’96 received Nevada’s Association for Career and Technical Education Administrator of the Year Award.


Zach Bulthuis ’97 is a lawyer at Huntington Legal Solutions, located in Huntington Beach, California. Zach focuses his practice on representing management in labor and employment disputes.


Class of 1999, save the date for our 20th reunion, May 17-19, 2019! If you would like to join the committee, please email


Shelley Applegate-Moresette ’00 married Virgil Moresette in Sister, Oregon, on Aug. 14. The couple bought a new home in Scappoose, Oregon, earlier in the year. Shelley continues to teach fifth grade in the Hillsboro School District.

Teal Sewards Conroy ’00 lives in Marin County, California, with her husband, Kevin; son, Keagan; daughter, Sutton; and two dogs, Archie and Frankie. She is doing development work for Marin Academy, an independent high school, overseeing a major campaign, while fitting in time for travel, local hikes, and kids’ sports competitions.

Krissy Lige Gettman ’00 married Bryan Gettman on April 6. The couple live in Encino, California, with his 10-year-old twins, Ethan and Madelyn, and her 5-year-old daughter, Evelyn.

Daniel Inouye ’00, ’10 and wife Amanda welcomed a baby girl, Aurora Jean Inouye, on Aug. 13. Baby Aurora joins big brothers Sebastian (4) and
Xavier (2).

Taj Jensen ’00 lives in Tacoma, Washington, with his wife of 17 years and four children; one child was adopted from Ethiopia and another was adopted from China. He has been an elementary school principal for 13 years and is nationally recognized for his school transformation efforts. He recently was accepted to Harvard University’s Hybrid School of Education and Business for School Transformation.

Ranjeeta Goraya Kumar ’00 is living in Yorba Linda, California, with her husband, Ratul, daughters Sofia (9) and Ava (3), and dog Louie. She is an executive director with the Providence St. Joseph Health System. She connected with classmates Andrew Smaltz ’00 and Erik Tyndall ’00 this past year, which offered some much-needed laughs.

Marika King McCall ’00 has been working in the nonprofit world for the past eight years. She and her husband recently bought a house in Lake Forest, California, where her 5-year-old daughter is starting kindergarten and her 2-year-old daughter is in preschool.

Emily Moore ’00 became the executive director of the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation in June, a nonprofit that supports special projects at San Diego’s only national monument.

Jessica Toledo Newman ’00 lives in Riverside, California, with her husband and daughter. After starting in Southern California Gas Company’s call center eight years ago, she was recently promoted to system protection supervisor, where she is responsible for supervising a staff of 11.

Dane Reeves ’00 just celebrated his one-year anniversary as a health-care administrator with Paradise Valley Estates, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community founded by retired military officers. He oversees a technology system implementation and an eight-acre facilities expansion. Dane, wife Erica Wyatt Reeves ’98, and their three boys are also members of a new church in Napa Valley called the Father’s House, which is fundraising to start a school for special-needs children.

Carrie Samboy-Ortiz ’00 lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with husband George and their five boys, Dimitri, Ethan, Alexander, Jeremiah, and Israel, all of whom she homeschools. The family finally welcomed a baby girl, Georgia, on July 21. Carrie and her husband founded and manage the Elisha Project, a nonprofit that feeds the homeless and families in need, which continues to be their passion and life’s calling.

Mikela Prevost Smith ’00 is a children’s author and illustrator currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and three kids. Capturing children’s whimsical innocence and unique perspective of the world, Mikela recently debuted her first picture book, which she wrote and illustrated: Let’s Have a Dog Party! is for children aged 3 to 6 and is now available for preorder and will be available for purchase in March 2019.

Larissa Wentworth Thompson ’00 and Brandon Thompson ’00 departed Bend, Oregon, to teach at the Pan-American School of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Their two daughters, Kaiya (11) and Zoey (9), are also attending the international school. They are enjoying learning Portuguese, traveling South America, and meeting many new people.

Rebecca Romo Weir ’00 finally returned home to Redlands in January 2018 after 17 years in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Ben, and daughters, Julianne (6) and Madison (4). She continues to work as in-house counsel for the Legal Services Corporation, a national nonprofit that finds attorneys for low-income Americans in civil cases like divorce and eviction.

Class of 2000 alumnae Teal Sewards Conroy, Sarah Frid, Shelley Applegate-Moresette, Vanessa Wilkie, and Nami Kobayashi Van Elk embarked on a girls’ trip to Portland, Oregon, in August, complete with a celebration of Shelley’s engagement, a deep dive into Greek nostalgia, and a bit of shock that they all still had their Greek letter shirts.


Evan Camperell ’01 was appointed director of soccer and head men’s soccer coach at Paris Junior College in Texas.


Mandy Favaloro ’02 is engaged to Nicholas Jackson. They celebrated his birthday and the engagement with a hot-air balloon ride. They are busy planning the April 2019 wedding.

Neil Taylor ’02 wrote his memoir, The Life We Got, Losing Sight & Gaining Vision, with his mother, Alison, prior to his passing. Told from both authors’ perspectives, their account is a road map of one family’s journey in the face of trauma.


Katie Waldron Brennan ’03 and husband Matt welcomed their third child, a son, Ronan Henry Brennan, on Aug. 23, in Oak Park, Illinois. Ronan is the youngest sibling of big sister Caoimhe and brother Eamon.

Candace Hayward-Hoke ’03 and Ryan Hoke ’02 welcomed son Calvin on June 21. He joins sister Emberly and brothers Samuel and Austin.

Lacey Rosa Holmquist ’03 and husband Andrew welcomed son Louis on April 24.

Val Jensen II ’03 published his debut novel, The People’s Crusade, with Moonshine Cove Publishing. It is a medieval adventure novel set during the First Crusade and is available on Amazon.


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Nicole Mozier England ’04 married Robert England on Dec. 4, 2017, at Sandals Negril in Jamaica.


Linette Villagrana Buna ’05 welcomed daughter Maya on May 3.

Amanda Coak Garcia ’05 welcomed daughter Zoey on Feb. 22.

Amber Hyde ’05 recently moved to Atlanta after spending the past 15 years in Portland, Oregon. She is an implementation manager for Prorize, a revenue management solutions software company. She would love to connect with any alumni in the Atlanta area.

Jennifer Reabeck King ’05 welcomed son Matthew on Jan. 13.


Stacy Bradford ’06 is the executive director of, a foundation created and led by actor Kevin Bacon. In addition to running the charity, she pioneers electric vehicle adoption through site development work for the nation’s largest fast-charging network, EVgo. Recently, she attended a press conference with Gov. Ralph Northam in Virginia, where she lives, as he presented EVgo with the first award in the country to build electric vehicle infrastructure statewide. Stacy will be leading the site development.

Jenna Cafiso ’06 welcomed son Alexander on April 25. He joins 3-year-old big sister Julia.

Laura Feinstein ’06 is the proud mommy to two amazingly fun little boys! Benji is 3 years old, and Will is 4 months. She and her husband are now living in Tehachapi, California.

Kristian Roman George ’06 sent her son, Eric, to the California State University Maritime Academy in August for his first year of college, where he will be studying mechanical engineering. He is part of the Corps of Cadets and is participating in the Strategic Sealift Officer Program.

Heather Hodges ’06 had a rewarding experience this summer saving a cabin from the Howe Ridge fire in Glacier National Park. The fire burned down most of the cabins in Kelly’s Camp before her arrival, but Heather and her friends were able to save a remaining cabin by throwing buckets of water on the flames. She also worked to hose down hot spots around the camp.

Jennifer Wong Izzo ’06 and husband Peter welcomed daughter Aria on April 30.

Sean Longstreet ’06 was named a Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher of the Year after developing band and instrumental music programs at Walnut Park Middle School in Walnut Park, California. Go to the Bulldog Blog,, and search for “Sean Longstreet” for more of his story.

Katie McKee ’06 just rebranded her Los Angeles-based business, Mind Fit Performance (, which focuses on mental skills for peak performance. She offers workshops and presentations to clients all over the country. Being a student-athlete at the U of R led to her discovery of sport psychology and her passion for pursuing a career helping other athletes and performers alike. If it were not for that May Term sport psychology class her senior year, who knows what she would be doing now!

Lindsay Sutton ’06 welcomed son Liam on May 26.

John Terhorst ’06 received his Ph.D. at Yale in 2011 and works as an adjunct professor of chemistry at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa. He recently relocated back to Redlands!

Jennifer Lee Thurakal ’06 welcomed son Jacob on Feb. 1.

Timothy Westmyer ’06 was recently promoted to project manager, nuclear security and nonproliferation, at CRDF Global in Arlington, Virginia. He and his wife, Jennifer, vacationed in London and Paris in April. Timothy is also the host of Super Critical Podcast, exploring the interesting ways nuclear weapons are portrayed in popular culture such as film, fiction, music, games, and more. He has had several Redlands alumni on the show, including Eric Gascho ’06 and Clark Trimmer ’04.

Amanda Winters Will ’06, ’07 and husband Ed spent two weeks this summer in Germany and Austria. She was able to revisit her “hometown” of Heidelberg, Germany, where she studied her junior year, and then the pair went on a composers’ tour, visiting the birthplaces of Mozart (Salzburg), Handel (Halle/Saale), Bach (Eisenach), and Beethoven (Bonn).

Samuel Wu ’06 was married on June 30 at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Nili Molvin Zaharony ’06 welcomed son Yarden on Feb. 14.


Katie Fox-Foster ’07 welcomed daughter Harriet on May 17.

Breanne McKee Whalen ’07, ’12 and husband Patrick welcomed son Graham on April 29.


Deb Johnson Jannerson ’08 has published a full-length book of poems, Thanks for Nothing. It is a prose-poetic exploration of life as a queer trauma survivor in hostile times and a celebration of the coping mechanisms that make it worthwhile.

Victor Torres ’08 welcomed son Zachary on April 30.


Jarett Ennis ’09 and Brittany Raasch ’11 will be married on June 22, 2019. Jarrett graduated from Loma Linda University with his doctorate in physical therapy last year.

Steven Halligan ’09 and Aimee Roach Halligan ’09 recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary at Machu Picchu.

Alonna Clark Holloway ’09 and husband William recently welcomed their second child, Calvin, on May 5. He joins big brother William III.

Christina Murdock ’09 performed a one-person debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that she wrote, directed, and produced to bring attention and connection to the world of disability through her lens as a sibling.

Joanna Nelius ’09 earned her M.A. in screenwriting from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2011 and her M.F.A. in creative writing from Chapman University in 2017. She has written numerous articles as a freelance video game journalist, founded an interdisciplinary journal, and has a publication forthcoming in the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase, Vol. 5. She currently teaches creative writing at the Orange County School of the Arts and is an editor for a speculative fiction magazine, Abyss & Apex.

Charles Oddo ’09 is currently the manager of transportation at Freeport-McMoRan.

Toby Seisler ’09 and Colleen Mays Seisler ’09 welcomed their first child, Kailani, on July 20. They are living in their home state of Minnesota with their two dogs, Remmy and Logan.

Dan Selway ’09 went on vacation to Vancouver with his wife, Andrea, and 1-year-old son, Brady.

Alycia Smith ’09, ’12 was engaged on July 29.

Katie Van Sumeren ’09 and Chris Fleischman got married on May 27, 2017.


Ayesha Ali King ’10 and husband Erik welcomed son Alexander on July 27.

Matthew Liebman ’10 and Katherine Heer ’10 were married Aug. 25 in Santa Barbara.


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Wes Head ’11 and wife Christina welcomed son Eli on May 28.

Lizett Casillas Jacobo ’11 and Brock Jacobo ’12 welcomed daughter Taylor on May 6.

Bret Sinclair ’11 and wife Brittne welcomed son Braddoc on July 27.


Cody Carlson ’12, ’15 was recently hired by the U of R as the full-time assistant men’s soccer coach. Previously, he was a graduate assistant coach for two years and a part-time assistant for one year for the Bulldogs. He then spent the last year at University of Portland as an assistant. He couldn’t be more excited to be back in Redlands!

Jonathan Cavender ’12 and wife Korrine welcomed daughter Ava on July 25.

Melissa Morrell Chavarro ’12 welcomed son Luca on Nov. 9, 2017.

Danny Day ’12, ’14 is the assistant athletic director of external operations at Corban University. He was named the 2015-16 and 2017-18 Cascade Collegiate Conference Sports Information Director of the Year. He also received his Master of Management from the University of Redlands in 2014. He serves on the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics-Sports Information Directors Association Board of Directors. He is married to Victoria Roach Day ’14, and they have a 1-year-old daughter named Payton.

Matthew Meuser ’12, ’16 and Lindsey Zehner ’13 were married on Sept. 15, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. Their wedding party includedChristina Donovan ’13, Jessica Medvec ’13, ’17, Patrick Morgan ’12, ’17, Amanda Nussbaum ’13, Emily Owens ’13, Hailey Zehner ’09, Jordan Zehner ’11, Lauren Zehner ’13, and Lesley Shields Zehner ’11.

Ki Coulson Miller ’12 and wife Taylor Miller ’04 welcomed son Fortney on Jan. 10.

Chris Radtke ’12 married Laura Renault ’12 on May 26 at the Alumni House on the U of R campus surrounded by many alumni friends.

Corey Thompson ’12, ’14 and Amy Fitch Thompson ’14 welcomed daughter Mackenzie on June 6.


Kayla Zibbell ’13 and Evan Matthews ’12 were married on Oct. 13, 2017, in Philadelphia.


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Lauren Heil Ensberg ’14 and husband Larsen welcomed son Anders on Jan. 16.

Kristina Dunkin Hansen ’14 and husband Anthony welcomed son Elian on Aug. 4.

Danielle Hindi ’14 will graduate in December from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles as a physician’s assistant.

Sierra LaFrance ’14 married Justin Tomasetti on July 21 in Boulder, Colorado. The bridal party included Jessica Brownlee ’14, Christina Roche ’14, C.J. Tomasetti ’18, and Katie Hudson Zauner ’14.

Emily Cole Risner ’14 welcomed son Keegan on May 10.


Andreyna Castro ’15 welcomed son Sebastian on Feb. 8.

Jessica Gutierrez-Salcedo ’15 and Juan Gutierrez ’15 were married on May 27 with many Bulldogs in attendance, including Maria Anaya ’15, Alejandra Castro ’15, Victor Chavez ’15, Christian Escobedo ’15, Jessica Fox ’14, Rosalie Garcia ’16, Luis Jimenez ’13, Guadalupe Lopez ’14, Leo Mora ’15, Andrea Rodriguez ’15, Carolina Rodriguez ’15, and Nancy Ye ’16.


Megan Baker ’16 welcomed daughter Mackenzie on Feb. 16.



Emily Cashen ’00 lives in Walnut Creek, California, with her husband and two daughters. After working as an environmental consultant focusing on fisheries and aquatic insects, she earned her teaching credential and has taught math for the last 12 years at the East Bay Waldorf School, where her daughters attend.


Peter Ryan ’02 and wife Amy welcomed daughter Penelope on Feb. 21.


Ashley Milligan ’09 welcomed son Sebastian on May 25.


Brett Serrell ’10 and Samantha Sorbo ’11 were engaged on May 15, in Austin, Texas.


Porscha Soto Guillot ’11 welcomed daughter Bella on June 9.


Shiloh Drake ’12 recently completed her Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Arizona.


Rainier Aguilar ’18 was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 33rd round of the Major League Baseball draft. Aguilar’s career at Redlands culminated in an All-America recognition, a pair of All-West Region honors, and two All-SCIAC awards, and he was named’s 2017 Gold Glove Catcher of the Year.

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Mike Rothmiller ’78 has a new book out titled Secrets, Lies & Deception 2 … and Other Amazing Pieces of History, Volume 2.


Michael Curtiss ’91 and wife Johan welcomed granddaughter Taylor on March 26.


Terri Horton ’04 earned a Doctor of Education degree with a concentration in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California in May.

Abraham Khoureis ’04, ’06 has been an active mentor in the U of R School of Business mentorship program since 2012 and is also currently employed as an adjunct faculty member in the school. Go to the Bulldog Blog,, and search “Abraham Khoureis” for more of his story.


Andy Robles ’06 and wife Shannon welcomed son Andres Ricardo Robles III on July 7.


Tawni Serrano Alarid ’12 welcomed son August on July 12. He joins big brother Noah.

Michelle Balderas ’12 and husband Anthony welcomed son Bradley on May 9.


Ross Wakefield ’14 welcomed son Henrik on June 17.


Stephen Bishop ’15 welcomed daughter Sophia on April 26.

Romel Fuentes ’15, ’17 welcomed son Uriah on Feb. 13.

April Addington Tossonian ’15 welcomed son Connor on June 15.


Grant Acosta ’16 and wife Alejandra welcomed son Rowan on June 7.

Carina Ortega Avila ’16 welcomed son Idris on March 26.

Nina Villafania Foy ’16 welcomed son Grayson on April 13.


Ryan Hogan ’17 welcomed son Wade on June 14.

Vanessa Hill Jasso ’17 and Gabriel Jasso ’19 welcomed daughter Tessa on June 20.


Rafael Fuentes ’18 welcomed daughter Arabella on May 16.


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