Alumni Notes

Cowell College

'70 Martin KIMELDORF is an educator and a writer; he is the author of Creating Portfolios for Success in School, Work, and Life (Free Spirit Publishing, 1994) and Portfolio Power: The New Way to Showcase Your Job Skills and Experience (Peterson, 1997).

'71 Kathryn BOYD has been a children's librarian at the San Jose Public Library for the past 22 years.

'73 Susan ALFORD has been working in assembly and shipping at DiverseyLever for 16 years.

'74 Anne-Marie BOUCHÉ has been appointed assistant professor in the Department of Art and Archeology at Princeton University.

'76 Sasha (Alexander) MATSON's recording Range of Light, chamber settings for the texts of John Muir, has been released recently by New Albion Records.

'80 Laura HERMAN lives in Willits, Calif., with her husband, Mike, and their daughters, Mollie and Naomi, in a house they designed and built themselves. She teaches at the middle school in Laytonville, and she is a math mentor during the 1997­98 school year. Laura enjoys wildflower hikes and writing fiction in her free time.

'81 Charles SELF is taking a one-year position as associate professor of religion and history at George Fox University, while continuing as senior pastor at Keizer Faith Center, an Assemblies of God­affiliated church in Keizer, Ore.

'83 Marco MARTINEZ-Galarce, who recently graduated from the Graduate Film Division at Colum-bia University with an M.F.A. in film directing, is moving back to the Monterey Bay Area to begin his career in filmmaking.

'87 Following three years of intensive research and analysis, Stephen SCHWARTZ's first book, Atomic Audit: The Costs and Consequences of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Since 1940, will be published by the Brookings Institution Press in 1998. Stephen lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and two cats.

'88 Diana EICHER received her M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Hawaii and is working as an artist and studio coordinator at the University of Minnesota.

'90 Susan SKOUSEN is completing a master's degree in human development and working with Head Start as a special education placement coordinator.

'92 Gary HEIMANN recently completed an M.A. in literature at Claremont Graduate University and will be pursuing a teaching credential at CSU Hayward.

'95 Dara PAPO received a master's in social welfare from UC Berkeley in spring 1997.

Stevenson College

'68 Ray STEINER is a visiting professor of philosophy at Old Dominion University for the 1997­98 school year.

'71 Brant CORTRIGHT is
director of the Integral Counseling Psychology Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a licensed psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of Psychotherapy and Spirit: Theory and Practice in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (SUNY Press, 1997).

'74 John CHAPMAN teaches English at Tokay High School in Lodi, Calif., and is developing an American studies curriculum for high school students.

'75 John JANGWONG is a clinical case manager in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco/ San Francisco General Hospital. Stanley JUNGLEIB is chairman and chief executive officer of Seer Systems, which he founded in 1993; his company produces software synthesis for the personal computer. Davia NELSON is coproducer and codirector of Making Tutti, a pubic television documentary on the making of a doo-wop gospel musical, Full Moon Over Tutti, performed by 600 San Francisco schoolchildren partici-pating in the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

'78 Linda GRAY Schmale is teaching art/pottery at a charter school; her husband, Michael SCHMALE (Stevenson '76), sang a solo in the Littleton Chorale spring 1997
concert; both are enjoying raising their five children, ages 4 to 15.

'83 Sue BERG Lim is a senior chemist at East Bay Municipal Utilities District in Oakland. When she's not dealing with new state and federal water regulations, she still finds time for travel and volunteer work.

'84 Anne HEDGES writes, "While I may not have a Ph.D. or lots of awards, I consider myself successful and happy. My most enduring memories of UCSC are those that honored the unconventional, and that is how best to describe my success."

'85 Robert MAFFIONE is a senior scientist at Sequoia Scientific on Mercer Island, Wash.

'88 Gretchen KINDERSKI has been married 12 years and has an eight-year-old son; she's working part-time as a self-employed acountant and also as a school volunteer. She writes that "she is loving life in Oregon and missing Santa Cruz."

'89 Stephanie FISHKIN Dark has completed a Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Southern California and is now a senior research analyst for Kaiser Permanente. Her husband, John DARK (Stevenson '89), is a store manager for AirTouch Cellular. After receiving an M.A. in communication from UC Santa Barbara, Jay ESKENAZI earned a master's in psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology; currently he is working as a psychologist with the Special Offender Center in Monroe, Wash.

'90 Matt ARENCHILD is living near Washington, D.C., with his wife and three children; he has a Ph.D. in economics and is working as a consultant on energy issues. Maria McLAUGHLIN is living in San Francisco and has worked for six years as a legal investigator on death penalty appeals; in fall 1997 she entered Boalt Law School to pursue her interest in prison reform and alternative sentencing. Tchira SELIGMAN is re-entering the world of academia by starting an M.S.W. program at NYU.

'91 Jeanne LEONE-Sterwerf received her first film credit for Disney's Hercules; she married attorney John Sterwerf in June 1997.

'92 Barbara NICHOLS completed her master's in public administration at Syracuse University in 1997, and she is working at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Linette THORNTON graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School with an M.D.; she is now serving a pediatric internship at Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Allyson YANCEY received an M.A. in clinical psychology from John F. Kennedy University in June 1997.

'93 Kristen FOSTER Lenz received an M.A. in education from UCSC in 1997, and she is now teaching first grade; her son, Nicholas, was born in December 1996. John SCHWEITZER is working in freelance film, video, and photography assisting in the San Francisco Bay Area.

'96 Susan Tarka NELSON is working as an ethnobotanist for Sherman Pharmaceuticals in South San Francisco.

Crown College

'76 Lise SYKES Wilkinson's youngest son is beginning kindergarten, and she's venturing beyond the role of mom at home.

'77 Marc BOND is working for British Gas International and living with his family in Milan, Italy; previously he was in Rome.

'78 Joanne KERBAVAZ, a California State Parks biologist, is one of a number of UCSC alums working with Dave VAN CLEVE (Merrill '72) at Anza-Borrego State Park.

'82 James McNELIS took a position as assistant professor of English at Kutztown University in Pennsyl-vania in fall 1997. Rick (Raymond) SPAULDING received his M.S. in wildlife and fisheries from the University of Arizona, and he is currently employed by Ogden Environmental in Santa Barbara.

'85 After working 10 years for the city of Lafayette, Calif., Chris CANDELL is now a planner for his native city of Oakland. "I can't beat the 12-minute bicycle commute; sometimes I even beat the cars," he writes. Susan MILLER is an ecologist with the Shoshone National Forest in Cody, Wyo.; she and her partner recently gave birth to a son.

'88 Daniel OROS is a graduate research assistant in organic geochemistry working for his Ph.D. at Oregon State University.

'89 After six years of living in San Francisco, Stefan KLAKOVICH has moved to the country and is enjoying his vegetable garden immensely; he's teaching science at Windsor High School.

'90 Annie BOYD Lademan married Chris LADEMAN (Crown '90).

'91 Ensign Nancy STEWART has been designated a naval aviator while serving with Training Squadron 86 at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.; she was presented with the coveted "Wings of Gold," marking the culmination of months of flight training.

'92 Robert GROPP received his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1997, and he is currently a presidential management intern in the Office of Disability in the Social Security Administration. Katharina TORRI just graduated from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Ore., and she will continue to live in Portland and work as a naturopathic physician while pursuing training to become a midwife.

'93 Shelly QUENEAU graduated with an M.S. in genetic counseling from the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, and she is now working at the Sacred Heart Medical Center in Eugene, Ore.

Merrill College

'70 In addition to his ongoing technology-transfer responsibilities at the U.S. Department of Energy, Mark CLARK is arranging electricity service for the national labs.

'71 Georgiann McFADDEN Lyga has retired after 14 years with the R. C. Diocese of Sacramento; she will continue as volunteer coordi-nator of the Mayan Diocesan Exchange Project, which markets artisan products for seven women's cooperatives in southern Mexico and Guatemala. She also runs Soli-darity House, a bed and breakfast and weekend urban retreat, as a benefit for former Guatemalan refugees who have returned to their homeland.

'73 Terry TEAYS is project scientist for education at the (Hubble) Space Telescope Science Institute.

'77 Olga NAJERA-Ramirez, an associate professor of anthropology at UCSC, won a Silver Apple Award at the 1997 National Educational Film and Video Festival for her video, titled La Charreada: Rodeo a la Mexicana. T. Scott TENNEY is a lay minister in the Order of Buddhist Contem-platives, with a small meditation group that meets weekly.

'78 John LORONA is a board member in the Selma (Calif.) Unified School District.

'79 Kanani (Barbara) BURNS is a museum lecturer, visiting curator, and consultant in Polynesian/ Hawaiian anthropological art history, and she is a practitioner of feng shui. Kay MOHLMAN is teaching in the Sociology Department of the National University of Singapore, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Robert TANAKA lives and works in San Francisco. He is principal of Tanaka Design Group Landscape Architects and is the proud father of a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. A second child was due in September.

'89 Stacey McKEEVER received a master's in library and information science from the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, and she interned at Quarterdeck Corporation during the summer.

'90 Carolyn CHERRY is looking forward to another year in the Minneapolis Public Schools, and she "gives her congrats to the Developmental Psychology and Psychology Department for the fabulous article in the last issue of the UC Santa Cruz Review--it's so nice to see good, hard work acknowledged."

'91 Deborah CARTER completed her Ph.D. in education from the University of Michigan and is an assistant professor of education at Indiana University in Bloomington.

'92 Kristine CIOFFI returned from a three-month stay in Zimbabwe and entered law school at NYU in fall 1997 to pursue her interest in international law.

'95 Adriano Morales AMAYA is in his second year of graduate school at CSU Long Beach, studying student development in higher education. Dan ZIVKOVIC is a multimedia and Internet software engineer at IBM's Almaden Research Center.

Porter College

'74 Robert KUBEY, an associate professor of communication at Rutgers University, has been appointed director of the master's program in communication and information studies.

'78 Robert EVERSZ has "temporarily escaped the trash heap of history with the publication of his novels Shooting Elvis and Gypsy Hearts into 10 languages--none of them Czech, the language of the country in which he cur-rently resides."

'80 Margie SULLIVAN is completing a residency in ob/gyn at Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara; her husband, Richard SPEAR (College Eight '93), is a research chemist working in Silicon Valley.

'82 Alan SCHROEDER's book Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman was named by Time magazine as one of the eight best children's books of 1996. After a decade working in Los Angeles as a medical photographer, Mark Grayson WILLIAMS has returned to northern California. While in L.A., he was director of exhibitions and on the board of directors of SITE, a nonprofit artists' organization, and he taught art part-time at an elementary school.

'83 Katy WILDING is a United Airlines flight attendant.

'84 Campegius (Keimpe) BRONKHORST writes compilers for Borland and misses College Five. Jennifer DAVIS-Kay is the wife of Woody and the mother of Melanie, and she is a full-time editor and freelance writer in Boston.

'86 Michael CARLIN is pursuing an M.F.A. in creative writing.

'87 Shannon QUINN has returned to the Bay Area after 10 years in Ireland, the South Pacific, and on the East Coast.

'90 Jose FAJARDO is a second-year special day class teacher at MacQuiddy Elementary School in Watsonville, Calif., teaching third-and fourth-grade students. Candace PINYAN Sabers received an M.D. from Mayo Medical School and a Ph.D. from Mayo Graduate School and has begun her postgraduate training in internal medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.

'91 S. Joshua BETH completed an alternative teacher credentialing program designed to prepare teachers for work in inner-city schools and will receive a California Professional Clear CLAD multiple
subject credential this year. After receiving her M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from Penn State University in May 1997, Kate MADDEN is a freelance writer in the San Francisco Bay Area.

'93 Tim McDERMOTT has opened up Scooter's Record Store in his hometown of Hermosa Beach, Calif.

'94 Amanda Hodgin-WILKINSON is loving life as the mother of eight-and-a-half-year-old Alexan-dra, and she's planning to graduate with her master's in counseling psychology in June 1998.

'97 Levi LARKEY is teaching math and coaching volleyball, skiing, and soccer at Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

Kresge College

'81 Kevin VOLKAN and Panda KROLL (Kresge '82) and their chow, Can Can, appeared in the New York Times in conjunction with a column called "Fresh Starts," which takes people with unusual
financial-planning requirements and offers them a fiscal makeover by two financial advisers.

'82 Chuck HOLLIS is vice president of marketing for NetXchange Communications, a provider of Internet telephony infrastructure and applications.

'83 Kevin ERGIL is director of the Pacific Institute of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan.

'89 Anne GARNER is living in American Canyon, Calif., with her husband and two children; she completed a multiple subject teaching credential in spring 1997.

'91 Kristen GUZMAN is a graduate student working on a Ph.D. in American history at UCLA; the focus of her study is Chicanos in California. LaDawn HAGLUND is the coauthor of an article titled "Perinatal Psychosocial Assess-ment," which will appear in the journal Clinics in Perinatology in 1998; she planned to enter the Ph.D. program in sociology at New York University in fall 1997.

'92 After five years of deciding he did not want to be a clinical psychologist, Jonathan BENAK began the Physician's Assistant Program at Allegheny University in August 1997. Mark KERLIN won his second Washington, D.C., Bicycle Messenger Championship and will go to Barcelona for the world messenger championships. Kelly Anne KOERNER is currently working in the graduate program in marine biology at the University of Southern California and plans to pursue a degree in business or law.

'93 Christine GEMPERLE is finishing a master's in fisheries and wildlife at Utah State University; in August 1977 she presented her research at the National American Fisheries Society meeting in Monterey, Calif.

'95 Daniel McMAHON is in the master's program at the School of Information Management and Systems at UC Berkeley.

'96 Monica WHALEN is serving in the Peace Corps in Jordan, teaching women their political rights.

Oakes College

'75 Danny SYLVESTER is now serving as vice president of the South Berkeley Housing Develop-ment Corporation.

'78 Ken STILGEBOUER is married and has a 13-year-old daughter; he is an advisory wide-area network programmer for IBM Global Services.

'85 Scott ROSEMAN owns New Leaf Community Markets in Santa Cruz, which has four locations, including the newest store in the restored Bank of America building on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz.

'86 Lydia CAMARILLO is executive director of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project in San Antonio, Tex., which trains newly elected officials, candidates running for local office, and organizers for leadership roles. John SCHMUCK received an M.F.A. in glass at Rochester Institute of Technology in May 1997 and was accepted for a Fulbright scholarship to study glass at the Australian National University at Canberra in 1998.

'90 Since moving to the former Soviet Union in 1990, Kim PALCHIKOFF has worked for the Moscow bureaus of NBC, CNN, and the Los Angeles Times; she currently is a Moscow-based features stringer for Newsweek International. She can be reached by e-mail at

'92 Sharon ANOLIK is living in Marin and enjoying her work as a judicial staff attorney for the California Supreme Court.

'93 Cristina YEAGER-Strunk runs the largest women's shoe department west of the Mississippi for Macy's Department Stores. She married Michael STRUNK (Oakes '91) on Valentine's Day in 1995.

College Eight

'74 Christopher BURGART retired from his job as a private investigator in 1988, resided in Paris from 1988 to 1991, and has lived in Lahaina, Hawaii, since 1991.

'76 Peter POLLOCK has been named a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Visiting Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Mass., for the 1997­98 academic year; he will be on special assignment for the city of Boulder, Colo., where he is director of the community planning division.

'77 Ray SCHOENKE is the owner of SouthPaw, Inc., a marketing communications firm specializing in medical sales and marketing, including strategic planning, product naming and positioning, and advertising through all media.

'82 Shelley POTICHA, an urban planner, has been named executive director of the Congress for the New Urbanism in San Francisco, an organization of public- and private- sector leaders and multidisciplinary professionals committed to the restoration of existing urban centers and the reconfiguration of sprawling suburbs into communities through citizen-based participatory planning and design.

'85 Rosemary RENAUER received her master's degree in clinical psychology at J.F.K. University in Campbell, Calif., and she holds a M.F.C.C. license. She is also employed by McGraw-Hill/California Test Bureau in Monterey. She adds that she "finally married for the first time at age 41 and has a 12-year-old (feminist) stepdaughter named Monica." Michael VAN ALTENA recently changed careers and is now working as a software programmer.

'89 Having received a master's in theological studies at Harvard Divinity School, Albion Moonlight BUTTERS is now working toward his Ph.D. in religious studies, with a focus on Tibetan Buddhism, at Columbia University.

'90 Kim WADDELL earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences from the University of South Carolina in 1996 and is now working as a postdoctoral researcher in entomology at the University of Maryland.

'92 Since completing a master's in international environmental law in Belgium, Gabriela SOSA has worked for the Panamanian Foreign Ministry; she is currently assistant to the undersecretary of state of Panama. She can be reached via e-mail at Da-Thuy NGUYEN Van received a medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 1997 and began an internship at Meridia South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

Graduate Studies

'78 David BEAR is a professor and the new chair of the Cell Biology and Physiology Department at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

'82 Lee Anne MARTINEZ, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Southern Colorado, recently received a Fulbright award to explore the efficacy of composting toilets in Mali, West Africa.

'83 After 14 years in the Washington, D.C., area, Roxanne ANDREWS has returned to California, where she works for the state of California as director of the California Hospital Outcomes Project, which is assessing the quality of care in hospitals; she lives in Davis with her husband, John PIERCE (Graduate Studies '82), and her six-year-old daughter, Katya.

'86 James HATTERSLEY (Merrill '85) is director of a Swiss pharmaceutical company based in Chicago; he has a daughter in high school and a son in junior high.

'89 Vincent DiGIROLAMO received his Ph.D. in history from Princeton University and has taken a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Writing at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.; his dissertation was on child street labor in 19th-century America.

'90 Alan RUDY is an assistant visiting professor, with a teaching and research emphasis in sociology, at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C.

'95 Scott BRAVMANN's book Queer Fictions of the Past: History, Culture, and Difference was published in 1997 by Cambridge University Press.

In Memoriam

Sarah Paige BATY (Graduate Studies '90), a visiting assistant professor of political science at the University of Arizona in Tucson, died July 14, 1997.

Margarita CONTIN (Oakes '93), who had worked as an intern for the San Jose Mercury News and had just begun a new job as a reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, died February 4, 1997.

Donald MacMINN (Cowell '94), a graduate student in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago, was struck and killed by a pickup truck while riding his bike in Geneseo, Ill., on August 30, 1997. The Astronomy and Astro-physics Department at the Univer-sity of Chicago has established a new student award, the Donn MacMinn Award for Service Beyond the Walls of the University, in memory of MacMinn's out-standing work with disadvantaged schoolchildren in Chicago and as a graduate student tutor.

Daniel SCHAFER (Oakes '88) died in an accident on January 27, 1997.

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