Alumni Notes

Cowell College

'67 Walter JOYCE has spent 31 years in the insurance brokerage business and is currently president of Lawson Hawks Insurance in Mountain View, Calif. He has two sons and one grandchild.

'70 Catherine GIMELLI-Martin, an associate professor of English at the University of Memphis, is the author of The Ruins of Allegory: Paradise Lost and the Metamorphosis of Epic Convention (Duke University Press, 1998).

'73 William TEAGUE is senior pastor and head of staff at Park Presbyterian Church in Beaver, Pa.

'76 Virginia "Ginger" BURTON is married and has two children; she is a high school teacher in Santa Maria, Calif.

'78 Bryan WALL has been named the new principal at Loma Prieta High School in Santa Cruz; he has worked for the Santa Cruz City Schools since 1985.

'79 Kathleen ADAMS received tenure and promotion to associate professor of anthropology at Loyola University of Chicago; she spent part of last year in Indonesia researching art and identity politics on the islands of Alor and Sulawesi. John LEECH is becoming a New York media maven, working for Oxford University Press and the Odyssey Channel.

'80 Marina LESLIE is an associate professor of English at Northeastern University; she can be contacted via e-mail at

'84 After eight years in the environmental field, Chris LINSON is now halfway through a master's program in physical therapy at Duke University; he can be reached via e-mail at

'86 Kafai LEUNG has joined PointCast, Inc., and works as a release engineer.

'87 James CALLEROS is a contract review supervisor for Northwest Administrators in San Mateo, Calif.; he would like to link up with other art and dance lovers and Francophiles. He can be reached at (650) 654-0801. Rachel LUNDQUIST Diaz is married to Eduardo Diaz and they have two sons; she is working as a Spanish-English medical interpreter and teaching childbirth classes to Spanish-speaking moms.

'88 Thomas SCHINAMAN is in his third year of law school at Santa Clara University; he's been married for six years and is living in Campbell, Calif.

'90 Hannah WEDGLEY is in her last year of a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology; she is an intern at UC San Francisco-Stanford Health Care and does health outcomes research at Kaiser Permanente. Her current research is on quality of life with breast cancer.

'92 Ethan BRYSON finished his first year at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and celebrated his fourth year of marriage to Amity Bryson; they have a Maltese named Daisy.

'95 Marine Lance Cpl. Charles McEWEN recently finished training in Hawaii while enroute to a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

'97 Scott FAY is currently a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Papua New Guinea in Namatanai, New Ireland Province, teaching 11th- and 12th-grade biology and chemistry.

Stevenson College

'69 Craig Evan SCOTT produces documentation for international clients through his own company, Heuristics, Ltd.; he "successfully transited age 50 this year."

'70 Steve SCHNAIDT has been promoted to staff director of the Senate Transportation Committee for the California legislature.

'71 Chris COLTON is teaching English to juvenile felons in Washington State; she is a Girl Scout leader and a gymnastics/soccer/4-H mom. Jon TERRELL teaches meditation and energy healing techniques at the Inner Light Center; he holds a master's in psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and a senior trainer certificate with Actualism Corporation.

'72 Ann McCAMPBELL continues to fight the chemical/pharmaceutical industry through a grassroots advocacy organization, the Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Task Force of New Mexico.

'76 Gilbert CHONG was finishing a three-year contract to work in Singapore for the Navy; he and his family were expecting to return home in summer 1998. Paul MAHLER and his wife, Joni DOLPH Mahler (Merrill '77), are pleased to announce the adoption of their son, Christopher James, in November 1997. "He is our first child and wonderful," Paul writes.

'77 Randy ROGERS, a partner with the San Francisco firm of Murphy, Weir & Butler, has joined the editorial board of "Collier on Bankruptcy" at Matthew Bender & Company, a leading publisher of bankruptcy research tools and practice materials. Matthew Young SMITH is living and working in the Middle East, where he is head of recruitment for Qatar Liquefied Natural Gas in Ras Laffan, Qatar. He says, "Salaam alaykum to all my old classmates."

'78 Mark STEINBERG is an associate professor of history and director of the Russian and East European Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is learning to appreciate the flatlands after nine years in New England; his recent book, Fall of the Romanovs, has been translated into Portuguese and Japanese.

'80 Doran LARSON has been appointed to the position of assistant professor of English at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.

'82 After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., Stephen MONDOR traveled to Morocco and is now working in the world of packaging and branding.

'86 Eric ELDER recently moved to Philadelphia and is a consultant with RHR International, a management consulting firm staffed by organizational psychologists.

'89 Sarah QUINN Noble is the editor and designer of the Alameda County Bar Association's magazine, The Bulletin; she has a flexible work schedule that allows her to be home in the afternoons with her son, Alexander. Karen WEEKS Satzman married Darrell SATZMAN (Merrill '89) in spring 1998; Karen is family programs coordinator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Darrell is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

'91 Lisa SONIN Larsen is in her third year of a doctoral program in clinical psychology at J. F. K. University in Orinda, Calif.; she has been happily married for two years, and she misses the groovy atmosphere at UCSC, "especially the 'flying IUD' and Saturn Cafe." Luis Manuel MACIAS graduated from law school in May 1998. Barbara PEDDY is working in Sacramento in direct sales and marketing; she misses UCSC.

'92 Sachie NGUYEN-TRUNG was awarded a master of science in nursing and certification as a family nurse practitioner from the MGH Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital. After receiving a master of divinity degree from Luther Seminary in May 1998, Rick SHERRILL is serving as associate pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Salinas, Calif.

'94 Tara PAINTER Malec married an air force officer at Lake Tahoe in June 1997; she and her husband are working on their master's degrees. Lisa MAYHEW and John NIBARGER (Stevenson '95) were married in California in June 1998.

'95 Melissa JOHNSON completed an M.A. in museum studies at San Francisco State University and was hired as curator of the Wells Fargo History Museum in Los Angeles. Tlaloc RIVAS is receiving an M.F.A. in directing from the professional director's training program at the University of Washington's School of Drama; his thesis production is Henrik Ibsen's The Lady from the Sea.

'96 Michelle MA is attending Yale University in the physician associate program.

Crown College

'69 Fr. Patrick DOOLING is the recipient of the 1998 Distinguished Teacher Award from Merrill College; he was nominated by former student Candida STRICKLEN (Merrill '98). Barbara VOGL is editing a newsletter/journal and facilitating a network for educators on systems thinking and chaos theory.

'72 Peter FITZSIMMONS starred as Sargent Johnson in the play Forever Free: The Life and Times of Sargent Johnson, performed at the Phyllis Wattis Theater at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in June 1998.

'76 Pat MURPHY's fourth novel, Nadya--The Wolf Chronicles, a historic, feminist, werewolf story, is out in paperback from Tor Books; Murphy lives in San Francisco and works for the Exploratorium.

'79 Genevieve FIRE-Halvorsen is an environmental/civil engineering consultant in Los Altos, Calif.; she is still bicycling, gardening, and playing viola, when she's not entertaining two kids.

'82 After eight years as UCSC's transportation director, Larry PAGELER shifted to a half-time position as campus transportation planner to spend more time with his newborn twin sons, Aren and Jed, and wife, Katie Freeman.

'88 After receiving a doctor of chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, Jennifer SMITH Righi is now in practice in Torrance, Calif.; she married Paul Righi in 1995, and they were expecting their first child in September 1998.

'89 Pamela QUINN Griffey married David Griffey in October 1997; she is working for Sacramento City Unified School District while pursuing her teaching credential at National University. John KATZ received a Ph.D. in immunology from the University of Chicago in 1997 and is currently employed with the University of Chicago as a postdoctoral scientist in immunology.

'90 Vivian KWAN Woo is working part-time at Sun Microsystems as a project coordinator; she's been married to her husband, Perry, for four years, and their daughter, Jacqueline, was born in May 1998.

'91 Laura ELLIOT McCulley is a senior regulatory analyst at PG&E; she and her husband, Gary, welcomed a son, Garrett, in November 1997.

'92 Sara ATKINS received a master's degree in social welfare from UCLA in June 1998 and is working as a child welfare worker for Alameda County, Calif. Jason FREEMAN is studying for a master's in urban and regional planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Menahem POTASH is pursuing an M.B.A. at UC Irvine. Robert REES was honored by IBM at its annual Corporate Technology Recognition Event for his work on ADSTAR Distributed Storage Manager, a data management software product.

'93 After completing a master's in biology at Occidental College, Shay HILLEARY has gone back into wildlife field biology and is presently the internship coordinator for the California condor reintroduction effort at the Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary in Big Sur, Calif.

'95 Alona JASIK is studying Torah and working on composting and environmental education projects in Jerusalem.

Merrill College

'78 John EVERHART writes: "Blended families are a challenging blessing. I continue to be both challenged and blessed."

'79 Kanani (Barbara) BURNS was invited to teach a course in palmistry at Mission Hill Jr. High School in Santa Cruz, and she helped to organize and plan the 50th reunion of the Santa Cruz High School class of '48.

'80 Sonoma State University chose a proposal by artist Johanna POETHIG as the winning design for the César Chávez memorial mural to be installed on the campus to honor the values for which Chávez struggled.

'88 Susan YEP Pearson and her husband welcomed a daughter, Paige, in November 1997; she was planning to start graduate school in health service administration at St. Mary's College in fall 1998.

'90 Walter LEVISON does integrated pest management and tree pruning for Bartlett Tree Experts in San Francisco. After the birth of his son, Michael, Gary SUMMERS relocated to Bakersfield, Calif., to be close to grandparents and for the "very kind cost of living."

'91 Laurie STEVENS and La Dell DANGERFIELD III (Merrill '92) were planning to be married in September 1998. Laurie continues to enjoy her job at the Institute of International Education in San Francisco advising international Fulbright students; La Dell is a public defender for Marin County.

'92 After serving a tour in the U.S. Army and receiving an M.A. in international relations from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Malherbe BELIZAIRE is deputy-mayor of the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. RoseMary DIAZ is a freelance writer based in Santa Fe, N.M., and director of American Indian programs for the Loretto Tutor Team. Heather MIETZ is a producer of home design software at Broderbund Software, Inc. Dmitria SOKOLOW and Eric WAGER (Merrill '92) have moved from Portland to Corvallis, Ore., where Dmitria is pursuing graduate work in elementary education and a teaching credential and Eric is undertaking graduate study in fermentation science. Ethan VAN THILLO, who was a student film festival director when he attended UCSC, is the founder and director of Cine '98!: The San Diego-Tijuana Latino Film Festival, which presents films by established and emerging filmmakers from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, and the United States.

'93 Abel LOMBERA II received a master of arts in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania; he is currently a deputy probation officer with Kern County in Bakersfield, Calif. Joyce CHANG Meyer married Karl MEYER (Merrill '84) in May 1998, and they are living and working in New Zealand. Brad YATABE is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador; he is an agroforestry specialist working with local farmers to establish tree nurseries, introduce pest-management techniques, and decrease soil erosion.

'94 Amber EVANS married Simon TROLL (Kresge '94) and is getting her master's in city and regional planning at UC Berkeley; she is a project coordinator at the Bay Area Defense Conversion Action Team (BADCAT) Environmental Technology Partnership.

'97 Carrie RUDNER began a master's program in social work at Boston University in fall 1998.

'98 Melanie SHELDON is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African island nation of Cape Verde, where she is teaching English to high school students and organizing a community library.

Porter College

'75 Keith REDENBAUGH is currently the biology industry liaison at Iowa State University.

'76 Linda ZISKIN earned a J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School in 1997 and was admitted to the California Bar in July 1998; while in law school, she edited and drew cartoons for a torts casebook, Tort Law and Practice by Dominick Vetri, which is, as far as she knows, the only illustrated law school casebook. Linda is a member of the UCSC Alumni Council.

'77 Rebecca MORGAN's fourth book, Life's Lessons: Insights and Information for a Richer Life, was published in January 1998. Sharon TURNOY was recently named manager of executive communications for the office of the chairman and CEO of Synopsys, Inc., a $700 million software company in Mtn. View, Calif.; she lives in San Jose, has two children, and can be reached by e-mail at

'78 Lori GUSTAVSON received one of three 1998 President's Awards from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for her distinguished service to the criminal defense bar; she is in private practice in Seattle concentrating in the area of major felony and federal criminal defense litigation.

'79 The Tejon Ranch Company has named John SHELDE to the position of location manager for its Film and Television Location Department; he has worked as a location manager on projects for Baywatch Productions, Walt Disney Company, Twentieth Century Fox, and DreamWorks SKG.

'80 Fred FERNAINY is playing music, raising two kids, and teaching special-needs children.

'82 Since returning to England, Susan HEALEY has been living in Portsmouth and working to raise the profile of Charles Dickens by organizing an international conference in 1996 and, with her associate A. J. Pointon, traveling widely to give talks and performances related to Dickens's life and work.

'83 Lisa KAPLAN is married, living in Los Angeles "right under the Hollywood sign," and working as a voice-over actor in commercials and animation; she can be heard on the Fox Saturday morning program, the Mr. Potato Head Show.

'84 Amy GERHAUSER is currently finishing an M.F.A. in sculpture and teaching sculpture at the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk, Va.

'86 Shelley LEVIN Billik is the director of environmental initiatives at Warner Brothers Studios, and she is enjoying being the mom of her one-year-old daughter, Alana.

'90 Jennifer PRIEBE has been a freelance commercial sculptor of toys and giftware since completing an M.A. at N.Y.U. in 1993.

'91 Jennifer MOODY lives in New York City and works as much as possible as a performer or stage manager with a variety of companies. She has also started producing videos for Gay Men's Health Crisis, the largest and oldest AIDS service organization in the U.S.

'92 Christopher SPELLMAN received an M.D. degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in May 1998; he will serve a surgery residency with Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Ellen Anne WALLACE is married and living in Israel; she does graphic arts and designing.

'97 Barbara RESNICK Dietze, who graduated from Porter College at age 51, was married in 1998 and writes, "the best is yet to come."

Kresge College

'76 After receiving her master's in music composition and working for two years as an outside consultant composer for Walt Disney Imagi- neering, Tish (Patricia) EASTMAN was hired by Disney; currently she is lead media designer on the new Tokyo Disney Sea Park and has several cuts on new Walt Disney Records releases.

'78 Tom MEYER is a psychiatrist working part-time in a community mental health center in Crescent City, Calif.

'79 Susan TATSUI D'Arcy is an administrator at Merit Academy, and she recently published the Busy Woman's Organizer, Busy Woman's Checklist, and Busy Woman's Wedding Planner.

'80 Douglas MANCILL, an attorney specializing in cross-border insolvency and international litigation and a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Graham & James, has relocated to Thailand, where he is working on legal reforms resulting from the financial crisis in Southeast Asia.

'82 Panda KROLL recently finished an internship with a Massachusetts appeals court judge and has been asked to return for a judicial clerkship after she graduates from law school in 2000; her husband, Kevin VOLKAN (Kresge '81), just finished a master's in public health at Harvard and has been hired as director of assessment by the Department of Educational Development at Harvard Medical School.

'83 Catherine KEACH's original performance text, "Dyke Cowgirls and Dancing," was one of ten scripts selected in March 1997 for its contribution to diversity in performance by the five-college Word! Festival in Amherst, Mass.; winners received a stipend from the James Baldwin Memorial Fund and their work was performed.

'90 Kristina JOHNSON and David FRANKE (Kresge '90) were married in 1995; they have quit their jobs (Kristina as an executive chef and David as a teacher) to travel around the world. Visit their Web site at

'91 Beth HENLEY Geise received her teaching credential and is teaching an "open structure" fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade class; she is married, has bought a house, and is pregnant.

'92 Sheryl Kaye MARTINELLI is an English instructor at King City High School; she began her teaching career at Alisal High School in 1993.

James SCHMITT is an assistant state attorney in Florida, and he misses Santa Cruz. John SEDLACEK is cofounder of a 66-acre nature reserve and salmon habitat in southern Oregon. "UCSC, I love you," he writes. Wendy SHAPERO received her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles; while a student, she was named to the dean's list, received the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law I, and served as associate editor of the Southwestern University Law Review.

'93 Stephanie CREVIER Iles gave birth to her second son, Jared, in July 1998.

'94 John BECKMAN graduated with a master's in environmental management from Duke University and will begin work for the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources. Emily KOFF is doing an internship in psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York; she expects to have a Ph.D. in psychology in the summer of 1999.

'95 Misty BURGESS is extending her cultural anthropology background from UCSC by completing her master's in social work this year at Arizona State University in Tempe; she also has an internship with the Center Against Sexual Abuse in Phoenix.

Oakes College

'73 After receiving a master's degree in public health from UC Berkeley in 1975, Louie CAMPOS worked for many years in community health care, serving migrant farmworkers; he is now chief of the HIV Training Section for the California Department of Health Services, Office of AIDS. In 1996, his community work took him to Chiapas as part of a human rights group invited by the EZLN Zapatistas rebels.

'87 Lun YUEN is cofounder of MBA Central in Palo Alto; the firm uses proprietary software developed by the two founders to link qualified M.B.A. candidates with interested employers.

'91 Anthony MENDOZA graduated from medical school at Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, and started a family practice residency program in Fresno, Calif.

'96 Since graduation, Sarah FLUETSCH has been working as the outdoor program and summer camp director for the Sierra Nevada Girl Scout Council in Reno, Nev.

College Eight

'77 After retiring as a city planner from the city of Oxnard in 1996, Allan MOORE has spent his time consulting, traveling, visiting friends, and playing golf; he recently received the 1998 Oxnard Tourism Bureau's Merit Award for using Internet technologies to promote tourism for the city.

'78 Kevin DANN is keeping alive the natural history field quarter at the University of Vermont, where he taught a summer course titled Natural History and Inspiration; his latest book, Bright Colors Falsely Seen: Synaesthesia and the Search for Transcendental Knowledge, was published by Yale University Press in fall 1998.

'81 Mark SILBERMAN is the general counsel for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; he lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sonita, and their dog, Maddie.

'82 Jean CURRY Brock is celebrating 15 years as an employee of A & P Insulation in Santa Cruz; her expertise is in energy audits and energy economics of commercial and residential buildings. "Among dozens of building projects she has worked on at UCSC," she writes, "she is especially proud of those for College Eight."

'84 Kim MATSUNAGA and her husband, Michael Hurley, are the parents of John Francis Hurley II, born in August 1997, and Cate Yuriko Hurley, born in August 1995. Kim recently dropped out of a Ph.D. program in architecture at UCLA to work part-time as a researcher in sustainable communities, city revitalization, environmental design, and building technology and to raise her children.

'89 Rose KILBURN LaMont is currently a faculty member at Modesto Junior College and is holding an interim position as college researcher.

'92 Randall HITCHIN lives in Seattle with his wife, Lynn KANNE (Kresge '90); he has just completed an M.S. in forest resources and is collections manager/registrar of the Washington Park Arboretum.

'93 David FEDERICO is a financial analyst consulting in various high-tech companies in Silicon Valley.

'95 Myra PICACHE received an M.A. in English in 1997 and married Tanai SAEFONG (College Eight '96) in May 1998.

'96 Kathleen REAUGH is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, where she is working with villagers to create ponds to farm tilapia, a fish native to Africa.

Graduate Studies

'84 Wendy LUTTRELL (Ph.D., sociology), an associate professor of anthropology at Duke University, received the Oliver Cromwell Cox Best Book on Race and Ethnicity Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems for her book Schoolsmart and Motherwise: Working-Class Women's Identity and Schooling (Routledge, 1997).

'88 John DONAT (Ph.D., chemistry) has been awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.; his research focuses on the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals in Chesapeake Bay and in coastal and open waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

'89 Rebecca URSICH (cert., education) leads introductions to the Landmark Forum and works as a senior technical trainer for a software company in Seattle; recently she served as the general contractor for work on an old home she purchased.

'94 Amanda KONRADI (Ph.D., sociology), an assistant professor of sociology at Ohio University, was recognized by the Society for the Study of Social Problems with its Alfred Lindesmith Law and Society Award for her paper "Having the Last Word: An Examination of Rape Survivors' Participation in Sentencing."

'96 David SONNENFELD (Ph.D., sociology) is the recipient of the 1998-99 Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowship in Natural Resource Economics at UC Berkeley; he has taken a leave from his position as assistant professor of sociology at Washington State University.

'97 Kamari (Maxine) CLARKE (Ph.D., anthropology) is an assistant professor of anthropology at Yale University. Robert KUWADA (M.A., history of consciousness) is a publicist for a quarterly magazine about cultural values, titled Parabola: Myth, Tradition, and The Search for Meaning.

In Memoriam

Clement SHEARER (Graduate Studies '78), a top administrator at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., died May 14, 1998, of a heart attack at his home in Northfield; he was 49.

Madalon ZORN (Cowell '78), a marriage-family-child counselor and a founding member of the dance/theater collective Mamalution, died at her home in Santa Cruz July 9; she was 51.

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