Life Member AM: Annual Member
Eugene E. Carr BA’52 BFA’60 has been
inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of
Certified Planners (FAICP), based on his individual achievements
in urban and rural planning. He has over 30 years of experience
in the field and is currently serving as a community development
advisor for the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the
U. Carr earned his Master of City Planning from Ohio State University.
As a consultant, he has created over 90 planning studies and trained
over 1,400 citizen planners. He has been a professor of urban planning
for 18 years. AM
Rodney D. Bagley BS’60 PhD’64 has
been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his contribution
to the patents on the ceramic substrate for the catalytic converter.
While employed at Corning Glass Works, now Corning Incorporated,
Bagley, along with two colleagues, developed the technology for
the world’s first significant pollution control for automobiles.
Today every automotive company relies on cellular ceramic technology
to reduce pollutants—lowered now by three billion tons worldwide
and more than 1.5 billion tons in the United States alone. Bagley
has earned numerous awards, including the 1980 American Society
of Metals Engineering Materials Achievement award, the 1985 Samuel
Geijsbeck award from the American Ceramics Society, and the 1990
“Mountain Man of the Year” award presented to a distinguished
alumnus for outstanding accomplishment by the U’s Materials
Science and Engineering Department (formerly Ceramics Engineering).
Bagley lives in Big Flats, N.Y.
Jay M. Todd BS’61 is a recent recipient
of a special citation from the Mormon History Association for “his
lasting contribution in recording the heritage of the Latter-day
Saints.” Todd has authored several books and booklets and
has recently retired after 30 years as managing editor of Ensign
magazine, whose circulation is one of the largest among religious
periodicals in the world. He was also founding managing editor for
the LDS Church’s New Era and
assistant managing editor of the Improvement Era.
James B. Plehal BA’69, rear admiral in the
U.S. Naval Reserve, recently transferred command of Naval Reserve
Security Group Command (NRSC) after leading this group in its efforts
in the war against terrorism. Plehal was a midshipman in the NROTC
program at the U and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy in 1969.
From 1972-76 he taught at the U.S. Naval Academy, then joined the
NRSC with a specialty in cryptology after leaving active duty in
1979. In civilian life, Plehal is with Merrill Lynch in St. of the
Red Wing Charter and Planning Commissions and has served on the
city council, the District Legal Ethics Committee, and the board
of a mental health service provider.
Norman W. Garlie PhD’71 has received Memorial
University of Newfoundland’s Distinguished Teaching award,
one of the university’s highest honors for faculty members.
In addition to his classroom work, he is active in research and
is involved with professional organizations and university committees.
Garlie has supervised numerous master’s degree research projects
and has acted as internal and external examiner, reviewer, and consultant
on many occasions. He has also been honored twice by the Canadian
Council for Exceptional Children.
Yvonne Marceau (née Mason) BA’72 and
Jun Maruta BS’93 co-organized a project to
place a commemorative marker for the legendary Savoy Ballroom in
Harlem, New York City. The Savoy was the home of the Lindy Hop,
later to become the Charleston. It has a history of swing dance
from its opening in 1926 to its demise in 1959 when it was demolished
to make room for an apartment complex. Marceau and Maruta have been
instrumental in preserving this part of Harlem history.
Cathy Colligan Luchetti BA’75, author and
historian, recently participated in First Lady Laura Bush’s
Salute to American Authors symposium in the East Wing of the White
House. The salute involves scholars and educators in discussions
about the country’s great writers. “Women of the West”
was the subject of the symposium. The first of Luchetti’s
nine books, Women of the West, won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers
Award for Literary Excellence. Luchetti is a member of Women Writing
the West and a grant recipient of the Book Club of San Francisco.
She resides in Oakland, Calif., with a part-time residence in Virginia
City, Nev. She is currently working on her tenth book, Oil Boom
Kids, which is about growing up in Midland, Texas.
Edward G. Kleyn MBA’76, a member of the
governing board of IHC Health Plans, is one of 17 community volunteers
who review policies, make decisions, and provide guidance for the
company. Kleyn is president of the Northern Utah area for Wells
Fargo Bank. He resides in Ogden, where he is involved with the Weber
State Alumni Association and the Weber Economic Development Corporation.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Weber State and was a
graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of
Gordon H. Busenbark BS’78 MBA’79 is
president of global operations for Baxter BioScience, a division
of Baxter International, a biopharmaceutical, biosurgery, and vaccine
company. He is responsible for worldwide manufacturing, plasma sourcing
and testing, purchasing, supply chain, and logistics. He is a member
of the board of directors of Baxter AG, Vienna, Austria, and is
responsible for 3,000 Baxter employees in Austria. Busenbark, his
wife Betty Scott ex’81, and their two children
have lived in Vienna for the past six years.
Tracy M. Welch MBA’79 has joined Schwan’s
Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of frozen foods through home delivery,
retail grocery, and food service channels, headquartered in Marshall,
Minn. Welch will be over the Corporate Treasury Department with
responsibilities for cash management and financial accuracy. He
previously served as corporate treasurer with Iomega Corporation
in Roy, Utah, was assistant treasurer of KN Energy in Lakewood,
Colo., assistant treasurer of Smith International in Houston, Texas,
and international finance manager at Cooper Industries in Houston.
Welch is a member of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers,
the National Investor Relations Institute, and the Association for
Nicholas F. Frey JD’79 of the law firm
Burton Bartlett & Glogovac of Reno, Nev., has been appointed
Defense Research Institute (DRI) representative for his state. DRI
is a national and international membership association of lawyers
and others concerned with the defense of civil actions. Frey is
a member of the Washoe County and American Bar Associations, the
Nevada Association of Defense Counsel, and the Association of Defense
Counsel of Northern California. He has served as president of Washoe
County Legal Services, which provides legal assistance to the poor,
and is presently a settlement judge for the Nevada Supreme Court.
Bryan B. Todd BA’80 is a shareholder with
Parsons Behle & Latimer, where he works in the real estate and
finance department. He has been of counsel to the firm since 2000.
Todd earned his J.D. degree from Brigham Young University in 1984
and has been admitted to the Arizona, Virginia, District of Columbia,
and Utah State Bar Associations.
David E. Simmons BS’83, chair of Simmons
Media Group in Salt Lake City, was named Business Services Entrepreneur
of the Year for 2002 by professional services firm Ernst & Young,
USA Today, the Nasdaq Stock Market, and others. He was recognized
for having built a network of 28 radio stations in four western
states, along with an outdoor advertising company that has more
than 240 billboards statewide.
Cynthia Poirier BS’84 MA’86, a licensed
architect with over 15 years of experience, has been elected a shareholder
of LHB Engineers & Architects, a 130-person firm with offices
in Minneapolis and Duluth, Minn. Poirier is project manager for
the Integrated Building Design Team.
Rosemarie Mahyera ex’87, founder and director
of the English Language Institute at the U from 1990-99, has joined
Ramsey Group Real Estate as a realtor. While at the U, she worked
with international students and professionals, and in 1994, she
received the honorary title of doctor and professor from Xi’an
Medical University in China. In 2001-02 she was a Fulbright senior
scholar to Indonesia, and is a member of the International Visitors
Utah Council board. She is married to David T. Mortensen
Robert E. Mansfield BA’88 JD’92 is
a shareholder in the Salt Lake office of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall
& McCarthy, where he focuses his practice in the areas of commercial
litigation, intellectual property litigation, eminent domain, securities
litigation, real property, and election and campaign law.
Christina Jepson Schmutz BS’92 JD’95
is a shareholder and member of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s
litigation and employment departments. She focuses her practice
on commercial litigation, securities litigation, employment law,
and complex personal injury. She previously clerked for Judge David
K. Winder of the District of Utah, and Judge Stephen H. Anderson
of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. She was a member of the Utah
Law Review and the National Moot Court team at the U. Schmutz has
served as a small claims judge since 1997, represents domestic violence
victims pro bono in protective order hearings, and is a member of
the Utah State Bar Character and Fitness Committee.
Brigham Wilcox BA’95 has recently become
an estimator for Salt Lake-based Big- D Construction, one of the
largest design/build contractors in the Intermountain West. He has
worked in the construction industry for five years, most recently
with Union Pointe Construction.
Jeffrey B. Jenson BS’00 is working for Fidelity
Investments in Dallas, Texas, and is completing an MBA and master’s
of economics degree at the University of Texas at Arlington. He
is married to Tiffany Sanford, a graduate of Snow College in Ephraim,
Chau Vu BS’01 works in the commissioner’s
office at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.
He recently became research assistant for the Weapons of Mass Destruction
(WMD) Advisory Group at the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
under the Emergency Management Division, where he will work with
the New York fire and police departments and the FBI on issues of
preparedness for biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism.
Kyle Bloss BS’01 has joined Intermountain
Financial Group (IFG) in Salt Lake City. Previously he worked for
eight years with BISYS Insurance Services.