Ethlyn Ann Hansen BS’51 has been elected honorary member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), the highest recognition of notable and outstanding professional achievement presented by this organization. Hansen, the first woman graduate in civil engineering from the U, has served as deputy district director for the California Department of Transportation District 4 where, during the year before her retirement, she was responsible for state highway design for three California counties and for administration of the district’s engineering consulting program.

Robert S. Jordan MS’55, research professor of international institutions at the University of New Orleans, has had a book published—International Organizations: A Comparative Approach to the Management of Cooperation—by Greenwood/Praeger, Westport, Conn.

David Winder BA’55 has received the 2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the U of U College of Humanities. Winder, senior U.S. district judge for the state of Utah, was honored at the College of Humanities convocation on May 10, 2002.

William Clayton Petty BS’62 MD’65 received the Public Interest in Anesthesia Award from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Council for Public Interest in Anesthesia. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the area of anesthesia patient safety and the promotion of quality anesthesia care. Petty, an anesthesiologist for more than 30 years, recently retired from military service. His last tour of duty was serving as professor and chair of the Department of Operative Services at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash. He also served as an anesthesiologist in the Vietnam War, and has served as a volunteer throughout the world, working to improve the quality of patient care for underserved populations.

Robert M. Anderson JD’63 is president of the VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy board of directors. Serving with him as vice president is Stephen D. Swindle BS’62 MBA’63. David A. Greenwood BA’70 is chair of the litigation section, and David J. Smith BS’82 is chair of the business section.

Janet Parry BS’66 has been appointed to the U of U College of Nursing Board of Directors. She has spent 30 years in nursing-related business—as president of Medical Management Consultants, founding partner of Medical Billing Specialists, and vice president of Parry Development, a company specializing in constructing medical buildings. Parry has also served in various community organizations. She was president of the Anaheim, Calif., Chamber of Commerce and chair of the board for Anaheim Memorial Hospital. Parry now lives in Ketchum, Idaho, where she is involved in musical theater and sings with the Caritas Chorale in Sun Valley.

Robert A. Hatch BS’69 has been named president and CEO for Wells Fargo in Utah and southwestern Wyoming. He was previously a trust administrator, then president of community banking for First Security Bank. When First Security joined Wells Fargo, Hatch was named president for Utah. He has served with the Economic Development Corporation of Utah and the Emma Eccles Jones Foundation. He is also a member of the National Advisory Board for the David Eccles School of Business at the U.

Phillip Johnson BA’71 PhD’76
received the Outstanding Tenured Professor Award in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University in spring 2001. A member of the Spanish and Portuguese faculty at Baylor since 1977, he started the Madrid Summer Study program in 1983. Johnson has served as secretary of the Lone Star chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) for 20 years and secretary of the Zeta of Texas chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for 18 years.

Wes Thompson BA’73 MBA’77 has been named vice president of Intermountain Health Care (IHC) Mission Services, where he will oversee community health initiatives, volunteer work, assistance for the underserved, and charitable donations to community health agencies from the IHC Foundation. Thompson began his work with IHC in 1976 as director of planning and marketing at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. He was recently administrator of Alta View Hospital and operating officer in IHC’s Urban Central Region.

Douglas L. Gilmore ex’76 is a new principal with the water resource engineering firm of Franson-Noble & Associates, Inc., American Fork, Utah. He brings 25 years of experience in the areas of water and wastewater projects to the company. Gilmore’s expertise includes the preparation of water and wastewater master plans, water management improvement plans, water conservation plans, and feasibility and planning studies. His design and construction management experience includes large diameter pipelines, wastewater collection, pumping and wastewater treatment facilities, water source development, wells, water storage facilities, pumping plants, and water distribution systems.

Richard C. Engar BA’76 was recently awarded a fellowship in the American College of Dentists in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of dentistry. He serves as Region 14 trustee for the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and is a member of the clinical faculty of the U of U-based general practice dental residency program. Engar is the first Utah dentist to hold an AGD fellowship, to be elected to serve as an AGD trustee, and to be nominated for membership in all four dental honorary organizations.

Bruce Lindsey BFA’77 MFA’79, formerly associate head of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture in Pittsburgh, Pa., has been named head of Auburn University’s School of Architecture in Montgomery, Ala. A teacher and practicing architect for more than 20 years, Lindsey has won numerous national awards for his architecture and furniture designs. He was cited in 1992 by Engineering News Record magazine for his innovative use of technology in the Niche Project on the façade of the College of Fine Arts building at Carnegie Mellon, a project that took three years to complete.

Ann M. Dykstra MA’79 has been named executive assistant to the president and secretary of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. She served for 12 years in the Office of Government Relations with the University of Pittsburgh where, for seven years, she was director of commonwealth relations, and since 1990 has been co-director of the university’s Institute of Politics Internship Program. She also served as assistant to the director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Dykstra has 20 years of undergraduate teaching experience, including working in the Department of History at the U.


Tracy Lee Burr BS’81
has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer for Schwan’s Sales Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of frozen foods, in Marshall, Minn. Previously, he was a partner in charge of tax and consumer business practices with Deloitte & Touche in Salt Lake City, and was a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, with responsibility for client tax service to retail, manufacturing, and distribution companies. Burr was also the North American corporate controller for the Albert Fisher North America food group, with responsibility for financial reporting, treasury, tax, and acquisition activities.

Calvin C. Curtis BS’84 JD’87 has become a shareholder in the Salt Lake office of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy. As a member of the firm’s business section, he focuses his practice in the areas of federal taxation, IRS tax disputes and litigation, estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law, and charitable trusts and organization. Curtis is a member of the Utah State Bar, American Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and Salt Lake Estate Planning Council.

Elizabeth Nesi BFA’85 MFA’93
has been appointed assistant professor of dance at Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pa. She studied at Juilliard School of Music’s dance division and was a principal with the Cincinnati/New Orleans City Ballet and the Tampa Ballet. She was also a soloist with the Milwaukee Ballet and Ballet West, and has been a guest artist with a number of companies. Nesi has taught ballet in several Utah ballet schools, including the U of U modern dance and ballet departments, Dance Aspen, and Brigham Young University. She was an adjunct professor at Montana State University.

Jeanne Hayes BA’85 has celebrated her 15-year anniversary as a real estate professional. She is with Ramsey Group Real Estate in Salt Lake City.

Curtis D. Kinghorn BS’86 was recently appointed general counsel for the surgical technology business at Medtronic, Inc. He previously served seven years as chief patent counsel for Medtronic’s neurological business. Kinghorn earned a J.D. degree from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University
of Minnesota.

David C. Pittam BA’86, administrative manager of the U of U Department of Anesthesiology, has been recognized by the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) for achieving the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE). This designation indicates that Pittam has earned board certification in medical practice management, which demonstrates exceptional skill in financial and human resource management, governance and organizational dynamics, business and clinical operations, and professional responsibility. Prior to joining the University, Pittam spent 10 years in health-care management consulting.

Chris Sadler PhD’87 has been recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in the area of service by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The commendation acknowledges his ability to integrate service, scholarship, and teaching, particularly as it relates to his involvement with Hospice of Portage County. Sadler has served as board president, volunteer trainer, and patient volunteer at the hospice. Additionally, he has worked with “I Can Cope,” a cancer support group, and with United Campus Ministry. Sadler received the UWSP Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999. LM

Steven L. Jackson BS’89 has joined the water resource engineering firm of Franson-Noble & Associates, Inc., American Fork, Utah, as a principal. He has 13 years of engineering experience and expands the firm’s capabilities in the areas of planning, design, and construction management of water system, wastewater, and stormwater facilities. Jackson has been instrumental in the master planning and implementation of community wastewater collection and storm water systems, and large diameter trunk line design and construction. He is experienced in the planning and implementation of Geographical Information System (GIS) programs for utility and municipal agencies, which includes conversion of historical data, mapping of field elements, development of database and mapping data, and training for operating GIs projects.


Dale Quattrochi PhD’90
received the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (NASA’s highest science award) for groundbreaking research in the use of remote sensing data for the study of the urban heat island. Quattrochi also received a NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Director’s Commendation for his work with local and regional economic and environmental authorities on the use of remote sensing data for remedial action in correcting negative influences of the urban heat island.

James Morales BA’91 has joined the University of Connecticut, Storrs, as director of undergraduate admissions. In addition, he will be involved with the offices of the university registrar, student financial aid services, and new student orientation. Morales was formerly director of admissions at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and concurrently held positions in academic support and student life and equity education. He received his Ed.D. at Minnesota in 2000.

John Wunderli BA’91 was recently promoted to share holder at the Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe law firm in San Francisco, Calif. Wunderli was student body president at the U in 1990-91.

Parsons Behle & Latimer has announced that four U of U alumni have recently joined the firm. Kevin L. Jones BA’92 JD’95 is with the firm’s corporate, tax, and technology department, concentrating on elder law, estate planning, tax law, and real estate law and business formations. Jones has served on the Utah State Bar Association’s Needs of the Elderly Committee and was an interpreter of Italian in the National Guard. David R. Hall BS’97 JD’01 will concentrate his practice on general civil litigation. Hall was a William H. Leary Scholar and regional champion of the National Moot Court Competition while at the U. Matthew B. Sager BS’98 will practice environmental litigation and toxic torts. He earned his JD degree from the Vermont Law School, where he received the Academic Excellence Award for civil procedure. Sharrieff Shah BA’93 MS’95 JD’01 will work in the areas of medical malpractice, commercial litigation, toxic torts, and sports and entertainment law.

Wick Swain MBA’93 was recently hired as director of development services for Axis41, a Salt Lake City-based digital communications agency. Swain has more than 10 years of Web design and ad agency experience.

Jun Maruta BS’93 is an assistant researcher at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and has recently received a fellowship to present original research material at the Cerebellar Conference in St. Louis, Mo. His original research paper was published in the November 2001 issue of Vision Research. Maruta also co-authored a review paper on orienting eye movements, which was published in the October 2001 Annals of New York Academy of Sciences. LM

Kent B. Harrison BS’95, a Navy lieutenant, recently earned his master’s degree in diplomacy and military studies through off-duty coursework while assigned at Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Levi Leipheimer ex’96 is a professional cyclist who rides with the United States Postal Service team. He competed in the “Vuelta a España” (Grand Tour of Spain) race in September 2001, placing third, the highest finish ever by an American in the 56-year history of the event. In October he was one of two Americans to complete the 2001 World Road Cycling Championship in Lisbon, Portugal.

Brad Mackay BS’96 was promoted to senior project manager with Stantec Consulting’s Salt Lake City office. Mackay has more than five years’ experience in utility master planning and design. He has been involved in numerous project designs of subdivision, condominium, and commercial sites, and has prepared storm drainage master plans for cities in the Wasatch Front area.

Shannon L. McDonald BA’97 is a new associate with the law firm of Miller Nash in Portland, Ore., concentrating her practice in general business law. McDonald earned her JD degree from Duke University, where she was executive editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy. She also served as a judicial clerk at the Montana Supreme Court.

Alyssa Thirsk Tormala BA’98 has joined the labor department of Miller Nash LLP law firm in Portland, Ore. She received her JD degree from Stanford University, where she served as co-chair of the Women of Stanford Law, student assistant in the Office of Student Affairs, and a law student mentor. Tormala’s practice focuses primarily on labor and employment law, as well as on litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

Leolani Kaona BA’98 is registration supervisor for Academic Outreach and Continuing Education at the U. Previously she was administrative assistant at the Intermountain Academy for Leadership in Higher Education, serving as teaching assistant for the academy courses in fall 2001 and participating in the conference, “Changing Faces of Utah: Conversation and Collaboration on Issues of Race, Gender and Ethnicity in Utah Public and Higher Education,” held in February 2002.

Matthew Boley JD’99 is a new member of the bankruptcy law, business reorganization, and commercial litigation areas with Snell & Wilmer law firm in Salt Lake City.

Wade Budge JD’99 will practice energy, natural resources, and environmental law with the law firm of Snell & Wilmer in Salt Lake City. Kenneth G. Lewis II BS’99, Navy ensign, has graduated from the submarine officer basic course in Groton, Conn. During the 12-week course, Lewis learned about the theory, construction, and operation of nuclear-powered submarines, and received instruction in damage control, submarine safety and escape procedures, weapons, fire control, and sonar systems.

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