Ethlyn Ann Hansen BS51 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 districts engineering consulting program.
Robert S. Jordan MS55, research professor of international
institutions at the University of New Orleans, has had a book publishedInternational
Organizations: A Comparative Approach to the Management of Cooperationby
Greenwood/Praeger, Westport, Conn.
David Winder BA55 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 BS62 MD65 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 JD63
is president of the VanCott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy board of
directors. Serving with him as vice president is Stephen D. Swindle BS62
MBA63. David A. Greenwood BA70 is chair of the litigation
section, and David J. Smith BS82 is chair of the business section.
Janet Parry BS66 has been appointed to the U of U College
of Nursing Board of Directors. She has spent 30 years in nursing-related
businessas 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 BS69 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 BA71 PhD76 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 BA73 MBA77 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 IHCs Urban Central Region.
Douglas L. Gilmore ex76 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. Gilmores 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 BA76 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
Bruce Lindsey BFA77 MFA79, formerly associate head
of Carnegie Mellon Universitys School of Architecture in Pittsburgh,
Pa., has been named head of Auburn Universitys 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 MA79 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 universitys
Institute of Politics Internship Program. She also served as assistant
to the director of the Pennsylvania Governors 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 BS81 has been appointed vice president and chief
financial officer for Schwans 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 BS84 JD87 has become a shareholder
in the Salt Lake office of Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy.
As a member of the firms 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
Elizabeth Nesi BFA85 MFA93 has been appointed assistant
professor of dance at Point Park College in Pittsburgh, Pa. She studied
at Juilliard School of Musics 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 BA85 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 BS86 was recently appointed general counsel
for the surgical technology business at Medtronic, Inc. He previously
served seven years as chief patent counsel for Medtronics neurological
business. Kinghorn earned a J.D. degree from the University of Florida
and an MBA from the University
David C. Pittam BA86, 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 PhD87 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 BS89 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
firms 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
Dale Quattrochi PhD90 received the NASA Exceptional Scientific
Achievement Medal (NASAs 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
Directors 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 BA91 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 BA91 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 BA92 JD95 is with the firms 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 Associations Needs of the Elderly Committee
and was an interpreter of Italian in the National Guard. David R. Hall
BS97 JD01 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
BS98 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 BA93
MS95 JD01 will work in the areas of medical malpractice,
commercial litigation, toxic torts, and sports and entertainment law.
Wick Swain MBA93 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 BS93 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 BS95, a Navy lieutenant, recently earned
his masters degree in diplomacy and military studies through off-duty
coursework while assigned at Navy Public Works Center, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Levi Leipheimer ex96 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 BS96 was promoted to senior project manager with
Stantec Consultings 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 BA97 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 BA98 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. Tormalas practice focuses primarily on labor
and employment law, as well as on litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
Leolani Kaona BA98 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 JD99 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 JD99 will practice energy, natural resources,
and environmental law with the law firm of Snell & Wilmer in Salt
Lake City. Kenneth G. Lewis II BS99, 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
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