A Letter from our President|
Each year the incoming president of your Alumni Association Board of Directors writes a letter to the alumni. I hold that honor this year and delight in being able to carry on the tradition.
My major goal is to work with the University, the Alumni Association, and the UM Foundation to address issues that affect prospective and current students, alumni, and friends. The challenges are many: helping find affordable solutions to encourage student enrollment from all economic classes; encouraging the development of broad undergraduate social interaction programs, and building support for the development of a new alumni facility. Another goal is to expand the association’s group travel program. Its trips are educational and always enjoyable. The participants are great ambassadors for UM and Montana.
The exceptional staff at the Alumni Association provides outreach and services to the more than 70,000 alumni throughout the world. Log onto the association’s new interactive Web site, www.UMontanaAlumni.org. It’s a user-friendly way to access campus news, alumni, and the many benefits of membership.
All our Alumni Association board members encourage your comments, questions, and suggestions. Contact us through the Web site. Get involved . . . stay involved. And, get connected . . . stay connected.
Mary Ellen Cawley Turmell
Mary Ellen Cawley Turmell ’64 is a Missoula native with a bachelor’s degree in history. A member of Alpha Phi sorority, she taught school in Great Falls following graduation. Mary Ellen is an emeritus member of UMAA’s House of Delegates and was a UM Foundation Trustee from 1991 to 1997. She is married to Missoulian John Turmell ’64. They have two sons, Jay ’91, and Joe, a Boston College graduate. The Turmells have lived in California, Cincinnati, and Boston and recently moved to Bigfork.
The Greatest of Ease
By Betsy Holmquist
As a little girl, Holly Rollins envisioned an audience watching her perform. For now it would be the other skaters and the residents snug inside their homes along Lake Archer. She set her transistor radio on the boat dock, turned up the music, and skated out onto the ice.
Fast forward a couple of decades and we see the girl has grown, as has her audience. Twirling from hoops or dangling high above a stage from forty yards of red silk, this Cirque du Soleil aerialist has thrilled thousands of people all across the globe.
Holly grew up outside Boston and discovered Montana during the summers she visited relatives in Missoula, the Flathead, and Seeley Lake. After a year of college in Massachusetts and another in Alabama, she transferred to UM to study health and human performance. “Just for fun,” Holly explains, she signed up for a dance class. “Holly took us by surprise,” says UM dance instructor Amy Ragsdale. “She was not a dance major, yet she was so naturally gifted with strength and flexibility. Plus she had all this ability as a performer, technician, and choreographer.” Holly in turn credits Ragsdale for opening doors for her. “She doesn’t even know what a huge inspiration she was for me,” Holly says. “She’s who taught me stage presence—to focus my eyes outward.”
Holly discovered other levels of her talent when she hooked up with Missoula dance instructor Jan Snow and the Harley Davidson Leather Forever show. “I was immediately struck with her performance ability and the great talent she had for comedy,” Snow says. “Her give and take with the audience was something she was born to do.”
Holly graduated in health and human performance in 1994 and for two years was the fitness coordinator for UM’s Wellness Center. But her passion for performing led her to seek a new challenge—as choreographer with Club Med in the Bahamas. A circus program complete with a flying trapeze was part of the club’s activities for its guests. Holly soon was making the thirty-foot climb up to the trapeze and performing free of harness and safety lines. “I was hooked,” she admits.
She soon gave up her choreography job for the trapeze act, loving the surge of adrenaline, the music, the audience, the “Hep” called out when it was time to jump and fly and catch the bar. The freedom of it all.
Yet she knew, too, the seriousness of the sport. She trained hard. She learned how to fall. To respect, not fear, the fact that terrible things can happen. “Working with four guys, I was motivated to train, she says. “Chin-ups, rope climbs without using my legs. At first they’d said, ‘You’re a girl. You’re not strong enough.’ That did it. You just watch me, I said to myself!”
Once she took a six-month break and danced the can-can in the Follies Bergère in Vegas. But she missed the aerial work and returned to a Club Med in Mexico. There Holly got her big break. A vacationing performer from Cirque du Soleil spotted her doing an aerial fabric routine she had choreographed herself and encouraged her to audition with the company.
Cirque du Soleil’s goal is to transform an athlete into a performer. They had the perfect candidate in Holly. After six months of training she beat out every other competitor for the few coveted positions open with the troupe. Holly focused her eyes outward. And for three years—ten performances a week plus rehearsals—she performed with Cirque du Soleil.
Holly’s taking a year off now. Exploring options and enjoying Missoula with her Cirque du Soleil rigger and friend of ten years, Nick Tarstenjak ‘96. She trains twice a week from a hoop in UM’s Schreiber gym—rigged by Nick. She’s teaching pilates, staying flexible and strong, and thinking of developing a cabaret act to take to Europe. “I know it’s a cliché,” Holly says, “but I’ve followed my heart and done what I was passionate about. I hope I can be an inspiration for others to take a risk and deviate from what others think a ‘normal person’ does. Believe in yourself.” Just like that little ice skater years ago who believed in her make-believe audience.
Cirque Du Soleil was founded in Gaspe, Quebec, in 1984. Today its international companies entertain millions of viewers each year with unique and cutting edge circus productions.
An Environmental Journalist Reports In.
By Jim Bruggers
I’m not quite sure how I got to Kentucky after twenty-three years of living in the West. It’s been a journey—for the most part a joyous one—starting with the nearly ten years when I called Montana my home.
I became hooked on journalism when I followed the Watergate saga in the 1970s and saw the press’ ability to serve as a watchdog and truth beacon. I’ve also had a lifelong love of nature. With its mix of nature and academics—as well as environmental challenges—UM turned out to be the best place for me to merge my interests.
As an undergraduate, on weekends my friends and I would go backpacking. During the week, I’d help put out the Montana Kaimin. And I mixed classes in forest ecology with news reporting.
After three years in the the “real” world, working for weeklies in Montana and Alaska, I hadn’t had enough of UM. So I returned as a graduate student in environmental studies. It was my experiences in that program that broadened my understanding of environmental issues and sent me down what has been an extremely rewarding career path.
Certain experiences remain with me all these years later, those trips into the mountains, or late-night study sessions fueled by the first espresso machine in town—one that was supposedly held together with spare parts from a VW bug; seeing the Robert Cray Band for a buck cover charge at the Top Hat; long talks about politics at the Missoula Club; and of course, working on the Kaimin staff.
I can’t shake certain professors, either. Jerry Holloran put up with me for five classes in J-school. During the first one, he probably never thought there was much of a future in the news business for someone who had such a hard time spelling. I know that Jerry’s other former students will understand when I say that I still, in some work situations, ask myself: What would Jerry do?
Then there was my EVST graduate committee of Tom Roy, Chuck Jonkel, and Charlie Hood, and their support and guidance during the research and writing of my professional paper on Montana’s American Indians and natural resources. After seeing how I could turn that report into a seven-part series in the Great Falls Tribune, I decided to become a reporter who was focused on in-depth, public service journalism. And the environment.
Now here I am in Kentucky, where I work as perhaps the only journalist covering the environment beat full-time for a daily newspaper. The Courier-Journal, a venerable old newspaper with a forty-year track record of aggressive coverage and nine Pulitzer prizes, is the largest newspaper in the state. I’ve been here nearly five years, having moved East after twelve years living and working as a journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. In California, journalists seem to be everywhere, and there were many who, like me, specialized in the environment. That’s not the case in Kentucky. I now feel especially needed.
For example, if my editors had not given me ten months to uncover how several hundred railroad workers—many of them from rural Appalachian towns across the South—had been diagnosed with permanent brain damage from the solvents they used to clean locomotives, who would have known? Just a small circle of families, lawyers, and railroad company officials—and even they hadn’t been able to connect all the dots. For the last year and a half, I’ve focused almost exclusively on documenting the problems of toxic air in Louisville and reporting on potential solutions.
James Bruggers lives in Louisville with poet and writer Merle Lyn Bachman and their two cats. He has served seven years as a board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, two of them as president. This year he won the Thomas Stokes Award for reporting on energy and the environment and Best of Gannett awards for reporting.
The five Olson sisters, born within four years of each other, form the nucleus of a dedicated UM family. Their father was Missoula native and Griz quarterback Bruce Olson ’60. Their mother, Mary Margaret Chinske ’60, was the daughter of Margaret Johnson Chinske ’29 and Ed Chinske ’30, one of UM’s most famous athletes. Four of the sisters are married to UM grads. The same four are mothers to eleven children.
Left to right front row: Christine Olson Sandry ’95, Bigfork, married to Paul Sandry ’87, J.D. ’90. Theresa Olson Hagen ’87, New Castle, Washington, married to Jay Hagen ’87. Cara Olson Simkins ’84, Missoula, married to Larry Simkins ’83. Back row: Twins Stephanie Olson Bohrnsen ’89, Soldotna, Alaska, married to Dan Bohrnsen, and Jennifer Olson Kiesel ’89, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, married to Robert Kiesel ’87.
Class Notes are compiled by Betsy Brown Holmquist ’67, M.A. ’83. Submit news to the UM Alumni Association, Brantly Hall, Missoula, MT 59812. You may fax your news to (406) 243-4467 or e-mail it to UMontanaAlumni.org. Material in this issue reached our office by June 1, 2004. Please contact UMAA with all name and address updates at the above addresses or phone 1-877-UM-ALUMS. Read more Class Notes on our new Web site www.UMontanaAlumni.org
The 60th reunion for the class of 1945 will be held on campus May 12-14, 2005. Contact the alumni office for further details.
The 50th reunion for the class of 1955 will be held on campus May 12-14, 2005. Contact the alumni office for further details.
Thomas A. Ford ’50, his son, Alan Ford ’74, and daughter, Julie Ford Walker ’79, received the Business of the Year Award from the Bitterroot Chamber of Commerce for their family-owned and operated Ford’s Department Store in downtown Hamilton. Tom’s father, John, opened the store in 1947. Tom manages the shoe department, Alan the main floor, and Julie the junior and ladies departments. Betty Basye Ford ’52, Tom’s wife, helps out when needed. “I’m definitely one of their better customers,” Betty says.
Donald J. Cameron ’53, M.A. ’57, Thousand Oaks, California, retired in 1998 following thirty-eight years on the faculty and administration at California State University, Northridge. In early January he returned from a three-and-a-half year assignment—starting a new university in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Summers find Don escorting golf tours to Scotland and Ireland.
Paul V. Sullivan ’60, Anaconda, received AFLAC’s 2003 National Assistant Coaches of the Year Award for distinguished service. In 1997 Paul received the Montana Coaches Association’s Assistant Coach of the Year Award. He recently received a Longevity Award from the Montana Coaches Association for forty-five years of service. A teacher at Anaconda High School, Paul coaches football and track and referees football, basketball, and volleyball. During his career he also has coached cross-country and legion baseball.
William J. Beecher ’63 retired in April as vice president of Wells Fargo Bank in Great Falls after nearly thirty-nine years in banking. Bill plans to establish a fee-only financial advisory service in Great Falls and do some golfing and skiing. He currently serves on the city commission and the Great Falls Development Authority.
Roberta Lee Anderson ’64, Polson, has been an importer and wholesaler of sterling silver jewelry for twenty-one years. Her jewelry is available in more than 700 stores nationwide and through her Search Widens Internet site.
Gary T. Cummins ’64, a thirty-year National Park Service (NPS) employee, received the United States Department of the Interior Meritorious Service Award in February. His work on restructuring Harpers Ferry Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was cited. Currently the manager of the NPS Harpers Ferry Center, Gary also was noted for organizing a large-scale traveling exhibit for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial and for the cost-effective interpretive and educational media he has made possible for the national parks. A member of the Senior Executive Service since 1997, Gary began his NPS career as a seasonal ranger at Glacier National Park. He has worked at Padre Island National Seashore, the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as superintendent of Petrified Forest National Park, Cabrillo National Monument, as deputy superintendent at Grand Canyon National Park, and in assistance programs to national parks in Egypt, Haiti, and Argentina.
John L. Niemi ’65 recently attained Certified Advertising Specialist certification from Promotional Products Association International. John also was selected the 2003 distributor of the year for Rocky Mountains Regional Promotional Products Association. John and his wife, Ellen, live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where Johns admits he’s “trying to rehabilitate” Mac Fraser ’62, Boulder, Colorado, and John Van Heuvelen ’68, Denver. An emeritus member of UMAA’s House of Delegates, John helps coordinate Denver’s annual Montana Picnic and Big Sky Open Golf Tournament.
Lowell A. Tripp ’65, Oakes, North Dakota, retired after thirty-eight years as an upland game biologist with the North Dakota State Game and Fish Department. Lowell and his wife, Karen, plan to visit Missoula this fall.
Bob Fulton ’66 was selected Lewiston, Idaho’s Citizen of the Year for 2003. Bob owns Creative Strategies, a marketing consulting and business coaching practice. He and his wife, Peggy Wallis Fulton ’67, a fifth-grade teacher, have lived in Lewiston for twenty-two years. They have two children and five grandchildren.
James E. “Jeff” Frank ’67, M.Ed. ’75, interrupted his thirty-fifth year of teaching to take the position of vice principal at Anaconda High School. A coach and referee for thirty-two years, Jeff has chronicled Anaconda’s foot-
ball history from 1895 forward, adding to his “book” each season.
Phillip Van Ness ’68 is a partner in the law firm of Webber & Thies PC in Urbana, Ilinois, where he concentrates on environmental and real estate law. Phil is president-elect of his local Rotary club and vice-chair of the Environmental Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. Phil e-mails that he “keeps track of the Griz and goings-on at UM through the UM Web site and UM Alumni Web site.” He and his wife, Cheryl, have two children. “Against all odds,” he says, “I hope one will attend UM!”
Kathleen Preuninger Akey ’76, a second-grade teacher at Whitefish’s Muldown School, received this year’s Maryfrances Shreeve Award. The award and its $3,000 cash prize recognized Kathy’s quiet caring and commitment to her students and profession during a twenty-eight year career in education.
Paul Zarzyski, M.A. ’76, Great Falls, won the 2004 Spur Award for poetry from the Western Writers of America for his new collection, Wolf Tracks on the Welcome Mat. Paul also released his second recording of poetry, The Glorious Commotion of it All.
Melissa Kwasny ’77, M.A. ’99, M.F.A. ’99, Jefferson City, has edited Toward the Open Field, a compilation of previously uncollected essays, prefaces, introductions, letters, and manifestos about the art of poetry. A writing teacher at Carroll College, Melissa currently is serving as a visiting writer at the University of Wyoming.
Daphne D. LaPointe, M.S. ’77, writes from Reno, Nevada, “I am still enjoying work at the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, mainly in geologic education and outreach to the public and K-12 teachers. I still hunt (deer, elk, antelope—whatever cooks up well!), raise vegetables and a twelve-year old, and quilt. Retirement in Montana draws ever closer—July 2006 is the current projected date. When that happens, I may have to move my base of operation back to Missoula.” D.D. also mentions seeing UM alums Kathy Hawley ’74, Ruth Badley Buffa, M.S. ’78, and working with Jim Faulds ’81, a research geologist and graduate faculty member in the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Jeff J. Lassle ’77 is an international commodity trader involved in trading forest products and steel throughout the world. Jeff heads an office in San Diego and was nominated for the Importer of the Year award for the Port of San Diego. He developed a trademarked plywood from Brazil and travels frequently to Brazil, Moscow, and China.
Herbert W. Luthin ’80, Clairon, Pennsylvania, edited Surviving Through the Days: Translations of Native California Stories and Song, 2002, published by the University of California Press.
Christine L. Congdon ’81, a Navy commander and laboratory department head at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was named the 2004 Outstanding Laboratory Manager by the Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientists for her leadership and accomplishments promoting laboratory medicine. Christine has been in the Navy for seventeen years and plans to remain at the naval hospital until the summer of 2006.
Paul W. Kuhn, M.S. ’83, a consulting geologist, formerly from Spokane, now lives and works in Ankara, Turkey. “Precious metals exploration is feeding us this time around!” he writes.
Warren B. Palmer ’83 was promoted to associate professor with tenure in
the department of economics and management at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. Warren does research that focuses on the Chinese economy and on liberal education and employment outcomes. He also administers the department’s computer resources.
LaVern Schillinger ’86 and Anne Harkrader Schillinger of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, announce the November 23, 2003, adoption of Margaret Chang Ling, born February 10, 2003 in Hunan Province, China. Margaret joins siblings, Katherine, ten, and William, eight.
Craig R. Smith ’88, director of Fort Peck Community College’s Community Business Assistance Center, was named the 2004 Montana Minority Small Business Advocate by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Craig has helped many Native Americans own and operate their own businesses. He and his wife, Leanne, have four children: Jared, Halie, Thea, and Bryor.
Tom Andres ’92 received an unrestricted $25,000 cash award as one of two Montana teachers chosen for the 2003 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. A science teacher at St. Labre School in Ashland, Tom was noted for his commitment to excellence, innovation, motivation, and teaching methods, and for inspiring his fellow teachers.
Steve Stanisich, M.B.A. ’92, earned the Certified Information Systems Professional designation from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium earlier this year. He is manager of the e-Business networking team for IBM in Boulder, Colorado.
Lawrence Walter Gaughan ’94, Hollywood, California, has been a represented actor and member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1996. A third-generation UM graduate, Lawrence has appeared in Hearts in Atlantis and Amistad, and currently plays Father Joseph on NBC’s American Dreams. He also is involved with First Stage Hollywood.
Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter ’96 and her husband, Chip Ritter, announce the birth of their first child, Connery Ryan Ritter, in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 2003. The Ritters have lived in Prague since 2002 and plan to move back to the United States this fall.
Palmer West ’97 is a partner in the Los Angeles-based production company Thousand Words. Featured in a May Vanity Fair piece, Palmer is noted for his production work on the films Speed of Life, Requiem for a Dream, Waking Life, and The United States of Leland. Visiting UM in May, Palmer presented two screenings of Leland at the UC Theater. His new movie, The Clearing, which stars Robert Redford and Willem Defoe, will be in theaters later this year. Palmer’s animated film A Scanner Darkly will be released in 2005. Palmer praised UM’s media arts department calling it “the best kept secret in the Northwest.” He continued, “It has the opportunity to be up there with the best in the country, but it’s just not heralded yet.”
Ryan T. Brush ’98, is serving with the Peace Corps as a professor of business development at the university in Petropavlosk, Kazakhstan. He teaches his classes in Russian. Before joining the Peace Corps, Ryan studied for a year at the University of Rangsit in Bangkok, worked for Embarcadero Technologies in San Francisco, and trekked for five months on the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada.
Jared Pettinato ’01, Whitefish, earned a juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School on May 16, 2004. Jared will clerk one year at the Montana Supreme Court for Justice Leaphart.
Anita Moryc Wilke ’01 is director of the Tutor/Learning Center at Fort Belknap College in Harlem.
New Life Members
The following alumni and friends have made a commitment to the future of the UM Alumni Association by becoming life members. You can join them by calling 877-UM-ALUMS. Annual memberships and payment plans are available. The Alumni Association thanks them for their support.
Connie Johnson Burch ’85, ’86, Anaconda
Calvin T. Christian ’60, J.D. ’63, Missoula
Marva Kirby Christian ’62, Missoula
Dorian S. Conger ’76, Woodstock, GA
Leonard S. Davis ’66, J.D. ’69, San Mateo, CA
William J. Fenton ’67, Choteau
Darla J. Hawkins Fitzpatrick ’88, Helena
David W. Frost ’60, Sacramento, CA
Gabriele Golissa, M.B.A. ’94, Duesseldorf, Germany
Loren D. Hansen ’69, Long Beach, CA
Michele Bogut Hansen ’69, Long Beach, CA
Samuel S. Hewitt ’85, Trenton, NJ
John W. Hogan ’85, Hampton, VA
Vincent J. Iacopini ’98, Las Vegas
Lynn Sparks Keeley ’64, Butte
Ardice Weaver Kuehner ’54, Fort Benton
Donna Larson Lester ’54, Boulder, CO
Robert C. Lester ’55, Boulder, CO
Nicholas Natalie-Lopuch ’01, Missoula
Kathleen Askin Netland ’85, Kent, WA
Mark J. Netland ’86, Kent, WA
Daniel R. O’Gara ’04, Northbrook, IL
Robert H. Peck ’68, Aurora, CO
Denise Shaw, Great Falls
Frank W. Shaw ’64, Great Falls
Jennifer Alcorn Sliter ’98, Kalispell
Justin P. Sliter ’97, M.ACCT. ’98, Kalispell
Betty McLeish Smith ’55, Springfield, OR
Zane G. Smith Jr. ’55, Springfield, OR
Cathleen Stagg, Sacramento, CA
Jennifer R. Stuber ’99, Missoula
Jeanette Blush Toole ’95, Spokane, WA.
Jeffrey H. Toole ’96, Spokane, WA
Diedre J. Turner ’69, Helena
Raul Roy Vallejo ’69, St. Ignatius
Sheila Vallejo, St. Ignatius
James G. Webb ’66, Bellevue, NE
To be included here, the Alumni Association requires a newspaper obituary or a letter of notification from the immediate family. We extend sympathy to the families of the following alumni, faculty, and friends.
Cora Sellers Cocks ’24, Long Beach, CA
Harvey Franklin Baty ’31, Missoula
Harry Lloyd Miller ’31, Polson
Marion Cline Ruth ’31, Billings
Frances Ullman Gallagher ’32, Sun City, AZ
Everett E. Logan ’32, Missoula
Dorothy P. Tupper ’32, Missoula
Irma Tressman Daniel Brown ’33, Billings
Vinette Bell Parrish Fisher ’33, Kalispell
Selena Toulouse Paulson ’33, Spokane, WA
Osbord B. “Oz” Stoverud ’33, Missoula
Helen Schroeder Halverson ’34, Spokane, WA
Lewis J. “Luke” Mogstad ’35, Vaughn
Mary C. Knoble Young ’35, Oilmont
Wilbur G. “Duke” Gilbert ’36, J.D. ’39, Dillon
Keith W. Haines ’36, Billings
Letitia Kleinhans Johnson ’36, M.Ed. ’63, Missoula
Lucille V. Lindgren ’36, Glasgow
Lela Woodgerd Mountain ’36, Billings
Harold G. Stearns ’36, H.Ph.D. ’83, Helena
Rosemary Reidy Grattan ’37, Whitefish
Wayne David Rasmussen ’37, H.Ph.D. ’88, Concord, MA
Lois Knauff Volkel ’37, Missoula
Doris Gilkerson Williams ’37, Great Falls
Eileen McHugh Jeppson ’39, Bountiful, UT
Robert R. Milodragovich ’39, Bozeman
John G. Billings ’40, Billings
A.R.”Del” Klaue ’40, Great Falls
Thomas B. McKee ’40, Gresham, OR
Donald Bailey Ashworth ’41, Seattle
Roger W. Christianson ’41, M.Ed. ’53, Stanwood, WA
Catherine Kester Karlsgodt ’41, Great Falls
Walter Herbert McLeod ’41, Apple Valley, MN
Bonnie Bovee Alt ’42, Great Falls
Orval F. Erwin ’42, Shelby
Lucille Hagen Newman ’42, Parkville, MD
Maurice Rosenberg ’42, Anaconda
Dorothy Skrivseth Smith ’42, Tempe, AZ
Virginia Morse Connors ’43, Sacramento, CA
Mary Hennessy Hoffman ’43, Sun City, AZ
Robert J. Rangitsch ’44, Missoula
Ruth Riskin Darlington ’45, Palmette Bay, FL
Edwin L. Gemberling ’45, Moscow, ID
Patricia Elder Sullivan ’45, Helena
Elmer Morris Frame ’46, Missoula
Donald Harry Haines ’46, Missoula
Robert Allen Gulbrandsen ’47, Great Falls
James J. McCrea ’48, Hayward, CA
Margery Holt Stradley ’48, Sun Lakes, AZ
Robert Arthur Tucker ’48, J.D. ’60, Great Falls
P. Keith Gregg ’49, Oak Park, IL
Cecille Gullickson Kincaid ’49, Valier
Frank A. Pettinato ’49, M.S. ’54, Missoula
Gene A. Picotte, J.D. ’49, Helena
Verland “Swede” Ohlson ’50, Conway, NH
Joseph Frederic “Jose” Stell ’50, San Jose, CA
Donald G. Bradley ’51, Great Falls
John C. “Jack” Harrison ’51, Helena
Dorothy Hoff Hunton ’51, Missoula
Arthur Harold Olson ’51 Coeur d’Alene, ID
Lawrence Gregory Stimatz, LL.B. ’51, Butte
Drusilla V. Thompson ’51, Portland, OR
Dorcas Means Rose ’52, Missoula
Robert J. Souhrada ’52, M.Ed. ’58, Columbia Falls
Patty Burkhart Fisher ’53, Billings
Victor J. “Jack” Scott ’53, Great Falls
Russell James Bay, M.Ed. ’54, Missoula
Beverly York Brown ’54, Honolulu
Byron L. Robb ’54, J.D. ’56, Livingston
Gene Willard Shockley ’54, Tuscaloosa, AL
William H. Dankers ’55, San Diego
Norma Wadsworth Pelo ’55, Castle Rock, CO
Johan F. Miller ’56, Great Falls
Jerold Eugene Walker ’56, Billings
Robert Dean Engle ’57, M.A. ’61, Polson
Kay Tyler Lynn ’57, Missoula
Edward J. Prinkki ’58, Missoula
William A. Graham ’59, Butte
John M. Cornish, M.Ed. ’60, Livingston
Martha Ann Smithers Haggett ’60, Lakeside
Beverly Coverdell Josephson ’60, Big Timber
Margaret Ellen Williams, M.A. ’61, Bellevue, WA
Agnes Hunter Bjornson ’62, St. Paul, MN
Charles Michael Dishman ’63, Orlando, FL
Richard Marshall Karnes ’63, Rochester, MN
Grace Lloyd Bonebright ’64, Hamilton
Neil Donald Johnson ’64, Seattle
William R. Baldwin, M.Ed. ’65, Barnum, IA
Howard Martin Farver ’65, Scobey
Raymond J. Lapke, M.Ed. ’65, Wolf Point
Michael Robinson Snavely ’65, Missoula
Jack F. Bollinger ’66, Billings
John B. “Jack” Hogan ’67, Bellingham, OR
F. Paul Halpin, M.M.Ed. ’68, Billings
Kathleen Anne Madsen ’68, Missoula
Margaret J. Gardner, ’69, Anaconda
James F. Donovan, M.Ed. ’72, Missoula
Duane N. Peterson ’72, Great Falls
Dennis John St. George ’72, St. Paul, MN
Cheryl Maschera DiCarlo ’73, M.Ed. ’79, Phoenix
Kingsley Daniel “King” Kuka ’73, Great Falls
May Grenier MacDonald ’73, Missoula
Carol Anita Brunner ’80, Missoula
James D. Clowes ’81, M.A. ’88, Seattle
Annette L. Toplarski ’82, Bellevue, WA
Janyne Bebee Oberdorfer ’84, Washington, DC
Brenda McFarland-Klakken ’86, Missoula
Richard Michael O’Hare, M.Ed. ’86, Dayton, WY
Sharon J. Zimmerman Walker, M.Ed. ’91, Helena
Karen Marie Knie ’92, Missoula
Bruce Anthony Birch ’93, Kalispell
Jake Allen Paisain ’94, Panama City, FL
Theresa Stoll Sholey ’94, Butte
Michael Ian Stubblefield ’94, Missoula
Terry J. Neujahr ’95, Lakewood, CO
Gary Ray Holmquist, M.S. ’01, Lolo
James Aldwin MacDonald ’04, Browning
Chad Joseph Houtchens ’05, Missoula
Jonathan “Sully” Sullivan ’05, Boston
Katherine Frances Aschim ’06, Sunburst
Glenn R. Barth, Yuma, AZ
Jane Jeremy Barthelmess, Spokane, WA
Virginia H. Boone, Raleigh, NC
Bonnie M. Briggs, Missoula
Jay P. Chipman, Patagonia, AZ
Alistair Donald Graham, Conrad
Ruth Graham, Absarokee
Carol Bischman Guthrie, Choteau
Robert L. Kindrick, Witchita, KS
Sally Listerud, Philadelphia
Harlie Ray Morrison, Missoula
E.W. “Bert” Pfeiffer, Missoula
Ella Zittel Pew Scott, Missoula
Margaret York Swan, Missoula
William Brooks Whitaker, Bigfork
Julian Thomas Hicks to Rebecca Rose Hicks ’02 and Richard W. Hicks, June 10, 2003, Hampton, VA
Aleah Kirkpatrick Nelmes to Kathryn Kirkpatrick Nelmes ’98 and Timothy A. Nelmes, October 13, 2003, DuPoint, WA
Anthony Joseph to Vincent J. Iacopini ’98 and Cindy Iacopini, October 12, 2003, Las Vegas
Eamonn Micheal to Brandi N. Foster ’94, October 24, 2003, Helena
Ewan Davis Moncalieri to Jeff C. Moncalieri ’98 and Kathy Moncalieri, November 13, 2003, Surrey, BC
Isidora Persephone Geranios to George Geranios ’89 and Alice M. Norton ’95, December 4, 2003, Portland, OR
Shelbi Margaret Fuller to Cindi Witzel Fuller ’97 and Ronald Fuller, December 24, 2003, Veradale, WA
Spencer Clements Clark III to Carleen Sandell Clark ’99 and Spencer Clements Clark Jr. ’99, February 2, 2004, American Canyon, CA
Ramsey Colter Knowles to Justin L. Knowles ’95 and Tiara Christopher Knowles ’96, March 2, 2004, Tucson, AZ
Lucy Callahan to Lynn M. Dankowski 90, J.D. ’96, and C. Paul Callahan, M.S. ’96, March 18, 2004, Missoula
Gray James Fitzpatrick to Leslie Lucas Fitzpatrick ’89 and Terence Fitzpatrick, April 20, 2004, Petaluma, CA
Hunter Alaxandar Coyle to Melani Hansen Coyle ’99 and Craig Coyle, May 3, 2004, Missoula
BENEFACTORS SOCIETY OF THE UM PRESIDENT’S CLUB
New members of the Benefactors Society of the UM President’s Club, whose lifetime giving reached the $100,000 level since the Fall 2003 edition of the Montanan was published, are:
($1 million or more)
Robert S. Howard
John D. ’73 and Charlotte Poe
($100,000 or more)
Calvin T. ’63 and Marva Kirby ’62 Christian
Mary C. Sobotka ’54 Estate
William H. & Margaret M. Wallace Foundation
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