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Don and Pat Simmons of Missoula gathered with family members in April for the UM School of Fine Arts annual “Odyssey of the Stars,” which this year honored and featured their son David Simmons, upper left. David ‘83 is an acclaimed singer, composer, playwright, and lyricist and brought the house down with his singing and acting. David was joined on stage by his brother, J.K. Simmons ‘78, upper right, who was honored at the “Odyssey of the Stars” in 2002. A prolific actor, J.K. has most recently appeared in Juno, Thank You For Smoking, all three Spiderman movies, and TV episodes of The Closer. He also was the subject of an “Alumni Profile” in the winter 2007 Montanan. Don Simmons, standing between his sons, is a retired faculty member and former chair of UM‘s Department of Music. Pat Simmons, who initiated Missoula‘s Out to Lunch Program while serving as executive secretary of the Missoula Downtown Association, stands next to her daughter Elizabeth Simmons-O‘Neill ‘78, who teaches writing and directs the Community Literacy Program at the University of Washington.
Verna Green Smith ’40 was one of ten women who received the 2008 St. Louis Women of Achievement Award. At eighty-seven, Verna was noted for her “ageless, active, volunteer service and leadership.” Four mornings a week Verna volunteers as editorial director at the OASIS Institute, writing, editing, and proofreading publications. Among her many activities Verna also is a board member of the Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and the National Federation of Press Women and coordinates the Media Archives at the St. Louis Public Library. “Older Americans have so much talent, experience, and know-how to share,” Verna says. “I am the eternal optimist. I believe we can do it all and do it well.” In 1982 Verna received a UM Distinguished Alumni Award.
Robert J. “Bob” Fisher ’43, Tucson, Arizona, sent a recent photo of himself and one from his freshman year on campus carrying lime up Mount Sentinel for painting the M. “Others in our freshman group were Scotty McLeod, Buck Buckner, Bill Fleming, Johnny Delano, and Dinny Galusha,” Bob writes. “Memory tells me that Warren Vaughan ’42 was the Bear Paw big push that day.” Bob and his wife, Elaine, celebrated their sixtieth anniversary in June. The Fishers have six children, twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. All were present at Bob’s ninetieth birthday in March. “Thanks for your great support, and keep our Grizzly growling,” Bob adds.
Mary Law Mollander ’49 and Dennis S. Mollander ’50 live in Great Falls. Mary is working on a Montana quilt history book to be published this fall. Dennis is an adjunct professor at the University of Great Falls, tutoring English.
Judith Patton Brenner-Thompson ’54 and Bud Thompson, of Paynesville, Minnesota, write,“We had a great time,” describing their March tour of Australia offered by the UM Alumni Association. Judith and Bud are pictured here in front of the Sydney Opera House.
Rolf Hasler ’55, Luzern, Switzerland, received an invitation to the class reunions in May and responded congratulating UMAA on finding his address after fifty-three years. “I love to think back to the wonderful years in Missoula . . . and would like to climb some mountains in Montana with skis, rucksack, and skins.” Rolf started mountain climbing as a child and still spends most weekends and vacations climbing or skiing. In 2007 he climbed more than 100 mountains. Rolf invites e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tulie M. Barnum ’58, Murphys, California, writes, “I retired on December 31, 2007, after fifty years in the land title and escrow business as sole owner of the Sterling Title Company. Having been involved in politics in the early 1970s, with service on the Planning Commission, City Council, and as mayor of Clayton, California, there is speculation of the possibility of re-entering local politics as my retirement allows.”
Teresa Drivdahl Ridgeway ’58 attended her fiftieth class reunion in May. Teresa is pictured here with “Spirit of Montana,” the tapestry she wove in memory of Dr. Lud Browman and presented to the University at the state's centennial in 1989. The tapestry hangs in Brantly Hall. Teresa holds a copy of her memoir, Out of the Crazies, which includes her adventures growing up in the foothills of the Crazy Mountains outside Big Timber; attending UM; working, traveling, and living around the world; and discovering her passion for weaving. Teresa and her husband, Hallas, live in Chaplin, Connecticut, where Teresa weaves, teaches weaving, gardens, and writes for weaving journals.
Karen DuVall Young ’59, Dayton, Ohio, writes that she “is retiring after thirty years as a violinist in the Dayton Philharmonic and Dayton Opera Orchestras and ten years as conductor of an area-wide Philharmonic-sponsored orchestra for middle and high school students.” Karen continues her longtime volunteer work as a docent at the Dayton Art Institute.
Letter from the UMAA Board of Directors President
The University of Montana faces significant challenges every year. UM just completed a monstrously successful capital campaign in which $131 million-plus was pledged. Funding is crucial to providing the finest education possible to our students in a setting that is second to none. And while the University takes a collective breath at the close of the campaign, the challenges remain. Money, however, is only part of the equation.
In my opinion our greatest resource is people, and diversity in people and in their ideas lies at the core of “university.” Our administration, faculty, and staff are dedicated to the University’s mission without reservation. We have thousands of alumni and so many friends who may never have taken a class at one of our campuses. Volunteer boards and committees allow us all the opportunity to contribute our many, varied talents. The experiences our alumni and friends bring to our University provide value far beyond quantifiable dollars. And everyone who participates gains both insight and the satisfaction of being fully invested in the success of UM. To all our alumni—come back to campus. To all our many friends—we need your experience. Believe me—you won’t regret a minute of it. Thanks.
Pat Risken is a Helena native and 1981 UM graduate. He earned a law degree from Gonzaga University in 1984 and has practiced law in Spokane since then, focusing primarily on commercial and construction litigation. Pat has one son, Patrick “Jack” Risken, a soon-to-be sixth grader who is his best pal, keeping Pat on skis and bikes and occasionally in the ER.
Suzanne Lintz Ives ’63, Grand Junction, Colorado, wrote Bob, the Tree who Became a Star, a rhyming, fully illustrated children’s book to help raise money for a Colorado initiative that promotes and rewards good behavior in schools. Suzanne and students from Mesa County School District 51 sold 2,650 copies of the locally published book, available by contacting Suzanne at email@example.com
David R. Montague ’66 recently published a book-length satire, In Greed We Trust: Secrets of a Dead Billionaire. Dave also writes a blog on the book’s home page: www.greedwetrust.com. He and his wife, Mary Silkwood, live in Potomac.
Bruce Robert Anderson ’67, retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, is a defense contractor for U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base. He lives in Valrico, Florida.
Kenneth A. Smith ’68 was named dean of the Idaho State University College of Business. Ken came to ISU in 1970 as assistant professor of accounting and head of the accounting program. He advanced to full professor, later serving as associate and interim dean of the College of Business. Ken was instrum-ental in designing, staging, and executing nationwide Certified Public Accountant examination preparatory courses. An avid outdoorsman, Ken enjoys hiking and snowshoeing.
Karen Larson Gookin ’69 and Larry Gookin ’71 are award-winning professors at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. This spring Larry was named the 2008 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Oregon School of Music, where he received a master’s degree in music “in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished teaching and leadership in music education and conducting.” Karen received the College of Arts and Humanities Outstanding Non-tenure Track Faculty Teaching Award for 2008 from Central Washington University in recognition of her “innovative teaching strategies and positive impact on student learning.”
Bill Yenne ’71, San Francisco, has authored several novels and more than four dozen nonfiction books in the past twenty-five years. His latest work, Sitting Bull, was named to Amazon’s “Significant Seven” list. Earlier works include Indian Wars: The Campaign for the American West and Guinness: The 250-Year Quest for the Perfect Pint, a history of the great brewery and brewing family. “I haven’t been to Montana since 2006,” Bill writes, “when I was invited to participate in the Author Rendezvous at the Clark on the Yellowstone event at Pompey’s Pillar. Spent a couple of days in Missoula and a few in my old stomping grounds up in Glacier Park. Actually, I grew up inside the park. My father was in charge of backcountry trails.”
J.F. Purcell ’72, Oceanside, New York, took the photo that appeared in the winter 2008 Montanan at last summer’s alumni dinner cruise on the M.V. Oyster Catcher. Thank you, J.F.
Ed Jolicoeur ’73, a partner in LeMaster Daniels in Spokane, Washington, is the new chair of the Washington Board of Accountancy.
Charles E. Erdmann, J.D. ’75, Washington, D.C., is one of five judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He returned to Montana in April for a hearing and question-and-answer session at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls. Judge Erdmann previously served as a Montana Supreme Court Justice and as an assistant state attorney general, as well as maintained a private law practice in Helena.
Rich Owens ’76, Anchorage, Alaska, received the 2007 National Guard Association Patrick Henry Award for his extraordinary support of the Alaska National Guard, most notably for his participation in Operation Santa Claus. Rich has frequently accompanied the guard on its annual holiday flights of Santa Claus, bringing toys, school supplies, fresh fruit, and ice cream to isolated Alaskan villages. Owner of the local Tastee Freez, Rich provided and served sundaes to 1,900 villagers in Wainwright, Togiak, and Kotlik, Alaska, last winter. “For a lot of these people, it’s the first time they’ve seen sprinkles or granulated nuts or strawberry and caramel toppings,” Rich says. “It’s fun to see the five- and six-year-olds, but when you see an elder who says, ‘We’ve never had anything like this,’ it hits your heart.”
Maggie Bennington-Davis ’78 is chief medical officer for Cascadia Behavioral Health in Portland, Oregon, and co-author of Restraint and Seclusion: The Model for Eliminating Their Use for Healthcare. A feature article in the Portland Tribune described her methods and crusade to change the way psychiatric patients are often handled. “It’s threatening and culture-changing,” Maggie believes, “to even suggest eliminating restraint and seclusion when dealing with people suffering severe mental illness, but the results are consistently reaffirming.” Maggie and her husband, Timothy Davis, live in Tualatin. They have three children–Dane, Ellen, and Chase.
Richard L. Robbins, M.A. ’79, writes, “My third book of poems, The Untested Hand, was just published by the Backwaters Press of Omaha. Another collection, Other Americas, will be published in 2009.” Rick directs the creative writing program and Good Thunder Reading Series at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
(Correction: Susan A. Pendergrass ’88, whose classnote appeared in the spring Montanan, works for RLF, not RFL as previously noted.)
William J. Fritz, Ph.D. ’80, is senior vice president of academic affairs/provost at the College of Staten Island, New York. William previously spent twenty-seven years at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he was senior associate provost for academic programs and enrollment services and professor of geology.
Matthew L. Strauser ’80, Salem, Oregon, director of choral activities and music education at Corban College and Graduate School in Salem, received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music education and conducting at the University of Oregon, Eugene, in May.
Garry A. Oye ’81, M.S. ’84, began his new position as chief of the National Park Service’s Wilderness Stewardship and Recreation Management Division in Washington, D.C., in April. Garry had served as a district ranger on the Inyo National Forest in Bishop, California, since 2002. His public land management career includes assignments in Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, California, and Washington, D.C. Garry is also a recipient of the Bob Marshall–National Wilderness Champion Award.
Kevin L. Mayer ’82, was elected chair of the board of directors of Treasure State Corporate Credit Union, where he has served as a board member for the past seven years. Kevin is manager/CEO of the Richland Federal Credit Union in Sidney, a position he’s held since February 1999.
Gloria Helm Wahlin ’84 coordinates activities at the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Whidbey Island, Washington. For seventeen years she was the county noxious weed control coordinator for the Washington State University Island County Extension Office. Gloria writes, “Tell UM’s Dr. Earl Willard I did use my degree, honest, but the lighthouse was just a lot cooler job than fighting weeds all day.” Gloria manages more than eighty volunteers who keep the lighthouse open to the public 185 days a year. She adds, “My office is upstairs in the lighthouse looking over Admiralty Inlet. It’s hard to beat for a room with a view.” Gloria and her husband, Alan, live in nearby Clinton, Washington, on Frogwater Road. “We get a lot of comments on the name. We have a big pond and a frog symphony every evening in the spring.” Check out the doings at the lighthouse at www.admiraltyhead.wsu.edu.
Polly E. Peterson ’83, Ph.D. ’85, and her husband, Gary Shelton, opened Heart Rock Market, an all-natural gourmet and specialty food store in Anaconda earlier this year. Polly has retired from a private practice in crisis intervention and as chief of psychology at Montana State Hospital at Warm Springs. Heart Rock Market is in the former Daly Grocery building, just a few blocks from where Polly grew up. “I’d like to open up a coffee shop and deli here,” Polly says, emphasizing the community-building her business has already enjoyed.
Tom Blakely ’85, M.Ed. ’91, Three Forks, received the 2008 Montana Principal of the Year award from the Montana Association of Secondary School Principals. Tom was honored for restructuring the middle school curriculum and offering a mentoring program for middle school students, establishing a staff advisory committee, orchestrating a dual-enrollment program with the Helena College of Technology, and working with the Renaissance Program to form partnerships between the school and community. Tom has been principal at Three Forks since 1999 and was previously a teacher and administrator in Miles City.
Darren Hickel ’85 and Donna Meyer-Hickel ’87 write from New Hope, Minnesota, “We have two beautiful children, a daughter, nine, and a son, three. Donna is a senior-level manager in her thirteenth year at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She also earned a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Arizona. Darren is in his eighth year running the family business, First Article Corp., which does laser digitizing, CAD modeling, and verification for a wide variety of industries. We follow the Griz from afar and proudly wear our Griz gear to the annual Griz-Cat satellite parties. We can’t wait for our next trip to Missoula for late breakfast at the Ox!”
Jennifer Winden Hanson ’88, Spokane, Washington is the development associate for the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis—Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Association Evergreen Chapter, which covers Washington, Northern Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. Jennifer, her sister, Colleen Winden Hatcher ’88, Bozeman, and Paul Tuss ’86, ’88, Havre, lost their mothers to ALS and are working to raise awareness about this fatal disease that currently has no cure. They invite UM alumni and friends to participate in the Second Annual “Walk to Defeat ALS” at Missoula’s McCormick Park on Saturday, September 27, 2008. Jennifer and Colleen helped establish ALS support groups in Missoula and Bozeman this spring and encourage everyone to learn more about the Evergreen ALS Chapter at www.alsa-ec.org
David S. Smith ’88 works for Battelle Memorial Institute at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington. David is project manager for the Megaports Initiative, a program funded by the national Nuclear Security Agency, which designs and constructs radiation detection equipment to screen cargo containers before they are loaded onto ships leaving from ports in Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia—destined for the United States.
Bryan E. Amsel, M.B.A. ’90, Pulaski, Virginia, will be especially busy January 20, 2009, at the 56th Presidential Inauguration. Lt. Col. Amsel, a reserve member of the United States Air Force, is the contracting officer for the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee, which coordinates all military ceremonial support for the inaugural period—including musical units, marching bands, color guards, salute batteries, and honor cordons in and around the District of Columbia. “I am excited about contributing to a very significant historical event,” Bryan states. “Only in the United States is there a peaceful exchange of power every four years, and it is gratifying to be a part of it.”
Cody D. Hagerman ’90, Portland, Oregon, founded Hagerman Frick O’Brien LLC in 1999, one of the top ten commercial real estate firms in Oregon. Cody and his wife, Lisa Wilson Hagerman, were married August 13, 2005. Their son, Porter Wilson Hagerman, was born December 11, 2007.
Thomas X. Brodnitzki ’91, and Angela King McLean ’00 were among the seventy-five national educators who each received $25,000 awards at the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Conference in March. Tom teaches eleventh-grade world history and twelfth-grade advanced placement human geography at the Metropolitan Learning Center Interdistrict Magnet School for Global and International Studies in Bloomfield, Connecticut. “The Montana state flag and state map hang in my classroom, and I donated a UM pennant to hang in the school’s guidance department,” Tom writes. “Students have heard many stories about my time in Montana, and references to Big Sky Country come up in class weekly.”
Angela teaches American government, American history, psychology, and sociology at Anaconda High School. She also teaches jump-start courses for Montana Tech that help high school students earn college credit while they are still in high school. Angela and her husband, Mike McLean, J.D. ’97, have two children, Colin, eight, and Ellen, four. “My children love the fact that I am a teacher and love coming to my classroom and seeing the big kids,” Angela writes. “We are all Griz fans and go to almost every home football game.”
Kerrylyn Whalen Rodriguez, J.D. ’91, a pharmacist in Freeport, Illinois, received the Bowl of Hygeia Award for Outstanding Community Service in Pharmacy at the Illinois Pharmacists Annual Conference last fall. In addition to practicing pharmacy, Kerrylyn has a private mediation practice and is a certified diabetes educator. Kerrylyn received the award primarily for her humanitarian efforts in Peru. For the past sixteen years she had organized an annual mission of friends, family, and pharmacy students who provide medical care and health education to the indigenous and mestizo people of the Amazon region of Iquitos, Peru. “I’m now declared an ambassador of health,” Kerrylyn says, “which means I touch 93,000 people in that region.”
Brian Bizzano ’92 writes that he was “recently promoted to head of a commodity desk, trading Weather, Emissions, Fixed Price Natural Gas, and ERCOT Power, and is responsible for analytic and algorithmic commodity trading at Constellation Energy’s Global Commodities Group in Baltimore, Maryland.”
Anne Lear Whitson ’92 is director of education for the Arizona Association of Community Managers. She writes, “I am living in Gilbert, Arizona, with my sons Jake, twelve, and Cade, nine. I miss Montana and can’t wait to get back for the twentieth Hellgate High School class reunion this summer!”
Shauna L. Hanisch ’94 left her job with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Arlington, Virginia, in May to start work on her Ph.D. in the Michigan State University Department of Fish and Wildlife. Shauna’s research topic is the human dimensions of wildlife health.
David H. Andrew IV ’95, Missoula, received the Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in May.
David A. Green, M.P.A. ’96, Tacoma, Washington, works for the State of Washington Department of Veteran Affairs. David writes that he “manages veteran outreach programs in county and municipal jails and works closely with ‘wraparound’ services to provide temporary housing, mental health, medical treatment, and vocational rehabilitation to those who have served in the U.S. military.”
David also coordinates community resources for homeless veterans and their families in and around King County.
Frank Field ’97 and his wife, Sara, moved from Boston to Cincinnati in June 2006. Their daughter, Madeline Ann Field, was born March 13, 2007. This past year Frank taught history and English at Westside Montessori High School. “I’ve learned a lot and it’s been a real challenge,” Frank writes. “I had to borrow history texts from another school, and I still didn’t have enough for every kid.” Frank ran his eleventh Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in June. One of fewer than 150 runners to run them all, he’s earned a spot in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. “Goodness knows I couldn’t carry a tune that had handles, so it’s the only Rock Hall of Fame I’ll ever get into without paying admission,” he adds.
Joseph M. Schaffer ’98 is the associate dean of workforce programs and chief academic officer at MSU-Great Falls College of Technology. Joe works with area high schools to develop pathways for students into career programs.
Amie L. Clark ’99 founded the Senior Resource Network, a private agency providing placement and referral services for those in need of senior housing solutions in 2003. Her agency has since launched the Senior List.com (www.theseniorlist.com), a nationwide consumer-based Web site that allows free public access to rate and read about senior-related businesses and services in all fifty states. Amie, her husband, Chris, and sons, Matthew and William, live in Beaverton, Oregon.
Samuel H. Fox ’99 is the environmental planner and sustainability coordinator for Clallam County, Port Angeles, Washington.
Joe Sperandeo ’96, Santa Monica, California, is one alumnus who not only is garnering buzz throughout Hollywood, but who also set Missoula abuzz while a student. “When I went to school at UM there were many Brad Pitt sightings around Missoula. What many people don’t realize is that it was most likely me,” Joe says. With that chiseled jaw and million dollar smile, Joe even caused Jennifer Aniston (who then was married to Brad Pitt) to do a double take while he was at work as a producer’s assistant on the NBC Universal lot a few years ago. Add in some additional pandemonium-raising scenes throughout Hollywood hot spots, an article on the twin appearance in Los Angeles magazine, and even adoration by a Brad Pitt stalker, and you’ve got the recipe that has made up Joe’s start in Hollywood. His commercial appeal even earned him acting chops in Taco Bell and Reebok commercials, as well as bigger roles on straight-to-video movies. But now, Joe is most often seen behind the camera. He currently is a stringout editor on the MTV smash hit TV show The Hills, where he has worked for more than a year. “It’s interesting the impact that ‘reality’ television has made in the industry over the past few years,” Joe writes. “Nowadays, it seems that anyone can become a star.” Joe credits UM with creating the foundation for his success. He notes that professors Marty From, Fred McGlynn, and Michael McClintock, “are the best teachers at the University, as far as I’m concerned,” and counts his time as one of the first radio disc jockeys for KBGA as one of his most memorable UM experiences.
Oliver Lee Pflug ’02 is the collection management librarian at the University of Great Falls. Oliver earned a master’s degree in library science from Clairon University of Pennsylvania in 2007.
Melissa A. Jafvert ’03, M.S. ’05, and John A. Cruit ’99 were married September 1, 2007. Melissa writes that she “was the publicity director for the eighty-fourth Foresters’ Ball in 2001 and is now an agricultural statistician in the California Field Office for USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. John was deconstruction officer for the eighty-first Foresters’ Ball in 1998 and is now the urban forest supervisor for the City of Davis, California. We both were actively involved in the Forestry Club during our entire tenure at the University, and are looking forward to seeing all the forestry alumni at the 100th Foresters’ Ball in 2017.”
Jon Paul Swan ’03, his wife, Robin, and daughters, Neiko, two, and Elia Sue, born March 13, 2008, live in Belmont, Massachusetts. Jon attends Harvard Business School and plans to complete his M.B.A. and M.P.P. degrees there next year.
Jacob G. Golik,
Pharm D. ’04, was appointed lead pharmacist at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls.
Scott J. Pederson, J.D. ’04, began serving as Prairie County Attorney in April. Scott previously was a deputy public defender in Yellowstone County. He and his wife, Paula, have a son and a daughter, Benjamin and Bailey.
Kenyth Mogan ’07, Camarillo, California, released his first book, The Phoenix Chronicles: Awakenings, just before wrapping up his last semester at UM. Since graduating, Kenyth has moved to California to embark on his career in the entertainment industry. With a love of drawing and story telling, Kenyth began working on a manga series titled Love Spell. The project is currently in production. “It’s a sort of Will and Grace meets Sabrina type story,” he writes. “Though it’s an alternative lifestyle story—it’s family oriented.” Kenyth currently is a freelance review writer for Valley Scene magazine, and also has embarked on an exciting new career. “I contacted a company by the name of Those Characters from Cleveland, which is a property of American Greeting Cards. They are responsible for the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. I wanted to reinvent a property of theirs, so I wrote a pilot chapter and they loved it,” he writes.
Katherine Anne Monser ’07, Missoula, departed in March to begin her Peace Corps training and service, developing and implementing environmental projects in Senegal.
John Burke Sullivan III ’04 holds the ColdAvenger mask he and his family designed and developed at their Missoula company, Talus Outdoor Technologies. The vented mouthpiece allows unimpeded breathing and maintains a warmer temperature around the mouth than outside—the perfect design for extremely cold conditions. Every part of the ColdAvenger is manufactured in the Northwest, and all packaging is recyclable. “It’s vaguely reminiscent of Darth Vader,” John admits, “but if you’re too concerned about fashion to get out on a cold, powder day, it’s your loss.” On summer days, John works as a fishing and rafting guide for Glacier Raft Company in Glacier National Park.
To be included in ”In Memoriam,” the UM 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. Names without class or degree years include UM alumni, employees, and friends.
Lucille Peterson Anderson ’29, Cut Bank
Leonard L. Mashino ’29, Kent, WA
Margaret Sharp Angus ’30, Kingston, Ontario
Lewis K. Ambrose ’32, Lacey, WA
Iris Smith Hawkins ’33, Dayton
Sara Cooney Simons ’33, Helena
Howard Bischoff ’34, Kalispell
Mary Dohi Katayama ’34, Glasgow
Wilbur Lee Reed ’36, Essex, England
Kathleen Harrington Dunlap ’37, Butte
Hazel Rice Hutchinson ’37, Lincoln, IL
Marian Lewellen Tyro Seines ’37, Ronan
Robert A. Stillings ’37, Appleton, WI
J.D. “Gene” DeFrance ’38, Helena
Myrtle Jackson Elliott ’38, Forsyth
Arnold G. Helding ’38, Missoula
Dorothy Aserlind Ayers ’39, Albuquerque, NM
Laurence M. Osburnsen ’39, Kalispell
Harry Q. Anders ’40, Mesa, AZ
Nelle Maxey Durgan ’40, Livingston
Delbert Walter Pile ’40, Missoula
John N. Lindberg ’41, Seattle
Patricia Geagan O’Kelly ’41, Green Valley, AZ
Ellen Jane Lind Martin ’42, Salem, OR
Mary Elizabeth Carroll Sweeney ’42, Billings
Bruce A. Allison ’43, Kalispell
Theodosia Robinson Geisler ’43,
Klamath Falls, OR
Betty Jean Hodson Ghirardo ’44, Richland, WA
Elizabeth Pearl Roberts ’44, Lacey, WA
Lois Judson Hubbard ’45, Polson
Fae Henkel Aubert Shelby ’45, Browning
Betty Jean Irvin Condit ’47, Casper, WY
Joseph G. Gottfried ’47, Shelby
Harold Hugh Martin ’47, M.Ed. ’53, Salem, OR
Beverly Ann Bradner Parker ’47, Ocala, FL
Wilbur E. “Scotty” Scott ’47, Great Falls
John B. Cheek ’48, Anaconda
Albert F. Gaskill ’48, Butte
Bruce A. Moon ’48, Mesa, AZ
Wesley A. Wendland ’48, M.A. ’49,
Grand Junction, CO
Mary Eleanor Redpath Callan ’49, Modesto, CA
Leo A. Kilroy ’49, Olympia, WA
Richard Marinovich ’49, Santa Cruz, CA
Bert James Mitchell ’49, Missoula
Diana McNair Pennell ’49, Lewistown
Frederick Lloyd Posey ’49, M.Ed. ’53, Billings
Thomas Albert Spencer ’49, Black Eagle
J. J. Wuerthner ’49, Springfield, VA
Edward Charles Bangle ’50, Wasau, WI
Norma Besinque Johnson ’50, Billings
Beverly Rasche Schmunk ’50, Washougal, WA
Albert R. Bowman ’51, Kernersville, NC
Coyne G. Burnett ’51, M.M.Ed. ’54,
Margaret Bucher Eklund ’51, M.S. ’68, Billings
Eileen Plumb Ghering ’51, Littleton, CO
David J. Hartwig ’51, Missoula
Theodore David Hubert ’51, M.A. ’54, Missoula
Alan Jackson ’51, North Tustin, CA
Grace Curtis Mjolsness Johnston ’51, Missoula
Dean M. Lindahl ’51, M.Ed. ’57, Helena
G. William Mallick ’51, Waco, TX
Merton M. Robertson ’51, Albuquerque, NM
Jack Yardley, J.D. ’51, Livingston
Donald Neil Arndt ’52, Manteca, CA
Lorraine Martin Brockway ’52, Helena
Albert Edward Johnson ’52, Show Low, AZ
Richard J. Kestell ’52, Longview, WA
Jayne Radigan Taylor ’52, Bigfork
Ralph Walter ’52, Olympia, WA
Jack H. Wrightson ’52, M.Ed. ’65, Columbia Falls
Ellsworth Cragholm, J.D. ’53, Anchorage, AK
Robert Phillip Ryan, J.D. ’53, Great Falls
Conde Francis Mackay, J.D. ’55, Anaconda
George Edgar “Ed” Stocking ’55, Whitefish
William J. “Bill” Barrett ’56, Billings
Harry H. Vorrath ’56, El Cajon, CA
William H. Coyan ’57, Huntington Beach, CA
Calvin G. Merkley, M.Ed.’57, Edmonton, Alberta
Robert G. Nelson ’57, Severna Park, PA
Jerry Duane Supola ’58, Missoula
Harold O. Edwards ’59, Walnut Creek, CA
Wilson L. Managhan ’59, Fairfield, CA
Joseph T. McKay ’59, Lacey, WA
Connie Reynolds Rosenau ’59, Stevensville
John E. Tietema, M.Ed. ’59, Kalispell
Arrie Maxwell DeNoma ’60, Redlands, CA
Merle E. Manis ’60, M.A. ’61, Missoula
William “Tom” McGrath ’60, Nacogdoches, TX
Dale Sparber ’60, Omak, WA
John Marshall Meese ’61, Missoula
Mohammed Ali Al-Saadi ’62, M.A. ’64, Claremont, CA
Mary M. Diederichs, M.A. ’62, Spokane, WA
Janice Lou LaValley ’62, Great Falls
Daniel J. LeGrandeur ’63, Fort MacLeod, Alberta
Sally Jo Braunschweig Baldwin, M.Ed. ’64, Barnum, IA
Lois Hurd McFarland Reeves ’64, M.A. ’93, Great Falls
Richard E. West ’64, Cantonment, FL
Kathleen Bublich ’65, Duarte, CA
Robert L. Hauck ’65, Marion
Archie H. Lucht, M.Ed. ’65, Great Falls
Rudolf Aarne Honkala, M.A. ’66, Bethel, ME
Richard C. Brinck ’67, Helena
Frances Cameron Dodge Cantrel ’67, Kalispell
Douglas A. Beed ’68, M.Ed. ’70, Missoula
Burrell Buffington ’68, Livingston, NY
Carolyn Swanson Compton ’68, Anchorage, AK
Dennis Lee Fry ’68, Aurora, CO
Paul J. Perry ’68, Bigfork
Pearl Yeadon McGinnis Erny ’69, M.M. ’70, Springfield, MO
Lorraine Foley-Hargrove ’69, Renton, WA
James Patrick Murphy, J.D. ’69, Billings
John Earl Pehrson ’69, M.Ed. ’78, Chinook
Sallie B. Hughes Scott ’70, M.A. ’84, Missoula
William W. Veazey ’70, M.B.A. ’75,
Robert J. “Bob” Briney ’71, Henderson, NV
John B. Rolando ’71, Butte
Virginia Marie Matt Brazill ’74, Arlee
Mark Allen Forman ’74, Knowlton
Eddye McClure ’80, Clancy
Mary Thielen Randall ’80, Helena
William Joseph Moran, J.D. ’86, Arlee
Scott Anthony Wilkins ’86, Missoula
Mary Alice Herem Schott ’87, Bozeman
Jan Ellen Ammerman, M.B.A. ’89,
Van Alstyne, TX
Bret Harold Hensley ’94, M.Acct. ’95,
Carmen K. Espinoza ’95, M.Ed.’00, Arlee
Benjamin John Bermes ’04, Walla Walla, WA
Kerstin Y. Alvarez, Stevensville
Mark Behan, Lolo
Agnes Anderson Bills, South Portland, ME
Clarence M. “Dutch” Boe, Chinook
Mary Jane Brett, Butte
Cecile Merle Mallahan Carleton,
Robert “Murray” Catlin, Missoula
Samuel Jackson Chriske, Helena
Catherine Anne “Cathy” Christensen, Victor
Willilam “Cliff” Congdon, Santa Ynez, CA
Esther Gremaux Curran, Riverton, WY
Christine Ann Hannifin Dugdale, Butte
John A. Evert, Missoula
Betty Wightman Falacy, Stevensville
David B. Friend, Missoula
Betsy Astley Gould, Walla Walla, WA
Patrick R. Halcro Jr., New York City
Harry “Bing” Holling, Kalispell
Robert Dean “Bob” Homer, Missoula
mary Jane Bulen Hudson, Great Falls
Sherman Clarence Johnson, Kalispell
Karen Buescher Kempel Jones, Missoula
Linnea Mae Larson, Livingston
Deanna Lynn Hugelen Lewis, Anaconda
Larry S. Martinec, Arlington, WA
Lyndsey Alexis Merchant, Ashland
James A. Peterson, Missoula
Elizabeth Ann Raftery, Longmont, CO
Ursula Syroid Rieker, Missoula
Miriam T. Sample, Billings
Marshall “Gene” Squires, Lodi, CA
Robert Wilbur “Bob” Steele III, Corvallis
Marjorie J. Allen Treese, Denton
David W. Weber, Missoula
Roy Eugene Wendt, Columbia Falls
Nedra Cordrey Weston, Deer Lodge
Scott Wiseman, Bozeman
Averi Downs Larson to Andrew N. Larson ’97 and Kelli Downs Larson, September 1, 2007, Baltimore, MD
Truce John Emett to Quinn Emett, J.D. ’05, and Laura Madden, October 22, 2007, Billings
Sienna Mae Miller to Kristina Marie Jeske ’07 and Eric C. Miller, November 20, 2007, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Morgan Grace Wright to Samantha Allen Wright ’01, M.A. ’06, and Jeffrey R. Wright ’99, January 25, 2008, Santa Monica, CA
Cash Bauer Loren to Jessica Loftus Loren ’97 and
Nathan P. Loren, January 29, 2008, Washougal, WA
Drew Gregory Sundberg to Gregory Carl Sundberg ’01, M.B.A. ’03, and Jaclyn Sundberg, March 24, 2008, Missoula
Cameron Russell LeProwse to Jon Charles LeProwse ’06 and Allison Figge, March 28, 2008, Missoula
Sofia Elizabeth to Jennifer Zellmer-Cuaresma ’98 and Nito Cuaresma, May 3, 2008, Missoula
Oliver Hughes Fetz Edmands to Gillian Fetz ’05 and
Brian Edmands, May 12, 2008, Missoula
Evan Laren Aadland to Steven M. Aadland ’00 and Kari Aadland, June 16, 2008, Missoula