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The Class of 1966 gathered at Homecoming last October. The Alumni Association honors returning fortieth-year members each year during Homecoming. This fall we welcome back members of the Class of 1967. Fiftieth and sixtieth class reunions are held during Commencement in May. Members of the Class of 1966 include from left to right front row: Marty Ueland, Chita Wine Miller, Kenneth A. Willett, Alene Hollingsworth Tunny, Kathy Rand Minster, Carolyn Dusek Jette, Shari Livingston Dayton, Norma Sandberg Mason, Judy Rogers Papousek, Kaycee Clausen Schilke, Cheryl Hutchinson, Tom Tutt, Berma Saxton, Bob Fulton, Peggy Rismon, Jim Christensen, Jack Noble.
Back row: Dan Gratton, Jocelyn J. Tyler, Dan Rothlisberger, Don Loranger, Louise Snyder Krumm, Carla Boettcher, Don Krumm, Chuck Bultmann, Tom Huffer, Bill Ellison, Guy Hatlie, Jerry Slezak, Bob Green.
Jay Ellis Ransom ’34, Prescott, Arizona, has published The Poets Club and My Life as a Free Lance Anthropologist, which contain his encounters with Montana’s Flathead Salish Indians. Born in Missoula, Jay went on to receive advanced degrees in anthropology, psychology, and education at UCLA and the University of Washington. “I remain vitally interested in everything, especially outer space exploration, and I forever continue to make suggestions for its improvements and interpretations,” he writes. Jay celebrates his ninety-third birthday this April.
Missoulian Sharon Puckett Palmer (above left) received this year’s Montana Alumni Award from the UM Alumni Association at Charter Day ceremonies February 15—UM’s 114th birthday celebration.
For the past eight years, Sharon has coordinated UM’s Homecoming parade, and for twenty years she’s judged parade entries. She knows Missoula’s downtown streets like the back of her hand. She knows where to place marching bands, dancing divas, and prancing horses. Sharon knows when to be tough with an entry that doesn’t quite want to follow the rules. And she always knows when to bring along a box of donuts as a thank you.
A Great Falls native who attended UM in the early '70s, Sharon worked in the alumni office for five years, serving as office manager, program coordinator, and once as a tour guide to Ireland. Five years ago Sharon became a licensed real estate agent and today works for Lambros Realty. Her community volunteer hours are legend. She’s a past president for the Friends to Youth board of directors. She currently serves on both the advisory board and the foundation board for Community Medical Center, as well as on the board of directors for the Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce and the UM rodeo team. For twenty years Sharon has attended Sentinel Kiwanis meetings, serving as secretary, vice president, president, and lieutenant governor. She’s raised two daughters, Amanda Pesce Sentell and Courtney Pesce, who’ve both attended UM. Two-year-old grandson T.J. Sentell is the newest Grizzly in the family. Sharon and her husband, Jim Palmer, haven’t missed a Grizzly football game in years, frequently traveling out of town to cheer on their team. Sharon’s connections to UM and Missoula are as deep as her willingness to serve. Her smile is as huge as her heart. Thank you, Sharon, for all you’ve done for the Alumni Association, UM, and the Missoula community. We couldn’t bring you enough donuts if we tried.
All recipients honored at Charter Day ceremonies are pictured in the photo above right: Harry Fritz, chair, UM Department of History, the Robert T. Pantzer Award; Sharon Palmer, Montana Alumni Award; David Sherman, associate professor, UM Department of Philosophy, the Dennison Faculty Award; Charlie Oliver of Hamilton, trustee emeritus of the UM Foundation, the Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award; Karen "Kelly" Chadwick, gardener, University Center, the Dennison Staff Award; Kevin Flynn, UM senior majoring in Native American studies, the ASUM Student Service Award; and James Hirstein, research professor, UM Department of Mathematics, the Montana Faculty Service Award.
Verna Green Smith ’40, writes, “How I wish I could have been with you for Homecoming. Alas, I don’t travel much anymore. However, if I’m still around in 2010, I’m going to be there for my seventieth class reunion! I was delighted that a St. Louisan—Steve Petersen—was selected as a Distinguished Alumni. I have sent him a note of congratulations.” [Verna received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1982.]
Cecelia Mueller Solich ’40, received a degree in pharmacy from UM, as did her daughter, Susan Solich Bolton ’76. Susan’s daughter, Nicole Suzanne Bolton
’07, will receive her doctorate in pharmacy in December. Cecelia is a retired pharmacist from the Veterans Administration Hospital and lives in Helena. Susan is a pharmacist at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls.
Mildred Semrua Garrett ’46, and Bev R. Garrett ’47, Houston, Texas, write, “At eighty-one and eighty-six, we enjoy being near our daughter and her husband. We both have very happy memories of ‘MSU,’ now The University of Montana. Go Grizzlies!” The Garretts sent an article from the University of Delaware announcing the February 2006 retirement of Tom B. Brill ’66, after thirty-five years with the UD’s Department of Chemistry. [Bev Garrett received his Ph.D. in chemistry from UD in 1959.] Tom Brill was cited for his teaching, research, mentoring, publications, and for the research support he has brought UD. Tom has also climbed most of the nation’s highest peaks—including Mount Whitney and Mount Rainier.
Richard D. Woods ’56, Chicago, sent Little Man on Campus, a book of
cartoons by Richard N. Bibler, that appeared regularly in the Kaimin during the 1950s. Richard attended Homecoming 2006 and enjoyed a mini-fiftieth reunion with other members of his class.
Hank Schlueter ’58, and Susan Blake Schlueter ’56, were married fifty years on November 2, 2006. They met square dancing with the Royaleers. Hank and Sue celebrated their anniversary with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at a summer gathering at Fairmont Hot Springs. The Schlueters then enjoyed a Russian cruise, traveling between St. Petersburg and Moscow. They recently settled in Battle Ground, Washington, to be near family.
The Class of 1967 will celebrate its fortieth class reunion at Homecoming this September. Check our Web pages for ticket and event information: www.UMontanaAlumni.org
Richard W. Anderson ’60, J.D. ’62, Billings, retired after sixteen years on the bench as U.S. Magistrate. Richard presided over the high-profile Freemen cases, and more recently, the coal-bed-methane development in southeastern Montana and northern Wyoming. Richard is a past president of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and the Yellowstone County Bar Association.
Karen Torgrimson Printz ’66, M.Ed. ’74, recently retired business teacher at Missoula’s Sentinel High School, still enjoys her hometown Miles City connections. Last fall while visiting her daughter, Corrin Printz Lipinski ’99, an account manager for L’Oreal in Chicago, Karen contacted fellow Miles City native Barry Anderson—UM’s former Monte, now Benny the Bull, mascot for the Chicago Bulls. Karen dropped the Miles City card and the fact that her high school graphic design students had used the “Monte—Mascot of the Year” poster as a design project. Karen also mentioned where she’d be sitting at that evening’s Bulls/Knicks game. “During the third quarter,” Karen said, “we were suddenly getting squirted with that string stuff. We looked behind us and there was Benny the Bull. He jumped over the seats and grabbed and hugged me. Everyone around was going crazy wanting to get pictures. He obliged everyone. Then he pulled out a ‘Red Bulls 1’ shirt, teased the people around us with it, then threw it to me!” In a follow-up e-mail to Karen, Barry wrote, “It’s always great to see some Montana visitors in the crowd. It reminds me of home.” Karen’s planning to frame the shirt for her new home office in Billings.
Bruce Bennetts ’70, is the new general manager/C.O.O. of the Farms Golf Club at Rancho Santa Fe near San Diego. For the past ten years Bruce was general manager/C.E.O. of the Napa Valley Country Club. He has been in the hospitality and club business in California since his UM graduation.
Robert E. Boeh ’70, is senior vice president of resources at Riley Creek Lumber Company in Sandpoint, Idaho. Bob also serves in the Intermountain Forest Association, is a member and past president of the Montana Wood Products Association Board of Directors, and belongs to the Society of American Foresters.
Susan Larson Kirkman ’70, vice president of academics and dean of education at Harrington College of Design in Chicago, received the 2006 Chapter Educator Medalist Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Sue was noted for her outstanding service to interior design education and to the profession of interior design. A featured speaker for community and professional organizations, she writes, presents seminars, and updates Web sites for the design industry.
William L. McChesney ’70, Miles City, represented House District 40 in the Montana Legislature this year. Bill retired from the Montana Department of Transportation in 2003 as district administrator after a thirty-two-year career. His oldest son, Sean, is a freshman at UM.
J. A. Kendall “Ken” Snell ’70, M.S. ’79, Hillsboro, Oregon, was promoted to fire and aviation director for the Pacific Northwest Division of the USDA Forest Service. Ken has worked for the Forest Service for thirty-seven years.
Warren “Bill” Weed Jr. ’70 is a consulting utility forester with NSTAR Electric in Westwood, Massachusetts. He enjoys writing short articles for publication and personal enjoyment, hunting, skiing, and observing nature. A retired Peace Corps volunteer, Bill was responsible for a forest tree nursery project in the high altiplano region of central Peru during 1965-67. He was recently in Missoula for the hundredth birthday party for Grace Johnston, “with whom I roomed during my University days on East Beckwith Avenue,” he writes. “No plans for retiring anytime soon,” Bill concludes. “I am having too much fun working!” He and his wife, Debbie, also are enjoying their new granddaughter, Caroline Elizabeth Weed.
Keith Strong ’71, J.D. ’74, was named U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Great Falls Division of federal courts of Montana. Keith has practiced at Dorsey and Whitney in Great Falls since 1988. He and his wife,
Judith Seidensticker Strong ’70, have two children, Rikki, a junior at Harvard, and Zach, a first-year law student at UM.
Tim R. Lindsey ’75, principal of Lindsey Energy and Natural Resources Consulting in Houston, Texas, was appointed to the Daybreak Oil and Gas Inc., Board of Directors. Tim also is on the board of directors for the Challenger Energy Corp. of Calgary, Alberta. He has more than thirty years of technical and executive leadership in the energy business.
Jack L. Mattingly ’75, ’76 writes, “I am completing my thirty-first year of teaching special education in the Chinook schools. The past six years I have also been pastor at the Methodist churches in Chinook and Harlem.”
Philip A. May Ph.D. ’76, professor of sociology and family and community medicine at the University of New Mexico, again brought a research project to Montana. In January his researchers began screening parentally approved first-graders in the Great Falls Public Schools for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. “Most schools are dealing with these issues and either don’t know it or don’t have verification of what they’re dealing with,” Phil said. Researchers also will provide diagnostic services and make recommendations for children with the disorder.
David E. Irwin ’79 is the owner and manager of Scientia, LLC, a full-service water, soil, and environmental testing laboratory in Stevensville. The business also provides environmental monitoring systems, research, and planning services.
Andrew R. Mork ’79, ’83, Boise, Idaho, was named to a five-year term on the Idaho State Board of Professional Geologists. An employee at Kleinfelder, Inc., Andy has been a geologic consultant for more than eighteen years. He has an extensive background in drilling and logging techniques in soil and hard rock, in surface and subsurface geologic interpretation, and in geophysical well logging.
Laurie Blauner M.F.A. ’80, Seattle, published her second novel, Infinite Kindness, about a nurse practicing euthanasia in 1867 London. In January Laurie read from the novel and from her fifth book of poetry, All This Could Be Yours, at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle.
Ron Gillet ’81, Tempe, Arizona, received the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Volunteer of the Year Award in November. A volunteer for twenty years with HOBY, Ron was chosen from among four thousand HOBY volunteers. He is vice president of underwriting for Countrywide Full Spectrum Lending and vice chairman of the HOBY Board of Trustees.
Raymond J. Dayton J.D. ’82 was sworn in as judge for the Third Judiciary District Court in Anaconda in December. Ray and his wife, Michele, have three children, Amanda, Jessica, and Michael.
Kenton A. Smith ’82 writes from Sydney, Australia, “I am a wildlife biology graduate from the School of Forestry. I married an Australian and have lived in Sydney for the past three years. I work for IBM as the Asia Pacific leadership consultant. My time is split between consulting, executive coaching, and facilitating leadership programs–a far cry from the flannel shirts and hiking boots going to school at UM all those years ago!”
Robin Davette Gerber ’84, ’90, M.A. ’91, a history, social sciences, and humanities instructor at Miles Community College, was selected as the 2006 Montana Professor of the Year by the U.S. Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). A Miles City native, Robin has directed the Miles Community College Players, organized the annual Miles Community College Constitution Day, and written A Long Way From Anywhere—A History of Miles City, MT—For Kids. Her latest publication, Common Ground, a curriculum and cultural activity book written as part of Montana’s Indian Education for All Act, will be in print this year. Robin received her CASE award at a November reception in Washington, D.C.
Chris Kennedy M.A. ’84, associate professor of communication, has been appointed chair of the humanities division at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs.
Lisa M. Franseen ’85, M.A. ’92, Ph.D. ’96, Traverse City, Michigan, is one of forty-four women featured in The Courage Code, a recent publication on new ways of looking at power and courage. Lisa is in private practice as a psychologist and provides holistic and earth-based therapy for teens and adults. She offers college courses, and workshops, and writes articles on the interconnectedness and empowerment of the earth.
Katharine M. Havert ’86 lives in Yucaipa, California. Recently retired from teaching middle school science, Katharine has begun a new profession as coordinator of environmental education with the California Regional Environmental Education Community. She and her husband, Ben, have two children, Lucas and Darcy.
Gary A. Carmichael ’89 was named Montana’s 2007 Teacher of the Year by the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation. A history teacher at Whitefish High School, Gary credits his mother’s taking him to Montana ghost towns and historical sites as triggering his love for history. Along with the other recipients, Gary will meet President Bush at a White House ceremony this spring and attend International Space Camp in Alabama in the summer.
Nick Ehli ’89 is the editor-in-chief of Montana Quarterly magazine, recently selected by the Western Publication Association as the best new magazine west of the Mississippi. The magazine can be viewed at www.themontanaquarterly.com. “Thanks to all of you folks who make the Montanan possible,” Nick writes. “It’s lovely, well-done, and consistently makes me long for my days on campus.” Nick, his wife, Crystal, children Bridger and Mackenzie, and their “big hairy dog” live in Bozeman. “I married an MSU grad,” Nick continues. “We watch football games from different locations.”
Shelley Kenitzer Quinn ’89 and Joe Quinn ’90 opened Quinn’s Wrap Shack in Polson. Joe, Shelley, and their daughters, Jordan, twelve, and Dylan, ten, have lived in Polson for eleven years. Joe also teaches and coaches in Charlo.
A Letter From The Alumni Director
Early graduates had the vision to organize former students of The University of Montana. The result was that in 1901 UM founded one of the first alumni associations at a public university in the Pacific Northwest. We now celebrate this extraordinary vision as we contemplate new challenges faced by the Alumni Association in the twenty-first century.
Alumni are critical to the long-term success and growth of the University. In addition to planning Homecoming (first held in 1919), the association organizes lectures, class reunions, gatherings for UM alumni worldwide, Charter Day activities, satellite coverage of Griz-Cat football games, student scholarships and internships, and much more. We also ask alumni, delegates, and board members to advocate for education by encouraging citizens and legislators to increase their level of commitment to higher education.
The most recent challenge University leaders and association members have decided to tackle is building an Alumni Center. While we are one of the oldest alumni associations in our area, we are also the only one that does not have an Alumni Center. Approved by the University, the center is officially part of the UM Capital Campaign, and our goal is to raise money for the building to allow us to be even more successful in the future. The site selected for the center is the tennis quarters north of the University Center. While we are a ways from breaking ground, there will be an opportunity for each and every former student to help us reach our goal.
We appreciate past support and look forward to future support. Stay tuned for further information on how you can get involved in this exciting project.
Alumni Association Director
Nancy J. Cotter Lyons ’90, Ph.D. ’99, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, is the author of An Unlikely Foe: Celiac Disease Exposed. Her book is a finalist in the “Best Books 2006” (general health category) by USABookNews.com, the online magazine and review Web site for mainstream and independent publishing houses.
Marc A. Titus ’91, Sedro Woolley, Washington, is the local wildfire prevention coordinator for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Marc recently received the national Firewise Leadership Award for promoting a cooperative approach to reducing the loss of lives, property, and resources in the northwest Washington wildland/urban interface.
Michael D. Fisher ’93, New York, is vice president of Entertainment Marketing and Sales for the Time Inc. Corporate Sales and Marketing Group. Mike helps shape entertainment strategy for Time Inc.’s magazines and Web sites.
Michael J. Burke ’94 was visiting family in Livingston when he auditioned for the musical comedy She Loves Me at the Firehouse 5 Theatre. Mike soon found himself in the lead role of Steven Kodaly and sharing the stage with UM alum and Livingston resident Gary Fish ’62, during the December run of the production.
Michael H. Hodges ’94 is the account executive/sales manager for The Big Fish, WhitefishRadio.com, Montana’s first Internet radio station. Log on to www.whitefishradio.com to enjoy interactive radio.
Robert G. Putzker ’95, a physical therapist at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls, received certification in mechanical diagnosis and therapy for the spine through the McKenzie Institute International. A former U.S. Forest Service smokejumper, Robert became interested in the spine after a parachuting injury.
Andrew J. Velkey II M.A. ’95, Ph.D. ’97, associate professor of psychology at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, was elected associate director of Sigma Xi, the international honor society of science and engineering. Andrew teaches statistics, psychological research, methods, and animal learning at CNU. He works with grad students studying territorial and aggressive responding in Siamese fighting fish. Andrew is also the primary facilitator for Café Scientifique, an informal gathering of Tidewater area citizens and scientists who discuss recent developments in science and technology.
Leigh F. Dicks ’97, Seeley Lake, runs Big Sky Nanny Network, placing nannies from across the country with client families in Montana. Leigh began baby-sitting at twelve and worked as a nanny throughout college and for several years following graduation.
Colin Meloy ’98, Portland, Oregon, is lead singer, songwriter, and front man for the Decemberists, “one of indie rock’s big success stories,” according to Rolling Stone magazine. The Decemberists latest hit album, The Crane Wife, is Colin’s interpretation of a famous Japanese folk tale. The band is back in the states after touring Europe in February and March. Log onto its Website to hear and see more: www.decemberists.com.
Sara Beth Fjeldheim Frederick ’99 and Sam Frederick ’99 of Mason, Michigan, announce the birth of their son, Willes Avery Frederick, on September 5, 2006. Sara writes, “Willes is named after his great-grandpa, rancher Willes Olson of Grass Range, who has had five grandchildren attend UM.” His uncles include former Griz football player
Spencer Frederick ’01, Billings, former Kaimin reporter Brad Willes Fjeldheim ’05, traveling in Argentina, and recent grad Blake Fjeldheim ’06, Lewistown.
April Schottelkorb M.Ed. ’02 received the American Counseling Association’s 2007 Ross Trust Graduate Scholarship, recognizing her as one of the top five counseling education students at the doctorate level in the nation. April is a third-year doctoral student and assistant director of clinical services at the Child and Family Resource Center at the University of North Texas. She and her husband, Ryan Johnson ’03, live in Roanoke, Texas.
Kristin Janet Bott ’03 completed her Master of Science degree in fisheries and wildlife at Michigan State University in December. Kristin’s thesis research used population genetics to analyze habitat use, harvest mortality, and recruitment of lake sturgeon throughout Lake Michigan.
Derek Donald Crosier ’03 played bass trombone on the movie soundtrack for The Last Winter. A UM honors grad in trombone performance, Derek is a graduate student at the Mannes School of Music in New York.
Adam de Yong ’03, Helena, is project director for Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development (WIRED). Montana’s WIRED region encompasses thirty-two counties and six reservations in Eastern and Central Montana and coordinates education and workforce and economic development in support of the growing alternative energy sector in that region.
Jacob Golik Pharm.D. ’04 and Kristi Sidor ’05 were married August 12, 2006, in Great Falls. Jacob is a pharmacist at Benefis Healthcare and Kristi is director of alumni for the University of Great Falls. To see more wedding photos, e-mail Jacob and Kristi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oceane Weldele Levine ’04 and Jeffrey J. Levine ’04, Wheaton, Illinois, were married June 7, 2006, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. They are pictured here with Chutney, their Shih Tzu, who served as the ring bearer/flower girl at the wedding. Oceane works for Whole Foods Market and Jeff is finishing his third year of medical school.
Lucia Ryan Stewart ’04 is the Bozeman editor for NewWest.net and serves as the productions director for Porterhouse Production. “It has taken me a while to find a placement in my career that challenges me while providing me with the lifestyle I want,” Lucia writes. Lucia previously taught experiential adventure with Outward Bound in Utah and Colorado and was founding editor of Outside Missoula Magazine. Log on to what’s new in the Northwest at www.NewWest.net
Sara Susan Forthofer ’05 and
Loren E. Linnell ’05 are planning a July wedding at Missoula’s St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Sara is employed at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, Texas. Loren works for ITW Building Components Group in Arlington, Texas.
Felicia Foote-Hubber ’05, Portland, Oregon, will again attend the largest relay race in North America, the Hood to Coast Relay. Felicia’s already attended twenty-two, the first when she was three months old. Felicia’s dad, Robert Foote, founded the two-day event in 1982. Today the 197-mile course, from Mount Hood though Portland and the Coastal Range Mountains to the Pacific Ocean at Seaside, attracts a record number of applicants. In 2007, 1,000 teams of twelve runners will participate; more than 1,000 teams will be turned away. Felicia has run the course four times, but is attending this year as a race organizer. Dad is stepping down, and Felicia’s stepping in. On August 25 at this year’s finish line “90,000 people will celebrate the race with the largest beach party on the West Coast,” Felicia promises.
Mary Durnin Firth M.F.A. ’06, Missoula, had her film, The Giving, accepted for inclusion in the 2007 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Done as a master's thesis, the film follows five Montana women who placed their children up for adoption. The Giving received Best Documentary by a first-time filmmaker at the Lakedance International Film Festival last August. View a trailer at www.thegiving.info.
To be included in In Memoriam, 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.
Jennie C. Hebbard Hellinger ’27, Shelby
Duke Swindlehurst Wood ’28, Billings
Mary “Becca” Grierson Almond ’30, Billings
Dorothy Schultz Van Alstine ’31, Missoula
Robert F. “Bob” Cooney ’32, Helena
Marie Helean Johnson ’33, Auburn, WA
C. Eugene Sunderlin ’33, Washington, DC
Lee “Buzz” Thibodeau ’33, Ripon, CA
Verla Mae Woodard Wills ’35, Potomac
Frances Copeland Schilling ’36, Billings
Sarah Justiss Chandler ’37, Anchorage, AK
Pamelia Fergus Pittman ’37, Jonesport, ME
Frederick George Bruce ’38, Glasgow
Josephine Buergey Anderson ’39, Ramona, CA
Catherine Madden ’39, Helena
Donald W. Sharp ’39, Mesa, AZ
Lucille Helean Wamsley ’39, Missoula
Mathias “Matt” Himsl ’40, Kalispell
Kay Young Reddish ’40, Fort Benton
Rae C. Greene ’41, Surprise, AZ
Rudyard Clune Jennings ’41, Missoula
H. Kleis Larsen, M.Ed. ’41, Grants Pass, OR
Mae Ruth Bruce Irle ’43, Glasgow
John Adams “Jack” Morgan ’43, Redding, CA
Gwendolyn Anderson Wallace ’43, Flower Mound, TX
Charlotte Toelle Bakken ’44, Missoula
John Stephenson Groene ’45, Boca Raton, FL
Patricia Lake O’Loughlin ’45, Helena
J.D. “Jeff” Whitmer ’45, Bloomfield
Kenneth Norman Boe ’46, M.F. ’48, Arcata, CA
Virginia Farnsworth Mahrt ’46, Missoula
Barb Scherrer Coleman ’47, Helena
Robert C. Line ’47, Missoula
Herbert “Roy” Manley ’47, Butte
John G. “Jack” Barrow ’48, Chinook
John C. “Jack” Bequette ’48, Benton City, WA
Gordon Howard Matheson ’48, Conrad
Jo Ann Ryan Miller ’48, Great Falls
Helena Kallgren Streit ’48, Missoula
Kenneth Bennington ’49, Portland, OR
Kenneth E. Hickel ’49, Billings
Clark Leaphart ’49, Windsor, CA
James J. McArdle, J.D. ’49, Issaquah, WA
Donald E. Nordstrom ’49, Red Lodge
Maggie Martin Rapp ’49, Boonton, NJ
Lucile Lofland Boyd Strausser ’49, Goldsboro, NC
Donald M. Durland ’50, St. Regis
David Dean Freeman ’50, King of Prussia, PA
Darrel G. Minifie ’50, M.A. ’51, Austin, TX
Benedict W.”Ben” Vicars ’50, Roundup
Dale Cox ’51, J.D. ’52, Billings
William A. Johnstone, M.Ed. ’51, Bozeman
Barbara jean Bangeman Haglund ’52, Spokane, WA
Theodore B. “Ted” Hazelbaker ’52, Dillon
Robert L. Kirk ’54, Kalispell
Robert Harry Walkup ’54, Lake Oswego, OR
James McLean ’56, Anderson, CA
Addison Lee Carlson ’57, San Jose, CA
Elmer “E.J.” Carosone ’57, M.A. ’61, Anaconda
Roberta Holgate DeHart ’57, Boise, ID
Sylvia B. Lillehaugen, M.Ed. ’57, Grand Forks, ND
Frank X. Crepeau ’58, New York
Albert Franklin Gilman III M.A. '58, Cullowhee, NC
William K. “Bill” Good ’58, Helena
Kathleen Harris Leathers ’58, Surprise, AZ
Jack L. Lajoie ’60, Medford, OR
Marcia Peterson Vollmer ’60, Helena
Harold Lee Sharkey ’62, Missoula
Mack Foster Hamlin ’63, Lake Oswego, OR
Carolyn M. Frojen ’65, Missoula
Richard H. Boswell, M.S. ’67, Loves Park, IL
David E. Malone ’67, Ashby, WV
Margaret Sterling Moore ’68, M.Ed. ’90, Plantation, FL
Deborah Trenerry Grebe ’69, Bemidji, MN
Robert Joseph Engle ’70, Medina, WA
George C. Ladanye ’70, Arlee
Jo Thompson Rainbolt ’71, Missoula
Phillip C. Tourangeau ’71, Missoula
Kathleen Marie Dwyer ’72, Butte
Gary Ray Pagnotta ’72, Stevensville
Rodney Guy Holden ’75, Las Vegas
Michael A. Mews ’75, Ashland, OR
Gayle Stone Pflueger, M.A. ’75, Green Valley, AZ
Tommie Lee Brown ’76, Browning
Marian Thompson Maas ’76, Laurel
John Michael Ladanya ’78, ’83, Kalispell
Mary Frances Harrington Trafford ’78, Butte
Brett Michael McPherson ’79, Billings
Daniel “Dano” Boboth ’80, Seattle
George E. Barrett ’83, Reno, NV
Paul T. Peterson ’85, Missoula
Margaret Maronick Sample ’86, Missoula
Vivian Evenrude Petek ’89, Boise, ID
Alison Stewart Smith-Moser ’94, Whitefish
Robert L. “Bob” Tyler ’95, Missoula
Carrie Elizabeth Benedict, ’98, M.A. ’05, Hamilton
Morgan Ashley Voth, ’99, M.S.W. ’04, Missoula
Hedvig Rappe-Flowers, ’00, Bozeman
Joshua Scott Messerle ’03, Coos Bay, OR
Paul A. Raftery, J.D. ’06, Helena
Lawrence “Bevo” Beaver, Renton, WA
Jeanne Chivers Bushnell, Helena
Shirley Beauchamp Bustell, Billings
Gwinn Dyrland Clapp, Glendive
Howard Blaine Drollinger, Westchester, CA
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, Hudson, NH
Donald L. Gillespie, Butte
Jonathon Paul Kovash, Deer Lodge
Lois Shattuck Larsen, Glasgow
John F. Lawry, Palo Alto, CA
Jacqueline Lewis, San Jose, CA
Edna Beavers Newgard, Missoula
Richard R. Sayler, Sun City, AZ
Mary A. Stripp, Billings
Carmen C. Stufft, Kalispell
George E. Thelen, Seattle
Dave Van Dyck, Hillsboro, OR
Drue Allan Versland, Billings
Arthur C. Weber, Great Falls
Jack Whitney, Bigfork
Paul T. Williams, Kalispell
Marilyn Louquet Winship, North Bend, WA
Lilian Gray Burns to Melisse Pollard Burns ’00, M.A. ’03, and
Bryn C. Burns ’99, July 15, 2006, Missoula
Padraig Joseph Partin to Anne K. Duffy ’00 and Derral Partin, October 2, 2006, Cedar Park, Texas
Iliana Norton Geranios to George Geranios ’91 and Alice M. Norton ’95, October 25, 2006, Vancouver, Washington
Paxon Revel Williams to Genevieve A. Cook ’96 and Dawson Williams, November 7, 2006, Bethel, Alaska
Georgia Grace Smith and Finn Thomas Smith to Matthew A. Smith ’96 and Lori Smith, November 15, 2006, Alameda, California
Simon James Beery to Derek Beery M.A. ’98 and Katie Collins Beery '05 November 22, 2006, Missoula
Aluna Sabina to Jason Gutzmer ’98 and Penelope Banquero, January 24, 2007, Missoula
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 877-862-5867 or by visiting our Web site: www.UMontanaAlumni.org. The Alumni Association thanks them for their support.
Cherie Fey Anderson ’58, Kalispell
Larry C. Ashcraft ’65, Bigfork
Eric J. Ball ’91, Helena
Mary Ball, Helena
William J. Beecher ’63, Great Falls
Michael G. Black ’86, Clinton
Robert R. Boast ’77, Saint Peters, MO
Connie Boyd, Dixon
David W. Boyd ’88, Dixon
Betty Jo Stockburger Cahill ’80, Denver
Robin Sumpton Campbell ’82, M.B.A. ’87, Lake Oswego, OR
Wayne R. Campbell ’79, Lake Oswego, OR
Connie J. Carter, Spokane Valley, WA
Cynthia Seitz Coleman ’89, Spokane, WA
Steven R. Coleman ’89, Spokane, WA
Karissa Reinke Cornell ’97, Portland, OR
Thomas D. Croci ’65, Bohemia, NY
Marjorie Nelson Dana ’37, Portland, OR
Holly S. Di Meglio ’88, Anchorage, AK
Timothy P. Donovan ’89, Missoula
Jolyn E. Eggart ’94, J.D. ’99, Helena
Joan K. Elliott ’04, Sammamish, WA
Brad T. Farnsworth ’80, J.D. ’86, Spokane, WA
John R. Fidler ’76, Missoula
Christine A. Foster ’85, Seattle
Gary G. Gallaher ’63 Orinda, CA
Peter G. Graf ’71, Missoula
Jeanine Gautier Green ’72, Whitefish
Kenneth H. Green ’70, Whitefish
Amanda M. Halverson ’00, Jacksonville, FL
James T. Harrison ’61, J.D. ’64, Surprise, AZ
Willard I. Hart ’57, Sacramento, CA
Pamela A. Hillery ’88, Havre
Lew B. Hines ’58, Billings
Brandie Theisen Hofmeister ’95, Anchorage, AK
Justin M. Hokin ’98, Darien, CT
Dan R. Howard, J.D. ’79, Midland, MI
Jenifer J. Farengo Hug ’83, Sparta, WI
Jerry L. Huggins ’83, Littleton, CO
Tracy Huggins, Littleton, CO
Jeff A. Hunnes ’80, J.D. ’83, Billings
Elizabeth R. Ikeda ’79, MIssoula
Dennis D. Iverson ’67, Helena
Michael W. Johnson ’80, Fairfield
Bonnie Gilbert Josephson ’82, Big Timber
R. Mark Josephson ’84, J.D. ’88, Big Timber
Elizabeth Maloney Kaleva ’91, J.D. ’95, Missoula
Joel L. Kaleva, J.D. ’95, Missoula
Wilfred Otto Knottnerus ’82, San Clemente, CA
Douglas L. Koch ’74, Missoula
Cindy L. Kuntz ’00, Fresno, CA
Mary Faye Rolfson LaFaver ’75, Alexandria, VA
Dorothea Lambros, Missoula
George P. Lambros ’57, Missoula
Dawn Craven Lochridge ’85, Missoula
James A. Lochridge ’85, Missoula
Byron J. McBride, Billings
Carole McBride, Billings
William P. Mock ’67, Billings
Elaine L. Morse ’79, Havre
Stephanie Murphy, Dillon
William C. Murphy ’59, Dillon
Donald R. Norman ’50, Laurel, MS
Jerry C. Ohman ’63, Turlock, CA
Patricia L. Olson ’72, Dallas
Patrick C. Olson ’79, San Mateo, CA
Lovinia M. Plimpton, M.A. ’94, Ph.D. ’99, Missoula
James W. Powell ’81, Tampa, FL
Tonya M. Rawie ’96, Brookings, OR
Britt Reed ’97, Welford, SC
Raymond M. Rennie ’78, Pismo Beach, CA
Dennis K. Robinson ’78, M.B.A. ’83, Idaho Falls, ID
Carolyn Laws-Roos, Ovando
Paul S. Roos, M.Ed. ’90, Ovando
Shelly Thompson Rush ’84, Phoenix
John C. Schulte, J.D. ’85, Missoula
Patti Schulte, Missoula
Yu Sh-, M.B.A. ’92, New York
Jason C. Shull ’96, Woodinville, WA
Dan E. Sieckman ’79, M.A. ’02, Missoula
John E. Spengler ’00, Seattle
Danielle Kassner Stading ’05, Minneapolis
Bryan C. Thornton, Missoula
Jill Thornton, Missoula
Meredith Leigh Traeholt ’06, Bismarck, ND
Paul C. Tuss ’88, Havre
David K. Voight ’68, Washington, DC
Monte V. White ’86, Elk, WA
Chris R. Zeitner ’71 B, Herndon, VA
M. Jill Zignego ’78, Whitefish
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