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
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Jack Hallowell ’42, Lakewood, Colorado, and his daughter, Leslie Mielke ’75, Firth, Idaho, attended memorial services at the Dachau concentration camp in Germany in April as part of the worldwide observances marking the sixtieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Jack had served with the 157th Infantry, 45th Division and helped liberate the camp on April 29, 1945. More than 7,000 people from thirty-seven countries attended the three-day ceremonies; of that number, more than 1,000 had been prisoners themselves.
William H. Sloane ’43, wrote our office asking about several former college friends. We were able to help him locate Colin “Scotty” MacLeod, ’43, Billings, but had no information on Lauren Jesser or James Walsh. Bill left college a year before graduation to enlist in the U.S. Air Corps, receiving his degree at the University of Louisville following the war. Bill and Imogene, his wife of forty-six years, live in Prospect, Kentucky. They have two sons, David and Greg, and two grandchildren. “We are in good health,” he writes. “I was a music teacher in the Jefferson County Public School System and a member of the Louisville Orchestra for thirty years. Still do some private teaching on a limited basis. Best wishes,” he concludes. “The happiest years of my life were spent at UM.”
George C. Weatherston ’56, Fargo, North Dakota, was named 2004 Volunteer of the Year at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in western Minnesota. George and his wife, Barbara, have one daughter, Samantha, who lives in Minneapolis.
Richard D. Woods ’56 has retired after forty-three years of teaching and now lives in Chicago. His book, Autobiographical Writings on Mexico, was recently published by McFarland and Company.
Beverly Questad Bost ’60, has retired and moved to Sumner, Washington. “I am enjoying being back in the
West and continue to do literacy tutoring,” she writes.
Judy McIntyre Golphenee ’62 and her husband, Jerry, moved to Nepal in 1996 from Whitefish. They are directors of Children of Kathmandu Inc., a non-profit corporation that provides education, health care, and adequate living for destitute Nepali children. Visit their Web site for more information: www.childrenofkathmandu.org.
Marshall W. Dennis ’64, J.D. ’67, has retired as president of REMOC Associates Ltd., an international housing finance consulting company
Marshall founded in 1985. He and his wife, Marilyn, celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary this year and intend to split their time between their homes in Ponce Inlet, Florida, and Monroe, Connecticut. They have one daughter, Lisa.
Clait E. Braun, M.S. ’65 compiled and edited the sixth edition of Techniques for Wildlife Investigations and Management, the textbook manual for wildlife biologists, published in June. While a graduate student at UM, Clait recalls being “the chief grunt” for Professor Richard Taber, who was writing a selection for the first edition of the text. “Little did I know,” Clait says, “that forty years later I’d be in charge of the whole thing!”
Clait lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he operates a consulting business, Grouse Inc. He is pictured here on Attu Island. This past spring he worked on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service project to restore the Evermann’s Rock Ptarmigan to Agattu Island by transplanting the subspecies from Attu Island.
David Carpita ’66 and his wife, Nito, own and operate Seasons of Provence Cooking School and Mas de Cornud Country Inn in Saint Rémy de Provence, France. A “Travel Features” article earlier this year in the Christian Science Monitor describes David as “the backbone of the business. When he’s not booking reservations, driving into town before sunrise for fresh-baked baguettes, or unfolding yet another lovely Provençal tablecloth for mealtime, he is touring guests around the area. He enthusiastically shares his vast knowledge of the surrounding attractions, including the asylum where van Gogh spent his last year and painted some of his most recognizable works, the Roman city of Glanum, and the area’s olive oil factories and cheese farms.” Visit the Carpitas’ Web site at www.mascornud.com
Terry L. Anderson ’68 and Gary D. Libecap ’68 presented a joint paper on market and property rights approaches to environmental and natural resource problems in Reykjavik, Iceland, in August. Gary is the Anheuser Busch Professor of Economics, Law, and Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Terry lives in Bozeman and is the executive director of PERC (the Property and Environment Research Center), a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and co-author of a recent book, The Not So Wild, Wild West.
Mark P. Brown ’72, M.B.A. ’97, vice president, financial consultant with D.A. Davidson & Co., has been named branch manager of the Butte office. Mark oversees the management and day-to-day operations of the Butte office and the satellite office in Dillon.
Terry D. Sather ’72, M.Ed. ’88, officially ended his thirty-eight year career as a basketball referee at the Montana Class C State Girls’ Basketball Tournament’s championship game in March. Terry and his wife, Kathy Bell Sather ’72 both teach in the Havre public schools. Kathy is a first-grade teacher and Terry is the elementary school PE coordinator. Their oldest daughter, April Sather ’97, played volleyball and basketball for the Lady Griz. Their daughter Amber ’01, and son, Ben ’02, are also UM grads.
Susan Howlett ’74, fund-raising consultant to hundreds of U.S. nonprofits for the last eighteen years, recently won the Lifetime Achievement Award from her professional association in Seattle. The University of Washington also honored her with its 2004 Award for Teaching Excellence. Married and the mother of two, Susan has written Getting Funded and Getting Your Board Members to Raise Money Joyfully. She consults, speaks, and trains nationally. Max Murphy ’74, Missoula, is chairperson for the UM Foundation’s 2005 Excellence Fund Drive. A volunteer with the Excellence Fund for twenty-five years, Max is a co-owner of 102.5 Mountain FM, IMAGE Advertising, MoClub.com, Ravalli County Broadcasters, and Mount Sentinel Communications.
Doug Woodahl ’74, Missoula was riding high in September at the grand opening of his newest Missoula Harley-Davidson dealership. UM classmates may remember Doug’s on-campus rebuilding of a Triumph 500 Daytona Twin, which had spent two years at the bottom of the Blackfoot River. He started the restoration in his dorm room. When given the ultimatum by UM officials to remove the bike from his room or leave school, Doug complied, reassembling and rebuilding it in the dorm rooms of friends. Today, his 58,700-square-foot dealership includes space for riding lessons and two live bands; its show room displays more than 200 motorcycles. Doug and his wife, Charlotta Bornefalk ’85, have five children: Andrea, Ian, Maja, Ingrid, and Olof.
Maggie Bennington-Davis ’78, Tualatin, Oregon, has co-authored Restraint and Seclusion: The Model for Eliminating Their Use in Healthcare. Maggie is medical director for Salem Hospital’s Psychiatric Medical Department and recently received the American Association of Community Psychiatry’s Ethics Award.
Fred Nelson, Homecoming parade marshal
By betsy holmquist
For sixteen years as its drum major and seventeen years as its chair, Fred Nelson ’52, M.F.A. ’56, directed the UM Alumni Band up Higgins and University Avenues in the Homecoming Parade. This year he traveled the route by car—as Parade Marshal, accompanied by Marlene, his wife of fifty-four years. Fred enjoyed this parade without concern for cadence or straight lines. It was his time to wave, hands free of instrument or baton: time to enjoy the crowds he’s played to for most of his life.
UM’s Director of Bands Steve Bolstad calls Fred “the legendary Montana band director.” Generations of Montana’s children have taken band classes from Mr. Nelson. Generations of Montanans have heard him play in school, university, and dance bands. (Moon Moods, his UM days dance band, played frequently in the Governors Room at the Florence Hotel.) Fred has sold band instruments. He still gives music lessons two days a week and arranges small ensemble music. And since its beginnings in the basement of UM’s Music Building in 1988, Fred has made the Alumni Band happen.
That year at Homecoming, Tom Cook, then UM’s director of bands, invited former band members to sit in and play concert music with the UM band. “Fred was one of the handful of folks who stuck around that night after we’d played, when I first pitched the idea of an alumni band,” Tom explains. “He took on a leadership role right then and has carried the ball ever since.” The next year at Homecoming, 1989, the first Alumni Band took to the streets. It has not missed a parade since. The 1993 Centennial Alumni Band boasted 105 members—beating its goal of 100 participants.
Today the band has its own logo wear, band bus, and a twice-yearly newsletter, edited and produced by Fred. Its Alumni Jazz Band, under the direction of Hal Herbig ’51, plays Friday night of each Homecoming weekend at the Holiday Inn—a not-to-miss event. The Alumni Band also performs and plays at halftime of the Griz Homecoming games. But it’s their “Up With Montana” that brings the loudest cheers—and frequently tears—as the band takes to the streets for the parade on Saturday morning.
Fred stepped down as chair after this year’s parade. “It’s time to let some new blood in,” he says. Time to let someone younger take the baton. He’ll play trumpet in the parade next year, but someone else can do the organizing and directing. This year he just enjoyed the ride.
Marlene K. Hanson ’80, Kalispell, was selected for inclusion in the Silver Anniversary Edition of Marquis Who’s Who of American Women. An elementary music specialist, Marlene has taught for eighteen years at Glacier Gateway in Columbia Falls. Her article, “Effects of Sequenced Kodály Literacy-Based Music Instruction on the Spatial Reasoning Skills of Kindergarten Students,” was recently published in the online journal, Research and Issues in Music Education.
Michael S. Dennison ’81, former chief of the Great Falls Tribune Capitol Bureau, joined the Lee Newspapers State Bureau in Helena in September. His wife, Susan O’Connell ’81, is research director for the National Institute on Money in State Politics in Helena. The Dennisons have two sons, Tyler, eighteen, and Sean, fifteen.
Robert R. Seibert, M.S. ’81, retired this spring following a thirty-six-year career with the National Park Service, the past fourteen years as a West District Ranger in Yellowstone Park. Bob, his wife, Susan, and their children, Kruin and Casey, live in Bozeman.
Sandra Alcosser, M.A. ’82, Florence, is Montana’s first poet laureate. Sandra has had seven books of her poetry published. A student of UM’s Richard Hugo, she is the poetry editor for Parabola Magazine based in New York City.
Linda Dassenko Cresap ’83 is dean of the Graduate School and Research Sponsored Programs at Minot State University in North Dakota. Linda and her husband, Todd, an attorney, have three children: Andrew, seventeen, Alex, fifteen, and Melissa, ten. “Where are you?” Linda writes, hoping to hear from others in the class of 1983. Her e-mail address is Linda.email@example.com.
Richard D. Rolston ’83 is president and CEO of Prevea Clinic, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Dr. Rolston joins Prevea from Lovelace Health Systems in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he has worked for the past ten years, most recently as president and chief medical officer.
Nick Kumar ’84, M.B.A. ’86, and
Tamara McAllister ’86, write from Fanwood, New Jersey: “After twenty years of marriage, we have a daughter, Hannah Vasson, now nine months old. Nick traded in the corporate life in ’04 to purchase Frontier Wine and Spirits in Hackensack, an apt name for a UM grad.” Tamara is in her fifth year teaching ESL to K-8 students in Sayreville, New Jersey, where a classroom of students may speak as many as fourteen languages. Tamara writes that she, “quickly found out that my foundation in linguistics and TESL at UM was solid!”
Verlena Orr, M.F.A. ’84, Portland, Oregon, has published her first, full-length collection of poetry, Break in the Cloud Cover (Howlet Press). Previous publications include two chapbooks: I Dance September Naked in the Rain and Woman Who Hears Voices.
Nancy Harrington Stone-Streett, M.F.A. ’87 is an art instructor at Mississippi Delta Community College, Moorhead, Mississippi. In February, Nancy received the Humanities Teacher of the Year Award at a dinner given by the Mississippi Humanities Council. She and her husband, Douglas, plan to return to Montana after retirement.
Lisa A. Parks ’90 is an associate professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her book Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual, recently published by Duke University Press, analyzes how profoundly cultural politics, entertainment, public broadcasting, and social struggles are affected by satellite transmissions.
Michael Lawrence Mathews ’92, a major in the U.S. Army, wrote in thanks for a Griz CARE package the alumni office sent to him in Iraq: “While extremely busy, I do find time to think about Montana and the great days that I spent at The University of Montana. I often tell those I work with that my idea of a perfect weekend is a Griz football game on Saturday and hunting on Sunday. Thank you very much for thinking of me.”
Karin Larson-Pollock ’93 and her husband, Darren Pollock, announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Ellen Pollock, on June 20, 2005. Karin is finishing a post-MBA hospital administration fellowship at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.
David Logerstedt ’93 received the New Horizon Award from the sports section of the American Physical Therapy Association this past winter. Dave is a sports physical therapist at Penn Sports Medicine Center, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in physical therapy from Temple University.
Bradley A. Cook ’97, Portland, Oregon, was promoted to manager at Talbot, Korvola & Warwick LLP, the certified public accounting and consulting firm he joined in 2002.
Frank Field ’97, Needham, Massachusetts, is a full-time grad student at Simmons College going for a master’s degree in teaching. “I hope to finish next May and embark on a career teaching in a high school and coaching cross-country and track/field,” Frank writes. Frank taught journalism classes spring semester at Emerson College and ran the 109th Boston Marathon—his thirteenth marathon. “I’ve been a runner since I was in grade school at Highland Elementary in Billings in 1980,” he says. In July Frank ran the Rock ’n Roll Marathon in San Diego, posting a 2:54:30 time.
Ari Phillip Kirshenbaum, M. A. ’99, Ph.D. ’01, is an assistant professor of psychology at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. He and his wife, Molly Millwood, also an assistant professor of psychology at Saint Michael’s, live in Briston, Vermont, with their son, Noah, who was born in August.
Theresa K. Ragsdale ’99, is operations supervisor at Casa Paloma’s Women’s Center, a day drop-in and transitional housing program for the homeless and near homeless in Tucson, Arizona.
Teresa Kamman Herzog, M.A. ’00, Ph.D. ’01, and Tom Herzog were married July 31, 2005, in Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains. Teresa is an assistant professor of psychology at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina.
Barbara D. Johnson ’00, Missoula, is province director of chapters for Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, working with collegiate chapters in Idaho, Montana, and Washington. Barbara is also a substitute teacher/paraprofessional for Missoula’s Hellgate Elementary School.
Joella Lynn Bloomgren ’01, J.D. ’04, has joined Davidson Companies in Great Falls as a compliance examiner.
Mandy Broaddus, M.F.A.’93, writing under the pen name M. L. Smoker, has earned acclaim with her first book of poetry, Another Attempt at Rescue. Mandy gave a reading at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., in September. Mandy lives in Wolf Point, is an administrator at the Frazer School, and teaches a writing course at Fort Peck Community College.
Scott McGowan ’04, Missoula, received the Montana Amateur Athletic Union Little Sullivan Award, recognizing him as the state’s top amateur male athlete of the year. Scott is the first Montanan to run a sub-four minute mile (3:58:91 at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games in January.) He later won the USA Track and Field 1,500 meter national indoor championship.
Stella Anne Summerfield to
Brooke Pippin Summerfield ’98 and Daniel Summerfield, June 28, 2005, Missoula
Mary Elizabeth Speare to Lisa Rodeghiero Speare ’92, J.D. ’95, and
William J. “Bill” Speare, J.D. ’94, August 23, 2005, Billings
new life members
The following alumni and friends have made a commitment to the future of the UM Alumni Association by becoming life members. The alumni association thanks them for their support. You can join the association by calling (877) UM-ALUMS or by visiting our Web site, www.UMontanaAlumni.org. Annual memberships and payment plans are available.
Christi Anders ’74, ’87, Columbia Falls
Scott Cramton ’87, ’90, Missoula
Anne Delaney ’94, ’02, Missoula
Thomas Facey ’76, ’92, Missoula
Jerry Hayes ’57, Phoenix
Paul Hopfauf ’91, Mandan, ND
Amy Hopfauf ’92, Mandan, ND
Amy Kelly, Black Diamond, WA
Jeff Kelly ’91, Black Diamond, WA
Christopher Licata ’99, Missoula
Dennis Lind ’70, ’73, Missoula
Donald Loranger ’66, Bigfork
Janet Loranger, Bigfork
Jen Follett McCaw ’78, Missoula
William McCaw ’91, Missoula
Mike McGrath ’70, ’75, Helena
Bonnie Briggs Mountain ’80, ’83, South Orange, NJ
James Mountain ’81, South Orange, NJ
Judith Papousek ’66, Quinn, SD
Jamie Phillips ’79, Scottsdale, AZ
Amy Guthrie Sakariassen ’79, Bismarck, ND
John Erik Sakariassen ’78, ’88, Bismarck, ND
Jemima Scarpelli ’80, Spokane, WA
Marci Shaw ’89, Fairfield
Lu Simpson, Missoula
Betty Vigus Smart ’70, Missoula
Carl Smart ’70, ’02, Missoula
Linda Stull ’65, Sammamish, WA
Becky Wommack, Laurel
Michael Wommack ’91, Laurel
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.
Mildred Ammer Christiansen ’28, M.A. ’31, Columbia Falls
Etta Gracey Moore ’30, Hamden, CT
Laura Martin Gamersfelder ’34, Sedona, AZ
Dorothy Kitt LaGrandeur ’36, Seattle
Russel V. “Andy” Anderson ’37, ’42, Shoreline, WA
Clifford A. Olson ’37, Daphne, AL
Betty Lee Miller Schiess ’37, Seattle
Peggy Myrick Hansen Sherwin ’37, M.Ed. ’59, Newport Beach, CA
Donald K. Vaupel ’38, Havre
Earl W. Martell ’39, Missoula
Blanche Casto Permoda ’39, Missoula
Milton J. Popovich ’39, Butte
Grace Brownlee Doughty ’40, Challis, ID
Nick L. Hotti ’40, Philipsburg
Walter R. Kammeyer ’40, Troutdale, OR
Anne Harnish Morey ’40, Hayden, ID
James Wesley Quinn ’41, Sunriver, OR
John M. Stewart ’41, Missoula
George M. White ’41, Ronan
William K. Carroll ’42, Spokane, WA
John D’Orazi ’42, Missoula
Josephine Bugli Frizzell ’42, Portland, OR
Camilla Fox McCormick ’42, M.A. ’43, Polson
George C. Thomas ’42, Roundup
James W. Van Koten ’42, Helena
LeRoy Zins ’42, Great Falls
Ann Minette Gulbrandsen ’44, Great Falls
Arnold J. Odegaard ’46, Missoula
John R. “Jack” Davidson ’47, ’52, J.D. ’54, Billings
Barbara Hall Halseth ’47, Great Falls
Paul E. Hoffmann, J.D. ’47, Billings
E. Scott Stanley ’47, Great Falls
Keith H. Crandell ’48, New York
Vincent L. Gadbow ’48, M.A. ’50, Gig Harbor, WA
James Lovaas Faurot ’49, Missoula
Don E. Gray ’49, Missoula
Raymond Earl Kalberg ’49, Bigfork
Donald G. Kern ’49, Red Lodge Murray C. Lind ’49, Butte
E. Gene de Reus ’50, Boise, ID
Ann Fletcher ’50, Glendive
Melville H. Shannon, M.A. ’50, Merced, CA
Grace Anderson Wuerl ’50, Marysville, WA
Gale D. Hanson ’51, Littleton, CO
In Memoriam continued
Robert Wrenn Jasperson ’51, J.D. ’58, Walnut Creek, CA
Harold W. “Mitch” Mitchell ’52, St. Ignatius
Kenneth Smith ’52, Tonasket, WA
Bobbe Hansen Sparks ’52, Missoula
John H. Heckman ’53, Three Forks
Katherine Trunk Larkin ’54, Fort Benton
John Raphael Wendell ’56, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Milton O. Wordal ‘56, Great Falls
Glen Dimsdale Paul ’57, M.S. ’59, Helena
Otto E. Simon ’57, Cardwell
Richard D. Banks ’58, Sunland, CA
Edwin Mlekush ’59, Frenchtown
Millie Rosa Pezdark ’59, Butte
S.T. “Tip” Melby, M.Ed. ’60, Missoula
James R. “Clem” Johnson ’63, Great Falls
Martha Oke Johnson ’63, Castro Valley, CA
Robert George Winters, M.A. ’65, Great Falls
Thomas Edward Smith ’66, Edmonds, WA
Phillip G. Schneider ’67, Arvada, CO
Christopher S. Owe ’69, Kevin
John Frederick Piquette ’69, Missoula
Jacqlin Mowery Bradshaw ’70, Billings
Lorin R. Wright ’71, Red Lodge
Terry Nestor Caton ’73, M.Ed. ’85, Lolo
Stevan Lynn Haugen ’74, Oakridge, OR
Kenneth E. Sleator ’74, M.A. ’77, ’87, Seeley Lake Dennis Walter Moran ’76, Chidloh, W. Australia
Ricky Eugene Rollins ’78, Bothell, WA
John R. Bradford, M.B.A. ’79, Walla Walla, WA
Janice Johnson Hollow ‘79, Helena
Paul Mark Johnson ’80, Kalispell
G. Angela Nagengast, M.A. ’80, Alamagordo, NM
Linda Lenci Peer ’82, Great Falls
Patrick W. Fugate ’90, Missoula
Katie Ann Houle Sather ’91, Helena
Tracy Ann Koch Williams ’93, Reno, NV
Anna May Lehuta ’94, Stevensville
Carl J. Pearson ’94, Spring Valley, MN
Kenneth A. Dodd ’96, Orcutt, CA
Bobbie Anderson Douglas ’96, Missoula
Joshua Michael Hyland ’02, M.B.A. ’03, Missoula
Robert J. Hegenbarth ’05, Missoula
Greta Anne Wrolstad ’05, Missoula
Brian James Bachmeier ’06, Arlee
Stephen Balogh, Missoula
Milton Colvin, Mitchellville, VA
Derek Ellinghouse, Seeley Lake
Bertha C. Gaiser, Painsville, OH
William T. Gustafson, Great Falls
Larry E. Jones, Missoula
Ronald “Swede” Kenison, Butte
Helen M. Knippin, Gilford, NH
Cela J. Burham Matelich, Missoula
Brian Daniel McCabe, Great Falls
Thomas Joseph Moylan, Missoula
Mary Morrison Seipp, Billings
Ellis Keaton Surratt, Missoula
Herbert Lee Torgrimson, Missoula
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