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Megan Fisher, a 2006 graduate of UM, won two medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London this past summer.
Megan Fisher ’06, Seattle, won two medals at the London Paralympic Games in September. She took home gold in the road cycling time trial and a silver in track cycling pursuit. Megan finished the road cycling time trial in 26 minutes, 4.39 seconds, beating Susan Powell of Australia by nearly 27 seconds to claim the gold.
“It was a really strong field,” Megan tells the Chicago Tribune. “I’ve been going back and forth with Susan Powell for a couple of years now.”
In 2002, Megan lost her left leg in a car accident on the way back to Missoula from Chicago. The accident killed her friend, Sara Jackson, and Megan had to have a below-the-knee amputation. When she started school at UM, Megan was a tennis player, but the car accident ended that collegiate dream for her. So it was time to build a new dream.
“When I was a college tennis player, I did some skiing, some mountain biking, but didn’t want to get hurt,” she tells the Missoulian. “After I was hurt in the accident, I realized I might have limited myself to some of the fun things out there.”
Megan, who was featured in the spring 2011 Montanan, embraced her new life to the best of her abilities and began to branch out athletically. First, she tried triathlons and then transitioned to more intense twenty-four-hour outdoor races. Then a chance meeting with Paralympic athlete Sam Kavanaugh, a Kalispell native, sparked the beginning of Fisher’s remarkable journey toward the Paralympics in London. After a few years of training, she landed a spot on the national team.
She spent the summer in Colorado training twenty hours a week and also working as a clinical intern. This meant getting up in the morning, hopping on her bike, working a full day, training again at night, sleeping, and repeating.
In London, the hard work paid off. After landing two medals for Team USA, Megan and many other Olympians and Paralympians met President Barack Obama at the White House. The atmosphere at the Paralympics affected Megan deeply, and she drew inspiration from the other competitors’ strengths despite how their disabilities affected them.
“Going around in the Games, I was impressed by other people there who were competing. They have their birth defect or injury, but it doesn’t slow them down in any way. They’re not defining themselves by the difference,” she tells the Missoulian. “They’re pushing themselves like any athlete would. It’s incredible.”
If Megan has any say, London will not be her last Paralympic Games. She already has her sights set on the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Mary Joan Tascher Wallace ’53, Atascadero, Calif., recently completed a twenty-eight-page article, “The Miraculous Image of Our Lady Guadalupe: God’s Gift for Us All,” in which she provides an updated, well-researched review of the iconic religious image. The article is published through Spirit Enterprises, a company that shares free Bible-study lectures over the Internet and sells MP3s and CDs.
Ken Cooper ’62, Glen Haven, Colo., recently published a memoir about his life in Missoula. Ken lived in Pattee Canyon from the 1940s to the early 1960s. The Discombobulated Development of a CPA details an early Missoula when the Sigma Nu fraternity held Halloween parties for local fourth-graders and Dornblaser Field not only hosted football games, but served as the stage for the community pageant As Long as the Grass Grows, directed by Carroll O’Connor. The book details Ken’s career path, which eventually led him to being a certified public accountant. A graduate of UM’s School of Business, Ken was a varsity letterwinner in tennis.
David R. Montague ’66 and John Castiello Schwechten ’66 co-wrote a book of poetry, Behind the Dreams, published by Two Trout Press in September. Each author provided forty-eight poems for the collection. David lives with his wife, Mary Silkwood, in the Potomac Valley near Missoula. He previously wrote a satire, In Greed We Trust: Secrets of a Dead Billionaire. John and his wife, artist CJ Anderson, live in Bend, Ore., where they are practicing psychotherapists and active founders of Peace Bridges, Inc., a nonprofit with projects in central Oregon and eastern Kenya.
Carl Gidlund, M.A., ’67, Hayden, Idaho, was named Hayden Citizen of the Year during his home city’s Hayden Days celebration this past summer. A retired lieutenant colonel, Carl had a long career in journalism, most recently writing as a correspondent for the Spokesman-Review. He is an active volunteer in the Hayden community, serving on the local Veterans Affairs Commission and spending time with the residents at Hospice of North Idaho.
John and June Morrison ’63, Missoula, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary September 8 with a family barbecue and fishing on the Madison River. The couple married in 1962 at St. Anthony’s Church in Missoula. After John graduated from Missoula County High School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at UM and went on to work as a journalist and broadcast station owner. June also graduated from Missoula County High School. She then attended business school and worked for various businesses. John and June have lived and worked in North Dakota, Alaska, California, and Texas. They returned to Missoula after twenty-five years of being away from their hometown.
Garry South ’76, Santa Monica, Calif., donated to the University of California, Los Angeles Library a collection of election campaign documents chronicling former California governor Gray Davis’ successful bid for office. The materials are in the process of being digitized so students throughout the University of California system can access the collection. Garry, who served as Davis’ campaign manager, hopes the documents shed light on the inner workings of a political campaign.
Judith Tate Madden ’78, Anchorage, Alaska, was hired as the accounting department manager for Mikunda Cottrell and Co., a local Anchorage CPA firm. She spent the past twelve years as the financial administrator for the Petroleum Club of Anchorage.
Deborah McWhinney ’77, New York City, was named one of the twenty-five “Most Powerful Women in Banking” by American Banker magazine. Deborah works for Citibank as the chief operating officer of Global Enterprise Payments. She is responsible for developing and implementing new mobile and online services globally and helped bring Google Wallet to market in 2011. She also serves as co-chair of Citi Women, an internal program to improve training and sponsorship. Deborah reaches out to women’s groups internally and externally and educates women on career choices. In one year, she reached 2,000 women in fourteen countries. She served her alma mater on the UM Foundation Board of Trustees, which she chaired from 2002 to 2003. She simultaneously chaired the Foundation’s “Invest in Discovery” campaign, which raised $131 million. She also has served on the UM Alumni Association Board of Directors. The University honored her with its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005, and she remains an active supporter of the University, frequently hosting New York-area donors and alumni at her home. Deborah attributes much of her success to her mentor in the beginning of her career. Now she pays it forward. She mentors students through UM’s Global Leadership Initiative and visited students in the program this past spring. She understands the importance of a global perspective in today’s marketplace, and she’s doing what she can to encourage that perspective in today’s students. “The world we live in is a global world. Grain in Montana is used to manufacture products in China,” Deborah says. “There’s nothing in your office that’s not globalized. Students need to make a significant investment in other languages, other cultures, other religions.”
Faye Krueger ’80, Missoula, was named the new Forest Service Northern Region Forester. She will oversee a dozen national forests and two national grasslands in five states. In addition, she will actively be involved with everything from congressional budgets to fire science to shifting climate. Before beginning her Forest Service career, Faye earned a degree in forestry from UM. After graduation, she worked in the Gallatin National Forest and then headed to Alaska to work on the Tongass National Forest. She also has worked in the Payette, Wasatch-Cache, and Caribou national forests and the Dakota Prairie Grasslands in Dickinson, N.Dak.
Jayne Mitchell, J.D. ’81, Butte, received an AARP Foundation Jerry D. Florence Scholarship to attend the 2012 National Aging and Law Institute in Washington, D.C., this past November. She was one of sixteen lawyers in the United States to receive one of these scholarships.
John Mohorcich ’81 retired after a thirty-year career in land planning and management on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. An Albuquerque, N.Mex., native, John directed the Donald E. Gilman Kenai River Center and worked with many local, state, and federal agencies to manage the area. He earned a bachelor’s degree from UM in resource management. While in Montana, he interned at parks and fought wildfires.
Beth Wilson, M.B.A. ’84, Helena, holds the Pohlman Professorship for Entrepreneurship at Carroll College. The professorship is part of a fundraising effort for professors whose work and accomplishments have highlighted the excellent work done by Carroll faculty. The funds awarded to Beth are used by her department to send a new student organization, Students in Free Enterprise, to a regional competition in Seattle. Other money is used for additional travel funds for professional development.
Shane Bishop ’86, Medford, Ore., is an NBC Dateline news producer who recently was nominated for three national Emmy Awards for his work with Brian Williams covering the tornadoes that struck Alabama in 2011. In addition, Shane married Anna Moriarty in Carlsbad, Calif., in August 2012. Anna and Shane reside in Medford with their six children. Shane was honored by UM in 2007 as a Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.
Laura Hill ’86, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was hired as executive director of Human Resources for North Idaho College. Laura previously worked for Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, Wash., as chief human resource officer. Overall, she has more than twenty years of human resource management experience.
Bob Drummond, J.D. ’87, Great Falls, was elected president of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees, an organization composed of more than 1,000 bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. Nationally, Chapter 13 Trustees pay more than $7 billion a year to creditors under the terms of court-approved reorganization plans. Bob has practiced law in Great Falls since graduating from UM’s School of Law.
Robyn Meadows ’90, Lacey, Wash., started Love of Learning Kindergarten with her husband. The home-based school opened in January 2012. Robyn is a longtime teacher who earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education at UM and obtained another bachelor’s degree at Western Michigan University. After substitute teaching for a while in the Tacoma, Wash., area, Robyn and her husband, Stephen Greenfield, decided it was time for her to return to doing what she loves—teaching kindergarten-age children.
Todd Kostman ’92, Oshkosh, Wisc., won the Barbara Sniffen Faculty Governance Service Award. The award recognizes faculty members at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh who have exceptional university service records. Todd currently chairs the Academic Policies Committee and is a member of the faculty senate, where he recently started his fourth term. He earned his bachelor’s degree in botany from UM and then earned a master’s degree in horticulture and a doctorate in botany, both from Washington State University.
Lisa Wilkinson ’92, Helena, was named pharmacy programs director for Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation. She is responsible for clinical and administrative management of drug utilization review and drug prior authorization contracts for Montana Medicaid. In 2003, Lisa joined Mountain-Pacific as a clinical case management pharmacist. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Carroll College in 1988 and then earned a pharmacy degree from UM in 1992.
Rebecca Horn ’95, Casa Grande, Ariz., joined Sun Life Family Health Center as a behavioral health consultant to the organization’s integrated behavioral health program patients. She collaborates with primary care providers to manage the overall health of patients through education and behavioral strategies. Rebecca is a licensed clinical social worker. After earning her bachelor’s degree at UM, she received her master’s degree in social work at the University of Albany in New York in 2000.
Martin Kidston ’97, Missoula, recently joined the staff at the Missoulian, where he covers the University beat, the military, and general-assignment stories. A Marine Corps veteran, Martin previously ran the Wyoming bureau of the Billings Gazette.
Mark Meredith ’97, Pharm.D. ’08, Helena, has been named chairman of the Montana Pharmacy Association. Mark is the pharmacy director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana.
Allison Cassie ’99, Laurel, accepted a position as a kindergarten teacher at South Elementary School. She earned a business administration degree from UM and a master’s in the art of alternative teaching methods from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.
Tara Jensen, M.P.A. ’00, Missoula, was appointed by Governor Brian Schweitzer to Montana’s Board of Crime Control. Tara is the executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates [CASA] in Missoula and served as the UM Foundation’s associate director of donor relations and events.
Erica Olsen ’02, Cortez, Colo., has debuted a book of short stories. In Recapture, Erica writes about archaeologists, museum curators, hikers, and pothunters. She hones in on men and women engaged in preservation and destruction as they figure out how to live in a changing world. She wrote some of the stories while working to curate collections at the Anasazi Heritage Center. Erica has lived in the Four Corners area for years and is a graduate of Stanford, Harvard, and UM’s Creative Writing Program.
Lucy K. Ednie, M.B.A. ’03, Butte, received certification in medical-surgical nursing from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center. Lucy works at St. James Hospital in Butte as a medical-surgical registered nurse. In order to obtain the certification, she completed thirty hours of continuing education, a self-study course, and a specified number of clinical hours in addition to successfully passing the ANCC test. Lucy received her associate’s degree in nursing from Montana Tech and then earned a bachelor’s degree from Rocky Mountain College. She went on to get her M.B.A. from UM.
Jenny Kuglin ’03, Eugene, Ore., was promoted to the position of general manager at Fisher Interactive Network, a Seattle-based media company that produces websites and web content. She previously served as the company’s general manager of content and social media.
Wendy Siegel ’03, Nampa, Idaho, recently was accepted and is now attending Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho.
Emily Murdock ’04, New York City, formed the soprano/piano duo, the Liria Duo, with her longtime collaborative partner, pianist Sara Parkinson. They have worked closely with Grammy Award-winning composer Libby Larsen on three works that were recorded this past October with producer Adam Abeshouse in New York City. Find out more about the duo at www.fracturedatlas.com.
Daniel Graham ’07, Denver, joined the Denver law office of Faegre Baker Daniels as an associate in the intellectual property and business litigation practices. After getting his bachelor’s degree from UM, Daniel earned his law degree in 2012 from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. He graduated first in his class and served on the Denver University Law Review.
Kristi Rosin ’07, Post Falls, Idaho, married Ryan Blaver on July 21 at Cloud’s Place in Stevensville. Kristi graduated from UM with a marketing degree. Following a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple returned home to Post Falls.
Lauren Goodwin Slaughter ’07, Birmingham, Ala., recently won the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. The $30,000 award recognizes women writers who exhibit exceptional talent. Lauren is working on her first collection of poems, A Lesson in Smallness. She also has started a new series of poems responding to the tornadoes that recently struck her home state of Alabama. Lauren earned her B.A. from Kenyon College and then received her M.A. from UM and her M.F.A from the University of Alabama. She teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This year, she hopes to take a leave of absence and use her award for childcare and living expenses. She hopes to focus on her two poetry collections and a novel-in-progress.
Bret Bohlen ’08, Spokane, Wash., is the head track coach at Lewis and Clark High School. Bret went 8-1 in 2012 and was awarded Coach of the Year in the Greater Spokane League. He also is a football coach at the high school.
Chris Thomas, M.E. ’08, Bainbridge Island, Wash., was named the band leader of Bainbridge High School. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University and a master’s degree from UM. He has instructed band at schools in Washington and Montana for the past five years.
Megan Walsh ’08, Helena, was promoted to manager at the Helena office of the accounting firm Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens, P.C. As a certified public accountant, Megan’s primary focus is on personal and business income tax preparation and not-for-profit governmental audits and tax reporting.
Grant and Hannah Carter ’09 opened Bitterroot BBQ in Seattle. Grant serves as the restaurant’s head chef. He worked at restaurants in Chicago before settling in Seattle. Hannah worked at Quinn’s Pub and Scott Staples Catering in Seattle. The husband-wife team brings a new Northwest-style barbecue to the Seattle area. They combine many ingredients into Bitterroot BBQ’s custom smoker and specialize in Washington applewood-smoked meats from the Northwest.
Brandon Fisher ’09, St. Louis, joined his father, Jeff Fisher, as an assistant coach for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. Brandon started his coaching career last season with the Detroit Lions.
Adam Hanan ’09, Kellogg, Idaho, recently was hired to teach algebra and trigonometry at Kellogg High School. He says he is excited to build relationships with students as a teacher. Adam attended KHS and is pleased to return to a familiar atmosphere.
Kendra Donovan ’11 and Tyler Owens ’10 were married July 14 in Missoula. Kendra received a degree in elementary education from UM and now teaches kindergarten at Cold Springs Elementary in Missoula. Tyler graduated with a degree in business management information systems and now works at Rocky Mountain Scale Works in Lolo.
Chris Wilkins ’11, Steve Miller ’11, Andy Salonen ’12 of Billings, Boulder, Colo., and, Seattle, respectively, teamed up to publish a forty-page booklet titled College Cook-In: A Guide to Delectable Dorm Dining, Freshman Edition. The cookbook contains the trio’s original recipes and others they learned from their mothers. Each recipe is simple to make and involves few ingredients. Everything can be made in a dorm room using only a mini-refrigerator and a microwave.
Trevor M. Stokes ’11, San Antonio, Texas, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in October 2012.
Brian Qvale ’11, Williston, N.Dak., signed a one-year contract to play for Belfius Mons-Hainaut, a professional basketball team in Mons, Belgium. A former center for the Griz basketball team, Brian spent his first year out of college playing for Aliaga Petkim, a team based in Izmir, Turkey.
Ryan Fetherston ’12, Conrad, leads the Conrad Cowboys football team as its new head coach. The former Grizzly defensive end got his first win with the team when the Class C Cowboys defeated Harlem 35-0 August 31.
Emily Foster ’12 joined the news team at the ABC-FOX station in Missoula. The journalism school graduate has reported on various local topics, ranging from house fires to new playgrounds. As a student, Emily won three Emmy Awards and placed ninth in the Hearst Awards for the television features category.
Daniel Mediate ’12, Great Falls, recently joined the staff at the Great Falls Tribune, where he primarily covers high school sports. Daniel previously was the sports editor of the Montana Kaimin, UM’s student newspaper.
Steven Rinella, M.F.A. ’00, New York City, published a new book, Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter, which discusses hunting and everything surrounding the popular sport. In addition to being published extensively as a freelance writer and having written two books, Steve hosts the TV show MeatEater on the Sportsman Channel. His 2009 book, American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon, won the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award.
Vince Huntsberger ’02 recently began a new job as an emergency room doctor in Sandpoint, Idaho. He also was inducted into the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame with the 2001 national champion Montana football team on September 14. Vince, a former safety, still leads the UM record books with the most all-time tackles at 393. In the 2001 national championship game against Furman University, Vince was named the most valuable player after a 13-6 win. He finished the game with ten tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception. He earned a vote for the prestigious Heisman Trophy, which goes to the best college football player in the country.
Mike Chavez ’07 is an assistant coach at Little Big Horn College, a small tribal college of roughly 300 students in the Crow Agency. He works under Pete Conway, the former three-point marksman for the Montana State University Bobcats. Conway, a Blackfeet Indian, and Mike, who is Crow and Northern Cheyenne, have kept in touch ever since Conway hosted Chavez on a recruiting trip to Bozeman. After his time at UM, Mike pursued professional basketball, playing for the Great Falls Explorers of the Continental Basketball Association for a season. He then played in a pro league in Mexico. “When I left there, I kind of hung up basketball and I was teaching in Pryor, junior high and elementary, and coaching junior high boys’ basketball,” he tells the Missoulian. “I was doing that for a couple of years and was kind of between jobs this summer; my contract was up. I was looking at possibly doing something different as far as basketball is concerned, whether it is high school or college.” Conway welcomes his old friend back on the court as his assistant coach. “I think we hope that it sends a positive message: There are two Native Americans who went on to play at established Division I programs and graduated and got their degrees and now they’re back trying to help us get our degrees and move on to the next level or the next step in life,” Conway tells the Missoulian.
Taren Wellman J.D. ’11, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.Dak., was nominated for the Brigadier General Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award, an award given out by the United States Air Force. Taren serves as the chief of adverse actions at the 319th Air Base Wing legal office. The prestigious award is named after retired Brigadier General Vaught, who was the first woman selected for promotion to brigadier general in the comptroller career field, and the first Air Force female graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In March 2012, the Air Force announced the creation of the award as a way to recognize accomplishments of female airmen. “I’m humbled to even be considered for this award,” Taren says. “Brigadier General Vaught was a pioneer in her field and still inspires women to join and thrive in military service.”
Megan Wrigg ’11, Helena, works with dancers to prevent injuries at Capital City Health Club. As a physical therapist who specializes in dance medicine, she says she is suited for this line of therapy having been a professional dancer herself. She is very familiar with the painful injuries that can accompany a dance career. When she danced for Ballet Minnesota, the Milwaukee Ballet, and Ballet Montana, Megan blew out her knee twice, broke her tibia, dislocated toes, and had hip and back problems. Although most dancers see their careers end in their thirties, she found a career that still allowed her to have a passion for dance. At age twenty-eight, Megan enrolled at Carroll College and earned a biology degree. She then earned a doctorate in physical therapy from UM. “If someone had taught me the knowledge I have now, I could have saved myself a few surgeries,” she tells the Helena Independent Record.
NEW LIFETIME MEMBERS
The following alumni and friends made a commitment to the future of the UM Alumni Association by becoming lifetime members. You can join them by calling 877-862-5867 or by visiting our website: www.grizalum.com. The Alumni Association thanks them for their support. This list includes all new lifetime members through October 2012.
Rachel Schneller ’95, Washington, D.C.
Bryan and Kenna Collette, Chicago
Vicki Todd, Brier, Wash.
Bruce Flynn, Mercer Island, Wash.
Tara Haight, Kennewick, Wash.
David Kurtz, Bellevue, Idaho
Donna Vaskey and Gordon Vaskey,
Tim and Lindsay iudicello, Missoula
Mary Huston and A.J. Coulter, Whitefish
Sarah Truman, Beaverton, Ore.
Denise Dowling, Missoula
Brittney Bacon, Park City, Utah
Philip Weber, Missoula
Wendy and Jason Magera, Helena
Craig McIntyre, Dayton
Katie Ranta, Bigfork
Joseph Holliman, Middleton, Wis.
Braden Thompson, Edmond, Okla.
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
One of my responsibilities at The University of Montana is to lobby on behalf of the Montana University System during the biennial state legislative session. As you read this, I will be in Helena working with legislators to discuss funding needs not only for our Missoula campus, but for the system as a whole.
One item ever present in the lobbying effort is a present law adjustment [PLA], which basically is an inflation increase. A second item is a pay plan. Both of these are important for all our campuses, which compete for students and faculty on a national level.
Again this session, funding to build much-needed infrastructure on our university campuses is a top priority. For the Missoula campus, the highest building priority is the Missoula College, formerly the College of Technology. The Missoula College building request is also the highest priority of the Montana University System.
This is the third session in a row that the Missoula College has been the system’s highest funding priority, so let us hope we get this critical project funded in 2013. Each time the funding is delayed, another generation of one- and two-year students misses the opportunity to study and learn in a facility designed for their numbers and program requirements. Currently the Missoula College has more than 2,500 students in a facility designed for only 700 students. The current facility was built in the mid-1960s, and the design did not anticipate the wide array of academic offerings now available.
I encourage you to visit the Build Missoula College project at http://umt.edu/buildmissoulacollege to learn more about this critical need. Please let me know if you can help with these efforts in any way.
Bill Johnston ’79, M.P.A. ’91
Director, Alumni Relations
President and CEO, UM Alumni Association
ALUMNI EVENTS 2013
24 Bringing the U to You Lecture – Great Falls
7 Bringing the U to You Lecture – Great Falls
13 Charter Day
19 Community Lecture Series
21 Bringing the U to You Lecture – Great Falls
22 Mayan Mystique Luxury Cruise
26 Community Lecture Series
5 Community Lecture Series
7 Bringing the U to You Lecture – Great Falls
12 Community Lecture Series
14 University of Montana Gathering in Phoenix
19 Community Lecture Series
26 Community Lecture Series
27 Italian Inspiration Luxury Cruise
18 Commencement with Alumni reunion representatives
We extend sympathy to the families of the following alumni, faculty, and friends. To be included in “In Memoriam,” the UM Office of Alumni Relations requires a newspaper obituary or a letter of notification from the immediate family. Names without class or degree years include UM alumni, employees, and friends.
Material on this page reached our office by Oct. 21, 2012.
Kathryn Elsie “Kay” Bailey Huntley Moore ’34, Melbourne Beach, FL
Wilbur Mark Perrault, ’37, Bozeman
Charles E. “Mike” Hardy, ’39, Missoula
Barbara B. Krall Weir, Hungry Horse
William Mathias Scott, J.D. ’43, Great Falls
Lucina Jean Sterling Boyle ’49, Polson
John W. “Jack” Mahan Jr., J.D. ’49, Helena
George G. Ryffel, ’41, Washington, D.C.
Colleen McCarthy, ’48, Nashville, TN
Victor H. Hedman, ’41, Milwaukee
Howard P. Cordts, ’49, M.S. ‘51 Grafton, WI
JoAnn Rupp Gray, ’49, Missoula
Myrna L. Hanson Ferg, ’43, Spokane, WA
Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Baptist,
Walter Richard “Dick” Larson, ’49, Odessa, WA
Duane Cal “Gil” Gillmore ’50, Bellevue, WA
M. March Denney Grieb ’50, Great Falls
Harold A. “Hal” McVey ’51, Mesquite, NV
Gerhart H. “Gary” Nelson ’51, M.S. ’55, Stevensville
Dale Martin Visser ’51, Las Vegas, NV
Alfred Lewis “Al” Bishop, J.D. ’52, Billings
Harry Randolph Finlayson ’52, Salmon, ID
Eugene George “Gene” Patch ’52, M.Ed. ’59, Lander, WY
Theodore C. “Ted” Mueller ’55, Seattle WA
Vernon Duane Hawley ’53, M.S. ’55, Townsend
Robert Burns “Bob” Stewart ’53, Billings
Vernon Raymond Kailey, M.Ed. ’54,
Marilyn McConnell Vinje ’54, Great Falls
Nila Davis Gibbs ’56, Missoula
George William Tawney ’57, Phoenix
James Russell “Jim” Forker ’58, M.Ed. ’63, Polson
Douglas Burton Sipes ’58, Marana, AZ
Richard D. “Rich” Lorello ’59, Anaconda
Arthur Lewis “Art” Previs, M.Ed. ’59, Thompson Falls
Henry E. “Hank” Burgess, ’57, Helena
Kennedy Alfred “Kenn” Wanner, ’55, Hamilton
Alfred Yoshio Miyake, ’53, Honolulu, HI
Adam Vennettilli, ’50, Greenport, NY
John Allan “Jack” Fahey,’55, Missoula
Robert Christian Friede, ’54, Seattle, WA
Florence Dufrense Weston Young, ’52, Missoula
Theodore M. “Ted” Rollins, ’50, M.Ed. ’59, Kalispell
George E. North, Jr., ’50, Pittsburg, CA
Ethel L.R. Edmunds Schiavon, ’53,
Ralph T. Randono, ’58, Great Falls
Bonnie Lois Bennetts McKeown, ’50, McMurray, PA
Gaye Harding Engle ’60, Polson
Arthur G. “Art” Rapp, M.Ed. ’61, Missoula
Sarah “Sally” Amos Graessle ’62,
San Diego, CA
Larry D. Juelfs ’62, J.D. ’67, Portland, OR
Arthur A. “Art” Lindlief ’62, Kalispell
Margie Lynn Johnson Fowler ’63, Helena
Paula Jo Bowman Porter ’63, Salem, OR
Donald John Elder Jr. ’64, Olympia, WA
Lawrence A. “Tony” Wertz ’65, Lincoln
Gerald W. “Gary” Young ’66, Kalispell
Michael T. “Mike” Chumrau ’67,
Carson City, NV
Frances M. Riley Driscoll ’67, Missoula
Edward Phalen “Ed” Herbert, M.Ed. ’67, Seattle
Robert L. “Bob” Howard ’69, Martin City
Elsie Bezdek Stofer ’69, Missoula
Edith Cornelia Nicholson Kair, ’61, Libby
Laurel Elaine Lam, ’63, Casa Grande, AZ
Melvin LeRoy Thornton, ’69, Billings
Robert Donald Michael. ’60, Vancouver, WA
Teri Michelle Babich Boettcher, ’68, Polson
Corinne “Jane” Bailey-Zerga, ’65,
Melvin Wilk, ’62, Des Moines, IA
Lawrence Burnham “Larry” Dodge, ’64, Dallas, TX
James Francis “Jim” Lopez, ’68,
West Deptford, NJ
Clinton Lance “Clint” Long, ’60, M.Ed. ’68, Fredonia, AZ
Lois A. Sougstad Mehus, ’67, Mesa, AZ
David M. Carty, ’60, Olympia, WA
Jerry Jerome Hanel, ’64, Billings
Carole Luray Day Baker Kamrath ’70, Missoula
Dora Margaret Boyd Wilke ’70, Kalispell
Larry Douglas “Stranny” Stranahan ’71, M.Ed. ’82, Colbert, WA
Virginia Ann “Giny” Jellison ’72, Missoula
Michael Dean “Mike” Mikota ’72, Helena
Stephen A. “Steve” Norwick, Ph.D. ’72, Penngrove, CA
Susan M. Solich Bolton ’76, Great Falls
Darla Jean Wilson Bruner ’76, Billings
Victor J. “Vic” Miller ’79, Harlem
Lindsay D. Clodfelter ’79, Missoula
Joseph P. “Joe” Mazurek, ’70, J.D.’75, Helena
Lois J. Schrader Patton, ’78, Missoula
John Clifton Bartlett, ’76, Whitefish
William M. “Bill” Peoples, ’75, Butte
Joe W. Kaiser, ’71, Calgary, Alberta
Charles J. “Chip” Lavoie, ’73, Wilbraham, MA
Robert L. Hille, ’77, Stevens Point, WI
Sandra Rae Kluth, ’77, Pueblo West, CO
Elizabeth Ames Chandler, ’75, Kittredge, CO
Walter Roscoe Dotter, ’81, ’83, Wasilla, AK
Ginnie Jennifer Lee Johnson Weber, ’85, Rathdrum, ID
Kathryn Holly Glenn, ’86, Eagle River, AK
Robert Burgess “Rob” Spierling ’88, Lake Stevens, WA
David Stanley Sanders, ’82, Butte
Albert Jay “A.J.” Kroll, ’99, Drummond
James Richard Teslow, ’83, Stevensville
Colleen Marie “Coco” Hickey Nelson ’91, Anaconda
Carol Ann Sorenson Heater ’97, Kalispell
Megan Elizabeth Vogel, ’92, Seattle
Jessie Faye “Jody” Sallee, ’93, Vaughn
Sharon Ann Harr Mohler, ’94, Missoula
Fred Alton Winstone ’01, Missoula
Karlie Jean Geiser Hobson ’02, Eugene, OR
Carrie Ann Hildreth Kinda ’03, ’06, Missoula
Bartlett James “Bart” Hafner ’04, Missoula
Nandhakumar “Nandi” Thayanidhi, ’12, Chennai, India
Alan Thomas Panebaker, ’05, Montpelier, VT
Daniel A. “Dan” Gies, ‘08, Missoula
F. Nadine Olson Bentley, Butte
Robert V. Bourdeau, Seattle
Darlene B. Fagg, Billings
Giesele Spring Eagle Feathers, Hardin
Edward Franklin Focher, Missoula
Bettie Louise Forsman, Billings
Judith Irene Cook Freeman,
Cathedral City, CA
Ruth Lorene Oss-Lieurance Frigaard, Butte
Cora Janke Gaub, Glendive
Howard B. Hanger, Missoula
Audrey Marie Gage Jacobson,
Casa Grande, AZ
Dorean Emma Denius Lackner, Missoula
Drucilla Hazelhurst “Dru” Otterson, Oro Valley, AZ
Sharon Waddell “Sherry” Patten, Hamilton
Elsie Redlin, Sidney
Evelyn Coleman “Cookie” Rhinehart, Hackensack, NJ
Rebecca Creecy Schutte, The Dalles, OR
Zachary Andrew Shuck, Johnson City, TN
Donald William Simmons, Missoula
Nan Ruth Slusher
Helena Evelyn McCauley Sheldon,
Marion Alice Fisher Volkman, Missoula
Kartson W. Waarvik, Glasgow
Jeanne Rustad Michael, Billings
Claudia Anne Dobb Walseth, Missoula
Lena Lee Belcourt, Havre
John Robert O’Neill, Butte
Edgar William “Big Ed” Trippet, Kalispell
Steven Dale Rice, Victor
Bessie M. Paulson, Great Falls