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Walter Braafladt, ‘53, MA, Music, is the 2001 assistant director of the annual Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association massed choir concert in Eugene, Ore. Braafladt trains the Sacramento Men’s Chorus chapter of the PCNSA. There are 11 choruses on the West Coast that follow the Norwegian male chorus tradition.

C. Stanley Gilliam, ’57, MA, English, is writing columns for Senior Spectrum and also doing freelance work.

Joan Gilliam, ’78, BA, Psychology, is volunteering at the Wellspring Women’s Center and is a docent at the Discovery Museum.


Rev. Hiroshi Abiko, ’65, BA, Art, has taken over at the Buddhist Church of San Francisco as its new minister. Abiko had been serving at Palo Alto Buddhist Church since 1983. He has also been serving as chaplain of veteran affairs for the Palo Alto Health Care System since 1989.

Raymond Menebroker, ‘67, BS, Mechanical Engineering, has retired after 34 years with the state, the last 30 years with the Air Resources Board. Menebroker has formed a consulting firm specializing in air quality.

Kyle, the oldest son of Jack Ford, ’69, BA, Government, and Kathryn Ford, ’88, BA, English, has enrolled as a freshman at CSUS for Fall 2001.

Larry Fornia, ’69, BS, Industrial Management, has published a novel titled The Great One’s Little People. Fornia now lives in Texas and has retired from the corporate world, where he was a materials director for more than 30 years. He has traveled extensively. Fornia is also a volunteer firefighter. Fornia credits CSUS professor Richard Hill from the College of Business Administration with inspiring him.


Charles Mouradian II, ’71, BS, Human Resource Management, was elected to the Good Samaritan Services board of directors in Corvallis, Ore. Mouradian was also re-elected as president of the Albany General Hospital Foundation Board.

Walter Barkdull, ’72, MA, Social Science, was reappointed by the Sacramento Superior Court to a third term as a member of the Sacramento County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission.

Richard A. Yehle, ’72, BA, Biological Sciences, has worked for the U.S. Postal Service since 1967 in both processing and support operations. With the reorganization of the U.S. Postal Service in 1992, Yehle was reassigned as environmental compliance coordinator for the agency’s Sacramento district.

Ronald Durkin, ’73, BS, Accountancy, is a partner at KPMG in Los Angeles.

Martha Jean Stevenson, ‘74, BA, Physical Education, is employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, after having served 21 years with the Department of Defense.

Dolores Delgado Campbell, ’75, MS, Counseling, received the California Federation of Teachers Woman in Education 2001 award for outstanding teaching and community activism.

Clifton Harrison, Sr., ’76, BA, Recreation Administration, is employed with the State of California Youth Correctional Facility in Ione as a vocational education teacher.

Barbara Lee Hugo, ‘76, MA, Art, is working as a consultant for Catholic Social Service.

Sister Helen Timothy, ’76, BA, English, a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was honored as the Distinguished Catholic School Graduate by the Diocese of Sacramento. Sister Timothy has worked as an administrator at Loretto High School for the past eight years, as a principal, and most recently was appointed president.

Photo of Janet BerryJanet Berry, ’77, BS, Criminal Justice, is chair of the National Judicial College Board of Trustees. Berry, the chief judge of the Second Judicial District Court in Reno, Nev., is the first Nevadan elected to the position of chair. Berry has more than 20 years’ experience in law. She received her law degree from Tulane University School of Law and her master’s of judicial studies from the National Judicial College in Reno. Berry is involved with a number of community councils and organizations, some of which include the Nevada Domestic Violence Prevention Council, Nevada Hispanic Services and the National
Association of Women Judges.

Craig Perez, ’77, BA, Physical Education, is a director of development at CSUS after eighteen years as the director of the CSUS Aquatic Center.

Dennis Lloyd, ’78, BS, Business Administration, has completed his first half triathlon, the Vineman Triathlon, consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bicycle ride and 13.1 mile run.

Oran C. Miller, ’78, BS, Business Administration, has been an airline pilot with Northwest Airlines since 1982. Miller has flown as a crewmember over the entire airline network, domestic, Asia, Europe, Hawaii, Canada, and Mexico. He has flown as captain and instructor pilot on the 727, A-320, DC-10 and the 747. Miller worked as a volunteer for the Air Line Pilots Association for 10 years as a contract negotiator and as union chairman. He is now the chief pilot/at large and a 747 captain. Miller lives in Seattle with his wife Lorri and sons Alex and Chase.

Joseph Richard Gutheinz, ’79, MS, Criminal Justice, has been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. Gutheinz was a guest speaker at the 12th Annual Certified Fraud Examiner Convention in Orlando. He earned both the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency’s Career Achievement Award and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for major criminal investigations he conducted as a senior special agent with the NASA Office of Inspector General. He also conducted undercover investigations, led several task force investigations and is responsible for the largest count indictment and conviction in NASA history. Gutheinz now practices criminal law out of Harris and Galveston counties in Texas.

Frank Werry, ’79, BS, Business Administration, is chief of information technology services division for the California State Teachers Retirement System.


Karl Grubaugh, ’80, BA, Social Science, received the James Madison Freedom of Information Award from the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The award was for his efforts to defend the free press rights of students at Granite Bay High School, where he teaches government and economics and advises the high school newspaper, The Gazette. Grubaugh, who also works as a freelance writer and editor, completed a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri last year.

Larry Pryor, ‘80, BA, Government, is the senior logistics manager for Brown & Root Services at Camp Able Sentry, Macedonia with responsibility for operations in Greece, Bulgaria, Kosovo, and Albania. He is responsible for a workforce of 1,400. Pryor retired from the U.S. Army as a Lt. Colonel in 1997, and now lives in Englewood, Florida.

Photo of Kevin ParsonsKevin Parsons, ’81, BS, Criminal Justice, has earned a teaching credential, and is now teaching third grade at Gravenstein School District. Parsons was previously in law enforcement as a sergeant at Mare Island.

Larry Wing
, ’81, MS, Civil Engineering, is engineering services manager/city engineer with the City of Rocklin. Wing is responsible for approval of all construction drawings, subdivision maps, and the capital improvement program.

Cindy Friday Beeman, ’82, BA, Government/Journalism, won a first place award for headlines in the Excellence in Journalism contest of the inland Southern California chapter, Society of Professional Journalists.

Bruce Benningfield, ’82, MS, Computer Science is vice president of engineering at iConvention. His responsibilities include heading software development, custom software implementation, database management and quality assurance.

Donald Crowl, ‘82, BA, Social Science, has completed his Th.D.

Barbara High-Daly, ‘82, BA, Communication Studies, owns and operates Daly Video Services, a full-service video production facility in Stockton. DVS produces award-winning, broadcast quality public service announcements, commercials, marketing and training videos for businesses and corporations, including the District Attorney’s Office and the California Superior Court system.

Christine MacDannald, BS, Business Administration, is senior analyst at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. MacDannald works on the college’s information technology solutions.

Photo of Carol ButterfieldCarol Butterfield, ’83, BA, Journalism, is a communications practice leader at Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Butterfield builds strategies for communicating human resources issues with employees. Her consulting work includes group facilitation, diversity initiatives and leadership assessment. A volunteer for Seattle Public Schools, she also serves on the boards of numerous business and civic organizations.

Herbert A. Sample, ‘83, BA, Government/Journalism, is the San Francisco Bay Area correspondent for the Sacramento Bee. Between 1993 and 2000, Sample was a Washington D.C. correspondent for the Bee. Prior to that, he covered state government and politics at the Bee’s State Capitol Bureau; was capitol bureau chief for the Dallas Times Herald, and covered the San Fernando Valley for the Los Angeles Times.

Steven Smart, ‘83, BA, Sociology/Social Science, is working with the Elk Grove School District as a recreational aide.

Walter Sweeny, ’83, BS, Business Administration, is director of inbound/outbound sales at AT&T Broadband.

Margaret Bertschi, ‘84, MA, Psychology, is an assistant director for Foster Family Service.

Photo of Ronald F. Owens, Jr.Ronald F. Owens, Jr., ’86, BA, Government/Journalism, is author and publisher of The Testament Spectator’s Jesusaic Amalgamated Four-Gospel Edition. The 48-page, 125-story tabloid size newspaper reports the life, times and teachings
of Jesus Christ.

Photo of Randy SaterRandy Sater, ’86, MBA, longtime manager of aggregate resource development for A. Teichert and Son, has been named a vice president of Teichert Aggregates. Sater has 20 years of experience in real estate, project management, land use planning and entitlement processing. His community involvement includes membership in and the vice chairmanship of the Urban Land Institute Sacramento District Council. Sater is also a founding member and president of the Cache Creek Conservancy.

Photo of Celeste Ramos SaladoCeleste Ramos Salado, ’88, BS, International Business, is an international businesswoman. After graduating from CSUS, Salado worked and lived in Paris for two years, Frankfurt for three years, and is now in the French Riviera, Sophia Antipolis (Technology Park near Nice, France). Now working for Accenture as the lead for Europe and Latin America, Salado is responsible for knowledge management, specializing in the telecommunications sector.

Darren E. Hart, ’84, BS, Psychology, is director of organization and leadership
development for Victoria’s Secret in
Columbus, Ohio.

Karla Oppliger, MS, ’84, Education, was named the Sacramento Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors “Realtor of
the Year” for 2000.

Steve Beck, ’85, BS, Civil Engineering, has joined ECO:LOGIC Engineering, a
company specializing in municipal water, wastewater and storm water facility planning, design and construction management. Beck is responsible for design and management of wastewater treatment and reclamation projects for several Northern California cities as well as a major water reclamation project near Reno. Beck previously worked for Carollo Engineers as project manager. Beck also holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from CSU Fresno, and is a frequent presenter at water quality association conventions.

Virginia Erickson, ‘85, MA, Spanish, is the leader of a team of technical analysts providing computer support for the CalPERS Investment office. Erickson will soon be moving into a new position of IT problem management and trend analysis for the entire CalPERS unit.

Gary Noy, ’85, MA, History, has published a book titled Wind on Buffalo Grass: Selections from the Journals of 19th Century Explorations and Expeditions in the American West. The book provides passages from the writings of explorers and expeditions in the 19th century American West. Noy has more than 20 years of teaching experience, and now teaches history at Sierra College.

Lorenz Ramseyer, M.D., ‘85, BS, Chemistry, has been elected president of the Oklahoma State Radiological Society for 2001-2002. Ramseyer has previously served as vice-president and treasurer of the group. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School with distinction in 1989 and served his residency in diagnostic radiology at the same institution. Ramseyer has been in practice in Enid, Okla. since 1993.

Carlos Chavez, ‘86, BA, Psychology, has been named international technology planning manager for United Parcel Service. In 16 years with UPS, he has served as a corporate manager in the strategic systems, project planning, and industrial engineering groups.

Walter Cotter, ’86, BS, Business Administration, has joined Browns Valley Irrigation District as the general manager.

Timothy Stalker, ’86, BS, MIS, is a production services analyst with SCI
Corporation in Houston.

Richard Clark, ’87, BA, Government, has been selected as Rancho Cordova’s first “community prosecutor.” Clark, a career prosecutor who has specialized in elder abuse, will be the first prosecutor to serve the east division of the Sacramento Sheriff’s department in the new program.

Carl Olson, ‘87, BA, Government, is entering his 10th year at Riverpoint Realty.

Nancy Park, ’87, BS, Business Administration, has joined McDonough, Holland & Allen’s Real Estate Group as an associate. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions and finance. Park served as an investment officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), responsible for investing $1.8 billion in real estate assets. Park is active in the National Network of Commercial Real Estate Women, serving as past president of the Sacramento chapter and national delegate in 2000.

Scott Syphax, ’88, BS, Business Administration, has been named the new president and chief executive officer for Nehemiah Corporation of California. The Sacramento-based organization is a non-profit community development organization that administers the largest privately funded down payment assistance program in the nation.

Robert Broeg, ’89, MS, Computer Science, is chair of the department of computer science at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.


Douglas Bosley, ’90, BA, Economics, has joined Perkins Coie LLP as a corporate and securities associate in its Portland office. Perkins Coie is the Pacific Northwest’s largest law firm, with more than 500 attorneys. Bosley graduated magna cum laude from the Duke University School of Law, class of 2000, and was nominated by the faculty to the Order of the Coif, a national legal
scholastic honor society.

Pamela Bulahan, ’90, BA, Communication Studies, was elected treasurer for the City of Isleton.

Kenneth Macias, ’90, MS, Accountancy, earned his doctorate in public administration from the University of Southern California.

Lauren Raskin, ’90, BA, French, has joined the business department of Downey Brand Seymour & Rohwer, Sacramento’s largest law firm. Raskin joins the firm as an associate from the San Francisco law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison. She received her law degree from Loyola Law School in 1998.

Sophia Cazanis, ‘92, BS, Marketing, has opened her own public affairs firm, Sophia T. Cazanis Consulting, in Sacramento.

Laura Wick, ’92, BA, Nursing, is a supervising public health nurse for Sacramento County Senior and Adult Services in Home Supportive Services.

Cathena Campbell, ’93, BS, Business Administration, is the human resources
manager at United Behavioral Health in San Francisco.

Todd A. Astorino, ’93, BA, Biological Sciences, has obtained his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of New Mexico. Astorino is an assistant professor in exercise science at Salisbury State University in Maryland.

Michael Marchello, ‘93, BA, Journalism, is the Medi-Cal fraud media liaison for the California Department of Health Services. He has worked for department for the past three years. Since graduating, Marchello has worked as a reporter at Sacramento Bee Neighbors, Woodland Daily Democrat and Capitol Weekly.

Heath E. Charamuga, ’94, BS, Business Administration, is vice president, financial services, commercial investments at Grubb & Ellis Commercial.

Stacy Harrington, ’94, BA, Biological Sciences, is senior environmental health specialist with Napa County, which includes overseeing small public water systems. Harrington earned a master’s degree in environmental management from the University of San Francisco.

Alan Tornay, ’94, BA, Child Development, is the child development center director for Travis Air Force Base. He also is the president of the Greater Solano Association for the Education of Young Children. Tornay is a first lieutenant in the Air Force Reserves at Travis.

Mike Harrison, ’95, MS, Civil Engineering, has joined ECO:LOGIC Engineering, a company specializing in municipal water, wastewater and storm water facility planning, design and construction management. Harrison is responsible for treatment plant engineering and specializes in bio solids treatment. Harrison previously worked for Carollo Engineers, where he was responsible for treatment plant design and project engineering. Harrison is active in numerous professional organizations.

Victoria LaMar-Haas, ’95, BA, Government/Journalism, is an emergency services coordinator for the deputy director of the Disaster Assistance Division in the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

Phillip Morgan, ‘95, BS, Finance, is product manager for household containers
at Rubbermaid Home Products.

Daniel Roche, ‘95, BS, Biological Sciences, is a doctoral candidate in the department of molecular and cellular biology at UC Berkeley.

Stephen Greene, ‘96, BS, Forensic Science, was chosen in 1999 to be one of the first forensic latent print examiners, without prior Army service, for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory at Fort Gillem, Ga. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory processes cases from the four branches of the military. Greene spent two years in an intense program of instruction and internship, which included being trained at New Scotland Yard’s Scientific Support College in Hendon, England, and the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.

Michael D. Lee, ’96, MBA, is member education manager in the newly created member education department at The Golden 1 Credit Union. Lee is responsible for providing financial seminars to Golden 1 members, employee groups and the general public. He is also an adjunct faculty member at UC Davis and the Los Rios Community College District and a member of the board of directors of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Sacramento agency.

Michael Lorilla, ‘96, MBA, is the manager of the Sacramento Regional Investment Management and Trust Office for Mechanics Bank. Lorilla has returned to Sacramento after co-managing the North Bay trust office for Wells Fargo. He also functioned as a general securities principal. Lorilla lives in Roseville and is building a house in Rocklin.

John Pearson, ’96, BS, Criminal Justice, was awarded a law degree, cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. While there, Pearson was twice named to both the honor roll and national dean’s list. He won the Bancroft-Whitney American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing I and made Law Review.

Robyn Tornay, ’96, BA, English, is the academic personnel coordinator for the department of physics at UC Davis. She won the Northwestern Regional Advisor of the Year award for the Golden Key International Honor Society. Tornay is working on her master’s degree in educational administration at CSUS.

David Felton, ’97, BA, Journalism, is a sports copy editor for the Long Beach Press-Telegram newspaper. Before going to Long Beach, Felton was the sports editor of the Santa Maria Times.

Kerry Blume, ’98, MS, Counseling, is living in Flagstaff, Ariz. where she is executive director of United Way of Northern Arizona, an organization that raises and distributes $1.3 million annually to health and human services programs.

John Kirk, ’98, BS, Civil Engineering, was appointed by the Nevada Irrigation
District to the new position of governmental affairs coordinator. Kirk has worked with the district for the past year and a half, and was promoted from assistant engineer. Kirk will represent the district with cities, counties, various regulatory agencies and will be involved with California Environmental Quality Act review procedures for district water projects.

Robin Miller, ‘98, BS, Criminal Justice, is a social worker with Solano County Health and Social Services Department in the Child Protective Services Bureau.

Eva Molina, ‘98, MA, Spanish, has joined Antelope Travel Services as account manager, managing the corporate reporting department. Molina previously served as office manager for the medical interpreting services department at the UC Davis Health System.

Michael Bilger, ’99, BA, Psychology, is the director of social services for Manzanita Manor SNF in Carmichael. Bilger also runs a successful promotional advertising company.

Tari Coleman, ’99, BA, Liberal Studies, is a sixth grade teacher at Yuba Gardens Middle School in Olivehurst, Calif., for the 2001-02 school year.

Gary Davis, ’99, BS, Business Administration, has been elected as the youngest trustee ever to the Natomas Unified School Board. Davis is a legislative assistant for State Assemblyman Darrell Steinberg, specializing in policy relating to the Sacramento Region.

Sandra Hamel, ’99, M.S., Career Development and Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, has accepted a promotion as the statewide supported employment coordinator with the State Department of Rehabilitation Cooperative programs section.

Judy Quattrin, ’99, MS, Recreation Administration, has retired as a professor of recreation and leisure studies at CSUS, where she taught for 30 years.

Amber Sherman, ’99, MA, Special Education, has founded TLC Kids Company to assist parents and teachers in meeting the needs of children with disabilities. Sherman teaches children with moderate to severe disabilities. TLC Kids offers educational materials, consulting and workshops focusing on in-home and classroom behavior management.

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