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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 Mens 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 Womens 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 Ones 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 agencys
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.
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 masters
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
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 Presidents Council on Integrity and
Efficiencys 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
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 masters 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.
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
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
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 Attorneys 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 colleges
information technology solutions.
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 Bees 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.
F. Owens, Jr., 86, BA, Government/Journalism, is author and
publisher of The Testament Spectators Jesusaic Amalgamated Four-Gospel
Edition. The 48-page, 125-story tabloid size newspaper reports the life,
times and teachings
of Jesus Christ.
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.
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
development for Victorias Secret in
Karla Oppliger, MS, 84, Education, was named the Sacramento
Chapter of the Womens Council of Realtors Realtor of
the Year for 2000.
Steve Beck, 85, BS, Civil Engineering, has joined ECO:LOGIC
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 masters 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
Corporation in Houston.
Richard Clark, 87, BA, Government, has been selected as Rancho
Cordovas 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 Sheriffs 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 & Allens 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 Northwests 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, Sacramentos 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
Cathena Campbell, 93, BS, Business Administration, is the
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
Stacy Harrington, 94, BA, Biological Sciences, is senior
environmental health specialist with Napa County, which includes overseeing
small public water systems. Harrington earned a masters 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 Governors Office of Emergency Services.
Phillip Morgan, 95, BS, Finance, is product manager for household
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 Yards 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 deans
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 masters 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
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
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
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.