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Fall 2002 l Capital University Journal
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Albert Evans, ’68, B.S., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has been appointed vice president of advanced programs and technology for BAE Systems in Lansdale, PA.

Carol Ann Hackley, ’61, B.A., Journalism, has been promoted to full professor at the University of Pacific. Hackley has also been re-elected national vice president for public relations and publications of the Navy League of the U.S.

Peter Sarellana, ’69, B.S., Business Administration, B.A., Anthropology, recently retired as deputy county executive officer with Placer County. He will be spending his leisure time working on his tree ranch at Omo Ranch in El Dorado County.

Linda Whitney, ’64, B.A., Education, retired as principal of Caroline Wenzel Elementary School in Sacramento.


Dennis Dart, ’79, M.A., History, is an in-house attorney for Heitman Financial LLC in Warsaw, Poland.

G. Douglas Glysson, ’70, B.S., Civil Engineering, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, Va., is a 2002 recipient of the ASTM Award of Merit. Glysson’s career has concentrated on surface water data collection techniques, sediment data collection and analysis, interpretation, and teaching sediment data collection and records computations.

Michael Hall, ’75, M.A., Education, has retired after 35 years in education. Hall was a teacher for 10 years and a principal for 25 years. He worked in the Sacramento City and San Juan school districts.

Clifton Harrison, Sr., ’78, B.A., Recreation Administration, works for the California Youth Correctional Facility as a vocation education teacher.

Jim Jenkins III, ’75, B.A., Journalism/Communication Studies, is in his 24th year with the Sacramento Bee. Jenkins is a pro football and boxing writer. He previously spent 17 years with the Sacramento Union as a staff writer and assistant sports editor.

Photo of W. Walter LiangW. Walter Liang, ’70, B.S., Finance, was appointed by Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao as her representative covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Prior, Liang was a Congressional appointee to the Census Monitoring Board. He was also the governor’s liaison to the Asian community in California, an appointee to the Small Business Administration under President George H. W. Bush and assistant state treasurer for California.

Photo of Ingrid Lindquist Ingrid Lundquist
, ’72, M.A., Art, has been awarded the Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP) designation. Lundquist is one of 109 professionals in the world to hold the certification. For more than 20 years Lundquist’s Sacramento-based firm, The Lundquist Company, has specialized in producing high-profile events for corporations and nonprofit cultural organizations.

Glenn Peterson, ’79, B.S., Business Administration, is marketing director for Gonzalez Team Racing.

Chuck Trainor, ’73, B.S., Business Administration, was honored at the annual Doctor Lawyer Dinner for his community involvement. Proceeds from the event benefited the WIND Youth Center, which provides basic needs, counseling, schooling and support for homeless teenagers. Trainor is the senior partner of Trainor Robertson, the Sacramento-based law firm that he founded 24 years ago.

Photo of Michael UeltzenMichael Ueltzen, ’70, M.B.A., was awarded the California Society of CPA’s 2002 Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor. Ueltzen, the managing partner of Ueltzen & Company, was CalCPA’s president and has served as the association’s vice president and treasurer. His community involvement includes the CSUS Accounting Advisory Council, the Sacramento Blood Center and the Center for Blood Research. Ueltzen has been a faculty member of the National Judicial College in Reno and the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C. He is a contributor to the book Developing and Managing a Litigation Services Practice.

Cordia Wade, ’76, M.A., Sociology, is a member of the Sacramento County Adult and Aging Commission and other committees involved in services to seniors and their caregivers.


Timothy Appel, ’80, B.S., Biological Sciences, is working with Department of Justice State of California Toxicology Laboratory performing drug analyses.

Photo of David CarleDavid Carle, ’81, M.S., Recreation Administration, recently had his book Burning Questions, American’s Fight With Nature’s Fire published, a history of the debates over wild land fire policy in the U.S. during the last century. He is working on a book for the California Natural History Guide series, entitled California Water. Carle recently retired after a 27-year career as a California state park ranger.

Suzanne Mounira Chammout
, ’88, B.S., Nursing, was promoted to chief of the Sacramento Licensing Branch, Office of Health Plan Oversight, Department of Managed Health Care.

Kati (Dyer) DeLaurier, ’86, B.S., Dietetics, has been working with Clinica Sierra Vista/WIC program in Bakersfield for the last four years and was recently promoted to supervising dietitian. DeLaurier lives in Pine Mountain Club, CA.

Cheryl Dell, ’82, B.A., Communication Studies, was named publisher of the Tri-City Herald, which is owned by McClatchy Newspapers.

M.S. Enkoji, ’80, B.A., Government/Journalism, is a reporter for the Sacramento Bee. Prior to that, Enkoji worked for the San Bernardino County Sun covering social issues and general news. Her coverage includes welfare reform, Northern California issues and criminal justice.

Gil Fried, ’86, B.S., Business Administration, is a lawyer and an associate professor University of New Haven School of Business. Fried has written three textbooks and over 120 articles on the sport business industry. While a student at CSUS, he was a coach/player on the badminton team and also taught badminton classes.

Cory Hall, ’86, B.A., Music, received a D.M.A. in piano and M.M. in musicology from the University of Kansas. He is an adjunct instructor of music and humanities at St. Petersburg College in Florida, where he teaches Western humanities, music appreciation and piano. He is also organist and accompanist at Anona United Methodist Church in Largo, FL. He recently published “On Bach and Courante Tempos” in Clavier and presented “Bach’s Use of the S-D-G Motive” for the 2001 AMS Southern Chapter in Baton Rouge and 2001 CMS National Conference in Santa Fe.

Susan Kossack, ’83, M.B.A., has accepted a position as advertising director for the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Prior to this, Kossack spent 15 years with the California Lottery, also as an advertising director.

Paul Kronenberg, ’87, M.A., Government, is president of Family Winemakers of California, a trade association of California wineries.

Kim Kuenlen, ’82, B.A., Psychology, is the Director of Development at the CSUS Library. She is raising money for the library to build a reading room.

Sandra Lawson, ’89, B.A., Music, was promoted to assistant controller of advertising revenue at the Sacramento Bee.

Carrie Markel, ’88, B.A., Art, was in America’s Who’s Who of Outstanding Teachers 2002/03 edition.

Tari Martin, ’86, B.S., Business Administration, and David Martin, ’87, B.S., Business Administration, have started their own health and nutrition business.

Lillian Miller, ’88, M.S.W., recently retired from her position as supervising parole agent at the Department of Youth Authority, where she was employed for 33 years.

Karla Oppliger, ’84, M.S., Counseling, has earned her Certified Residential Specialist designation, which is held by just 5 percent of the nation’s realtors.

Jose Ramirez, ’82, B.A., Biological Sciences, has recently relocated his medical practice to 7600 Hospital Drive, Suite H, in Sacramento.

Linda Reifschneider, ’86, B.A., Communication Studies, received the Statewide Partnership Award and the Innovator of the Year Award from the State Chancellor’s Economic Development Association.

Photo of Kathy SanbornKathy Sanborn, ’89, B.A., Psychology, is a corporate consultant, career coach and author. McGraw-Hill will publish her latest book, The Seasons of Your Career, in spring 2003.

Dan Teresa
, ’87, B.A., Physical Education, is an instructor and head baseball coach at Hartnell Community College in Salinas. His team shared the Coast Conference baseball title this season, the first time the college has won a title in 24 years. He was also named Coach of the Year. Teresa was an Olympic Torch Bearer for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

David Trimingham, ’81, B.S., Recreation Administration, is retiring after 20 years in the U.S. Air Force.

Robert Wood, ’85, B.A., Government/International Relations, was recently selected for captain and assigned as the deputy chief of staff for intelligence programs for Commander Naval Reserve Forces Command in New Orleans.

Paula Wilson Youra, ’83, B.A., Communication Studies, is associate professor of communication studies at Lynchburg College and has been named an outstanding “Woman of Achievement” for 2002 by the Lynchburg YWCA’s Academy of Women. She was cited for bringing a wealth of experience to the college and Central Virginia and using innovative teaching ideas that integrate the students and community. Youra also holds an M.A. from UC Davis, and a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. She joined the Lynchburg College faculty in 1991.


Scott Adams, ’90, B.A., English, and Sherri Dozier Adams, ’86, B.A., Communication Studies, welcomed their first child, Charles Scott Adams, in March. Scott Adams works in the CSUS advancement office and Sherri Dozier Adams works as a bookkeeper for Pool Master.

Photo of Daniel BallardDaniel Ballard, ’97, B.S., Biological Sciences, has joined McDonough, Holland & Allen and focuses on patent and intellectual property law. Ballard is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He served as a flight medic in the U.S. Air Force, and has worked for a number of years as a laboratory technologist. He received his law degree in 2001 from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Patricia Bechtold
, ’99, M.S., Career Counseling, recently opened Career Artistry, a private career counseling and life coaching practice. She uses creative strategies to help clients explore their hopes and dreams

Connie Carter, ’93, B.S., Nursing, is an epidemiology nurse with El Dorado County Public Health.

Johnathon Doull, ’96, B.S., Criminal Justice, is completing his fifth year as a California Highway Patrol Officer. He is a field-training officer and assigned to the community outreach program.

Brian Fujita, ’99, B.S., Business Administration, is a logistics coordinator at the American Cancer Society. He is performing federal government relations for the Relay for Life Celebration on the Hill, a grassroots event celebrating cancer survivorship and advocating for laws to help people fight cancer.

Photo of Bobbie HalesBobbie Hales, ’94, B.S., Accounting, is a manager at Gilbert Associates, a provider of accounting and advisory services in the Sacramento area. She previously worked as audit manager and human resources coordinator at Richardson & Company. Prior to that, she was with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Anthony Hayes
, ’93, B.A., Biological Sciences, earned a medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland, Ohio. Hayes now expects to complete a residency in general surgery at Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Hospital in Los Angeles.

R. Scott Mackey, ’97, M.A., Communication Studies, recently had his second book, Blood Runs Deep, published by the Brookfield Reader. He lives in Sacramento with his wife (also a CSUS alum) and their two children.

Kathleen Palmer, ’99, B.S., Business Administration, recently graduated from the UC Davis Law School.

Donald Petron, ’91, B.A., Communication Studies, is working as an instrument technician for California Air Resources Board.

Deni Polstra, ’93, B.A., Art, has been doing volunteer work and photography for YWCA, Cystic Fibrosis, and has had some photography jobs with Quest, Sutter Hospital and Crossroads Church.

Luis Rios, Jr., ’98, M.A., Multicultural Education, is currently a doctoral candidate in Spanish language and literature at Columbia University in New York. Rios is also a Spanish instructor at Columbia University.

Eva L. Santos-Phillips, ’90, M.A., Spanish, received tenure and was promoted to associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Timoth Shestek, ’91, B.A., Government, is director, state and local public affairs, for the American Chemistry Council, a national trade association of the U.S. chemical and plastic industries.

Steven Shultz, ’90, B.A., Government/Journalism, is assistant director of communications for the Port of San Diego. He plays a lead role in media relations, community outreach and other communications duties. Shultz serves on the Public Relations Committee of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and is a member of the San Diego World Affairs Council and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He is a three-time winner of the Edward L. Bernays Mark of Excellence Award from PRSA San Diego, and holds several national honors in the field of public relations. Shultz also holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Steven Stapp, ’91, B.S., Accountancy, is senior vice president of branch operations for the Golden 1 Credit Union. Golden 1 is the largest credit union in the state.

John Tehaney, ’90, B.S., Civil Engineering, passed California’s structural engineering exam. He is a senior structural engineer for the Office of Statewide Health, Planning and Development in the Facilities Development Division, where he is working on the Hospital Seismic Retrofit Program.

Janet Tisue, ’96, M.A., Education, is teaching the History Alive Program for World History at Rio Linda High School.

Peggy Vande Vooren, ’90, B.S., Accountancy, has become a shareholder of Gilbert Associates. Formerly a senior manager with Gilbert Associates, Vande Vooren specializes in auditing and consulting for governmental and nonprofit organizations. Vande Vooren is also responsible for coordinating the firm’s in-house staff training programs.

Photo of Nicole VinhNicole Vinh, ’95, B.A., Communication Studies, with a minor in Journalism, is a contract manager with the California Department of Health Services. She interened with KOVR Channel 13 News and Montoya Bilingual Communications. She earned scholarships with the Asian American Journalists Association and CSUS Asian Studies Program.

Photo of Cary WilliamsCary Williams
, B.A., ’96, Environmental Studies, is owner of Prime Time Boxing & Fitness in Sacramento. Williams is also a certified Olympic Boxing Coach, one of only three in the United States. She has created a nonprofit youth activities center within her gym and is co-director of that organization. Williams and her husband conduct a boxing camp open to the non-competitive boxer. Williams periodically writes a fitness column for the Sacramento Bee and is a competitive boxer.

Mike Wilson, ’93, M.B.A., is Coors Brewing Company’s national field marketing director of the year for the second consecutive year. Wilson is responsible for Coors’ advertising and marketing in 10 Western states.


Deanna Aldeghi, ’01, B.S., Business Administration, is chair of student relations for the CSUS Business Alumni Chapter.

Photo of Sonia KuarSonia Kuar, ’00, B.A., Communication Studies, is working for Barcellona Communications as an account executive. Kuar’s clients include the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, Twelve Bridges, a master planned community, Lenar Communities, Meritage Homes, Sun Ridge Systems and Wood Rogers. Prior to joining Barcellona Communications, Kuar worked as an account executive at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in Sacramento.

Molly McGuire, ’01, M.S.W., is a social worker for the Sacramento County Children’s Protective Services.

Joshua Moody, ’01, M.S., Civil Engineering, is structural department director for the structural department at Cannon Associates, where he has worked for more than four years. Cannon Associates specializes in a variety of areas that include development, energy, environmental, food processing/wineries, public works, water supply and sanitation, and schools and institutions.

Robert Purnell, ’01, B.S., Criminal Justice, is a Vallejo police officer.

Adrienne Schmeling, ’01, B.S., Business Administration, works for the League of California Cities’ magazine Western City, and two of its affiliations, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and the California Association of Public Information Officials.

Cynthia West, ’00, B.A., English, and a partner have started Women of Words, a business offering writing, editing, proofreading, research, indexing, book cataloguing, and desktop publishing services.

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