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WALTER BRAAFLADT, 53, MA, Music, is the new music director
at the Cordova Presbyterian Church. A music teacher in the San Juan
and Sacramento school districts, he plays several instruments.
MICHAEL RANKER, 69, BS, Civil Engineering, is the new senior
project manager at Sandis Humber Jones in Salinas. Ranker has more than
40 years of civil engineering, surveying and planning experience in public
and private sectors. Ranker is a registered civil engineer in California
T. JOHNSON, 71, BS and 73, MS, Criminal Justice, is the
executive officer for the Office of Military Affairs, an operation of
the CIA which provides support to the U.S. military. He serves as subject
matter expert for the office director and deputy office director. Among
his many assignmentsincluding counterintelligence investigations,
personnel security investigations and polygraph administrationhe
was also assigned to guard the head of the CIA.
CAY DRACHNIK, 75, BA, Art, won an award for her painting,
Cats, in the Northern California International Open Art Exhibition,
held at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael. She also received
an honorable mention in the Triton Art Museums all state Watercolor
Biennial Exhibition for her painting, Mother. Drachnik teaches
fashion illustration at Sacramento City College.
JAMES KNAUSS, JR., 75, BA, Psychology, recently opened a
bed and breakfast in Mazatlan, Mexico.
DON MADDY, 76, BS, Computer Science, recently received his
masters degree in computer sciences from California Polytechnic
State University, San Luis Obispo. With more than 25 years of computer
programming, he recently retired from business after 16 years as President
and CEO of The Maddy Corporation. He also retired from the State of California
after working for CSU Sacramento, CSU Bakersfield, and Cal Poly. He is
now on staff with Pacific Gas and Electric as a Senior Systems Analyst
ARTHUR SIMS, 76, BA, Psychology, was honored by the Elk Grove
Unified School District Board for his volunteer work with Cosumnes River
Elementary School. Sims serves as a volunteer math tutor, and has also
taught special quilting projects.
WILLIAM AYRES, 77, BS, Speech Pathology, has been hired by
CB Richard Ellis as first vice president of the retail services team.
Ayres brings more than 15 years of sales experience to the firm, and previously
worked as a partner in a similar firm.
RONALD A. HUNTER, 77, BS, Economics, is the director of the
F117-A System Program Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton,
Ohio. The $10 billion program is responsible for managing the worlds
only stealth fighter.
BARBARA YOUNG, 77, BA, Sociology/ Social Science, is president
and CEO of Young Enterprises.
FRANK ZACCARI, 79, BS, Finance, was named president and CEO
of Computech Systems Corporation. Prior to Computech, Zaccari was instrumental
in developing and implementing programs involving hardware, software and
e-commerce in a range of industries.
CARLOS, 80, BS, Business Administration, leads Solutions
Southern California Healthcare Practice, specializing in healthcare strategy
and performance improvement. He has been with the firm for 15 years, and
previously worked for the U.S. Department of Defense.
PETERSON GARDNER, 80, BA, Biological Sciences, has completed
an eight-year mission in Mozambique. She and her husband are linguists
who work with literacy, linguistics research and Bible translation. Gardner
is currently completing a masters degree at William Carey International
University. Gardner and her family studied in Portugal and France, and
worked in Brazzaville, Congo, before moving to Mozambique.
MORGAN, 81, BS, Accountancy, of Major League Soccers San
Jose Earthquakes has been awarded ACE Athletic Trainer of the Year for
the second time. Morgan has been with the San Jose club since 1996 and
is the only person to take part in every game in team history. Prior to
the Earthquakes, Morgan served as trainer for the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks
from 1988-89. A certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association,
Morgan has served as a sports medicine consultant to numerous organizations
and has authored several sports medicine articles.
MELISSA BROWN, 80, MA, International Affairs, was recently promoted
to assistant superintendent of the Sacramento City Uni- fied School District.
GENE FOWLER, 80, BS, Biological Sciences, has been promoted
to associate professor of biology and granted tenure at Pomona College.
Fowler has been a member of the faculty since 1993, and the director of
the Robert J. Bernard Field Station of the Claremont Colleges since 1994.
RANDY PAGE, 80, BA, English, has been appointed director
of the Tri-County Regional Occupational Program, which provides job training
to students in Yuba, Sutter and Colusa Counties. Page is also involved
with the leadership council of his church in Yuba City, Easter Seals,
the Bok Kai Parade Committee, Early Risers Kiwanis and the Salvation Armys
SUSAN WEIDEL, 80, BA, Liberal Studies, received her masters
degree in linguistics from UC Davis.
JERRY ADAMS, 81, BS, Criminal Justice, was named police chief
of the Lodi Police Department. Adams is the youngest top offi- cer in
the departments history. Adams community involvement includes
being chair of the Lodi Boys and Girls Club board of directors, a past
Lodi-Tokay Rotary Club president and 19 years as a community-oriented
policing instructor at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.
MAGGIE MCGURK, 81, Art, photographed and produced a 2001
Celebrity Calendar, which was a fund-raiser for the UC Davis Cancer Center.
The calendar featured 13 prominent business and media personalities from
the Sacramento area.
ELAINE HOWLE, 82, BS, Business Administration, was named
state auditor by Gov. Gray Davis. Howle has been serving as deputy auditor
for the Bureau of State Audits, and has been with the office since 1983.
JOHN ALLARD II, 84, BA, Government, has been named regional
vice president of the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
(HCNCC). Prior to joining HCNCC, Allard served as the vice president of
grassroots and political activity for the California Health Association
(CHA). Allard currently serves as vice chair of Sutter Healths Placer
County Community Advisory Board.
GREG HUBBARD, 85, BA, Journalism, recently received his masters
degree in mass communication from Fresno State University. Hubbard is
chief photographer at the Merced Sun-Star newspaper and adjunct faculty
at Merced College, where he teaches photography.
EDDIE KHO, 85, MS, Civil Engineering, is principal in the
consulting firm of Morton & Pitalo in Sacramento. He is president
of the Sierra Chapter of the Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of
California and of the Associates Council of the Building Industry Association.
Kho also belongs to the Best of Broadway board of directors and is a member
of the Cordova Planning and Advisory Council.
KEN LASTUFKA, 85, MA, Urban Studies and 82, BA, Environmental
Studies, is an associate environmental planner with Caltrans.
CHRIS COURTNEY, 86, BS, Finance, was recently promoted to
executive vice president and chief operating officer of Oak Valley Community
Bank. Courtney joined the bank in 1996 as a vice president and loan team
leader, becoming senior vice president and credit administrator in 1998.
GREG KNAPP, 86, BA, Communication Studies, has been named
offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers after spending three
seasons as the quarterbacks coach and three years as offensive quality
control coach. Before joining the 49ers, Knapp spent nine years coaching
at Sac State, serving as running backs coach (1986-89), receivers coach
(1989-90), and offensive coordinator/ assistant head coach (1991-94).
A collegiate quarterback at Sac State, he was one of the most prolific
signal callers in Hornets history. He ranks among Sac States
career leaders with more than 3,800 passing yards and 32 touchdown passes.
MICHAEL OSTER, 86, BS, Criminal Justice, recently returned
from a year with the U.N. Civilian Police Mission in Kosovo. Oster left
his position as a senior police offi- cer with the Merced Police Department
after 12 years to take a position with DynCorp Aerospace, which is contracted
to provide American Police Officers to the U.N. Civilian Police Missions
worldwide. While in Kosovo, Oster was a patrol officer and field-training
officer working his way up to the Regional Operations Center responsible
for the overall running of the region.
MIKE A. SHIELDS, 86, BA, Marketing, has been named vice president
of sales and marketing for Desteo.com, a member of the Aptimus Network
in Seattle. Desteo is a travel marketing website for travel suppliers,
as well as a travel information portal for consumers. Shields previously
worked in the cruise industry.
KEVIN BURKE, 87, MSW, received his Ph.D. in clinical social
work from the University of Chicago.
LORI BRADFORD, 89, BS, Accountancy, has joined G&J Seiberlich
& Co. LLP, a leading Napa Valley CPA firm, as a senior accountant
in its Napa office. Bradford previous worked on tax issues for two Sacramento
GUY GILLEN, 89, BS, Criminal Justice, was promoted to state
parole agent with the California Department of Corrections.
KISS, 96, BA, Journalism, has joined the public affairs firm
Katz & Associates as an assistant account executive. Kiss previously
served as project coordinator for Power PR, a public relations firm in
the Los Angeles area.
KRISTI MCDONALD, 99, BA, Communication Studies, has been hired
as an account executive for Deen+Black Public Relations. McDonald will
work primarily with government clients. Formerly she was employed by the
United Way, California Capital Region.
KEN MACIAS, 90, MS, Accountancy, obtained his doctorate in public
administration from the University of Southern California. Macias qualified
in administrative theory, organizational behavior, public finance, and
performance auditing. Macias wrote his dissertation on A Financial
Audit Model for Entrepreneurial Governments.
Fr. Wade L.J. Menezes, C.P.M., 91, MA, Communication Studies,
was ordained as a Catholic priest in the Fathers of Mercy Order. He serves
at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament of Our Lady of the Angels
Monastery in Hanceville, Ala., which is affiliated with the Eternal Word
Television Network (EWTN), the worlds largest religious cable network.
Murphy, M.D., 91, BS, Forensic Science, has joined the medical
staff of Mark Twain St. Josephs Hospital as a radiologist. Dr. Murphy
served her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UC Davis Medical Center
in Sacramento. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University
of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark and served her internship
at Alameda County Hospital in Oakland.
Crossno, 92, MBA, was recently promoted to Sac State Financial
Accountant/Co-Manager of Accounting Services. Crossno is responsible for
the preparation of Sac State financial statements.
Escobar, 92, BS, Business Administration, was promoted to business
taxes compliance specialist/investigator with the State Board of Equalization.
92, BS, Criminal Justice, was promoted by the Coloma Police Department
to the rank of sergeant. Stratton has been with the department since 1994.
Howard, 93, BA, English, has her own law practice in Roseville,
placing special emphasis in estate planning.
93, BS, Criminal Justice, was promoted to sergeant in the Sacramento
Police Department. McGee currently supervises the bike unit in downtown
Charamuga, 94, BS, Business Administration, is currently working
as a senior advisor with commercial property investments at Grubb &
Savery Gould, 94, BA, Communication Studies, was named president
of the Sacramento Public Relations Association board of directors.
Humbert, 94, BA, Economics, has joined the New York office of
Fulbright & Jaworski as an associate in corporate and securities law.
Humbert received his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in
1998, where he was Notes Editor for the Seton Hall Legislative Journal.
94, BA, Economics, is working with the Department of Interior, Bureau
of Reclamation Office in Sacramento as a regional economist.
Kendricks, 94, BS, Computer Science, was recently promoted to
managing consultant for Predictive Systems to work with Fortune 1,000
clients. Prior to joining PSI, he spent 14 years as a network manager
for Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and the Franchise Tax Board.
94, BS, Business Administration, has joined the local office of
OfficeTeam as division director. He is the vice president of the California
Association of Temporary and Staffing Services, as well as the services
ambassador for the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Husen, 95, BA, Chemistry, and Charles Husen, 97, BA, Economics.
Lenny matriculated at Penn State College of Medicine, and Charles has
retired from his job as a printer/supervisor of 23 years, and is embarking
in a new career as a financial manager in Hershey, Penn.
95, BS, Construction Management, is a project manager for DPR Construction.
Novaresi will be part of the project team for a Wave Techology facility
being constructed by DPR.
Saville, 95, BS, Accountancy, was appointed to assistant vice
president/controller at the Bank of Lodi. She is a member in the American
Society of Women Accountants.
Gear, 96, MS, Physical Education, serves as the new director
of sports medicine at California Lutheran University. Gear is working
on his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. For the past two years,
he has served as coordinator of athletic training education at CSU Dominguez
Hogan, 96, MS, Biological Sciences, was recently promoted to
environmental specialist III with the Department of Water Resources.
Johnson, 97, MA, History, has joined the City of Sacramento
as archivist with the Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center.
97, BS, Health and Safety Studies, a Gulf War veteran, has been
for Eskatons Manzanita Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Carmichael.
Neal is a licensed nursing home administrator.
SARAH DILLINGHAM, 98, BA, English, earned a masters
degree in college student personnel from Kansas State University last
year. Dillingham is the graduate outreach and admissions coordinator at
UC Santa Barbara.
JACQUELINE HALE-JOHNSON, 98, MSW, is currently a doctoral
student in the human and organization development program at The Fielding
LISA MATHES, 98, BA, Child Development, is currently working
with the City of Rocklin, as assistant coordinator of the school-aged
AZIZ BOUZIDA, 99, MS, Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
was promoted to senior design engineer at Intel in Folsom.
SERENA BRASCO, 99, MA, Education, is currently enrolled as
a doctoral student at Florida Atlantic University in the field of educational
CHRISTOPHER HAYES, 99, BA, Graphic Design, has joined Barcellona
Communications as a graphic designer.
ERIC MARKS, 99, BA, Journalism, was named as the new general
assignment reporter at The Folsom Telegraph. Marks had worked at the Sacramento
Bee as a freelance reporter at the Neighbors division and with the Gold
Country Media newspapers, The Placer Herald and the Roseville Press Tribune.