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Spring 2002 l Capital University Journal
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A campus survey shows recent graduates share a high opinion of their professors:
• 85 percent say their professors were enthusiastic about the subjects they teach;
• 82 percent say their professors were responsive to their concerns; and
• 81 percent say their professors genuinely enjoyed teaching.


Photo: Enoch Haga, Ph.D.Enoch Haga, Ph.D.,
‘55 B.A., Business Administration and Social Science, ‘58 M.A., Business Education and Social Science, is author of two books published in 2001—How to Prepare Your Genealogy for Publication on Your Home Computer, and Exploring Prime Numbers on Your PC and the Internet.


Larry Augusta, ’62, B.A., Social Science, has worked 33 years for the State Board of Equalization, where he is assistant chief counsel for property taxes.

Thomas Hoeber, ’68, M.A., Government, was named director of alumni relations at CSU Hayward. He previously served as national executive director of Coro, a public affairs leadership training program. Prior to Coro, Hoeber was founder, publisher and editor of the California Journal, a non-partisan publication reporting on government, politics, public policy and personalities in California. Hoeber also taught government at CSUS.

Photo: Robert MacIntoshRobert MacIntosh, ‘61, B.A., Accountancy, was named president and CEO of the PIER 39 Companies. He was previously the company’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. MacIntosh has more than 35 years of real estate management and retail business experience. He worked for ten years with Price Waterhouse. In addition, he had 13 years of retail experience with Lucky Stores and Pacific Stereo.


Nicklos Cacci, ’73, B.A., Psychology, recently retired from his position as fire captain with the City of Sacramento’s fire department.

Brad Clark, ’74, B.A., Social Science-History, is serving in his ninth year as the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. Clark is president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials, and serves on the California Secretary of State’s advisory committee on voting systems. He received his MPA degree in 1998 from CSU Hayward.

Geraldlynn Rupp, ’78, B.A., Communication Studies, owns her own communications, public relations and special events company in Sacramento -The Rupp Company, serving corporate clients and nonprofit corporations. Rupp is also a freelance writer for publications and clients in the region.

Francis Sterba, ’75, B.A., Government/Social Science, is enjoying retirement by traveling the world.

Jon C. Thoma, ’75, B.S., Business Admini-stration/Accounting, is senior vice president at Energy Lending for Wells Fargo Bank in Midland, Texas. Thoma serves on executive boards for the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Midland Health and Retirement Endeavor, Executive Oil and Gas Conference, and Leadership Midland. Previously Thoma worked for Occidental Petroleum Corporation as the Business Development Manager for the Western Region in California.

Photo: Marvin ToddMarvin Todd, ‘71, M.S.W., is in private practice in Sacramento. His book, Linked for Life: How Our Siblings Affect Our Lives was published in November 2001, by Kensington-Citadel Press. Todd specializes in adult sibling therapy and consults with siblings who are in business together. In his personal life, he became a first-time father at age 43 and at age 55 he ran his first marathon.

Bill Wiedner, ‘70, M.S.W., recently received the Mental Health Association’s 2001 Patients’ Rights award for his contribution toward humanizing California’s public mental health system.

Tim Wright, ‘75, B.A., Theatre Arts, is a playwright, screenwriter and director living in Los Angeles. His recent play, The Keeper of the Tales, was produced last summer at the Chester Playhouse in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is published by Encore Performance Publishing, which published another of his plays, The Girl Who Married a Ghost. Wright has also written for ABC-TV, NBC-TV, Ron Howard Productions, Walt Disney, Universal and Osmond Television Entertainment, and is drama department chair at Westridge School for Girls in Pasadena. He is working on a new screenplay in collaboration with writer/director Tommy Lee Wallace.


Photo: Annette BaileAnnette Bailey, ‘83, B.A., Communication Studies/Journalism, recently completed her first novella, Blonde Ambition. Bailey is a former Los Angeles Daily News community editor and STAR magazine reporter.

Cindy Friday Beeman
, ‘82, B.A., Government/Journalism, is writing a column for The Press-Enterprise, a daily newspaper serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties. She also is a copy editor for the features and business desk. The column, “The Inland Family,” appears Sundays in the newspaper’s family section.

Robert Brill, ‘82, M.A., English, has traveled to Ayrshire, Scotland, researching and photographing places where Edgar Allen Poe is known to have lived and visited. His work will be documented in his manuscript, “Searching for Poe in Scotland.” Brill is a former Sacramento police officer and detective, retired air force sergeant and is about to retire from United Airlines as an aircraft mechanic. Upon retirement, Brill will return as adjunct professor of English to Skyline College in San Mateo.

Melissa Brown, ‘80, M.A., International Affairs, former CSUS Alumni Board president, was promoted to assistant superintendent of the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Benjamin Buggs, ‘81, M.B.A., has recently joined the California Franchise Tax Board as a compliance representative. Buggs has been in private business the past 20 years with Ben Buggs Associates, a financial marketing consulting firm. Buggs also is a lay Eucharistic minister with Trinity Cathedral church in Sacramento where he teaches Sunday school and serves as volunteer coordinator for the church’s ministry at Loaves and Fishes.

Mark Comer, ‘89, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, has been named the engineering manager for Raytheon Corporation Integrated Systems and Simulations (ISS) Group in Huntsville, AL. ISS is responsible for the systems, mechanical, electrical and network design and integration of advanced mobile command and control centers for domestic and international military customers.

Photo: Michael DixonMichael Dixon, ‘87, B.S., Management Information Science, is a senior lecturer in telecommunications management at Murdoch University in Western Australia. Previously he was at Queensland University of Technology in the School of Data Communications. His industry experience includes working for Tacoma Criminal Justice Systems as a consultant, and Public Employees Retirement Systems and SAFECO Insurance as a programmer/analyst. Dixon received his doctorate in engineering from Murdoch University in 1999.

Guy Gillen, ‘89, B.S., Criminal Justice, has been employed with the California Department of Corrections for 12 years. He is currently working as a parole agent in Fresno.

Dennis S. Kelly, ‘81, B.A., Criminal Justice, is the international trade development marketing manager for Russia with M&M/Mars and lives in Littleton, CO.

Henry Manglinong, ‘85, B.S., Marketing, is medical marketing representative for Purdue Pharma, L.P., a pharmaceutical company.

John Middelton, ‘84, B.S., Business Administration, is a training specialist with Newmarket International of Portsmouth, NH. He provides software training and consulting services for the hospitality industry. Middelton and his family live in Claremont.

Michael Oster, ‘86, B.S., Criminal Justice, was recently hired by the Solano County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff and by DSS Bombdogs as an explosives dog handler. Oster also is teaching part time for Martnelli and Associates and at the Ray Simon Criminal Justice Academy in Modesto.

Mikel Petty, ‘80, B.S., Computer Science, is chief scientist of the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, a research laboratory of Old Dominion University. Petty received a doctorate in computer science in 1997 from University of Central Florida.

Marjorie Lopez Read, ‘86, B.S., Chemistry, is currently the non-point source program coordinator for the Watershed Pollution Prevention Program with the State Water Resources Control Board.

Photo: Jerry RowlettJerry Rowlett, ‘81, B.A., Human Resources Management, was named vice president of human resources at Paramount’s Great America. The park is the Bay Area’s largest seasonal employer of youth with more than 2,800 positions available each year. Rowlett joins Paramount’s Great America from Kmart Corp. where he spent several years overseeing recruiting and staffing throughout the United States and, most recently, managed human resources for the Rocky Mountain and Southwestern states.

Kathy Sanborn, ‘89, B.A., Psychology, is a corporate consultant, career coach and author. Her latest book, The Seasons of Your Career, will be published in spring 2003. Visit her website,

Angel Stewart, ‘87, B.A., Criminal Justice, completed her single subject teaching credential in English at Chapman University. Stewart also completed her Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate. She is working as a resource specialist at American Canyon Middle School, and also teaches at the Napa Valley Adult School.

Donna Thayer, ‘83, B.A., English and Journalism, is the department chair of the English department at Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova. She is the past Folsom-Cordova USD mentor, head of Folsom-Cordova District’s Language Arts Council, and was recognized as Outstanding GATE teacher by Rancho Cordova Rotary Club in 1997. She previously was a journalist for the Manteca Bulletin and Sacramento Bee Neighbors, and is enrolled in the CSUS Master’s of Education Program and Administrative Services Credential Program.


Anne Adams, ‘91, Teaching Credential, is lead specialist for elementary physical education in the San Juan Unified School District.

Jennifer Archibald (Lang), ‘94, B.S., Business Administration, is the executive vice president for GMAC-RFC Health Capital in Portland, OR. The company provides asset based loans to the healthcare industry. Archibald also is an active member in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, a certified healthcare financial professional and serves as a director on the board.

Matt Aug, ‘92, B.A., Journalism, is a freelance writer, writing sports for USA Today, Newsday, Riverhead News Review and, and he covers the New York Mets and Yankees for Aug is pursuing his M.A. in education at Southampton College on Long Island and plans to teach.

Patrice Broussard, ‘98, B.A., Journalism, joined the staff of Assembly member Carol Liu as a legislative assistant.

John Dodson, ‘96, M.A., Organizational Communication, is the training and development manager for EDFUND; Sharon (Murphy) Dodson, ‘97, M.A., Education, teaches in the Elk Grove School District and is completing her educational doctorate at the University of Pacific.

Michael D. Jackson, ‘97, M.A., Theatre Arts, after 11 years with the Sacramento Music Circus, has relocated to New York, where he continues to pursue his directing career in the theatre. October 2001 was Jackson’s New York directorial debut with a production of The Student Prince. Next is the first revival of Rodgers and Hart’s musical Dearest Enemy as part of the Richard Rodgers Centennial Celebration. Jackson also works for a musical theatre licensing organization, Music Theatre International, overseeing contracts for universities on the West Coast, including CSUS.

Corrine Koppel, ‘95, B.A., Government, recently started a new job at Oracle in Redwood Shores. Koppel is a senior product marketing manager for the database and content management on the 9i platform.

Michael Lorilla, ‘97, M.B.A., earned a concurrent law degree and Certificate of Government Affairs from McGeorge Law School. He is the regional investment management and trust manager for The Mechanics Bank in Roseville. He teaches college and enjoys playing rugby with the McGeorge Ducks.

Mark Lovas, ‘95, B.A., Communication Studies, has been promoted to regional sales director for Vector Marketing’s Western Region. He has served as division manager of the North Pacific Division based in Seattle since 1998.

Ken Macias, ‘90, M.S., Accountancy, was recently appointed a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Group of 100.

Brian Manning, ‘93, B.A., English, recently retired from a 28-year career with Kaiser Permanente Administration. Manning is now enjoying his ‘dream retirement job’ as a parts manager at the Harley Davidson store in Rocklin.

Brian Mansur, ‘90, B.A., Communication Studies, graduated with a master’s degree in film from BYU in December. He also had a new daughter, Alexis. Mansur works for Disney Studios in Los Angeles.

Maureen Mikelson, ‘93, B.A., Communication Studies, is the director of marketing and external operations for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Diego and
Imperial counties.

Photo: Stephen RuehmannStephen Ruehmann, ‘90, B.A., Government, has joined McDonough, Holland and Allen’s health care practice as an attorney. Ruehmann has litigation experience in both federal and state courts, as well as extensive experience litigating before administrative tribunals. He has written articles for various legal publications. Ruehmann is a graduate of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Leadership Sacramento Program and received an Excellence in Service Award from the Office of the United States Attorney, Central District of California, Civil Division. He also serves as chair of the Board of Directors for Crossroads Diversified Services, a nonprofit organization.

Neeki Star, ‘98, B.A., Government, has begun studies at the Southwestern University School of Law.

Cheryl Thomas, ‘92, M.S.W., is living with her husband in the Republic of Singapore. Thomas edits a magazine for the American Women’s Association and gives a class on “Settling in Singapore.” Thomas lived in Ireland for two years before moving to Singapore.

A. Maryke Walsh, ‘91, M.S., Counseling, received a service award for 10 years of service with San Joaquin County. She is a child welfare unit chief at San Joaquin Human Services Agency, Children Services. In addition, Walsh teaches Foster Care Education Program (PRIDE Services) at San Joaquin Delta College.

Charles Wollenhaupt, ‘95, B.A., Government, is a policy and liaison officer at the National Guard Bureau in Washington, DC. He handles government and public affairs relating to state and federal National Guard counterdrug activities. Wollenhaupt, a captain in the Army National Guard, is also a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration at George Mason University in Arlington, VA.


Amy Sparks, ‘00, B.A., Child Development, is working on campus for Jumpstart Americorp program as a team leader. Sparks is also taking classes for an M.A. in behavioral sciences-women’s studies.

Diane Devlin, ‘01, M.A., Psychology, is working as a behavior therapist with elderly and other individuals in long-term care. She provides in-service training to staff in health care settings and rehabilitative treatment to individuals.

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