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Richard Cutting, ’52, B.S., Business Administration,
has retired from the state of California as chief internal auditor.
Sia Nemat-Nasser, ’60, B.S., Civil Engineering,
was honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International
for outstanding theoretical and experimental research. He received the
society’s Nadai Medal, which recognizes distinctive contributions
to the field of engineering materials. Nemat-Nasser is a professor of
mechanics and materials in the department of mechanical and aerospace
engineering, at UC San Diego. Since 1987, he as served as the director
of UC San Diego’s Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials.
Larry Augusta, ’62, Social Science, retired last
spring after 35 years with the California State Board of Equalization.
John Fitzgerald, ‘64, B.S., Business Administration, recently established
his own business, John C. Fitzgerald & Associates in Los Angeles,
specializing in tax-exempt bond financing for California cities, redevelopment
agencies and school districts. Prior to setting up his own firm he was
senior partner in Seidler-Fitzgerald Public Finance for 16 years. He was
a major contributor to the Steven Lee Yamshon Alumni Center at Sac State,
with one of two offices named after him, and he established the annual
John C. Fitzgerald Scholarship for students in the Sac State College of
Business Administration. He received his MBA degree in 1966 from Cornell
Joseph Rich, ’68, M.S., Linguistics, is now teaching
full-time in the department of communication at Western Washington University
Thomas A. Boland, Sr., ‘70 B.A., Government, ’74
M.A., Government, has retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a colonel.
He served in Vietnam with the U.S. Marines and he served on active duty
in Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, Haiti and Bosnia with the Army Reserves.
He served as the senior American representative with the British Army
in Bosnia. He is state attorney for the South Carolina Department of Social
Services—Child Support Enforcement, Region IV. Boland served in
the Special Operation Command and received numerous decorations for his
military service, including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the
Defense Meritorious Service Medal and 26 other medals and decorations.
Miyashiro, ’71, B.S., Finance, a former senior vice president
and manager of commercial banking for U.S. Bank, was recently named executive
vice president of CV Logistics. Miyashiro oversees the day-to-day operations
of the company. Prior to his time at U.S. Bank, Miyashiro spent 23 years
with Sumitomo Bank, leaving as vice president deputy manager. Miyashiro
is also a director of Kevin Johnson’s St. Hope Academy and serves
as treasurer of the board, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Sacramento.
Charles Comstock, ’74, B.S., Accountancy, is currently
the city manager of Scotts Valley.
J. McGarvey, ‘74, B.A., Government, recently helped Rancho
Cordova gain cityhood. He spent 17 years chairing the Rancho Cordova Incorporation
Committee, and the citizens of Rancho Cordova approved incorporation on
Nov. 5, 2002. McGarvey was introduced as the Father of Rancho Cordova
Incorporation during the incorporation campaign, and was elected to the
first Rancho Cordova City Council.
Susan Patterson, ’75, B.A., Journalism, was unanimously
elected president of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Board. Patterson was elected to the SMUD Board in 2000 after being appointed
in 1999 to fill a vacancy. Patterson serves Ward 2, which includes the
communities of Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Galt and Wilton.
Patterson is a 22-year employee of the California Energy Commission.
Anita Wonder, ’77, M.S., Criminal Justice, is author
of a textbook from Academic Press titled Blood Dynamics.
Stephen McClure, ’78, M.B.A., has been promoted to executive vice
president and chief credit officer for California business banking at
Wells Fargo Bank. McClure has been with Wells Fargo since 1978.
Larry Pryor, ’80, B.A., Government, has been named
director of MRO Operations for Theodor Wille Intertrade, the Defense Logistics
Agency’s prime vendor in Europe. He manages operations in Germany,
Italy, Spain, the Balkans and the Middle East. Pryor is a retired U.S.
Army lieutenant colonel. He lives in Ginsheim, Germany.
Bob Lee, ’80, B.S., Public Policy and Administration,
is the district attorney of Santa Cruz County.
Patrice Mengell, ’80, Biological Sciences, passed
the orthopedic exam for National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, and
is now an OCN, orthopedic certified nurse.
Cynthia Nunes Colbert, ’80, B.A., Social Welfare,
was selected president/CEO of the Catholic Health Association of Texas.
Colbert is based in Austin and leads the association’s efforts in
education, advocacy and public policy support for Catholic health ministry
in Texas. Prior to assuming her duties, Colbert served as the vice president
of community services at United Way Capital Area, where she was responsible
for strategic planning, grant writing, volunteer management, program development
and United Way’s community investment process.
Michael Kime, ’83, B.S., Criminal Justice, is chief
of the Madera Police Department. Kime, a Sacramento Police Department
veteran of 34 years, has had duties ranging from patrol officer to police
dog handler. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1997. He ended his career
in Sacramento as a watch commander in the patrol division.
Michael Oster, ’86, B.S., Criminal Justice, is
a deputy sheriff with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office. Oster,
who has 12 years experience as a police dog handler and trainer, was appointed
to help start a K9 program with the department.
Christina Nagy McKenna, 88, B.S., Marketing, B.A. German,
teaches energy industry courses around the country for Enerdynamics, LLC,
a west coast energy consulting and education company. She holds an MBA
from Golden Gate University. McKenna and her family live in the Bay Area.
Steve Argonza, ’89, Business Administration (Marketing),
is a senior loan officer and underwriter for World Savings in Sacramento
and has recently been inducted into the company’s President’s
Club for being a top producer. He previously worked at Wells Fargo as
a financial consultant and at Franklin Resources as a 401(k) administrator.
Wallace Gowin, ’89, M.S., Criminal Justice, has
been appointed general manager of security for Tyco Co., based in Bangkok,
Thailand. Gowin, a long-time resident of Thailand, recently left his position
as director of integrated security solutions with Securicor. He is responsible
for the ADT-Sensormatic company, which sells, installs, and maintains
electronic security equipment such as access control, CCTV, alarm systems
and electronic article surveillance devices.
Marcus Page, ‘90, B.A., Communication Studies,
produces radio programs for Catholic Worker Kommunity Radio and co-hosts
the weekly “Cultivating Peace” show on KGLP in Gallup, N.M.
As a board member of NevadaDesertExperience.org, Page helps organize annual
pilgrimages to the U.S. Nuclear Test Site in Nevada. Page also has produced
documentaries on protecting the environment and abolishing nuclear weapons.
He’s currently working on a documentary of the life of Ammon Hennacy,
the pacifist Christian anarchist.
Joseph Montes, ’90, B.A., Communication Studies,
attended law school at UCLA School of Law. After graduating and passing
the Washington State bar exam in 1993, he served as a deputy prosecuting
attorney with the King County Prosecutor’s Office in Seattle. He
then spent time in private practice in Seattle and joined the management
team of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS), a national
mediation and arbitration firm headquartered in Southern California. He
was appointed an administrative law judge in November 2001.
John Barrow, ’90, M.S., Criminal Justice, retired
as chief of police with the Roseville Police Department. Barrow spent
29 years with the department.
Virginia Meyer, ’91, M.S., Biological Sciences,
is teaching at Sacramento City College as a tenured professor. She is
involved in the development of the SCC field ecology certificate program
and teaching several of the courses in the program.
Diana Archibald, ’92, M.A., English, has recently
published a book with the University of Missouri Press titled Domesticity,
Imperialism, and Emigration in the Victorian Novel. Archibald is an assistant
professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Michele Buhlert, ‘92, B.S., Nursing, is a nurse administrator at
Marshall Hospital in Placerville. She is ANCC board-certified in gerontology,
and serves as a commissioner with the El Dorado County Commission on Aging.
Gottfried Mittermayr, Jr., ’93, B.A., Communication
Studies, recently started his own media production company, GriMedia,
Robin Ubl-Baehr, ‘94, M.A., Spanish, is teaching Spanish and is
the department chair of the foreign language department at Casa Roble
High School. She is also a part-time Spanish instructor at American River
Llorye Flores, ’95, B.S., Recreation Administration,
is the first program coordinator for the Monterey County Parks Department.
Flores is a member in California Parks and Recreation Society, and serves
as the society’s district VI vice-president.
Keith Gmeinder, ’95, M.A., History, is a principal
budget analyst for the California Department of Finance.
Jacqueline Lee, ’95, B.A., Liberal Studies, is teaching science
at St. Matthew School.
Holly Pietrok, ’95, B.A., Graphic Design, is employed
as a marketing projects manager at Phonic Ear Inc., in Petaluma.
Fong, ‘98, M.B.A., Management Computer Applications, is
the webmaster for the California Data Exchange Center. The center provides
decision support for flood forecasting and emergency response through
a web portal and database-driven applications. She served as technical
lead for California’s Department of Water Resources when the department
converted its website to be a part of the California portal.
Guy Fuson, ‘00, MPPA, is the business license manager
for Sacramento County’s department of finance, as well as a member
of the Town Council of Loomis.