UCSC Review Winter 1996
Cowell College '71 Anna Marie FICKENSCHER DeVore is a part-time school librarian and library volunteer and a full-time mother of three. After two years as pastor of Stann Melkite Catholic Church in Danbury, Conn., Father James GRAHAM has been reassigned as pastor of St. Elias Melkite Church in Fremont, Calif. Barbara HUTCHISON Schultz is living on Whidbey Island, Wash., mothering, "working the taps at the local microbrewery, volunteering with the PTSA unit, or substitute teaching at the elementary school."
'72 Ken STANTON is vice president for clinical services at Henry Ford Medical Group in Detroit; his third daughter, Mayan, is five. '78 Sandra CARLSON is an associate professor of geology at UC Davis; she and her husband have a sixteen-month-old daughter. Christina COURTRIGHT is working in an economics research institute in El Salvador to design alternative sustainable development strategies. Mark SCHACK is teaching English and history to eighth graders in Menlo Park and raising "two amazing kids."
'80 After three years with an archaeological consulting firm, Ellie REESE has returned to freelance archaeology and history research.
'81 Derek ANHORN lives with his wife and daughter in Creswell, Ore. Harvard University Press is publishing Daniel TIFFANY's new book Radio Corpse: Imagism and the Cryptaesthetic of Ezra Pound. '82 Patricia KELLY Lentini is a portfolio manager in Menlo Park, Calif., and is raising two daughters.
'83 Marti ABRAHAM Hirsch has given birth to a daughter, Rachel Valia. Bob KNOWLES is anchoring and reporting the news for WBTV in Charlotte, N.C.
'84 Katherine McKNIGHT Wippern is teaching English and drama at a Fresno area high school; she and her husband have one son.
'85 Bruce BOGOSSIAN is vice president and treasurer of Castle Computers, an Apple retailer in Latham, N.Y. Li Chiao-Ping (Nancy LEE) is assistant professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and has been performing in the U.S. and abroad as a soloist and with her dance company. Karen NEWBRUN-Einstein is teaching ESL at Santa Rosa Junior College and has twin babies.
'87 Lynn WATANABE received a doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
'88 Lesley COHOLAN teaches fifth and sixth grade in Anaheim, Calif. '90 Marianne ALVAREZ has been a senior finance analyst with Intel Corporation in the subcontracting division for the last four years. Julie LANDECKER recently completed the officer indoctrination course at the Naval Education and Training Center in Newport, R.I.
'91 Beverly SANSON is in her third year of medical school at Albany Medical College in New York.
'92 Rebecca BREITBARD is attending law school and focusing on the field of environmental law.
'93 Julie HAMPTON Hughes is teaching French at the University of North Texas, where she is studying for a master's in French literature. Sameet KUMAR is pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Miami.
'72 Bonnie KESSENICK Sloane is serving as a public member of the California Commission on the Status of Women and advocating on behalf of women's rights in marriage and divorce.
'73 Prescott DEININGER is director of the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Laboratory of Molecular Genetics in New Orleans, an executive editor of the journal Analytical Biochemistry, and associate director for basic sciences at the Louisiana State University Medical Center's Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center. He also makes wooden tennis rackets.
'77 Peter KOSENKO directs the FIG Gallery in Santa Monica and is a freelance art reviewer and book editor.
'81 Mary FINNEGAN is a resident in emergency medicine in Manhasset, N.Y., after graduating from medical school in Colorado.
'84 Shari Lynn ANDERSON Allison is an associate attorney with the law firm of Sager, Curran, Sturges, & Tepper, P.C., in Las Cruces, N. Mex., where she lives with husband Greg ALLISON (Stevenson '83) and their son Nathan. Greg teaches high school math in El Paso, Tex. Stacy MASON is enrolled in a master's program in marriage, family, and child therapy at the California Family Study Center in North Hollywood and is living in Hermosa Beach. Kirk NESSET was named an assistant professor of English at Allegheny College, and he has published a book and several essays about Raymond Carver. Gary WARTELS is director of government relations for the YMCA of Greater New York, after establishing the Public Service Corps for the city of New York and working for the governor's Office for Voluntary Service and the New York City mayor's Office of Operations.
'85 Michael MATERMAN is a founding partner and sales manager for a computer graphics service bureau in Torrance, Calif., where he lives with his wife and son.
'86 Kathleen JOHNSON is a marriage, family, and child counselor in private practice in Santa Cruz.
'87 Mark H. SMITH has opened a law office in San Bernardino, specializing in commercial and general litigation and bankruptcy.
'88 Liz JAGOW De Souza is finishing her master's degree in public policy at Claremont Graduate School and does consulting on environmental projects for Honeywell DMC Services between semesters. Kevin DULYEA is a school psychologist in Soquel, Calif., and is starting a photography business and "playing guitar obsessively." Gillian KHOO works for the Washington, D.C., office of Personnel Decisions, Inc., a firm specializing in the assessment, selection, and development of executives and managers. Karen HUTCHINSON Wilbur works part-time as an internist in San Diego while raising her two boys.
'89 James CERAGIOLI is married to Robyn RUDDY and is a project consultant while Robyn is pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology. Annabel HERTZ received an M.A. in international relations from San Francisco State University and is a program officer for a global political action group that works with the United Nations on nuclear disarmament and sustainable development issues. Susanne McCAFFERY Saville received an M.A. in history from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is now an adjunct professor at Georgia Military College.
'90 Darren HALL received an M.Sc. in comparative politics from London School of Economics and is looking into Ph.D. programs. Karen WONG received her M.A. in English from San Francisco State University, where she has been teaching freshman composition the past two years. She also won the national title in ultimate frisbee with teammates Alita SANCHEZ (Stevenson '90), Corinne BACON (Porter '89), and Leslie CHARLES (Porter '92).
'91 Unmi ABKIN graduated from California Culinary Academy and opened Cha Cha Cha: A Latin Grill in Northampton, Mass. Rolando BERCASIO graduated from UC San Francisco School of Dentistry, is practicing in the Bay Area, and plans to set up a partnership with Louie MENDOZA (Stevenson '93). Kirsten PALMBORG Garrard is a planner for the city of Auburn, Calif., and is married to Jay GARRARD (Cowell '91), who is a manager for Healthmarc Corporation in Sacramento.
'92 Cherie GOLANT is completing her master's degree in social work from Columbia University and intends to live and work in California.
'93 David MARAM is pursuing a law degree at Santa Clara University.
'94 After spending 1994-95 studying European environmental law at Oxford University on a Fulbright scholarship, Daniel YOST is in law school at UC Berkeley.
'69 Ellen BOYER Ali is director of human resources at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Md., and is completing her doctorate in education.
'71 Eve WURTELE is an associate professor at Iowa State University in the Department of Botany; she is married and has three children.
'73 Mark FISHER is joining the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology.
'77 After receiving a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Marc BELANGER is a professor at Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Ind., where he lives with his wife and son. After four years in the United Kingdom, Marc BOND is now in Rome with his wife and two children, doing petroleum geology.
'79 Renee FLOWER's illustrations for City Noise (HarperCollins, 1994) were recognized by the Society of Illustrators by inclusion in its annual exhibition of children's-book illustration, "The Original Art 1995." The exhibition took place in New York in the fall of 1995. City Noise was written by Karla Kuskin.
'82 Sharon YAGUCHI Miotke is living in Maseru, Lesotho, where her husband Jeff MIOTKE (Crown '78) works for the U.S. embassy.
'83 Claire VIADRO is working on a doctorate in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, focusing on women's reproductive health and the state's growing Latino population.
'86 Jennifer BUNDY Koenigs is teaching on the Quechan Reservation in Winterhaven, Ariz., and has two children.
'87 Eva WALTER Mitnick is a librarian with the Los Angeles Public Library and is the mother of two daughters.
'90 Jennifer NOONAN is a conference planning manager and aerobics instructor at Chaminade Executive Conference Center in Santa Cruz and is also on the board of directors of the American Heart Association.
'91 Kenneth SIMON is attending Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley.
'92 Justin LIEN is an assistant vice president in Imperial Bank's Association Bank Services Division. Deborah PROFANT is pursuing a Ph.D. in zoology at University of Washington.
'94 Alissa JACKSON Nolan married James R. NOLAN (Crown '96). Ky-Thoai NGUYEN is a graduate student in pure math at San Jose State University.
'72 Bruce ENGELBERT received an M.S. in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. J. M. TAUB has published an article on "Demography of DSM-III Borderline Personality Disorder" in the International Journal of Neuroscience.
'76 Robin BLUMFIELD-Mittleman is a part-time practicing attorney and lives with her husband and two children in Palos Verdes, Calif.
'84 Vincent CLEMENTS is a customer support specialist for Hewlett- Packard in Roseville, Calif. Paul FROST is operations manager at Pacific Gold Farms in Watsonville.
'85 David KORDUNER has joined the firm of Russ, August, and Kabat, specializing in business litigation and intellectual property law; he and his wife are expecting their first child.
'87 Holger LEUE has been contracted by the Tourism Council of the South Pacific to create a photographic library focusing on eleven South Pacific nations.
'88 Tori CRANGLE is employed as the economist for the Maryland General Assembly and is getting married in May.
'90 Allison CLAIRE earned her law degree at Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, and spent two years clerking for a federal judge; she has recently joined the Office of the Federal Defender in Sacramento. Michelle SCHUHMANN is pursuing a master's in public health at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
'91 Jim CUNNINGHAM, Jr., is practicing law in Oxnard, Calif., with the firm Cunningham and Lansden, specializing in estate planning and probate. Linda WEISS is engaged to marry Jeremy LYON (Merrill '92).
'92 Bernadette LOMBOY Cash and her husband are first-time parents of a daughter, Flannery. After travel in Europe and Russia, Chenoa FARNSWORTH worked on health care issues for the Hawaii legislature, and since 1994 she has been assistant to the executive director of the American Nurses Association in Washington, D.C. After Hilary JANAPOL receives her master's in counseling from California State University, Fullerton, she plans to work as a licensed marriage, family, and child counselor.
'94 Kristine BROWNING is a substitute teacher in Sacramento and El Dorado counties.
'95 Conn HOULIHAN is teaching English in Hamamatsu, Japan, and was recently married.
'73 Thomas STERLING is a partner in a law firm in Agana, Guam, specializing in construction and insurance litigation.
'74 David MYERS's book The Elephants Teach, a history of writers in the university, has been published by Prentice-Hall; Myers is an associate professor of English at Texas A&M University. In the small village of Arden, Del., where she lives and writes, edits, and distributes the monthly newspaper, Cecilia VORE has revived the local Shakespeare festival. She directed a production of Midsummer Night's Dream in 1994 and starred in the 1995 production of the Merry Wives of Windsor.
'76 Deborah ABBOTT is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice and on the faculty of John F. Kennedy University, and she is coeditor of From Wedded Wife to Lesbian Life, published by The Crossing Press. Michael McLAUGHLIN is the coordinator of the California Poets in the Schools Program in San Luis Obispo County and the recent recipient of an eleven-month California Arts Council grant to work with incarcerated youth and court-referred mentally unstable adults. John YEWELL is a freelance writer and Democratic Party communications consultant.
'77 Rebecca MORGAN has published two articles in the publication Meetings California, titled "Calculating the Value of a Meeting" and "Keeping Them Awake," and she was featured in an article in StepAhead Newsletter published by Inc. magazine. Kandice SALAMONE is on the faculty of the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio State University and lives in Athens, Ohio. Terry SCHULL is in the second year of a Ph.D. program in chemistry at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
'78 Jeffrey GLUCKSON Briar has been living in Paris producing and playing piano at salon concerts; he has narrated Ursula Le Guin's science fiction classic The Left Hand of Darkness for the English- language library for the blind in Paris. Steven PENA has been named to the newly created position of general counsel for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in Burbank, Calif.
'82 Alan SCHROEDER's newest book for young readers, Carolina Shout, was published by Dial Books. A celebration of street criers, the book is set in Charleston, S.C.
'83 Carolyn SURRICK has recorded three CD's with the Ensemble Galilei and performed in The Pelican Brief with the Baroque Quartet. Her main instrument is the viola da gamba.
'84 Kay BRINSKY Judson works in the banking business and has a three-year-old daughter.
'85 Rob LAMME wrote about his liberal education in Santa Cruz and his experience in the "land of guns, guts, and Jesse Helms" in North Carolina for an article in West magazine.
'92 Ian POELLET received a master's from Columbia University in international affairs and is working for a nonprofit international development organization in New York called the African-American Institute. Susannah COPI completed an M.F.A. in film production at the California Institute of the Arts and is working as a freelance writer.
'93 Darin BASS is studying law at Southwestern University in Los Angeles. Todd BILLECI received the Long Memorial Award for excellence in teaching at UC San Francisco.
'94 Josh BOOK is a computer artist for Electronic Arts, a San Mateo- based interactive software company, working on the company's PGA tour golf games.
'95 Queen NGUYEN is pursuing an M.S. degree in biology at Stanford University.
'78 Louise DIAMOND is partners with director Demetria Royals in an independent film and television company, Diamond Royals Productions, and just completed a performance-based feature documentary film titled Conjure Women.
'81 David DAYOG is working as assistant general counsel for the New Mexico Human Services Department and was recently honored by the New Mexico Bar Foundation for his work on behalf of HIV- positive and AIDS-infected people in New Mexico. The AIDS Law Panel, which he founded, provides free legal services to New Mexico AIDS patients.
'82 Claire PIERANGELO is working on U.S.-Japan trade relations for the Office of Bilateral Trade in the Economic Bureau of the State Department in Washington, D.C..
'83 Frank LAWRENCE is "fathering, representing Indian tribes, and building guitars" in Sacramento, where he is a lawyer. Lorna KRKICH was recently promoted to regional director for the central California American Diabetes Association.
'84 Anne HILL is writing a book on raising children in goddess traditions with coauthors Starhawk and Diane Baker. Jeannine VILJOEN is assisting at the U.S. Forest Service's Tallac Historic Site at South Lake Tahoe, writing a book about women and children who wintered in South Lake Tahoe in the 1930s, and doing oral histories.
'85 After studying law in Washington, D.C., Terre MEYERHOFF is now an attorney for the city of Los Angeles. Tracy MULLIGAN is attending a graduate program in nutrition at Bastyr University in Seattle.
'87 Michelle DAVEY received an undergraduate degree in biology from Sonoma State University and is attending the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
'88 After working in environmental law for five years, Paul ROMANO is pursuing a Ph.D. in political theory at UC Berkeley.
'89 Anne GARNER is married and the mother of a daughter, and she is working toward a teaching credential. Lisa HEWITT is starting business school at the University of Washington. Christine JOHNSON Staub is working for a Massachusetts state representative on issues related to domestic violence, child care, and reproductive choice.
'90 Linda WARHEIT Cheung and Kevin CHEUNG (Oakes '88) are married and living in Sunnyvale, Calif., with their daughter Leila. Kevin develops video games, and Linda is a technical writer. Jonathan WILLIS is teaching seventh and eighth graders while enrolled in his third year of rabbinic school.
'91 Sarah WALTER plans to work as a public defender after completing Harvard Law School; she is married to Quinton SKINNER (Oakes '91).
'93 Shauna RABINOWITZ is getting an M.F.A. in playwriting at Brandeis University.
'78 Richard KOYAMA is an Army chaplain at Fort Campbell, Ky.
'83 After working with UNICEF, WHO, and the Ministry of Health in Mozambique, Africa, for the past two years, Susan OSAKI is now living in San Francisco.
'91 Quinton SKINNER lives in Cambridge, Mass., with his wife, Sarah WALTER (Kresge '91), and is an editor and writer.
'92 Gretchen BARTLETT is teaching seventh grade in a Spanish- language-immersion program and living in Portland.
'76 Tina CASTANARES is a physician and consultant on health care policy, financing, and delivery, with a focus on underserved populations. She also is a grandmother.
'77 Dean ALPER is president of Friends Foundation International, a charitable organization cofounded with fellow 1977 UCSC graduates that funds environmental projects in the U.S. and abroad. In its fourth year, FFI is sponsoring the FFI/Dick Cooley Environmental Action Award at UCSC. Edward TAMSON has formed a management and consulting company emphasizing customer service, retention, and loyalty; he is also windsurfing in the Sacramento Delta and in South America.
'78 Jeanne WOLVERTON is chair of the State Service Council of the American Red Cross in Montana.
'89 Rachel SCHWARZ completed an M.F.A. in textiles and has joined the Soft Touch Artists Collective Gallery/Store in San Francisco.
'93 Sandra MAURA is working on a master's in social work at San Jose State University.
'94 Tracy SMITH is working on a master's degree in education at California State University, Chico.
'73 Marjorie PRYSE is professor of English and women's studies at SUNY at Albany and is president of the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA).
'78 Developmental psychologist Judy SMETANA was awarded the prestigious Frederica Warner Chair at the University of Rochester's Graduate School of Education and Human Development in September 1995. Her books and research focus on how children and adolescents construct their moral universe and on adolescent-parent relations.
'87 Raul RODRIGUEZ is interim president of San Jose City College; prior to this appointment he held the position of vice president of instruction.
'92 Russ CASTRONOVO is the author of Father the Nation: American Genealogies of Slavery and Freedom, published by UC Press.
Jonathan BUTTS (Stevenson '87) died in July in Sacramento. He was a programmer/analyst for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. He will be long remembered for his pioneering work in emergency planning for the state.
Jason E. FRANK (College Eight '89) died in August; he was employed by the Los Angeles Times and planned to attend law school.
Jesse SANCHEZ (College Eight '75), a Latino activist and key player in the drive to bring district elections to Salinas, died of cancer at the age of 42. He was an attorney and served on the Alisal Union School District Board of Trustees.