Through The Years
Through The Years


Brigham Madsen BA'38 recently completed a special resource study and environmental assessment of the Bear River Massacre in 1863 for the National Park Service. He says the study is one of the final steps in an attempt to increase awareness of one of the bloodiest massacres of Native Americans in the West. Twenty-one American soldiers died in the U.S. Army-engineered attack at Bear River, Idaho, while nearly 300 Shoshone men, women and children were killed. Madsen's study also outlines ways in which the site of the attack could be protected and made available for public access and education.


Martha Stewart Felt ex'50 was honored recently by Business Week and Business Marketing as one of the nation's top 25 media strategists. Felt is president of the Martha Felt Group in Salt Lake City.

Russell F. Fjeldsted BS'54 has been appointed to the Utah Fair Park board of directors by Governor Michael Leavitt. Fjeldsted is also a board member of the Intermountain Power Agency.

Lucille Haight Tuttle BS'56 has been elected chair of the Utah State Board of Parks and Recreation. As chair, she will oversee review and approval of the division's policy and programming. She was previously a member of the 4th Judicial District nominating committee. Photo

Fred S. Ball BS'56 received the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce's "A Giant in Our City Award" in honor of his 25 years as president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce. Ball retired at the end of 1995.

Kenneth W. Olsen BS'58 joined the tenure-track faculty of North Central College in Naperville, Ill., as an associate professor of education. He has been a part-time instructor at the college since 1993.
Photo Donald M. White BS'58 was named company person of the year by fellow Minnesota insurance agents. He is president and CEO of Western National Mutual Insurance Co. in Minnesota and chair of the Western National Assurance in Seattle.

Lynn T. Staheli MD'59 received a distinguished service lecture award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Staheli is a professor of orthopedics at the University of Washington and editor of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics.


James R. Clay BS'60
was listed recently in Who's Who in America for his achievements as a mathematics professor at the University of Arizona. He also has written a trigonometry textbook and has filled visiting professorships in Europe and Asia.

Richard W. Maycock BS'61, MBA'64 was named senior vice president of Logan & Fisher, an international investment banking firm in Atlanta. When he's not working, Maycock is busy planning for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and hosting visiting Eastern European athletes who are training in Atlanta's Olympic venues.

Suzan Maycock Hawes BS'63 and her husband Gary T. Hawes BS'65, MS'80 wrapped up 24 years of Air Force life a few years ago, and are now enjoying the quiet life in St. George, Utah. Suzan is an elementary school teacher and Gary is a pilot for Skywest Airlines. They have four children and four grandchildren.

Sharon Kaye Martin BS'63 was recently awarded the Julie and Ben Rogers Award for Excellence in Education. Martin is an educator and administrator at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She has developed a national review course in clinical laboratory sciences, and coordinates the school's program for medical technology education as well as the continuing education activities for the division of laboratory medicine.

Michael A. Jensen BS'64 recently graduated from Boston College Law School and now plans to practice business and corporate law in Salt Lake City. His return to Utah comes after spending nearly 30 years in the Northeast, where he also obtained a master's in business administration from Harvard.

Jean Sabatine MA'67 is a professor and head of the movement and dance program at the University of Connecticut. She has just published her third book, Movement Training for the Stage and Screen: the Organic Connection.

Walter S. Bolic BS'68, MS'76 has been named president of South Fulton HealthNet, a physician- hospital integrated health organization in Atlanta. Bolic was previously vice president of business development at St. Luke's Health System in Phoenix, Ariz. AM

Michael D. Zimmerman JD'69 has been elected to the national board of the American Judicature Society, an organization of lawyers, judges, and others interested in promoting the effective administration of justice. Zimmerman is chief justice of the Utah Supreme Court.


Wendy McGarry Bromley ex'70 was named a Sallie Mae First Class Teacher for the 1994-95 school year. The award is sponsored by Sallie Mae, a company which specializes in education- related finance services. Bromley teaches seventh and ninth grade math classes at Granite Park Junior High School in Salt Lake City.

Edward L. Blood MBA'71 has been elected senior vice president of investor relations and strategic planning for Darden Restaurants, Inc., formerly General Mills Restaurants. The company owns and operates 1,200 Red Lobster and the Olive Garden restaurants and is one of the largest casual dining companies in the world. Blood joined General Mills in 1981. AM


Gayen Wharton BA'72 has been named Utah's Outstanding Water Educator for 1995 by the Division of Water Resources and the International Office for Water Education. As a science and math facilitator at Oakridge Elementary School, Wharton incorporates English, math, science, social studies, health, and art into water education.

W. Dan Hausel BS'72, MS'74 was awarded the rank of Godan (5th degree black belt) and Shihan (master of Okinawan karate and kobudo) last year. He is senior economic geologist for the Wyoming Geological Survey in Laramie.

Ray Ownbey PhD'72 is serving his third three-year term as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Westminster College of Salt Lake City. He was a professor of communication and English before he was appointed dean in 1989. Photo John F. Clark JD'74 was elected president of the 1995-96 student government at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is the Utah national committeeman to the Democratic National Committee. Before matriculating at the Kennedy School last fall, Clark practiced law in Salt Lake City.

Jeffrey Cardon BS'74 is a professor of biology and chemistry at Cornell College, where he has been a faculty member since 1982.

John Paulson BFA'74, MFA'76 recently released his first album, "Blues For Erin." The 70- minute jazz album contains Paulson's original compositions as well as his arrangements of popular jazz favorites. Paulson is an associate professor of music and chair of the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Music Department in Winona, Minn.

Larry Grandia MS'74 received a national Seventh Award for Achievement in Managing Information Technology, presented by Carnegie Mellon University and American Management Systems. Grandia has been involved in developing information systems throughout Intermountain Healthcare. He is vice president of information systems and chief information officer at IHC. Photo Carl H. Willoughby MBA'75 recently received the Grocer of the Year Award from the Manufacturers' Representatives Club of Utah. Willoughby is the assistant general manager of Ream's Food Stores and has been with the company for 27 years.

Robert Duffin BS'74, MS'77 was recently awarded Motorola's 1995 Patent of Excellence Award in the Semiconductor Sector for his work on advanced interconnect technology. He was also named a Distinguished Innovator by the company.

Sheldon Z. Schwartz BS'77 works in the D5 Trident Missile Program at Lockheed Martin Missiles. Schwartz has worked for the company for 16 years.

Wendi Solinger Griego BFA'77 is on the advisory board for the University of Arizona Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. She owns her own wedding and event planning company in Tucson.

Karen Mueller Coombs MS'77 will publish her newest young adult historical fiction novel, Sarah, On Her Own, in March. She is also working on a biography of Jackie Robinson and a biography of Woody Guthrie. Coombs works and lives in Southern California.

Jeff Hilton BA'78 is president of the KAL division of Nutraceutical Corporation. KAL is a leading manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, and specialty nutritionals. Hilton was previously involved in the advertising and marketing departments of Murdock Madaus Schwabe, and earlier, Bonneville Communications.


Mark Woffinden BA'80 is manager of advertising and direct response marketing at PowerQuest Corporation. He has worked in advertising for 13 years.

Mike Makris BS'81 was promoted recently to controller of United Technologies Microelectronics and Lead Accounting Faculty at Regis University's Colorado Springs campus.

Keith Jeppson BS'82 is the new director of implementation and special projects at MATRIXX Marketing, one of the world's largest telephone marketing companies. He will oversee special projects and direct contact with clients. Jeppson has been with MATRIXX for five years.

Helen van Loon-Lekkas BA'82 recently was hired as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service. She and her husband live in Virginia. AM

Joel Momberger BA'82, JD'85 is the legal counsel for the Asian operations of Oracle, one of the largest software companies in the world. He spends time in India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore licensing software and handling infrastructure issues. He says it's "great fun."

Sharon Swan BS'83 is director of sales and marketing for FHP Healthcare's Nevada region. She has worked with FHP since 1984.

Dalton Adams BS'84 recently retired from the U.S. Army. Capt. Adams now teaches elementary school in Killeen, Texas.

Janice Fauske PhD'85 has been appointed dean of Westminster College of Salt Lake City's new School of Education. She was previously associate dean and professor of teacher education at Weber State University and has been a teacher and public school administrator in Alaska and Virginia.

John Haglund BA'85 is living the high life in Paris, thanks to a pleasant job transfer. He is the new financial controller for French Franc Travellers Cheque, a joint venture affiliate of American Express. He and his wife, Cindy Phillips Haglund BS'84 and their four sons will be living in Noisy-le-Roi, just outside of Paris.

Leslie D. Thatcher BA'86 is the new morning news anchor at KPCW 92FM, Park City's NPR affiliate. She's worked at KPCW since 1990, and previously was news director for Park City's television station, TV45. AM

Greg Gochnour BA'88, MD'92 recently completed his residency in family practice at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and has returned to Utah to work for Intermountain Healthcare in Panguitch. He and his wife, Caitlin Kenny Gochnour BA'85 have twin two-year-old sons.


Gary Gilbert BS'91 and his wife Robin Gilbert BFA'91 are relocating from Maryland to Scottsdale, Ariz., where Gary has accepted a lead engineering position as a digital signal processing engineer with Fender Musical Instruments. Robin has been teaching ballet and dance in Maryland, and recently performed in China with the Potomac Dance Ensemble.

Kevin Christensen Cronk BS'91 is a first lieutenant for the Air Guard at the Salt Lake International Airport. He has attended Air Force pilot training in Texas, and now flies KC-135s.

Todd U. Rossell BA'91 has been promoted to national sales director of Prentice Hall College's Career and Technology division in Tempe, Ariz.

Joseph F. Hansen MPA'92 is the new executive director of the McKay-Dee Foundation's executive board. Hansen has worked with Intermountain Healthcare and McKay-Dee Hospital for several years in various marketing and sales positions. As executive director of the board, he will coordinate all fund-raising activities.

Jeanne Michelle Vanier BS'93, MS'95 is attending Baylor College of Medicine. She and her daughter Jennifer will live in Houston for the next four years as Vanier completes her degree. She hopes to return to Salt Lake City to practice medicine.

Lisa Bennion BA'93 is an account executive at Harris & Love, Inc. in Salt Lake City. She previously worked for a Washington, D.C., consulting firm and AT&T Global Information Solutions. AM