Linda Bonar BA’76 MA’80
has joined The Leonardo at Library Square, where she will oversee
major gifts as part of the organization's development effort.
Bonar has 22 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
Burbank MBA’89, former Salt Lake City Police Department
assistant chief, took over as chief when Rick Dinse retired March
31. Burbank, selected over two other candidates by Mayor Rocky
Anderson, said he wants to continue the programs Dinse established
while also focusing on Internet crime and identity theft, two
areas that have traditionally been under the purview of the FBI.
Hale BA’98 has received the prestigious Newbery
Honor Award for her third book, Princess Academy. Hale,
the 32-year-old mother of a 2-year-old, has written three children's
books in the past three years: The Goose Girl, Enna
Burning, and Princess Academy. Hale says her favorite
fairy tale was always “The Goose Girl” by the Brothers
Grimm. The original tale is very short, but she expanded it
into her lively first book. Her fourth book, River Secrets,
is forthcoming in September; all are published by Bloomsbury
Press in New York City.
Jenkins BS’00 BS’02 left his position as
Utah Republican Party director to join the state Office of Information
Technology after two tumultuous years running GOP day-to-day operations.
Jenkins had previously worked on the staff of the Salt Lake Olympic
Organizing Committee and in 2003, managed the unsuccessful Salt
Lake City mayoral campaign of Frank Pignanelli, a Democrat, running
in the officially nonpartisan race. AM
L. McArthur BA’83 has been appointed vice president
and chief financial officer of Harris Corporation, an international
communications and information technology company serving government
and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. A Certified
Public Accountant, McArthur joined Harris in 1997. He holds an
MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. McArthur joined
Harris in 1997 as director-Corporate Development and was promoted
to vice president-Corporate Development in 2000. During the following
five years he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, venture
capital investments, product line management initiatives, and
restructuring actions. In 2005 he was named vice president-Finance
and treasurer, with responsibility for division controllers and
their organizations as well as the treasury and tax functions.
Anne Murphy BS’88 checked in this month to let
friends and former classmates know she is currently working at
Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. (as an office assistant
in Pharmaceutical Sciences) and “busy being grandma.”
Patty can be reached at email@example.com.
C. Netzhammer III MS’84 PhD’87, dean of arts
and humanities at Buffalo State College of the State University
of New York, has been named the first provost of Keene State College
in Keene, N.H., after a national search. In the position, Netzhammer
will lead Keene State's academic program and also serve as KSC's
second-highest-ranking administrator, under President Helen Giles-Gee.
His appointment will begin July 1.
T. Nielsen BS’83 MS’89 was selected by students
at the U of U’s LDS Institute of Religion for their second-annual
Excellence in Education Award, honoring him at a luncheon ceremony
on March 21 at the Institute Atrium. Nielsen teaches several courses
on human anatomy. The goal of the Excellence in Education Award
is to recognize a U professor who exemplifies teaching, mentoring
and supporting students in achieving their academic and personal
R. Petersen HBA’93 JD’96 has been named shareholder
in the law firm of Parsons Kinghorn Harris. Petersen's practice
focuses on commercial litigation, contract disputes and employment
matters. She is a former chairwoman of the Labor and Employment
section of the Utah State Bar.
Phillips BS’69 and her business partner, cleaning
expert Don Aslett, recently advanced to the final round of ABC’s
new reality show American Inventor, a brainchild of American
Idol’s Simon Cowell. Phillips is also a featured home
economist on HGTV’s (Home and Garden Channel) Smart
Solutions program, has presented of lectures on parenting
and organization in numerous countries, and has authored numerous
articles and partnered with Aslett in writing the book How
Successful People Keep Their Lives Out of the Toilet.
Schimpf PhD’87 has been named the new dean of the
College of Arts and Sciences at Boise State University, effective
March 6. He most recently served as the interim dean of the college.
After several years in industry, Schimpf joined Boise State in
1990 and became a full professor in 1998. He served as chairman
of the chemistry department before becoming the associate dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2001. His research has
been funded by the U.S. departments of energy, defense and agriculture;
the National Science Foundation; the National Institutes of Health;
and several private foundations.
W. Seibt BS’97 JD’01 has joined Greenberg
Traurig Phoenix (Ariz.) as an associate. His practice focuses
on commercial and construction litigation, appellate advocacy
and alternative dispute resolution in Arizona's state and federal
courts. Seibt also helps businesses, financial institutions, and
individuals with issues related to contract, business torts, major
collections, and general commercial matters.
C. Sheppard BS’77, professor of economics at Williams
College in Williamstown, Mass., is authoring the new study “The
Causes and Consequences of Urban Expansion.” Among his observations,
Sheppard notes that while increase of income doesn't often figure
into public and political discussions about sprawl, as people's
incomes go up, they buy more land and larger houses, which expands
the urban footprint even if the population remains constant. Once
the study is completed (the final report is due in October 2007),
Sheppard wants to bring together representatives of the cities
studied to work on answers that might help everyone. “Very
useful lessons could be learned by bringing policy makers from
the five to 10 best-performing cities and the five to 10 worst-performing
cities together to exchange ideas," he says. Interim results
and data produced by the research are available on the Web at
Stock BS’95 has been promoted to associate in the San Francisco
office of architecture firm Architectural Resources Group (ARG).
An architectural historian, Stock researches and conducts historic
structure reports, historic resource surveys, building assessments,
and evaluations for environmental review.
Summers BS’74, P.E, received the 2006 Engineer
of the Year Award from the Utah Engineers Council. The award recognizes
Summers’ many significant contributions to the engineering
profession and to the state of Utah during his 38-year career.
Summers spent 25 years with the State of Utah working in the Utah
Department of Transportation (UDOT) and with the Division of Water
Resources (DWR). In 1987, he joined the engineering firm of JM
Montgomery, now Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH), where he is now
vice president and works with major water conservancy districts
within the state of Utah to develop water resources projects.
Warenski BS’86 has been named senior vice president
and general counsel for Intravare, Inc., a leading provider of
electronic software and license delivery and management solutions.
Warenski joins Intraware from Commerce One, Inc., where as senior
vice president, general counsel and secretary, he managed and
negotiated Commerce One's divestiture of assets, including the
sale of the company's software operations and patent portfolio,
and advised the board and senior management on legal matters for