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CLASS NOTES AL UM N I U P D AT E S 50s LM Ralph P. Vander Heide ’57 taught German and Span-ish at the high school and university levels and is also fluent in Dutch. He received an outstanding alumni award from the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities and was appointed to serve on the college’s advisory com-mittee. Ralph spent 10 years accrediting schools in the U.S. and several foreign coun-tries. He and his wife, Judith Howell , who attended Weber State from 1969 to 1970, live in Ogden. They jointly published a novel titled Chris and Louisa . Judith was a teacher and high school guidance counselor in New York. Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, as a professor, depart-ment chair, dean of arts and sciences, and associate vice president. During the last few years of his career in higher education, he was a psychol-ogy professor, dean and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Rick and his wife, Merilyn, live in Spring, Texas. 70s Patrick W. Fife ’71 has worked as an electrical lineman for Rocky Mountain Power, formerly known as Utah Power & Light, and various other elec-trical contractors for the past 35 years. He plans to retire this year. A sports enthusiast, Patrick has run in the Boston Marathon. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Ogden. LM 60s AM D. he served as an administra-tor for 10 additional years. He helped establish the Utah County Academy of Sciences, an Early College charter high school at Utah Valley Univer-sity, and served as principal for eight years. Clark has been Provo District Teacher of the Year, Utah School Boards As-sociation Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and he received recognition as part of the Utah Charter School of the Year. He is on the Utah Education Net-work board of directors and has served as board chairman of the Utah Charter Network. He and his wife, Joyce Payne ’72 , live in Provo, Utah. Joyce, owner of Baron’s Best Promo-tional Products, is a profes-sional artist and past-president of the Utah Watercolor Society. The Barons have six children and 10 grandchildren. Forrest C. Crawford ’75 is an educa-tion professor and assistant to the president for diversity at Weber State, where he has worked since 1977. He is board chair of Northern Utah Coalition HIV/AIDS, an organization that pro-vides HIV/AIDS education to communities; chair of Children’s Heaven, a teen girls’ orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and secretary general for the Inter-national Society for Teacher Education. Forrest has received the Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice Award from the Utah Coalition of La Raza, the Utah Mahatma Gandhi Alliance for Peace Award, the national Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award and the University of Utah College of Social Work’s Pete Suazo Social Justice Award. LM Ernest F. Murdock ’75 retired from Hill Air Force Base in 2002. He then worked for defense contractor EG & G until 2005. Ernest currently works as a service mission-ary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Family History Center at Temple Square. He resides in Layton, Utah. Joseph B. Michels ’76 retired from the U.S. Air Force after a 30-year career. He served as dean of the College of Business at Montana State AM Frank Bohman ’67 was the first graduate from Weber State College’s then-College of Business to be recruited and hired by Price Waterhouse, now known as Pricewater-houseCoopers, or PwC. Frank has worked many years in public and private accounting and is currently practicing part time. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Linda. 26 years, Richard G. “Rick” Marriott ’68 worked at David W. Hendry ’71 has worked for the past six year as the CEO and chief underwrit-ing officer of JIBNA Personal Jewelry Insurance based in Louisville, Ky. He lives in Pied-mont, Calif. Bob Thomas ’72 served in the U.S. Army Special Forces for 24 years and is currently em-ployed as the chief marketing officer for Summit Lecterns in Salt Lake City. He and his wife, Denise, have three sons and one daughter and live in Taylorsville, Utah. For 20 years, Clark R. Baron ’74 taught math, physics, elec-tronics and computer science at Provo High School, where AM For ALUMNI GOLF CLASSIC Let’s play. wsu magazine | FALL 2012 Next tee time: June 14, 2013 alumni.weber.edu 26

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<b>50s</b><br /> <br /> Ralph P. Vander Heide ’57 taught German and Spanish at the high school and university levels and is also fluent in Dutch. He received an outstanding alumni award from the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities and was appointed to serve on the college’s advisory committee. Ralph spent 10 years accrediting schools in the U.S. and several foreign countries. He and his wife, Judith Howell, who attended Weber State from 1969 to 1970, live in Ogden. They jointly published a novel titled Chris and Louisa. Judith was a teacher and high school guidance counselor in New York.<br /> <br /> <b>60s</b><br /> <br /> D. Frank Bohman ’67 was the first graduate from Weber State College’s then-College of Business to be recruited and hired by Price Waterhouse, now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, or PwC. Frank has worked many years in public and private accounting and is currently practicing part time. He lives in San Antonio, Texas with his wife, Linda.<br /> <br /> For 26 years, Richard G. “Rick” Marriott ’68 worked at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, as a professor, department chair, dean of arts and sciences, and associate vice president. During the last few years of his career in higher education, he was a psychology professor, dean and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Rick and his wife, Merilyn, live in Spring, Texas.<br /> <br /> <b>70s</b><br /> <br /> Patrick W. Fife ’71 has worked as an electrical lineman for Rocky Mountain Power, formerly known as Utah Power & Light, and various other electrical contractors for the past 35 years. He plans to retire this year. A sports enthusiast, Patrick has run in the Boston Marathon. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Ogden.<br /> <br /> David W. Hendry ’71 has worked for the past six year as the CEO and chief underwriting officer of JIBNA Personal Jewelry Insurance based in Louisville, Ky. He lives in Piedmont, Calif.<br /> <br /> Bob Thomas ’72 served in the U. S. Army Special Forces for 24 years and is currently employed as the chief marketing officer for Summit Lecterns in Salt Lake City. He and his wife, Denise, have three sons and one daughter and live in Taylorsville, Utah.<br /> <br /> For 20 years, Clark R. Baron ’74 taught math, physics, electronics and computer science at Provo High School, where he served as an administrator for 10 additional years. He helped establish the Utah County Academy of Sciences, an Early College charter high school at Utah Valley University, and served as principal for eight years. Clark has been Provo District Teacher of the Year, Utah School Boards Association Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and he received recognition as part of the Utah Charter School of the Year. He is on the Utah Education Network board of directors and has served as board chairman of the Utah Charter Network. He and his wife, Joyce Payne ’72, live in Provo, Utah. Joyce, owner of Baron’s Best Promotional Products, is a professional artist and past-president of the Utah Watercolor Society. The Barons have six children and 10 grandchildren.<br /> <br /> Forrest C. Crawford ’75 is an education professor and assistant to the president for diversity at Weber State, where he has worked since 1977. He is board chair of Northern Utah Coalition HIV/AIDS, an organization that provides HIV/AIDS education to communities; chair of Children’s Heaven, a teen girls’ orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and secretary general for the International Society for Teacher Education. Forrest has received the Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice Award from the Utah Coalition of La Raza, the Utah Mahatma Gandhi Alliance for Peace Award, the national Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award and the University of Utah College of Social Work’s Pete Suazo Social Justice Award.<br /> <br /> Ernest F. Murdock ’75 retired from Hill Air Force Base in 2002. He then worked for defense contractor EG & G until 2005. Ernest currently works as a service missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Family History Center at Temple Square. He resides in Layton, Utah.<br /> <br /> Joseph B. Michels ’76 retired from the U.S. Air Force after a 30-year career. He served as dean of the College of Business at Montana State University Billings and is now managing principal of Solomon Bruce Consulting in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a registered engineer in Texas and Montana.<br /> <br /> <b>80s</b><br /> <br /> For 11 years, Tamara Reed Dahlkemper ’81 has been the assistant program director for Weber State’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. She has also served as a program administrator for WSU’s Office of Continuing Education and a project team leader for the original WSU Online program. She has a nursing education certification through the National League for Nursing. Tamara is a founding member of the Nu Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, an organization that has honored her as an administrator of the year. She is also a member of the American Nurses Association and the Utah Nurses Association. Tamara has twin sons and lives in Ogden. She is married to Richard Dahlkemper, assistant professor of health administrative services at Weber State.<br /> <br /> For more than 12 years, Mark L. Balboni ’87 has worked for PAREXEL International, currently serving as director of strategic compliance services. Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., the company helps clients in the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, develop and launch their products. As an ROTC graduate from Weber State, Mark received the commission of second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1985. He served with the Medical Service Corps in the Utah and California national guards until 1996. Mark lives in Layton, Utah.<br /> <br /> Linda Murray Stoddard ’88 is a registered nurse and board certified case manager at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City. A member of the nursing profession for 30 years, she previously worked for Intermountain Healthcare at Alta View Hospital in medical-surgical nursing and the Women’s Center. Upon leaving the hospital setting, she took a position in the workers’ compensation arena with insurance and utilization/case management. Linda lives in West Jordan, Utah. She has three children and five grandchildren.<br /> <br /> <b>90s</b><br /> <br /> H. Laine Berghout ’91, ’92 is a chemistry professor at Weber State, where he has worked for 12 years. He belongs to the American Chemical Society and resides in Ogden with his wife, Tamara P. Berghout ’86, ’07, ’11. Tamara currently works at McKay-Dee Hospital Center as a nurse educator and has worked for Intermountain Healthcare in various nursing roles since 2007.<br /> <br /> Shawn D. Gernand ’92 taught for 15 years in California’s San Bernardino City Unified School District. He also worked for six years as a buyer and property coordinator for TRW Ballistic Missile Division, where he was honored as an employee of the year. He and his wife, Sheila, live in New Albany, Ind.<br /> <br /> Peter A. Bugnet ’95 retired from St. Joseph Academy Catholic High School in St. Augustine, Fla., after 13 years as a science teacher and department chair. He currently performs public and private magic shows and lives in Palm Coast, Fla., with his wife, Sherry.<br /> <br /> Suzanne L. Capener ’97 has been a senior software engineer for Allaire Corporation, Macromedia, Henry Schein, Goldman Sachs and Overland West. She was a speaker at the 2000 Macromedia Developers Conference, an invitation-only event. She was chosen to be employee of the month from more than 200 employees at Henry Schein. Suzanne specializes in architecture and Performance-tuning Web applications. She lives in Ogden.<br /> <br /> R. James McDougal ’97, ’04 is the co-founder of Light Touch Group. Formerly known as Light Touch Laser Skin Care in Salt Lake City, the business was purchased and rebranded as Light Touch Medical Aesthetics. James and his business partner also launched lighttouchmedical.com and formed Light Touch Education to instruct master estheticians in medical aesthetics. They also created Diversified Factory Outlet and launched shopaesthetic.com, an e-commerce site that retails physician-grade skin care, cosmeceuticals, and health and wellness products. James and his wife, Christiana Gallacher ’95, live in Syracuse, Utah, with their four children. Christiana works as a registered nurse at the Davis Surgical Center.<br /> <br /> Melinda J. Brimhall ’99 is the city administrator for Pleasant View, Utah. Previously, she worked as a council administrator for Utah’s Grand County, a management analyst in Casa Grande, Ariz., and a management assistant in Chandler, Ariz.<br /> <br /> <b>00s</b><br /> <br /> Gregory E. Hamilton ’00 has worked two years at Cimarex Energy as an independent contractor in software development. He was previously employed as a software engineering director at Rovi Corporation, formerly known as TV Guide, for 10 years. He and his wife, Kimberly, live in Sapulpa, Okla.<br /> <br /> Lisa A. Howell ’02 is a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology and archaeology at the University of Florida, where she is also a teaching associate in the anthropology department. Lisa, who makes her home in Portland, Ore., has been appointed as a 2013-14 Fulbright Scholar to Brazil.<br /> <br /> Stacie M. Harris ’03 is a trainer and mentor for 3 Key Elements. Previously, she spent six years as director of sales and customer service with Axeon. She has more than 14 years of experience in sales, marketing and management, and has worked in the financial, major retail and private business sectors. Stacie lives in Clinton, Utah, with her three teenagers, Jaden, Kallie Jo and Alex.<br /> <br /> Amelia Mitchell Powers ’03, ’04 works for Caterpillar as the western region parts manager for on-highway trucks. She has worked at the company in various capacities since 2004 and has lived in Illinois, North Carolina and Canada. She and her husband, Nathan, have two sons and currently reside in West Mountain, Utah. Amelia serves on the board of directors for the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Business Solutions.<br /> <br /> Christina Mitchell Bachman ’04 has worked for Physician Advisory Group for seven years as a staff accountant. She serves on the WSUAA Young Alumni Council and is married to Paul K. Bachman ’02, who is an attorney for Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy. The couple lives in South Ogden, Utah, with their three sons, Kort, Cohen and Case.<br /> <br /> After graduating from WSU, Kyle L. Poll ’04 worked for Morgan Stanley for two years and later obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from Brigham Young University. He is currently a relationship manager for Enterprise Clients at LinkedIn, where he helps clients attract And retain top talent. Kyle has also worked for American Express in finance and client management. He, his wife, Emily, and son, Hudson, live in New York City.<br /> <br /> Ryan D. Thornock ’04 is a district manager for the Small Business Services Division of ADP. He and his wife, Natalie, have two children, Ella and Luke.<br /> <br /> David H. Broadbent ’05, ’08 has worked for Management & Training Corporation (MTC) for more than eight years and is currently the director of administration. Prior to this appointment, David was an accountant, manager of corporate finance and director of medical finance. He is married to Jodi Ann Dalpias ’03, and they live in Pleasant View, Utah.<br /> <br /> Karen G. Hussey ’07 is a nursing shift supervisor for a 34-bed medical oncology unit in rural Missouri. She also works for the University of Missouri teaching National Disaster Life Support classes throughout the state. She and her husband, Shon Jacoby Sr., have four children and live in Devils Elbow, Missouri.<br /> <br /> Adam D. Stonehocker ’07 works for Beauty Industry Group (BIG) as a “BIG Wig.” He previously worked on MarketStar’s Google team in Ogden and was a national sales manager for Hammaka Hammocks. He and his wife, Jodi Ann Hollopeter ’10, a real estate agent, live in South Ogden, Utah. Both triathletes, the couple owns and operates a small e-commerce business called swimbikerunpro.com. <br /> <br /> McKell L. Barnett ’08 works as a configuration manager for Systems Implementers, where she previously worked as a senior analyst. McKell resides in Sunset, Utah, and serves on the WSU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council.<br /> <br /> Jonathan D. McBride ’08 is a media relations manager at Brigham Young University. Prior to this position, Jonathan worked as a writer and editor in Weber State’s Office of University Communications. Jon, his wife, Rachel, and their children live in Springville, Utah.<br /> <br /> A character animator, Scott K. Wiser ’09 helped create the final music number on the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked. He is currently working on his next project, a picture book.<br /> <br /> <b>10s</b> <br /> <br /> Nicklaus R. Despain ’11 has worked at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network as a financial representative for two years. He and his wife, Tara, live in Ogden. Nick, who is also an Eagle Scout, serves as chairman of the WSU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council.<br /> <br /> For the past seven years, Lee W. Naylor ’12 has worked in facilities maintenance and as a certified pool operator for Clearfield City. He is also the owner/operator of Prints Charming Photo Booths. Lee was a recipient of WSU’s Lisa Ellis Award for Excellence. Lee serves on the WSU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council.

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