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1950s

JERRY WOLCOTT (AB, Education, ’51; Credentials, ’51, ’53, ’58; MA, Music, ’72) taught music in Oroville elementary schools for 45 years. He has also played in jazz bands for the past 60 years. He and his wife Frances have three children, all of whom are teachers in Oroville.

ED FAIRLEE (BA, Music, ’58) worked for the Orland School District for 38 years as a music teacher, band and chorus leader, driver training instructor, and mentor. Fairlee’s wife Judy died in 2004. He has three children—Mark, Brian, and Melinda—and eight grandchildren.

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1960s

MICHAEL CALICURA (BS, Agriculture, ’63) retired after teaching at Elk Grove High School for 40 years. He was a dedicated leader of the school’s Future Farmers of America chapter, which has been recognized as one of the best FFA programs in California. Calicura and his wife Barbara have three children.

GENE RUSSELL (AB, Industrial Arts, ’64; MA, Industrial Arts, ’65; Credential, ’65) and his wife Shirley have held a Glenn County history camp for children for the past 10 summers in Orland. Russell taught at Orland High School for 25 years. He has a doctorate in vocational education from Utah State University. The Russells have two grown children and live in Orland.

SHARON (CHEZ) SCHACHT (BS, Business, ’64) retired from CSU, Chico in 2003. She enjoys traveling and being a “lady of leisure.” Schacht lives in Chico.

BOB BIGNAMI (BS, Dairy Science, ’66) and his wife Pam own and operate Brentwood Farms in Orland, a 500-acre farm with 1,400 registered Jersey cows. The Bignamis also breed fancy Jerseys. Brentwood Farms was established in 1957. The Bignamis have four daughters.

GEORGE BUONACCORSI (BS, Agricultural Sciences, ’66) was recently named vice president of vineyards and grower relations for Beringer Blass Wine Estates, which includes 10,000 planted acres. He oversees the California vineyard operations, and grower relations with outside grape suppliers. Buonaccorsi has been with the company for 18 years. He is also on the CSU, Chico Agricultural Advisory Council.

THOMAS GOSNELL (BA, Physics, ’67) is a radiation physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a member of the CSU, Chico Department of Physics Advisory Board.

JAMES LARSEN (BA, Political Science, ’67) was appointed public defender for San Joaquin County. He was assistant public defender since 1991 and has worked for the county since 1980.

CLAUD EVANS (BA, History, ’68) retired in January as captain of the Durham Volunteer Fire Department. In 2000, he retired as fire heavy equipment operator with Butte County Fire Department/California Department of Forestry. Evans and his wife Gay Ann have two sons.

BETSY RANDOLPH (BA, Spanish, ’68; Credential, ’69) has been teaching kindergarten at Cherry Chase School in Sunnyvale for 34 years.

JACK FARMER (BA, Geology, ’69) directs the Astrobiology Institute at Arizona State University. He is involved with the Mars Exploration Rover mission. Farmer and his wife Maria live in Scottsdale, Arizona. They have two children.

BERNARD FLYNN (MA, English, ’69) is the founder and vice president of River Partners, which performs river restoration efforts. The nonprofit organization has offices in Chico and Modesto. Flynn is also president of the Butte County Resource Conservation District.

BOYD REASOR (BA, Physics, ’69; Credential ’70) is a senior software engineer at Lockheed Martin in Santa Clara. He is a member of the CSU, Chico Department of Physics Advisory Board.

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1970s

RHONDA BAILEY (BA, Home Economics, ’70; Credential, ’71) is in her 20th year of teaching at Scott Valley Junior High School in Fort Jones. Her husband Jerry is also a teacher. They have three grown children: Kyle, Erin, and Bryan.

DAVID M. WYMAN (BA, Social Science, ’70) published Backroads of Southern California (Voyager Press, 2005). He is a photographer and freelance writer based in Los Angeles. Wyman owns Image Quest, a natural history and photography tour company.

DOUG NORFOLK (BA, Industrial Arts, ’71) retired after 30 years as agriculture biologist and weights and measures inspector for Calaveras County. He and his wife LYNN (BA, Business Education, ’70) live in Mountain Ranch. They have two daughters.

WAYNE SILVERIA (BS, Business Administration, ’71) is chief financial officer at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, which includes St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center and St. Joseph’s Foundation of San Joaquin.

JANET LEIGHTY (BA, Social Science, ’72) owns Western Sky Equine Services in Chico, which provides physical therapy to horses. She is married to Richard, and they have two grown children, Brooke and Harley.

TERRIS MCMAHAN GRIMES (BA, English, ’72) published a short story in Shades of Black: Crime and Mystery Stories by African-American Authors (2004). She is the author of Somebody Else’s Child (1996) and Blood Will Tell (1997).

BILL POWERS (BA, English, ’72; Credential, ’76) is a Plumas County supervisor and a teacher at Portola High School.

MICHAEL SCHAGER (BS, Agriculture, ’72) and PATRICIA SCHAGER (BA, Physical Education, ’73) have owned and operated a Holstein and Brown Swiss dairy in Glenn County for 26 years. The Schagers also grow their own corn and wheat for feed.

FUSAKO YOKOTOBI (BA, Social Welfare, ’72) is vice chancellor of human resources in the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. She has served as a human resources administrator for more than 15 years.

ANDY STINY (BA, English, ’73) is assistant city editor and Web editor for The News-Review in Roseville, Oregon. He was previously the executive director of Aspen Daily News (Colorado) and spent several years in television news in the United States and abroad.

JACK ANTHONY III (BS, Business Administration, ’75) is CEO of Jack Anthony Industries, which owns 10 car washes in Solano County and Martinez. He and his wife Cathy live in Fairfield.

SUSAN BOLLINGER (MA, Psychology, ’75) is a volunteer for the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program through Passages Adult Resource Center in Chico. The group helps senior citizens sort through questions about their health insurance.

CONNIE CHRYSLER-ANDERSON (BA, French and Spanish, ’75; Credential, ’77) was honored in April by the California Language Teachers Association as Language Teacher of the Year. She has taught Spanish for 21 years at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico and takes students on trips abroad. Chrysler-Anderson is married to ED ANDERSON (BS, Civil Engineering, ’64), and they have three daughters.

BARBARA HANNA (BS, Nursing, ’75) is owner and president of Home Health Care Management, Inc. The home health agency is licensed and Medicare certified, and has offices in Chico and Redding.

JAMES M. FIEGER (BA, International Relations and Latin American Studies, ’76) is senior vice president of worldwide sales and service for 3Com Corporation. Previously, he was president of Technology Coast Partners, a firm he co-founded to help U.S. companies penetrate the Latin American market.

MARK MACKENZIE (attended fall ’77 to fall ’79) is a firefighter with the Oroville Fire Department. In 2004, he received the Oroville Rotary Club’s Firefighter of the Year Award. MacKenzie has worked at Raley’s for 23 years. He and his wife Katie have two daughters.

AL VAZQUEZ (BA, Recreation, ’77) is district ranger of the Almanor Ranger District, Lassen National Forest, in Chester. He and his wife have two daughters, both of whom attend CSU, Chico.

CRAIG FRAZIER (BA, Information and Communication Studies, ’78) is an illustrator and graphic designer. His work appears in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Frazier has published two children’s books, including Stanley Mows the Lawn (Chronicle, 2005). Frazier and his wife have two children and live in Mill Valley.

BRAD FULTON (BA, English, ’78; Credential, ’81; MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, ’99) was named California League of Middle Schools’ Region 2 Educator of the Year for 2004. The region covers the area from Butte County to the Oregon border. He teaches math and science at Mistletoe School in Redding. Fulton and his wife Cheryl have two children, Josh and Alex.

CARL FUNKE (BS, Agronomy, ’78; BS, Mechanical Engineering, ’82) owns a 255-acre rice farm in Bayliss. He and his father also lease farmland; together they farm about 700 acres. Funke is chairman of the board of directors of the California Rice Research Station, a program dedicated to producing new and improved varieties for the California rice industry.

JOHN FRANICH (BS, Business, ’79) joined Granite Construction Company in January 2005 as vice president, Santa Cruz branch division manager of construction. Franich is president of the Associated General Contractors of California.

MICHAEL MAKSIMOWICZ (BA, Information and Communication Studies, ’79) is executive director of the Portland Rescue Mission in Portland, Oregon. The mission helps people who are homeless rebuild their lives.

MICHAEL SOPHIE (BS, Business Administration, ’79) is executive vice president and chief operating officer at UTStarcom, Inc., an international networking service and support company.

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1980s

MARK S. CLURE (BA, Psychology, ’80) is a financial advisor in Mt. Shasta. He recently earned his private pilot’s license.

STEVE LOWDER (Credential, ’80) is superintendent of the Lincoln Unified School District in Stockton. He has served as a teacher, vice principal, and superintendent in several school districts.

ALLYN JOHNSTON (attended fall ’80 and spring ’81) and his wife Joyce have owned and operated Mountain Fruit Co. for eight years. Their goal is to produce quality products while using the smallest possible amount of sweeteners.

JULIE BUCK (BA, Speech Pathology and Audiology, ’81) is the executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butte County. She is working toward her master’s degree in reading and language arts. Buck has two children, Jacob and Katie.

STEPHANIE KING (BS, Agriculture, ’81) is a soil conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Nebraska. She received an award for excellence in no-till farming education. No-till farming conserves soil and water, builds soil structure, and creates wildlife habitat.

ABE ALIZADEH (BS, Agriculture, ’82) is a real estate developer in Roseville. In April 2005, Alizadeh’s family-owned business, Kobra Enterprises, acquired the Portland Beavers Triple A baseball club. Kobra Enterprises also owns 40 Jack in the Box restaurants and 3 million square feet of retail, industrial, and office properties in Placer County.

NATALIE BIRK (BA, Social Science, ’82) is the executive director of Chico Museum. She previously worked at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and Chicago Botanic Garden. In 1998, Birk was named one of CSU, Chico’s Distinguished Alumni.

DAVID KAISER (BS, Business Administration and Psychology, ’82) is president and CEO of Granite Community Bank. He and his wife Leslie have two children.

KATHLEEN KENDALL-TACKETT (BA, Psychology, ’82; MA, Psychology, ’84) recently published Depression in New Mothers: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment Options. She is a research associate professor of psychology at University of New Hampshire, Durham.

KEN ZERI (BS, Nursing, ’82) is president and chief professional officer for Hospice Hawaii. He lives in Honolulu.

MARY ANNE (HUGHES) DAVIS (BS, Business Administration, ’83) is an account executive for KNCO Radio in Grass Valley. She owns two Nevada City businesses: Sierra Gold Wine Tours and Madison Designs Jewelry. Her husband SCOTT (BS, Electrical Engineering, ’85; MS, Computer Science, ’96) is president of Lunatec, Inc., in Nevada City. They have two sons.

LORI NIELSEN-CUELLAR (BA, Physical Education, ’83) volunteers at her daughters’ high school and is active in her church. She and her husband Art have two daughters, Breezy and Cierra. They live in Redding.

ELODIA ORTEGA-LAMPKIN (attended fall ’83 to spring ’87) is the new director of English Language Development for the Woodland School District. Her husband, EDGAR LAMPKIN (BA, Liberal Studies, ’86; Credential, ’99) is director of Student Support Services for the district and a principal at an elementary school in Salinas. They have four sons and reside in Salinas.

SETH ROBERTS (BA, Physical Education, ’83; credential, ’88) was inducted into the Paradise High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was also was a successful athlete in junior college and at CSU, Chico, where he holds the fifth-best time for the 800 meters. Roberts has coached varsity girls basketball for 20 years, as well as cross country. He is the head cross country coach at Butte Community College. Roberts lives in Paradise and teaches at Paradise Intermediate School.

SHARON CAUDRON (BA, Information and Communication Studies, ’84) recently published What Really Happened: Unexpected Insights from Life’s Uncomfortable Moments. She is a professional writing coach in Denver, Colorado.

PATRICIA CURTIN (BA, Political Science, ’84) specializes in land-use and environmental law at Morgan Miller Blair in Walnut Creek.

TERESA ECKLAND (BA, Spanish, ’84; Credential, ’88) was honored at the California Association for Bilingual Education Conference as one of two 2005 Distinguished Teachers of the Year. She is a bilingual teacher and English learner coordinator at Bishop Elementary School and Home Street Middle School. She and her husband BRUCE (BS, Business Administration, ’85) live in Bishop.

RICK GROSSMAN (BS, Industrial Technology, ’84) is president of Wright Contracting, Inc. in Santa Rosa. He has been with the company, which has constructed several popular wineries in the Bay Area, for 15 years.

CINDY LACOM (BA, English, ’84; MA, English, ’87), a professor of English at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, received the 2005 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. From 1999 to 2004, she was director of the university’s honors program.

WAYNE SAKAMOTO (BA, Instructional Technology, ’84) is president of the Florida Association of Health Underwriters. He is also president of Health Insurance Interactive, Inc., an Internet-based company. He and his wife Patricia have been married for 10 years.

STEVE GRUBER (BS, Business Administration, ’85) is a partner in the Opportunity Real Estate Group. He lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon.




ANDREW PAULDEN (BS, Business Administration, ’85) is managing principal of Brown Armstrong Accountancy Corp. in Bakersfield. He has worked with the firm for 20 years.

STUART BENNETT (BS, Business Administration, ’86) is a vice president and commercial loan officer at Oak Valley Community Bank in Modesto. He lives in Ripon.

TONI DEL GUIDICE (BA, English, ’86; Credential, ’88) teaches art, creative writing, and poetry to home school students in Sisters, Oregon. She blends art with other subjects as a way to get students interested in learning. She also paints murals and teaches mosaic classes.

ADRIAN MOORE (MA, History, ’86) is vice president for research of the Los Angeles-based Reason Foundation, which conducts public policy research promoting libertarian principles.

LILA WALLRICH (BA, Information and Communication Studies, ’86; Art, ’86) is co-owner and creative principal of marketing communications firm Wallrich Landi in Sacramento.

LOU WEGENER (Credential, ’87) and his wife LINDA GREER-WEGENER (BA, American Studies, ’74; Credential, ’78) are teachers at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China. They were on Phuket island in Thailand when the tsunami hit Southeast Asia in December 2004. The Wegeners and their two children were able to reach the third floor of their hotel, which kept them out of harm’s way.

JEFF HERRERA (BS, Business Administration, ’88) is vice president of multicultural marketing for Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

DANIEL EMRY (BA, Political Science, ’89) is the chief probation officer for the Tehama County Probation Department in Red Bluff. He has been with the department since 1991.

SANDRA ROSAS (BA, Anthropology, ‘89; Biological Sciences, ’89) participated in the Winter Blue race in Lake Tahoe. The race included back-country skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, and map-and-compass skills. Rosas is an environmental planner for the California Department of Transportation in Marysville.

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1990s

JASON CARPENTER (BA, Instructional Technology and Telecommunications, ’91) owns and operates Elite Frames, Inc. in Oakridge, Oregon.

STACY MACLEAN ROLLO (BA, Journalism, ’91) is director of media relations at Gap, Inc. She lives in Oakland.

JOHN VAN PLANTINGA (BA, Organizational Communication, ’91) is a scuba-diving instructor in Kihei, Hawaii.

SIMEON ALLISON (BS, Business Administration, ’92) is a second-grade teacher at Wilson School in Gridley. Allison uses the fact that he is the first college graduate in his family to motivate middle and high school students. He was recognized as CSU, Chico’s outstanding marketing student before his graduation.

DANNA BERGSTROM (BA, Journalism, ’92) is chief operations officer of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. She was instrumental in the start-up of what is now known as the East Bay Business Times. She is married to Scott, and they have two children.

LEANNE HAWKEN (BA, Psychology, ’92) co-authored Responding to Problem Behavior in Schools: The Behavior Education Program (Guilford, 2004). She is a professor of education at the University of Salt Lake City, Utah. She is married to Jason Burrow-Sanchez.

CHRISTOPHER KAUFMAN (attended fall ’92 to fall ’99) is a photographer for the Appeal-Democrat in Marysville. He won first place at the Associated Press News Executive Council’s annual journalism competition. His photographs of Air Force U-2 pilots’ training won him the award for Picture Story, Division IV.

RICHARD DELABY (BA, Journalism, ’93) is a regional director for Genzyme, a biotech company that does genetic-based cancer and prenatal testing. He is married to LISA (BA, Communication Design, ’90), who is public relations and marketing manager at Butte Community College. The DeLabys have four children and live in Oroville.

JAN ELLIS (BS, Nursing, ’93) is vice president of nursing services at Enloe Medical Center. Her job focuses on quality improvements and patient safety. She and her husband Roy have two daughters, Valerie and Nicole.

MATTHEW MEUTER (BS, Business Administration, ’93; MBA, ’95), is a professor of finance and marketing in the College of Business at CSU, Chico. He is involved in the effort by Students in Free Enterprise to build a library in Costa Rica.





JEANETTE BLAKENEY is a mezzo-soprano whose performances have received critical acclaim internationally. She appeared in the Tony-winning production of Show Boat in Canada, the United States, and London’s West End. She has performed in Carnegie Hall, as well as in Porgy and Bess with the New York City Opera, which was telecast on PBS’s Live From Lincoln Center. Blakeney, who studied music at CSU, Chico from 1986–1994, became the first Black American to become a principal-artist-in-residence with Opera San José. She lives in Times Square in New York City.

TIFFANY RANDOLPH (BA, Public Administration, ’94) is CEO of PeopleQuest, Inc., an employment agency. She lives in San Clemente.

ANGELA ROSENBAUM (BS, Nursing, ’94) is a registered nurse at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She is married to MIKE (BS, Business, ’94), who works in marketing for the telecommunications industry. They live in San Jose.

JEFFREY DI FRANCO (BA, Information and Communication Studies, ’95) is a senior administrator for Fox Cable Networks. He lives in Los Angeles.

SEAN DOOLEY (BA, Speech Communication, ’95) was chosen as an information warfare systems technician for the U.S. Air Force. He resides in San Antonio, Texas.

DENISE PARNELL (BA, Liberal Studies, ’95; Credential, ’96) is the principal at Ramon S. Tafoya Elementary School in Woodland. Parnell previously served for six years as the school’s vice principal.

ROBERT CURRY (MA, English, ’96) joined the school of arts and sciences faculty at Alfred State College in New York. He is working toward his doctoral degree at the University of Connecticut.

ERIC N. THOMPSON (BA, Political Science, ’96), a U.S. Marine Corps captain, was deployed to Afghanistan in July. He previously spent eight months in Iraq. Contact Thompson at eldonth@hotmail.com.

KATIE BERKAW (BS, Business Administration, ’97; BS, Management Information Systems, ’97) is a certified public accountant at Ernst and Young in Palo Alto. She lives in Santa Clara.

CHRISTOPHER COLE (BA, Political Science, ’97) is an Air National Guard 2nd lieutenant. He graduated from specialized undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi last fall.

CHUCK LAUGHLIN (BS, Civil Engineering, ’98) is a senior engineer and project manager at City Hall in Oroville. His wife Lori is a teacher in Elk Grove.

MARYROSE LOVGREN (Credential, ’98) and JENISE COON (BA, Music, ’98; Credential, ’98) produce a free educational resource for parents, Growing Up Chico magazine. Lovgren and her husband KEN (Credential, ’99) have one son, Kenny. Coon owns a boutique in downtown Chico and teaches Kindermusik classes. She is married to BRADY (BA, English, ’93), and they have two daughters, Clara and Greta.

MICHELLE (DELGADO) SINGLE (BS, Business Administration, ’98) is the executive director of the Fallon Chamber of Commerce in Nevada. She and her husband Greg have two sons, Ashton and Aiden.

DAVID A. THOMPSON (BS, Recreation Administration, ’98) works in sales and marketing for Marriott Corporation. He lives in Honolulu. Contact him at dvthompson2003@yahoo.com.

BEN VAN DER MEER (BA, Journalism, ’98) is a news editor at the Tracy Press. His weekly column earned him a first-place award in 2004 for column writing from the California Newspaper Publishers’ Association.

CORIE BLAKE (BA, Political Science, ’99) is a deputy district attorney at the Office of the District Attorney in Oroville.

BARBARA (YOUNG) BROOKS (BA, Communication Design, ’99) is the catering director at Menlo Circus Club. She is married to KEVIN (BA, Communication Studies, ’01), who is general manager of American Legal Corporation. They live in San Jose.

SALLY JEANNE COGHLAN (Credentials, ’99, ’00, ’01; MA, Education, ’03) has earned National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist. She is one of 138 teachers in California to have reached this achievement. Coghlan teaches at Rio Linda Junior High School.

CHRISTINA MALONE (BA, Social Work, ’99) is the Crossroads Breast Cancer Support Group facilitator for Sutter North Medical Foundation in Yuba City. She is also a social worker for Sutter North Hospice.

RYAN CANNAN (BA, Communication Design, ’99) is a freelance video editor in the Los Angeles area. CNBC and the WB network are among his clients, as well as several independent production companies.

SANDRA PESSNER (BA, Liberal Studies, ’99; Credential, ’00) is a teacher at University Charter School in Modesto. Rather than classroom numbers, Possner said each class adopts the name of a university; hers is CSU, Chico. She and her domestic partner Steven live in Modesto.

SCOTT SEFFENS (BA, Physical Education, ’99) is the River City High School baseball coach in Sacramento. He also serves as the school’s athletic director.

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2000s

CHARLES FULTON (BA, Communication Design, ’00) is an associate editor for Videomaker Magazine in Chico.

HEATHER (HOGAN) VAN DER MEI (BA, Art, ’00) is married to JUSTIN (BA, Art, ’01). They live in Sacramento.

CHENOA WOODS (BA, English, ’00) is assistant director of alumni and parent relations at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Her husband, Tyler, owns a real estate appraisal firm.

KELLY (ECKELS) ALLEN (BA, Geography, ’01) is a geographical information systems specialist/engineering assistant for the City of Oroville. Allen works on digital maps that show the locations of infrastructure, new development, projects in progress, and even traffic collisions. She is married to MIKE (BA, History, ‘02; Credential, ’02), who is a teacher in Chico.

FRANCISCO CARRILLO JR. (BS, Business Administration, ’01) is an Army National Guard staff sergeant and a combat engineer with 13 years of military service. He is assigned to the 579th Engineer Battalion and has participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom at a forward-deployed location overseas.

TIM REEVES (BS, Mechanical Engineering, ’01) is a structural analysis engineer for Northrop Grumman in El Segundo. He lives in Manhattan Beach, where he also plays the drums for local bands.

KENNEDY SMITH (BA, English, ’01) is a reporter for Daily Journal of Commerce in Portland, Oregon.

CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI (attended fall ’01 to fall ’04) was drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes, a Major League Soccer team. During his time at Chico State, he was a midfielder on the men’s soccer team.

CRYSTAL ROBERTS (BA, Communication Design, ’02) is co-owner and vice president of JTF Promotions, a fan club service and promotion company in Burbank. She lives in Daly City.

SHARON MAY (MFA, 2003) will begin a two-year Wallace Stegner Writing Fellowship at Stanford University this fall. May’s stories have been published in numerous literary magazines. She lived for a time in Southeast Asia, where she worked in Cambodian refugee camps researching the Khmer Rouge regime for the Columbia University Center for the Study of Human Rights. May co-edited the anthology In the Shadow of Angkor: Contemporary Writing from Cambodia (University of Hawaii Press, 2004). She is completing a short story collection about Cambodia.

MEREDITH REYNOLDS (BS, Public Administration, ’03) is currently attending the H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is working toward a master’s of science degree with a concentration in local government management.

CHRISTOPHER SOUZA (BS, Business Administration, ’03) is a licensed fireworks technician for Pyro Spectaculars by Souza. The company has produced fireworks for many events, including NFL Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Greece.

TREVOR WILSON (BS, Business Administration, ’03) is marketing operations manager for Bonfante Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy. He lives in San Jose.

SCOTT MARTINI (BA, Recreation, ’04) is a commercial real estate agent for V. Macken Commercial Properties in Santa Cruz. He previously developed youth sports programs on military bases in Asia.

SAMANTHA STESS (BA, Journalism, ’04) is editor of The Twin Cities Times in Corte Madera.

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Marriages/Anniversaries

LEE BORGEN (AB, Commerce, ’51) and his wife LOIS (BA, Education, ’54) celebrated their 50th anniversary in November 2004. Lee worked for the Sacramento division of PG&E for 30 years. Lois taught for 29 years in the San Juan Unified School District. She is now a volunteer at the Discovery Shoppe in Chico, and he is a member of Sons In Retirement.

RUTH GARDNER (AB, Education, ’60; Credential, ’60) and her husband Clarence celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November 2004. Clarence has since passed away. Ruth taught at John McManus Elementary School in Chico for 29 years.

TERRY BRINGOLF (BS, Agriculture, ’73) and his wife Susan celebrated their 30th anniversary in February. They live in Grass Valley and have two daughters.

LORI D. (KOENIG) CONE (BA, English, ‘81; Art, ’81; MA, English, ’89) married Alexander Cone Aug. 29, 2004. She is co-founder and president of Bulldog Beach Interactive, a software and multimedia consulting business in New York City.

CHRISTINE WILLIAMS (BA, Psychology, ’90; BS, Health Science and Credential, ’93) married Henry Perezalonso in October 2004. She is a teacher, and the couple lives in San Jose.



LISA ROSSI (BA, Journalism, ’95) and JOSHUA HOHN (BA, Public Administration, ’94; MA, Information and Communication Studies, ’97) were married Oct. 30, 2004. He is an environmental planner, and she is a fourth-grade teacher. They live in Oakland.

KARIE BRUEN (BA, Liberal Studies, ’97; Credential, ’98) married Charles Evans on July 2. She is a middle school counselor, and they live in Tupelo, Mississippi.

JOE KOLDA (BS, Recreation Administration, ’98) married KERRY COMPTON (BA, Special Major, ’98) in July 2003. They are both elementary school teachers in San Jose.

AMY TOY (BS, Business Administration, ’99) was married to NATHAN HERSHEY (BS, Civil Engineering, ’99) on Oct. 2, 2004. Toy works as a certified public accountant at Blanding Boyer and Rockwell in Walnut Creek. Hershey is a project manager at Milani Associates in Concord, where the couple resides.

TRELAWNEY HOUSMAN (BA, Liberal Studies, ’00) married Daniel La Bar on Oct. 9, 2004. She is a teacher at Fairview Elementary School in Orland. He is the community program coordinator for the Butte County Office of Education and head coach for CSU, Chico’s women’s club volleyball team.

ROBERT ROMAGUERA (BS, Business Administration, ’00) married Jena King on Dec. 29. He is a software engineer for Hewlett-Packard in Roseville. The couple lives in Oroville.

CALLA BRINGOLF (BA, English ’01) and JASON BILINSKI (BS, Construction Management, ’01) were married in Chico on Sept. 11, 2004. They met while working at CSU, Chico. They live in San Mateo.

LINDSEY SIGEL (BA, Liberal Studies, ’03) married BRIAN CHOATE (BS, Construction Management, ’03) on Feb. 5. She is a substitute teacher and he is a project manager for Empire Land. They live in Wheatland.

KYLENE KLOPSCH (BS, Biological Sciences, ’04) married JAMES LANG (BS, Biological Sciences, ’03) on March 12. She is working on her master’s degree in biological sciences and is a teaching associate and research assistant. He is a research biologist at a rice experimental station with UC Davis. They live in Chico.

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