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1960s

DAVID KUNSEMILLER (BS, Mechanical Engineering, ’65) is a nuclear engineer. He and wife Patty have moved to Kiev, Russia, for two to three years. He is office manager and assistant project manager for Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement—a 30-story containment structure being built at the nuclear power plant. The Kunsemillers have two grown daughters, Alison and Anne.

E. MAXINE EDWARDS (BA, English, ’67; Credential, ’72) is a 92-year-old retired teacher and author who lives in Weed. She was interviewed on MCTV15 in July as the first in a series on Siskiyou artists. While at Chico State, Edwards served as a reader for Professor Lennis Dunlap and President Glenn Kendall and was a Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society on Education member. She received a certificate of appreciation for four years of service in VISTA teaching English as a second language and California literacy, and a certificate of appreciation from President George Bush for VISTA service in 1990.

RAY ODOM (BS, Business Administration, ’69; Credential, ’81) retired as superintendent of the Hamilton Unified School District after 39 years in education. He spent 34 years at Hamilton High School and 12 years in service with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). He was president of CIF from 1995 to 1997 and on the CSU, Chico University Advisory Board from 1997 to 1999. His retirement plans include coaching Little League and traveling with his wife of 44 years.

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1970s

MIKE BROWN (BS, Physical Education, ’71) retired after a 37-year career in the Napa Valley Unified School District. Brown was Napa High School’s head baseball coach for 18 years—coaching the 1988 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section title-winning team—and athletic director for six years. He was inducted into the Napa High Hall of Fame in 2010. Brown is married to Pattie and has two children—Matthew and Tyler—and two grandchildren.

ALLEN MASUDA (BS, Civil Engineering, ’71) has retired after 40 years of federal service. He began his career in the Federal Highway Administration, helping build the interstate system in a number of states. He then spent 11 years in Jefferson City, Missouri, as division administrator managing the federal aid highway program. He retired in Washington, D.C., as associate administrator for civil rights. Masuda is relocating to Illinois to be closer to his daughter and her family. “I was blessed with a wonderful wife, many challenging opportunities, and great people to work with,” he says. “It was awesome to influence and improve things on a state and national level.”

DAN URQUHART (BS, Agriculture, ’71) is the owner of Silver Sage Aviation, a private-plane charter company in Fallon, Nevada. He and wife GINGER (BS, Microbiology, ’71) have three grown children.

MARK JOHNSON (BS, Business Administration, ’72) is a retired foreign service officer who served at U.S. embassies in five countries—the Philippines, Peru, South Africa, Namibia, and Indonesia—and in Washington, D.C., during a 22-year career. The highlights of his diplomatic efforts include building city water systems, introducing MBA programs at universities, assisting in the peaceful confrontation of apartheid, accelerating the reform of a national K–12 education system, and promoting civil society organizations and free elections.

Prior to joining the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, where he led boundary changes for the formation of the world heritage Chobe National Park. He also worked for U.S. Steel in California and completed his MA in International Business (‘77) from San Francisco State University.

After his USAID career, Johnson remained in Jakarta, Indonesia, for four years as an executive advisor to ExxonMobil. He now lives in Carlsbad with his wife and has two grown children. He recently completed a design to remodel a family legacy house in San Luis Obispo.

photo of Mike Messner MIKE MESSNER (BA, Social Science, ’74; MA, Sociology, ’76) has published a memoir that includes reflections on his years as a student at Chico State, King of the Wild Suburb: A Memoir of Fathers, Sons, and Guns (Plain View Press, 2011). He was the 2004 Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

BARBARA HANNA (BS, Nursing, ’75) was one of eight students accepted into the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing doctoral program for Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership in 2011. She received a full four-year scholarship for the program. Hanna is the president and owner of Home & Health Care Management in Chico.

photo of John Chufar JOHN CHUFAR (BA, Social Welfare and Corrections, ’76) was named 2010 Realtor of the Year by the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors and made honorary member for life. He served as president of the association in 2008 (pictured on the right).

photo of Joe Liebhauser JOE LIEBHAUSER (BA, Political Science, ’76) retired in May 2011 after a 30-year career with the U.S. Department of the Interior. His last position was director of resources management for the Bureau of Reclamation’s regional office in Boulder City, Nevada, where he resides with his wife, son, and two stepdaughters. He also worked for several years in the electric and gas utility industry, and is a member and instructor of the International Right of Way Association. He established his own consulting firm, PHED, LLC, in 2007, and recently joined the firm of Robcyn, LLC, as an associate, consulting on land, water, renewable energy, and environmental and natural resources for a variety of government agencies.

MARK PETERSON (BA, Political Science, ’76) is vice president of wholesale sales for VoxOx In Business, a division of Telcentris. He has more than 30 years of management experience in sales, marketing, and corporate communications.

LAURIE EZPELETA (BA, English, ’77) is the author of A Witches’ Thanksgiving, a children’s picture book about Grizelda the witch and her Thanksgiving celebration (CreateSpace, 2011). Ezpeleta is an avid traveler and grandmother of four who focuses on writing children’s literature. She lives with her dog Buddy on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

RAMONA FAITH (BS, Nursing, ’77) is CEO of Petaluma Health Care District. She was executive director of patient care services at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa. She has a master’s in nursing leadership from Sonoma State. Faith and husband Bob have four children and one grandchild.

IOLA IRELAND (BS, Nursing, ’77) worked after graduation as a registered nurse in Chico before going to Alaska to work as an occupational RN for Pan Alaska Fisheries and then working with Disney World on their Premier Cruise Lines. She eventually returned to Chico and graduated from Cal Northern School of Law. She retired from the California Department of Public Health as the RAI/MDS coordinator for the state.

LOREN JOHNSON (BA, Liberal Studies, ’78) has retired as founding principal of Heritage Elementary School after a 32-year career in the Tulare City School District. He started work in the district in 1979 as a fifth-grade teacher at Garden Elementary School. He plans to play classical guitar, do woodworking, and travel during his retirement.

RICHARD MARTINEZ (BS, Agricultural Business, ’78) is a partner in Triad Farms, which operates in Solano and Yolo counties. He has been appointed to the board of directors of both First Northern Bank and First Northern Community Bancorp. He is also chairman of the Dixon Joint Powers Authority for Regional Drainage and serves on the board of directors of the Dixon Resource Conservation District. He and wife Connie raised their three daughters in Woodland.

BUDD SCHWAB (BA, Psychology, ’78; Credential, ’79) has been the owner of Campus Bicycles in downtown Chico since 1980 and is a member of the Ishi Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America. ANN SCHWAB (BA, Psychology, ’79) is on the Chico City Council and was appointed to her second consecutive term as mayor of Chico in 2010. She has been program manager for CSU, Chico’s Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE) since 1999, is president of Chico Velo Cycling Club, and is a Park Watch volunteer and member of the CSU, Chico Rawlins Advisory Board. Budd and Ann have been married since 1979.

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1980s

MARIA BARRS (BA, Communication Studies, ’81) is president and general manager of KXTV-TV in Sacramento. She was previously vice president and news director at KDFW-TV in Dallas, Texas.

photo of David Luff DAVID LUFF (BS, Business Administration, ’81) is vice president, Northeast Region, of City Information Services Incorporated. He provides leadership and sales development across the Greater Boston Northeast Region and has global responsibility within the Viju Group for business and solution development in the banking and finance sector. He was previously TANDBERG’s global practice leader for banking and finance and, after its acquisition by Cisco, a member of the global visual communication and TelePresence team. He lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with wife Deborah and children Jackson and Julia.

photo of Brent Gardner-Smith BRENT GARDNER-SMITH (BA, English, ’82) is editor and executive director of Aspen Journalism, an independent nonprofit news organization based in Aspen, Colorado. Aspen Journalism seeks to serve the community outside of the traditional commercial model of journalism. Gardner-Smith (pictured right) has been a journalist and broadcaster since graduating from CSU, Chico and recently completed his master’s degree in journalism at the Missouri School of Journalism. Prior to launching Aspen Journalism in January 2011, he worked as a reporter at The Aspen Times and the Aspen Daily News and served as general manager at Aspen Public Radio.

BRETT STOREY (BS, Business Administration, ’82) is manager of Placer County’s biomass utilization project. He was the 2011 District 3 County Employee of the Year and has served on the Rocklin City Council since 2000. He and wife Corinne, who teaches second grade, have two sons and a daughter.

CINDY HYDEN (BS, Recreational Therapy, ’83) is a social worker at South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis, Mississippi, and was recently named Employee of the Quarter. She previously worked at River Oak Center for Children in Sacramento.

photo of Michael McCoy MICHAEL McCOY (MA, Educational Administration Services, ’83) is a commissioner for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and superintendent of the Sonora Union High School District. He is one of six school administrators on the accrediting commission representing a cross-section of the educational community in California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands. He has been an accreditation chair for WASC for 20 years. McCoy was hall director of Shasta Hall in 1981–1982 and has been a guest speaker at the School of Education. His daughter Claire (see photo, with McCoy) is majoring in education at Chico State.

LARRY FORERO (BS, Agriculture, ’84) is director of University of California Cooperative Extension for Shasta and Trinity counties. He has been livestock/natural resources advisor at the extension office in Redding for 20 years.

THOMAS NEWTON (BA, Political Science, ’84) is executive director of the California Newspaper Publishers Association, an 841-member nonprofit trade association. He has spent 15 years as the association’s general counsel. Newton and wife Janice live in the Sacramento area with their children, Kyler and Katharine.

JIM RYAN (BS, Finance, ’84) works for Wells Fargo in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as Jackson market president. He is the leader of Wells Fargo’s Community Advisory Board and in charge of community relations.

GINNY CRAVEN (BS, Recreation Administration, ’85) is the founder of Operation Tango Mike, an organization that sends care packages to military personnel overseas. She was the Lake County Fair grand marshal in 2011 and Lake County Woman of the Year in 2008. Operation Tango Mike—which means Operation Thanks Much in military jargon—was Volunteer Organization of the Year of Lake County in 2009. Craven has worked in law enforcement and as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician.

RAY FISHER JR. (BS, Marketing, ’85) is president of Fisher Manufacturing, the company founded by his great-grandfather and grandfather. Fisher Manufacturing began as a brass foundry 75 years ago in downtown Los Angeles. It is now a Tulare-based company that makes commercial plumbing systems distributed worldwide.

JEFFREY PLECQUE (BA, Physical Education, ’86) works for the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.

photo of Perry Bertuzzi PERRY BERTUZZI (BS, Construction Management, ’87) achieved the Certified Construction Manager designation from the Construction Management Association of America and the LEED AP BD+C accreditation. He has worked as a senior project manager for the MGM Resorts International Design Group since 2005 and most recently acted as the authorized owner’s representative for the $1.3 billion Aria Tower, part of the CityCenter project in Las Vegas. He and wife Lisa live in Henderson, Nevada, with children Shaun and Zachary.

JIM McGUIRK (BS, Mathematics, ’87) was named 2010–2011 Teacher of the Year for the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. He has been teaching mathematics at Mountain View High School for 24 years. McGuirk was also named Central Coast Section Coach of the Year 2010–2011 for boys soccer after guiding the Mountain View Spartans to their second consecutive De Anza League Championship and their first appearance in the CCS Division I Finals. He has been head coach of varsity boys soccer for 22 years. McGuirk lives in Mountain View with his wife and young son. His older son and daughter attend CSU, Chico.

THOMAS HAYES (BA, Accounting, ’88) is vice president and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. He joined the company in 2007, after 15 years in the industrial distribution and building products industry.

MARY GEORGE (BS, Political Science and History, ’89) is director of library services in Placer County. She directs a library network including 11 branches, 92 employees, and a $5.6 million annual budget. George started with the county as a library clerk 19 years ago and became assistant director in 2001. She has a master’s degree in library and information science from UC Berkeley.

WILLIAM REINECKE (BS, Marketing, ’89) has received a Fulbright scholarship for fostering social entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso, West Africa. He left for Africa in October and will spend seven months in the country working with a shea butter-producing cooperative comprised of 3,500 rural women. The aim is to strengthen the cooperative’s financial performance and to contribute to meeting the country’s UN Millennium Development Goals of continued social development and environmental stability. More information can be found on Reinecke’s website, www.fourthroad.com.

Reinecke in Ghana doing MBA field research with shea butter producers he worked with in the Peace Corps.

Reinecke spent two years serving in the Peace Corps in Ghana, helping to organize a 40-woman shea butter producers group. He returned to do field research for an MBA-directed study course through the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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1990s

ERIC FRANZMANN (attended fall ’84–spring ’90) has been studying and living in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for the past 11 years. He has been teaching at the Technologic University part time for five years.

SHAWNI McBRIDE (BA, English, ’90; Credential, ’91) is an English teacher at Corning High School, where she has taught for 19 years. She has a 14-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.

photo of Maria NavarroMARIA NAVARRO (BA, Liberal Studies, ’90, Credential, ’91) has spent 20 years teaching kindergarten through second grade in both English and Spanish in impoverished elementary schools in San Diego. She spent the summer of 2010 in New York at the Summer Writing Institute at Columbia University. Navarro has been a mentor teacher for five years in San Diego; a master teacher for San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego; a team leadership representative for second grade; and a San Diego union representative. She has traveled to Europe and historical sites throughout the United States.

photo of Melissa NorthwayMELISSA NORTHWAY (BS, Health Science, ’92) started Polka Dots Publishing and writes children’s picture books for the apps market. She is author of Penelope the Purple Pirate, inspired by her daughter (see photo at right). It was chosen as a Top 10 Must-Have eBook by lilsugar of Popsugar, a Top 5 Interactive Bedtime Story, and Top 10 Educational iPad App by Digital Storytime. The book was also a prize for contestants in a children’s writing contest on MrsP.com. Northway (www.melissanorthway.com) is currently working on a second Penelope book set in the Wild West.

KELLY (SANTOS) WALLRICH (BS, Business, ’95) is vice president of product at Keen Footwear in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, she moved to Oregon to work for Nike. She started as an administrative assistant and worked up to product developer and then product line manager. “All that experience led me to where I have been for the past seven years, VP of product at one of the leading outdoor footwear companies in the world,” she says.

photo of Ron BrajkovichRON BRAJKOVICH (BS, Construction Management, ’96) is a regional manager for Kenco Engineering, a Roseville manufacturer of wear parts for asphalt plants, rock crushers, and construction machinery. He started working as a concrete mixer driver, and since leaving Chico State, he has held positions with Granite Construction, Cemex, and Atlas Copco. He lives in Sacramento and enjoys local activities on the American River and Rubicon Trail.

CHRISTOPHER SMITH (BA, Journalism, ’96) won an Emmy at the 40th annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards for an Every 15 Minutes video filmed at Castro Valley High School with co-producer and co-director Ryan Neisz. The Every 15 Minutes program teaches high school students about the dangers of drinking alcohol and texting while driving. Smith, who lives in Paradise, owns the Chico video production company RocketSpots.tv.

photo of Cary FarleyCARY FARLEY (BS, Health Science, ’97) has been a health science teacher in Sacramento for 11 years. He is also a musician and author (www.caryfarley.com). He has released a new music CD, Goodnight, and hosted a local concert to benefit homeless children. His book, Mr. Date Night: A Recipe for the Perfect Date, combines healthy food, dating ideas, and music, with an accompanying CD.

CHRIS NEIER (BS, Recreation Administration, ’97) is athletic director at Malibu High School. He was previously a minor league baseball player and in youth recreation sports. Neier and wife Bobbi have two daughters, Ashley and Madison.

photo of Mitch Riggin and Mike BirdMITCH RIGGIN (attended fall ’85–spring ’91) is TV director for the Arizona Diamondbacks, a major league baseball team. He directs 140 of the Diamondbacks TV games and has traveled with the team for four years. On July 1–3, his team played the Oakland A’s, directed by another Chico State alumnus, MIKE BIRD (BA, History, ’95). “We’ve known each other for years, but it had never happened that we were both directing major league baseball shows at the same time,” says Riggin. “So if you watched any of those games over the weekend, either in the Bay Area or the Phoenix area, or anywhere in the world on the Internet, Chico State grads were in charge of what you were watching.” (See photo at right of Bird, left, and Riggin.)

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2000s

photo of Jillian GuimontJILLIAN GUIMONT (BA, Art, ’00) is a professional photographer at Jill Paddack Photography, www.jillpaddackphotography.com.

KEVIN HOLMES (BS, Recreation Administration, ’00) specializes in orthopedic therapy at Cooperative Performance and Rehabilitation, a physical therapy and sports performance practice in Eugene, Oregon.

JOHN JARECKI (BA, Geography, ’00) is a manager at the Sacramento office of Development Planning & Financing Group. He was previously land project manager for the PulteGroup.

LAURA WHITE (BA, Journalism, ’00) is vice president of development for the Monarch School Project, which supports a San Diego-based public K–12 school for homeless and at-risk children. She is spearheading fundraising efforts for a capital campaign to build a new Monarch School campus.

photo of Brian WardBRIAN WARD (BS, Business Administration, ’01) is the author of a 235-page self-help/travel memoir, Single Abroad: Tales of the Boyish Man, about his life and jobs after graduating from CSU, Chico. “I hit the reset button on my life in an attempt to shed my social awkwardness and anxiety” during the course of the book, says Ward. “I do this while traveling through Mexico, South America, and Europe. Also covered in this book are hotel jobs in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, how to master a second language, and how someone who can’t even properly slice a tomato can get a job overseas in a Portuguese restaurant.” Ward adds: “CSU, Chico was a great experience for me. I met so many great people and had a lot of special moments as a student and as a resident of Chico.”

DANIEL FREITAS (BA, Public Administration, ’02) is a sergeant in the patrol division of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. He graduated from the police academy at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose in 2011.

JACKSON STARR (BS, Recreation Administration, ’02) works as vineyard manager and assistant winemaker at Sierra Starr Vineyards, the winery his family founded in 1996. The 2,400-case-per-year, family-run winery in the Sierra Foothills is in the process of completing a new gravity-flow winery. They have a tasting room in Grass Valley that is restored to the 1800s. Jackson’s parents are also Chico State alumni, PHIL (BS, Business Administration, ’68; BA, Agriculture, ’75) and ANNE (BA, Social Welfare, ’75).

JULIE JOHANSEN (BA, English, ’03; MA, Education, ’07) is associate superintendent of the Southern Humboldt Unified School District. She is also principal of Redway School and Whitethorn, Ettersburg, and Agnes J. Johnson elementary schools.

BENJAMIN ACUNA (BS, Construction Management, ’05) works in health care construction as project manager for XL Construction. He has LEED AP accreditation and lived and worked in Australia for nine months. He and wife Erin live in Morgan Hill.

JARED CAYLOR (BA, Social Science, ’05; Credential, ’06) is vice principal and athletics director of Corning Union High School. He has taught history at the school for four years.

ELENA HERNANDEZ (BS, Agricultural Business, ’05) is marketing and communication specialist at Mann Packing. She was previously a new product development technician with Shamrock Seed Company.

LYNNE MAYER (BA, Liberal Studies, ’05) is principal of Roy Herburger Elementary School in Elk Grove. She was vice principal of the school in 2007–2008 and of Helen Carr Castello Elementary School from 2007 to 2011.

ASHLEY MORGAN MONROE (BA, Musical Theatre, ’06) was nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Choreography/Movement for her work in Circus of Circus, which was produced by the House of Yes.

photo of Brian WardKOURTNEY JASON (BA, Journalism, ’07) is the author of The Naughty Bucket List: 369 Sexy Dares to Do Before You Die (Ulysses Press, 2011). She revived the sex column in The Orion in 2007, and three years later, the column helped her land a book deal. Prior to starting the book, she lived in New York City and worked for TWIST magazine for 9- to 14-year-olds. She is also a senior writer covering sex, dating, and relationships for Life2PointOh.com.

photo of Jeremy AsheJEREMEY (BS, Biological Sciences, ’08) and COURTNEY (BA, Communication Studies, ’07; MA, Communication Studies, ’09) ASHE work at California Waterfowl in California. He is a waterfowl and wetland biologist for the conservation organization, capturing, banding, and releasing ducks for study and monitoring wetland restoration projects. “The passion for waterfowl that professors in the biology department at Chico State had really rubbed off on Jeremey,” they write. “He was mentored and had the chance to participate in research and other projects that set him up to move into a very specialized job straight out of college.

“Courtney is lucky enough to work at the same great organization as her husband,” they add. “While he’s in the field, she’s in the office producing the nonprofit’s award-winning magazine [California Waterfowl]. The coursework in communication prepared her with the strong writing skills, deadline management, and ability to balance the needs of the many stakeholders, all of which are important to both magazines and nonprofits.”

They recently purchased their first home a five-minute walk from the Sacramento River and filled it, they say, with “a mini-farm family” of three chickens, two dogs, a turtle, and a tarantula.

photo of Brian Ward

Wildcats Hit the Major Leagues

Two former Wildcats were drafted by Major League Baseball teams this year. Left-handed pitcher Kevin Brahney (fall 2009–spring 2011) was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 11th round. Brahney (right) has the best ERA of any Wildcat starter and is the highest Wildcat draft pick by a major league club since Chico State entered the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1999.

Adrian Bringas (fall 2009–spring 2011), an All-West Region third baseman, was selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 46th round. Eight Chico State players have been drafted into the major leagues since 2005, and Chico State Head Coach Dave Taylor has had six players drafted in his first five seasons at the helm.

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Marriages/Anniversaries

TODD JORGENSEN (BS, Business Administration, ’01) and HOLLY SAVAGE-JORGENSEN (BS, Recreation Administration, ’04) were married April 15, 2011. She is a graduate student and watershed management consultant at Deer Creek Watershed Conservancy. The two alums met on the river in Sacramento in 2008.

photo of Jeff Thielman and Julian KerseyJULIA KERSEY (BS, Nursing, ’05) married Jeff Thielman April 30, 2011, in Chico. She is a registered nurse and, since graduating from Chico State, has enjoyed practicing nursing at Stanford Medical Center, in foreign countries such as Ethiopia and India, and in the camp setting in multiple states. He is an electrical engineer. They live in Corvallis, Oregon.

photo of Dan Newman and Rebekah DoolittleDAN NEWMAN (BS, Electrical Engineering, ’05) and REBEKAH DOOLITTLE (BA, Physiology, ’11) were married June 25, 2011, at Canyon Oaks Country Club in Chico. He is an engineer with General Electric; she is pursuing her teaching credential at Chico State. They honeymooned in Hawaii.

KAREN BRADSHAW (Master of Business Administration, ’06) married Brian Schulz Aug. 27, 2011, near McCloud. She has a law degree from the University of Chicago and is the Koch-Searle research fellow in legal studies at the New York University School of Law. She previously worked in Jackson, Mississippi, as a judicial clerk. He is a senior vice president for investment research and a financial analyst at Fred Alger Management in New York.

photo of Melissa Douthit and Richrad HarrymanMELISSA DOUTHIT (BA, Liberal Studies, ’06; Credential, ’07) and RICHARD HARRYMAN (BS, Construction Management, ’06) were married June 16, 2011, in Maui. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Rincon Valley School District in Sonoma County; he is a cost manager for Turner and Townsend in San Francisco. They met in college and say, “We owe a debt of gratitude to Chico State, the best college ever, in our book!” They live in Petaluma with their cat Ronnie.

photo of Liz Stigge and Mike RosinskiMIKE ROSINSKI (BA, Journalism, ’06) and LIZ STIGGE (BA, Journalism, ’06) were married on May 28, 2011, in San Francisco. She works in public relations at The Larose Group, and he works in advertising at the San Francisco Chronicle. They live in San Francisco with their cat Blue.

SARAH NIMMO (BA, Humanities and Religious Studies, ’07) and Eric Gagnebin were married June 25, 2011. She is pursuing a master’s degree in divinity and psychology from Pacific School of Religion; he is a sustainable organic farmer. They took a month-long honeymoon camping trip and live in Oakland.

DEANNA DOTTAI (BS, Special Major, ’10) and AARON TALERICO (BA, Kinesiology, ’09) were married July 31, 2011. She is pursuing a master’s in environmental studies from Brown University; he works at Whole Foods in Providence, Rhode Island. They took a honeymoon trip to Big Sur and live in Rhode Island.

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Anna Harris, Public Affairs and Publications