Millie (Woods) Burton (B.S., Education, '30) was honored along
with lifetime friend Margaret "Mig" Beelard at a community event in Vacaville,
California. The event hosted 200 friends and former students of Mig and
Millie. Millie recalled meeting her future husband, Howard "Kay" Burton,
while attending Vacaville High School; attending Chico State College in
the 1920s; and then teaching at the Vacaville Grammar School. She and
Mig were proclaimed Vacaville's natural treasures at the community event.
Marla Robinson (B.A., Nursing, '56) is president and chief executive officer of Community Care, an in-home care agency in Monterey, California. With more than 40 years in the health profession, she will be featured in a Marquis Who's Who publication of high achievers and contributors from around the world.
Willard Turner (B.A., Business, '53) has just completed the sale of the family acreage on Kennedy Avenue in Chico. His grandparents purchased the property (40.04 acres) in 1903 for the sum of $3,270. The deed was signed by Annie E.K. Bidwell shortly after the death of John Bidwell in 1900. Turner's mother was Evelyn Callaway, who graduated from Chico Normal School, now CSU, Chico, in 1918. The Turner family is retired and live in Portland, Oregon.
Walker Vick (B.A., Education, '58) retired from Manteca High School after 41 years of teaching and coaching football and baseball. He was athletic director for 38 years, receiving the California State Athletic Director of the Year award in addition to several other coaching awards.
M. Wenner (M.A., Biological Education, '55) is conducting bee research
on Santa Cruz Island's newly formed national park. He began honey bee
colony research in 1956 and participates in studies of island biogeography,
monarch butterflies, crustaceans, and environmentally safe pest control.
The Web address www.beesource.com/pov/wenner
contains an overview of his work and contact information. He retired from
teaching at UC, Santa Barbara in 1993 and lives in Santa Barbara, California.
John Luzzadder (B.A., Education, '60) and Barbara (Matousek) Luzzadder (B.A., Secretarial Administration, '78; B.S., Education, Library, '78) are enjoying retirement together. John retired in 1993 after teaching 33 years in the Red Bluff School District. Barbara was district librarian and retired in 1998. John took up running marathons in 1993, but now runs for pleasure only. Barbara is pursuing art and photography hobbies. They would enjoy e-mail from classmates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James G. McCullagh (B.A., Philosophy, '63) is a professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa. He received the Outstanding Alumni Award for the Year 2000 from the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work Alumni Organization. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Mike Dahl (B.A., History, '64) is the principal of Luther Elementary School in Live Oak, California. His wife teaches in the Biggs Unified School District. They have two sons, Eric and Aaron, and one grandchild.
Annette (Farris) Campbell (B.S., Mathematics and Teaching Credential, ‘65) is a third-grade teacher at Bella Vista Elementary School in Redding, California. In addition to having taught for 35 years, she serves as president of the Shasta Reading Council, chairs the Northstate Reading Conference annually, and directs and produces musicals at her school. She and her husband, Bruce, live in Redding. They have two grown sons, Mark and Chris, and two grandchildren.
Arlene Farley (B.A., History, '68) is a fourth-grade teacher at Oak View School in Acampo, California. She has been teaching for 28 years and recently received her master's degree in education, curriculum, and instruction. She and her husband, Bud, live in Lodi, California.
Max Bridges (B.S., Civil Engineering, '69) is the executive director of Northwestern Pacific Railroad, the only publicly owned freight railroad. A native of Eureka, he returned to the area in 1999 after serving as public works director for San Benito County for 11 years and assistant public works director for Del Norte County for 12 years.
Dennis J. O'Connell (B.S., Business Administration, '68) is chair of the board of directors of Sutter Health, a health care network in Novato, California. Previously, he was a member of the Sutter Health Board and chaired the governing board of Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California.
Mary Frances (Kelly) Poh (B.S., Nursing, '68) is a newly elected member of the board of directors for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. She uses her nursing skills in a variety of boards she serves on, including Youth and Family Services. She is also assistant executive director of the Benicia Community Action Council in Benicia, California, where she lives. She can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dexter Wright (B.S., Business Administration, '68) is the business resource specialist for the Tehama Local Development Corporation in Red Bluff, California, a business retention and expansion consultant. He has worked in the North State for several years in business counseling and economic development.
Mary Jo Edmondson (B.S., Business Education, '69; Credential,
'70) is the executive director of the Rocklin Chamber of Commerce in Rocklin,
California. Before joining the Rocklin Chamber, she was member relations
director of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Rocklin with
her husband, Bob, and son, Nikalas.
David Wyman (B.A., Social Science, '70) owns a tour business and is a freelance author and professional photographer. His book, Backroads of California, is featured at www.davewyman.com (see book excerpt). He and his wife, Kathleen Burke, live in Los Angeles, where she manages a gene therapy laboratory at the University of Southern California.
Frank Briceno (B.S., Business Administration, '71) is an attorney in Santa Rosa, California. He is Superior Court judge pro tem and has practiced law in Sonoma County for the past 25 years. Frank, his wife, and two sons live in Santa Rosa.
John Trede (B.S., Business Administration, '71) is an insurance agent for Allstate in Red Bluff, California. As directors of the Red Bluff Round-Up Association, he and his wife, Lana, are responsible for the ticket processing of 25,000 Red Bluff Round-Up fans, a job they have held since 1975. He and Lana live in Red Bluff with their two sons, Justin and Destry.
Dee Linton (B.A., American Studies, '72) is a publisher at Sacramento-based Ravenwood Publishing. She recently published The Two Headed Dragon by Sean Hoag and received the Best Non-Fiction Book Award from the Sacramento Publishers Association, as well as their Silver Award for Best Book in 1999. She also received a California State Senate Commendation Member Resolution for her contribution in publishing the book. Linton lives in Sacramento and can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
Gary Grootveld (B.S., Electric and Electronic Engineering, '73) is the chief of the Office of Public Safety Radio Services for the State of California. He worked in the Telecommunications Division in Sacramento for 27 years before this promotion. He and his wife, Joan, live in Rancho Cordova with their son, Chris.
Joe Mello (B.S., Industrial Arts, '73) has returned to the classroom after running his own construction business for 26 years in the Chico area. He taught at Butte College in Durham, California, for six years before taking on the industrial arts classes at Hamilton Union High School in Hamilton City in 1996. He has been awarded the Teacher of the Year for the past two years. He and his wife, Carol, live in Durham. They have two grown daughters, Ellese and Catrina, attending college.
Pearl Person (B.A., English, '73) retired in June 2000 after teaching 25 years for the Chico Unified School District. Person works part time as an LVN at a convalescent home in Chico and teaches Sunday school. She and her husband, Johnny, live in Chico.
Ron Eggers (B.A., Social Science, ‘74) is a teacher at Wilson School in Gridley, California. He has been teaching for 25 years. His wife, Judy, recently deceased, was a school nurse for 10 years. Their three sons, Chris, Jimmy, and Brian, have all chosen teaching as a profession. Chris teaches at Franklin Elementary School in Yuba City; Jimmy is at Sycamore Middle School in Gridley; and Brian is attending CSU, Chico for his elementary school credential.
Edwin Diaz (B.A., Psychology, '75) is a native of Gilroy and now serves as the superintendent of Gilroy Unified School District. He taught and coached football at Gilroy High School from 1975 to 1986, served as assistant principal, principal, director of human resources, and then executive director of human resources in the Gilroy area for 10 years. He and his wife, Delia, have two daughters: Danielle, a frosh in college, and Brianna, a junior in high school.
Marc P. Hayes (M.A., Biology, '75) completed his doctorate in Costa Rica in culmination of 25 years of wildlife research. He co-authored the book Amphibians and Reptiles of Special Concern in California and is an adjunct associate professor at Portland State University. His recent appointment to the first research scientist position for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Habitat's Program will allow further research on amphibians.
Kellogg Patton (B.A., Recreation Administration, '76) is the nutritionist and floral manager at Kroger Grocery in Warner Robins, Georgia, and a professor for Georgia Military College at Robins Air Force Base. She earned her doctorate in holistic nutrition in May 2000.
Darryl A. Seale (B.S., Business Administration, '76) is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. He completed his M.B.A. at Penn State and an M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Prior to UNLV, he taught at the University of Alabama, Hunstville and at Kent State, Ohio. He enjoys kayaking, running, mountain biking, and rock climbing. He and his wife, Karen, live with their golden retriever "Chico" in Las Vegas.
Angel Calderon (B.A., Sociology, '77) is a mental health counselor at the Gridley Community Counseling Center. With a career in counseling of 22 years, he worked with Yolo and Butte Counties before accepting the new position in Gridley, California, in 1996.
Reg Smith (B.S., Business Administration, '78) is the corporate lending executive at Yosemite Federal Land Bank based in Turlock, California. Prior to this position, he worked in several Farm Credit institutions in Northern California and Nevada.
Mark Duerr (Master of Public Administration, '79) is the owner of Duerr Evaluation Resources in Chico, California. He has created a survey and study of the gang situation for Glenn County.
Lani Fukuzawa (B.A., Music, '79) is a professional consultant for HR Northwest, a Tualatin human resource consulting firm in Oregon.
Ken Hodge (B.S., Agronomy, '79; M.S., Ornamental Horticulture, ‘87) and his wife, Shelly Hodge (B.A., Recreation, '79), own and operate Hodge's Nursery in Durham, California. Their daughter, Sarah, is in college, and sons Jeremy, David, and Daniel work in the family-operated business.
Tom McGowan (B.S., Business Administration, '79) is president of Tri-Counties Economic Development Corporation. He has served on the United Way Board of Directors and as vice president of the Golden State Capital Network, a nonprofit venture capital organization. He and his wife, Shelly, have a son, Josh, and a daughter, Hannah.
Tom Poole (B.A., Communication Studies, '79) is general sales
manager of the Portland Employment Guide, a weekly publication. He had
worked there previously in advertising.
Nick Kontis (B.A., History, '81) started Ticket Planet, Inc., in 1997 and now sits as chairman of an Internet-based discount travel agency. In the February 18, 2000, San Francisco Business Times, he says, "Travel is my love, and I'm learning the Net inside-out." Before venturing on his own, he founded and built Air Brokers International. Kontis resides in San Francisco and can be visited at www.ticketplanet.com.
Carol Jorgensen Huston (M.S., Nursing, '82) is a nursing professor at CSU, Chico and teaches Web classes for Western University of Health Sciences. She has co-authored seven books and team-taught for 16 of her 19 years at CSU, Chico. She and her husband, Tom, live in Chico with daughters Kristin and Shauna.
Jim McGraw (B.S., Nursing, '82) received the Naval Reserve Association's Bea Ratner Award as the Naval Reserve Nurse Corps Junior Officer of the Year. He is a lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve Nurse Corps and serves in the headquarters detachment of Fleet Hospital Dallas. He is a scoutmaster in Troop 14. He and his wife, Cindy (Pitman) McGraw (B.S., Nursing, '81), have a son, Sean, and live in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sue Barnett (B.A., Journalism, '83) worked as an editor on Bay Area newspapers from 1984 to 1999, when she left her job as a copyeditor at the San Francisco Chronicle to stay home with her two children, Noah, age 5, and Maya, almost 2. Married since 1992 to Jason Winshell, she and her family live in San Francisco, where she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elaine "Lia" Bolden (B.S., Business Administration, '83) is the Northern California partnership team leader for Census 2000 Outreach and Promotions. She worked with the 1990 U.S. Census as a community awareness specialist in the Bay Area and also developed her own training and public relations consulting company.
Teri Friend (B.S., Psychology, '83) has been working with special needs populations since volunteering for CAVE at CSU, Chico in 1981. She went from working in a group home in Paradise, California, to her present position as an adult education teacher of developmentally disabled adults in a test program in Fountain Valley, California. Friend is married to former Chico Stater Jeff Carter, and they live in Long Beach, California. She can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.
Richard Langdon (B.S., Business Marketing, '83) recently took and passed the California Private Investigator test. He oversees Langdon Agency in Petaluma, specializing in worker's compensation and insurance fraud investigations. He resides in Petaluma, California.
Jeanne Buheit (B.A., Information and Communication Studies, '84) is general manager of KVIQ-TV in Eureka, California, and vice president of the Ackerly Group, its parent company. She is an active member of the Eureka Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Keep Eureka Beautiful board, and the Rotary Club of Eureka. Buheit lives in her hometown of Eureka.
Dean G. Hollenbeck (B.S., Business Administration, '84) was honored as Westvaco Envelope Division's top account executive in the nation for 1999. He also received the Performance Excellence Award for his unique contributions to the corporation. Dean, his wife, Sandy, and their three sons, Jonathan, David, and Matthew, live in Concord, California.
Elizabeth Kyle (B.A., Physical Education, ‘84) is principal of Fall River Junior/Senior High School in McArthur, California. She was vice principal and a leadership and study skills teacher at Fall River High School for two years prior to her promotion. Kyle received a master's degree in administration in December 2000. Her husband, Rick, is battalion chief for the California Department of Forestry. They live with their two sons, Brad and Jake, in McArthur.
Judy Pickett (B.S., Biology, Chemistry, '85) has run 25 races in 10 states, with 16 more races scheduled, to spread the word about breast cancer prevention. Her own diagnosis of cancer in 1996 and subsequent chemotherapy and radiation sparked her personal crusade to educate women. She and her husband, Tod, live in Cameron Park, California, with their three children, Kyle, Ryan, and Zachary.
Dale Shaddox (Master of Public Administration, '85) is the city manager of Cotati, California. Before his move to Sonoma County, he was city manager of Yreka for five years and a city administrator in Chico for 16 years. Shaddox can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at his office, 707-665-3620. He is pleased to announce that his daughter, Laura Fox, of Chico, has just completed her master's thesis in the nutrition program at CSU, Chico.
Jo Sherman (B.A., Geography, '85) is planning manager for the City of Oroville. She was planning officer and director in Corning and Gridley, California.
Tom Last (B.A., Geography, '86) is Planning Division chief of Sutter County. He made the move after working as a planner in the city of Lake Elsinore and then in Butte County. He and his wife, Melinda, live in Oroville, California, with their daughter and two sons.
Barry Morrell (M.A., Administrative Credential, '86) is the principal of Pierce High School in Colusa County after serving as interim principal last year. He has been a school administrator in Red Bluff, Manton, Sutter, Durham, and Redding for the past 20 years.
Gary Ferguson (B.S., Visual Communication, '87) is director of visual development for InterConn Group, Inc., a Web development and incubation firm operating in Shingle Springs, east of Sacramento. Ferguson says, "Our philosophy is basically one of work on the cutting edge but do it in a peaceful environment, which is why we're in the foothills instead of San Francisco or the Silicon Valley, where I grew up." Before developing this partnership operation, Ferguson worked for the Sacramento Bee for nine years. He can be reached at email@example.com.
J'Anna Jacoby (B.A., Music Performance, '87) is touring with Rod Stewart. She is the first woman to be a permanent member of his band. Jacoby plays violin/fiddle and mandolin, and sings background vocals. When not touring, she makes her living as a freelance musician in Southern California.
Paul D. Eagle (B.A., Communication Studies, '88) is an account supervisor with Imre & Associates, LLC, a Baltimore-based public relations agency. He was a senior account executive with the agency prior to this promotion.
Tim McDonald (B.A., Music, '88) directed two musicals at Palo Alto Children's Theatre in July 2000. Former operator of Chico City Light Opera and Chico Area Student Theatre, he left the Chico area to pursue work with Music Theatre International in New York. His hiring in the new division of Broadway Junior Collection brought him to the summer productions of The Music Man and Les Miserables in California. After the curtain closed, he returned to New York to package the musicals with a directional guide and CD for international marketing. He is also composing music for two original projects.
Ann Reynolds (B.A., Social Science, '88) had been coaching volleyball at Sutter High School in Marysville, California, before joining the teaching staff in fall 1999 as a health teacher. She and her husband, Bill, have two sons.
Dave Meurer (B.A., Information and Communication Design, '89) is the author of two books, Boyhood Daze: An Incomplete Guide to Raising Boys and Daze of Our Wives: A Semi-Helpful Guide to Marital Bliss. A third book will be out this summer, Out on a Whim: A Somewhat Useful Guide to Marriage, Family, Culture, God and Flammable Household Appliances. He has a contract for a fourth book and says: "Each of my books includes some material that first appeared as a column in The Orion. This is my version of recycling." In his day job he is an aide to Congressman Wally Herger.
Liz (Nielsen) Murphy (B.S., Business Administration, '89) and
Mike Murphy (B.S., Business Administration, '89) recently celebrated
their 10th wedding anniversary. Mike is a sales manger with Svedala Industries,
and Liz stays home raising their two future Wildcats, Tyler and Samantha.
They live in Canyon Lake, California.
Dan Bailey (B.S., Business Administration, '90) is senior vice president of Wells Fargo Bank in Colusa, California. He joined Wells Fargo in 1991 and has been a business banking officer, branch manager, and assistant vice president and market area manager. Bailey lives in Colusa.
Paula Davis (B.A., Social Science, '90) is returning home to the Redding, California, area as the new assistant principal of Anderson Middle School. She taught for five years in Los Angeles and was testing coordinator and dean of students for the past three years, while earning her master's degree in counseling. She was honored as outstanding teacher of the Los Angeles Union School District in 1996.
Molly Fitzgerald (B.A., Information and Communication, '91) started her business, Everything in Its Place, an office and home organization service based in Folsom, California, in 2000. She and her husband have a daughter and son. E-mail Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jon Gregory (B.A., Journalism, '91) is president and chief executive officer of Golden State Capital Network. Based in Sacramento, California, the firm links California's promising entrepreneurs with capital, training, and technical assistance. Prior to this, he worked for eight years as deputy director of the Tri-County Economic Development Corporation.
Danna Bergstrom (B.A., Journalism, '92) is interim CEO of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce in Fremont, California. Prior to this appointment, she was the Fremont Chamber director of operations. She worked for more than seven years for American City Business Journals Inc. She and her husband, Scott, live in Union City, California.
Maggie Berkshire (B.A., Psychology, '92) is co-owner and operator of Stanford Park Nannies. She worked as a nanny while attending college, joined Daryl Camarillo's business in Pasadena, California, and then expanded as a co-owner in San Mateo and now a second office in Los Gatos. With a combined nanny-referral experience of 15 years, they now serve Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Berkshire can be reached at www.spnannies.com.
Win Carpenter (B.S., Agriculture, '92) is director of the Redwood Empire Fair in Ukiah, California. He has worked at the Cloverdale Fair, Yolo County Fair in Woodland, Lane County Fair in Oregon, and the Linn Fair in Albany, Oregon. He, his wife, Sharon, and their 3-year-old son, Kyle, live in Cloverdale and plan to move to Ukiah.
Joe Costamagna (B.A., Journalism, '92) joined Evolve, a professional services applications software provider based in Emeryville, California, as a sales specialist. He lives in Santa Rosa, California, with his wife, Lisa Magrini-Costamagna, and their son, Anthony Arthur.
Bruce Alan Katz (B.A., Liberal Studies, '92) is the coordinator of the resource specialist and intervention programs at Bonny View Elementary School in Redding. He has been a teacher for 16 years in Redding and Hayward, California. He and his wife, Dianne, have a son, Peter, and a daughter, Amanda.
Cedric Lafaix (B.S., Business Administration, '92) returned to Paris, France, with fellow CSU, Chico student Amaury Bhagat to start a kitchen utensils business, Oxo Good Grips. The product is well known in U.S. markets, and Lafaix has successfully introduced the product to France and Belgium. His wife, Leanna (Olenik) Lafaix (B.A., Liberal Studies, '96; Credential, '97), is a substitute teacher in Chico, California.
Lance Tressler (B.S., Business Administration, '92) created Markle-Tressler Consulting, a company focusing on Web application development and e-business strategies for the San Francisco Chronicle, Campus Engine.com, Netsperanto.com, and Mandyam Systems, with fellow alum Anne Markle (B.S., Business Administration, '98). Tressler's wife, Nicole (Heinz) Tressler (B.S., Business Administration, '94), is principal business analyst for American Management Systems. They live in Rocklin, California.
Michael R. East (B.A., History, '93) is president of the board of directors of Ink People Center in Eureka, California. He regularly displays art at the Gallery Dog Studio in Eureka and can be reached at www.inkpeople.org/michael.html.
Marc Estes (B.S., Biology, '93) married Lynette (Osborne) Estes (B.A., Psychology, '93) in 1993. He recently completed his medical residency in emergency medicine at Stanford University and accepted a position as ER physician in Lafayette, Indiana. Lynette started the Ph.D. program in sociology at Purdue this past fall. She was an academic administrator at Stanford University and taught at a community college while in California.
Chris Little (B.A., Public Administration, '93) is director of business development for the wireless marketing startup Skygo.com located in San Mateo, California, and lives in Cupertino.
Jeff Matheson (B.S., Recreation Administration, '93; M.A., Recreation Administration, '00) is recreation supervisor at Chico Area Recreation District in Chico. He oversees tiny tot programs to senior programs in addition to developing after-school programs for junior high students. He, his wife, Tracey (B.A., Liberal Studies, '00), and their son, Alec, live in Chico.
Joseph Rasmussen (B.A., Psychology, '93; Credential, '97; M.A., Psychology, '98) is an educational consultant with Patterson Unified School District near Modesto, California. He lives in Turlock, California.
Jim Milton (B.A., Humanities, '93) is an assistant editor at Industrial Light & Magic in Marin County, California.
Dan Wheeler (B.S., Construction Management, '93) is the property development director for Con-Way Transportation Services, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He joined Con-Way in 1998 after working for Bechtel Corporation as a senior construction engineer. He and his wife, Julie, live in Dexter, outside Ann Arbor. Wheeler can be contacted at email@example.com.
David Cameron (B.A., Liberal Studies, '94) is a teacher at Buckeye Union School District in Shingle Springs, California. He is also on stage at the Placerville Coffee Company in Placerville, California, with his band, Organic. His CD, David Cameron Organic, debuted in April 2000.
Michelle Ray Cepello (M.A., Education, '94) is a new member of the Education Department at CSU, Chico.
Clark Mallam (B.S., Recreation Administration, '94) is completing his fifth year with Integrated Device Technology in Salinas, California, as a test production supervisor for integrated circuits. He and his wife, Deanna Drake (B.A., Liberal Studies, '90), have a new baby, Elizabeth Hope, and live in Salinas.
Karen O'Rourke (Kepus) Roush (B.S., Business Administration, '94) is office manager for SunWest Foods, Inc., in Yuba City, California. In June 2000, she married Damon Roush, a field representative for Connell Rice & Sugar in Colusa, California.
J.T. Thomas-Camarillo (B.A., Public Relations, '94) is the national exhibit sales manager for Conference Planners, a conference management firm in San Francisco, where he lives. He is a gay rights activist and married Ross Camarillo-Thomas in February 2000.
Diane O'Sullivan (B.A., Music, '95; Credential, '96; M.A., Music, '00) is a choral and band teacher at Vista Middle School in Red Bluff, California. She and her husband, Mark, celebrated their 10th anniversary in January 2001. He manages Shasta Orthotic Prosthetic Service in Redding and Red Bluff. They have two daughters, Sosanna and Abigail.
Crystal Betts (B.S., Accounting and Business Administration, '96) joined Trinity Hospital in Weaverville, California, as a controller. Prior to this position, she was an audit senior accountant with Matson & Isom Accountancy in Chico. She and her husband, Larry, live in Weaverville.
Susan C. Shafsky (B.A., Spanish, '96) works for Medaire, Inc., teaching United Airlines flight attendants emergency medical procedures. Her teaching takes her to Taipei, London, Hong Kong, Chicago, and New York City. After graduation, she taught high school Spanish in Chico, English as a second language at Butte College, and courses through Butte County schools. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bryan C. Wood (B.S., Biology, '96) has accepted a residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jenny Anderson (B.A., Liberal Studies, '98) is a kindergarten teacher in the Anaheim School District. Two family members, also alums of CSU, Chico, are kindergarten teachers: her great aunt, Shirley Wood, teaches in Fort Bragg, California, at Redwood School, and her cousin, Judy MacMitchell, teaches in Carlsbad, California.
Amy Bugni (B.A., Liberal Studies, '98) was honored with Merced County's Outstanding Teacher Award by Delta Kappa Gamma. She is a first-grade teacher at Miano Elementary in the Los Banos School District. She is working on her master's degree at Stanislaus State.
Heather Gamberg (B.A., Journalism, '96) recently moved back to Chico and works as a lifestyle reporter for the Enterprise-Record. After graduation, she was hired by the Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera as a public relations and marketing assistant. From there, she moved to the Santa Barbara News-Press daily newspaper. Gamberg has also worked as a freelance writer for several nonprofit organizations and as a media traffic manager for Market Place Media.
Amy (Hamilton) Harrison (B.A., Psychology, '96) is a sales representative for the commercial division of a title company. On September 12, 1998, she married David Harrison (B.A., Communications, '95), a district sales manager for a staffing company. They live in La Jolla, California.
Jeff B. Phipps (B.S., Business Administration, '96) is a right-of-way agent for Caltrans in Marysville, California. He is active in the local Rotary Club and chair of the second annual Sutter North Medical Foundation Golf Tournament. He and his wife, Peggy, married in 1997 and are expecting their first child. They live in Yuba City, California.
G. Brian Rose (B.S., Agriculture, '97) is a commercial loan officer for National Bank of the Redwoods in Sonoma County. He has also worked at Lake Community Bank in Lakeport, California. Graduating from an auctioneering college in 1995, he has become well known for his lightning-fast "patter" as an auctioneer of land sales, livestock, and charity items throughout Lake and Mendocino Counties.
Josh Hearn (B.A., Mechanical Engineering, '98) recently tackled the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Antelope Wells, New Mexico, to the Canadian border of Montana. He and fellow graduate Julia Ralston (B.A., Child Development, '98), began their 2,470-mile off-pavement route in mid-July and completed the ride in three months.
Liz Hoy (B.A., Liberal Studies, '98) is a second-grade teacher in Antioch, California. Her husband, Tom Hoy (B.A., English, '98), is an English teacher at Antioch High School. They have three children, Robbie, Mikey, and Bailey.
George LeCrenn (B.S., Construction Management, '98) is a residential sales associate in Silicon Valley. Before joining Coldwell Banker in Los Gatos, California, he was a project manager for PCM3 Construction Management, Inc.
Wendy Senner (B.A., Public Administration, '98) is a right-of-way agent for Caltrans in Marysville, California. She enrolled in the master's program at CSU, Chico this fall and plans to marry in April 2001. She lives in Grass Valley, California.
Christopher M. Smith (B.A., Physical Science, '98) is the athletic trainer at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. He completed his master of education in athletic training in June at the University of Virginia.
Hong-Shen Li (M.A., Music, '99) is the choir director of the
Folsom Lake College Center in Folsom, California. He was an instructor
of voice and opera at CSU, Chico and sings with the San Francisco Opera
and other prestigious opera companies. He has a son, Alex.
Sarah DeForest (B.S., Agriculture, '00) is manager of public relations/communications for the California Beef Council.
Lindsay Hall (B.A., Journalism, '00) is an account executive at Deen+Black Public Relations. After graduation in June, she joined the agency as an account coordinator in their Sacramento office.
Erica Lynne Manz (B.S., Business Administration, '00) is a buyer/planner
for Cisco Systems in San Jose, California.
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