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KEN HAWKINS (B.S., Accounting, '80) is the auditor of Mariposa County. He thinks his greatest accomplishment has been changing accounting policies to conform to generally accepted accounting principles. This foresight allowed the county to avoid employee layoffs during the flood of 1996-97.
Don Whitt (B.A., Philosophy, '82) writes a high-tech column called "Fish and Chips" for the Half Moon Bay Review. He has helped develop, test, ship, and support more than twenty-five dozen software products, including AutoCAD and Macromedia Director. Most recently he managed operations for America Online's West Coast production studio.
MIKE GRAF (B.A., Child Development, '83) taught elementary school for nine years but has moved into television and book writing. His books for children and teachers include The Weather Report, National Parks Projects, The World's Best Places, Underground Adventure, Tornadoes, and Thunder and Lightning. Graf has been a weathercaster for several California television stations including KRCR in Redding. He also consults for The Weather Channel. Graf has moved back to Chico to teach at Chico State while he continues writing.
ERIN M. MAUTERER (B.A., Graphic Design, '84) has illustrated two children's books written by Joseph S. Bonsall, band member of the Oak Ridge Boys country music group, and is extremely busy illustrating for many other books and projects. Mauterer said, "I love developing characters, especially animals." In 1987 she started her own business in San Francisco, Blue Water Advertising and Design. Six years later she moved to the East Coast with her husband and two daughters. Mauterer invites you to visit her Web site at www.EMauterer.com.
TERI (DUNCAN) CHILTON (B.A., Marketing,
'86) assists her husband with his automotive field businesses. They currently
live in Portola Valley with their two sons. Teri's sister,
STUART BENNETT (B.S., Business Administration, '86) is vice president and banking officer for U.S. Bank in Manteca and Modesto.
RICHARD W. ROCKWELL (B.S., Microbiology, '86) is a research scientist for the Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming. The position is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a three-year study of the effects of biogeochemical processes on the toxicity of mine-effluent metals to mountain stream insects. The project is an expansion of Rich's USDA-funded doctoral research, which examines copper bioaccumulation in the aquatic food web of Haggarty Creek, downstream from the historic Ferris-Haggarty copper mine in the Medicine Bow National Forest. His new research will improve federal regulation of mine contaminants in mountain fisheries throughout the nation. Friends may contact Rockwell by e-mail at email@example.com.
PATRICK HANSON (B.S., Economics/Finance, '87) is an account executive with Barney & Barney in La Jolla. He designs insurance plans for his clients in business and industry throughout Southern California.
BARRY MILLER (B.A., Physical Education, '87; M.A., Sport Biomechanics, '90) was a graduate assistant for Chico State's Department of Physical Education and coached baseball for two years. He coached baseball for two years at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, then earned his Ph.D. in Sport Biomechanics from the University of Minnesota. He is now the director of the Fitness Program and an assistant professor in the Health and Exercise Department at the University of Delaware. Miller would like to pursue a position in college administration and is working on an M.B.A. He wrote, "Out of all the places I've been, my fondest memories are still those of Chico....I'd love to hear from some of my old Chico friends." Call Miller at 302-831-1578 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAUL EAGLE (B.A., Information and Communication Studies, '88) is a senior account executive in public relations at Gray, Kirk/ VanSant, a Baltimore-based advertising and public relations firm. He has worked in the Peace Corps press office, Washington, D.C., and for the Wernick Marketing Group, San Francisco. He is married to Jill, whom he met while serving in the Peace Corps in Africa, and they have one son. Eagle plays racquetball, fixes up his old rowhouse, and backpacks on the Appalachian Trail. He credits Kurt Nordstrom, who taught most of his public relations courses, for generating his interest in practicing public relations. He misses Chico and plans to bring his family back for a visit. You can e-mail him at email@example.com.
SAM HAUSFATHER (M.A., Education, '88) is an associate professor of education at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is the author of a book chapter and ten articles.
CELIA MCADAM (B.A., Economics, '88;
M.A., Economics, '91) is the executive director of the Placer County Transportation
Planning Agency. McAdam is a member of the American Institute of Certified
Planners and previously held transportation management positions with
the Butte County Association of Governments and the City of San Jose.
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