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Keep Us Posted. Send your news to Betsy Holmquist, The University of Montana Alumni Association, Brantly Hall, Missoula, MT 59812. Go to and click on “Class Notes,” fax your news to 406-243-4467, or call 1-877-UM-ALUMS (877-862-5867). Material in this issue reached our office by March 22, 2010. Note: The year immediately following an alum’s name indicates either an undergraduate degree year or attendance at UM. Graduate degrees from UM are indicated by initials. Snowbirds/Sunbirds—Anyone! Whenever you change your mailing address, please contact the alumni office. Let us know where you are and when. Thank you.

Dianna Reber Riley ’88 accepts the Montana Alumni Award at UM’s 2010 Charter Day, a celebration of the University’s 117th birthday. Dianna was recognized by the UM Alumni Association for her work in initiating, promoting, and bringing to reality last fall’s Black Studies Reunion. A host parent to students enrolled in UM’s Black Studies program during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Dianna spent countless hours contacting former students, planning, and hosting the three-day reunion that that drew more than eighty former students and faculty members back to campus in September. The following award recipients also were honored at Charter Day: John Blake, the ASUM Student Service Award; Robert Burke, the Neil S. Bucklew Presidential Service Award; Dan Pletscher, the George M. Dennison Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Accomplishment; Julee Stearns, the George M. Dennison Presidential Staff Award for Distinguished Accomplishment; Donald Potts, the Montana Faculty Service Award; and Kenneth Welt, the Robert T. Pantzer Presidential Humanitarian Award. Charter Day events also featured UM’s thirteenth Native American Lecture, “Reconsidering American Indian Historical Trauma: Ruminations of a Critical Cultural Psychologist,” by Joseph P. Gone, an enrolled member of Montana’s Gros Ventre tribe and assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Darlene Craven ’82, sent this photo of some Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters who celebrated their one hundredth anniversary as the Beta Phi Chapter at UM during Homecoming 2009. “We just couldn't be outdone by the Kappa Alpha Thetas who got their picture in the last issue of the Montanan with Jim O’Day!” Darlene writes. Pictured bottom row, left to right: Wendy Malone Madison ’79, Kalispell; Darlene Craven ’82, Chesapeake Beach, Md.; middle row: Karen Olsen Blasing ’78, Los Altos, Calif.; Char Curry ’79, Lake Oswego, Oreg.; top row: Sarah Pugh Walton ’78, Butte, and Lesli Bruden ’78, Centennial, Colo.

Tomas Milo Dean ’86 opened Milo Creek Carvings in Great Falls in 2008. A self-taught artist, Tom spent most of his career in pharmaceutical sales and orthopedic appliances. In 2007, he began carving to relieve the stress of his former jobs. Today his hand-carved native trout, dragonflies, cattails, reeds, frogs, and other fish species—set in their natural river environments and made from exotic woods—sell for thousands of dollars and garner highly acclaimed awards. In 2009, Tom’s artwork was featured in Big Sky Journal and Cowboys & Indians, which deemed him one of the best woodworkers in the country. His piece “Brookies on the Hunt” took first place in the Animal/Fish category contest of Carving Magazine in 2009. Tom and his wife, Patti Jo Lane ’89, ’93, have two children, MacKellin, eleven, and MacKenzie, eight. See Tom’s work and read more about him at

Justin L. Hunt ’00, Heber City, Utah, is pictured far right, with Montana’s U.S. Olympics freestyle skiers Heather McPhie, Bozeman, and Bryon Wilson, Butte. Justin is the head athletic trainer for the U.S. freestyle ski team, a position he’s held for the past four years. Libby native Scott Rawles, head coach of the freestyle moguls team, is on the left. “I yell ‘Yeah, Montana’ at the top of the hill,” Justin says about his coaching Montana skiers. It certainly worked for Bryon, who went on to win an Olympic bronze medal in the freestyle skiing men’s moguls in Vancouver, B.C.

Undaunted Courage

You get to meet the most incredible people by working in the Office of Alumni Relations. I have been blessed, as Montanans are by nature the most interesting and courageous people, and I’ve met thousands of them in my thirty years at the University. Although hard pressed to say which individuals stand out the most, one clearly would be John Manix.

John was originally from Augusta and attended UM in the early ’40s. He interrupted his studies because of World War II and family issues. He returned to campus in 1995 to help his sister, Mabel Manix Schulte ’45, Alexandria, Va., celebrate her fiftieth UM class reunion. John and I struck up a conversation, and he shared with me that he had not finished his UM degree. While this bothered him and he wanted to complete his degree, a fifty-year absence from collegiate work was daunting.

I imagined John would return to Spokane, and his well-intentioned thoughts would get displaced. I could not have been more mistaken. He contacted me following the reunion and asked if we could see what it would take to finish his degree. Not only did John follow up on contacting me, but he also continually pushed me to get everything in place so he could finish his degree.

Together we visited the UM Registrar’s Office. He needed fewer credits than we had thought, but it was not a cakewalk either. John set out to take the required classes. It helped that he was able to transfer credits from classes he was taking at Gonzaga. A lot of work, but within a year, John had completed his degree at UM.

John contacted me again to say he wanted to walk in spring Commencement. I met John on the Oval where the graduates lined up and got him into the business graduates line. Later, from the speaker’s stage inside the Adams Center, I scanned the sea of graduates and all their smiles, looking for John. I finally found him—seated with the education graduates. My heart sank. I worried that when the business graduates were asked to stand and be recognized, John would not rise because he was seated across the floor with the education graduates. Again, I was mistaken.

When the business graduates were asked to rise, a seventy-six-year-old graduate stood, all alone, in his academic regalia, proudly waving to family and friends from the center of the education section. He directed a huge wave and smile my way.

Following graduation, John sent me a copy of Stephen Ambrose’s newly released Undaunted Courage, a book chosen not so much for the literary read but as one that reflected his personal courage to complete his long-delayed degree.

Last year on November 27, John passed away. This column is dedicated in his memory as a proud member of the UM Class of 1996.

Bill Johnston ’79, M.P.A. ’91 President and CEO, Alumni Association Director, Office of Alumni Relations


Grace Wrigley Molitor ’42, Cottage Grove, Oreg., celebrated her ninetieth birthday in March. Grace graduated in music education from UM and has played the piano for eighty-five years. Her thirteen children all sing and play musical instruments. Grace writes, “I play the piano to entertain the residents at Magnolia Gardens, where I have lived the past two years.”


The sixtieth reunion for the class of 1950 will be held May 13-15, 2010. You can see photos and watch a video from the 2009 class reunions by logging on to our Web site,, and following the “Events/Class Reunion” links.

Trudi Carleton Peek ’51, Port Orchard, Wash., has written Touching Earth, Touching Sky, published by Blue Raven Press. “The story is set in the fictional town of Clark Fork (Missoula), campus (UM), and Pattee Canyon,” Trudi writes. “I am the daughter of Linus J. Carleton, the longtime dean of education at UM. Both my parents pushed hard for me to write this story, were models for two of the characters, and are greatly acknowledged, along with Montana, for their profound influence on my writing.”


The fiftieth reunion for the class of 1960 will be held May 13-15, 2010. You can see photos and watch a video from the 2009 class reunions by logging on to our Web site,, and following the “Events/Class Reunion” links.

Lawrence R. Kaber ’61 writes from Kalispell, “I am in my forty-eighth year of teaching mathematics—thirty-eight years at Flathead High School, one year at Harlowton High School, and ten as an adjunct at Flathead Community College. It is still fun!”

Ralph B. Lawrence ’61, Spuyten Duyvil, N.Y., writes, “I have many fond memories of Missoula and the campus. I will be seventy-four in June, and, before many more years pass, I would like to visit my University.” Ralph is pictured here at the commissioning of the USS New York in November.

John Montegna ’63, Reno, Nev., received the Paragon Award from CVS Caremark honoring his forty-five years of contributions to the pharmacy profession. “I love working with the people,” John says. “A lot of customers I’ve had since I first came to Reno in 1964.”

Mary Ann Cosgrove ’68 retired in January after serving more than thirty years in the Great Falls school district, the past seven as principal at Paris Gibson Alternative High School. Following graduation, Mary Ann taught in Washington and Tennessee, then returned to teach in her hometown Black Eagle neighborhood. The first member of her family to attend college, Mary Ann believes her calling was to work with alternative learners and that she herself was once one of them. “This is the school I would have liked to have gone to,” she says.

Poul S. Nielsen ’68, M.A. ’75, Medicine Hat, Alta., closely watched the luge competition during this year’s Olympics and was on hand when the Olympic torch passed through Medicine Hat. A member of UM’s luge team in the 1960s, Poul was a member of the Canadian Olympic Luge team that competed in Sapporo, Japan, in 1972. He writes, “We trained side by side with the U.S. team, many of whom started luging in Missoula. I am now a professor in the Department of Visual Communications at Medicine Hat College and have been here for twenty years. During the last five years, a colleague and I have been exhibiting paintings in museums and galleries in Beijing, Nanjing, and Hangzhou, China, and are heading back over in May for shows in Nanjing and Beijing. Over the last two years I have also made six trips to Peru to study Inca artifacts and ruins.” Poul teaches with two other UM fine arts grads at Medicine Hat College:

Craig M. Cote, M.F.A. ’94, and Mato Akihide Higashitani ’91, M.F.A. ’93. Mato served as a visiting faculty member at UM from 1993 to 1995. He writes, “The main course I teach, interactive media, uses still images, time-based contents, animation, sound, and music—put together with digital programming and coding. My wife and I drive to Missoula almost every year to visit our longtime friends and refresh ourselves there. The air, the sunlight, and the people in and around Missoula are so comforting that we still call Missoula our second hometown. Tokyo is our original home.”


Correction: The winter 2010 Montanan incorrectly listed the master’s degree for George A. Venn, M.F.A. ’70, La Grande, Oreg.

Om Prakash, Ph.D. ’72, Irving, Tex., a longtime clinical psychologist turned life coach, continues to practice today at eighty-five years of age. Many of his teachings resonate from the years he worked in India during the 1940s as a community organizer in Mahatma Gandhi’s movement. Along with formal psychology models and coaching techniques, Om uses reflection, journeying, relaxation, yoga, and meditation for healing and balance. His wife, Georgia D. Prakash, received her master’s degree in education at UM in 1969. Read more about Om on his website at

John H. Combs ’77, Missoula, was recently named the outstanding music educator in Montana and the Rocky Mountain West by the Montana chapter of the National Federation of High School Associations. During the twenty-eight years he directed the Hellgate High School band, John took them to the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Fiesta and Holiday football bowls. Recipient of the 2008 Legion of Honor laureate by Bandworld magazine and named one of “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” in School Band and Orchestra magazine, John now serves as the fine arts supervisor for Missoula County Public Schools.

Patrick G. Darbro ’77, an English teacher and coach at Bozeman High School, received the Montana Coaches Association Coach of the Year award for AA Girls Golf for the 2009 season. Pat writes that his team beat favorite Charles M. Russell High School of Great Falls by twenty-four strokes and placed all five girls in the top twenty at state. This is Pat’s fourth Coach of the Year award in the past seven years.

Jonathan E. Krim ’77, Rockville, Md., is the new senior deputy managing editor for The Wall Street Journal’s online edition at Local innovations editor, assistant managing editor, and director of strategic initiatives for The Washington Post from 2006 to March 2010, Jonathan had previously worked as the assistant managing editor at the San Jose Mercury News, where he directed and edited two Pulitzer Prize-winning series.

John Darrell Rood ’77, Jacksonville, Fla., was appointed to the Florida Board of Governors, which manages the state’s university system. From 2004 to 2007, John served as Ambassador of the United States to the Bahamas. John also has served as chairman of the Vestcor Companies; vice chair, chairman, and commissioner of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation; and commissioner of the Marine Fisheries Commission.

Lex Runciman, M.F.A. ’77, professor of English at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oreg., has published his fourth collection of poetry, Starting from Anywhere. Among its topics is the notion of being born to other parents, poignant for Lex, who was adopted at birth and raised in an era of strict secrecy laws. “We lived according to the fiction that our family was exactly like every other,” he says. Lex has published three other poetry collections and is co-author of three writing textbooks.

Nickolas C. Murnion, J.D. ’78, Glasgow, took the oath of office as the new Valley County attorney in August. Nick was the Garfield County attorney, the city attorney for Jordan, and in private practice there for thirty-one years before his current position. Gaining national attention during the Freemen standoff in 1996, Nick received the 1998 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award and the Courageous Advocacy Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2000. He and his wife, LeAnn, have two children—Erin, a nurse in Billings, and Trevor, a freshman at UM.


Candace L. Black, M.F.A. ’81, Mankato, Minn., received the 2009 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award from RopeWalk Press at the University of Southern Indiana for her book Casa Marina. “These poems are part of a sequence set in the Florida Keys and explore coming-of-age issues,” Candace writes. Her full-length book of poems, The Volunteer, was published in 2003 by New Rivers Press. Candace is an associate professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she teaches creative writing (poetry and nonfiction) and literature courses.

Ron Gillet ’81 Tempe, Ariz., is president of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Chapter of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. Ron’s association with HOBY began in 1986 as a guest speaker at a HOBY leadership seminar in Montana. Since then he has served as a key volunteer within the organization, most recently as chair of the HOBY international Board of Trustees. A twenty-seven-year veteran of the financial services industry, Ron currently serves as vice president/fulfillment unit leader for Bank of America Home Loans.

Shane D. Morger ’81, Ventura, Calif., was honored by the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce for his service on the chamber’s Board of Directors from 2004 to 2009, where he served as chairman in 2006. Shane is the public relations/marketing director for the Bunnin Automotive Group in Ventura County. He and his wife, Geri, have two girls, Trey, sixteen, and Taryn, thirteen, both of whom are talking about becoming Grizzlies at some point, Dad says.

Carlos Padraza ’85, Bellevue, Wash., stumbled into his status as a science fiction celebrity about a decade ago when he discovered a fan-produced series on the Internet called Star Trek: Hidden Frontier. “As a lifelong Star Trek fan, I submitted a story idea that was accepted for production,” Carlos writes in an e-mail. “That led to a couple more screenplays, becoming the staff writer for three seasons and one of the producers, and to a stint as one of the writers and producers of the Internet series Star Trek: Phase II.” Carlos now has his own production company, Blue Seraph Productions, based in Los Angeles. He also writes and produces segments for Runic Films there.

John Barnes, M.A. ’88, M.F.A. ’88, Denver, received the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2010 Michael Printz Honor Book Award for his Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973. This is John’s twenty-seventh commercially published work; his twenty-eighth, a near-future political thriller titled Directive51, came out in April.

Griff Williams ’89, San Francisco, had his artwork collection, “Griff Williams: It’s Not Down On Any Map; True Places Never Are,” showcased at the Missoula Art Museum this March. In addition, Griff spoke at the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony on behalf of his father, Pat Williams, the longest-serving Montana representative (nine terms), in celebration and support of his father’s eighteen-year commitment to maintain the National Endowment for the Arts. “My father worked in politics and fought for art, and I merge art and politics because I think art presents ideas (often political) that cannot be presented otherwise,” Griff says. He founded and currently runs Gallery 16 in San Francisco, teaches undergraduate printmaking classes at California College of the Arts and San Francisco Art Institute, paints independent projects, and raises two sons. “Art even in the best-case scenario cannot be a career as much as a life,” Griff says. “The best things in my art life just do not compare to my kids. They’re my masterpiece.”


Dana Michael Harsell ’95, M.A. ’97, East Grand Forks, Minn., received the Charles and Betty Corwin Award in Teaching Excellence from the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of North Dakota. An assistant professor, Harsell has taught at UND since 2005 in the areas of public administration, American government, and state and local government.

Eric Beyer ’97 and Gina McCarthy ’00, Frenchtown, UM pharmacy school graduates and co-owners of Frenchtown Drug, implemented a $50 credit plan toward prescription drugs for the 417 unemployed paper mill workers of the recently closed Smurfit Stone Container Corporation. The credit lasts until July 1, 2010, applies to both current and new customers, and requires former mill employees to bring photo identification to receive credit. In response to the question of profitability by implementing this initiative, Gina says Frenchtown Drug prioritizes supporting the former workers over business profit and holds financial loss to be worth the risk in order to assist struggling customers during the recession. “When bad things happen in small communities, people come together to help one another, and that is what we are trying to do for the workers at Smurfit Stone and the people in the Frenchtown Valley,” Eric says.

David E. Bixby ’97, M.Ed. ’08, a fifth-grade teacher at Hellgate Elementary School in Missoula, received UM’s 2010 Maryfrances Shreeve Award for Teaching Excellence. David served as a master teacher, mentoring twenty teachers for a UM Department of Educational Research Services Excellence in Science Education grant. He also has received the Montana PTA Outstanding Educator Award and the Montana State Aerospace Educator of the Year Award. Featured in Northwest Education magazine for his integration of open-ended technology, David has presented at the Gates Foundation Technology in Education conference for school administrators. “I am surrounded daily by high examples, supportive colleagues—including Maryfrances Shreeve awardees Sue Barker Rowe ’82, M.Ed. ’89, and Carla Clement—but also hundreds of other heroes who make it a joy to come to work each day,” he says.

Kendra Bayer-Foreman, M.F.A. ’98, has gone from making bronze sculptures to painting to sewing “Handbags for Healing” at her Eden Art Studio in Tipton, Ind. From donated necktie scraps, bedspreads, and clothing, Kendra creates one-of-a-kind purses and stuffed animals that are sold to support such causes as helping Hurricane Katrina victims, the Literacy Coalition, and cancer fundraisers. View her artful creations at

Barrett L. Kaiser ’99, Billings, is a principal and director of western operations for the political consulting firm Hilltop Public Solutions. During the past eleven years, Barrett managed Sen. Max Baucus’s eight Montana field offices and served as the senator’s communications director and chief spokesman and as his senior adviser during two re-election campaigns.

Colin Westcott ’99 and Shannon Carrigan Westcott ’99, Fort Collins, Colo., recently opened Equinox Brewing Company, adjacent to Hops and Berries, their home brew and wine making store. Their new brewery offers the recipe, ingredients, and tasting notes for each beer brewed, so home brewers can replicate the brew. Equinox also offers a weekly firkin tapping, where air is allowed into a keg and the contents are served 48 to 72 hours after tapping. Find out more at


Chris Wright ’02, Sunnyvale, Calif., spoke to UM Professor Jakki Mohr’s Principles of Marketing and High-Technology Marketing classes in November. A graduate of UM’s School of Business Administration, Chris is a product marketing manager for Google.

Owen Applequist ’05, Washington, D.C., was one of six athletes representing Team USA in Savoy, France, at the January 2010 Winter World Transplant Games. A first-time contender, Owen raced in the slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom, and parallel slalom events. “It’s a celebration of life after a transplant,” Owen said in an interview. Owen received a kidney from his father on his sixteenth birthday. In 2006, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and in 2007 with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. In 2008, with his cancer in remission, Owen climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. His goal now is to be the first transplant patient and two-time cancer survivor to stand on all seven summits—the highest points on each continent. During winter weekends, Owen traveled from his job in Washington, D.C., as an operations research systems analyst for the Army to the ski slopes at Jack Frost in eastern Pennsylvania. He’s skied since he was four. Owen plans to compete in the 2012 Winter World Transplant Games in Switzerland and hopes one day to bring the transplant games to the United States.

Clayton Carl Nylund ’06, Tarpon Springs, Fla., is a founding director of Project 81, a relief effort began several years ago in support of an orphanage 81 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Following the January earthquake, Project 81 returned to Haiti, accompanied by Mark Bergstrom ’06, Brady, Project 81 agriculture director, and Clay’s sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Jared Brown.

Jesse James Kruse ’07, Great Falls, won the world saddle bronc title at the National Finals Rodeo in December. “Shoot, this is a dream come true,” Jesse said in an interview after his ride aboard Spring Blues. “It can’t get any better than this.” In 2007, Jesse was the saddle bronc Rookie of the Year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He becomes the sixth cowboy from Montana to win a world saddle bronc championship.

Jennifer Diane Reed ’07, La Mesa, Calif., is the features editor at San Diego News Network, an independent Web news source. “I basically run the ‘etcetera’ part of our Web site,” Jennifer writes. “I cover everything that falls under lifestyle, health, relationships, family, and food.” Jennifer remembers her favorite UM classes as Magazine Freelance Writing and Outdoor and Travel Writing taught by Jeff Hull. She credits opinion writing Professor Sharon Barrett for helping her develop the “tough skin” that helped her attain many of her writing goals.

Shauna J. Albrecht, M.B.A. ’09, Havre, is the new foundation director at Montana State University-Northern.

For eight years before serving in this position, Shauna was the first director of Northern’s advising center. She and her husband, Brian J. Albrecht ’04, have a four-year-old daughter, Olivia.


The following alumni and friends have made a commitment to the future of the UM Alumni Association by becoming lifetime members. You can join them by calling 877-862-5867 or by visiting our website: The Alumni Association thanks them for their support. This list includes all new lifetime members through January 31, 2010.

Mike Baker ’64, Santa Barbara, CA

Michael A. Kilroy ’70, J.D. ’73, Billings

Michael S. Nelson ’92, Gilbert, AZ

Linda R. O’Connell ’78, Missoula

Joann A. Pintz-Cole ’93, M.P.A. ’95, Billings

John M. Schaffer, Sammamish, WA

Judy Adams Schaffer ’56, Sammamish, WA

Katherine Zahl Skirvin ’72, Pendleton, OR

Sara D. Smith ’98, Missoula

Patricia Weber ’73, Yardley, PA

Christopher W. Woodall, M.S. ’97, Ph.D. ’00, Saint Paul, MN

Emily Struve Woodall ’99, Saint Paul, MN


Henry Walter Ehlert to Timothy Andrew Ehlert ’09, and Sarah Walter, February 13, 2010, Minneapolis

Aleida Ann Alvarez-Driscoll to Alina T. Alvarez, J.D. ’99 and James R. Driscoll ’94, October 8, 2009, Denver

Brayden Michael Severson to Kelly Ann Kuklenski Severson ’00 and Michael d. Severson ’99, April 18, 2009, Portland, OR

alumni Events 2010

For more details, call the Office of Alumni Relations, 877-UM-ALUMS, or visit

13-15 Commencement Reunions, Classes of 1940, 1950, 1960, Campus
15 UM Commencement, Campus
27-6/4 International Travel: Dordogne, France
9 Alumni Event, San Francisco
24 Alumni Event, Chicago
15 Alumni Osprey Night, Missoula
11 Griz/Cal Poly Tailgate, San Luis Obispo, CA
12-20 International Travel: Ancient Greece and Turkey Cruise
18 Griz/E. Washington Tailgate, Cheney, WA
19-25 Homecoming Week 2010
19 Homecoming Kickoff Celebration, Southgate Mall
23, 24 House of Delegates Annual Meeting
24 Class of 1970 Reunion, Distinguished Alumni Awards, International Alumni Reunion, SOS, Pep Rally, All Alumni Social and Dance
25 Homecoming Parade, Griz vs. Sac State Football, TV Tailgate
25-10/3 International Travel: River Life in Burgundy and Provence
2 Griz/N. Colorado Tailgate, Greeley, CO
16 Griz/Portland State Tailgate, Portland, OR

In Memoriam

To be included in “In Memoriam,” the UM Office of Alumni Relations requires a newspaper obituary or a letter of notification from the immediate family. We extend sympathy to the families of the following alumni, faculty, and friends. Names without class or degree years include UM alumni, employees, and friends.

Elizabeth McKenzie Goldhahn ’29, M.A. ’90, Fort Benton Mary Brennan Harstad ’29, Glendive Ruth I. Haugen ’33, Missoula Roberta Bras Dalke McLaughlin ’34, Kalispell Eleanor Speaker Robinson ’36, Great Falls Elsie MacIntosh Hanson-Roe ’37, M.Ed. ’74, Spokane, WA David J. Clarke, J.D. ’38, Castle Rock, CO Blaine Waddoups Mann ’38, Red Lodge Eloise Carver LaRue ’39, Mount Vernon, WA Gertrude T. Rooney Lindgren ’39, Great Falls Esther Cunniff "Es" Wilson ’39, Missoula Helen A. Simmons Bailey ’40, Manassas, VA Duncan R. “Scotty” Campbell ’41, Bigfork Leon Bernard Dorich ’41, Great Falls Frances E. Manuell ’41, Butte Norman Sheeran ’41, Atlanta, GA Robert F. Parker ’42, Brush, CO Shirley Strandberg Prather ’42, Meridian, ID Grover C. Schmidt, J.D. ’42, Fort Benton Robert Allen Swan ’42, Santa Rosa, CA John H. “Jack” Wilkinson ’42, Phoenix Thomas L. Huff ’43, Albuquerque, NM William J. Miloglav ’44, San Rafael, CA Robert A. LaTrielle ’45, Missoula Charlotte Eck Kilroy ’46, Olympia, WA Donald Raymond Lee ’47, Billings Richard “Shag” Miller ’47, Butte Albert J. Muskett ’47, M.Ed. ’51, Missoula Judy Beeler Bartley ’48, Anchorage, AK Wilbur Earl Funk ’48, M.M. ’59, Portland, OR Richard D. “Rich” Fox ’49, M.Ed. ’54, Billings Ryburn K. Fox ’49, Great Falls Virginia Hope Durrer Larson ’49, Eugene, OR Roy Martinsen ’49, Hardin Dorothy Anderson Jacobson Sil ’49, Missoula Marvin Alfred Amundson ’50, Butte Bruce Werner Anderson ’50, Corona Del Mar, CA William F. “Bill” Anderson ’50, Carmichael, CA Keith E. Byington ’50, Hamilton Richard Edward Cook ’50, Newport News, VA Edwin Joe DeMaris, M.A. ’50, Shoreline, WA Robert Henning Garmoe ’50, Puyallup, WA Patti Eaton Leamons ’50, Irvine, CA Burton Eugene Thompson ’50, M.Ed. ’59, Butte Allan Glenn Bird, J.D. ’51, Port Angeles, WA Robert L. Ehlers, J.D. ’51, West St. Paul, MN George R. Kraus ’51, Butte Edna Marie Thompson Sugg ’51, Bremerton, WA James G. Handford, M.A. ’52, Ocean Grove, NJ Rosemary Anderson Fossum ’53, Helena Tutti Bach Sherlock Harrington ’53, Rochester, MN Robert Walter Buchanan ’54, Billings Melvin “Pete” Hoiness ’54, Billings Ronald Dale McPhillips ’56, J.D. ’60, Shelby Douglas E. Fox ’58, M.Ed. ’61, Kalispell Ruben Emir Santiago ’58, M.A. ’59, Brandenton, FL John Robert Stelling ’58, Hayden, ID Thomas Allen Ring ’59, M.A. ’75, Billings Arthur A. Rudolph ’59, Otis Orchards, WA Gary Gene Brown ’60, Missoula Holly Steinbrenner Caraway ’60, Billings Merlyn Dale Gruhn ’60, Anchorage, AK Mildred Mannix Bandy ’63, Deer Lodge Thomas T. Levering ’63, Grants Pass, OR Roger Sample Megerth, M.A. ’65, Billings Douglas Bruce Dawson ’67, Salem, OR Dennis Gordon Dunlap ’68, M.S. ’82, Salt Lake City Kenneth Wayne Gillette ’68, Missoula John David MacDougall, J.D. ’69, Oxford, MS David Buchanan Griggs ’70, Reno, NV Sandra Lee Peiffer ’70, Bellevue, WA Kenneth Roger Bailey ’71, Billings Robert D. Barnes ’71, Billings Kevin James Quinn ’71, Missoula Sylvester “Sly” Hardy ’75, Monrovia, CA George Donald Paul ’76, M.B.A. ’78, Butte Spencee Linn Willett ’76, Helena Steven B. Higgins ’77, Powell, WY Benjamin Luke Serra ’78, Jacksonville Beach, FL James M. Benedict, M.S. ’80, Meridian, ID Marie Streeter Kuffel ’83, Sun City, AZ David Michael Darlow ’84, Helena Robin Davette Gerber ’84, ’90, M.A. ’91, Miles City Nancy Blejwas LaCroix ’85, Hinesburg, VT Frederick J. Dewing ’86, Renton, WA Candace Garlitz Howell ’88, Whitefish Carl Shanley White ’89, J.D. ’93, Havre Rebecca Graham Yarbrough ’90, Wheat Ridge, CO Jonathan Brenner, M.S. ’91, LaCrosse, WI Ronald Duaine Keeney ’96, Missoula John W. Manix ’96, Spokane, WA Terry Lane Shepherd, M.S. ’96, Homer, AK Twila-Jean Anderson Morgan M.B.A. ’97, Las Vegas, NV Scott Alan Fisk, J.D. ’99, Helena Wray Landon ’01, Driggs, ID Jason A. Calogar ’04, Bozeman William Roy Cusenza ’07, Petroskey, MI Donald E. Axinn, Jericho, NY Dorothy B. Bayer, Theresa, WI Aleen H. Blomgren, Missoula Kelly Lee Cremer Grow, Glendive Charles G. Hamma, Missoula Barry Hannah, Oxford, MS Mary Fassler Hunt, Helena Gertrude B. Ingold, Missoula S. Dan Kidder, Missoula Dolores Kludt, Missoula William D. Malone, Missoula Colleen Elmore Marinkovich, Anaconda Scott Allen Meacham, Missoula Thomas A. Newland, Huntington Beach, CA Katherine Louise “Kay” Peterson, Boise, ID Gudmund Rasmussen, Tacoma, WA William Robert Sandell, Eureka Randy Joseph Trosper, Polson Charles “Jack” Turner, Great Falls