Clifford Butler ‘70, communication, has been elected to a two year term on the Capella University Board of Directors as the faculty representative. Butler is currently the research methods lead for the PhD program in the School of Business and Technology and also serves on the university Institutional Review Board. He joined Capella as a full time core faculty member in July 2010 after 10 years of adjunct teaching with the university. Butler resides in Bellevue, WA.
Joe Yee '72, aerospace engineering, ‘83 electrical and electronics, is running for Sacramento’s district 4 city council.
Sylvia Whitlock ‘74, master’s of education, will take office as the governor of rotary district 5300 stretching from East Los Angeles and including parts of the high desert and Nevada. The Rotary’s purpose is to eliminate Polio in the world. In 2011, Whitlock traveled to India as part of the National Immunization Day group distributing vaccine. Whitlock was named a distinguished alumna in 1988 by the College of Education and Integrative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona.
Mario Martinez ‘75, agronomy, is now the director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for Colorful Harvest. Martinez is coordinating activities of Colorful Harvest’s in-house food safety team along with independent food safety laboratories and inspectors.
Donaldo Fong ‘76, chemical engineering, is the executive vice president of consulting and strategy, a management and financial consulting firm in the City of Panama, Republic of Panama. Fong is also faculty of marketing at Florida State University (Panama Campus) and faculty of marketing and finance graduate level at Universidad Catolica Santa Maria la Antigua, Republic of Panama.
Donald Bentley ‘77, civil engineering, ‘82, master’s of science civil engineering, presented a speech about his life as a family caregiver to his brother and mother at the July 2011 National Summit on Paid Sick Days and Paid Family Leave Congressional Reception in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Currently, Bentley is a civil engineer in the Water Resource Management Group of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Pamela Lacy ’79, English, has joined Archer Norris’ Newport Beach office as special counsel. Lacy has over 26 years of trial experience; her practice focuses on business and complex litigation.
John Brewer '70, communication arts, is publisher of the Peninsula Daily News in Port Angeles, WA.
Charlene Buckley '70, animal science, is the curator at the museum of the Oregon Territory in Oregon City, OR.
David R. Coe '70, is an energy manager for Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach. He enjoys off-road vehicle design and construction and radio controlled model airplanes.
John Eisen '70, urban planning, is a principal with JGA Architects-Engineers-Planners in Billings, MT and leads the firm's educational facility planning division.
Timothy H. Hite '70, language arts, '77, master's in english, has been teaching english at Montclair High School for 20 years. Before that, he taught at Bonita District for two years and at Baldwin Park for seven and a half years. He met his wife at Cal Poly Pomona in 1968 and was married to her in 1970. He was a member of the Cal Poly Pomona Orchestra and Concert Band, and he is still involved in music by playing first oboe in the Pomona Concert Band.
Connie Hollstein '70, english, is an executive with Pharmanex and currently assisting with the launch of the new BioPhotonic Scanner.
Glen Kaskela '70, kinesiology, was selected to the Rowland High School Alumni Hall of Fame. He spent 35 years at Paramount High School serving as a chair of the physical education department and a teacher and coach from 2004 until he retired in June 2010. Kaskela was named teacher of the year in 1998 and 1989 and received the Gib Dear Award from the CIF Coaches Association and the National High School Coaching Award from Scholastic Coach Magazine.
Keith H. Larson '70, electrical & electronics engineering, is vendor manager at Americast in Los Angeles, CA.
Mark McQuown ‘70, journalism, won the Bronze Medal in the Feature Films Category for Artistic Excellence at the Park City Film and Music Festival for a his movie “P.J.” McQuown currently resides in Valencia, CA.
Philip Minard '70, computer science & '71 masters of business administration, owns Growth Investments, a property management and property investment firm in Glendora, CA. Minard also owns several apartment buildings in Glendora, Covina and Azusa, CA.
A.L. Mtui '70, civil engineering, is principal of Ecosode Engineers, an engineering consulting company in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. After graduation, Mtui returned to Tanzania to teach at the Dar es Salaam Technical College, then headed the country's technical training program for the Ministry of Education. In 1977, he became director and chief executive of the National Housing and Building Research department until retiring in 1997 from public service, and starting his own consulting firm.
Sharyn Slavin-Miller '70, english literature, is an associate professor in the Department of Higher Education and Organization Leadership at Azusa Pacific University.
Robert Truskowski '70, landscape architecture, creates gardens for celebrities and was featured in the Robb Report's “Best of Best” issue.
Robert F. Beardsley '71, civil engineering, is the director of Public Works for the City of Huntington Beach.
Michele B. Bifelt ‘71, biology, is starting her 33rd year of teaching science. She is currently working at North Pole High School, Alaska. Bifelt led the Forensics Module with the Alaska Summer Research Academy at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, in July.
Diana Butcher '71, English and '84 liberal studies, is starting her 21st year as a teacher specialist in educational media and technology at the Pomona High School library in the Pomona Unified School District.
Dennis Halloway '71, data processing, has been named finance director for the city of South Pasadena.
Gary Labb '71, social sciences, has retired after a 31 year career with the Covina and Santa Ana Police Department. In 2006, he received the Gerald “Jerry” Boyer Award and was elected as the 2007 IAATI Western Regional Chapter President.
William R. Kelly ‘71, urban and regional planning, retired in 2007 after 34 years in government. Kelly was city manager for the city of Arcadia. He plans to return to the private sector as a consultant.
Sharyn Slavin Miller ‘71, English, was named associate professor for the School of Education at California Lutheran University.
Lytze Strong '71, business administration, is a real estate broker for Fred Sands Desert Realty in La Quinta and Palm Desert.
Lee Whittenberg ‘71, urban and regional planning, director of Community Development for Seal Beach, CA has retired after 20 years of service.
Richard A. Yardley ‘71, data processing & ‘74, master of business administration, was recently appointed senior vice president of Advanced Compound Solutions, Inc.; a national pharmacy related marketing company. He continues to serve as vice president of Medical Development Specialist, a national healthcare consulting company and as managing director of Belvedere HealthPartners, a regional healthcare consulting company. Yardley served as president of the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association in the 1990’s. He was the 1984 College of Business Administration Distinguished Alumni award recipient and is also a life member of the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association.
Rod Eson '72, mechanical engineering, received the Entrepreneurial Achievement of the Year Award from the Central Coast Venture Forum.
Don Gaston '72, park administration, taught for five years and then began establishing a private school for middle grade boys in Charlottesville, Virginia after receiving a master's degree in education from James Madison University in 1996. He is the director of Linden Middle School for Boys and is happy with his third career. He first planned parks throughout the Pacific Northwest and then owned Linden Lane Landscapes, a design/build company in Charlottesville.
Jon Giberson '72, marketing management, owns Connections, a sales and marketing firm of telecommunications products and services in Orange.
William G. Guy '72, electrical and electronic engineering/power systems, has enjoyed a long career as an engineer for several public works agencies and private companies. In the 1970s, he worked for Pacific Power and Light Company (now Scottish Power), starting out as an assistant engineer. Later in his career, he designed power plants, transmission lines, flumes and coal mining/processing plants. He has been a chief electrical engineer; and designed chemical waste water treatments plants for power system and instrumentation and controls. Bill received an Environmental Award from the State of Washington in 1980 for a treatment plant designed for the US NAVY at Keyport, for detoxifying OTTO Fuel and Chromium wastes. Bill is a project engineer at Intel Corporation, Inc., where he has received several divisional awards for cost/energy saving projects and is presently working on a team to build a high density data center. He has been married to Linda for 35 years and the couple has 4 children-only one still lives at home. Bill enjoys getting out into the Oregon "outback" and exploring old towns and remote areas such as Steen's Mountain and some of the old mining towns in the area… Hiking, hunting and fishing are some of his main enjoyments in life, especially with his family.
James Hairston ‘72, business administration; Kathleen Hairston ‘76, business administration; Jamie Masters ‘03, food marketing; Jacob Hairston ‘04, manufacturing and industrial engineering, this is a race team family based out of Alta Loma, CA. Hairston Motorsports Racing broke the Pro Street national ET record at the recently completed Pacific Street Car Association Labor Day Nationals. The new record is 6.248 seconds.
James M. Hairston '72, business, is director of marketing and product development for PerTronix, Inc. in San Dimas. He is married to Kathleen (Stott) Hairston '75, business, who is the regional program director for the Alzheimer's Association Inland Empire regional office in Ontario. Kathleen was chosen by the readers of Inland Empire magazine last year as one of twenty women "Who Make A Difference" and was awarded 2002 Professional of Year by the Inland Empire Chapter of Fundraising Professionals and the LA Times.
Eddy W. Hartenstein ‘72 aerospace engineering & mathematics, was named the new Los Angeles Times publisher. He will be the fourth publisher of the newspaper since it was acquired in 2000 by the Chicago-based Tribune Co. Hartenstein received a lifetime achievement award in 2007 from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Taghi Malekzadeh '72, microbiology, has worked as a laboratory technologist, public health and clinical microbiologist, subsequently attended graduate school, then medical school, upon receiving M.D. from school of Medicine had rotating internship, rotating residency in pathology at Santa Clara Valley Medical CTR and residency in Psychiatry at University of California Irvine and affiliated hospitals where he was awarded certificate for first place for outstanding achievement in research. Malekzadeh was a staff psychiatrist at Fresno County and Patton State Hospital in Forensic inpatient units. Currently, Malekzadeh consults in General Medicine and Psychiatry in Redlands, California.
Charles J. Ramirez ‘72, communication, is pastor at Our Lady of Assumption in Claremont, CA. Ramirez was ordained as a priest and began his service in 1987. He spend 12 years at Immaculate Conception Church in Monrovia, CA.
Cheryl Russell '72, marketing, has recently published a children's book, The Story of the StarHearts ,and was featured at an autograph session at BookExpo 2004 in Chicago, IL.
William L. Simonson '72, language arts, is a former national accounts service manager for an international telecommunications company. He has retired to care for aging parents and has the rare opportunity to pursue an old love: writing. He has two full stage plays and several screen treatments completed but never published. You may remember his acting roles as Chief Bromden in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and Prince Charming in "Cinderella" at Cal Poly Pomona. He directed "A Phoenix too Frequent" for his senior project.
Darleen Stoner ‘72, biology, is currently a professor of environmental education at Cal State San Bernardino. She received the 2007 Environmental Achievement Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 9.
Richard Zizian ‘72, social science, is currently employed with Critical Period Insurance Agency, Inc. He develops insurance coverage to help protect products that companies create.
Stephanie Cyr '73, communication arts, is a reading recovery teacher in Griswold, CT and was a Connecticut McAuliffe Fellow for 2002, producing a children's literature television program and literacy training for parents and paraprofessionals. She is also a retired Sergeant First Class from the Connecticut Army National Guard. Her and her husband are proud of their daughter who is a fourth class cadet at the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Sandra (Beletrutti) Davis '73, business management, is the executive assistant to the President, Dr. J. Michael Ortiz, at Cal Poly Pomona. She is beginning her 37th year as a Cal Poly Pomona employee, 33 of those years in the President's Office. As an undergrad, she was Cal Poly Pomona Poly Vue Queen and a member of Student Council and Lambda Chi Sorority. She currently resides in Upland and has two sons, Eric, who is graduating in June of 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona, and Robert, a freshman majoring in Computer Information Systems.
Louis A. Gonzalez ‘73, communications, was named public information officer for the city of Irvine, CA. Gonzalez was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for an immigration story that he published.
Barry Hogan '73, urban planning, '81, master of urban planning, has recently accepted a position as planning director for the City of Malibu, CA.
Robert Kain '73, architecture, president and CEO of HMC Architects in Ontario, received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Services for the Inland Empire/Las Vegas.
Lauren Melendrez '73, landscape architecture, is President of Melendrez Design Partners, a 30 person firm in downtown Los Angeles. Her firm is currently designing a master plan for Griffith Park, and designed the landscape architecture for the recently completed the LA-Pasadena Gold Line and the Hacienda del Mar.
Don Miller '73, communication, is a programming traffic assistant for San Bernardino's KCSB-TV3. He is also a volunteer director of photography for the city's Route 66 Rendezvous.
Jim Miller '73 civil engineering and '78 MSE engineering technology, was named recipient of the Government Engineer of the Year Award for 2005 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Orange County Branch. Miller, who is manager of Engineering & Permit Services for the County of Orange/Resources & Development Management Dept. (RDMD), also received the Outstanding Government Engineer Award from the Orange County Engineering Council.
Ron Mutter '73, civil engineering, is public works director for the city of Redlands. He and his wife, Sally, have been married 27 years, and have two daughters, Kerry and Laura.
Stephen V. Kozak Jr. '73, political science, was appointed chairman of the city of Tustin's City Planning Commission for 1999-2000.
Marilyn (Johnson) Lewis '73, business, will receive the degree Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute in May 2003. This degree is in preparation for her new career as a minister of religious science.
Rhod Resella '73, electrical & electronics engineering, is program manager of fiber optic acoustic systems at Litton Guidance & Control Systems in Woodland Hills.
Elisabeth McKissen Roberts '73, foods & nutrition, is a senior health educator for Molina Healthcare of California and has been an ADA registered dietitian for 30 years and is a certified diabetes educator. Elisabeth's career has included working as a dietitian in both teaching hospitals and community hospitals. Her main areas of focus include pediatric nutrition and working with transplant patients.
Carmelo A. Sabatella '73, architecture/environmental design, is a senior architect with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering. As a Public Architect, he has worked with the City of Los Angeles over 28 years and functioned in the capacity of Design Architect, Construction Manager, Project Manager, Program Manager, Chief of Staff, Assistant City Architect and City Architect. As a Citizen Architect, he was appointed by the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees to serve for a two-year term as Chair of the select, 12-member Citizens' Oversight Committee for the Pasadena City College Measure P $150 Million School Bond Development Program. In December 2002, he was also appointed by the South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Trustees to serve for a two-year term on the select, 8-member Citizens' Oversight Committee for the South Pasadena Unified School District Measure M $29 Million School Bond Development Program.
Ken Willis ’73, history, is a city council member in Upland, CA. Councilmember Willis serves as Mayor Pro Tem, Chairman of the Public Works Committee and a member of Police & Fire Committee. He and his wife, Jane, live in Upland, CA; they have a daughter.
Phil Young ’73, behavioral science, is president and CEO of Baypro Inc., a California-based sales and marketing agency for consumer product manufacturers. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Alta Loma, CA.
Fernando Arozqueta '74, physics, is vice president of sales, Latin America/Caribbean for Usha Communications Technology in Orlando, FL.
David Bradley '74, civil engineering, is Program Manager of Planning for the Pacific Northwest Region of the US Bureau of Reclamation in Boise, ID.
Lloyd Brock '74, communication, recently launched a full service website for new songwriters and musicians that helps them break into the music industry.
Robert Finkelstein ‘74, biology, is senior vice president and managing consultant for insurance broker Marsh Risk Consulting. He has worked there for 15 years and has had the opportunity to work abroad.
Eddy Hartenstein '74, aerospace engineering, is president of DirectTV in El Segundo.
Scott D. Harvey '74, data processing, is vice president and manager of Kitsap Bank in Bremerton, WA. He recently received the National FinancialServices Advocate of the Year Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He was also named the Financial Services Advocate for the Pacific Northwest region and for the Western Washington district of the SBA.
Henry M. Hawthorn '74, mechanical engineering, was recently named board president for the Fontana Unified School District and is the director of engineering for a manufacturing company.
Ken Irons '74, park administration, and his wife, Joanne, are enjoying retirement in Tucson, Arizona. They just returned from a three-week visit to Florence, Italy, where their daughter, Christina, has been attending the University of Florence for the past four years. They were overjoyed to be present during Christmas eve when she received her engagement ring. They are looking forward to another trip there next year for the wedding.
Grant "Gary" Jacobsen '74, master's in business administration, completed a 20-year career as a Marine Corps officer, worked for 17 years as an executive with Pentagon Express, Inc. in Virginia, and now teaches business courses at Strayer University and Northern Virginia Community College. At Cal Poly Pomona, he was a graduate school classmate of the late Walt Cover, who was also a career Marine.
Juan Miguel Kam '74, chemical engineering, works for Texaco in the Republic of Panama.
Harry Krug '74, agricultural biology, retired in December 2010, after 23 years of working with Colusa County. He has 36 years of experience in county government. Krug served as president of the California Agricultural Commissioners, Sealers Association, California Air Pollution Control Officers Association and was a charter member and first president of the Association of California Airports. He plans to spend his retirement seeing the country, playing golf, flying, camping, fishing, car racing and visiting the airport.
J. William Long '74, history, recently released his second book “The Poems of a Dead Metaphysician.”
Brian Mitchell '74, landscape architecture, joined the Culver City based office of ah'be landscape architects as the vice president and director of operations. His duties will include supervising project management for the office's two design studios and overseeing quality control.
Bruce F. Powell ‘74, political science, is currently a physician practicing neurology in Portland, Oregon. He recently completed a master’s degree in medical anthropology.
Glenn Rambach ‘74, aerospace engineering, is director of engineering and applied science at Quantum Sphere, Inc. in Santa Ana, CA. While at Cal Poly Pomona, Rambach was motivated by the need for energy independence, security, and clean energy systems. After Cal Poly, he received his MS in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. He spent 26 years in fundamental energy R&D at DOE’s Lawrence and Sandia National Labs in Livermore, CA and at the University of Nevada’s DRI. His research included diesel combustion systems, laser fusion, hydrogen production and storage, fuel cell system designs and integrated renewable energy systems using storage. Rambach and his wife, Lynn enjoy skiing, sea kayaking and the outdoors. His son is a UC Davis engineering graduate.
Karen Westerfield Stember '74, language arts, has been teaching at an Upland Unified School District elementary school in grades K to 5. She has been teaching since 1976 and during that time has witnessed many changes in the education of children. She is looking forward to retirement in about 5 years. She is married to Cliff Stember '75, parks and recreation. They have a daughter, Kelli, who graduated from Pepperdine University in 2002. They all share a passion for travel.
Carol T. Vaness '74, music, starred in Verdi's "La Traviata" with the Los Angeles Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in February and March. She also was featured in three productions of "Tosca" with Luciano Pavarotti at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City this spring.
Karen L. Wensel '74, marketing management, is director of strategic sourcing at Universal Studios.
Maria Wootton ’74, english, is a Spanish teacher at Claremont High School. She and her husband have three sons and two grandchildren.
Mahvash Yazdi '74, business administration, was appointed a class II director to the Zhone Technologies board of directors. Yazdi has over 30 years of experience in public and private companies in strategy, business development, and information systems.
Muriel Zimmermann '74, biology, '77, master's in biology, is the dean of physical/life/health sciences at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga. She taught biology at Chaffey College for 23 years before becoming the dean. Muriel is married to Rick Wheeler, who also graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a zoology degree in 1975. Rick is recently retired from a position as patrol captain with the California Department of Fish and Game where he served for 25 years.
Walter Allen III '75, urban planning and regional planning, has recently been appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as director of the California Youth Authority. He is currently the mayor of Covina.
Dain Anderson '75, urban planning, is director of planning for MHA Environmental Consulting, Inc. in San Mateo, CA. MHA provides project definition and planning, baseline data collection, California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act compliance, and permit acquisition for traditional urban environments as well as for conventional and alternative energy production.
David Anderson '75, industrial engineering, owns Anderson Realty in La Canada.
William Bescoby '75, biology, is the president of Upland Chamber of Commerce. He has a private optometric practice in Claremont and is on staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center's Department of Rehabilitation, San Antonio Community Hospital and the Pacific Eye Institute. He is adjunct professor at Western University's College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pomona.
Pat Allen '75, behavioral science, is the assistant marketing manager at Wynn Oil Company in Asuza.
Jim Cook ’75 & ’83, zoology, is a member of the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors in Northern California.
Frank Gilbert Jr. '75, history, is presently teaching U.S. History and Federal Government, at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma.
Theresa Gilbert, ''75, education, teaches 4th Grade at Achille Elementary School, in Southeast Oklahoma.
Kathleen (Stott) Hairston '75, business, who is the regional program director for the Alzheimer's Association Inland Empire regional office in Ontario. Kathleen was chosen by the readers of Inland Empire magazine last year as one of twenty women "Who Make A Difference" and was awarded 2002 Professional of Year by the Inland Empire Chapter of Fundraising Professionals and the LA Times. She is married to James M. Hairston 72, business, who is director of marketing and product development for PerTronix, Inc. in San Dimas.
Rosemary Ann Hart ‘75, liberal studies, a special education teacher for nearly 30 years at Olita Elementary School in La Habra, CA has received the 2007-2008 Teacher of Year award from Lowell Joint School District.
Christopher Hein '75, architecture, is an architect at Landon Wilson Architecture in Newport Beach.
Kathryn (Kathy) Hogan '75, education, has been a teacher in Fontana USD for 24 years in the middle school sector, in 7th grade pre-algebra and life science. She has served in the positions of program manager and program specialist for both elementary and middle schools. She currently serves on the Curriculum Writing Committee for Mathematics, and Science Curriculum Writing Committee with the district, and is also a pre-algebra facilitator for middle school teacher training. After Cal-Poly Pomona, Kathy continued her education at Azusa Pacific and received her master's degree in education and an administrative credential. Kathy was selected as the sole San Bernardino County participant in the NASA-JPL Newmast Program in 1999. She is pursuing a doctorate in administration in education. She has received two Honorary Service Awards and a Continuing Honorary Service Award for her services in Fontana. Kathy is single, and lives in Redlands.
Bernie Kerkvleit '75, horticulture, is the owner of Skyline Landscaping. He has also taught classes in landscape design, botany, and geology for over 20 years.
Gary Masterman '75, mechanical engineering, is chief engineer and partner at SubSurface Designs Inc. in Sylmar.
John A. Munoz '75, landscape architecture, recently retired from the Nevada Division of State Parks in Carson City as a senior landscape architect with 30 years of service. Munoz served as a member of the Nevada State Board of Landscape Architects for nine years. His son Andy Munoz '05, graphic design, is working for the American Film Institute in Hollywood.
Jim Oliff '75, engineering technology, is Southern California division manager for R.F. Associates Inc. in Van Nuys.
Robin Streicher Padilla '75, social services, has been employed with Alameda County as a social worker since 1979. She was first involved with the Adult and Aging Services, then as a child welfare worker in Children and Family Services. She is married to Ernie Padilla, a forklift technician. They have two daughters from Ernie's first marriage and share a son from their marriage, who is now a United States Marine Corps and is currently deployed. Her and her husband have six grandchildren. The family resides in San Leandro, CA.
Robert Philpott '75, accounting, an engineer with the Chino Valley Fire Department has retired after 35 years of service. He currently resides in Missouri.
Lyle Pierceall '75, accounting, is a partner at Maryanov Madsen Gordon & Campbell, a Palm Springs-based accounting firm.
Peter Rogers '75, communication arts, is owner of Peter Rogers Photography in Chino Hills, CA, which specializes in location photography for commercial clients.
Jerry Bowerman ‘76, horticulture and his wife, Kelly Clark, set out to hike a 5,000 mile journey on the American Discovery Trail. They are two months into their excursion. Both are retired and reside in Sebastopol, CA.
Duane Brenneise '76, architecture, is project coordinator at Flewelling & Moody at the company's Antelope Valley office in Lancaster.
Lynn Chacon ’76, political science, is a staff member for San Bernardino County Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales. He and his wife, Dolores, live in Riverside, CA ; they have two sons, Nicholas and Erik.
Craig Cornell '76, English, has been elected chairman of the San Diego Better Business Bureau's board of directors.
Richard Giacopuzzi '76, biology, is an equine veterinarian. In his spare time, he, his wife and three children perform as the "Pleasant Valley" bluegrass band and have won several awards at various bluegrass music festivals.
George Hansen ’76, urban and regional planning, has recently been appointed to serve as city manager of Calimesa, CA. He as also been a community and economic development director for Ridgecrest, CA and Solvang, CA and has worked as a consultant for Urban Futures.
Rick L. Jager '76, communications arts, is a senior communications officer with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Los Angeles. He is responsible for all media relations activities for the agency and has worked for the Authority for 19 years. His prior employment included various news and public affairs positions at Southern California radio stations KHJ, K-WEST and KEZY.
Fran Karnazes ‘76, behavioral science, teaches a life skills course at Serrano Intermediate School in Lake Forest, CA.
Robert S. Kowell '76, master's in engineering, is a consultant for Boeing-Rocketdyne in Canoga Park.
Douglas Krah '76, civil engineering, is president of the Pleasanton division of the Irvine-based Standard Pacific Corporation. Among his responsibilities are land acquisition, entitlements, product design, construction, sales and marketing, and customer service.
Thomas M. Lubanski ‘76, business administration & ‘80, accounting, is chief executive officer and co-owner of the Peterson Systems International, which developed the “Yellow Jacket” modular cable –protection system in 1984 for the Los Angeles Olympics. The “Yellow Jacket” system is also used for many major events.
Gary Mullen ’76, animal science, operates an equestrian school for disabled students through his nonprofit organization Angel Mountain. He is a certified instructor with the National Association of Handicapped Riders.
Marcia Murray Raines ‘76, urban and regional planning, is currently the city manager for Millbrae, CA.
Dennis L. Richardson '76 marketing management, is senior vice president at Cushman Realty Corporation, West Los Angeles.
Merry Rogers '76, behavioral science, is director of staffing and retention at St. Joseph Health System in Orange.
Leellen F. Solter, Ph.D. '76, zoology, is a scientist with the Illinois Natural History Survey as well as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois.
Bob Torrez ’76, agronomy, is the chief financial officer for the City of Long Beach.
Bruce Arita ‘77, architecture, was named vice president of Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. in Irvine, CA. He serves as the architect for a wide range of structures varying in size and scale throughout California. Arita is a former president of the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association.
Donald A. Bentley ‘77, civil engineering, has worked with the Water Resource Management Group of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for fourteen years. Bentley was asked to testify in 2007 as a private citizen on family care giving issues before the California State Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment and the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations in support of Assembly Bill 537.
Andrew Bowden ‘77, landscape architecture, was appointed to the Landscape Architect Technical Committee by Governor Schwarzenegger. He is currently president of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern California Chapter.
Donald Breazeale '77, food marketing & '83, agriculture science, spent 25 years teaching and conducting research at a number of universities in the U.S. and overseas. He has worked in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. Breazeale has resided in Honduras for the last three years where he is in charge of the research program for the Honduran Agricultural Research Foundation (FHIA).
Frank Burkard Jr. '77, horticulture, is the owner of Burkard Nurseries in Pasadena, CA.
Raymond M. Butler ‘77, business administration, has a successful career in the United States Air Force. He is responsible for handling all medical issues and the readiness of three Medical Squadrons. Butler was assigned to his current position in March of 2007.
Anicia Caulfield '77, business administration, '83, MBA, received an associate of arts degree in music, cum laude, from Long Beach City College in 1993. She is currently pursuing a master's in music therapy at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
Dan Crow ’77, kinesiology, is a firefighter for the city of Redlands. He is also the president of Redlands Professional Firefighters Local 1354.
Joan Stathis Duryee '77, Liberal Studies, received her Master's in Education in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola College in 2002. Additionally, she is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is employed at a middle school in Maryland.
Barry Malkin ‘77, business administration, was hired by C2 Reprographics in Costa Mesa, CA as a senior vice president and general manager. He is in charge of operations at all four C2 locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties, handling sales and customer service issues, and overseeing the firm’s sales efforts with the company’s president and CEO.
Karen (Nall) Marcarello '77, political science, is a community relations manager at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Rancho Cucamonga.
Dennis Orsborn '77, park administration, is a golf course manager at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert.
Peter S. Silva ’77, civil engineering, has been recently reappointed to the state Water Resources Control Board by Governor Schwarzenegger. He was originally appointed in 2000 and serves as its vice chairman. The board is responsible for the preservation, enhancement and restoration of the quality of California’s water resources. Silva lives in San Diego, CA.
Dave Carpenter '78, business administration, data processing, works with the County of San Bernardino as manager of IS systems for human resources, payroll and benefits administration.
Jim Cook '78, business management, is the Western Regional Distribution specialist for Univar USA, the largest chemical distributor in the nation. Working out of the regional office in Los Angeles, CA, he researches and finds better methods of optimizing transportation networks and production facilities.
Charles A. Cuccaro '78, mechanical engineering, has been promoted to SCSI Hard Drive Controller development manager of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, which is located in San Jose, CA. He resides in Solana Beach, CA and commutes to the Bay Area weekly. He was also named to the North County Repertory Board of Trustees on Oct. 2002. He will be celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary on Feb. 2003. He and his wife have two daughters.
Dolores Cullen ‘78, English, published three books on the pilgrims of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. She is a great-grandmother of twelve and resides in Claremont, CA.
Thomas F. Duffy ‘78, accounting & ‘82, masters of business administration, joined the North Highland Consulting firm in Atlanta, GA. Duffy will be focusing on information technology.
Jonathan D. Farrar ‘78, political science, will be replacing the top U.S. diplomat in Cuba this summer. He is currently the principal deputy assistant secretary United States Department of State. From 2004 to 2005 Farrar served as deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.
Jose Raul Gimenez ‘78, architecture, is currently the vice president and general manger at Transit Sales and Shuttle Bus Leasing. He passed the California State Bar exam in March of 1995 and volunteered as an attorney for 13 years at the Riverside County Public Law Service Corporation. Giminez was a Riverside County Reserve Deputy Sherriff for 9 years. Giminez plans to become a judge pro tem and a court commissioner.
Tim M. Kucij ‘78, music, is currently a senior quality engineer at Hamilton Sundstrand in Pomona, CA. He has over 30 years of experience in quality systems engineering and management. Kucij is a nationally recognized composer and pianist having composed scores of piano solos in various styles and has released two CDs of his music to date. He and his wife Paulina reside in Claremont, CA.
Willard Clark Lewallen '78, kinesiology, was named president of West Hill College Coalinga by the West Hills Community College District Board of Trustees.
Jill Lloyd '78, communication arts, owns Jill Lloyd and Associates, Inc. in Newport Beach. Her firm provides management consulting, program development, media communications and public relations for special events, festivals and various organizations. Lloyd is also a freelance feature writer and photographer, and is currently working on her first book. She has one son, who is an aspiring filmmaker.
Michael R. Markus ‘78, civil engineering, has been named general manager of the Orange County Water District by its Board of Directors. Markus has become the sixth general manager in the district’s 74-year history.
Mark McKnight '78, zoology, '81, master's in biology, is an assistant professor of biology at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. He teaches genetics and conducts research on the evolution and phylogenetics of pocket mice and salamanders.
Ivan R. Misner ‘78, political science, is the founder and chief executive officer of BNI (Business Network International) and the author of 10 books.
Michael R. Perez '78, business administration, is director of facilities planning and development with the San Bernardino City Unified School District. As director, his job is to oversee the construction, modernization and rehabilitation of K-12 school facilities, including the acquisition of land, planning, designing and construction of new schools, elementary through high school. The district has a 58,000 average daily attendance and is the eighth largest district in the State of California, with budgets of $84-200 million in the State School Facilities Program.
Ken Pilgrim '78, hospitality and restaurant management, is the general manager of the Long Beach Westin.
Cindy J. Scheirer '78, animal science, has been working as a clinical laboratory scientist for 23 years. Currently working at U.C. Riverside's campus health center laboratory at Riverside Community Hospital's laboratory in the microbiology department. Her son, Eric Scheirer, is currently attending Cal Poly Pomona. Cindy enjoys showing her quarter horses at local shows and watching her daughter participate in FFA & 4-H livestock shows.
Larry Smith ‘78, business administration, is currently working for UBS Financial Services. Smith and his team handle $360 million in retirement money, pension funds and foundations.
Philip Solter Ph.D. '78, zoology, is a professor at the University of Illinois.
Daniel Sunday ‘78, park administration, has lived in Vail, Colorado for the past 30 years. He was the first park superintendent for the resort town of Avon, CO in the early 80’s, and he also served as public works superintendent for the same town. Sunday is now an entrepreneur, mostly in the ATM and vending machine business. He is a competitive level Country/Western and Ballroom dancer, likes to ski during the winter and travel the country on his motorcycle during the summer.
Victoria Willig ‘78, recreation administrator, was named one of the 16 Los Angeles County Teachers of the Year by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. She has been teaching for 10 years. Willig currently is a special education teacher at A.C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas, CA.
Linda Wright-Lee '78, social science, behavioral science, is a children's social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. She was honored by the YWCA for her work with families. She is the author of the book Ooops, I'm a Parent. Nobody Told Me It Would Be Hard Work.
Judy Carpenter '79, accounting,
is the chief operating officer at Riverside Medical Clinic. She was awarded the Athena Award, which recognizes women for their professional and community services achievements and actively helping other women develop professional and leadership skills.
Daniel Coleman ‘79, urban and regional planning, is the new director of development services for the city of San Dimas. He was the recipient of the APA 1999 Public Education Award for the Kids Neighborhood Workshop.
Susan Daloisio ‘79, social science, retired in 2008 from the Los Angeles Superior Court after 27 years. She is starting her second life as a jewelry maker and has recently returned to college.
Robin Paolino DeLotell '79, urban and regional planning, was named principal of business development/marketing of KTGY Group in Irvine. She will be responsible for staff and all marketing functions, including business development for the western United States, graphic design, public relations, award programs, special events, and mentoring. She is a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and is a co-vice chair of sponsorship for the organization's Orange County District. She is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Jonathan Forgy '79, accounting, is a partner at Parke, Guptill, & Co. LLP, CPAs.
Tom Genovese '79, business administration, '82 MBA, is city manager of La Quinta, CA. The city is currently working on SilverRock Resort, which includes two 18-hole public golf courses with hotels and retail shops. He also received his master's degree in business administration from Cal Poly Pomona in 1982.
Frank T. Gonzalez '79, biology, is the new maintenance administrator for the Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District. He oversees the maintenance and care of parks in Simi Valley and Oak Park.
Tony Gonzales ’79, architecture, is vice-president at HNTB Architecture Inc., a firm currently designing the Galen Center at the University of Southern California and has a contract for the planning and design work for the expansion of LAX. He and his wife have two children.
Douglas Grimm '79, recreation administration, is executive director of the Valley of the Sun YMCA Camping Services branch in Phoenix.
Patricia Hinojosa ’79, accounting, is an investment executive at Arrowhead Investment Center where she has been recognized as Top Dollar Executive in both 2002 and 2003. Patricia has twin daughters, both UC Santa Barbara graduates, and a son, who is currently attending college.
Todd Hunter '79, architecture, a senior project architect at HMC Ontario/Wilkeson Studio, has been promoted to associate.
Charles M. Lovett Jr. '79, chemistry, '81, master's in chemistry, is director of science laboratories and chair of the Science Executive Committee at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.
Leonard Mathes '79, education, is an art teacher at South El Monte High School.
Craig O'Connor '79, urban planning, is a senior planner at AC Martin Partners, Inc. He is also interested in third world development and has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and is currently a member of the organization in the San Fernando Valley.
Kim Petersen '79, business administration, is vice president and CFO at Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd., in Los Angeles.
Christopher Piercy ‘79, history, has earned a spot as one of the 10 finalists for the Daily Press 2008 Person of the Year. He started one of the most successful programs to prevent dropouts and enroll students in post secondary education in the state, the K-16 Bridge Program.
James F. Poettgen ‘79, hotel and restaurant management; Diane Poettgen ‘80, liberal studies, currently own Ballpark Pizza Parlor in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. They opened their first pizza parlor 17 years ago. This is a family run restaurant.
Michael J. Sarschewsky, '79, architecture, is the corporate CAD manager for MCG Architecture headquartered in Pasadena.
Kurt Seemann ‘79, communications,
is an account executive in institutional investments for Affinity Bank in Ventura, CA .
Hilda Solis ‘79, political science, was confirmed as the United States labor secretary for President Barack Obama’s administration. She was the first Latina elected to the California state Senate, the first woman to present the San Gabriel Valley in the state Senate, the first woman to receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, and the first Latina appointed to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Douglas Spoon '79, communications, has recently been promoted to sports editor of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group.
Karen W. Wish '79, foods and nutrition, joined more than 20 new faculty members at Augusta State University for the fall 2006 semester. Dr. Wish is a temporary instructor of kinesiology and health science in ASU’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. She received a master’s degree from the University of Texas, and a doctoral degree from Texas Tech University.
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