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Colorado CollegeBulletin | December 2006


In July, Malia Andrus Appleford won the Robert E. Stewart Engineering-Humanities Award for outstanding contribution by an agricultural engineering student from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in ecological engineering at the University of Illinois-Urbana after working with Engineers Without Borders in the areas of biofuel and indoor cooling in developing countries while earning her master’s degree in agricultural engineering. She also holds a master’s degree in art history. • Elliott Broadnax has joined the University of Hartford as an assistant men’s basketball coach. • Seth Eisdorfer is a student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. • John Foley is a second-year medical student at New York Medical College. • Sarah Jonker won a Distinguished Teacher Award and a $10,000 grant for her work as a fourth-grade teacher in Aspen, Colo. • Matthew Lausten was promoted to manager in the valuation and forensic service area of the Clifton Gunderson accounting firm. • Jeff Love and Gwyneth McCawley ’02 were married in June. Classmates at the wedding included Will Baggott, Gianmarco Cilli, Rick Flom, and Doug Kirby. Jeff attends the Albemarle County School of Beauty Technology. • Suzanne MacKey Frye is a homemaker in Colorado Springs, where she lives with her husband Tim and her children, Caroline, 2, and Collin, 6 months. • Toby Petersen scored a goal the first time he took the ice in an NHL playoff game for the Edmonton Oilers, who beat Anaheim 5-4 May 23.


Emily Arias is a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University in New York City. • Amy Carman married David Byrne in 2005 in a wedding attended by Coral Celeste, Denise Hoover, Peter Strom, Karin Wangberg-Rogers, and Professor David Finley P ’87 ’89. Amy works for the British Embassy in Denver. • Christy Gallegos married Zachary Maestas in April; alumni Emily Tonniges ’00, Julie Owen, Jacqueline Rea, Catherine Rice, and Gregory Cook ’05 gathered in Englewood, Colo., for the event. • Lynsey Johnson married Daniel Gammon in June; alumni in attendance included Jonathan Faust, Chris Gale, Devin Gaskell, Dan Haxton, and Rebecca Zaklin. • Monica Nielsen is working on her master’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; she lives near Houston and is a pilot for ExpressJet Airlines. • Catherine Rice teaches at Brighter Choice Elementary School in Albany, N.Y.  • Katie Supinger married Nick Cantrell in September 2004 in Spokane. Alumni in attendance included Lauren Carpenter Fisher, Andy Curry, Krista Nygaard, Jenna Heermann ’02, and Sarah Fitzgerald ’03. The couple lives in Georgetown, Texas, where Katie is working toward a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Texas.


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Aimee Corrigan was associate producer for the documentary “This is Nollywood,” about Nigeria’s booming film industry. • Kyle Fitzgerald moved his used furniture store, White Hills, from Boulder to the University Hills area of Denver, according to an August Colorado Daily story, which calls the store “an urban fusion of funky furniture, art prints, and one-of-a-kind home décor items,” which Kyle collects from estate sales across the country. • Rebecca Ussher Groff works in administration and television literacy for the William Morris Agency in New York City. • Sarah Guss and Ernesto Barnabas ’04 were married in May. Alumni who traveled to Hershey, Pa., for the event included Larry King ’74, Deme Yuan ’02, Lindsey Jager, Jenn Wiant, Shawna Williams, Luke Foley ’04, Berna Hoatam ’04, Jay Macias ’04, Nick Mogno ’04, Gabriel Tuder ’04, Dan Arnett ’05, Jake Craig ’05, David Ramirez ’05, and Adam York ’05. Sarah is nearing completion of her doctorate in physical therapy at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. • Shakib Hassan and Emily Hoagland ’03 were married in July in Littleton, Colo., the day after Emily returned from Salt Lake City after completing her master’s degree. Alumni included Zaid Bokhari, Shuaib Hassan, Muliha Khan, Jeremiah Lopez, Menelek Lumumba, Elizabeth Mendoza, Amos Ngola, Emily Adrion ’03, Chinesom Ejiasa ’03, Lise Melbye ’03, and Tafari Lumumba ’05. Shakib and Emily are looking forward to beginning their lives together in Denver — “finally!” • Jenna Heermann graduated in the top 10 percent of her law school class at the University of Wyoming, earning the coveted Order of the Coif award. She now lives in Grand Junction, Colo. • Joe Kurland is pursuing a master’s degree in public health/environmental health at the University of Minnesota, but says he “cannot, will not be converted to a Gopher!” Joe also works as an emergency room technician in St. Paul and is a research assistant with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. • Gwyneth McCawley has started medical school at the University of Virginia. She and husband Jeff Love ’00 live in Charlottesville. • Sean Owens and his wife Amanda live in Grand Blanc, Mich., where he is in his last year at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Of Sean’s three senior-year roommates at CC, two are also in the last year in medical school: Sean McGarry (who attended the Owens wedding in August) and Nathaniel Birgenheier. Their other roommate Keith Connaghan-Jones, is finishing his Ph.D. in pharmacology. • Beth Sauer and Carl Frederick were married in May in Wisconsin, with 16 CC alumni looking on: Ed and Nancy Parker DeGeorge ’64, Ann Sauer Donovan ’70, Michael Adler ’75, Cally Bartley, Jason Bartsch, Carson Bennett, Micah Dickey, Kristen Knowles, Valentina Mascarenhas, Annie Robb Levinsky, and Rosanna Chase ’03. Those dozen alumni were joined by both sets of parents: Jeff and Jamie Adler Sauer ’65 and John and Linda Hart Frederick ’76. • The June wedding of Sonia Shishido ’02 and Dustin Whitecotton brought several alumni (and a student) to Kauai, Hawaii: Jason Gudmundson ’98, Kirsten Gudmundson ’01, Star Fowler, Angelica Lopez, Kristin Masunaga ’03, Karin Nelson ’03, Robin Shishido ’03, and Katie Shishido ’08. • Nicole Skinner is director of administration at Hadassah of Greater Miami, a Jewish women’s service and educational organization, in Florida. She is also working toward a doctorate in pharmacy.


The New York Times ran a story Aug. 20 about the unusual progression of the relationship between Joe Cullen and Alyse Richards, who were married in August. Joe, who played hockey for the Binghamton Senators last year, is now a free agent. The article quoted Joe: “I’m so grateful and so amazed that this incredibly talented girl would put her goals on hold to help me meet mine.” • Kyle DeBeer was one of 24 people recognized as “rising stars” by Campaigns and Elections magazine. Kyle helped organize the Democratic state convention in Wyoming in May; Senator Ken Salazar ’77 was the keynote speaker. • Lea Golis married Claudio Prospero in May; Hannah Allen-Yeager, Katie Borman, and Gina Rodriguez traveled to Mercer, Pa., to attend the wedding. Lea and Claudio live in New York City. • Robbie King won the Portsmouth (N.H.) Criterium bike race in September 2005. • Ashley Fitzgerald Kipp co-owns Pikes Peak Pilates and Health in Colorado Springs; she is a certified Pilates instructor. • Kris Roveillo is youth sports and recreation director at the YMCA in Boothbay, Maine. • Elisabeth Steinegger married Joe Anderson in June in Summit County, Colo. Alumni who attended included Krista Duke, Kitren Fischer, Ashly Lawrence, Jordan Pock, Mandy Sheets, Julia Vanbenthuysen, and Cindy Yi. Elisabeth and Joe live in Lakewood; she teaches high school science. • Sarah West married Mike Herndon in August 2004 in Black Forest, Colo. Alumni present included Peter Strom ’01, Nicole Gorsuch Gillin ’02, Kim Erdkamp ’02, Abby Ryder ’02, and Emily Fryer. The couple lives in Colorado Springs with their son, Alexander MacKay Herndon, 8 months.


Matthew Bahl is enrolled in the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas; he was attracted by SMU’s class size and corporate and sports law programs. • Abigail Baker Frank is a first-year student at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. • Ernesto Barnabas is in his second year in the school psychology program at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., where he lives with wife Sarah Guss ’02. • Tony King is the district archaeologist for Hell Canyon Ranger District in the Black Hills near Custer, S.D., where he locates, documents, evaluates, and protects sites and structures from logging, grazing, mining, and recreation. The Plains Indians consider the Black Hills the “heart of everything that is,” says Tony, “so my work involves a fair amount of tribal relations.” • Tyler Liebel played with the Wichita Thunder ice hockey team last year. His coach described him as a key player: “quick, has good hands, and plays a physical game.” • Antonio Sandoval ran to represent part of Albuquerque in the New Mexico legislature, nearly beating the incumbent. • Although nearing the end of his time there, Jonathan Udewitz still enjoys studying at the California Western School of Law in San Diego and has made friends with the bartender and reference librarian there.


Laura Bollinger Zimmerman is enrolled in a doctoral program in analytical chemistry at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; she will work on the development of an ultrasensitive DNA detection system that might be used for diagnosing disease. • Nathan Fincham was one of several 25- to-34-year-olds interviewed for a Bend Bulletin article on why young professionals move to Bend, Ore. Nathan has joined the family business; he is a licensed life insurance agent. • Charlie Hass has entered a Ph.D. program in neurobiology and behavior at the University of Washington with a fellowship from the Seattle chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists. • Kate Howe is with Operation Smile — first in Bolivia, then in Vietnam. • A passel of CC folks turned up in Littleton, Colo., for the July wedding of Curtis McElhinney and Ashleigh Morris: Lauri Thomas ’04, Eliza Bernard, Ryan Markham, Katie Navratil, Richard Petiot, Brandon Roberts, Angie Grass ’06, Erin Kelling ’06, J.P. Brunkhorst ’07, Scott McCulloch ’08, and Norm Bazin, assistant hockey coach.


reunionOne-Year Reunion Oct. 12-14, 2007!

Reed Duecy-Gibbs interned at Colorado Architecture Partnership over the summer, traveled in Europe and South Africa for the fall, and is now headed back to Seattle to contemplate architecture/urban design grad school. • Shanna Katz is working on her master’s degree in human sexuality education at Widener University in Philadelphia, working, and getting involved in roller derby.• Chrissie Long is a reporter with the Beacon-Villager in Boxborough and Stow, Mass. • Trinity Ludwig is a public finance analyst at the George K. Baum firm in Denver, which specializes in underwriting municipal securities for infrastructure projects. • The Dallas Stars have signed Marty Sertich to a two-year, free-agent contract. He attended rookie camp this fall and will play for the Stars’ minor league team initially. • Josie Tuttle married Tucker Gumber in Colorado Springs in June; Rachael Degurse, Kelly Enright, Michaela Miller, and Bethany Truhler attended. Josie is back in Los Angeles, acting in “Ocean’s 13.” She has also appeared in “Numb3rs,” “Untold Stories of the ER,” “Entourage,” “Smith,” and the film “Dukes of Hazzard II.”

About the top image: In August, Ryan Banagale ’00 and Katie Pratt ’00 climbed Uhuru Peak atop Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest point on the African continent. They’re showing props to CC with their Tiger hats – it was just above freezing when this photo was taken, but about 14° F. when they started the final ascent, says Ryan. The couple lives in Boston, where Ryan is in his second year of the historical musicology program at Harvard and Katie has started a master’s degree in social work at Boston University.