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Colorado CollegeBulletin | March 2006


Dan Irwin is an instructional technologist at FlightSafety International in Houston, where he develops, updates, and evaluates aviation-related courseware for civilian and military air crews.


35th Cluster Reunion, Oct. 6-8, 2006!

Clay Bowen dropped by Tutt Alumni House on the CC campus in March, where he enjoyed viewing portraits of past professors, including “Doc” Stabler, T.K. Barton, and Fred Sondermann. Clay still carries his CC student ID card in his wallet every day. • Philip Dorff is a senior shareholder and managing partner at Hopkins and Huebner, a full-service civil law firm in Des Moines, Iowa. He holds third-degree black belts in tae kwon do, shotokan karate, and kenpo karate. Phillip has a niece, Emilie ’06, and a nephew, Nathan ’09, at CC. • Heather Harris has been named managing editor of the Wharton Real Estate Review and is coordinator of the Samuel Zell-Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School in Philadelphia. She is also copy editor of the Crested Butte News in Colorado. • John Krauss, director of the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment in Indianapolis, has been elected chair of the Indiana Supreme Court’s Commission on Continuing Legal Education. He teaches at the University of Indiana’s law school, where he directs its certification program in civil mediation. • Andy Taylor manages a sod farm in Missouri Heights, Colo., and paints landscapes, recently described in the Aspen Times as “dream-like and mood-setting.”


35th Cluster Reunion, Oct. 6-8, 2006!

CC All-American and former Denver Bronco Edwin Smith wants his former teammates to know they can follow his son Alex’s career as a starting tight end with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Sarah Andrews, author of forensic geology novels, was in Antarctica last year as part of the Artists and Writers program there; the title of her next book is “In Cold Pursuit.” She spent Thanksgiving at McMurdo Station with CC geology Professor Chris Siddoway.


William Howard has been named director of financial operations at Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz. • Oregon’s Agricultural Progress recently printed an article titled “Zumwalt Prairie Reunion,” about the research collaboration between Patricia Kennedy and Marcy Cottrell Houle ’75, former biology students at CC. As a graduate student at Oregon State University in 1979-80, Marcy studied the plentiful population of nesting hawks on the remote Zumwalt prairie, documenting how local cattle ranchers valued the raptors’ effective control of ground squirrels. Patricia joined the OSU faculty in 2002 as a wildlife biology professor; the two reunited in 2003 at the Zumwalt to find the old nest sites and update Marcy’s study. • Business Week’s Feb. 6 issue recounted the unusual way in which Jim McDowell, Mini USA chief, selected a new ad agency for the company: trial by immersion. Four final-candidate agencies vied for the account in front of each other at a “boot camp” he organized, which included going on a scavenger hunt to assemble materials for a Mini Cooper scrapbook.


Gail Young Malone is a market research manager at Southern California Edison in Rosemead, Calif.• Henry “Hank” Smeal is a policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York City.


30th Cluster Reunion, Oct. 6-8, 2006!

Joseph Bassin is learning t’ai chi chuan as he recovers from a spinal injury; he would love to hear from CC friends. • Walter Franco lives in Rio de Janeiro. • Robert Greenebaum Jr. has been named executive vice president at Swett and Crawford Group, a wholesale insurance brokering firm in Chicago. • By this fall, Richard McDermott will be the longest-serving pastor of the 134-year-old First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins, Colo. (almost 17 years). He and his wife of 26 years, Betsy Kenyon McDermott, have five children.


30th Cluster Reunion, Oct. 6-8, 2006!

After 12 years of working in a larger law firm, Steve Johnson has started his own practice in Telluride, Colo., where he continues to concentrate on real estate, land use and development, water, and local government.  He serves on the Colorado Seventh Judicial Nominating Commission and is a regional coordinator for the Access Fund. His children, Bridger Jack and Madeline Jane, are “learning the ropes and the slopes.” • Kevin Liddle has been named site manager at Bio-Rad Laboratories’ hematology facility in Benicia, Calif., which provides tools and services to the clinical diagnostics and life science research markets. • Oliver Sartor, formerly of Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans, has accepted a faculty position at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School. He will concentrate his research and clinical studies on genitourinary cancers, particularly prostate cancer.


Neal Baer was nominated to the board of directors of the Harvard Alumni Association. • Jeff Garrison ’78 retired in January; he and his wife Susan are moving to their home on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands this summer. They plan to “sail and scuba dive all over the Caribbean until we’re old and crotchety.” Classmates who want to visit should e-mail them first to be sure they’re not at sea! • Ed Goldstein ’79 spotted Terry Leyden refereeing the Cotton Bowl in January. • David Mason is one of the few living poets represented in Poetry Out Loud’s print anthology; David reads one of his own poems on the project’s CD, which was produced by Dan Stone ’98. Poetry Out Loud encourages high school students to memorize and perform great poems. • Peter Neupert rejoined Microsoft as corporate vice president responsible for coordinating the company’s global health strategy. His goal is to help people worldwide use technological advances to better deal with health issues by increasing access and decreasing costs.


Paul Butler will join the University of Nevada-Reno as an assistant professor of English this fall. His article “Composition as Countermoment: Toward a New Space in Writing Classrooms and Curricula” appeared in the Spring 2006 issue of Writing Program Administration, and his article “Style in the Diaspora of Composition Studies” will appear in Rhetoric Review. He also has a chapter on copyright and plagiarism in “Authorship in Composition Studies.” • John Carver has finished his forensic pathology fellowship and 10 years of medical school residency and fellowship. “I will be glad to end my years of being a student,” John says. • Classmates are invited to check out Ed Goldstein’s first venture in multimedia, an interview with Venetia Phair, who named the planet Pluto in 1930. From NASA’s home page, navigate to “New Horizons to Launch Today on Pluto Mission,” and then start up the podcast “Naming Pluto.”