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Colorado CollegeBulletin | March 2006


Harold Klausner was named vice chair of the board of Goodwill Industries of Denver.


25th Reunion, Oct. 6-8, 2006!

Patrick Gallagher and his wife, Molly, have four children: Brigid, 10; Celia, 8; Fiona, 3; and baby Dillon. • John Hess has been named chief of staff to U.S. Congresswoman Jane Harman, D-Calif.


Michigan’s Bay City Times recently published an article about Bob Mancini’s career as a hockey coach, in which he discusses why he’s glad he went almost directly from CC to coaching rather than pursuing a playing career. Mancini is head coach and general manager of the Saginaw Spirit team of the Ontario Hockey League. • Veterinarian Robert McClellan opened Superior Animal Hospital and Boarding Suites in Superior, Wis., in 2003. It includes such features as a TV monitor in each stall, so that vacationing pet owners can log on and see their pets. • Filo Sedillo resigned from Bank of America Securities in New York City after a 21-year international career in investment banking. Filo and his wife, Fran, enjoyed relaxing and traveling last summer before adopting their newborn daughter, Olivia. The family enjoys life together in New York City and Westport, Conn. “Olivia is a happy, spirited, and playful little angel,” says Filo. • Henry Shires and Cynthia Gilbert welcomed a new baby, Stuart, from Guatemala into their Redwood City, Calif., home in March. “I’ll do my best to turn him into a hiker… (but) Cynthia may have other plans,” says Henry.


After obtaining a master’s degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in December, Claudia Carrillo is practicing in Tucson. • Deborah Dawson-Jones is an assistant principal at Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School in northern Colorado Springs. • Elizabeth Ring has been named letters editor of the Portland Press Herald in Portland, Maine.


An April article in the Bangor Daily News (Maine) described the portraiture of Susan Parish Adam as “loose and gestural, but … with a hyper-realistic quality.” The article says Susan and her husband, John, have supported themselves entirely by painting since graduating from college. • Joseph Henning’s book “Outposts of Civilization: Race, Religion, and the Formative Years of American-Japanese Relations” has been translated and published in Japanese. The book won the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize when published in English. Joseph is an associate professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. • John Palmquist was named partner in the Denver law firm Baker & Hostetler in January. He concentrates on hospitality and resort development, real estate, land use, and construction law.


Miyuki Inaba is associate professor of linguistic science at Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan, where she specializes in social welfare policies and poverty alleviation strategies. • Irv Katz, who teaches American history at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va., was selected as one of 25 teachers in the U.S. to attend a summer institute called Voices Across Time, sponsored by the National Institute for the Humanities. While there, he will learn to use music as a primary document in teaching.


20th Reunion, Oct. 6-8, 2006!

Suzann Geisler Bridges is a Title One teacher in the Ouray, Colo., school district, teaching remedial reading. She and her husband Kent have two daughters: Lili, 15, and Kalli, 2. In the summers, Suzann works as a ranger in Telluride. • “Still single” Dave Cortez owns Ascend Mortgage in Colorado Springs. He is also head varsity basketball coach at the Colorado Springs School; the Gazette declared him Coach of the Year after he guided CSS to its best season ever. • Eric Ray was named national sales manager for DePuy Mitek in Victoria, Australia. The company develops, manufactures, and markets devices for surgical sports medicine and reconstruction, especially suture anchoring implants. • Rick Ufford-Chase was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, N.J.


Charles Bradley, a lieutenant colonel, is now deputy operations officer of the U.S. Army Medical Command; he also serves as the deputy director of health care operations for the office of the surgeon general. • Stephen Schmid has accepted a tenure-track position in philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County in Janesville, Wis., where he has been a lecturer for two years.


Scott Holstein and his wife Kim, who “met cute” at a Richard Bach booksigning and now co-own Kim and Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels in Chicago, are the subjects of a romantic comedy screenplay by Jeremy Garelick, who also wrote “The Break-Up.” • Michael Mehan has moved back to the U.S. after 17 years in Russia, where he witnessed the demise of the “evil empire” and the rise of the new Russian state. After several months in London, he returned again to the U.S.; he and his wife, Katya, have settled in his hometown of Stamford, Ct., where he works for a global metals trading company. • Paul Moreno, a major in the U.S. Marine Corps, is stationed at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Virginia. • Libbey Sheldon and Chris Merriam and their sons, Caleb, 10, Kevin, 9, Jonah, 8, and Malachi, 6 months, enjoy mountain biking and playing soccer (well, not Malachi — yet) in Washington, D.C.


Christina Chamberlain is a technology specialist with Novell in Houston. • Colby Coombs was featured on a January “Nova” program aboutmountaineering and physiology. • Rhonda Ellinger Gonzales is dean of the library at Colorado State University-Pueblo and serves on the Bessemer Historical Society board of directors of the Colorado Library Consortium. Son Ryan was born in September, joining Jocelyn, 16, and twins Celina and Steven, 12. • Peter McLaughlin is director at GoldenTree Asset Management. • Peter Montesano practices medicine at Labrador Health Center in Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Newfoundland. He’s married to Ann Lindsey ’87. • Kate Ukropina, 10, the daughter of Mike Ukropina and Kimber Felton ’91, was featured in a Tribune Media Services article about how disabled people enjoy the outdoors through adaptive sports programs, written by Eileen Ogintz P ’08.

About the top image: Marty Wakelyn '86, back row, far right, is goalie coach for the USA Paralympic Sled Hockey Team, which competed in the winter Paralympics in Torino. Left of Marty is Bill Sandberg ’86, equipment manager for the team. (Marty’s son, Douglas, “future CC goalie,” is in front of the team.) “This is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, working with such talented, awe-inspiring true athletes who really play for the love of the game!” says Marty, who will be happy to share more memories at the class' 20th reunion this fall.