Gary Davis '60, retired from the United Nations Development Program last September after 25 years of service, mostly in Africa. He plans to spend the summer sailing in the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. "It is a tough assignment, but someone has to do it."
Pat Moore Toms, '60, recently widowed, works part-time for Travel Panorama in Olympia and still plans and escorts tours. She also enjoys working as a nanny to a toddler one day a week .
William Hartwell, '61, is a vocalist who has been a member of the Texas Tech music department since 1973. For the past 17 years he has performed "O' Holy Night" at the university's Carol of Lights performance.
David Jamison, '61, retired in 1994 as senior marine scientist for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. He has returned part time to help with aquatic land use planning and aquatic habitat restoration.
Maurice Weir, '61, retired from the Naval Postgraduate School as professor emeritus of mathematics after more than 31 years of civilian service. He received the Navy's Superior Civilian Service Award for his contributions to developing curricula and his excellence in teaching. He was credited for the numerous textbooks he has authored and for expanding NPS distance learning capabilities in his post as associate provost for instruction.
Elizabeth Martin Kutter, '62, teaches at Evergreen State College and conducts research on bacteriophages, viruses specific for E. coli and other bacteria. "Much interest is developing in this alternative for fighting drug-resistant bacteria."
V. Alan Mode, '62, a division leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories was the featured speaker this year for High Desert Forum, an international conference on topics of current social and political importance. Mode discussed the growing threat of terrorism and the changes in national policy that have resulted. He visited with Terry Carter, '62, in Eugene recently. "Thirty-seven years of friendships are not to be lost to distance."
Susan Ellsworth Seager, '62, has a family in transition with her husband retired from Boeing, her daughter seeking her first R.N. position, one son graduated from University of California, and another married and expecting his first child. She is completing a second term on the Art Center board.
Steven Windell, '62, is on the board of GEO Engineers as a management consultant. He also does financial consulting for other companies. Mary Helen MacLean Windell, '63, has been a career specialist at Bellevue High School for 13 years.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness presented an award to Gretchen Miller Kafoury, '63, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in March. Kafoury received the Public Sector Achievement Award for Portland, Oregon's, innovations in homeless service and its commitment to affordable housing. Kafoury provided leadership for over a decade as both a city and county commissioner.
Madeline Sanford Hill, '63, president and creator of Mountain Meadows Community in Ashland, Oregon, was honored by the National Council on Seniors' Housing. The community was named Best Active Adult Retirement Community of 1999 for its diverse offerings, "aging-in-place" structure, and design.
Wes Bentz, '64, is a division chair at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, where he teaches organic chemistry. "I am still a volunteer fireman, vice-chair of the Community Chest board, and a part-time Sunday school teacher."
Sally Rodgers, '63, is operations manager at The Wooden Boat Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington. After a trip to Nepal (her fifth), she will be preparing for the 23rd annual Wooden Boat Festival held in September.
Paul Clee, '64, retired from teaching at Tacoma Community College in 1997 and now lives in La Penita de Jaltemba on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Their address is A.P. #157, La Penita de Jaltemba, Nayarit, C.P. 63726, Mexico.
William Ashworth, '65, and his wife, Melody James Ashworth, '65, play in an Irish band called Peter Street which has performed at Seattle's Northwest Folk Life Festival the last two years. He plays the Celtic harp, pennywhistle, and guitar while Melody plays the fiddle. Ashworth is in his 14th year as a reference librarian at the Ashland Public Library. Melody was named director of the medical lab at the Southern Oregon University Student Health Center, where she has worked since 1975. (See Whitman Collection.)
A. Joanne Bednarz Prashad, '65, has graduated from medical school and started a residency in internal medicine-neurology. "My husband, Nagendra, is a molecular biologist here in Houston. Our daughter, Lela Catherine, is a junior in college."
John Rector, '65, serves as chair of the Northwest Council on Study Abroad, a consortium of public universities in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. He is professor of history at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.
Steve and Susan Baird Turner, '65, and '67, live in the Colorado Rockies. "Come see us in Aurora. P.S. Congratulations to Toni Fabian Knott, '65, on her recent Ph.D."
Deslee Kahrs, '66, retired in June after teaching 26 years at Neah-Kah-Nie High School in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. His son Devin graduated at that time. "I intend to expand our Forest Harvest business in Wheeler while managing our seven apartments and storage rentals."
Dave Pinkham, '68, is editor and publisher of The Stanwood/Camano News, which recently celebrated its centennial. Pinkham has owned the company for 14 years. He lives in Stanwood with his wife of 25 years, Pam, and two teenage sons, Michael and Andrew.
Merry Apstein Draffan, '69, Davis, California, has taught a learning disabilities class at Dixon High School in Dixon, California, for 13 years. She also has a small business selling prints by various Alaskan artists.
Steve Schuyler, '69, owns Steve Schuyler Rare Books in North Reading, Massachusetts. He organizes a trade show called Restoration and Renovation, represents the Leipzig (Germany) Bookfair in the U.S., and in March helped organize a USA pavilion at Bookfair.
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