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Michael Ackerman, '80, chose a new path in life after more than a decade as a chiropractor specializing in sports medicine. In 1994 he moved to India where he studied for three years under the spiritual teacher Ammachi while doing volunteer medical work. Returning to California in 1997, he established the Center for Depth Healing in La Jolla. The Center treats physical health needs, as well as the psychological and emotional causes of pain.

Kenneth Sherman, '80, teaches English at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He and his wife, Mikung, have two daughters, Song-A, a ninth grader, and Kerry, a sixth grader. Sherman's address is Foreign Language Institute, Yonsei University, Seoul 120, Korea.

Hal Sweesy, '80, a Los Angeles resident for 19 years, is a successful actor with "several films and a score of commercials under my belt. . . . I also teach career courses and basic commercial and acting workshops." He can be reached at

Sarah McGee Hopfenbeck, '81, is on sabbatical from her practice in internal medicine in Denver. She is a school volunteer and "soccer mom" for Jeff, 10, and twins Chris and Eric, 6.

Catherine Jones, '81, moved from remote Ocean Falls, B.C., to Mission, B.C., for "a terrific job" with a small company, Ultimate Linings USA, Inc. She works as controller and assists with sales to Latin America and Spain.

Becky Nourse, '81, was named deputy area ranger for the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The position is based in Stanley, Idaho. Nourse most recently served as fish and wildlife staff officer for the Misty Fiords National Monument and Ketchikan Ranger District in the Tongass-Ketchikan National Forest in Alaska.

Nathan Ihle, '82, is director of chemistry at Chiroscience. He joined the Bothell, Washington, pharmaceutical company in December 1998.

Betsy Palmer, '82, completed her Ph.D. in education and has accepted a faculty position at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Michael Marty, '83, San Francisco, will be on sabbatical from teaching next year. He will travel to South America in the fall and take courses at San Francisco State University in the spring.

Carolynn Snyder, '83, is stationed in Japan on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, the country's only "forward deployed" aircraft carrier. She and her husband, Mark, are renting a house and welcome visitors. Contact them at

Baodi Zhou, '83, received a Ph.D. in history from Washington State University in May. Her dissertation, "Thomas S. Foley and the Politics of Wheat: U. S. Wheat Trade with Japan, China, and the Soviet Union, 1965-1986," is the first in-depth analysis of Foley's role in the wheat trade as American agricultural policy shifted from production controls to export expansion.

Bernd Estabrook, '84, received a distinguished professor award at Illinois College, where he has taught since 1994. "Dr. Estabrook is perhaps the single most energetic member of the faculty," commented Fred Ohles, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. "Bernd is known and valued for the passion he brings to his teaching." Estabrook teaches German language, literature, and culture.

Tammy Kilgore Mullarky, '84, is director of business development for AnorMED in Bellevue, Washington. AnorMED is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on metals in medicine. Her email address is

Betsy Nagle-McNaughton, '84, is director of adolescent programs for Planned Parenthood of Central Washington. She is a member of Yakima County Prevention Partners and also serves on the Child Abuse and Neglect Coordinating Council, the Central Washington Perinatal Community Task Force, and the Maternal-Child Health Assessment Work Group.

Mary Stickles, '84, changed careers a year ago when she joined the foreign service. "This July my husband, Ed Schack, daughter Elizabeth, 3, stepdaughter, Amanda, and I will move to Bangkok, Thailand, for my first assignment."

Julie Hay, '85, was featured in a Boise Cascade Office Products advertisement that appeared in the Wall Street Journal March 2.

Kamm Prongay, '85, graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and now practices in Portland. "I bought a house in December. Stop by for a visit." Her address is 7490 S.W. 49th Court, Portland, OR 97219.

Calvin Rapada, '85, has been promoted to senior deputy prosecuting attorney. He works in the family support division of the King County prosecutor's office. His email address is rapada@

Aaron Forsberg, '86, is working on a book, Japan Changes Course, on the historic transformation of Japan from 1989 to the present. Aaron has lived and worked in Japan since 1993.

Diane Henkels, '86, and her husband, Dan Van Calcar, live in Eugene, Oregon. A lawyer, Diane works for the Siletz Indians on an environmental code project.

Laurie Deal Houck, '86, has been promoted to associate director of major gifts at the University of Washington.

Shannon Corrigan, '87, works for Emergency Physicians Medical Group in Honolulu at Kapioloni and Pali-Momi hospitals. She has a faculty appointment at the University of Hawaii.

Brian Grantham, '87, Oakland, California, is on the faculty at Northwestern Polytechnic University in Fremont, where he teaches language, mythology, and international business law. He completed a fellowship in international advocacy at Golden Gate University School of Law and received an LL.M. in international legal studies in May

Kitt Baldwin, '88, is beginning a three-year fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine in Michigan. Wendy Kimmel Baldwin, '90, is "lucky enough to stay home" with Abigail, 3, and Henry, 1.

Dan Donohue, '88, currently performing with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, played a killer in the movie The Contract (he wears a ski mask throughout the film) and played a doctor/bowler in the May 12 episode of the Drew Carey Show.

Scott Fogdall, '88, is working toward an MFA degree at the film school at Florida State University. "My painting and drawing studies under Whitman professor Keiko Hara have been extremely helpful in my cinematography classes." Fogdall's email address is

Todd Schneider, '88, has a new position as U.S. deputy financial attaché in Tokyo, Japan. Visitors and correspondence are welcome. He can be reached via the Internet at or at the American Embassy, Tokyo, Unit 45004, Box 216, APO AP 96337-5004.

David Atwill, '89, has accepted a position teaching Chinese and Japanese history at Juniata College in Pennsylvania.

Laura Bales, '89, is studying toward a master's degree in arts administration at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. "Visitors welcome at 2322 N. Commonwealth Avenue #508, Chicago, IL 60614, or email me at"

Todd R. Brown, '89, Nashville, Tennessee, completed his J.D. and M.A. degrees in international economics and Japanese studies at Vanderbilt Law School and The Johns Hopkins University.

Royce Buckingham, '89, was a finalist in Seattle Film Festival and Saguro Film Festival screenplay competitions with Demon Keeper. He also has a sci-fi short story due for publication on-line in the fall, but "I haven't quit my day job prosecuting!" His email address is

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