Percussionist Bud Hamilton (B.A., Biology, '56)
has retired from the 561st Air Force Band and performs with several
After retiring from the National Park Service, David Ames
(B.A., Biology, '63) serves on the board of directors of the
Hawaii Natural History Association on the Big Island.
Joanne M. Mack (B.A., Social Science, '64)
is an associate professor of anthropology and curator of Native American
arts at Notre Dame's Snite Museum of Art.
Bob Matheson (B.A., BECA, '70), director of
programming for the American Forces Radio and Television Service, coordinates
broadcast content for U.S. Armed Forces stationed in 177 countries around
Belly dancing in front of Bill Gates was all in a recent day's work
for Gale Emerson (B.A., Theater Arts, '72),
who runs the Mystic Sun Studio of Middle Eastern Dance in Palo Alto,
"Venice Beach Sketches," a new film written and directed by
Gerald Maxey (M.A., Creative Writing, '72),
screened at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival
Roderick Clark (M.A., English, '75) is the
editor and publisher of Rosebud, a literary journal that celebrated
its 10-year anniversary in April.
Bob Levin's (M.A., Creative Writing, '75)
"The Pirates and the Mouse: Disney's War Against the Underground"
(Fantagraphics Books, 2003) chronicles Disney's legal battles against
creators of Disney parodies.
State Music Teachers Association named Professor Greg Yasinitsky
(B.A. & M.A., '76 & '78, Music Composition) Washington
State Composer of 2002.
Barbara Ford's (B.A., English, '77) "Tangrams:
The Magnificent Seven Piece Puzzle" (Tandora's Box Press, 2003)
explores the ancient Chinese art of tangrams and includes punch-out
April Martin Chartrand (B.A., Creative Arts, '80)
is promoting AIDS education through her condom greeting cards project
and donating profits to the AIDS Project East Bay in Oakland, Calif.
Peter Finch (B.A., BECA, '81) will celebrate
10 years as news director for KFOG radio in October. He serves as chairman
of the Bay Area AMBER Alert Task Force.
Tara McGinnis (B.A., History, '81), associate
theater arts professor and costume designer at the University of Alaska
at Fairbanks, has launched "The Costumer's Manifesto" Web
A new historical novel from Maria Espinosa (M.A.,
Creative Writing, '81), "Journey of Secret Jew" (Wings
Press, 2002), chronicles Jewish persecution under the Spanish Inquisition
and explores the effects of concealing one's identity in order to survive.
Simon Levy (B.A, Drama, '78; B.A., Theater Arts,
'84) directed the Los Angeles-based Fountain Theatre's production
of Lee Blessing's "Going to St. Ives" in February.
Annie Dawid's (B.A., Journalism, '82; M.A., Creative
Writing, '86) short story, "Una & Ultima," appeared
in the spring issue of The Pacific Review. "Salesgirl," part
of a novel- in-progress, was published in the spring issue of The Dogwood
Jeff Kazor (B.A., BECA, '88) is guitarist
and lead vocalist for the Crooked Jades, an old-time string band. The
band has just released its fourth album, "The Unfortunate Rake,
Maria Rodriguez (B.A., Liberal Studies, '88) is an
assistant professor of English at Pennsylvania's Bryn Mawr College.
Her latest publication is "Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices,
Discursive Spaces" (NYU Press, 2003).
Lorrie Epling (B.S., Clinical Science, '84; M.A.,
Clinical Science, '90) is lab supervisor at the UCSF/San Francisco
General Hospital Core Immunology Laboratory.
Lance Roger Axt (B.A., Theater Arts, '92)
is producing director, actor, and playwright for Play It By Ear Productions.
The theater company just produced "We Have Ignition," its
first in a series of original plays for radio.
Sandra Beauchamp (B.A., Psychology and American
Indian Studies, '97; M.A., Social Work, '99) is a counseling coordinator
for the Bay Area Native American Health Center.
Deron P. Marvin (B.A., Liberal Studies, '98)
is teaching at the American International School in Chennai, India.
Ching-hui Ho (M.B.A., Business Administration,
'01) is a project coordinator at the National Palace Museum in
John Dilley's (B.A., Film, '02) 10-minute film,
"Little Failures," which deals with the awkwardness of being
a teenager, screened at the 2003 - 2003 Sundance Film Festival in January.
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