Wells (M.A., '52), Virginia Wells (M.A.,
'58) and Gene Merlino (attended '47–'52)
organized the 11th reunion of SFSU Concert Band musicians on May
16 at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. Professor Emeritus
Ed Kruth, the band's former conductor, attended.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (B.A., '63), professor
emerita in the Ethnic Studies Department at California State University,
Hayward, is the author of "Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years,
1960–1975" (City Lights, 2001).
D. Marin (B.A., '70; M.A., '72), former vice president
and general counsel of software company Autodesk, has joined Judicial
ADR's specialist mediator panel serving the Bay Area.
Linda Yelnick (B.A., '70) arranges venues for comedians,
rock bands and other artists through her San Mateo-based GIGZ Performing
Arts Booking Agency. Yelnick also sits on the Board of Governors of the
San Francisco chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Pat O'Brien (B.A., '63; M.A., '71), general manager
of the East Bay Regional Park, received the Honorable Cornelius Amory
Pugsley Medal for his outstanding contribution to the development of public
parks. The award is given by the American Academy for Park and Recreation
Statler (B.A., '70; M.A., '72) was inducted into the
National Teachers Hall of Fame last summer for his work in the Discovery
Program at Santa Teresa Elementary School in San Jose.
"Up to Speed" (Wesleyan University Press, 2004) is the latest
collection of poems from Rae Armantrout (M.A., '75).
The title poem also appears in "Best American Poetry of 2002"
Winters (M.A., '79) is the co-author of "Cultural
Issues in Business Communication" (DDC Publishing, Inc., 2000).
L. Englund (M.B.A., '80), an independent executive consultant,
is co-author of both "Creating an Environment for Successful Projects"
and "Creating the Project Office: A Manager's Guide to Leading Organizational
Change" (Jossey-Bass, 2003).
Geoffrey Gallegos (B.A., '81), music director/conductor
of the Golden Gate Philharmonic and principal conductor of the San Francisco
Concerto Orchestra, was recently appointed assistant conductor of the
Kenneth W. Fong (M.B.A., '82), CPM, was elected president
of the Las Vegas chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management, a
worldwide professional organization for property and asset managers. Fong
is partner and manager of Fong and Associates.
Phil Van Dalen's (B.A., '82) memoir, "Strange Colors
on the Canvas" (iUniverse, Inc., 2003), explores the author's strained
relationship with his eccentric father.
Holmes (B.A., '83) has been named vice president, Corporate
Communications for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. She is responsible
for communications to Kaiser's more than 135,000 employees and 11,000
Genevia Gee Fulbright (B.S., '84), CPA, is the vice
president/marketing director of Fulbright & Fulbright, CPA, PA. The
latest in her four-book series is "Make the Leap: Shift from Corporate
Worker to Entrepreneur" (Infinity Publishing, 2003). She's currently
working on a new title scheduled for release this fall.
Cynthia Sue Larson (M.B.A., '84) is the author
of "Aura Advantage: How the Colors in Your Aura Can Help You Attain
What You Desire and Attract Success" (Adams Media Corporation, 2003).
J. Wood (B.S., '90), CPA, has been elected to the partnership
of KPMG LLP, a U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm. Wood works at the firm's
Washington, D.C., office and provides assurance services to transportation,
aerospace and defense clients.
Gina Hyams' (B.A., '91) latest book is "Incense:
Rituals, Mystery, Lore" (Chronicle Books, 2004). "Mexico Garden
Style: Patios, Gardens, and Pools" and "Pacific Spas" are
forthcoming from Chronicle in 2005.
Louisa McCune (B.A., '92), editor-in-chief of Oklahoma
Today magazine, received the Bill Crawford Memorial Media in the Arts
Award at the 28th Annual Governor's Arts Awards ceremony in November.
E. Turner (B.S., '92), CPA, was appointed senior manager
at the Chicago-based KGN Financial Group.
Robert Koagedal (B.A.,'95) practices acupuncture and
Chinese herbal medicine at his AcuHealth Integrative Wellness Center in
Provenzano's (M.A., '97) second novel, "Monkey
Suits" (iUniverse, 2003), explores the worlds of uptown Manhattan
society and downtown AIDS activism.
Monica Pettross (M.S., '98), RN, MSN, has received a
pre-doctoral scholarship from the UCSF/John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric
Nursing Excellence. The fellowship award will support her studies and
research in the field of gerontological nursing for the next two years.
Brad Freed (M.S., '94) is director of residential
services at Sunny Hills Children's Garden in San Anselmo, an agency serving
more than 400 abused children and teens each year.
LeRoid David (B.A., '03)
is a Bay Area event coordinator for Tower Records in San Francisco. He
was co-producer and comic illustrator for "Lumpia," an independent
film that premiered at SFSU in 2003 and continues to screen nationwide.
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