Gerald Haslam (B.A., '63;M.A., '65)
received the Delbert and Edith Wylder Award for exceptional service
to the Western Literature Association. His latest book is "Haslam's
Valley" (Heyday Books, 2005). His short story "Two-Headed
Man Hangs Self" was published in the fall 2005 issue of Chiron
Barbara Lekisch (B.A., '65) is the author
of Great West Books' "Tahoe Place Names" and "Embracing
Scenes About Lakes Tahoe and Donner, Painters, Illustrators and
Sketch Artists, 1855–1915." She used her German degree
to translate the Tahoe portion of cartographer Charles Preuss'
account of the John C. Fremont expedition over the Sierra Nevada.
Tomales High School Italian teacher Catherine Balestrieri
Burton (B.A., '69; M.A., '77) was awarded the
title of Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà
Italiana (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity)
by Italy's President, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. The award is conferred
upon Italians abroad and foreigners for special contributions
to the prestige and honor of the Italian Republic.
Peter Vincent (M.A., '69) isn't shy
about letting the world read his diary from the Summer of Love: