SF State Magazine Fall/Winter 2008

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Michael Corrigan (B.A., '67; M.A., '69) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his short story "Free Fall."
Don McPhail (B.A., '66) has been named chair of the board of trustees for Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma.
Karna Small Bodman's (attended '67–'70) two political thrillers are based in part on her past experience as senior director of the National Security Council: "Checkmate" (Forge, '07) and its sequel, "Gambit" (Forge, '08).


Roger Shore (B.A., '71), a Sylvan Learning Center franchisee, received the 2007 Franchisee Service Excellence Award.
Paul Dixon (B.A., '73) received an American Cinema Editors Eddy nomination for his picture editing on the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie "Pictures of Hollis Woods."
J. Roderick Clark (M.A., '75) is the editor and publisher of Rosebud Magazine. The independent, nonprofit literary journal turns 15 in December.
Tim Hoppen (B.A., '74) is president and chief operating officer of the Harbor Bay group of companies.


Bill Bruner (B.A., '81) is NASA's assistant administrator for legislative and intergovernmental affairs.
Therese Iknoian (B.A., '81), the editor of Specialty News Service (SNEWS), sold her company to Active Interest Media, Inc., the parent company of Backpacker Magazine and Yoga Journal.
"Alive in Lisbon," an essay by California College of the Arts instructor Marianne Rogoff (M.A., '83), is featured in "The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008: True Stories from Around the World" (Travelers' Tales, '08).
John M. Dadian (B.A., '85) was elected president of the San Diego Council of the U.S. Navy League and will serve through 2008. He runs Dadian & Associates, Inc., a lobbying and political consulting firm. Ethan Van der Ryn (B.A., ‘85) was nominated for an Academy Award for Achievement in Sound Editing on the film "Transformers."


"The Healing Powers of Olive Oil: A Complete Guide to Nature's Liquid Gold" (Kensington, '08) is the latest book by Cal Orey (M.A., '90).
Chris Scarabosio (B.A., ‘90) was nominated for an Academy Award for Achievement in Sound Editing on the film "There Will Be Blood."
Teri Conklin (B.A., '91) is vice president for Pleasanton-based Seniority, Inc., a senior living management, sales and consulting firm.
Hernan Bucheli (B.A., '93) is vice president of enrollment management at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.
Rep. Larry Galizio (M.A., '93) was named the 2007 Howard Cherry Outstanding Community College Advocate by the Oregon Community College Association.
Theodore S. Gonzalves (M.A., '93), assistant professor of American studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, edited "Stage Presence: Conversations with Filipino American Performing Artists" (Meritage Press, '07).
Michelle Johnings Seifert (B.A., '94; M.A., '99) works as a recruiter at Robert Half Legal, where she places attorneys and paralegals on a temporary and project basis.
Nona Caspers (M.F.A., '95) received a $25,000 literature fellowship from The National Endowment for the Arts. Her latest book, "Heavier than Air" (University of Massachusetts Press, '07), was released in paperback earlier this year.
Timothy Kiley (B.A., '95) is assistant news director for the ABC and FOX affiliates in Palm Springs.
"No Guns, No Knives, No Personal Checks: The Tales of a San Francisco Cab Driver" (Everett Madison Publishing, '06) by Larry Sager (B.A., '96) received the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for the Best First Book (Fiction) from PMA, the Independent Book Publishers Association.
Kris Putnam-Walkerly (M.S.W., ‘96), owner of Putnam Community Investment Consulting, Inc., was named one of the Top Ten Women Business Owners of Northeast Ohio by the Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Jason Minsky (B.A., '93) is the new vice president of membership and marketing for the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce.


After designing for Calvin Klein and Donna Karan, Nellie Partow (B.S., ‘02) launched her own clothing line last year. Her debut collection was featured in the April issue of Lucky magazine.
Lisa Daniels (B.A., '04), founder and project coordinator of the Unsung Heroes Living History Project, was recognized as a 2007 Neighborhood Hero by Bank of America.
Sisters Bridget McCracken (M.P.A., ‘04) and Jessica McCracken (M.P.A., ‘05) run the nonprofit arts organization Trash Mash-Up. Participants use disposable materials to construct pageant masks and costumes inspired by traditions around the world.
Matthew Shultz (M.A., ‘06) received an Employee of the Year Award at the Strictly Business Awards Luncheon sponsored by Jewish Vocational Service.

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