HENRY LITTLEJOHN and DOROTHY DRACHENBERG LITTLEJOHN '47 celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on June 23. They are both active in International Neighbors, an outreach English and Bible program for international students and their families. The Littlejohns were missionary fraternal workers in the Middle East for 16 years.
WILHO SAARI retired five years ago after 34 years of teaching school in Brooklyn, New York; Seattle; Liberia; and Naselle, Washington. A resident of Naselle, he currently spends time performing and composing music for the Finnish national instrument called the "kantele." He's made several recordings, the latest a CD called "KANTELE-Rock-a-Bye." Wilho's wife, KAISA KANKKUMEN SAARI '64, retired from teaching two years ago. She taught Spanish, Finnish and German for three years in Liberia and 25 years in Naselle.
SUCKHO DAN KIM is retired from a career as a senior computer consultant at Xerox Corporation in Rochester, New York. He and his wife, Carlene, a former teacher, have been enjoying their retirement in Orcas Island, Washington.
JERRY CLYDE will be inaugurated into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on July 16. Now retired, Jerry was the head basketball coach at Orting High School in Washington for 26 years.
FRANK VARDO, who recently completed the doctor of ministry degree at Houston Graduate School of Theology, was ordained and installed as assistant pastor of Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas, on June 22. The entire service was interpreted into Mandarin Chinese. Frank will pastor a Chinese fellowship which he founded last year as a ministry of Christ Evangelical Presbyterian.
JOEL PAGET is one of 128 Seattle area attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1997-1998, which is published by Woodward/White Inc. More than 12,000 attorneys from all 50 states and the District of Columbia were surveyed in the selection process. Joel works with the law firm of Ryan, Swanson and Cleveland and specializes in immigration law.
DAVID KYLLO is director of pastoral care at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where he has worked for the past eight years. His wife, Nancy, is a nurse in a doctor's office in Willmette, Illinois. The couple lives in Evanston and enjoys a mutual interest in collecting automobiles. The manager for the Falcon basketball team from 1971-75, David sends his greetings to friends from basketball and the "old Moyer Hall gang from those years."
JOHN SIMPSON was installed as the pastor of the First Covenant Church in Seattle in February 1997. The appointment follows John's seven years of service as pastor of the Hillside Covenant Church in Naugatuck, Connecticut. SARAH ROSKAM SIMPSON '77 taught internal medicine at the Yale University Medical School for six years before the family's move to Seattle. On July 1, she joined the staff of the University of Washington Physicians Clinic Network as a clinic chief. The Simpsons have three children.
LINDA FREEMAN sends greetings from Cuenca, Ecuador, where she serves as a Southern Baptist missionary with an assignment in theological education. The goal of her work is to train and equip pastors and leaders for ministry.
DENISE ANDERSON FOREMAN competed at the World Masters Track and Field Championships July 17-27 in Durban, South Africa. Foreman, who still holds the school record in the 400-meter dash, set world indoor masters records for the 200 and 400 earlier this year. She won the North America and Caribbean titles for the 100, 200 and 400 in 1996. Foreman is a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines and volunteer assistant coach at SPU.
ROBERTA "R.J." STEWART has been granted tenure at MacMurray College as an assistant professor of religion. Roberta taught at Drew University Graduate School and Drew College of Liberal Arts before going to MacMurray College, where she chairs the Department of Philosophy and Religion. In 1995, Roberta was presented the college's Dewey E. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Teaching.
HARRY BICKNELL is senior pastor of Summit Drive Baptist Church in Kamloops, British Columbia. Harry and his wife, LORI YOUNG BICKNELL '79, have two children.
COLLEEN SIEG HUNTER has been adjunct professor of piano at Gonzaga University and Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, since 1993. She also teaches piano at North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and maintains a private studio in her home in Coeur d'Alene. Colleen received a doctor of musical arts degree in 1993 from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a Women's Council Graduate Fellowship for her dissertation research. She and her husband, Sam, a church administrator at the Coeur d'Alene Church of the Nazarene, have one son.
JOEL HOFRICHTER and KATHY HURWITZ HOFRICHTER recently moved from Grand Island, Nebraska, to Overland Park, Kansas, where Joel took a new position with Federal Express. He is the personnel representative for Nebraska, Kansas, and greater Kansas City. Kathy homeschools the couple's three children.
KIMBERLY MOORE-JUMONVILLE just completed her fifth year as associate professor of English at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana. Pastor of the Center Chapel United Methodist Church in Upland, ROBERT MOORE-JUMONVILLE is finishing his doctoral dissertation through the University of Iowa's Religion Department.
DEBRA PRINZING is a freelance marketing and communications consultant. Prior to her recent maternity leave, she worked for World Vision for three years, first as public relations director and then as communications director. Debra's husband, Bruce Brooks, has been deputy mayor for Seattle's mayor, Norm Rice, for two and a half years.
JIM HASHMAN teaches music for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Panama, where he has lived for seven years. Next year he will be teaching the band, choir and orchestra program at Balboa High School. The father of two children, Jim is also active as a guest conductor for the National Concert Association music camp and as a conductor of the Panama Youth Symphony.
KEITH JEFFERSON recently received the Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal while assigned with the Sixth Engineer Support Battalion, Fourth Force Service Support Group in Tacoma, Washington. He received the medal for "honest and faithful service" while actively participating in the Reserve Program for a three-year period.
RODNEY WILLIAMS and CHERYL BOLTON WILLIAMS live in Seattle, Washington, where Rodney works as a computer operations supervisor at REI. Cheryl is an environmental protection specialist with the US EPA Regional Office in Seattle.
ERIC LINGREN left this spring for a three-month rotation in pediatric physical therapy with the Indian Health Service near Window Rock, Arizona. He is entering his last year of the master of physical therapy program at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and anticipates graduating in June 1998.
DAN MATTAUSCH and NANCY ANUNSON MATTAUSCH live in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington D.C. Victorian Homes magazine recently featured their home as a "living museum" and "a trip back in time." Built in 1901, the three-story, red brick Victorian mansion once belonged to George Bruce Cortelyou, who held various positions in the administrations of Presidents McKinley and Teddy Roosevelt. Nancy works for the Navy Program Office in Crystal City, Virginia. Dan has a master's degree and doctorate in American government and spends most of his energies researching the history and lost technological knowledge connected with gas lighting.
MELANIE HOELZLE MACHADO received a master's degree in nutrition at the University of Washington and is now a registered dietitian. Her husband, DANNY MACHADO, works in Seattle with the Community Psychiatric Agency. The couple has three children and lives in Edmonds.
KERRI WIGGINS received a master's degree in nutrition from the University of Washington in 1997 and works as a renal dietitian at the Skagit Valley Kidney Center in Mount Vernon, Washington. Kerri completed requirements for certification as a registered dietitian while attending the University of Washington.
RANDY WORDEN is dean of students at Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon.
JOE BOHNEN and CAROLYN SCHULTZ BOHNEN live in Mukilteo, Washington, with their infant daughter. Joe is a schedule compliance specialist for the tooling offload group at the Boeing Company in Everett. A certified marriage and family therapist, Carolyn is a pregnancy support counselor with Catholic Community Services of King County. Both Joe and Carolyn are active at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek.
MARK STRONGMAN has taken a new position as a forensic scientist with the Washington State Patrol. He and his wife, LIZ KING STRONGMAN, live in Seattle and have two children.
KRISTA BURRIS received a master's degree in international health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1993. She recently published some of her master's thesis work, which dealt with diabetes in the Ojibway-Cree Indians in Northern Canada. This June, Krista graduated from Tulane Medical School and began a residency program in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of California at San Diego. She writes that SPU has been very formative in her life.
MICHELE WESLANDER went on, after graduation from SPU, to earn a master of science degree in optics from the University of Rochester in New York. She worked for the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester as a development engineer and image quality consultant from 1992-1995. In February 1995, she accepted a job in Alexandria, Virginia, as a systems engineer and image scientist with the Harris Corporation. Michele lives in Kingstowne, Virginia.
DAVID DOWNING, who earned a master's degree in counseling psychology from SPU in 1993, is a social worker at Ruth Dykeman Children's Center (RDCC) in Seattle. He was honored this spring with an outstanding service award from the Child Welfare League of America for his work with severely emotionally and behaviorally impaired children. Shortly before notification of the award, David was promoted to director of RDCC's Adolescent Boys Residential Treatment Program.
CHRISTINE UMMEL has been named managing editor at Epicenter Press, a regional book publisher with offices in Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Seattle area. In her new post, Christine will be responsible for manuscript review and editing as well as some title-acquisition and marketing responsibilities.
WAYNE KANABY has been working at Intermec Corporation, an automated data collection company in Everett, Washington, for two years. During his tenure, he has led the production planning, demand management, and materials distribution teams. He has also been active in the process of acquisition assimilation after Intermec's recent purchase of another company.
LARS ROOD lives in Sierra Madre, California, and teaches at-risk youth at a continuation high school. His wife, Danielle, works in the television industry. Both Lars and Danielle also work as volunteers at the Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena.
MATT BILLINGS has joined the creative team at Seattle's Cornerstone Communications as a writer, producer and director. Previously, Matt produced and directed educational programs for national distribution. As a teenager, Showtime awarded him first place for his original film, "Family Life."
MONICA CLEMANS is teaching developmental kindergarten at Woodway Elementary School in the Edmonds, Washington, School District.