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lives in Madison, Minnesota. A retired school teacher, she writes that she "received the Homecoming information and my, how I wish I could attend! These 87 years will not permit it, but I am excited thinking about my affiliation with Seattle Pacific University!" Dorothy's parents moved their family from Greeley, Colorado, to Seattle so that their children could attend Seattle Pacific. She enrolled in the Normal Department in 1930, worked in the library, and assisted Dr. Philip Ashton before earning her teaching certificate and bachelor's degree. She went on to marry Sanford Wagg, who died in 1972, and to teach for 51 years.


RUTH GREENE BEECHICK has published a new book, Genesis: Finding Our Roots. In a unique look at Genesis 1-11, illustrated with full-color medieval art, she touches on many topics including the history of art, literature, astronomy, religions and languages.


BOB CATHEY was inducted into the Washington Music Education Association Hall of Fame on February 16, 1998. The inaugural ceremony took place at the annual WMEA Conference in Yakima, Washington.


KEIR STERLING is a co-editor of Biographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists, which was published in December 1997. This reference work provides personal and professional background on 445 American and Canadian naturalists, explorers, conservationists, ecologists, environmentalists, scientists, writers and artists from the late 19th century through the present.


WILLIAM HART and RUTH CLEMENT HART '55 are enjoying retirement on Vashon Island in Washington. After a career in engineering and computers, with a three-year stint as SPU alumni director, Bill is pursuing such hobbies as cabinetmaking, woodworking, and "playin' in the dirt" with a John Deere tractor. Bill and Ruth raised three children, all SPU alumni, and now enjoy hosting their 10 grandchildren. Both are sponsors of a Christian young adult group on the island.

RAY MILLER is semi-retired, but still works for his own corporation, PPS Associates Inc. His career in the public schools included positions as teacher, school psychologist, coordinator of PPS, coordinator of special education, and director of a research and evaluation cooperative. Ray and his wife, Marla, have three grown children.


JOHN WIEDEFELD manufactures and distributes greeting cards under the business name of Inspirations Unlimited.


DALBERT HOEN writes that faculty members Mel Foreman, Ken Foreman, Wesley Walls and Mabel Shipley, as well as President C. Hoyt Watson, were instrumental in helping him graduate from SPC and go on to become an Air Traffic Control Specialist. He worked in that profession until his retirement in 1981. Dalbert and his wife, Christine, live in Mesa, Arizona.


SID CHAPMAN has taught philosophy at Richland College in Dallas, Texas, for 25 years. In March 1997, he read a paper to the International Society for Utilitarian Studies at the organization's conference in New Orleans. In May 1997, he received an Excellence in Teaching award from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) of the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

ROWANE LEMMON is continuing in her work as a missionary in Nagoya, Japan. Last summer, she took a two-month trip to the United States and Canada, where she visited churches, friends and family.


ANDY BISHOP and his wife, Beverly, have served as missionaries in Izhevsk, Russia, for more than five years. Because of a new law on religion in Russia, they have been warned to "be careful," but Andy writes that "I'm glad we have an all-powerful Lord because they could deport us tomorrow and thanks to committed Russian believers, the work would go on." In November, Beverly presented at a medical evangelism conference at the Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, Illinois.

BERTHA MITCHELL BOULLION has been named assistant superintendent for education services at the Muroc Joint Unified School District in California. Previously, she was the executive director of the Central Coast School Leadership Center in Santa Barbara. Bertha and her husband, Del, have three grown children and five granddaughters.

REX CARPENTER is the wing chaplain at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


STEVEN PETTERSEN retired from the Air Force in August 1996 after 31 years of service. Last May, he completed his graduate certificate in Bible at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He and his wife, Melodye Meyers Pettersen '65, have moved to Marysville, Washington, where Steven is teaching secondary English and Bible. The couple has four children and seven grandchildren.


REX BELL is one of the founders of Encouragement Counseling Services, a nonprofit Christian counseling center in the city of Auburn. Since the center's founding, it has served more than 300 clients, many of whom were financially destitute. His wife, DEANNA COX BELL, is an educator with the Highline School District. They have three grown children.

JOAN WALLACE, board chair at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington, received a NOVA Award at the annual meeting of the American Hospital Association in Washington, D.C. Joan and other representatives of a health care partnership called "Partners for a Healthier Community" were honored in February for their work on several community initiatives, including one that trained physicians to recognize victims of domestic violence. Elizabeth Dole, president of the American Red Cross, was the keynote speaker for the event. Joan lives in Bellevue with her husband, ROBERT WALLACE, chairman and CEO of Wallace Properties, and president of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.


PAUL LYONS has been a teacher for the past 27 years, 23 of those years at Monte Vista Christian High School in Watsonville, California. He is also involved in an outreach ministry that puts on soccer camps throughout the nation. Paul's wife, Glenda, works at Twin Lakes Church. The couple has two children.

JANETTE STEVENS MAGALEI lives in Kailua, Hawaii, and is a purchasing agent for the US Marine Corps at Kaneohe Bay. She has a total of 25 years of federal civil service. Janette attends the Kaneohe Church of the Nazarene, where she has volunteered as a Sunday School teacher, Children's Church leader and interpreter for the deaf. She has two sons and a grandchild due this month. Janette writes that she "would enjoy hearing from anyone who might remember me."

STEVEN MARTINSON is a professor of German studies at the University of Arizona. His most recent book, Harmonious Tensions: The Writings of Friedrich Schiller, was selected as an Outstanding Academic Book by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

JILL MOORE PARSONS became the coordinator of special education in the Chino, California, Unified School District in September 1996.


CHIP ARN has published his sixth book on church growth, How to Start a New Service (Baker Books). He is president of Church Growth Inc. in Monrovia, California.

MARK TALBOT lives with his wife, Cindy, in Wheaton, Illinois, where Mark has been teaching philosophy at Wheaton College for the past six years. He and his colleague, Robert C. Roberts, edited Limning the Psyche: Explorations in Christian Psychology, which was published in September 1997.


LINDA JOHNSON GORBY lives in Monrovia, California, where she is the assistant director at Foothill Unity Center. The Center feeds more than 1,500 families and homeless people each year.

The Whitmore Family

REBECCA AINLEY WHITMORE taught foreign languages for four years at Chief Joseph Junior High School in Richland, Washington. Since then, she and her husband, Bruce, have moved 14 times in 20 years. They are now settled with their eight children in Yakima, Washington, where Bruce teaches kindergarten. Rebecca educates the children at home in the family's own private school, Green Pastures Learning Center.


GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS has published a New Fisherman Bible Study Guide titled Moses: Encountering God.


DOUGLAS EDWARDS is working for Lucent Technologies in the Cleveland, Ohio, area as an installer/technician. He and his wife, Ruth, are active in the Geneva, Ohio, Nazarene Church. Doug sends greetings to the Moyer Hall residents of 1972-75.

GORDON ISAAC is the Berkshire Assistant Professor of Advent Christian Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is a member of the Society of Church History and the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, and an associate editor of the Luther Digest. Gordon also serves as the director of the Center for Advent Christian Studies. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live with their two children in Haverhill.


JANET LANE CLARKE teaches 8th grade social studies and history for Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. She lives with her 15-year-old son in Greensboro. Janet says that she "really appreciated" the education she received at SPU.

LINDA FREEMAN is continuing her mission work in Cuenca, Ecuador. Her church, God's Grace Baptist, recently moved into a larger house that seats 60. Linda's mission team has begun a new ministry with the deaf community in Cuenca, and they have started a home group in Gualaceo, a small town about 40 minutes from Cuenca.

MARIANNE HAVER HILL recently celebrated her 10th anniversary as executive director of MEND - Meet Each Need With Dignity - a non-profit agency in Los Angeles that provides comprehensive services to low-income families. Her husband, Randy, is on the research faculty at the University of Southern California Informational Sciences Institute. They have a three-year-old son.

RICHARD NEASE received his master of divinity degree from The Methodist Theological School in Ohio in May 1997.


PETER GLIDDEN has been named chief investment officer at Northwestern Trust and Investors Advisory Company in Bellevue, Washington. He is a former managing director for Wells Fargo Bank.

MERLETTE SCHNELL has spent the past 19 years on staff at the University of Calgary, where she is currently working as an administrative director. She is also very active in the Calgary Free Methodist Church, where she presently chairs the board, and teaches adult and university Bible classes.

R.J. STEWART, assistant professor of religion at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois, has been appointed by the Yale University Divinity School to be a research fellow for the spring 1999 semester. She sought the fellowship primarily to conduct research for a biography of Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911), which will examine Smith's involvement in the Holiness, Women's Temperance Union and women's suffrage movements.


DEBBIE LAPO (formerly Hedin) and her two children are living in Wenatchee, Washington. A physician, Debbie is practicing family medicine at Wenatchee Valley Clinic. She says she is enjoying her return to her hometown and the Pacific Northwest.

LARRY WEIL and SUSAN KRAMPITZ WEIL are missionaries with OMS International, teaching at an American Christian School in Maputo, Mozambique. The school primarily serves missionary children. The Weils arrived in Mozambique in October 1996 from India, where they had worked at Allahabad Bible Seminary for 10 months.


KIM MATSUMOTO earned his MBA in marketing and operations from the University of Chicago in 1994. He is currently working as an internet program manager at USN Communications in Chicago.


SCOTT KINZER and SUZANNE MCKENNA KINZER have moved to St. Louis, Missouri. Scott is a senior consultant in the Benfield Group, which specializes in strategic planning and marketing for hospitals, corporations, and wellness/fitness centers. Suzanne is the manager of a Lenscrafters store in St. Louis, and was recently chosen among 400 managers to participate in the national TV ad for the company. The Kinzers have three sons.

KRISTIN ELLISON-OSLIN has been appointed to the Puyallup, Washington, United Methodist Church as minister of Christian education. She and her husband, Gordon, are hosting a high school student from the Republic of Georgia this year.

JANET NEWMAN SCLAR taught English in China for two years and then worked as an overseas language program administrator at Stanford University for seven years. She is now volunteering and enjoying being at home with two rabbits and a newly adopted dog. Janet's husband, Tracy, is a cost accountant. Together, they are building a rose nursery business; Tracy grows the roses, and Janet manages the office and web page.


DEBBIE ALLEN CLARK is a teacher and lives in Poulsbo, Washington. Two years ago, she and her husband, Chris, founded "Children of the Nations," an organization that helps orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and the Dominican Republic. Last summer, Debbie and Chris took a group of five Washington teachers to the Dominican Republic, where they helped to lead a three-day conference for 300 teachers. They taught seminars on math, science, special education, and reading. A similar trip is being planned for the summer of 1998 and the Clarks are looking for teachers who are interested in participating.


ANDREW EKBLAD and MARY KLEIN EKBLAD moved from Wenatchee, Washington, to Fairbanks, Alaska, in August 1997. Andy is now the senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Fairbanks. The Ekblads and their three daughters are enjoying the wilderness of Alaska, and the diverse cultures within the state.

KEITH HAMILTON is the associate pastor to students at Arvada Covenant Church, in Arvada, Colorado. He and his wife, Debbie, have two sons.

WENDALYN NICHOLS worked for Addison Wesley Longman's ELT/ESL division for five years: four years in London, and one year in San Francisco. She is now editorial director for the reference division of Random House in New York.

BRIAN O'CONNELL has been appointed director for strategic partnerships at Interdev, a missions organization in Seattle. He lives in Mill Creek with his wife, CHRISTINE HEDMAN O'CONNELL, and their nine-year-old twin boys.

CLAYTON PARK is the executive editor for King County Journal Newspapers, and also serves as business editor for the Eastside Journal. A former editor of the Eastside Business Journal, Clayton also worked for the Puget Sound Business Journal.


DOUG ELLISEN and his wife, Linda, both work for Nike, Inc. Doug is a database administrator in footwear, and Linda works in kids' marketing.

JEFFREY JOHNSON and his wife, Cynthia, live in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Jeff earned an MBA degree from the University of St. Thomas in 1995 and now works for the Walt Disney Company.

ALAN STARR and his wife, DeEtte, are in their second term of service with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Cameroon, West Africa. The couple has two children, with a third on the way.

JULIE ASSINK WOLLAN and her husband, Mark, moved to Danville, California, in July 1997. Mark is associate pastor of Community Presbyterian Church and Julie cares for the couple's three children: Heather, Courtney and Michael.


TODD CHRISTOPHER is the director of public information at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. His wife, Tamara, has chosen to leave her position as director of financial aid at Tennessee Wesleyan College to raise their two children.

TINA GULDJORD MILLER is a data supervisor for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her husband, Steve, is an engineer for Boeing. They live in Issaquah, Washington.

RAJ KUMAR SINGH is in his second year at Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana. His full tuition scholarship was awarded, he says, "based in large part on my academic success at SPU."


CURT (RUSTY) FINCH lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and is the principal of Sault Area High School. He completed his Ph.D. in education in 1997. Curt and his wife, Angie, have two children.


LINDA JOHNSON COOPER is a hospice nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. Her husband, KEITH COOPER '88, is in his third year as a social studies teacher and boys' basketball coach at Decatur High School in Federal Way.

CELENE FAUL JOHNSON and her husband, STEVE JOHNSON '90, moved with their three sons to Papua New Guinea in February 1998. They are serving a four-year term with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Steve is an aircraft mechanic and Celene assists in the accounting department.

MARK POWELL began graduate studies this past fall at the University of Washington, where he was awarded the Demar Irvine Fellowship for studies in music history. He continues to organize concert tours for choirs and orchestras; sing professionally; and direct the choir at his parish, Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption in Seattle.


SHELLY BEER lives in Seattle and is working at WRQ, the makers of Reflection software, in the customer service department. She is also a part-time graduate student in the SPU Marriage and Family Therapy program.

AMY TOMLINSON CHRISTIAN works part-time for Seattle's Swedish Medical Center in the Medical Treatment Center, which is an outpatient infusion facility. Her husband, BRIAN CHRISTIAN '91, is the principal of Covington Christian Middle School.

ROB MCKENNA and JACKIE ESNOUGH MCKENNA '93 live in Pasadena, California, where Rob is assistant professor of management at Azusa Pacific University. He received his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Claremont University in April. Jackie is branch office administrator at the brokerage firm of Paine Webber in Pasadena. Rob and Jackie were married in August 1997 by their father, former SPU President DAVID L. MCKENNA, within three weeks after the senior McKenna underwent triple bypass surgery.

JENNIFER BRIGHT PRICE is the assistant vice president of an insurance brokerage in Pasadena, California. Her husband, Joseph, works for the Tenneco Corporation. The couple lives in Monrovia and attends Arcadia Presbyterian Church.

SCOTT WINEGARDNER is an accounting manager in Wilsonville, Oregon, and Julianne Kano Winegardner is a special education teacher. They live in Vancouver, Washington.


LOREN ERICKSON earned his doctorate in immunology from the University of Iowa in December 1997. He is currently involved in a post-doctoral fellowship at Dartmouth Medical Center in New Hampshire. Loren makes his home in Hanover.

KURT GOERING and DEBBIE OLSHEFSKY GOERING '92 live in Bellevue, Washington. Kurt is in his fourth year of contracting at Microsoft in the Geography Product Unit. He builds maps for several Microsoft CD-ROM titles, including Encarta Virtual Globe and Expedia Streets. Debbie is a human resources manager for AT&T Wireless Services, Messaging Division. She was recently nominated by her peers into the Circle of Excellence, a distinction given to employees who perform above and beyond the call of duty.

STEPHEN KELLER works at 1st Source Bank in South Bend, Indiana, as an Internet banking sales representative. His wife, KATARINA LINDBERG KELLER '95, is studying as a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. Christopher McLeod and his wife, Patrice, live in San Leandro, California, with their one-year-old son.

Anne Pickup

ANNE PICKUP was one of four plenary speakers at the Third International Wesleyan/Holiness Women Clergy Conference, held in April in San Antonio, Texas. Anne is the discipleship and lay leadership director for The Salvation Army Western Territorial Headquarters in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.


JULIE AHRNSBRAK is studying for her master's degree in biblical studies from Asbury Theological Seminary.

TODD HALEY has been promoted to customer service manager for Alaska Airlines in Cordova, Alaska. A former SPU soccer captain, Todd earned his master's degree from Seattle University in 1995.

YODPONG (KEVIN) SUTATHAM is working in Bangkok, Thailand, for ESSO Public Co. Ltd. - an affiliate of the Exxon Corporation. He is a senior planning analyst in the retail marketing department.


GEOFF DEWEESE and Melody Fields Deweese live in Denver, Colorado, and are currently finishing graduate degrees. Geoff is working on a J.D. at the University of Denver School of Law and will finish in 1999. Melody is completing her master's degree in medieval English literature at the University of Colorado and will finish this year.

JULIE BURGESS EASLEY and her husband, Chris, live in Gig Harbor, Washington. Julie earned her master's degree in speech communication from the University of Washington, and Chris recently graduated from Seattle University Law School.

PATRICIA LEEK is in her second year of teaching second grade at Woodbridge Elementary School in Roseville, California.

ALLISON PARKER is pursuing a master's degree in mass media management at Washington State University in Pullman. She plans to spend six weeks in Asia this summer to work on her thesis, and expects to graduate in December 1998.


JULIE ALWORTH BLOM and her husband are on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ's Military Ministry. They are stationed at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Jill Juries

JILL JURRIES is working toward a J.D. at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California.

CAMI KNAPP PRATT is a teacher at Shorewood High School in Seattle. Her husband, JOSH PRATT '97, is teaching at Timbercrest Junior High School in Woodinville. Carolyn Ray Roche and her husband, David, honeymooned in Ireland in May 1997, then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona. Carolyn works for the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Phoenix in the prevention services department as a middle school educator. She teaches the TASK program, which encourages kids to wait to have sex until they are married. David is a software design engineer for Motorola.


JON GARDINER works as a programmer analyst for Safeco in Seattle. A volunteer with youth at a local church, Jon plans to attend seminary once his college loans are paid off.

CHRISTIAN GOERING lives in Omaha, Nebraska. He began work last July as a software engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of General Motors. One of his latest projects includes work on a global weather forecasting system for the Air Force.

REBECCA CROSSLER HANEY lives in Lynnwood, Washington, with her husband, Justin. Rebecca works for Boeing.

NATHAN HARTMAN tied for the highest score in Washington state on the November 1997 CPA exam. Approximately 1,100 people took the exam. Nathan lives in Seattle.

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