50 Year Reunion

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Robert Lord (BA-56) and Julia (Hoffmeister) Lord (BA-56), Marietta, Ga., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They have five children, 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.


Tony Schenbeck (BA-66, MA-76), (right) Littleton, retired after 48 years as a high school math teacher, coach and athletic director. Tony and his wife plan to travel and spend time with their family.

Netta Carver-Page (BA-67), Portland, Ore., continues to teach English as a Second Language, using her theatre arts training, experience and skills. Her teaching career began in Boulder where she taught drama. She spent 14 years, primarily at Portland State University, teaching ESL to Korean, Chinese, Thai, Spanish, French and Arab students. Netta has developed methods and materials for international students to improve their American English and have a cultural understanding of America through theatre.

(Roight: Netta—pictured in center with Japanese students)

David Cole (BA-69, MA-74) and Jennifer (Bevlin) Cole (BA-69, MA-85), LaSalle, completed their third year of service vacations at the Gettysburg battlefield. During the service week, the volunteers built and painted fences and performed other work on the battlefield. They also worked at the Eisenhower farm, where Jennifer enjoyed polishing Mamie’s silverware and cleaning the china.


Bruce Hallock (BA-70), Longmont, retired in 2011 from Marsh & McLennan. He is a self-employed consulting engineer working on a hydro-electric project in Canada.

Joe Hutchison (BA-72), Indian Hills, was appointed to a four-year term as Colorado’s newest poet laureate. Joe will visit schools and other venues as an ambassador for poetry and literacy and will present a poem to open the state legislative session each year. He is interim academic director for Arts and Culture and Global Affairs at the University of Denver, where he has taught for 12 years. Joe has published 15 poetry collections and holds a master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.

Marsha Davis (BA-73), Greeley, edited One Man’s Voice, written by Timothy Egan. The book is the diary of a Nebraska farmer whose life crumbled under the weight of drought and dust.

Michael Cantrell (BA-74), Newton Square, Penn., is a senior vice president at Shopko. Michael previously served as vice president of Pharmacy at Delhaize America and held various executive positions at AmerisourceBergen and Longs Drugs. He is a registered pharmacist and a licensed attorney.

Linda (Evans) Butler (BA-75), San Ramon, Calif., works as a communications advisor with Chevron Corp. based in Singapore. She supports internal communications with Chevron’s Asia Pacific exploration and production company.

Julia Frink (BA-75) teaches fifth grade at Baker Central School in Fort Morgan. She taught fifth through eighth grades in Loveland, Pueblo and Colorado Springs 1989-2011. Julie and her husband Tom have two children and four grandchildren, and she enjoys crocheting, quilting and Avalanche hockey.

Francine Lincer (BS-75), Las Vegas, Nev., has joined the Nevada Health Care Association Perry Foundation as director of Compliance and Education. Francine received her graduate degree in nursing from UCLA and is certified by the Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Carol Manteuffel (BS-75), Westminster, has joined Husch Blackwell LLP, representing ancillary healthcare services providers in state and federal regulatory proceedings, Medicare/Medicaid program audits, Office of Inspector General and State Medicaid Fraud Control Units investigations for fraud and abuse, licensing, certification, reimbursement and regulatory compliance matters. Carol earned a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn., and a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Minnesota.

Norma Gilmore (EdD-76), Hamilton, Mont., retired for the third time in 2001 from the South Platte Valley (now Centennial) BOCES — the oldest director of Special Education to retire in Colorado. While supervising student teachers for the University of Montana, she used craniosacral exercises to help children with reading problems. Her book Get Ready, Set, Go and Read is the manual for adults to continue the program.


Ann Norton (BS-81), Denver, owns Norton Training and Consulting Services, a 16-year-old firm specializing in leadership, talent management/recruiting strategies and customer services training. She has worked with more than 100 clients in the USA, Great Britain, Asia, Egypt and the Caribbean, providing human capital support to all types of organizations to help companies identify long-term behavior traits of new recruits and current teams.

Bruce Nolan (BS-82), Girard, Penn., is a life enrichment manager for Sunrise Senior Living at Presque Isle Bay. He and his wife Cindy celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. They have two children and one grandchild.

Rich Rodgers (BS-83), Clarendon Hills, Ill., has joined the Board of Trustees of La Rabida Children’s Hospital, a pediatric acute care hospital in Chicago that specializes in the treatment of chronic illnesses and developmental disabilities. Rich is a managing director at GE Central Region Corporate Lending Group and has held leadership positions with California United Bank, City National Bank and Security Pacific National Bank.

Fritz Erickson (MA-84, EdD-87), Marquette, Mich., is the president of Northern Michigan University. Fritz previously held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Eastern Washington University and Michigan Technological University.

Deena Larsen (BA-86), Denver, has written more than 30 works of electronic literature, which are being taught throughout the world. Her latest work, The Rose Language Project, ascribes a concept for each letter of the alphabet and uses symbols for various facets of that concept. To learn more, go to thinkingrose.com.

Gary Lewis (EdD-86), Northfield, Minn., retired in December from his position as director of Student Services with the Northfield Public Schools. His 38-year career in public education included working as a school counselor in Wisconsin and as a school psychologist in Minnesota. He also worked for the Department of Defense schools in Germany and as a special education administrator in Iowa and Minnesota. Gary received the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Administrators for Special Education in 1999 and served as the organization’s president 2003-2004. He is CEO of SpEd Forms, Inc., a student services data management provider, and he consults with school districts in the areas of special education and staff development.

Juan Cruz (BS-87), Greeley, retired in July after nearly 35 years with the Greeley Police Department. He plans to spend time with his granddaughters and volunteer in the community.
Gordon Jones (BS-87), Fort Collins, is chief financial officer at IBMC College. He previously served as CFO for Center Partners in Fort Collins.

Susan Toohey (BAE-87), Omaha, Nebr., served for five years as head of school at Marian High School, an all-girls Catholic high school in Omaha. She has more than 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher, curriculum supervisor, adjunct professor and assistant principal in the Omaha Public Schools. Susan earned a master’s degree in secondary education in 1994 and her dissertation “What Makes Young Women More Resilient? Leadership, Work, Independence and Participation,” was published by Scholars Press.

Ed Kellerman (MA-89), Gainesville, Fla., is a master lecturer at the University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He was honored by the Bhairabnath Primary School of Kudari Village of Northwest Nepal for a donation from his Project Nepal charity to hire a third teacher for 200 students.


Kevin Marvin (BA-90), Santa Barbara, Calif., is the executive director of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. He has more than two decades of executive and senior management experience in banking and nonprofit board and organization management. Kevin previously served as the executive director and past board chair of the Rocky Mountain Arts Association in Denver.

Tamara Pennington (BAE-91), Windsor, was named the Outstanding Biology Teacher of 2014 in Colorado by the National Association of Biology Teachers and the Colorado Biology Teachers Association. Tamara teaches at Windsor High School.

Chris Fiedler (BA-93), Brighton, is the superintendent of schools for the Brighton 27J School District. Chris earned a master’s degree from University of Phoenix in 1997 and a doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2007.

Julie Krow (MA-96), Larkspur, received the Administration on Children, Youth and Families Commissioner’s Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The award honors one person from each state and U.S. territory for their significant contributions toward the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Julie is director of the Office of Children, Youth and Families at the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Natalie (Chance) Palmer (BS-96, MA-99), Spokane, Wash., was elected to lead the 800-member Toastmasters’ district for eastern Washington, northeastern Oregon, and north Idaho. As district governor she oversees and manages the district’s day-to-day operations, finances and human resources. Natalie is an adjunct faculty member at Spokane Falls Community College.

Darren Rahn (MM-96), Littleton, is a multi-nominated Grammy smooth jazz artist and producer. In May, Darren was a guest performer and festival host at “Jazz on the Vine” at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Brad Cowdrey (BS-98), Castle Rock, is founder and CEO of Clear Peak, a Denver-based data and business intelligence firm that helps clients translate data into profit. Clear Peak was named a 2014 Colorado Company to Watch winner.

Lucky Heggs (BS-98), Parker, was promoted to partner at EKS&H. He has 15 years of public accounting experience with financial audits of public and privately held companies in a wide variety of industries. A leader in the International Advisory Group, Lucky frequently works with emerging growth companies and assists clients with initial and secondary public offerings.

Brian Davidson (BA-99), Arvada, is vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer at St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Grand Junction. Brian previously served as associate clinical professor and vice chair of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center.


Kelly (Langley) Cook (BA-00), Greeley, is a history teacher and academic coach at Frontier Academy High School in Greeley. Kelly received the Founders Fellowship from the Bill of Rights Institute, a grant to study civil liberty, economics and the constitution.

Robert Scott (EdD-01), Haymarket, Va., is a novelist, poet and English teacher at Osbourn Park High School. He was named one of two Prince William (Virginia) County’s first poet laureates. He has proposed a project to encourage budding and seasoned Prince William poets to submit poems for inclusion into a permanent “10,000 poem exhibit.”

Danielle Potter (BA-02, MS-04), Waikoloa, Hawaii, is a doctor at Alii Health Center in Keauhou and is credentialed to perform services at Kona Community Hospital. She attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed the Phoenix Integrated Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Chad McEvoy (EdD-02), Syracuse, N.Y., received the 2014 Sutton Award from the Sport Marketing Association in recognition of exceptional contributions to sport marketing academics and the industry. He is graduate program director in the Department of Sport Management at Syracuse University. The co-author of two books, his research has been featured in more than 100 media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and USA Today.

Tiffany Contet (BS-03), Sterling, has joined Banner Medical Group’s Family Care Clinic in Sterling. Tiffany earned a master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Missouri State University and is board-certified.

Jonathan Prichard (BA-03), Denver, is the founder and CEO of MattressInsider.com, an environmentally friendly distributor of mattresses, toppers and mattress protectors based in Littleton. His company was ranked 20th in the fastest growing companies in the Denver Metro area and number 1,614 nationally, with a 265 percent revenue growth since 2010. Jonathan enjoys flying, acting, west coast swing dancing and comedic improvisation.

Brad Evans (BA-04), Richmond Hill, Ga., received a master’s degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.

Ciandra Jackson (BA-04), Houston, Texas, is the communications director for Legacy Community Health Services. She previously worked as a freelance communications consultant and public relations specialist with NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Molly Burich (BA-05), Princeton, N.J., works in government affairs at Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals where she focuses on reimbursement and healthcare policy.

Natalie (Van Hazel) Mulder (BA-06), Thornton, started a new business, EZ Résumé, LLC, and assists clients with résumés, cover letters, interview thank you letters and LinkedIn profiles.

Jarrod Ridnour (BA-06), Brush, is a realtor for Gateway Realty Colorado. Jarrod previously managed Lowe’s Home Improvement stores in northern Colorado. He and his wife Melody have two children.

Andrew Palmer (MA-07), Brighton, is the director of Student Information Services with Greeley-Evans School District 6.

Michele Archer (BS-08), Greeley, was promoted to site manager of Miramont Lifestyle Fitness at Centerra near Loveland. Michelle has been with Miramont since November 2012.

Kortnie Mendoza (BS-08), Fort Morgan, was chosen by Centennial Mental Health Center, Inc. as its new regional operations director for the central region which includes the Colorado counties of Morgan and Washington.

Kim Schlesinger (BME-08), Fort Collins, is attending the fall 2014 Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Phuket, Thailand.

Adam Kluck (BME-09, MM-11), Verona, Wis., is the choral director and music instructor at Central Wyoming College. Adam previously worked as the artistic director and conductor for the Madison (Wisconsin) Chamber Choir and as a collaborative pianist for numerous musical theater productions and soloists.


Matthew Kennedy (BA-11), Greeley, is serving in the Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Madagascar where he trains local community health workers on issues such as sanitation, nutrition, malarial care and HIV prevention.

Michael LeBlond (PhD-11), Centennial, was appointed to a four-year term on the National Register of Health Services Psychologists. He is founder and CEO of WebPsychology, LLC.
Bradley Bruchs (BA-13), Monument, is a legal assistant at Google, Inc., in Mountain View, California.

Stacy Cabbage (MS-13), Fort Collins, joined University of Colorado Health’s Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic in Fort Collins. She has 14 years’ experience as a critical care nurse.

Marcia Shafer (MA-13), Greeley, is the director of the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Weld County. Located in UNC’s Brown Hall, RSVP offers volunteer community outreach opportunities for individuals age 55 or older.

Clary Reierson (BS-14), Arvada, was commissioned as a US Air Force second lieutenant in May.

Degree Decoder: B.A. - Bachelor of Arts; B.S. - Bachelor of Science; B.M. - Bachelor of Music; B.M.E. - Bachelor of Music Education; L.C. - Limited Certificate; M.A. - Master of Arts; M.S. - Master of Science; M.A.T. - Master of Arts in Teaching; M.M. - Master of Music; M.P.H. - Master of Public Health; Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy; Psy.D. - Doctor of Psychology; Ed.D. - Doctor of Education; D.A. - Doctor of Arts; D.N.P.-Doctor of Nursing Practice; Ed.S. - Educational Specialist


50 years later and we’re still making memories at UNC.
Congratulations, Class of 1964!

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