Marion Siebert Jensen (BA ’64), Broomfield, published A Place to Call Home.
David L. King (BA ’65, MA ’70), Del Mar, Calif., returned from his third humanitarian trip to Africa
where he painted a mural for the Joy to the World Kindergarten in Namibia. His previous
visits to Africa have included Namibia and Maseno, Kenya.
G. William “Bill” Yeagle (MA ’65), Butte, Mont., was inducted into the Montana Tech 2016 Hall of Fame class.
J. Rod Summitt (BA ’68), Colorado Springs, has a new publisher and website. He is working on three
novels, all of which are set in a fictional area of Colorado.
Band of Brothers
World War II “Band of Brothers” hero Edward Tipper died at the age of 95. Tipper, who was featured in the book and HBO war series, earned
his master’s degree from UNC, then Colorado State College of Education, following
the war. He transitioned from military to civilian service and spent nearly 30 years
as an educator in Iowa and Colorado. The public memorial ceremony will be held June
1, 2017, in Lakewood.
Fred G. Waiss (BA ’72), Prairie Du Chien, Wis., has published his first book. Just Lucky, Book 1: Friends and Enemies is set at UNC in the 1970s. Book 2 is set to be published in 2017.
Linda (Dumler) Scott (BS ’73), Centennial, retired after 43 years of nursing, including
16 years as a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Al Daher (BA ’75), Syracuse, N.Y., has received the Izaak Walton League (IWL) of America Honor
Roll Award in recognition of his outstanding work performed in the field of conservation,
public information and publicity. As a member of the IWL, Daher partnered with organizations
from the public and private sector to help provide awareness about the history and
reclamation of Onondaga Lake in Syracuse. He produced three films in the past 10 years
highlighting Onondaga Lake as a recreational destination. Daher and his two brothers
operate Mickey’s Bait and Tackle of North Syracuse.
Steven R. Helling (BA ’75), Colorado Springs, was appointed to the Colorado Springs Independent Ethics
Commission for a three-year term.
Doug Weller (BA ’78), Lawrence, Kan., was named editorial design director of B Magazine, a quarterly publication of B the Change Media in Lawrence. (bthechange.com)
Joanna “Jody” Fowler (BAE ’88), Eureka, Mo., was honored among 100 St. Louis-area educators to receive
an Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. The award pays tribute to area educators
for their achievements and dedication to the field of education.
Julie Smart (Ph.D. ’88), Logan, Utah, was presented with a 2016 Distinguished Career in Rehabilitation
Education award by the National Council on Rehabilitation Education and is writing
a book titled A Disability Primer for Counselors.
Lisa K. Hoy (BA ’90), Huntington Beach, Calif., has taught first grade for 24 years. She recently
returned from teaching internationally in Doha, Qatar, and Shanghai, China. She currently
is working for the Orange Unified School District.
Gregory B. Elder (BA ’95), Adamstown, Pa., is currently the chief historian of the Defense Intelligence
Agency. Elder previously served as the deputy defense intelligence officer for Homeland
Defense, president’s daily briefing briefer and division senior intelligence analyst.
Jenifer Furda (BS ’97, MA ’00), Colorado Springs, has been named chief operating officer at the
National Cybersecurity Center, a nonprofit organization providing collaborative cybersecurity
knowledge and services to the nation.
Janice Sinden (BA ’97), Denver, was appointed to the UNC Board of Trustees by Colorado Governor
Autumn (Hurlbert) Norman (BA ’02), Bozeman, Mont., has been cast as Portia in the first national tour of the
musical Something Rotten.
Douglas T. Owens (DA ’03), Norfolk, Va., became the chairperson of the Old Dominion University Department
of Music in June 2016. He continues to teach undergraduate and graduate music education
courses and directs the ODU Jazz Orchestra.
Ryan R. Johnson (BS ’09), Colorado Springs, was promoted to the position of director of corporate
gifts by USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States.
Joshua Prewett (BME ’09), Colorado Springs, was named the new district manager of the Band and Orchestral
Division at Yamaha Corporation of America following seven years working in education
and the music industry. In 2015, Prewett was named Music & Arts Education Representative
of the Year.
Alumnae test friendship with ‘Friend or Faux’
“It’s not how many friends we have, but how well we know them,” states the slogan
of a new card game developed by alumnae Colleen Stalwick, Chrissy Fagerholt, Jodi Sagastume and Melissa Derby. The trio put their friendship to the test when they created the personally revealing
card game “Friend or Faux.” Initially designed two years ago, the game has undergone
different iterations based on the group’s testing and received a strong reception
during the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. The group recently formed Easily Amused Productions
LLC as the game’s maker and launched a kick-starter campaign in April.
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Cody T. Havard (Ph.D. ’11), Collierville, Tenn., is an assistant professor of Sport Commerce in
the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of
Memphis and was named co-editor of the Journal of Amateur Sport effective July 1. Havard researches rivalry in sport and has developed the Sport
Rivalry Fan Perception Scale (SRFPS) and identified Glory Out of Reflected Failure
Justin Hicks (BM ’11), Watertown, Mass., is recording video game soundtracks and singing on stage.
Cashelle Butler (BA ’14), Denver, will perform in the national tour of Mama Mia at Greeley’s Union Colony Civic Center in April.
Teya Patt (BA ’10), Seattle, Wash., recently appeared as a guest star on an episode of the
ABC TV sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. Patt was also cast in a film titled Holly Star, which was written and directed by Michael Nickels and produced by Ed Burns.
Stephanie V. Woolman (BS ’16), Greeley, was commissioned as second lieutenant in the
United States Air Force.
Stephanie V. Woolman (BS ’16), Greeley, was commissioned as second lieutenant in the United States Air