Alumni Portfolio


Sharlene H. Corbridge ’68 retired after 35 years with the United States Postal Service. She served in the Family History Mission in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Dr. Richard Dutson ’68 is acting vice president for academic affairs and was a dean at Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. He previously served as chair of the Department of Political Science and as interim director of the Center for Public Service.



Michael J. Lees ’78 graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in December 1983 and fulfilled a one-year clinical teaching residency at Palmer Chiropractic University in 1993.



Kirk Lewis Brown ’84 of South Jordan, Utah, graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts. He worked in California at Lockhead and then Apple Computer. He is now employed at Visionary Products.



Neal Harris ’84 was promoted to vice president of American sales for Foundry Network. Neal and his wife SueAnn live in Farmington, Utah, with their three-year-old twin daughters and their one-year-old triplet sons.


Julianne Parkinson Dehlin Hatton ’84 is co-host of the 96.9 KISS-FM Morning Show in Lexington, Ky. Julianne and her husband Thomas are the parents of four children.



Candace E. Salima ’85 has appeared on the Phil Donahue Show in defense of the Church. Candace has been a reporter, a writer, and a teacher. She wrote Out of the Shadows...Into the Light. She lives with her husband in Orem, Utah.


James L. Slaughter ’85 was called in January to be the university chaplain at BYU in Provo, Utah. He serves the over 500 students of faiths other than LDS who attend BYU in addition to his responsibilities as director of Campus Life Events and Services.


Jeffery K. Holt ’86 lives in Alaska with his wife Gaynel and their seven children. They raise race dogs and compete in major races including the Junior Yukon Quest, the Junior Iditarod, the Klondike 300, and the Iditarod.


Barry L. Kent ’86 and his family recently moved to Singapore where he is director of Asia Pacific/Japan Global Accounts for Veritas Software.


Julie Russell ’88 of Prescott, Ariz., completed her term as the first-ever woman district chairman to the Old Capitol District of the Boy Scouts of America. The district achieved Quality District status.



Jeffrey G. ’91 and Jane Tovey Henderson ’90 are staying busy raising three boys and a girl. Jeffrey is working on his MBA at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


Christopher J. Kyler ’92 works as general counsel for the Utah Association of Realtors and was recently promoted to chief executive officer. He is a partner in the law firm of Merchant, Kohler, and Kyler, LLP. He was named as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” by Utah Business magazine for the second year. Chris and his wife Jill live in Alpine, Utah, with their four children.



Travis Manning ’93 of Tacoma, Wash., teaches English at Vallivue High School in Caldwell, Idaho. He recently had an essay published and completed a M.F.A. in literary non-fiction. Travis is an Alumni Ambassador for the BYU–Idaho/Ricks College Alumni Association.                                                                                                     


Ann Collier ’94 taught for two years at an American school in Pachuca, Mexico. She finished her master’s degree in international education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and will now teach at the Jakarta International School in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Mike A. Uhrich ’95 was named senior vice president of investment sales for Sperry Van Ness.


D. Ryan ’96 and Becky Hadley ’96 Briggs relocated to Utah from Portland, Ore. He has accepted a position with Ensign Engineering and Land Surveying, Inc., Pleasant Grove office. They have four children.


Jason ’96 and Laura Pratt LeVitre ’95 recently moved with their three daughters to Evanston, Wyo. Jason has started a podiatry clinic, and Laura is his office manager.


Seth ’96 and Amber Saunders ’96 serve as Alumni Ambassadors for the BYU–Idaho/Ricks College Alumni Association in Columbia, Md. Seth was promoted in November 2004 to vice president of enrollment for Laureate Education, Inc., located in Baltimore.


Julia Paulson ’97 received her bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communications and advertising from Southern Utah University and worked for a consulting firm doing public relations. In November 2004 Julia was married in the Houston Temple. She and her husband Steve live in San Antonio, Texas, with their son.



Ryan Hamilton ’98 is a full-time comedian and works in comedy clubs all over the nation. He recently won Sierra Mist’s title of America’s Next Great Comic.


Wendy ’98 and Chris Randolph ’99 have three daughters and a son. Chris graduated from Utah Valley State College with his bachelor’s degree in accounting and has been hired for an entry level accounting position in American Fork, Utah.



Peter Leman ’00 was awarded the Jacob Javits Fellowship which will provide him with approximately $160,000 for completion of his Ph.D. at University of California, Irvine. Peter married Christi Scrivner ’98, and they have one child.


Brendan Orson Cox ’00 is currently working for the United States Army.


Aaron W. ’01 and Danielle Nicole Edmonds ’97 live in Calif. Aaron is a nursing home administrator, and Danielle is a stay-at-home mom for their two sons.


Dallin Merrill ’02 won the Game Show Network’s “Get Schooled” regional competition. The prize will be used toward his education at BYU.


Teena C. Menge ’04 is currently employed as an intern in Washington, D.C., for Senator Gordon Smith, a republican from Oregon.


Stephanie D. Butterfield ’05 is attending Eastern Washington University’s dental hygiene program.


Keep us Informed


Alumni Portfolio is a great way to stay connected. You too can share your personal updates on job changes, relocations, or promotions with fellow alumni. Submissions for consideration of publication in the next edition of Summit Magazine may be submitted online at


2005 Alumni Award Recipients


We are pleased to announce the 2005 Alumni Honorees. Each honoree has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and/or service and continues
to exemplify the “Spirit of Ricks.” Detailed information can be found at



Lonnie M Bullard ’74 Farmington, Utah

Distinguished Alumni Award
for Professional Accomplishment

Lonnie is president and CEO of Jacobsen Construction and has worked on such projects as the LDS Conference Center and the Nauvoo Temple.



Heidi Glyn Barker ’95 Novelty, Ohio

Distinguished Alumni Award
for Outstanding Service

Heidi was the president and founder of One Heart Bulgaria, a humanitarian service organization that helps orphanages in Bulgaria.





David Paul Wood ’87 Butler, Pa.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

David is the hospital director and CEO of the Butler VA Medical Center in Butler, Pa., and also a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.





Blair Buswell ’76 Alpine, Utah

Eliza R. Snow Award for the Performing and Visual Arts

Blair has sculpted over 40 portrait busts for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and has 31 permanent exhibits including the National Cowboy Museum, LDS Conference Center, and the United States Sports Academy.








Dale Mortimer ’77 Idaho Falls, Idaho

Outstanding Educator Award

Dale has taught art in the Bonneville School District in Idaho Falls, Idaho, for over 25 years and has received numerous awards for his dedication to education.




John Porter ’32 Rexburg, Idaho

Distinguished Emeritus Service Award

John is the former mayor of Rexburg. He was the owner and publisher of the Rexburg Standard Journal and through the years has been active in civic and church leadership.




Kenneth Godfrey ’53  Logan, Utah

Distinguished Emeritus Service Award

Kenneth retired as the director of the Logan Institute of Religion. He served as president of the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission and taught at BYU’s Joseph Smith Academy in Nauvoo, Ill. He is a popular lecturer and author.


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