SPRING SUMMIT 2003 - Alumni Portfolio
 

ALUMNI PORTFOLI0 / ALUMNI AWARDS

 

1960s
Sharlene H. Corbridge ’68 retired after 35 years with the Postal Service and served a Family History Mission in Salt Lake City. She is the mother of seven and grandmother of 22.

Wayne R. Sayers ’68 served in the airborne field artillery during Vietnam and now works for a company that destroys chemical warfare weapons. He and his wife have four children and six grandchildren.

1970s
Kay Marie Evans Little ’72 was Lakeside District Teacher of the Year for the 2004-2005 school year. She and her husband James live in Lakeside, Calif.

David R. ’74 and Lori Howell Deitrick ’76 live in Knoxville, Tenn. David was included in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005-2006.

April D. Carter ’75 has been the race director for the DeCelle Memorial Lake Tahoe Relay for six years.

Sylvia Dennis Hill ’76 received her master’s degree in counseling psychology. She and her husband William have three children and three grandchildren.

Teresa Bateman ’78 is working as a school librarian in Tacoma, Wash. She has published 15 children’s books. The most recent came out in March 2006.

Dr. Michael J. Lees ’78 graduated from Texas Chiropractic College in 1983 and then worked in a practice in Montana.

1980s
Deborah Annette Church Fisher ’80 earned a BSN from Washington State University and is enrolled in a master of physician assistant program at the University of North Dakota. She and her husband Clint live in Republic, Wash., and have four sons.

Janne Lynn Gee ’80 and her husband Andy have three children. They live in Arlington, Texas, and own The Starship Pegasus Restaurant and Entertainment Center.

Bruce E. Morgan ’82 owns a business which was selected as top national franchise in the Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise system.

DuWaine ’84 and Bernice White Boone ’84 of Saint Michaels, Ariz., have three children. He is a manager for LDS Employment Resource Services, and she works for the Navajo Nation.

Daris Howard ’84 wrote the play April Fools and won the ATC 2005 Playwright Contest. He teaches in the Department of Mathematics at BYU–Idaho and lives in St. Anthony, Idaho, with his wife Donna and their family.

Candace Sluyter Salima ’85 and her husband Alvin published 13 and 0: Reflections of Champions. She and Elizabeth Cheever co-
authored a new book, Forged in the Refiner’s Fire.

Matthew D. Friend ’87 made a career change after being diagnosed with Usher’s Syndrome. He is working on a middle-level special education degree at the University of Central Arkansas.

1990s
Candis L. Firchau ’90 started a non-profit Inclusion Community Training Center in Hempstead, Texas, to do advocacy, counseling and behavioralinterventions, and training.

Dallas Scholes ’90 is manager of government affairs and communications for Kennecott Energy Company in Gillette, Wyo. He and his wife, Holly Noel Scholes ’90, have five children.

Freddy E. Suxo-Sanchez ’90 has been with Kmart Corporation for 10 years and recently transferred to be the store manager of Kmart in Ammon, Idaho.

Elizabeth S. Vanderwalker ’91 won the 1994 Mrs. Louisiana International competition. She is a corporate liaison for the University of Phoenix Online.

Kelly ’92 and Sharla Braithwaite Duffin ’91 live in Scotts Valley, Calif. He is chief operating officer of Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, Calif., and is on the Board of the Central Coast Alliance for Health.

Travis Jensen ’92 is a partner in the audit practice of KPMG LLP. Travis and his wife Ninna live in Meridian, Idaho, with their six children.

Barton Schmitz ’92 is a director of sales operations at Cardinal Health. He and his wife, Ann Hepworth Schmitz ’91, are the parents of four sons and live in Lindenhurst, Ill.

David Cross ’93 is director of information security with Post-N-Track Corporation.

Paul Dye ’94 has an out-patient physical therapy clinic in Rexburg. His wife, Virginia Hoffman Dye ’94, is a CADD designer. They have three children.

Lee Guilford Harms ’94 is an Army Chaplain in Baghdad, Iraq. His wife, Heidi Jean Harper Harms ’99, lives in Richmond Hill, Virg.

Chris Homer ’94 is the varsity football coach at Hurricane High School in Hurricane, Utah.

Justin Jenks ’94 is the mayor of Royal City, Wash. He began his term in January 2006.

Matthew J. McEachran ’94 is owner and president of the Bluewater Country Adult Leisure Living Retirement Resort and resides in Mooretown, Ontario, Canada, with his wife, Melissa Wray McEachran ’94, and their son.

Allison Raia ’94 competes on NASKA circuit for martial arts and is on the Nassa County, N.Y., water polo team.

Justin Brent Hill ’95 is an application developer for QL2 Software in Seattle. He and his wife, Wendy Lindgren Hill ’93, have three children.

Gregory Cash Hill ’96 and his wife, Marisa Schroeder Hill ’96, are faculty members at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. They have two children.

Stephanie Hellewel Pollock ’96 and her husband Jasen have two girls and are foster parents. They are operating a jewelry business in Littleton, Colo.

Sean Whiffen ’96 is co-founder of AutoNetTV™ which recently joined with Talking Pictures and Tony Toscano.

Scott Chalmers ’97 teaches in the Granite School District in Utah. He received a Bronze Star Medal for service with the Army National Guard military intelligence in Afghanistan.

Michael W. Phelps ’97 teaches seminary in Layton, Utah. His wife, Anna Sorensen Phelps ’97, is a certified nurse’s aide. They have two children.

Daniel W. White ’97 is a Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq. His three children and wife, Rebecca Mortensen White ’00, live in Cherry Point, N.C.

Jordan Fowles ’98 graduated from the University of Michigan law School. He and his wife, Andrea Clavin Fowles ’97, have four children and live in Dallas, Texas. Jordan is practicing law at Fish and Richardson.

Michael E. Laub ’99 works in an architectural and engineering department for McDonald’s Corporation. He and his wife, Megan Wilding Laub ’97, live in Bollingbrook, Ill.

2000s
Bryan G. Hepburn ’00 is pursuing a bachelor’s in computer science at California State University, San Bernadino.

Heidi Danielson Hiller ’00 will be relocating to northern California in June 2006. Her husband Joshua is a DDS and a captain in the Air Force.

Kara Lee Jacobs Strate ’00 graduated from UVSC with a BS in Behavioral Science. She and her husband Jayson live in Alberta, Canada, and are expecting their first child.

Christine Schwartz Tedjamulia ’01 lives in Springville, Utah, and is in her second year of teaching fourth grade.

Amy Thomas Wilcox ’01 still plays trumpet in a jazz band. Her husband Matthew teaches seminary at Provo High School. They have one daughter and live in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Wade A. Williams ’01 is planning a residency for a degree in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

Ryan Gibson ’03 is working as an Account Executive for the Portland Trail Blazers in season ticket sales.

Christopher L. ’04 and Alicia Geed Galbraith ’05 live in New York City. Chris works as a financial analyst on Wall Street. Alicia is working on her master’s degree and works at Cornell Medical Center.

Brock A. Mouser ’04 is a production manager in Columbia, Ohio.

Paul Jared Bishop ’05 is working at SEGA in Newark, Calif. He and his wife, Kristin Godshall Bishop ’01, have one son.

Eric R. Burgan ’05 does tech support for Convergys. He plans to attend flight school in Alabama.

Daniel B. Peterson ’05 is a non-fiction/fiction writer and is now working on a book: The Teaching of the Gods.

Tyler Price ’05 has joined D.A. Davidson & Co. in Kennewick, Wash., as a Financial Consultant.

Emily A. Woods ’05 works as a substitute for Granite School District in Utah while attending the University of Utah.

Distinguished Emeritus Service Award Recipients Honored
The Fall 2005 Distinguished Emeritus Service Award Recipients were honored at the biannual Emeritus Breakfast. The honorees, Irma Anderson ’60 and Claire W. Andrus ’48, have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and service and have continued to exemplify the “Spirit of Ricks.”

Irma Anderson ’60 retired from BYU–Idaho in 2002. She was a business teacher; chairman of the Accounting and Business Information Department; and chairman of the Division of Business. Irma played a role in the establishment of the BYU Jerusalem Center. She recently served a term on the Rexburg City Council.

Clair W. Andrus ’48 was a dentist and a professor of dentistry. He served in the U.S. Air Force, earning the rank of colonel. Clair and his wife Ruby have served several missions together including the Zaire Kinshasa Mission where he served as president. Claire has also served as a bishop and stake patriarch.

To nominate someone for an Alumni Award, go to www.byui.edu/alumni.

 

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