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ALUMNI PORTFOLIO

60s

K Bradley Mondon '64 of Orem, Utah, went on a mission to Chile (64-66). He graduated from BYU in 1969 and taught in Utah and California public schools from 1969-1993. He taught English in Saudi Arabia and later formed a consulting company and taught computer software. Since 1998, Bradley has been back in public education as a library media teacher in the Provo City School District. He works part time at BYU's Harold B. Lee Library. He has three children and three grandchildren.


70s

Gary Lee Price '74, of Springville, Utah, was recently presented the prestigious Governor's Mansion Artist Award for visual art by Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt. Price's bronze sculptures center on "The Celebration of Life" with vivid images of young, exploring people. The sculptures cover a wide range of sizes from six-inch high mantle pieces to "larger than life" monuments. Gary and his wife, Lanea, were also recognized for their vision in forming The Incredible Journey Arts Foundation, a public non-profit foundation, in Springville which encourages development of latent artistic talents of young and old alike.

Berkeley Orton '75 is staying involved in the community as owner of two businesses in the Burley, Idaho, area. After serving in the Illinois Chicago Mission, he married Kelly Seeley in the Idaho Falls Temple in 1978. They have four children and reside in Heyburn, Idaho.


80s

Jerry E Rogers '80, is working out of York, Pa., as a professional networking instructor. Previously he traveled the USA as one of the east coast experts on computers and networking. He has worked for American Institute and Essential Seminars as well as independently for the past 20 years. Jerry and his wife Lynette live in Thomasville, Pa.

Brian D. Crandall '84 was recently promoted to major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Brian is married to the former Susan Green '84. They and their three children currently live in Heidelberg, Germany, where he heads the psychology section at the Heidelberg Army Medical Hospital. Brian earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from BYU and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Andy Arnes '86 has a principle part as a police officer in the feature film "The Matrix parts 2 & 3," due in theaters in May 2003. This is Andy's third principle part in a feature film. A member of the Screen Actors guild, he has been in a total of 13 films along with appearances in the television show "Nash Bridges" and nationally broadcast commercials. Andy and his wife Doreen live in Sunnyvale, Calif.


90s

Teresa Brown Rudd '90 published a tole painting book in June of 2000 and has taught classes out of her home. She and her husband Jerrott '91 have four children and live in Boise, Idaho.

Richard B. Farr '94 and his wife Janet Jean Edwards are currently living in Logan, Utah. Richard earned his bachelor's degree in sociology in 1999 and is attending Bridgerland Applied Technology College full time to study the e-commerce program.

Jennifer Ann Bolander Joy '94 is married to Matthew Robert Joy '92. She is currently working in public relations and marketing for the Office of Information Technology at Brigham Young University.

Benton James Bloom '94 and Jamie Butterfield Bloom '94 and their three children, currently live in Pocatello, Idaho. Ben works at Shoshone-Bannock High School in Fort Hall where he is a teacher's assistant and a coach for football and track. In the summer months he works up in the Sawtooth Mountains with a foundation that is actively involved in using ancient Native American methods and modern science to help with the recovery of the endangered salmon and steelhead. Jamie is a full-time mom and housewife. Ben is pursuing a bachelor's in secondary education to teach Spanish and history.

Jason Dean Hales '94 recently earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is married to Amy L. Thaxton. They and their three children recently moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he accepted a position with Sanoia National Laboratories.

Mark Don Taylor '95 and his wife Rebecca live in Farmington, Utah. He is a civil engineer working for the Utah Department of Transportation busing, including work for the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics.

Brent '95 and Christie Cook Wall '95 are in West Des Moines, Iowa, where he is attending medical school. Christie is busy at home with their two children.

Jared Michael Le Fevre '96 and his wife Kimberly Kay Jaffa live in Billings, Montana. He graduated from the University of Utah law school in May 2001 and joined the law firm of Crowley, Haughey, Hanson, Toole & Dietrich in Billings last September.

Bridget Joy McIntosh '96 was recently promoted to the position of an account executive of West Los Angeles for Emery Worldwide, a subsidiary of Menlo Logistics.

Elizabeth "Liz" Anderson Howell '97 was honored to present the Olympic torch to President George W. Bush. She also was selected to carry the USA banner at the Olympic opening ceremonies. Liz was selected in recognition of her husband Brady Kay Howell '97 who was a victim of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon (Summit Magazine Fall 2001 p. 39). In March Liz testified before the National Park Subcommittee as they considered a monument in the D.C. area to honor the victims of terrorism in the U.S.

Emily Freeze Walbruch '97, Utah's first Ms. Basketball (1995) recently received her Ms. Basketball banner from the Deseret News. Emily led the Lady T-birds to their first 4A State Championship in 1995. Emily played two seasons at Ricks, leading the Lady Vikings to two, 19-win seasons. She finished at the University of Denver, where she graduated with a ba in communications. Emily works as a mortgage loan officer in Denver, Colorado and is married to Matthew Walbruch.

Jamie Williams '98 recently graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's in molecular biology and now works at Molecular Hemepath and Genetics Department of arup laboratories in Salt Lake City.

Blake Alan '98 and Melissa Kay James Bunton '98 , are living in Pullman, Washington. Blake is working full time on his mba at Washington State University and works part time in the foreign language department. He plans to graduate next December. Melissa is a stay-at-home mom for their two children.

Sarah Schwartz '98 was named outstanding student in the area of math education from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Utah State University. At USU she tutored in the math lab and was on the ballroom dance team.

Allison Williams '99 is a photographer at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. She is planning to attend graduate school this coming year.


00s

T.J. Hess '00 recently received a post-graduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. He is one of 16 athletes nationwide to receive the prestigious award. T.J. and his wife Jennie live in Pennsylvania where he attends Widener University in Chester. He carries a 4.0 gpa while serving as a team captain and playing on the field as a defensive back.

Seth Call '01 is in Logan, Utah, while attending Utah State University. He is doing Web development with Utah State Distance Education.


IN MEMORIAM
LeRoy Hare, Sr. '55, age 78, died Dec. 24, 2001, in St. George, Utah, from complications resulting from a fall nine days earlier. He will be remembered by alumni for his comedy team and orchestra with LeRoy Parker as they performed in the top floor gym of the Spori Building. As a student, Hare toured with Dr. Dittmer's madrigals. As alumni, LeRoy and his wife, Loa Ann Cook Hare '55, continued to be loyal supporters of the Ricks College. Five of their six living children have also attended Ricks.



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