Alumni Portfolio

Alumni Portfolio

Priscilla Grief Sanders '68 of Holland, Michigan, graduated from Grand Valley State University in April 2001 with a bachelor's degree in social work. Priscilla began the advanced-standing master's degree program at Western Michigan University in May 2001.

James S. Meadows '81 of Lansing, Kansas, recently retired from the U.S. Army after honorably serving for over 24 years. The veteran of Desert Storm culminated his career at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as the deputy chief information officer. A graduate of Wichita State University '95 and Webster's University '98, he serves as the director of Human Resources at Leavenworth County, Kansas, and as an adjunct professor for Webster's graduate school. Jim and Angela Crandall '84 have been married for over 22 years.

Julie C. Harker '81 of Rexburg, Idaho, is the Idaho State Coordinator for win the Rockies, a USDA funded four-year grant program that is a ground-breaking health improvement project involving Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. A registered dietitian, she will be working in the communities of Preston and American Falls with an office in Rexburg. Julie has a bachelor's of dietetics degree from Idaho State University. She taught in the Home Economics Department at Ricks for five years. 

Lynn Douglas Shumpert '83 of Provo, Utah, (formerly of Jacksonville, Florida) is the construction project coordinator at Brigham Young University in Provo. Lynn completed his bachelor's of art degree at Chapman University Orange California with a major in criminal justice in 1995.

Juliana Grant Wood '86 of Centerville, Utah, and her husband Randy are the owners of the Utah Visitors' Guide, a statewide guest referral and information network for hotels. After serving a full-time mission to the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission, Juliana first met her future husband in the Salt Lake Temple. 

David Badger '88 of Arlington, Texas, was recently elected president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3377. AFGE represents approximately 85 percent immigration officers in North Texas and Oklahoma. David is also an insurance adjudications officer in Dallas.

Steven M. Cannon '90 of Harvest, Alabama, was honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International in June 2001 for a paper he co-authored entitled 'Passive Control of Combustion Instability in Lean Premixed Combustors.' Steven received the Society's Gas Turbine Award. He is currently involved in multi-year projects funded by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy to develop large eddy simulation (LES) software for predicting combustion behavior in military and industrial gas turbine engines. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering at BYU.

Jennifer King '93 of St. George, Utah, recently won second and third place awards from the Utah Press Association for page design. Jennifer is the features' editor of The Spectrum/Daily News in St. George and Cedar City and has been promoted to editor of St. George Magazine, a bimonthly magazine about Utah's colorful country.

Ben Loertscher '99 of Idaho Falls, Idaho, became the first graduate of the bachelor's degree program in plant science at the University of Idaho's center in Idaho Falls. Ben is a producer of cattle, hay, and grain. He earned an associate degree in crop and soil science from Ricks College in 1999 and went on to complete his University of Idaho plant science degree in two years while farming and working part-time.