Friday, September 17, 2010
Class Notes - Fall 2010
News from SDSU alumni
’50 The Honorable Leon Williams (psychology), chairman of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board, received the 2010 SDSU Alumni Diversity Award in May.
’61 Diane Powers (interior design) was chosen by the Girl Scout Council as one of San Diego’s 10 Cool Women of 2010.
’63 Gordon Barnett (military science, economics, business), a former Navy pilot, has written “The Serendipities of a Mother’s Prayers.” He currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.
’70 F. Larry Scott Jr. (business) joined the board of directors for Presbyterian Community Hospital in Whittier, Calif. He is managing partner of Scott & Cronin LLP, a certified public accounting firm.
’71 Timothy Muris (economics) received the Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Federal Trade Commission. He was FTC chair from 2001 through 2004; Bruce Ward (kinesiology) received the 2010 Award of Merit from the California State Athletic Directors Association. He is director of physical education for the San Diego Unified School District.
’72 Daralyne Baddour (accounting) was elected chairman of the board, 2010-2011, for the Greater San Diego Meals on Wheels. She owns a public accounting practice in San Diego.
’74 Larry Aceves (humanities), retired superintendent of San Jose’s Franklin-McKinley School District, is a Democratic candidate for California school superintendent, having finished first in the 12-way primary.
’76 Ted Esau (accounting) was promoted to executive director for Ernst & Young LLP. He leads the firm’s Sales and Use Tax Compliance Center; Diane Takvorian (M.A. social work), executive director and founder of Environment Health Coalition, is one of 15 citizen advisers to the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an organization that enforces environmental laws.
’78 Joseph Benoit (business administration) is executive vice president at Union Bank leading an expansion of the business banking services.
’81 Christy Beaudin (Master of Social Work) was appointed to the 2010 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a recognition of corporate performance excellence.
’82 Rick Hamada (business administration) is president and chief operating officer for Avnet Inc., a global technology company. He also serves on the College of Business Administration’s board of directors.
’83 Carol Leighty (Ph.D. education) retired as superintendent of the Temecula Valley Unified School District after 40 years in education.
’84 Bob Lowe (journalism), assistant athletics director for communications at Greensboro College, will serve a three-year term on the College Sports Information Directors Board of Directors.
’86 Bruce Green (television, film and new media) won a daytime creative arts Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in technical direction. This is his second Emmy.
’87 William Browning (management; ’88 M.B.A.) has joined Klinedinst PC as shareholder in the employment and labor department. Debra Gist (psychology; ’95 Master of Public Health) is director of education for the American Academy of Dermatology; Nancy Wooten (psychology) is teacher of the year at the elementary school level for the San Diego Unified School District. She teaches at Zamarano Fine Arts Academy.
’89 Matilda Garcia, M.D., (Master of Public Health) joined Payson Pediatrics in Payson, Ariz.
’90 Linda Brewton (English; ’95 M.B.A.) has written “The Myth of the White Knight: Financial Planning for Women;” Anita Franco-Barletta (graphic design) graduated from the University of San Diego with a master’s degree in practical theology.
’92 William Ashbaugh (M.A. history) is associate professor and chair of history at the State University of New York, Oneonta. He was awarded a Fulbright to live in Kyoto, Japan, this semester.
’93 Eleanor Nadler (Master of Public Health) received the Johnson & Johnson/ADHA Award for Excellence at the American Dental Hygienists Association’s annual meeting in June.
’94 Marlene Sharp (Master of Fine Arts) is director of development for Los Angeles-based Rubicon Studios.
’97 Amy Devers (furniture design) appeared on television this year as host of “Designer People” and co-host of “Fix This Yard.” She also operates a design/build studio in Los Angeles.
’99 Vivian Reznik (Master of Public Health) was one of five women inducted into the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame this year. She is a pediatric nephrologist.
’00 Celinda Vazquez (social work) was named by “La Opinion” as one of 30 distinguished Latinas in the Los Angeles area; J. Marc Lord (business administration) is chief financial officer of ubroadcast Inc.
’01 Jaime Teague Enochs (teaching credential) won a national educator award from the Milken Family Foundations. She teaches at San Diego High School’s School of International Studies.
’03 Nick Santana (social science), a teacher from Southwest High School in El Centro, took part in the 2010 House Fellows Program studying the history and traditions of the U.S. House of Representatives; Brenna Wylie Hughes (communicative disorders), a former water polo player at SDSU, was featured on “Healthcare Heroes,” a nationally syndicated reality show.
’05 David Nanigian (financial services) is assistant professor of investments at The American College in Pennsylvania after earning a Ph.D. in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University.
’07 Cecilia Ndounda (political science) was awarded the R. Jess Brown Scholarship from Mississippi College School of Law.
’08 Leanne Babcock (child development) was promoted to first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. She is stationed at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.
’10 Charlynn Weissenbach (political science) received the Catherine Wills Coleman Fellowship from the National Mortar Board Foundation. She is attending the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
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