Life has been full of diverse achievements for William Judd (Geol’41). He retired from Purdue University in 1987 where he served as head of the geotechnical area of the civil engineering department for 12 years. He founded the university’s research and teaching program in rock mechanics and rock engineering, which was one of the first in the nation. He earned six national and international awards, including the prestigious Hans Cloos Medal from the International Association of Engineering Geologists in 1993. At CU, he was president of the hiking club and was inducted into the Colorado Ski Museum’s Hall of Fame in 1983 for his work as national director of the National Ski Patrol. William lives in West Lafayette, Ind., and has five daughters.

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Last fall Gerald Hodge (Art’43) was one of the main speakers at the Johns Hopkins Medical School for its 100th anniversary of the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine. He also gave a half-day workshop in silver point drawing, a technique used by artists during the Renaissance. He did his graduate work at Johns Hopkins from 1946 to 1949. Gerald lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society awarded Stuart Parsons (Psych’48) the 2011 Arnold M. Small President’s Distinguished Service Award at an annual meeting in Las Vegas. He is a retired engineering manager from Lockheed Martin, taught at six universities and served as a consultant for the power industry and numerous law firms. He lives in Saratoga, Calif.

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The nurse practitioner movement was initiated in part by Loretta Pfingstel Ford (Nurs’49, MS’51, EdD’61, HonDocSci’97) as a way to give nurses more responsibility during doctor shortages. For her work she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, which includes women such as Oprah Winfrey and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Loretta lives in Wildwood, Fla.

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Longmont residents Jim Armitage (MEdu’54, EdD’67) and his wife Doris Armitage celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in November. The couple has four children and celebrated their milestone with family. Jim taught in the education school at CU, served as director of elementary education at Oregon State University and spent 11 years as principal of Foothill Elementary School. He retired in 1987. The couple spends winters in Arizona.

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Former pilot and photographer Charles Clark Jr. (A&S’55) was elected a Member National in the Explorer’s Club headquartered in New York City. As a pilot and photographer in the 1960s, Charles was one of the first foreigners to meet indigenous tribes in the Amazon River Basin. His photographic work is some of the best documentation of their traditions and cultures. He lives with his wife of 55 years, Jeanne Jones Clark (A&S’56), in Overgaard, Ariz.

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The Denver Women’s Press Club awarded Kaye Bache-Snyder (MEngl’59, MJour’81) three in-house prizes. She won first place for a blog, second place for a poem and third place for a rant. Her essay “How I Seduced My Husband” appeared in the autumn issue of the journal Thema in Louisiana. Her works “Weather Watching” and “Nesting Season” were published in Earth’s Daughters in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to her journalism career, Kaye taught literature and honors English at CU. She lives in Longmont, Colo.

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A criminal and civil law lawyer in Oklahoma for 32 years, Donald W. Davis Sr.* (PolSci’62) received the Trailblazer of the Year award at the Oklahoma Bar Association’s annual meeting last year. He was the first African-American to be appointed as a municipal special judge in the Oklahoma City Municipal Court. During the civil rights movement, Donald represented the Ministers Alliance Organization, which included the majority of African-American churches in Oklahoma City. He also is a founding member of the J.J. Bruce Legal Society, an organization of black trial lawyers, and was a charter member of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association.

*Lifetime member

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San Francisco was an enjoyable vacation spot for William Kieffer (PolSci’63) last fall. During his weeks visiting the Bay Area he wrote, “I used to live here in the ’60s. Now that was a time!” He calls Rock Hill, S.C., home.

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The National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver honored Lynne Vincent Cheney (MEngl’64), wife of former vice president Dick Cheney, as the 2012 Citizen of the West. She was recognized at the stock show’s signature dinner on Jan. 9. Lynne is the author of Blue Skies, No Fences (Threshold Editions), which is about growing up in the West. She lives in McLean, Va.

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For more than a year Morgan Smith (Law’66) has been making monthly trips to the Mexican border to visit and photograph many humanitarian programs while also giving them supplies. He writes that his intent is to show the public that there is a different side to the common perception that the border is solely grounded in violence. He plans to write a book about his time spent volunteering at an insane asylum near Juarez where he says, “The patients really take care of each other to an extent that you would never see in the U.S.” Morgan lives in Santa Fe, N.M.

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Nashville Music Guide was founded by Dan Wunsch (Math’68) in 1995. Each month, the magazine sponsors an acoustic performance night to give exposure to up-and-coming singer/songwriters. In addition to live music events,Nashville Music Guide appears as a print magazine, online at www.nashvillemusicguide.com and via its own unique Internet station, NMG radio, which can be heard  at nmgradio.com. Dan lives in Nashville, Tenn.

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The United States Tennis Association named Richard Berman (Mktg’71) recipient of the 2011 Arthur Ashe Award. He received the recognition for his contributions to the growth of tennis, specifically among students in wheelchairs, and for his involvement with the Colorado Wheelchair Foundation. The Boulder resident teaches tennis to people of all skill levels at Rich’s Tennis School.

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Last year Anne Johnson Randolph (Art’71) became vice president of the Tecumseh Land Trust, which covers two counties in Ohio and has preserved more than 20,000 acres of farmland, riparian areas and forest. She lives in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and writes that she fondly remembers all of her Kappa friends.

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At the Wordharvest’s Tony Hillerman Writers Conference in Santa Fe, N.M., Sherida Stewart’s (Edu’71) story “Turquoise Remembrance” won the Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Story Contest and was published in the February issue of New Mexico Magazine. She became a writer after a few years of teaching elementary and preschool children. Her son Eric Stewart (Psych’09) is executive director of the Health Outreach to Latin America Foundation in Boulder. Sherida and her husband live in Farmington, N.M.

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In January Charles Clark (MHist’72, PhD’79) became dean of Augusta State University’s Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to his position, he served as dean at the University of Georgia’s graduate school where he also served as chair of the history department. Charles lives in Carrolton, Ga.

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Glenwood Springs, Colo., resident Timm Fautsko (MSoc’72) was elected to a six-year term on the board of directors of Walsh University in Canton, Ohio. As an expert in court security, he is a principal staff member at the National Center for State Courts Denver office where he received an award for excellence and achievement in 2010. He is an executive advisory board member for the United States Marshals Service National Center for Judicial Security and staffs the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators committees on court security and emergency preparedness in state courts.

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After working as a reporter for the Denver Post for nearly 35 years, Natalie Meisler (Jour’73) retired. Her last assignment for the paper was covering the CU football game against University of Southern California in early November. When she joined the paper, she covered high school sports, which included writing about CU athletic director Mike Bohn when he led Boulder High School to the 1979 state title in basketball. She covered CU and Colorado State University sports and the Bolder Boulder. She calls Boulder home.

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Physics professor Christopher Sorensen (MPhys’73, PhD’76) received the Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching at Kansas State University. He received the award for his high-quality instruction, strong relationships with students and distinguished service to the university. He developed a new method of instruction for engineering physics to improve comprehension of concepts among students in large classes. He lives in Manhattan, Kan.

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Irene Ramos Griego (Edu’73, EdD’97) to CU’s board of regents after the resignation of Monisha Merchant. She is director of diversity and inclusion and interim community superintendent for Colorado’s largest school district, Jefferson County. She has 38 years of experience as an educator and lives in Lakewood, Colo.

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