L. Judson Todhunter (PolSci’73) was named to the Illinois Super Lawyers in January. A lawyer at Howard & Howard, he was selected as a result of a survey by Law & Politics Media, which included peer evaluation and independent research. He works in the Chicago office as a bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights lawyer and lives in La Grange, Ill.

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Denver resident George Gramer Jr.* (Span’73, MA’74) stays involved with CU in many ways, including serving as president of the Directors Club, a membership organization at CU-Boulder that supports the Alumni Association, faculty, students, friends and the university community through educational and social activities that promote connections to CU. He also is an ex-officio member of the Alumni Association board, offering guidance and ideas.

*Directors Club member

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During the spring 2013 semester, Jerry Gorman (PolSci’74) taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law. His course, “Real Estate Transactions,” was offered to second- and third-year law students. He is senior vice president of downstate operations for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund. “Teaching is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m thrilled to be part of such a noted law school as Illinois,” Jerry said. He lives in Champaign, Ill.

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Last summer the Boulder Book Store presented a night with Gerald Meehl (Indiv’74, MGeog’78, PhD’87), the author of One Marine’s War. This novel describes the experiences of a Marine language officer who tried to prevent needless Japanese civilian and soldier casualties on the islands of Saipan and Tinian. Gerald lives in Boulder.

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After a 38-year career as a structural engineer Bill Sherman (CivEngr’74) retired from CH2M Hill. He previously worked for Stone & Webster Engineering and for Camp Dresser & McKee. He remains chair of American Concrete Institute Committee 350, Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures. Bill and his wife were married on Flagstaff Mountain in 1971 and plan to retire to the beachfront in Costa Rica. He writes they “will miss the beauty of Colorado but look forward to new adventures in Costa Rica.”

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Author and musician Ken Mazur (Anth’75) wrote a book titled The Zxap Jacket, a science fiction detective suspense novel set in New York City in 2047. The book’s website is www.thezxapjacket.com. Ken has been a musician since 1975, starting as a guitarist recording more than 50 albums with such acts as Robert Palmer, Tina Turner, Kid Creole and The Coconuts and more. Ken later became a composer and wrote jingles for Chevy, Nintendo, McDonalds and Purina and for such TV shows as VH1’s Behind the Music and Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope on PBS. He lives in Topanga, Calif.

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In April Howard Schultz* (Comm’75) returned to campus as a panelist for CU’s 65th Conference on World Affairs. His company, Lighthearted Entertainment, had worldwide success with the television show Extreme Makeover. Other shows produced by Howard include Studs, Next!, The Moment of Truth, 72 Hours and Buck Wild. Howard lives in Pasadena, Calif.

*Lifetime member

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Owner of Stopol Log Homes Richard Stopol (Psych’75) has been in business since 1976. He builds custom log homes, mostly in the Sun Valley Idaho ski resort area. He also owns and operates Idaho Fizz, selling carbonators that transform tap water into sparkling water for drinking. He and his wife have two daughters. Richard mountain bikes, skis, whitewater kayaks, kite surfs, hikes and writes, “Life is great.”

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Cal Poly Pomona music department named Michael Millar (Mus’76) to the 2012 Presidential Honor Roll. Michael is director of a service-learning course. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing students on a path of civic engagement. Michael lives in Valencia, Calif.

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Last fall Tucker Hart Adams (MEcon’77, PhD’78) spoke at the Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder. She is a senior partner of Summit Economics, a consulting firm that provides economic analysis and research for individuals and businesses. Tucker has monitored and analyzed the Colorado economy for 30 years and is a contributor to Summit’s blog, “Today’s Economy: A Colorado Viewpoint.” She lives in Colorado Springs and is a trustee of the CU Foundation. She received the Alumni Association’s Alumni Recognition Award in 1991.

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Author David Goodwin (EnvCon, Geog’77) published his first novel Slave Camp Nightclub set in Boulder on The Hill and at an imaginary quarry on Sugarloaf during summer of 1976. The story follows three college students who live in a vegetarian, hippie house and take a job at a quarry during that Bicentennial summer. After they start work, they are told that the quarry has a nightclub and they are expected to live there. The students experience the magic of the nightclub and try to figure out what is real and imagined. The book is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. David lives in Shutesbury, Mass.

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After living on the Garden Isle of Kaua’i, Hawaii, professional copywriter and creative marketing coach Debra Jason (MComDisor’77) moved back to Boulder. She is owner of The Write Direction, which proudly celebrated its 24th anniversary. Founded in Boulder, The Write Direction specializes in writing web and direct marketing
communications.

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In April Scott Flanders (Econ’79) spoke at CU’s 65th Conference on World Affairs. He is CEO of Playboy Enterprises, a company that markets the Playboy brand through a wide range of media properties and licensing initiatives. Scott works on the company’s strategic direction and global business operations. He and his wife live in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Cyclist Henry Kramer (Econ’79) won the men’s 55-59 UCI Cyclocross Masters World Championship on Jan. 31 in Louisville, Ky. It took Henry 37 minutes and 43 seconds to complete the three-lap race for the California Giant Berry Farms team. Cyclocross consists of racing many laps on a short course of pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles. Henry lives in Menlo Park, Calif.

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Boulder educator Terry Pinchuk Bradley* (Comm’80) is stepping down as founding president of Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented after seven years and to be president-elect of the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented. In August 2013, Terry will present at the 20th Biennial World Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. She is the gifted/talented adviser at Boulder’s Fairview High School, which she attended. She lives in Boulder.

*Directors Club member

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A scientist from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Wayne Hess (Chem’81, PhD’88) was named a fellow of the American Physical Society. Wayne is known for research on how materials respond to light and how they can be used to perform light-driven chemical reactions or to convert light into electricity. Wayne regularly mentors postdoctoral fellows and college students and has authored or co-authored more than 90 journal articles. He lives in Richland, Wash.

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In Carol E. Kelley’s (Hist’81, MAnth’95) book Accidental Immigrants and the Search for Home: Women, Cultural Identity, and Community, she profiles four women who moved to new countries for marriage, an education or a career, challenging immigrant stereotypes as their lives are transformed. Her book was published in March. Carol is an anthropologist and former lawyer who has worked as a research consultant for universities and nonprofit organizations. She lives in Dania, Fla.

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Professor Reza Ramazani (MEcon’81, PhD’90) teaches international and environmental economics at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont. Reza travels to such developing countries as Haiti and China and has published articles in the Review of Economics and Statistics on his research on international trade, finance, environmental economics and economic development. In April Reza spoke at CU’s 65th Conference on World Affairs. He lives in Williston, Vt.

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Cloud computing expert John Joyner (Bus’82) had his fourth book published, System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed. It is the first comprehensive operations manager 2012 technical resource for every IT implementer and administrator. He writes a weekly technology column for CBS-Interactive in the TechRepublic Enterprise Cloud and Datacenter spaces. He also is an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas and teaches a cloud infrastructure management course. John lives in Little Rock.

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In 2012 Michael Williams (MEcon’82, PhD’83) hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from the U.S.-Mexico border beginning in Campo, Calif., to Manning Park, British Columbia. He departed April 21 from Campo and arrived in Manning Park on Sept. 20. The hike covered about 3,000 miles. While hiking Michael turned 65, became eligible for Medicare and interviewed for a job. He lives in Atlanta.

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