Morgan Stanley Wealth Management named Alan Willenbrock (ChemEngr, Mktg’83) to the firm’s Pacesetter’s Club for 2012 and 2013. Alan, a portfolio manager, vice president and financial adviser, works at the office in Tucson. The Pacesetters Club is a global recognition program for financial advisors who demonstrate the highest professional standards and first-class client service within their first
five years.

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Percussionist Geary Larrick (DMus’84) is cited in various music publications. He has 10 references in books, 54 in RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, 88 in Music Index and 160 in WorldCat online. Geary performs regularly in central Wisconsin on percussion and piano and lives in Stevens Point, Wis., with his wife.

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Peter Rosenberg (Fin’84) joined Duff & Phelps Corporation’s investment banking practice as managing director. Duff & Phelps is an independent financial advisory and investment banking firm. He has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on leveraged finance, capital markets, strategic advisory private equity and asset management. He lives in Kentfield, Calif.

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ITT Exelis appointed Pamela Drew (Math’85, MCompSci’87, PhD’91) as president of its information systems area. Pamela is responsible for leading the system development, networking, radio frequency communications and information systems efforts of the company. Her team will provide capabilities for critical missions that include defense and intelligence systems, air traffic management, space and earth science and homeland defense. Pamela lives in Great Falls, Va.

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Faegre Baker Daniels announced Natalie Hanlon-Leh (Mktg’86) as the new leader of the intellectual property group. She is a partner and senior trial lawyer and serves as lead counsel in complex patent copyright, trademark and trade secrets cases. Natalie secured a $12 million jury verdict in a patent infringement and trade dress case for a division of L’Oreal and scored a victory for Life is good Inc. in a copyright dispute. She is an adjunct professor of patent litigation at CU’s law school and lives in Louisville, Colo.

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With a generous gift of $285,000 from Dan Ivanoff (MBA’86, MCivEngr’87) and his wife Laurie, CU-Boulder is creating a construction management track within the MBA program in the Leeds School of Business. The program, expected to start in the fall, brings together the CU Real Estate Center and civil, environmental and architectural engineering programs. Dan and his wife live in Redmond, Wash.

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Florida Python Removal Agent permittee Chris Harmon (PolSci’87) took part in the 2013 Python Challenge in the Florida Everglades in February. The point of the challenge was to remove the giant invasive pythons that have become entrenched in the environmentally sensitive Everglades. Chris writes that they didn’t find a single python after four full weekends of hiking through rugged, alligator-infested terrain, but they found dozens of other snakes, including some fairly rare species.

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Property manager at W.W. Reynolds Jeff Wingert (EnvDes’87, MBA’91) has overseen and directed the company’s asset and property management, leasing and development operations since 1991. Prior, he worked for CU-Boulder’s facilities management department overseeing campus remodels and construction. He and his wife have been married for more than 16 years, have two children and live in Superior, Colo. Outside of work Jeff enjoys fishing, camping, skiing and coaching any sports his children play.

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As a managing director in investment banking Eric Corrigan (Fin’88) works at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. He works in mergers and capital raising for regional banks. Eric also is working to hire Leeds School of Business students. He lives with his wife and three children in Westchester, N.Y., and writes he enjoys golfing with his kids except when they beat him, which is frequently the case.

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New York Times journalist John Branch (Mktg’89, MJour’96) won the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in spring for writing “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” project. ASNE honored “Snow Fall” as part of its awards for the best journalism of 2012. The American Society of News Editors said the project “sets a new standard for online storytelling.” John visited campus in February to talk to journalism classes, faculty and staff. Read the feature on him in this issue.

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This summer Peter Vik (MPsych’89, PhD’92) will move to Pacific University in Oregon to work as professor and director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology. Previously he was a professor at Idaho State University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California San Diego. In February his book Regression, ANOVA, and the General Linear Model: A Statistics Primer was published.

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Architect Joseph Vigil (Arch’90) of WORKSHOP8 will serve as project architect to design the interior of Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corp. of Colorado’s new office and research space. The new office will be in Longmont, Colo. Joseph lives in Boulder.

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Brothers Eric May (Art’91) and Kyle May (EPOBio’93) are creators of CoKnown, a free collaborative online research tool that helps students conduct research and organize their notes more efficiently. Eric lives in Boulder and Kyle lives in Austin, Texas.

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In December Kathleen Finnegan Chambard (Ger, CentEastEur’91) earned her master’s degree in strategic communications at Columbia University. She walked in the Columbia University commencement ceremony in May. In June Kathleen’s two children graduated from middle and elementary school and they held a triple-decker graduation party. Kathleen and her family live in Brooklyn.

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Professor Phillip DeLeon (MElEngr’92, PhD’95) received the John and Tome Nakayama endowed Professorship for Teaching Excellence award in the engineering college at New Mexico State University. Phillip has been a professor there since 1996 and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in signal processing, embedded systems and machine learning. He lives in Las Cruces, N.M.

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Faegre Baker Daniels announced Heather Carson Perkins (Acct’93, Law’ 98) as its Denver office leader. She is a partner in the firm’s litigation and advocacy group with a focus on trade secrets, antitrust, franchise and distribution and complex commercial matters. As office leader Heather will guide the firm’s community initiatives and serve as the firm’s representative in the Denver community.

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Denver resident Kenzo Kawanabe (PolSci’94) is a commercial litigator who represents clients in contract disputes, business torts, products liability and intellectual property. He also was board chair of Colorado Lawyers Committee, dedicated to assisting children, the poor and other disadvantaged groups. Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs named Kenzo to the 2013 Japanese American Leadership Delegation for being a top Japanese American leader in the nation. The delegation will meet with individuals at the highest levels of Japanese government, business administration and civil society.

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Ulmer & Berne announced that Stephanie Harley (Psych’95) was recognized as a 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, a designation given to the legal industry’s best lawyers under the age of 40. Nominated by their peers, only 2.5 percent of Ohio lawyers are recognized as “Rising Stars.” Stephanie lives in Avon Lake, Ohio.

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Associate professor Scott Elliott (MEngl’96) teaches creative writing and English at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. His second novel,Temple Grove, was published in May. The novel is about a clash between a father who is in the timber industry and his son who becomes an environmental activist, set against the backdrop of Washington State’s Olympic National Park. Scott’s first novel, Coiled in the Heart, was a Booksense 76 and One Book One Community selection. 

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After graduation Jason Ross (MechEngr’96) moved to Boston to work in the Laboratory of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine that is part of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He applied to medical school and was accepted to the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Jason received a fellowship to fund his project while he completes his medical education.

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