Last year, Bill Shutts (MechEngr; MAeroEngr’47) celebrated his 100th birthday. He began his teaching career in the 1930s in a one-room schoolhouse in Osborne, Mo. Later in his career, he worked at San Diego State University and also at the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his doctorate degree in aeronautical engineering. He was featured in a story in the U-T San Diego in May 2014. He lives in Vista, Calif.

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Since retiring as a director and board-designated financial expert for Whiting Petroleum Corporation and Allied Motion Technologies, Dee Hubbard (Acct) is renewing his first love, creative writing. Charlie’s Pride, his debut novel, is the story of a modern-day Last Mohican and was published last May. His first book, Slim to None, was a Denver Post bestseller and Colorado Book of the Year nominee. Nearing completion, his second novel is At the Altars of Money. In old-age denial since turning 65, he and his wife, artist Bonnie McGee, have seen Colorado from 29 of its highest places, the 14ers. He claims to have one more left in him…Longs Peak, if Wayne Hutchins will short-rope him up the Homestretch.

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The town of Riverside, Calif., is familiar with Geraldine Flood Bowden (Bus; MA’62) and her service to the community. On and off since the 1960s she has served on the board of the Riverside County Philharmonic. She also serves on the boards of the Riverside Dickens Festival and Affiliates of UC Riverside and volunteers with numerous other local organizations. Her peers recognized her hard work during a city council meeting in July. She was featured in The Press-Enterprise and cited the time her grandson was asked to conduct the national anthem before a philharmonic concert as an especially fond memory.

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Jo Harrington Calkins (A&S), who has more than 50 years of experience in biochemistry and virology, was recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a “Pinnacle Professional” in research and development. Jo worked as research director with Palmetto Health, the teaching hospital for the University of South Carolina’s medicine school. She established the clinical research program for medical investigators and collected patient samples of chronic infectious diseases for use by investigators. Now retired, she enjoys traveling, networking, reading and spending time with her family.

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Madonna C. Lyons (Art) closed her popular Grand Lake, Colo., Onahu Lodge Bed and Breakfast after 27 successful years. Madonna, a retired elementary art and kindergarten teacher and award-winning plein-air painter, teaches watercolor workshops throughout the West. Her book, My Kawuneeche: An Artist’s Journal in Rocky Mountain National Park, was released in spring 2015. She resides in Grand Lake and Littleton, Colo.

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Tucson, Ariz., resident C. Michael Bennis (A&S) is the author of three novels — Romance: Rules of Engagement; Paranormal Romance: Signs of Destiny; and Suspense: Dangerous and Desirable. He will publish two novels this year, a children’s novel and a historical suspense romance set during 1977-80. Michael is an avid fan of Buffs football, basketball, lacrosse and the new Folsom stadium.

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Political scientist Karen M. Paget (PolSci; MA’71; PhD’75) published Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism. Ramparts magazine exposed the story in 1967, but Karen shows there was a lot more to it. She is a contributing editor to The American Prospect and has written on topics ranging from gender politics to the U.S. military budget. She lives in California.

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Svein Hasund (MechEngr) and spouse Pauline returned to Boulder County in 2000 after 33 years of living overseas, in New Jersey and in Alaska.They now live in Lafayette. Svein retired in 2009 after 42 years of working in the oil and gas industry. He was part of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Project Team in the mid ’70s, and in the ’80s he worked on production facilities on the Alaska North Slope. In the last 14 years of his career he was a project management consultant with Exxon Mobil and its affiliates. After retiring he is staying active with volunteer activities at CU (the Alumni Association’s Board of Advisors, CU Engineering Mentor Program and Directors Club), in the community, on his HOA board and for Habitat for Humanity. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, hiking, jogging, skiing, reading and leisure traveling. Svein and Pauline have two sons, Ian (MechEngr’93) and Craig (MechEngr’95).

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In December, President Obama named James Rizzuto (Fin) a federal representative of the Arkansas River Compact Administration. James has served as president of Otero Junior College, in La Junta, Colo., since 2001. He served in the Colorado Senate from 1983 to 1998 and was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He lives in Swink, Colo.

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This May Robert (Bob) Trembly (Fin) began his 25th year as publisher of 50PlusMarketplaceNews, an award-wining resource for agers in Boulder, greater Denver, Larimer and Weld Counties. Previously he was vice president of Neodata Services, a division of A.C. Nielsen and Company, with responsibilities for Sunset, Texas Monthly, Architectural Digest and other accounts. During his CU days, he worked at the Lamp Post Restaurant in the evening, learning from his professors there and later in the classroom. He credits Hank Kester with being a significant mentor and influence in his professional life. Robert lives in Boulder with his wife, Marty Coffin Evans (Engl ‘64).

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In 2011 Sheila Hollis (Jour) was the first attorney in private practice to receive the lifetime achievement in energy award in Platt’s Global Energy Awards. She established the office, policies and procedures for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and served as its first director from 1977-80. She also taught energy law for 20 years to more than 600 students at George Washington University’s law school. She is the chair of the Washington, D.C. office of the firm Duane Morris.

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This summer Albert Thompson (MEdu) will receive the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service. He was a member of the group from 1961-68 and rejoined in 1984 when he returned to teaching physics. He lives with his wife in Parker, Colo., where he substitute teaches in local high schools several days a month. He has two sons, one on Bainbridge Island, Wash., the other in southern California, and tries to visit often.

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Art and art history teacher at Columbus State Community College Judy Beckman (Art) was crowned Ms. Ohio Senior America 2014 at the Tri-State Pageant in West Virginia. For her talent in the show, Judy performed a martial arts routine to music. In the philosophy of life category of the pageant, she emphasized the importance of faith, patience and persistence in achieving goals. She lives in Ashville, Ohio.

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John Kaye Gottschall (MMus; DMus’83) authored the second volume of Johann Sebastian Bach’s four-part plain chorales in keyboard manuscript. Volume II contains German stanzas accompanied by vertical English translations. He resides in Corbin City, N.J., where he is retired from church music ministry, having taught piano for four years at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania.

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Hilo, Hawaii, resident Krishna S. Dhir (PhDBusAd) is dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Earlier he served as a chief academic officer of business programs at The Citadel, Penn State Harrisburg and Berry College. His recent book, The Dean’s Perspective, was published by the Decision Sciences Institute and was translated into Japanese. He and his wife, Sheila, a children’s book writer, have twin daughters who work in industrial engineering and business analytics.

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Scott L. Carpenter (Anth) is returning to Yosemite National Park as the chief of cultural resources, where he will be in charge of research programs in archaeology, history, anthropology, Native American consultations, historic architecture and landscape architecture. For the past 23 years, Scott has served as the CEO and senior archaeologist/cultural resources planner for InteResources Planning, Inc., in Bozeman, Mont. During his days at CU, he worked at the Mesa Verde Research Center and at the anthropology lab on campus. He lives in Bozeman, Mont.

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Journalist Peter Roper (Jour) has been the government and politics reporter at the Pueblo Chieftain since 1992. At the Feb. 27 Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Association annual meeting, he was awarded first place in 2014 for investigative reporting, and the Colorado Press Association gave him its “Service to the First” award for public-records reporting. In addition, his rock ’n’ roll novel, The Romeo Boys, is available as an e-book. He writes that some of his CU classmates have had fun figuring out if they are in the coming-of-age story. His son, Ray “Nick” Roper (EnvSci’16) is an environmental science major at CU who enrolled in September 2012 — exactly 100 years after his great grandmother, Margaret Warner Roper (A&S ex’16).

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After spending 20 years in television as an environmental reporter and meteorologist, Dennis Drummond (EnvCon; Jour’85) retired in January. He moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2007. He had spent time at the Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma, Wash., in 1974, while in the Army. He plans to travel to Boulder this summer to visit friends.

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Architect Charles Goebel (EnvDes) was appointed governor of Maryland’s Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. The commission oversees the developments and implementation of local land-use programs. Charles also was honored with the 2015 Maryland Preservation Award for rehabilitation of an 18th-century landmark commercial building in Easton, Md. He is principal of his architecture and land-planning firm, which has served waterfront property owners on the Eastern Shore for more than 20 years. He lives in Easton.

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As director of communication at Patrick Henry College in northern Virginia, David Halbrook (Jour) supervises planning and implementation of broad-based, integrated college communications and social media strategy. He also is an adjunct journalism professor, editor of the college’s American Roundtable publication and coordinator of an interview series.

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