When she is not traveling Elizabeth Shellabarger Bayne (Mus’61, MA’66) teaches weekly private voice lessons. She has sung with the Cathedral Choir at St. John’s Cathedral of Albuquerque for more than 30 years. She also is a member of POLYPHONY: Voices of New Mexico, a professional choral ensemble, and CANTAT, a semi-professional Santa Fe group. She lives in Albuquerque.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Sequim, Wash., resident Bruce Busch (Bus’61) married Pamela Gates last June at his home. On their honeymoon they visited several states in the U.S. The couple met while serving on various committees of the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, Wash.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Golden, Colo., resident Arnold Wegher (Law’61) received the Grand Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria. As the honorary consul general for the Republic of Austria, Arnold was responsible for matters involving Austria and Austrian citizens in Colorado and Wyoming for 28 years. Arnold practices law in Denver at Wegher & Associates.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

In 1958 Boyd Dowler (PE’61) earned honorable mention All-American and first-team All-Big 7 honors as a senior CU football player. He caught 41 passes for 628 yards and six touchdowns in his CU career. In 1989 he was named member of CU’s All-Century Football Team. Green Bay selected him in the third round in the 1959 NFL draft and later named him Rookie of the Year. For these accomplishments Boyd was inducted in the Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame at Coors Events Center last fall. Boyd lives in Midlothian, Va.

Posted Mar. 1, 2013

On July 13 Marsha Herrmann (A&S’61) and her husband celebrated their 50th anniversary. The couple met at the University Lutheran Chapel on the CU-Boulder campus. After graduation Marsha was a fifth-grade teacher at what is now Community Montessori School on Table Mesa in Boulder. The couple lived in Arizona and California before returning to Colorado in 1965 where Marsha worked as a substitute teacher in the Boulder Valley School District and in the registrar’s office at CU. She is a charter member of the Boulder Guild for Children’s Hospital and enjoys photography and flower arranging. The couple lives in Superior, Colo.

Posted Dec. 1, 2013

New York City resident Gerald Kauvar (A&S’61, MA’62) is co-author of the book Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It. He is a public policy and public administration research professor and special assistant to the president emeritus at George Washington University.

Posted Dec. 1, 2013

Co-author of Big Man on Campus: A University President Speaks Out On Higher EducationGerald Kauvar (A&S’61, MA’62) organizes, classifies and explains patterns of leadership failures and offers key advice on how institutions and their leaders can avoid them. Gerald is a research professor of public policy and public administration and special assistant to the president emeritus at George Washington University. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Posted Mar. 1, 2014

There are few things in the tech world that currently create as much buzz as 3D printing. Charles “Chuck” Hull (Engr’61) is the name behind it all. He invented stereolithography, better known as 3D printing. For that, he was inducted to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May. Chuck lives in Canyon Country, Calif.

Posted Sep. 1, 2014

Former Alumni Association board member John Herzog (Jour’61) and his wife, Leslie Keck Herzog (Engl’62), celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last September. They met at CU. In May John was reappointed to the State Board of Dental Examiners by Gov. John Hickenlooper. He also has served on the Colorado Securities Board and the Colorado Utility Consumers’ Board.

Posted Dec. 1, 2014

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.

Posted Jun. 1, 2015

This spring, Ruth Stewart (Nurs; MS’65) was recognized by the Texas Nurses Association at a legacy banquet for her lasting impact in nursing practice. She is a clinical associate professor and historian in the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she has worked since 1969. She is very active in her community, especially in supporting women’s rights and health. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

Posted Sep. 1, 2015

Martha Grossman (Hist) has published a memoir, Coming of Age: Come Rain or Come Shine. Martha began writing the book after her 44-year marriage ended in 2003, while she was looking to piece her life back together and find her voice. “I came of age at the age of 65,” she writes. Martha lives in Taos, N.M.

Posted Dec. 1, 2015

Martha “Marty” Hudson Grossman (Hist) has published a memoir, Coming of Age: Come Rain or Come Shine. She read from the book at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place in Boulder earlier this year. For more information on Martha and her story, visit marthagrossman.com.

Posted Sep. 1, 2016

Patricia “Patty” Watters (A&S) has published The Biodome Garden Book, which describes how to build a self-contained passive solar greenhouse. Her design, featured in Brewer Park in Ottawa, Canada, is studied by four universities in the area. Patty also has written 23 romance novels and a memoir, Around the Belt, chronicling her escapades growing up in New Orleans in the 1950s. She lives in Newberg, Ore., and has been receiving the Coloradan for 55 years.

Posted Dec. 1, 2016

Steven Rendall (Phil) writes that “retirement” in France has been going well — he’s received three major translation prizes and is working on his 82nd book translation. After departing the University of Oregon in 1997, having taught French and comparative literature for 30 years, he moved to France with his wife and then 4-year-old daughter. Steven has since pursued a second career as a French-to-German translator.

Posted Mar. 1, 2017

The “Then” photo from the summer issue of the Coloradan sparked memories for William Sprecher (IntlAf). While stationed in France with the U.S. Army during the 1950s, Bill realized that to develop and grow as an individual, a college degree was important. Unsure which college he should attend, he decided on CU Boulder after a coin toss in his barracks bunk bed. Later he was offered a job by the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. Bill, who retired from the federal government 15 years ago, lives in Leesburg, Va.

Posted Sep. 1, 2017

John Herzog (Advert) retired from his third state board, the Colorado Dental Board, Jan. 1. He was appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper. He previously served on the Colorado Securities Board and the Colorado Utility Consumer’s Board. At CU, he served on the Alumni Association’s board twice and is a CU Advocate. He lives with his wife, Leslie (Engl’62), in Colorado Springs. His daughter Dana Jussaume (Hist’94) and son-in-law Dave Eck (PolSci’84) attended CU, and his granddaughter Emily Eck (Mus’20) attends the university now. 

Posted Mar. 1, 2018

William M. Sprecher (IntlAf) writes that attending CU was a chance decision for him, and a great one. “Three universities accepted my applications,” he wrote. “Eventually, I narrowed the schools to the University of Washington (Seattle) and CU. A ‘flip of the coin’ on my bunk bed in my army barracks turned out to be CU. It was a great and lasting choice.” After enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1954 following high school in Newark, Del., William was transferred to Texas and then Missouri, before being sent to Saint-Nazaire, France, as a private first class. He eventually rose to the rank of sergeant.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

The day after graduating from CU, John Cavanagh (Mgmt) married Gae Mayer Cavanagh (Edu’60), and they built a life in Jacksonville, Fla. John worked and owned businesses in several industries, including cigars, boxes, insurance, health care, cars and vitamins. Gae taught elementary school. Now retired, John has spent the last 14 years working with Kairos Prison Ministry in Union County, Fla., sharing his Christian religion with inmates. John writes, “This is more rewarding work than anything I did in the past.”


Posted Oct. 1, 2019

The International Clarinet Association bestowed Alan Stanek (MusEdu) with honorary membership for his lifetime achievements in performance, teaching and professional service. Alan recently created the Valentine Henrich Memorial Clarinet Scholarship Fund, named for his instructor at CU from 1957 to 1961.

Posted Feb. 1, 2020