When she isn’t helping out with the Friends Foundation for the Denver Public Library or putting in work as a committee member for the 50th reunion for the CU Boulder class of 1966, Susan Pryor Willson (Engl) can probably be found babysitting her grandchildren, the lights of her life, she writes. After working as a lawyer for 22 years, Susan is retired and lives in Denver with husband John. Her children, Andrew (MCDBio’94; MBA’00), Matthew (Kines’95) and Amy (Psych’00), are married and live in greater Denver with their families.

Posted Sep. 1, 2016

For 20 years Donna Spencer (A&S) served as an independent contractor with the School Board of Sarasota County as a parent liaison providing information and support to families of children with disabilities. She and a colleague wrote and published Moms Move Mountains: Special Education Survival Skills for Parents. She lives in Sarasota, Fla.

Posted Mar. 1, 2017

Marcy Braiker (Edu, Psych) of Beverly Hills, Calif. was recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her contributions and achievements in nearly 40 years in real estate. Marcy has two sons and five grandchildren. She enjoys skiing, traveling and tango dancing.

Posted Sep. 1, 2017

Bonnie F. McCune (Psych) published her fifth book, Never Retreat, a novel that tells the story of a single mom who clashes with an ex-military corporate star at a business retreat in the Colorado mountains. Bonnie lives in Denver with her husband.

Posted Jun. 1, 2018

Fran Yardley (Thtr) published the book, Finding True North: A History of One Small Corner of the Adirondacks. It outlines Fran’s journey with her late husband, Jay Yardley, as they revived the historic and long-abandoned Bartlett Carry Club in the Adirondacks. In 1999, Fran co-founded Creative Healing Connections, a nonprofit organization offering retreats for women veterans and women with cancer and chronic illness. Originally from Buffalo, she now lives in upstate New York
on Middle Saranac Lake with her husband, Burdette Parks, and their dog, Merlin. 

Posted Sep. 1, 2018

Nancy Rader Kellogg (Zool; PhDEdu’80) retired after 50 years of working in science education. A member of the National Science Teachers Association and the National Science Education Leadership Association, she co-founded the Colorado Science Education Network in 1998 and currently serves on the organization’s steering committee. She writes that she continues her service by volunteering with state and national science organizations.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Thomas Lee Turman (ArchEngr) is an architect in El Cerrito, Calif. The author of two books and now at work on a third, he has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Laney College and California Photo courtesy Judy Freeman College of the Arts. After helping start a school of architecture in Ghana, he published a memoir about his experience, WAWA — West Africa Wins Again. He has published TEACHER — Stories to Be Graded by Friday and is now working on a volume called Sailors and Dogs Keep off the Grass. When not writing, Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters and grandsons.

Posted Jun. 3, 2019

Thomas Turman (ArchEngr) lives near his daughters in El Cerrito, California, for, as he writes, “easy access to their sons Owen, Jasper and Griffen.” After leaving CU, Turman spent 45 years in architecture and engineering in Northern California. He loves to write, and his latest book, Sailors and Dogs Keep off the Grass, is a novel about his time in the Navy.

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Stan Nicholas (Advert’66) published his first book, Never Summer: A Thousand Rainbows, a memoir sharing stories and reflections from childhood summers spent harvesting cherries with his family as migrant field workers in the Pacific Northwest. Novelist Kelly Sokol said, “His story stands in sharp contrast to the stories we live with our modern day families. An eye opener, a tear jerker, a breath of fresh air.” Nichols also founded his own publishing company, A Buff and Beyond Ink. He lives in Longmont, Colorado.

Posted Mar. 6, 2023

While attending CU Boulder, M. Scott Ferris (Anth’66) worked briefly at The Sink. After graduating, he completed graduate studies in occupational and environmental medicine, and then spent 10 years working at the Hanford Nuclear Energy Facility’s medical clinic located in Richland, Washington. Scott, now retired, enjoys fly-fishing and raising and showing greyhounds. He wrote that he would like to connect with alumni in Washington state. His email is windracer1@yahoo.com.

Posted Jul. 10, 2023