A Chip Off the Old Buffalo (Xlibris Corp), a book by Dick Taylor* (PolSci’67, MA’76), chronicles his experiences as a CU football player from 1962-65, a time when CU was trying to rebuild its football program. He lives on Mercer Island in Washington.

*Directors club member

Posted Jun. 1, 2012

The Grillo Health Information Center elected Vann Hilty (A&S’67, MFA’69) as chairman. He has 25 years of experience in real estate and 11 years in online education. He lives in Boulder.

Posted Jun. 1, 2012

In January Gary Jackson (PolSci’67, Law’70) was honored with the Colorado Bar Association’s highest honor, the Award of Merit. Jackson is a founding member of the Sam Cary Bar Association, an African-American legal organization, and the Sam Cary Scholarship Endowment Fund, which provides scholarships to law students at CU and the University of Denver. He has been a partner at his firm DiManna & Jackson since 1976 and focuses on complex civil litigation and representation of legal professionals. He lives in Denver.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

A veteran journalist in print and broadcast, Robert M. Knight (Jour’67) celebrated the publication of his third book,Writing Public Prose (Marion Street Press). The book is aimed at anyone who wants to learn to write better. He also wrote the textbook Journalistic Writing (Marion Street Press). He lives with his wife of 47 years in Biglerville, Pa.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

Prior to his retirement on Jan. 1 Roy Worthington (Psych, Soc’67) was a real estate attorney for 38 years. Before that he served four years in the United States Air Force. He and his wife Nancy Newhouse Worthington (Fren’67) reside in Lake Quivira, Kan.

Posted Dec. 1, 2012

Former Alumni Association staffer and writer Nancy Smith Rasmussen (Engl’67) retired in May from her position as associate director of alumni relations at University of Pennsylvania law school. She looks forward to part-time and contractual work in various fields. In November she had an article published in the Penn Law Journal. Nancy lives in Philadelphia.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

Boulder resident Norris Hermsmeyer* (Acct, Bus’67) serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors of Sister International. Locally he is chair of the Boulder-Mante (Mexico) Sister City relationship. Norris serves on the planning committee for the 60th anniversary celebration of the University Memorial Center at CU-Boulder.

*Directors Club member

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

Member of CU-Boulder’s Directors Club W. Harold “Sonny” Flowers Jr.* (Engl’67, Law’71) received the Kenneth Norman Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He accepted the award at the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s 16th Annual Spring Dinner at the Denver Marriott City Center. He lives in Boulder.

*Directors Club member

Posted Sep. 1, 2013

The Daily Camera honored Stephen Christopher (Mus’67, MA’73) as the 2013 Arts & Entertainment Pacesetter. Stephen is a jazz educator at the Center for Musical Arts and a freelance musician in the Denver area. Retired, he taught students in the Boulder Valley School District beginning in 1967. Stephen was the Boulder Valley School District Jazz Educator of the Year in 1991. He lives in Erie, Colo.

Posted Jun. 1, 2014

Looking for assistance with estate planning? Get advice from a Buff! Dave Gaw (A&S’67) is senior and managing partner as well as co-founder of Gaw Van Male, a firm with 22 attorneys, that specializes in estate planning, probate and trust law. Dave lives in Napa Valley where he advises high-net-worth families and individuals in all aspects of estate planning.

Posted Jun. 1, 2014

For the last 54 years, Bill Marolt (Bus’67) has been one of the most memorable faces of U.S. skiing. The 1964 Olympian was a racer, coach, CU-Boulder athletic director, chief executive of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and vice president of the International Ski Federation. In Sochi, Russia, venue of this year’s Winter Olympics, Bill oversaw his last Olympics before retiring. He and his wife live in Utah’s winter sports mecca, Park City but has plans to move to Boulder in early summer.

Posted Jun. 1, 2014

It has been about a year since Nancy Smith Rasmussen (Engl’67) retired. Since then, she’s enjoyed the time to read and volunteer. But she also spends more time in Minneapolis at her new job — grandma to her son Ben’s two young boys, ages 2 and 4. Nancy lives in Philadelphia.

Posted Sep. 1, 2014

J. Blaine Griffith Jr. (IntlAf) of Sewickley, Penn., was awarded the War Service Medal by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He flew 299 combat missions as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, 138 of which were at night in Laos. He has willed his lifetime definitive collection of Japanese “ukiyo-e” woodcuts to CU in memory of Muriel Sibell Wolle (MA&S’30), who introduced him to the art.

Posted Mar. 1, 2015

Michael H. Logan (Anth) of Knoxville, Tenn., retired in June after a 38-year career as an anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee. He is now professor emeritus. Last spring he served as curator of “Brightly Beaded: North American Glass Beadwork,” his third exhibit at the university’s Frank H. McClung Museum to feature 19th-century American Indian art. His departmental colleagues created an annual graduate student teaching award in his name. He and wife Beth Brown Logan (Soc’68) travel widely in the U.S. and abroad. Mike’s career was sparked in the basement classrooms at Hellems at CU-Boulder, where he studied under Omer C. Stewart, David Breternitz and others.

Posted Mar. 1, 2015

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.

Posted Jun. 1, 2015

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).

Posted Jun. 1, 2015

The Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation in Flagstaff, Ariz., appointed Charles Thompson Sr. (Mktg) as its CEO. The corporation operates seven businesses throughout Northern Arizona. Charles spent 35 years in the luxury consumer products industry in China. He lives with his wife, Judy Brett Thompson (Mktg’65), in Mesa, Ariz. In April they celebrated their 50th anniversary. They have three children, all of whom are CU graduates: Charles Thompson Jr. (Bus’91), Stacey Thompson Rogers (Acct’93) and Kim Thompson Welk (Mktg’96). They also have seven grandchildren.

Posted Sep. 1, 2015

The Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corporation in Flagstaff, Ariz., appointed Charles Thompson Sr. (Mktg) as its CEO. The corporation operates seven businesses throughout Northern Arizona. Charles spent 35 years in the luxury consumer products industry in China. He lives with his wife, Judy Brett Thompson (Mktg’65), in Mesa, Ariz. In April they celebrated their 50th anniversary. They have three children, all of whom are CU graduates: Charles Thompson Jr. (Bus’91), Stacey Thompson Rogers (Acct’93) and Kim Thompson Welk (Mktg’96). They also have seven grandchildren.

Posted Sep. 1, 2015

Olympic skier Bill Marolt (Bus) was named a 2015 George Norlin Award winner for his dedication to CU Athletics and beyond. He won three U.S. ski championships (1963 downhill, 1964 slalom and 1965 giant slalom) before taking on the head ski coach’s job at CU-Boulder in 1969. He coached 30 All-Americans and also helped with the creation of the CU women’s ski team. After working as the U.S. Ski team coach for six years, Bill became CU’s athletic director and oversaw the construction of the Dal Ward athletic complex, the addition of three women’s sports (soccer, golf and volleyball) and the university’s first national championship in football. He and his wife now split their time between Boulder and Arizona.

Posted Sep. 1, 2015

In October the William N. Rom Environmental Lung Disease Laboratory opened at Bellevue Hospital. Bill Rom (PolSci) served 25 years as the director of the New York City hospital’s chest service and also worked for the pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine division at New York University School of Medicine. He was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award by the American Thoracic Society and also delivered a 2010 presentation at CU on the early detection of lung cancer using biological markers. He teaches climate change and environmental policy at NYU’s College of Global Public Health. Bill enjoys skiing in Aspen, canoeing from his cabin in Ely, Minn., and living and working in New York City.

Posted Dec. 1, 2015

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