Retired director of finance for Hillsborough County, Fla., Kristen Dick Landkammer (Acct’69) also is retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve. She writes she spends most of her time on the golf course, while waiting for her turn to be a grandmother. She lives in Lutz, Fla.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Based on peer recognition and professional achievement, Bruce Robertson (PolSci’69), a securities and corporate finance attorney, was selected as one of 11 “Washington Super Lawyers.” Only five percent of attorneys in Washington are selected for this honor. The 2011 Washington Super Lawyers appeared in a special section of the summer issue of Super Lawyers and the July issue of Seattle Met magazine.

Posted Dec. 1, 2011

Lawyer Gregory Fletcher (A&S’69) was elected to the board of directors of the firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. He works in his litigation practice, focusing on civil trials and appeals. For seven years he has been recognized as a leading attorney by The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of tax litigation, commercial and construction litigation. Gregory lives in Memphis, Tenn.

Posted Jun. 1, 2012

Photographer and climber Jay Mather (Geog’69) enjoyed the Everest story in the December 2011 issue of theColoradan “When Everest speaks.” Jay has climbed the Tetons, Rockies, the Sierra and Yosemite. He guided for Outward Bound for a couple of summers in the 1970s and was recruited by Willi Unsoeld, one of the first Americans to climb Everest, in 1963 to help with an experiential education program for juvenile delinquents in the St. Louis, Mo., court system. He lives in Sisters, Ore., and continues to take photographs. His work was featured in the June 2010Coloradan.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

New York City artist Cheryl Wright Green (Art’69) published a full-color cacti guidebook featuring the prickly pear species. She has been creating mural-sized field paintings featuring the prickly pears’ rose-like flowers, flat pads and dramatic spines since 2005. Cheryl’s book project involved six years of travel photography and research on prickly pears to untangle the names, data and photos of 93 variations. Her book can be found at

Posted Mar. 1, 2013

While teaching CU medical students and working as a hospitalist at the Medical Center of Aurora, Colo., Gordon Herrald (DistSt’69) received the Professor of the Year Award in 2011. In October 2012 he joined the full-time faculty at CU’s University Hospital as assistant professor and OBGYN hospitalist. Gordon and his wife Anne Rutherford Herrald (Psych’69) have two children and welcomed their first grandchild.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

Richardson, Texas, resident John Mecom (PhDZool’69) published his second novel, Luca’s Run. Much of the story takes place in Boulder. The book is available at Amazon.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

Gary E. Smith (Edu’69, MPubAd’71) and Diane Yokel Smith (MEdu’86) have entered second careers. Diane, after a career of teaching ESL at the university level, is a part-time administrative assistant at their church and a volunteer tutor in Littleton Public Schools. Gary has written a historical murder mystery, Murder in the Rockies, under the pen name G. Eldon Smith. The novel is set in Denver of the 1890s and will be published in October 2013. The couple lives in Centennial, Colo.

Posted Jun. 1, 2013

After 39 years, Tom F. Armstrong* (Hist’69, MA’70), a history professor and college administrator, retired. He worked in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and overseas. His last position was as commissioner and associate director of the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates. Tom and his wife divide their time between Davidson and Maggie Valley, N.C.

Posted Mar. 1, 2014

When Kent Gunnufson (Mgmt’69) was a CU student, he was part of the golden age of ski bumming, even the streets on The Hill. More than 40 years later, Kent has gathered video material from four decades of skiing culture in Colorado and put it all into one feature documentary film. Bumming Colorado Ski Country won “Best Documentary” at the 2013 Mountainfilm Awards in Telluride, Colo., and was shown at the 2013 Breckenridge Festival of Film. Kent lives in Colorado.

Posted Jun. 1, 2014

George Karvel (Fin; MAcct’72; PhDBus’79) last year was inducted into the Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame. He writes: “Much of what I have achieved is the result of earning three degrees at the University of Colorado. My success is really the success of CU.” George lives in St. Cloud, Minn.

Posted Dec. 1, 2015

Regis University physical therapy professor Marcia B. Smith (PhysTher; PhDEPOBio’96) was awarded the American Physical Therapy Association’s Catherine Worthingham Fellow Award. She was honored for her contributions to the advancement of the physical therapy profession. As an educator, she has been a strong advocate for neurological content in entry-level education. She has also emphasized for a broad audience the acute and long-term effects of concussions and brain injuries, and the role physical therapists should play in intervention.

Posted Dec. 1, 2015

While at CU, Kurt Krueger (DistSt) set three school records and coached the water polo club, which went undefeated in 1968. He has also won 16 medals in four senior Olympic swim championships. In 1974, Kurt began teaching peak performance practices, which use holistic techniques to strengthen mind, body and spirit. He also founded Success Systems International, an online company. Kurt is an internationally published author, photographer, lecturer and corporate consultant, and plans to retire this June. His son, Keith, attends CU and is a member of the swim club.

Posted Mar. 1, 2016

John (Mus; MA’72) and Lorna Mount (Mus) have found an unusual niche in Hawaii — performing traditional Japanese weddings. A professor of voice at the University of Hawaii, John officiates and Lorna sings. Their services are in demand throughout the year and they do as many as 10 weddings a day. Lorna has sung at more than 10,000 weddings over a 40-year period and John has officiated more than 4,000 weddings.

Posted Mar. 1, 2016

Former Aspen mayor (1973-79) Stacy Standley (Bus; MMktg’71) and wife Chand export petrol chemicals to India, Sri Lanka and Nepal with their son Sanjay, who lives in New Delhi. After retiring from the World Wildlife Fund, Stacy and his wife moved to Las Vegas, where he is a director of the World Affairs Council of Nevada and sits on UNLV’s International Business Executive Advisory Board. They split their time between Las Vegas and New Delhi.

Posted Mar. 1, 2016

Olympic silver medalist Billy Kidd (Econ) attended the NCAA Ski Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo., this March. The championships were hosted by CU-Boulder. Billy and the late Jimmie Huega (PolSci’73) were the first American men to win Olympic medals in alpine skiing.

Posted Jun. 1, 2016

Gary Anderson (MechEngr) received the Alumni Recognition Award at the CU Boulder Alumni Association’s 87th Annual Awards Ceremony in October. A former business executive, Gary has pursued investing and philanthropy in retirement. Gary and his wife, Linda, live in Golden, Colo.

Posted Dec. 1, 2016

In 2015 Doug Pardue (IntlAf) was part of a four-member reporting team at the Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C., that won a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for an investigative series about why South Carolina is among the deadliest states for women. The series, “Till Death Do Us Part,” can be viewed at Doug writes that he is a proud CU alumnus.

Posted Dec. 1, 2016

Kurt Krueger (DistSt) retired from teaching last June after 47 years and is fired up for the next phase of his life as an author. His new book series, Winning Ways for Living, reached the bestseller list on Amazon in its first month. Kurt writes that he and wife Teresa are proud of their eldest son, Keith Krueger (PolSci’17), now in his last year at CU. Keith was on the club swim team that won two national championships. (Kurt himself held three school records when CU had a varsity swim team.) He lives in Los Angeles.

Posted Mar. 1, 2017

Joyce Earickson (Ital; MA’71) has worked as a high school teacher, hospital chaplain and pastoral counselor, and also with autistic and disabled children. Joyce, who was featured in CU’s Arts and Sciences Magazine, has lived in California, Australia, Italy and Guatemala, embracing life as a wanderer.

Posted Jun. 1, 2017