Wiley Newbold (Fren) spent 25 years in the culinary arts, becoming a Certified Executive Chef in 1989 and a member of the American Academy of Chefs in 1994. In 1998, he received a J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law. He has since specialized in criminal defense and has served several years as an adjunct in the WVU College of Law. Nearing retirement, he is touring the National Parks and fulfilling other bucket-list items. He lives in Morgantown, W.V.  

Posted Mar. 1, 2018

On Dec. 6, 2017, Mary-Lynne Pierce Bernald (PolSci) was elected mayor of Saratoga, Calif. Previously, she served on the Saratoga City Council and as a planning commissioner for the city. 

Posted Jun. 1, 2018

Some might say that Steve Frenzl (Mktg) worked an “odd” job while attending CU. In the late 1960s, he worked as an apprentice at Boulder’s Howe Mortuary. A retired marketing manager, Steve recently published a two-volume fictionalized memoir of his days (and nights) working at the mortuary, Coffee & Donuts with the Dearly Departed. In addition to his book, he published the Life-Alone Planner, a free, digital workbook to help survivors prepare for life without their loved ones. Visit his blog at https://coffeeanddonuts.biz.

Posted Sep. 1, 2018

N. Stephen Kane (PhDHist) published his new book, Selling Reagan’s Foreign Policy: Going Public vs. Executive Bargaining in May 2018. Stephen is a former U.S. State Department officer and American University professor. He holds a B.A. and a M.A. from Temple University in Philadelphia and currently lives in Silver Spring, Md.

Posted Sep. 1, 2018

Steve Hatchell (Advert), president and CEO of the National Football Foundation (NFF), was featured in the book 1st and Forever: Making the Case for the Future of Football,written by Bob Casciola. A Colorado native, Steve has worked with intercollegiate athletics for most of his professional career. In 2017, he was inducted into CU’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

In 2016, Steve Volstad (Jour) retired from his career in communications, most recently as communications and marketing director for UNC-TV, North Carolina’s statewide public broadcasting channel. After 30 days away from work, Steve knew he needed something more: He got a job with the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, writing stories about animals in poor health and their caretakers.

Posted Oct. 1, 2019

In 2019, William Cathcart-Rake (PolSci) retired from his position as dean of the Salina campus of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Salina’s regional medical campus is the smallest four-year medical school in the country. Prior to his nine-year tenure there, William was a practicing medical oncologist in Salina. In retirement he’s enjoyed swimming, (he was on the Buffs swim team in the late 1960s), hiking the Grand Canyon and playing classical guitar. He and his wife Ruth also enjoy spending time at their cabin in South Park, Colorado, and visiting their three children and five grandchildren.

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

Harvard chemistry professor James G. Anderson (PhDAtmos) is the recipient of the 2021 DreyfusPrize in the ChemicalSciences. He received the award for his decades of crucial contributions to the field of environmental chemistry. Recently, Anderson made a revolutionary link between the decrease of stratospheric ozone and global climate change. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1992 and is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Geophysical Union.

Posted Jul. 2, 2021

As a CU Boulder student, Roe Green (CommThtr) fell in love with theater. Initially an art major, she switched her freshman year after volunteering to take notes for a faculty director during a theater class. She became enamored with the theater’s backstage and management aspects. This year, she donated $5 million to CU Boulder’s theater program. It is the Department of Theatre & Dance’s largest gift in history, and it will fund an upgrade for the University Theatre — which will be renamed the Roe Green Theatre in fall 2023 — as well as establish endowed funds for student scholarships and fund events to further students’ careers. “Theater and the performing arts make us human,” she told CU Boulder Today in September. “This is how we pass on what we know.”

Posted Nov. 5, 2021

Kerry Feldman (MAnth’70; PhD’73) of Anchorage, Alaska, has been a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Alaska Anchorage since 2010. His book Alice’s Trading Post: A Novel of the West was published in January 2022. The novel took him 30 years to research and write. His Buff daughter, Brie Anderson-Feldman (Anth’01), is a successful therapist, mother and wife.

Posted Jun. 21, 2022

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