After working for the Chemithon Corporation, an industrial gas supplier in Seattle, Wash., for 38.5 years, Brian W. MacArthur (ChemEngr) retired last August. Following his retirement, he vacationed in Maui.

Posted Jun. 1, 2017

Gunnison Forever Buffs chapter leader Jim Gelwicks (CommThtr) was elected mayor of Gunnison, Colo. Jim worked as general manager of KWSB, the Western State Colorado University radio station, for 14 years. Previously he worked as a professor at Florida State University. In June, he attended a CU event in Gunnison during the Chancellor's annual road tour. Olympian Emma Coburn (Mktg’13) also attended.

Posted Sep. 1, 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, the CU Men’s Rugby Club celebrated its 50th anniversary with an alumni reunion in Boulder. The weekend’s highlight was a match pitting alumni against current CU players. About 40 alumni from all five decades played in the match, including David Bennet (DistSt), who played for CU in the spring of 1969. Read more here. Planning for the next rugby reunion, in 2018, has already begun. Email for details.

Posted Dec. 1, 2017

Timm Fautsko (MSoc) was inducted into the 2017 Athletic Wall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, for meritorious service by Walsh University. Timm, a four-year varsity basketball letterman from ’63-’67, belongs to Walsh’s 30-point club, was named outstanding alumnus in 1987, and serves as a trustee at the university. 

Posted Mar. 1, 2018

Since leaving Boulder, Cathy Crosby (MPhil) writes that her professional career has included working at the Los Angeles Crime Lab as a senior criminalist and as a chemistry teacher at Santa Monica College. In 2015, she published the book A Good Catholic Girl: Pro-choice IS Pro-life. She teaches science to her granddaughters and other little ones at Hidden Gems, her daughter’s pre-K school in L.A.

Posted Sep. 1, 2018

Longtime Boulder resident Jeanne Winer’s (Engl;Law’77) book Her Kind of Case received starred re- views from Kirkus, Library Journal and Booklist. The novel, which takes place in Boulder and Denver, centers on Lee Isaacs, a female attorney who defends a young man accused of helping kill a gay gang member. Jeanne was a criminal defense lawyer in Colorado for 35 years. She’s received national attention for her work in Romer v. Evans, a landmark civil rights case that laid the foundation for the 2015 Obergefell decision, which legalized same-sex marriage throughout the U.S. Like the heroine in her book, Jeanne is a martial artist who holds a third-degree black belt in taekwondo. She lives mainly in Boulder with her partner and cat, but spends a number of months each year writing in Taos, N.M.

Posted Nov. 30, 2018

Jake Shepley (Econ’72) recently celebrated the birth of his third grandchild. He writes that he’s still active as a commercial real estate broker and has started playing paddle tennis. “Life is good!” he writes. Jake lives in St. Louis with wife Carole.

Posted Mar. 1, 2019

In May 2019, Gail Nelson (MPolSci; PhD’79) lectured to an audience of retired intelligence officers on the importance of geo-political area studies. Over the past four decades, Gail has worked in U.S. national security and intelligence in Europe, South Asia and the Middle East. He lives in Boulder. 

Posted Feb. 1, 2020

Barbara Valent (Chem; PhD’78) was elected to the National Academy of Sciences for her study of wheat blast disease at Kansas State University. Wheat blast is a fungus capable of destroying entire fields that has been found in low and middle income countries around the world, where wheat is often the primary source of protein. Barbara has led a research team that has studied how the fungus works, which can help with containment and keep it from spreading to the U.S.

Posted Nov. 11, 2020

In April, Steven Gardner’s (PreMed) book, Jabberwocky: Lessons of Love from a Boy Who Never Spoke, was released on Amazon. His story chronicles the life-changing experience that Steven and his son Graham, who had cerebral palsy and died at age 22, had at a “magical summer camp for kids with disabilities...where hope flourishes and playfulness prevails.” Steven is an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Posted Jul. 2, 2021

Artist Barbara Takenaga (Art’72; MFA’78) creates swirling, kaleidoscopic abstract paintings through use of acrylic paint. Barbara received a 2020 Guggenheim fellowship and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an honors society that promotes excellence in the arts. Both her independent and group work has been exhibited throughout the country, including in New York, Colorado, California and Maine. Her work was last exhibited at the Robischon Gallery in lower downtown Denver. She lives in New York City. 


Posted Jun. 21, 2022

Tired of observing the expansive litter problem on Oklahoma’s Interstate 40, “Super Doc” Brad Garber (Bio’72) decided to become part of the solution. Every Friday, Garber leaves his city job as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and heads to his family farm in the country. There, he dons his red hat, yellow-and-orange vest, 55-gallon black bag and pincher robotic tool to pick up trash along Interstate 40 and US Highway 75 South. His motto for the area is “The cleanest, greenest exit on eastbound I-40 coast to coast.” He lives in Tulsa.

Posted Nov. 7, 2022