In 2018, after his wife’s passing, Thomas E. Alexander (PolSci) moved to Boulder to be near his daughter Ann Alexander Leggett (Advert’80) and her husband Scott Leggett (Acct’80). Tom was one of the first Air Force ROTC graduates at CU, and then served at Strategic Air Command and the Illinois Air National Guard. In the ’70s and ’80s he worked at Neiman Marcus, retiring as chief marketing officer. Tom became a West Texas cattle rancher and the vice-chairman of the Texas Historical Commission. He is also the author of 12 books. 

Posted Feb. 1, 2020

Janet Go (Geog) of Kihei, Hawaii, enjoyed the Tulagi article in the Fall issue of the Coloradan. She wrote, “I frequented it during my years at CU from 1947 to 1953 (minus some years to earn money to continue).” She also wrote that she lived in the freshman girls’ dormitory Bigelow Hall, now Sewall Hall, from 1947 to 1948. 

Posted Feb. 1, 2020

Menu for Murder is the seventh published book by Janet Go (Geo). It explores murders that take place during one week at Paradise Palms, a retirement community in Hawaii. Janet writes the book is part mystery, part “irreverent social commentary” and “fascinating Hawaiiana.” The narrator is Grace Hill, an 84-year-old resident of the Palm, who discovers the body of a man at the bottom of the swimming pool. Janet lives in Maui.

Posted Mar. 1, 2016

Sandra Cortner (Ital) published her second book this fall, Crested Butte . . . Love at First Sight. The book is filled with Crested Butte tales of traditions, characters, old-timers, ranchers and the early days of the ski area. A companion to Crested Butte Stories . . . Through My Lens (Wild Rose Press, 2006), the book is illustrated with more than 100 of Sandra’s photographs taken during her 40-plus-year career as a photojournalist. The book is available at crestedbuttestories.com.

Posted Dec. 1, 2015

In December Margaret Sylvester Wehner’s (Edu) grandson, Zachary Wehner (MMechEngr’14), became the fourth generation of their family to earn a degree from CU-Boulder. Zachary’s great-grandmother, Anna Mary DesBrisay(Btny, Edu1914), was the first, followed by Margaret, then by Zachary’s father, Russell Wehner (Econ’83). “Through the years, the University of Colorado has been our stronghold and has served our family very well,” Margaret says.

Posted Mar. 1, 2015

Retired French teacher Jacqueline Huskey Hanford (DistSt’53) began studying French as a sophomore in 1949 and writes it was “life-changing.” In Sonoma County she wears her CU Buffaloes sweatshirt proudly. Jacqueline lives in Sebastopol, Calif.

Posted Dec. 1, 2013

Retired French teacher Jacqueline Huskey Hanford (DistSt’53) began studying French as a sophomore in 1949 and writes it was “life-changing.” In Sonoma County she wears her CU Buffaloes sweatshirt proudly. Jacqueline lives in Sebastopol, Calif.

Posted Dec. 1, 2013

Writer Jeanne Wilkins Wilde (Engl’53, MEdu’56) published her third book, a children’s story about bullying. She and the book’s artist are enjoying speaking to book clubs and others about bullying. Jeanne and her husband live in Englewood, Colo.

Posted Dec. 1, 2013

Rex Simms (ElEngr’53) and his wife Joy were pleased to read the article about Virginia Wheeler Patterson (Jour’46) “A Boulder Legend” in the June 2013 Coloradan. “Gingy” was the matron of honor in their wedding in 1953. After graduating from CU, Rex was in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps until 1965 and has been living in Atlanta since 1957. He retired from consulting engineering in 2010. Rex and Joy have four married children, six grandchildren and one great grandson. They celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 3.

Posted Sep. 1, 2013

Kerrville, Texas, resident Thomas Alexander (PolSci’53) is co-author of Faded Glory: A Century of Forgotten Texas Military Sites, Then and Now(Texas A&M University Press). In this guide the authors recount the full story of 29 sites they visited, comparing historic sketches, paintings and period photographs with recent photos and highlighting the need for preservation for future generations. A retired executive vice president with Neiman Marcus, Thomas served as an officer in the Strategic Air Command and is author of four books on Texas military history.

Posted Mar. 1, 2013

Astronaut Vance Brand (Fin’53, Aero’60) retired from NASA a little more than four years ago at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. He and his wife, Bev Brand, live in Tehachapi, Calif., in the lower Sierra Nevada Mountains. They have six children and 12 grandchildren scattered around the country. He writes that he and his wife like to travel a lot.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

Appalachian State University professor emeritus Larry Horine (PE’53, MA’57, EdD’66) wrote the fifth edition of his textbook Administration of Physical Education and Sport Programs (McGraw-Hill Humanities), also published in Chinese. Prior to retiring the Boone, N.C., resident served as the university’s director of international studies. He writes he placed first in five national championships in the shot put, discus and javelin in the 80-84 age group in the masters and Senior Olympic track and field season and has won nine gold medals.

Posted Jun. 1, 2012

At the World Federation of Neurology World Congress in Morocco, Richard Johnson (PreMed’53, MD’56) received a medal for lifetime scientific achievement. He works part time as a distinguished professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has been a neurology professor at Johns Hopkins since the department’s founding in 1969, where he also served as director from 1988-1997. He lives in Baltimore, MD.

Posted Jun. 1, 2012

After leaving Boulder, Tony Snyder (MMusEdu) taught music in Iowa before becoming director of bands at a high school in Omaha, Nebraska. Thirty years later he retired and founded the Nebraska Wind Symphony. The band and its 85 players celebrated its 42nd year in 2019. 

Posted Feb. 1, 2020

For Richard “Dick” Knowlton (Econ, Geog) and Nancy Knowlton (A&S’57), Alzheimer’s hits close to home. Dick is in the late stage of the disease, writes Nancy. To help bolster the search for a cure, the couple donated $500,000 to the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Before retiring, Dick was the CEO of Hormel Foods Corporation, where he had worked for nearly 40 years.

 

Posted Sep. 1, 2018

It seems nothing can slow down David Hall’s (A&S) golf game. David was featured in The Albuquerque Journal for using only a single zero-iron club to shoot below his age, an 84, at the Puerto del Sol Golf Course, despite a long list of ailments. He has a tournament named after him, the annual Dave Hall 3-club Tournament, which takes place every December.

Posted Jun. 1, 2018

A seasoned developer with experience in site evaluation, land acquisition and development, David M. Noyes (Fin) has constructed commercial, industrial and residential buildings and developed a golf course. He also has experience in fundraising for equity participation. Prior to his business career, he served in the U.S. Navy as an officer.

Posted Jun. 1, 2016

Former CU football player Royal Shepherd (Geol’54, MS’68) and his wife celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 16, 2013, at the Red Lion Inn in Boulder Canyon in the same room as their first anniversary dinner. Royal graduated from Boulder High School, played football on the first all-services football team for the Air Force, coached at Aurora Central High School and taught school for the Boulder Valley School District. He and his wife have four children and live in Longmont, Colo.

Posted Mar. 1, 2014

For the past decade John Howe (MechEngr’56) has been an author and speaker on energy, population, environment and economics. He writes “We are entering the second half of the short oil age, and in that context, things don’t look very promising.” His studies are shared in his manuscript, The End of Fossil Energy, 4th ed.: What’s Next? It’s Up To You. John, the 1956 CU ski team captain, and his wife Debbie Mead Howe (Art’69) live in Waterford, Maine. They have fond memories of their time at the university and Boulder in the 1970s when John was vice president of engineering for the Head Ski Co. on 63rd Street and Debbie was a professional freestyle skier.

Posted Dec. 1, 2013

On March 26, 2011, Joyce Pierson Rumsfeld (A&S’54), wife of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, broke a bottle of champagne to christen the USS Arlington. Joyce is the ship sponsor of the Arlington, one of three vessels named in honor of the heroes and victims of 9/11. The vessel is named for Arlington County, Va., where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people. She lives in Chicago.

Posted Sep. 1, 2012

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