Vol. 39, No. 4
Table of Contents
  Filmmakers Turn Focus on Haiti at Santa Barbara Film Festival By Emily Einolander ’09
  Marine Science Teaching Facility to be Built on UCSB Campus By Gail Gallesich, UCSB Public Affairs
  To the Point: Q and A with the Fantom of the Thunderdome
  Alumni Perspective: Playing at Predictors By Maya Rupert ’03
  UCSB Alumni Association 2009 Annual Meeting Notice
  Sports Roundup:
Women’s Basketball Wins Big West
  Research Roundup:
Program Maps Out Marine Protected Areas
  Around Storke Tower:
News & Notes From the Campus
  Alumni Authors:
Music, Evolution and Tragedy
’40s to the Present
  David Potter ‘01, and Blair Fox, both winemakers at Fess Parker Winery, walk through Rodney’s Vineyard in Santa Barbara County. Potter draws on his experiences with winemaking in California, Australia, and France when producing wine under his own label, Municipal Winemakers.

Cover photo by Rob Brown / Winescapes Photography

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Margaret L. (Peggy Lou) Anderson
, ’43, was presented with the first annual Weighmaster Award by Syracuse’s Erie Canal Museum. As president of the Junior League of Syracuse, she played an instrumental role in saving the Weighlock Building from demolition and transforming it into a museum in the early 1960s. The last remaining weighlock building in the United States, the Greek revival building stands as a monument to the importance of the Erie Canal in the history of the United States. Anderson is chairwoman of the Erie Canal Museum’s Board of Directors.
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Don’t Miss the Class of 1959 Recognition at All Gaucho Reunion 2009 — April 25

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Don’t Miss the Class of 1969 Recognition at All Gaucho Reunion 2009 — April 25

John Clay, ’63, has joined Wells Fargo Investments LLC as a financial consultant. Clay will handle the investment needs for clients in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties from offices in Oxnard. Before joining Wells Fargo, Clay was an account vice president at UBS. Clay will serve as president of the Rotary Club of Oxnard starting in July. He also is a member of the Ventura County Estate Planning Association network.

Marge (Gray) Cole, ’64, has been selected to serve as district governor of Rotary International District 5340 (San Diego and Imperial counties, Calif.) from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. She has been active in Rotary since 1996 while serving as a high school principal and after retirement from the education area in 2004.

Jeffrey N. Babcock, ’69, Ph.D. ’72, has been appointed the vice president and artistic director of the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Center for the Performing Arts. Babcock currently serves as the executive director of San Francisco State University’s International Center for the Arts. He is also chair of the board of directors of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology.

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A Yreka, Calif., CPA, Norman Shaskey, ’69, M.A. ’71, completed three marathons of 26.2 miles in 2008. The December 2008 California International Marathon in Sacramento was Shaskey’s 74th marathon. Shaskey was awarded Runner of the Year in his age group by the Southern Oregon Runners, Oregon’s oldest running club. Shaskey says he is proving that age is no handicap to physical fitness.

Ruth Wilson, ’74, has been in private practice as a family therapist since getting her master’s in counseling psychology in 1976. She has written three books, “The Gift of Anger,” “The Gift of Hurt,” and “The Gift of Love.” She has been married to Jack for 55 years, and has five married children and 14 grandchildren.

Linda Kropp, ’75, attended Santa Barbara College of Law from 1981-84, and began practicing public interest law in the area following her graduation. From 1986-1989, she was staff attorney with the Legal Aid Foundation, where she also earned a certificate in mediation from the State of California. She has worked at the Environmental Defense Center, representing environmental and community organizations throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties. She has taught Environmental Law at UC Santa Barbara and occasionally at Santa Barbara College of Law. She was named a Conservation Champion by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2005.

Joel Moskowitz, ’76, has been director of the Center for Family and Community Health, a CDC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley since 1993. He has conducted research on alcohol, tobacco and other drug use prevention; tobacco control policy, smoking cessation, breast and cervical cancer screening; HIV/AIDS; and innovative behavioral surveillance methods.

Neil Resnick, ’76, is executive vice president and national director of Transaction Services in the West Los Angeles office of Grubb & Ellis. Resnick started his career in commercial real estate in 1985. In 2007, Resnick rejoined the ranks of transaction professionals and now focuses on the representation of office users with their renewal and relocation needs.

Michael Doughton, ’76, is a senior staff counsel for the California Energy Commission in Sacramento, Calif. His sixth CD of original music was released in May 2008, titled “Orange Morning.”

Mindy Grout Flanagan, ’77, has joined Prudential California Realty in La Jolla, Calif. Prior to real estate, she was a career coach and corporate trainer.

Mary Heebner, MFA ’78, visited Cesar Chavez Elementary Charter School third-graders to discuss the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and the bilingual art book she published, which combined her paintings with Neruda’s poems. The students had created their own interpretations of the paintings in the book, which prompted Heebner’s visit to the classroom.

Dr. John La Puma, ’78, is hosting the fourth season of “What’s Cooking with ChefMD?” on Lifetime Television with Joan Lunden, beginning in January 2009. In 2008, he appeared on media outlets to show viewers how food can work like medicine in the body, but still taste like food. His most recent book, “ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine,” reached The New York Times list in October 2008. He also developed recipes for “You: The Owners Manual” by Drs. Roizen and Oz, and has published five other books. Dr. La Puma sees private weight-loss patients in Santa Barbara, blogs online at www.drjohnlapuma.com and jillianmichaels.com, sends out free healthy recipes weekly from www.ChefMD.com, and is a popular speaker on anti-aging, weight loss and culinary medicine.

Catherine Marshall, Ph.D. ’79, a professor at the University of North Carolina, was selected as the recipient of the 2008 Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Council for Educational Administration.

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Don’t Miss the Class of 1984 Recognition at All Gaucho Reunion 2009 — April 25

Ofelia Arellano, M.A. ’80, Ph.D. ’82, has returned to Santa Barbara as the vice president of Continuing Education at Santa Barbara City College.

Paul Kikuchi, ’83, had his first play, “Ixnay,” staged in March at East West Players in Los Angeles. The comedy follows a Japanese-American man who dies and hopes to be reincarnated as another ethnicity. Kikuchi lives in South Pasadena and has been a copywriter, researcher and substitute teacher. He is working on his second stage comedy, a look at Asian American basketball leagues.

Harlan West, ’84, of Westlake Village, designed the award-winning poster for the 26th Annual California Strawberry Festival to be held May 16 and 17 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. West was awarded $1,500 for his colorful design that features a larger-than-life strawberry topped with an umbrella hat, sunning itself along the strawberry coast, surrounded by rolling hills of berries, arts and crafts booths and a bevy of revelers, dancers and musicians.

Scott Hansen, M.S. ’85, has been named a partner in the firm Fulwider Patton LLP. Hansen, of counsel to Fulwider Patton LLP since 2003, is a member of the California Bar and is a registered patent attorney. Hansen’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, prosecution, and licensing. Hansen graduated with honors from the Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington in 1992. Prior to joining Fulwider, Hansen was a partner at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP. Hansen is a past recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award from the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law for his extensive pro bono work on behalf of low-income clients in Los Angeles. He is active in the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California, and currently serves as chair of the Litigation Committee.

David Smith, ’85, saw the world premiere of his newest piano concerto at Ukiah Symphony’s February concert. Smith began composing and studying physics and electrical engineering while at UC Santa Barbara. A Ukiah resident, Smith has written for chamber ensembles, chorus, and orchestra, including works for piano, clarinet, French horn, and baritone voice and chorus over the past 20 years.

Deborah Fleming, ’86, double majored in sociology and psychology, earned a master’s in public health from UCLA in 1990. She returned to UC Santa Barbara as the director of Orientation Programs from 1990-2001 and then became associate dean of students at UC Santa Barbara where, among other things, she is responsible for directing and shaping the university’s approach to alcohol and drug prevention on campus and in the community of Isla Vista. Fleming is married to UC Santa Barbara alumnus Paul Chiment, ’87, M.A. ’88, and together they have a 10-year-old son.

Andy Gould, ’86, works for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the deputy commissioner of the NYC Sports Commission. He has also served as an adjunct professor at New York University and can often be found in Central Park with his wife, Jennifer Schantz, and their two young children, Alana and Jordan.

Carl Ilg, ’86, is a partner in a wealth management team at Merrill Lynch in Marin County, Calif. He is a certified financial manager responsible for financial planning, insurance, and liabilities management. He is married to Sandi, a compliance officer for State Farm Insurance Companies, and they have two sons: Brooks, 17, and Matthew, 6. Ilg is a Rotarian, a Tamalpa Club Runner, and on several boards of directors, including that of the American Cancer Society.

George J. Petersen, ’86, of the UC Santa Barbara/Cal Poly Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, is one of four scholars set to launch the Joint Center for Superintendency and District Governance, which will bring researchers and school leaders together to represent a nationally funded research agenda in the area of the superintendency, school board governance, policy, and leadership.

Tim Allen, ’87, was recently ranked among the top 200 real estate professionals nationwide in the third annual “Real Estate Top 200,” a national sales ranking sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, Lore magazine and REAL Trends. Allen ranked in the top 50 realtors nationwide for individual sales. He is a longtime sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Carmel-by-the-Sea/Junipero office.

Lisa Boesky, ’88, is a clinical psychologist, national speaker, and author of “When to Worry: How to Tell if Your Teen Needs Help -- and What to Do About It” and “The Secret Cut” a DVD on Self- Injury. “Dr. Lisa” has appeared on 20/20, CBS’s “The Early Show,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” CNN Headline News, Fox News Live and in Family Circle, USA Today and others. She has worked in outpatient settings, psychiatric hospitals and correctional facilities.

Rory Cooper, Ph.D. ’89, has been featured as a National Veterans Wheelchair Games athlete on Cheerios boxes. The Cheerios boxes became available through Veterans Affair Canteen Services and Bases Exchanges beginning in March. Cooper also appeared at a Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Medical Center to autograph cereal boxes as well as sports hero cards. Cooper is founding director and Veterans Affairs senior research career scientist of the Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence in Pittsburgh. He is also the co-director of the NSF Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center, a joint effort between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds positions at the University of Pittsburgh. Cooper served as the sports scientist for the U.S. Paralympic team during the 2008 Beijing games. He was also a bronze medalist in the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul, Korea.

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Don’t Miss the Class of 1999 Recognition at All Gaucho Reunion 2009 — April 25

Michael Wolfe, ’90, received his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology in 1998 from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is now an associate professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich. He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife, Becca, and three sons, Alex, Sam, and Henry.

Candice Gottlieb, ’90, is a professional mediator and trainer, specializing in the areas of business and workplace conflict. Gottlieb is a certified mediator of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, a professional member and certified trainer of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and has membership and affiliations including the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Professionals in Human Resources Association. Gottlieb is the president and owner of Mediating Solutions, which offers conflict resolution services in the Los Angeles area.

Juliette Mackin, ’90, earned a Ph.D. in ecological/community psychology and urban studies from Michigan State University in 1997 and for the past nine years has worked as a senior research associate at NPC Research in Portland, Ore. She conducts research and program evaluations involving social service programs, particularly in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice, behavioral health, and early childhood. She has developed and tested risk assessment and strength-based assessment tools for use with youth. She also provides technical assistance and training to community-based, governmental, and tribal organizations. She has a 7-year-old daughter, Maia.

Gideon Bernstein, ’92, is the director of research and a partner at Leisure Capital Management in Costa Mesa, Calif. Bernstein returns to UC Santa Barbara every summer for the Family Vacation Center with his wife, children, and friends.

Andrea (Scopp) Robbins, ’92, moved to Washington, D.C., where she taught nursery school for two years until she moved to New York City to earn her master’s in education from Bank Street College of Education. She taught in New York City for 10 years during which time she got married. She has been on a parental hiatus from working since the birth of their daughter, Cayla, in 2003 and son, Jesse, in 2005.

Judith Misale, ’92, is professor of psychology, Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. Peter Rosen, ’93, received his doctorate in business administration from Oklahoma State University and is currently employed as an assistant professor of management information systems in the Schroeder Family School of Business at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind. He and his wife had their third child, a girl, in July.

Josh Elliott, ’93, is co-host of ESPN’s SportsCenter AM with Hannah Storm from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time. Elliott first appeared on ESPN in 2004 on fellow Gaucho Jim Rome’s show, “Jim Rome is Burning.” Previously, Elliott worked at Sports Illustrated for six years.

Daniel Thomas (Tommy) Wellman III, ’93, is an international educator after obtaining credentials from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a master’s degree from Azusa Pacific in education. He’s been head coach at Morro Bay High, taught at Ventura High, and spent two years teaching in Salinas until going overseas. He lasted one term in Venezuela where he fell in love. He and his wife came back to California but only lasted a year teaching in Pismo Beach before moving to Taiwan, spending four years there and their summers in beautiful Bali. Now they are raising two young boys in Lahore, Pakistan and trying to send a note out to the world that this is not such a bad place and life.

Jessica (Anes) Kartzinel, ’94, lives in Henderson, Nev., and is vice president/financial advisor with Morgan Stanley. She recently earned the designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst from the Wharton School of Business. Kartzinel is married and has two children, a 7-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy.

Dawn Wright, Ph.D. ’94, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Wright, a professor of geosciences at Oregon State University, was honored for “distinguished contributions to the field of marine geospatial science and technology, particularly for leadership in the development of marine geographic information science theory and applications.”

Todd Rogers, ’96, spoke about his journey to the 2008 Olympic gold medal as part of the UC Santa Barbara Department of Recreation’s Natural High Lecture Series. Rogers and partner Phil Dalhausser won the two-man volleyball competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Cora Leibig, Ph.D. ’97, has been appointed director of product and application development at Segetis, Inc. She will lead development of Segetis products, mostly in high performance chemicals and plastics derived from non-food agricultural sources. Leibig studied polymer physics and dynamics as a Hertz Fellow.

Priya Narasimhan, M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ’97, has received the 2009 Carnegie Science Awards’ Emerging Female Scientist Award, which recognizes a female leader whose cutting-edge work is inspiring change in math, science or technology. An associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and an Alfred Sloan Fellow, Narasimhan is a recognized leader and innovator in developing embedded and mobile technologies. Narasimhan will be honored during a formal celebration at Carnegie Music Hall on May 8.

Tracy Kofford, ’97, is a senior member of Jennifer Muller The Works. He has taught for 3½ years at Adelphi University and is currently teaching at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. His performance career has included the Santa Barbara Dance Theater, Jody Oberfelder, and apprenticing with Stephen Petronio and Mark Dendy. He received his MFA in dance from New York University.

Deanne Camara-Ferreira, ’98, graduated from Widener University Law School in 2008 and is now licensed to practice law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Her first legal publication is forthcoming in 2009, in Widener Law Review -- on dairy cows and methane gas as a renewable energy source.

Anne Bingham, ’99, is a campus recruiting manager at Intel Corp. In this role she recruits at business schools to build a pipeline of candidates for the corporation. She transitioned to recruiting after three years at Intel Finance. Bingham received her MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Kenneth S. Habib, ’99, is the founder and director of the Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble, which performs two concerts a year. Habib formed the group when he joined the Cal Poly faculty as assistant professor of ethnomusicology and music history.

Tara Miele, ’99, along with writing partner Kris Skeie, sold her first feature length screenplay, “Cougars,” to Gold Circle Films. The romantic comedy about older women who hunt younger men is slated to shoot later this year with Gil Junger at the helm. She also completed her passion project, a dramedy titled “Tits.” Silverwood Films bought the rights to the project, pegging Miele to make her feature-directing debut.

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Kami Leonard
, ’00, is in the Clinical Psychology Master’s Program at Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, Calif., and is training at the California Family Counseling Center (CalFam), which is part of Phillips. She’s working towards a MFT, with an expected graduation date of May 2009. Immediately following graduation from UC Santa Barbara, she did missionary work in Morocco for two years. Leonard now lives in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Karrie Johnston, ’00, graduated from CSU Fullerton in 2006 with a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She is currently working as a marriage and family therapist Intern with Aviva Family & Children’s Services in downtown Los Angeles and providing both in-home and in-school outpatient psychotherapy to at-risk youth and their families.

Matthew Doty, ’01, assistant professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for his work on quantum dot molecules. As part of the five-year $525,000 award, Doty will host two high school teachers in his lab each summer and create a portable experiment demonstrating the application of spectroscopy to materials characterization that teachers can borrow for use in their classrooms.

April Garcia, ’01, received a master’s degree in psychology in 2004 from Humboldt State University and then experimented with a few careers. Garcia is studying for behavior analyst board certification and hopes to go into practice as a behavior consultant, working for families of children with behavioral challenges.

Julika Lackner, ’01, has an exhibition of paintings at the UC Santa Barbara Faculty Club from March 1 to April 30, 2009.

Aisha Kabia, ’02, is now appearing in “How I Met Your Mother,” “House” and other TV shows. She is living in Los Angeles. Kabia spent three seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Company participating in more than 500 performances after graduating.

Emilie Dauenhauer, ’03, moved to Austin, Texas, and worked for Wells Fargo Bank for two and a half years before becoming controller for a custom homebuilder. She now attends Vanderbilt School of Nursing in Nashville, Tenn., to pursue a master’s degree in nursing, specializing in the Nurse Midwifery and Family Nurse Practitioner Programs.

Charis Haines, ’04, spent 4½ years as assistant house manager for Joyce Theater before becoming a member of the dance company, RIOULT.

Amanda Wilson, ’05, finished a 15-month tour to Afghanistan. As a military police lieutenant and an executive officer, she was responsible for tending the needs and issues of more than 200 soldiers. Stationed out of Bamberg, Germany, she hopes to continue the pursuit of a master’s degree in counseling psychology with a focus on combat stress.

Miles Ashlock, ’07, joined the staff of UC Santa Barbara as assistant director of first-year programs and leadership education in the Office of Student Life.

Chelsea Retzloff, ’07, danced with David Dorfman’s company at the Lincoln Center last August.

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Fred Bahl, ’49, died Feb. 26, 2009. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He and his wife, Adele, moved to Hawaii after he retired. They lived in Waikloa, Hawaii.

Thomas Boyd Cone, ’64, died Feb. 26, 2009. He was 66. A 40-year resident of Berkeley, Mr. Cone was born and raised in Santa Ana, Calif. He attended Santa Ana High and UC Santa Barbara, and received a master’s degree in public health from UCLA. Cone served two years in the Peace Corps in Peru, and then worked for the State Department of Public Health in Sacramento. He was a real estate agent for Red Oak Realty, and owned and operated his own brokerage. Cone had also been a waiter at Chez Panisse, before opening his own restaurant. His survivors include his son Thomas Garabedian Cone; his sister Nancy Cone Berry of Santa Ana; and his fiancé, Bari Nelson of Berkeley.

John Geoghegan, ’59, died March 28, 2009, from cancer. He was 75. Geoghegan was born April 5, 1933, in Los Angeles. He graduated from Glendale High School. After serving in the Army, he graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Geoghegan started in public service as city manager of Union City, Calif., and went on to hold cabinet posts in the Reagan and Deukmejian gubernatorial administrations. He became a prominent business lobbyist in Sacramento. Geoghegan was heavily involved in being a community volunteer, especially for youth sports. In addition, he served on the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Board and the UC Santa Barbara Foundation Board. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1987. His survivors include his wife, Faith, two sons, Kevin and Jeffrey, two daughters-in-law, Laura and Jannetta, and four grandchildren.

Donald Melone, ’49, died Feb. 5, 2009, after a long illness. He was senior class president and a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Phyllis Bell Melone, ‘49. He was a naval pilot during WWII and served in the naval reserve until 1956. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, he continued his education at Stanford, receiving a MBA in 1951. He immediately began a long career with the Procter & Gamble Co., traveling around the world, and lived for 15 years in Europe with his family. Much of that time was spent in Italy where he was manager of industrial and labor relations. After retiring in 1988, he and his wife settled in the Napa Valley and enjoyed reunions at UC Santa Barbara.

Jack Nakano, ’57, ’M.A. ’57, died Jan. 15, 2009, of heart failure. He was 75. Nakano launched the nonprofit Youth Theatre Productions in Santa Barbara in the 1960s, which had such stars as Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards and Randolph Mantooth attending in their youth. He also founded California Youth Theatre in Hollywood and YouTHeatre-America! Nakano was born Oct. 28, 1933, in London. He experienced World War II while living in London and Japan. He served as an entertainment specialist for USO shows in the U.S. Army before finishing his bachelor and master’s degrees at UC Santa Barbara. Starting in 1959, he served as a theater arts teacher at many junior high and high schools in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles areas.

Terence Peter O’Neill, M.A. ’67, died Feb. 7, 2009, of cancer. He was 69. He was born in Mukden, Manchuria (now known as Shenyang, China), on June 29, 1939. His family eventually moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., and O’Neill later obtained his U.S. citizenship. He joined the U.S. Air Force before going to college and receiving a master’s degree in history. While in college, he married Linda Crosslin. He taught European and Russian history at Ventura College from 1967 to 1999. His survivors include his wife, Linda, and his twin brother, Desmond.

David Redfeather Robles, ’74, M.A. ’77, died Feb. 8, 2009. He was a sixth-generation Californian. After completing his bachelor’s in sociology, and a master’s degree in counseling and guidance, Robles joined the counseling staff at Ventura College. After 20-plus years there, he retired and spent time traveling. His survivors include his mother, Michaela Robles; his sons Michael David Robles, Ysidro David Robles, and Angel Puig de Robles; four brothers; and two grandchildren.

Al Spierling, ’52, died Feb. 2, 2009. He was 85. A longtime resident of Arroyo Grande, Spierling was awarded both the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in World War II. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, Spierling moved to Arroyo Grande, married Jean Younginger and began teaching at Arroyo Grande High School. His survivors include his children Scott, Keith and Carol, and four grandchildren.

Janice Bowman Swanson, Ph.D. ’81, died Feb. 16, 2009. She was 69. She was a professor emerita at California Lutheran University. While teaching there, she founded the Women’s Center, which led to the creation of a minor in women’s studies. Lutheran University Press published a collection of her poems, “Carved Like Runes,” in 2004. She was born on Jan. 20, 1940, in Illinois. She graduated summa cum laude from Augustana College in Illinois in 1962. Before moving with her family to California, she was an English and French teacher at an Ohio middle school. Her survivors include her husband, Gerry; their daughter, Mindy Swanson (Peter Brownell); and sons, Krister Swanson (Stacy) and Karl Swanson (Llanie); and seven grandchildren.

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