Vol. 39, No. 3
Table of Contents
Column: Eye on Isla Vista
By Emily Einolander
  UC Santa Barbara Keeping Focus on Students During Economic Downturn By Rob Kuznia
  Transforming the Alumni Association Web Site into a Gateway By Andrea Huebner '91
  Gear Up for the 2009 All Gaucho Reunion in April
  Alumni Association Awards to Honor Gauchos Giving Back
  UCSB Alumni Association Annual Report 2007-2008
  Editor’s Note:
Defining Success for the New President
  Research Roundup:
Scholar Examines Global Trade of TV Shows
  Around Storke Tower:
News & Notes From the Campus
  Sports Roundup:
’78 and ’79 Cross Country Teams Honored
  Alumni Authors:
Food, Drink and Politics
’50s to the Present
  Julie Ramos ’03 is one of the voices behind KTYD’s The Morning Show in Santa Barbara.

Cover photo by Alexandria Cooper
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Class of 1959 Reunion at All Gaucho Reunion 2009 — April 24, 25, 26

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Class of 1969 Reunion at All Gaucho Reunion 2009 — April 24, 25, 26

Gerald Beer, ’67, was honored with the 2008 President’s Distinguished Professor Award for exceptional achievement and service to the California State University of Los Angeles campus and community. A professor of mathematics, Beer also serves as a mentor to many as the department’s principal graduate advisor.

Dr. Walter J. Rossiter, Ph.D. ’68, of W.J. Rossiter & Associates, Clarksburg, Md., has received the 2008 William C. Cullen Award from ASTM International Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing. The commit tee honored Rossiter for “his distinguished contributions and personal commitment to Committee D08 and to the field of roofing and waterproofing through his extensive research, prolific publication and exemplary leadership.” He spent more than 35 years as a research chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) until his retirement in 2006.

J. Patrick Waddell, ’69, was dubbed a Fellow by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). Rewarded for his achievements and proficiency at the 2008 SMPTE Fall Conference, Waddell has earned an outstanding rank among engineers in the motion image industries.

Bob Kovitz, ’68, has been appointed to the city of Tucson’s Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Dr. Stephen Saunders, ’70, has joined the APS Healthcare, Inc., in White Plains, N.Y., as chief medical officer. Dr. Saunders has more than 30 years of health care service in the public sector, most recently as the medical director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. At APS, he will lead companywide quality improvement activities, guide clinical product de- velopment, and pro- vide oversight to APS medical directors and physicians.

Sally J. (Phillips) Carricaburu, ’73, had a poem published in the new anthology of Alaskan writers titled “Crosscurrents North, Alaskan on the Envi-ronment.”

Scott Fisher, ’74, has retired after a 24-year career as professor of Humanities at Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio, and has transferred to the Ohio State campuses of Lima and Marion to become a lecturer in Classics. Fisher would like to thank UCSB Classics for getting him off to a good start.

Carol Dietz Savoy, ’78, has been promoted to the position of director of Worldwide Sales Operations for Sunrise Telecom.

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

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Class of 1984 Reunion at All Gaucho Reunion 2009 — April 24, 25, 26

Jon Erlandson, ’80, M.A. ’83, was appointed as the new director of the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon in July 2008. While teaching at the university for the last 18 years, Erlandson received the Thomas Herman Distinguished Teaching Award and a Knight Professorship. He also published several books, with his next being “The Children of Neptune.”

Roman Baratiak, ’82, has been named associate director of UCSB Arts & Lectures.  Formerly the film and lectures manager, Baratiak brings more than 30 years of UCSB service to his new role. He will work closely with Director Celesta Billeci on major curatorial matters such as programming the department’s extensive and eclectic film and public lecture series.

Lee Rivers Mobley, M.A. ’87, was promoted to RTI Senior Fellow at RTI International. Since becoming a Fellow, Mobley has been involved in a range of activities to pro mote the development of science at RTI and specifically to develop the area of spatial analytics. Mobley has been with RTI for seven years, specializing in all aspects of health care markets.

John Walker, ’87, is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies at South Dakota State University in Brookings. He is also the Patricia Pierce Distinguished Artist in Residence at SDSU, and principal piano, harpsichord, and celesta for the South Dakota Symphony. Last year, Walker performed and conducted Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C Minor with the South Dakota Chamber Orchestra. He is the composer of several sets of piano accompaniments to instrumental etudes published by Carl Fischer, including the Rose 32 Etudes for clarinet and the Ferling 48 Studies for oboe or saxophone. His current composing project is writing accompaniments to Leon Lester’s 60 Rambles for Carl Fischer. Last year, Walker also began a recital series of the Beethoven 32 sonatas, which he is performing throughout the upper Midwest. He lives in Brookings, S.D., with his wife, Mary, who is also a pianist and teacher, and son, Dorian.

Scott Norris, ’88, was featured in a video “Scott Norris: Coping With Illness,” which aired nationally on UCTV in November. In the video, Norris talks to Psychology Professor David Sherman’s class about living with brain cancer. Norris was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in 1999, which was followed by surgery to remove the tumor and radiation treatment. In August of this year, he celebrated nine years without a recurrence.

Los Gatos, Calif.-based inventor Jonathan Frank, ’89, has been selected to appear on sea- son three of “Everyday Edisons,” a PBS reality series chronicling modern inventors and the development of their inventions. Frank will be involved in all phases of the product development of his invention, a new twist on the traditional toy car. The third season is tentatively scheduled to air in Fall 2009.

Eric Stiff, ’89, has been named Shareholder- In-Charge (Managing Partner) of Bullivant Houser Bailey PC’sSacramento office. Stiff joined the West Coast law firm a little more than three years ago as part of the merger between Bullivant and the Sacramento-based corporate finance and securities law firm, Bartel, Eng & Schroder. He is a member of the firm’s Corporate Finance, Securities and International Transactions practice group and represents emerging and established companies in a variety of practice areas. He earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

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Class of 1999 Reunion at All Gaucho Reunion 2009 — April 24, 25, 26

Meagan Hayes, ’90, was appointed as the director of marketing for Haskell & White LLP, an accounting, auditing and tax-consulting firm based in Southern California. As director of marketing, Hayes is respon- sible for developing and implementing the firm’s annual marketing plan and promoting new services to current and potential clients.

Shanna Bright, ’93, was recently hired as the new director of Sales and Marketing for Apple Tree Asia. Bright moved to Hanoi, Vietnam, on Nov. 28, 2008, to begin her new career in Tourism and Hospitality. She will dabble in Real Estate and Import and Distribution as well. Bright also writes a blog, “On the Bright Side,” found at www.

Lawrence Washington, ’94, is currently on his second Iraq tour with the Marine Corps as an Osprey pilot and logistics officer. Washington is due to arrive back home in April 2009, and is up for Lieutenant Colonel select in the same year.

Dr. Karolyn Hanna, Ph.D. ’97, professor of Nursing at Santa Barbara City College for 29 years, was recently honored with the Association of Community College Trustees’ Pacific Region Faculty Award. The award represents the top community college faculty member in ACCT’s Pacific Region one of five regions in the U.S. for the 2008-09 academic year. Dr. Hanna has made major contributions to the nursing profession at the local, state and national level. She was named the 2008- 2009 Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed on an SBCC faculty member.

Olympic gold-medal winner Todd Rogers, ’96, was chosen as the Santa Barbara Inde-pendent’s Sportsper- son of the Year. Rogers won 15 volleyball tournaments in 2008, including Beijing’s Olympic Games with teammate Phil Dalhausser.

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In front of a crowd of more than 200, Geoff Gray, ’00, set a new world record (pending certification from the Guinness Book of World Records) for the mile lunge mark in August 2008 at Santa Barbara City College’s La Playa Stadium. With a time of 27:04, Gray beat the previous record of 30:20 by more than three minutes. To count, each lunge required Gray to touch the ground with his knee. Gray also used the opportunity to raise money for Dog Adoption Welfare Group, with donors pledging money for each lunge.

Lindsay Hu,’01, was named one of eight new associates to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s San Francisco office. The firm provides a broad client base with services such as architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, and graphic design.

JJ Sclar, M.Ed. ’04, a teacher and coordinator for Advancement Via Individual Determination in the Ramona Unified School District, was nominated for the California League of Middle Schools Region 9 Educator of the Year.

Danny Openden, SPEDR, Ph.D. ’05, Clinical Services Director of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, won an Applied Autism Research Award from the Organization for Autism Research. The project, an extension of the remote parent-training program that began at UC Santa Barbara, will examine telemedicine as a mechanism for providing ongoing follow- up training.

Bonnie Rogers, ’05, was awarded a research scholarship from the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) for her marine biology research project. Currently a CSU Long Beach marine biology master’s student, Rogers focused her research project on a condition called barotraumas, and its affect on the vision of rockfish. She will have the opportunity to write an article for an AAUS publication and present her research findings at a scientific meeting.

Niki Wilson, MESM ’06, is completing her second year as a county planner working on habitat mitigation programs at the Prima Deshecha Landfill in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. She gave a talk titled “Planting the
Seeds of Ecological Sensitivity in the Solid Waste Industry” at the Western Regional Symposium of the Solid Waste Association of North America and wrote a case study on a compost-based soil quality remediation project that she implemented at the landfill. The article was published in the September 2007 issue of Biocycle magazine.

Erin Claybaugh, MESM ’07, joined the Green the Capitol team in January 2008. The group was created as part of an initiative launched by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2007 to make the facilities and operations of the House of Representatives more environmentally friendly. The first “green actions” included stock- ing 100-percent post-consumer recycled paper in the office supply store and converting the cafeterias to sustainable, organic, and/or lo- cal foods and compostable food containers.

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Joan Frye Clark, ’49, died Nov. 11, 2008. A former Student Government activist and mother of three, Clark studied sociology at UC Santa Barbara and worked for CNA Insurance as an industrial hygienist.

Sally (Goodfield) Schwerin, ’62, passed away on Sept. 10, 2008, during a snorkel- ing trip on Catalina Island. The mother and volunteer spent her last 35 years in Palo Alto, Calif., with her fellow Gaucho husband, Geoffrey Schwerin.

Richard E. Dolliver, ’65, died Dec. 29, 2008, at home in Agoura Hills, Calif. He was 66. He had worked forKemper Insurance and CNA Insurance as an industrial hygienist. He became a senior consultant for Andersen Environmental in 2003. Dolliver had also served as an Army officer at White Sands Missile Range in 1967 and then in South Vietnam from 1968-69. Dolliver served in the Army Reserve until the early 1990s, retiring as a full colonel with a Bronze Star. Dolliver met Holly Jean Minech while they were students at UCSB. They married in 1970 and had two sons, Gregory Richard Dolliver and Gary William Dolliver.

Janet Clair Mogilner Aiches, M.A. ’66, died Sept. 10, 2008. She had been a Santa Barbara resident since 1960. Aiches worked as a counselor and therapist for 35 years, was an accomplished pianist and an active member of Hadassah. She was married to Eugene “Gene” Aiches, who predeceased her in 1999. Survivors include her children, Richard Saperstein and Joan (Jon) Saperstein Nackerud, and stepdaughter Marilynn (Leo Lomeli) Aiches.

Margaret McLaughlin, ’51, died in Fall 2008. A resident of Port Ludlow, Wash., she and her husband, Bill, ’50, were supporters of UC Santa Barbara, including donating to the building of Mosher Alumni House. In 1948, she came to Santa Barbara to become a teacher. When the Korean War started and her husband was sent overseas, she set her career aside and put her life’s focus on her family. She is survived by her husband, Bill, and their three sons.

Jean Etienne Duboscq, Ph.D. ’92, died of renal cancer on June 13, 2008. Duboscq worked at several institutes including the CERN center in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Wilson Lab at Cornell University. He is survived by his daughter, Sandrine, 11.

Jack Thorn, ’06, died Oct. 30, 2008, from complications related to a bone marrow transplant. He was 23. Thorn had been diagnosed with T-Cell lymphoma. Thorn was active with campus political and human rights groups, including UCSB Campus Democrats and Amnesty International. He also started a grassroots student activist Web site,

Ralph Malcolm died Oct. 1, 2008, after a brief illness. A popular figure of the Santa Barbara beach and diving scene, Malcolm served in the Army with the 43rd infantry division, 804th field artillery during World War II, earning medals and distinctions for valor. Malcolm attended UC Santa Barbara when it was the Santa Barbara Teachers College at the Riviera. He became a Santa Barbara lifeguard in 1953, and then head lifeguard for the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department. He was also in charge of the Los Banos del Mar swimming pool. He also won numerous awards as a sharp shooter. He is survived by his sister Patricia Hunt, of England, and her children.

Walker Jameson Price died Oct. 30, 2008. He was 19. Price attended Santa Barbara High School and was enrolled at UC Santa Barbara as a sophomore. A lifelong resident of the greater Santa Barbara area, Price was remembered and celebrated at a Rincon Beach memorial service on Nov. 9, 2008.

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