WINTER 2010
Vol. 40, No. 3
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UCSB Alumni Association Scholarship Fund’s First Recipients
UCSB’s Computer Security Group Addresses Internet Vulnerabilities
Greening the Chumash Nation With Bren Alum Josh Simmons
Athletics to Create a Walk of Champions
A Family of Gauchos: Duongs Can Boast About Six Alums
UCSB Alumni Association Annual Report 2009-2010
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1940s

1950s

Dr. Fred Lang, ’57, became the chair of the government-wide Chief Learning Officer Council. The CLOC focuses on finding ways to minimize taxpayer money and to provide education for federal employees and their respective companies.


1960s

Ray Burch, ’65, won his 12th U.S. Open Gold Medal and third World Masters Games Gold Medal with the Legends Volleyball Team in 2009. Burch played for the UCSB volleyball team in 1962.

Jane Anderson, ’66, retired after her 35-year service as president of the Alhambra Unified School Board in Alhambra, Calif.

Richard Stewart, ’67, retired after a 28-year career in materials management at Hewlett-Packard.

Jim Coe, ’69, is the new president of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Seattle, Wash., Chapter. Coe retired from his 10-year term at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration after being diagnosed with lymphoma in 2006.


1970s

Lynn Scarlett, ’71, M.A. ’73, joined Marstel-Day, LLC, Advisory Council, a woman-owned firm focusing on conservation and land-use consultation. Scarlett, a birder and American Hiking Society board member, will advise the firm on climate change issues as well as ecosystem services and landscape-scale conservation.

Mick Kronman, ’72, was recently named Harbormaster of the Year 2009 by the California Association of Harbormasters and Port Captains. Kronman received the award previously in 2001 and currently serves as operations manager chair for the city of Santa Barbara.

Tim Owens, ’72, has joined KDB (93.7 FM) as its new executive vice president and general manager. Owens will oversee all operations of the Santa Barbara Foundation-owned classical radio station that serves Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Ismael “Mayo” de la Rocha, ’73, celebrated his 60th birthday and received a resolution from the mayor and City Council of Los Angeles. De la Rocha, who moved to the United States from Mexico when he was 7, has taught history at Ventura College for 35 years and focuses on helping other minority students get an education.

Paul Schiro, ’74, was named the 2009 Citizen of the Year for the Pismo Beach, Calif., Chamber of Commerce. Owner of Central Coast Kayaks in Shell Beach, Calif., Schiro is a founding member of the Surfrider Foundation’s local chapter and plays a vital role in several other environmental wellness groups in Pismo.

Jane Weblemoe, ’74, joined California United Bank as senior vice president, credit administrator. A seven-year vice president of First Regional Bank in Westlake Village, Calif., Weblemoe has worked extensively in Ventura County in economic development and community justice boards.

Santa Barbara County Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf, ’76, was unanimously selected as chairwoman for 2010 by the Board of Supervisors.

Andrew DiMizio, ’77, was sworn in as the new chief of Santa Barbara City Fire Department in November. DiMizio started his fire career in 1976 with the U.S. Forest Service in Cleveland, Ohio, and relocated to Santa Barbara in 1980. DiMizio is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Western Fire Chiefs Association and the Fire Chiefs Association of Santa Barbara County.

Danelle Storm Rosati, ‘77, and her husband Mario, took their mutual love for fine wine to the next level when they purchased a Hopland cattle ranch in 1980. The couple founded their label, Rosati Winery, and just released their 17th vintage, a 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Jack Waddill, ’77, was promoted to senior vice president of outsourcing business development at Wausau Financial Systems. Waddill will run the western regional operations for the company, which helps businesses develop strategies for faster profit.

Guy Chambers, ’78, joined the San Francisco firm of Duane Morris, LLP, as a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Chambers has represented clients as lead counsel in more than 40 intellectual property cases.

Cindy Gibbons, ’78, retired after a 30-year career in the airline industry. Gibbons worked for the Santa Barbara Airport before moving to Delta Airlines. She lives in Miami, Fla., with her husband, Dr. Michael E. Milakovich, who is also a graduate of UCSB. They have two daughters, Nicole and Tiffany. Gibbons continues following her love for travel.

Nori Muster, ’78, founded an Arizona real estate school offering continuing education for real estate agents. The accredited institution is owned, administrated, and instructed by Muster, who also has an extended career in real estate.

Grant Johnson, ’79, was recently named chief marketing officer for Pegasystems, Inc., in Cambridge, Mass. Johnson previously worked in senior marketing at Guidance Software, IBM, FileNet, FrontBridge Technologies and Symnatec.

Malcolm Weiss, ’79, has been recognized for his legal expertise in Prop. 65 issues and named to the Prop. 65 Clearinghouse Advisory Board. He is a Los Angeles-based environmental partner at Hunton & Williams, LLP.


1980s

Jaime Casillas, ’80, was appointed dean of economic development for the Ventura County Community College District in Ventura, Calif. Having previously served Oxnard and Ventura Colleges, Casillas will be responsible for administering districtwide economic and work force development.

Colleen Sterne, ’80, was recently appointed as a judge by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. A Santa Barbara Court commissioner since 2003, Sterne fills the vacancy created by the death of Superior Court Judge J. William McLafferty.

Craig Wilson, ’81, was inducted into the Davis, Calif., High School Hall of Fame. A three-time Olympic water polo participant and inductee to the UCSB Athletic Hall of Fame, Wilson played an integral part in the Blue Devils tournaments double victory in the Sac-Joaquin Section water polo.

Terri Olson, ’82, was elected to the Senior Concerns board of directors. Senior Concerns, a nonprofit social services agency in Thousand Oaks, Calif., hired Olson to serve as a volunteer member of the organization’s Planned Giving subcommittee. Olson is also president of Terri E. Hilliard, PC, Estate Law & Mediation in Westlake Village, Calif.

Pierce Buxton, ’83, just launched the Back Flip Case, the only iPhone case with a built-in kickstand. More information about Buxton’s cellular accessory can be found on his Web site, www.BackFlipCase.com.

Optometrist Stevin Minie, ’83, was named to the California Optometric Association’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Minie is a 21-year member of the COA and a volunteer for the nonprofit organization, Meet Each Eye with Dignity. Minie also oversees services in food banks and educational and health-care organizations in the San Fernando Valley, Calif., area.

Jim Hollis, ’84, will serve as president and chief executive officer of TTI Exploration, Inc. Hollis worked previously for ION Geophysical Corp. and internationally for Landmark Graphics, where he provided geo-science software solutions to global oil and gas companies.

Gary Goldberg, ’88, and Maureen McRae welcomed two new additions to their family on Nov. 11, 2009 – fraternal twins Garrison Saul and Grace RoseAnn.
Scott Levine, ’88, was sworn in as the 2010 president of Consumer Attorneys of San Diego on Feb. 6. Levine is currently a partner at Silldorf & Levine, LLP, where he practices business litigation, franchise law and represents homeowners in construction defect actions.

Sarah Colnic, ’89, recently launched Real Girls, www.RealGirlsLingerie.com, a lingerie line designed for women of all shapes and sizes.

CFRE International has recertified Jill Muchow Rode, ’89, as a certified fundraising executive. Rode is director of development for Direct Relief International and has 20 years of experience in capital campaigns, major gifts, annual campaigns, special events, planned gifts, direct mail, and grants.


1990s

Michele Janee, ’90
, designed the winning logo for the Solvang Centennial celebration in 2011. The design was chosen from 150 submissions by the Centennial Logo Selection Committee, and will be used by businesses all over Solvang.

Keith York, ’90, was promoted to senior director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations at UCSD. During his 16 years working for KPBS TV & Radio, York directed all on-air TV fundraising and was rewarded a Pacific Southwest Emmy Award in 2006. York is a two-time recipient of the Best in Show award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Michael Namkung, ‘93, was named 2010 James Rosenquist Artist in Residence at North Dakota State University. Namkung will open his studio to visitors, interact with students, and hold public lectures during NDSU’s spring 2010 semester.

Maria Rosenfeld, ‘93, was recently named a senior associate at Ellis Coleman Poirier LeVoie & Steinheimer, LLP. Rosenfeld has worked in civil litigation since 1966 and will focus on cases involving personal injury, liability, professional malpractice defense, employment discrimination, and wrongful termination.

Cuban-born Artist Enrique Martinez Celaya, M.F.A. ’94, is currently displaying his work at The Baldwin Gallery in Aspen, Colo. His show, “The Palace,” consists of paintings that narrate the interplay between the subconscious and modern scientific theology.

Ann Bramsen, ’96, was selected as North County’s chief assistant district attorney. Bramsen previously served as a chief trial deputy, and will now supervise the District Attorney’s offices.

Long T. Huynh, ’96, joined County Commerce Bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Huynh is licensed by the California State Board of Accountancy as a public account.

Erika Loumann, ’98, was featured in the recent dance film, “The Last Solitude.” Kloumann is now with the Santa Barbara Dance Theatre.


2000s

Hospice of Santa Barbara promoted Amanda Kastelic, ‘06, to the position of developmental manager. A Junior League of Santa Barbara member and volunteer, Kastelic was the hospice’s community relations and education coordinator.

Dr. Meredith Murr, ’06, was appointed director of research development within the Office of Research at UCSB. Having initiated successful developmental programs for postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering, Murr hopes to increase the quality of research conducted at UCSB.

Tetlo Emmen, ’07, placed fifth in the mile run at the University of Washington Invitational in February.

Lindsay Groark, ’07, was promoted to marketing and communications coordinator at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara. Groark held several positions at UCSB in both Student Health and Wellness programs.

Brytni Sarpy, ’08, completed a role in the Disney feature “You Again” in September, a part she acquired during her first Los Angeles audition.

Jamie Lee Darley, a former UCSB student and volleyball team member, competed in Victoria’s Secret’s “Angels Boot Camp.” The 6-foot-2 former Gaucho competed for a spot on the runway at Victoria’s Secret’s yearly fashion show.


IN MEMORIAM

David White, ’42, died Nov. 3, 2009. He was 91. White was born Sept. 22, 1918, in Riverside, Calif. After receiving his education from UCSB and USC, White went on to spend his career as an educator in speech pathology in Los Angeles County and Chico, Calif. Survivors include wife Charline; son David; daughters Stephanie Lowder, Muriel Lansdale, and Linda Higgins; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Frank Gregg Goodall, ‘51, died Sept. 19, 2009. A third-generation Californian, he was born in Burbank, but, from the age of 5, was raised in Cambria, a place he loved on the Central Coast. His grandfather’s ranch was adjacent to the Hearst Castle ranch, where he worked during his high school years. Goodall began UCSB in 1948, where his many activities included Kappa Sigma. He served as Student Body President, 1950-51. In 1951, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1953, he married Lois Vedder Goodall, ‘48, whom he met in New York City. They were married 56 years, had four children, and five grandchildren. They all survive him. In his career, he worked entirely in publishing - Prentice-Hall, Lane Publishing and the McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. During those years, Goodall earned a master’s degree, served on the editorial board of the California Historical Society, was a Boy Scout troopmaster, Little League coach, Elder in his Presbyterian church and a tireless advocate for and relentless promoter of UCSB. He was elected to the UCSB Alumni Association Board of Directors for a 6-year term, and, in 2002, was honored to receive the Graver Alumni Service Award from the UCSB Alumni Association. Goodall dearly loved UCSB.

Guillermo “Bill” Lopez, ’52, died Aug. 1, 2009. Born in Ajo, Ariz., in 1927, Lopez dropped out of eighth grade and went to Los Angeles to find work. At 16, he joined the Navy during World War II and served in Asia. After the war, he enrolled in Santa Barbara State College under the G.I. Bill. After college, he became a biology teacher at Santa Barbara High School, then obtained a master's degree and doctoral degree in education from UCLA. Lopez was superintendent of Washington Unified School District in West Sacramento, becoming one of the first Latinos in California to oversee a school district. During that time, he produced a textbook on bilingual education that is still in use today. In 1976, he became director of bilingual education for the California Department of Education, a position he held for
13 years.

Kathryn “Kitty” Cordell Joyce, ’60, ’M.S. ’77, died Oct. 10, 2009. She was born Jan. 15, 1939. While at UC Santa Barbara, she became the first female president of Associated Students in 1960. She also was the president of the Panhellenic Council and a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Joyce worked in the Public Information office at UC Santa Barbara, before becoming an instructor in English and Literature at Santa Barbara City College. She is survived by her children, David, Elizabeth and Paula.

Larry Sultan, ’68, died Dec. 13, 2009, in Greenbrae, Calif., after battling cancer. He was 63. Sultan, a highly influential photographer, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCSB, Sultan became interested in photography and got a master’s of fine arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute. He became a professor at the California College of Arts in San Francisco. His work includes the 1977 photography book “Evidence.” Survivors include wife Kelly, and sons Max and Will.

Rob Gibson, ’73, ’77 TCSS, M.A. ’94, died Nov. 11, 2009, in Isla Vista, Calif., after battling liver cancer. He was 60. He came to Santa Barbara to attend UCSB as a young man and remained a Santa Barbara resident and active supporter of UCSB for the rest of his life. Beach lifeguard, teacher, draftsman, engineer, athlete and aquatics instructor, he was a man with diverse interests, wide experiences, and many friends. He is survived by his faithful dog, Endo; his four brothers; and a large, extended family.

Melissa Rempe, ’75, died Sept. 7, 2009, after battling brain cancer for two years. She was 55. She was born Oct. 31, 1953, and grew up in Marin, Calif. After college, she settled in Carson City, Nev., and worked for the state of Nevada. Survivors include husband Jeff Henkelman, daughter Katie Henkelman, and son John Henkleman.

Larry Abers, ’77, died at the age of 54 in Yosemite, Calif. Abers was a resident of Rodeo, Calif. Abers earned a degree in zoology at UCSB. He was very active with the California Native Plant Society, leading field trips and hikes. Survivors include brothers Phil and Rich, sisters Julia and Anitra, girlfriend Britt Thorsnes, and many others.

Stephen Schafer, ’93, died Feb. 3, 2010, from a shark attack while kiteboarding at Stuart Beach, Fla. He was an avid surfer and outdoorsman.

Aubrey White, M.A. ’09, died Oct. 12, 2009, after a long battle with breast cancer. White was born in Los Gatos, Calif., and moved to Paso Robles, Calif., when she was 10. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a degree in biochemistry and microbiology, and UC Santa Barbara in 2009 with a master’s degree in biochemistry. She was nearing completion of her doctorate degree in biochemistry. Survivors include husband Jason, mother Renee, father Steven Isbell, and a brother and stepsisters.

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