Milestones  Winter 2011


Pat Mills, ’57, has been inducted into the Bob Elias Kern County Sports Hall of Fame. Mills was a standout at Wasco High, leading the Wasco Tigers football team to the 1952 Valley Championship and an undefeated season. He lettered in three sports at Bakersfield College and two at UC Santa Barbara. He later played pro baseball, coached football and baseball at Wasco and then became a high school administrator at Taft High School.


Mike Warren, ’67, was the recipient of a roast to not only celebrate his 65th birthday and retirement as Santa Barbara City College Associate Dean of Educational Programs, but honor his commitment to athletic coaching excellence throughout the years. In the ’70s and ’80s, Warren was the head football coach at Lompoc and Carpinteria high schools, compiling a record of 128 wins, 34 losses, and 4 ties. His last 13 teams went to the postseason playoffs. At Lompoc, they reached four consecutive CIF championship games. The former Gaucho linebacker, and 1965 Camellia Bowl Team member, was hired in 1985 to resurrect the football program at his alma mater. In 1987, the Gauchos went 8-2, beating several NCAA Division II teams. He retired from the coaching position after 4 seasons. After retiring from UC Santa Barbara, Warren worked for Computer Motion, a manufacturer of robotic surgical systems and served as executive director for the Elings Park Foundation. In 2006, he returned to the collegiate environment as athletic director for Santa Barbara City College and retired as an associate dean in 2010.

Profile—Jim Barber, ’67

Jim Barber, ’67, a former member of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association board of directors and founding member of the Gaucho Athletics Association, was honored with the prestigious 2010 Iron Horse Award at the ALS Association Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s A Time to Care Gala. The award is given to a person with ALS that exemplifies Lou Gehrig’s “never give up” spirit. Having lived with the progressive neurodegenerative muscular disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, since 2006, Barber, a retired attorney, put his legal acumen to use by collaborating closely with California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg in championing two historic pieces of legislation. This work resulted in the State of California recognizing the needs of ALS patients and the importance of ALS research. The bills, SB 1502 and SB 1503, were signed into law in September 2008 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. SB 1502, the California state tax check-off bill, allows each state taxpayer the option to direct a portion of any tax refund to ALS research. SB 1503, the standard of care bill, acknowledges the ALS Association’s Centers of Excellence as the gold standard for ALS care and treatment. It also gives these centers the designation of a "specialty care center" in the Health and Safety Code which ensures physician referrals to the centers will be seamless.


Herbert Brown, ’79, chief of the FBI's gang and drug section battling gangs across the Americas — has been appointed special agent in charge of the Sacramento FBI office. He led the FBI's criminal and counterintelligence operations in Iraq in 2005, where his team helped rescue American hostage Roy Hallums, a contractor supplying food to the Iraqi army who was held for 311 days. Brown supervises 160 agents covering more than 7 million people in 34 counties ranging from Bakersfield to the Oregon border. He said he plans to work closely with the region's diverse ethnic and religious communities, following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Drew Parenti, who retired in October after five years of service.


Steve Pratt, ’89, has been hired to coach the varsity baseball team at Scripps Ranch High School. Last year, Pratt guided the Falcons junior varsity to a 21-4 record. Pratt played college baseball at UC Santa Barbara and also had a brief career as a professional in the minor leagues.

Profile—Dave Kaplan, ’81

Dave Kaplan, ’81, is riding the wave of success with his Encinitas beach cottaged-based Surfdog Records, although calling it an indie record company is a bit disingenuous. It is more a Surfdog entertainment empire as the company also operates Dave Kaplan Management, Surfdog Java Hut, Surfdog Music Publishing & Licensing and Surfdog Entertainment Marketing. Kaplan graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in business accounting, and a passion for music and surfing, in 1981. He was employed at a San Diego accounting firm when he was lured by the siren call of the music industry by way of a merchandising company representing both Madonna and Michael Jackson. It was an advantageous opportunity for him to learn every aspect of the business before striking off on his own. After a stint of being co-manager of UB-40, Kaplan opened the doors to Surfdog Records in 1993 and has seen the release of more than 80 albums by such artists as Brian Setzer, Dave Stewart, and Butthole Surfers. His artist’s music has been featured in movies, television and commercials and successful marketing partnerships were struck up with SurfLine, Surfing Magazine, Billabong, Rip Curl, and MTV. Some of the biggest entertainment names, including Sir Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, No Doubt and Jimmy Buffet, were assembled by Kaplan for the release of three compilation albums, “MOM: Mothers for Mother Ocean,” benefiting the Surfrider Foundation. Although the recording industry is fighting to stay afloat in the new reality of downloading, Kaplan is confident that he is well positioned to catch the next musical wave.

Profile—Kirsten Zimmer Deshler, ’87

As UCSB’s Director of Governmental Relations, Kirsten Deshler represents the campus to all levels of government—local, state, and federal—including coordinating the strategic plans and projects of the campus, and cultivating relations with elected and appointed officials, public agencies, and community groups. This seems like a perfect fit for a political science major, and Deshler is excited and enthusiastic about her position. After graduation, she obtained a position with the House Education and Labor Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., for one year. Next, she moved to the office of California Congressman Rick Lehman, where she spent the next four years as his legislative assistant and enjoyed being closer to local constituents and working on issues that affected them directly. After that, she took the position of legislative director in the Washington, D.C., office of the governor of Puerto Rico. She then was promoted to Deputy Director for Policy and Legislative Affairs in the governor’s office. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Deshler and her family returned to Santa Barbara where she was a stay-at-home mom for six years. She returned to work for the City of Goleta as a management analyst and then as its Public Information Officer before taking the position of Director of Governmental Relations at UCSB in January 2010. Deshler has set two goals that she would like to accomplish: (1) create an advocacy network of supporters to advance the university’s interests at the local, state, and federal level; and (2) create more opportunities for meaningful civic engagement on issues of importance to the University and within our local community. — From the 2010 issue of Political Science at UCSB


Amy Hagen, ’90, a member of the Santa Barbara Symphony, and Andrew (Andy) Radford, a professional bassoonist and music educator at UC Santa Barbara, are the co-founders of the nonprofit Ojai Youth Symphony, which celebrated its 10th anniversary with a concert on Nov. 15, 2010, at Matilija Junior High in Ojai. The symphony is a full orchestra with winds, brass, strings and percussion for advanced high school students, but also includes Sinfonia, a full string orchestra for students in middle school; and Ojai Strings, a string ensemble for elementary school students.

Deborah Ellen, ’91, a vocal technician and music writer for television and film (“Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” “High School Musical”) has created an interactive puppet show, “Mr. Blue Oven Mitt,” that she performs for children at after-school clubs, hospitals, schools and other venues to benefit nonprofits. She also released a corresponding children’s album which is available on iTunes or her website, www.deborahellen.com.

Jay Schwartz, ’92, president of award winning IdeaWork Studios, is finding success marketing branding strategies to major resorts and casinos with campaigns such as the Rock Hard Hotel and Casino's "Rehab-Sundays at the Pool.”

JJ Jones, ’96, is the new vice president of Sales and Marketing at the San Bernardino-based Inland Newspapers. Jones, formerly the retail advertising manager at the Reno Gazette-Journal, brings 14 years of experience in newspaper advertising to her new position.

Karen McFarlane Holman, Ph.D. ’96, an associate professor of Chemistry at Willamette University, was named the “2010 Oregon Professor of the Year,” an award sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She was selected by national panels of educators for her impact on students, scholarly approach to teaching, contribution to undergraduate education and support from both students and colleagues.

Adam Fischer, MESM ’99, is now the municipal storm water permit liaison for the Santa Ana Regional Board’s Orange County permit. He previously spent six and a half years as the board’s CWA Section 401 coordinator.


Melissa Winn, ’00, was recently highlighted in the San Francisco Chronicle for her design savvy on a tight budget, helping her clients get over their “decorator’s block” and her unusual online design quiz, Sproost, that aids clients in finding their personal design style.

Oxnard College has hired former UC Santa Barbara All-American and AVP professional Brooke (Niles) Hanson, ’02, as assistant coach of its women's volleyball team. During Hanson’s four-year tenure on the Gaucho volleyball team, she played every position except middle blocker. She also served as an assistant coach to the Gaucho team from 2003 - 2007.

Andrea (Cohen) Murphy, MESM ’02, celebrated the arrival of her son, Cooper Thomas Murphy, on Nov. 9, 2010. Murphy works in the Corporate Environmental Compliance Department at Verizon Wireless. She and her husband, Michael Murphy, are raising Cooper in Middlesex, N.J.

In April, Jota Shohtoku, MESM ’02, left his position as vice president – deputy Regional Liabilities Group manager (Southeast Asia) at Chartis International and joined Allied World Assurance Company as vice president – head of General Casualty (Asia Pacific). Shohtoku, his wife, Claudia Anticona, MESM ’02, and their 18-month-old son, Kai, live in Hong Kong.

Maria Durant, ’03, has opened Dance 4 Wellness, a dance instruction company specializing in ballroom, latin, swing, and nightclub-style dancing in Westlake Village, Calif. Dance 4 Wellness provides weekly group classes, private instruction, “Dancing Like the Stars” themed fundraisers and dance field trips, including dance cruises around the world.

Allison Turner, MESM ’03, was recently promoted from director to senior director of environmental public affairs at Katz & Associates, a community relations and issues-management consulting firm.

Since August 2009, Rajendra (Raj) Bose, Ph.D. ’04, has been manager of Research Computing Services at Columbia University in New York. Previously, Bose was digital initiatives manager for the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship within the Columbia University Libraries.

Kristina Perkins, ’04, has become part owner of Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital in Camarillo, Calif., the same practice she worked as a high school student 10 years ago.

Hélène Scalliet, MESM ’04, was married to Steve Graybill in July. They met while whitewater kayaking on the Potomac River in 2007, became engaged while kayaking in the Grand Canyon, and included a rafting trip for nearly 60 guests in the Allegheny Mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania as part of their wedding celebration.

Dhruv Verma, ’04, received a medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago. He has been accepted into the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.

Joshua Levine, MESM ’05, moved his financial advisory practice to Royal Bank of Canada in January 2010 and joined the SRI Wealth Management group. On Valentine’s Day 2010, he became dad to his first child, a son named Skyler.

Benjamin Pink, MESM ’05, has been living in Santa Cruz for the past two years. He left his position at Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency to become the water-conservation manager for San Jose Water Company. He and his wife, Shari Lass, had their first child, a son named Jonah, on Aug. 24, 2010.

Troy Baker, Ph.D. ‘06, has been hired as a crystal growth engineer by Raleigh, N.C.-based Kyma Technologies, Inc. He will be responsible for advancing the firm’s GaN and AlN crystal growth manufacturing capabilities.

Coast Guard Seaman Liesl C. Olson, ’06, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J. Olson is a 2002 graduate of Valley Christian High School in San Jose and a 2006 graduate of UC Santa Barbara.

Colleen Anne Connors, ’06, and Keith Michael McCallion, ’05, were married on Aug. 6, 2010, at the BR Cohn Winery by the Rev. Chuck Starnes of the Centerpointe Community Church of Eureka. She is currently working on her master's degree in higher education administration at Santa Clara University and is employed as an undergraduate adviser at Stanford University. He is employed as the director of product management at 2Wire Inc. Following a reception at the BR Cohn Winery, the couple enjoyed a 10-day wedding trip to Costa Rica. They reside in Mountain View.

Brad Hansen, ’06, has launched the Gaucho Loco Line, a new late-night Isla Vista-to-Downtown Santa Barbara bus service. Hansen’s new service offers LED-lighting, solid sound systems and attention to cleanliness and safety for passengers, including hosts to escort female party-goers safely to their destinations.

Kyle Kaveny, ’08, a member of the Gaucho’s ‘06 National Championship squad, is moving up the German soccer ranks. Kaveny is currently in his second season in Germany, being a defender in the lineup for TSG Neustrelitz. He recently scored the winning goal against the team’s rival, Torgelower.

Amy Locke, MESM ’08, became engaged to Chris Noddings, MESM ’09, in spring 2010; they plan to marry in May. Locke is currently working as an environmental scientist-biologist at Tetra Tech in Santa Barbara.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Oswaldo G. Lopez-Matadamas, ’08, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Jessica Spence, MESM ’08, left her contracting position with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., in June 2010, after 18 months at the agency. She spent the summer working on a shorebird ecology project with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and in August 2010 traveled to New Delhi, India, to study ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change through a Fulbright Research Fellowship.

Leslie Abramson, MESM ’09, is currently a NOAA Sea Grant fellow in the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard. She has been working on such issues as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, ocean acidification, fisheries management, and marine-mammal protection. She received a Switzer Professional Development Grant to travel with the U.S. delegation to the International Whaling Commission in Agadir, Morocco.

Kristian Beadle, MESM ’09, spent three months studying the impacts of climate change on Pacific communities during an overland trip to southern Mexico (www.voyageofkiri.com). In late July 2010, he arrived in Huatulco, Oaxaca, to continue his Bren Group Project. Prior to departing, he completed a year as project manager at Mesa Lane Partners in Santa Barbara.

After graduating, Heather Coleman, Ph.D. ’09, moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where she is the science advisor for the Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association, a small NGO promoting the learning and practice of tools for systematic conservation planning and ecosystem-based management.

This past summer, Chris Noddings, MESM ’09, started a new position as an associate in the San Diego-based Energy Group of Environmental Science Associates. Noddings also proposed to Amy Locke, MESM ’08, in spring 2010; they plan to marry in May.

Chris Salcedo, ’09, is now a regular contributor at the weekly Santa Barbara Independent.

Profile—Mark Andrew Smith, ’02

"American Idol" is known for launching the careers of unknown vocal performers, but perhaps it was also tangentially instrumental in aiding the career of award-winning graphic novelist and publisher Mark Andrew Smith, ’02. His first job out of UC Santa Barbara was as a production assistant on season one of "American Idol." Possibly his time spent around aspiring young singers had some influence on his first graphic novel, The Amazing Joy Buzzards, a rock ’n ’ roll adventure band that battles evil in all forms. The comic piqued the interest of Image Comics in 2004, which published it, and the rest, they say, is history. Smith has gone on to create the books Aqua Leung, Kill All Buzzards! and The New Brighton Archeological Society; the latter selected as Best All-Ages Comic of 2009 by MTV Splash Page. He also co-created and edits the popular Popgun, a comics anthology, that is referred to as “the ultimate graphic mixtape,” highlighting the talents of up-and-coming artists. Popgun has been awarded both the Harvey Award in 2008 and Eisner Award in 2010 in the Best Anthology categories. For those who think graphic novels are a closed and fading genre, think again. Smith believes his future is wide open and that “...more and more people are realizing that comic books are not a genre but a medium capable of telling any range of stories under the sun, with almost limitless potential. There are comic books in broad ranges of genres now from adventure, to wine tasting, and cooking.”

Profile—Kristine Faloon, MESM ’09

Kristine Faloon, MESM ’09, finished her California Sea Grant Fellowship at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and then took a job as a scientist with Seamester, a shipboard study-abroad program. She teaches marine science and oceanography to undergraduate students aboard the 88-foot Tortola-based S/Y Ocean Star, which sails throughout the Caribbean.


Joseph P. Feinberg, ’10, has been hired as an actuarial analyst for WellPoint, Inc.

Dan Eller, JDP, ’10, has been promoted to the position of head of the Public Relations (PR) Concentration in Cal Poly’s Journalism Department. Eller had previously worked as communications director at Hearst Castle for the past 17 years.

In Memoriam

Janice W. Wilbanks, ’59, died Sept. 13, 2010. She was 72. Wilbanks was born in Van Nuys, Calif., and attended UC Santa Barbara. As a teacher at Willow Glen High School, in San Jose, for almost 40 years, she shared her love of knowledge with the thousands of students that passed through her classrooms. She was preceded in death by her husband Malon Wilbanks in 2004. She leaves behind her brother Thomas Kramer; sons Gary, Ron, and Dennis; and four grandchildren Jon, Erick, Allison, and Samantha.

Jeffrey Douglas White, ’61, died December 10, 2010, after a lengthy battle with multiple sclerosis. He was 72. Possessed with a deep love of the ocean, White made sure he spent most of his life either around it, or on it. His formative years were in Hermosa Beach, but when his family moved inland to Pasadena, he made sure he spent summers with his grandmother on the coast in Palos Verdes Estates. He chose to attend at UC Santa Barbara because it was near the water. During that time, he served as a lifeguard in Carpinteria. White was a mainstay in the surfing scene since the early ‘60s, whether it be in his backyard blowing foam for his surfboard creations, selling his friend Jack O’Neil’s wetsuits or giving the surf forecast, “State of the Sea,” on the airwaves at KTYD. He was the founder of White Owl Surfboards and the Surf-N-Wear chain of surf shops, the driving force behind the creation of the Rincon Surf Classic and a champion dory competitor with his rowing partner, Paul Hodgert. He is survived by his son Jed Jeffrey White, daughter-in-law Erica, grandsons Cannon and Hayden, and sister Nancy Ashbridge White.

Barbara Susan O'Leary, ’63, died Nov. 6, 2010. She was 69. O’Leary was born in Long Beach, Calif., in 1941 and moved to Altadena in 1949. She graduated from John Muir High School in 1959, then attended UC Santa Barbara, graduating in 1963. She had a love of travel and went to work with TWA as a flight attendant in the early ‘60s. She assisted in the management of two O'Leary family-owned restaurants through the ‘70s. In the early ‘80s, she and her husband, Fred, settled in Cupertino. She began working in the packaging industry and continued as a salesperson until retiring in 2009, after an almost three decade-long career. In 2003, she was elected as Woman of the Year by the American Business Women's Association and served as chapter president. She is survived by her husband; son Colin; daughter Meighan; sisters Judy and Muriel; several nieces and nephews; and grandchildren Alex and Georgia.

James ‘Jim’ Bernard Gerton, ’65, died Dec. 10, 2010. He was 67. Gerton was born on Dec. 10, 1943, in San Francisco, and grew up in Pleasanton. He earned bachelor's degrees in French from UC Santa Barbara in 1965 and in Civil Engineering from Kansas University in 1987, where he graduated with honors and was named the “Civil Engineering Student of the Year.” Gerton worked as a buyer at the Popular Department Store in El Paso, Texas, while married to Lee Schwartz, and during this time had his only two children. After a divorce, he met Sara Ellett with whom he spent the next 28+ years, living and learning in Texas, Kansas and eventually North Carolina. Gerton worked for the city of Charlotte's Water Department for 20 years and retired in 2008. After retirement he spent his last years at Sun City Carolina Lakes, S.C. He is survived by his son, Jordan Gerton; daughter Heidi Gerton; three grandchildren Marina and Kai Gerton and Juaquin Gerton-Henderson; sister Charlene Henshaw; and three brothers, Donald “Rusty” Gerton, Mark Gerton and Ron Smith.

Roger Williams, ’67, died Oct. 11, 2010. He was 65. Williams grew up in Dos Palos, Calif., a place, he claimed, "where football and cotton were king." As a sophomore at Coalinga Junior College, Williams was a member of a Hall of Fame team in football and earned all-league honors in baseball. He played another two years at UC Santa Barbara on a baseball scholarship, graduating in 1967 with a degree in History. He would go on to earn a teaching credential and a master’s in Educational Management. In 1968, the same year he married Nancy Stoops, Williams began teaching math and coaching baseball at Dos Palos High School. In 1976, he and Nancy and their two young daughters, moved to Chico, where he took an administrative job as curriculum coordinator for both Chico Junior and Chico Senior high schools. He became Chico High's interim principal in January 1981 and was named principal in June and remained at that position until his retirement in 2003. Williams received many awards, including the Chico Community Peacemaker Award, the state CIF Distinguished Service Award, Rotary's Paul Harris Fellow award and the Association of California School Administrators high school Principal of the Year award. He is survived by his wife; two daughters Ashley and Jenny; two grandsons; and two brothers.

Donald Michael McCormack, ’71, died Dec. 12, 2010. He was 69. McCormack was born to Irish immigrant parents Mary Vaughan and Martin McCormack and raised in New York City. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959 to 1962. He earned a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in 1969 and a master’s in History from UC Santa Barbara in 1971. He was a reporter for the Contra Costa Times and the Richmond Independent. He also had a feature column in the San Francisco Chronicle called "Hang Your Hat" (He was rarely seen in public without a hat). In 1984, he created McCormack's Guides, a popular series of relocation guides covering 16 California counties. He was preceded in death by parents Mary and Martin and brother Martin Jr. Survivors include brother John McCormack; his wife of 44 years, Nancy; sons Brendan and Dan; daughter Meghan; and granddaughters Grace and Ruth.

John Herbert Ward, ’78, died Sept. 29, 2010. He was 55. Ward grew up in Long Beach, Calif. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1973 and UC Santa Barbara in 1978. Ward was known as the dean of high school boys basketball coaches on the South Coast. He started coaching in the Santa Barbara area in 1982 at Bishop Garcia Diego High, where he guided the Cardinals to league championships. He then was hired in 2005 as the boys basketball coach at Carpinteria High School before becoming the school's athletic director in 2009. He also taught math at both schools.

Stanley Miles Anderson, ’81, died Sept. 12, 2010. He was 63. Anderson was born in Gilroy, Calif., but spent his early years in Morgan Hill, Paso Robles, and Ghana, West Africa. He returned to the U.S. at age 14. Anderson received his associate’s degree in Electronics at Cabrillo College in 1973 and continued his education at UC Santa Cruz receiving a bachelor’s in Biology as an honor graduate in 1976. Being fascinated by Monterey Bay’s marine life, he completed his graduate studies with highest honors from the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara in 1981. He then embarked on a second Master’s in Scientific Instrumentation. Anderson targeted work to assist in the process of sustainable marine resource management. He contributed extensively to marine ecosystem management and conservation efforts, and has been recognized for developing the protocol that NOAA now uses exclusively for coral ecosystem mapping throughout the U.S. Pacific, Caribbean and Florida Keys. He is survived by his wife Katharine; daughters Nicole and Giulia Anderson, and Jennifer D. Arnzen; two grandchildren, Ryan and Zachary; brother Kenneth; and sisters Ardyth Martin and Judyth Hall.

Lt. Colonel Lawrence Akira Washington, ’94, died Nov. 4, 2010. He was 38. Washington was born in 1971 in Japan and traveled the world as a child to numerous naval bases. He graduated from Channel Islands High School in 1989, and went on to UC Santa Barbara, where he met his wife, Michelle. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Yuma, Ariz., in 1995 as a 2nd lieutenant supply officer. He obtained his master's degree from Webster University in 1998. While stationed in Yuma, he decided to become a pilot, and was selected for flight school. He went on to Corpus Christi and Pensacola for training. He then trained to become a V-22 Osprey pilot, becoming the second-ever African-American Marine Osprey pilot. During his military career, he served in Djibouti in 2002 and in Iraq twice, in 2003 and 2009. Among his military awards: 2 Navy and Marine Corps Commendations medals, 8 Air Medal-Strike/ Flight, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, 2 Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations, 4 Iraq Campaign Medals, Certificate of Commendation (individual Award), 3 Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, 2 National Defense Service Medals, and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; children Kaitlyn and Kyle; parents Lawrence and Terri Washington; sister Demetria Williams; nephews Logan and Sutton; brother Daryl; and nieces Eve and Ella.

Kian Shaun Harvey, ’99, died Sept. 15, 2010. He was 33. Kian Shaun Harvey was born in Martinez, Calif., and attended Palmer School, Walnut Creek, and graduated from De La Salle High School, Concord, in 1995. He attended UC Santa Barbara where he studied Chemistry and Economics and graduated in 1999. In 2003, he married Tammie Beth Wilson and in 2005 they had daughter Amber Lynn Harvey. He is survived by his wife; daughter; mother Suzanne Harvey; and his grandmother Marilyn Harvey.

Lucas McKaine Ransom died Oct. 22, 2010. He was 19. Lucas McKaine Ransom was born in Santa Ana. He grew up in Romoland, Calif., attended Romoland Elementary, and graduated with honors from Perris High, where he excelled in swimming and water polo. He also swam for the Club Elite swim team in Lake Elsinore. He was a third-year student at the UC Santa Barbara, majoring in Chemistry. He was killed in a shark attack while body boarding in extremely large swells at Surf Beach in Lompoc, Calif. He is survived by his parents, Matt and Candace; brother Travis; stepbrother Joshua; and grandparents Charles and Joan Cram.