Milestones  Special Edition 2011

Profile—Brawlin’ Betties

Mission City Brawlin' Betties is Santa Barbara's first all- female, full contact roller derby league, comprised of strong and independent women. These ladies are skilled and ready to unleash their fury on eight wheels.

Who: Mission City Brawlin' Betties
What: Crazy-cool, hard-hitting, fast-action roller derby
When: Bout schedule at www.brawlinbetties.com. Next home game: October 22
Where: Behind the stables at Earl Warren, through Gate C
Why: Gauchos represent!

Every Brawlin' Bettie is an athlete, a pin-up girl, a rocker and a brute rolled into one amazing derby girl. More than half of all Mission City Brawlin' Betties are graduates of UC Santa Barbara, with a few finishing their degrees, and a couple hold jobs on campus.

You may have seen them rolling across campus during lunch hour, or skating at the Rec Center’s rink, but their home turf, where they’re undefeated, with no end in sight to their winning streak, is Earl Warren Showgrounds.

It’s no surprise the Betties are at the top of their sport. After all, Gauchos are champions and leaders in their fields. Captain Viva Violence (Kari Moran, ’05) and co-captain Booty Ninja (Beth Gilbert, ’95), of the Betties (A-team), are proof of that, as are the co-captains of Betties Recruits (B-team), Lem E. Atom (Jen Lemberger, ’03) and Semper Fatale (Christina Dotson, ’09).

Player Fighterfly Femenista (Chely Rodriguez, ’02) received the Senior Excellence Award and was the first Latina to receive the Greek Woman of the Year award at UCSB; she continues to be the Alumni Advisor for Lambda Sigma Gamma Sorority, Inc.

Betties UCSB Alums
    * Sarah Bacon (Bacon and Legs, #4 days), B.A. in English and Economics, 2003.
    * Joy Lynn Davis (P.S. I Shove You, #14), B.A. in Art Studio, 2001; currently Senior Academic Personnel Analyst for the College of Letters & Science.
    * Christina Dotson (Semper Fatale, #23), B.A. in Asian American Studies, 2009; works in the Dept. of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology at UCSB as an Administrative Assistant since 2004.
    * Amy Esau (Havoc Your Way, #68), B.S. in Computer Science, 1992.
    * Lindsay Gary (mourning after kill, #0), M.S. in Marine Science, 2009.
    * Beth Gilbert (Booty Ninja, #86), B.A. in Sociology, 1995.
    * Christina Jaramillo (Ace in Your Face, #21), B.A. in Psychology, 1998.
    * Jen Lemberger (Lem E. Atom, #238), B.A. in Art Studio, B.S. in Biology, 2003.
    * Kari Moran (Viva Violence!, #-1), B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2005; Ph.D. expected: 2011.
    * Chely Rodriguez (Fighterfly Femenista, #27), Sociology and Spanish, 2002.
    * Rachel Samson (Vino Noir, #750 ml), B.A. in English, 2003.
    * Jean Stultz (DopaMean Jean, #127), B.A. in Psychology, 1992 (and Burning Skirt Alum).
    * Meredith Tully (Merinator, #57), B.A. in Art History, 1988.
    * Tara Uliasz (T-Riot, #404), B.A. in Women's Studies and English, minor in Philosophy, 2003; Education Specialist Credential and M.Ed., 2006.
    * Meighan Weitzman (Queefer Madness), B.A in Art Studio, minor in Art History, 2006.
    * Melanie Martin (MelAdapted Misfit, #47 XXX) Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology, expected: 2013.
DJL: Derby Justice League (Referees and Non-Skating Officials)
    * Andy Delton (Machine Gun Monkey) Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences, 2010.
    * Emily Miner (Foxy Mc-$-Shot) Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology, expected: 2014.

For more information on the team, go to www.brawlinbetties.com.

Caption: From left: DopaMean Jean (Jean Stultz, ’92), Queefer Madness (Meighan Weitzman, ’06), UC Santa Barbara’s Ole, Semper Fatale (Christina Dotson, ’09), and Ann Peyrat (Lo-Blo SugGrrr, Chancellor’s office ’02-’04). Photo by Pam Patolo (aka: Draggin’ Duo)


Kathryn McKee, ’59 , has been elected board chair of the American Red Cross,Santa Barbara County Chapter. McKee,is president of Human Resources Consortia, a consultancy specializing in providing solutions to Human Resources issues. McKee is a member of the board of trustees of the UCSB Foundation; a director on the boards of iRisk Solutions Inc., the Fire Services Training Institute, and Old Spanish Days. She serves on the city of Santa Barbara’s Civil Service Commission, and is a member of the Human Resources Committee for the board of the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics. She was foreperson of the 2010-2011 County of Santa Barbara Civil Grand Jury.


Victor "Vic" Cox, '64, has become a certified member of the Channel Islands Naturalist Corps, a team of trained interpreters of the marine and island environments co- sponsored by the Channel Islands National Park and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. He is one of 25 new naturalists in the class of 2011, which was selected from more than 200 applicants. All unpaid volunteers, CINC members assist with commercial whale watch trips out of Ventura and Santa Barbara, and guide hiking tours on some of the northern Channel Islands.

Norm Wood, ’64 , past president of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association, represented Chancellor Henry T. Yang at the inauguration of Teresa A. Sullivan as the eighth president of the University of Virginia on April 15, 2011. Wood is a program manager employed with TASC, providing technical assistance to the Federal Aviation Administration in Washington, D.C.


Jean King, ’70 , was named executive director of the Shasta Women’s Refuge in Redding, Calif. King has spent more than 25 years working in the nonprofit arena, including 11 years as associate director of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association. King graduated from UC Santa Barbara’s business, leadership and management program

Angela F. Wallace, ’72, has been named president of the National Association of Professional Organizers. She has owned Wallace Associates, located in Marin, Calif., since 1986. Wallace is also author, speaker, and workshop instructor for entrepreneurs and new professional organizers. Wallace has served on NAPO’s board of directors since 2006, as well as two terms as president of NAPO’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. Wallace served four years on the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Carol Rozansky, ’74, has been named chair of the Education Department at Columbia College Chicago School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prior, she was professor of education at University of Nebraska, Omaha. Rozansky’s areas of expertise include PreK-12 literacy education, learning theory, urban education and critical pedagogy. She is a founding member and long-term officer of Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed. She has worked extensively as a volunteer with a community group whose purpose is to improve the academic achievement and opportunities of African-American students.

Lindy Sherwood, ’75 , was named managing director and president of Kaspick & Company, an investment management firm of TIAA-CREF that specializes in planned gift assets and mid-size endowments. Sherwood is joining Kaspick from Northern Trust, where she managed a private client wealth management region for Northern California. Prior to that, Sherwood held leadership roles at U.S. Trust, Charles Schwab and Citicorp, and has accumulated more than 30 years of experience in financial services. Sherwood resides in Redwood City, Calif.

Judy Watkins Sanregret, ’77 , was named director of education at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Sanregret received her teaching credential from San Jose State University and taught elementary school in Northern California for 25 years before returning to Santa Barbara several years ago. Sanregret’s husband of 31 years, Sam Sanregret, ’77, is president of Capital Lumber Company. He is a member of the UC Santa Barbara Intermural Hall of Fame

Curtis J. Edwards, ’79 , earned his medical degree in 1985 from the University of Washington, School of Medicine, and completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Oklahoma in 1990. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a past president of the Thurston-Mason Medical Society and the former chief of surgery of Mason General Hospital. He is a volunteer with the American Red Cross, Thurston Public Health and various free clinics. His practice in general and vascular surgery in Olympia, Wash., continued until 2000. Edwards switched specialties that year to aviation medicine after a disabling neck injury. He owns Olympia Aerospace Medical, and works as a senior/HIMS FAA aerospace medical examiner.

Lynn Rodriguez, ’79 , has been elected board president of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation for the next two years. Rodriguez has been an SBEF board member for nearly five years and is a former trustee for the Santa Barbara Unified School District (2002-2006). Rodriguez is married and lives in Santa Barbara. She has two daughters, one who recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz and another who will be a junior at San Marcos High School. She is an independent water resources management consultant and is co-owner of Rodriguez Consulting Inc.


George C. Buckbee, M.S. ’86 , was elevated to ISA Fellow at the ISA Honors and Awards Gala in October in recognition of contributions to the field of advanced control and optimization. Buckbee is a renowned expert in the field of advanced control and loop turning concepts. He is the author of a large body of work on the application of advanced control and loop tuning in many industries, and is responsible for many innovations in performance monitoring software.

Janda Lannigan-Piekarz, ’89 , was awarded the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Lannigan-Piekarz has been an educator for 21 years and has spent the last 10 years teaching fifth and sixth grades at Glenn Duncan Elementary in Reno, Nev. She has also taught in Washington and Alabama. In 2008, Lannigan-Piekarz was awarded the Northern Nevada Math Council Outstanding Educator of the Year award. She is a national board certifi ed middle childhood generalist and is certified in elementary and middle grades education and English as a second language education.

John Matsui, Ph.D. ’89 , received a 2011 Champion of Health Professions Diversity award from The California Wellness Foundation. The award includes $25,000 as an acknowledgment of his commitment to increasing California’s health care workforce and its diversity. He cofounded and serves as director of the Biology Scholars Program at UC Berkeley. BSP is a national model for supporting low-income and first generation students in science and health careers. Matsui is also the assistant dean for biological sciences at UC Berkeley. Previously, Matsui worked in administration at the Student Learning Center at UC Berkeley,and served as a faculty member and administrator at Santa Barbara City College. In addition, Matsui was awarded the Leon A. Henkin Citation for Distinguished Service at UC Berkeley, which recognizes faculty members for exceptional commitment to the educational development.


Ernest Morrell, ’93 , has been elected vice president of the National Council of Teachers of English. He is the director of Teachers College’s Institute for Urban Minority Education. Previously, Morrell was a faculty member at the Urban Schooling Division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He has also taught high school English and coached basketball, track and field, and cross country in Oakland, Calif.

Dennis Gervin, M.A. ’95, Ph.D. ’95 , was appointed president of Columbia College. He has served as Columbia’s vice president of Student Learning since 2005. Gervin also previously held other administrative positions at Columbia College as the interim dean of Student Services and interim dean of Instruction: Arts and Sciences.

Scott Collins, ’96 , and Kathleen Bohlman were married in a small ceremony in Pacific Grove, Calif., on July 9, 2011. Scott and Kathy reside in Victorville Calif., with their two dogs.

Jeremy Dillard, ’96 , was appointed to a three-year term on the AICPA Council, which governs the CPA profession, to represent the certified public accountants in the state of California. Dillard is a partner with Rivera, Jamjian & Dillard, LLP, in downtown Los Angeles, which provides accounting and tax services to small and medium-sized businesses.

Ryan Pingree, MESM ’99 , was promoted to manager of TEC’s San Diego office. He is responsible for operations in the San Diego area and continues to manage complex National Environmental Policy Act and water-resource projects throughout the southwestern U.S.

Claire Eustace, MESM ’99 , and her husband, Amit Shoham, have a daughter, Ilana, born Sept. 13, 2009. Amit and Claire married in June 2008 and honeymooned in northern India. Claire has performed energy policy work in the Division of Ratepayer Advocates at the California Public Utilities Commission since 2008.

Eco-investing with a Difference —Britton Smith

When Britton Smith MESM ’99 joined Santa Barbara Asset Management as a portfolio manager in 2001, his focus was the small but growing segment of the industry known as “socially responsible investing” (SRI). SRI fund managers look to invest in companies that allow their clients to, in the credo of green capitalism, do well while doing good.

However, the problem with most SRI funds, Smith says, is that they are established exclusively through “negative screens,” by excluding, say, extractive industries. Limiting the “investable universe” diminishes fund diversity, often causing SRI returns to lag behind those of traditional funds. Smith set out to find a better way. He came to Bren in fall 1997 as a member of the school’s second master’s class. “The assumption often is that if you go to an environmental school, you must be a weird, Birkenstock-wearing person,” he says. “But I’m not a tree-hugger; I’m a scientist, and I liked that Bren offered a new, modern, quantitative take on the environmental curriculum.”

He graduated with a specialization in biogeochemistry, then spent a couple of years with the environmental consulting firm Larry Walker Associates. He entered the financial industry in 2000 and has been with Santa Barbara Asset Management since 2001. Now, as a portfolio manager, he says, “There are few people who have the scientific credentials to have credibility in my area of focus. I do, thanks largely to Bren.” Smith’s understanding of environmental science and economic incentives informed his idea for a new kind of SRI fund based on positive, rather than negative, screening. His idea was to rate companies based on a series of positive criteria in two main areas: the environment and climate change — and to include the best companies in the fund. To create the EcoLogic fund, he developed an algorithm that gave weighted values to each of more than 40 variables, such as whether a company has a carbon emissions target and whether executive compensation is based in part on attaining environmental compliance goals.

Smith then broke down the investable universe into 22 industry groups and compared each company only to others in its peer group to identify his investable universe. Since 2007, its first full year of performance, the EcoLogic fund has outperformed the S&P 500. Nor is it tied exclusively to traditional “green” industries. The greater effect of SRI, Smith explains, is that if ethical behavior generates good returns, other companies will mimic that behavior, and if enough returns are generated by enough companies acting ethically so that it gains widespread attention, everyone will eventually adopt it.


Jill Richardson, MESM ’00 , has accepted a position as recycling coordinator with Waste Management in Castroville, Calif. She moved to Pacific Grove in late March.

Ryan Harding, MESM ’03 , and his wife, Wendy, celebrated the birth of their first daughter, Margaux Elice, on Nov. 22, 2010. Ryan also accepted the position of general manager of Northern California Operations for his employer, American Integrated Services, in the San Francisco Bay area.

Tim Olsen, MESM ’05 , returned to the consulting firm Environmental Resources Management in Irvine, Calif., where he is a project scientist specializing in air quality and sustainability. He and his wife, Nicole, have a new house in Anaheim Hills and were expecting their first child in April. Entering his second year of being off duty from the Marine Corps,

James Uwins, MESM ’05 , is pursuing a career at ManTech International. He says his group “does some really interesting work at the Department of Defense level on range sustainability, as well as environmental impact statements.” Former Santa Barbara City Councilman

Das Williams, MESM ’05 , was elected to the California State Assembly representing the 35th Assembly District and has since been appointed to several standing committees and boards. On Jan. 22, 2011, he married Jonnie Reinhold, project director of the Youth Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention grant at the American Indian Health & Services in Santa Barbara.

Stacey Kilarski, MESM ’06 , spent November as part of an international team of scientists Performing benthic community composition surveys throughout Apra Harbor, Guam. The team identified and quantified communities of algae, invertebrates, and corals that lie within the footprint of a proposed pier for nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

Yolanda Crous, MESM ’07 , was featured in a photo essay with audio commentary on the bestfriends.org website. The group performs compassionate work with abused dogs in New York City’s animal shelter. See the images at bit.ly/eySXGv.

Robin (Saklani) Kent, MESM ’07 , has been promoted to senior scientist at HDR|DTA, the consulting and engineering firm where she has worked for more than three years. She is located in Sacramento.

Renee Lafrenz, MESM ’07 , was married to Andrew Moore in San Francisco on Oct. 9, 2010. Cheryl Lee, MESM ’07 , served as one of the bridesmaids. Renee is currently working at the Alliance to Save Energy, where she manages the Green Campus Program.

Hannah Muller, MESM ’07 , and Tim Masterjohn married on July 3, 2010, then honeymooned on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. They live in Washington, D.C., where Hannah leads the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar America Communities program and Tim is general manager and partner of Floriana Restaurant.

Melissa Gomez, MESM ’08 , coopened a restaurant in Old Town Goleta called Goodland Kitchen. The grab-and-go restaurant serves only produce grown in Santa Barbara County.

Tim Kidman, MESM ’08 , left the Climate Action Reserve to accept a position as a climate change analyst at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where his supervisor is alumna Jill Gravender, MESM ’99 , director of climate change services for SAIC’s western region.

Kristian Beadle, MESM ’09 , has recently been traveling in southern Mexico, where he continues to write about climate adaptation and resilience in Mexico. A blog about his work can be seen on the Miller-McCune website and also at www.voyageofkiri.com.

Vared Doctori Blass, Ph.D. ’09 , accepted a position at Tel Aviv University’s Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, were she is focusing on the intersection of business and the environment. She also received a four-year grant from the European Union to continue her e-waste and cell phone end-of-life research and is working on issues of resource productivity and sustainable industrial growth with the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection.

Milli Chennell, MESM ’09 , is heading to Fiji in May for the Peace Corps. Beyond knowing that she will be working on environmental-resource management, she is not sure whether her assignment might be focused on coastal, terrestrial or riparian issues.

Lauren (Hess) Saez, MESM ’09 , a fishery biologist at the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southwest Regional Office, supported the 2011 Group Project that studied ways to avoid collisions between ships and whales in the Santa Barbara Channel. Recently, Lauren and her husband, Jeb, bought a home in Thousand Oaks, Calif. They were expecting their first child, a boy, on June 18, 2011.

Scott Webb, MESM ’09 , reports that the Cofan Group Project received the Best Poster Presentation of the Conference award at the U.S. EPA’s 19th annual Emissions Inventory Conference, held in September. The other group members were Heather Abbey, Carolyn Ching, Tyson Eckerle, and Emily Welborn.


Hylton Edingfi eld, MESM ’10 , was hired last September as a GIS database manager for Geosyntec Consultants. He’s still living in Santa Barbara and playing with Brengrass.

Dana Murray, MESM ’10 , is working as a staff marine scientist with the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization Heal the Bay. She is responsible for marine- and coastal-resources-related technical and policy projects for Heal the Bay. Murray and her husband, Bryan, were expecting their first child on July 4, 2011.

Jamie Persico, MESM ’10 , has joined Technicon Engineering Services Inc. as a staff Geologist in the environmental department. As Green Communities Coordinator for Westwood, Mass., Justin Whittet, MESM ’10 , is helping the town conduct an energy inventory and develop energy-reduction plans, with the goal of becoming a state-certified “Green Community.” Since summer 2010, he also conducted research for the San Francisco State University Department of Economics; his focus was the economic impacts of sea-level rise.

Athletics Reveals 2011-12 Hall of Fame Inductees, Legends of the 'Dome, Honorary Letterwinners

The UCSB Hall of Fame will add the women’s tennis doubles team of Amelia White ’97 and Kelly Spencer ’96 , men’s volleyball star Mike Gorman ’83, standout wide receiver Amahl Thomas ’92 , former women’s basketball coach Mark French ’73 and former baseball coach Al Ferrer.

Also, in 2012, UCSB Athletics is initiating a biennial award to accompany the Hall of Fame inductions, the Distinguished Gaucho Award. The initial award, which honors a former Gaucho athlete who has achieved great success in his/her post-UCSB career, will go to former tennis player Wayne Bryan ’69 .

The Legends of the ‘Dome program was introduced in 2009 to honor the athletes and coaches who made UCSB’s Thunderdome legendary. There have been eight banners unfurled in the first two classes of Legends with three more set to be introduced in 2011-12. The first banner, featuring the late Judy Bellomo, a two-time women’s volleyball All-American, will be unveiled prior to the Gauchos’ Oct. 15 match against UC Riverside.

The UCSB letterwinners program, known as The Gaucho Order, is made up of all former Gaucho athletes plus a select group of honorary letterwinners. The 2012 honorees are Assistant Athletics Director for Student Services Larry James ’75 and Athletics Trainer Bob Annable ’79 , both of whom have been affi liated with Gaucho Athletics for more than 30 years.


Evelyn M. Goodin, ’46 , was born in Fullerton, Calif., on Aug. 17, 1922. She attended Fullerton schools through junior college. She was editor-in-chief of First the Blade, 1942 edition of The California Intercollegiate Anthology of Student Verse. She won first prize for her poem “The Loot” in the 1941 edition. Goodin then enrolled at Santa Barbara College in Elementary Education. While there, Goodin wrote a column for the then alumni paper titled El Vistadorcito. She spent 33 years as a teacher in California public schools. Goodin was a member of the International Society of Poets, California Retired Teachers and The Whitney Lunch Bunch. Her husband, Robert Delmer Goodin, preceded her in death. Survivors include son Michael Warren Goodin, a lawyer, his wife Karen, and three grandchildren.

Bill Alhouse, ’49 , died Feb. 24, 2011. He was 85. A Brooklyn native, born June, 10 1925, Alhouse spent 16 years coaching at Stanford. After high school, Alhouse enlisted in the Navy during World War II. From 1946 to 1950, he played in the minor leagues with the Washington Senators, Brooklyn Dodgers and Minnesota Twins as a middle infielder He moved to Palo Alto in 1951, joining the real estate business first, and then the Indian coaching staff at Stanford. The American Baseball Coaches Association honored Alhouse in 2000 with a special Hall of Fame award. He was named Realtor of the Year in 1963 and received the Lifetime of Achievement award in 2001. He retired from that business in 1990. Survivors include wife Barbara, daughters Ginger and Jane, and fourgrandchildren.

Margaret Lee Feliz Sherlock ’64 , died Oct. 11, 2010, in Manhattan Beach, Calif. She was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Santa Barbara to Richard Anthony Feliz and Alda Lee Goodrich. She was an award-winning artist in the South Bay for more than 30 years. She spent three years as a stewardess for United Airlines based in Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, and was a member of Clipped Wings. After being grounded by marriage, Sherlock became a travel agent in Washington, D.C., and Manhattan Beach. She was an active member of both Los Californianos and Los Descendientes, and the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Survivors include husband Warren Curtis Sherlock; children Brian Richard, Scott Martin and Mary Lee (Howard); and eight grandchildren.

William Gordon Morez, ’65 , died June 13, 2011. Morez was born on Oct. 16, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., where he graduated from Lane Tech Public High School. He passed tests to become an Air Corps Reserve Cadet, and in 1943, at age 18, he joined the service, eventually attaining the rank of lieutenant. After discharge, he attended the University of Illinois until his first son was born. After his second son was born, he moved to Glendale and became a police officer, and then joined the California Highway Patrol. He was stationed in Barstow, Lompoc, Malibu, and eventually Santa Barbara, where he attended UC Santa Barbara to become a teacher. He taught art at San Marcos High School for 28 years. In 1989, he met Margaret, and they married in 1993.

Dennis Herbert Green ’64, M.A. ’66 , died March 4, 2011. He was 70 years old and lived in Alameda, Calif. Born in Eugene, Ore., Green was the only son of Herbert and LeReine Green. Growing up in the Great Northwest, the family relocated frequently, as Green’s father was a sawyer. They eventually settled in Eureka, Calif. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, Green taught there for 10 years. Moving to the Bay Area, Green worked at Children’s Hospital Oakland as its public relations director, and was creative director for Lazzari & Green Associates. Green was president of the Alameda Chamber of Commerce for 18 months, and he served on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club. Survivors include wife Diane Lazzari; sons Mitch, Max, and Barrett; and his sister Bonita Finley.

Virginia (Ginny) Hendrickson, ’67 , died Aug. 21, 2011. Born in 1945 in St. Paul, Minn., Hendrickson moved to Manhattan Beach, Calif., as a young child. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, she moved north to pursue her teaching credential at San Jose State University. At San Francisco State University, she earned her master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in teaching children with learning disabilities. In 1975, she married Robert (Bob) Hendrickson. She spent 39 years teaching in the public school system. Survivors include daughters Carolyn and Elizabeth, son-in-law Daniel, and grandsons Joshua and Zachary.

Hugh “Skip” V. Clary III, ’73 , died on Aug. 5, 2011. He was born May 2, 1951, in Enid, Okla. Skip was a resident of Chatsworth since 1973. Survivors include parents Hugh V. Clary Jr. and Sue H. Clary; and sisters Susan Marquez, and her husband Hudson Marquez, and Kimberly Meeks, and her husband Howard Meeks.

Rita Susan Hale, ’77 , died Aug. 19, 2011. She was born on Sept. 7, 1946, in Flint, Mich., to Vincent and Selma Callaghan. Hale attended Central Michigan University for two years, transferred to Michigan State University before marrying and moving to Ventura County in 1967. Later, she finished her education and received her teaching credential from UC Santa Barbara. Hale went on to teach first grade at Cornerstone Christian School for 20 years. In 1986, Hale, after being single for more than 10 years, married Danny. Survivors include husband Danny; sons, Ryan White and Aaron Hale; daughter, Elizabeth Falconer (husband Isaac); and grandsons, Devan White and Benjamin Falconer.

Michael Gordon Burgos, ’82 , died Aug. 13, 2011, in San Luis Obispo. He was 53. Burgos was born in July 1958 in San Jose, Calif., to Bill and Marion Burgos. He grew up in Ojai, Calif., having graduated from Villanova Preparatory School, where he excelled at tennis and basketball. Burgos graduated from UC Santa Barbara and Azusa Pacific, having earned his master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology and Education, and became a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Clinical Supervisor. Burgos and his wife, Patricia, became motivational speakers and co-authors of the award-winning The Book of Comforts: Simple, Powerful Ways to Comfort Your Spirit, Body & Soul. Survivors include wife Patricia; father Bill and Susan Burgos; and sisters KarenO’Neill (Bob) and Susie Sermak (Cas).


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