Bernard Michael Thomas Daly, BA'48, MA'71(CAR), living in Toronto and Grenada, is receiving good reviews for his third book, Beyond Secrecy: The Untold Story of Canada at Vatican II, published in 2003 by Novalis, Ottawa.
Dr. Daniel (Dan) Murray Beveridge, BSA'61, BA'62, MA'65, PhD'84(Wis), of Regina, SK, has retired from the University of Regina after serving 1972-1996 with University Extension and 1996-2003 with the Faculty of Education where he taught Environmental Education and was assistant director of the research unit. After graduation from the U of S, he was an instructor at the Western Co-operative College in Saskatoon and extension specialist at the community development training centre in Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa), Africa.
Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Albert Feltham, BComm'61, PhD'67(Berkeley), of Vancouver, BC, graduated with honours from the Faculty of Commerce in 1961. He was in the "combined BComm/CA program" and become a CA in 1960 (Saskatchewan gold medalist). He taught for two years at the University of Alberta and then went to the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his PhD in 1967. Jerry then taught at Stanford University for four years, before moving to the University of British Columbia in 1971. He formally retired from UBC at the end of 2003, but is continuing to do research and teach/guide PhD students on a part-time basis. Jerry has received and been notified of three major awards during the past few months. In November, he became a Fellow of the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada (the first accountant to receive this honour). In June, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. In August, Jerry was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame at a breakfast meeting at the Annual meeting of the American Accounting Association in Orlando. For information about the 'Hall', see their website at http://fisher.osu.edu/acctmis/hall/.
Anthony Peter Dutchak, BA'64, Dip/Educ'65, BEd'67, PGD'78, has retired from teaching after a 39-year career at Humboldt Collegiate Institute, Humboldt, SK.
Dr. Radhey "Lal" Kushwaha, MA'64, PhD'67, of Saskatoon, SK, recently received CSAE's Maple Leaf award which recognizes distinguished leadership in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He is currently Professor of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, a post held since 1986.
Douglas (Doug) Austin Bassett, BE(ME)'65, MSc'68, has retired from the Canadian Space Agency where he was a Space Station project manager since 1987. Doug and his wife Carole have moved from Montreal to their retirement home in beautiful Gibsons, BC. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Margaret "Nayda" Veeman, BA'65, BEd'80, PhD'04, MSc'67(McG), of Saskatoon, SK, received her PhD in Educational Administration in May 2004. Nayda left her position as Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Literacy Network in 2000 in order to compare adult literacy policy in Canada and Sweden. In 2003, Nayda was re-elected President of Friends of the Broadway Theatre, an organization in which she was a founding member in 1993.
Garry Donald Peter Shepp, BA'66, BEd'70(REG), of Nanoose Bay, BC, is a real estate developer on Vancouver Island. He has recently published The Hockey Player, a 2003 Best Seller, which is the story about a Saskatchewan boy's rise to professional hockey stardom. The book's website is www.thehockeyplayer.com.
Angelina Beveridge (Dizon), PGD'67, BSN'62 (Philippine Christian Colleges/Mary Johnston School of Nursing, Manila), of Regina, SK, is employed with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region where she has been a diabetes nurse educator since 1985. She has served as a nurse in the Philippines, United States, Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa), and Canada, and as a nursing instructor at Kelsey Institute and Wascana Institute in Saskatchewan.
Karen Lorraine Cunningham, BA'67, of Medicine Hat, AB, who taught drama at Medicine Hat High School for 23 years, was honoured by School District #76, Medicine Hat, AB, when they named the theatre The Karen Cunningham Performing Arts Centre.
Neil Allan Brans, BSc'70, Sc'71, MSc'73(MAN), has joined the United States Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist. He is now assigned to the US Embassy in Doha Qatar. His wife Judith and their 3 dogs accompany him.
Garth Leslie McCutcheon, BSP'75, of Foam Lake, SK, was installed President of the Canadian Pharmacists Association at the annual conference in Niagara Falls on May 18, 2004. Garth and his wife Gaylene Joanne McCutcheon (Heisler), BSP'74, own and operate McCutcheon Pharmacy in Foam Lake. Their children, Brett and Heather, are both graduates of the University of Saskatchewan's College of Engineering.
Elton Charles Ash, Dip/Agric'77, of Kelowna, BC, is Regional Director for RE/MAX of Western Canada (1998), Inc. based in Kelowna. Jayne (Kelsey Nursing '79) and Elton have 4 daughters. Celeste, BA'04, Okanagan University College; Tanya, Senior, Sports Management, Goshen College, Goshen, IN; Sabrina, Sophomore, Interior Design, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON; Sarah-Jayne, Grade 12, OKM Secondary.
Dr. Edward Arnold Johnson, PhD'77, of Calgary, AB, was recently appointed to the G8 Legacy Chair in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Johnson is a graduate from the Department of Plant Ecology at the U of S and is currently director of the Kananaskis Field Stations and professor of biological sciences at the University of Calgary.
Freda Toffolo (Frost), BA'78, MSc'80(LDN), of Saskatoon, SK, practised as a Speech-Language Pathologist for 21 years with Royal University Hospital. Freda married Jack Wigham, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan in 2001. She retired in 2004. Freda and Jack are keen lawn bowlers and challenge other alumni to try this wonderful sport.
Leanne Gay Pool (Mellon), BSN'85, of Wellington, New Zealand, is the Programme Leader for the Bachelor of Nursing Programme at Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Wellington, New Zealand. Leanne is married to a Kiwi (Bruce) and they have two children, Daniel and Sarah, aged 10 and 7. They recently came home to Saskatchewan so the children could experience a white Christmas.
Gary Robert Smith, BComm'86, MBA'87, after six good years in Montreal, is going back to Edmonton to fill the newly created post of Portfolio Strategist at Alberta Investment Management. He is very much looking forward to being much closer to family and old friends. Drop him a note at: email@example.com.
Dr. Stanford (Stan) Fred Blade, MSc'87, and Dr. Linda Felicia Blade (Spenst), MSc'87, could not resist the invitation to return to West Africa. Of course, it is much more interesting to have Daniel (6 yrs) and Savanna (5 yrs) along for the experience. Stan recently joined the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as Deputy-Director General (Research). Stan and family are based at IITA headquarters in Ibadan, Nigeria. IITA is an award-winning major international research organization that is dedicated to the enhancement of food security and income of resource poor people in Africa. IITA has 150 international scientists at work in 12 countries in the areas of improved crop genetics (nutrient content and yield), innovative integrated pest management technologies, and working with farmers to ensure the long-term sustainability of production systems.
Myles Alan Calvin, BA'88, MA'94(Accs), MA'96(WU), of El Paso, TX, USA, was commissioned as a chaplain (CPT) in the Texas State Guard (Air Wing). He continues to serve as a Chaplain (CPT) in the USAF Auxiliary ï¿½ Civil Air Patrol. When not involved in ministry within these two organizations, he works in the Social Service field.
Michael Morgan Watrous, BE(EE)'88, of New York, NY, USA, was recently appointed Vice President of Core Infrastructure/Market Data Services at Goldman Sachs in New York City. After completing his degree from the U of S, he then went on to complete his Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Delaware.
Gary William Sereda, BSA'89, is now stationed in Moose Jaw, SK, where he is a military instructor pilot on the Harvard II. This move follows previous postings to Comox, BC, and Winnipeg, MB. Gary and his wife, Michelle, have two wonderful daughters, Calli (6) and Keena (4).
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Robert (Rob) Mitchell Hendry, BSc'90, LLB'00, of Calgary, AB, articled with an intellectual property boutique in Ottawa after graduation, and then relocated to Winnipeg to join Manitoba's oldest and largest firm. After becoming the only Manitoba lawyer to also become a registered patent agent, Rob decided to relocate to Calgary to continue providing legal and patent agency services (finally taking advantage of that long-neglected geology degree). Most of his work involves patent prosecution and IP strategic advice in the oil and gas industry. Rob and his wife Pamela Lou Delong-Hendry, BEd'90, now have two sons; Nicholas (age 4, who was born during Rob's third-year law) and Adam (age 2). Their third child was born in July.
Dr. Donald Uwemedimo Ekong, MSc'91, PhD'97, of Macon, Georgia, USA, has recently completed a 3-month summer research fellowship at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. He worked on developing computer networks for health-care organizations in low-resource environments. He has since returned to Mercer University in Macon where he is an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering.
Dr. Edward (Ed) Leslie George Hardy, MD'92, and Pamela (Pam) Nadine Hardy (Loy), BSN'90, of Vernon, BC, welcomed their second child, Declan Andrew James, born July 22, 8lbs 1oz. Big sister Kristen is very excited.
Brett Ivan Thurston, BEd'93, has been living in Calgary for the past six years with his wife Suzette Marie Thurston (Korchynos), BA'87, MBA'89, BEd'95 and their two children, Zachary and Tyler. They love it there near the Rockies. Brett left the teaching profession in 1998 and now works with Century 21. He would love to connect with other alumni and can be contacted at www.bthurston.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonnie Bridget Cutsforth-Huber, BMus'95, of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, received her PhD Musicology degree from the University of Kentucky in May 2004, and has accepted a position as professor of music at Chesapeake College in Maryland. Bonnie has published articles in the National Opera Association Journal and in Music Research Forum. She is also a book reviewer for the National Opera Association. She was awarded the Rey Longyear Award in 2001 and 2002 by the south central chapter of the American Musicological Society for outstanding scholarship, and was the winner of the 2003 National Opera Association Scholarly Paper Competition. Bonnie is also an active mezzo soprano. Most recently, she has appeared in Le Nozza di Figaro, Falstaff, and Daughter of the Regiment with Kentucky Opera, and in Turandot with Cincinnati Opera. She also had her debut in April 2004 with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra as the alto soloist in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Jennifer Jean Klane, BA'96, ARTS'96, of Edmonton, AB, is pleased to announce her marriage to Sean William Harvey, BA'97. The wedding took place in Edmonton, AB, in summer 2004.
Michelle Lynn Brummund (Cocks), BComm'97, and Denton Keith Brummund, BSA'97, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Mikayla Helene on May 24, 2004. Michelle and Denton are living in Brock, SK. Michelle has been working as a Chartered Accountant with Close Perkins Hauta in Kindersley since 1999. Denton is still operating the family farm near Eston, SK. He recently obtained his commercial pilot's license and is operating an aerial spraying business.
Kevin James Morris, BComm'97, MSc'00, and Rolanda Dawn Morris (Vollman), BComm'98, MPAcc'99, of Toronto, ON, are pleased to announce the birth of their first child, William Harvey James on February 25, 2004.