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Class Notes Archive 1931-2014

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Class notes from the 1970s

1970The Rev. Dennis Rhodes was appointed rector of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Norwich, Conn. Rhodes has been a priest for 20 years. He has two children, Sarah and Jonathan, and a granddaughter, Alexa. (appeared in the Spring 2000 issue)   Tim Hudson has worked in many western national parks since leaving UC Davis but hasn't missed a summer season in Yellowstone since he graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, with an M.S. in 1971. Hudson is now chief of maintenance at the world's oldest national park. He led the park's "Greening of Yellowstone" campaign and has been involved with a variety of environmental activities, including the reduction of solid waste in counties and cities surrounding the park and with a project to construct a composting facility near West Yellowstone, Mont., where garbage from the park will be recycled or composted. For his many efforts he received the 1998 Guardian of the Flame Award from the National Park Service and the 1998 Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Achievement Award. (appeared in the Summer 2000 issue)    Brent Hallock, M.S. '72, Ph.D. '76, was named a 1999-2000 Distinguished Teacher at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Hallock, a professor of soil science, joined Cal Poly in 1979. He also serves as chapter adviser for the Golden Key National Honor Society and was named the College of Agriculture's 1997 Dole Outstanding Teacher. (appeared in the Fall 2000 issue)    After 28 years of service, Carl Larson, J.D., recently retired as a public defender from the federal court's Eastern District of California. He was also named the nation's Outstanding Assistant Federal Defender by the Association of Federal Defenders. (appeared in the Winter 2001 issue)    Stephanie West Allen owns Allen & Nichols Productions in Denver. Allen & Nichols provides keynote addresses and training programs that use humor. Allen has also written the book 24/7 This! The Merry Method to Accelerate Success and an article about the benefits of humor to the legal profession, which was published in the Santa Clara University Law School alumni magazine. (appeared in the Spring 2001 issue)    Ruth Daniels, D.V.M., is national breeding program veterinarian for Canine Companions for Independence. Daniels has worked for the organization since 1982, helping maintain breeding data and compiling and analyzing behavioral and medical data to assess a dog's breeding value for particular traits of interest. (appeared in the Fall 2001 issue)    Attorney Thomas Nolan, J.D., has been the defense attorney in a number of notable cases, including the Avant! trade secrets case and the Billionaire Boys trial. The Contra Costa Times recently wrote that "He is widely considered one of the best defense attorneys in the Bay Area." (appeared in the Fall 2001 issue)    Judith Heagstedt was appointed vice president for investment management and chief investment officer of Princeton Theological Seminary. She had been senior portfolio manager at Honeywell International in Morristown, N.J. (appeared in the Spring 2002 issue)    Ed Sbragia, senior vice president and winemaker for Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, was named 2001 Winemaker of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle. The Chronicle praised him for the intuitive approach he learned, in part, from his farmer father. (appeared in the Spring 2002 issue)    John Michael Vlach, professor of American studies and anthropology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., has written The Planter's Prospect: Privilege & Slavery in Plantation Paintings (University of North Carolina Press). The book explores the depiction of plantations and slavery in the work of six artists from the period 1800-1935. (appeared in the Summer 2002 issue)    Gov. Gray Davis appointed Gary Carlton, executive officer of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, to the state Water Resources Control Board. Carlton is the former president and chief executive officer of McLaren-Hart Inc., an environmental engineering company, and he also served as an environmental engineer with J.B. Gilbert & Associates and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. He lives in Placerville. (appeared in the Fall 2002 issue)    William Gray, chief executive officer and dean of Washington State University, Spokane, was re-elected chair of the board of Empire Health Service, a multi-hospital tertiary care system headquartered in Spokane, Wash. This is his fifth term as board chair. He also serves as vice-chair of Inland Northwest Health Services, which administers a rehabilitation hospital and air ambulance company in Washington state, and was recently appointed vice-chair of a state commission on the health professions crisis. (appeared in the Fall 2002 issue)    Clifford Krowne is a research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. His daughter, Elizabeth Natalie, graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in June and attends Glendale Community College in Arizona. His son, Aaron Philip, graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University last year and is enrolled in the computer science graduate program. (appeared in the Winter 2003 issue)    Tim Metcalf, M.S. '80, curator of the UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, received an Award of Distinction from the UC Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for his research, teaching and outreach with the conservatory, considered one of the best collections of its kind in the UC system. (appeared in the Winter 2003 issue)    Stephen Tauzer, J.D. , an assistant district attorney for Kern County, was found murdered in September 2002 at age 57. Mr. Tauzer joined the district attorney's office in 1975 after brief stints in the public defender's office and private practice, rising through the ranks to the second-in-command position in 1988. He was known for his hard work and legal acumen and for his service to the community, which earned him the local Bar Association's Bench and Bar Award earlier this year. He is survived by his mother and 13 siblings. (appeared in the Winter 2003 issue)    William Ehler, D.V.M. '74, is retiring from his job as deputy director of clinical research at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. (appeared in the Spring 2003 issue)    Tony Giannoni, J.D., is president of the Sacramento office of the Allen Group, a commercial development firm. He is currently overseeing construction of the 12-story Meridian Plaza in Sacramento. He and his wife, Debra, a first-grade teacher, have three children. (appeared in the Summer 2003 issue)    Walter Goodman, M.S. '72, a professor of entomology at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, has received its Chancellor's Award for distinguished teaching. (appeared in the Summer 2003 issue)    Michael Remy, J.D., died of prostate cancer at his home in Fair Oaks in April 2003. He was 59. Mr. Remy was an environmental attorney and one of the founding members of Remy, Thomas and Moose. He was best known for leading the fight to close the Rancho Seco nuclear power plant. Survivors include his wife, Trudy, daughter and three grandchildren. (appeared in the Summer 2003 issue)    Sheldon Schuster has been named president of Keck Graduate Institute, a life sciences graduate school in Claremont. He had been assistant vice president for research and graduate education at the University of Florida and was director of that university's biotechnology program. Schuster has two college-age daughters, including one attending UC Davis law school. (appeared in the Fall 2003 issue)