Anne Curtis Flanigan is enjoying retirement. She and her husband John celebrated their 50th anniversary last September. They both sing with the Honolulu Symphony Chorus and the Honolulu Chorale. Their 13-year-old granddaughter visited in July and the couple is planning a trip to China in the spring. • Janice Jilka McElroy retired this year from her position as grants manager at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. In January, she traveled to Ghana as a consultant for WomenTrust, an NGO with a mission of empowering women and girls through microfinance, education, and healthy living skills. She was invited to present a workshop for 60 women organizers in Accra on “How to Run a Successful Political Campaign.” She is currently serving as governor-elect for Rotary District 7870 in southern New Hampshire and Vermont.
50th Reunion: October 14–16, 2011!
Art Berglund is among a group of five inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame this fall. Art is a longtime USA Hockey executive. He was included in the class of 2010 along with three former NHL players — Jeremy Roenick and brothers Kevin and Derian Hatcher, and V. George Nagobads, former team physician for the University of Minnesota. Art played hockey for CC and remained in Colorado Springs after graduating, managing the Broadmoor World Arena and working for USA Hockey.
Cornelius G. Strakosh has been recognized by Stanford Who’s Who for his work in the financial services industry. Cornelius has been a financial consultant for Merrill Lynch for the past 17 years, and has been in the industry for 37 years. He opened his office in 1993 and is a broker who handles accounts from $250,000 to more than $10 million.
Tanner Foust, son of Glenn Foust ’65 and Jane Lentz Kretzmann ’66, won two gold medals in the X-Games in car rally competitions in Los Angeles in July. • Norma Parker has been appointed mission director for Nicaragua by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She is charged with overseeing a variety of programs to promote economic growth and improve health and education for the people of Nicaragua. Norma is a development specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of rule-of-law programs. She was recently working in Pakistan, where she was a senior adviser to USAID. She has also led rule-of-law projects in El Salvador, Peru, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kosovo, and Azerbaijan.
45th Cluster Reunion: October 14–16, 2011!
Jinny Erdely was honored by friends and community members in Santa Fe, N.M., at a benefit on her 65th birthday. The benefit was organized to help Jinny with medical expenses related to her recent battle with cancer in the shoulder and subsequent arm amputation. Jinny is well-known as a midwife who delivered nearly 1,000 babies in and around Santa Fe. She studied anthropology at CC and at California State University-Northridge, and began delivering babies in the area in 1982. Last spring, she learned about the cancer and went in for surgery knowing she would lose her arm. Since the surgery, she has been working hard at physical therapy. Sponsors of the benefit say it was to honor Jinny on her birthday, and to celebrate her life, which she has given to the community. It was also designed to honor all midwives.
45th Cluster Reunion: October 14–16, 2011!
Darcie Swenarton Peet was featured in the January/February 2010 issue of Art of the West magazine and September 2010 American Art Collector. She was selected this year as a signature member of Oil Painters of America and has been invited to exhibit in several national shows, including The Russell Museum Show in Great Falls, Mont., the Cowgirl Up Exhibit at Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Ariz., Salon International in San Antonio, Texas, and The Great American West Show in Tucson, Ariz. She recently traveled to Alaska and the Canadian Rockies and cycled California’s wine country and the Colorado Rockies for inspiration for her current works. • Mel Proctor is the author of “The Official Fan’s Guide to ‘The Fugitive’,” a book of history and behind-the-scenes details from “The Fugitive,” which was one of the most enduring TV dramas of the 1960s. Starring David Janssen, the show followed Dr. Richard Kimble, a man who was innocent in the death of his wife, but charged with her murder. The plot device of Kimble, who relentlessly pursued his wife’s killer, has been imitated again and again in TV dramas and on film. Mel was a Colorado College athlete who went on to a career as a sports announcer, a writer-producer for NFL Films, and the author of “Second Chances,” a young adult novel about a high school basketball player. Mel has also acted in TV series and films. He is currently working on his memoir, doing professional voicing, and operating a consulting business on sports media. He has lived in San Diego since 1997.
Dorothy Bradley was the first and only entry in her class (women age 60–69) in the Bridger Ridge Run near Bozeman, Mont. She completed the 20-mile race (with a total elevation gain of 6,800 feet and loss of 9,500 feet) in seven hours and 15 minutes. She resides in Clyde Park, Mont. • Michael Kelly has joined Tucker Welch Properties as a realtor associate in Richmond, Mass. Michael was most recently an IBM executive with Solution Sales Group. He also worked with Oracle and Computer Associates and in university admissions for Colorado Women’s College and Warborough College in Oxford, England. Michael did his graduate work at the University of San Diego. He is a competitive race walker and masters swimmer.