Marshall Griffith, a philosophy major, reports a few modest publication successes in recent years. Aethlon, The Journal of Sports Literature, Volume XXXIV:1 includes his short story, “On Scent,” about a run and swim across Lake MacDonald in Glacier Park, Montana. The Almagre Review: Issue 6, Part 1, contains his nonfiction story, “The Wind Rivers,” about an emergency helicopter rescue during a National Outdoors Leadership School course in 1980. Aethlon Volume XXXVIII:2 includes his poem, “Meanings to My High Board Diving.” Marshall thanks CC for introducing him to Professor Glenn Gray, who became his adviser.
Sally Jo Button has lived her life on her own terms — every day and in her unique way. Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2022, she invited her longtime friends to a living wake in Denver on July 9, 2022. The invitation read: “Leave your tears and tissues at the door.” People from all chapters of her astonishing life joined this most remarkable woman. Her CC sisters embraced her while taking a page from her book on how to appreciate every moment of life.
Tim Davis ’74, ’76 was a high school math teacher in Colorado Springs for many years and is now a photographer. He lives in and has a studio in the North End.
Elizabeth L. Frank, Ph.D., received the American Association for Clinical Chemistry Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education in Clinical Chemistry. The award recognizes an individual who has devoted a major portion of his/her professional life to enhancing the practice and profession of clinical chemistry through education. Elizabeth also was awarded the 2021 Society of Young Clinical Laboratorians Mentorship Award, given annually to an AACC member who goes above the call of duty to support SYCL and the development of young scientists. In 2000, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by CC.
Holly Ornstein Carter ’85, Beth Skelton ’88, Katy P. Link ’84, Brian K. Link ’88, and Melissa Brown Moore ’85 celebrated July 4, 2022, together at the Columbine Ranch outside Aspen, Colorado. Melissa and Holly are proud to have hiked to the top of Mount Sopris that same week and went on a few great area hikes with Katy.
At the annual Colorado Judicial Conference in September 2022, Ed Jude Casias ’87 was able to corral some judicial officers who have a Colorado College connection.
Jenny Lopez Filkins has been appointed to the Lari-mer County Court in Colorado’s 8th Judicial District, effective Sept. 16, 2022. She has served as senior assistant city attorney for Fort Collins since 2014, focusing on municipal, employment, and constitutional law. Jenny earned her bachelor’s in political science from CC and her juris doctor from the University of Colorado Law School in 1992.
Alumni gathered for a reunion amid the autumn colors of Crested Butte, Colorado, in Fall 2022.
Rob Gard recently lost a $5 bet he made in 1990 with Susan Ashley, professor emerita of history, that he would never get married. On June 25, 2022, Rob wed Buffy Stahl in Madison, Wisconsin. Several alumni in attendance were part of the small, unofficial CC “Greek” association, Zeta Omega Iota (Zany Outrageous Individuals).
W. Eric Kuhn was sworn in as a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals on July 22, 2022. Gov. Jared Polis appointed him in June 2021 and Eric has been handling appellate cases, but the pandemic delayed his formal investiture. After earning his bachelor’s in biology, Eric received his juris doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and worked in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office for more than a decade.
Dr. Jennifer (Harris) Shuford was named interim commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, effective Oct. 1. Jennifer has been the DSHS’s chief state epidemiologist, using medical data to make public health decisions. She earned a bachelor’s in chemistry at CC, a master’s in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a medical degree from the University of Texas.
Maria Moskver was named the new president of Cloudvirga, a digital mortgage provider, in July 2022. She will lead the company’s strategic growth through technology investments, new products, brand awareness, and enhancing customer experience. Maria earned her bachelor’s in economics at CC, then went on to the University of Denver, where she earned her juris doctor in 2000 and her master’s in business administration in 2001.
Brooke Vick has been named the first chief diversity officer at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She has been the college’s associate provost for faculty and diversity initiatives since 2018. Brooke earned her bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in women’s studies at CC, and her master’s and doctorate in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002 and 2006.
Brittany (Teksten) Kauffman was announced as the new chief executive officer of The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver in August 2022. She had been serving as interim CEO since May 2022, and previously served as a senior director overseeing IAALS’ programmatic strategy, projects, and research. Brittany earned her bachelor’s in chemistry at CC and her juris doctor at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Dee Daniels Scriven is the director of the Office of New Americans, a new office under the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Its mission is to promote economic stability, and support economic, social, linguistic, and cultural integration by investing in immigrants’ success. Previously, Dee worked in the Office of Refugee Resettlement under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She earned her bachelor’s in international political economy and a juris doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law.
Ben Joseph Harvey, founder of Summation Wealth Group (formerly Harvey Financial Group) in Colorado Springs, has been recognized in Forbes magazine as one of the top wealth advisers and top financial security professionals in Colorado. Benjamin also serves on the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College advisory board.
Tiffany Plate ’00, left, caught up with T. Carlis Roberts ’00, center, and Daisy Davis Simmons ’99 for a fun weekend in Boulder, Colorado, in September 2022.
Alexander (Sandy) Pope is an assistant professor at Salisbury University in Maryland and co-directs the university’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. He recently won the Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Sandy says the impetus for this work, and for the work underpinning his Columbia University doctorate in social studies education, was the Pioneers Museum internship he held while at CC.
Gena R. Goodman-Campbell ’06, center, and Megan Perkins ’98, third from right, are serving together on the Bend, Oregon, City Council. Gena became Bend’s mayor on May 18, 2022, after her fellow city councilors appointed her to serve out the remainder of the former mayor’s term. Gena and Megan enjoy working together on challenging issues such as homelessness and equity, and thwarting constant sabotage attempts by a fellow city councilor who is a DU alumna.
Simon Cataldo won a contested Democratic primary for state representative for the 14th Middlesex District in Massachusetts. It encompasses four communities just outside of Boston, including his hometown of Concord. Simon’s priorities include climate and environmental health, infrastructure, education, governmental integrity, reproductive justice, and mental and behavioral health care.
Jayash Paudel ’10, left, reunited with Mark G. Smith, professor of economics, recently in Boise, Idaho. Mark was Jayash’s academic adviser during his time at CC. Jayash is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Oklahoma.
Jeffrey Nadel has been selected as one of 15 White House Fellows placed with the Department of Veterans Affairs for 2022–23. Jeff is a resident neurosurgeon at the University of Utah and is committed to combating health disparities around the world. He has worked in Costa Rica and Uganda, and has published more than 36 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and press articles. Jeff was a Boettcher Scholar at CC, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s in neuroscience. Jeff also earned his master’s in clinical research and his medical degree from the University of Michigan.
Sara Bodner ’13 married Ryan Hedges ’13 on Sept. 10, 2022, in Lyme, New Hampshire, in the presence of many Tigers.
Anna Squires has joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory as a science writer. A political science major at CC with an independently designed minor in multimedia communications, she will write for the sustainable transportation research team at NREL, which is focused on decarbonizing the airline, automotive, and trucking industries.
Jared Dunham Bell and Patty Atkinson, both ’18, were married July 2, 2022, in Harwich Port, Massachusetts. Many of their CC friends joined them for the happy occasion.
Meg Tomhave has not slowed down after her many accomplishments while studying neuroscience at CC. She enrolled in the physician assistant program at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and worked in emergency rooms during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meg joined Physician Assistant Students for Leadership, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Diversity, which seeks solutions to racial inequalities, and joined its board of directors. After graduation, she will move to California to work as a P.A. in psychiatry and research.
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Lovely design, everyone!
2004 Alexander (Sandy) Pope is an Associate Prof, got that magic hard-won tenure before Covid. Thanks for publishing that note.
Karen Rechnitzer Pope, ’70
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