Class Notes – July 2022

Have you recently celebrated a wedding, baby, new job, promotion, or honor? Been published, moved into a new home, or welcomed a grandchild? Share your news with the CSU alumni family by submitting a class note. Approved class notes will be published here and in CSU Magazine.

Book cover: Whales Sharks, and Other Tales1960s

(Charles) Duane Harris (B.S., ’69) recently published an environmental memoir, Whales, Sharks, and Other Tales: One Man’s Love Affair with the Ocean. The book details the story of Harris’s career with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, where he served as director of the coastal resources division for 18 years.


Book cover: Caught between the gospel and the magisterium

Frank Kelly (B.A., ’72) has officially been retired for 20 years as a math teacher in Colorado.

David Tracy (B.A., ’77) became a grandfather in 2019 to twin boys, Owen and Wyatt Hale of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. In 2021, he published his book, Caught Between the Gospel and the Magisterium: When Sheep Have to Shepherd.  Since his retirement from the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post in 2006, he is spending his retirement writing, gardening, and spending half of the year playing golf in Mexico with his wife of 23 years, Lupita Fauvet.

Selfie of Daniel Genova
Daniel Genova


Daniel Genova (B.F.A., ‘80) moved with his family to Bloomingburg in upstate New York after living and working as a professional artist in Brooklyn for almost 40 years. In Bloomingburg, Genova plans to continue his work as an artist, expand his studio, raise some farm animals, and possibly open an artist retreat.

Carol Stormer (B.S., ’86) is a life-long Occupational Healthcare Provider, notably being listed as a Top Healthcare Provider in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, 2020. From her time as a Occupational Therapist, Stormer states that she is most proud “to have improved [patients’] quality of life.”

Michel Williams in offices
Mike Williams

Mike Williams (B.S., ‘86), is a Senior Shareholder at Senn Visciano Canges, PC and is celebrating his thirty-third year of practice. Williams was recently selected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Fellowship is based upon outstanding legal ability, experience, contribution to the profession and highest standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of Real Estate Law.



Headshot of Matt Heap
Matt Heap

Matt Heap (B.A., ‘94) recently retired as the Chief and Deputy Director of the Colorado Division of Gaming for the State of Colorado after 28 years of service to the state. As of June 2022, Heap has accepted a position with GeoComply as the Sr. Director of Compliance.


Robert Richardson (Ph.D., ’02) has been appointed Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of the Interior and says that he would not have achieved this milestone were it not for the foundation of his education at CSU.


Lauren Sandell in wedding dress with her husband
Lauren and Jake

Lauren Gunn-Sandell (B.S., ’16) and Jake Gunn (B.A., ’15) just celebrated their marriage in May 2022. They also just purchased their first home together in Denver and look forward to incorporating décor that brings back memories of their time spent in Fort Collins and as students at CSU. Finally, Lauren graduated with her master of public health degree in epidemiology from CU-Anschutz in May 2022 and will be working as a clinical researcher with the Department of Biostatistics.

In Memoriam


Dr. William McBride (B.S., ’50)

Cleon Kimberling (B.S., ’51; D.V.M., ’59)

Ardell Versaw (B.S., ’52)

Clarence Blinn (B.S., ’53; M.S., ’61)

David Seaver (B.S., ’55)

John Wolny (B.S., ’57)

Bernard Maynes (B.S., ’59)

Robert Raines Sr. (B.S., ’59)


George Waring IV (B.S., ’62; Ph.D., ’66)

Beverly Sue Heckenlivey (B.A., ‘63)

Don Seedle (D.V.M., ’63)

David Boyle (B.S., ’64; M.S., ’68)

Earnest Seiler Jr. (D.V.M., ’64)

Dr. Kathleen Wilson (B.S., ’64)

Peter Moller (B.S., ’65)

Kenneth Forbes (M.Ed., ’67)

Nathaniel Messer IV (B.S., ’67; D.V.M., ’71)

John Quinn (B.S., ’67)

Baxter Black (D.V.M., ’69)


Matt Colker (M.S., ’70)

Ellen Eberhard (B.S., ’70)

Melvin Staats (B.S., ’71)

Arturo Herrera (B.S., ’72; M.Ed., ’81)

The Reverend Robert Fisher (B.S., ’74)

Terence Moreland (B.S., ’74)

Timothy Slattery Jr. (B.S., ’76)

David Salman (B.S., ’79)


Yana Vishnitsky (B.A., ’82)

Brian Farmer (B.S., ’84)

Michael Metil (B.S., ’85)


Kimberly Albrecht (B.F.A., ’02)


Caroline Crawley (B.S.W., ’19)

Faculty and Staff

Sharyl Pierson


Harry Ferguson Jr.

Karen Gibbens

JoAnn Kuhns

Robert Sakata

Don Wehring

Carol Wood

Jim Young