Class Notes – June 2021

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 Colorado State University Magazine.


David Fullaway (B.S., ’61; M.S., ’68) and Ruth Haynes (B.S., ’61) have 3 daughters, Lori, Alynn, and Adell. David worked for the State of Hawaii as a forester and forest nurseyrman for 10 years. In 1972, he went to Micronesia to serve as the chief forestry officer for the U.S. Trust Territory. Returning to Hawaii, he ran a one man sawmill and did substitute teaching.

Janet Noland (B.S., ’64) retired from her work as an occupational therapist in February. She treated patients and clients in the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado in hospital and nursing home settings for several years and finished her work in Home Health at Alamosa County Public Health. Her favorite expertise was evaluating clients for home modifications to determine if the client required ramps, new porches and hand rails, bathing and toileting grab bars, and walk-in showers.

Bruce Frye (B.S., ’67) became a great grandfather to twins born on February 15, 2021, and sends congratulations to his granddaughter, Kyley Dalton, and her husband, Mike Dalton, of Provo, Utah.


Tim O’Hara (attended 1978-1982) is a professional photographer based in Fort Collins, and he recently co-founded the 2021 Ashes to Art benefit auction to generate more than $26,000 for two Northern Colorado fire departments, the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District and Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. The fundraiser arose as a way to support the volunteer agencies that helped respond to the Cameron Peak Fire, which began in August 2020 and grew to be the largest wildfire in recorded state history. Art to Ashes solicited about 100 pieces of donated artwork from artists across the country; the art was auctioned through an online platform in May. Every piece was uniquely connected to the Cameron Peak Fire: Each incorporated either ash or charcoal from the burned landscape. Among the artwork auctioned was this mixed-media piece, titled “Stand Tall,” created by Fort Collins artist Gwen Hatchette (M.S., ’94), a retired elementary teacher who now works as a full-time studio artist. Other CSU alumni who contributed work include Bob Coonts (B.A., ’63), Christine Martell (B.F.A., ’71; M.F.A., ’88), Natalie Touchberry (B.F.A., ’05), and Blake Welch (B.F.A., ’85).


Jackie Brown-Griggs (B.A., ’84) joined GBSM as Senior Counselor. A former communications executive before a 20+ year consulting career, Jackie understands the unique reputational pressures facing the C-suite. She specializes in strategic communications, issues management, public relations and branding, and has represented some of the largest organizations in the Rocky Mountain West across several industries including non-profit stewardship, healthcare, industrial, food and beverage, home building and more.

Lisa Fortier
Lisa Fortier

Sandra Browning Windsor (M.Ed., ’84) published her second book, Fractured, a novel. In 2016, she published her memoir, FBI Wife, which became a Colorado Author’s League award winner.

Lisa A. Fortier (B.S., ’89; D.V.M., ’91), a leading veterinary surgeon, researcher and editor, will become the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) and the American Journal of Veterinary Research (AJVR) effective June 28.

Raja Segaran Kuppuswamy (B.S., ’89; M.S., ’94) served as a technical engineering services front-liner with the International Organization for Migration for 15 years in the Middle East, contributing to reconstruction and economic recovery projects for refugees. Kuppuswamy is now retired and lives in Malaysia.


Betsy Smith (M.Ed., ’90) recently joined the Right Question Institute as executive director. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Right Question Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational organization that builds people’s ability to ask better questions and participate in decisions that affect them, helping advance a democracy where all people can learn, make their voices heard, and advocate for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Witt-Estes townhome
Tsuga Townhomes

Matt Wittman (B.S., ’97) is founding principal of Wittman Estes, which received a 2021 AIA National Housing Award for the multifamily project, Tsuga Townhomes. The Seattle-based firm was the architect, developer, and general contractor for this three-unit multifamily urban infill housing community with a single home and a two-unit duplex.


Jason Rosenholtz-Witt (M.M., ’11) accepted a position as Visiting Professor of Music at Oxford College of Emory University, beginning Fall 2021.

In Memoriam


Col. James Beil (B.S., ’51)

Jim Moore (B.S.,  ’54)

Dick Hann (B.S., ’55)

William King (B.S., ’56)

Marr Fawcett (D.V.M., ’58)



Lyman Youngberg (B.S., ’64)

Robert Douma (B.S., ’66)

Kenton Amen (B.S., ’67)

Donald Lightner (B.S., ’67; M.S., ’69; Ph.D., ’71)

Chester Gebauer (B.S., ’68)



Tommy Anderson (B.S., ’71)

Jacqueline Abrams (B.S., ’73)

George E. Fosdick (Ph.D., ’75)

Gregg Seebohm (B.S., ’76)

Glen Longhurst (Ph.D., ’78)

James Vanlandingham (B.S., ’78)

Capt. John Parker (B.A., ’79)



Philip Durkee (M.S., ’80; Ph.D., ’84)

Louise Butler (D.V.M., ’85)

Helen Peletis (B.S., ’8

Mary Malik (B.A., ’89)



Eric Porter (B.A., ’92)



Dr. Richard Nuttall (M.A.E.E., ’12)

Chelsea Moller (B.F.A., ’15)



Dupree Branch, Jr.

Kaherdin Britt



Art Darbie

Provvidenza Gerace

Martha Stahmer