Class Notes – May 2019

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.


Clark Champney (B.S., ’66) taught Industrial Arts and Science for two years in Hugo, Colo. before starting to work for Nelson Stud Welding.

Barbara Fleming (B.A., ’67; CERT, ’67) was presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. She is endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the writing industry.


Greg (B.S., ’72) and Susan (B.A., ’73) Super are enjoying retirement in Arlington, Va. They had long careers in the US Forest Service in Utah, Montana and three tours in Washington, D.C. Their son, James, completed his Ph.D. in geochemistry and paleoclimate at Yale University. He majored in geology and Earth Systems at Stanford University and was a field paleontologist at Grand Canyon National Park before starting at Yale. He is moving to London, England for a job at the scientific journal, Nature Geoscience.

Margaret Mizushima (M.S., ’75) was awarded the Silver Medal in the Benjamin Franklin Awards, named finalist for the Colorado Book Awards for her mystery Burning Ridge, and among nominees for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year.


David Simmons (B.S., ’84) assumed an elected position as Teller County, Colo. Assessor, after the 2018 Colorado general election. He ran unopposed and will serve a four-year term. He serves as business director at Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners (RMIP), an advanced tech firm, since 2014. He retired in 2011 from US Space Command/ANG as a Lt. Colonel, USAF/ANG and served in mobile combat ops. His spouse, Marcia Ann Simmons (B.S., ’83), passed away on her birthday, April 27, 2006, from cancer. She is survived by her husband and Benjamin Lee.

Radford (Skid) Hall (M.S., ’77; Ph.D., ’86) retired from 25 years as a lecturer in Land Use Control and Environmental Policy and Planning at Stanford University. Dr. Hall is also retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in San Francisco and had a local consulting practice for many years. He obtained his M.S. at Colorado State University under the Corps Civil Works Fellowship Program. He and his wife live in Pacifica, Calif. Where he served on the city planning commission as a board member and past president of the Pacifica Land Trust. A Colorado native, he still misses not living in his beautiful home state.

Todd A. Shetter (B.A., ’87), Chief Operating Officer of ActivCare Living, Inc., has been appointed to the State of California Health and Human Services Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee for a three-year term. The Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee represents consumers, providers, and advocates of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. In 1988, the Committee was established to provide ongoing advice and assistance on program needs and priorities of persons impacted by Alzheimer’s.


Scott Shuman (B.S., ’92) is a partner and auctioneer with Hall and Hall, a real estate marketing company focused on premier rural properties, with 20 regional offices in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Texas, and several other states. He has served as president and chair of the board of directors for the National Auctioneers Association and contributes to the University by conducting two annual fund-raising auctions for CSU Athletics. Shuman, his wife, Krista, and their three children live near Eaton, Colo.

Dawn DiPrince

Dawn DiPrince (B.A., ’95; M.A., ’12) was recently promoted to chief operating officer of History Colorado, a Denver-based agency of the Colorado Department of Higher Education that promotes statewide history, culture, community growth, and human connections through programming at eight museums across the state. DiPrince has worked for History Colorado since 2012, earlier serving as chief community museum officer and director of El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo, Colo. She hopes to help History Colorado integrate more fully with Colorado communities and their collective heritage.

Laurie Schmidt’s (M.S., ’98) print book, Utah Canyon County: 20 Must-See Sites and Short Hikes, won a gold medal in the IPPY Independent Publisher book awards as a Mountain West regional nonfiction.  


Martha Weidmann (B.F.A., ’05) is co-founder of NINE dot ARTS, an art consulting and curating firm based in Denver that envisions, curates, and installs large-scale art experiences for corporations and public spaces. The firm has received accolades for installations at the Dairy Block, Colorado Convention Center, and The Crawford Hotel at Union Station and been selected to curate artwork for the new CSU Campus at the redeveloped National Western Center in north Denver. The center will be a year-round hub for events, scientific collaboration, and public education; art installations on the site of three CSU buildings will connect visitors with the themes of food, water, sustainability, and health.

 In Memoriam

In Memoriam May 2019

*indicates Alumni Association membership


*Clyde A. Brunner (D.V.M., ’51)


Mable Ann Sherrill (B.S., ’60)

Glenn E. Wilson, Jr. (B.S., ’60)

Catherine Hutchinson (CERT, ’64; B.A., ’65)

Diane J. Meese (CERT, ’66; B.S., ’66)


Loren K. Weston (B.S., ’70)

Barbara J. Nelson (M.Ed., ’71)

Donnie L. Branche (B.S., ’74)

Rosemarie D. Fallt (B.S., ’74)

*David R. Sebits (M.S., ’75)

*J. Raymond Carpenter (Ph.D., ’77)

Eugene S. Phillips (M.A., ’79)


Diane S. Carlson (B.S., ’89)


Blake J. Warner (B.S., ’10)

Elizabeth A. Hampshire (M.M., ’15)

James R. Wagner (B.S., ’16)


Paul W. Mielke, Jr.


Bruce Deifik

Suzanne Durnford

Carol Hansen

Lavine Kuk

*Judith A. McCall

C.J. Streit

David C. Van Metre

Robert Wind


Helen A. Abbey

Taeler A. Aweida

Merwyn W. Browning

Ryan M. Horne

Richard Maulsby