Class Notes – November 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.


Rich Gregory (B.S., ’58; Ph.D., ’69) wrote an invited chapter for an upcoming book on the role of leadership in sustaining fisheries that will be published by the American Fisheries Society next fall.
In 2019, he received an award as Outstanding Instructor in Applied and Environmental Science at Front Range Community College.

Bob and Maxine
Bob and Maxine Schultz


Maxine E. (Henke) (’60) and Robert J. Schultz (’61) will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 5, 2020. They are very active in their Oak Ridge, Tennessee, church, participating in more than 62 mission trips to Honduras, Louisiana, and Appalachia.

David (B.S., ’61; M.S., ’68) and Ruth Haynes ( B.S., ’81) Fullaway are now retired and continue to live on the Island of Maui. David worked for the State of Hawaii division of forestry from 1961–71, and the Federated States of Micronesia as Chief Forestry Officer for the U.S. Trust Territory for 5 years, as a science teacher for 12 years. They have three children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Ken Carpenter (B.A., ’69) published his memoir, Borderlands Boy: Love, War and Peace in the Atomic Age, which includes chapters on his years at CSU.


David “Yobie” Crowell, (B.S., ’88) published the fourth edition of Mountain Biking Moab: More than 40 of the Area’s Greatest Off-Road Bicycle Rides (Falcon Guides, 2019). Dave shares his love of the outdoors while detailing the best rides around Moab, in Canyonlands, and high in the La Sals in this handy pocket-size guidebook.


Dawn (Evans) Odean (B.A., ’92) was promoted to Executive Director of Early Learning for Jeffco Public Schools in Golden, Colo. In her new role, Odean will lead the school district’s preschool through third grade strategic plan efforts, ensuring universal access to quality preschool, equitable school readiness, and intentional community partnerships so that families of young children thrive.


Evan P. Schneider (B.A., ’01), is editor of The Best of Boneshaker, recently published by Fort Collins’ own Wolverine Farm Publishing. Ten years in the making, the book is a weather-worn collection of prose, poetry, interviews, art, and literary miscellany from ten issues of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac that Esquire calls “a philosophical love letter to life in the saddle.”

Megan Larson (B.F.A, ’08), owner of Wellington-based M Rock Creative, was honored as one of BizWest’s Northern Colorado 40 Under Forty.

Machin Norris
Machin Norris


Machin Norris (B.S., ’10) was among the top finalists for the 2020 Colorado Teacher of the Year award conferred by the state Department of Education. She is a graduate in agricultural education who teaches STEM classes Northridge High School in Greeley. Norris earlier worked as an emergency medical technician and trainer, which led to her career as a teacher. She was nominated for the state honor for her work developing global citizens through education in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. She is a teacher liaison for the Space Foundation based in Colorado Springs and is especially interested in promoting aerospace opportunities to her students.


Paul Carringer portrait
Paul Carringer

Paul Carringer (Ph.D., ’13) received the Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award from Franklin University. The award recognizes those who have challenged students intellectually in the classroom and careers.


 In Memoriam

*CSU Alumni Association member



Robert Sanborn (B.S., ’50)

Raymond Brandt  (D.V.M., ’51)

Leona Heilman (B.S., ’51)

David Lemons (B.S., ’51)

Robert Bryant (B.S., ’53; D.V.M., ’55)

Harold Blach (B.S., ’54)

Robert Gray (B.S., ’54; B.S., ’55)

Roger Lane (B.S., ’54)

William Amsden, Jr. (B.S., ’55; D.V.M., ’57))

Patricia Tharp (B.S., ’58)

*Col. John Slocum, USAF (RET) (B.S., ’59)

*Jerry Smith (B.S., ’59)



Vance Weidle (D.V.M., ’60)

Dean Orcutt (B.S., ’62)

Alvin Hargis (B.S., ’63)

William Robinson (D.V.M., ’67)

Raymond Buchholz (M.Ed., ’68)

Diane Vandepeute (B.S., ’68, CERT, ’68)

Roger Connelly (B.S., ’69; CERT, ’69)



James Grayson, Jr.  (B.S., ’70)

Lt. Col. Gerald Abbott, USAF (B.S., ’71)

Toni Christensen (B.S., ’71)

Joanne Pappas (B.F.A., ’71)

Rebecca Hurley (B.A., ’72)

Scott Fasken (B.S., ’73)



Steven Davis (B.S., ’85)

Nadine Henry (B.S., ’80)

Deborah Rams (B.A., ’87)

Heather Prochaska (B.S., ’89)



Raelynn Petrovich (B.A., ’96)



Jay Fetig (B.S., ’04)

Megan McGinnis (B.S., ’06)



Thomas Gilbert (B.A., ’15)


Faculty and Staff

Nancy O’Connor, Ph.D.

Dr. Dwayne Oglesby

Dr. Gene Wilken



John Arnold

Kim Davis-Speaker

Barbra Johnson

Mary Luttenegger

Arthur Meyer

Dr. Keith Miser

Walter Moore

Barbara Prenzlow

Bill Rister

Randy Smith

Lucy Stromquist

Dan Ward