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Class notes from the 1970s

1978Robert Tucker has published a book, Driving Growth Through Innovation, that shows how 23 vanguard firms have accelerated innovation in their companies. Tucker is president of The Innovation Resource, a research and consulting firm, and has given presentations and consulted with corporations around the world. This fall he will be traveling to India and the West Indies. (appeared in the Fall 2002 issue)   Stephen Glosecki, M.A., Ph.D. '80, associate professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was named winner of the Frederick W. Conner Prize in the History of Ideas for 2002, presented annually to a UAB faculty member for an outstanding essay on the history of ideas. (appeared in the Winter 2003 issue)    Terry Price, J.D., is a partner at Lehr Middlebrooks Price & Proctor, an employment-defense firm in Birmingham, Ala. (appeared in the Winter 2003 issue)    Barbara Cushman Rowell died in an airplane accident in August 2002 at age 52. A photographer, artistic designer and pilot, Ms. Rowell had recently completed a book, Flying South: A Woman's Inner Journey. She and her husband, Galen Rowell, a well-known adventure photographer, were killed along with their pilot and a fellow passenger returning from a Bering Sea photography workshop. Ms. Rowell is survived by her mother and brother. (appeared in the Winter 2003 issue)    Richard Moreno, publisher of Nevada Magazine, has joined with photographer Larry Prosor to produce a photo essay book titled Endless Nevada: A Photo Essay of Nevada (Stephens Press). (appeared in the Spring 2003 issue)    Lisa (Duerr) Leonhard was hired as the child development supervisor for Sacramento County's Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Protective Services Division. She supervises child development specialists in emergency response, court services, family maintenance and the Birth and Beyond program. (appeared in the Summer 2003 issue)    Kevin Shelley is serving his first term as California's secretary of state. As the state's chief elections officer, he is overseeing the special election to recall Gov. Gray Davis. Shelley lives with his family in San Francisco. (appeared in the Fall 2003 issue)    Jack Gualco is head of the Sacramento-based government relations consulting firm The Gualco Group Inc., which was presented with the 2003 Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture Award by the California Agricultural Production Consultants Association. (appeared in the Winter 2004 issue)    Karen Caplan was appointed to the board of directors of the Los Angeles branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She is president and CEO of Frieda’s, which markets and distributes specialty produce, chair of the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association and a director of the U.S.D.A.’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee. (appeared in the Spring 2004 issue)    Christopher Daly was recognized by the American Meteorological Society for his contributions to the advancement of applied meteorology. He founded and is the director of the Spatial Climate Analysis Service at Oregon State University in Corvallis. (appeared in the Spring 2004 issue)    Bruce Hildenbrand retired in 2001 as a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems. He now pursues various outdoor activities in the Bay Area, Colorado and Europe and is active in several charitable organizations helping the needy, public schools and national parks and monuments. (appeared in the Summer 2004 issue)    Phil Maher runs the Lean Manufacturing group for Seagate Technology, a disk drive manufacturer. The Fremont resident previously spent five years as the general manager of a high-tech factory in Singapore. (appeared in the Summer 2004 issue)    Physician Eugene Ogrod, J.D., chief executive officer of the Oregon Medical Association, received the American College of Physician Executives fellowship award, recognizing his contributions to the advancement of medical management. (appeared in the Summer 2004 issue)    Ron Sufrin, J.D., was promoted to executive vice president, business and legal affairs, for MGM Home Entertainment Group in Los Angeles. He will oversee affairs for home entertainment, video-on-demand, pay-per-view and consumer product operations. (appeared in the Summer 2004 issue)    Bernard “Bernie” Feldman, Ph.D., was killed in an auto accident in February 2004 at age 66. He was an internationally recognized clinical pathologist and hematologist and was a faculty member of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. He led efforts in the mid-’90s to create the Companion Animal Blood Bank, used by veterinary practices throughout the two states. Survivors include his wife, Karen Thomason ’81, D.V.M. ’86, and his son, Jay. (appeared in the Summer 2004 issue)    Tom Daley and his wife, Vivian Hawksbee, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in August. Daley works in the risk management department of Bragg and Associates; his wife is a nurse for Sutter Roseville Medical Center. (appeared in the Fall 2004 issue)    Ingrid Barrett Smith, M.A., passed away in July 2004 at age 48 from stomach cancer. She studied statistics and economics in college and worked as a data applications designer for several technological companies. She was an active volunteer in her Menlo Park community. Survivors include her mother, Clotilde, her husband, Lyle, and two sons, Colin and Derek. (appeared in the Fall 2004 issue)    Prescott Deininger, Ph.D., received a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a research program in cancer genetics at Tulane University in New Orleans. He is associate director of the Tulane Cancer Center and holds the Zimmermann Endowed Chair in Cancer Research. His wife, Celia Hemphill Deininger ’77, is a high school tennis coach and tutors reading for at-risk second-graders. They have two grown daughters, Emily and Lisa. (appeared in the Winter 2005 issue)    Irène Pijoan, M.F.A. ’80, died in August 2004 of breast cancer. She was 50. She was a prominent artist and San Francisco Art Institute associate professor since 1983. Her work, which ranged from oil paintings to cutout paper and metal, has been shown at museums in the United States and Europe, including the Guggenheim Museum, Oakland Museum and the Berkeley Art Museum. Survivors include her husband, Craig Nagasawa, and her daughter, Emiko. (appeared in the Winter 2005 issue)    Michael Gan of Meritage House of Photography in Pleasanton earned a master of photography degree from Professional Photographers of America. Gan is one of only some 200 master photographers in California. (appeared in the Summer 2005 issue)