FACETIME AUGUST 2013 - 1990s
A Fine Romance by Christi Barth, '91 BS
'91 BA, recently released the second book in her Aisle Bound series. A Fine Romance revolves around chocolate and funny romance
set in Chicago. As a former wedding planner she spent every day immersed
in romance - now she writes it!
The law firm, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
welcomes Scott Palmer, ’92 BA, to
its intellectual property division, located in Beijing, China. Palmer manages
IP portfolios for numerous multinational companies, and advises complex IP
litigation in China, as well as on trademark/copyright registration and
David Lowe, ’93 BA (photo above), won an Emmy Award at the 42nd
Annual Northern California Area Emmy Awards on June 15. The Emmy Award was for
his role as Executive Producer of Studio Sacramento’s “Human Trafficking”
episode, which explored the problem of human sex and labor trafficking in the
Sacramento area. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Overall Station
Excellence. David has been the president and general manager of KVIE, the PBS
station in Sacramento, since 2008. He is married to Terri (Green) Lowe, ’93 BS, and has two daughters.
’94 BS, is the subject of a video by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) for her work to
serve the primary care needs of her community. Felicia is an OB/GYN Unity
Health Care’s Anacostia Health Center in Washington, D.C., and the first D.C.
area clinician to be featured in the video series.
The City of Prescott has appointed Pete Wertheim, ’94 BSJOU (above photo), as communications and public affairs
manager. In his new role, Pete will support relations and dialogue between the
city government and the public. He will also manage social media and the city’s
website. Most recently Pete served as vice-president of Strategic
Communications for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Dr. Steven Gonzalez,
’96 BSED & ’00 MAT (above picture), has been approved by the Maricopa Community
Colleges Governing Board for the position of president of GateWay Community
College, the newest school in the valley-wide system. He has more than 15 years
of experience in instructional and administrative higher education.
Lori Britt (Laura
Vogt), ’96 MED (photo above), recently visited Flagstaff to share her new book, I Will Not Resign with a local
audience at the Cultured Café. A former elementary school instructor, Lori
shares the problems and shortfalls of the public education system and offers a
candid view into the challenges educators face behind the classroom doors.
Photo credit: AZRE
RJM Construction has hired Sean Conry, ’97 BST (above photo), as project executive for its Phoenix office.
Sean specializes in healthcare construction, and will supervise
pre-construction through project management for medical environment projects.
He was previously director of healthcare for a local general contractor.
Actor Seamus Dever,
’97 BS (above photo), and star of ABC’s Castle,
returned to NAU to teach a master acting class for theatre students. We sat
down with Seamus for an interview
about his career last fall.
Louie lends a hand with the barbecue
’97 & ’00 BS, was one of 20 alumni to receive a limit-edition Louie
bobble-head as part of an alumni Facebook
giveaway. She writes, “Thank you for my Louie. I was just in Flagstaff this
weekend visiting family and I came home to PA to Louie. My husband coaches
men's volleyball at Penn State so I'm going to be taking Louie with me to games
in January when the season starts!!! Tonight Louie is enjoying BBQ wings with
Lake Havasu High School honored Dan Kuch, ’97 BS, in the school’s
graduation ceremonies to recognize his accomplishments as a senior police
officer in Lake Havasu, Ariz. as well as his achievements as a former student.
During his time at LHHS, Dan earned nine varisty letters, served as class
vice-president and was a member of the national honor society. Today he also
works part-time as substitute teacher.
The Peoria Education Foundation trustees welcome Ryan Madrid, ’97 BAILS, to their board of directors.
Ryan is a mortgage banker with V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc.
Cathy (Wiestling) Beecham, ’98 MA, has been appointed to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission of Lincoln,
Neb. She was selected based on her experience on the Lincoln Electric System
Board. She also serves on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission. Cathy
first became involved with city government when she and some neighbors opposed
a proposal to remove some old homes in her community, and the process piqued
her interest in planning.