John Kelsey, '70 M.A., is the conductor of the Madrigal Singers,
a choral group at La Canada High School.

Craig Lucas, '70 B.A. Economics, a longtime student of proposition
procedures, is presently a Pasadena attorney.

Oliver M. Thompson, '70 B.S. Police Science, '73 M.A., chief of
the Inglewood police department, was named president of the highly
prestigious National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

Tim Brick, '71 B.A. Sociology, is a public relations and organizational
consultant who provides a wide range of services to business,
nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

Michael A. Cervantes, '71 B.A. English, '76 M.A. Education, '85
M.A. Mexican American Studies, is the vice president of El Rancho
Federation of Teachers and chairs the Union's committee on teacher

Colleen Collar, M.P.A., R.N., '71 B.S. Nursing, has been appointed
chief operating officer at Tustin Hospital.

Nancy Lavelle, '71 M.A. Special Education, is founder of The Almansor
Center in South Pasadena, a nonprofit educational organization
for infants, children and adults with learning, behavior and emotional

Kuen H. Lee, '71 B.S. Mathematics, was recently awarded the 1995
Distinguished Teaching Award by the Southern California Section
of the Mathematical Association of America.

Mattie M. Walker, '71 M.A. Health and Safety Studies, has retired
from the Los Angeles Unified School District after 38 years of

Donald V. Weatherman, '71 B.A. Political Science, is a senior
professor of political philosophy at Lyon College in Batesville,

Mary I. Coleman, '72 B.A. Sociology, is director of the Los Angeles
Urban League Head Start State Preschool Program which serves
1,416 children and families at 20 licensed locations.

Joy Felinger, '72 M.A. Drama, attended the Eleventh Annual Highlights
Foundation Writers Workshop at the Chautauqua Institution in
western New York state. In 1986, one of her learning activities,
which appeared in Teaching K-8, was awarded the state prize for
best family summer learning activity.

Judith A. Holton, '72 B.S. '80 M.S. Nursing, is currently the
assistant director of nursing development at Los Angeles Valley

Paul Malevitz, '72 B.A. Education, '83 M.A., is a part-time instructor
of English as a Second Language at East Los Angeles College's
southeast campus. He was elected Teacher of the Month in April

Steve Markman, '72 B.A. English, is a sales representative for
Bio-Lab, Inc. of Decatur, Georgia.

Mary O. Pandey, '72 B.A. Home Economics, teaches kindergarten
at Graham Elementary in Los Angeles.

Darline Robles, '72 B.A. History, was the first Hispanic and the
first female superintendent in the Montebello School District.
She has left Montebello to begin a new assignment as superintendent
of schools in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Raul T. Romero, '72 B.A. Spanish, South El Monte's city manager
since 1984, was recently named city administrator for the City
of Commerce.

Kent Twitchell, '72 B.A., '77 M.A. Art, renowned muralist and
1985 CSLA Distinguished Alumnus, was one of 20 individuals honored
at the 70th annual meeting and awards luncheon of the Los Angeles
Central City Association. He was presented with a "Los Angeles
Treasure" award by Mayor Richard Riordan.

Gary Gall, '73 B.A. Art, owner of Gary's Pottery in Manhattan
Beach, creates vases, platters, clay clocks and thermometers adorned
with scenes of the Southwest.

Lawrence J. Gaussa, '73 B.S. Business Administration-Marketing,
has been promoted to vice president at Union Bank. He oversees
the cash management servicing area in the Monterey Park Service

Joan W. Hollenbeck, '73 M.A. English, author of six books, is
teaching professional writing/creative writing for Coastline Community

George Aliano, '74 B.S. Police Science, a patrol captain and 31-year
veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, has returned to
the Foothill Division in Pacoima where he launched his police

Rich Cole, '74 B.A. Sociology, currently the business manager
for The Job Council in Oregon, received the 1994 Oregon Individual
Citation Award from the International Association of Personnel
in Employment Security.

Jimmie Woods Gray, '74 B.A. Social Science, is chair of the Los
Angeles County Democratic Central Committee.

Louis Gray, '74 B.A. Political Science, is now in his second year
as captain of the Northeast Los Angeles Police Division.

Wally M. Lieu, '74 B.S. Engineering, '76 M.S. Civil Engineering,
has been appointed assistant chief engineer for the Metropolitan
Water District of Southern California. His promotion was announced
by MWD chief engineer Gary M. Snyder, '64 B.S. Engineering-Civil.

Preciliano Recendez, '74 B.S. Business Administration-Management,
is a commissioner of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Juan Lopez, '75 B.A. Political Science, '79 M.A. Education, resigned
as assistant superintendent for personnel at the Little Lake City
School District to accept a similar position with the Bassett
Unified School District.

J.R. -Rich' Suit, Jr., '75 B.A. Political Science, has been named
director of insurance underwriting for the Automobile Club of
Southern California's affiliated Interinsurance Exchange.

Jose Vizcarra, '75 B.A. Physical Education, is a teacher at Moreno
Valley's Edgemont Elementary School.

Fred Yanez, '75 M.A. Health and Safety Studies, has stepped down
as Downey High's baseball coach, a program he headed for the last
28 years. He continues to teach and serve as athletic director
at the school.

Robert G. Zahary, '75 B.A. Biology, was recently appointed associate
vice president of academic affairs at California State University,
Dominguez Hills. Most recently, he served as chair of the Accounting
Department at Cal State L.A.

Enrique Atevalo, '76 B.A. History, has his own law firm in the
Pico Union District which serves a multi-ethnic and diverse clientele-from
political asylum seekers from war torn countries to foreign professionals,
investors and corporate clients with immigration needs.

Barbara Held, '76 B.A. Physical Education, has won recognition
as a Santa Monica firefighter and earned many gold medals for
swimming in the World Fire and Police Games, a competition second
only to the Olympics in number of participants.

George Lagomarsini, '76 M.S. Electrical Engineering, is a retired
engineer from Caltech's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL).

Al Rios, '76 B.A. Physical Education, '81 M.A. Education, is in
his second year as assistant principal at Dana Hills High School.

Brynn Kernaghan, '77 M.A. Political Science, is a new member of
the La Habra Planning Commission.

Robert T. Harrison, '78 M.A. History, associate professor of history
at Oregon State College, has published Gladstone's Imperialism
in Egypt - Techniques of Domination. The scholarly work contains
24 rare photographs that document the British invasion of Egypt
in 1882.

Okeyo A. Jumal, '78 B.A. History, is vice principal of Serrano
Middle School, San Bernardino City Unified School District.

Kevin Perkins, '78 M.B.A. Business Administration, is president
and CEO of Sizzler International, Inc.

Wesley Ru, '78 B.S. Business Administration-Marketing, 1993 CSLA
Alumni Award of Merit recipient, is chief executive and co-owner
of Western Badge & Trophy Company in Los Angeles.

Alice M. Campbell, '79 M.S. Geology, has joined Stearns Conrad
& Schmidt (SCS) Engineers as a project manager specializing
in groundwater and water well studies related to landfills and
other solid waste facilities.

Gustavo Castro-Meza, '79 B.A. Political Science, is a counselor
assistant for the Los Angeles Unified School District at Garfield
High School.

Jacki Raymond, '79 B.A. Art, is Executive Director of the Creative
Arts Group in Sierra Madre.