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					                                                          HAMLINE        THE MAGAZINE OF HAMLINE UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                       SUMMER 2006




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                                             Hamline University first published an alumni                  FEATURES




       VOLUME 103 / NUMBER 2 / SUMMER 2006
                                             periodical in 1904, called the Alumni Quarterly of
                                             Hamline University. Now simply titled Hamline,
                                             the publication is for alumni and friends of the              15   Life in the Liberal Arts
                                             university, and is published three times per year by               After forty years, F. Garvin Davenport retires.
                                             the Office of Marketing Communications.
                                             Hamline Magazine is printed on 10 percent post-               20   Artist, understood
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                                             ink. The coating is water based.
                                                                                                                Why students sing, act, dance, and create.
                                             Editor
                                             Breanne Hanson Hegg MANM ’04
                                             Contributing editors
                                             Dan Loritz ’69
                                             Jane Telleen
                                                                                                           DEPARTMENTS
                                             Jen Thorson ’96
                                             Contributing writers
                                                                                                            2   Arts, Academics & Athletics
                                             Carrie Albers ’97
                                             Lucy Dwyer ’06
                                                                                                           10   Faculty Notes
                                             Breanne Hanson Hegg MANM ’04
                                             Jennifer Krempin
                                                                                                           14   Associations of Hamline
                                             Troy Mallat                                                        Alumni News
                                             Linda Gesling
                                             Jen Thorson ’96                                               28   Class Notes
                                             Magazine Intern
                                             Lucy Dwyer ’06
                                                                                                           36   In Memoriam
                                             Contributing photographers                                    40   The Last Word
                                             David Banks Studios
                                             Toni Hauser
                                             Dawn Villella
                                             Designers
                                             Kelly Christ
                                             Allison Long
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FROM THE EDITOR
                                 Hamline magazine has a
                                 responsibility not only to share
                                 important news and information
                                 with you, but also to do so in an
                                 environmentally and fiscally
                                                                       blogs
                                                                                  podcasts &
                                                                                          Web site
                                                                                          offers new ways
                                                                                          to stay connected                                                                     Calling all
                                 responsible way.                      Whether you’ve had a blog for years or haven’t upgraded
                                    We’re proud to report that we’ve
                                 been using agri-based (soy and
                                 vegetable) inks for years, and will
                                 continue to do so in the future.
                                                                       from the Walkman, Hamline’s newest technological
                                                                       offerings are worth checking out. As long as you know how
                                                                       to operate a mouse, you can access one of the newest
                                                                       features: blogs, or journals that are kept online.
                                                                                                                                                                                children’s
    Starting in the fall we’ll also switch to a 10 percent post-
    consumer recycled stock. The magazine is and will continue to
    be recyclable.
       There is also another exciting change in this issue: for the
                                                                          Podcasts, the other new offering, are audio or video files you
                                                                       can download or have automatically sent to your iPod. So
                                                                       instead of reading a speech, you can listen to it on your own
                                                                       personal portable player.
                                                                                                                                                                                book writers!
    first time in the magazine’s more than 100-year history, it will
    be printed in full color. Even more exciting is that full color    • Ever wanted to know what student life is like now? Or do
    actually costs less than our previous design.                        you know someone who is thinking of applying to
       Some speculate that technology will one day make                  Hamline? Four College of Liberal Arts students                             New MFA offered in writing for children and young adults
    magazines obsolete. But I think there will always be a place for     volunteered to give you a glimpse of their daily lives in
    magazines in the world … a computer or a BlackBerry can’t            Hamline-sponsored online journals, or blogs. Addie,               Children’s book authors of the future        and All Rivers Flow to the Sea; and Jane     several nights a week, students attend
    replace the experience of holding and flipping through a             Natalie, Nick, and Tyler post entries every few days about        will soon be heading to Hamline              Resh Thomas, author of Lights on the         five two-week residencies, taken over
    magazine.                                                            their life at Hamline.                                            University. The Graduate School of           River, The Counterfeit Princess, and         four semesters. After each residency,
       Hamline magazine will march on, reporting the births of           www.hamline.edu/cla/admission/blogs                               Liberal Studies is now offering a low-       Behind the Mask: The Life of Queen           students will work independently with
    children of alumni who may one day grow up and share news                                                                              residency master’s of fine arts in writing   Elizabeth the First.                         a faculty advisor, who will provide
    of their own children and achievements in its pages.               • Remember how amazing that first trip abroad was? Follow           for children and young adults. There is         With a student-faculty ratio of just      mentoring and detailed manuscript
       Only now, the baby photos will be in color.                       along with a first-year class that studied slavery in England     no other program like it in the Upper        five-to-one, the program will provide        critique through monthly
                                                                         in January, and read about their adventures trying the            Midwest, and only one other like it in       an in-depth education in the field of        correspondence.
                                                                         good (digestive cookies) and bad (mayo and corn                   the country. It is geared toward writers     children’s literature and a high degree of       “This program is a wonderful
                                                                         sandwiches) of English food and living with host families.        of literature for children and young         individual attention.                        extension of our master’s of fine arts in
                                                                         www.hamline.edu/hamline_info/fysem_online                         adults who hope to be published.                Jane Resh Thomas has been a critic,       adult literature,” Rockcastle said, “And
      Breanne Hanson Hegg MANM ’04                                                                                                            “This will be a rigorous program for      writer, and writing coach for the past       it’s a great fit for Minnesota, which has
                                                                       • The School of Law offers a new option for those                   adults of all ages and backgrounds who       thirty-five years. She said that by          so many talented authors of children’s
                                                                         wondering if the law school is right for them. Their “Meet        want to learn the craft of writing and       participating in this new master’s           and young adult literature. The low-
                                                                         the Experts” feature allows you to listen to six students         gain an understanding of the field of        program, students will shave years off       residency program will provide
                                                                         talk about their experiences. Mindful that not everyone           children’s and young adult literature,”      their apprenticeship.                        students with individualized exchanges
    Correction                                                           owns an iPod (yet), this feature is both available as a                                                                                                     with outstanding authors and an in-

    In the spring 2006 issue of Hamline, the obituary for
                                                                         podcast and by clicking directly on the site.
                                                                         www.hamline.edu/law/admissions/experts
                                                                                                                                           Learn the craft of writing and gain                                                       depth education in the field.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “The Loft, the Kerlan Collection at
    Robert Nelson ’33 mistakenly reported the month of his
    death. Nelson, a history major, died August 17, 2005. We           Two other podcasts are available for those who want to keep         an understanding of the field of                                                          the University of Minnesota, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Children’s Literature Network, and
    apologize for and regret the error.                                up on current events and trends in law and education.                                                                                                         others have created an interconnected
                                                                                                                                           children’s and young adult literature.                                                    framework, and warm friendships
                                                                       • The Graduate School of Education sponsors                                                                                                                   among writers have supplied the blood
                                                                         Conversations in Education, a monthly podcast that offers         said Mary Rockcastle, dean of the               “No writers will ever enjoy more          and passion for a thriving community
                                                                         a blend of current research, classroom perspectives,              Graduate School of Liberal Studies.          intense interest in their work than what     of artists here,” Resh Thomas said.
                                                                         compelling voices, humor, and thought-provoking                   “Students will graduate with a               students receive from their coaches in a         Applications for the first class, which
                                                                         glimpses into what’s happening today in education.                manuscript of publishable quality.”          low-residency program like this. The         will begin in January of 2007, are now
                                                                         www.hamline.edu/gse/conversations                                    The faculty is comprised of well-         relationship between writer and coach        being accepted. For information on
                                                                                                                                           known, award-winning authors who             is as intense and intimate as any            admission requirements, visit
                                                                       • Ever wondered why Americans fight about the                       are experienced teachers, including          relationship in my experience, fed by        www.hamline.edu/gls or call
                                                                         Constitution and the Supreme Court? What the health               Kate DiCamillo, author of Because of         the mutual pleasure in the writer's          651-523-2900.
                                                                         law implications of environmental hazards are? Or how             Winn-Dixie, Tiger Rising, and The Tale       growth,” Resh Thomas said.
                                                                         China uses intellectual property to influence world trade?        of Despereaux; Alison McGhee, author            The program is low-residency,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     JacQui Getty is media relations director
                                                                         These topics and more are discussed in the School of Law’s        of Countdown to Kindergarten, Snap,          meaning that instead of having class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     at Hamline.
                                                                         Conversations in Law podcasts.
                                                                         www.hamline.edu/law/conversations
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          Gulf Coast classroom
                   Students’ work in Mississippi
                   changed their lives, too
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Whitney Klein ’09,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     left, chose to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     spend their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     spring break and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     January term
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     doing physical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     labor in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mississippi and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     New Orleans.



        Forget the                                                                                              study on the         their week-long stay. At night they                                                      Anderson ’95, and Kelsie Williamson
        lazy mornings
        spent on hot, sandy
                                                                                                               relationships
                                                                                                              between disasters
                                                                                                                                     slept in tents.
                                                                                                                                        “We all worked together as a team
                                                                                                                                                                                   There is a type                            ’05, who lives in the area. She added
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              that she would love to find a way to
        beaches. Forget the                                                                                  and race, class, and    and it was amazing,” Harms said.
        pool parties and the                                                                                  gender, and then one      “I came back thinking, I can’t just        of learning that                           provide more learning opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              like this for students, and possibly put
        dance clubs. More than                                                                              week of service          quit my job and move down there for                                                      together a trip for alumni in the
        fifty College of Liberal
        Arts students chose to
                                                                                                          learning in Mississippi.
                                                                                                        Seventeen students, three
                                                                                                                                     six months. What can I do? It was so
                                                                                                                                     devastating there,” Embser-Herbert said.
                                                                                                                                                                                   you can’t get from                         future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “Many students want to go back,
        spend their January term                                                                 staff members, and Embser-             Upon her return, Embser-Herbert
        and spring break                                                                     Herbert spent that week in Ocean        collected $3,000 worth of Target gift         reading a book.                            and we need help figuring out how to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              make that happen. We can help
        doing hard physical                                                               Springs, Pascagoula, and Moss Point,       cards to help residents there who are                                                    students with their growing awareness
        labor in Mississippi and New Orleans,                                             Mississippi, gutting homes that were       still struggling to feed and clothe                                                      of the world.”
        ripping down walls and cleaning out                                               full of mold. The experience was           their families.                               returned. There’s no electricity, no          Some of the students plan to return
        rotting, moldy homes, while helping
        hurricane victims rebuild their lives.     Making money is                        physically and emotionally challenging,
                                                                                          but rewarding for the participants.
                                                                                                                                        The annual spring break trip through
                                                                                                                                     the Office of Service Learning and
                                                                                                                                                                                   running water in many places, nothing
                                                                                                                                                                                   to return to,” said Sara Nethercut, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to help again as soon as they can. Toni
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hauser, a junior and recent transfer
           Though at the time these students                                                 “There is a type of learning that you   Volunteerism (OSLV) also took a               sophomore who made a spur-of-the-          student, participated in both the
        didn’t know it, it was last September
        when the wheels started turning and
                                                   important, but                         can’t get from reading a book or seeing
                                                                                          it on a TV screen or a computer
                                                                                                                                     strategic turn this year. Originally slated
                                                                                                                                     to have an environmental justice focus,
                                                                                                                                                                                   moment decision to participate in the
                                                                                                                                                                                   trip. “I felt like we were doing so much
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              January-term and spring break trips.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              She said the experience was life-
        ideas came together for what would
        become a life-changing experience for      using my time to                       screen, or hearing on the radio,” said
                                                                                          Megan Harms, a student in Embser-
                                                                                                                                     Sharon Jaffe, director of OSLV, said she
                                                                                                                                     knew immediately when Hurricanes
                                                                                                                                                                                   and really helping people put their
                                                                                                                                                                                   lives back together. And then to come
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              changing and now plans to spend her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              entire summer working in the flood-
        them. As people across the nation                                                 Herbert’s class. “To experience that       Katrina and then Rita hit that plans          back and sit and listen to lectures in     stricken region for a small stipend.
        stared in horror and amazement
        watching the destruction of Hurricane
                                                   help others is                         first-hand and to take that in the full
                                                                                          scope, nothing can compete with that.”
                                                                                                                                     needed to change. Thirty students
                                                                                                                                     chose to go on the trip—to spend their
                                                                                                                                                                                   class…I think we’d all rather be back
                                                                                                                                                                                   down there helping.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Making money is important, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              using my time to help others is more
        Katrina unfold, at least one faculty and
        one staff member immediately began         more important.                           Partnering with the United
                                                                                          Methodist Committee on Relief
                                                                                                                                     spring break ripping out moldy
                                                                                                                                     Sheetrock and comforting the residents
                                                                                                                                                                                      Donations from the Minnesota
                                                                                                                                                                                   Annual Conference of the United
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              important.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “In terms of life experiences, this
        adjusting courses and service trip                                                (UMCOR), the group worked long             now returning to their homes for the          Methodist Church, called the Hamline       trip is definitely in my top five,”
        schedules, focusing their energy on        Arts, framed her January-term course   hours in protective gear, hauling          first time since the hurricanes came.         Asking, made both the January-term         Nethercut said.
        student learning opportunities in the      around the hurricanes and their        rotting furniture and personal                The group spent eight days gutting         and spring break trips possible, helping      “Me too!” exclaimed Jaffe.
        Gulf Coast region.                         aftermath. Her class, “Applied         belongings out of homes and piling         and cleaning nine homes. Students             pay for airfare and expenses.
           Melissa Embser-Herbert, professor       Sociology; The Social Dimensions of    them into dumpsters. They ripped out       expressed their astonishment that so             Jaffe said she owes a thank you to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JacQui Getty is media relations director
        of sociology in the College of Liberal     Disasters,” provided two weeks of      walls and sanitized five homes during      little had been accomplished in the           two alumni who helped the Hamline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at Hamline.
                                                                                                                                     seven months since the hurricanes hit.        group make connections in New
                                                                                                                                        “Most of the community has not             Orleans: educator and activist Doug




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sports
                                                                                                Left: First-year guard Jon DeRock.
                                                                                                Below: Junior Ashlee Senser averaged
                                                                                                over six pionts per game.




                                                                                                                                                                                                               highlights
       Rebound
        Basketball teams make playoffs,
                                                                                                                                                                   Left to right: Sophomore Julian Borgia;
                                                                                                                                                                   First-year Joe Long; Junior Dana Luiken



        have best seasons in a decade                                                                                                     Gymnastics                                  first time in school history to finish the
                                                                                                                                          The Pipers just missed qualifying for       season 3-12-3 in conference play, 4-16-
        Both the men’s and women’s basketball      MIAC first team accolades for the            The team’s season came to an end in       the NCGA Championships as a team,           5 overall. Its nine conference points are
        teams had a standout year, achieving       second time in her career.                   the MIAC semifinals against top-seeded    but sent four gymnasts to the               the most ever by the women’s hockey
        their best finish in ten years and            Despite falling to Carleton 69-62 in      St. Thomas, where the Pipers were         championships in Brockport, New             team. Sophomore Marie Gross (West            Men’s Indoor Track
        breaking several university records.       the first round of the MIAC playoffs,        defeated 96-51.                           York. First-year Alex Hughes (Sioux         St. Paul, Minnesota) was selected All-       The men’s track and field team took
           The Hamline women’s basketball          second-year head coach Melissa Young-           “Overall we were more athletic than    Falls, South Dakota) garnered All-          MIAC first team.                             second at the MIAC Indoor
        team secured its first playoff berth in    Kruse is excited about the team’s future.    last year, and once we blended and our    America honors after finishing fourth                                                    Championships. Junior Jake Kruger
        school history in 2005-06 by finishing        “I am very proud of everyone on our       chemistry came together, we made          overall. She set the school record in the                                                (Cascade, Wisconsin) was the only
        9-11 in the MIAC. Its 13-13 overall        team. Making the tournament for the          major improvements in conference          vault with a score of 9.6 on the second     Men's Swimming                               Piper champion, taking the pole vault
        record was just the third .500 season in   first time in school history is quite an     play,” said Barry Wohler, second-year     day of competition. First-year Brynn                                                     after clearing 15’3”. It was the highest
        Hamline women’s basketball history         accomplishment,” Young-Kruse said.           head coach.                               Stenslie (Renton, Washington) was the       and Diving                                   finish for the Pipers since 2000. Senior
        and first since 1996-97.                                                                                                          individual balance beam champion at         The Pipers took fifth in the MIAC            thrower Jake Courrier (Wells,
           The Pipers clinched the fifth seed in          Once we blended and our chemistry                                               the WIAC Championships/West                 Championships as first-year Jonathan         Minnesota) was All-MIAC in both the
        the conference with a 61-60 win                                                                                                   Regional.                                   Tapia (Quito, Ecuador) made an               weight throw and the shot put. He
        against Bethel University on February             came together, we made major                                                                                                NCAA provisional time in the 200-yard        went on to finish thirteenth in the
        15. A highlight of the season was when            improvements in conference play.                                                Men’s Hockey
                                                                                                                                                                                      butterfly (1:54.22) while taking second.     weight throw at the NCAA
        the Pipers broke a thirty-eight-game                                                                                                                                          Sophomore diver Julian Borgia (North         Championships.
        losing streak to St. Thomas, sweeping      “The season started off well by having          First-year guard Jon DeRock (Buffalo   Under first-year head coach Scott Bell,     East, Pennsylvania) was all-conference
        the season series with the Tommies.        Joe Hutton Jr. come in and talk about        Lake, Minnesota) was named All-           the Pipers improved by two-and-a-half       in both the one- and three-meter dives.
        Hamline beat St. Thomas 65-57 at           the pride and success of Hamline’s           MIAC first team and MIAC All-First        games during the conference season to       Head coach Andy Hanson was named             Women’s Indoor
        Hutton Arena on December 5 to break        past. Our young women took what he           Year after averaging 13.7 points, 4.4     finish 3-11-2 in conference play, 4-18-     Co-MIAC Men’s Swimming and                   Track
        the string. The team went on the road      said to heart.”                              rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.       3 overall. First-year forward Duston        Diving Coach of the Year.
        to beat St. Thomas 69-66 on January           After finishing regular season play       First-year forward Tony Thrasher          Fulton (Brooklyn Park, Minnesota)                                                        Senior Keidra Anderson (Minocqua,
        28.                                        with an MIAC record of 10-10, the            (Hustisford, Wisconsin) joined DeRock     was named All-MIAC first team and                                                        Wisconsin) became an All-American
           Senior guard Carolyn Korchik            Piper men’s basketball team clinched the     on the All-First-Year team and was        All-Rookie after scoring ten goals and                                                   for the fourth time in her career,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   finishing seventh in the 5,000 meters at
        (Bloomington, Minnesota) became            sixth seed in the MIAC playoffs, its first   named All-MIAC honorable mention.         fifteen assists. First-year Joe Long        Women's Swimming                             the NCAA Indoor Championships. She
        Hamline’s fifth all-time leading scorer    playoff appearance since 1994.               Junior forward Kyle Foster (Apple         (Dayton, Minnesota) was named All-
        with 1,330 points. The two-time All-          In the first round of the MIAC            Valley, Minnesota) earned All-MIAC        MIAC honorable mention.                     and Diving                                   also took the 3,000 and 5,000 meters
        MIAC first-team selection also holds       playoffs, the Pipers trailed St. John’s      honorable mention, and junior guard                                                   Hamline took seventh at the MIAC             at the MIAC Indoor Championships.
        Hamline records for three-pointers         38-22 after the first twenty minutes of      Sam Wiener (Marshall, Minnesota) was                                                  Championships in February.                   Junior Dana Luiken won the
        made in a career (179) and game            play and 42-24 early in the second           named to the MIAC All-Defensive           Women’s Hockey                              Sophomore Dana Ketcher (Des                  pentathlon at the conference meet as
        (seven). This season, Korchik was          half. But the Pipers erupted for fifty-      team for the second time in his career.   The Pipers continued to improve by          Moines, Iowa) earned All-MIAC                the Pipers took ninth as a team.
        named All-MIAC honorable mention.          two second-half points to earn the                                                     earning the program’s first wins over St.   accolades after taking second in the
           Senior forward Laurisa Ewert            school’s first postseason victory in                                                   Benedict and St. Mary’s. The team also      50-yard freestyle (24.75).
                                                                                                Troy Mallat is sports information
        (Andover, Minnesota) earned All-           twenty-one years with a 74-71 win.                                                     took a point from Augsburg for the
                                                                                                director at Hamline.

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ADVANCEMENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ADVANCEMENT




        Mentors for Middle–Schoolers                                                                                                         them the confidence and skills to
                                                                                                                                             engage the attention of middle school
                                                                                                                                             youth, who often arrive hungry, tired,                      Helping Hancock students
                                                                                                                                             and full of pent-up energy after a day
                            McVay Program                                                                                                    sitting in the classroom.                                   become Hamline alumni
                                                                                                                                                For the Fellows, the partnership is a
                           makes a difference                                                                                                unique opportunity to develop skills
                                                                                                                                             they can use for the rest of their lives,
                                   in lives of                                                                                               receive a stipend so they don’t have to
                                                                                                                                             work another job, and explore their




                                                                                                                                                                                         collaborative
                                 local youth                                                                                                 own commitment to making the world
                                                                                                                                             a better place. Working as teams, they
                                                                                                                                             plan and implement activities that
                                                                                                                                             include homework help, sports, crafts,
                                                                                                                                             games, community service, and
                                                                                                                                             personal interaction. The program runs
                                                                                                                                             three afternoons a week throughout
                                                                                                                                             the academic year.
                                                                                                                                                In the year and a half since the sites
                                                                                                                                             began to offer programming, programs
                                                                                                                                             that started small have grown and                           Hamline University student Nick Felt with Hancock students.
                                                                                                                                             space issues have been resolved. The
                                                                                                                                             real changes, of course, are in lives.                 As liaison to the Hancock-Hamline University Collaboration, College
                                                                                                                                             More than one student has changed                      of Liberal Arts Professor Rita Johnson has had a unique opportunity
        It is Monday at 4:30 p.m.,                                                                                                           majors in order to prepare for a career                to get to know the students and teachers at Hancock/Hamline
        any Monday during the                                                                                                                working with youth.                                    University Collaborative Magnet School. In 2004, students in one of
        school year. Hamline students,                                                                                                          “Experiencing a change in myself has                Johnson’s management classes conducted a study and found that 94
        known as McVay Fellows, have                Meanwhile, Emily Gill and Darren               M.D. “Pete” McVay, joined by his          been as important as watching the                      percent of Hancock’s fourth, fifth, and sixth graders want to go to
        been at their posts for ninety minutes:     Swanson welcome latecomers and              wife, Mary, and daughter, Kita, wanted       intellectual and social growth of                      college, but many did not believe they could due to the high cost.
                                                    prepare juice and crackers for a quick      to find his own way to respond to the        youth,” Shamia Sandles said.                              “Though these children are very bright and motivated, for most, the
        Bethlehem Lutheran Church in the            snack before computer time. Down the        Wesley charge to “do all the good you           Other Fellows describe the joy they                 high cost of college makes it only a dream,” Johnson said. “The reality
        Midway neighborhood                         hall, Zayda Harsha is double-checking       can.” With University Relations staff,       have found in relationships, in                        is that 60 percent of Hancock students are English language learners
          Hamline University junior Shamia          permission slips for a field trip planned   they developed a program that                problem solving, in making a                           and 87 percent receive free or reduced price meals at school.”
        Sandles is preparing craft items for an     later in the week.                          matched the needs and talents of             difference. They comment, too, on the                     When Johnson received the annual Wesley Trustee Award and an
        activity while nearby two middle                                                        College of Liberal Arts students with        growth they see in students in the                     accompanying $5,000 prize in 2005, she saw the opportunity to
        school students work on their               Southwest, at Minnehaha United              the needs and resources of area              group—real progress in learning to                     realize the collaboration’s goal of a scholarship fund by donating the
        homework. Across the street at Central      Methodist Church in Minneapolis             churches. The resulting partnership          follow the rules or work as a team.                    prize as seed money. The scholarship, upon reaching the minimum of
        Baptist Church, Mike Pesko and                Tim McDonald, Moeuth Chim, and            “seeks to give exceptional Hamline              Other dimensions of the partnership                 $20,000, will benefit Hancock students who go on to study in the
        Natalie Roberts try to keep the high        Belle Barclay are supervising their         students who have a desire to help           are also growing. Churches value the                   College of Liberal Arts. “The purpose of this scholarship is to give
        energy of another eight or nine middle      middle school students in a cooking         others the opportunity to become role        presence and energy of the students                    Hancock students hope and to celebrate the unique bond of
        schoolers within the confines of the        project. With kitchen space,                models to inner city youth,” Pete            who work in the program. “The                          friendship between our schools,” Johnson said.
        small gym. The action is fast and loud.     computers, and a gym, this church           McVay said. “As mutual trust and             children are always so excited to                         The Hancock-Hamline Collaboration was recently named a finalist
                                                    offers the possibility for a wide variety   friendship develop and as youngsters         come,” said Pastor Joy Johnson from                    for the prestigious Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for
        East, a few miles away, in the              of activity options under one roof.         are introduced to a loving, supporting       Bethlehem Lutheran Church. “The                        Campus-Community Collaboration. The national award honors
        community center for Liberty Plaza                                                      congregation/community, we hope that         Fellows and Interns are willing to be                  programs that address critical areas of public need undertaken by a
           Alvin Mitchell is leading a discussion     These students all proudly answer to      their values, lifestyle, goals, and vision   ‘real’ and to engage them.”                            college or university in partnership with a community group. Johnson
        about culture with a dozen students.        the title of McVay Fellow, and work         of the future will be altered in ways            “I find it rewarding to see the                    hopes this affirmation of the collaboration’s work will encourage
        Some come from families that have           through a partnership between               contributing to a more successful,           students working together as a group,                  people to support the new scholarship fund.
        been in Minnesota for three or more         Hamline University and local churches       fulfilling life and a better community.”     and building trusting relationships that                  Contributions to the Hancock-Hamline Scholarship Fund may be
        generations, others are immigrants          to provide after-school activities and         Through a highly competitive              will truly influence both the middle                   sent to the Development Office, MS-C1930. Questions may be
        from Somalia, Laos, or Liberia. They        mentoring for middle school students,       selection process, Hamline juniors and       school students and their Hamline                      directed to Carrie Albers at 651-523-2684.
        are all brought together by Liberty         a population often under-served in          seniors are selected as McVay Fellows        mentors,” said Jane Krentz ’74, the
        Plaza, which was started forty years ago    other community programs.                   to lead programs at the sites. Training      program’s director.
        by Dayton Avenue Presbyterian               Partnership is really the theme of the      from the Center for Excellence in
        Church to provide affordable housing        unique endowment from the McVay             Urban Teaching and faculty from the
                                                                                                                                             Rev. Linda Gesling is director of church
        for Saint Paul residents in need.           Family Foundation.                          Graduate School of Education gave
                                                                                                                                             relations at Hamline.

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FACULTY NOTES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FACULTY NOTES




        Hamline’s own
        rock star
        Biology professor Mike Farris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If we’re lucky, we all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  find something in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lives that attaches to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  us at a visceral level.
        Most people dream that their career           innovative research. In 1998, for                                                                                                                                              from all corners of the globe. A
        will one day climb to new heights.            instance, Farris published a paper                                                                                                                                          recent trip to Africa, for instance,
           For Mike Farris, a professor of            about cliff vegetation—the ecology of                                                                                                                                       inspired photos of lions in their natural
        biology in the College of Liberal Arts,       cliffs and how humans are affecting                                                                                                                                         habitat. “For many students, the only
        that has already happened. In addition        those ecosystems. “It was a traditional                                                                                                                                     lions they’ve ever seen are in the zoo,”
        to a long career studying and teaching        ecology study, but instead of doing it                                                                                                                                      he said. “I think students really
        ecology, Farris also is recognized as an      in a forest, I decided to do it on a                                                                                                                                        appreciate that you have a personal
        expert rock climber and mountaineer,          cliff,” he explained.                                                                                                                                                       connection to the things you’re
        scaling some of the largest peaks in the         Today he’s working on a research                                                                                                                                         teaching.”
        world in his spare time.                      project on how humans perceive                                                                                                                                                 Farris’ affection for high-altitude
           Farris’ hobby first took root as a high    differing landscapes. By altering digital                                                                                                                                   hobbying will continue to keep him
        school student, when a book about             photos to make the landscape look                                                                                                                                           busy in the coming months. In
        mountaineering captured his attention.        more or less vegetated and measuring         Minnesota and Wisconsin, the only          Mounds State Park near Luverne,            mountain,                                addition to serving as the faculty
        “I grew up in Ohio—not a very                 the human subjects’ feedback, Farris         published guide to climbing in the         Minnesota, and Shovel Point at             Gasherbrum II,                           advisor to a student group of climbers
        mountainous state,” he said. It wasn’t        says the study provides an interesting       region. “One of the things I’ve tried to   Tettegouche State Park on Minnesota’s      to begin the                             called the Rockstars, Farris also is
        until he went to college at Miami             window into how people observe the           do during my career is trending toward     North Shore are among his favorites.       climb. “This is true                     working on a book, due to be
        University of Ohio that he actually           ecology around them. “For example,           applied science and applied research,”        Farris’ climbing expertise has taken    mountaineering, and                      published in 2007, written for
        started climbing, beginning in some of        would people avoid areas with heavy          he said. “So even in the climbing          him to all corners of the globe for        the problems are really                  individuals traveling to locales in high
        the smaller climbing areas that the           vegetation?” he asked. “Essentially it’s a   guidebook, I’ve tried to put a spin on     high-altitude mountaineering. He           different than in rock climbing,”        altitudes. “The book will weave
        state offers.                                 study using psychological data with an       it, to encourage climbers to be more       currently is preparing for a return to     Farris said.                             together the science and history of
           “If we’re lucky, we all find something     interest in plant ecology. Most people       ecologically responsible. People can do    northern Pakistan, where the tip of the    “On a climb like this, your goal is to   high-altitude travel—and it will make
        in our lives that attaches to us at a         don’t necessarily look at the landscape      a lot of damage to the environment,        Himalayas boasts some of the world’s       make it through the day: eating,         the science of high-altitude living
        visceral level,” Farris said. “For me, that   around them from a scientific                even without realizing it. What I’ve       largest glaciers and four of the world's   breathing, watching the weather.”        accessible to the average person,” he
        was climbing. I’d say it’s like my brain      standpoint.”                                 tried to do is instill a more rigorous     8,000-meter peaks. It will take the           Farris’ adventuring ways have         said. “For me, it’s an integration of
        and my gut seem to like me to do this!”          Farris has used his climbing expertise    ecological ethic.”                         team of climbers six days to walk the      influenced his teaching in the           work and play.”
           His leisure and professional pursuits      outside of the academic sector as well.         Among the many climbing spots in        nearly fifty miles up the trails and       classroom. He often returns armed
        have combined to inspire new and              He is the author of Rock Climbing in         the region, Farris says that Blue          glaciers to reach the base of the          with photos documenting his travels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jennifer Krempin is a free-lance writer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for Hamline magazine.



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FACULTY NOTES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FACULTY NOTES




        Starting with China                                                                                                               An exciting era
        College wins grant to develop model for                                                                                           in Methodist history
        international study and new initiatives

        If you’ve been keeping a close eye on      group of faculty and charged them          collaboration with an international         Rev. Linda Gesling, director of           rebuilding and the Korean War; the
        College of Liberal Arts faculty, it may    with a specific strategic task, they       university; faculty-to-faculty mentoring    church relations and adjunct              growing urban needs in the U.S., and
        seem like all roads lead to China.         could create a faculty development         in international learning; and focused      professor in the religion department,     the independence struggles in Africa.
            English professor David Hudson         model that could be used to respond        study and research on the relationship      has published the book, Mirror and        In addition, Methodist women gave
            taught an extended May term            to any new initiative.                     between China and the faculty               Beacon: The History of Mission of The     leadership to the civil rights and
            course at the University of               First, the college had to choose what   member’s discipline. In years two and       Methodist Church 1939-68.                 gender equality movements that
            International Business and             strategic direction it was going to test   three, the advisory council will create     Commissioned by the General Board         emerged during this time period.”
            Economics in Beijing.                  its hypothesis with. “Because              and test different faculty development      of Global Ministries of the United           Gesling, who was asked to write
            Psychology professor Serena King       international learning is already a key    models in other countries, while the        Methodist Church, the book is the         the book because of her previous
            served as a visiting scholar at the    component of our strategic plan, it        original China group will continue to       third in a seven-volume series.           work on nineteenth century
            same university in May.                seemed like a good place to start,” said   develop and evaluate the model created        “Though only a period of twenty-        missionaries, said that one of the
            Four faculty received mini-grants to   Associate Dean Alan Silva, who wrote       in year one.                                nine years, this era proved to be an      challenges was shifting through the         create a narrative of the events in so
            study and teach about China.           the grant and served as director of the       By the end of the three-year grant,      exciting one about which to write,”       “sheer amount of materials—letters,         many places and balance it with stories
                                                   grant project. “From there, it made        the College of Liberal Arts will have a     Gesling said. “It included the            minutes, office memos, books,               of a variety of individuals, some well
           Although Hamline faculty have           sense to focus on China because there      faculty development framework that is       challenges of World War II, especially    articles—all were available in              known, others who found meaningful
        long had a standing interest in China,     was already so much interest and           both useful for international learning      with so many missionaries in China,       abundance for this time period.”            ways to make a difference in their
        the latest developments have               energy there,” Silva said.                 and applicable to other strategic           Japan, and Korea; the post war               “In writing the book, I tried to         places of service,” she said.
        surprising origins.                           As part of year one of the grant,       initiatives.
           It all began with a question: How       Silva formed a faculty advisory council       “This is an exciting project that will
        can the College of Liberal Arts better     to help oversee the grant’s                have great impact on faculty
        align faculty interests and expertise      implementation. The council began by       development and many potential
        with college-wide strategic initiatives?   creating a faculty development model       benefits for student learning,” Silva
        To answer this question, the college       that took into account different levels    said. “It is also a great chance for
        applied for a Bush Foundation grant        of faculty expertise in international      Hamline to increase its visibility as the
        to test an idea. They proposed that if     learning. Faculty were then invited to     ‘place to be’ for international study.”
        they organized an interdisciplinary        submit proposals in three areas:




                    What                                                                      N        early 1,100 alumni
                                                                                                       participated in a new 2005-06
                                                                                                       College of Liberal Arts Alumni
                                                                                                                                          Radtke, associate vice president and
                                                                                                                                          executive director of CLA alumni
                                                                                                                                          relations and alumni annual fund.
                                                                                                                                                                                    receive sufficient response levels from
                                                                                                                                                                                    alumni in each decade, as well as other
                                                                                                                                                                                    criteria, to ensure that the results were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   value they received for the cost.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Almost three-quarters (72%) of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   alumni said they had made a

                    alumni                                                                    Survey, one of the largest such studies
                                                                                              conducted by the college. Beyond
                                                                                              gathering data about the experiences of
                                                                                                                                          “We want to thank all of our alums
                                                                                                                                          who took the time to participate in the
                                                                                                                                          survey and share their opinions about
                                                                                                                                                                                    as representative as possible.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Some of the key findings from the
                                                                                                                                                                                    CLA survey include the following:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   financial contribution to Hamline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   since they graduated.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To see the complete results of the

                    think about                                                               alumni, the study asked about the
                                                                                              types of services they want and value
                                                                                              most and how the university can
                                                                                                                                          Hamline.”
                                                                                                                                             Working with the Saint Paul-based
                                                                                                                                          research firm of Anderson Niebuhr and
                                                                                                                                                                                       • Nearly nine in ten alumni believe
                                                                                                                                                                                         that Hamline provided them with
                                                                                                                                                                                         an exceptional experience (89%)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CLA alumni survey, go to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                www.hamline.edu/alumni_survey

                    their alma mater                                                          improve the quality of education.
                                                                                                “The information we gather from
                                                                                                                                          Associates, Hamline distributed the
                                                                                                                                          survey via e-mail or U.S. mail to a
                                                                                                                                                                                         and that Hamline excelled in the
                                                                                                                                                                                         amount of personal attention they
                                                                                              the alumni survey helps us better serve     randomly selected sample of more than          received from professors (88%).
             New survey collected opinions                                                    alums and continually improve the           2,700 alumni from the 1930s through          • More than three-quarters (78%)           Gary McVey is associate vice
                                                                                              academic and co-curricular activities       2005, achieving an overall response            would rate Hamline as excellent or       president for market research and
             of nearly 1,100 CLA alumni                                                       we offer to students,” said Betsy           rate of 40 percent. Care was given to          very good when it comes to the           planning at Hamline.




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ASSOCIATIONS OF HAMLINE ALUMNI




                        Want to become more involved at Hamline?
                        Don’t know how? Here are some ideas!
                        Top 10 ways to (re)engage with Hamline:               your company on: www.hamline.edu/cdc/postajob.
                                                                              This site gets more than 250,000 hits per year by
                        1. Read Hamline, the alumni magazine of Hamline
                                                                              students, alumni, and community members looking
                        University. Learn about upcoming events, faculty
                                                                              for employment.
                        highlights, sports, and other university news.
                                                                              9. Visit the alumni e-directory at
                        2. Visit the Hamline Web site, which offers
                                                                              https://alumni.hamline.edu and log in using
                        information of all types about Hamline.
                                                                              the user login number from the mailing label
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                                                                              on this magazine. You can search by name, city,




                                                                                                                                   Life in the
                        3. Attend one or many of the planned events           state, employment code, and more to reconnect
                        and programs on- and off-campus during the year.      with your friends and classmates from your
                        Visit www.hamline.edu/events.                         days at Hamline.
                        4. Tour campus. Start at the Alumni House             10. Volunteer as a mentor, job interviewer, panel
                        (749 Simpson Street) if you want a personal tour.     discussion speaker, alumni board member, class
                        5. Encourage your children, friends’ children,        agent, or reunion committee member. Visit
                        relatives, and neighbors to think about attending     www.hamline.edu/alumni/volunteer to inquire
                        college, law, or graduate school.                     or sign-up.




                                                                                                                                    Liberal Arts
                        6. Submit class notes to Hamline. Submitting          As always, if you have questions, comments
                        and reading class notes is like attending a mini-     or suggestions, please call me at 800-767-5585
                        reunion. E-mail magazine@hamline.edu                  (extension 2) or e-mail me at
                                                                              bradtke@hamline.edu.
                        7. Invest in Hamline. Think back and remember
                        the most meaningful part of your experience and
                        make a gift to that department, scholarship, or                                                              After forty years, F. Garvin Davenport retires
                        program. Visit www.hamline.edu/giving.
                                                                              Betsy Brenden Radtke ’89



                                                                                                                                    “I
                        8. Post full- or part-time jobs or internships with   Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations
                                                                                                                                           figured I would be here about three years before moving on to a
                                                                                                                                          real job. That was my plan and that was 1966. Eventually
                                                                                                                                      settled in as a professing Piper, I assumed that I would end my days
     Coming soon... 2007 Printed                                                                                                      discoursing on Moby Dick, and, for sport, harassing presidents and
                                                                                                                                      deans from the floor of monthly faculty meetings. Alas, how
                                        Alumni Directory                                                                              history toys with innocent dreams and remembers sin.”
                                                                                                                                           – F. Garvin Davenport, Presidential Scholars Address, 2002.




             07
                                            The Associations of Hamline Alumni           The new directory will be available in       F. Garvin Davenport, who has devoted his forty-year career to Hamline University,



          20
                                            (AHA) has recently contracted with           both a soft-cover book edition and a         will retire in June. Through four decades, eight presidents, and thousands of final
                                            Publishing Concepts Incorporated to          searchable CD-ROM.                           essays on Moby Dick, Professor, Dean, and Vice President Davenport served—and
                                            produce the 2007 Hamline University                                                       formed—Hamline with his intense intellect, wicked wit, and generous soul.
                                            printed alumni directory—the first           If you have not already been contacted
                                                                                         to verify or confirm your information           “I cannot imagine Hamline without Garvin,” said a friend and colleague at his
                                            printed directory since 2000.                                                             May 12 retirement party. It’s a sentiment shared by countless alumni, students,
                                                                                         you soon will be—look for a postcard to
                                            The 2007 Hamline University Alumni           arrive at your home shortly. There will      colleagues, and friends who know that Davenport has shaped Hamline University in
                                            Directory will include alumni from the       also be a secure and dedicated Web site      a way few others have, and that his vision and passion for the liberal arts have
          Contact and network               College of Liberal Arts, Graduate School     (https://updates.publishingconcepts.com      energized and transformed generations of students.
                with fellow                 of Education, Graduate School of Liberal     /Hamline/login.asp) where you can
                                            Studies, Graduate School of                  confirm and make changes to any
             Hamline alumni                 Management, and School of Law.               directory information.
                                                                                         Please visit www.hamline.edu/alumni         by Jennifer Thorson ’96 associate vice president for marketing communications.
                                                                                         for more information.                       Editor’s note: There were so many stories about Garvin Davenport submitted that just a few of them appear here. You can read
                                                                                                                                     more stories, watch video from the retirement party, browse photos, and send your well-wishes at www.hamline.edu/garvin

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                                                                                                                                          All     Learning is Risk

                                                                                                                                          “E
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the liberal arts with conviction, eloquence, and humor
                                                                                                                                                  ducation is too important to leave solely                 inspired anyone lucky enough to hear him.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               In 2004, he was appointed vice president of academic
                                                                                                                                                  in the hands of professional educators.                   affairs, the university’s chief academic officer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Biographical data does little, though, to describe the
                                                                                                                 Left: English major      Thus it is that we must always deliberately                       qualities that make Davenport an exceptional leader. Some
                                                                                                                 end-of-the-year                                                                            colleagues call it an “intangible thread,” others “the perfect
                                                                                                                 party, May 1988          seek to widen our circle of advisors and critics.                 balance,” and still others “a special gift.”
                                                                                                                 Right: Professor Tamar                                                                        “Garvin wanted to lead Hamline University forward,”
                                                                                                                 Rout and Garvin          Thus it is that we must remember and affirm                       said Professor Emeritus Jim Lynskey, one of Garvin’s oldest
                                                                                                                 Davenport, 1987.                                                                           friends. “Private colleges were facing a challenge, and it was
                                                                                                                                          that all learning is risk. And thus it is that we                 not easy to do. But Garvin had a deep appreciation for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            liberal arts, and he wanted to go forward.”
        Hamline’s Only Student                                                                                                            must therefore find renewal in our                                   “[Garvin] has been a real teacher for me in
                                                                                                                                                                                                            administration,” said Mary Rockcastle, dean of the Graduate
                                                                                                                                          dependence on each other’s skills.”                               School of Liberal Studies. “He conveys passion for the job
                                                                         Hamline’s acclaimed curriculum, known as the “Hamline                                                                              in a quiet, steady manner, and you never get tired of

     “F          or indeed, some days I have imagined that
               I am Hamline’s only student, all others here
                                                                         Plan.” In 1986, he was chosen by his fellow faculty as the
                                                                         winner of the Burton and Ruth Grimes Teaching Award.
                                                                           He was revered as a teacher, and a little bit feared. Still,
                                                                         his courses were in demand and the word was that everyone
                                                                                                                                            – F. Garvin Davenport, Ronald A. Mitsch Lecture in
                                                                                                                                              Chemistry Address, 2002.


                                                                                                                                          In 1992, Davenport was named assistant dean of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                            listening to him.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                               “When he makes a decision,” Rockcastle said, “he does so
                                                                                                                                                                                                            clearly and with authority and it is never about him. It is
                                                                                                                                                                                                            about the good of the program, the good of the university,
        so graciously as my private teachers. Some teach                 should take at least one course from Professor Davenport.        College of Liberal Arts, and associate dean shortly thereafter.   the good of others.”
                                                                           “Garvin was a demanding, witty teacher who invited a lot       In 2000, he was installed as dean.
        me by example, others by their passionate                        of participation and discussion,” recalled Professor Tamara         Davenport was at the center of many innovations for the          Garvin came to Hamline around the time I did, in the
                                                                         Root, who taught a course with him. “His passion was             college. He helped develop and then direct the First-Year         early 1960s, at a time when the student body was growing
        professions of this or that discipline. Still others by          sometimes intimidating, but it also inspired.”                   Seminar Program. He helped create the four-year assurance         and former president Paul Giddens was adding a substantial
                                                                                                                                          of graduation policy, and worked to integrate the athletic        number of newly minted young PhDs to the Hamline faculty.
        my failure to understand their gifts.”                              One of the things that I will never forget is a comment he    and academic lives of student athletes.                             We all believed we knew everything about how a college
                                                                         made about teaching that has influenced my teaching                 During Davenport’s tenure in the dean’s office, the            should be run and were more than willing to offer that
          – F. Garvin Davenport, Installation Address, 2000.             dramatically. He said one of the things he liked to do as a      College of Liberal Arts grew by 43 percent from 1992 to           advice to the administration, even when it was not sought,
                                                                         teacher is to teach things he doesn’t know very well, because    2005, and student-of-color enrollment increased by 95             nor welcomed. Inevitably, this led to grumbling in the faculty
        Garvin Davenport joined Hamline in 1966 as a “newly              then he was learning right along with the students. As a new     percent. The international student population also grew by        ranks about how the administration was doing everything the
        minted PhD” in American Studies, a radical new discipline        professor fresh from graduate school, where one is supposed to   84 percent.                                                       wrong way. Garvin Davenport, being a man with strong
        at the time. He joined the English department and taught         demonstrate one’s knowledge all the time, it was refreshing         During the same time period, several new majors were           opinions, was among our more vocal critics. However, unlike
        writing, American studies, American literature, and literary     and freeing… It gave me the courage to try new things and        introduced, many of them interdisciplinary. These include         most of us who carp at government, but won't run for office,
        theory for undergraduates, as well as a variety of seminars in   to always be open to the ideas that students are exploring.      biochemistry, criminal justice, exercise and sports science,      Garvin bravely stepped forward and joined the
        the master of arts in liberal studies program.                     —Professor Patricia R. Palmerton, Communication Studies        social justice, and global studies, as well as certificate        administration where he could make a difference.
           His scholarship focused on the Southern, New England,                                                                          programs in forensic science, paralegal studies, international       —Professor Emeritus Bill Williams,
        and Midwestern American literary regions, and his favorite         Dr. Davenport taught a course entitled ‘American Studies,’     journalism, and conflict studies. These majors and programs           Management & Economics
        American literature subjects were Herman Melville, William       which centered a great deal on the teachings of Alexis de        reflect the college’s emphasis on integrating the liberal arts
        Faulkner, and Emily Dickinson. His publications included         Tocqueville and other early American philosophers.               with real-world experience and adapting to the needs of a            There is something about a student voice that Garvin is
        The Myth of Southern History-Historical Consciousness in           Dr. Davenport taught this course with a tremendous             changing world.                                                   sensitive to, and to which he responds. Some people have a
        Twentieth Century Southern Literature, as well as articles,      amount of enthusiasm. He encouraged intellectual debate             Davenport also deeply appreciated tradition. He helped         special gift for helping others know they are important and
        poems, short stories, and plays.                                 and, contrary to what some professors do, did not stifle ideas   developed the Fall Fair, Scholarship Fair, and Honors Day         what they express is valid and useful. Most of all, he helps
           During his years on the faculty, Davenport developed the      or beliefs that were contrary to his own. Dr. Davenport is       events to celebrate student research, as well as the All-         students think and believe that when they do care enough to
        Hamline Writing Center in 1980 and chaired the English           truly a gifted intellect and academic. He confirmed that my      College Reunion, to bring all alumni of the college together      make a case to an administrator, it can make a difference.
        department from 1989 to 1994. From 1985-1988, he                 decision to attend Hamline was the right one.                    to celebrate Hamline. At each of these events—and                   —Alan Sickbert, Dean of Students
        chaired the General Education Committee, which developed           —Scott S. Hovden ’77                                           hundreds of others—his unmatched ability to speak about
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                                                                                                                                                                                          The F. Garvin and Bernice L.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Davenport Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                          To recognize Garvin Davenport's forty years of leadership and to thank Bern for
                                                                                                                                                                                          her constant support over those years, we invite you to join us in establishing the
                                                                                                                                                                                          F. Garvin and Bernice L. Davenport Scholarship Fund. The purpose of the fund
                                                                                                                                                                                          is to provide an annual tuition scholarship to one or more full-time students in
                                                                                                                                                                                          the College of Liberal Arts who demonstrate both a potential for success and
                                                                                                                                                                                          financial need.
                                                                                                                                                                                             To make an online gift to the fund, go to www.hamline.edu/giving and
                                                                                                                                                                                          indicate "Davenport scholarship" when prompted for a designation. To mail a
                                                                                                                                                                                          gift, indicate that it’s for the Davenport scholarship and send it to: Development

       Circles of Thankfulness                                                                                                                                                            Office, MS-C1917, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104.




 “W                hat I see are many circles of my
                thankfulness, for what you have done
                                                                          a colleague. “I know I’m a better person because I have
                                                                          known Garvin.”

                                                                             I have two fond memories of Garvin bracketed by a period
                                                                                                                                            around neighborhoods, invited us in his home for a meal,
                                                                                                                                            and showed us some schools my daughter might go to.
                                                                                                                                            Overall, he was responsible for helping me see how friendly
                                                                                                                                            and kind Hamline colleagues can be to each other—a feeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                I will also miss his literary-inspired eloquence at lunches and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                receptions where, as dean, he often presided. Hearing Garvin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                speak was always an inspiration—an inspiration that is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                deeply entrenched in the liberal arts, in Garvin as a scholar,
        for Hamline, what you have done for our                           of almost twenty years. In 1986, I was on the General             that has been confirmed over the years as I have gotten to          and in Hamline as an institution.
                                                                          Education Committee, [charged with developing] an                 know other colleagues in and out of the department.                   —Professor Theodore Hodapp, Physics
        students, what you have done for our                              innovative new core curriculum which we now know as the              Later that fall, Garvin brought a present to our
                                                                          Hamline Plan. Garvin was chair of the committee. He was a         apartment—a snow shovel with a red bow on it. He gave it
        colleagues, and what you have done for me.”                       wise, visionary, and very organized leader—every meeting          to my daughter on October 30 saying, “You might want to
          – F. Garvin Davenport, at his May 12, 2006
                                                                          began with the opening of his very large and very organized
                                                                          three-ring binder stuffed with minutes, proposals, and
                                                                                                                                            help your Mom when the snow arrives.” Lo and behold, on
                                                                                                                                            the very next day we had sixteen inches of snow on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               “My prayer is that you will see and seize the
            retirement party
                                                                          reports. More than the product the committee produced,            ground! That year we had more snow on the ground than I             opportunity. That you will find yourself by
        These are the words used to describe Professor, Dean, or          what I remember most about the meetings was the welcoming         had ever seen in my life or have seen since. What I take away
        Vice President Davenport, over and over again, by alumni,         atmosphere that was extended to my infant son who upon his        from that first year, however, is a very secure sense in            finding others. That you will learn along the
        students, colleagues, and friends.                                arrival in October attended every meeting, slept quietly          wonderful collegiality at Hamline. As chair, Garvin was
                                                                          (mostly) on the floor, and whose attendance was duly noted        excellent in helping his new faculty member find her footing        way to help yourself by helping others. And
          Honest. Idealistic. Kind. Intense. Funny.                       by the chair in the meeting minutes.                              in more ways than one.
          Curious. Fun. Intellectual. Serious.                               In 2005, planning for the anthropology department’s              —Professor Veena Deo, English                                     finally, my promise, which is this: as members
          Diplomatic. Generous. Passionate. Smart.                        excavation of the old Hall of Science building in conjunction
                                                                          with Hamline’s sesquicentennial, I remember not only                 I always enjoyed having lunch with Garvin. He nearly             of Hamline’s greater family, we are all here . . .
          Teacher. Student. Mentor. Scholar.                              Garvin’s support for the project but also his recounting of his   always ate in the student cafeteria and enjoyed talking
          Counselor. Dad. Advocate. Friend.                               first office in the old building which included a floor with a    informally with students and faculty alike. The conversations       with every resource at our disposal, to help
                                                                          pitch of about twenty degrees that frequently sent his office     ranged from great literature, science discoveries, difficulty in
           “[Working with Garvin] was a special time in my life,”         chair careening downhill into the radiator. Garvin’s tenure at    attracting minority candidates for faculty positions, and, of       you see the opportunity and set out on a
        said Ann Olsen, former registrar for the college. “We were        Hamline has always been an uphill climb to greatness that         course, model trains. I can't say that we really spoke enough
        all taking on new positions at the same time, and we kind of      included both humor and kindness.                                 about Moby Dick, despite my awareness of his authority on           journey you will never regret. Our hand is out.
        ‘grew up’ professionally together. Garvin had the perfect           —Professor Barbara O’Connell, Anthropology                      the subject. That is perhaps a great loss for me, but a
        balance: he was serious, but not too serious. He was an artist                                                                      testament that Garvin is profoundly interested in the lives of      Put out your hand and let us go together. The
        and a problem-solver. He was collaborative. He cared about           Garvin was English department chair when I was hired in        others first. His time as dean reflected that in extraordinary
        others and he valued others.”                                     1991 and I remember very fondly how both he and his wife,         ways. I will miss those conversations.                              world is waiting.”
           “He takes his job so seriously and expects the same of         Bernice, were very gracious hosts while my family and I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – F. Garvin Davenport, Matriculation Address,
        others,” said Phyllis Goff, chief of staff to the president and   visited the summer before the school year started. He drove us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    September 1, 2002

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                         artist
                        Artist, understood
                        Why students sing, act, dance, and create



                           T      wo-hour-long cello practices.
                                  Play rehearsals—every day.
                                  Afternoons spent on the pottery wheel.
                                    The life of an artist is not easy. For every choir performance,
                                  play, or painting, there are long hours, sore muscles, and tired
                                  minds.
                                    Nor is the life of an artist easily understood.
                                    Why does a science or economics major make time for fine
                                  arts? For those who choose a fine art as their major, what is it
                                  about theatre or music that makes them pursue it as a career?
                                    One year ago we did a feature on why students played
                                  sports. We heard stories about values and relationships and
                                  saw a glimpse into the world of the college athlete.
                                    But it left us wondering … what about the singer? The actor?
                                  The artist? What is life like for those in the studio or on stage?
                                    We asked eight students—seven from the College of Liberal
                                  Arts and one from the Graduate School of Liberal Studies—to
                                  tell us about their experiences and why they participate in fine
                                  arts activities.
                                    Their answer?
                                    “Because we can’t imagine our lives without it.”



                                                         By Lucy Dwyer ’06, magazine intern,
                                                         and Breanne Hanson Hegg MANM ’04,
                                                         executive director of creative services.




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                                                           the lifeof    Kimi Hirata
                                                                         Senior (graduated in May)
                                                                         Major: Biology, studio arts minor
                                                                         Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Cappella Choir
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stephen Helvig
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sophomore
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Major: Music and economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hometown: Truman, MN
                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Music is everywhere and everything you do,
                                                                         Ceramics                                                                                                                        everything we experience is accompanied by music.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Music is an excellent way to express yourself. It’s a lot
                                                                        “I think art is everything; you can find art anywhere. For                                                                       about communication if you have a message, or even
                                                                         example, I am taking biology as my major, and even                                                                              just communication...with yourself. It’s about knowing
                                                                         though it seems completely different from art, I find so                                                                        who you are and putting those ideas down on the
                                                                         much art in biology and I find so much biology, in art.                                                                         page and exploring them.
                                                                         I want to do art in my future, but I also like biology, and                                                                     The rest of my band, Skyline Citizen, also go to
                                                                         Hamline allows me to do both. It’s just the nature of me; I                                                                     Hamline. We actually grew up together, too. We have
                                                                         really have to do art stuff. Biology is so stressful, but                                                                       studied voice together since we were fifteen years
                                                                         taking art really helps me and relieves me. I probably                                                                          old and still do to this day. Without putting too much
                                                                         wouldn’t be able to finish this biology major without it! It                                                                    thought into it, we all picked Hamline individually for
                                                                         makes me a peacemaker, calms me down, and relieves my                                                                           our own reasons and recorded our first album




            Orchestra
                                                                         stress. I can get joy out of it and it just makes me happy.
                                                                         After I finish school, I already have a job with a
                                                                         pharmaceutical company in Japan, where I am from, but
                                                                         if I could do anything, I would for sure do something with
                                                                         art. If I didn’t have to get a job to make money, I would
                                                                         just be totally into art and just show it to everybody.”
                                                                                                                                        Leah Starr
                                                                                                                                                    anartist
                                                                                                                                        Senior (graduated in May)
                                                                                                                                        Majors: Theatre and religion
                                                                                                                                        Hometown: Augusta, WI
                                                                                                                                                                                                         freshman year and right now we are recording our
                                                                                                                                                                                                         second album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ideally, after college I will be a performer, but if I
                                                                                                                                                                                                         can’t be a rock star, the next thing I would want to do
                                                                                                                                                                                                         is produce.”




            Katlyn Cooper                                                                                                                Theatre
            Sophomore
            Major: Music performance                                                                                                    “I grew up in a theatre family, and for me, theatre is
            Hometown: Frontenac, MN                                                                                                      about telling stories. I am fascinated by people and I
                                                                                                                                         love a good story...and as an actor you get to be
           “The arts are essential because it is very important to
                                                                                                                                         anybody you want to be and that’s pretty incredible.
            be good at something and to really feel a sense of
                                                                                                                                         Theatre adds community to my life. It gives me a
            pride in something. We had lots of cello music CD’s
                                                                                                                                         place to be totally human because it is OK to be that
            when I was little and that’s why I chose it as an
                                                                                                                                         in the theatre. You can be crazy and broken and
            instrument, because I knew that sound and really fell
                                                                                                                                         messed up and wonderful because it makes good art;
            in love with it.
                                                                                                                                         there is conflict and there is drama in that. You get to
               If I weren’t involved in the arts at Hamline, it would
                                                                                                                                         be creative, which gives me an outlet and an escape.
            be really different. I don’t know what I would be
                                                                                                                                         I want to direct after college. Directing is the place
            getting, what I’d be doing, if I weren’t involved in the
                                                                                                                                         where you really get to be on the outside of it and see
            arts. I was home–schooled my entire life and I have
                                                                                                                                         the whole picture and help other people bring all their
            met a lot of people through music who are friends
                                                                                                                                         visions together and create this thing that you give away
            now that wouldn’t be if I weren’t involved in music.
                                                                                                                                         to the audience. I love that act of putting it together and
               After college, I would like to be in an orchestra. I
                                                                                                                                         then putting it out there for someone else.
            am going to get my master’s and my doctoral degree,
                                                                                                                                         I think really being able to experience life and express it,
            so hopefully, it will be my career.”
                                                                                                                                         and to explain or communicate with other people
                                                                                                                                         what our experience is...I think art is required for that.”
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                                                                                                                                      Patrick Rieger
                                                                                                                                      Theatre
           Dance Ensemble                                                                                                             Senior (graduated in May)
                                                                                                                                      Major: Religion, theatre minor
           Mai Nhia Moua
                                                                                                                                      Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
           Junior
           Majors: Criminal justice and biology,
           forensic science certificate
                                                                                                                                      Theatre
           Hometown: Anchorage, AK                                                                                                   “Both of my parents were actors. I always said I
          “I started dancing in high school. It’s been six years                                                                      wouldn’t follow in their footsteps and be a theatre
           now and I love it. For me, with school there’s all this                                                                    major, but you can’t not do what you love when it’s
           stress with homework and professors and studies.                                                                           inside you.
           But whenever I’m at dance, it’s like all that doesn’t                                                                      I never knew that theatre could affect people’s
           matter. It’s a great way to relieve stress. Well...except                                                                  emotions when I came to college. I hadn’t
           when we perform.                                                                                                           experienced that yet in a play, where you could reach
           The amount of expression in dance is why I chose to                                                                        inside audience members and let them go walking
           do this with my time and dance gives me a more                                                                             away with their world rocked from emotions and
           personal connection to the campus. It’s something                                                                          from a story that I just told. And after that, I thought,
           you get drawn into. Dancing is a great way to explore                                                                      if I can do this for the rest of my life and get paid for
           culture...hip-hop and flamenco have been part                                                                              it, then so be it. All of the sudden it just hits you
           of multicultural celebrations on campus.                                                                                   senior year that you want to just get out there into
           Dance doesn’t fit with my academic interests, but it                                                                       the professional world, and that’s a compliment to
           plays a big role in my co-curricular activities. I want to
           be a crime scene investigator. I’d like to go to grad
           school after this in New York or D.C.”

                                                                        because
                                                                         Ivan Konev
                                                                         Graduate student, Graduate School
                                                                         of Liberal Studies (graduated in May)
                                                                         Hometown: Moscow, Russia
                                                                                                                                      Hamline. I don’t think I’d have that drive without the
                                                                                                                                      experience and the role models and the influences
                                                                                                                                      I’ve had at Hamline. They have facilitated me with
                                                                                                                                      skills to be ready to work. I am ready to put what I
                                                                                                                                      love to do out there.”



                                                                                                                                                                                                   Painting
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Nicole Flam
                                                                         International Piano Institute                                                                                             Sophomore
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Majors: Art and psychology
                                                                        “I didn’t choose music, I was put into it when I was
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hometown: St. Cloud, MN
                                                                         four or five years old. I can’t imagine being someone
                                                                         else, not being a musician. It has let me travel the                                                                     “Art is very therapeutic for me, kind of like my way of
                                                                         world. It has let me come here.                                                                                           meditating, I suppose.
                                                                         In Russia I concentrated mostly on music. I was really                                                                    Art has enhanced my education because in most of
                                                                         excited to study other things here. I’m a regular                                                                         my art classes I learn that nothing has to be a certain
                                                                         MALS (master of arts in liberal studies) student and I                                                                    way and that you can change it. I think that is one of
                                                                         also have a concentration on music. In MALS we’re                                                                         the main things I have carried over to my other
                                                                         always trying to develop all the instruments of study,                                                                    classes. Art gives you more than one perspective. It
                                                                         the links between all the subjects. There are so many                                                                     has definitely changed the way I see the world. I see
                                                                         parallels between literature and music.                                                                                   colors and notice them, I notice shadows that people




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                                                                         I have come to understand that studying just music is
                                                                         too boring. When playing, you need to express
                                                                         yourself, to say something about what you think, which
                                                                         is basically what you do in MALS. Moving your fingers
                                                                         is the least important part. If you don’t have something
                                                                         in you to say, that’s not going to touch people.”
                                                                                                                                    we have to                                                     take for granted. Lately, I will look at something and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   think about what it would look like as a drawing. It is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   good release from the corporate, structured,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   computer-system world.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   I am trying to go to graduate school for art. I would
                                                                                                                                                                                                   like to be an art therapist but still have enough time
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to work on my own art.”
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                                                       Portrait of an Artist

                                                 T   here is no word for “artist” in the Lakota language. “Artists are just part of the fabric of Native
                                                     American culture—an integral part, and there is no separation,” Vickie Benson said.
                                                        For Benson, who has Lakota Native American heritage, this comes as no surprise. Art has always
                                                     been a constant in her life. She started as a professional folk singer and songwriter in her twenties,
                                                     playing the guitar in coffeehouses and folk venues around town.
                                                        Today that former folk singer is the vice president of the Jerome Foundation, which focuses on
                                                     the development and creation of new work by emerging artists in Minnesota and the five buroughs
                                                     of New York City. Benson’s days are spent reviewing grant proposals submitted by artists and
                                                     making recommendations to the foundation’s board of directors about which ventures to fund.
                                                        “The Jerome Foundation’s Board prefers work that pushes boundaries of each of the forms that
                                                     are funded: visual arts, media, dance, theater, music and literature,” Benson said.
                                                        Though Benson has been a key player at the Jerome Foundation for the last decade, supporting
                                                     the arts has been part of her professional portfolio for even longer. Her career began in Washington,
                                                     D.C., as a program specialist for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), followed by five years
                                                     in New York City, working as a program director developing grant programs for a national service
                                                     organization, Chamber Music America.
                                                        In 2003, Benson earned her master’s degree in nonprofit management from Hamline’s Graduate
                                                     School of Management.
                                                        “I went to Hamline specifically because I figured that the arts would not be a major focus in the
                                                     nonprofit program,” she said. “What happened is that I found that the arts are not much different
                                                     than other sectors. We are just dealing constantly with how to support creativity and expression.
                                                     The struggle for resources is just as difficult in the arts as in any other sector.”
                                                        And still the artist herself, Benson—who in the last fifteen years has been exploring the traditions
                                                     and culture of her Lakota Native American background, along with her sister—enjoys a new kind of
                                                     artistic expression in her spare time. “I am learning to play the Lakota flute,” she says. “I played it in
                                                     public for the first time at my mother’s funeral, which was quite cathartic, because it was my mother
                                                     who passed the Lakota to me.”
                                                        Benson serves on the Board of Grantmakers in the Arts, a national organization supporting
                                                     professionals who make grants to artists and arts organizations. Recently, the organization launched
                                                     a special group called The Indigenous Resource Network to draw more attention and resources to
                                                     Native American artists. “Part of our mission is to make sure that the native or Indian voice is
                                                     included in every conversation and opportunity available to artists,” said Benson, who serves as the
                                                     committee’s co-chair.
                                                        Above all, Benson considers her work a joy. “Artists help to bring much needed reflection, beauty
                        Vickie Benson MANM ’03       and aesthetics, and help us find meaning in the world and in our lives,” she said. “Workng with artists
                                                     keeps me on the edge of exciting work—I’m lucky to have such a great job.”

                                                       Jennifer L. Krempin is a free-lance writer for Hamline.




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CLASS NOTES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CLASS NOTES




        College of Liberal Arts                                                                                                                                                     Joneen Gaylord Richards was selected
                                                                                                                                        1966                                        outstanding middle school teacher for
                                                                                                                                        This fall you'll be celebrating your        the Shoreline school district. She also
        1946                                       1954                                       1956                                      40-year reunion as part of Hamline’s
                                                                                                                                        Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on
                                                                                                                                                                                    co-wrote and produced a full-length
        This fall you’ll be celebrating your       John Paul Eddy had his poem,               This fall you’ll be celebrating your                                                  musical inspired by the book, Two from
                                                                                                                                        October 6–8, 2006. If you'd like to         Galilee, by Marjorie Holmes.
        60-year reunion as part of Hamline’s       “Disasters Need USA Priorities and         50-year reunion as part of Hamline’s
                                                                                                                                        help plan your reunion, please call
        Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on            Actions,” published in the book, Best      Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
                                                                                                                                        Karla Williams at 651-523-2686 or
        October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like to
        help plan your reunion, please call
                                                   Poems and Poets of 2005. He was
                                                   elected president of EFA of the United
                                                                                              on October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like to
                                                                                              help plan your reunion, please call
                                                                                                                                        e-mail kwilliams15@hamline.edu.             1973                                       College of Liberal Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Laufenburger Haugen
        Betsy Radtke at 651-523-2201 or            States and Canada as well as pro-tem       Betsy Radtke at 651-523-2201 or           John Serier and his former Hamline                                                                        Alumni Board President
                                                                                                                                                                                    received the Merit Award from the
        e-mail bradtke@hamline.edu.                chair of the Denton Neighborhood           e-mail bradtke@hamline.edu.               roommate, Chuck Diesen ’66,                 Minnesota Coalition for Women in
                                                   Alliance of Denton, Texas.                                                           reunited to compete together at the         Athletic Leadership.                       This issue of the magazine features Vice
        1951                                       Mary Jane Jensen Schreiner sold her        1957                                      state and national senior men’s curling
                                                                                                                                        championships. They placed fourth in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               President and Dean Garvin Davenport and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               his retirement. It brings to mind, is there life
        This fall you’ll be celebrating your
        55-year reunion as part of Hamline’s
                                                   townhome in Shoreview and moved to
                                                   Sun City West, Arizona. She writes that
                                                                                              Robert Heimerl received the 2005
                                                                                              Retired Educators Association of
                                                                                                                                        the state and were first runner-up in       1974                                       after Hamline? When that last final exam
                                                                                                                                        the national super senior competition.      Lenore Kinne and three of her              was taken and we had our diploma in hand,
        Homecoming & Reunion Weekend               she “is enjoying golfing, traveling, and   Minnesota educator award for                                                          colleagues from Northern Kentucky          did we ever think we would look back, let
        on October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like        still does income taxes for her            outstanding community service and                                                     University presented a professional        alone come back?
        to help plan your reunion, please call     Minnesota clients each spring.”            leadership. He also received the AARP     1968                                        development seminar on gifted/talented     How have you stayed in touch?
        Betsy Radtke at 651-523-2201 or                                                       Minnesota Excellence in Volunteer         James Juola has been a professor of         education for teachers in Dubai,
        e-mail bradtke@hamline.edu.                                                           Service Award.                            psychology at the University of Kansas      United Arab Emirates.                        You have close friends from your
                                                                                                                                        for thirty-three years. He will spend the                                                  days at Hamline.

                                                                                              1959                                      2006–2007 school year on sabbatical
                                                                                                                                        leave in Europe, mostly at the Technical    1975                                         You keep in touch with favorite professor.
                ‘The Legend Lives On’                                                         Patricia Jensen Williams Brockman                                                     Catherine Ritchie presented her paper,       You volunteer to do mock interviews,
                                                                                                                                        University of Eindhoven in the
                                                                                              married Cal Brockman in 2004. She is                                                  “Rally Around a Need: Developing the           resume workshops, or are a mentor.
                                                                                                                                        Netherlands.
                                                                                              the secretary of the Oregon/Idaho                                                     First GLBT Author Series in Dallas,” at
                                                                                              chapter of the Methodist Federation for                                                                                            You attend events at Hamline.
                                                                                                                                                                                    the 2006 Texas Library Association
                                                                                              Social Action and the lay leader of the   1969                                        Annual Conference in Houston. She            You donate to the Alumni Annual Fund.
                                                                                              Portland First United Methodist           Beverly Clink Oster Ornelas received        was also elected to the executive board
                                                                                              Church. She recently visited her          the 2006 Paula E. Sullivan Award from                                                    You buy a new sweatshirt every time
                                                                                                                                                                                    of the Theatre Library Association.            you visit the bookstore.
                                                                                              grandson in Maui.                         the Advertising Club of San Diego.
                                                                                                                                        The award is given annually to one
                                                                                              Terence O’Brien had his book
                                                                                              about his life, Close, but no Cigar—
                                                                                                                                        outstanding member of the local ad          1976                                         You pick up the latest issue of the Oracle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   when you visit.
                                                                                                                                        industry. She is president of Oster and     This fall you’ll be celebrating your
                                                                                              A Street Urchin’s Tale, published by                                                  30-year reunion as part of Hamline’s         You visit the Hamline Web site to
                                                                                                                                        Associates, an advertising agency she
                                                                                              PublishAmerica.                                                                       Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on                see what’s new.
                                                                                                                                        founded in 1986.
                                                                                                                                                                                    October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like to          You read the magazine.
                                                                                              1961                                      1971                                        help plan your reunion, please call
                                                                                                                                                                                    Karla Williams at 651-523-2686 or            You recommend Hamline to younger
                                                                                              James Priebe lives in Hawaii and is                                                                                                  relatives and friends.
                                                                                                                                        This fall you’ll be celebrating your        e-mail kwilliams15@hamline.edu.
                                                                                              pursuing a degree in Hawaiian studies
                                                                                                                                        35-year reunion as part of Hamline’s
                                                                                              at the University of Hawaii, Kaua’i.                                                                                               You drive by campus and admire
                                                                                                                                        Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
                                                                                              Annette DeCourcy Towler retired           on October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like         1977                                           how nice it looks.

                                                                                              from NSP/Xcel Energy Sherco Plant         to help plan your reunion, please call      Patricia MaMahon Boman has been            There are many ways you can stay in touch,
                                                                                              on October 31, 2005. She lives in         Karla Williams at 651-523-2686 or           named to the national board of the         even if you don’t have much time or aren’t
                                                                                                                                        e-mail kwilliams15@hamline.edu.             American Institute of Graphic Arts’        close by. Once we leave Hamline, we begin
                                                                                              St. Cloud, Minnesota.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Center for Cross-cultural Design. She is   a new relationship with it.
                                                                                                                                                                                    the managing partner of Art + Design
                Look familiar? Former Minneapolis Laker and Hamline alumnus
                Vern Mikkelsen ’49, along with John Kundla, former coach for the
                                                                                              1965                                      1972                                        Educational Advisors, LLC. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               As I complete my term as president, I will not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               be looking back, but forward to Hamline’s
                                                                                              Dirk Gasterland was awarded the           Jack Haugen was elected to his second       recently served as a visiting scholar at   future. I will continue serving on the board
                Minneapolis Lakers, collaborated with Miranda Moss, principal and                                                       four-year term as mayor of Prior Lake.
                                                                                              2005 LADCO Distinguished Service                                                      Ohio University, conducting research       and as class agent for 1993. I enjoy coming
                artist-in-residence at the global design and brand firm Yamamoto
                                                                                              Award for his long-term contribution                                                  on the pedagogical legacy of Swiss         back to campus and watching students
                Moss, to create this painting for a fund-raiser for the American                                                        Laurance Johnston had his book,
                                                                                              to the area economy. He also received                                                 designer Armin Hofmann.                    hurry to class, laugh, and sit in the Student
                Diabetes Association.                                                                                                   Alternative Medicine and Spinal Cord
                                                                                              the 2006 Iverson Freking Award for                                                                                               Center. It feels good
                                                                                                                                        Injury: Beyond the Banks of the                                                        to be connected.
                This is Moss’s second Hamline-related work; she also painted                  putting faith into action.
                                                                                                                                        Mainstream, published by Demos
                Hamline’s 150th anniversary illustration.                                                                                                                                                                                           Tiffaney Bakken Clark ’93
                                                                                                                                        Medical Publishing.


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                                                  2006 & REUNION WEEKEND
                                                HOMECOMING
             Mark your
                                                HAMLINE UNIVERSITY • COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS                                                        1992
                                                                                                                                                    Michael Grage and his wife, Andrea,
                                                                                                                                                    welcomed son, Neale James, on March
                                                   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
                                                                                                                                                    3, 2006. The family lives in Chicago
                                                   • Golden Anniversary Luncheon. Join other alumni who graduated fifty
                                                                                                                                                    where Michael works for the
                                                     or more years ago for a luncheon to start the weekend of celebration.
                                                                                                                                                    architectural firm Lohan Anderson.
                                                   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
                                                                                                                                                    LaVonne Anderson Griffin and her
                                                   • Memorial service to remember those alumni, faculty, staff
                                                                                                                                                    husband, Tom, welcomed daughter,
                                                     and students who have died in the past year.
                                                                                                                                                    Ashley Mackenna, on November 26,
                                                   • All-Campus Picnic
                                                                                                                                                    2005. She joins siblings, Chelsea, 12,
                                                   • Homecoming Football Game vs. Concordia Cobbers
                                                                                                                                                    Jake, 6, and Jordan, 3.
                                                   • Pre-parties for those classes ending in a “1” or a “6” (5–7 p.m.)*
                                                   • All-College Reunion Dinner in Walker Fieldhouse. Join all alumni,                              Kate Touhey was named the best
                                                     faculty, and staff from the College of Liberal Arts to celebrate                               special events planner 2005 by            1992 Glenda Paape married Eric Watry on March 25, 2006. Hamline alumni in
                                                     Homecoming & Reunion Weekend at this dinner and program.                                       Minnesota Meetings and Events             attendance include Becky Morales Busho ’93, David Ringler ’94, Jennifer Hauger
                                                                                                                                                    magazine. Kate works as a senior          Ringler ’94, Tammy Johnson ’92, Ben Wickum ’93, Jeff Erickson ’92, Grete Krohn
                                                   SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8
                                                                                                                                                    corporate event planner for Thrivent      ’94, Tami Esch Eshult ’92, Chris Erickson ’92, and Amy Lewis ’91.
                                                   • Brunch for all alumni before or after church
                                                                                                                                                    Financial for Lutherans.
                                                   • Hamline United Methodist Church service at 9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                              joins sister, Lyndsey, 3. Stacy supervises   Nathaniel Christian, on November 5,
                                                   * If you graduated in a year ending in “1” or a “6” and are interested in helping to plan your   1993                                      a medical billing group for the              2005.
                                                     reunion pre-party, please call the alumni office at 651-523-2015 or e-mail alum@hamline.edu    Jane Sklenicka-Focht and her              University of Minnesota Physicians.
                                                                                                                                                                                              The family lives in Elk River.               Shannon Ort was named a 2006
                                                                                                                                                    husband, John, welcomed daughter,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law &
                                                                                                                                                    Sydney, in October. She joins sister,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Politics magazine.
        Thomas Skare (also JD ’87)              February 5, 2006. She joins brother,
                                                                                               1988
                                                                                                                                                    Clare, 3.
                                                                                                                                                                                              1996
        announced his decision to run for the
        Eighth District Senate seat. He is an
                                                Paul.
                                                                                               Mark Solheim (also JD ’90) was                       1994
                                                                                                                                                                                              This fall you’ll be celebrating your
                                                                                                                                                                                              10-year reunion as part of Hamline’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1999
                                                Jonathan Jasper (also JD ’05) was              named vice chair of USLAW, an                                                                  Homecoming & Reunion Weekend                 Melissa Martinez-Sones. See page 32.
        attorney in Cloquet, Minnesota.                                                                                                             E. Ashley Dixon Cannaday and her
                                                appointed to serve as a Tenth                  alliance of independent business                     husband, Chris, welcomed daughter,        on October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like
        1981
                                                Congressional District trial court judge
                                                by Governor Tim Pawlenty.
                                                                                               law firms. He is a partner at Larson
                                                                                               King, LLP.
                                                                                                                                                    Reegan. She joins sister, Kailyn, 3.      to help plan your reunion, please call       2000
                                                                                                                                                    Ashley works for the Saint Paul Public    Molly Glewwe at 651-523-2448 or              Susie Anderson. See 2001.
        This fall you’ll be celebrating your                                                                                                        Schools as a gifted and talented          e-mail mglewwe@hamline.edu.
        25-year reunion as part of Hamline’s
        Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on
                                                1986                                           1990                                                 coordinator and principal intern.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Gretchen Fury Johnson and her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Linnea Peterson Soular graduated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           as a doctor of chiropractic from
                                                This fall you’ll be celebrating your           Donald Kowalsky accepted the                         The family lives in Rosemount.
        October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like to                                                                                                                                                   husband, Eric Johnson ’97, welcomed          Northwestern Health Sciences
        help plan your reunion, please call     20-year reunion as part of Hamline’s           position of executive kitchen                        Dawn Syren Jenkins quit her job to        son, Elijah Michael, on December 2,          University. She works at Simply
        Karla Williams at 651-523-2686 or       Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on                manager for The Cheesecake Factory                   take care of her daughter, Bella, full-   2005.                                        Chiropractic, a family chiropractic
        e-mail kwilliams15@hamline.edu.         October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like to            in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.                         time. Bella was a micro-preemie and
                                                                                                                                                                                              Tim Traffie has accepted the position        practice in White Bear Lake,
                                                help plan your reunion, please call                                                                 2005 marked the third year the family
                                                                                                                                                                                              of associate registrar for the college and   Minnesota. Her husband, Dan Soular,
                                                Karla Williams at 651-523-2686 or
        1982                                    e-mail kwilliams15@hamline.edu.                1991                                                 participated in the March of Dimes
                                                                                                                                                    WalkAmerica fund-raiser. Dawn, who
                                                                                                                                                                                              graduate schools at Hamline University.      graduated from medical school at the
                                                                                               This fall you’ll be celebrating your                                                           Tim has worked in alumni relations at        University of Minnesota and is
        Terri Simard (also JD ’84) was                                                                                                              refers to herself as a “stay-at-beach
                                                Todd Dahlin and his wife, Jennifer,            15-year reunion as part of Hamline’s                                                           Hamline since 2000 and was instru-           completing his residency in family
        promoted to vice president of law at                                                                                                        mom,” lives in Aptos, California, with
                                                welcomed son, Theodore (Teddy)                 Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on                                                                mental in developing and implement-          medicine at St. John’s Hospital in
        Target Corporation in Minneapolis.                                                                                                          her family.
                                                Pearson, on December 13, 2004.                 October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like to                                                            ing data security, standards, and            Maplewood. They live in Hugo.
        She was also named one of the top 100
        female superlawyers and one of forty                                                   help plan your reunion, please call                  Elisabeth Liggett Stuewe and her          processes for alumni and constituent
        real estate superlawyers in Minnesota   1987                                           Molly Glewwe at 651-523-2448 or
                                                                                               e-mail mglewwe@hamline.edu.
                                                                                                                                                    husband, Jason Stuewe ’94, welcomed       data. He said that he “is looking            2001
        Law & Politics.                         Jessica Schmiesing welcomed son,                                                                    daughter, Peyton Elisabeth, on June 8,    forward to the new challenges and            This fall you’ll be celebrating your
                                                Anton Isidore James, on November 22,           Marc St. Martin has spent over three                 2005. They live in Buckeye, Arizona.      working more closely with students           5-year reunion as part of Hamline’s
        1984                                    2005. Jessica is the director of HR            years in Afghanistan heading a British                                                         and faculty.”                                Homecoming & Reunion Weekend on
        Leo Brisbois (also JD ’87) and his      consulting services for AgriBank, FCB          humanitarian aid organization. He                    1995                                                                                   October 6–8, 2006. If you’d like to
        wife, Susan, welcomed daughter,         in Saint Paul.                                 writes that he is “contemplating an                  Stacy Mennenga Korst and her              1998                                         help plan your reunion, please call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Molly Glewwe at 651-523-2448 or
        Gabriella (Ella) Mary Kaye, on                                                         early retirement somewhere in the                    husband, Jason, welcomed son, Nathan      Christina Erickson Gunnerud and
                                                                                               developing world.”                                                                             her husband, Christian, welcomed son,        e-mail mglewwe@hamline.edu.
                                                                                                                                                    William, on December 18, 2005. He

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           been the chief assistant Clay County
                                                                                                                                       2003                                     1977                                       attorney since 2002.
                                                                                                                                       Mary Burmaster MFA had a poem            Timothy Davis was named partner at
                                                                                                                                       published in Mona Poetica, an            Hellmuth & Johnson, specializing in
                                                                                                                                       anthology dedicated to poems             estate planning.                           1984
                                                                                                                                       considering the Mona Lisa.                                                          Terri Simard (also BA ’82) was
                                                                                                                                                                                Donovan Frank was elected an officer       promoted to vice president of law at
                                                                                                                                       Jenny Rose Ryan MALS had an              of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers for       Target Corporation in Minneapolis.
                                                                                                                                       article on spring cleaning published     the 2005–2006 year.                        She was also named one of the top 100
                                                                                                                                       in the April/May 2006 issue of                                                      female superlawyers and one of forty
                                                                                                                                       BUST magazine.                           Bricker Lavik was presented with the
                                                                                                                                                                                2006 Distinguished Service Award at        real estate superlawyers in Minnesota
                                                                                                                                                                                the Hennepin County Bar Association’s      Law & Politics.
                                                                                                                                       2004                                     annual bar benefit. He is senior counsel
                                                                                                                                       Jennifer Budenski MFA was
                                                                                                                                       selected as the Midwest region’s
                                                                                                                                                                                and director of Dorsey & Whitney
                                                                                                                                                                                LLP’s pro bono program.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1986
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Kevan Truman was nominated for the
                                                                                                                                       recipient of the College Board’s Bob                                                Golden Apple Award for Excellence in
                                                                                                                                       Costas Grant for the Teaching of         Patrick Sauter was elected vice
        1999      Melissa Martinez-Sones and her husband, Adam         2005    Nicholas Krongard received the silver medal in figure                                            president of the Minnesota Defense         Teaching. The award is given to
        Kintopf, welcomed daughter, Ruby, on May 28, 2005. She         skating at the 2005 U.S. Collegiate Championships.              Writing, awarded February 25, 2006,                                                 teachers who teach kindergarten
                                                                                                                                       in Chicago. She also had a poem          Lawyers’ Association.
        joins sister, Cecilia.                                                                                                                                                                                             through third grade in the Chicago
                                                                                                                                       published in Poetry East titled, “What                                              metropolitan area. Kevan teaches
                                                                                                                                       a Poet Would Draw.”                      1978                                       third grade in Wilmette, Illinois.
        Brandon Tucker married Susie                                                                                                                                            Pamela Miller Harris was elected to
                                                   2005                                     Graduate School of                                                                  the Falcon Heights city council.
        Anderson ’00 on December 30, 2005.
        Susie works as a business consultant for   Charles Lenz was director of the         Liberal Studies                                                                                                                1987
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Leo Brisbois (also BA ’84) and his
        Cooks of Crocus Hill and Brandon is        Minnesota Tibetan Oral History
                                                   Project for the Minnesota Historical     1996                                                                                1981                                       wife, Susan, welcomed daughter,
        the director of StarPolish Presents, a
                                                   Society until the project’s end in
                                                                                                                                       School of Law                            L. Randolph Lowry III was named            Gabriella (Ella) Mary Kaye, on
        music talent agency in Saint Paul.                                                  Regula Russelle MALS was
                                                                                                                                                                                the seventeenth president of Lipscomb      February 5, 2006. She joins brother,
                                                   December 2005. He was also
                                                   appointed the operations manager for
                                                                                            nominated for the Minnesota Book
                                                                                            Awards in the fine press category for
                                                                                                                                       1976                                     University in Nashville, Tennessee. He     Paul.
        2004                                       the marketing and communications         her work, Putting Tomatoes By.             John Kingrey was honored on
                                                                                                                                       September 14, 2005, with the
                                                                                                                                                                                took office on November 1, 2005 and
                                                                                                                                                                                was inaugurated on March 29, 2006.         Colleen Kaufenberg joined the firm
        Erin Gebhart Hayes married Corey           department at the Minnesota                                                                                                                                             of Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug
        Hayes on August 20, 2005. Erin is a                                                                                            Catholic Spirit’s fourth annual
        personal banking officer with M&I
                                                   Historical Society.
                                                                                            1997                                       “Leading with Faith” award in the
                                                                                                                                                                                1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           & Bradt, specializing in the area of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           civil litigation.
        Bank in Woodbury, where the couple                                                  Elizabeth Andrew MFA was                   nonprofit category. John is the
                                                                                                                                                                                Kenneth Kohler was named by
        is building a home.                                                                 nominated for the Minnesota Book           executive director of the Minnesota                                                 Jeffrey Sheridan was honored by
                                                                                                                                                                                Governor Tim Pawlenty as a finalist
                                                                                            Awards for her collection of essays,       County Attorneys Association.                                                       Minnesota Lawyer as an “Attorney
                                                                                                                                                                                for a Seventh Judicial District trial
                                                                                            On the Threshold: Home, Hardwood,                                                                                              of the Year.”
                                                                                                                                                                                court bench judgeship in the city of
                                                                                            & Holiness.
                                                                                                                                                                                Moorhead in Clay County. He has            Thomas Skare (also BA ’77)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           announced his decision to run for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Eighth District Senate seat. He is an
            HAMLINE ALUMNI & FRIENDS: Come to Hamline with                                                                                                                                                                 attorney in Cloquet, Minnesota.
            your sons, daughters, grandchildren, nieces & nephews for a workshop.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Todd Westphal was appointed by
                                                                                                               Watch your mail                                                                                             Governor Tim Pawlenty to a Fifth

                     finding the right fit                                                                      for invitations this
                                                                                                                summer. This event
                                                                                                               is co-sponsored by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Judicial District trial court bench
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           vacancy in the city of St. Peter in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nicollet County. He is a shareholder
                     SATURDAY,           AUGUST 5, 9 A.M.–1 P.M.                                             the CLA Alumni Office                                                                                         with the St. Peter law firm of
                                                                                                          and the Office of Under-
                                                                                                          graduate Admission.                                                                                              Mackenzie and Gustafson and an
                     The half-day morning workshop is designed to assist families in starting             For more information,                                                                                            assistant to Nicollet County attorney.
                     the college search process. Topics covered will include:                             visit www.hamline.edu/
                                                                                                          findingtherightfit or
                     Writing effective college               Financial aid planning                       contact the Admission                                                                                            1988
                     application essays                                                                   Office at 651-523-2207                                                                                           Sangeeta Jain was recognized by the
                                                             Student and counselor panel:                 or 800-753-9753 or                                                                                               Indus Women Leaders’ organization as
                     How to take a campus tour—              experts from the college                     cla-admis@hamline.edu
                     what to see, ask, assess                community share their wisdom.                                                                                                                                 a national female leader in the South


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                                                 1990                                       1994                                       1998                                       2000                                        2002
                                                 Kara Fay and her husband, Dennis           Kaelene Arvidson-Hicks was named
                                                 Drury, welcomed daughter, Ashley, on       resource specialist for Community          Mical Kapsner Griffin was elected a        Josh Tuchscherer was elected to the         Jonathan Fritz joined the Madison,
                                                 July 3, 2005. She joins brothers Patrick   Action in Duluth.                          shareholder of Leonard, Street and         2005 induction class of the Wisconsin       Wisconsin office of Whyte
                                                 and Liam and sister, Kierden.                                                         Deinard. She practices in the areas of     Rapids Lincoln High School Hall of          Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. as a patent
                                                                                            Christopher Engler teaches world           intellectual property and information      Fame in September 2005. While in            attorney and member of the firm’s
                                                 Mary Leahy was appointed by                history and social studies at Stillwater   technology.                                high school, he earned letters in           intellectual property counseling,
                                                 Governor Tim Pawlenty to fill a            Area High School. He previously                                                       multiple sports, including cross            information technology, and IP
                                                 Winona County District Court               taught for eight years at Lakeville        Timothy Griffin was elected a              country, tennis, and swimming.              litigation practice groups.
School of Law                                    judge seat.                                High School.                               shareholder of Leonard, Street and
                 Alumni Board President                                                                                                Deinard. He practices in the areas of                                                  Amy Gavel was named youth
                                                 James Reed Jr. accepted a position as      Joseph Roach was named partner             business, commercial, and product          2001                                        activities director at Mount Zion
As I begin my presidency of the School of
                                                 director of government relations for the   in the business department at              liability litigation.                      Craig Hanson joined the St. Cloud           Temple in Saint Paul.
Law Alumni Board, I report to those who
                                                 Illinois Education Association.            Rider Bennett.                                                                        office of Gray Plant Mooty as an
                                                                                                                                       Shannon Hoagland was elected a             associate in the entrepreneurial services   Emmerson Hodgson Ward and his
take the time to read this brief message         Paul Simonett works as senior rule of      Anna Marie Thatcher and her                shareholder of Leonard, Street and                                                     wife, Susan, welcomed daughter, Lily
something already well known. Our                                                                                                                                                 group.
                                                 law advisor for the U.S. Agency for        husband, Graham, co-authored the           Deinard. She practices in the area of                                                  Nan, On August 15, 2005. She joins
community of alumni, which I like to call        International Development in Jakarta,      play, “Thurgood Marshall’s Coming!”        real estate law.                           Jason Johns was named an associate          sister, Louisa, 2.
"the Hamline Nation," continues to be            Indonesia.                                 The play received an honorable                                                        with James Tenuta & Associates in
vibrant, alive, and well-connected. Tamika                                                  mention in theater at the American Bar     Diane Odeen was elected a                  Madison, Wisconsin. He is lobbying          Joshua Larsen is a judge advocate in
Nordstrom, our outgoing president,               Mark Solheim (also BA ’88) was             Association’s Silver Gavel Awards          shareholder at Lommen, Abdo, Cole,                                                     the Minnesota Army National Guard.
                                                                                                                                                                                  the Wisconsin State Legislature in
provided excellent leadership over the last      named vice chair of USLAW, an              Competition for Media and the Arts.        King & Stageberg. She practices in the     various areas, including municipal,         Katy McGiffin married Bryant
two years. She presided over a growing           alliance of independent business                                                      areas of employment litigation, legal      health care, tribal, utility, and           Gauthier JD ’02 on October 8,
alumni scholarship fund; the creation of the     law firms. He is a partner at Larson                                                  and medical malpractice claims,
“Six-Minute Social,” which connects alumni       King, LLP.                                 1995                                       personal injury, and insurance disputes.
                                                                                                                                                                                  pharmaceutical issues.                      2005. Katy is an assistant Hennepin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              County attorney handling juvenile
with students; and the re-creation of the                                                   Shane Goettle was appointed                                                           Karin Simonson and her husband,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              prosecutions and Bryant is a legal
class agent network. We thank her for these
great accomplishments.
                                                 1991                                       commissioner of the Department of
                                                                                            Commerce for North Dakota.                 1999                                       Brian, welcomed son, Nathan, on
                                                                                                                                                                                  October 10, 2005.                           systems engineer with Kroll OnTrack
                                                 Maury Beaulier was named partner at                                                   Steven Sitek was named partner                                                         in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
                                                 Hellmuth & Johnson in the area of          Diana Longrie was elected mayor of         at Rider Bennett in the litigation
I intend to maintain that momentum. Our
                                                 criminal defense practice.                 Maplewood on November 8, 2005.             department.                                                                            Stacie Otte is senior legal counsel for
law alumni board will continue to foster                                                                                                                                                                                      National Arbitration Forum.
connections among alumni. If you have            Lynn Leegard was reappointed to the
ideas to help us grow the Hamline Nation,        Minnesota Racing Commission by             1996
please send me a quick e-mail. I look            Governor Tim Pawlenty. She is vice         Michael Scully was named partner
forward to working with our alumni in the        president and general counsel of           and shareholder by the law firm of
coming year!                                     Shamrock Development, Inc. in Coon         Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum & Carey.
                                                 Rapids, Minnesota.                         Michael is a personal injury attorney
                        Don McNeil ’89                                                      specializing in the field of workers’
                                                                                                                                                        HAMLINE ALUMNI & FRIENDS ABROAD—ITALY
                        dmcneil@chvv.com
                                                 1992                                       compensation. He lives with his family
                                                                                            in Hastings, Minnesota.
                                                 John Scobey was named associate
                                                 counsel for Time Warner Telecom in
                                                 Littleton, Colorado.
                                                                                            Lisa Edison-Smith was named one
                                                                                            of Chambers USA best employment
                                                                                                                                            Music, History, Architecture &
                                                                                            lawyers for 2005. She practices labor

         Asian community and was given its
                                                 Van Tran was honored with the Global
                                                 Citizen Award by the Global Connect
                                                                                            and employment law with the Vogel               Gardens            Join Yali You, professor in the music department and the
                                                                                                                                                               orchestra conductor at Hamline, and Paul Knuth, lead
                                                                                            Law Firm in Fargo, North Dakota.
         annual award of leadership.             at the University of California, Irvine.                                                                                                        gardener at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory of Como Park
                                                 He has been serving on the California      Joseph Twomey was named general                                                                      in Saint Paul, for a twelve-day exploration of Italy for alumni
                                                 State Assembly since November 2004,        partner at Hansen, Dordell, Bradt,                      MAY 21–JUNE 2, 2007
         1989                                    representing the Sixty-Eighth Assembly     Odlaug & Bradt. He has been a
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and friends of Hamline.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 For more information, contact Kim Zielinski at 651-523-2245
         Kathy Freije Thompson was named         District in Orange County.                 member of the firm since 1998,
         senior attorney editor for the Expert                                                                                                                                                     or kzielinski@gw.hamline.edu.
                                                                                            specializing in the areas of insurance,
         Witness Project at Thomson West.
         David Ujke was appointed a court
                                                 1993                                       personal injury, and workers’
                                                                                            compensation defense.
                                                 Elliot Kula is listed in the 2006
         commissioner for Bayfield County,       edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
         Wisconsin. He was also elected vice     Elliot is a shareholder with Greenberg
         president of the Bayfield-Ashland       Traurig in Miami in the firm’s appellate
         County bar association.                 practice group.

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                                                  ment of Human Services DHS/AMC             Camillya Bryant works at the Office        Company in Bend, Oregon, until                                                      Word has been received of the death
        2003                                      Managing Change Task Force.                of the Public Defender, Third Judicial     their retirement. He was preceded in      1940                                      of Charles Johnson. Charles majored
        Danielle Brandstetter Boccio is a                                                    District, in Rochester, Minnesota.         death by wife, Elizabeth Kottke           Ruth Beatty Willson died June 6,          in history and was active in basketball
        prosecutor at the New York City Law       Penni Frank joined the Webber law                                                     Prodehl ’37.                              2005. Ruth majored in economics and       and football. He worked for the
        Department Office of the Corporation      firm as an associate attorney.             Michael Gates is an associate attorney                                               was active in the choir and Epsilon       3M Company.
        Counsel in Queens Family Court. She                                                  at Patterson, Thuente, Skaar &                                                       Lambda Sigma. She is survived by
        was appointed the designated sex
                                                  Brian Holly accepted a position as         Christensen, P.A. He focuses primarily     1937                                      husband, Stanley.
        crimes prosecutor in the Queens office.
                                                  an associate at Aafedt, Forde, Gray
                                                  Monson, and Hager, P.A., in
                                                                                             on patent prosecution and litigation       Audrey Roth Comstock died                                                           1947
                                                                                             and entertainment law.                     November 21, 2005. Audrey majored                                                   Donna Jean Cook Bassett died May
        Beth Engels is a public interest          Minneapolis.                                                                          in German and was active in orchestra,    1941                                      25, 2005. Donna majored in music
        attorney for the Iowa Coalition for                                                  Kimberly Holst was awarded first           the French club, and Alpha Rho Delta.     Glenn Scharfenberg died August 22,        and was active in A Cappella Choir,
                                                  James Little joined the firm of Moss       prize in the 2005 Nathan Burke
        Domestic Violence in Des Moines.                                                                                                She worked as the secretary for the       2005. He is survived by wife, Barbara;    Sigma Gamma Delta, and Kappa Delta
                                                  & Barnett, P.A.                            Memorial Competition at Hamline            bio-chemistry department at the           two sons; and one daughter.               Epsilon. She received her master’s
        Joshua Kind-Keppel became a                                                          University School of Law for her paper,
                                                  Phillip Quintana accepted the                                                         University of Minnesota, Duluth, until                                              degree from Northwestern University
        member of the Minnesota Bar in                                                       “A Case of Bad Credit?: The United
        December 2005. He is the chair of the
                                                  position of staff counsel with the
                                                  Apollo Group Inc. at the University        States and the Protection of Moral
                                                                                                                                        her retirement. She was preceded in
                                                                                                                                        death by husband, Jack. She is survived
                                                                                                                                                                                  1942                                      in 1948 and went on to teach piano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and organ until her retirement. She is
        New Lawyers Section of the Dane                                                      Rights in Intellectual Property Law.”                                                Ione Hals Jones died November 30,
                                                  of Phoenix.                                                                           by daughters, Dorothy, Carolyn,                                                     survived by husband, Jimmy.
        County Bar Association.                                                                                                                                                   2005. Ione majored in English and
                                                                                             Jonathan Jasper (also BA ’84) was          Ginny, and Elizabeth Comstock ’69;        economics and was a member of Alpha       Phyllis Fitch Femrite died October
        Sam Sigelman and his wife, Megan,
        welcomed son, Milo Sanford, on
                                                  2005                                       appointed to serve as a Tenth              ten grandchildren; and five great-
                                                                                                                                        grandchildren.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Phi Theta. She went on to work as a       23, 2005. Phyllis graduated from the
                                                  Angela Bennett passed the Wisconsin        Congressional District trial court judge                                             secretary for Technicon Data Systems.     Hamline/Asbury School of Nursing.
        August 13, 2005.                                                                     by Governor Tim Pawlenty.                                                            She is survived by husband, David.
                                                  bar exam and is working for the Bakke                                                 Clarence Page died November 1,                                                      After working as a nurse, she retired
                                                  Norman law firm in New Richmond,           Casey Nolan joined Gary Plant              2004. Clarence majored in economics                                                 to be a housewife.
        2004                                      Wisconsin, litigating primarily in the     Mooty’s Minneapolis office as an           and was a member of Kappa Gamma           1943                                      Mary Craig Vandanacker died
        Michelle Basham was named as the          area of criminal defense.                  associate in the employment law group.     Chi. He went on to work as the            Word has been received of the death       January 13, 2005. Mary majored in
        lead staff for the Minnesota Depart-                                                                                            manager of trade relations at Firestone   of Betty Miller Pemberton. Betty was
                                                                                                                                        Tire and Rubber Company in Akron,                                                   history and was active in Philo
                                                                                                                                                                                  a member of Alpha Rho Delta.              Browning, Pi Gamma Mu, and Kappa
                                                                                                                                        Ohio. He is survived by wife, Grace
                                                                                                                                        Perkins Page ’37.                                                                   Delta Epsilon. She worked as a

                                                                                                                                        Word has been received of the death of
                                                                                                                                                                                  1945                                      columnist for many years before joining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Idaho State Tax Commission as
        In Memoriam                                                                                                                                                               Ruth Platzke died December 19,
                                                                                                                                        Leona Scheunemann Witter. Leona           2005. Ruth attended Hamline for           supervisor until her retirement in 1991.
                                                  Karen and Betty; six grandchildren;        by wife, Merle Hotson Kiel ’33;            majored in music and was active in the    three years before receiving her          She is survived by her husband, James
        1920                                      and eleven great-grandchildren.            daughter, Sandra; four grandchildren;      choir, orchestra, and Kappa Delta         bachelor’s degree from the University     Vandanacker ’49; daughters, Erica and
        Clarine Studness Moe died October                                                    and eight great-grandchildren.             Epsilon. She went on to teach music at    of Minnesota. She also received her       Gail; son, Marc; seven grandchildren;
        29, 2005. She was preceded in death                                                                                             a number of universities across the                                                 and five great-grandchildren.
        by husband, Chester.                      1930                                                                                  country before retiring from Michigan
                                                                                                                                                                                  master’s degree in education from the
                                                                                                                                                                                  University of Minnesota in 1951. She
                                                  Barbara Guckeen Main died                  1936                                       State University in 1980. She is          worked as an elementary school teacher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jean Larson Watkins died August 27,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2005. Jean majored in biology and was
                                                  November 10, 2005. Barbara majored         Mildred Flint Hallman died October
        1925                                      in education and history and was active    2, 2004. Mildred majored in English
                                                                                                                                        survived by daughter, Jean.               for over thirty years until her retire-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ment. She was preceded in death by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            active in band, the Oracle, League of
        Gertrude Nunn Robson died                 in Alpha Phi. She went on to work as a     and speech. She was active in                                                                                                  Women Voters, Tri Beta, and Sigma
        February 25, 2006. She attended           teacher and was the principal of schools   A Cappella Choir and Alpha Phi. She        1938                                      husband, Bert. She is survived by
                                                                                                                                                                                  daughter, Barb; son, Bruce; and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gamma Delta. She was preceded in
        Hamline for two years before trans-       in Kiester and Freeborn, Minnesota.        went on to work as an English teacher      Myra Griesburg Christian died                                                       death by sister, Joan Larson Evans
        ferring to Miss Wood’s Kindergarten                                                                                             January 27, 2006. Myra majored in         three grandchildren.                      ’48. She is survived by husband, John;
                                                  She is survived by husband, Hosie          at Clarksville High School in
        School. She is survived by daughters,     Main ’36, and son, Thomas.                 Clarksville, Indiana. She is survived      music and was active in Philo                                                       daughters, Yvonne, Joan, and Lynne
        Jean Paisley ’51, Marlys Reimler ’54,                                                by son, Dennis.                            Browning and A Cappella Choir. She
                                                                                                                                        went on to work as a private piano
                                                                                                                                                                                  1946                                      Watkins Gosting ’86; and sons, David
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and Douglas Watkins ’81.
        and Carolyn Robson Hoyme ’58,
        and son-in-law Keith Paisley ’50.         1934                                       Word has been received of the death of     instructor and church organist. She was
                                                                                                                                                                                  Virginia Olson Albert died October
                                                                                                                                                                                  20, 2005. Virginia graduated from the
                                                  Kenneth Kiel died January 28, 2006.        Hortense Dahlberg O’Neill. Hortense
                                                  Kenneth majored in physics and was a       majored in sociology.
                                                                                                                                        preceded in death by husband, Ray         Hamline/Asbury School of Nursing.         1948
        1929                                      member of Alpha Tau Omega. He
                                                                                                                                        Christian ’38, and sons, Lloyd and
                                                                                                                                        Dale. She is survived by daughters,
                                                                                                                                                                                  She went on to work as an occupa-
                                                                                                                                                                                  tional health nurse for the U.S. Navy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kenneth Beck died March 20, 2006.
        Rosamond Donaldson Moore died             worked many years at Burroughs             Word has been received of the death                                                                                            Kenneth majored in philosophy and
                                                                                                                                        Myrna and Jean; nine grandchildren;       for twenty-two years. She is survived
        March 12, 2006. Rosamond worked as        Adding Machine Company before              of Luvern Prodehl. Luvern majored                                                                                              religion and was active in the Oracle.
                                                                                                                                        and eleven great-grandchildren.           by her husband, Orrin; stepdaughter,
        a teacher until her retirement. She is    helping organize Microdata Corpora-        in economics and was active in football,                                                                                       Ken attended Garrett Seminary, was
        survived by son, Robert; daughters,                                                  baseball, and basketball. He and his                                                 Kathy; stepson, Michael; and              ordained as an elder, and joined the
                                                  tion, a mini-computer company, in                                                                                               one grandchild.
                                                  Santa Ana, California. He is survived      wife owned the Coca-Cola Bottling                                                                                              Methodist conference in 1951. He




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IN MEMORIAM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IN MEMORIAM




        served many churches in Bloomington,        and was active in basketball, baseball,     degree in nursing and went on to work                                                                                              Friends
        Raymond, Saint Paul, Maplewood, St.         band, and the German club. He went          as a psychiatric nurse for fourteen years,    1960                                        1977
                                                                                                                                              Lyman Gage died November 13,                Mark Johnson died December 11,           Gabriele Ellertson died December 4,
        Cloud, and Minneapolis. Ken was a           on to work as the sales manager for         until deciding to become a stay-at-
                                                                                                                                              2005. Lyman was active in the band.         2005. Mark majored in biology and        2005. Gabriele was an adjunct art
        local leader in the civil rights            Iowa Mold Tooling Company, Inc. He          home mom. She is survived by
                                                                                                                                              He owned various hotels and then went       was a member of the football team.       professor at Hamline University. She
        movement and participated in Dr.            is survived by wife, Dayis.                 husband, Stanley Pilshaw ’49;
                                                                                                                                              on to work as a salesman at AAA for         He received his JD degree from the       also taught art at Macalester College
        Martin Luther King’s “I Have a                                                          daughters, Rebecca, Sanna, and
                                                                                                                                              twenty-seven years. He is survived by       William Mitchell School of Law in        from 1986–2002. She is survived by
        Dream” march on Washington in
        1963. He served on the Hamline Board
                                                    1950                                        Melissa; son, Russell; and five
                                                                                                grandchildren.                                wife, Donna; son, Steve; daughter,          1999. He worked in construction          daughter, Natalie.
        of Trustees from 1975–87 and then           Eugene Bendix died January 30, 2006.                                                      Candice; and six grandchildren.             and property development. He is          Elisabeth Kubler-Ross died August
                                                    Eugene majored in health and physical                                                                                                 survived by wife, Dianne Crabtree
        served as Hamline’s church relations
        director from 1987–92. He is survived       education. He was active in Kappa Phi       1953                                          1966                                        Johnson ’78; daughters, Kristina,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   24, 2004. Elisabeth received an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   honorary doctor of laws degree from
        by wife, Catherine; son, Peter Beck         Kappa. He received his master’s degree      Dwane Averill died November 7,                                                            Karyn, and Beth; son, Mathew; and
                                                                                                                                              Nadia Coiner Medina died February                                                    Hamline University in 1975. She was a
        ’73; daughter, Martha Beck ’75;             in natural science from the University      2005. Dwane majored in philosophy                                                         one grandchild.
                                                                                                                                              8, 2006. Nadia received her master’s                                                 renowned psychiatrist best known for
        daughter, Sarah Garrett, and son-in-law     of South Dakota in 1965 and went on         and was active in theater, and Kappa
                                                                                                                                              degree from the University of Kansas in                                              her work with the terminally ill and her
                                                    to teach chemistry at Luverne Public        Phi. He received a bachelor of sacred
        Jack Garrett ’77; and many
        grandchildren and great-grandchildren.      School in Luverne, Minnesota, until his     theology degree from Yale Divinity            1971. She went on to work at Tufts          1981                                     revolutionary book, On Death and
                                                                                                                                              University as a lecturer in English and     Valerie Smida died December 9, 2005.     Dying, which was published in 1969.
                                                    retirement.                                 School and a PhD in philosophy from
        John Diepenbrock died December 9,                                                       Yale. He worked as a United Methodist         founded and directed the Academic           Valerie majored in business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Muriel McEachern died December 6,
        2005. John majored in economics and         John Lindberg died October 26,              minister and for Wycliff Associates           Resource Center there.                      administration and psychology. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2005. Muriel joined the Hamline
        was active in IRC and Alpha Delta           2005. John majored in sociology and         Bible Translators for many years.                                                         went on to work for Best Buy Co. Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   university relations department in 1967
                                                    psychology and was a member of Alpha
        Zeta. He lived in Red Wing,
        Minnesota.                                  Sigma Chi and Alpha Kappa Delta. He
                                                                                                He is survived by wife, Glenna
                                                                                                Perrin Averill ’53.
                                                                                                                                              1968                                        She is survived by mother, Marilyn;
                                                                                                                                                                                          and three sisters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and worked at Hamline until 1993,
                                                                                                                                              Richard Armbrust died January 25,                                                    when she retired as the director of
                                                    went on to work as a sales represen-
                                                                                                                                              2006. Richard was active in football                                                 research and records. After retirement
        George Helling died July 29, 2005.          tative for Curtis 1000, Inc. He is
        George majored in political science and     survived by daughters Jana, Elizabeth,      1957                                          and Theta Chi. He established               1983                                     she continued to volunteer in the
                                                                                                                                              Armbrust Sales and Marketing at the         Steven McIver died November 17,          archives. She is survived by daughters,
        was active in the international relations   and Katherine.                              Kenneth Veale died December 26,
                                                                                                                                              age of thirty. He is survived by wife,      2005. Steven worked in the health care   Susan McEachern ’73, Martha
        club, student congress, Alpha Kappa                                                     2005. Kenneth majored in education
                                                                                                                                              Julie; daughters, Amy and Niki; and         field and was the organist at Glenwood   McEachern Baker ’83, and Mary
        Delta, Pi Gamma Delta, and Torch &
        Cycle. He went on to receive his
                                                    1951                                        and was a member of Phi Delta and
                                                                                                Alpha Tau Omega. He worked as a               son, Peter.                                 United Parish. He is survived by his     McEachern Laurie ’93; son, David
                                                    Barbara LaBonte Gonder died                                                                                                           parents and two brothers.                McEachern ’78; and eight
        master’s degree in political science and                                                teacher at Henry Sibley High School
                                                    December 28, 2005. Barbara majored                                                                                                                                             grandchildren.
        his PhD in sociology from the
                                                    in mathematics and was active in
                                                                                                until his retirement in 1993. He is           1973
        University of Minnesota. He worked as
        professor of sociology at the University
                                                    Kappa Delta Epsilon. She worked as
                                                                                                survived by wife, Patricia Woolery
                                                                                                Veale ’55; and daughter, Tammi.
                                                                                                                                              Steven Prinz died September 2, 2004.        1996                                     Gordon Parks died March 7, 2006.
                                                                                                                                              Steven majored in philosophy and was        Nicole Christensen died February 7,      Gordon was a celebrated photographer,
                                                    mathematician for the U.S. Navy in
        of Nebraska at Omaha and at St. Olaf                                                                                                  a member of Theta Chi. He went on           2006. Nicole majored in political        filmmaker, and composer. He received
                                                    China Lake, California.
        College in Northfield, Minnesota. He
        is survived by wife, Barbara.               Roger Moen died November 5, 2005.
                                                                                                1958                                          to work as a counselor for juvenile
                                                                                                                                              delinquents at Friendship Hall,
                                                                                                                                                                                          science. She is survived by husband,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Mike; and son, Charlie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   an honorary doctorate from Hamline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   University in 1987.
                                                                                                Charles Anderson died November 11,
                                                    Roger worked as an engineer until his       2005. Charles majored in history and          affiliated with the Union Gospel
        Donald Savage died October 14,                                                                                                                                                                                             Mary Swanson died February 1, 2005.
                                                    retirement. He is survived by wife,         was active in hockey, tennis, and Pi          Mission of Saint Paul. He also ran a
        2005. Donald majored in English and                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary worked at Hamline University in
                                                    Jeanne Kauffmann Moen ’51.                  Gamma Mu. He went on to work as a             group home for juvenile delinquent
        was active in A Cappella Choir,                                                                                                                                                                                            the registrar’s office from 1962–1974.
        Hamline Players, and the Liner. He                                                      history teacher at Robbinsdale Cooper         boys out of his own home.
                                                    Word has been received of the death of                                                                                                                                         She was preceded in death by husband,
        received his master’s and PhD in                                                        High School. He also coached tennis                                                       School of Law                            Donald Swanson, former professor of
                                                    Robert Gall Smith. Robert majored in
        theater from the University of
        Minnesota. He went on to work as a
                                                    education and was active in A Cappella      and led twelve teams at three schools to
                                                                                                state titles during his career. He is
                                                                                                                                              1975                                        1976                                     psychology and dean of students at
                                                    Choir, track and field, basketball, and                                                   Carl Comparoni died March 12,                                                        Hamline University. She is survived by
        professor at State University College of    football. He received his master’s degree   survived by wife, Ruth; sons, Gregg,          2006. Carl majored in political science.    Lowell Nelson died November 7,           sons Richard and Stanley.
        New York in Buffalo until his               in social psychology from the               Chris, Myles, and Roger; and five             He worked as a Saint Paul fire              2005. Lowell worked in law and then
        retirement in 1987. He was preceded in                                                  grandchildren.                                                                            taught civics, law, and mock trial at    August Wilson died October 2, 2005.
                                                    University of Minnesota in 1957 and                                                       inspector for eight years. He is survived
        death by sister, Dorothea Savage                                                                                                                                                  North Medford High School.               August, a renowned American
                                                    went on to work as a teacher and            Wayne Erickson died January 21,               by three sisters.
        Mitchell ’41. He is survived by                                                                                                                                                                                            playwright, received an honorary
                                                    principal until his retirement in 1987.     2006. Wayne was active in football                                                                                                 doctorate degree from Hamline
        brother, Edward Savage ’45.                 He is survived by wife, Marlys
                                                    Burfield Smith ’51, son, Robert; and
                                                                                                while at Hamline and went on to                                                           1996                                     University in 1990. He was a two-time
                                                                                                receive his undergraduate and master’s                                                    Daniel Graff died January 9, 2006. He    Pulitzer Prize winner, as well as the
        1949                                        daughters, Myna and Kristen.                degree in special education from St.                                                      is survived by wife, Carla; and son,     recipient of a Tony Award and the
        Joseph Czerkas died October 20,                                                         Cloud State University. He worked as a                                                    Nicholas.                                Whiting Writers’ Award, among many
        2005. Joseph majored in economics.          1952                                        special education teacher and director                                                                                             others. He is survived by wife,
                                                    Betty Christensen Pilshaw died              for thirty-five years until his retirement.                                                                                        Constanza; and daughters, Azula
        Edward Sroder died October 25,                                                          He is survived by wife, Kathleen;
                                                    March 26, 2006. Betty received her                                                                                                                                             Carmen and Sakina Ansari.
        2005. Edward majored in economics                                                       daughter, Pamela; and son, Allan.

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                               From the President
                               Now that the spring semester is complete and        Cambodia. They spoke of the joy of giving to
                               more than 1,000 graduates have achieved alumni      others and of the intrinsic and abiding rewards
                               status, I have been reflecting on what might be     of sharing their wealth.
                               the future paths our alumni will take given their
                               experiences at Hamline. Perhaps the best way to
                               visualize the future is to examine the
                                                                                      As I came to know the Hauglands during
                                                                                   graduation activities, it was clearly evident that
                                                                                   what started as a nascent idea in a Hamline
                                                                                                                                                            Annuities
                               achievements and contributions of those who
                               have gone before.
                                                                                   University laboratory so long ago has enabled a
                                                                                   generation of biomedical scientists to affordably
                                                                                                                                                              Are a
                                  At the College of Liberal Arts
                               Commencement this year, Hamline honored
                                                                                   explore myriad theories, experiments, and
                                                                                   procedures using their invention. And I                                  Good Way
                               Richard P. and Rosaria P. Brivio Haugland with
                               doctorates of humane letters in recognition of
                               their lifetime achievements in biomedical
                                                                                   wondered, “What young and inquisitive student
                                                                                   in chemistry or biology or physics or forensic
                                                                                   science that sits in a Hamline classroom or lab
                                                                                                                                                            to Give–
                                                                                                                                               An Ideal Situation
                               research. Both of the Hauglands hold PhD’s and      today might someday stand where the
                               have distinguished academic credentials. As a       Hauglands were at commencement, receiving
                               1965 graduate of Hamline, Richard returned to       our commendation for discoveries yet to be
                               his alma mater in 1975 to teach chemistry at a      imagined? Which professors are nurturing and
                               time when Professors Ole Runquist, Rod Olsen,       encouraging students to follow their curiosities?
                               and Cliff Creswell were all teaching in the         What are we actively doing at Hamline to ensure
                               chemistry department. During their time at
                               Hamline, Rosaria and Richard were raising their
                                                                                   students have every opportunity to create new
                                                                                   knowledge?”                                             Rufus & Jean                                                                     Sample Gift Annuity Rates*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          IMMEDIATE
                               small children and pursuing an idea that had its
                               genesis in the labs at Hamline: a technique that
                                                                                      In the fall, Hamline will begin a year-long
                                                                                   strategic planning process of thinking about our
                                                                                                                                               Garbe ’59 Brown                                      AGE AT TIME
                                                                                                                                                                                                     OF GIFT**
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ANNUITY (START
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        INCOME NOW)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DEFER INCOME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FOR 5 YEARS***
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DEFER INCOME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FOR 10 YEARS

                               enabled scientists to use fluorescent dyes for      future direction as a university. Among the          For Rufus and Jean Garbe Brown, their children and              55                   5.5%                    7.2%              9.7%
                               biomedical research. Over the next twenty-seven     questions we must answer, is “What must we           now their grandchildren, Hamline University represents          60                    5.7                     7.6              10.5
                               years, the Hauglands were prolific in publishing    provide in a teaching and learning community         everything that an institution of higher learning should        65                    6.0                     8.2              11.4
                               their findings and gaining seventy-two patents.     that generates new knowledge? That supports          be—and more. “Hamline has a special place in all of             70                    6.5                     9.0              12.9
                               They founded Molecular Probes, a multi-million      innovation in teaching? That instills a              our hearts,” says Jean, a College of Liberal Arts alumna        75                    7.1                    10.1              15.3
                               dollar company that taught a generation of          connection between knowing and contributing          from the Class of 1959. “It’s an excellent university. It       80                    8.0                    12.0              18.2
                               scientists how to use these tools. In 2003, the     to communities? That preserves civility? That        does not forget you and it does an outstanding job of                 * Samples are based on one-life agreements; please contact
                                                                                                                                        preparing young people for the world.”                                  us for the percentages on two-lives.
                               company was sold to Invitrogen.                     develops habits of the heart and mind which last                                                                           ** The minimum age is 55. There is no maximum age.
                                  At the commencement ceremony, Dick and           a lifetime?”                                                                                                               ***Minimum deferral period is one year.
                               Rosaria Haugland articulately described their          From the newest alumni to the Hauglands,          Both Jean and Rufus volunteer at Hamline. Jean is a
                               lives of philanthropy and responsibility.           and to the readers of this message, there is a       past president of the Alumni Board of Directors, and
                                                                                                                                        they both recently spent time helping to paint Hutton
                               Following an interest in supporting women and
                               children, they described how a world of
                                                                                   generative and creative potential to use what you
                                                                                   know for the greater good. Indeed, as we             Arena. Their financial support through gift annuities       for a complimentary illustration,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          contact the College of Liberal Arts Development Office.
                               possibilities opened for them to establish          contemplate our next five years, I invite you to     and their trust earned them membership in the                     Note: Gift annuities may not be available for all states.
                               children’s homes in Thailand; domestic violence     share with us your achievements as alumni, for it    Heritage Society, which recognizes those who have
                               prevention programs for single mothers and          is only in knowing where life has taken you that     included Hamline in their estate plans. “Annuities are            Phone: 651-523-2811 or toll free: 800-767-5585 (option 3)
                               teenage girls at risk in Eugene, Oregon; and        we are able to anticipate what the most recent       a good way to give—an ideal situation,” says Rufus.               E-mail: cladevelopment@hamline.edu
                               health and education programs for the most          graduates may contribute to the Hamline              “You get the payments for life.”                                  Web: www.hamline.edu/plannedgiving
                               needy children, many abandoned by parents, in       tradition of making the world a better place.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Or write to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          College of Liberal Arts Development Office, MS-C1930
        Editor’s note: more information about Commencement and
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104
        Dick and Rosaria Haugland will appear in the Fall 2006 issue.

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