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39 > Image 39 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 79, no. 2, Summer 2008

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>> Class Notes publications manager and edi- partment of Social and Health universitys mentoring program Kevin B. Watson 82 EN, 86 tor of Bereez College Mezgezzine. Services. He most recently for women and minorities. She LAW is a partner in the firm She received a grand award for spent four years as a senior lives in Manhattan, Kan. of Cohen . a direct mail publication and mental health program admin- Seglias Pallas T ` _ she also won two excellence istrator, working with commu- Carolyn Crowe Riticher 80 Greenhall & A )_ awards relating to the maga- nity and state psychiatric BE is the chief operating offi- Furman PC. . `9 zine. She lives in Berea. hospital services and helping cer for Windham Brannon, an With a back- implement legislative initia- Atlanta-based accounting ground in civil A james L. Youngquist 76 ED is tives. He has worked in nearly firm, where she oversees oper- and mining engineering, he . executive director ofthe Uni- every phase of mental health ations, includ- gv; works in the companys con- versity of Arkansas at Little services in Washington, includ- ing advising on T struction group. While at UK, Rock Institute for Economic ing clinician, administrator and the develop- he was the founding editor of Advancement. He previously manager. He lives in Olympia, ment, delivery ,_;_, the UK jewmzl {Mineral served as the interim director Wash. and improve- /_ VV - M _ Lezw and Policy. He lives in of the Fanning Institute at the ment of the or- / lll King of Prussia, Pa. University of Georgia. He also Scott D. Packard 79 BE is ganizations services. She also coordinated and directed president and CEO of Wright serves as the firms principal, ]ett H.]ohns 83 89 BE is UGA SouthEast Regional Di- Tree Service Inc. in Des managing a large book of vice president of finance at rectors Institute providing con- Moines, Iowa. He also is the clients. Riticher has over 25 Nissan North America Inc. in sultation, applied research and chairman ofthe board ofthe years experience in corporate Nashville, Tenn. He is respon- other technical services related Tree Care Industry Associa- accounting, tax research, plan- sible for all aspects of corpo- to regional strategic planning tion. He lives in West Des ning and return preparation, rate finance, including and community development. Moines, Iowa. auditing, litigation support accounting, planning, report- He lives in Watkinsville, Ga. and business valuation. She ing, analysis, treasury, tax, cus- 1 was awarded the Distin- toms and overall management Brian Lihani 77 CIS is the guished Member Award in controllership. Prior to joining marketing manager for Erica ]ohn Rick Bender 80 AS is 1997 by the Georgia Society Nissan in 2006, he worked 23 Enders Racing Team in the Na- vice president at Daugherty Pe- of CPAs and has served as years with Square D/ Schnei- tional Hot Rod Association troleum Inc., an operating sub- president of the organization. der Electric. He lives in Championship Drag Racing sidiary of NGAS, an inde- She also is a past president of Franklin, Tenn. Series. He lives in Colorado pendent exploration and pro- the Educational Foundation Springs, Colo. duction company operating for GS CPA, a current member David R. Proffitt 83 DES is primarily in the Appalachian of the governing council for the American Institute of Ar- Anne Browne Bucalos 78 03 Basin. He previously was the the American Institute of Cer- chitects Endowed Professor at ED is associate dean ofthe director ofthe division of oil tified Public Accountants, and the UK School of Architec- Annsley Frazier Thornton and gas conservation at the past chairwoman ofthe ]oint ture in the College of Design. School of Education at Bel- Kentucky Department for Nat- Trial Board of the AICPA. In addition to teaching duties, larmine University in ural Resources. A registered pe- She lives in Dunwoody, Ga. Proffitt serves as an advocate Louisville. A member of the troleum geologist, he lives in for both the architecture Bellarmine faculty since 2000, Lexington. Robert L. Purswell 81 BE is profession and the College of she has worked as assistant pro- a mining engineer for Red Hill Design, while seeking to fessor, undergraduate chair- Ruth Geis Dyer 80 EN is as- Energy serving in the com- strengthen the relationship woman, associate professor and sociate provost and professor of panys Ulaan Ovoo project lo- between the two. He also interim codean. She also spent electrical and computer engi- cated in north central serves as a liaison with the 20 years in the public school neering at Kansas State Univer- Mongolia. A seasoned veteran Kentucky Design Assistance system and Hve years in higher sity. She also is a Fellow ofthe in coal mine engineering, Team for community-based education. Her areas of schol- Institute of Electrical and Elec- Purswell has worked exten- design initiatives. Proffitt is an arly interest include teacher tronics Engineers (IEEE), a sively on many Asian and associate of GBBN Architects dispositions, students with not-for-proHt technical-profes- American coal mines as gen- as well as the national secre- emotional and behavioral chal- sional society. Her status as Fel- eral manager, financial plan- tary ofthe American Institute lenges, and adolescent develop- low recognizes unusual ner, business development and of Architects. ment. She lives in Louisville distinction in the profession manager of technical services. A with her husband Dean W and is conferred by the IEEE former resident of Basin, Wyo., Bucalos 78 LAW Board of Directors upon senior he now lives in Mongolia. members who have demon- David B. Weston 78 SW is strated an extraordinary record chief of mental health services of accomplishment. At Kansas for the Washington state De- State, she also coordinates the www.uka|umni.net 37 ((