JOHN BOWMAN (B.A., MAT ’73) is a member of USD’s national alumni board. He enjoys playing senior softball, writing his memoirs and spreading the word about his alma mater.

BARBARA (TAMULONIS) MILLER (B.A.) enjoys boating on Prince William Sound during the summer and in Seattle during the winter.

SIMONE (GENNETTE) OSTRANDER (B.A., M.A. ’66) retired from her 40-year teaching career in June 2004. She taught a number of subjects in high school and college, including English literature, speech, forensics, drama, art, composition and research skills. She also was a counselor, specializing in re-entry students and career preparation. Since retiring, she has been involved in the San Joaquin River Trust, teaching children about wildlife and conservation along the river and foothills in Fresno County, Calif. As a member of Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation, she specializes in saving injured and orphaned wild animals. Simone is a master gardener, presenting at area libraries, schools and on local TV; a reading tutor at elementary schools; and visits high schools to teach about healthy relationships and honoring marriage.

CECILE SISCO (B.A.) and her husband, George, live in Upland, Calif. “USD Magazine is outstanding,” she writes. “We really enjoy all the well-written articles.”


MARY JANE TIERNAN (B.A., M.A. ’72) retired from her career in higher education in 2002. She enjoys traveling the world and is a substitute teacher at the College of English Language in San Diego. She represents the alumnae of the Sacred Heart on the USD national alumni board.


JANE (DEY) DAVIS (B.A.) retired in May 2006 and lives in Prairie Village, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, Mo. “My beautiful, witty daughter, very nice son-in-law and three grandchildren — Tommy, 9; Janie, 7; Patrick, 3 — live right down the block,” she says. “I bought a lovely little house — three bedrooms — in 2006. Fond memories of USD, especially Mother Danz.”

KAREN (REEMELIN) SMITH (B.A.) retired on Christmas day in 2005 after 35 years at Grossmont Hospital. Karen and her husband, Ronald, have six children and four grandchildren. Their youngest child, Alicia, graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2007.


DONNA (BROWER) CANEDO (B.A.) is an assistant principal at two elementary schools in Severna Park, Md. Her husband, Joseph ’63, passed away on Dec. 21, 2007. Two of their four children are graduates of USD.

COLLEEN CONWAY (B.A.) spent 34 years as a French and English teacher at Adolfo Camarillo High School in Camarillo, Calif. Since retiring, she has been traveling, playing tennis most mornings and practicing Tai Chi. She also is a docent at the Getty Center, giving architecture and landscaping tours on Friday afternoons. Colleen lives in Oxnard, Calif.

DONNA (ZUEGE) KING (B.A.) reports that she is still teaching in Green Bay, Wis. Her subjects include introduction to high school math and precalculus. She also is facilitator for after-school programs.

ARTHUR WICAL (BBA) and his wife, Carol, recently traveled to Eastern Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria), while on a cruise on the Blue Danube River from Budapest, Hungary, to Constanta, Romania, on the Black Sea. In 2006, they visited Egypt and Israel. “So far, we have visited 56 countries in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, etc.,” he says. “This year, we plan on visiting the Greek Islands and Turkey (especially Istanbul). We have been to every state and major city in the U.S. Obviously, we like to travel and enjoy different cultures.”


WILLIAM BROWN (J.D.) practices management-side labor law in the private and public sectors, and schools and colleges in California. William travels frequently to New York and Europe for business and pleasure. “Looking forward to the class reunion for the Class of 1964!” he says.

PATRICIA (MURPHY) CHRISTOPHERSON (B.S.) is retired. She spends her summers in northern Minnesota and has been active for about 20 years with Essential Pregnancy Services, which helps pregnant and parenting women build a healthy future. Patricia was in San Diego last fall and got together with four fellow science majors who graduated from the San Diego College for Women in 1964.


LARRY MOYER (B.S.) is the owner of Moyer Insurance Services in Novato, Calif. “No plans to retire,” he writes. “Eight grandchildren. There is a direct correlation! Still healthy enough to torment the grandkids, referee a lot of high school and AGA basketball, and get the majority of my ‘honey-dos’ done! Life is good. I am blessed.”

ALCY (BOSS) NEIDLINGER (B.A.) flew to San Diego in May 2007 and spent a week with Noel and Diane Hall. “During that week, I had lunch with some of the Class of 1965 gals and dinner with some other USDers,” she says. “Diane was a wonderful tour director, and we laughed a lot.”

MARY (WILLIAMS) SCHALLER (B.A.) reports that her latest book, Soldiering for Glory, was published in December 2007 by the University of South Carolina Press. Co-authored with her husband, Martin, it took nearly 14 years of research, writing and editing. The book is a Civil War memoir based on a large collection of letters found in the University of South Carolina’s Carolinian Library. “Marty and I are now in the midst of book promotion,” she says. “We do a dramatic reading of select letters, and we wear authentic period dress. It’s a lot of fun to do, and we have been well-received. In between, we enjoy taking cruises, traveling and playing with our three grandchildren. The whole family went to Disney World last year. We had a wonderful time, but Marty and I agree that we like Disneyland better.”


SHIRLEE HICKS (BSN) spent the first seven years of her retirement from the Navy Nurse Corps assisting disabled veterans in getting back to the game of golf. Most recently, she has been teaching young adults beginning golf and chairing The Smile Foundation (, which provides surgical repairs for children with severe cleft and palate deformities. (See story online at

JOE TURNER (J.D.) reports that he is “retired, and loving every minute of it.” Joe and his wife, Anne, live in Yucca Valley, Calif.


JUDY GIACINTO (B.S.) is an employee assistance program consultant for Kaiser Permanente. She spent a month in Germany working with U.S. Army soldiers and their families. She also works with the peace and justice committee at her church to get the city of Anaheim to build affordable housing. Judy enjoys visiting with her five grandchildren in Mission Viejo, San Francisco and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She recently vacationed in Lake Tahoe.

JAMES HODGES (J.D.) has practiced commercial law and creditor rights law for 40 years. He was senior partner, shareholder and president of the San Diego law firm of Hinchy, Witte, Wood, Anderson & Hodges from 1971 to 2004, and then he opened his own office in Pacific Beach.


DANIEL WILSON (B.A.) planned to celebrate his 40th year of teaching at USD High School/Cathedral Catholic High School in June 2008. “I’ve enjoyed it and plan to go for 50 … maybe more,” he says.


TOM BRIGGS (B.S.) and his wife, Margie, are enjoying retirement, spending their winters in southwest Florida and the rest of the year split between Lancaster, Pa., and Ocean City, Md. Tom says they are traveling, doing volunteer work and enjoying their grandchildren. “We feel quite blessed,” he says.

MARTHA (BLOUGH) CRAWFORD (B.A.) retired from UCSD’s pathology chemistry lab after 33 years.

JACKSON MUECKE (B.A.) , his wife, Chris ’78, and their three daughters visited their son, Josh, at the Houston Astros major-league spring training camp in Florida last spring. “Drafted in the fifth round out of Loyola Marymount in 2003, Josh is a phone call away from the big leagues,” Jackson says. Their daughters are: Alexis, a graduate of the University of California, Davis; Meredith at the University of California, Davis; and Lauren at Northern Arizona University. Jackson just celebrated his 25th year at Merrill Lynch in La Jolla.

JOSEPH PETERSON (J.D.) retired in 2003 after serving as a probate investigator for Superior Court in both Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo counties. “My career has been rewarding in many ways, as has the opportunity to live on the central coast. My wife is also retired, and we have enjoyed the freedom to travel and entertain friends who visit us.”

DENISE (DALY) SPRAGUE (B.A.) founded Small Changes Design in 2003. In her interior design business, she stages and restyles homes for people who are about to sell. “I enjoy the challenge of making a home more marketable through ‘small changes,’ hence the name,” she says. Denise also shares the sad news that her husband, Charles, passed away in October 2007 after struggling for several years with Alzheimer’s disease.