Whitworth Today
President's Message
Editor's Note
Letters From You
Whitworth News
Class Notes
Faculty Focus
Then & Now
Brown Stripes

Class Notes spacer

30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 00s
Browse by decade


2000 Alicia Favreau graduated from Texas A&M University, with a master's degree in educational psychology. She was honored by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability for her work in preparing a resource guide for individuals with autism. Favreau is currently a special-education teacher in Issaquah, Wash. Jennifer Eastman married Todd Johnson on July 1 in Puyallup, Wash. They are teaching in the Bellevue, Wash., area. Josh Hug opened Shelfari, a three-person company that allows people to list book titles, write reviews, recommend books to friends and find like-minded bibliophiles. Based in Seattle, the company opened in October and is online at www.shelfari.com.

2001 Alea Henshaw married Brandon Marshall in Gig Harbor on Oct. 1, 2005. She is in her third year of teaching the early-childhood autism program at Manchester Elementary School, in Port Orchard, Wash. Stacey Boomer recently graduated from the physician-assistant school at the University of Southern California. Jeremiah and Kristin Webster moved to Milwaukee, Wisc., where Jeremiah attends the University of Wisconsin and is working on his Ph.D. in poetry and creative writing. Timothy Woods is attending Washburn University, where he is studying law. Andrew and Kelli (Narva, '02) Hall are living at Messiah College, Grantham, Penn., where Andrew is a resident director. Kelli earned a master's degree in social work from Roberts Wesleyan College, in Rochester, N.Y., and is a case manager for adoptions and foster care. Nicole Sauer married Nathan O'Connor on Sept. 2. The wedding party included Rachel (Hufman) Eby, Valerie (Erickson) Parbon, and Jeremy Porter, '99. Nicole received her master's degree in not-for-profit leadership at Seattle University, and joined YouthWORKS, a Yakima, Wash., organization that connects high-school students to the healthcare community through mentoring, community service, and philanthropy. Kendra Kimball is attending Oklahoma City University, where she is working on a master's degree in music theatre. Luke Hyder and his wife, Marla (Meekhof), live in Franklin, Wisc. Luke is associate pastor of alternate worship at First Presbyterian of Libertyville, Ill. After her graduation from Fuller Seminary in June, Marla began work on her master's degree in English rhetoric at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

2002 Hillary Starr graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and is doing her residency in family medicine in Tacoma, Wash. Adam Cleaveland recently married Sarah Walker. They are both attending Columbia Theological Seminary, in Decatur, Ga. Katherine Reginato-Carter married John Cascamo on July 21.They live in Klamath Falls, Ore. Susan Gravette graduated in June from Fuller Theological Seminary with a master's degree in marriage and family therapy. She is currently working with children, families and adults in a community mental-health clinic. Jennifer Marshall married Brian Hunt in July. She finished a fifth-grade teaching position in Tacoma, Wash., and is seeking work in the Portland, Ore., area. Brian is a high-school teacher working on his master's degree in school counseling. The couple lives in Beaverton, Ore.

2003 James "Sandy" Miller is in a master's program in vocal performance at the University of Oregon. Kelsey Rice married David Bogdan on May 20 in Dryden, Wash. Rice completed three years of service with the national offices of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is currently attending Harvard Divinity School, where she is working on her M.Div. Caroline (DeVries) Durocher is an assistant athletic trainer at Hastings College, in Neb. Rebecca Hyder married Martin Gonzalez in 2005. The couple lives in Redmond, Wash., where Rebecca works at Christian Alternative High School. Hillary Grigel is now the account manager at the Seattle office of Merkel/Domain, a direct-response agency serving nonprofit organizations in North America and Europe. Grigel was the winner of the special-appeals category in the 2006 Gold Awards for Fundraising Excellence. Jacob Spaun and Krista Shrader, '05, were married on Aug. 19. Kim Allen lives in Issaquah, Wash., and works with the Seattle Public Schools as an advanced-learning consultant. Edwin Rivera married Tiffany Felton, '04, on Aug. 12. The couple lives in Santa Barbara, Calif. Rebecca Crawford and her husband, Tim, recently moved into their first home, in Turlock, Calif. Jaime Fangio married Brian Stoess, '05, in July 2005 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Attendees included Benjamin Bethea, '05, Kate Baumann, '05, and Sarah Beadling, '05. The couple lives in Westminster, Colo. Matthew Kreamer married Roan Ann Nichols on Sept. 29. The ceremony was performed by Cinda (Warner) Gorman, '71.

2004 Meghan Williams married Keith Ross on Nov. 19. The couple lives in Spokane, where Meghan is a student in Whitworth's MIT program and Keith is a math teacher at Mead High School. The bride is the daughter of John, '74, and Denise (Skilling, '75) Williams. Nicole (Henkle) Williams lives in Spokane and is in the process of starting The Esther Project, a mentoring program for young women with eating disorders. Chris Atwood received his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and was married this past summer to Jennifer Putnam, '04. Atwood is currently studying systematic theology at the University of Tübingen, in Germany. Jennifer Putnam received her master of art degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in May. Karen Morgan married Tyler Van Haaften on Aug. 5 at First Presbyterian Church, in Burley, Idaho. Laura Crist lives in Spokane, where she has started a small graphic-design business specializing in websites and web-ready videos. Tiana Siedlaczek married Luis Romero in La Jolla, Calif., on Oct. 30, 2005. Kelcy Bradley and Tara Eaton served as bridesmaids. Tiana teaches piano, and Luis is a systems engineer for Viasat in Carlsbad. They reside in Oceanside, Calif.

2005 Paul Ranheim spent five months in Skagway, Alaska, working as a tour guide aboard the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway. He also spent two months in the New Orleans area assisting Hurricane Katrina victims. Dave Liezen has been doing some writing, in addition to appearing in My Fair Lady and The Sisters Rosensweig at the Spokane Civic Theatre and singing with the Spokane Symphony Chorale. April Brast is a marketing assistant for GeoEngineers in Spokane. Dave Thorpe and Claire Gault were married in Spokane on June 10. They spent the summer working in Juneau, Alaska, and now reside in Colorado Springs. Erin Caldwell lives in Phoenix, Ariz., where she teaches sixth-grade math in the Cartwright School District. Jess Warner graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She is currently working in the cardiothoracic intensive-care unit at Seattle's University of Washington Medical Center.


2000 A girl, Reese Michelle, to Katie (Hagestad) and Kelson Ramey, '01,
May 25
2000 A girl, Amelia Grace, to Kandi (Brody) and Ryan West, April 15
2001 A boy, Robert Jack, to Stacey (Roberts) and Nathan Boomer, Feb. 23
2001 A girl, Grace Heather, to Robert and Heather Mitchell, Jan. 15
2002 A boy, Isaiah Eliecer Barrantes, to Abby (Hyder) Barrantes and Eliecer Alvarado, Aug. 17
2002 A girl, Elizabeth Grace, to Kelsey (Myers) and Justin Borst, May 1
2002 A boy, Andrew Marcus, to Jana (Laurie) and Matthew Bouma, April 1
2002 A boy, Micah Randall, to Jamie (Withrow) and Christopher Spotts,
July 8
2003 A girl, Emily, to Jenny (Kazemba) and Karl Johnson, Aug. 17, 2003 A boy, Grant Patrick, to Gunner and Megan Olsen, Nov. 16, 2005
2003 A boy, Alexander James Thomas, to Brandi (Harwood) and Justin Rilkoff, June 21
2004 A boy, Noah Jonathan, to Kevin and Amy Eddy, April 22, 2005
2006 A girl, Madilyn Marie, to Anne Marie (Abbott) and Christian Smithson, June 15,


U.S. Army 1st Lt. Forrest P. Ewens, '04, (See The War Comes Home in War Through the Eyes of Faith.)

Copyright © Whitworth. All Rights Reserved.

Home | About | Contact | Archives | Whitworth.edu