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champion Brittany Spaniels, including one national runner-up champion. Samir A. Lawrence ’63, M.S., civil eng, has been promoted to senior structural director for Parsons. Linda Potts Andersson ’64, FRCd, says her husband, Andrew “Andy,” passed away May 29, 2008. Gary W. Johnson ’64, elec eng, is married to Coe Ann (Swift) Johnson. gary is an aerospace consultant who is serving as the safety and mission assurance expert consultant to the nASA Orion standing review board. Richard D. Skinner ’64, M.S.,’67, Ph.d., chem eng, and his wife, Sandra ’60, FRCd, ’64, M.S., enjoy attending grandparent University with their grandchildren. they have attended every year with their granddaughter natalie davis. John k. Tyree ’64, sec ed, is offensive coordinator and assistant football coach at Sul Ross State University in west texas. Thomas Luckinbill ’65 hist, and his wife, Rhonda, live on a small farm in Blanchard, Okla. thomas is retired from the U.S. Air Force and from being an educator in Oklahoma. Michael Agan ’66, acct, and his wife, Carolyn, rode bicycles on the Lewis and Clark trail from St. Charles, Mo., to Seaside, Calif., in 2008, covering 2,200 miles in six weeks. the book Riding with the Blue Moth was their inspiration. Terence C. kern ’66, bus, has taken senior status as a U.S. district judge on the federal bench for the northern district of Oklahoma. He is the only OSU graduate to serve on the federal bench in Oklahoma. He was appointed to the bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton and served as chief judge from 1996 to 2003. He holds a juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and a master’s of law from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has served on the Judicial Conference Committee on Security and Facilities and was chairman of the tenth Circuit Space and Facilities


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Committee. in 2001, he received a Leadership Legacy Award and the distinguished Alumni Award from OSU and was named to the Beta theta Pi Hall of Fame. Ralph Charles “Chuck” McFate ’66, dairy sci, ’69, M.S., ag ed, works part time for Four County Mental Health following his retirement from John deere Works. He continues community service work for the Coffeyville (Kan.) Lions Club, Habitat for Humanity and his mens’ prayer breakfast. His wife, Linda (Wallace) McFate ’66, HEECS, ’69, M.S., is adviser to more than 50 honor students at Coffeyville Community College’s Eta gamma Chapter of Phi theta Kappa. Linda recently received the Kansas region and international society’s distinguished Adviser of the year award. the chapter includes the 2009 international guistwhite Scholar and the Kansas region Phi theta Kappa president. Johnyne (Craythorne) Rees ’66, Engl, ’71, M.A., is married to thomas Rees, vice president at Occidental Oil and gas, and has nine grandchildren.

Jerry Holder ’69, bus, sold his tulsa company, Allegra Print and imaging, after 24 years and is now looking for his next pursuit. He and his wife, Jane, have four grandsons and one granddaughter and love OSU, family and friends. Marc S. Minoff ’69, HRAd, works at Hudson Valley Resort and serves on the board of OSU’s new york City Alumni Chapter. His wife, debbie, is a senior sales manager at the resort. Martha White ’69, an sci, and her husband Jack White ’71, mech eng, say their granddaughter Reese Erryn White, born Aug. 6, 2009, attended her first OSU’s home football game last September.

’70s Terry Brewer ’70, ag ed, and his wife, Edith, are retired and enjoy golf, traveling and working on missions with their church. kenneth H. McCabe ’70, an sci, and his wife, Janice, are enjoying retirement.

James R. keller ’68, spec ed, retired after 32 years with Phillips Petroleum Co. He and his wife, nancy, live on grand Lake at grove, Okla., where they are active in church, CASA and teaching Round dance.

R. J. Hollon, ’71 ag ed, is retired from teaching agriculture and now a registered Angus breeder. He and his wife, Robbie, live in Woodward, Okla., and have four children and six grandchildren.

Robert F. “Bob” Hawkins ’69, an sci, is retired. His son, Jim Bob, daughter-in-law Julie and grandchildren tanner and Carli live in Stillwater. their daughter, Carla, is a pharmacist in Edmond.

kathy (kruta) Rhodes ’71, spec ed, says her son, toby Rhodes, a 2002 OSU graduate and baseball center fielder, graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of dentistry and now practices at dental depot in Midwest City. Her daughter, tara Rhodes

keep Us Posted! Whether you’ve changed jobs or last names or added a new cowboy or cowgirl to the mix, we want to hear about it! Members of the oSu alumni association can submit classnotes for publication in the STATE magazine and on the website. to submit information, visit and click on update your information or contact us by phone at 405-744-5368 or by mail at 201 conocoPhillips oSu alumni center, Stillwater, ok 74078-7043, c/o classnotes.

Hendricks, a 1999 OSU graduate, gave birth to her third child, a son, Michael James, on May 30, 2009. Steven W. Taylor ’71, pol sci, was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in november 2009 and also elected vice chief justice of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. William Spielberger ’72, mktg, is president of triangle Royalty Corp. His daughter Leigh Ann Spielberger and her husband, dustin downing, are both OSU graduates. Philip Tullius ’72, zoo, has two sons attending OSU. Sean is a fifth-year senior in chemical engineering and Brent is a freshman in HRAd. John T. McGinnis ’73, sec ed, ’79, M.S, HPER, retired as a principal from tulsa Public Schools in 2009 and now enjoys playing lots of golf and being a grandfather. Roger Walker ’73, mech eng, ’74, M.S., took a new job with Aera Energy, an oil producing company. He and his wife, Susan, live in Bakersfield, Calif., and recently celebrated their 29 th wedding anniversary. Ted L. Evicks ’74 ag ed, ’85, M.S., retired from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service after 36 years but says he and his wife, Anne, are too busy with their four grandsons, one granddaughter and their cowcalf operation in Hartshorne, Okla., for time to travel. David Wasson ’75, HRAd, and his wife, Ronna, own Ronna and david Landscaping in tulsa. they have two sons. Robert is an accounting student at OSU-tulsa, and Michael recently married. Albert Maxwell ’77, phys ed, works as a lay pastor in Forest County, Penn. He and his wife, Ann, have six children, 15 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. Jerry D. Winchester ’77 agron, ranches and custom harvests pecans. He and his wife, Karen, have three children and four grandchildren. Elizabeth Burns ’78, journ, ’86, M.S., curr and instr, is in her 10 th year as principal of Childers Middle School in Broken Arrow, Okla.

STATE Magazine, Spring 2010  
STATE Magazine, Spring 2010  

STATE Magazine is the official magazine of Oklahoma State University.