Carlton Gamer, '46
Carlton Gamer ’46 announces that Colorado College presented a retrospective concert of his music on February 13, 2019 at Packard Hall. It featured works for strings and woodwinds; a work for piano, narrator, and dancers; and orchestra and band compositions, arranged for two pianos.
Deborah (Hill) Frock, '59
Deborah (Hill) Frock ’59 and son, Ethan, at the finish line of the Demar Senior Marathon in September 2016.
Mark Brown honored
On August 29, 2019, Mark Brown was honored with induction into the Bakken Society. The Bakken Society is an honorary society that recognizes employees of Medtronic for their outstanding contributions to Medtronic’s technical or scientific progress. Membership in the Bakken Society is Medtronic’s highest honor for technical contributions. The society is named after Earl E. Bakken, founder and director emeritus of Medtronic and charter member of the society.
Chris Smith, '77
Christopher Smith ’77 is spending four months working in Los Angeles to urge the city council to renovate city-owned, vacant buildings to house the homeless. The former organizer for the Seattle Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) joined the L.A. branch of the FSP to help launch their campaign. Los Angeles County is thought to have 58,000 people surviving in vehicles, tents, shelters, and on the streets of the second largest U.S. city. This concept of permanent, publicly owned social housing is a practical solution to a devastating problem.
Patrick McGuire, '85
Patrick McGuire ’85 recently presented at the ISU Physics Lecture series on Land/ atmosphere interactions on the Earth and Mars. He is involved in several projects related to modeling the land-surface processes on supercomputers, mostly for the Earth but also for Mars. For the Earth, three of his projects are modeling the response of soil and vegetation to the European drought in 2018, computing improved soil-hydraulics parameters to be used in global land-surface models for use in understanding the weather and the climate. Another project is modeling the hydrology and soils of the Pang River to the west of Reading (England). McGuire is a land surface processes computational scientist, located in the Department of Meteorology, at University of Reading, United Kingdom. He studied physics at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona.
Class of 1974
The Class of 1974 held its 45th reunion at the Ironwood Golf Course Clubhouse on Saturday, June 22. There were 55 people in attendance; one from as far away as Berlin, Germany! The evening began with a short welcome, icebreaker game (Truth, Truth, Lie) and a memorial recognition for classmates who have passed. It was a fantastic evening of fun, laughter, and smiles.