Archive for the ‘Alumni News’ Category


For ‘startup guy,’ multiple bets on green energy

For ‘startup guy,’ multiple bets on green energy

Owing to speedy growth in the renewable energy sector and his own strengths, Les Fritzemeier works with startups that are pushing advances in solar and wind power.

Pets’ best friend

Pets’ best friend

Ideas for keeping infection in check made the animal shelter a better place and led to more adoptions.

Four women, three days, every year

Four women, three days, every year

Four women who lived together in the Spanish House and went on their first trip together to San Francisco during the 1977 interim session have continued to meet each year for a three-day getaway.

Kingsmen trio guides Toreros

Kingsmen trio guides Toreros

The University of San Diego baseball program has had six West Coast Conference Championships and eight NCAA regional appearances since 2002, and a piece of the credit belongs to Cal Lutheran.

Marine, a helper at Fukushima, finds ‘slow lane’

Marine, a helper at Fukushima, finds ‘slow lane’

In civilian and military worlds, retired Marine Col. Tony White ’83 has always given his best.

Investing in hope

Investing in hope

Vince Scarpinato is using principles that he learned through his MBA emphasis in financial planning to rethink the fight against hunger.

Thanks to alumnus-volunteer, KCLU radio reaches farther north

Thanks to alumnus-volunteer, KCLU radio reaches farther north

Ever since engineer Tim Schultz ’77 put KRCL student radio on the air in his last two years in college, he has been building and maintaining broadcast facilities for his alma mater as an unpaid volunteer.

Planes, boats and snowmobiles

Planes, boats and snowmobiles

“A good pastor just needs a four-wheel drive and skiff,” says the Rev. Shelley Wickstrom ’81, bishop of the Alaska Synod of the ELCA.

Legacy family: Roommates of destiny

Legacy family: Roommates of destiny

Hannah Boelman and Kari Slattum carry the label of “legacy” to the extreme. Not only are they second-generation students, but also second-generation roommates.

Curious, from ‘Star Trek’ to Mars

Curious, from ‘Star Trek’ to Mars

For the mission that put the Curiosity rover on Mars last August, Jim Bodie ’98, M.S. ’06, and a small team of engineers were responsible for testing the terminal descent sensor, the crucial radar system that guided the rover’s descent.