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Editor's note: Send Trackings information to the Office of Alumni Relations, Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8033, Pocatello, ID 83209-8033; or e-mail to; or fax to (208) 282-2541. Or call (208) 282-3755 locally, or toll-free (800) 933-4781.


Craig Callaway, BA journ ’66, has written a book, Hawai`i Unbuttoned: a Practical Guide to Buying and Selling True-Vintage Hawaiian Shirts. Information is available at and is available through Craig lives in Eagle Point, Ore.


Dick Clothier, alumnus ’72, of Pocatello, was awarded the 2008 Thomas Jefferson Award by the National Weather Service. He received the honor for his outstanding service in the Cooperative Observer Program and has recorded weather and climate observations at Pocatello since 1971.

Robert D. Wheatley, BS pharm ’72, was named pharmacist of the month for January 2009 by the Professional Compounding Centers of America. He was selected from a field of more than 3,500 independent pharmacists throughout the United States and Canada. Wheatley is a pharmacist at Ontario Pharmacy in Ontario, Ore.

Rick Nordseth, BA anthro ’76, has retired after a 23-year career with the Pocatello Fire Department. He retired as captain, but also worked as firefighter, driver operator and in fire prevention.

Kenneth Taylor, MBA bus admin ’77, is owner and president of Taylor and Company, PC, a certified public accounting firm in Idaho Falls. He is currently president of the Idaho Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also president of the Idaho Falls Rotary Club and the Idaho Falls City Council.

Mary Stephenson Scott, BA soc ’78, has joined United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a controller. She is currently in Washington, D.C., for six months to learn Arabic and will then be stationed in Amman, Jordan.


Steven Keen, BBA acct info sys ’81, was appointed to the Idaho Housing and Finance Association’s Board of Commissioners. He is vice president and treasurer for Idaho Power Co., and its holding company, Idacorp. Inc., in Boise.

James Yizar, Jr., BA phys ed ’83/M.Cou. ’90, received a Human and Civil Rights Award by the Pocatello Human Relations Advisory Committee. The award honors individuals in the community who further the quality of human rights and equal opportunities for citizens of Pocatello. Yizar is the associate dean of students at ISU.

Dave Bull, BBA marketing ’84, is associate vice president and financial consultant with D.A. Davidson & Co. in Pocatello. He has 16 years’ experience at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and joined D.A. Davidson & Co. in 2000.

Kip Kruse, BBA acct info sys ’85, is a fisheries technician on the Chinook and sockeye recovery programs for the Idaho Fish and Game. He has 23 years’ experience in the insurance industry.

Karen Etlin, BA soc work ’86, whose career with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in Pocatello spans 18 years, has retired. She was a clinical supervisor of the Assertive Community Treatment Team for the past nine years and was an advocate for individuals and families facing mental health challenges.

Kara Heikkila, BS health care admin ’87, is a senior associate of the law firm of Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, P.A., of Boise. She received her law degree from Seattle University School of Law and worked primarily in employment law for the last 10 years in Washington.

Murray Rose, BA history ’87, of Portland, Ore., has been a tour director and tour guide with Tauck World Discovery since 1999. Fluent in Portuguese, he runs tours in South America, Chile, Argentina and Brazil during the winter months, and tours to Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks during the summer.


Mike Hayhurst, BBA finance/acct ’90, is managing partner of the Anchorage office of KPMG LLP, an audit, tax and advisory firm. He joined KPMG in 2002 and is a partner in the firm’s audit practice. Hayhurst has 18 years’ experience and has worked with corporations in the forest products, agribusiness, manufacturing, consumer and high technology industries.

Lisa Leyshon, BBA acct ’90, serves on the board of directors for the ISU Federal Credit Union. She served on the supervisory committee of the credit union for eight years and is assistant controller in finance and administration at ISU.

Karen Fullmer, BA anthro ’92, was promoted to manager of Ireland Bank’s branch on Pole Line Road in Pocatello; she was the new accounts representative and accounts manager for the past year. Fullmer also has five years’ experience as a personal banker and office manager at Wells Fargo Bank.

Dr. Stephen R. White, MPA pol sci ’94/5th yr cert ed ’96/DA pol sci ’97, will be a guest keynote speaker at the University of Canterbury–King’s College International Conference on Education in the United Kingdom in July. White is an associate professor in leadership and educational studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

Kyle J. Siemen, BS biology ’95, completed a two-year dental fellowship education program at the Scottsdale Institute of Dentistry in Arizona. He learned techniques of implants, cosmetic dentistry, root canals, rehabilitation dentistry, sedation and pain management. Siemen is a co-partner at Sage Dental in Pocatello.

Amy Bowie, BA sec ed/Engl ’97, was named Teacher of the Year for 2008-09 by School District 25 in Pocatello. She has taught at Highland High School for 10 years and currently teaches junior advanced placement language, composition, junior English and a leadership course for student government. She also is involved in the district’s ongoing Total Instructional Alignment which strives to make curriculum more consistent throughout the district.

Col. Guy Hollingsworth, M.Ed. curriculum & instruction emph ‘98, was deployed in March on a 400-day Army assignment to Bezmaya, Iraq. He serves as the senior adviser to the Iraqi Army Training Center located south of Baghdad, with oversight of 15 other training sites throughout Iraq. He has served in the National Guard and Army Reserve for more than 30 years and is the director of internship and career services at Brigham Young University–Idaho.

Eric Olmstead, alumnus ’99, of E. J. Elmstead LLC, Pocatello, was recently certified as a landscape technician by the Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association.


Jason Alba, BBA comp info sys ’00/MBA bus admin ‘03, has written his first book, I’m on Linked In-Now What? and has co-authored I’m on Facebook-Now What? He is chief executive officer and creator of and has started a professional speaking career.

Laura Baird, BS dent hyg ’00, is a dental hygienist with Cowlitz River Dental in Longview, Wash. She has written a fiction book, Gem Opportunities, which is available through Author House and is currently working on her second book.

Dr. Stephen W. Holm, alumnus ’00, has established his oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Pocatello. He graduated with a doctor of dental medicine degree from the University of Kentucky and received extensive training at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Illinois.

Jeffrey Lunt, alumnus ’01, is an insurance agent at State Farm Insurance in Chubbuck. Previously, he worked as an operations and sales manager for Qwest Communications in Pocatello.

Stephanie Richardson, AAS bus admin ’01/BBA marketing ’03, is a membership and marketing specialist for the Girl Scouts for Bannock, Bingham, Bear Lake, Caribou, Power, Franklin and Oneida counties. She has been a business owner of Countryside Interiors in Pocatello.

Helena Rizor, MPAS phys asst stu ’04, is a physician assistant at Community Care in Pocatello. She also has extensive experience as a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator.

Saheed Khan, BS phys ed ’08, earned a spot on the Canadian National Cross Country team and competed in Orlando, Fla., on March 7. He participated in the senior men’s category at eight kilometers to finish in seventh place. While at ISU, Khan participated in both cross-country and track.

Phillip Kreissler, DPT phys therapy ’08, is a physical therapist with Physical Therapy and Hand Rehabilitation in Nampa. His primary focus is outpatient physical therapy with a background in sports medicine and neurological pathologies.