Class Notes – May 2017


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Ivo Lindauer (Ph.D., ’70) has had his novel Up the Creek recently published. His novel describes the lives of hard working individuals living during the early pioneer days near Parachute Creek on the Western Slope of Colorado.

Perry Goorman (’73) was elected Vice President of the Scottsdale Bar Association for the 2017-18 year and has been re-elected to the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association for 2017-19.


Christina Boyd (’94), a Merrill Lynch financial advisor based in Wayzata, Minn., was named to Barron’s America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State list and Forbes’ America’s Top Women Advisors list.

Jennifer (Williams) Levasseur (’96) has been named Executive Director of the Making Strategy Happen Foundation, the charitable arm of Execution Specialists Group, a strategy execution-focused consultancy based in Denver.

Nicol Law Offices, LLC, owned by Justie (Coyne) Nicol (’04)

Nicol Law Offices, LLC, owned by Justie (Coyne) Nicol (’04)

Steve Lemig (’99) was promoted to Senior Copy Editor at Road Runner Sports, the largest running and walking store in the world. He also recently ran 42 miles completing a rim to rim to rim double crossing of the Grand Canyon in just over 14 hours, the complete story of which is published at


Sarah (Bechtold) Brauer (’00) earned her Master’s degree in Psychology: Human Factors from the University of Idaho in May 2017.

Justie (Coyne) Nicol (’04) returned to Fort Collins in 2015 to open her own business, Nicol Law Offices, LLC, and to help manage commercial property for her family. Nicol Law Offices is located in the Campus West Shops at Shields and Elizabeth. In January of this year, Justie and her husband, Zach Nicol (a Fort Collins native), welcomed a son, Logan James Nicol to their family.

Devin Murphy’s (M.F.A.,’09) debut novel The Boat Runner is being published in September 2017 by Harper Collins. The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. This is a novel about the power of people’s stories and voices to illuminate our darkest days, until only love triumphs.

In Memoriam

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*Marilyn M. McKim (’48)


Robert K. Griffin (’52)

Edward G. Stone (’52)

Howard A. Beede (’53)

Charles C. Brown (’54)

Elizabeth A. Powell (’59)


Robert W. King (’61)


Christine McQuain (’70)

Dr. John H. Nydahl (P.h.D., ’71)

Ralph L. Williams (’75)


Matthew J. Echtermeyer (’89)


Todd M. Lutz (’93)


Alex M. Graham (’15)


Sean A. Keaveney

Devin M. Wyatt


Howard K. Delozier

Deanna C. Hicks

Steve Mellin