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Class Notes - 1970s


Class Correspondents: Beth Knudsen, Bob Oleson, and Ronald Gaither

Rick Metsger BS, M.A.T. ’75, former Oregon state senator and credit union volunteer, was nominated by President Barack Obama to a term on the National Credit Union Administration Board.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 19−22, 2014


Karen Edwards B.A. is chief marketing officer for a new software venture launched by TCS, India’s largest technology consulting company. For the past six years, she has been the global manager of market planning for the telecom industry at IBM. She and Jonathan Edwards BA ’74 met on an overseas study program in Italy and have been married since 1977. They have lived in Woodinville, Washington, since 1982. Daughter Katherine Edwards JD ’10 and son James are attorneys in Seattle.


Martin Waugh BS continues to create liquid sculptures using high-speed photography to capture the moment when a water drop hits a surface. Over the past 10 years, he has produced more than 100,000 images of water droplets.


Richard “Skip” Noftzger BA served as interim pastor of Center Presbyterian Church in Peters Township, Pennsylvania, after leaving his post as a senior vice president at Waynesburg University. He was recently elected executive presbyter of Redstone Presbytery. Noftzger will head the 79-congregation presbytery covering four Pennsylvania counties.


Class Correspondent: Maggie Englund

Steven Hodson B.M. is conductor of the Santa Barbara Master Chorale, a community volunteer organization that was formed in 1984 to perform major choral works with full orchestral accompaniment. He is past president, and currently once again president-elect, of the Western Division of the American Choral Directors Association, a national organization of 18,000 choral directors. Hodson is also a professor of music at Westmont College, where his duties have included directing the New Sounds Singers, the Chamber Singers, and the Westmont College Choir, as well as teaching piano, organ, music survey, conducting, and church music.

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