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MSUAA - 1999 Noted Alumni

1999 Noted Alumni

December 1999

  • Robin Richards, '78, president and CEO of MP3.com, Inc., one of the largest music providers on the Internet, and also president and CEO of Lexi International.
  • Scott Herron, MD '90, a team physician for the Orlando Magic professional basketball team and also a reconstructive knee fellow at the Jewett Clinic, Orlando, FL.
  • Paul Peoples, '43, former faculty member and Hall of Fame member of MSU's School of Packaging, winner of the 1999 MSU Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
  • Greg Kelser, '79, captain of MSU's 1979 NCAA Championship team and now one of the most prominent "color" announcers in both college and NBA basketball telecasts.

November 1999

  • Anson Carter, '96, star forward for the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League and former MSU star, captain and Hobey Baker candidate.
  • Pat Slaven, '78, heads the Chemical & Textiles department of the Consumers Union national testing lab in Yonker, NY, which supplies the information reported in Consumers Reports.
  • Mark Mazzoleni, '80, is the hockey coach for the Harvard Crimson, a hockey program that began in 1895 and boasts 16 NCAA tournament appearances.
  • Stacey Davis, '93, director of publicity for NBC Studios in Burbank, CA, is the top publicist for such television shows as The Roseanne Show and Hollywood Squares.
  • Dan Burg, '80, an intellectual property attorney in Chicago, is the national secretary of America's MENSA, the High IQ society open only to the top 2 percent of population.

September 1999

  • Anthony Heald, '70, longtime actor on Broadway, in film, and now with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Heald is best known for portraying Dr. Frederick Chilton in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and for his roles in three John Grisham movies, The Pelican Brief (1993), The Client (1994), and A Time to Kill (1996).
  • Mike Lobell, '62, is one of Hollywood leading film producers, with hits like Striptease, It Could Happen To You, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Freshman in  his extensive filmography.
  • Dale Petroskey, '78, a senior executive with National Geographic and longtime political operative in Washington DC, is now president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
  • Chad Everett, who played Dr. Joe Gannon in Medical Center from 1969-76, starred in more than 36 movies and 22 television shows. He was Raymond Crampton when he attended MSU in 1956.

August 1999

  • Martha Cobb-Coates, '67, second grade teacher, Winans Elementary School, Waverly Community Schools, Lansing, won the Crystal Apple Award given by MSU's Dept. of Education, their alumni association and the Richard Lee Featherstone Society.
  • Karen Stys Raketich, '90, principal international marketing analyst for The Timken Co., Canton, OH, has been named market development manager for Latin America in The Timken Company's North and South America Bearing Business Group.
  • Francine Tompkins, '72, M.A. '79, Ph.D. '89, associate professor and chair of the education program at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has been named the first director of the Institute for Learning Partnership at UW-Green Bay.
  • Milton Pugsley, '49, retired president of Chrysler Pentastar Aviation, Detroit, has won the 1998 John P. "Jack" Doswell Award for lifelong individual achievements in business aviation.

July 1999

  • Gregory Hauser, '75, M.A. '77, a member of the law firm of Walter, Conston, Alexander, and Green, New York City, was recently elected president of the National Interfraternity Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Arthur Johnson, '72, president and CEO of United Bank of Michigan, Grand Rapids, was recently elected president of the Michigan Bankers Association. In 1988, he was named "Financial Services Advocate of the Year" by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce and "Michigan Financial Services Advocate of the Year" by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Robin Bartlett, M.A. '72, Ph.D. '74, professor of economics at Denison University, Granville, OH, was named the 1998-99 "Ohio Professor of the Year" by CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education).
  • Lawrence Pobuda, '82, senior vice president of United Properties Corp., Minneapolis, MN, was recently named one of the "40 Under 40" top business leaders in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul by CityBusiness Magazine.

May 1999

  • Barbara Ross-Lee, D.O. '73, dean of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, is the first African American woman to head a medical school in the U.S. She is also chair of the Ohio Council of Medical School Deans and executive director of the Institute for National Health Policy and Research. She is the sister of Diana Ross, lead singer of The Supremes.
  • John Kerekes, '73, M.A. '76, is the central region director for The American Petroleum Institute, Washington D.C. He was formerly secretary of the MSUAA's National Alumni Board and president of the MSUAA's Mid-Michigan alumni regional club.
  • John Bell, Jr., '67, is head of the FBI's Indianapolis Division and former chief of the FBI Drug Section, Washington D.C. In the mid-1990s, he headed the Khobar Towers bombing investigation in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
  • Noelle Schiffer, '90, is director of marketing for the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA), Troy. She was director of membership for The Engineering Society of Detroit and she also served as a board member of the Women's Automotive Association, Detroit Chapter.
  • Rodney Armstead, M.D. '82, is the chairman of the board of L.A. Care Health Plan, a non-profit, publicly-governed health plan serving the greater Los Angeles, CA, area.

February 1999

  • Heather Nabozny, '93, has been named head groundskeeper for the Detroit Tigers, becoming the first woman to assume that title in the history of Major League Baseball.
  • Morten Andersen, '83, All-Pro kicker with the Atlanta Falcons, kicked the winning field goal against Minnesota to win the NFC Championship and lead the Falcons to the 1999 Super Bowl. Andersen holds a half dozen all-time kicking records in the NFL, as well as the MSU record for longest field goal (63 yards).
  • James Hoffa, '63, son of the legendary Teamsters president, was elected in December as president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the nation's largest unions with 1.4 million members. Hoffa played linebacker for Duffy Daugherty in the early 1960s and has been a labor lawyer in Detroit.
  • Robert Urich, M.A. '70, stars as the captain in television's The New Love Boat series on the Fox network. Urich previously starred in Vegas, Spenser for Hire, Gavilan, and other television series, as well as many movies.








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