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1 9 8 5 Randy Hanvelt recently ran for election as Supervisor District 2 in Tuolumne County, Calif. He beat a sitting incumbent by

64 percent to 36 percent in the primary to avoid a runoff. He is preparing to take office in January.


1 9 7 1 About eight years ago, Peter Hoyt decided to get more serious about

Randy Hanvelt ’85

racing triathlons (swim, bike and run races). He soon realized he was best at the shorter distance sprint triathlons,

and focused training for that distance. He said, “My results have way exceeded anything I might have imagined a few years ago.” Since 2007, he has won his age group in 36 of 40 sprint triathlon races. Results include first place, 2009 USAT National Sprint Tri- athlon Championship (at Pacific Coast Triathlon, July 2009), men 60-64; 5th Place, 2009 ITU Sprint Triathlon World Cham- pionship, Gold Coast Australia, men 60-64; No. 2 male, age 60- 64, 2009 USA Triathlon National Ranking (among all active U.S. triathletes, all race distances); 2nd Place, 2010 ITU Sprint Tri- athlon World Championship, Bu- dapest, Hungary, men 60-64. Peter says, “It was a great honor and quite a thrill to represent the USA on the winner’s podium at a World Championship event.”

Peter Hoyt ’71

1 9 7 2 Robert Bell co-winner of the Netflix Prize ( newsandevents/BellNetflix09.html) will be the keynote speaker on

Robert Bell ’72

Feb. 4, 2011 for the HMC Mathematics Conference on “Broadening Participa- tion in the Mathematical Sciences.” The Department of Mathematics is bringing together students and fac- ulty, leaders in academics and indus- try, and the public at large to discuss mathematics, what is being done to broaden participation in the math- ematical sciences, and what needs to be done in the future.


1 9 8 1 Suzanne Hawley and Jim Hughes are still married after 26 years. They have successfully raised two children, Rosa, 25, and Tom, 22, who

are out of the house and on their own. They just recently had a visit from fellow Mudder, Lynn Kistler ’81, and her family. All are looking forward to their 30-year reunion in May 2011. Suzanne has been chair of the Univer- sity of Washington Astronomy Department since 2006. She also is director of the ARC 3.5m Telescope, Apache Point Observatory. She is a member of the American Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and the International Astronomical Union. Suzanne also has published more than 200 papers in astronomy research journals, “too many to list,” she says. While attending HMC, she says she was most influenced by Professor William (Sandy) Sandmann.


1 9 9 1 C. David Brown and his wife, Kristin Burr, became the proud parents of twin daughters, Leila and Meredith Burr Brown, born on Jan. 31, 2010.

1 9 9 2 Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C., a regional law firm in Pittsburgh, Penn., recently

expanded its Patent Prosecution and Intellec- tual Property Litigation Group with the addition of Attorney Robert L. Wagner. Robert holds a Ph.D. in applied physics (University of Michi- gan), and his practice will focus on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. He previously practiced law at Wildman, Har- rold, Allen & Dixon LLP in Chicago, Ill., where he represented Fortune 500 and mid-size companies in patent infringement and complex commercial cases. Robert received his J.D. in 2001, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif from Case Western Reserve University, and served on the Law Review. He has authored or co-authored over two dozen papers on optics, plasmas and high-energy particle acceleration in various scientific journals, and has been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times and The Economist.

Robert L. Wagner ’92

1 9 9 5 As part of the Department of Engineering’s seminar program, Nathan Cook (physics) returned to campus Oct. 13 to speak on “Flight

Test Engineering at Edwards Air Force Base (and how I got there).” Nathan, a U.S. Air Force civilian flight test engineer, is currently serving as the lead for the F-16 weapons integration team at the 416th Flight Test Squadron, part of the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB, Calif. Nathan received a master of education degree from Converse College and a master of science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School as an experimental flight test engineer and received a master of science in flight test engineering in 2007. Before flight test, Nathan was a high school

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