CLASS NOTES

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Class notes allow alumni to learn the latest news about their fellow ThunderWolves. We invite you to share your favorite accomplishments, whether a promotion, publication, new job, new house, or a new baby. Tell us (or show us—photo or video submissions are encouraged) what you’ve done since graduation.

Submitted and approved class notes will be featured here on CSU Pueblo’s Alumni website and social media.

Notification of the passing of a CSU Pueblo graduate is appreciated and will be included in the “In Memoriam” section.

1960's
  • Joseph Godec, A65, Colorado Springs, CO. Retired with 35 years Federal service and is Married to Mary Ann Hribernick (also a graduate of ’65) since 1966.
  • John Lynch, Jr., A66, Colorado Springs, CO, happily retired after 33 years of service to Academy School District #20.
  • Stephen Owens, A66, Jackson, WY, Is self employed as a owner. He has been in Jackson since 1977
  • Everett Lallis, A68, Mitchellville,MD, is a former director Occupational Health & Safety and is now fully retired
1970's
  • Gail Spiegel, A75, Pueblo, CO, is happily retired from CU Boudler after many years teaching jewelry making classes.
  • Jeff Broome, A75, Beulah, CO, was a college professor at a state college in metro Denver for 32 years. Now is retired. Jeff has written one philosophy book on Hume, and four books on the Cheyenne Indian war 1864-1869
  • Lawrence OBreza, A77, Lone Tree, CO, is happily retired.
1980's
  •  Alison Wells, A83, Roswell, GA, is serving in sales for the Lockstep Technology Group.
1990's
  • David craddock, A91, Pueblo, CO, Retired Educatior of 33 years serving Pueblo School District #60
  • Mike Van Dyke, A92, Denver, CO, Dr. Van Dyke is an industrial hygienist, researcher, public health practitioner, and educator. He is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and the Center for Work, Health & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health.
  • Fred Trujillo, A93, Rio Rancho, NM, after 29 years of serving as a teacher, coach, principal, and superintendent, is celebrating retirement.
  • Matthew Michael, A94, Fountain, CO, serves as a peer recovery coach at Serenity Recovery Connection.
  • Tracy Gutierrez, A94, Pueblo, CO, serves as the Community Development Specialist for Southern Colorado Economic Development District.
2000's
  • Joseph Lopez, A01, Pueblo, CO, celebrating 25 years of service for the Colorado Mental Health Institute Pueblo
  • Lisa Younger Anderson, A01, Colorado Springs, CO, is a Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator for the State of Colorado – Judicial. She has also just become a grandmother with the birth of her first granddaughter. 
  • Christine Lenger, A02, Livermore, CA, serves as the Site Operational Excellence Manager at Zoetis, Inc. she gets to make decisions and lead projects to improve site efficiency and reduce overall costs.
  • Michael Trunkenbolz, A03, Arvada, CO, serves as a fire fighter for the local department.
  • Corrine Wilson, A03, Pueblo, CO, recently earned a certification as a life coach and is pursuing a health and wellbeing certification.
  • Chris Berumen, A04, Pueblo, CO, has worked for Clark Land Services, Inc. since 2008 and now serves as the Director of Operations.
  • Bryan Montoya, A04, Pueblo, CO, Is an environmental engineer with Sigma River, helping destroy mustard agent at Pueblo Chemical Depot.
  • Edmeston Woodly, A04, Orlando, FL, Serves as the Director- Sports Medicine with USF Athletics
  • Jessie Dovens, A05, Ashburn, VA, is a paralegal for Loudon County Government. She will be performing at the Kennedy Center and the National Archivesas a part of the National Memorial Day Choral Festival
  • Veronica Hughes, A05, New Lenox, IL, serves as the VP/CNO Behavioral Health Services at Advocate Health overseeing behavioral halth services for the midwest region.
  • Courtney Woodka, A05, Pueblo, CO, started a new position as an art teacher at Heaton Middle School.
  • Tricia Macias, A05, Pueblo, CO serves as the Director of Finance, Strategy and Operations at CSU Pueblo, Division of Extended Studies
  • Lisa Vigil, A06, San Antonio, TX, serves as the Research Program Manager for the University of Texas San Antonio.
  • Chris Segura, A06, Pueblo, CO, is the Co-Founder of the Gil Padilla Scholarship Fund and the GAP Glow Golf Tournament, Business Owner of Segurs Entertainment, District Leader with Primerica Life, Pueblo Rangers Soccer Coach of the Year 2016, Latino Chamber Board President 2019, Latino Chamber Board Member of the year 2019, Golden Tortilla Winner 2018, 40 Under 40 Award Recipient Class of 2022, Director of Communications at United Way of Pueblo County, and Family Ministry Leader at Fellowship of the Rockies.
  • Elayaraja Ponnuswamy, A07, San Jose, CA, serves as the Director of Operations for SAP SuccessFactors.
  • Maria Gootee, A07, Carmel, IN, serves as a Clinical psychologist and business owner of Rounding Psychology
  • Katrina Wawryk, A07, Pueblo, CO, serves as a Senior Associate at BDO USA
  • Dr. Richard Boldridge, A07, Pueblo, CO, serves as the Clinical Director of outpatient services for Health Solutions. He also Completed his Doctoral degree in 2022.
  • Dr. Lana Brumfield, A08, Pueblo, CO, is a Nurse Reactionary at Open Arms Clinic in Pueblo, and has served as a professor of nursing at CSU Pueblo.
2010's
  • Lindsay Reeves, A11, Pueblo, CO, serves as the Legislative and Stakeholder Liaison Office of Community Living for the CO Dept. of Healthcare Policy and Financing.
  • Janessa Beatty, A12, Colorado Springs, CO, serves as the Assistant Principal at James Irwin and received the 2020 and 2021 Gazette Best of the Springs High School Educator Award.
  • Adrian Gomez, A12, Pueblo, CO, serves as the Financial Wellness Coordinator for the United Way of Pueblo County
  • Elisamarie Drouillard, A13, Pueblo, CO, has self-published two books and is working on publishing a third in 2024.
  • Lindsey Dunbar, A14, Pueblo, CO, serves as a psychotherapist at a New Leaf Therapy, and received the 2023 Distinguished Young Alumni Award for the college of CHEN.
  • Shayla Reynolds, A14, Pueblo, CO, serves as a school counselor at Centennial High school and is a board member for hte Colorado School Counselor Association.
  • Kara Mason, A15, Denver, CO, serves as a content writer for the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
  • Jeremy Clark, A16, Pueblo, CO, is celebrating 7 years at Crossroads’ Turning Points and is now th Director of IT.
  • Trysten Garcia, A16, Pueblo, CO, recently promoted to Public Information Officer for the Pueblo Dept. of Public Health and Environment.
  • Emily Monarch, A16, Glendale, AZ, serves as an Occupational Therapist with Banner Rehabilitation Hospital West. Since graduating, she has obtained her post-graduate degree in Occupational therapy from Midwestern University. She will soon be celebrating her 3rd year working for Banner Rehabilitation Hospital West
  • Angela Moore, A17, Houston, TX, serves as the People Operations Manager at Pariveda.
  • Keturah Stone, A17, Kihei, Hawaii, completed their MS in clinical mental health counseling and is currently in a PhD program from Counselor Supervision and Education. Serves as the Program Director at Aloha House, Inc.
  • Candice Trujillo, A18 & A20,Pueblo, CO, is in her sixth year of teaching special education and is engaged to be married.
  • Megan Montoya, A18, Pueblo, CO, serves as a secretary for her family business Cedar Ridge Landscape and is teaching high school cheerleading.
  • Lacy Page, A18, Pueblo, CO, serves as the Technical Director for Good Morning Colorado with KRDO News Channel 13.
  • James Spencer, A19, Pueblo, CO, serves as a High School teacher for GOAL Academy.
  • Brittany Spencer, A19, Pueblo, CO, serves as a teacher for Pueblo School District #70.
  • Leanne Sanchez, A19, Pueblo, CO, is a graduate student intern at A New Leaf Therapy as she completes her Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters.
2020's
    • Greg Wakefield, A20, Westminster, CO, recently promoted to Production Planning Manager at Charlotte’s Web.
    • Megan Moore, A20, Pueblo, CO, is serving as the Director of the Pueblo Food Project
    • Kennedy Shriver, A21, Colorado Springs, CO, Is the Communications and Partnership Marketing Manager with USA Artistic Swimming. She was a former student athlete and communications graduate also previously served as the Director of Creative Services for two years within the University’s Athletic Department.
    • Ramona Moncibais, A21, Pueblo, CO. Owner and therapist for “For The Love Of Me” After she graduated with her MSW in 2021, she earned her LCSW in 2024, then opened her own private practice. 
    • Eunyoung Blandford, A22, Olympia, WA, serves as a Registered Nurse with Multicare
    • Vijay Persaud, A22, Colorado Springs, CO, serves as support engineering for Tek Experts and recently obtained their MBA
    • Jay Martinez, A23, Pueblo, CO, is serving as a Librarian/Musician for the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra
    • Guadalupe Bratres, A23, Colorado springs, CO, is going to be the full time school social worker in Harrison school district 2
In Memoriam
  • Jose J. Diaz, A58
  • Carl Bongirno, A58
  • Charles Ward, A59
  • Clyde Grace, A60
  • Bobby Graham, A67
  • Robert Lee Smith Jr., A69, A70 & A81
  • Benjamin Cordova, A70
  • Keith King, A70
  • Sharla Markus, A70
  • Edward Sanchez, A71
  • Larry Rogers, A72
  • James Roblek, A72
  • Bernice Algien, A73
  • Eugene DeHerrera, A78
  • Charles Green, A78 & A79
  • Lenore Abbate, A79 & A82
  • Mark Duvall, A81
  • Paul Pumphrey, A83
  • Elizabeth Velez, A88
  • Gregory Greenwood, A08
  • Candace Bowers, A12
  • Rachel Marquez, A21

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