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Alumni Hearsay

Alumni Profile

Alumni Banquet

Arbor Day Fair a Success

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Calendar of Events


July 20 - 22
Alumni Camp Pack Forest

September 14
SAF UW Alumni Social Denver, CO

October 20
UW Homecoming Weekend
UW Campus

Classes of 1941, 1951, and 1961 reunion
Faculty Club

November 2
CFRAA Annual Meeting Anderson Hall

CFRAA Annual Banquet Faculty Club


Washington Forester

University of Washington College of Forest Resources Alumni Association

President's Report

There has been a flurry of activity in the College of Forest Resources Alumni Association this spring. Our sixth annual Arbor Day Fair in April was a huge success and a wonderful learning opportunity for the 2,100 children and their teachers and parent chaperones who attended the fair. We expanded the fair this year, adding some wonderful new learning stations, and we redesigned the Arbor Day Fair booklet which we hand out to every child. My heartfelt thanks to all you CFR alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends who volunteered during the fair. Your time and energy allow us to give the Arbor Day Fair to our community.

In May, I attended the CFR 2001 Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. Our CFR Alumni Association awards two scholarships every year. This year recipients were Lorraine Brooks and Tessa Francis. The luncheon, held at CUH, was lovely, and included an interesting presentation by Professor Jim Agee on fire ecology.

Last weekend, CFR graduates received their diplomas. Dale Cole, '55, '63, CFRAA vice president, addressed the students on our behalf. We encourage all CFR graduates to stay connected with colleagues and the College—a great way to do this is by becoming an active participant in our CFR alumni association. We invite you to join us.

Colleen Ponto, '81


Alumni Invited to Celebrate
40, 50, and 60-Year Reunions

CFR welcomes back to campus members of the Classes of 1941, 1951, and 1961 on Saturday, October 20, 2001 for special pre-Homecoming game reunion events. These gatherings will be in conjunction with the UW's Homecoming activities. Currently the football game vs. Arizona is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., but is subject to change. Alumni and their guests are invited. More information will be mailed to members of the classes of 1941, 1951, and 1961 in late summer. Please contact Andy Gary at (206) 685-6606 or agary@ with questions.

CFR to Host Alumni Reception
at 2001 SAF Convention in Denver

CFR alumni are invited to a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2001 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver, CO as part of the 2001 Society of American Foresters (SAF) annual convention. This year's national convention, themed "Forestry at the Great Divide," is September 13-15. For more information and/or a reception reservation, contact Stan Human, '60 at (206) 685-4485, ext. 211 or humann

Alumni Camp at Pack Forest _
A Weekend of Outdoor Fun

Plans change for the summer? Need a great vacation opportunity for your family? The CFR Alumni Camp at Pack Forest, on July 20, 21, and 22, 2001, still has a few openings for guests. For more information, contact Andy Gary at (206) 685-6606 or agary@u. Camp schedule and information are available on the Web at .


Alumni Hearsay

• Benton Williams, '39, landed a job at Boeing following graduation, where he worked as a tool and production planner for 10 years. He then taught mathematics in Seattle High Schools until retiring in 1976. Following retirement, he put his college experience to work and is currently a master gardener in the Port Orchard, WA area, where he directs a choir of senior citizens. Benton also started the Seattle Welsh Choir, has written articles and book reviews for Welsh newspapers, written songs for Welsh vocalists, and has won several awards in Wales. Benton and his wife Rachel have three daughters and three grandchildren. He notes, "At this writing I am 87, Rachel is 83, and we are both still vertical."

In Memoriam ...

Henry A. Harrison, '35


George W. Smith, '40, retired as manager of wood supply and sales at Scott Paper in 1981. He is still married to Bernice after 60 years.

• Stan Pasin, '58, logging engineering, took buy-out retirement in May 1994 from the U.S. Forest Service, where he was the ecosystem manager for the North Bend/White River Ranger Districts of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.  He went to work part time for Seattle Public Utilities at the Cedar River Watershed where he still works for the Forest Ecology Group in charge of the restoration thinning pro-gram. Stan works when the salmon aren't biting.  He's active in the Puget Sound Anglers and supervises the installation and operation of wild salmon incubators overseen by the Lake Washington Chapter. This project has put 300,000 to 500,000 Coho salmon fry every year into Lake Washington tributaries.  Stan also manages to do a little part time gardening work for a small number of customers when he's not taking care of his own yard.

• During a recent assignment with the Forest Industries Committee of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), CFR Professor Emeritus Tom Waggener, '63, '68, was able to meet and work with former students and graduates in Yokohama, Japan, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and Yaounde', Cameroon.  The assignment involved a review of a completed ITTO project in Sarawak aimed at the development and restructuring of the domestic forest industry on a sustainable basis in light of both reduced timber supply and rapidly changing Asian markets.  The project officer for ITTO was Dr. Ma Hwan Ok, '89, `92.  In Kuching, Sarawak, the director of the Sarawak Forest Department, the executing agency for the project, is Cheong Ek Choon, '81. Associated with Mr. Cheong, Morris Kapong Senap, '82, is a project manager for ITTO projects in Sarawak under the Forest Department. While attending the 30th Session of the ITTO Council in Yaounde', Cameroon, Tom had the opportunity to visit with Dr. Ma, Mr. Senap, and Untung Iskandar, CFR 1982 Visiting Scholar, who is now the chief of the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry's planning agency. A mini-reunion was held at the ITTO meetings for sharing experiences at CFR and gaining insights from these grads' current professional duties. 

• Ralph Saperstein,'76, notes that he and his wife Sarah chase their two teenagers as the teens participate in athletics, while admitting to himself that he is not reliving his unfulfilled sports fantasies through them. Ralph also chases legislation that affects Boise Cascade as their Oregon public policy manager.

• Kaleen Cottingham, '78, was recently appointed by Governor Gary Locke to the Pollution Control Hearings Board.  This quasi-judicial board hears all appeals related to water rights, pollution discharge permits, and other decisions made by the WA Department of Ecology and regional air pollution control agencies. In addition, Kaleen is part of the Shorelines Hearings Board, which hears appeals of shoreline development permits.  Prior to this appointment, Kaleen, an attorney as well as a forester, was the Deputy Commissioner of Public Lands in Washington State.

• Kathy Parker, '82, has been employed for the past 10 years as a chemist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the Region 10 laboratory in Port Orchard, WA. She recently presented papers at several national conferences. Kathy notes that she hopes the class of 1982 has a reunion some time soon so she can see her classmates again.

• Robert Teskey, '82, was awarded the title of Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia. Up to five such awards are given every year, and Bob is the first faculty member in the school to receive one.

• Kimberly Brown, '00, has been hired as a tenure track assistant professor at Ohio University, beginning Autumn 2001.

Alumni Profile

Jack G Krystad, '53

B.S. in Forest Resources (Logging Engineering)

What led you to the UW and influenced you to study forestry?

Two things led me to the UW College of Forestry. One was encouragement from my older brother, a 1950 graduate of the College. The other was that it was a local school I could afford with my small tuition scholarship which would get me through my first year, allow me to hold a part time job, and live at home.

I was influenced by my interest and aptitude in the physical sciences (chemistry and physics), mathematics, and botany, all of which would be useful in the study of a forestry career. Also, spending the summer after high school working for the U.S. Forest Service reinforced my decision to pursue forestry.

Do you have a particular memory of your college days?

I vividly recall being outnumbered by the WWII veterans in school and the stiff competition of these "Older and Dedicated" guys. Of course, the spring at Pack was memorable and what an education I got from those vets (including smoking)! The teaching staff was great, but I must reserve most thanks for the direction and encouragement of the logging engineer professor J. Kenneth Pearce who always looked after his engineering students. The senior engineering field trip at J. Neils Lumber Company was a major highlight and, aside from being in the "Pine Country," it led directly to my first career job—I had made the grade!

Please share some of your experiences following graduation:

Immediately following graduation I spent two years in the Army using IBM equipment in personnel accounting before beginning my first job as an engineer for J. Neils Lumber Company in Klickitat, WA. After spending a long winter in the Draper Springs bunkhouse, I took a job with the Northern Pacific land department out of Seattle. After one season working forest inventory I moved into road engineering for a couple of years. In 1960 I took a position as inventory forester with Northern Pacific where I was able to use my early computer background obtained while in the army. I held that position for 15 years before assuming management of an in-house data processing shop, the job I held till early retirement in 1988 from the then Plum Creek Timber Company. After a year off I took a software maintenance job with the Intermec Corporation in Everett, WA till my second retirement in 1997.

In those years with Northern Pacific and subsequent merged companies I followed the growth of the computer industry. I did extensive original systems design for forest inventory and later for in-house accounting systems, as well as lots of hands on programming.

In 1960 I married Eleanor and we reared three sons, all married, and now have four grandchildren and a fifth imminent. I have never left the Seattle area and have lived the past 30 years in our self designed and built dream house in Lake Forest Park. We now own a motorhome and flee south for some of the winter and travel—we have seen Alaska, most of the country west of the Mississippi, and the south as far as Florida. The remainder of the country and Canada are being scheduled.

Some years ago Stan Humann called and asked if I would care to sit on the CFRAA Board. I have a couple of years to go on my second go around. Being of quiet and conservative nature, my contribution has been limited; however I am proud to represent my decade of graduates from the College. I have received great pleasure in contributing to the Arbor Day Fair since its inception. The forest industry has been a wonderful, satisfying career and I feel any contribution I can make in promoting the College and the forest industry is well worthwhile.


CFRAA Annual Banquet Features
Professor Emeritus Grant Sharpe

Professor Emeritus Grant Sharpe will share experiences in his long career in CFR's Outdoor Recreation program during the upcoming CFRAA Annual Banquet on Friday, November 2, 2001 at the UW Faculty Club. Honored and honorary alumni will also be recognized at this event. In addition, the traditional "social hour" will once again provide alumni with plenty of time to renew acquaintances. Alumni are also invited to attend a research showcase scheduled for the afternoon of November 2nd in the Lockwood Forest Club Room. The showcase is an opportunity to hear first-hand about the initiatives CFR faculty and graduate students are undertaking. To attend, please complete the banquet reservation form below and mail it along with your check. Contact Joel Domingo at (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM.

CFRAA Annual Meeting and Banquet Schedule:

Anderson, Rm 22 1:00 p.m. Annual CFRAA meeting

Anderson, Lockwood Forest Club Room 2:30 p.m. Research showcase: Program emphasizing current research by faculty and students

University of Washington Faculty Club

5:00 p.m. Social
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Program

CFRAA Banquet Reservation Form
Friday, November 2, 2001
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Banquet reservations must be received by Friday, October 26. No refunds after this date.

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Total Enclosed $_____________ (please make checks payable to UWAA).

Return to:
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Arbor Day Fair Again a Success

CFRAA's sixth annual Arbor Day Fair, on April 25, 26, and 27 brought to campus 2,100 students from 60 schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Over 200 volunteers—alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends—designed the fair and staffed the three-day event located in the Anderson Hall courtyard.

UW President Richard McCormick attended the traditional tree planting ceremony and Smokey Bear mingled among the excited kindergarten through third graders. The ADF committee raised $12,575 from 19 sponsors supporting the event. Once again, the fair attracted more students than it could accommodate and had to turn down requests for more than 900 students. The 2002 Arbor Day Fair is scheduled for May 1, 2, and 3.









Dressing in forester garb was part of the At Work in the Woods learning station at which ADF participants discussed careers in forestry and jobs working in the woods. By creating their own communities with minature houses and trees, schoolchildren watched the forces of water and learned how water relates to land, erosion, and watersheds at The Water Cycle station. The Paper Recycling station, designed and staffed by Weyerhaeuser Company employees, offered participants a hands-on opportunity to make new paper from recycled material.
The CFRAA would like to thank
the following 2001 Arbor Day Fair Sponsors:

Bank of America,Buse Timber Sales, Inc., DHB Enterprises, Inc., Formark,Great Western Lumber Co.,Chuck Lockhart,M&R Services Co.,North Cascades Hoo Hoo,Pacific Log Scaling and Grading
Bureau, Inc.,
Pacific Logging, Inc.,Pacific Lumber and Shipping,Paul Kriegel,Port Blakely Tree Farms,The Rayonier Foundation,WB Foresters Incorporated,WCLA Insurance Agency,Welco Lumber Company,West Fork Timber Co,Weyerhaeuser

And a heartfelt thanks to the many alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends who contributed hundreds of hours to make the Arbor Day Fair a quality experience for children.

Manager Mark Lewis demonstrated papermaking on the College's small-scale paper machine. Students viewed the various steps required for papermaking, from pulp through the drying processes, at the Papermaking learning station. Professor and Center for Urban Horticulture Director Tom Hinckley shows Arbor Day Fair participants how to examine rings in a tree and determine the amount of growth. See page 9 for more on the Arbor Day fair.



What’s New?


The Washington Forester would like to be up-to-date on what is new with you, your family, civic, career, or professional activities. We would like to hear from you!

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Washington Forester — Special Note About this Publication

Combining the CFR Quarterly with the Washington Forester for the past few months has proved successful and will continue. However, because of budget limitations, only dues-paying CFR alumni, including life members, will receive all four issues each year. All CFR alumni will receive the winter and summer issues, with dues-paying members additionally receiving the fall and spring issues. And don’t forget!—current and past issues of the CFR Quarterly are available for viewing on the Web at To continue receiving all four issues so you don’t miss out on upcoming CFR alumni events, fill out the form below and return it with your annual dues.

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($45—$35 for seniors 65 and over) Please make out your check
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Please mail this form and your check to:
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Questions: If you are not sure of your dues status you may inquire by calling
the UW Alumni Association at (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM.


Editor Andy Gary
(206) 685-6606

UWAA Liaison Joel Domingo
(206) 543-0540/1-800-AUW-ALUM

Washington Forester is published by the College of Forest Resources Alumni Association for its members.

For more information on the College of Forest Resources and University of Washington Alumni Association, please call (206) 543-0540, or 1-800-AUW-ALUM outside the Seattle area.

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