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Class Notes — 1970s

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Desmond (Desi) McCullagh ’71 modernization processes, passed away in Green Bay in January at age 73. He was believed to be UW-Green Bay’s first scholarship athlete. Born in Dublin and raised in London, he emigrated to America as a teen and served in the Marines before enrolling at UW-Green Bay and joining the first soccer team. He worked in planning and municipal government before a long career in private industry as a sales manager and administrator.

Dave Brinker ’77 science and environmental change, an ecologist with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, earned national publicity with “Project Snowstorm,” tracking the largest flight of snowy owls in at least a half century. Rarely sighted most years outside the Arctic, the magnificent birds were plentiful enough from the Mid-Atlantic to Midwest that Brinker’s team tagged dozens with tiny GPS transmitters to record their little-studied travels.

Paul Linzmeyer ’78 humanism and cultural change, is the 2014 recipient of the Alumni Earth Caretaker Award for career achievement presented by UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute. Linzmeyer is corporate sustainability manager for ThedaCare, the Fox Valley-based healthcare organization.

Barbara Stoner ’79 humanistic studies, in 2013 published her second novel, Ghosts of the Heart, which spins the tale of a dream vacation to Great Britain and visions of the past. The Seattle resident writes that her first novel, The Year of the Crow (2011), includes a few of her favorite things — “motorcycle trips, Grateful Dead shows and mucking around in the Great North Woods.”

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