Mabior Ayuen, '11 BSBA Economics, is general manager and vice president at St. Rose Hospital Siena campus. The hospital's mission is to improve the health of people and communities through the values of family tradition. His hobbies include traveling, playing golf, bowling, camping, and working out at the gym. He and his wife, wife Jona, have four children, Nyanwel, Angeth, Alier, and Akuoc.
Penelope LePome, '84 MS Educational Psychology, was selected for a three-week artist residency program that takes in Orquevaux, France, this month. Gardening, painting, ceramics, quilting, reading, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, and volunteering are her hobbies. She is retired and lives in Ridgecrest, California.
Peggy Dursthoff, '89 MS Physical Education, is a Realtor with HomeSmart Colorado. Her hobbies include road cycling, skiing, snow shoeing, and kayaking. She lives in Highlands Ranch.
Brent A. Denison, '04 MFA Theatre Arts, recently was afforded the opportunity to return to the college where he began his higher education journey, Manatee Community College in Bradenton, now called State College of Florida. He is the college's new manager of performing arts centers, which includes the Neel Performing Arts Center, Howard Studio Theatre, and the newly opened Studio for the Performing Arts. He said he is thrilled to be back on the campus where his career path began and now be able to share his experiences in the field with students where he set his career goals to one day manage a Performing Arts Center. He and his partner live in Riverview.
Keith Dussell, '19 Graduate Certificate in Career and Technical Education, works at the University of Oregon School of Business as assistant director for employer engagement, Mohr Career Services. Collecting high-end scotch and world-class whiskey are among his hobbies. He lives in Eugene.
Bruce Caprara, '82 BS Hotel Administration, is the managing partner of Seminole Reef Grill, a new fresh seafood and sushi restaurant that opened in January in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It is described as the ultimate seafood experience where Key West casual meets Palm Beach elegance. In addition to Seminole Reef Grill, Caprara is the co-founder of Waxins, a Swedish/American fine dining establishment in Palm Beach Gardens. His hobbies include playing golf and traveling to Italy, France, and Fiji. The father of one son, he lives in Palm Beach Gardens.
Jennifer K. Hostetler, '04 BA Criminal Justice, '10 JD, has been promoted to partner at Lewis Roca. She is a member of the firm's litigation practice group and focuses her practice in the areas of employment and business litigation. She represents clients in state and federal court against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, and violation of wage and hour laws. Hostetler has practiced before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, representing employers against claims filed by employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Justin LeMay, '19 BS Nursing, is a cardiovascular ICU nurse.
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Enrique Mazon Jr., '11 BS Public Administration and '14 MPA, is a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. He currently is serving as the deputy director of the Agricultural Trade Office in Toky
Kathy Ewoldt, ’11 Master of Education, ’19 Ph.D. Special Education, became an assistant professor of special education at University of Texas, San Antonio, after completing her doctoral studies at UNLV. This year, she received the Council for Learning Disabilities 2021 Outstanding Researcher Award for her 2018 dissertation, "Reverse Engineering an Expository Paragraph for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities and English Learners." To promote and recognize research, the Council for Learning Disabilities annually presents this award for an outstanding manuscript-length paper on learning disabilities based on a doctoral dissertation completed within the last five years.
Deanne Moyle-Hicks, ’93 BS Education, was named 2022 Nevada Teacher of the Year by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and State Superintendent of Instruction Jhone Ebert. She is currently a fourth-grade teacher from Natchez Elementary School, located on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation, after having taught every K-6 grade level, serving as a literacy coach and coaching high school volleyball. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts and served as a 2020-21 Teach Plus Nevada Senior Policy Fellow.
Lori Tierney Shehane, ’93 BS Nursing, has been happily practicing nursing for 41years. She lives in Monmouth, Oregon.