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Luke Boehland accepts position with Veyo Logistics |

Categories: 2000s | College of Arts and Sciences | Featured

Luke Boehland '00

Luke Boehland ’00

Luke Boehland (’00 Psychology) has accepted the position of Idaho Regional Manager for Veyo Logistics. In this role, he will be overseeing Veyo’s Idaho operation as they partner with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) to provide Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT) for Medicaid participants throughout the state.

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Dr. Dale Daniel receives Physician Exceptional Contribution Award (PECA) |

Categories: 1970s | Award or honor | College of Arts and Sciences | Featured

Dr. Dale Daniel '73. Courtesy Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Dale Daniel ’73. Courtesy Kaiser Permanente

Dr. Dale Daniel (’73 Zool.) joined Southern California Permanente Medical Group in 1979 and became a partner in 1985.

Dr. Daniel attended medical school at the University of Washington, and finished his post-graduate training with an internship at the Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Case Western University, he started a surgical residency with Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident in Surgery from 1982 to 1983.

He currently holds the role of Assistant Chief of Service of Surgery at Riverside. As staff surgeon, Dr. Daniel serves as Assistant Chief of General Surgery and is involved in several professional activities, which includes participation in the American College of Surgeons, serving as Chair of the Regional Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and involvement in numerous successful initiatives for KP.

Being an active leader in his field, Dr. Daniel was honored with the Group Contributor Award given by General Surgery-Fontana, Ontario Vineyard Surgery Center. He was also recognized with The Innovation Award by the Fontana Medical Center for Laparoscopic Gastroesophageal Fundoplication and the Fontana Outpatient Minor Surgery Portacath and an Excellence Award for his leadership in establishing The Ontario Vineyard Surgery Center.

Dr. Daniel has contributed to the education of health care worldwide, impacting patient’s safety, health, and recovery. He has presented lectures that have been widely accepted among surgeons. Lectures include

1) The comparison of Cefotetan and Cefoxitin in non-perforated appendicitis

2) The comparison of patients with post op and non-post op infection in non-perforated appendicitis

3) The physician and patient roles in detection of initial recurrence of melanoma

4) The safety on discharging adult patients same day undergoing laparoscopic Nissen gastroesophageal fundoplication

5) The utilization of Proton Pump Inhibitors before and after laparoscopic Nissen gastroesophageal fundoplication and

6) The safety of discharging appendectomy patients directly from the recovery room.

In 2014, Dr. Daniel article “Homeward bound: The Safety of Discharging Postappendectomy Patients Directly Home from the Recovery Room” was featured in American Surgeon.

Dr. Daniel and his wife, Sharon, have two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Olivia, who are both nationally ranked for their accomplishments in the sport of fencing.

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Virginia and Verne Campbell keeping busy in retirement |

Categories: 1960s | College of Arts and Sciences | Featured | Other event

Virginia (Franklin) Campbell (’61 Music) has been elected national President of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc.  Comprised of professional writers, artists and musicians (composers/arrangers), this is the oldest women’s arts organization in the United States, founded in 1897.  The headquarters is in the Pen Arts Building, a 129-year old Victorian mansion once occupied by Robert Todd Lincoln, President Lincoln’s oldest son, in Washington, DC, just six blocks from the White House.  Her term of office will be 2016-2018.  Virginia previously held significant positions in the Music Teachers National Association, to include a four year term as Chair of the Independent Music Teachers Forum during her 50 year career as an independent piano teacher.  She recently co-authored a book with Pen Women colleagues outlining the processes and lesson plans for teaching poetry to second graders in a series of six classes.  Additionally, she initiated and has led an annual fund drive to purchase and present an individual book to every student in an economically challenged elementary school during the December holiday season.  In March 2016 she and her husband both received Community Service Awards from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their volunteerism efforts in Colorado Springs.  Virginia received the WSU Alumni Achievement Award in 1988 for distinguished contributions in her career field.

Verne D. Campbell (’61 Music) recently published his book, ENCORE HORNS—Giving Wind Instruments a New Life for Young Musicians, which chronicles his efforts to acquire, refurbish and donate used flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, etc. to middle schools for the use of beginning band students.  In the past four years he has donated 220 horns to 20 schools in 11 school districts in three states.  Verne is a retired Colonel in the United States Army, having been commissioned in 1961 through the Army ROTC program at WSU.  His years of service included assignments in troop, staff and instructor positions, a tour of duty in Vietnam, appointment as Commander and Conductor of the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point, Chief of the Army Bands Office at Department of the Army, and Deputy Commander of The U.S. Army Band (Pershing’s Own), Washington, DC.  His final major assignment was as Command Adjutant General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the logistical arm of the U.S. Army.  He was presented with the WSU Alumni Achievement Award in 1989.

When not in Washington, DC, the Campbells reside in Colorado.

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Gina Smith Rejoins SPVV Landscape Architects |

Categories: 2000s | College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences | Featured | Professional or career event

Gina Smith '07. Courtesy SPVV Landscape Architects

Gina Smith ’07. Courtesy SPVV Landscape Architects

Gina Smith ’07 Landscape Architecture, has rejoined SPVV Landscape Architects of Spokane, Wash., as a landscape designer. Smith, who previously served as a landscape designer, holds a LEED accreditation, and will be responsible for designing, estimating and managing the development of landscapes for governmental, commercial and educational commissions.

Initial projects for which Smith will be providing landscape design services include Northwood Middle School for the Mead School District; Corbin Park renovations for the City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department; and Franklin Elementary for Spokane Public Schools.
Established in 1995, Spokane-based SPVV Landscape Architects provides professional landscape architecture and planning services to clients throughout the western United States and internationally. Market sectors served include healthcare, continuing care, higher education, K-12 education, government, corporate, commercial, technology and multi-family housing. For more information, visit www.spvv.com.

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Sam Hunt waves the flag on the Great Wall of China |

Categories: 1960s | College of Arts and Sciences | Other event | photography

Sam Hunt ’67 waves the Cougar flag at the Great Wall of China last October. Sam is a state representative from Olympia.

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