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Steve Lee serving as president of Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation |

Categories: 2000s

Steve Lee has been serving as president of the 1,000 member organization during 2016. He recently presided over the 48th annual meeting of LCTHF in Harpers Ferry, WV in July.


Science Teacher is also an Author |

Categories: 2000s

After graduating from WSU in 2003, Christi Schultz was able to get a job as a science teacher at Battle Ground High School where she loves to integrate forensics type lessons in her science classes. One lesson was published in Foresic Science teacher magazine (Issue 19, Spring 2012) Then in 2015 a life long dream was fulfilled when she published her first novel under the pen name Misty Reins. My Epiphany was soon followed by Down the Dusty Path. Then the Cabin Series came out in 2016 (He Died of a Broken Heart, Dad Baggage, Taste of Happiness and Jason’s Secret). 6 books total. These are available on kindle as well as in paperback from Amazon. She is in the processes of completing her seventh book- That was then, This is now.

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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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Sid Gustafson’s third novel Swift Dam |

Categories: 1970s | Award or honor | Professional or career event

The Flood of '64, Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana

Swift Dam by Sid Gustafson DVM ’79





Swift Dam
Sid Gustafson
ISBN-13: 978-0692644614 / ISBN-10: 069264461X
SRP (Paperback) $15.95 / SRP (eBook) $6.99

It had been a long snowy winter and spring. The rivers were late rising, and the mountains held onto a pure white snow-cover. Rain fell upon the deep winter snow the day before the Flood of ’64. Waters rose, the rivers raged. The dam failed to hold the Birch Creek flow, and broke, giving way to a wall of water and drowning the Indians.

Veterinarian Alphonse Vallerone dreams out this novel of dreamers dreaming. He goes back 50 years to the day after the Flood, when he assisted the surviving Indians. Riding from one devastated ranch to another, he tends to the surviving yet devastated animals and tries to mend the grief wrought by the Flood.

Underpinned by the lingering and harsh reminders of the Blackfeet Nation’s heroic, tragic, and vibrant past, Gustafson’s third novel chronicles the heartrending drama of the Blackfeet people.

Swift Dam celebrates the native land and the Natives who survive as they have survived throughout time, perilously. It is the story of a veterinarian who attempts to sustain and nurture life on the land, his empathy with the living, and his sympathy for the dead and dying.


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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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