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Guy Birkenmeier is a partner at Baker & McKenzie LLP. |

Categories: 1990s | Award or honor | College of Arts and Sciences | Professional or career event

Baker & McKenzie, a Swiss Verein with member law firms around the world, has elected 17 new partners this month, one of which is Guy Birkenmeier (’97 Bio. Chem.). Birkenmeier is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice in Dallas, TX. He counsels clients on a wide variety of patent issues including portfolio growth and management, freedom to operate and product clearance opinions and invalidity opinions and reexamination strategies. Also, he teaches clients patent monetization strategies. Guy Birkenmeier received his doctorate in biochemistry in 1997 from Washington State University.

“These individuals have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to our clients and the Firm, and we are proud of their many contributions to Baker & McKenzie,” said Rick Hammett, Baker & McKenzie’s North American Managing Partner. “They have achieved an important milestone in their careers through dedication and hard work, and we congratulate them.”

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Bennie Seltzer honored by the Pac-12 |

Categories: 1980s | 1990s | Award or honor | Professional or career event | sports

Bennie Seltzer set Pac-12 record with 230 made 3-pointers in his 1989-1993 WSU basketball career. Seltzer was a three time captain, and four-year starter on the WSU team. When Seltzer finished his career, he was No. 3 all-time leading scorer and No. 1 in assists.

Seltzer’s basketball accomplishments have been recognized by the Pac-12 as he has been chosen to be a part of the 2014-15 class for the men’s basketball Hall of Honor. Seltzer and his fellow inductee’s will be honored at the 2015 Pac-12 championship game.

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Bryan Klingele has been promoted to corporal rank |

Categories: Award or honor | College of Arts and Sciences | Professional or career event

Bryan Klingele, a WSU grad with a degree in Criminal Justice, has been promoted to corporal rank at the Federal Way Police Department.


Robert Healea retires from TEC |

Categories: College of Business | Professional or career event

Courtesy of The Clarion-Ledger


Robert Healea has been the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for 20 years, until his recent retirement. Healea graduated from WSU with a bachelor’s in Business Administration. Before Mr. Healea joined TEC, he spent nearly 25 years as a founding partner in a public accounting firm which specialized in accounting, telecommunications, and auditing.

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Jim Horner returns as part of the Minor League Baseball coaching staff |

Categories: 1990s

In 1996, Jim Horner played as a minor league catcher with the Mariners for nine years, and is now returning for his second season as manager of the Jackson Generals. Horner was named 2009′s Mariners Player Development Staff Member of the year as well as the California League manager of the year after leading the High Desert to victory in both the first and second half of the season.

Horner graduated from Washington State University in 1996 with a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice.

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