Class Notes 1980-2000

• Paul Schapiro (B.A. '80) was named Napa County Bike Commuter of the Year for 2014.
• Narciso T. Castaneda (B.A. '81) is currently the Ambassador of the Philippines to the Sultanate of Oman.
• Lawrence "Chip" Levine (B.A. '82), has been lecturing on the Marshall Plan to High School students in Kansas.  He continues to analyze the convergence of transnational criminals and terrorist organizations following 18 months in Afghanistan.  He's recently been published in the Kansas City Star and the Huffington Post.
• Ken Winneg, Ph.D. (B.A. '82) is the managing director of survey research at the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. During the 2014 election cycle, he managed the Annenberg Institutions of Democracy Survey studying American’s changing attitudes towards Congress.
• Steven Tiffen (B.A. '82) is President and CEO of The Tiffen Company, a privately held company founded in 1938.  Tiffen has received an EMMY® Award for Engineering Excellence from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Technical Achievement Award from the Society of Operating Cameramen and he has served four terms on the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association. 
•  Christopher I Warner (B.A. '83) published a mystery novel that follows two San Francisco Homicide Inspectors investigating the case of their life, and is entitled "Faces - Death in San Francisco". The book is available on Amazon and Kindle.
• Dr. James Small (B.A. '84) has worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development for the last seven years. During the period from 2012-2014, James served in Kabul, Afghanistan at USAID/Afghanistan in the Office of Economic Growth and Infrastructure, as the Chief of the Private Sector Division and Chief Coordinator for Public-Private Partnerships. 
• Judge Cheryl Nora Moss (BA '89), is running for re-election to a 4th term on the bench as a District Court Judge in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In 2001, she was the first Asian-American elected to District Court in the State of Nevada's history.
• John Holder (M.A. '90) received a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in December 2013.
• Chris Crowley (B.A. '90) recently made the promotion list of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.  Chris is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi freedom and member of the Army JAG Corps.
• Hon. Andrew Dixon, III (’92) was recently installed as President of The Tallahassee Barristers Association during its 2014 Banquet and Induction of Officers.  His installation took place following a keynote address by former Michigan Supreme Court Justice and Detroit mayor, Dennis W. Archer.  He was honored with an Alumni Award from the Department of Political Science during Alumni Weekend, 2013.
• Jonathon Lack (B.A. ’92) serves as the Family and Juvenile Court Commissioner for the Thurston County Superior Court in Olympia, Washington.   He was appointed in March of 2013.  He was elected to the Pride Foundation Board of Directors in April of 2014.
• Andrew J. Drake (B.A. '93) After serving in the US Embassy as the US Marine Attaché to China from 2010-2013, this past summer, he has been reassigned to Hawaii to serve as the G2 (Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence) for Marine Forces Pacific under Pacific Command and returned from a National Committee on US-China Relation hosted trip to Beijing and Chengdu in September.
• Gilbert Cisneros (B.A. '94) was accepted into the Brown University Masters Degree program in Urban Education Policy.
•  Jim Boxold (B.A. '95) was recently named Florida’s next transportation secretary by Governor Rick Scott.
• Francis "Frank Cisco" Eldridge Anderson (B.A. '95) won the Best Original Screenplay award for a feature film for the script, "Tale of Haiku", at the 5th Annual (WMIFF) World Music Independent Film Festival Awards gala (www.wmiff.net), just recently held in Washington D.C.
• A. Carl LeVan (BA '95) published a book "Dictators and Democracy in African Development: the Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria"  with Cambridge University Press.
• Trevor Francis (B.A. '95) is now Managing Partner at JDA Frontline, a D.C.-based public affairs firm.
• Christopher Teal (M.A. '97) took over as the new Consul General at the US Consulate in Nogales, Mexico. 
• Hussam Al Kurd (B.A. '98) returned to Amman and joined one of the most prestigious law firms in Jordan and made partner shortly after finishing his training period.