EAC Current Members

Thomas R. Austad completed his graduate education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, where he received his doctorate in Podiatric Medicine in 1977. Tom practiced podiatric medicine and surgery at the Foot and Ankle Clinic in Roy for 34 years. He is a past president of the Utah Podiatric Medical Association, and retired staff member of the McKay Dee, Ogden Regional, and Davis North Hospitals. He and his wife, Shawnee Harrop Austad BS '70, are the parents of five sons and three daughters and they have 27 grandchildren. He enjoys fly fishing and has recently undertaken a hobby of building telecaster fender guitars.
Current position: Chair/Membership and Website Committee
EAC since July 2015

Dean L. Belliston was a member of the Ski Club, Activity Board, Games & Recreation, Media Board, High School Relation, Public Relations and Special Events while at Weber. He was also a member of Phi Kappa Alpha (Alpha Rho chapter). Dean has been the owner of Belliston Jewelry Inc. since 1973 and serves as president. He and his wife, Jerri, have five children, all who have attended WSU and 14 grandchildren.
Current position: Chair/Projects, Volunteers and Recognition Committee
EAC since July 2015

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Alan Brown (Bio Pending)

Lonna Germer Brown while at Weber, served as L.D.S.S.A women’s vice president, LaDianaeda Social Club vice president and received Weber State’s special service award. She is involved in the Lantern Club service organization in Kaysville, Utah and she and her husband, Richard T. (Dick) Brown were named “Unsung Heroes" of the City of Fruit Heights for the year 2013. She and her husband have four children and seven grandchildren. She enjoys water color, painting murals, gardening, sewing, rug weaving and teaching and serving in her church.
Current position: Projects, Volunteer and Recognition Committee
EAC since July 2015

Richard T. (Dick) Brown while at Weber, was public relations vice president for LDSSA and activities vice president of the student body. He performed his musical comedy routine on various community and church programs representing Weber. He worked for 12 years as an art and graphic design instructor for Weber School District and was an art director/creative director for several advertising agencies in SLC for over 25 years. He and his wife, Lonna, have four children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys music, freelance graphic design, traveling and serving his church. He was named the 2010 Utah Advertising Federation "Advertising Professional of The Year" and has won numerous local and national awards for his advertising including six Obie Awards for best outdoor advertising in the United States.
Current position: Membership/Website Chair
EAC since July 2015

Steven Carter graduated from Weber State in 1970 with a BS in Microbiology. While attending Weber State, he served as president of the WSC Wildcat Band, and taught microbiology and immunology labs. Steven worked as a corporate project manager for ITT, in Management Services in the Los Angeles office of Ernst & Young and had corporate responsibilities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Far East for Intel. As CEO of his consulting company, he developed a food safety software program for food and beverage processors. Ecolab hired him to market this program to corporate customers throughout North America. Steven founded the WSU Alumni Band in 2001 and the Mount Ogden Brass Quintet. Steven married the former Lynne Draney. They have two sons and nine grandchildren.
Current position: Past President of the Emeriti Alumni Council
EAC since July 2014

Dewey L. Dipoma received his master of public administration degree from BYU and retired from the Utah Office of Rehabilitation in 2003. His career began in counseling and later his focus changed with a transfer to a newly established position as a computer technician and finally retiring as information system manager. While at Weber, Dewey was president of the Sociology Club. He is current involved in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) on the city and county levels and is also a member of the Weber County Sheriff’s Amateur Radio Emergency Services team, Red Cross, National Rehabilitation Association and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He and his wife, Karen Hirst Dipoma MEd’97, live in Ogden where Dewey enjoys his daily six mile walk and gardening.
Current position: Website Committee
EAC since July 2015

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Marcia Geilmann (Bio Pending)

Marge Haviland retired from McKay Dee Hospital as a registered nurse after 35 year of service in the E.R., where she was named the E.R. employee of the year. While at Weber, Marge was very active in sports and was offered a scholarship to play softball. She graduated in 1970. Marge played semi-pro softball for the Utah Shamrocks for 11 years. She is a volunteer nurse with the Red Cross, Medical Reserve Corps for the Weber-Morgan Health Department and is a volunteer nurse at the Free Clinic for the Ogden Rescue Mission.
Current position: Membership and Website Committee
EAC since September 2014

Joan Spackman Heap graduated from Weber in 1969 and was a member of the National Honor Society, Secretary for Otyokwa Social Club, a member of the Chantonelles Marching Group, and was first attendant for Homecoming Royalty while attending Weber College. She was a Language Arts teacher in the Weber School District and received the District Teacher of the Year Award in 2005, the 2006 Utah Teacher of the Year Award, and received the Weber District Literacy Award. Joan is married to Brent Heap and they have seven children and eight grandchildren. Joan loves anything outdoors and continues to be a lifelong learner and contributor.
Current position: Social Chair
EAC since July 2014

Judith (Judy) Jeppson Hurst was born and raised in Ogden Utah and is married to Winslow Hurst. She is the mother of six children all of whom have degrees from Weber State as do their spouses. She is the grandmother of 25 grandchildren. While a student at Weber College, she served in many leadership positions including Activities Vice President in 1963-64. She received a BS degree in 1964. During her twenty-year career at WSU, she was the Director of Student Activities and Leadership and an Assistant Dean of Students at the Weber State Davis Campus. She received a WSU Presidential Outstanding Professional Staff Award, completed an M-Ed. degree, and was presented with a Crystal Crest Special Award. Since retiring from Weber State, Judy and her husband, Winslow, have had several opportunities to serve. Together, they participated in the new Nauvoo Pageant, served an LDS proselyting mission in New Zealand, hosted at the LDS Church’s Museum of History in Salt Lake City, spent a year in Qingdao China teaching at the Ocean University of China, and have recently been released from serving as full time missionaries in the Utah Ogden Mission. She loves and appreciates all the people she’s met through the years and values the enrichment and friendship they’ve brought into her life.
Current position: Vice President/President Elect
EAC since July 2012

Winslow Hurst was born and raised in Ogden and graduated from Ogden High School. After serving an LDS mission in the Central States, he graduated from Weber College in 1967, with a BS in English. While a student at Weber he served as Sophomore Class Senator, and Junior Class President. After earning an M.Ed. from Colorado State University in 1969, he returned to Weber State as Assistant to the Dean of Students and remained at WSU for the next 36 years serving in various administrative positions including Director of Admissions, Director of Admissions & Registration, and as University Registrar. He earned a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Utah in 1984. He has served in many community organizations including as chair of the Layton City Planning Commission and as a member of the Layton City Council. Winslow married the former Judy Jeppson. They have six children and 25 grandchildren.
Current position: University Support Chair
EAC since July 2012

Dan Jensen was raised in Logan, UT and was active in high school athletics. He was captain of both the football and basketball teams. Additionally, he was honored as All Region and All State in football, basketball and track. After graduation, Dan received a football athletic scholarship to Utah State where he joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and held several leadership positions. Dan met his wife, Brenda Kendrick, at a Sig-Ep/Alpha Chi exchange and the pair married in May 1966. After their honeymoon, they moved to Ogden and Dan transferred to Weber State, where he graduated in 1967. Dan's first job was at J.C. Penney, where he served as a department manager. After cutting his teeth, he joined the family business of Ogden Chrome Plating, Inc., which did electroplating and auto part manufacturing. In his spare time, Dan has served as a member of the Ogden Chamber, Elks, Eagles and Ogden Pineview Yacht Club. Dan was also a proud volunteer for the 2002 Olympics. He retired in 2008 and traveled to all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. Currently, he's on a quest to see all the major league baseball parks. He currently serves as a member of the Weber State Wildcat CLUB, WSUAA, and WSU Emeriti Council. Enjoys playing tennis, skiing, golfing, traveling, and attending all his grandchildren's events. He's been married for 50 years and is a parent of three children, as well as a proud grandfather of eight grandchildren.
Current position: Projects, Volunteers and Recognition Committee
EAC since November 2016

Deanna Parker Jensen attended Weber College for two years then finished her degree at Utah State. While at Weber, she was the President of the Otyokwa Social Club and Homecoming Queen. She retired as a teacher after 36 years of inspiring children to learn. She received the California El Dorado County Teacher of the Year Award and was listed in “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” for three years. Deanna has also been involved in a variety of community and service organizations. She is the mother of three children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She enjoys making jewelry, crocheting, watching sporting events and golfing.
Current position: Chair/Social Committee
EAC since July 2014

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Willard Maughan attended Weber State College from 1961-1962 and now participates in “Learning for Life” classes. After graduating from the University of Utah with a BS in Molecular and Genetic Biology, he received his M.D. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He completed his Dermatology Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and his internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Maughan served for 5 years in the US Army, with 3 years as a flight surgeon with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY. Dr. Maughan practiced medicine in Ogden for 37 years and retired in 2016. He has been involved with the BSA, Catholic Community service, Sons of Utah Pioneers, and the WSU Nursing Advisory Board, and previously served as the WSUAA Board President. He is married to Rona Lee Wilcox and has four children and three grandchildren.

Judith (Judy) Pugmire Mitchell received her first BA from Stanford University, her second bachelor’s in education from WSU followed by a master of education from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah. In 1983, Judy began working at WSU as an adjunct professor after being “on loan” from the Weber School District. A year later, she became a member of the faculty in Elementary Education, specializing in Language Arts and Special Education. Judy served as the director of the master’s program in Education for 13 years and served a three year term as chair of the Department of Elementary Education. Judy has three children, two of whom have received their degrees from WSU. She also has five grandchildren. Judy enjoys gardening, travel and reading. While at Weber, Judy received the Crystal Crest Award for Alumna of the Year, Hemingway Faculty Vitality Awards (twice), WSU Friend of Family Literacy Award, Educator of the Year, Utah Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development and Weber State Award for Outstanding Contributions to Faculty Governance. She currently serves as commissioner and chair of the Ogden City Landmarks Commission, has served as past president of the Junior League of Ogden, past president (two separate terms) and board member of the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association, the Weber County Heritage Foundation and the RAMP Tax Initiative Committee.
Current position: Chair/University Support Committee
EAC since July 2015

Ruby Fuller Raccasi served as treasurer of the Spanish Club while at Weber, was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and graduated in 1974. Ruby enjoyed 34 years of federal service, most of which was in Human Resources and the majority of this time was served at Hill Air Force Base. She retired in 2008 as a labor relations officer. She serves as treasurer of the Ogden Valley Land Trust and is a board member of the Weber Association of Master Gardeners. Ruby previously was on the WSU Alumni Association of the Board of Directors, serving as President in 2008-2009.
Current position: Projects, Volunteers and Recognition Committee
EAC since September 2014

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Chris Rivera (Bio Pending)

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Nancy Sivulich (Bio Pending)

James Starley grew up in Ogden, graduating from Ogden High School in 1965. He attended Weber State College from 1965-1968 on a music scholarship, played coronet in the band and finished pre-med requirements. He entered medical school at Creighton University and graduated in 1972. He completed an Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Utah and then served 2 years in the US Air Force. He returned to Weber State and received a bachelor's degree in History in 1985. Jim practiced in Ogden as an Ob/Gyn for 36 years, retiring in 2014. He is married to the former Lynne Squires, and they have 4 children who all graduated from Weber State University. He now enjoys golf, skiing, family activities, and his 11 grandchildren.

Gerrit W. Wolthuis was born and reared in Ogden, graduating from Ogden High in 1960 and Weber State University in 1971. Gerrit married Marilou Brown in 1968 and they have five sons and ten grandchildren. Gerrit started his career in the financial profession in 1967, working at Walker Bank (also known as First Interstate Bank then Wells Fargo Bank) and Zions Bank where he retired in 2000 as a vice president over residential loan production for Weber County. In 2001, he started his own company, Wolthuis Financial Group and is involved in residential lending and some insurance sales.
Current position: President of the Emeriti Alumni Council
EAC since September 2014