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George Nicholaw ‘49 the longtime general manager of KNX-AM (1070) who oversaw its rise into an award-winning, all-news giant and delivered on-air editorials that made his voice familiar to millions of Southern California listeners, died on Sunday August 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. He is survived by Betty, his wife of 50 years. He was 86 years old.

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Harold W. Yost Jr. ‘54 passed away on March 2, 2014. He was 85 years old. After graduating from Thunderbird he was employed by Addressograph Multigraph. During his employment with AM he and his wife lived in Manila, Philippines for three years. He enjoyed living and working overseas… John Forster ‘55 writes: I am a member of Thunderbird’s eighth graduating class from May 1955. Eighteen months after graduation I went to Bolivia with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), a job I found through T-bird graduate Jim Noel ’54 of Pennsylvania.

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Kathy M. Kosaitis ‘64 formerly of Los Angeles, CA, died on October 26, 2013 at her home in Walnut Creek, CA. She received a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and her master’s degree in 1979 from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay and worked most recently in Executive Tax Support in the East Bay area of California. She was a strong, brave person with an easy wit, winning personality and big heart. Her many colleagues and long-time friends miss her deeply… Kenneth W.

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Ed Auble ‘72 writes: My undergraduate school, Lafayette College, will open its new $10 million Center for Global Education in January. Our class established and is funding the International Speakers Series, a program to bring in outside speakers on current international topics…On a personal note, my third grandchild was born in August. His name is Sebastian, a name that works well in the U.S. and his father’s home country of Colombia.

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Daniel Bonilla ‘81 passed away on May 19, 2014…  Christopher Hargitt ‘82 passed away on January 10, 2014 in Lake Forest IL at the age of 54…  Gregory A. Duncan ‘82 was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Susquehanna Bank, effective October 10, 2014. Greg, currently Executive Vice President of Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc., also will assume the role of president of the holding company.

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Amy Barone ’90 is a finalist in the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition from Finishing Line Press. Her new poetry book, Kamikaze Dance, will be released in January 2015. She sits on the board of the Italian American Writers Association and is a professional member of PEN America Center…  Tony Louis Browning ‘90 passed away in Brazil on April 19, 2014. He was born on March 10, 1954 in Austin, TX. Tony lived in Miami, FL and most recently in Brazil with his wife, Fatima, and their daughters, Camila and Marina.

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Brandon Bethea ‘04 is a Marketing Consultant for new divers for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). His key responsibilities are managing the content and communications for new diver acquisition, youth market, and PADI Canada… Jeff C. Frazier ‘05, former General Manager and Partner of Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Sector and previous Managing Director of Cisco Systems’ Consulting Services, has been named Senior Vice President Americas for Wynyard Group.

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