Four added to Wall of Honor
June 7, 2007
Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation honored retiring staff and introduced Wall of Honor recipients May 31 at the Celebration of Education. The Honorable Suzanne Kinsgsbury, Presiding Judge, El Dorado County Superior Court, was master of ceremonies for the 18th annual event at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
Sue Bartholomew, LTEF director emeritus, introduced retiring staff members Cindy Shinault, 2001-2007; Marria Knight, 1989-2007; Karen Nelson, 1986-2006; Joanne Finkler, 1986-2007; and Pamela Lannen, 1974-2007.
Leona Evans Allen, STHS class of 1978, presented the 2007 Wall of Honor recipients. The presentation was accompanied by a power point by Brooke Laine, class of 1982. The recipients are Rebecca Jankovich, ’67; Stefan Baumann, ’80; Graham Kent, ’80; and David Barkley, ’58 (posthumously.)
— Rebecca Jankovich completed a major in psychology as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate at the University of California, Berkeley. She continued her education at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she received a doctorate in clinical psychology in December 1974. She has worked as a crisis call line staff member, served as an intern to clinical psychologists, worked in rural clinics, provided therapy in veterans’ hospitals, served as executive director for clinics, emergency hot lines and private psychiatric hospitals and has had her own private practice since 1974. She specializes in marriage and family counseling, substance abuse counseling and sex therapy and also works as a forensic psychologist.
— Stefan Baumann studied art and architectural history on a scholarship at Stanford University. He also worked as a private painting teacher and started Baumann Fine Art in San Francisco in 1980. He began a weekly PBS TV series titled “The Grand View – America’s National Parks through the Eyes of an Artist.” He chronicles the history of each region, focusing on the geologic, human and contemporary forces that have helped sculpt the area’s character. He has been featured in People magazine and his work is included in the collections of the Rockefellers, Annenburgs and former President Reagan. He also creates original works for Leanin’ Tree Publications and creates fine-art greeting cards.
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— Graham Kent graduated as valedictorian from San Diego State University in 1958 with a bachelor of science degree in geophysics. He acquired a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of California, San Diego Scripps Institute of Oceanography and from 1992 to 1996 he did post graduate work at the Woods Hole Institute of Oceanography in Cape Cod, Mass. He is a scientist at Scripps Institute in San Diego, were he takes data collected by scientists and puts it into a visual format for the public to see and understand. Kent’s research interests include mid-ocean ridge processes, immersive visualization, rifted margins and basin and range techniques. He has published more than 39 articles in his areas of interest.
— David Barkley attended the University of Nevada, Reno for three years before transferring to San Jose State University, where he graduated in 1965 with a bachelor of science degree. He worked in advertising in San Francisco before returning to South Lake Tahoe to work in the family business, Barkley Meat Company. He earned a private pilot’s license and in 1984 flew a single engine plane around the world. Barkley established the Pilot Trading Company in 1986. Now known as Pilot Brands, the company has grown to include a nationwide distribution of more than 10 domestic and international sales offices, plants and storage facilities. Barkley was killed a year ago while riding his bicycle.