Michael Looby is head of fundraising for DCAA. Mike has a long history with the Cardinal. He was Campus Reporter for five semesters, a Day Editor, a Night Editor for two semesters, and the Business Manager for a year. He was also active on the governing body of The Daily Cardinal, including Secretary/Treasurer, and later President, of the Daily Cardinal Corporation. Mike is currently Director of Planned, Major Giving and Corporate Relations at Carmel Catholic High School. He owned his own printing broker business, Diversified Graphics. The production and writing skills learned at the DC and University Typography Lab were invaluable. In his spare time, he plays a lot of tennis and enjoys wallpapering and painting.
Naomi R. Patton is Press Secretary to City of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. Prior to joining the Bing administration, Patton was an enterprise and general assignment reporter for the Detroit Free Press. She covered Detroit City Hall at the height of the text message scandal that forced former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to resign, and was part of the team that earned the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. She was previously night general assignment reporter, covering police, city government, and features at the Wisconsin State Journal. She began her newspaper career at the Milwaukee Community Journal, Wisconsin's largest African-American newspaper. Naomi joined The Daily Cardinal staff in November of 1990. Her first article -- and front page story -- assigned by City Editor Greg Larson was on the United Nations Security Council resolution authorizing force to remove Iraqi forces from Kuwait if they didn't meet a January deadline. (She still has that clip.)
Adam Lasker, treasurer of DCAA, is now a Contributing Writer at the llinois State Bar Association.
Tom Griffin '73, '77, left his position as editor of the University of Washington alumni magazine three years ago to start working for travel guru Rick Steves. Tom edits guidebooks, helps put together Rick's newspaper column, and does occasional guidebook research. Last year he was in Norway and Sweden, and two years ago he did research in Greece. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. And, if you are interested in the outdoors, tales of adventure, or just good essay writing, we'll recommend a new book, The Pacific Crest Trailside Reader, from Mountaineers Press. Volume 2 includes an account of a rainy trip through the Goat Rocks Wilderness written by Griffin. If you buy this book, all proceeds go to the Pacific Crest Trail Association.
Pamela Redmond (Baumgard when she was arts and summer editor of the Cardinal in 1975 and now Satran) is the author of the new novel The Possibility of You, published by Simon & Schuster. This is Redmond Satran's sixth novel; her other books include the New York Times bestselling humor book How Not To Act Old. She is also a creator of the million-visitor website Nameberry.com, based on the ten baby name books she coauthored, and a columnist for Glamour. She writes frequently for such publications as The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast.
Pamela will be attending the reunion and she will be reading from her latest novel on Sunday April 30, at 2 pm that weekend at Rainbow Book Cooperative. There is some good historical content about women dealing with issues of contraception from the Sanger raid through the present.