Tucano’s Top Ten


MIKE MAHONEY, a woodworker from Provo, was featured in the January/February 2005 issue of Fine Woodworking magazine for his turned nesting bowls. Fine Woodworking is devoted to the woodworking craft and only a fraction of submissions are accepted.


Despite coping with mysterious health problems for the past five years, Provo’s SCOTT EVANS recently graduated from George Washington University Medical School. He is now doing his residency at the University of Utah.


The American Academy of Dermatology has nominated The Cancer Crusaders Organization for the prestigious Gold Triangle Award for Excellence in Dermatology. The Orem organization, which recently celebrated its first anniversary as a non-profit service corporation, was recognized for its “Only Skin Deep?” Skin Cancer Prevention Education Campaign launched in May 2004. “Being considered for the Gold Triangle Award is quite an honor,” says DANIELLE WHITE, founder and CEO of the Cancer Crusaders. “We still have a great deal of work to combat the world’s most common cancer.”


Utah Valley based design firm Sargent & Associates is celebrating its 15th year in business. SCOTT SARGENT launched his company in 1990 while finishing up his design degree at BYU. Since then Sargent has had offices in Provo and American Fork but now keeps his Orem design firm small to maintain direct contact with his clients. He focuses on visual communication including corporate identity, advertising, multimedia, packaging, signage, brochures and Web design.


NICK HUNDLEY of Orem is working on a master’s degree in chemistry at BYU and has been accepted to medical school at the University of Michigan. Nick also speaks fluent Portuguese and is the adoring father of Isaac.


The University of Phoenix has inducted three Utah County residents into the university’s Ten-Year Club — a distinction for teaching at the university for at least 10 years. BRAD BARKER of Pleasant Grove teaches mathematics at Timberline Middle School in Alpine. Previously, he spent 25 years in health care administration and holds a master’s degree in public administration from BYU and a bachelor’s of industrial engineering from the University of Utah. KENNETH SARDONI of Alpine was regional vice president for Oracle before becoming the college campus chair for information technology at the University of Phoenix. In addition to his full time job, he has taught courses for the university. Provo resident STEPHEN TAYLOR was a former teacher and guidance counselor for Payson High School before he retired from Nebo School District in 2000. Now he enjoys gardening, home remodeling and touring the West on his Harley.


Mountain View’s Evan Astle was named Deseret Morning News’ heart of the men’s basketball team. Being 6’6” he has an array of deft post moves and a knack for escaping out of double teams. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and hopes to attend college after serving an LDS mission.


With students consistently winning international and national first prizes, Dr. Irene Peery-Fox is a successful piano teacher. In April 2005, her student Brandon Stewart will represent BYU at a prestigious national competition in Seattle after winning the preliminary rounds leading up to this honorable contest. She also taught all “5 Browns” for seven years prior to their acceptance at the Juilliard School.


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