1974 Class Notes
Paul Cogger, ’74, is completing his sixth year as director of camping for the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He lives in Pasadena, CA.
Bill Dobbins, ’74, is president of Caster Concepts in Albion, one of two companies recently honored as Manufacturer of the Year by the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association. Caster Concepts has doubled the size of its business in the last five years. It is a leading manufacturer of industrial casters and polyurethane wheels. It has been in business for 19 years, the last 12 of those in Albion. Larger customers of the company include Boeing, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, and Honda. Bill and his wife, Karen Knudson Dobbins, ’74, live in Albion.
Paul Holdren, ’74, has re-entered the ministry. He previously worked for five years as the head wrestling coach at Mott Community College. Paul developed the wrestling program at Mott, which produced 10 All-Americans and one national champion. During his tenure as coach, the team finished in the national top 20 of the NCWA’s 160 colleges and universities. He has six children and lives in Rochester Hills.
Paul Smyres, ’74, is a photographer in southeastern New York, specializing in aerial photography in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. He is also a student pilot. Paul maintains an Internet media company, Living Being Media, which operates several popular Web sites, including www.livingpictures.org and www.livingbeing.com. He lives in Millerton, NY.