Regina Glenn '70, MBA '71, CLASS PRESIDENT
You probably remember students from your UPS days who were extraordinarily involved, exceedingly busy, and yet seemed to get everything done exceptionally well and right on time. If you were on campus in the late sixties, that blur of accomplishment was Regina Glenn, class of 1970. And 1971, when she earned her Master of Business Administration degree. “I was always high energy.” She graduated with a double major: business administration and education. “My first love has always been teaching. I wanted to teach young people about business and economic systems so they could be financially independent.”
Regina Glenn applied that lesson to her own life. After working for the City of Tacoma, Washington State, and the City of Seattle, she opened her own company, Pacific Communications Consultants Inc., in 1991. “The company is a combination of my years of working in the public and private sector. I was a skilled public speaker and facilitator. I worked in organizational development and training.” Glenn became a subject matter expert in diversity and inclusion and even helped the Chamber of Commerce set up its Multicultural Small Business Development Program. Meanwhile, PCC, Inc. continues to thrive. And it all started at UPS.
During her time on campus, Regina Glenn managed the bookstore, was first vice president of the student body, helped found the on-campus Black Student Union (BSU), was president of the Women’s Business Honorary Society, and a teaching assistant in the School of Business. All this, while also a wife and a mother to two toddler girls. “It wasn’t for the faint of heart, I’ll tell you. I was focused and organized.”
Regina Glenn helped establish the Black Alumni Union. She was on the UPS Board of Trustees from 1975-1984.
Favorite Memory: “Graduation. Both of them! And my time at the BSU. It was a haven. I felt at home there.”
Favorite place on campus: “Jones Hall. It reminded me of the east coast where I was from, and it was where a lot of good things were celebrated.”
Lyle Quasim '70, HON. '05, CLASS VICE PRESIDENT
Lyle Quasim spent most of his career working for the government. At the same time, he was a relentless crusader in both the anti-war and the civil rights movements. He is originally from Chicago and spent a year at the University of Illinois. He was drafted into the Army, went to Vietnam. When he returned, he was accepted at UPS and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 1970.
In 1979, Lyle Quasim began working for the Department of Social and Health Services. “I took risks in my career; I took difficult jobs that no one else had succeeded in.” And those risks paid off. In 1994, he was named the DSHS Director and served as a Cabinet Member for two Gover-nors. He retired from DSHS in 2000 but, that did not mean he stopped working.
Quasim became Deputy Executive for Pierce County, President of Bates Technical College, and was an advisor to UW Tacoma’s Chancellor. And then he got busy. “What I do most consistently is volunteer.” The long list of volunteer work includes Chair of the Black Collective, First Vice President of the Tacoma NAACP, and Chair of the Black Education Strategy Roundtable. He has recently been invited back for another stint on the UPS Board of Trustees.
Lyle Quasim has fond memories of UPS. “…but I did not have a lot in common with my fellow students.” He was older and had more life experience.
Favorite memory: “When we declared war on the combustible gasoline engine. It was so cool. We were ahead of the curve around fossil fuels and what they were doing to the quality of life.”
Favorite place on campus: “I used to chat with people in the parking lot and hang out there.”
Ed Horne '70
If you are seeking advice about anything concerning aviation, look no further than Captain Ed-ward L. Horne. Class of 1970, he majored in history and minored in aviation studies. He was in ROTC and left for the Air Force after graduation. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel twenty-three years later. Horne then became a commercial pilot and flew internationally for TWA, Ja-pan Air Lines, and United Parcel Service. “I have traveled around the world and visited eighty-seven countries.” As a Logger, Horne was a founding member of the Black Student Union. He played tenor and baritone saxophone in the Concert Band. Edward Horne was one of the first Black students to join the Theta Chi fraternity. In fact, Horne is a man who has accomplished many firsts. He was the first Black pilot and captain hired by Japan Air Lines. Horne was a founding member of the Organization of Black Air Line Professionals (OBAP). He remains active and is in the organization’s hall of fame and established a scholarship to help student pilots get their commercial licenses. Edward Horne has worked closely with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to encourage students to consider aviation careers. He retired from UPS in 2013, did some traveling, and played a lot of golf. He began piloting smaller planes for JSX Air Lines but was laid off due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you are flying commercially, here are a few tips from Captain Horne. “Sit on the aisle. It’s faster if you have to leave the plane quickly.” If you cannot get an exit row, sit as close to one as possible. “Wear substantial shoes (no flip flops) and no polyester (it melts).” And if you want an extra courtesy from the airline, ask nicely.
Favorite Logger Memory? “It has to be when Mohammed Ali came to UPS. He was in town, and someone invited him, and he came to the Student Union.”
Favorite spot on campus? “The Student Union Building or the Field House. That’s where I spent most of my time on campus.”
Dennis Fulton ’70, JD ’78, CLASS CORRESPONDENT
Dennis Fulton, class of 1970, joined the Sigma Chi fraternity and drove a school bus for the Clover Park District when he was a UPS student. “I was a business major, but mostly I majored in staying out of Vietnam. I was in ROTC, and when I graduated, I joined the Air Force, went to flight school, and became a flight instructor.” He then went to law school, practiced law for a few years, and returned to his business roots to spend the rest of his career as a financial advisor.
Dennis Fulton retired in February of this year, but he is still a busy man. He is the board chair at Pacific Northwest University (PNWU) in Yakima. He is also involved in a co-mentoring program called ‘Roots to Wings.’ Medical students at the University mentor Native American and Mexican-American students in grades six through twelve. The PNWU students learn about Native American and Mexican-American cultures, values, and traditions. The younger students are encouraged to pursue a career in health sciences. “I have been on the board for five years. It’s a real community effort. The mission of the school (PNWU) is to create doctors for underserved and rural areas. It’s exciting. I like to be involved in not-for-profit arenas.”
Fulton and his wife plan to travel as soon as they can. “Just get in the car and take off. It’s nice not to have to go to work.”
Favorite Logger memory? “It would have to be the annual ‘Sweetheart Ball.’ We held it at the Empress Hotel in Victoria.”
Favorite spot on campus? "The library."