To Mary Dakin B.A. ‘88 and John Aney B.A. ‘88, daughter Alexandra Grace Aney, June 5, 2007. Alexandra joins brother Will.
To Marybeth Stewart Ley B.S. ‘92 and husband Paul, daughter Zephyr Janette Webster Ley, in March 2007.
To Richard Derrick B.S. ‘93 and wife Deborah Derrick, daughter Kailey Alvary Derrick, August 23, 2007. Kailey joins sisters Kirstie, 16, and Kiya, 2.
To Erika Nicolas Foin Houghton B.A. ‘94 and Eric Houghton, son Nicolas Foin Houghton, June 26, 2006.
To Katy Preston M.A.T. ‘96 and Jason Preston, their second daughter, Sydney Elise, August 28, 2007.
To Amelia Dorn B.A. ‘97 and David Dorn, daughter Willa Evelyn, November 9, 2007.
To Darren Drabek ‘97 and Kirstin Drabek, daughter Charlotte Lou, July 31, 2007. She joins sister Elizabeth, 4.
To Elizabeth Schirk-Walrond B.A. ‘98 and Wade Walrond, son Owen William, May 27, 2007. Owen joins brother Ian Rhys.
To Melissa Schreiber B.A. ‘98 and husband Till, twin daughters Madeleine and Emily, March 4, 2005.
To Carrie Wynkoop B.A. ‘99 and husband Kari Chisholm, son Jake Joseph Wynkoop Chisholm, November 11, 2007.
To Maria-Ruxandra “Ruxy” Lazarescu B.A. ‘00 and husband Adi Rustanbegovic, son Sebastian, October 9, 2007.
To David Bean J.D. ‘01 and Mara Bean, daughter Lila Berris, August 20, 2007.
To Bethany Dengler-Germain B.A. ‘01 and Shaen Germain B.A. ‘00, son Eddie Kai, July 30, 2007.
To Beth Morrell M.A.T. ‘04 and husband David, daughter Devin Ava, May 2, 2007. Devin joins sister Svea Anna, 2.
To Casey Harris J.D. ‘06 and wife Laura Harris, son Zachary Grant, April 20, 2007. Zachary joins brother Kyle, 3.
Class Notes: 1950s
Elizabeth Howe B.A. and John Howe B.A. enjoyed celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on December 29, 2007, with help from classmates Alice Clawson B.S. ’56, Art Clawson B.S. ’56, and Gordon Makinster B.S. ’56, M.A. ’61.
Law School Golden Reunion Oct. 24-26, 2008
Shirley Lynch Peterson B.A. has retired as president of the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. After graduating from L&C as a biology major, Peterson earned her M.S. 10 years (and two children) later from the University of Cincinnati. She is now an aqua aerobics instructor and president of the Main Line Quilters Guild. She and her husband, Jerry, also retired, live in Wayne, Pennsylvania–within reasonable distance of their children and grandchildren, who live in New Jersey.
Class Notes: 1960s
Nancy Chinn B.A. is a multimedia artist who creates liturgical art from her base in Little River, California. Chinn has completed a set of 18 banners for the centennial celebration of the Washington National Cathedral. Images of the banners, based on paintings about the liturgical year, are available at herwebsite.
Donald Robertson B.S. retired from the federal government in December 1999 after nearly 38 years working for the Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration, and Coast Guard. He’s now consulting part time, teaching government contract management to federal employees. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing golf and traveling to see his granddaughters.
Law School 45th Reunion Oct. 24-26, 2008
Dave Shipley B.S., after teaching for 43 years in the Olympia (Washington) School District, retired in June 2007. He taught mostly social studies for the past 30-plus years at Capital High School in Olympia.
David Sack B.S. and Jean Alexander Sack B.A. ‘67 returned to the States in August 2007 after eight years in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where he directed the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research. They live near Baltimore, and he is a professor of international health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Betty Roberts J.D. was featured in the spring 2007 issue of Experience, the magazine of the Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, in an article titled “Justice Betty Roberts Honored by ABA Commission on Women.” Roberts was also featured in Women Lawyers Journal, a publication of the National Association of Women Lawyers.
Bonnie Hirsch B.A., who earned her master’s degree in library science 10 years ago, works as a reference librarian at Eugene Public Library. She celebrated her 60th birthday by walking a marathon and has been walking a couple of half marathons a year since then. She was divorced in 2004 after 35 years of marriage and is doing well.
John McClelland B.A. is a retired newspaper feature writer and lives in his hometown of Longview, Washington.
Jean Alexander Sack B.A. returned to the States with husband David Sack B.S. ‘65 after eight years in Dhaka, Bangladesh; they live near Baltimore.
Arts & Sciences 40th Reunion Oct. 2-5, 2008
Law School 40th Reunion Oct. 24-26, 2008
David Grube B.A. founded Philomath Family Medicine with his medical school roommate, David Cutsforth, back in 1977. The two longtime business partners, graduates of the Oregon Health & Science University’s medical school, held an open house in October 2007 to celebrate 30 years providing medical services in the small Oregon town of Philomath.
Class Notes: 1970s
Paul Stith B.S. ‘70, M.A.T. ‘72 retired after 35 years with the Social Security Administration. He and his wife, Joanne, have one son and three grandchildren. They divide their time between homes in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and Antigua, British Leeward Islands.
Wayne Lewis J.D. has been appointed to the board of governors of the Portland Shriners Hospital.
Lynn Arends Curtis B.A. lives in Beaverton with her husband, Edward Curtis B.A. ‘73, her sweetheart from their Lewis & Clark days.
Douglas Leidholt B.S. is a veterinary surgeon in Fort Collins, Colorado. For the past 10 years he has owned a practice that has been serving Fort Collins for 45 years. Leidholt has two sons, ages 16 and 12. He still plays baseball in the 30-andover league, plays tennis, and skis. He invites any of his classmates to join him on the hill some time, or to play a little golf.
Law School 35th Reunion Oct. 24-26, 2008
Edward Curtis B.A., after 31 years of teaching German, speech, and other subjects, retired, moved to Beaverton, and married his college sweetheart, Lynn Arends Curtis B.A. ‘72. He has three daughters by a previous marriage, Sarah, 20, Christiana, 22, and Charity, 25. He now teaches German part time in Forest Grove.
Daniel Tolchin CAS graduated from Marylhurst University in 2007 with two bachelor of science degrees, in business leadership and in real estate and finance. He is working toward his master’s degree in business leadership at Marylhurst.
C. Akin Blitz J.D. was featured in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin online in October 2007 for his work with his dog, Annie, at local children’s hospitals. Blitz, a shareholder with the Portland firm Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson since 1998, and Annie have put in many hours visiting pediatric hospital residents during the past seven years. The animal-assisted therapy team is credentialed through the Delta Society and DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.
William Burt B.S. is the author of King of the Trees, a series of Christian fantasy adventure novels aimed at readers 8 and up (WinePress Publishing). Titles to date are The King of the Trees (first edition 1998, second edition 2004), Torsils in Time (2001), The Golden Wood (2002), The Greenstones (2003), The Downs (2005), and Kyleah’s Mirrors (2007). More information is available at Green Cloaks; see also Bookshelf.
James Haverstock B.S. and wife Nori celebrated their third wedding anniversary in March.
Katherine O’Neil J.D. is joining the American Bar Association’s board of governors. As governor of the ABA’s 13th district, O’Neil represents Oregon, Montana, and Alaska. A partner in the Portland law firm Graff & O’Neil, she serves as mediator and arbitrator in civil and commercial matters. O’Neil has served on numerous committees of the Oregon State Bar and also as president of the Oregon Law Foundation and founding president of Oregon Women Lawyers.
Arts & Sciences 30th Reunion Oct. 2-5, 2008
Law School 30th Reunion Oct. 24-26, 2008
Ronald Marks B.S. has joined the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, a think tank focusing on international security.
Christine Prescott J.D. ran for city council in Missoula, Montana, last fall. She practiced law in Portland for 10 years before becoming a pastor and serving churches in eastern Oregon, southern Indiana, and Florence, Montana.
James Robertson B.A., when he visited campus in fall 2006 with his then-17-year-old daughter, was struck again by the beauty of Portland in general and Lewis & Clark in particular. Though many things have changed, he says, much remains as it was 30 years ago. “The four years I spent at Lewis & Clark are still among the best years of my life.” His daughter, now enrolled at L&C, is falling in love with Portland just as he did: “That’s the danger of sending your kids off to a school a thousand miles from home. But she’s having a wonderful experience and is growing up beautifully, so I can’t complain much.” Robertson lives in La Canada Flintridge, California.
Hussain Al Nowais B.A., an industrialist in the United Arab Emirates, was interviewed for a November 15, 2007, report on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. In the report, “Black Gold Finances the Dreams for Abu Dhabi,” Nowais recalled that before oil transformed his country, it could be difficult to get a glass of clean water. The report is available here.
Class Notes: 1980s
Simon Fitch J.D. has been appointed as a consumer representative on the Federal Communications Commission’s Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. Currently, ffitch is assistant attorney general and division chief of the Public Council Section for the Washington state attorney general.
Joseph Fitzsimons B.A. served a six-year term chairing the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. “With the help of many committed conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts,” he says, “we were successful in quadrupling state park funding and in changing Texas water law to recognize environmental dedications.” He returns to his private law practice in San Antonio specializing in natural resources. His wife, Blair, continues her work for American Farmland Trust, recently forming the Texas Ag Land Trust.
Michael Hedrick B.S. was honored by his fellow faculty members at California State University at East Bay as the 2007 George and Miriam Phillips Outstanding Professor. Hedrick, a professor in the biological sciences department, studies the respiratory systems of amphibians.
Kathie Steele J.D. is now a judge for the Clackamas County Circuit Court. Steele had been a sole practitioner in Clackamas County since 1981, focusing on criminal, domestic relations, probate, estate planning, personal injury, and land use law. She had also served as judge for the West Linn Municipal Court.
Lane Shetterly J.D. has returned as partner to Shetterly Irick & Ozias. Shetterly’s practice focuses on municipal law, estate planning, real estate property, small business, and government relations.
Micah Stolowitz J.D. has announced the formation of Stolowitz Ford Cowger. The firm limits its practice to patents and other intellectual property matters.
David Zeiger B.A., with his partner, Anke Wagner, is pursuing a life of applied philosophy (the pig satisfied), sailing the waters of southeastern Alaska. He reports that he designs ugly boats and is writing an obscure novel. Learn more about them at Trilo Boats.
Roy Elicker J.D. has been named director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Elicker previously served as the deputy director of fish and wildlife programs for 6 years and as interim director of the department for 10 months.
Eric Hinson B.A., his wife, Julie, and their children, Alexandra (15) and Spencer (14), are living in Jupiter, Florida.
Jamie Hyams B.A. is executive director of the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center in Walnut Creek, California. She lives in Pleasanton with her husband, Michael, two teenage sons, their cats, a chinchilla, and their “vicious mutt” named Jessie. She invites Lewis & Clark friends to give a call if they are in the area.
Fred Jacobs B.A. says that all is well in the Philadelphia area, where he lives with his wife and daughter. He works with a hedge fund administrator, Fulcrum, and splits time between New York, Philly, and a few other places. He still plays tennis and “will do so until my shoulder falls off.”
Arts & Sciences 25th Reunion Oct. 2-5, 2008
Law School 25th Reunion Oct. 24-26, 2008
Arts & Sciences 25th Reunion
Joanne Beck B.A. and Stuart Beck B.S. moved to Newton, Massachusetts, in 2002. Joanne is plant manager at Abbott Bioresearch Center, which manufactures biologic drugs. Stuart, a psychiatrist, is director of inpatient services at Cambridge Health Alliance. Along with his administrative and clinical duties, he teaches medical students and residents at Harvard. Their elder son, Ryan, is a sophomore at Wesleyan University; 16-yearold John is a junior in high school.
Grant Frey B.S., with his wife, Lisa, dropped off son Grant Jr. at Lewis & Clark last fall. Grant Sr., after being away from the campus for 24 years, was amazed at how much the college has changed and improved. One thing hasn’t changed: Grant Jr. was moving into the same residence hall his dad did–Copeland Hall.
Pamela Knowles J.D. has been selected to participate in the statewide American Leadership Forum of Oregon program for 2007-08. With 25 other notable leaders from around the state, she is participating in the organization’s Class XXII Fellows program.
Richard Ludeman B.A. is now chief operating officer at the Math Learning Center; he previously served as vice president of communications. The Math Learning Center is a Salem-based nonprofit that provides classroom materials and professional development for K-12 educators.
Brenna Sage CAS is happy to be working as a musician. Her career began in 1991 with freelancing in Portland, teaching piano and doing music direction with church and theatre groups. She also worked as bandleader on the Columbia Queen cruise ship before moving to the Big Apple in 2002. There she has worked on five or six productions a year as music director, orchestra member, actor, composer, and/or sound designer, including a stint as assistant music director for American Girl Place New York. She music-directs regional theatre camps in the summer, and has played in the orchestra on a Caribbean cruise. Currently, she is music director for the First Reformed Church of Astoria in Astoria, Queens, and is working toward her bachelor’s degree in music at Hunter College City University of New York.
Bill Monahan J.D. has joined the Lake Oswego firm Jordan Schrader Ramis as a shareholder. Monahan has spent more than 20 years specializing in local government law and land use. He has represented private development clients and local government hearings in a variety of capacities, including land use planner, city attorney, applicant’s attorney, and city manager.
Steven Myers J.D. announced that after nearly 20 enjoyable years of practicing law together, he and Michael Knapp dissolved their partnership at the end of May 2007. His new firm, the Myers Law Firm, is located in southwest Portland.
Mark Stoker J.D. has been selected to fill the vacant seat on the Vancouver, Washington, school district board. Stoker is an attorney with the firm Heurlin, Potter, Jahn, Leatham & Holtman. He is on the board for the Vancouver School District Foundation and was on the board of the I Have a Dream Foundation.
Robert Griffith J.D. has been named as one of the “Best Lawyers in Project Finance” in the 2007 and 2008 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Currently, Griffith is an owner with the Portland firm Garvey Schubert Barer. His project finance expertise includes representation of stakeholders in public and private partnerships, including commercial and retail development, senior housing, and other affordable housing projects.
Lisa LeSage J.D., associate dean and director for business law programs at Lewis & Clark Law School, was one of three recipients of the Oregon State Bar President’s Public Service Award. LeSage received the award, in part, for her hard work and dedication to the Oregon Law Foundation Board, of which she is chair.
Adele Waller J.D. was among the 10 health lawyers named as fellows of the American Health Lawyers Association for 2007-08. The honor recognizes lifelong leadership in the association and is based on individual achievements, contributions, tenure with the association, and continuing service to the legal profession.
James Zehren J.D. has been named president-elect of the City Club of Portland. Zehren, a partner in the Stoel Rives law firm, has been a club member since 1986. He previously chaired and participated in several of the club’s research studies, chaired its research board, and was a member of its board of governors.
Jayne Crowley J.D. was awarded the Judge Wheatcraft Award from the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The award is presented to an outstanding leader in improving access to justice for victims of domestic and sexual violence and ending violence against women through advocacy. Crowley serves as the General Sessions Court judge for Meigs County, Tennessee.
Turen Dunten B.A. says, “As usual, I have been taking a very odd path. After spending the ’90s operating a small nursery (with my former third-grade teacher), I am back at the ranch where I started, trying to learn how to run the thing myself, and married to my high school sweetheart (who has four children). Hello to all the Mutants who stop by, and best wishes to all at the Country Club, then and now.”
John Hummel J.D. has closed the Hummel Law Firm in preparation for a new career. He plans to attend the Frenchlanguage immersion program at Middlebury College in Vermont and, starting in September, study at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. After completing a master’s degree in international public policy with an emphasis on Africa studies, Hummel intends to seek employment representing businesses from the developed world that are interested in investing in western Africa.
Joan McCarter B.A., after nearly a decade working in politics, finished an M.A. in Russian studies at the University of Washington in 1997. She worked as a writer and editor at the university until the beginning of 2007, when she become a full-time writer and fellow for the Daily Kos political blog. She moderated a presidential debate in August 2007 and has been working on a book on politics in the Mountain West. She would love to hear from fellow IA grads and particularly U.S.S.R. ‘85 alums!
Diana Moffat J.D. has been named executive director of the Local Government Personnel Institute in Salem. She will continue to provide labor relations representation to city and county governments throughout Oregon. Moffat served as an Oregon prosecutor for 14 years. She is the founder and director of the Abused Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Farm and Foundation, which provides sanctuary and rescue services to abused and neglected animals throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Christopher Shotola-Hardt B.A. teaches drawing and painting at Wilsonville High School. He shows his own paintings at Blackfish Gallery in Portland’s Pearl District. He has appeared in group exhibitions in other galleries around Portland, the Oregon Coast, Seattle, and New York. He was the main organizer for “The Pacifist Potential,” a show that featured works by 65 artists from five states, Germany, and Czech Republic, and included panel discussions, music performances, theatre productions, film, and a workshop on how to compile a conscientious objector file. Shotola-Hardt also plays Irish bouzouki in the quintet Bug Toast, which is working on its third CD project. The Oregon Art Education Association named him the 2005 Oregon Secondary Art Educator of the Year. Editor’s note: The Class Note about Shotola-Hardt in the fall 2007 issue included incorrect information. The Chronicle regrets the error.
Torian Donohoe J.D. received an Attorney of the Year award from the Montana State Bar in September 2007. Donohoe was honored for her professional achievement during a ceremony that featured U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
Peter Meza J.D. has joined the Colorado law firm Hogan & Hartson. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters for U.S. and international semiconductor and high-tech electronics clients.
Arts & Sciences 20th Reunion Oct. 2-5, 2008
Law School 20th Reunion Oct. 24-28, 2008
Mary Dakin B.A. is associate director at the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts.
Heidi Foster B.A. is excited that her daughter, Maisha Foster-O’Neal, has completed her first year at Lewis & Clark. Foster enjoyed visiting campus during parent orientation and seeing how much has changed and how much is just the same.
Patti Hanley J.D. is director of the Banning (California) Public Library. Previously, Hanley was the special district attorney for three eastern Oregon counties and held library positions in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and Palm Springs, California.
Kathryn Smith B.S. works as a science and seminar teacher at a K-12 alternative public school in Anchorage and is having fun with husband Kelly and their kids, Kallie, 16; Elias, 14; and Sadie, 12.
Class Notes: 1990s
Rob Bovett J.D. ran for the position of Lincoln County district attorney. He has worked as Lincoln County’s assistant county counsel since 1992. Bovett has also served as legal counsel for the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team and for the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association.
Aaron Baar B.A. has been named vice president of media for Gigi’s Playhouse Chicago, a nonprofit center for children with Down syndrome and their families.
Dorothy Cofield J.D. has been elected to the board of directors of the Oregon Ballet Theatre and also serves on the development committee. She is the principal and owner of Cofield Law Office, specializing in land use law in matters such as takings, Measure 37, and urban and rural development appeals.
Mitchell Elrod B.A. entered the insurance business in 1992 and is now vice president of sales for a division of Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs. When he married Yvette Rose in 2002 in Lake Tahoe, classmates David Watts B.S. and Christina Watts B.A. attended. Elrod, his wife, and their daughter, Raynee, live in Amboy, Washington.
Ruthe Farmer B.A. is attending the University of Oxford Saïd Business School’s one-year M.B.A. program, specializing in social entrepreneurship. Specifically, she is working in the area of gender equity in technology and engineering. She serves on the boards of the Learning Innovation & Technology Consortium and the National Girls Collaborative Project Champions. Her Oxford blog can be found at Ruthe Goes to Oxford.
Victor Hoffer J.D. has received the statewide Community Service Award from the Oregon Department of Human Services, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems. Hoffer, a member of the Oregon Attorney General’s Office Elder Abuse Task Force, teaches throughout the state on the recognition and prevention of elder abuse. He is a senior paramedic and also practices law in Mount Angel.
John Kaempf J.D. has been appointed to the board of directors of Catholic Charities. Kaempf is a trial lawyer whose specialties include defending churches and other religious entities in lawsuits, including abuse claims. Since 2006, he has also served on the executive board of directors for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO/Camp Howard). Kaempf is a shareholder with Bullivant Houser Bailey in its Portland office.
Marybeth Stewart Ley B.S. and her husband were living in London when their daughter, Zephyr, arrived six and a half weeks early via emergency Caesarean section (see Births). Zephyr was very healthy, and when she was five months old, the family moved back home to California. Ley, retired from her career as a technical writer, plans to continue as an at-home mom and wife. Her husband, Paul, is an auto parts dealer.
Walter Lukken J.D. has been nominated by President George W. Bush to chair the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Currently, Lukken serves as commissioner and acting chair of the commission. He previously was a professional staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Arts & Sciences 15th Reunion Oct. 2-5, 2008
Law School 15th Reunion Oct. 24-26, 2008
James Mapp J.D. has been appointed presiding judge of the El Mirage (Arizona) City Court. Before taking the bench, he was assistant attorney general for the city of El Mirage.
John Riutta B.A., after working in marketing and new product development at Leupold for 10 years, is self-employed as a freelance writer. He is also finishing up the Oregon Executive M.B.A. program. Recreationally, he is an avid bird watcher, reflections upon which can be found on his website at Born Again Bird Watcher.
David Rorden J.D. has been elected vice president of the Washington state chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. NAELA deals with the legal needs of the elderly, including long-term care, estate planning, and health care decision-making. Rorden has been a member of the group’s board of directors since January 2006.
Marcela Pena B.S. has earned a second B.S. degree, this time in architecture, from Portland State University. Her website has turned a new leaf … check it out at American Sustainability.
Maya Adams-Smith B.A. received her M.F.A. degree from Clemson University in December 2007. Her thesis exhibition of porcelain sculpture, entitled “Hooked,” was on display in Clemson’s Lee Art Gallery in November.
William Fig J.D. has become a partner at the Portland law firm Sussman Shank. His practice focuses on business litigation, construction law, environmental litigation, and consumer debtor/creditor matters. Fig holds a specialty certificate in environmental law with a focus on hazardous wastes.
Lisa Johnson-Porter J.D. has joined the Lake Oswego firm Carr Schwartz Butterfield as an associate attorney. Her work includes matters related to real property transactions and construction, and also commercial litigation with an emphasis in employment law, personal injury, and insurance defense.
Mara McClelland B.A. is an interior designer living and working in New York City.
Marina Hadjioannou B.S. and husband Chris Waters (see also Marriages) live in Indianapolis and run a translation and interpretation company together, Indianapolis Interpreters.
Michelle Kerin J.D. has been elected to the board of trustees for the International School, a Portland school dedicated to providing children with a comprehensive education through fluency in more than one language. Kerin is a shareholder with the Portland law firm of Farleigh Witt.
Jacob Seljan B.S. is vice president of risk analytics at U.S. Bancorp and his wife, Hilary Crook, is an attorney at Thomson West Publishing.
Monica Vilhauer B.A. has accepted a tenure-track position in philosophy at Roanoke College in Roanoke, Virginia, to begin this fall.
Sheri Browning J.D. has joined the Portland firm Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler as of counsel. She specializes in medical and legal malpractice.
Willard Chi J.D. was featured in the Oregonian’s online article “Coffee Break” on September 25, 2007. He is a partner and one of the founding members of the Lake Oswego firm Marandas Chi Okamura and is the chair-elect of the Oregon State Bar’s New Lawyers Division.
Darren Drabek B.A. last year left his position as a high school guidance counselor to return to work at Skidmore College, where he is an academic counselor and international student coordinator. He works with a growing international student population at Skidmore, which, like Lewis & Clark, has been tapped by the Davis Foundation to enroll more graduates of the worldwide network of United World Colleges. He traveled to Swaziland in October 2007 to interview prospective applicants at the United World College of Southern Africa. Though he doesn’t travel as much as in years past, he says, the passport stays close at hand. He invites anyone visiting Saratoga Springs for the summer horse racing, NYC Ballet, or Philadelphia Orchestra to drop him a note. (See also Births.)
Samuel Jordan B.A. has spent the last few years getting used to life in northern New Jersey, where he finds unexpected treasures: a depth of history, natural areas that thrive despite the urban buildup, and people from all walks of life who challenge and broaden his worldview. Of his job monitoring special education programs in some of the nation’s most challenged school districts for the New Jersey Department of Education, he says, “It has certainly opened my eyes wide to the disparities that continue to exist in our public education system.” On the personal side, “My wife and I find this area to be like a continual tour–there is so much to see, whether it is in New York or New Jersey, that one could spend every weekend exploring. I can’t say I miss the pace of the Northwest, but this place is certainly engaging!”
Jason Ludeman B.S. completed his M.B.A. at the University of Montana in May 2007. Highlights included serving as president of the Graduate Business Student Association, and being chosen Outstanding M.B.A. Student by the faculty.
Karla Raettig J.D. has joined the National Wildlife Federation as a legislative representative. Raettig previously worked for the Environmental Integrity Project.
Ian Richardson J.D. has returned as a partner to the Eugene firm Gleaves Swearingen Potter Scott. Richardson practices in the areas of business law, estate planning, and nonprofit organizations.
Edward Riffle J.D. is deputy chief of the contract and fiscal law department for the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate at the Multinational Security Transition Command–Iraq, in Baghdad. Upon release from active duty, Riffle will return to his practice as litigation attorney for the firm of Bullard, Brown & Beal in Fullerton, California.
Ben Wood J.D. joined Planned Parenthood of Columbia/Willamette in November 2007 as vice president of external affairs. He previously worked for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare as vice president of business development and communications.
Arts & Sciences 10th Reunion Oct. 2-5, 2008
Law School 10th Reunion Oct. 24-26, 2008
Noel Aquino B.A. can’t believe it’s been 10 years since she graduated! She has been working on her master’s in education and her teaching credential at the University of Phoenix, though “I’d much rather be earning it at LC. I like teaching the little ones. Till then, I am substitute teaching.” She lives in West Covina, California.
Richard Bailey J.D. has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as senior counsel in their Portland office. He made the move from Davis Wright Tremaine, where he was of counsel. Bailey also worked as general counsel and vice president of operations at Hestia Community Development, a Michigan-based residential developer and building company. At Schwabe, Bailey is involved in the firm’s real estate practice group, specializing in advising on real estate development and finance transactions.
Bonnie Crawford B.A. finished the Ironman Triathlon in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, in June 2007–a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a marathon (26.2-mile run), all of which had to be completed in less than 17 hours. She was honored at the race as the “Biggest Loser,” having lost more than 170 pounds before the event. She believes she’s the first woman to win this honor. When not training, she works as a project manager in downtown Portland and loves playing board games, traveling with husband Preston Crawford B.A. ‘97, and hanging out with their four cats.
Kevin Finkle B.A. and Kathleen Finkle B.A. ‘00, married since 2005, have bought a home in southeast Portland. They perform locally with White Rhino Marimba, and Kevin also performs with Fools in Paradise. If you’re in town, stop by and say hi.
Molly McAllister B.A. is working as a veterinarian at a small-animal clinic in Lake Oswego and doing wildlife rehab work and environmental education with the Portland Audubon Society. Her two dogs love their home in Sellwood and she is happy to be back in Portland.
Rosanne Scott B.A. has been working in the mental health field ever since graduation. She’s been living in Portland and bought a mid-century modern home five years ago. Last summer she and her boyfriend got married after eight and a half years of dating. Scott has fond memories of her 1996 overseas trip to Scotland and can’t believe it’s been almost a decade since graduation!
Coby Dolan J.D. has joined the Washington, D.C., staff of Debra Wasserman Schultz, U.S. Representative from Florida, as senior policy advisor. Dolan previously worked for the Ocean Conservancy as a staff attorney.
Rebecca Moran B.A. is on call 24 hours a day as a volunteer pilot for the Flying Medical Service, based in Arusha, Tanzania. She makes both routine and emergency flights, ferrying medical personnel and clinics to outlying areas and taking patients in emergency situations to hospitals when needed.
Zeenie Scholz B.A. is director of marketing at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Stop by and visit her if you are passing through town.
Class Notes: 2000s
Erik Benton B.A. and Carrie Uffindell B.A., for a belated honeymoon, visited their old friend, Patt Mills B.A. ‘98, in Egypt. In between working on their house and playing with their two cats, Benton works for Elite Care. Uffindell works at Powell’s, and is writing her first novel.
Catherine Brinkman J.D. has joined the ambassador board of directors for Portland’s DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital. Ambassador board members are charged with fundraising for the nonprofit emergency and critical-care animal hospital in Portland. Brinkman is an associate at the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, where she focuses on construction and commercial litigation.
Lisa Chiang J.D. has announced the formation of her own practice in Seattle. Chiang is also a commercial real estate agent.
Kathleen Finkle B.A. and Kevin Finkle B.A. ‘98, married since 2005, have bought a home in southeast Portland. They perform locally with White Rhino Marimba, and Kevin also performs with Fools in Paradise. If you’re in town, stop by and say hi.
Michael Fleming J.D. has joined Green and Lavelle, specializing in insurance coverage litigation, after spending six years with a large New York firm.
Scott Kennedy B.A. is pleased to hear that everyone is doing so well. He has started his residency in anesthesiology at Oregon Health & Science University. Married and the father of two boys, Isaac, 5, and Kyle, 4, he finds life busy but still fun.
Megan Adams J.D. is currently in her third year of medical school in Baltimore. Previously, she clerked for two judges on Maryland’s intermediate appellate court.
Sarah Antonelli B.A. and her husband, John Harris, and their two cats live in Chandler, Arizona, where he works at FujiFilm and she works at Intel. In spring 2007 they traveled to Croatia and Germany–her first trip overseas. (See also Marriages.)
David Bean J.D. is a partner at the Portland firm Meyer & Wyse, where he specializes in family law. (See also Births)
Jules Kopel-Bailey B.A. is running for state representative in southeast Portland. Check out his website at www.julesfororegon.com.
Anne Peattie B.A. had a big year in 2007. She got married in August and finished her Ph.D. in integrative biology at the University of California at Berkeley in December. To top it off, in January 2008 she and her husband began a two-year residency in England, where she is doing postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge. She hopes Lewis & Clark friends will visit.
Sadna Samaranayake B.A., with the help of a graduate fellowship in social entrepreneurship, is working toward her M.A. at New York University. Samaranayake, cofounder of a Web design and development business, has also established a foundation to help Sri Lankan children affected by the 2005 Asian tsunami.
Adam Burr B.A. completed his master’s degree in film at Loyola Marymount University. The film he made for his senior project was shown in November 2007 at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools. The film, Re: Monday, is about an Internet-arranged suicide in an Oregon forest.
Jamie Contreras J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the appellate division with the Oregon Department of Justice. She spent the previous year at a private law firm in Portland, and prior to that worked as assistant attorney general in the general counsel office.
Donna Maddux J.D. has been appointed attorney in charge of the Organized Crime Section of the Criminal Justice Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. After law school, Maddux joined the DOJ as an honors attorney before becoming a regular assistant attorney assigned to the Criminal Justice Division’s Tobacco Compliance Task Force.
Brian Pasko J.D. has joined the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness as its policy director. Previously, Pasko served as the Sierra Club’s lobbyist in Minnesota and was a principal negotiator for environmental interests in Minnesota’s Mercury Reduction Act in 2006 and the Renewable Energy Standard in 2007.
Rosemary Schmidt B.A. is living in Japan, teaching English for the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program. Previously she worked as an Americorps volunteer in Hawaii, providing services to homeless veterans on the island of Oahu. After her term with the JET program, she plans to volunteer with the Peace Corps or World Teach, and ultimately to attend graduate school to study social work with an international focus.
Jessica Wingler J.D. has joined the Roseburg law firm of Nilsen, Johnson & McKinney as an associate attorney. She works in the areas of personal injury, domestic relations, business, and real estate.
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Amy Collinge B.A. lives in northeast Portland and teaches first-grade Spanish immersion at Vose Elementary School.
Victoria Lantz B.A. is writing her dissertation in the theatre and drama department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her husband, Nick Lantz B.A., is a poetry fellow in UW’s Program in Creative Writing.
Erik Larsen J.D. has joined the Medford firm Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell as an associate. His practice areas include business law, tax law, and estates and trusts.
Jeffrey Payne J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the Appellate Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. He spent the last year at a private law firm in Portland.
Liz Posey B.A. is president of the Urban League Young Professionals in Anchorage. Posey says that the multiethnic group, which formed in fall 2007, aims “to nurture young leaders, and get more young people of color to be socially engaged.” She also has her own community-development consulting business.
Kathleen Profitt J.D. has joined the firm Barker Martin in their Portland office as an associate. She specializes in homeowner association representation and construction defect work. Previously, Profitt worked for Foster Pepper.
Alex Usackis B.A. is working toward his master’s degree in sport business management at Sam Houston University.
Michelle Acosta J.D. has joined the Law Offices of Robert Badger in Honolulu. She specializes in family law and real estate and commercial litigation.
Megan Brown J.D. has joined Wooten Hart, a firm located in Roanoke, Virginia. She specializes in medical malpractice.
Adam Draper J.D. has joined the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. He is the organization’s staff counsel and handles environmental issue campaigns as well as issues involving whistleblowers.
Stephanie Engelsman J.D. has joined the Multnomah County Office of the Metropolitan Public Defender as a staff attorney. She previously worked as an assistant public defender for Kane County, Illinois.
Margaret Forrestal B.A., a recent graduate of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy, has started her own business, Bodywise Therapeutic Massage, in her hometown of St. Louis.
Deva Gatica B.A. lives in Hawaii, where she is working toward her master’s degree in global leadership and sustainable development. Gatica also consults with several nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations, and she is working on a book with the Toda Institute and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation addressing the challenge of abolishing nuclear weapons.
Sarah Holzer B.A. went to massage school and is now working at a spa in southeast Portland and loving it. She and her new husband, Noah, live in Beaverton with their “insane dog,” Howie.
Amanda Johnson B.A., after a brief stint in the fashion industry, is completing her M.S. in education with a focus in museum education. She is also a full-time third-grade assistant teacher in New York.
Anda Lincoln J.D. has joined the Phoenix firm Stinson Morrison Hecker as an associate. Lincoln focuses on general business law, software and technology licensing, maintenance and consulting agreements with Fortune 100 companies, and represents numerous public and privately held companies.
Thu Ngo B.A. headed from Lewis & Clark to the University of California at Irvine to earn her M.A. in English in 2005 (and had lots of fun doing so). Then she returned home to the Bay Area to earn a single-subject teaching credential from Santa Clara University. She is in her second year of teaching English at Milpitas High School in her hometown. She would love to get in touch with old L&C friends at email@example.com.
Darcy Rumberger B.A. is attending medical school at the University of Florida. Please feel free to contact her with any questions.
Sara Sluszka B.A., after graduating, moved back to the East Coast, where for two years she taught English and literacy to Senegalese immigrants in Harlem. She also worked part time as a community organizer/advocate at the Street Vendor Project, which provides legal representation and legislative advocacy to street vendors. More recently she interned for three months in Geneva with the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions as part of her law school program at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston.
Mark Thompson J.D. has joined the Public Power Council as staff counsel. He most recently practiced law at Richardson & O’Leary in Boise, where he specialized in energy issues.
Erin Tobin J.D. has joined Earthjustice as an associate in the law firm’s Oakland, California, office.
Denis Vannier J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the Appellate Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Previously, he spent two years working in the Criminal and Civil Rights Section of the Trial Division and was an honors attorney in the Appellate and General Counsel divisions.
Mark Burrell B.A. reports, “It’s been a few years since I’ve been back to Portland, but I have fond memories of it. I think I miss the rain and the green leaves surrounding everything the most. We haven’t had rain for five months now in Iraq and the only green I see is what I wear every day. It’s a dicey situation here and also an important time in history to be here. Someday tourists are going to be taking trips here to see the wide-flowing Tigris, visit Saddam’s opulent palaces, and walk under Assassin’s Gate without knowing how it got its nickname. Until that day comes, we’ll be here fighting for something that doesn’t come free.”
Holly Anne Gibbons J.D. is a board member at Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary and is a member of Downtown Salem Rotary. Gibbons is an associate at the Law Office of Eden Rose Brown in Salem.
Matt Goldberg J.D. has organized a legal advocacy group for low-income breast cancer patients. Through the group, he hosts a continuing legal education program to train lawyers in doing pro bono work for the patients. Goldberg is an associate for K&L Gates in the firm’s Portland office.
Damon Henrie J.D. has joined Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, where he focuses on construction, insurance, homeowner association, and agricultural law as a member of the firm’s construction and insurance defense teams. Previously, Henrie was with Vial Fotheringham in Portland.
Mariah Holeman B.A. moved to Salem, provided executive-level support at an engineering firm, and enrolled in massage school. She is happily married and is a practicing licensed massage therapist (www.massagebymariah.com).
Stasia Honnold B.A. says, “I’m teaching seventh-grade English! In Portland! And getting paid for it! Life doesn’t get much better (or busier) than this.”
Colin McKean J.D. has joined the Portland firm Gevurtz Menashe as an associate. McKean’s memberships include the Family Law sections of the American Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar, and the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association.
Erin Nomiyama B.A., although she hasn’t finished her thesis, has changed her topic to search visualization. She works at User-Centered Design, based in Virginia.
Quiana Washington B.A., after receiving her master’s degree in education from Oregon State University in 2006, moved back home to Los Angeles to teach the youth where she grew up. She is in her second year as “a proud fifth-grade teacher.”
Lindsay Arthur B.A. handled sled dogs for a musher racing in the 2008 Iditarod. They trained in Colorado, Montana, and Alaska.
Dan Budihardjo J.D. has joined Kantor Taylor McCarthy as an associate attorney. The Seattle firm specializes in affordable housing and general real estate development. Budihardjo provides legal counsel to developers of residential projects and communities, including condominiums, apartments, subdivisions, and mixed-use projects.
Joanne Ko J.D. has joined the Seattle firm In Pacta as an associate. She specializes in employment law, business law, family law, and estate law.
Frank Lupo J.D. has joined the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the Chief Counsel’s Civilian Honors Program. Lupo has been assigned to the New Orleans office, where he assists in various aspects of the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding effort.
Robin McIntyre J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general in the Appellate Division with the Oregon Department of Justice. McIntyre spent the previous eight months working in the Natural Resources Section of the General Counsel Division. Prior to joining the DOJ, McIntyre worked for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Ken Mitchell-Phillips J.D. has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as an associate in the firm’s Portland office. His business and corporate practice focuses on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and emerging business and technology. Mitchell-Phillips’ career includes positions as an account manager at Infinity Broadcast, regional recruiting manager for State Farm Insurance, executive director for Give Us This Day, and broadcast producer for the U.S. Air Force.
Keirei Ri B.A., studying at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, says, “New York is amazing and I am loving it.”
Jonas Roy B.A. has moved to Boston, where he brews his own cider and beer and is “a part-time seeker of occult knowledge.”
Antoinette Awuakye J.D. has joined the legal department at the Regency Group as their benefits contract compliance analyst for Oregon. Awuakye is married to classmate Blayne Green J.D.
David Crowther J.D. has joined Marger Johnson & McCollom as a patent agent. His practice focuses on patent application preparation and prosecution. Crowther previously worked as an engineer for Tektronix and Thomson Grass Valley.
Jeff Ellsworth J.D. has joined the Bend firm Karnopp Petersen as an associate. His practice focuses on business law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. Ellsworth previously worked as a judicial intern to Judge Anna Brown of the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon.
TJ Harrison B.A. spent three months after graduation in her father’s home city of Sydney, Australia, working at a café and spending time with relatives. Then she and Emily Webb B.A. traveled in New Zealand for three months, working on organic farms in exchange for accommodations. Now TJ has decided to settle back home in Oregon and work for the Forest Grove Community Charter School. Soon you’ll also be able to catch her behind the scenes at a fine dining establishment in Banks or thereabouts.
Blerina Kotori J.D. has joined the firm Tonkon Torp as an associate attorney. Kotori works in the firm’s labor and employment practice group.
Lisa Murphy J.D. has joined S&R Environmental Consulting in Denver as director of regulatory compliance.
Trevor Parker B.A., while attending the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, has started a job search in Portland, where he would love to find a secondary-level language arts teaching job.
Melissa Saulog B.A. is back in San Francisco working in public relations as an account coordinator at Shift Communications.
Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered
Music Professor Emerita Kilbuck Mourned
Edith Kilbuck B.M. ‘52, professor emerita of music, died March 23 of respiratory failure at age 76. She served on the college faculty from 1963 until her retirement in 1989.
After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Kilbuck earned her master’s degree from the Juilliard School and her doctorate of musical arts in harpsichord and music history from the University of Oregon. She also studied in Vienna, Florence, Prague, Antwerp, Haarlem, and Oxford.
A specialist in German baroque keyboard music, she began her career as a pianist, then switched to harpsichord after developing a chronic arthritic condition. An accomplished performer, Kilbuck was also deeply committed to teaching and understanding music in the broader context of the liberal arts. According to David Stabler, music critic for the Oregonian, her students remember her for her toughness as a teacher and for the first compliment she bestowed on them.
In the late 1980s, Stabler praised Kilbuck for her “remarkably brave approach to performing what is often referred to as the ‘Old Testament’ of keyboard music,” namely J.S. Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier.” In 1976, she and violinist Endre Granat recorded Bach’s complete works for violin and harpsichord for the Orion label.
According to President Tom Hochstettler, Kilbuck is remembered “for her artistry, her eloquence, her dignity, her integrity–and her marvelous sense of humor. Throughout her life she retained a deep pride in, affection for, and engagement with her Native American heritage.”
Kilbuck is survived by her siblings, Katherine Beggs, Elizabeth Asbury, John Kilbuck, and Helen Muchow.
A memorial service held in Agnes Flanagan Chapel on April 11 featured harpsichord music requested by Kilbuck as well as organ solos by Lee Garrett, professor emeritus of music, and remembrances by Linda Besant B.M. ‘69, Bruce Lamott B.A. ‘70, and Steve Knox, professor emeritus of English. Contributions in Kilbuck’s memory may be made to the music department in support of its chamber music program.
Kennedy Remembered for Service to Bar, Law School
Jack Kennedy J.D. ‘51, an active law school supporter and benefactor for many years, died March 18 at age 84.
Raised in Astoria, Kennedy served during World War II as a Navy signalman second class throughout the Pacific Theater. He maintained his semaphore skills and his enthusiasm for boating until his death.
Kennedy attended the law school’s evening program, graduating first in his class. He distinguished himself as a trial lawyer, most recently practicing with Kennedy, King & Zimmer and Kennedy, Watts, Arellano & Ricks. Kennedy remained actively engaged in the practice of law until his death. He devoted countless hours of service to the legal profession, including service as president of the Oregon State Bar, founder and director of the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund, delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and charter fellow of the Oregon Law Foundation. Among his many distinctions, he was a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
With all that, Kennedy was proudest of his involvement with the law school. He served as a trustee, participated in the school’s 1965 merger with Lewis & Clark College, and subsequently served as a member of the Board of Overseers and the Law School Committee. He received the law school’s Distinguished Graduate Award in 1983.
He married Clara Hagans, whom he met while applying for a job at Farmers Insurance, in 1948. In addition to Clara, survivors include two sons, Jim and John, and three grandchildren.
Amazed to the end that he had the opportunity to become a lawyer, Kennedy expressed his gratitude through his involvement with the law school. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack L. Kennedy Fund for Working Evening Law Students at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.
Glenn Maynard directs the Avel Gordly Center for Healing at Oregon Health & Science University, where he is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and maintains a clinical practice.
Glenn Maynard sat facing a new client with a 20-year history of severe addictions, a man who had worked with numerous accomplished psychotherapists in prestigious programs–and failed, repeatedly, to conquer his demons. Perplexed, Maynard wondered what he could possibly do to help.
After two years of serious therapeutic work, his client found the strength to put his life back together, return to work, and reunite with his family.
The difference this time around, he told Maynard, was that he finally gave up all hope of having a better or different past.
“That’s really the nature of the work we do as counselors,” says Maynard, “helping people come to terms with the past and find a way to let go and move forward in a positive way.”
Maynard directs the Avel Gordly Center for Healing at Oregon Health & Science University, where he is also an assistant professor of psychiatry and maintains a clinical practice.
The clinic offers state-licensed programs that help about 700 people each month with a wide range of addictions–including drugs, alcohol, and gambling–and a variety of behavioral problems such as mood and anxiety disorders.
Maynard’s career path seems to mirror his approach to life–ambitious and compassionate. With boundless energy and enthusiasm for helping people, he began the journey as a caseworker for the welfare department in Astoria, then in southeast Portland.
Deciding to transition from social work to counseling, he earned a master’s degree from Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling in 18 months.
He went on to develop Living in the Community, an intensive program designed to help people with chronic mental illness move from state-run hospitals back into society. It addressed housing, crisis intervention, medication management, life skills training, vocational training, and substance abuse counseling and became a national model.
Later, he served in several high-level positions for Providence Health System, directing addictions treatment services and developing the Crisis Triage Center, which provided centralized mental health crisis services in the Portland metropolitan area.
“One of the things I’m interested in now is mentoring and supporting the next generation of counselors,” says Maynard, acutely aware of the difficulties therapists face dealing up close with trauma every day.
“My youngest daughter is embarking on a career as a high school counselor,” he says. “On a personal level, it’s exciting and gratifying to watch her enter the profession.”
And to foster his own mental health, Maynard and his wife and a group of friends are planning a long-distance recumbent bike trip in August–a big loop from Amsterdam through Holland, Belgium, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
–by Pattie Pace
Dorothy Loretta Dishaw CAS ‘34, January 13, age 95. After studying at Albany College, she was a secretary, organist, and piano teacher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Dishaw, and daughter, Barbara Seavers.
Asa Lewelling B.A. ‘36, September 7, 2007, age 92. During World War II he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross as a bomber pilot. A graduate of Willamette University College of Law, Lewelling practiced law in Salem for six decades.
Warde Erwin J.D. ‘39, October 5, 2007, of cancer, age 93. Erwin was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1939. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II at the Panama Canal as a second lieutenant. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and other outdoor activities.
Albert Garvin B.A. ‘41, December 2, 2007, age 89. He served as a pilot in both World War II and the Korean War. Working for the Bonneville Power Administration, he became one of their first computer programmers, eventually retiring in 1979 as a senior computer analyst.
Grace Kingsley Williams J.D. ‘42, June 22, 2007, age 90. Williams was the first woman elected to be a district attorney in Oregon. She practiced law in Canyon City and served as district attorney in Grant County for 20 years beginning in 1959. She was active in legal and civic affairs and in 1999, she was awarded the Oregon State Bar’s highest honor, the Award of Merit.
Ernest Raymond James B.S. ‘48, July 30, 2007, age 84. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. During his career with Sherwin-Williams in Oregon and California, he was active as a parent, in community activities, and playing water sports. He worked as a sales representative for Grand Benedicts in Portland before his retirement.
Richard Nyland B.S. ‘49, December 31, 2007, age 83. During World War II, he served in the Navy in the South Pacific. He was an assistant for the Bonneville Power Administration, where he worked for about 30 years.
Sallie McMullen Morasch B.S. ‘50, October 18, 2007, age 83. She graduated from Emanuel Hospital School of Nursing and was in the Army Nurse Corps before attending Lewis & Clark. Morasch and her husband, Merlin, founded Morasch Meats in Portland.
Charles Reese B.A. ‘51, January 10, age 82. Born in Portland, Reese served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, he was a data processor for Jantzen Knitting Mills and several lumber trucking companies.
Roy Lee Schenck B.S. ‘51, September 17, 2007, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, age 82. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a senior vice president for Far West Savings & Loan.
Carolyn Stauffer B.A. ‘53, January 11, age 76, in Denver. She worked in banking in Portland and Eugene and taught junior high math in Denver. She was an accomplished amateur pianist, knitter, and weaver, and enjoyed skiing and playing tennis.
Walter Yeager J.D. ‘53, age 85. A veteran of World War II, he spent three years in the South Pacific. Yeager was a senior deputy city attorney for Portland and entered private law practice in 1970. After retiring in 1996, he served as pro tem judge for several years.
Bill Huntley B.S. ‘54, M.A. ‘64, March 7, 2007.
Darrell Erik Lindquist B.S. ‘54, September 8, 2007, age 74. Lindquist served in the Army. He was a president of First Farwest Life Insurance and a partner in Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Company.
Marion Tsefalas B.S. ‘54, December 19, 2007, age 82. He was decorated with a Bronze Star for his service in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was extremely interested in the arts including classical music, jazz, movies, and live theatre; loved cooking and reading; and was a master gardener. He supported many Portland-area charities.
Harold Hart J.D. ‘56, May 30, 2007. He was a member of the Oregon State Bar for more than 50 years. Highlights of his legal career include clerking for Judge Gus Solomon, serving as Multnomah County deputy district attorney, teaching at Portland Community College, and privately practicing juvenile and family law. Lewis & Clark’s Aubrey R. Watzek Award was just one of the many community awards and accolades Hart received. He served on many boards and advisory committees but was best known for his service to Lincoln High School, where the school’s highest volunteer service award bears his name. Hart supported himself through high school, college, and law school by playing the clarinet and saxophone, and continued as an active member of jazz bands throughout his life.
Lee Reed Cunningham B.S. ‘63, July 14, 2007, age 70, of cancer. He made his career as an entrepreneur in real estate. He avidly followed hobbies including bonsai, woodworking, boating, cultural arts, family genealogy, and world travel. He was a longtime advocate for joint custody and the rights of both divorced parents.
Mike Nichols B.S. ‘63, January 6, age 68. A resident of Lake Oswego, he had studied in the counseling psychology program at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling after retiring as a physician.
Sarah Jane Ruckman West CAS ‘63, November 9, 2007, age 66, of lung cancer. She spent most of her career as a telecommunications engineer, working in Washington state and Hawaii. For the last five years, she lived in Mukilteo and worked for the Evergreen Hospital in Totem Lake, Washington.
JoAnne Dix B.A. ‘65, M.A.T. ‘71, December 6, 2007, age 78, of cancer. She was a teacher and counselor at Rowe Junior High School in Milwaukie for 27 years.
Karen Everhart-Hardman B.S. ‘66, September 30, 2007. She was a social worker whose concern for the children of Oregon, and the people who served them, kept her involved with children’s services for almost 40 years, ending with her retirement in 2000. Through those years, she mentored many other social workers.
Michael “Mikel” Eugene Pippi B.A. ‘69, September 16, 2007, age 60, of a brain aneurysm. Pippi had a varied career in nonprofit organizations promoting tourism, healthy lifestyles, economic development, and especially the arts. In Portland he served as executive director of the Regional Arts and Culture Council and as founding director of a government/education/business partnership for workforce and economic development at Portland State University, dedicated to the creative services business cluster.
Tim “Papa Yogi” DeBauw B.S. ‘70, August 18, 2007, age 59. He was a Multnomah County sheriff’s deputy for 13 years, spending much of his time on river patrol and earning a Medal of Valor for rescuing a family from drowning in the Columbia River. He later continued his maritime career with the Washington state ferry system, where he earned his pilot’s and captain’s licenses and served as chief mate.
Richard Allan Eby B.S. ‘71, September 19, 2007, age 58, of kidney cancer. Eby worked for Consolidated Freightways and later for the company’s subsidiary, Menlo Worldwide. There he became manager of accounting; he completed 35 years of service in July 2007. His motto was “Baseball is life.” Not only did he go to all of his own children’s games–when traveling out of town, he would find a local Little League game to attend.
Cindy Bidgood Robben B.S. ‘82, in 2007. She was an avid gardener and animal lover.
Stacy Winawer Beale B.A. ‘86, in 2007. Her interests included dedicated volunteer work and living an active lifestyle. For the past 21 years she lived in Santa Monica with her husband, Richard.
Kelsey Bunker’s has a hip Jupiter Hotel in Portland’s lower Burnside district–the stretch between Grand and Sandy avenues, dubbed LoBu. Transformed from a seedy Travel Inn, this 80-room boutique hotel with its attached Doug Fir Lounge combines cutting-edge design with an indie ambience that offers “a new experience in urban hospitality.” In 2005, the hotel landed on Condé Nast Traveller’s coveted hot list.
Jenna Bush stayed there. Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, the Ranconteurs’ Jack White, and Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro partied there.
These are just a few of the famous guests who have frequented Kelsey Bunker’s hip Jupiter Hotel in Portland’s lower Burnside district–the stretch between Grand and Sandy avenues, dubbed LoBu. Transformed from a seedy Travel Inn, this 80-room boutique hotel with its attached Doug Fir Lounge combines cutting-edge design with an indie ambience that offers “a new experience in urban hospitality.” In 2005, the hotel landed on Condé Nast Traveller’s coveted hot list.
Bunker, however, leaves the celebrity tracking to her business partner, Ted Breslau, while she concentrates on the more organic, relational elements of the space and its visitors.
“We don’t really offer a tranquil spa-like hotel experience,” she says. “We think of it as a high-energy, fun environment where you never know what’s going to happen next.”
When she travels, Bunker finds that it’s the people she meets along the way telling stories and offering a different outlook on life who leave her with meaningful memories. Her goal at the Jupiter is to create an environment that gives people from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to meet and mingle.
“On one hand, we cater to rockers and a highly tattooed clientele. On the other, we attract politicos, architects, and designers,” she says. “We want people to feel comfortable, whether they arrive in a limo or by skateboard or bicycle.”
And when an event takes place on the property, Bunker encourages the host to invite hotel guests to join in.
Before partnering with Breslau, Bunker envisioned opening a comprehensive yoga center combined with a boutique and macrobiotic cafe. When the “doors didn’t open” for that project, her broker introduced her to Breslau, and their plans for the hotel fell into place. To handle the day-to-day details, they hired talented, experienced hotel managers.
“I had the good sense to ask a lot of questions–continually,” she says.
Strengthened by her legal background, Bunker’s business acumen is also guided by her spirituality. After briefly practicing law, she gave it up and become a “hyper soccer mom.” When her 19-year marriage crumbled, she looked for inspiration at a workshop based on the 1997 book The Four Agreements (be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, and always do your best).
After nine years of study with author Don Miguel Ruiz, a descendent of a long line of shamanic teachers and healers, she’s achieved a sense of freedom and joy, a strong faith and trust in herself, and a willingness to take chances and learn from her mistakes without being attached to the outcomes of success or failure.
Bunker sees herself “playing in the business world” for another 10 years, then honoring her artistic side and opening her own studio.
“Then again, you never know,” she says. “I could be in business 20 years from now if I’m still having fun.”
–by Pattie Pace
Liz Flinn became became YMCA Camp Widjiwagan’s first female executive director in 2006.
There comes a moment during summer camp orientation when parents smile and kids cringe: Absolutely no electronics are allowed at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan. No cell phones, no Game Boys, no iPods-not even hair dryers.
“The brochure spells this out, but somehow the kids gloss over it,” says Liz Flinn, who became Widji’s first female executive director in 2006.
Founded in 1929 in the wilds of northeastern Minnesota, Widjiwagan (an Ojibwe Indian word loosely translated as “comradeship” or “traveling companion for life”) offers wilderness adventure and environmental education for boys and girls aged 7 to 18. Its programs are designed to help young people develop leadership skills along with respect for self, community, and the environment. Programs include 10- to 21-day canoe trips in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Ontario, and the Northwest Territories; backpacking adventures in Wyoming, Montana, and Alaska; and weeklong environmental programs, launched during the 1970s, to introduce city kids to the wilds.
“About 75 to 80 percent of our kids are from Minnesota,” says Flinn. “The rest come from around the country, and many have parents with a connection to the camp or to Minnesota.”
Flinn is no exception. Her mom attended Widji during the 1950s and encouraged her and her brothers to spend at least one summer there. Many Lewis & Clark students have attended–first as campers and later as counselors.
“I was overwhelmed by my first canoe trip,” says Flinn. “I still remember my introduction to the Boundary Waters. It was so beautiful yet so hard–carrying food, gear, and even the canoe sometimes.”
While attending Lewis & Clark, Flinn spent her summers at Widji as a camp counselor. After graduating with a B.A. in communication, she returned to Minnesota, worked at several social service agencies, and served on Widji’s board of directors. When the executive director spot opened up, she jumped at the chance to lead an organization that had offered her such strong female role models and helped her find her stride–both personally and professionally.
“The biggest draw for me is the opportunities our programs provide for kids,” she says. “Coming off a 10-day canoe trip, they feel proud and accomplished–like they can do anything. It might have rained for the entire trip, but they come back smiling and happy. It’s a place where young people can find themselves, where they can learn who they are and what they’re capable of doing.”
Flinn works in St. Paul for most of the year but relocates to the camp during the summer. Depending on her workload, she heads out into the wild every chance she gets.
“Widjiwagan is a nice, quiet little corner of the world,” she says. “A lot of Minnesotans now want to build big vacation cabins on the state’s lakes. I’m actively working to make sure our camp stays remote, so that our children’s children will be able to come and enjoy this amazing wilderness area.”
–by Pattie Pace
John Enders B.A. ‘75 and Anne Cannon, October 28, 2007, in Sedona, Arizona.
Mara McClelland B.A. ‘95 and Miguel Petruscak, September 8, 2007. The bride’s father, John McClelland B.A. ‘67, and friend Kathleen Boylon Horn B.S. ‘94 attended.
Marina Hadjioannou B.S. ‘96 and Chris Waters, in July 2007 in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Jacob Seljan B.S. ‘96 and Hilary English Crook, September 29, 2007, in Duluth, Minnesota. Rebecca Luce James B.S. ‘96 and Trish Rayne CAS ‘97 were in the wedding party.
Sarah Antonelli B.A. ‘01 and John Harris, July 1, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wuerker, a political cartoonist and illustrator, is on staff at the newspaper/website Politico.
Back in what he calls “the Bronze Age of print journalism” (circa late 1970s), Matt Wuerker drew cartoons for the Pioneer Log,sharpening his wit and illustrating skills while wielding an X-acto knife.
“That was precomputer,” he says. “I remember helping with the layout, which meant cutting out the copy and art and applying hot wax to attach them onto sheets with blue-line grids. Those X-acto blades would cut you and the hot paraffin could burn your fingers. It was harrowing work.”
Wuerker, a political cartoonist and illustrator, is on staff at the newspaper/website Politico (www.politico.com/wuerker).
Over the past 25 years, his cartoons have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Smithsonian, Sojourners,and the Nation, along with Willamette Weekand LA Weekly.
Drawing came naturally to Wuerker as a kid.
“I was in the first grade when JFK was president,” he says. “My ability to draw a pretty cool PT boat wowed the other kids. I guess I’m still trying to impress the cool kids in class.”
At Lewis & Clark, Wuerker considered other majors but was drawn to international affairs.
“I fancied myself a worldly fellow,” he says, “and more importantly, I was pulled in by great teachers–particularly Bob Mandel, who had just started to teach in the international affairs department. I found his creative, conceptual way of teaching very stimulating.”
After graduation, he planned to volunteer for the Peace Corps in the Truk Islands (now called the Chuuk Islands). But his former Pioneer Logeditor, Rick Cooper B.S. ‘78, intervened and offered him a job working in clay animation films.
“I had to choose between adventure in the South Pacific or animating plasticine in a dark closet,” he says.
Wuerker’s college sweetheart, Sarah Stephens B.A. ‘79, was remaining in Portland, so he decided the Peace Corps could wait. In 1981, the couple married and moved to the Canary Islands, where Sarah landed a job teaching English. Upon their return to the States, he dabbled in music video animation, outdoor mural projects, and book and commercial illustration.
“At one point, I was even a partner in a syndicated comic strip with Laurence Peter–author of The Peter Principle,“says Wuerker.
But throughout his varied career, the one constant has been his political cartooning.
“It’s a small niche, this place where political opinion and art get to mix in the editorial pages of the nation’s newspapers,” he says. “Where else do you get to be a combination of Dr. Seuss and Noam Chomsky?”
Though much of his work has originated left of the political center, Wuerker now aims to combine wit and original thinking to reach across that ideological divide.
“We’re living in a polarized political period,” he says. “Much of the news media reduces the conversation to just hurling mud–and worse.” Wuerker prefers to make his points through eye-catching drawings and humor.
Wuerker draws with ink on paper, but he’s not a technophobe. Unfazed by industry hand-wringing over the plight of newspapers in the digital age, he sees the Internet as a visual medium perfectly suited to cartoons and animation.
“Some people think of the Internet as a series of tubes,” he says, “but I think of it as a great big refrigerator door where we can all hang our stuff and share our favorite cartoons. It can only be good for cartooning.”
Matt and Sarah live in Washington, D.C. Their son Owen is a sophomore at Lewis & Clark.
–by Pattie Pace
Rebecca Duncan spent most of her junior and senior years at Lewis & Clark conducting an independent research project using an evolutionary framework to unite biology and physics.
The spider’s long legs move frenetically across the sand and pebbles, creating a mini sandstorm of particles that eventually adhere to its body. The spider, in effect, dons a coat of sand that may help protect it from foes and surprise its prey.
It’s a familiar spectacle to Rebecca Duncan, who spent most of her junior and senior years at Lewis & Clark conducting an independent research project using an evolutionary framework to unite biology and physics.
With her research mentors–Greta Binford, assistant professor of biology, and Kellar Autumn, associate professor of biology–Duncan researched the role that hair morphology plays in retaining sand on the surface of spiders. The resulting paper on this work was published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences and highlighted in the premier journal Nature.
Application of this discovery could lead to improved designs for materials used in military camouflage and air filtration systems, for example, or even in household dusting tools.
“It was exciting to take on my own question and find my own answer,” Duncan says. “As an undergraduate, I had the opportunity to put into practice everything I had learned in the classroom and lab about conducting good research.”
The two spiders in question–Sicarius and Homalonychus–exhibit entertaining but vital behaviors for collecting sand on their surface such as kicking sand on their bodies or rolling around on their backs in sand.
While previous studies had suggested that fine particles associate with the dense hairs covering these spiders, none had proposed how this occurs or asked if the hair structure plays a role. Through high-resolution imaging, Duncan discovered that both unrelated spider genera had microscopic fibers (“hairlettes”) extending from the shaft of the main hairs that adhere to sand particles.
By determining that sand sticks better to hairs with hairlettes than to those without, Duncan concluded that the presence of tiny hairlettes in two unrelated sand-covering spiders had evolved independently as adaptations, allowing the animals to perfectly match the color of their native environment.
“The sand trapping hairs on the spiders are a physical phenomenon, but we looked at the problem of how sand sticks to spiders from an evolutionary perspective, which helped us come to our conclusion,” Duncan says. “I think this paper is a beautiful example of how approaching questions across scientific disciplines from an evolutionary angle can lead to insightful discoveries.”
Currently, Duncan is working as a research technician in Binford’s lab, helping to mentor undergraduates and managing a large collection of spiders as she continues to gather and analyze data. She plans to attend graduate school.
Binford stresses that Duncan’s scientific leadership and initiative is just as important as her breakthrough research.
“Rebecca accomplished something very rare among undergraduate students,” Binford says. “The caliber of her work easily stacks up to doctoral research projects, and to be published in such a prestigious journal this early in her career is phenomenal.”
–by Jodi Heintz and Pattie Pace