Robert B. Pamplin Sr., Lewis & Clark life trustee who had served as board chair twice during his long association with the college, died June 24 at his home in Portland.
Robert B. Pamplin Sr., Lewis & Clark life trustee who had served as board chair twice during his long association with the college, died June 24 at his home in Portland. He was 97.
The service and philanthropy of Pamplin and his family have helped shape Lewis & Clark since he first joined the Board of Trustees in 1956. His son, Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. ‘64, ‘65, ‘66, also became a member of the board and served as chair for the first half of the 1990s. He is currently a life trustee.
Pamplin Sports Center, named for the elder Pamplin, has for four decades hosted stately, festive, scholarly, and competitive events. The building, which opened in 1969, has seen Lewis & Clark community members applaud hundreds of college, graduate, and law students as they walked across the stage at commencement; cheer for the Pioneer basketball teams; dance the hula at the annual Hawaiian lu’au; contemplate weighty issues of the day during special symposia; and pursue fitness in the gym, weight room, and aerobics room. The facility also houses a training room, theatre-style classroom, locker rooms, and staff offices.
Born in Virginia, Pamplin graduated from Virginia Tech University in 1933 and went to work as an accountant for a small start-up company named Georgia Hardwood Lumber. He retired in 1976 as CEO, having led the enterprise to international prominence as Georgia-Pacific Corporation. He and Robert Pamplin Jr. then started the R.B. Pamplin Corporation, a holding company whose operations include concrete, sand, and gravel mining; asphalt paving; and textile manufacturing.
Pamplin Sr. has been credited with helping to establish the modern era of the forest products industry in Oregon; the Oregonian called him “among the last of a generation of Northwest timber industry titans.” He was the recipient of many honors, among them Lewis & Clark’s Aubrey Watzek Award, honoring citizens who pioneered in their respective fields and who enriched the Pacific Northwest, particularly Oregon.
As former President Tom Hochstettler noted, “The Pamplin name is synonymous with distinctive philanthropy in support of excellence. Mr. Pamplin believed deeply in the power of education to transform lives. His legacy challenges each of us to use and develop our skills in ways that fulfill the promise of education.”
Pamplin served on Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees from 1956 to 1968 and again from 1969 to 1979, chairing the board during the years 1963-68 and 1977-79.
“Bob was a very supportive and strong-minded individual,” remembers Fred Fields, life trustee and retired president and CEO of Coe Manufacturing Company. “I always admired his business acumen and his generosity. He played a key role in helping Lewis & Clark move into a stronger position in the educational field.”
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Robert B. Pamplin Jr. and Marilyn Pamplin; two granddaughters, Amy Pamplin North and Anne Pamplin-Evenson, and their husbands; and three great-grandsons. His wife, Katherine Reese Pamplin, died in December 2008.
A memorial service took place in Agnes Flanagan Chapel on June 26.
Donations in Robert B. Pamplin Sr.’s memory may be made to Agnes Flanagan Chapel.
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Betty Thompson B.A. earned her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University after attending Lewis & Clark. OHSU’s Betty B. Thompson, M.D. Award, established in 2004, honors the graduating anesthesiology resident who best exemplifies the teaching of medical students. Now an endowment has been set up to fund a stipend for the award recipient and to help fund medical educational travel to developing countries.
Carol O’Connor B.S. is happily retired in Arizona and enjoying time with her two daughters and grandchildren, ages 8 and 3-1/2. O’Connor came out of retirement to teach nursing students as an adjunct faculty member at Estrella Mountain Community College, in Avondale, Arizona. She would welcome contact with alumni friends who are visiting the Phoenix area.
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News of Lewis & Clark graduates from 1960 through 1969.
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Ron Talney J.D. has had his poems published recently by the Legal Studies Forum of the College of Law of West Virginia University; in Bifocal, the journal of the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging; and in non-law-related literary journals and periodicals. Several of Talney’s personal essays have been published in the Oregonian during the past year. Talney teaches a poetry workshop in Lake Oswego and designs and produces small-press publications of poetry.
Jacqueline Richey B.A., four decades ago, dropped out of a Peace Corps training group headed for Ecuador. She relates, “I then married a returned Peace Corps volunteer with a promise from him that we would someday go to Latin America for two years. We immediately went to Southeast Asia for two years (Vietnam and the Philippines). We came back to the U.S. (Michigan and Oregon) for family (one daughter and two foster daughters) and career. (After getting an M.B.A. from Portland State University, I was CFO at small and medium-sized nonprofits in Portland.) After waiting 42 years we are finally in Latin America–we retired and moved to Morelia, Mexico. We teach English two days a week as volunteers, enjoy fiestas, concerts, and exploring our state of Michoacan and elsewhere in Mexico. Hasta luego!”
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Anne Caputo B.A. says, “I have spent my whole professional career working for publishers of electronic news and information. I’m currently an executive director of marketing for Dow Jones & Company and in June 2008 was made a fellow of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). In October 2008 I was elected president-elect of SLA, the capstone of a long career serving and working with corporate and other special librarians. I also teach in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and am active in leading youth groups to New Orleans each summer to work on Katrina relief projects.”
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James Richardson B.A. ’70, J.D. ’76 has been appointed to the board of directors of Epicor Software Corporation. He is chair of the board of FEI Company and serves as a director on the boards of Digimarc Corporation and Tripwire. Richardson is a Lewis & Clark trustee and vice president of the board of the Oregon Historical Society.
Kathryn Hopps B.A. has been appointed executive director of the Hope Fund, a Virginia-based nonprofit. The Hope Fund solicits scholarships to American colleges for low-income, academically gifted Palestinian refugees living in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, and provides additional support to selected students during their four years of undergraduate education. Hopps lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and two children.
Valerie Meuleners B.A. is manager, legal for Cisco Systems, where she works to support Cisco’s public sector (federal, state, and local) business. She lives in Herndon, Virginia, with her daughter, Jaclyn, a boarding sophomore at the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, and her dog, Traveler.
Bruce Mullins B.S., a vice president of Coffee Bean International in Portland, has served as a professional volunteer for coffee projects in Colombia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Mullins is working to help develop elevated global standards for tasting and grading specialty coffees. His trips have been sponsored by the Coffee Corps, an industry organization that matches volunteer coffee professionals from around the world with coffee-producing countries needing technical or business assistance. Coffee Corps is part of the Coffee Quality Institute, where Mullins also serves as a senior advisor to the board of trustees. CQI is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving coffee growers’ lives, incomes, and communities by enhancing coffee quality.
Linda Rudnick J.D. took a three-year sabbatical beginning in 2005 after 28 years of full-time law practice representing injured clients and their families. She has now returned to the practice of law, handling catastrophic injury cases for the plaintiff.
Ronald Marks B.A. has been selected to become a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1878, it is a private social club, honoring men and women distinguished in science, literature, and the arts.
Nancie Potter J.D. resigned from her law partnership at the end of 2007 but remains of counsel at Foster Pepper while she pursues a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.
MardiLyn Saathoff B.A. ’78, M.A.T. ’83, J.D. ’90 has joined NW Natural Gas Company as chief governance officer and corporate secretary. Before joining NW Natural, Saathoff was assistant general counsel/chief compliance officer for Tektronix for almost three years. She also served as general counsel and chief economic development officer for Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski.
Molly Weinstein J.D. has been retired 13 years. She still travels extensively and volunteers at Portland’s Ten Thousand Villages store, combining her interests in travel, crafts, and helping underprivileged individuals from developing countries.
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Gary Doctorman J.D., a volunteer for many nonprofit organizations and a banking and real estate lawyer at Parsons Behle & Latimer, received the Big Legacy Award at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah 30th Anniversary Awards Luncheon in October 2008. Doctorman served on the board of the Utah organization for a decade and on the national board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Mark Tratos J.D., a managing shareholder in the Las Vegas office of Greenberg Traurig who specializes in entertainment and intellectual property law, was featured in the Las Vegas Business Press. Tratos is a founder and past president of the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and sits on the board of trustees of the National Judicial College. He is also a trustee of Lewis & Clark and chairs the law school’s Board of Visitors.
Matt Wuerker B.A. was one of three finalists for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Wuerker’s cartoons and illustrations have appeared widely in newspapers, magazines, and websites for more than 25 years.
News of Lewis & Clark graduates from 1980 through 1989.
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Phil Schiliro J.D. has been named assistant to President Barack Obama for legislative affairs. A senior advisor to Obama’s presidential campaign, Schiliro worked in the U.S. Congress for more than 25 years, as chief of staff to U.S. Representative Henry Waxman and the House Oversight Committee, as policy director for former Senator Tom Daschle, and as staff director of the Senate Democratic Leadership Committees.
Fred Jacobs B.A. reports, “All is well in the Philadelphia area, where I live with my wife and daughter. I recently took a position with an alternative investment administrator, SS&C. I split time between New York, Philly, and a few other places. Still playing tennis and will do so until my shoulder falls off.”
Stephen Simmonds B.A. earned his M.S. in bio-organic photochemistry (molecular UV skin carcinogenesis) in 1986. He went on to earn his M.Div. in 1991 and was ordained as an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor. He served during the 1990s in Fennimore and Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and from 1998 to 2006 at the University of California at Davis. Since fall 2006 he has been on leave.
Monica Smith J.D. retired in August 2008; the law firm Smith Diamond & Olney announced its dissolution in conjunction with her retirement.
Kim Abel J.D., mayor of Port Orchard, Washington, from January 2004 through December 2007, is now a member of the Kitsap Community Resources Board, the Kitsap Baccalaureate Study Group, and the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, and is vice president of the Port Orchard Bay Street Association.
Turid Owren J.D., an immigration attorney with Tonkon Torp, has been selected by the American Immigration Lawyers Association to serve on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service Administrative Appeals Office Liaison Committee. Owren chaired the American Immigration Lawyers Association Nebraska Service Center Liaison Committee for two years, and last year she received an AILA presidential commendation for outstanding leadership in liaison. She has practiced immigration law since 1988 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America for immigration law.
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Kay Abramowitz J.D. has joined Ater Wynne as a new partner in the Portland office. Recognized for her expertise in succession and transfer issues found in family-owned businesses, Abramowitz is a frequent lecturer on the topic.
Steven Emerick J.D. was recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2009 in the areas of corporate law, equipment finance law, and securities law.
Paul Kaufman J.D. has joined enXco as vice president and general counsel. The company develops, constructs, operates, and manages renewable energy projects throughout the United States. Kaufman formerly worked at Tonkon Torp and Ater Wynne in Portland, and for Iberdrola.
Daniel Lindahl J.D. has announced the opening of the Lindahl Law Firm. Formerly a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey, Lindahl chaired the firm’s appellate department. He has been recognized by both Oregon Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America in the appellate law category.
Kathryn Smith Root J.D. was selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Oregon Super Lawyers in the family law area. Root was also appointed chair of the Multnomah Bar Association Golf Committee for 2009 and is a member of the law school’s Board of Alumni.
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David Trotter B.S. ’85, M.A.T. ’96 played the tenor saxophone in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama as a member of the Portland-based Get a Life Marching Band.
Thomas Geiger B.A. says he is “still at the old ‘Flight Dynamics’–now Rockwell Collins Head-Up Guidance Systems, in Wilsonville–20 years in March!” He is in charge of all aspects related to corporate aircraft head-up displays and enhanced vision systems, from research and development through marketing, product introduction, and product support. He and his wife, Sherrie, live in Camas with their son Sam, 6. Their oldest son, Shane, 18, is at the University of Portland and runs for the Pilots.
Lori Nugent J.D. recently presented at the American Conference Institute’s Cyber Risk Insurance Conference in Philadelphia. A member of the international firm Cozen O’Connor’s Chicago office, Nugent is head of the enterprise risks practice. Nugent has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers and was included by Business Insurance in its list of “women to watch” in 2006. She is also listed in A.M. Best’s 2002 review of people to watch in the insurance industry for her punitive damages defense experience.
Laura Schroeder J.D. has been elected to the board of directors of the U.S. Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, a multidisciplinary professional society. Schroeder was also one of three recipients of the 2008 Time Dedication Award presented by the Oregon Groundwater Association at its 60th anniversary dinner.
Dana Campbell J.D. has moved with her family to Rochester, New York, where she has established the Campbell Law Firm. Campbell has spent most of the past decade working in the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Portland office. She continues to work for the ALDF and teaches an animal law class as an adjunct professor at Cornell Law School.
Nancy Thayer CAS ’88 played the piccolo in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama as a member of the Portland-based Get a Life Marching Band.
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Eden Rose Brown J.D., a Salem native, recently purchased the former Salem Legal Group building on the corner of Liberty and Bush streets. The Law Office of Eden Rose Brown has moved into the landmark building, remodeled to include a strategic learning center for advisors, clients, and the community.
Lorie Harris Hancock J.D. has joined the central Oregon office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. Previously Hancock worked for the Bend law firm of Karnopp Petersen and Portland firm Tonkon Torp. She serves on the boards of Economic Development of Central Oregon and the Camp Sherman Historical Society. Hancock recently received a Cascade Business News Woman in Business award and was named the Camp Sherman Volunteer of the Year.
News of Lewis & Clark graduates from 1990 through 1999.
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Ron Cai J.D., a Davis Wright Tremaine China practice partner, has been named chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai’s Legal Committee. The committee is responsible for keeping AmCham and its members informed of current legal developments in China. Cai, the partner in charge of the firm’s Shanghai office, is a frequent author and speaker on Chinese and American business matters. Cai was named Lewis & Clark’s Distinguished Business Law Graduate in 2007.
Peter Lee B.A. is an environmental law attorney for the U.S. Army, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
Thabiso Mofokeng B.S. has become an endocrinologist, having completed degrees from the University of Cape Town and University of the Free State and a certificate in endocrinology and metabolism from the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. He hopes to get a scholarship to work toward a Ph.D. in the United States, with a focus in diabetes.
Mojgan Sami B.A. is completing her Ph.D. at the University of California at Irvine, in the School of Social Ecology–a multidisciplinary program designed to research socially and scientifically valid solutions to the challenges of our time.
Craig Coss B.A. and his wife, Michelle Moore, live in Sausalito, California. He has been working as a freelance artist, illustrator, storyteller, curriculum designer, and teacher (sometimes all simultaneously) since 1994. Check out his website.
Charles Dunn B.A., in his seventh year teaching at Linfield College, recently finished his first sabbatical.
John Kaemph J.D. and partner Scott Brooksby, former equity shareholders with Bullivant Houser Bailey, have opened of a new civil litigation firm, Brooksby Kaemph.
Joshua Lenthall B.S. is working as a physical therapist in Pittsburgh. “When not doing that, I spend most of my free time playing with my three children and my wife, Melanie.”
Marybeth Stewart Ley B.A. and husband Paul celebrated their second anniversary touring in Israel. They are weighing whether to settle permanently in the United Kingdom, where Paul’s family is–or perhaps to take up island life in the Mediterranean. Retired from technical writing, Ley likes being an at-home mom and wife–enjoying their daughter, Zephyr (now walking and babbling) and doing volunteer work with their local Chabad Synagogue.
Heidi Strauch J.D. and her husband, Sayer, have been busy raising a daughter and twin sons. Strauch recently returned to the practice of law as a professional contract lawyer, assisting other attorneys, primarily in the area of litigation support.
Robert Brendan Dummigan J.D., partner at the Portland firm of Pickett Dummigan Aguilar, has been named a consulting attorney to the Mexican Consulate on civil matters. Dummigan has worked with the consulate regarding Mexican nationals whose families have been involved in catastrophic accidents. For the past 15 years he has primarily represented Mexican nationals in state and federal civil matters in Oregon and Washington.
John Epperson J.D., special counsel in the environmental law department of Farella Braun & Martel, has been appointed to the State Bar of California’s Environmental Law Section Executive Committee. Epperson’s three-year term began September 2008.
Mark Bonanno J.D. expanded his Oregon-based practice into Washington in 2008. His law firm provides legal services to clients in the health care industry. His latest article, “Medicare Compliance: We Found a Witch!,” appeared in the journal Compliance Today, published by the Health Care Compliance Association in June 2008.
Todd Glass J.D. has joined Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as a partner in its clean technology and renewable energy practice. Formerly the chair of Heller Ehrman’s energy practice and a chair of its energy and clean technology practice, Glass splits his time between Wilson Sonsini’s Seattle, San Francisco, and Palo Alto offices.
Jeffrey Bachman J.D. is chair of the board of directors for Amnesty International USA. Bachman, an environmental law specialist with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, has been a member and activist with AIUSA since 1988. In recent years, he has been deeply involved with the organization’s International Justice and Accountability Campaign.
Alice Cuprill-Comus J.D. has returned to Ater Wynne as a partner in corporate finance and emerging business in its Portland office after serving firm client Prometheus Energy for two years as general counsel.
Mary Casey B.A., owner of the Boulder (Colorado) Quest Center, a martial arts training center, has received the Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur Award. The national award for women entrepreneurs is based on business profile, commitment to community, and personal development. Casey opened the Boulder Quest Center in 2004. She is a senior instructor in the Japanese self-defense form To-Shin Do and holds a third-degree black belt in To-Shin Do.
Elise Edwards B.A. has moved to Volcano, Hawaii, with her husband and their 2-year-old son, Samuel. We’ve loved the Big Island so far and look forward to more hiking, swimming, and surfing,” she says. She is also starting her own business, as an educational consultant.
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Matthias Fripp B.A. had a great time from 2001 to 2008 in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley, studying renewable energy in depth and earning an M.S. and Ph.D. Last year, he says, “turned out to be both important and frantic, as I married Kamal Kapadia (also from ERG) in May, we filed our dissertations in September and October, and then we moved to England in November to start postdoctoral research at Oxford University. I’m studying how England and California can best use wind, solar, and marine power to supply electricity for homes, businesses, and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles.”
Alix Davila Gnoske J.D. started Recycle Me, a green business, in April 2008 with the help of three other Chicago parents. The partners design and sell 100 percent organic cotton clothing made with water-based dyes and inks.
Dana Krawczuk J.D. was named a partner of the Ball Janik firm. Krawczuk’s principle areas of practice are land use and environmental law.
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Catherine Brinkman J.D., an associate in Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s Portland office, is chair of the ambassador board of the nonprofit Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital. Brinkman had served as the board’s secretary since 2007. Her law practice focuses on the areas of construction and commercial litigation.
Heather Kmetz J.D. became a partner at Sussman Shank in October 2008. Kmetz holds a certificate in federal taxation.
Gregory Levinson J.D. was recently appointed to the board of directors of Point West Credit Union.
Christopher Lewis J.D. has been named group leader for Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s intellectual property practice group. Lewis is also an adjunct professor at the law school.
Margi Lifsey J.D. is new manager of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Sustainability Program. Lifsey was formerly an attorney with Stoel Rives.
Amanda Storer Ménage B.A. writes: “In the year 2008, Cyrille and Amanda created life. They called him Jude. He came to light in October. A couple of months later, he flew into the dark.” She requests, “When you think of the three Ménages, please commit a random act of kindness in the name of our sUn. For example: sing about missing flowers, or smell some in a garden. And to those of you I’ve been missing for so long–bonjour! Friends are always welcome in our humble abode.”
Sean O’Day J.D. has been appointed deputy city manager for Salem. He joined the City of Salem as an assistant city attorney in April 2004 and has worked there as deputy city attorney and interim assistant city manager. O’Day also serves in the Oregon National Guard as a judge advocate.
Gordon Phillips J.D. has joined the Bend office of Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook as a shareholder to the firm.
Sione Aeschliman B.A., having earned an M.A. in English, taught college courses in Massachusetts, served as an administrator at an Oregon community college, and taught English as a foreign language for a year in Spain, has returned to Portland to pursue a writing career: “I’m a freelance journalist who helps editors of magazines, newspapers, and online publications fill their pages with quality content.”
Robert Goode J.D. has been voted by Madison, Wisconsin, judges and attorneys for the past three years as the best general litigation attorney under 40 years old. In 2003, he opened Goode Law Office in Madison. He also serves as pro bono counsel for a small nonprofit and teaches continuing legal education courses.
Rebecca Holt B.A. ’01, M.A. ’09 has finished her master’s in psychological and cultural studies at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. For a day job, she is Lewis & Clark’s development officer for music, art, theatre, and the graduate school. Evan Holt B.A. ’01 is following his dream of creating fine wood furniture (see Holt Woodworks). The Holts live in Portland with their son, Forrest, 2.
Jaqueline Jacobson J.D. has opened her law office in Portland. Her practice focuses on representing injured workers in Oregon.
Christos Jensen B.A. graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in May 2008. He passed the Minnesota bar and works as a law clerk for Judge Susan Burke in Hennepin County, Minnesota. He wishes to say hello to everyone, and to let them know that Pio pride continues in the Midwest, despite being temporarily frozen in at the moment he wrote with his update.
Stephen Manning J.D. has been honored by the Oregon chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association with the 2008 Gerald H. Robinson Excellence in Advocacy Award for outstanding advocacy of immigration rights.
Julie Samples J.D. has moved from the Oregon Law Center’s Woodburn office to the new OLC Hillsboro location, where she represents migrant and seasonal farmworkers on employment-related matters.
Stacey Harrop J.D. has joined the southern Nevada law firm Santoro, Driggs, Walch, practicing in the firm’s natural resources department. A member of the bar in Nevada and Oregon, Harrop is also an associate editor of the Clark County Bar Association’s monthly publication, Communiqué.
Laura Liebman-Alperson J.D. has been appointed a major gifts officer for Albany Law School in Albany, New York. Previously, Liebman-Alperson practiced labor and employment law with Tonkon Torp in Portland and was an extern with Judge Robert E. Jones J.D. ‘53 at the U.S. District Court of Oregon.
Erin MacDonald J.D. was recently recognized as one of the Cascade Business News’ “Accomplished Under 40” for her business leadership in central Oregon, where she is with the Bend firm Karnopp Petersen. She is a board member of the St. Charles Hospital Foundation and donates her time to Oregon Legal Aid’s Senior Law Project.
Matthew Michel J.D., a three-year associate with Beery Elsner & Hammond, has accepted a position as assistant general manager with the firm’s client, CanbyUtility Board.
Brian Pasko J.D. has joined the Oregon chapter of the Sierra Club as its state director.
Michael Tarrant B.A. has been living in Kyoto, Japan, running his own English-as-a-second-language business, and may move back to Vermont in 2009.
Katherine Lane J.D. has been elected secretary for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. Lane, a senior contract negotiator for PGE’s information technology department, has been active with YLS for several years. She is also a mentor for the law school and is on the board of directors of Livewire! Radio.
Justin Leonard J.D. is president-elect of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights at Ball Janik. In addition to his activities with YLS, Leonard volunteers for Legal Aid’s bankruptcy clinic. He was selected as a 2008 Oregon State Bar Leadership College Fellow and serves on the OSB House of Delegates.
Suzannah Newman J.D. has moved to the central administrative office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon as assistant director of administration. Previously, she worked as an administrator in Legal Aid’s Multnomah County office and as a judicial clerk.
Jaymie Cox B.A. is no longer with the church but is pursuing her master’s degree. She coaches volleyball at Three Rivers Christian School in Kelso: “This year we went 12-5 and made the WIAA State 1B tournament.”
Micah Gordon B.A. is director of production for Nugs. He lives in Los Angeles but spends most of the year on the road.
Kimberly Griffith J.D. is a director of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. She has been a judicial clerk for Judge Malcolm F. Marsh. Griffith has worked on YLS committees and programs for several years, served as a mentor for the law school, and volunteered with the Constitutional Law Project.
Kate LaRiche Moore J.D. has joined the firm Dunn Carney to practice natural resource and environmental law.
Jennifer Durham J.D. is a director of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. A trial lawyer at Hiefield Foster & Glascock, Durham has been active with YLS since 2005.
Adam Lowney J.D. has joined the firm of McDowell & Rackner. His practice focuses on energy and telecommunications regulatory law and administrative law. Previously, Lowney was with the Portland law firm Marandas Perdue Durham & Lowney.
Mavel Morales J.D. has moved from the Oregon Law Center’s Ontario office to the new OLC Hillsboro location, where she represents migrant and seasonal farmworkers on employment-related matters.
Lindsay Zwicker B.A. lives in San Francisco and is a student at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She will graduate in 2010 with a master of arts in counseling psychology with the goal of obtaining a California license as a marriage and family therapist.
Jennifer Rubin Garza B.A. is staying busy with many new changes: “I got married in September and am the mom of two wonderful stepchildren ages 11 and 4. I also accepted a job at Coffey Communications (a health publications company) in Walla Walla, Washington, where I create client websites.”
Gordon Howard J.D. left his position as in-house attorney for the City of West Linn to work with state lawmakers in the Office of the Legislative Counsel. In his new role, Howard helps lawmakers draft legislation to ensure it is consistent with existing laws and the Oregon Constitution.
Leyla Knight J.D. is now assistant chief counsel with the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona.
Christopher Luttkus J.D. has been appointed assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice in the business transactions section of the general counsel division. He was previously in private practice.
Julianne Rowan B.A. found a job in her home state of Utah working as a classroom solutions specialist for FranklinCovey’s education division. She travels the United States to help educators and students develop leadership skills and implement them in classrooms.
Nate Carter J.D. is one of five attorneys chosen by Attorney General John Kroger for the Honors Program at the Oregon Department of Justice. Carter has been a clerk for Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Durham.
Mami Fujii J.D. has been appointed to the ambassador board for Friends of the Children-Portland. Friends of the Children is a nonprofit that provides at-risk children with long-term mentors. An associate with the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Fujii focuses on tax and estate planning.
Kim McCoy J.D., executive director of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is one of the subjects in the television series Whale Wars on Animal Planet, which began airing in June.
Melia Tichenor B.A. is enjoying a second AmeriCorps term with Hands On Greater Portland, which connects volunteers with nonprofits that need them across Multnomah and Washington counties. As partner services coordinator, she assists 200-plus nonprofit partners with volunteer project development and posting. She hopes to continue working in the Portland nonprofit sector after her AmeriCorps term ends in August. Outside of work, she’s “happy to be nestled into a lovely abode in southeast Portland, dancing, gardening, cooking, biking, and catching up with friends.”
Duke Tufty J.D. has joined the Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine as an associate practicing hospitality and business law.
Annie Brulé B.A. has continued the freelance business (Brulé Illustration & Design) she started while still a student at Lewis & Clark. In addition, she says, “Immediately after completing my senior art project, a sculpture which focused on mapping personal notions of place and the linguistics of home, I was asked to coordinate a community mapping effort in my hometown of Vashon Island, Washington, in Puget Sound. Organizing this project has been incredibly rewarding, and has built directly on the ideas and practices I incorporated in my thesis work, which I feel incredibly fortunate to carry on into the world beyond the college. The finished map, both printed and online, will be released this summer during a community-wide celebration and parade.”
Anthony Burrell J.D. has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s intellectual property practice group in its Portland office. He previously worked for Intel as a process engineer and later as a patent engineer.
Ryan Chapman B.A. is a financial advisor in the Milwaukie office of Edward Jones.
Sarah DiSabatino B.A., with Teach for America during the 2008-09 school year, helped found a new school in a lowincome area of Hartford, Connecticut, and taught 29 kindergartners. She reported that “after seven months, more than 90 percent of my kindergarten ‘scholars’ are on track to reading at or above grade level by the end of the year. Of course, the past seven months have been the most difficult of my life … At Achievement First [the new school], we stress the importance of education, especially attending college, so every teacher names her classroom after her own undergraduate institution. I loved every minute of my time at L&C. I am working to ensure that the scholars of Lewis & Clark College in Hartford, Connecticut, can say the same.”
Ryan Drake J.D. has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as an associate in the Santa Barbara, California, office.
John Dudrey J.D. has joined Barran Liebman as an associate. Previously, Dudrey served as head law clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon.
Damien Hall J.D. has joined Jordan Schrader Ramis in the firm’s dirt law practice group.
Noah Hallett B.A. worked right out of college on political campaigns in Berkeley, California, and ended up traveling the country campaigning for Barack Obama. More recently, he started working as a lead generator for Advanced Alternative Energy Solutions, a West Coast solar system installer and distributor. Based in Bodega, California, he covers a north Bay Area territory. “I’m happy to be a salesman with a clean conscience, still working for the environment and providing a good product to do my part to hopefully remake the American energy infrastructure.”
Michael Hammer J.D. has joined Klarquist Sparkman as an associate working in intellectual property law in the firm’s Portland office.
Selena Jorgensen B.A. is in her first year at Harvard Medical School’s New Pathway M.D. Program. She is conducting research in the health policy department on racial and ethnic disparities in health care–specifically evaluating a prototype provider-level intervention to improve health outcomes for minority patients with diabetes, and conducting a statewide survey of quality improvement efforts in Massachusetts hospitals.
Manasi Kumar J.D. has joined the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate in its commercial litigation and construction practices.
Justin Lawton B.A. is a derivatives trade support analyst at Morgan Stanley, currently living in Singapore.
Parker Lewis B.A. is a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia. He lives in a small rural village and teaches math to grades seven, eight, and nine at a school of 300 learners, as they call students in Namibia. He concludes, “Kala po nawa! (‘stay well’ in Oshiwambo, the language they speak in northern Namibia).”
Eric Masahi Muraoka B.A. is in his first year at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry and went out for Portland City League Baseball in the spring. (“P.S. I really miss participating in the Lu’au and playing baseball with the boys.”)
Michelle Smith J.D. is one of five attorneys chosen by Attorney General John Kroger for the Honors Program at the Oregon Department of Justice. Smith has been a clerk for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs.
Sam Stigler B.A. is a specialist at the Apple Store Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California. In addition to selling Apple products, he teaches workshops on how to use them. He enjoys traveling in his free time.
Laura Cadiz J.D. is one of five attorneys chosen by Attorney General John Kroger for the Honors Program at the Oregon Department of Justice. Cadiz worked as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun for six years and was editor-in-chief of the Animal Law Review at the law school.
News about Lewis & Clark alumni who have welcomed new children into their families.
To John H.H. Ford B.A. ’91 and Audrey Geiger, a son, Emmett Henry Ford.
To Katherine Kendrick J.D. ’04 and J. Patrick Kendrick J.D. ’04, son James, in June 2008.
To Elizabeth Krug Teague J.D. ’02 and Dan Teague, a daughter, Ainsley Cecelia, July 13, 2008.
To Emily Potts J.D. ’05 and Mukunda Loprinzi J.D. ’06, son Payton Clark Loprinzi, August 12, 2008.
News about Lewis & Clark alumni who have recently married.
Jennifer Rubin Garza B.A. ’06 and Tony Garza, September 13, 2008, in Walla Walla, Washington. Jordan Small B.A. ’06 was a bridesmaid. Nicole Kaupp B.A. ’06 and Krista Shapton B.A. ’07 also attended.
Karin Andreen J.D. ’08 and Robert Lee Moshier, August 31, 2008, in McMinnville.
Keith Eugene Eide, Edward “Ted” Stevens Smith, Charles Cooke Spalding and Sheri Hays are remembered.
Keith Eugene Eide, professor emeritus of music, died May 12 at his home in Anacortes, Washington, at age 80.
Eide, growing up in South Dakota, began his music career early with trumpet lessons in fifth grade. He participated in a performing trumpet trio while in junior high and organized a 12-member dance band during high school. He received his master’s degree in music at the University of South Dakota in 1957 and an honorary doctor of music degree from Warner Pacific College in 1974.
After directing high school band programs in Iowa, Alaska, and Washington, Eide joined Lewis & Clark in 1965 as director of bands and music education. In that position he was active in professional associations of band directors and music educators. Eide retired in 1985 and returned to Anacortas. There, in 1993, he organized the North Cascades Concert Band, which continues to perform concerts.
Eide, who physically resembled John Philip Sousa, enjoyed portraying Sousa in concerts patterned after those of the legendary bandmaster, including wearing a band uniform copied from photographs of Sousa.
Survivors include his wife, four children, three stepchildren, nine grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Edward “Ted” Stevens Smith, friend of the college who served as a trustee from 1974 to 1982, died April 9 at age 89.
Smith was born in China, where he attended Western schools and studied languages, becoming fluent in French, German, and Spanish by age 15. He attended Stanford University and played baseball there before serving as a major in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He met and married his wife, Joan, during the war.
In 1960 Smith and his family moved to Portland, where he oversaw the development of the export business at Omark Industries. In the 1970s, he became CEO and chairman of Omark, a position he held until he retired in 1985. Smith served the community on several boards in addition to Lewis & Clark’s including Key Bank, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Georgia Gulf Corporation.
He loved sports, most of all golf, and was an avid reader, but especially treasured time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, their three children, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Charles Cooke Spalding, Lewis & Clark life trustee, died March 15 at his home in Waikiki, Hawai’i, after a long illness. He was 89.
Spalding grew up in Hawai’i, graduated from Yale University, and was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. In 1946 he joined the Hawai’i firm C. Brewer & Company, where he served as assistant secretary from 1950 to 1961. Beginning in 1961, Spalding held several positions at Hawaiian Insurance & Guaranty Company; he was president from 1962 to 1967.
At the head of what Spalding called his “extracurricular activities” was his long dedication to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawai’i. He took the idea for the youth service organization from the mainland to his home state, where he oversaw its founding from charter in 1960 through fund-raising, legal work, acquiring a site, forming a board, planning and overseeing clubhouse construction, hiring a staff, and planning programs. The program was up and running in 1976. He was active in many other community affairs and enjoyed playing tennis, hunting, fishing, and raising and showing vizsla dogs.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; sons Charles Spalding Jr. and Stephen Spalding B.S. ‘80; a stepson; and three grandchildren.
Sheri Hays, administrative coordinator in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, died February 19 after living with cancer for six and a half years. Hays joined the Lewis & Clark staff in 1999 and worked in the teacher education program.
Survivors include her husband, Ron, and sons Robert Hays B.A. ‘07 and Richard Hays B.A. ‘09.
Lewis & Clark remembers alumni who have passed away.
Lucile Annetta Eskeldson B.A. ‘38, December 26, 2008, age 92. She married John Eskeldson in June 1938 and the couple settled in Lebanon, Oregon, where she lived the rest of her life. At age 40 Eskeldson returned to school at Oregon State University to study education. She opened a cooperative school at the First Presbyterian Church in Lebanon and taught there for 40 years.
Donald Hite B.A. ‘40, March 29, age 91. Hite served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II and married Virginia Lee Willson during that time. As a teenager, Hite was a pianist and vocalist with the big band formed by his brother Woody in the 1930s. The Woody Hite Big Band was at the forefront of the swing music era in Oregon but disbanded during World War II. In 1971, Don Hite helped reunite former players and the group again became popular for its 1940s big band sound. Though Hite retired from the music business in 1994, the band plays on to this day. Hite also had a 27-year career with US Bank and was a lifelong member of St. Francis parish in Sherwood. Survivors include his daughter, Suzanne Hite Herburger M.A.T. ‘79.
Carl Kurath B.A. ‘42, December 21, 2008, age 91.
Eloise Rose Volpel Hardin B.A. ‘46, November 26, 2008.
Robert Lundborg B.A. ‘47, December 22, 2008, age 85. Born in Portland, he served in the Navy during World War II. Lundborg was an elementary school teacher. He was married to Alice Vrooman, who died in 2004.
Curtis Gumm B.A. ‘49, March 18, age 89. Gumm was born in Portland and served in the Army Air Corps. He worked for W.R. Grace, and he and his wife, Phyllis, and their children lived in California, South Carolina, Colorado, Oregon, and Missouri.
J. Merrill Peterson B.S. ‘50, December 17, 2008, age 86. Peterson lived his entire life in southeast Portland, was a lifelong member of Hinson Baptist Church, and served for 40 years on the board of trustees of Multnomah University. He and his wife, Melba Baller Peterson, had two sons. He had a career working as a certified real estate appraiser. At Lewis & Clark Peterson lettered in basketball and baseball, and he greatly enjoyed coaching and watching sporting events with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Robert Forrest Mims M.Ed. ‘53, December 20, 2008, age 81. Mims taught elementary school for Portland Public Schools for more than 20 years. He was a member of St. Stephens Catholic Church.
Elaine Stanley Inglehart B.S. ‘55, January 31, age 76. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and volunteering. Survivors include two children and two grandchildren.
Ronald Dale Christensen M.Ed. ‘56, December 20, 2008, age 84. Christensen was born in Tacoma, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, and served in the Navy during World War II. He was a teacher in Brownsville, Sauvie Island, and McMinnville and an elementary school principal for Portland Public Schools. Christensen moved to Lake Oswego, where he was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. He and his wife, Naida Fuqua, who died in 1993, had two children.
George “Art” Richard Jr. B.A. ‘56, December 23, 2008, age 81. He was born in Michigan and moved to Oregon in the late 1930s. Richard served in the Navy and the Air Force. He was a menswear buyer for Meier & Frank. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, and their daughter, Kathy.
Edward Ninian Murphy J.D. ‘60, October 13, 2008, age 77, in Rancho Mirage, California. A third-generation Portlander and a prominent plaintiff trial lawyer, Murphy practiced law in Portland for more than 35 years. He served in the Oregon Air National Guard, which was activated in 1951, in Alaska. Murphy was an avid golfer. He was a member of the board of regents of the University of Portland. In addition to his wife of 27 years, Anne Fraser Murphy, he is survived by his children and 24 grandchildren.
Brenda Ambuehl CAS ‘61, March 4, age 69. After attending Lewis & Clark, she married Ellsworth “Dede” Ambuehl; she earned her bachelor’s degree from Marylhurst University while raising their two daughters. Ambuehl was active as a volunteer before rejoining the workforce, where she worked primarily as a meeting planner. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 58 and later rediagnosed with a rarer neurological disease, progressive supranuclear palsy. When her deteriorating condition forced her to retire, she became a passionate advocate for Parkinson’s and PSP research and education.
Alvin Davidson B.S. ‘61, November 2, 2008, age 93, of congestive heart failure. Davidson was born in South Dakota and served in the Navy for 22 years. He was a stockbroker for Handel Lundberg Securities for 35 years. He was a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church and a founding organizer of the Mount Sylvania Little League, where he coached and volunteered for more than 20 years. After retiring he lived in Honolulu and Vancouver. He and his wife, Lois Ross, had three sons.
Paul McAllister J.D. ‘68, July 26, 2008 age 81. McAllister was born in Kansas and served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He spent most of his life in the Portland area, where he was a deputy sheriff for Clackamas County.
Robert Leland Hays B.S. ‘69, December 13, 2008, age 77. Hays was born in Kansas and moved to Gresham as a child. He served in the Coast Guard before attending Lewis & Clark. Hays taught elementary school for 20 years. He married Lael Tillstrom and they had a daughter and two sons. He was a member of Lynchwood Christian Church in Portland for more than 40 years.
John Thomas Coady, M.M.E. ‘75, November 10, 2008, age 63, of a heart attack. Coady was a teacher and administrator for Portland Public Schools and had also taught in Germany and Syria. He retired to Seaside in 2003. He was married to Susan Schmidt.
Diana Lamb Wivell B.A. ‘76, January 4, age 54, at her home in Missoula, Montana. She brought enthusiasm and energy to her roles at Big Sky Airlines, Missoula County 9-1-1, and Alpine Veterinary Service, among others.
Jon Hopkins B.S. ‘83, October 2008, age 55. He served in the Marine Corps. After Lewis & Clark, Hopkins earned his degree at Oregon Health & Science University dental school; he practiced dentistry in The Dalles and Keizer. He married Catherine Robnett and they had three children.
A Trailblazer for Women in the Military
A Trailblazer for Women in the Military
As a 21-year-old in the summer of 1942, Jeanne Holm shouted louder than anyone in basic training. Nicknamed “Junior,” she was the youngest enlistee in the new Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, the first enlisted women recruited for World War II.
“I was five-foot-three, a little girl with a big voice who knew infantry drill as well as the men assigned to train us,” Holm says. “I blew their minds, so they made me the student company commander. The experience also helped later when I became an officer and a real company commander.”
She’d learned to drill in a civilian Women’s Ambulance Corps, where members learned first aid, convoy driving, motor transport drill, and engine maintenance.
“I took to the military like a duck to water,” says Holm. “I loved the camaraderie, but most of all, I was inspired by being able to serve my country.”
Until then, the only women allowed to serve in the Army were nurses.
By the time Holm retired in 1975, she was the first female brigadier general in the Air Force and the first female major general in the armed forces.
“I never envisioned those promotions,” says Holm. “It was the day-to-day challenges that were gratifying, even working with people who disagreed with me. If I couldn’t muster the rationale for policies I believed in, there was something wrong with either my case or the way I stated it. That flexibility served me well.”
Holm had left active duty as a captain in 1946 and enrolled at Lewis & Clark, along with other GIs, including 10th Mountain Division troopers.
“We organized the ski club and helped found the volunteer ski patrol at Mount Hood,” says Holm, who became an avid skier. She quit just a few years ago after most of her ski buddies had given up.
In 1948, the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act passed, allowing women in the regular Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and newly formed Air Force. Holm chose the Air Force, applied for active duty, and was sent to Germany during the Cold War’s first crisis in Berlin.
“I arrived as a senior captain at an air depot that had never seen a woman officer, except for nurses,” says Holm. “When they asked me what I’d like to do, I said ‘Well, what do you have?’ That’s how I got to be the war plans officer.”
With a high-level clearance but little direction, Holm delved into top-secret war plans from higher headquarters she says nobody had been working on.
“I extracted whatever they said our depot was supposed to do in case of an attack,” she says. “Being the U.S. base closest to the Soviets, what we really needed was a plan of escape–just in case. That was a quick education.”
Her education continued in 1952, when she was selected as the first female officer to attend the prestigious Air Command and Staff College in Alabama, and later, when she returned to Lewis & Clark to finish her degree.
Holm’s military career took her to the Air Force headquarters in the Pentagon, several tours of duty in manpower policy and programming, and an assignment at NATO headquarters in Naples, Italy.
In 1965, she was appointed director of Women in the Air Force, which carried the rank of colonel.
“That’s when I made a long list of things I believed ought to be changed,” she says. “I went to work on it the very first day.
“That job gave me license to challenge any policy, go anywhere on my own initiative, visit any base I thought needed attention.”
On a trip to Vietnam, she discovered the only reason Air Force women weren’t being assigned to that theater of war was the bias of a lieutenant colonel in charge of personnel. She went over his head and got that changed because she felt military women should serve wherever needed.
She also supported Air Force Lieutenant Sharon Frontiero in an equal protection case before the Supreme Court. The court’s landmark decision ensured that women–whether members of the military or civilians–were entitled to receive benefits equal to men’s, including those for spouses and dependent children.
“As the doors began to open and women mustered the courage to walk through, to challenge the status quo, we blasted them even wider,” says Holm. “Then the floodgates really opened when President Nixon ended the draft, creating an all-volunteer army. Womanpower was essential to its success.”
After retirement, Holm served in the White House for President Ford and began writing books on military women while also serving as a consultant and member of advisory committees.
Her office bursts with studies and reports published by the Department of Defense, all five branches of the armed forces, the Congress, and other nations.
At 88, she’s currently organizing materials amassed over the years, to be chronicled in military archives and libraries.
With a smile she says, “I’ve never worked harder.”
–by Pattie Pace