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  • 1950s

  • 1950

    Rod Downey B.S., a member of Lewis & Clark’s 1949 conference championship basketball team, worked for 34 years as a teacher and administrator for Portland Public Schools. Downey and his wife, Suzy, have been married for 63 years. Suzy was a Lewis & Clark staff member for 21 years, working as the office manager for admissions and as the head secretary for the undergraduate education department.


    John Fergison B.S. and the former Lauren Louise Boarday will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary this year. Fergison, a longtime Portland public relations and advertising executive, was an avid skier in his college days and enjoys a family ski home on Mount Hood.


    Frank Lawrence B.S. and Donna Macklin Lawrence B.A. live in Lake Oswego, Oregon, where Donna taught elementary school for 30 years and Frank worked in management positions with Crown Zellerbach’s Pulp and Paper Division. They now babysit and chauffeur their grandchildren and are active at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.


    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013

    Don Floren B.S. and Diane Vinton Floren B.A. ’55 live in Southwest Portland. After teaching high school, working 20 years in management at Tektronix, and serving as the Oregon director of the National Alliance of Business, Don retired. He enjoys sculpting and wood carving. Diane is an artist and teaches early American decorative painting.

    Duane “Dewey” Swanson B.A. is an award-winning Arizona artist who has sold his watercolors in major galleries throughout the West. He specializes in Western life, including cowboys and Native American subjects. His work has been recognized by the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. After 41 years, he retired as president of U-Haul’s advertising agency. He then moved with his wife, Bobbie, to Happy Jack, Arizona, where he served 17 years as captain and public information officer for the Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. He now lives in Flagstaff and is still producing paintings at age 81.


    Jim Cole B.S. and Eloise Hannah Cole B.A. met at their class’s 50th reunion in 2004 and married a year later. Jim was a commercial insurance broker and president of the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters Society of Oregon. Eloise taught elementary school in Beaverton, Oregon, where they now live.


    Curt Copenhagen B.S. retired after careers with International Paper (public relations manager) and Longview Fibre (director of public affairs and chief lobbyist) in Longview, Washington. He was honored for his lobbying efforts and leadership in forest advancement work in Oregon and Washington. He is a member of Lewis & Clark’s 2012–13 Board of Alumni. He and his wife, Jane Fish Copenhagen CAS ’56, live
    in Longview.

    Bill Mangels B.S. is a business administration graduate and a retired marketing consultant. A master gardener, Mangels volunteers at Portland’s Leach Botanical Garden. He and his wife, Ardis Bowersox Mangels B.S. ’58, make their home in Northwest Portland.


    Barbara Pfau Getty B.A., M.A.T. ’78 continues to champion quality cursive handwriting. Getty and longtime collaborator and coauthor, Inga Dubay, were featured in Portland Monthly’s February 2013 issue in “Stick to the Script: Two Portlanders on a Mission to Save Handwriting.”

    Jack Venables B.S., the voice of Pioneer football and basketball games for more than 30 years, stepped down from his announcer post in 2010. He was honored with the Alumni Pioneer Leadership Award in 2011.


    Duane Brady B.S. was inducted into the Oregon Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame. He spent 27 of his 35 years in public education in Gresham’s Centennial School District. Duane and wife Donna Ellison Brady B.S. ’58 live in Gresham.


    Chuck Charnquist B.S. is retiring from his 43-year career with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. He’s worked for the Blazers as a statistician, archivist, historian, and media relations representative. Charnquist was the subject of an Oregonian profile by John Canzano on April 14,2013. Chuck and his wife, Carol, live in Beaverton, Oregon.

    Carolyn Morrison Cowan B.S. is enjoying retirement in Kirkland, Washington, after 20 years as a middle school counselor in the Bellevue School District. She and husband Fred enjoy traveling. She looks forward to new connections with Lewis & Clark now that granddaughter Heidi Franz has been accepted for enrollment this fall.

    Marlene Motjel Haldors B.S. recently moved to Summerplace, a senior community in Northeast Portland. Over the years, she and her late husband, Steve Haldors B.S. ’58, served Lewis & Clark in a variety of capacities. Marlene volunteers with several charitable organizations.

  • 1960s

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    Intercultural Learning Ambassador

    In the fall of 1962, senior Myrna Ann Adkins B.A. ’63 and about 20 Lewis & Clark students climbed aboard the S.S. President Cleveland headed to Japan for a semester of cultural immersion and study.
  • 1960

    Class Correspondent: Roger Adams 
    Dolores Willey Chenoweth B.A. loves to travel and recently visited India and Nepal. She’s also visited New York City during key historical moments, including the terrorist attacks in 2001 and Hurricane Sandy in fall 2012. She lives in Northwest Portland and when not traveling or volunteering, she devotes her time to her four grandchildren.

    Peter Feldenheimer B.S. is active in estate planning and provides pension plans for the NFL and the National Association of Realtors. He also participates in masters racing with the U.S. Ski Association. Feldenheimer gets to Portland about once a year and finds it “hard to believe that 52 years have passed.”

    Donna Fields Rochon B.S. married John Moore on December 26, 2012, in Bellingham, Washington. Both are retired Western Washington University faculty members. Donna was formerly married to Donald Rochon B.S. ’60, who passed away in 2011.

    Jim Stell B.S. retired as a principal in the North Clackamas School District. He then became a hotel concierge at the Double Tree Lloyd Center in Portland. Jim and his wife, Nita, live in West Linn, Oregon, and are the proud grandparents of Peyton and Brady.


    John Marandas B.S. majored in political science, which motivated him to enter the practice of law 46 years ago. He worked as an assistant to Oregon Attorneys General Robert Thornton and Lee Johnson, followed by private law practice in Portland. He also served as a pro tempore circuit court judge in Multnomah County for 10 years. His wife, Louise Marandas, received her master’s degree in school psychology from Lewis & Clark in 1995.

    Diana Fields Nelson B.S. is a master gardener and an elder at Moreland Presbyterian Church in Southeast Portland. After earning a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Portland, she worked as a school psychologist for the Portland Public Schools and as a program director for the Volunteer Center (now Hands On Greater Portland). She and her husband, Dick Nelson B.S. ’61, live in Milwaukie, Oregon, and have two sons and four grandchildren. Diana has served on Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni.


    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013


    Albert Menashe J.D. was named one of Oregon’s 2012 top 10 attorneys in Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a retired shareholder with Gevurtz Menashe.


    Richard Bach J.D. practiced environmental law at Stoel Rives for 30 years. Although he’s well aware that the world may not need another lawyer-turned-author, he has joined a number of his colleagues in fiction writing. His debut novel, Common Enemy, is the first in a series of romantic thrillers. It is available for download on his website.

  • 1970s

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    The Art of Creating Children’s Books

    When Christy Hale’s B.A. ’77, M.A.T. ’80 daughter was a baby, she remembers watching her make brightly colored pyramids out of stacking rings. “Turned upside down, the stack of rings resembled Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City,” thought Hale.
  • 1970

    Phillip Scott B.A. retired from United Airlines after 35 years. He flew international routes as captain of a Boeing 777. He lives in Seattle.


    Richard Moore B.S. (composer and lyricist), Monte Merrick B.A. (screenwriter), David Milholland B.A., David Poulshock B.S. ’70, Cal Scott B.A. ’72, Val Moore B.A. ’70, Jackie Fowler B.S. ’73, and the late Margie Mitchell Dukore B.S. ’72 were all involved in the production of Rain! The Musical, which held a staged reading in February at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center in North Portland. The reading was dedicated to the late Pete “Pano” Vlahos B.S. ’57, a former staff member and active alumnus of Lewis & Clark, who passed away December 1, 2012.


    Class Correspondents: Beth Knudsen, Bob Oleson, and Ronald Gaither 


    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013


    Dennis Freed J.D. was named a 2012 Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a founding partner of Portland’s Smith Freed & Eberhard.

    Allen Reel J.D. published his first book of poetry, The Art of Undersong: A Potpourri of Poetry (Gorham Printing, 2011). He continues to practice elder law and estate planning in Beaverton, Oregon.


    John Bennett J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

    Gary Grenley J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. A trial attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer, Grenley was elected to the law school’s Board of Visitors.

    Charles Markley J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a founding partner of the Greene & Markley law firm.

    James Mountain J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder with Harrang Long Gary Rudnick.


    Helen Ford B.A. makes fun, environmentally aware children’s music. Samples are on her website.

    Henry Lorenzen J.D. joined the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. He is an attorney with Corey Byler Rew Lorenzen & Hojem in Pendleton, Oregon.


    Constance Crooker J.D. wrote an e-book, Melanoma Mama: On Life, Death, and Tent Camping, which “shows the power of the human spirit to soar above the grim realities that come with a diagnosis of stage IV cancer.” She is a retired attorney and professional writer.

    Cindy Cumfer J.D. was honored in Queer Heroes NW 2012 for her contributions to LGBTQ equality in the courtroom, workplace, and adoption. Cumfer was one of the first Oregon lawyers to handle domestic partner issues, and she acted as attorney for the first same-sex two-parent adoptions in the United States. Queer Heroes NW is a multimedia celebration of LGBTQ pioneers and leaders sponsored by the Q Center and the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest.

    Stuart Jones J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

    Richard Kraus J.D. was elected chair of the American Institute of Appellate Practice. He is a shareholder with Foster Swift Lansing & Smith in Lansing, Michigan.

    Alan Larsen J.D. was appointed general counsel to the inspector general for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Larsen was previously a partner at the firms Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and Cable Huston in Portland.

    Thomas Sand J.D. was featured in the Portland Business Journal’s article “Attorneys Question Arbitration’s Cost and Efficiency.” Sand is a partner with Miller Nash in Portland.


    Peter Glade J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine and was also listed among the top 50 attorneys in the state. He is a shareholder with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf.


    Class Correspondent: Maggie Englund

    Maggie Englund B.A. is semiretired from full-time classroom teaching. Her many roles include student teacher supervisor, artist in residence, substitute teacher, and math curriculum developer. She is “staying busy … but staying flexible enough to enjoy travel to Kenya on a service trip last August.” She’s looking forward to other trips this year and hopes her classmates are doing well.

    Jon Higley B.S. has worked for the past 15 years with a volunteer team trying to break the world’s land speed record with a jet car called the North American Eagle. Take a look at Landspeed

    John Stadter B.A. opened the fourth location of First Call Resolution, a call center and business outsourcing firm, based in Roseburg, Oregon. The business also hit the 800-employee mark. “The larger we get, the more fun it is,” says Stadter. His son, Sam, is headed to Pacific Lutheran University, where he’ll play tennis. “I have mixed feelings about that,” he jokes, “but there was only so much I could do.”

    Jack Swenson B.A. and wife Rikki lead photo expeditions and safaris around the world with Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic. They recently traveled to the Galapagos, Costa Rica, and Panama. Swenson’s first trip to Costa Rica was in 1977 through Lewis & Clark’s Overseas Study Program. “It was fun to see some of the places we visited all those years ago,” he says. A future photo safari will include whale-watching voyages in Baja California, another destination he first learned about while traveling with the biology department at Lewis & Clark. “I owe a lot to the biology professors and fellow students who helped show me so many intriguing beauties of the natural world.” View photos from Swenson’s adventures at his blog.

    Mark Tratos J.D. was named to the board of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas. A longtime supporter of the arts, Tratos works in the entertainment and intellectual property sections of Greenberg Traurig. A Lewis & Clark trustee, Tratos has chaired the law school’s Board of Visitors since 2011.

    Stephen Van Mouwerik B.A. completed his 20th year of working in Oregon agriculture, “harvesting and marketing ag residue and hay for domestic and international cattle markets and, more recently, for biofuel projects in the Midwest.”

  • 1980s

  • 1980

    Miriam Feder J.D. produced a play, Ephemory, a “coming of age/falling through age story of memory, legacy, family, immigration, war, and love.” More information is available on the website.


    Class Correspondent: Cindy Thompson 

    Meredith Mayo Arsenio B.A. works at Mayo Family Winery, the family business, in Glen Ellen, California, and the Reserve Room in Kenwood, California. “I’d love to see my Lewis & Clark classmates come visit our award-winning winery near the town of Sonoma and ‘Hold the Mayo.’ (Mayo wine, of course!) Let me know if you plan to visit Sonoma County so I can share this wonderful experience with my Pio alums!”

    Chris Kitchel J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a partner with Stoel Rives.

    Chrys Martin J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine.

    Cindy Thompson B.S. recently had a great reunion with Karen Kellogg Brofft B.S., Carol Bekins Briggs B.S., and Wendy Warner Lee B.S.

    Catherine Travis J.D. was reelected chair of the board of SAIF Corporation. Former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski appointed Travis, a commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, to SAIF’s board in 2005.


    Jay Chock J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a partner with Dunn Carney.

    Michael Halligan J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a partner with Sussman Shank.

    Richard Whittemore J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.


    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013

    Class Correspondent: Mark Peterson 

    Scott Dunbar J.D. was promoted to managing director of advisory services for Arnerich Massena after serving as director of institutional services.

    Dee Etzwiler B.S. launched her business, a+a Studio, in Eugene, Oregon. Her firm creates custom fine art for commercial and residential clients. Etzwiler’s goal was to combine her two passions of art and architecture. In addition to her design work and adjunct teaching at the University of Oregon, she is a successful artist. Etzwiler won the Mayor’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award in Eugene’s annual Mayor’s Art Show in 2011. She is on the board of directors at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts and the Eugene Education Foundation.

    Debra Jenks J.D. was appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission in Tallahassee, Florida. She previously practiced with Schwed McGinley and Kahle in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

    Jeff Keeney J.D. was appointed to the foundation board of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory school in Portland. He is a member of Tonkon Torp’s real estate and land use practice group.

    Ruth Pekelder J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is the owner of Pekelder Family Law.

    Mark Peterson B.A. happily resides in Seattle with his wife, Iris, and 17-year-old son, Lukas. He looks forward to his 30th class reunion in June and reengaging with Lewis & Clark. “I have continued to nurture my love for music, thanks in no small part to KLC radio. With my family, I enjoy traveling anywhere: long weekends at the Washington coast, travels to Berlin, even a short visit to the corner store! I have kept my Russian somewhat passable and learned German (a family necessity!). I read too much and too late at night, and still vote Democrat.”

    Chris Reive J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine for his environmental practice.

    Dennis Treacy J.D. was appointed to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s board of visitors. Treacy is executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. He also serves as the executive director of the Smithfield-Luter Foundation. Treacy was the law school’s 2010 Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate.


    Class CorrespondentSusan Corlett 

    Susan Ford J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. She was also included in The Best Lawyers in America edition for 2013 in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/ insolvency and reorganization law. Ford, a partner with Sussman Shank, chairs the firm’s business litigation group, is a member of the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights department and the banking and finance group.

    Julia Hagan J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a partner with Gevurtz Menashe.

    Loren Masuoka B.A., a commander in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, has returned from deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan. He worked with health care professionals in the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police to review their hospitals and clinics and develop survey practices to ensure quality health care. While there, he was able to correspond with Zaher Wahab, professor emeritus of teacher education, to discuss health care education in Afghanistan.

    Daniel McInerny J.D. was elected secretary/treasurer of the Indiana State Bar Association Agricultural Law Section for 2012–13. McInerny is a partner with the law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis.

    Jeffrey Misley J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine and is a partner with Sussman Shank.

    Kathryn Root J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is of counsel with Gevurtz Menashe, where she practices family law with a special emphasis on interstate and international family law disputes. Root continues to serve as vice chair of the International Law Committee of the ABA Family Law Section. In September 2012, she was elected advisory board chair for the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation.


    Robert Carlton J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a managing partner at Sussman Shank.

    Richard O’Brien J.D. was elected to the board of directors of Xcel Energy. He will serve on the board’s nuclear, environmental, and safety committee. O’Brien is president and chief executive officer of Newmont Mining Corporation, headquartered near Denver.

    K.T. Whitehead J.D. received double honors, assuming the presidency of the National Elder Law Foundation and becoming a 2012 Fellow of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Whitehead entered elder law in 1992 and is one of three certified elder law attorneys in San Antonio, Texas.


    Ron Clark J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

    Hala Gores J.D. is the president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. A longtime Portland personal injury attorney, she founded her own Southwest Portland firm in 1989.


    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013

    Robert Demary J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder with Gevurtz Menashe.

    Steven Kahn J.D. was elected president of the board of directors of Congregation Neveh Shalom, Oregon’s largest synagogue with 930 member families. Kahn and his father, Garry Kahn, practice trial law together at Kahn & Kahn.

    John Kammeyer J.D. published two e-books: The Nephite Art of War and Warfare in Mesoamerica: Battles in the Book of Mormon.

    The Honorable Michael McShane J.D. was nominated by President Obama to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. He has been a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge since 2001. McShane previously served as a judge pro tem on the same court from 1997 to 2001. He spent almost a decade serving as a public defender at the Office of the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, where he represented indigent clients facing criminal prosecution. McShane received the 2012 Oregon State Bar President’s Public Service Award.


    The Honorable Scott Anders J.D. was appointed by the City of Vancouver City Council to a six-year term as the at-large member of the city’s Fire and Building Code Commission. He is one of a handful of Washington attorneys who has attended the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. As an attorney for Clark County, he regularly worked on fire and building code issues.

    Isao Tsuruta J.D. was named a commissioner to the Port of Portland by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber. Tsuruta is a professor and executive in residence at Marylhurst University, as well as a senior advisor to Aeon Corporation, an international conglomerate based in Tokyo. Tsuruta currently serves on the boards of Aeon USA, Agentrics, and OnPoint Credit Union, and is a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.

  • 1990s

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    BirdFellow Takes Flight

    On a summer day in 2007, Bjorn Hinrichs B.A. ’94 and his 3-year-old son, Sawyer, were exploring the front yard of their Lake Oswego, Oregon, home—digging in the dirt, turning over rocks, and inspecting bugs. A noisy bird with a red head and fluffy red chest flew in and landed. Sawyer was captivated—and curious.
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    A Noteworthy Attorney and Musician

    Greg Scholl J.D. ’95 headed home from his day job at the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, to grab his trombone and don a black tuxedo, bow tie, and cummerbund. He hustled over to a local church and joined the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra on stage. Then, for the next two hours, he exchanged legal briefs for sheet music, leading the low brass section through performances of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 2 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
  • 1990

    Class CorrespondentZena 

    Kayla Mohs Fioravanti B.A. and her husband sold their company, Essential Wholesale, and moved to Franklin, Tennessee. She now devotes her time to writing and has published four books in the past year: When I was Young I Flew the Sun Like a Kite (a book of poetry); The Art, Science, and Business of Aromatherapy; How to Make Melt & Pour Soap Base from Scratch; and DIY Kitchen Chemistry. Her books are available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon and via other online booksellers.


    Class CorrespondentLaura Mundt 

    Michael Healey B.A., an employment and personal injury attorney, lives in Minneapolis and works across the river in St. Paul. He and his wife, Karina Milosovich, have two daughters: Harriet, 6, and Lucy, 2. He writes, “I was thrilled to come out to Portland last April to give warm wishes to recently retired Professor of Theatre Stephanie Arnold and to catch up with a number of great friends from Lewis & Clark. The memories, friends, skills, and education the Lewis & Clark community gave to me are immeasurable. Hope to be back soon for another visit!”

    Paul Stamnes J.D. was promoted to vice president of Plum Creek Timber’s tax department in Seattle. He oversees tax planning, legislative affairs, and compliance functions.

    Nicole Wirth B.S. has been a social worker for the past 20 years and was recently promoted to associate program director of the Oregon State Hospital’s Portland campus program.


    Barry Needleman J.D. was named Concord’s Lawyer of the Year 2013 for Environmental Law by The Best Lawyers in America. He is an attorney with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton in Concord, New Hampshire. Needleman currently represents Irving Oil, defending claims brought by the State of New Hampshire regarding methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) contamination.

    Beth Anne Pratt B.A. and her family moved back to Kampala, Uganda, after six years in Zambia.

    Davina Pujari J.D. was named a 2012 Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a partner with Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp in San Francisco. Pujari also has been named cochair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White-Collar Crime Committee’s Northern California Regional Subcommittee.


    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013

    Class CorrespondentsErik Thorin and Marcye Mokler 

    Jacquelyn Crace-Murray B.A. lives in Colorado and works as an English acquisition instructor at two elementary schools for the Poudre School District. She is applying to a Ph.D. program at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, where she will study the language of initial literacy instruction and dual-language instruction as well as their effect on native language preservation. Her research will focus on the Yup’ik Eskimo peoples of southwest Alaska and the dual-language instruction program of the Lower Kuskokwim School District and possibly some rural native groups on the isles of Hawai‘i.

    In addition, Crace-Murray started TREK 49, an excursion company that offers tundra-level, local-flavor summer excursions around Alaska. This summer is its pilot year. “All in all, life is good and I am very thankful—especially for my children, Jake and Betsy (11 and 9), and my husband, Steve, who light up every day!”

    Geoff Hooker B.S. and his wife, Nicky, have two children: Zoe, 5, and Zac, 3. Although retired since 2004, Nicky retains the Australian record for open women’s triple jump. Hooker notes, “My baseball team, the Perth Heat, has been national champions four of the last five years. Life is good.” He enjoys living in his hometown of Perth but is concerned “it’s getting too crowded here.”


    Gregory Moawad J.D. is the president of the Multnomah Bar Association. He is the director of public safety at Oregon Health & Science University and was formerly a Multnomah County deputy district attorney.

    Steven Shropshire J.D. is serving a three-year term as a board director for the Multnomah Bar Association. He is a shareholder with Jordan Ramis in Portland.


    Stephen Pidgeon J.D. wrote a new book, The Obama Error. He is an author of both fiction and nonfiction, the founder of several technology companies, an inventor, a student of theology and philosophy, a pianist, a guitarist, a vocalist, and a composer of music. Pidgeon is also the founder and director of DecaLogos International, and has written numerous treatises on the Midrash Halakha and what he calls “the Torah Redeemed.” He practices law in the state of Washington.

    Katherine Somervell J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.


    Scott Kerin J.D. received the Prosecutor of the Year award from the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Association of Oregon in recognition of his support, dedication, and contributions to federal law enforcement in the District of Oregon. He is the award’s first recipient.

    Doug Morris J.D. was elected to Ater Wynne’s management committee. He is a partner with the firm.

    James Neu J.D. was elected to the Roaring Fork Business Resource Center’s board of directors in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. An attorney and partner of Karp Neu Hanlon, he has more than 15 years of experience in the legal industry.

    Joshua Sasaki J.D was named to the 2013 Best Lawyers in America List. He is a partner in Miller Nash’s business litigation practice group in Portland.

    Zeke Smith B.A. was recognized as one of Portland Business Journal’s 40 under the age of 40 for 2013. Smith works as the chief impact officer at the United Way. Melia Tichenor B.A. ’07, a program manager with Hands On Greater Portland noted: “Zeke is my department head at United Way and has earned my respect as a charismatic, thoughtful, and inspiring leader since my organization merged with the United Way’s Community Impact department back in October of last year. He’s an awesome fellow.”


    Rachel Gernat J.D. was appointed by Alaska Governor Sean Parnell to the state’s Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The council provides planning and coordination of services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their families, as well as to perpetrators, and provides crisis intervention and prevention programs. Gernat is an associate attorney with the law offices of Kenneth Goldman.


    Class CorrespondentsNicole Miranda and Mike Skrzynski 

    Brett Egusa J.D. was named deputy associate chief counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is responsible for managing the newly minted Procurement and Fiscal Law Division. He has been heavily involved in supporting Hurricane Sandy operations.

    Kimberley McGair J.D. was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Ski Areas Association for her contributions to the ski resort industry. McGair, a member of the Association of Ski Defense Attorneys, is a shareholder with Farleigh Wada Witt in Portland.

    Michele Stone J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. She is of counsel with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf.


    Nathan Fey B.A. recently received the Partner in Conservation Award from U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for his work assisting the Bureau of Reclamation’s Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study. Fey and his staff developed a quantitative metric for assessing impacts on riverbased recreation, from projected imbalances in water supply and demand in the seven-state Colorado River basin.

    Heather Guthrie J.D. was named to the 2012 Five-Star Professional List in Estate Planning by Portland Monthly. She is a partner with Dunn Carney.

    Miel Hendrickson B.A. lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, James. She travels often to Africa and beyond. She was recently promoted to development innovations specialist with International Medical Corps.

    Joshua Husbands J.D. was elected fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Council. He is a partner in the Portland office of Holland & Knight.

    Ken Westin B.A. was recognized as one of Portland Business Journal’s 40 under the age of 40 for 2013. Westin is CEO of ActiveTrak, which produces GadgetTrak, a software application designed to help recover mobile electronic devices and the data stored on them.

  • 2000s

  • 2000

    Susan Jane Brown J.D. was named a member of the Planning Rule Federal Advisory Committee, which is charged with providing guidance and recommendations on the implementation of the new U.S. Forest Service Planning Rule. She will represent conservation organizations and watershed associations. Brown is a staff attorney at the Western Environmental Law Center in Portland.

    Román Hernández J.D. received DuPont’s J. Michael Brown Award, which honors a member of DuPont’s Minority Counsel Network for increasing and promoting diversity in the legal profession. Hernández also received the Ohtli award, the highest honor bestowed by the Mexican government on a non-Mexican citizen, for contributing to the empowerment of Mexican and Mexican-American communities in the United States. He is a shareholder with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

    Leslie McAdam J.D. was honored with a California State Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for her work with Santa Clara Valley Legal Aid, which provides free legal assistance to rural Ventura County’s underserved population. She has been involved with the organization since 2009. McAdam is an attorney with Ferguson Case Orr Paterson in Ventura County, California.

    Trung Tu J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. He is a partner with McEwen Gisvold.


    Class CorrespondentKatie Clarkson 
    Jules Bailey B.A. is in his third year in the Oregon House of Representatives. He is one of three house members on the joint Ways and Means Natural Resources Subcommittee, which makes budgets for natural resource agencies as well as the Oregon State
    University Extension Service, Experiment Station, and Forest Research Laboratory.
    A Democrat, Bailey chairs the House Energy and Environment Committee. See Marriages and Unions.

    Dylan Cernitz J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. He is an associate with Gevurtz Menashe.

    Andrew Daily B.A. completed his Ph.D. at Rutgers University in 2011 with a dissertation on intellectuals and decolonization in the French Caribbean after World War II. He joined the Department of History at the University of Memphis as an assistant professor of French and world history.

    Akira Heshiki J.D. received the Oregon State Bar President’s Affirmative Action Award for 2012. She is an attorney with Standard Insurance in Portland.

    Elizabeth Howard J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. She is a partner with Dunn Carney.

    Paul Trinchero J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. He is a litigator with Garvey Schubert Barer.


    Major Bryan Libel J.D. attended the U.S. Army JAG Corps School in Charlottesville, Virginia, and received his LL.M. in military law. Libel has worked full time for the Oregon Guard since 2004 and has been chief of its civil administrative law section since 2008.

    Ben Patinkin B.A. announced the launch of Patinkin Research Strategies, focusing on “public opinion research and communications strategy for Democratic candidates, issue advocacy groups, labor unions, nonprofit organizations, and progressive businesses.” Previously at Grove Insight, Patinkin worked as a lead strategist on advocacy efforts, individual candidate campaigns, and ballot measure campaigns. Jason Stanford B.A. ’92, Carrie Wynkoop B.A. ’99, and Meaghan Lamarre B.A. are part of the launch as political consultants.

    Jennifer Wagner J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. She is a shareholder with Stoll Berne.


    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013

    Josh Ross J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. He is a shareholder with Stoll Berne.


    Megan Brown J.D. was recognized with the 2012 DePaul Community Resources Women of Achievement Award, in the category of law. Brown focuses on medical malpractice matters as an associate with Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore’s plaintiffs practice group in Roanoke, Virginia.

    Dan Eller J.D. received the 2012 Mentor of the Year Award from the New Tax Lawyer Committee of the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section. Eller is a shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

    Elizabeth Welch J.D. is president of Portland’s Peninsula School’s Parent-Teacher Association. She is an attorney with Kohlhoff & Welch.


    Diana Bob J.D. was elected president of the Northwest Indian Bar Association for 2012–13. Bob is a staff attorney in the Lummi Nation Office of the Reservation Attorney. She works on matters relating to land use, natural resources, water rights, and other issues with local governments, Washington, and the United States.

    Parna Mehrbani J.D. was named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce for the second consecutive year. She is a member of Lane Powell’s intellectual property practice group.

    Chris Parnell J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. Parnell is of counsel in Dunn Carney’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group.


    Chad Colton J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. He is an associate with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf.

    Jennifer Coughlin J.D. appeared on the Today show in October 2012 with her client, a rape victim, to speak out about a case that was unusual and unprecedented. Coughlin is an attorney with Brothers Hawn & Coughlin in Bend, Oregon.

    Elisa Dozono J.D. was named chair of the Oregon Lottery Commission by Governor John Kitzhaber. Dozono is a partner at Miller Nash, where her practice focuses on business litigation and government relations.

    Katie Johnson J.D. was selected to serve on the City Club of Portland Long-Term Research Study Committee on Air Quality Regulation in the Portland Metropolitan Area. Johnson is an associate with McEwen Gisvold, and her practice focuses on real estate, business, and construction litigation.


    Class CorrespondentAron Phillips 
    Jennifer Bragar J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. She is an associate with Garvey Schubert Barer, and her practice is focused on land use, municipal, and environmental law.

    Marjorie Elken J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. She is an associate with Harrang Long Gary Rudnick.

    Joseph Franco J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. He is a shareholder with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf.

    Tracy “TJ” Harrison B.A. works on a cooperatively managed subsistence homestead and demonstration farm. She teaches gardening, food preservation, fiber arts, basketry, and other ancestral and homestead skills at the farm and around the country. She and her farm mates are working on a book about how to live a more balanced and fulfilling life titled The Bridge: Learning to Be Human Again.

    Dawson Law B.A. recently celebrated his one-year anniversary of living and working in Poland. After Polish language training in Washington, D.C., he arrived in Poland for his second tour in the Foreign Service, a welcome change of scenery from Khartoum, Sudan. He is serving as staff assistant to the U.S. ambassador to Poland.

    Yoona Park J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. She is an associate at Stoll Berne.

    Ben Schifman B.A. recently graduated from Columbia Law School and is working as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Environmental and Natural Resources Division in Washington, D.C.

    Jeanne Sinnott J.D. was elected to the board of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. She is an associate with Miller Nash.

    Kaori Tanabe J.D. received the Oregon State Bar Oregon New Lawyers Division Member Service Award for 2012. Tanabe is an attorney with Stephens Margolin in Portland.

    Duke Tufty J.D. is president of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and serves as an MBA director. He is an alcohol regulatory attorney at Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland.

    Yarrow Ulehman B.A. completed her M.Ed. with Antioch University in June 2012 and is in her first year as a middle school language arts/social studies teacher in Seattle.

    Grace Uwagbae B.A. was appointed constituent relations manager by Portland Mayor Charlie Hales. She is in charge of public accessibility to and responsiveness of City Hall. She also worked for former Portland Mayor Sam Adams.


    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013

    Class CorrespondentMaura Walsh 

    Stephanie Beechem B.A. completed her M.A. in English at the University of Washington. She then worked her way up from the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development and Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs to an internship at the White House Office of Media Affairs. She is now a researcher in the White House Office of Communications.

    Amber Case B.A., trustee, was recognized as one of Portland Business Journal’s 40 under the age of 40 for 2013. Cofounder of Geoloqi, which was recently sold to Esri, Case has made innovations in location-aware mobile applications.

    Tate Justesen J.D. was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. He is an associate attorney at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook.

    Jessica McConnell J.D was recognized as a 2012 Rising Star in Oregon Super Lawyers. She is an associate with Greene & Markley.

    Andrew Naify B.A., the heir of Beers Books in Sacramento, will assume general oversight over the business. For more than three years, he worked as head of the history section at Powell’s City of Books in Portland.
    Sarah Petersen J.D. was named the director of alumni relations and recent graduate advising at Lewis & Clark Law School. Previously, she was an associate at Bullard Law. She is also treasurer of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.


    Levi Johnston J.D. received the 2012 Oregon New Lawyers Division Public Service Award from the Oregon State Bar. Johnston is an attorney with the Intelekia Law Group.

    Paula Padilla J.D. translated two handbooks into Spanish for the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section Pro Bono Committee —Youth Faces the Law: A Juvenile Rights Handbook and Domestic Violence: A Guide to Your Rights. Padilla is an attorney with Immigration Counseling Service, a nonprofit immigration law firm in Portland.

    Caroline Ponzini-Beck J.D. was elected treasurer of the Deschutes County Bar Association for 2012–2013. She is an associate with Stahancyk, Kent & Hook in Bend, Oregon.


    Risa Davis J.D. received the Oregon New Lawyers Division Award for her dedication and pro bono service. Davis is the sole practitioner at Davis Law Offices in Portland.


    Debbie Maryanov J.D. was elected president of Oregon CIO 4, a Tualatin neighborhood citizen involvement organization. CIOs help neighborhoods communicate about safety and transportation issues, property values, and the overall economic viability of the city, as well as learn about activity in city government, local businesses, and surrounding neighborhoods.


    Class CorrespondentJosh Cohn 
    Hannah Rose Berry B.A., after traveling in Thailand and Cambodia, lived in Chitwan and Pokhara, Nepal, where she taught English as a volunteer for two months through the organization Hope & Home. She then completed a three-week trek of the Annapurna Circuit before heading back to Alaska, where she is working on a house she inherited from a family friend.

    Andrea Chiriboga-Flor B.A. was awarded the 2012 prize for the best undergraduate paper from the Society of Urban, National, and Transnational/ Global Anthropology (SUNTA). Her paper, “The Whole World is Watching: An Ethnographic Study of Spatiality, Identity, and Marginalization Within the Occupy Portland Movement,” was excerpted from her senior thesis. Her thesis advisor, Deborah Heath, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Gender Studies Program, nominated her for the award.

    Hilary Cline B.A. is one of 1,700 U.S. citizens participating in the 2012–13 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. She is teaching English in Siberia in subarctic temperatures. “The students are so hospitable. They really make me feel like a valued member of the university,” she says. “And the staff has been very welcoming.”

    Natalie Dole B.A. is an AmeriCorps VISTA community developer with Catholic Charities of Oregon.

    Anne Gorman B.A. is a data specialist for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C.


    Brienne Carpenter B.A. ’08, J.D. is a new board member with Portland State University’s Center for Women, Politics, and Policy.

    Lisa Farrell J.D. won third place in the American Bar Association’s 2012 Mendes Hershman student writing contest for her capstone paper, “A Step in the Right Direction: Regulation of Debit Card Center Change Fees in the Durbin Amendment.” She received an all-expensepaid trip to the ABA Annual Meeting to accept her award.

    Matthew Merryman J.D. received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the annual conference of the National Crime Victim Law Institute in honor of his efforts to protect, enforce, and advance victim’s rights. A third-year law student, Merryman has extensive experience and interest in criminal law.

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