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Class of 1971

  • CAS class correspondent: Carroll “Zorch” Quam BS ’71

    “Fifty years ago, the Class of ’71 began its L&C journey celebrating the school’s 100th anniversary. Now in the 150th year, we are ever so proud as we look back at our experiences and look forward to the bright future of the college and its students. Here is a snapshot from a handful of our classmates.” —October 25, 2017

  • DA
    • 10/27/2017

      Dan Andrist BS ’71 is retired, avoiding stress, keeping house, and tending to his rooftop garden in San Francisco. He enjoys playing the piano, friendly lunches, and the company of dark-eyed juncos (a type of lively sparrow). After obtaining a BA from Art Center College of Design, practicing graphic design in various applications and global locations, writing a suite of 18 carols for piano solo, and spending 10 years as a volunteer with elementary school art classes, Andrist decided it was time to leave the stage.

  • DB
    • 10/30/2017

      Diane Brown ’71 has worked as a trusts and estates lawyer with her own practice since 1986. She is engaged to Elaine Brady and has two children, Brett and Claudia, from a previous marriage to Michael. She is a Santa Clara County (California) master gardener and a member of the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club. When not volunteering, Brown loves to travel.

  • SB
    • 10/27/2017

      Susan Burke BS ’71 sends her salutations to friends of the class of ’71. She loves her music-filled life as a Celtic fiddler, playing for dances and other happy occasions. Burke and her husband, John, who plays bluegrass fiddle, moved from their longtime country home a few years ago after raising their two daughters. Now in Bothell, Washington, they host traditional Irish music sessions and house concerts for touring musicians. Burke continues to love painting and just completed a series on Ireland, which includes some pieces based on photos from the 1968–69 Ireland overseas study program. She “remembers that life-changing trip and cherishes the memories of our adventures there.” Burke has lived in the Seattle area since receiving her MSW from Michigan State University. She has worked in human services, increasing access to health care for indigent families, teaching workshops, and eventually transitioning from management to counseling. After more than 20 years in private practice, she retired to work in music and art. Burke says “life has been full of surprises. If I’d known at L&C that I would be able to play this much music, I would have started practicing.”

  • KM
    • 10/27/2017

      Kathleen Doyle Manolescu BA ’71 still enjoys working on LEADING THE WAY—the Wisdom of the Navajo People, a teaching magazine she started 15 years ago to help celebrate and preserve Navajo language and culture. The magazine can be used with students of all ages, from elementary school through college. Manolescu says,“It’s been a privilege working with the Navajo people for 22 years. I wouldn’t have been able to do my work were it not for the overseas study program I attended at Lewis & Clark.”

  • LE
    • 10/30/2017

      Linda Eterman BM ’71, after retiring in 2012 from a career teaching music in Oregon, Amsterdam, and Vancouver, has traveled extensively. In March, she visited the host family she met in Japan in 1969 as part of Lewis & Clark’s overseas study program. In May, she toured Transylvania with her church choir. Eterman has lived in North Vancouver, British Columbia, since 1977.

  • PN
    • 10/30/2017

      Paul Nelson BA ’71 has retired after practicing law in San Francisco for 43 years. His practice emphasized business litigation, class actions, and insurance coverage. He was also the national litigation counsel for a large segment of the ski industry. Nelson and his wife, Mary, live in Piedmont, California, where they raised three sons, all married. They have two granddaughters.

  • TN

    Thomas H. Nilsen BA ’71, September 7, 2016, age 67. Nilsen, a fluent Spanish speaker, taught in public and private schools in Texas and briefly in Mexico. Survivors include his mother, Maude; his siblings, Carolyn and Peter; and his nephew, Kai.