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Class of 1979

  • CAS class correspondent: Maggie Koenig Englund BA ’79

    “Hello, class of 1979! We have recently revamped our class notes, and I’ve stepped into the correspondent role. Please reach out to me with your stories and updates—I would love to hear from you!” —May 15, 2017

  • BD
    • 02/15/2017

      Bill Deane BS ’79 notes that his life and his wife Nan’s revolve heavily around their kids. “I guess that’s sort of normal, eh?” The family has had two weddings over the past two summers. Daughter Melanie was married (to Matt) in June 2015, and daughter Megan was married (to Dan) in September 2016. Daughter Mackenzie is in her second year of med school at Oregon Health & Science University. Nan and Bill celebrated their 31st anniversary in 2016.

  • ME
    • 02/15/2017

      Maggie Koenig England BA ’79 has spent the last few years working as an artist in residence in Portland-area school districts. This year, she’s working with students to create a 19-foot clay and tile mosaic mural. Between art gigs and supervising student teachers, life is full. She and her husband, Greg, live in Southwest Portland and recently celebrated their 33rd anniversary. They enjoy the occasional vacation and keeping up with their kids. Englund has also been involved in a small nonprofit that works with marginalized and vulnerable communities in Kenya. She finished her fifth trip there last summer, working with a team to provide medical care, teacher training, and art camps.

  • KG
    • 02/15/2017

      Kathy Gebhardt BA ’79 was appointed to a seat on the Boulder (Colorado) Valley School Board.

  • DK
    • 09/08/2016

      Retired from practicing law in December 2015. Kushner spent 20 years as a naval aviator prior to attending law school. He practiced real estate, transactional, and family law for more than 30 years, and served as municipal judge for Estacada, Oregon, from 1982 to 2004. Joe Kaufman ’87 has taken over Kushner’s Estacada practice.

  • WK
    • 02/01/2015

      Received the Pro Bono Award at the MBA Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Judges Reception.

  • JL
    • 06/01/2015

      Received the Hon. Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award in March from the Clackamas County Bar.

  • JM
    • 02/15/2017

      Julie Jones Manning BA ’79 is vice president for marketing, public relations, and community health promotion at Samaritan Health Services, a regional health system based in Corvallis, Oregon. She also recently completed a four-year term as mayor of Corvallis.

  • MM
    • 09/01/2011

      Announced his transition from the practice of law to working exclusively as a mediator, and the formation of Morey Mediation Services. As a litigator, Morey worked on both sides of the civil bar as an insurance defense lawyer and plaintiffs’ lawyer. He is a member of the Oregon Mediation Association and the ABA Dispute Resolution Section. He can be reached at 503-459-8869 and mickey@moreymediation.com.

  • KN

    Kristie Harley Nestor BS ’79, August 8, 2016, age 59. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Nestor worked for the City of Portland for a time, then traveled to Puerto Rico on a mission trip to build a church. She then worked in Missouri before returning to Oregon and working as a teacher at the Nazarene Church School in Newport. Kristie married Jon Nestor in 1986, and they lived together in Tacoma, Washington. In 2001, they moved to Kristie’s childhood home of Yachats, Oregon. Survivors include her husband and soul mate, Jon.

  • KR
    • 02/15/2017

      Kate Bell Russell BS ’79 teaches art to both adults and children in eight Ventura and Santa Barbara (California) schools and greatly enjoys it. She was passionately involved as the mentor in Ojai’s (California) 17th annual MLK Day, led by local teenagers. Recently, she spent five weeks in Australia, traveling the outback by car and on foot, from Adelaide Hills to Mitchell Falls. She remains passionate about the environment and the arts—and nurtures a love of travel—thanks, in large part, to Lewis & Clark.

  • Jerret Sale JD ’79
    JS
    • 02/01/2015

      Was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Sale is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • Ronda L. Sandquist JD ’79
    RS
    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed to the Sense of Security board of directors. Sandquist will provide strategic direction to raise awareness of the nonprofit organization and increase the number of grantees it serves. Before joining the board, she worked with Sense of Security, which seeks to enhance the quality of life and financial security of Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment, to develop its premier fundraising event, Champagne & Diamonds. Sandquist is a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

  • SV
    • 02/15/2017

      Steve Van Mouwerik BA ’79 spent his junior year (1976–77) in Lewis & Clark’s Munich overseas study program. Years later, his oldest son, Jess, who attended the University of Redlands, also spent his junior year (2011–12) in Germany, but in Berlin, his current residence.

  • MW
    • 02/15/2017

      Matt Wuerker BA ’79 writes: “Survived the 2016 election cartooning my way through the ‘unpresidented’ campaign. I covered both of the party conventions for Politico.”