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Class Notes 1970s

December 15, 2003

1970

James Jamieson ’70, M.A.T ’74 was elected president of the Oregon Association of Secondary School administrators for the 2003-04 academic year. He is principal of Eugene’s Willamette High School.

Jamie Jenkins Shropshire ’70 is a prosecuting attorney for the city of McCall, Idaho.

1971

Paul Barker ’71, M.A.T ’81 works with CARE in Afghanistan.

James Engles Jr. ’71 is principal of Rhododendron Elementary School in the Siuslaw School District. Previously, he held principal positions in Wasco and Maupin.

James Tims ’71 is the Pacific Northwest director of operations for McDonald’s Corporation.

1972

James T. Hubler J.D. ’72 is retiring from active practice. In addition to his many duties as counsel for Freightliner, he is treasurer of the board of directors of Oregon Associated Industries. Hubler also sits on the boards of Lewis & Clark Law School, Mercedes Benz U.S. Inter-national, the American Trucking Association Litigation Center, and Freightliner.

Deborah Nielson Kirk ’72 and her husband, Steve, have been married 30 years. They have a daughter, Suyahhah, 17, and a son, Tom, 10.

Terri Vann ’72, M.A.T ’86 is the principal at Westside Elementary School in Hood River.

Allan Weisbard ’72 is the director of counseling services at Southern Oregon Univer-sity in Ashland. He has two children in college, Emily, 22, and Solomon, 18.

1973

Thomas Sharples Jr. ’73 moved with his family from the San Francisco Bay area to Vancouver, Washington. He has started Qorvus Systems, a wireless technology consulting company.

1974 

William S. Smethurst ’74, M.A.T ’79 is the principal of Newberg High School.

1975

Graig Flach ’75 entered the seminary in his mid-40s and now serves as an associate pastor at the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. He lives in Tigard with his wife, Laura, and their two young daughters.

Lori Hankenson ’75 and her husband, Steven Thompson ’75, live in Cedar Hills with their two boys, Joey, 16, and Scotty, 9. Hankenson is a partner at Westside pediatrics, where she practices pediatrics and medical genetics. She also volunteers on the craniofacial team at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. Thompson is a clinical and anatomical pathologist at Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, where he works with Brad Jensen ’75.Thompson and Jensen sometimes receive surgical specimens from Doug Meyers ’74, an otolaryngologist in Vancouver.Charlie Johnson ’75 was their son’s computer teacher at Sunset High School last fall.

1976

Steven Bailey ’76 published The Fasting Diet (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books, 2001).

Doug Free ’76 lives in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, with his wife, Elaine, and their daughter, Sylvan, 2.

William Thorndike Jr. ’76 is president of Medford fabrication. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber recently appointed him to the Port of Portland Commission. In 1990, he was named exporter of the year by the Small Business administration. Thorndike chairs the Oregon Metals Industry Council and the Governor’s Quality Education Commission. He is a past president of the Chamber of Medford/ Jackson County and former board chair of SAIF Corporation.

1977

Wendy Evans Wurlitzer ’77 went into banking after she received her M.A. in german from Marquette University. She chaired the board of a small bank in Wisconsin and then moved to Richmond, Virginia. She has three daughters, ages 14, 16, and 17.

1978

Stephanie “Stevie” Blakely M.A.T. ’78 has been named principal of Sacramento elementary School in Gresham’s Parkrose School District.

Larry Burton ’78 moved to London as the North American regional coordinator for BP.

Mary Louise McClintock ’78 received an Award of Merit for outstanding service to the legal profession from the Multnomah Bar association. She is the first nonlawyer to receive the honor. McClintock is an independent social services consultant for Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

Beverly Nix ’78 received the Chairman’s Award of Excellence from JC Penney Company in April. The award recognizes the sales and profit performance at the Hopkinsville, Kentucky, store. Nix has since been promoted to store manager in Alpena, Michigan.

Paul Shore ’78 gave a series of lectures in Kiev, Ukraine, last year and continued his research on Jesuit schools and missions in Transylvania, Romania.

1979

Al Aldridge M.Ed. ’79 retired from his position as music teacher and girls’ athletic coach at Prairie High School in Washington’s Battleground School District. He plans to fish, hunt, and spend more time with his wife, Jeannie. 

John Foote J.D. ’79 returns to his post as Clackamas County district attorney. Foote, who had been the district attorney in Clackamas County until 1996, spent five years in private practice before regaining his current position.

Marcia Lyons M.Ed. ’79 has been named general manager at Organizational consultants to Management, a Lee Hecht Harrison Global Partner in Idaho.

Judith Mueller ’79 will be listed in the 2001-02 edition of theInternational Who’s Who of Information Technology.

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