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June 12, 2000

Greg Ginter ’71, M.A.T. ’73 and his wife, Alyce Leach, live in Payson, Ariz. Greg is a retired investor and keeps busy with hiking, photography and writing. He and his wife have two children.

 

Lee Harris ’71 and his wife, Marion Dennard, welcomed their third grandchild, Benjamin Gunther Harris, who was born in Seattle March 30. Benjamin joins sisters Becca (4) and Sophie (2). Lee is a purser aboard the Alaska ferry M/V Columbia.

 

Donald Grigg ’72 is the chief ports planner at CH2M Hill.

 

Jerry Lesch M.A.T. ’72 retired after 31 years in the drama department at Parkrose High School.

 

Samuel Francis Wade ’73 recently produced his first compact disc, Stillness, A Devotion with Mary—Mary, Pray For Us.

 

Carolyn Rose Watson ’73 is the director of community affairs for Arizona’s Department of Education. She was formerly the director of Arizona’s Standards Division, where she sought to inform schools about the state’s Instrument to Measure Standards test. In her current position, her role is more focused on interacting with parents and organizations to educate them on DOE’s mission. Carolyn was a teacher with the Portland public schools for 14 years.

 

Craig Breese ’74 and his wife, Debi, adopted 2-year-old Nathaniel Kirk. They also have a daughter, Katie.

 

Teresa Chavez-Sauceda ’74 recently completed her Ph.D. in religion and society at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif. Teresa and her husband, Leo, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 1, 1999. They have two daughters, Ana (17) and Martina (10).

 

Lee Gilbert Gutjahr ’74 married Elizabeth Zelfer Aug. 7, 1999.

 

Rosanne Johnston ’74 is owner of Interior Ideas, a full-service interior design center and retail store.

 

Ream Lochry ’74 received his Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of La Verne in May 1997. He has been the superintendent of Aromas-San Juan Unified School District in San Juan Bautista, Calif., since September 1998.

 

John Enders ’75 is editor of the Ashland Daily Tidings. 

 

Eric M. Olson ’75 is associate professor and serves as head of the Department of Marketing, Strategy and International Business in the College of Business at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Member Award for 1998-99 and the Outstanding Intellectual Contribution Award for 1997-98 in the College of Business. His research has been published in such publications as the Journal of Marketing, Business Horizons, Marketing Management, Design Management Journal and Harvard Business Review.

 

Michael Scholl ’75 was recently appointed to the Washington State Bar Association’s Committee of Law Examiners. He is a criminal defense attorney in Tacoma, Wash., and serves as a judge pro tem for Tacoma Municipal Court. He and his wife, Dona Cochran, adopt and raise racing greyhounds.

John Taylor ’75 became a check pilot for US Airways again in May 1999. He is designated by the Federal Aviation Administration to do training and checking on its behalf for the airline.

Molly Williams ’75 is an English-as-a-second-language instructor at Clackamas Community College. To improve her Spanish, she went on sabbatical to Chile in 1998-99. Her son, Spencer (9), traveled with her. While in Chile, she provided technical assistance to three other community colleges.

Kellie Arabak ’76 is a senior instructor and training supervisor at New Horizons Computer Learning Center in Beaverton. She was Employee of the Year for 1998 and Instructor of the Term for first quarter 2000. Her husband, Bill Arabak, is a corporate jet pilot for Raytheon Travel Air. Kellie and Bill have a son, Skyler (15).

Carol Stender-Larkin ’76 was sworn in as director of submission processing of the newly named Andover Internal Revenue Service Center in Andover, Mass.

Paul Zorner ’76 was recently named global chief scientist of Dow Chemical Company’s new biotechnology center in San Diego, Calif.

Kathleen Bloom ’77 and her husband, Dan, welcomed twins, Maxwell Forest and Raney Danica, May 14, 1997. They also have another child, Jesse (7). Kathy is training manager at Integrated Device Technology Inc. in Hillsboro.

Marlene Montooth ’77 is grants coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club of Portland Metropolitan Area.

Edwin S. (Trip) Friendly III ’78 is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Ticketmaster International. Previously, Trip was a producer and consultant at Storm Entertainment and was senior vice president and general manager of LIVE International (now Artisan Entertainment). Prior to working for LIVE, he served as senior vice president of Vestron International Group. During Trip’s 16 years in the entertainment industry, he has been involved in sales, marketing, distribution and financing of more than 100 feature films.

Todd S. Liebow ’78 was recently appointed as the president of the Oregon chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He is a principal at Palmer, Groth & Pietka Appraisal Co. in Portland and manages the retail commercial appraisal division.

Daniel Taylor ’78 is senior ecologist and wildlife biologist for the Natural Resources Division at PBS Environmental.

Jon Ekstrom ’79 is the medical director of Oregon Imaging Center. He and his wife, Judy, have two children, Anna (9) and William (7).

Jennifer Krampert Moore ’79 recently moved to Santa Fe, N.M. She teaches weaving at the Taos Institute of Arts and shows her tapestry work at several galleries in Santa Fe and Taos.

Judith (Judy) Mueller ’79 is currently working as analyst/programmer for VECO Alaska Inc.

Brita Rice ’71 has been librarian for Alyeska Central School, Alaska’s centralized correspondence school, since 1987.

 

Manuel (Manny) Cabral ’72 is a professor of mathematics at Leeward Community College and has been chair of the Mathematics and Sciences Division since 1988. He and his wife, Kathleen, have been married for 22 years and have two children, Lauren, 21, and Jessica, 11.

 

Mark Anderson ’74 was recently appointed chair of the Business Division at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Ariz. His wife, Kathleen Gerlitz Anderson ’74 , continues to teach kindergarten in the Thatcher schools. The Andersons’ daughter, Elise, is a college senior who is majoring in elementary education at Brigham Young University. Their son, Ryan, is serving on a two-year mission to the Spanish-speaking people of New York for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

 

Christine Swanson ’73, M.A.T. ’74 is currently working on a geography series for fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. The series combines photographs, journals and factual information. Swanson is a member of the board of alumni.

 

Paul Zorner ’76 has left his position as chief scientist for Dow Chemical’s Global Biotechnology Platform to cofound Telanetix Corp. The new company designs and builds immersive, digital classrooms that support live, interactive communication across vast distances and that are used to add human presence to distance learning programs.

 

Catherine White Hicks ’77 works as wire editor for The Walla Walla (Wash.) Union-Bulletin. She is divorced and has three daughters: Loree, 19; Elisabeth, 12; and Natalie, 11. Hicks is actively involved with her church, Calvary Church of Walla Walla, and stays busy with her children. She lives in College Place, Wash.

 

Richard Brown ’78 is the director of instructional media services at Walden University in Minneapolis. He spends his free time on photography, glassworking and woodworking.

 

James Robertson ’78 is enjoying the first year of a three-year assignment in Japan.

 

Marilee Schiff ’78 has been director of public affairs at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash., for 13 years. Two of her three children are in college. Schiff remains active in the community and spends her free time tending to home, yard, dogs and birds.

 

Mary Berni ’79 is a doctoral candidate at the School of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Memphis. She hopes to finish her doctorate next year. Her dissertation is on infant babbling and first words. Berni has three children: two teenage boys and an energetic toddler girl.

 

Carla Hernandez ’79 recently moved to San Diego from Germany.

 

Jon M. Higley ’79 is in his 21st year of teaching at the elementary level. His two avocations are managing a local historical society’s Web site and helping with a land-speed vehicle project.

 

Cynthia (Cyndie) Johnson Glazer ’76recently stepped down after 11 years as executive director of the Portland Creative Conference. She now works for Will Vinton Studios as the communications and special events coordinator. Glazer was awarded the Lake Oswego Community Leader of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce in April. Her daughter, Francie Burkhart, graduated from Claremont McKenna College and works in Los Angeles. Her son, Lewie Burkhart, is a student and football player at the University of California at Davis. Her husband, Peter Glazer, is a trial lawyer. 

 

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