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1970

Earl Blumenauer B.A., J.D. ’76, Oregon’s Third District U.S. Representative, was mentioned as a Wind Influencer of 2012 in an article by Windpower Engineering & Development. Blumenauer served from 1996 to 2007 on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, advocating for federal policies to address transportation, housing, sustainable economies, and the environment. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee from 2001 to 2007, and he was a vice chair of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming from 2007 to 2010. He is a notable bike advocate, and, as he told the New York Times, supports biking to “burn calories, not fossil fuel.”

Larry Dunlap B.M. is working on three music publications, including The Cool Book (octet arrangements) for Sher Music Company. He has been performing and touring with his wife, vocalist Bobbe Norrise, and Mary Wilson of the Supremes. His career has taken him to Australia and back. He arranges and produces recordings for various artists.

1971

Linda Ledbetter Eterman B.M. retired after many years of teaching music for the Burnaby School Board in Burnaby, British Columbia, the International School of Amsterdam, and the Vancouver Waldorf School. In 2009, she received a British Columbia Music Educators’ award as Outstanding Music Teacher of the Year.

Fred Viehe B.A. ’71, professor of history at Youngstown State University, published “The Underworld Never Seemed So Fair: Women as Pirates, G’hals, Mafiosas,
and Gangsteristas” in the International Journal of the Humanities (2011), and “The G’hals of New York at Work and Play: A Flourishing Feminine Counterculture
in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Urban America” in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (2012).

1973

Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013

1975

Julie Frantz J.D. is vice president of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. Frantz has been on the bench since 1994 and is the chief criminal judge for Multnomah County Circuit Court.

David Stoller B.A. was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington
in recognition for his long-term involvement with the organization. He owns and operates a McDonald’s in southwest Washington.

1976

David Canary J.D. was honored with the Multnomah Bar Association’s 2012 Pro Bono Award of Merit. An attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer, he has been devoted to pro bono service since the beginning of his legal career. Canary has dedicated pro bono service to many organizations through the Community Development Law Center and its clients in property tax appeals and research projects.

Terry Christensen B.S. was determined legally blind after decades of work as a sea captain of large vessels for the towing industry. Seeking his teaching credentials, he earned a Ph.D. in the history of science at Oregon State University. He is an inspiration to others as the head coach of the George School junior football varsity team
in Newton, Pennsylvania, and also as a volunteer wrestling coach. Although he has yet
to land a teaching job, his perspective on life and work on the field has influenced many students.

Karen Christie B.A. and Patti Durr, both teachers in the cultural and creative studies department at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, produced and edited The Heart of Deaf Culture: Literary and Artistic Expressions of Deafhood. Five years in the making, this comprehensive DVD set—which explores deaf visual art, theatre, cinema, American Sign Language literature, and English literature—is now for sale.

Mary Sandell B.A., a production executive and producer of high-profile commercials,
television series, and feature films such as Coraline, has been named head of production by Laika, an American stop-motion animation studio located in Portland.

1977 

Peggy Nagae J.D. received the 2011 Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She is a consultant in Whitefish, Montana, with experience in change management, leadership development, executive coaching, diversity and inclusion, strategic planning, marketing, and activating the human spirit at work. She helped found and was president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She cochairs NAPABA’s Leadership Advisory Council and the Diversity Task Force. She is program director for the Center for Asian Pacific American Women. Nagae is recognized for her work on the national Japanese American Citizens League Redress Committee; as the lead attorney for Minoru Yasui in reopening his World War II Japanese American incarceration case, Yasui v. United States; and as a presidential appointee to the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.

1978

Larry Burton B.A. is senior vice president of government affairs of CVS Caremark.
He brings more than 30 years of experience in strategy development, public policy, and government affairs into his new position.

Scott Kauffman J.D. won the Mighty River Short Story Contest, sponsored
by Southwest Missouri State University Press, with his short story “Cat Dance.” His first novel, In Deepest Consequences, was published by Medallion Press. As an attorney, he has tried dozens of criminal cases, first as an assistant state prosecutor, later as an assistant public defender in a rural Ohio community, which provides much of the background for his first novel. He lives in Newport Beach, California, where he maintains a law practice representing, among others, those charged with white-collar crimes. He is working on a second novel and a collection of short stories.

Ronald Marks B.S. is a member of the Atlantic Council, a nonpartisan institution dedicated to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security since its founding in 1961.

1979

Michele Longo Eder J.D. has been appointed to the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee for a three-year term. The committee advises the U.S. secretary of commerce on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the department. Eder has practiced law for more than 30 years, is a commercial fishing vessel owner, and wrote Salt in Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman’s Wife (Dancing Moon Press, 2008). She completed two terms as a presidential appointee on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and served six years on the North Pacific Research Board. She is a member of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Commercial Fisheries Safety Advisory Committee.

Jonathan Horn B.A., principal investigator at Alpine Archaeological Consultants, recently had an article published in the Old Spanish Trail Association’s Spanish Traces. The article summarized a project that involved tracing and documenting various routes of the Spanish Trail in Colorado and Utah.

Mark Tratos J.D. is chairelect of the National Judicial College for the 2013–14 term. He will work on the NJC’s planning and preparation efforts as it marks its 50th anniversary serving the nation’s judiciary. Tratos has been a member of NJC’s board of trustees since 2008. He is the comanaging shareholder of the Las Vegas office of Greenberg Traurig. Tratos has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas for more than 20 years. He is a trustee and chair of Lewis & Clark Law School’s Board of Visitors. He also chairs the board of advisors for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.

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