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Class Notes - 1970s

February 12, 2001

Dale Reeves ’70 has started his fifth year of teaching D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to fifth-grade students in eight Washington County elementary schools. He will celebrate 25 years in law enforcement this summer.

Ralph Munson ’72 has managed the mobile operations for Puget Sound Blood Center in Seattle for the past seven years. He is married with two children, ages 14 and 10.

Kelly Hayes ’74 was recently named second vice president in the Employee Benefits Division of Standard Insurance Company. He holds the professional designations of fellow, Life Management Institute, and certified employee benefits specialist.

Melinda (Mindy) Dalgarn ’75 recently celebrated her 20th anniversary at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., where she began as an associate director, responsible for 750 freshmen. She now serves as the associate dean of student affairs and is responsible for the Student Recreation Center, Sarrat Student Center, Parent and Family Office, English for Internationals, and International Student and Scholar Services. Dalgarn enjoys visits to Lewis & Clark as a member of the alumni board.

Carol Savonen ’75 has worked at Oregon State University for 12 years. She is planning to take a sabbatical to write a book on the natural history of the Willamette Valley.

John Keller ’76 married Paige Addicks in Atlanta.

Ellen McNeil ’76 is the director of operations at Pacific Consulting Group, a small management consulting firm that specializes in customer satisfaction consulting. As a volunteer at the Alzheimer’s Association, she answers the “help line” once a week. McNeil’s husband, Jim Wiltens, owns a wilderness summer camp in the Sierra Nevadas. They have a 5-year-old son, Griffin.

Margaret Newton Shrader ’77 was recently appointed vice president and marketing manager for KeyBank’s Oregon district.

Donna Disch-Price ’78 provides leadership for the Oregon SAFE KIDS Coalition. The coalition unites public and private organizations to reduce preventable injuries, the No. 1 killer of children today.

Wendy Tayler ’78 is a pen-and-ink artist and enjoys raising orchids, aloe and black Labrador retrievers. She married her Costa Rican “brother” from Lewis & Clark’s overseas program to Central America (1975-76). They have five children, ages 15, 13, 12, 3 and 1. Tayler and her family live on a farm in Liberia, Guan Caste, Costa Rica.

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