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1970

Betty Wright M.A.T. ’70 began teaching in 1949 in the lower school of Portland’s Oregon Episcopal School. After receiving her graduate degree, she was given the position of principal of the lower school. She recalls, “All classes I took were directly related to my becoming principal of O.E.S. Lower School and inspiring 18 teachers and 208 students and their parents.” In 1989, she and her husband left Portland to live on their Hans Christian sailboat in Seattle. She worked until her retirement in 1999. A veteran of many cruises on Puget Sound, she recently completed a travel guide, Adventuring to Princess Louisa Inlet; for more information, visit her website, www.armchair-cruising.com.

1972

Class Correspondents: Beth Knudsen, Bob Oleson, and Ronald Gaither notes@lclark.edu

Jerry Lunsford B.S. is retiring from teaching biology and coaching football at Payette High School after 27 years. He was voted to be the school’s 2013 graduation speaker.

Richard Metsger B.S., M.A.T. ’75 was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to join the three-person board of the National Credit Union Administration in August 2013.

1973

Class Correspondent: Becky Dimond notes@lclark.edu

1974

Arts & Sciences Reunion June 19−22, 2014

Kelly Hayes B.A. retired as a second vice president from Standard Insurance Company in 2008 at age 56 and now spends his time annoying Helen, his wife of 40 years. Other pursuits include fly fishing, duplicate bridge, golf, travel, and the not-so-occasional bottle of wine. Son Turner is general manager of Elite Entertainment in San Jose, California, and daughter Kristine works in management for J. Crew.

John Powers J.D. was honored as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. Powers has been a criminal defense lawyer in Portland for more than 30 years.

1977

Cheryl Newton B.S. retired from Columbia Regional Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Portland Public Schools, in June 2011 after 32 years. She enjoys time with her family, travel, and golf. Cheryl and her husband, Tom, live in Lake Oswego.

Stephen Sady J.D. was the chief defense attorney for the high-profile Portland trial of the Somali American accused of trying to ignite a weapon of mass destruction at the city’s 2010 holiday tree-lighting ceremony. Sady is the longest-serving employee in the Oregon Federal Public Defender’s Office.

Linda Workman-Morelli B.A. ’77, M.A.T ’85, a clay artist, had her work displayed in the “Made in America” house for Portland’s Street of Dreams last summer. She also has a piece in a show in Japan. In September, she displayed new work at the North Bank Gallery in Vancouver, Washington; in October, she participated in the Yamhill County Art Harvest Studio Tour; and in December, she displayed her wall pieces at the Coffee Cottage in Newberg, Oregon.

1979

Class Correspondent: Maggie Englund notes@lclark.edu

Mark Cloutier B.A. has been named CEO of the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter. He was previously the program director for public policy, community health, and civic engagement at the San Francisco Foundation, where he served for two years. Prior to that, he was a principal at Sellers Dorsey, a health care consulting company, and former CEO of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Greg Geiger B.S. was promoted to sales and channel development manager for Australia and New Zealand for John Deere Company. Greg and his wife, Patty Geiger B.A., have relocated to Brisbane, Australia.

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