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1980

Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010

Michael Adler J.D. of the Deschutes County Circuit Court has been elected treasurer of the Oregon Circuit Court Judges Association.

1981

Paul Cosgrove J.D., who is of counsel with the Portland law firm Lindsay Hart Neil & Weigler, has been named vice chair of the national board of directors for State Law Resources, an international referral network of independent law firms that provide legal and regulatory strategy to clients across the country. Cosgrove has more than 25 years of experience in government relations representing national and state trade associations and Fortune 500 companies before the Oregon legislature and state and local agencies and boards.

Deanne Darling J.D. of the Clackamas County Circuit Court has been elected vice president of the Oregon Circuit Court Judges Association.

Don Grant J.D. has received the Civil Liberties Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon for his work with individuals detained by the U.S. government at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

1984

Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010

Steven Hunt J.D., professor of communication, was listed by the National Communication Association as an expert available to provide insight into the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Hunt
has consulted on city council positions and a congressional race, and has commented on political debates. He teaches political campaign communication each election year.

Daniel Lindahl J.D. has been elected to the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, which recognizes outstanding appellate lawyers and limits its membership to 500. Lindahl practices at the Lindahl Law Firm in Portland.

1985

Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010

Donna Bosworth Andrews B.A. has been married for 17 years and has two sons, aged 13 and 10. She and her husband spent four years in London, and she taught English as a second language and linguistics for about 13 years, “until I got lucky finding a job that had nothing to do with my background or training—and I love it!”

Susan Caulkins J.D. has become an associate at Davies Pearson in Tacoma, Washington, after having been in private practice on the Kitsap Peninsula for more than 20 years.

Stuart Cohen J.D., a partner at Landye Bennett Blumstein, has been named volunteer of the year by the Oregon Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. Cohen is a past president of the organization and has been a board member since 2003.

Roxane White B.A. has garnered numerous awards for her work with people who are poor, primarily homeless teens. White has published articles on homelessness and homeless youth in Denver, including “Plan to End Homelessness,” published in the Denver Post in January 2006. She recently left government service to head a newly forming foundation. White’s family includes a 16-year-old daughter; a 17-year-old who joined the family; a 19-year-old stepson who is in college; and her partner, Denis Murstein.

1986

Katy Lloyd B.A. is on leave from active ministry to be a stay-at-home mom. She spent five days in Reno in October 2008, staying with Jen Huntley B.A. ’86, M.A.T. ’87 and working for the Obama campaign. Lloyd volunteers as a Sunday school teacher at Findlay Street Christian Church, a Disciples of Christ church in Seattle. She also serves on a committee in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ, with a focus on creating support networks for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans and their families.

Debra Olson J.D. has joined Ausra, a provider of solar thermal energy, as executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary.

Beth Skillern J.D. has been appointed president at Bullivant Houser Bailey. In more than 20 years with Bullivant, Skillern has served in several management positions, most recently as the firm’s general counsel. A frequent speaker on insurance issues, Skillern was recognized in 2008 by Oregon Super Lawyers.

Jeff Street J.D. has moved his practice to the firm Hodgkinson Street, in Portand.

1988

Blair Bobier J.D. has joined the New America Foundation’s Political Reform Program as its deputy director for northern California.

Erin Waterman B.A., a medical transcriptionist, works for an oncology clinic in Florida and for large hospital networks around the country, all from her basement in Washington state. Her daughter, age 8, is a cancer survivor, and Waterman’s advocacy for families affected by childhood cancer includes volunteering for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, providing support to newly diagnosed families. “If there are enough hours in a day to accommodate being a mom, working two jobs, plus becoming an advocacy chair for my local Relay for Life chapter of the American Cancer Society, I will find them.”

1989

Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010
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