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February 05, 2010


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010

Derek Larson B.A. earned his master of arts in religion (M.A.R.) at Yale Divinity School in 1993, then switched fields to environmental history (M.A. ’95, Ph.D. ’01). Since 1998 he has held a joint appointment in history and environmental studies at two single-sex Catholic liberal arts colleges that are sponsored by Benedictine monasteries. He still does work on religion and the environment occasionally, including several conference papers and a book chapter on the idea of “Benedictine stewardship” as practiced in Minnesota. He and wife Theresa Anderson B.A. ’91 and their two daughters live in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Elizabeth Lavenue B.A. has been married to Myra Lavenue since 2001. Their daughters are Aria, born in 2004, and Claire, born in May 2009. Learn more at her website.


Theresa Anderson B.A. is an academic advisor for multicultural students at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in central Minnesota. She is married to Derek Larson B.A. ’90, and their daughters are Hazel Anderson-Larson, 8, and Piper Anderson-Larson, 4.

Charles Hoskin J.D. has been appointed a judge in Nevada’s Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division.

Abby Landon J.D. has been appointed shareholder of Bullivant Houser Bailey. Landon, who works in the firm’s Portland office, specializes in estate planning. She also serves as a board member for the Better World Club and has presented at CLE seminars on behalf of the Portland Leadership Council for the Oregon Community Foundation.


Gilion Dumas J.D. has become of counsel to the O’Donnell, Clark & Crew firm. She works in commercial, real estate, and tort litigation. Dumas is a former chair of the business litigation section of the Oregon State Bar, a former president of the Oregon chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and a current member of the Republican National Lawyers Association.

A. Lynn Jesus-Olhausen B.A. recently relocated to Bend.

John Kaempf J.D. and partner Scott Brooksby have opened a civil defense litigation firm in Portland; information is available on their website. Editor’s note: In the summer 2009 issue of the Chronicle, we inadvertently misspelled Kaempf’s surname and inserted an additional typo. We regret these errors.


Roger Alfred J.D. has been promoted by Perkins Coie to of counsel. Alfred’s practice focuses on land use and development law.

Michael Frazier J.D. has joined Tucker Ellis & West as an associate in the firm’s newly added Denver office. His civil litigation practice focuses on personal injury, product liability, and complex commercial litigation.

Susan Safford J.D. is operations director for the Oregon Building Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center. Safford, a former environmental attorney for Stoel Rives and community affairs specialist, previously served as environmental outreach manager for the Port of Portland and as an administrator of the Oregon Hanford Waste Board for the Oregon Department of Energy.

Malik Wickramanayake B.A. has been with the HSBC Banking Group for the past 12-plus years. In 2007 he and his wife, Shani, and daughter, Sehanya, moved from Colombo to Dubai. Wickramanayake is now a senior manager in operations for HSBC, overseeing the relationship management function for the Middle East region.


Antonia De Meo J.D. has been appointed head of program by the U.N. Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Based in Amman, Jordan, De Meo is responsible for managing primarily governance sector programs for the UNOPS Iraq Operations Center and the UNOPS Jordan Operations Center. In June 2008, De Meo earned a master of public administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where she was a Public Service Fellow.

Thomas Lange B.A. is pursuing his passion for music in the form of sound therapy, primarily using didjeridus, gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, and flutes. He offers group sound meditation evenings, individual sessions, and private events. More information is available at Sonic Massage.

Steven Shropshire J.D. has been elected managing shareholder of the firm Jordan Schrader Ramis, where he continues his practice in water rights and natural resources law, real estate, and agribusiness. Shropshire was named one of the Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2005. He is a published author and frequent lecturer on water rights and natural resource issues.


Jeff Bachman J.D. was featured in an article highlighting his contributions to both environmental and human rights causes in the January 2009 issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin. Bachman is chair of the board of directors for Amnesty International.

Julia Waco J.D. exhibited her acrylic paintings at Portland’s Attic Gallery in February. The exhibit, titled “Breezy Day,” was inspired by Waco’s toddler, Marla, and featured birds dancing among the artist’s signature lollipop flowers.


Patrick Ebbett J.D. is assistant attorney general in the appellate division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Previously, Ebbett was associated with Chilton, Ebbett & Galli in Portland.


Christian Boenisch J.D. has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in Portland. His practice continues to focus on labor and employment law and business transactions.

Teri Durham J.D., formerly of Marandas, Perdue, Durham & Lowney, has joined Thomas P. McElroy J.D. ’00 in forming McElroy & Durham, a Portland law firm focusing on family law and domestic relations.

Mitchell Olson J.D. has been named a partner at the Madison, Wisconsin, law firm of Axley Brynelson. His litigation practice includes civil litigation, real estate, land use and zoning, municipal, insurance, and appellate law.

Doug Striker B.A. is chief operating officer at the Denver law firm Foster Graham Milstein Calisher. He received his M.B.A. at the University of Colorado at Denver and married Michelle Striker in 2006.

Edward Tylicki J.D. is employee relations manager in Global Human Resources at Nike.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010

Brent Foster J.D. has been appointed to the top job in the environmental division of the Oregon Attorney General’s Office. After several years in private practice, he joined Columbia Riverkeeper in 2005, refocusing a group that was on the verge of bankruptcy. In a recent article in the Oregonian, journalist Steve Duin described Foster as a “firm believer in using litigation to force polluters to obey the law and persuading regulatory agencies to enforce it.”

Adam Smith B.A. completed his Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in May 2009. His dissertation work was on using computers to interpret biological data. He has returned to the Portland area.

Linh Vu J.D. and Kari Olson J.D. ’77 have opened the new office of Olson Vu in Portland.

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