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1950s

  • 1952

    Sally McBride B.A. won the Benton County Cultural Coalition’s award for Lifetime Contribution to Culture for 2012. McBride is a music teacher and key organizer of the Corvallis-Oregon State University Symphony’s annual concert for fifth- graders. She worked for 10 years as the rehearsal pianist for the Robert Joffrey Ballet. She earned a master’s degree in music education from Harvard University and has enjoyed an extensive career teaching music.


    Richard Metzler B.A. writes, “I remember climbing Palatine Hill, first on a bike, then in my little 1936 Plymouth coupe with a rumble seat.” Two of his most memorable professors were Bill Shearer and Lewis Thayer. Metzler worked at Hanford and with the Weyerhaeuser Company for more than 30 years. “Please tell your students that I am a living witness—thanks to Lewis & Clark. Long live the tradition.”

    1953

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20-23, 2012

1960s

  • 1963

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20-23, 2013 

    1964

    George Held B.S. says he was honored to be inducted into the Lewis & Clark Sports Hall of Fame on October 21, 2011.

    1966

    John Venator B.S. participated in the invitation-only World Travel and Tourism Council’s Americas Summit at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hotel in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Mexican President Felipe Calderón opened the conference along with Venator’s good friend, Mexican Secretary of Tourism Gloria Guevara. Venator shared his experiences traveling and living in Mexico for over 50 years as an expat.

    1967

    Paula Miller Bechtold B.S., J.D. ’75 was reelected to a fourth term as Circuit Judge for the 15th Judicial District of Oregon (Coos/Curry Counties).

    Jean Wasson Schroepfer CAS retired after 8 years as a county social worker and 12 years as a legal editor. She now manages her residential rental properties. 

    1969

    Rosalind Hamar B.A., M.A.T. ’74 finished her first year at her new school, Valley Montessori School in Livermore, California. “Love the school and love our new hometown!”

  • Matt Wuerker B.A. ’79 won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in recognition of “his consistently fresh, funny cartoons, especially memorable for lampooning the partisan conflict that engulfs Washington.”More >

1970s

  • 1971

    Richard Moore B.S. has pursued the craft of songwriting since he graduated with an English degree. He and Cal Scott B.A. ’72 completed production of a music video titled “Oregon Home,” which airs on Oregon Public Broadcasting. Moore is collaborating with Monte Merrick B.A. ’71 on a theatrical production, Rain! The Musical. In May, Steve Knox B.S. ’72 assisted with a staged reading at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego.

    1973

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20-23, 2012

    1978

    Joyce Gilman Liljeholm M.Ed. ’78 received the Richard E. Walker Award in May from the Oregon Safe Schools and Communities Coalition in recognition of her years of work to reduce bullying in schools. The health and safety of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth are particular areas of concern for Liljeholm.

    1979

    Elisabeth Hampton-Gray B.S. hosts the new TV series Oregon Quilting, produced through Metro East Community Media TV Studios in Portland.

  • While a student at St. Mary’s Academy, a high school for girls in Portland, Maureen Daschel used to sit with rapt attention as Sister Rosemary Ann Parker loaded filmstrips into the projector. Barely able to contain her enthusiasm, Daschel concentrated on images of what was then cutting-edge science, cast on a pull-down screen.More >

1980s

  • 1980

    Thomas Hames B.S. is senior trial counsel for the Travelers Insurance Company. In 2011, Hames was elected chair of the board of directors of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, a charity that fosters and preserves the legacy of the World War II 10th Mountain Division, which trained in Colorado at Camp Hale before combat in Italy. The foundation’s work includes scholarships, special commemorative projects, and support of today’s 10th Mountain Division (light infantry). Hames, wife Amy, and their two daughters, Jordan and Lauren, live in Denver.

    1982

    Adair Law B.A. worked in publications for 15 years with the Oregon Historical Society. Since 2001, Law has written and edited a range of projects for a variety of clients. She wrote The Spark and the Light: The Leo Adler Story and Abundantly Blessed: The John Elorriaga Story, and has done developmental editing on various business histories. Through her work on several family histories, she has developed a specialty in Oregon’s early Jewish families. She edits mainly history-based projects and recently edited a first novel. She also enjoys editing Lewis & Clark’s

    Nina Bonito Romine B.A. retired from a wonderful 28-year teaching career at Anchorage’s Steller Secondary School, “where, coincidentally, no fewer than 4 educators in a faculty of 14 graduated from Lewis & Clark!” She now manages a family-owned business in downtown Anchorage, the Kobuk Coffee Company. “Check out the website or better yet, come visit!

    1983

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20-23, 2013

    1985

    Peter Carlin B.A. quit his job at the Oregonian newspaper in 2011. His book, Bruce, a biography of Bruce Springsteen published by Simon & Schuster, comes out in November. He worked closely with Springsteen and his inner circle during the book’s production. Carlin and his wife, Sarah Carlin Ames, live in Northeast Portland with their three children, Anna, Teddy, and Max.

    1986

    Diana Larsen B.A. wrote a second book, Liftoff: Launching Agile Teams and Projects, which focuses on improving the effectiveness of software teams and projects.

    Grace Pan B.S. was hired by Kaye Scholer to expand its Asian intellectual property practice. Pan has represented clients who have developed technologies involving polymer chemistry, medical devices, and semiconductors in the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. In addition to litigation, she also does patent, trademark, copyright, and domain-name acquisition work.

    Carl Skoro B.S., owner of Marion’s Carpets in Portland, is very pleased to have acquired a franchise for Karastan carpets.

    1987

    Julie Riggs B.A. made immediate use of her political science degree by going to work for the Heritage Foundation after graduation. Over the next 20 years, she gained expertise in fundraising and event planning through her affiliation with many other prominent free-market organizations, such as the Cato Institute, the Institute for Justice, and the Cascade Policy Institute.

    1988

    Arts & Sciences Reunion  June 20-23, 2013

    1989

    Scott Anderson B.S. is president/CEO of Vaxcom Services, a Fairfax, Virginia–based information technology company specializing in threat-management solutions.

    Carla Cavenago-Salazar B.A. was named Medium Private Companies Honoree at the 2012 Chief Financial Officer of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Portland Business Journal.

1990s

  • 1990

    Zena B.A., M.A.T. ’95 was honored with two teaching awards: the Rex Rabold Award for Excellence in Theatre Education (given by the Oregon Theatre Educators’ Association) and the Educational Theatre Association’s Exemplary High School Theatre Program Award. A longtime teacher, Zena recently finished her seventh year at Portland’s Parkrose High School. She currently serves as treasurer of the Oregon Thespians and president of the Oregon Theatre Educators’ Association.

    1993

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20-23, 2012

    Kristin Keith B.A., an English major, worked as a closing clerk for Tower Books shortly after graduation. She is now the mid-Atlantic sales representative for W.W. Norton & Company. Keith also serves on the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association advisory committee.

    1994

    Aleya Dao B.A. became a licensed acupuncturist in Colorado and a minister in California after earning a master’s degree in Oriental medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is currently a sound healer, energy practitioner, doctor of Oriental medicine, and spiritual guide. She performs meditation toning concerts around the country.

    1996

    Jeffrey Tharsen B.A. received a Fulbright award to spend 2012–13 conducting research at Fudan University in Shanghai. Jeffrey, Laura Tharsen B.A. ’97, and their two children will live there through summer 2013. They would welcome visits from any friends of Lewis & Clark.

    1998

    Murray Cizon B.A. joined the International Living Future Institute as its education and training coordinator in October 2011. He coordinated the Living Future 2012 unConference held in May 2012 in Portland. More than 950 leading architects, engineers, designers, and urban planners in the sustainable/green-building movement attended. Cizon was particularly excited to book eco-feminist Vandana Shiva as the Living Future 2012 keynote speaker. Kartikey Shiva B.A. ’03 is her son. Vandana has hosted participants in Lewis & Clark’s overseas study program to India at her seed bank/organic farm, Navdanya. Cizon and his 5-year-old daughter live in the Division/Clinton area of Portland and do their best to “keep things real.” Jennifer Cox Cyphers B.A. lives in Denver “with two freakin’ funny little blonde kids and my husband of 10 years.” She recently launched a new technology company “because I’m a masochist. No, really. It’s fun.” She misses Portland.

    1999

    Oscar Leeper B.A. completed an M.B.A. from Portland State University in June 2012.

  • Amy Clay Ives B.A. ’01 joined teammates rowing for Australia in the women’s quadruple sculls. Her team finished fourth in the finals, just behind Ukraine, Germany, and the United States.More >

2000s

  • 2000

    Robert Childs B.A. was recognized by The Body as one of five leaders who made a difference in HIV/AIDS in the United States in 2011. Childs has worked with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition in Durham for the past two years. The coalition strives to bridge the gap between law enforcement and drug users. His syringe-access trainings have reached about 3,500 people, saving hundreds, if not thousands, of lives from the spread of HIV.

    2003

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20-23, 2012

    Elizabeth Posey B.A. completed her M.P.H. with a concentration in health systems and policy at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    2004

    Anna Peters B.A. leads the recruitment effort for more than 1,000 literacy and math tutors, each of whom serves one year in Minnesota schools. “I know that many Lewis & Clark grads end up in Minnesota, so I wanted to get the word out that we’re filling positions! Tutoring positions are great for people who are starting a new career, in career transition, or are retiring.” Those interested can learn more at Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps.

    2005

    Brian Federico B.A. completed his M.B.A. in August. He started work as the director of development at the School of Business Administration at Portland State University in January 2012.

    2007

    Lauren Edwards B.A. is in a joint M.A./Ph.D. program in German and European affairs at Georgetown University through the BMW Center for German and European Studies. She earned her master’s degree in May 2012 and received a fellowship from the Bosch Foundation to work in Germany from September 2012 to May 2013. 

    2008

    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20-23, 2012

    Eric Atcheson B.A. is senior pastor at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Longview, Washington. In May 2011, he accepted a four-year appointment to the Northwest Regional Board of Directors for the Disciples of Christ.

    2009

    Isaac Holeman B.A. is the chief strategist for Medic Mobile, an organization he cofounded during his time at Lewis & Clark. A winner of the Top 11 in 2011 Innovators Challenge, he has been recognized as a professional who uses mobile technology in innovative ways to improve health systems in remote areas of the world.

    2010

    Elizabeth “Liz” Holliday B.A. moved back to the United States from London.

    Rachel Weber B.A. completed her M.A. in education and earned her California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at San Jose State University.

Births and Adoptions

  • To Yvonne Muhar Miller B.A. ’99 and Chris Miller B.A. ’00, daughter Olivia Rose Miller, March 28, 2012.

    To Drew Braun B.S. ’72 and wife Avalon Braun, two granddaughters. Parents Jenelle Braun-Monegan B.A. ’00, M.A.T. ’03 and James Monegan welcomed Avalon on December 13, 2011.

    Venessa Braun Bartholomew CAS ’03 and John Bartholomew B.A. ’05 welcomed Violet on February 9, 2012.

Marriages and Unions

  • Annalei Burkhalter Aegerter B.A. ’96 and Tony Aegerter, May 5, 2012, in Astoria, Oregon. The couple “eloped with friends,” including Erica Petersen Johnson B.A. ’98, Lance Johnson J.D. ’01and Blythe Butler, former Lewis & Clark associate director of admissions. The couple plan to have a one-year anniversary reception in May 2013 on their farm in southwest Washington.

    Jorge Alberto Sega B.A. ’97 and Mayela Beatriz Romero, April 2012. Luis Rossi B.S. ’97 attended the ceremony.

    Sarah Stewart B.A. ’05 and Benjamin Ross B.A. ’05, September 18, 2011, in Port Townsend, Washington. Robin Weinberg Rezvani B.A. ’05, Cris Davis B.A. ’04, Amy Chesbrough B.A. ’05, Merlin Payne Swayze B.A. ’04, and Brendan Hieber CAS ’05 attended.

    Rachel Yarranton B.A. ’08 and Brandon Wiebe B.A. ’08, August 3, 2012. Those in attendance included Nikoya Collier B.A. ’09, Sarit Gluz B.A. ’09, Zac Hixson B.A. ’10, Lindsay Nixon Moyer B.A. ’09, Charlie Morgan B.A. ’08, Scott Moyer B.A. ’07, Katie Siegle B.A. ’08, Owen Kenton B.A. ’08, Fritz Fitzer B.A. ’09, Sam Palmer B.A. ’09, Sarah Grossberg B.A. ’11, Patrick Murray B.A. ’09, and Justin Lawton B.A. ’08.

    Jasin Nazim B.A. ’10 and Sara Caldwell-Kan B.A. ’09, July 2012. Nazim is a compensation analyst at Adidas and Caldwell-Kan is pursuing a master’s degree in public health. They are both “bad-ass” rock climbers.

  • Gus Mattersdorff, professor emeritus of economics, Carolyn Bullard, longtime member of the faculty and former dean of the graduate school, Franya Berkman, assistant professor of musicMore >

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