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  • This edition of Class Notes includes law submissions through October 31, 2011, and undergraduate and graduate submissions through January 12, 2012.


    Arts & Sciences Reunion June 21-24, 2012

    Marv Bolstad B.S. looks forward to sharing memories and experiences at his upcoming 60th class reunion. He spent his working career in Portland’s maritime shipping business and enjoyed contact with people from across the United States and many different parts of the world.

    Jim Hamley B.A. asks, “How many people get an opportunity to attend a 60th college reunion?” Hamley is retired and active in his church as property manager. He is a model railroad enthusiast and has a layout in his basement.

    Pat Hibbard B.S. reminds classmates of the June reunion. “Y’all better come. Our main event will be a luncheon. We’ll have great food and great fun. Show up and prove to the rest of the college that we’re still the most exciting, active, and electric class ever.”

    Donna Lawrence B.A. and Frank Lawrence B.S. have been looking through Voyageurs from 1949 to 1952. “We are so excited to see you all again! Lucky us to be able to come together for our 60th reunion.”


  • 1961

    David Jeans B.S. and Margaret “Peggy” Jeans B.A. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in September 2011.


    Arts & Sciences June 21-24, 2012

    Dolores Chenoweth B.A. enjoys retirement, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren in Portland and Bend. She worked for 20 years in corporate communications at PacifiCorp in Portland and several years as an investor relations consultant. As a class of 1962 reunion volunteer, she looks forward to the festivities in June.

    John Marandas B.S. was unsure about going to the 50th reunion. But after meeting with former classmates, he realized other alums are eager to learn about their classmates’ journeys since graduation. He plans to attend. How about the rest of the class of 1962?

    Don Robertson B.S. spent 38 years working for the U.S. Forest Service, Federal Highway Administration, and U.S. Coast Guard. He worked for 11 years for a consulting/ training firm providing contract management training for government personnel. He and his wife live in Issaquah, Washington. They have three sons and three beautiful granddaughters. He looks forward to “reconnecting with classmates at our 50th class reunion.”


    Sandra Sunrising Osawa B.A. was a finalist for the 2010 annual Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Award. She is a previous recipient of Lewis & Clark’s Distinguished Alumna Award for her lifelong work as a Native American filmmaker.


    John Venator B.S. and Dorianne Venator were featured in a Mexico Tourism Board video showcasing their lives as expatriates.


    Harold Weight B.A. traveled to northern Pakistan in spring 2011 “to help monitor and do further development for a girls’ middle school in the village of Minawar, near a town called Gilgit.” On his way back to Islamabad, he unknowingly “passed within a mile” of Bin Laden’s compound a few weeks before the U.S. raid.


    J. Elyse Gilbert B.S., M.A.T. ’73 retired in 2000 after 30 years of teaching in Portland high schools. She travels the world and provides daycare for her three grandchildren two days a week. She fondly remembers her years at Lewis & Clark and would love to hear from her classmates.


  • 1971

    Yvonne Edwards CAS came to Lewis & Clark from Honolulu’s Punahou School in 1967. “I thought Portland was on the Oregon coast!” She dropped out in 1969 and lived for over a decade in a commune, where she helped raise five children. She later earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. “At age 41, I married a philosopher-athlete.” She lives in Astoria, Oregon, and gives psychotherapy workshops there as well as in San Francisco and Naselle, Washington.


    Arts & Sciences June 21-24, 2012

    Ron Gaither B.S. worked as a Medicare contractor for 38 years and semiretired this year. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 35 years and their three children and five grandchildren. He has assisted with Lewis & Clark track meets in recent years and looks forward to seeing the class of 1972 during this summer’s reunion.

    Linda King B.A. referees recreational adult volleyball for the Portland Volleyball Association. She has worked for Jackson Hewitt Tax Services for 10 years. She participates in water aerobics and enjoys spending time with her son, Daniel. She saw the Pioneer women’s volleyball team win two matches at home in fall 2011.

    Ralph Munson B.A. retired in September 2010 after more than 30 years in health care management. His children, Cara and Trevor, graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He and his wife, Cathy, attended a dinner marking the retirement of head track and field coach

    David Fix B.S. ’70 last fall. Munson looks forward to his upcoming reunion.


    Stephen Crossland J.D. is the 2011–12 president of the Washington State Bar Association.

    John Gremp B.A., chairman, CEO, and president of FMC Technologies, is a member of Joy Global’s board of directors.


    Chris Helmer J.D., a recruiting partner with Miller Nash, is chair of the board of trustees for the Oregon College of Art and Craft.


    John Scott Cramer B.S. received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Susan Davis for legal service to the San Diego community. He received the Casa Cornelia Law Center’s La Mancha Award for pro bono immigration appellate work.

    Gary Grenley J.D. joined the Portland office of Garvey Shubert Barer as an owner after 35 years in private practice. He is on the board of directors for the Court- Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children program.

    James Kershner B.A. is a member of the Spokane [Washington] Public Library’s board of trustees. After 22 years as a columnist, feature writer, and theatre critic for the Spokesman-Review, he accepted an early retirement offer in summer 2011.

    Richard Rogers J.D., a partner in the Portland firm of Rogers & Block, was honored with the Dan Cullan Memorial Award from the Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice.


    Samuel Anderson J.D. was appointed to the Regence BlueShield community board to help guide the company’s strategic direction. Anderson is CEO of Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties in Washington. Jack Hoffman J.D. is part of the environmental law team for Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue. He is a litigator with expertise in cost recovery.


    Richard Hartung B.S. started the Cycle Oregon branch of the Candlelighters for Children with Cancer organization in 2002. That same year, he raised $10,000 in memory of his daughter, Jill, who died of cancer in 1997. Last fall, 60 Candlelighters participated in Cycle Oregon and raised $120,000.

    Katherine O’Neil J.D. will chair the American Bar Association’s Mental and Physical Disability Law Commission for a second term.


    Judge Thomas Gerken J.D. joined Crabbe, Brown & James in its Lancaster, Ohio, office.


    John Meynink J.D. is vice president of the Coos County Bar Association for 2011–12.

    Michael Wellman B.S. is managing director of Disney Stores China. He is responsible for the development, communication, and operations of the strategic vision and direction for China’s Disney Stores.

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  • 1980

    Gerald Lenocker B.A. left Microsoft in 2003, started a new career as a high school teacher in 2006, and became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2011.


    Mark Demaray J.D. is president of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys for 2011–12.

    Sharon Graugnard-Fall B.A. founded the Art of Giving, an online gallery that directs proceeds from art and jewelry sales to four charities.

    Christine Kitchel J.D. spent two months as a volunteer lawyer in Kenya. Kitchel is a partner in the firm Stoel Rives. She used her sabbatical to work with Lawyers Without Borders and wrote a daily blog describing her Kenyan experiences.


    Arts & Sciences  June 21-24, 2012

    Alison Newman Myers B.A. is looking forward to her June class reunion. After graduating with a B.A. in English, she earned a graduate degree in early childhood education. She is now a therapeutic program manager for a nonprofit child abuse prevention agency in Linn County, Oregon. She lives in Corvallis with her husband and a daughter.

    Dana Plautz B.S. is a member of the class of 1982 reunion planning committee. She’s having a blast and looks forward to reconnecting with more old friends.


    Michael Moore J.D. is the founder of Moore’s Law in Milwaukee. He focuses on marketing, client development, and leadership coaching for attorneys at all experience levels. His article, “Part 1: The Work/Life Balancing Act: Women Lawyers Walking the Tightrope,” can be found online.


    Phillip Grillo J.D., an experienced land use attorney, joined Davis Wright Tremaine as a partner.

    Michael Lawler B.A. is dean of the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Dakota. He earned his Ph.D. in human development from the University of California at Davis and his M.S.W. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a licensed clinical social worker. He and his wife, Kimberly, have an adult son attending college.

    Kathryn Root J.D. is vice chair of the International Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Family Law for 2011–12. She is the partner in charge at the Portland office of McKinley Irvin.


    Jeff Eden J.D. joined the firm of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland. He focuses on products liability litigation.

    David Ernst J.D. joined Davis Wright Tremaine as a partner in its national hospitality practice.

    Lisa LeSage J.D. left her position as associate dean for business law programs at Lewis & Clark Law School in January to take the newly created position of legal advisor to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative. Based in Istanbul, Turkey, she works on ruleof- law projects in the emerging democracies of Africa and the Middle East. These projects relate to access to justice, legal education reform, legal profession reform, human rights, and women’s rights.

    Robert Lowry J.D. was named of counsel at Kell Alterman & Runstein in Portland. His practice focuses on environmental law and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on fraud and civil racketeering cases.


    Daniel Cole J.D. is professor of law and public and environmental affairs at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.


    Arts & Sciences  June 21-24, 2012

    Charles “Chip” Bury B.A. has lived half his life in Kenya. He has been married for six years; has one child, Njambi, 4; and is adopting Daniel Wambugu, 1. Bury works supporting orphans and vulnerable children throughout East Africa.

    Robert Macchia J.D. joined the New York City office of Litchfield Cavo as partner.

    Carol Timm B.A. enjoys life in beautiful Portland with her husband, Geoff Owen ’91, J.D. ’01, and two active boys, Will and Sacha. When not practicing law for a large Silicon Valley–based firm, she channels her inner athlete via a women’s tennis team. She looks forward to seeing all of her classmates at the June reunion.

    Leslie Thatcher Wales B.A. lives in Holden, Massachusetts. She is the freshman class dean, assistant director of admissions, and orientation coordinator for Worcester Academy, a day/boarding school. She has two children still at home, Anna and Whit; two stepsons; and a new granddaughter. Her husband, Whit, fills his time with filmmaking and theatre.


    Judge Robert Conover J.D. was appointed to the Lane County Circuit Court in Eugene, Oregon.

    Robert Demary J.D. joined Gevurtz Menashe as a shareholder.


    Scott Anders J.D. joined the firm of Jordan Ramis in its Vancouver, Washington, office as of counsel.

    Jeffrey Lewis J.D. is the COO for Employee Health Insurance Management.

    Arthur “Aldy” Milliken B.S. is executive director and chief curator of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. He also owns and directs the Milliken Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Marcia Stanard CAS was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister by the First Unitarian Church of Portland in November. Last spring, she received her M.Div. from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Stanard lives in Portland with daughters Mika, 13, and Marcella, 10. She serves as consulting minister for the Wy’east Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

    Allison Wing Takahashi B.A. launched Giggle, a company that sells organic clothing, equipment, and other baby products, in California. Now based in New York, the company has a corporate staff of 40 with 120 employees in the field.

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  • It’s lunchtime in Portland’s central east-side industrial district. Enticed by the aroma of slow-cooked meats, fresh vegetables, and handmade noodles, hungry diners step up to Boke Bowl’s counter to place their orders. Their selections are served up hot, fresh, and fast at communal tables in a modern urban setting.More >


  • 1990

    Donna Sandoval Bennett J.D. is Oregon’s new state personnel director, officially known as the administrator of the Human Resource Services Division of the Department of Administrative Services.

    Leslie Bottomly J.D. is on the board of directors of Raphael House of Portland, an agency dedicated to ending domestic violence. Bottomly is a partner at Ater Wynne in its labor and employment group.

    Cedric Brown J.D. joined the Multnomah Bar Association board of directors for a three-year term.


    Linda “Lin” Harmon J.D. joined Pace Law School in White Plains, New York, as assistant dean and director of environmental programs. Previously, she directed several environmental law programs at Lewis & Clark Law School.

    Helen Hierschbiel J.D. joined the Multnomah Bar Association board of directors for a three-year term.

    Abby Wool Landon J.D. is a member in the Portland office of Williams Kastner. Landon is a board member of the Better World Club, an environmentally friendly auto club.


    Arts & Sciences  June 21-24, 2012

    Ruthe Farmer B.A. serves on Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni and the reunion planning committee. She looks forward to catching up with everyone in June, especially the gang from the Munich program. Now based near Boulder, Colorado, she spends much of her time traveling around the nation (and the world) as a selftitled “paid feminist” for the National Center for Women & Information Technology. Farmer attended the White House Champions of Change for Women/Girls in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) event in Washington, D.C., and was vice-chair of Computer Science Education Week 2011.

    John Kaempf J.D. formed his own firm, Brooksby Kaempf, in 2008 after working as a partner at a large Portland defense firm for more than 15 years.


    Sharon Collier B.A., an attorney at Archer Norris in northern California, was named to the 2010 Super Lawyers list, her second year as a Rising Star.

    Andrew Davis J.D. joined the firm of Stoll Berne as a shareholder.

    Cassandra Koehn Franklin B.A. is CEO of Cocoon House, which provides critical services to homeless and at-risk youth and their families in Everett, Washington. She has more than 10 years of leadership experience with nonprofits.

    Judge Daniel Stahnke J.D. was appointed to replace retiring Judge Roger Bennett as a Clark County Superior Court judge.

    Shannon Layton Van Horn B.A., M.S. ’98 received her doctorate in educational leadership from Washington State University in May 2011. Van Horn works as a school psychologist and as an adjunct faculty member at Washington State University in Vancouver. She and her husband have two children, own a small business, and live in the Portland-Vancouver area.


    Mark Bonanno J.D. was appointed chair of the Fraud and Abuse Practice Group for the American Health Lawyers Association in July 2011. He also is a principal in Er-Quik, a company that produces emergency room quick information kits for patients.

    David Brinkman B.A. received an M.B.A. in 2002 from Pepperdine University. He was also honored with the university’s second annual Waves of Service Award. In conjunction with the award, he received a $5,000 check to the Desert AIDS Project, of which he is CEO and president.

    Antonia De Meo J.D. joined UNICEF senior management in Khartoum, Sudan. With this position, she returns to her main areas of expertise and interest: human rights, rule of law, and gender equality. De Meo has worked overseas in international development since 1999 in Bosnia, Iraq, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East.

    Susan Francois B.A. served as an elections officer and management analyst for Portland city government after graduation. Last November, she became a sister of St. Joseph of Peace. Francois reclaimed her faith during the late 1990s at St. Philip Neri Parish in Portland. She was a leading Catholic peace activist in Oregon during the run-up to the Iraq War.

    Amy Neal B.A. is executive director of the Yakima [Washington] Schools Foundation. “After two years with Ameri- Corps (where I met my husband), I have worked for nonprofit agencies focusing on issues including children, the elderly, transportation for people with special needs, and community development. My degree in English has been put to good use as a grant writer.” She and her husband enjoy travel. They recently went to Ethiopia to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.


    Greg Scholl J.D. is a member of the Pacific Trombone Quartet. He plays principal trombone in the Portland Columbia Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Newport Symphony Orchestra. He also plays in the Portland Brass Quintet and with the Michael Vlatkovich Trio. Scholl earned his performance degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He directs the public defender’s office in Hillsboro, Oregon.


    Marco Gonzalez J.D. is a cofounder and managing partner of Coast Law Group. In 2011, he was one of 10 attorneys awarded the San Diego Daily Transcript’s “Top Attorney” designation in its multidisciplinary “Transcript 10” category.

    Naomi Pomeroy B.A. was a featured speaker at the September 2011 Portland Creative Conference. She appeared on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters in May and June 2011.

    Olga Simanovsky J.D. is a partner in the law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Los Angeles.


    Dhruv Dayal B.A. completed an international M.B.A. from the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, in December 2010. He works in Mumbai, India, leading the new business development and product innovation efforts for Johnson & Johnson Hospital Supplies, an operating company of Johnson & Johnson Medical India.

    Christopher Kayser J.D. joined the Multnomah Bar Association’s board of directors. He is an attorney with Larkins Vacura in Portland.

    Christopher Neumann J.D. was appointed to the Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission by Governor John Hickenlooper.


    Corrine Celko J.D. is secretary for the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association for 2011–12. Celko is an associate at Perkins Coie.

    Jill Long J.D. is a board member of the Third Rail Repertory Theatre. A member of Lane Powell’s real estate and land use practice group, she is actively involved in Portland’s arts community and serves on the executive committee of Oregon Children’s Theater.


  • 2000

    Charlton “Chuck” Bonham J.D. was appointed director of the California Department of Fish and Game.

    Catherine Brinkman J.D. is a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland.

    Román Hernández J.D. is the Hispanic National Bar Association’s representative to the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

    Cam Tredennick J.D. is on the board of directors of 1in6, an organization that offers outreach, education, and services to men with histories of unwanted or abusive childhood sexual experiences. He is a senior associate at Western Rivers Conservancy in Portland.


    Jeremy Aliason J.D. is on the board of College Horizons, a nonprofit that offers college and graduate admissions workshops to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai‘ians from across the United States.

    Jules Bailey B.A. is the state representative for Portland’s inner east side.

    Elizabeth Howard J.D. received Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Luminary Award. She is one of Oregon’s foremost authorities on federal and state water quality regulation policies and their agricultural impacts.

    Bryan Kirkpatrick J.D. is a partner in the firm of Stolowitz Ford Cowger.

    Andrew Over B.A. is director of community and business relations for Regence Blue- Cross BlueShield of Oregon.


    Arts & Sciences  June 21-24, 2012

    Megan Cahn B.A. returned to Portland in 2006 and earned an M.P.H. from Oregon State University in 2010. She is now pursuing her doctorate at Oregon State. She looks forward to reconnecting with classmates—especially former Residence Life staffers and Italy 2000 program participants— at this summer’s reunion.

    Heather Christie B.A. received her M.A. in intercultural service, leadership, and management in 2008 from the School for International Training in Vermont. She then returned to her home in Colorado, where she now works for Colorado Mountain College coordinating a federal TRIO program. (TRIO programs are designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.) In her free time, she skis, rides a little red horse, sings the blues, and spends as much time in the woods as possible. She plans to marry Joe O’Malley in July, after a raucous reunion in Portland.

    Jeff Crowl B.A. wants you to know that this year’s reunion is going to be awesome. The ink on his M.B.A. in sustainable business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute will be drying, and he couldn’t think of anyone with whom he’d rather celebrate than his classmates. He can share stories about eight years in the mortgage business, years of addiction recovery coaching, and time spent learning more about local living economies. He’d really like to hear about you, your story, and how your journey led you from Palatine Hill and back again this June.

    Sean Gehrke B.A. lives in Los Angeles, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in urban education policy from the University of Southern California. She is a Dean’s Fellow in the Rossier School of Education and works as a researcher in the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis. See also Marriages and Unions.

    Marie Knapp B.A. ’03, M.A.T. ’07 and Ben Levy B.A. live in a purple house in southeast Portland. Knapp works as a special education teacher at Centennial High School in Gresham. Levy works as a cardiac nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center. See also Births and Adoptions.

    Bradley Maier J.D. joined the board of trustees of Oregon Ballet Theatre. He is senior counsel at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

    Tom Stephenson B.A. returned to “the glorious rain, the green, and affordable housing of Portland” after a few years of quality control at a rock quarry in California. He has worked in Lewis & Clark’s information technology office since 2006 and is president of the Lewis & Clark College Support Staff Association, Local 4912. Living with a Ph.D. candidate and the world’s cutest Weimaraner keeps him busy. He will be at his 10-year reunion this summer. “If I knew your name 10 years ago, I would love to see you there.”


    Karstan Lovorn J.D. volunteered for the Galapagos Preservation Society and the Darwin Animal Doctors for three months in the Galapagos Islands. While in law school, he studied animal law and continued his activism. Lovorn, still an activist, is currently exploring other interests, including sailing and engineering.


    Kathleen Hitt J.D. is the conservation director of the Mount Shasta–based Siskiyou Land Trust, which recently completed the purchase of 5,600 acres in the Scott Valley to be preserved for elk; bald eagles; and Chinook and coho salmon.

    Jessica Stern B.A. is the program manager for Business for Culture & the Arts in Portland. She is a member of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni.


    Nicholas Bookman B.A. and David Roon B.A. started 2012 by scrambling through the rough, rutted 2,000-mile length of the Indian subcontinent in an auto-rickshaw. For more information about their adventure, visit their website.

    Mark Burrell B.A. won the 2010 Army Journalist of the Year award.

    Deborah Lee J.D. joined International Justice Mission as a volunteer legal fellow in February 2011. She lives in Kigali, Rwanda. Prior to joining IJM, Lee worked for five years as a prosecutor in the sex crimes bureau of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Peter Moolenaar J.D., a partner at Dioguardi Flynn in Scottsdale, Arizona, joined the board of Sun Sounds Foundation, an advisory and fundraising arm for Sun Sounds of Arizona. The organization provides audio access and information to people who cannot read print because of disabilities.


    Elisa Dozono J.D. is the board president of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association for 2011–12. She is an associate at Miller Nash.

    Meghann Paddock B.A., J.D. ’10 joined P. Mars Scott Law Offices in Missoula, Montana. Paddock will concentrate in general practice with an emphasis in family law.


    Arts & Sciences  June 21-24, 2012

    Ho‘onani Andermann B.A. lives in Honolulu, where she develops software that helps physicians provide quality care to chronic disease patients at the point of care. She is excited to be part of the alumni reunion planning group. See also Marriages and Unions.

    Jessica Asai J.D. is a regional representative of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association for 2011–12. She is a civil rights investigator with Oregon Health & Science University’s affirmative action and equal opportunity department.

    Scott Devlin B.A. works as a pharmacy technician at Oregon Health & Science University. He studies biochemistry (the major he never declared) at Portland Community College. He plans to attend graduate school in nursing, physician assisting, or pharmacy. He recently celebrated a four-year anniversary with his partner Rob Dowers, a radiography student at Portland Community College. Devlin is anxious to reconnect with classmates at the five-year reunion in June.

    James “Jay” Flint J.D. is the director for the Sunset Empire Transportation District, Clatsop County’s public bus system.

    Connie Kong J.D. is treasurer of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association for 2011–12. She is a law clerk for the Honorable Marco Hernandez.

    Tim Main B.A. received his M.P.H. from the Colorado School of Public Health and leads a community-based participatory research project involving childhood grief at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is well connected to his Lewis & Clark classmates in the Denver area and is excited to be part of planning his five-year class reunion.

    Robert “Bobby” McHugh B.A. began his career in the music and nonprofit advertising world after graduation. In collaboration with an award-winning director, he runs a small media company and produces a variety of TV campaigns as well as music videos for labels like Sub Pop and Fuzed Music. McHugh recently finished a contract with World Famous, a boutique motion graphics and creative agency. He lives in Seattle and looks forward to seeing lots of classmates at the class of 2007 reunion in June.

    Bernadette Dieker Nunley J.D. is secretary of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section. She is an attorney with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office.

    Yevgeniy “Gene” Pavlenko B.A. works as a stock analyst at a Portland-based investment bank by day and as a residential developer by night. He looks forward to seeing all his brilliant classmates from 2007 at the five-year reunion.

    Tanya Sloan B.A. is a senior associate director of alumni and parent programs at Lewis & Clark. She is working with a group of classmates to plan a fantastic reunion for the class of 2007. A potter, Sloan is remaking her basement into a ceramics studio. She lives in southwest Portland with partner Brian Webb B.A. ’05 and two feisty cats.

    Duke Tufty J.D. is presidentelect of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section. Tufty is an attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine.


    Amber Case B.A. was a keynote speaker at SXSW Interactive in March. Her topic was “Ambient Location and the Future of the Interface.” Case has been profiled in numerous publications, including Forbes and Wired. She has also given a TED talk called “We Are All Cyborgs Now.” In 2010, she was featured in Fast Company as one of the most influential women in technology. Case is the founder of Geoloqi, a tool that helps mobile app developers create location-based apps for smartphones.

    Brian David B.A. and Emily Quayle B.A. ’09 cofounded a small nonprofit in Nicaragua aimed at improving rural education across the country. Their organization, the Education Study, helps other nonprofits make educated decisions about the programs and methods they employ in Nicaragua. For more information, visit the website.

    Damien Hall J.D. was elected chair of the Oregon Convention Center Urban Renewal Area Advisory Committee. Hall is an attorney with Jordan Ramis. He was also appointed to the City of Portland’s 2011 Charter Review Commission.

    Sarah Petersen J.D. is treasurer of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section. Previously, she clerked for the Oregon Department of Justice’s Family Law Section and the Multnomah County Attorney’s Office.

    Masa Yamaguchi J.D. is a board member of the Japan- America Society of Oregon. He is an attorney with Lane Powell in Portland and an active member of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association and Oregon’s Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce.


    Leanne Grabel M.Ed. wrote and starred in the play Badgirls, based on her experiences teaching language arts to adolescent girls at Rosemont Treatment Center and School in Portland. The play was staged at the Pacific Crest Community School in November.

    Emily Quayle B.A. and Brian David B.A. ’08 cofounded a small nonprofit in Nicaragua aimed at improving rural education across the country. Their organization, the Education Study, helps other nonprofits make educated decisions about the programs and methods they employ in Nicaragua. For more information, visit the website.

    Alexandra Shaphren B.A. was recognized as the 2011 Outstanding Philanthropic Young Adult at the Central Coast’s 20th annual Philanthropy Day award ceremony in Carmel, California. She was honored for her fundraising efforts for the Community Partnership for Youth. Last Setpember, Shaphren ran the Lake Tahoe 50-Mile Ultra Marathon, raising $1,300 and finishing first among women.


    Jonah Geil-Neufeld B.A. works for PAGATIM, an Internet radio company, where he manages a recording studio and hosts a weekly music podcast. He also does freelance web design and helps put the Chronicle on the college’s website. In his free time, he continues to pursue his music aspirations. Visit his website.

    Jeanette “Etta” Lockey J.D. joined McDowell Rackner & Gibson. Her practice involves representing utilities in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Births and Adoptions

  • To Carrie Goux B.A. ’88 and Jonathan Spalter, son Lucian “Luc” Charles Spalter, September 8, 2011. Luc joins older sisters Sage, Willa, and Lael.

    To Dasya Duckworth B.A. ’96 and Alvaro Rosendo- Mejias, a first child, son Daniel, May 23, 2011.

    To Greer Hawley Edman B.A. ’96 and Jefferson Edman, twin daughters, Lily Georgean and Iris Natalie (one minute apart!), April 29, 2011.

    To Karen Bureker B.A. ’98 and Gary Reed, twin sons, Bridger Bureker Reed and Landon Bureker Reed, April 27, 2011. They join sister Gillian Bureker Reed, 3.

    To Ben Levy B.A. ’02 and Marie Knapp B.A. ’03, M.A.T. ’07, son Elliott Knapp-Levy, May 6, 2011.

    To Jason Guchereau B.A. ’03 and Biljana Risteska Guchereau B.A. ’05, daughter Elena Guchereau, July 3, 2011.

    To Kimberly Graves J.D. ’06 and Peter Graves, daughter Eve Alexandra, January 28, 2011. She joins sister Lola, 3.

    To Sabrina “Lynne” Lloyd J.D. ’06 and Mike McConnell, daughter Sophie Jillian McConnell, August 12, 2011.

    To Natasha Richmond J.D. ’10 and Thomas Richmond J.D. ’10, son Alex Sebastian Richmond, June 2, 2011 (five weeks early). He joins sister Nicole, 2.

    To Kimberly Villanueva J.D. ’11, daughter Addison Kimberly Villanueva, June 15, 2011.

Marriages and Unions

  • Sean Gehrke B.A ’02 and Colleen McKinney, June 4, 2011, in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Sam Perkins B.A. ’02 and Derek Oldham B.A. ’02, M.A.T ’03 were in the wedding party. Others in attendance were Robin Kreger B.A. ’01, Lizzy Massa- MacLeod B.A. ’06, Jauna Williams B.A. ’03, Matthew Weidner B.A. ’04, and Kacy Curtis Markowitz B.A. ’02.

    Jessica Stern B.A. ’04 and Jonathan Dahl, July 30, 2011. Sherron Stonecypher B.A. ’92, Lewis & Clark’s director of conferences and events, and John “Jay” Friends B.A. ’93 attended.

    Ho‘onani Andermann B.A. ’07 and Kainoa Pestana, August 7, 2011, at the Queen Emma Summer Palace in Honolulu. Joining them in celebration were Shawn Pankratz B.A. ’07, Lindsay McIntosh B.A. ’07, Daniel Toole B.A. ’07, Kathryn Hyman Myers B.A. ’04, M.A.T. ’06, and Avery Welkin B.A. ’08. Vanessa Stine B.A. ’07 served as the wonderfully organized and calm maid of honor.

In Memoriam

  • 1930s

    Maxine Freeland ’38, February 3, 2010, age 94.


    Kenneth K. Maher J.D. ’46, December 30, 2011, age 90, in Morton, Washington. Maher graduated from Portland’s Grant High School, where he starred in track and field, and from the University of Portland. In 1943, he married Frances “Kay” Burns, whom he had met two years earlier at a UP dance. They were married for 65 years. Maher served as a state representative in the Oregon Legislature from 1961 to 1973. During his legislative career, he worked with numerous political figures, including President John Kennedy and Oregon Governors Mark Hatfield, Tom McCall, and Victor Atiyeh. He also was a State of Oregon administrator, business owner, and developer.

    Donald Shick B.S. ’46, November 22, 2011, age 88.

    Ruth Bogue B.A. ’47, November 21, 2011.

    Jack Marston B.S. ’47, April 21, 2011.

    Dr. James Beima B.S. ’48, December 8, 2011.


    John Ryan J.D. ’50, December 19, 2011, one day shy of age 91. Born in Portland, Ryan attended Grant High School and Fordham University in New York City. When it appeared that World War II might interrupt his studies, Ryan convinced the Fordham dean to begin a summer school program so that he and his classmates could graduate early and enlist. Ryan developed a literacy program for members of the armed services and served as a scriptwriter in the Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit. He had subsequent assignments to combat areas in Europe.
    After the war, Ryan returned to Portland and earned his law degree at Lewis & Clark. He joined the Oregon State Bar in 1950 and built a distinguished legal career. He received numerous awards and chaired the American Bar Association Committee on Literacy.
    Throughout his legal career, Ryan saw the disabilities that illiteracy brought to young prisoners and others struggling to make it in the world. He helped establish the Londer Learning Center in northeast Portland, a GED and literacy program helping scores of people in transition to find their way to better lives.
    During his semiretirement, Ryan wrote poetry, cookbooks, and a memoir. He pursued his lifelong love of reading and the everyday joy of the companionship and conversation of friends.

    David Tomlinson B.S. ’50, December 14, 2011, age 82, in San Diego.
    Tomlinson grew up in California and Salt Lake City. In 1951, he married Jeanine Zabelle. The couple settled in Portland, where he worked as an accountant and branch manager from 1947 to 1955. He also served as a captain and chaplain in the army reserve.
    Tomlinson established a successful hardware distribution company, AMWEST, in 1957. During this time, he served as bishop of the Seattle third ward for seven years. He and Jeanine had three children. Following Jeanine’s death in 1973, Tomlinson moved his family and business headquarters to Salt Lake City. There he met Susan Jacobson; they married in 1977 and had four children.
    Tomlinson served his community and state government. From 1975 to 1977, he studied political science at the University of Utah. In 1979, he was elected chair of the Utah delegation to the White House Conference on Small Business, hosted by President Jimmy Carter. From 1983 to 1986, he served two terms in the Utah House of Representatives District 44. He was active in state government, the church, and business until his retirement. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, 7 children, 23 grandchildren, and 6 greatgrandchildren.

    Leland Stanley Brunquist B.S. ’51, December 8, 2011, age 83. Brunquist served in the U.S. Army in 1946. He married Nancy Holden in 1951, and they enjoyed 60 years together. After four decades as an orchardist in the Hood River Valley and a school administrator in The Dalles, Junction City, and Rainier, he retired in 1986.

    Phyllis White CAS ’51, December 1, 2011, age 82.

    Wallace Dale Bowman B.S. ’52, December 27, 2011, age 82, after a brief illness. Bowman was born in Minneapolis and lived in Oregon from 1936 to 1967. He then moved to Richmond, Virginia, and was an active member of his community and church.

    Philip Newell B.A. ’52, January 21, 2011, age 84.

    Norman Barna B.S. ’53, October 7, 2011, age 90.

    Judge Arthur Barrows J.D. ’53, October 13, 2011, age 91. Born in South Dakota, Barrows moved to Oregon in 1936 with his father and three brothers. After high school, he worked as a day laborer and then became a merchant marine seaman during World War II. In 1947, he married Vivian Borin in Portland. Vivian died in 2007.
    In the early 1950s, Barrows opened a law office in Pilot Rock, Oregon. In 1954, he was appointed deputy district attorney for Umatilla County and served two years before resuming his law practice, this time in Pendleton. In 1959, he was again appointed deputy district attorney. After eight years, he was appointed part-time municipal judge for Pendleton. In 1977, he was appointed the first part-time U.S. magistrate judge for northeastern Oregon, a position he held until 1988. Barrows was active in the community and enjoyed serving local charitable organizations. He also enjoyed riding, mule packing, hunting, and being in the open spaces of eastern Oregon.

    Catherine Rosenberg B.S. ’55, May 26, 2010.

    George Burgess B.A. ’57, November 4, 2011, age 80.

    James C. Watson B.S. ’57, March 26, 2011.

    Richard Biggs J.D. ’58, March 23, 2011, age 85. Biggs served as a yeoman in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific and as a court reporter for court martial trials in Shanghai. He earned his undergraduate degree from Reed College, where he served as an alumni board member and board president. His career included corporate law at Martin, Bischoff, Templeton & Biggs and at Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler. In his last years, he was a sole practitioner.


    Clarence R. Hanna B.S. ’61, November 5, 2011, age 72.

    Robert Angelo Costanzo J.D. ’63, June 2, 2011, age 90. During World War II, Costanzo was a sergeant in France and England. In 1950, he married Frances. The couple raised five children during their 49-year marriage. In 1966, the family moved to Fresno, California. Costanzo worked as a manager for a national insurance company for 35 years, retiring in Madera County, California. He was a devoted and caring father, husband, and grandfather.

    Nancy Gresbrink B.A. ’63, November 22, 2011.

    Judge Stephen Walker J.D. ’63, August 8, 2011, age 79. Walker’s teenage years were spent in Mexico City, where he developed a deep appreciation of Mexican culture. Later in life, he used his fluency in Spanish to help others. As a young man, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a lab tech in a M.A.S.H. unit in Korea. When he returned to Portland, he worked in a pathology lab to support himself through law school. Walker was a competitive man who believed in justice, which made practicing law a perfect career choice. He fought hard for his clients regardless of their ability to pay. His years as a defense attorney served him well when he became a Multnomah County circuit court judge. After retirement, he was active as an arbitrator and mediator.

    Ronald Hergert B.S. ’65, J.D. ’69, October 21, 2011, age 68. Hergert attended Jefferson High School, where he lettered in three sports. In 1960, he was the first recipient of the college’s Scholar-Athlete Award. He was later inducted into Lewis & Clark’s Sports Hall of Fame. Hergert began practicing law shortly after earning his J.D. In the 1970s and 1980s, he sang with the New Oregon Singers, where he met his future wife, LeAnn Cox. In 1992, he started Hergert & Associates. Throughout his career, he was honored with multiple professional awards. He also served as a pro-tem judge in the Clackamas County Family Law court from 1990 through 2010.

    Allen Pynn J.D. ’65, December 5, 2011, age 75. Pynn served in the Oregon House of Representatives from 1969 to 1973. He retired from his West Linn law practice in 1990. He was married to Suzanne Cassidy Goddard for 23 years.

    Averill Bolton J.D. ’66, May 21, 2011, age 64, at home. Bolton married his wife, Bonnie, in 1988. The couple lived in Hillsboro, Oregon, and moved to Beaverton, Oregon, in 2006.

    Sondra Lino M.A.T. ’66, November 27, 2011, age 68.

    Maurice Shick B.S. ’67, October 20, 2011, age 86.

    James R. Cox B.S. ’69, June 26, 2011.


    Thomas Meehan Jr. J.D. ’71, July 26, 2011, age 69, in Spring, Texas. Meehan was a retired assistant U.S. attorney. During his career, he served as a special deputy U.S. marshal, assistant district attorney in Eugene, drill sergeant in the U.S. Army, and pilot. His hobbies included woodworking and writing.

    Donald A. Miller B.S. ’71, September 21, 2011, age 62.

    Anne Erickson B.S. ’72, September 6, 2011, age 61.

    Louise C. Perry B.A. ’73, December 3, 2011, age 81, surrounded by the love of her family and friends.

    Jason Emerick B.S. ’74, October 27, 2011, age 58, of multiple myeloma. Emerick graduated summa cum laude in communication. He spent many years as a stagehand, serving as primary sound technician for several of Chick Corea’s international tours and for Al Di Meola’s Bandana Productions in New York. As the computer age developed, so did Emerick’s skills; he became a soughtafter computer consultant in Dundee, Oregon. He was an avid fan of Formula One racing, a gifted and witty conversationalist, a fine cook, and a connoisseur of local wines.

    Richard Kasson M.E. ’76, J.D. ’88, July 10, 2011, age 66, of natural causes, in Tigard, Oregon. Kasson attended the University of Michigan before serving in Vietnam as a U.S. Army intelligence officer. In 1972, he earned a psychology degree from the University of Minnesota. Kasson met and married Susan Hill in 1976. Their daughter, Hillary, was born three years later. Kasson worked in several counseling capacities at Woodland Park Hospital and Portland State University, and as a Multnomah County involuntary commitment investigator. He spent three years in Pendleton, Oregon, as part of the Umatilla County Mental Health Group Treatment Program before he turned to work as a legal assistant. Kasson returned to Portland in 1984 to pursue a J.D. He worked as a full-time legal assistant while attending law school at night. On less-thannormal amounts of sleep, he managed to have a life with family and friends. Kasson retired from his longtime plaintiff ’s law practice in December 2010. In both of his professions, Kasson fought for his clients, built their confidence with humor and wit when appropriate, and always offered commonsense advice.


    Sara S. Webster M.A.T. ’85, September 28, 2011, age 70.

    Kevin Carlsmith B.S. ’89, November 19, 2011, age 44, from cancer. Carlsmith earned a Ph.D. at Princeton University in 2001, the same year he married Alison Mathias, a Virginia native whom he had met in a swing-dance class at Princeton. They had two daughters, Abigail and Julia. Carlsmith was an accomplished researcher and a popular professor of psychology at Colgate University, where he had worked since 2003. A devoted father, he died in his boyhood home in Portola Valley, California, surrounded by his family.


    Robert Flug J.D. ’90, July 7, 2011, age 66, at Hopewell House Hospice in Portland. Flug graduated from Tufts University before serving in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica and working for presidential candidate Robert Kennedy. His favorite job was running knitting machines at a mill in New Jersey. Flug helped develop two cable-access stations: Bridgeton Vision in New Jersey and TVAP in Portland. He worked for OPB television while attending law school. He later worked for Legal Aid Services of Oregon, serving farm workers as a staff attorney in Hillsboro and filled in when needed in Pendleton, Albany, McMinnville, and Portland. He was instrumental in launching the Legal Aid website. For the past 10 years, he worked as a volunteer to promote safer cookstoves, and served on a standards panel for the American National Standards Institute. He had an agile mind and a kind heart, and the core of his being was love for his family and friends.

    Jane Voget J.D. ’90, March 29, 2011, age 62, in Des Moines, Washington. Voget served on the White House staff during the Carter Administration. She practiced law in Burien, Washington.


    Aaron Roblan J.D. ’00, September 5, 2011, age 37, due to complications from Churg-Strauss syndrome, a rare autoimmune disease, in his San Francisco home. He was a shareholder at San Francisco firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, and had been a practicing labor and employment lawyer in Washington and California since 2000. A marathon runner since age 9, Roblan ran up to 70 miles a week regularly. In 2009, Roblan married Maria Anastas in Phoenix, Arizona. They traveled to Greece and other parts of Europe, and all around America, navigating busy schedules to spend as much time as possible with family and friends. Roblan will be remembered for his often biting sense of humor and for his compassion, drive, and generosity.

    Jamie Barham B.A. ’03, March 21, 2011, age 29, of acute myeloid leukemia.

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