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    • 11/20/2018

      Daniel Walker JD ’18 has joined the State Accident Insurance Fund (SAIF) as appellate counsel and was sworn in as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Oregon.

    • 11/13/2017

      Ashley Moss BA ’10 recently completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is now working as a pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellow in the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

    • 06/07/2019

      David Sellers BA ’57, June 7, 2019, age 85. Sellers met Clara Wright BS ’58 while at Lewis & Clark, and the two were married in March 1957. Soon after graduation, they moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where Sellers earned a PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. Eventually, the family returned to Portland, where Sellers taught at Lewis & Clark until 1965. Later, the family moved to Washington, D.C., where Sellers worked for the CIA. In 2001, Clara Wright passed away. Sellers later married Dianne Shiner, and the couple moved to Freeland, Washington. He loved spending time on Whidbey Island, where he had a home. Survivors include his wife, Dianne; six children; three step-children; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

    • 10/14/2016

      Tani Roberts Girton BA ’81, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Bank of Marin in Novato, California, was chosen as one of the recipients of the North Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Business award.

    • 07/11/2019

      Wendy Levy Rush BA ’91 is pursuing a master’s degree in education to become a middle school science teacher in Massachusetts. She has been working in a middle school for five years now and loves interacting with kids of this age. In the summer, Rush is a group head counselor in charge of incoming second-graders. Wendy has been happily married to Eliot Rush for 19 years and has two beautiful children, who are 17 (a rising senior) and 13 1/2 (a rising eighth-grader).

    • 07/14/2019

      Catherine Johnson-Ference BA ’83 said she felt especially grateful for the connections she made at L&C when hosting Ginger Irwin Moshofsky BA ’83 and Erika Davis Frank ’83 for a fun-filled visit to the San Francisco Bay Area last spring and again while visiting Istanbul, Turkey, with Ayse Acar BA ’83, Catherine Laflin BA ’84, and Mae Fadaak BA ’83. She thanks Acar and her parents for their hospitality and kindness. “Whether it’s in one’s own community or beyond, reconnecting with L&C college friends makes the journey–and 2019–that much more special.”

    • 02/01/2018

      Catherine Johnson-Ference BA ’83 tells us that she and her husband moped just a bit once they found themselves with an empty nest this past fall. However, she figured out that she now has even more energy for her work with seventh graders through WriterCoach Connection and for things like Lewis & Clark’s upcoming sesquicentennial celebration. She hopes to see many of her old classmates and friends at Alumni Weekend in June.

    • 08/05/2019

      Jeremiah Rigsby JD ’14 was selected as chief of staff for CareOregon. Previously, Rigsby was CareOregon’s director of public policy and regulatory affairs, working extensively with health care policymakers in Salem and Washington, D.C. He has also served as the senior legislative assistant for U.S. Representative Kurt Schrader (2009–2011) and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (2006–2009).

    • 05/30/2019

      Darya Watnick BA ’13 began pursuing a master’s degree in environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in August 2019.

    • 06/27/2019

      Maile Speakman BA ’10 is a PhD candidate in American studies at Yale University. Her dissertation examines emerging techno-capitalist economies in Havana, Cuba. Throughout 2019, she is living in Havana, where she is conducting ethnographic research.

    • 04/04/2019

      To Sarah Phan-Budd BA ’03 and Christopher Phan BA ’03, a daughter, Emilia Grace Phan-Budd, in December 2018. Emmy resides with her parents and brother Maxwell in the charming river town of Winona, Minnesota.