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    • 07/12/2018

      Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09 and her husband, David Rosengard JD ’15, LLM ’16, bought their first home in Saint Helens, Oregon, in October 2017. They promptly adopted two adorable rescue pitbulls, who keep them busy. David works at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and teaches as a adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Diana works as a senior manager at a global open-source technology company, while writing novels in her spare time. Her first novel, Spooked, a “New Adult supernatural noir,” is coming out in September 2018.

  • Steven Mitchell Carpenter died July 16, 2016, after a short illness. He was 61 years old.

    Steven was born April 8, 1955, in Miles City, Montana. He attended The Dalles High School in Oregon. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in French, he worked as the assistant regional director of public affairs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Portland. He then earned a JD, following which he worked in private practice, focusing on products liability and professional malpractice defense.

    Steven joined the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) as a claims attorney in 2000. He spoke and wrote widely on lawyer liability issues, but will be most remembered for his compassion for lawyers facing malpractice claims. Throughout his professional career, Steven made many friends and enjoyed working with many wonderful colleagues.

    A former member of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, Steven was an avid supporter of all the arts. His passions included cooking, traveling (especially to France), and his Dobermans.

    Steven is survived by his parents, Don and Juanita Carpenter; his brothers, Mike and Lynn Carpenter; nephew Kyle Carpenter, with his wife Jennifer and their son Conley; nephew Cory Carpenter, with his wife Karyn; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as countless friends.

  •  Passed away on August 27, 2016.

    • 07/10/2018

      Angélica Pulido-Westlake BA ’13 has enjoyed a fulfilling career in the nonprofit sector, developing and delivering education programs for organizations like the Native American Youth & Family Center and Adelante Mujeres in the Pacific Northwest. She has also had the great pleasure of marrying her partner of seven years, father to their sweet 2-year-old boy and baby girl expected in June 2018.

  • Patricia Barnard Stipe BA ’50, August 13, 2016, age 89. Patricia worked in the Swan Island shipyards, contributing to the war effort. When the war ended, she married Tom Stipe. After a stint in New York City, the couple returned to Portland, where Patricia opened a children’s clothing store in Lake Oswego. The couple raised three children and lived in Eastmoreland for more than 50 years. Patricia enjoyed playing the piano and was active with the Oregon Symphony, the First Unitarian Church, and the Eastmoreland Garden Club. Survivors include her three children, Bob, Paul, and Anne, as well as three grandchildren.

    • 09/01/2014

      Julie Penry JD ’04 was named assistant general counsel at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

    • 10/13/2017

      Julie Penry JD’ 04 and Jay Penry welcomed Charlotte Susannah Penry on May 24, 2017, in Corvallis, Oregon. She joins 5-year-old brother Leon.

    • Rally to the Stars!

      Eric DeWeese JD ’18 explores whether the colonization of space can inspire more sustainable ways of life on Earth in this novel about an extended family facing the increasingly catastrophic effects of climate change.

      Posted 05/12/2018
    • 03/12/2018

      Olivia Schneider Grabacki JD ’17 joined the business team of Portland law firm Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP as an associate. During law school, Schneider Grabacki served as a contracts teaching fellow, a peer mentor, and an extern for the Western Resources Legal Center. In 2015 and 2016, she worked as a law clerk for the Washington County District Attorney’s Office. In 2016, Schneider Grabacki participated in Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s summer associate program, working on general business as well as environmental and natural resource litigation matters.

    • 10/30/2017

      Jarell Hunt JD ’17 has joined Tonkon Torp LLP as an associate in its business department. A Portland native, Hunt worked with the firm during the summer while a student. Prior to earning his law degree, he also worked for several years at M Holdings Securities, where he gained insight into the financial services sector and experience with broker dealers, registered investment advisors, and funds.

    • 04/16/2018

      Josh Goldberg JD ’17 joined Barran Liebman. Goldberg represents employers and management in employment law litigation, and provides advice on a full range of employment law matters. After he earned his JD, Goldberg externed with the Honorable Ann Aiken, and served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Jerome LaBarre and the Honorable Andrew Lavin. Prior to law school, he served as a policy assistant for Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 during her tenure as Oregon’s secretary of state.