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  • WR
    • Wendy Robinson BA ’83 moved to Bend, Oregon, after graduation, where she worked as a lab tech and volunteered with the High Desert Museum. Inspired by a favorite Lewis & Clark class, Robinson earned a PhD in genetics from the University of California at Berkeley, then moved to Zurich, Switzerland, with her husband, Joseph. She volunteered at a medical genetics lab at the University of Zurich to keep busy. Eventually, she was offered a postdoc position, which lasted five years. The couple later returned to North America, and Robinson found a faculty position in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She’s been there more than 20 years. Robinson says that what she’s learned from all this is: “The path doesn’t have to be clear or direct. Just follow your passions and enjoy yourself along the way.”

      Posted 02/15/2017
  • MP
    • Mark Peterson BA ’83 completed a master’s degree in Soviet history at the University of Washington in 1986. That same year, he returned to Moscow, where he met his future wife, Iris, a citizen of East Germany. Their son, Lukas, was born in 1995. From 1989 to 2016, he worked for the U.S. Customs Service. Since 2016, he has been volunteering as chair of Mwanzo Proud Farmers, a nonprofit serving western Kenya.

      Posted 02/15/2017
  • NK
    • Norma Kop BA ’83 currently serves as program specialist in the Developmental Disabilities Division of the Hawai‘i State Department of Health and is owner of a management consulting firm. She writes: “In my four years at Lewis & Clark, I gained a lifetime of real friends, the kind of relationships that my husband and three children (ages 14, 22, and 26) also enjoy. L&C also deepened my sensitivity to the perspectives of others. My career in business, education, and health care requires soft and technical know-how, teamwork, accuracy, enthusiasm, and more. L&C taught me to how to learn and how to use my skills to serve others. This is the greater purpose—to help people. I arrived. I observed. I applied. And I am grateful. My experience at L&C, some 30 years ago, is a tapestry of soft, rough, and essential lessons, ones that will help me keep moving forward. Always forward.”

      Posted 02/15/2017
  • JB
    • Jonathan Burton BA ’83 says he didn’t expect in May 1983 that Lewis & Clark would provide him with lifelong friends; a satisfying career as a journalist; and appreciation for learning, teaching, and listening. The journalism profession has taken him around the world and is never boring. Now, he’s a commentary editor for MarketWatch.com and has come full circle from writing opinion articles for the Pioneer Log at Lewis & Clark. Burton has served as a member of the Board of Alumni, an informal resource for the Pioneer Log. He was also a runner for L&C’s Pio-neering Hood to Coast Relay team in 2016.

      Posted 02/15/2017
  • JB
    • Jill Phillips Brueningsen BA ’83 writes: “Lewis & Clark College prepared me for a digital future, although I did not know that in 1979, my freshman year. By 2000, publishing had moved to the internet, and I wanted to learn more. My comprehensive L&C education made it easy for me to return to university study and earn a master’s in computer information systems. I now work as a systems analyst for an insurance company. The best part about Lewis & Clark is that I made some lifetime friends. When we get together, we pick up where we left off. See you at the 2018 reunion!”

      Posted 02/15/2017
  • MB
    • Meredith Nelson Black BA ’83 was promoted to first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In her new position, she will oversee the Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso branches of the bank. Black has been with the Dallas Fed since 1983.

      Posted 02/15/2017
  • ML
    • Mary Lemon BA ’82 is a full professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She remarried a year ago.

      Posted 02/15/2017
  • SK
    • Susanne Kahler BA ’82 retired from Loudoun County (Virginia) Public Schools and is the new program manager of the membership department at SkillsUSA, a nonprofit organization focusing on career and technical education and closing the skills gap.

      Posted 02/15/2017
  • AI
    • Adrienne Inglis BM ’82 composed two choral pieces that were performed in February 2017 in Austin, Texas, by the Inversion Ensemble, a group dedicated to performing innovative choral works and encouraging the creation of new music. On the Mystery of the Incarnation for chorus and strings is inspired by a setting of a Denise Levertov poem of the same name. In Heaven and on Earth for chorus, flute, and clàrsach (Scottish lever harp) is based on Philippians 2:5–11.

      Posted 02/15/2017
  • CW
    • Dr. Christopher Wood BA ’82 has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Radiology. He is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where has has been on staff since 1992. Wood is also a member of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni.

      Posted 02/15/2017

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