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    • 10/13/2017

      Charles Sanderson BA ’91 was named to the initial USA Touch Rugby squad to compete in the Touch World Cup in Kuala Lumpur in 2019. He has represented the United States in international touch rugby competition on three different occasions: South Africa in 2007, Scotland in 2011, and Australia in 2015. No U.S. player has scored more touchdowns in international competition than Sanderson.

    • 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).

    • 06/14/2019

      Annie Fassler BA ’11 and husband Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 have officially launched their new podcast production company, Puddle Creative. Check out their website: www.puddlecreative.com

    • 12/07/2017

      Jonah Geil-Neufeld BA ’11 and Annie Fassler BA ’11, September 23, 2017, in Chicago, by Susan McBerry (instructor in voice at L&C). Attendees included Mac Cooper BA ’09, Carmelle Cooper BA ’12, Emilie Sanchez BA ’11, Kylie Della BA ’10, Walt Javins BA ’11, Terra Leifer BA ’10, Elizabeth Bartholomew BA ’11, Sophie Duba BA ’11, Andrew Erickson BA ’14, Sierra Bertolone-Smith BA ’15, Carolyn Pursinger BA ’11, Branden Pursinger BA ’12, Alison Stake BA ’11, and Dylan Peden BA ’10.

    • 10/13/2017

      Laresa Beck BA ’00 and her husband, Jacob Pegg, recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Annika Jewell. Beck is the school climate coach at Beach Elementary School in Portland, where she supports teachers and students in restorative justice practices.

    • 06/29/2017

      Hadley Robbins BS ’79 was named president and CEO of Columbia Banking System in Tacoma, Washington.

    • 02/22/2019

      John Venator BS ’66 is the retired past president and CEO of the Computing Technology Industry Association, a global industry trade association. In 2000, he and his wife, Dorianne, moved to a 400+ year old 18,000-square-foot hacienda in Valladolid, Mexico. They open their home, Casa de Los Venados, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, for guided tours to raise money for local charities. Venator says it’s a “must see” for tourists both because it’s won four architectural prizes and it sports a collection of Mexican folk art that has been described as of “museum quality.” (For more information and photos, visit www.casadelosvenados.com.) He says two favorite trips of 2018 were to New York City for Hester Turner’s 101st birthday celebration and to Buenos Aires to participate for a second time in the World Travel and Tourism Council’s 2018 International Congress. Venator welcomes emails from L&C alums at javenator1@gmail.com and always enjoys greeting L&C alums who come for tours of their home.

    • 02/01/2018

      Adam Wiedmann BA ’01, a single father of two daughters, lives in St. Helena, California, in the heart of wine country. His primary career focus is in the arts as a sculptor and owner of Wiedmann Sculpture Studios. His contemporary abstract forms can be found worldwide. He also works closely with Dana Johnson BS ’81 and her organization NIMBUS Arts, a community arts center that is fostering the next generation of creative minds. Over the past few years, Wiedmann’s love of adventure has led him down the road of photojournalism. He has documented California’s devastating wildfires, and his images have appeared in ABC News reports, the LA Times, the Guardian, and other media. His sculpture work can be found at www.hammerswinger.com, and his powerful images of wildfires can be found on Instagram @napafirephotos.

    • 12/18/2019

      Lillian Meyers JD ’64 died May 24, 2019, just shy of her 97th birthday.

      Lillian was born May 27, 1922, in Melba, Idaho, to Iva and James Cason. She was the fourth of eight children, sibling to Ella, Lee, Betty, Marie, Jamie, Richard, and Jean. The family moved to Burns, Oregon, when Lillian was an infant. While in high school she worked for the Burns Times Herald, the Weather Bureau, the hospital, and the courthouse. It was while working in the last of these that Lillian became inspired by the law and decided to become an attorney, despite all obstacles. This independent outlook and strength of character served her well throughout her life.

      In 1942 Lillian married Edward Meyers. They bought 45 acres on the Clackamas River, where they raised their five children. Lillian and Edward divorced in 1970.

      Friends introduced Lillian to Paul Olenik, who became her second husband in 1978. The couple spent many wonderful years traveling and enjoying life until Paul’s untimely death in 1997. After his passing, Lillian continued to travel and spend time with family and friends.

      Lillian was a proud Oregonian and never lost her connection to and love of Burns and the high desert. She returned as often as possible with her children to visit family and travel the back roads of the Steens Mountains and the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

      It was only in her last seven years that dementia diminished the quality of her very full life. Lillian was predeceased by her parents, her husbands, and her oldest daughter, Lynne. She is survived by her children Edward, Leslie, John, and Mona; her stepchildren Bethany, Jeff, John, David, Theresa, and Cindy; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

    • 11/15/2019

      Keenan Ordon-Bakalian JD ’19 has joined Jordan Ramis PC as an associate attorney in the firm’s land use and development practice group. Previously, Ordon-Bakalian worked for the firm as a law clerk. Licensed to practice in the state of Oregon, he focuses his practice on land use and environmental law and has experience handling a variety of regulatory and legal compliance matters at the intersection of these fields of law. While a law student, Ordon-Bakalian clerked for the Snohomish County (Washington) Prosecutor’s Office in the Land Use and Environmental Unit and for Western Resources Legal Center, where he assisted in drafting pleadings in federal district court and the Ninth Circuit relating to federal forest practices and ranching.