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  • JR
    • 06/25/2017

      John Reitz BS ’48, BM ’49, a WWII veteran and one of 15 surviving members of the 66th Infantry Division, attended the group’s annual reunion in Louisville, Kentucky, in summer 2017. Reitz says he’s been attending since the events started in 1969, and he’s only missed one. Reitz worked with radio equipment during the war, and was on deck when the SS  Leopoldville, the ship carrying his division to reinforce soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge, was hit by a German torpedo. Reitz was lucky enough to be able to swim to safety, but 800 service members were lost that day. He says “the traditions and the friendships” are what keep him coming back for reunions.

    • 12/12/2016

      John Reitz BS ’48, BM ’49, who invigorated the Snack Shack that once existed below Albany Quadrangle with jazz music, continues to play trumpet. Reitz, along with his Harbor Patrol Jazz Band, performed at the Clark County Fair in Vancouver, Washington, in August. It was the 20th consecutive year the band had played at the event.

  • SG
    • 03/02/2018

      Susan W. Graf JD ’07 was named a partner by Klarquist Sparkman. Graf, who holds a Ph.D. in cell biology from Duke University, specializes in biotechnical and medical patent applications, with a focus on the preparation and prosecution of U.S., international, and foreign patent applications. She has extensive research experience in the fields of cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, including clinical diagnostics. Graf also prepares legal opinions, including patentability, invalidity, infringement/noninfringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions, and prepares and prosecutes trademark applications.

  • EM
    • 03/02/2018

      Erin Keys MacDonald JD ’02 was named a fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), an organization of peer-elected lawyers and law professors who are skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate procedure, as well as the administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors, and incompetents.

  • KF
    • 11/02/2017

      Kirsten Fix BA ’10, MA ’17 and Cam Roberts BA ’08, August 12, 2017, in Spokane, Washington. Their nuptials were celebrated with friends and family that included many Lewis & Clark alumni (representing classes from 1976 through 2012) and faculty. They timed their wedding to occur between Kirsten’s graduation from Lewis & Clark with an MA in student affairs administration and their move to to Iowa, where Kirsten works as a student advisor in the Center for Careers, Life, and Service at Grinnell College.

  • Heather Fossity
    • 02/20/2018

      Heather Fossity JD ’17 has joined Barran Liebman’s employment litigation team. Fossity has a diverse legal background representing Oregon employers.

  • TM

    Thomas M. Masterson BA ’68, September 18, 2017, age 71. Masterson was vice president of marketing at Na Koa Company when he retired. Survivors include his partner, Waynella McNeil; his children, Ian, Bryce, Siri, and Trevor; and five grandchildren.

  • Kay Abramowitz
    • 02/01/2015

      Kay Abramowitz JD ’84 joined Miller Nash’s trusts and estates practice. Abramowitz, who focuses on advising family‐owned businesses, is a frequent lecturer and is recognized for her experience in succession and transfer issues found in family‐owned businesses. These include assisting owners in identifying the next owners, leaders, and managers and assisting with tax‐sensitive strategies for transferring business assets to the next owners. She also helps her clients with probate‐avoidance trusts, tax‐planning trusts, special-needs and special-purpose trusts, and charitable remainder trust and asset-protection strategies. Her clients include owners and executives of family-owned businesses, married couples, single individuals, unmarried couples, and non-U.S. citizens.

  • Harsha Abeyaratne
  • David Aamodt
    • 09/01/2011

      Joined Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf as of counsel after retiring from PGE as associate general counsel.

  • DB
    • 10/30/2017

      Diane Brown ’71 has worked as a trusts and estates lawyer with her own practice since 1986. She is engaged to Elaine Brady and has two children, Brett and Claudia, from a previous marriage to Michael. She is a Santa Clara County (California) master gardener and a member of the Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club. When not volunteering, Brown loves to travel.