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Class of 1988

  • CAS class correspondentsTeresa Pacelli BS ’88: Sydney Dickerson BA, MEd ’89 and Teresa Pacelli BS ’88

    “It was great to see so many of you at our 30th reunion last summer! Dancing in the stacks at Watzek Library was a BLAST! Keep in touch and let us hear from you!” -November 2018

    • 12/08/2017

      Doug Lee BA ’68, JD ’88 retired in 2015 after 46 years of teaching. He has two adult sons, but no grandkids yet. Currently, Lee teaches part time at the University of California at Berkeley. He has submitted book manuscripts on Chinese history to a publisher.

    • 02/15/2018

      Mary Dakin BA ’88 visited campus in December 2017 for the college’s holiday reception and is on the planning team for the class of 1988 reunion. She is looking forward to seeing her classmates at Alumni Weekend in June.

    • 12/08/2017

      Sydney Freitas Dickerson BA ’88, MEd ’89 has lived in Honolulu since graduation. At Kapi’olani Community College, she works on a federally funded grant project that supports native Hawai‘ian students in career and technical fields.

    • 12/08/2017

      Jay Hernandez BA ’88, MAT ’04 lives in Houston. He just started his own business buying and selling cars as an international broker. He helps individual shoppers as well.

    • 03/01/2019

      Keith Holman JD ’88 has joined the Administrative Conference of the United States in Washington, D.C., as legal fellow. ACUS is an independent federal agency charged with promoting improvements in the efficiency, adequacy, and fairness of the procedures by which federal agencies conduct regulatory programs, administer grants and benefits, and perform related functions. The agency does this primarily by studying administrative best practices in the public and private sectors and making process and procedural recommendations based on those findings.

    • 06/28/2018

      Kristin Jouppe Shipman BA ’88 lives on a little farm outside of Hillsboro, Oregon. After the birth of her second child, she stopped working outside of the home to raise and home-school her five children. She is now reaping the rewards of her hard work by enjoying the accomplishments of her children, including her two grandchildren.

    • 09/01/2013

      With Garry Kahn ’62, moved the firm Kahn & Kahn to the Loyalty Building at 317 S.W. Alder Street in Portland.

    • 11/12/2019

      Deborah Kassner BA ’88 is musical director for the Laramie (Wyoming) Children’s Musical Theater Workshop and The Studio 253 Singers, whose new soundtrack album, A Pocketful of Dirt, was released in November 2019. 

    • 07/28/2015

      Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in personal injury defense. Kraemer is with Hart Wagner.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named a 2015 Best Lawyer for his work in medical malpractice law.

    • 07/17/2018

      Greg Lakin JD ’88 has been named to the board of directors for Balstar Healthcare Services. Lakin is the medical director for the company’s substance abuse recovery facility Fieldview at Holland, as well as the chief medical officer of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Recently, Governor Jeff Colyer also appointed Lakin to the chair of the Kansas Substance Abuse Task Force.

    • 04/13/2018

      Greg Lakin JD ’88 was named chief medical officer for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment by Governor Sam Brownback, effective January 8, 2018. Lakin has spent his career working in the field of medicine, caring for people of all age groups as a family practitioner, as well as in emergency medicine, skilled nursing, and long-term care, and with patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. He currently serves as the medical director for Valley Hope Rehabilitation Center. Lakin earned a medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998.

    • 12/08/2017

      Teresa Pacelli-Dill BS ’88 transitioned into a national practice at insurance brokerage USI in 2017. She works toward helping clients create a safe and healthy environment for their workers.

    • 02/12/2018

      Teresa Pacelli-Dill BS ’88 and Robert Dill BS ’78, June 2016.

    • 06/04/2018

      Richard Rizk JD ’88, founder of Rizk Law, PC, was named president of the South Portland Business Association in June 2018. He is also general counsel of the Cascade Ski Club. Rizk Law PC is a plaintiff’s personal injury and insurance claim law firm representing everyday people from its offices in the John’s Landing Building near Macadam Avenue in Southwest Portland.          

    • 02/20/2018

      Michael Robinson JD ’88, a 25-year land use veteran, joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s real estate and construction industry group. Robinson focuses on obtaining land use approvals and highway access permits for a diverse client portfolio including developers and general contractors. He can be reached at 503-796-3756 and His office is located at 1211 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204.

    • 03/02/2016

      Was appointed U.S. magistrate judge in Eugene, Oregon, on February 25, 2016, following the retirement of the Honorable Thomas M. Coffin. Russo has served as a staff attorney and senior staff attorney for the District of Oregon since 1988. Since 2004, she has been an adjunct assistant professor at both the University of Oregon School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School. Russo served 10 years as a Citizen Review Board Panel chair for the Oregon Supreme Court and is an active member of the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, Local Rules Advisory Committee; the Federal Criminal Procedure and Practice Committee; and the Federal Bar Association.

    • 05/27/2015

      Was recognized by the Oregon Commission for Women with the Annual Oregon Women of Achievement Award. Tanner is the presiding magistrate of the Oregon Tax Court, where she has served since 1997.

    • 06/30/2018

      Todd L. Van Rysselberghe JD ’88 was appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 to fill the vacancy left by the June 2018 retirement of Judge Robert Herndon. Van Rysselberghe practiced litigation for 28 years at Kennedy Watts Arellano LLP, focusing on family law. His practice also included business litigation, professional negligence defense, consumer law, probate matters, debtor/creditor law, intellectual property, products liability, and environmental litigation. He represented clients in over 300 cases in 11 different counties throughout Oregon, and argued cases before the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    • 06/28/2018

      Erin Waterman BA ’88 is a freelance transcriber for TV and media productions. Her love of lifelong learning has compelled her to explore ways to use her transcriptions skills to assist students with sensory processing disabilities participate in university classrooms. Waterman’s College Outdoors experiences planted the “seed” to write Naturography: Exercises to Waken Our Senses and Reconnect Us to Nature (CreateSpace, 2014).