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From 1970 to 1979

    • 08/11/2019

      Doris A. Brooks BS ’70, MAT ’73, August 11, 2019, age 99.

    • 04/11/2018

      Karen Busch BS ’70, although semiretired, still works part time at Living Wisdom School (which she helped found in 1997) and serves as a minister for Ananda Church of Self-Realization. She recently earned a ham radio license, KB7AUM. Busch reports that her latest hobby is moulage, which involves creating mock injuries for purposes of medical training.

    • 01/19/2020

      Dan Cadmus BA ’70 has retired after 15 years of ownership and expansion of the landmark Linnton Feed and Seed store, which serves consumers and farmers between Portland and Sauvie Island. During his tenure, he significantly increased organic-based product offerings and demonstrated permaculture farming methods on Sauvie Island. Cadmus now resides in Southeast Portland. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia and Peru from 1970 to 1975, he cultivated an ear for radio. He now enjoys revisiting his large vinyl music collection and listening to community radio station KBOO-FM. He says that radio, like organic agriculture, is “an underappreciated medium.”

    • 10/14/2016

      Jan Carothers BA ’70, owner of Carothers Bornefeld & Associates, recently celebrated her 30th year in business. Her firm offers executive speech and leadership coaching, training, and consulting.

    • 05/04/2018

      Rand Dawson BS ’70, after retiring from Alaska trial law practice, returned to the Oregon coast. He has helped start various Oregon noncommercial community radio stations along the coast and in Eugene. He’s also involved in land use, health care, and environmental issues. Dawson says he’s “now working on a satiric Dystopian non-epic view of current corporatized political culture.”

    • 01/19/2020

      Carol Dixon BA ’70 and Stephen Dixon BA ’70 have lived in Central Oregon since 1973, following their 1972 marriage on the day of the Watergate break-in. They met at Lewis & Clark in 1968, and their first date was on the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated. Stephen has retired from a law practice in Bend, Oregon. Carol attempted to retire from public school teaching but ended up returning to the classroom. She currently sits on the board overseeing the world’s largest quilt show, which has been held the second Saturday in July in Sisters, Oregon, for 44 years. 

    • 01/19/2020

      Stephen Dixon BA ’70 and Carol Dixon BA ’70 have lived in Central Oregon since 1973, following their 1972 marriage on the day of the Watergate break-in. They met at Lewis & Clark in 1968, and their first date was on the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated. Stephen has retired from a law practice in Bend, Oregon. Carol attempted to retire from public school teaching but ended up returning to the classroom. She currently sits on the board overseeing the world’s largest quilt show, which has been held the second Saturday in July in Sisters, Oregon, for 44 years.

    • 01/21/2020

      Betsy Ford BS ’70 earned her degree in deaf education and says she felt “shot out of a cannon” after graduation. She dove happily into teaching deaf kids and then originated a PBS series for deaf children that won two regional Emmy’s (among other accolades). Along the way, she worked as a nonprofit manager, a TV newscaster, a writer, and a sign language interpreter. Ford also cobuilt her local Mendocino Film Festival. As she works through chronic illness, she is delaying retirement until her upbeat episodic TV show proposal finds a great network home.

    • 01/19/2020

      Anita Grimm BA ’70 has lived in Medford, Oregon, where she owned a full-service music store, for 41 years. She has published two novels, A Certain Twist in Time (Soul Mate Publishing, 2019) and Small Fry (Balboa Press, 2019); a third is nearing completion. For 21 years, Grimm has taught a community writing class on the craft of fiction and memoir.

    • 01/19/2020

      Sherry Grove BA ’70 is retired and living with her husband, Gary, near Eugene, Oregon. She enjoys gardening; feeding the birds and squirrels; reading; and playing casual computer games. She and Gary have a daughter and two young grandsons, whom they enjoy visiting in Arizona. 

    • 07/06/2015

      Michael Harrison Hicks JD ’70 died of cancer June 19, 2015, at home in Vancouver, Washington. He was 72.

      Born April 21, 1943, in Vancouver to Glen and Helen Hicks, Mike was raised in Clark County and graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, where he particularly enjoyed his time as a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

      Mike practiced law in Clark County and the surrounding areas for 42 years before retiring in 2014. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.

    • 01/27/2020

      Gary Lee BA ’70 writes: “I (finally) retired in April 2019 from Mercea Consulting after 35 years. Now Connie Lee BA ’70 and I can focus on more travel and spending time with our granddaughter.”

    • 08/25/2019

      Bonnie Lopez-Negrete BA ’70, August 25, 2019, age 71. After Lopez-Negrete and Gabriel married in 1972, they moved to Monterrey, Mexico, where they raised three children. She worked teaching English as a second language. Survivors include her husband; her children, Elena, Ana, and Gabriel; and five grandchildren.

    • 01/19/2020

      Victoria Meier BA ’70, MAT ’93 still lives in West Linn, Oregon, and still teaches. After 20 years of teaching English at Molalla High School, she now teaches English as a second language at Clackamas Community College. Pleasures include time with grandkids, gardening, singing a cappella, and working for the environment. While she misses having a cat, she says it’s easier on the wild birds that visit.

    • 01/26/2016

      Kevin T. Milligan MAT ’70, January 25, 2016, age 79. Milligan was an accomplished athlete despite hearing loss caused by a disease in his early childhood. He taught for 20 years at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf before retiring in 1991. Throughout his basketball career, he won many accolades and was inducted into nine sports halls of fame, one of which was the American Athletic Association for the Deaf Hall of Fame. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Mildred; son Kevin Jr.; daughter Ella; and four grandchildren.

    • 06/24/2019

      Michael G. Murray BS ’70, June 24, 2019, age 70. Murray was a lieutenant in the Marines. In 1976, he married Jan Bigham in Waco, Texas.

    • 12/13/2019

      Charles Joseph Wiseman III BS ’70, JD ’73 died April 21, 2019, at the age of 76.

      Charles was born in Tillamook, Oregon, on October 30, 1942, to Charles and Lucille Wiseman. He grew up largely in nearby Garibaldi.

      From a young age, Charles was devoted to sports of all kinds. He was an all-star Little League baseball player who continued to play through high school and his time as an undergraduate at Lewis & Clark. As teens, he and his brother would hitchhike from Garibaldi to Portland to watch their beloved Portland Beavers baseball team play; later, he became an avid fan of the Seattle Mariners. A star high school football player, Charles loved fishing, scuba diving, canoeing, golf, skiing, and camping. As an adult, he followed the Seattle Seahawks and all Northwest high school and university sports. He was also a general aviation pilot.

      Charles joined the Portland Police Department in 1965 and worked in the Crime Lab until 1967. He then became a patrol officer for the department, where he served until 1970–the same year he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. In 1971 Charles became an investigator for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, working in that capacity as he pursued his JD. He then served as a trial attorney for that office from 1973 until 1976, when he joined the Lane County District Attorney’s Office as a trial attorney.

      In 1977, Charles went into practice for himself as a criminal defense attorney. He would run his own law firm for 42 years. Licensed in both Oregon and Washington, he was well respected in the profession and known for his quick wit, honesty, and compassionate spirit.

      Charles was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Robert. He is survived by his brother Thomas and his two nephews, Eric Wiseman and Kyle Wiseman.

    • 10/13/2017

      Dan Andrist BS ’71 is retired, avoiding stress, keeping house, and tending to his rooftop garden in San Francisco. He enjoys playing the piano, friendly lunches, and the company of dark-eyed juncos (a type of lively sparrow). After obtaining a BA from Art Center College of Design, practicing graphic design in various applications and global locations, writing a suite of 18 carols for piano solo, and spending 10 years as a volunteer with elementary school art classes, Andrist decided it was time to leave the stage.

    • 10/13/2017

      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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Janet Burgess BA ’71 writes: “I’m amazed at how fast the years fly by! Now, after 32 years in education and 10 years in consulting, writing, and working with teaching teams, I face another retirement. When I retired the first time, I wondered, ‘What should I do with all of this professional knowledge?’ Retirement has allowed me to control my time and find ways to share with others. Ten years later, after consulting, working with teacher teams, mentoring several aspiring leaders, and collaborating on two writing projects with a teacher colleague, four books on leadership were published. What a fabulous second career that has been! This latest edition, Leading the Parade! Teachers Connecting People, Purpose and Practice begins with a favorite William Stafford poem, ‘A Ritual to Read to Each Other.’ Writing aside, my husband, Pete Lorain, a retired administrator and author himself, and I raised his two sons in Beaverton, Oregon, where we now enjoy watching our one grandson tackle first grade and all that entails! I’m a devoted yoga enthusiast, an avid reader, and a dedicated volunteer at the Tualatin Community Warehouse, a furniture bank that makes good use of used goods, supporting those in need as they set up a home. There’s another truth about retirement: I can contribute to my community and the people in it by being an enthusiastic volunteer who cheers on and supports others who are making a difference. As I move into this third stage of life, the age of contentment, that’s a delicious discovery!”

    • 10/13/2017

      Susan Burke BS ’71 sends her salutations to friends of the class of ’71. She loves her music-filled life as a Celtic fiddler, playing for dances and other happy occasions. Burke and her husband, John, who plays bluegrass fiddle, moved from their longtime country home a few years ago after raising their two daughters. Now in Bothell, Washington, they host traditional Irish music sessions and house concerts for touring musicians. Burke continues to love painting and just completed a series on Ireland, which includes some pieces based on photos from the 1968–69 Ireland overseas study program. She “remembers that life-changing trip and cherishes the memories of our adventures there.” Burke has lived in the Seattle area since receiving her MSW from Michigan State University. She has worked in human services, increasing access to health care for indigent families, teaching workshops, and eventually transitioning from management to counseling. After more than 20 years in private practice, she retired to work in music and art. Burke says “life has been full of surprises. If I’d known at L&C that I would be able to play this much music, I would have started practicing.”

    • 06/28/2018

      David Campiche BA ’71 writes: “Our backyard is Willapa Bay, Washington. My lovely wife, Laurie Anderson, has remained my partner in life–and in our country inn–for 40 years. The inn [known as the Shelburne Hotel], which has been in constant business since 1896, has received many awards, both regionally and nationally. We recently leased the inn, but we still run a stunning, but smaller, B&B called China Beach Retreat at the mouth of the Columbia River. It sits at the westerly end of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. As William Clark said, ‘Ocean in view! Oh! The joy!’ When not running this beautiful property, I write a monthly column for the Daily Astorian and have remained loyal to my artwork as a potter and sculptor. I met artist Toshiko Takeazu on the college’s New York program in in 1970, and she changed my life. So did professors Ken Shores and John Brown. Pottery and the art of clay form has become a zen pursuit, a raison d’etre. This past summer, I had a retrospective show at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco, Washington. Many of my poems have been published, and I am finishing up my first novel. Meanwhile, I remain active in regional environmental issues. Laurie and I have three sons and a cat. I love the fact that life is as complex as a good pinot noir. There are a number of classmates that I haven’t heard from since graduation. I hope they might reach out. I toast good friendships, and hope to visit with you soon.”

    • 12/13/2019

      Katy Crane BS ’71 was the keynote speaker at the December 2019 Portland Business Luncheon. She is a mother, grandmother, friend, and neighbor and is a decades-long leader and mentor in the Portland business and faith communities. The luncheon series is a monthly gathering of Portland business community members to foster community and pursue spiritual fulfillment. 

    • 01/22/2020

      Leslie Culbertson BA ’71 recently retired from a nearly 41-year career at Intel Corporation. She joined Intel in 1979 as an accounting manager and spent most of her career in finance, eventually working her way up to corporate vice president and director in Intel’s finance division. In the latter role, she oversaw corporate finance, including external reporting, compliance, and policy; operational finance for Intel’s business units; and global tax and trade. Culbertson writes: “I have been lucky enough to have had several other interesting roles at Intel, including spending time as the general manager for systems manufacturing, where I was responsible for Intel’s entire supply chain for board and system products, and as the vice president and director of materials and procurement, where I was responsible for intel’s worldwide direct and indirect procurement. Over the past few years, I served as a senior vice president and chief human resources officer, where I was responsible for Intel’s policies and programs related to human resources around the world and most recently as an executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s product assurance and security group, leading our response to security challenges in Intel’s product portfolio.” Prior to Intel, Culbertson worked for British Petroleum/Standard Oil in Ohio. She and her husband, Jay Culbertson, recently moved from Oregon to Nevada. Her son and daughter-in-law both serve in the U.S. Marine Corps. In retirement, the Culbertsons spend lots of time golfing, traveling, and enjoying their two grandchildren in the San Diego area.

    • 01/08/2018

      Leslie Culbertson BA ’71, chief of human resources at Intel, is now running the company’s product assurance and security division.

    • 10/13/2017

      Kathleen Doyle Manolescu BA ’71 still enjoys working on LEADING THE WAY—the Wisdom of the Navajo People, a teaching magazine she started 15 years ago to help celebrate and preserve Navajo language and culture. The magazine can be used with students of all ages, from elementary school through college. Manolescu says,“It’s been a privilege working with the Navajo people for 22 years. I wouldn’t have been able to do my work were it not for the overseas study program I attended at Lewis & Clark.”

    • 10/13/2017

      Linda Eterman BM ’71, after retiring in 2012 from a career teaching music in Oregon, Amsterdam, and Vancouver, has traveled extensively. In March, she visited the host family she met in Japan in 1969 as part of Lewis & Clark’s overseas study program. In May, she toured Transylvania with her church choir. Eterman has lived in North Vancouver, British Columbia, since 1977.

    • 02/22/2019

      Pam Safford Ginter BA ’71 writes: “We’re getting our major snowfall now, so driving is a little tricky at times. I use the library computers as I don’t have one. I taught in Montessori-oriented preschool and kindergarten programs in San Diego, California, and Bend, Oregon, for 30 years. I moved back to Bend to be closer to my two daughters and thrive in the Central Oregon environment. I am indebted to my professors at Lewis & Clark for inspiring me in my chosen profession.” Ginter is presently substitute teaching in the Bend-La Pine Schools. She adds that she really enjoys reading the Chronicle’s class notes section and strongly encourages her classmates to submit their updates.

    • 07/14/2019

      Sandy Weronko Halonen BA ’71 writes: “Married to Bryce in 1976. Was library director at Willamette University and executive director of NEDCO, a nonprofit community development organization. Retired in December 2009. Has lived on 40 wooded areas near Monroe, Oregon, since 1986. Now spends time gardening, spinning and knitting, reading, and traveling abroad. Recent travels include India, the Himalayas, Botswana, South Africa, Scandinavia, and aboard a Russian icebreaker around the Siberian coast and Wrangel Island.”

    • 06/28/2018

      Carol Hartmann Iverson BA ’71 taught school in Wrangell, Alaska, following graduation. She married her first husband and had one daughter. After several years there, she divorced and found her way back to Oregon, where she remarried. She taught in a four-room country school (“an amazing adventure”) for the next 19 years. Her last school was a bit larger, but still had the small school flavor. Iverson is now retired but still keeps in touch with many of her former students, some of whom are over 50 years old. Her current passion is singing barbershop harmonies. She has belonged to several Sweet Adelines choruses and has been in at least five quartets. Iverson is a lifetime member of Sweet Adelines International and loves to sing as well as watch competitions and performances. Her grown daughter just joined a Sweet Adelines chorus in Walnut Creek, California, and performed in the regional competition in Nevada, making it a family tradition. She loves to be remembered by her college nickname, “Charlie.” She is called “Chas” by her barbershop friends. At L&C, she says funny names were the norm: Charlie, Squish, Zørch, to name a few.

    • 06/28/2018

      Cliff Johannsen BS ’71, MEd ’74 married Linda Newman BA ’71, JD ’90 in 1971, and they were together until Linda died in 2008. This marriage produced two daughters, Brynne and Amelia, and two grandchildren. Since 2011, he has been in a domestic partnership with Elizabeth Toness, whom he plans to marry in 2019. After earning a master’s degree in counseling, Johannsen worked as a group and marriage and family therapist. After earning his doctorate in psychology in 1982, he worked in two forensic hospitals and a community mental health program. Over the years, he has worked as a hospital administrator and a clinical director of wilderness therapy and substance abuse programs. Johannsen has been active in his field’s leadership at the state and national levels since 1989 and has been in private practice since 1995. He occasionally moonlights as a whitewater rafting guide. Although the Rogue is his home river, his favorite rivers to run have been the Middle Fork of the Idaho Salmon and the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. In addition, Johannsen builds and races vintage SAAB automobiles. He also enjoys travel and has visited various locations in North America, Ireland, Scotland, England, Holland, France, Spain, Italy, and Korea. At the time of this writing, he was looking forward to the reunion of the 1968-69 L&C overseas study program to Austria.

    • 02/01/2018

      Piers Lahey BA ’71 has been a Catholic priest for 35 years and is currently pastor of a heavily Filipino parish in Daly City, near San Francisco. His younger brother Denis is the abbot of Hartford Street Zen Center in the Castro District of San Francisco. Lahey recently spent eight days in the hospital with atrial fibrillation. He describes this as “a new and unexpected development, I guess my introduction to the ‘Golden Years,’ if there is or ever was such a reality.” Lahey tells us he’s still passionately interested in radio after his experiences at L&C’s online radio station, KLC, and he is a faithful listener to San Francisco’s 104.5 KFOG-FM, which reminds him of the campus station. In closing, Lahey shares a tale from his years at L&C: “In the crucial, terrible year of 1968, several of us from KLC were able to arrange an exclusive interview with Walter Cronkite at the Benson Hotel. As we walked down the hallway to our elevator, we saw two men and a large dog. They turned out to be Senator Robert Kennedy, his press secretary Pierre Salinger, and one of those pointers/setters that Kennedy loved. I will never forget how exhausted the senator looked in the elevator, but he was incredibly gracious to us, and when the elevator doors opened, the senator, pro that he was, moved right in to speak with CBS News.”

    • 07/14/2019

      Richard Moore BS ’71 writes: “As tempting as it is to report on all my cool escapades over the last 50 years, it seems a bit self-serving. I wrestle daily with the question, “What if it isn’t all about me?” But if you want to peek through that window, just go to and search moorerichard001. You’ll find a very colorful and musical depiction of my life’s work as a songwriter and dilettante. My latest project is an off-grid tree house on Abiqua Creek, an hour south of Portland. Life is a grand blessing, and retirement is recess with a debit card. Still married to Val Huddleston BA ’70, retired Pio cheerleader and most excellent spouse of 34 years. Stay in touch with your college pals, it’s well worth the effort.”

    • 08/16/2019

      Richard Moore BS ’71 and fellow musician Cal Scott BA ’72 performed in fall 2019 at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Washington. After meeting at Lewis & Clark, Scott and Moore each pursued careers in music, with their paths frequently crossing. Moore, upon returning from musical tours of Asia and Europe, earned a living doing voice-over work. He has also written and composed a stage musical about Portland and released four albums.

    • 10/13/2017

      Paul Nelson BA ’71 has retired after practicing law in San Francisco for 43 years. His practice emphasized business litigation, class actions, and insurance coverage. He was also the national litigation counsel for a large segment of the ski industry. Nelson and his wife, Mary, live in Piedmont, California, where they raised three sons, all married. They have two granddaughters.

    • 09/08/2016

      Thomas H. Nilsen BA ’71, September 7, 2016, age 67. Nilsen, a fluent Spanish speaker, taught in public and private schools in Texas and briefly in Mexico. Survivors include his mother, Maude; his siblings, Carolyn and Peter; and his nephew, Kai.

    • 01/22/2020

      Betsy Ramsey BS ’71 is close to several of her Lewis & Clark classmates. Her sister, Cathy Quackenbush BS ’71, and her brother, Mack Ramsey BA ’76, both attended L&C, as well as her husband, Don Ruff BA ’70. Ramsey retired in 2015, after a 40-year career as a research associate at Oregon Health & Science University and the Knight Cancer Institute. She lives in Portland near her two grandchildren and volunteers as an information specialist with the International Dyslexia Association.

    • 11/30/2019

      Cathy Ramsey Quackenbush BA ’71 celebrated a 50-year reunion in October 2019 with her Lewis & Clark roommates, Beth Case Warters BA ’72 and Mary Lindahl Ruhl BA ’72. Warters and Ruhl traveled from the West Coast to join Quackenbush at her home in Boston, where they caught up on the last five decades while touring museums and historical sites. Next, the trio visited Quechee, Vermont, to hike and take in the fall foliage. “We discovered that the shared values and interests that brought us together at Lewis & Clark and to Israel to study made for a wonderful shared experience 50 years later,” writes Warters. “We all three came away feeling blessed and amazed.” Quackenbush is married to Paul Quackenbush BS ’73. After teaching for several years, she became a Presbyterian minister and served as pastor to congregations in Mill City and West Linn, Oregon. She retired in 2015, following five years as stated clerk of the Presbytery of the Cascades. She now lives close to her two grandchildren and volunteers for organizations serving the unhoused.

    • 02/01/2018

      Tina Shalizi BA ’71, MAT ’72 worked with deaf students in Southern California and New Mexico after graduating from L&C. She found it a rewarding and challenging experience. Following her retirement from special education, Shalizi was fortunate to work as the director of alumni and parent relations at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. She says she had the opportunity to work with some amazing young people. Along the way, she was also a volunteer firefighter/medic, as well as a judge for women’s gymnastics. She has one daughter, who lives in Southern California and is a fashion designer. Now fully retired, Shalizi and her husband have traveled to Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and southern Africa. In her free time, she enjoys tennis, hiking, and Pilates.

    • 07/14/2019

      Tom Sherwin BA ’71, JD ’74 writes: “Yes, still active. Thirtieth year in practice as Not imaginative enough to have any idea what I would do if I retired, so I keep on doing something I really enjoy. My daughter, Mary, (yes I was a late-in-life dad), is entering her third year at Connecticut College. Think L&C, only overlooking the Thames River rather than the Willamette. Same liberal arts basis with 1,900 students. Ninety miles from home rather than 3,000! She’s going to Amsterdam in the spring to pursue her interest in social justice. I worked to bring together the first Japan ’69 group reunion (21 of 23 living members attended) as part of the L&C 150th Anniversary. It was very fulfilling for all of us.”

    • 11/30/2019

      Beth Case Warters BA ’72 celebrated a 50-year reunion in October 2019 with her Lewis & Clark roommates, Mary Lindahl Ruhl BA ’72 and Cathy Ramsey Quackenbush BS ’71. Warters and Ruhl traveled from the West Coast to join Quackenbush at her home in Boston, where they got caught up on the last five decades while touring museums and historical sites. Next, the trio visited Quechee, Vermont, to hike and take in the fall foliage. “We discovered that the shared values and interests that brought us together at Lewis & Clark and to Israel to study made for a wonderful shared experience 50 years later,” writes Warters. “We all three came away feeling blessed and amazed.”

    • 11/22/2017

      David E. Heuck BA ’72, November 21, 2017, age 67.

    • 11/30/2019

      Mary Lindahl Ruhl BA ’72 celebrated a 50-year reunion in October 2019 with her Lewis & Clark roommates, Beth Case Warters BA ’72 and Cathy Ramsey Quackenbush BS ’71. Warters and Ruhl traveled from the West Coast to join Quackenbush at her home in Boston, where they caught up on the last five decades while touring museums and historical sites. Next, the trio visited Quechee, Vermont, to hike and take in the fall foliage. “We discovered that the shared values and interests that brought us together at Lewis & Clark and to Israel to study made for a wonderful shared experience 50 years later,” writes Warters. “We all three came away feeling blessed and amazed.”

    • 08/16/2019

      Cal Scott BA ’72 and fellow musician Richard Moore BS ’71 performed in fall 2019 at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Washington. After meeting at Lewis & Clark, Scott and Moore each pursued careers in music, with their paths frequently crossing. Scott is a composer, band leader, and multi-instrumentalist. He served as musical director for the Trail Band for more than 25 years.

    • 03/27/2018

      John D. Albert BS ’73, August 27, 2017, age 66. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Albert earned a JD at the University of Oregon College of Law and began his legal career in the office of the district attorney for Multnomah County, Oregon. In 1981, Albert joined Churchill Leonard, and in 1991, he helped found Donaldson Albert Tweet Connolly Hanna & Muñiz, in Salem, Oregon. Albert and Tweet worked together until Tweet’s retirement in 2014. In his daily life, Albert loved the outdoors and was a devoted Ducks fan. He also ran marathons and served as a soccer referee. Survivors include his wife, Claudia; his children, Stephen, James, and Jena; and one grandchild.

    • American Sign Language as a Bridge to English: A Handbook for HEARING Teachers of HEARING Students

      Vicky Allen MEd ’73 offers a handbook of more than 250 signs to be used in the classroom, each with a simple illustration and description. Her unique approach teaches students the handshapes of American Sign Language before they learn the ABCs.

      Posted 10/30/2017
    • 12/10/2019

      Rocky Blumhagen BA ’73 is a fellow/partner of the Distinguished Careers Institute of Stanford University for 2019-20. Each year, 40 people from all over the world, ages 49 to 80, come together to reflect on life’s purpose; build community; pursue physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness; and engage in intellectual stimulation. In addition to teaching a full course load in fall 2019, Blumhagen led weekly Kundalini yoga sessions and performed in a musical theatre recital with three Stanford undergrads at the Braun Music Center.

    • 07/12/2017

      Robert A. Brooks BS ’73, July 11, 2017, age 65. Brooks met and married his wife, Sharon, in 1973, and they had two daughters. He worked in sales, spending almost 10 years with Adventist Book Center in Gladstone, Oregon, before starting his own insurance sales agency. Brooks loved people and was fascinated by history. For fun, he tinkered with model trains and participated in Civil War reenactments. Survivors include his wife; daughters Michelle and Mindy; and one grandchild.

    • 01/25/2019

      Beverly Byer BS ’73, October 31, 2018, age 68. A talented reporter, Byer worked as an anchor at television stations in Seattle, Portland, and Pittsburgh. Her career eventually took her to Tel Aviv with NBC News and to New York, where she served as a network correspondent covering the United Nations. Byer’s work brought to light important issues at home and abroad. Survivors include son David, niece Brenna, and nephew Ian.

    • 09/14/2019

      Janet Freeman BA ’73, MAT ’78 moved in 2005 to Bend, Oregon, where she taught English language learners in the Redmond School District. She is married to Norman Shearer BS ’68, MAT ’74. The couple enjoys kayaking and hiking in Central Oregon, as well as traveling the world. They will celebrate their 50th anniversary in August 2020.

    • 03/05/2018

      Pamela Nelson-Munson BA ’73, after graduating with a Spanish major, married Brian Munson. They both studied at the Ecumenical Institute with the World Council of Churches outside of Geneva, Switzerland. Pamela went on to earn her master’s degree in divinity from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Over the years, she has served five United Methodist Churches, including her most recent in Eugene, Oregon, where she serves as senior pastor. Pamela attended culinary arts school for two years and in 2013 won a Lily Endowment grant to travel to Ireland to study culinary arts. Pamela and Brian have three grown daughters and two grandchildren. After retiring, she plans to live in Ashland, Oregon.

    • 11/29/2017

      Richard E. Usilton BS ’73, November 28, 2017, age 67. Usilton earned his medical degree from the University of Oregon and completed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center at the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine. He settled in Lancaster, Ohio, practicing with Jones-Welsh-Payne and Osgood. Survivors include wife Sandra; two children, Eric and Blair; and one granddaughter.

    • 07/02/2019

      Bill Walker BA ’73, former Alaska governor, has joined the law firm now named Brena, Bell & Walker. He resides in Anchorage with his wife, Donna.

    • 07/09/2016

      Jeffrey E. Arnold BS ’74, July 8, 2016, age 63. Arnold, a physician, had a deep appreciation for art and poetry. He also loved to hunt. Survivors include wife Laurie; daughters Rebecca and Haley; and three grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Deborah Buckmaster BA ’74 is still working for the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University.

    • 09/01/2011

      William Cobb JD ’74 was selected to fill an upcoming vacancy on the federal bench in Reno. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Roger Hunt picked Cobb to replace U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert McQuaid Jr. on McQuaid’s retirement in September 2011. Cobb is one of two federal magistrates in Reno serving an eight-year term.

    • 09/01/2011

      Arthur “Art” Curtis JD ’74 retired after serving as Clark County prosecutor for 30 years. Curtis was lauded for his professionalism and for shaping the prosecutor’s office into a place where attorneys want to spend their careers. He leaves office as Washington’s third-longest-serving county prosecutor in modern times, and he is looking forward to traveling and spending time with his two granddaughters.

    • 12/14/2017

      Gini Grossenbacher BA ’74 is an editor, speaker, teacher, and author of the novel Madam of My Heart, which was a 2017 Hollywood Book Festival Runner-Up.

    • 10/07/2016

      Was named in the 2017 issue of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of medical malpractice law—defendants and personal injury litigation—defendants.

    • 07/28/2015

      Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation. Hart, a partner at Hart Wagner, has been honored in every issue of the magazine since its debut.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named a 2015 Best Lawyer for his work in medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation.

    • 02/22/2019

      Maria Hein BA ’74 retired in 2015 after a lifetime of working in the education/nonprofit world. She and her husband, Kermit McCarthy BA ’71, promptly decided to pursue a building career by constructing a cabin on the McCarthy family farm near Parkdale, Oregon. She says they learned everything they needed to know about two days after they needed to know it. Now that the cabin is nearly done, Hein jokes that she will be claiming the title of “Spackling Queen.”

    • 02/17/2015

      Presented a CLE, International Law Issues in Domestic Litigation, to the Multnomah Bar Association, with Lewis & Clark Associate Professor of Law George K. Foster. The presentation addressed how to handle some of the most common issues that arise in international civil litigation in the United States. Among the topics covered were personal jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, forum non conveniens, antisuit injunctions, extraterritorial discovery, enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, and enforcement of foreign judgments.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was profiled in the January issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin. Helmer is a partner with Miller Nash.

    • 07/15/2016

      Was named an Oregon Jewish Community Foundation’s Legacy Society Honoree, together with his wife, Elaine Kantor. The award recognizes the couple’s longstanding dedication to and support of Portland’s Jewish community and OJCF. Kantor is a past president and one of the founding members of the organization, as well as an inaugural member of the foundation’s professional advisors group.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kate Moitoret BA ’74 earned a master’s degree in zoology at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. She worked 15 years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fairbanks, first for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and then for Northern Alaska Ecological Services. Following a major auto accident in 1998, she moved to New Mexico, where she married Jeff Barker. Now she rides her tricycle around the neighborhood and tracks birds via Project FeederWatch and eBird.

    • 02/22/2019

      Jan Friesen Pierce BA ’74 looks forward to seeing classmates at her 45th reunion this June. A resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon, she says the past five years have passed quickly for her, bringing more travel, volunteering, music, time with friends, and, most recently, grandparenthood. Look for her at the reunion—she’ll be the one foisting baby photos on all her friends.

    • 04/26/2017

      John “JP” Powers JD ’74 lost his valiant fight with acute myeloid leukemia on the morning of February 10, 2017. He passed away at home in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his beloved wife, Charlotte, by his side.

      JP was born to Opal and Clifford Powers on April 28, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1967 and completed his undergraduate degree at Occidental College in 1971. JP then moved to the Pacific Northwest for law school. He was one of the youngest individuals ever admitted to the Oregon State Bar.

      JP worked for two county district attorney offices in Oregon before he opened his own Portland law practice, which specialized in DUI defense and personal injury cases. He brought great compassion to his work and was driven to help others. Honored to represent his clients, JP also assisted them with finding serenity in their lives, including through introduction to AA.

      Devoted to sports from an early age, JP had a lifelong love for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His greatest passion as he grew older was golf. He even considered becoming a professional player. At the time of his passing, he had amassed almost 50 putters in his quest for perfection.

      JP will be forever missed for his quick wit, his disco dance moves, his sense of humor, his love for his family and friends, and the fullness with which he lived every day. He was devoted to Charlotte and to the children they each brought to their marriage—Sarah, Ben, Lindsey, and Mike. JP brought light into their lives, as well as those of their partners, his grandchildren, and his sister Linda and her family.

      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that remembrances in JP’s memory be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (

    • 09/01/2013

      Was honored as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. Powers has been a criminal defense lawyer in Portland for more than 30 years.

    • Of Horses and Rider and Sounds of Trumpets

      Allen Reel JD ’74 recently celebrated the publication of a collection of original poetry, Of Horses and Rider and Sounds of Trumpets. This is Reel’s fourth book.

      Posted 11/14/2018
    • 07/07/2016

      Became administrator for Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division. Savage recently returned to Oregon after spending two and a half years providing consulting and training on law reform issues to attorneys in North Africa and the Middle East. A member of the Oregon State Bar, he has spent his career working on consumer and business issues in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. Savage served as Oregon insurance commissioner from 2012 to 2013 and directed DCBS legislative activity as senior policy advisor from 2003 to 2012. Before joining the state, he served as director of Multnomah County Legal Aid and state director for Oregon Congressional Representative Ron Wyden’s office. Savage also spent 10 years in private law practice.

    • 09/30/2019

      Harriet R. Sheets BA ’74, April 4, 2019, age 67.

    • 02/06/2020

      Jerry Sparks JD ’74 died January 16, 2020, at age 81.

      An avid outdoorsman, Sparks was a forestry engineer with Hampton Tree Farms for more than 30 years. He loved doing anything outdoors, including just soaking up the sun in a chair.

      Sparks earned his JD while working at Hampton and kept in touch with his friends from Lewis & Clark, as well as those from Clatskanie, Oregon State University, Hampton Tree Farms, McMinnville, and Crooked River, throughout his life.

      Sparks was devoted to his extensive family and will be missed by them. He was “Uncle Jerry” not only to his nieces and nephews, but to many others as well.

      Sparks is survived by his wife, Billie; his children, Ken, Nancy, Chad, and Jane; and his grandchildren.

    • Fiddelee-dee & Company: A Fable for People of a Certain Age

      Sharon Streeter MAT ’74 (writing under the nom de plume AJ Beauregard) pens her first work of humorous fiction about five eclectic musicians who unite to fulfill their goal of building a performance venue in Elvira, USA.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • 01/21/2018

      Joseph L. Udall JD ’74, January 21, 2018.

    • 09/01/2011

      Yosef Yacob JD ’74 wrote an article, “U.S. Immigration Rule(s) Affecting Hijab,” which was published in Immigration Daily. Hijab (Arabic for “to cover”) is a concept of modest dressing that has resulted in a variety of headdresses and veils for Muslim women, and these articles of clothing have become a prominent symbol of religious faith. In several countries this expression of faith has led to political controversies and proposals for a legal ban.

    • 09/01/2011

      David Aamodt JD ’75 joined Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf as of counsel after retiring from PGE as associate general counsel.

    • 01/17/2020

      Jeff Andersen BA ’75 retired in February 2018 after 41 years as founding director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Known as the “Home of American Impressionism,” the museum is an accredited art museum that features historic properties centered on its former role as an artist colony as well as modern galleries on 11 riverfront acres near the mouth of the Connecticut River (find out more at Still active professionally, Andersen is currently serving as chair of the executive committee for the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In this role, he helps to oversee the development of a thriving coalition of more than 40 museums all around the country that were the homes and working studios of American artists. The program is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the places where art was made in America. He and his wife, Maureen McCabe, the Joanne Toor Cummings ’50 Emeritus Professor of Studio Art at Connecticut College, have enjoyed immersive cultural travel to both Japan and Peru.

    • 07/17/2016

      Thomas C. Bauer ’75, July 16, 2016, age 63. Survivors include his wife, Donna; children Alyssa, Chris, Stephanie, and Emily; and one grandchild.

    • 09/01/2013

      Wrote and published a techno-thriller, Proteus, about a genetically modified oil-eating organism that goes awry.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015. Bennett is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

    • 05/15/2015

      Presented a CLE program—Ethical and Malpractice Issues Arising From Association and Consultation Relationships Between Attorneys Not in the Same Firm—at the January 16, 2015, meeting of the Idaho State Bar’s Litigation Section.

    • 09/01/2013

      Presented a CLE program, Differences Between Idaho and Oregon State Court Practices and Procedures, in Boise, Idaho. Berg practices in Oregon and Idaho.

    • 07/12/2019

      Missy Dalgarn BA ’75, July 12, 2019, age 66. She, along with her twin sister, Mindy Dalgarn BS ’75, founded and operated the Mop Shop in Elizabeth, Illinois. Survivors include her two siblings.

    • 07/09/2019

      Mindy Dalgarn BS ’75 recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Mop Shop, which she ran with her twin sister, Missy Dalgarn BA ’75, before her recent passing. The Mop Shop, based in Elizabeth, Illinois, provides cleaning supplies to those who self-identify as being in need in Jo Daviess County. To date, more than 1,000 clients and family members have registered. The ultimate goal is that mop shops will become as prevalent as food banks. The award-winning Mop Shop has been featured on television and radio and in multiple newspapers. As a nonprofit, the Mop Shop relies exclusively on donations. For more information, visit their website at

    • 02/01/2015

      Was elected president of the National Association of Women Judges. Frantz is the first from Oregon to hold the position. She has served on the Multnomah County Circuit Court bench since 1994, and is Chief Criminal Judge. 

    • 09/01/2011

      Julie Frantz JD ’75 was elected director for the Multnomah Bar Foundation for a three-year term. Frantz joined the Multnomah County Circuit Court in 1994 and is the chief criminal judge. She became the first female president of the Oregon State Bar and received the MBA Award of Merit in 1992. She is the former president of the Oregon Law Foundation and the Oregon Circuit Court Judges Association, and serves as the vice president of the National Association of Women Judges.

    • 10/19/2016

      Was invited to join the board of directors for Edison High School, a private school in Portland dedicated to assisting students with learning challenges. Grenley has been on the Board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which trains and supports volunteers who assist foster children in the juvenile justice system, for eight years. He is also serving on the law school’s Board of Visitors. Grenley is an owner at Garvey Schubert Barer and has been a trial lawyer for over 40 years, concentrating in securities, real estate, corporate disputes, class actions, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts.

    • 04/17/2015

      Received Lewis & Clark Law School’s 2015 Distinguished Business Law Graduate Award. The honor recognizes demonstrated exemplary leadership. Grenley is a partner in Garvey Schubert Barer’s business litigation practice in Portland. 

    • 01/27/2020

      Cathy Kirkland BA ’75, MAT ’83, JD ’87 writes that she’s “enjoying travel adventures in retirement following a career as an attorney.” She adds, “My greatest blessing is my four kids and five grandchildren.”

    • 10/09/2017

      Marcia Krieger BA ’75, who is mother to five grown children and grandmother to one young one, tells us she feels she is “nearing senior status.” Krieger is currently chief judge for the U.S. District Court of Colorado.

    • 02/21/2019

      Virginia “Gin” Lauritsen JD ’75, February 14, 2019, age 78. 

      Gin moved in 1943 from Arkansas, after the mill where her father worked burned and his employer offered him a job in Oregon. The family lived in Finn Rock and the Vida area before moving to Springfield in 1948. Gin earned a bachelor’s degree in math and chemistry from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in mathematics from Arizona State University.

      Gin worked as in-house counsel for a number of companies in California, including Universal Television and BP, before retiring and moving back to Springfield in 1995. In 1998, a friend suggested she serve on the Lane Transit District’s budget committee. A short time later, the governor appointed Gin to the LTD board, on which she would serve for eight years. A year into that appointment, she ran for the Springfield Utility Board seat she would hold for two decades. Gin was recognized for her public service by the Lane Council of Governments and Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

      Over the years, Gin also volunteered as a nature guide at Dorris Ranch. “Springfield is home,” she said in an 2010 interview. “I measure where I am on this planet by how far I am from Springfield.”

      Gin is survived by one of her three sisters, Anne Ballew, as well as three nephews.

    • 06/15/2016

      John B. Lewis JD ’75 passed away June 7, 2016. He was 69 years old.

      John received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Portland State University. He became a sole practitioner shortly after earning his JD and was named a Hillsboro municipal court judge in 1980. John was a Washington County district and circuit court trial judge from 1993 to 2006, the last seven years of which he was the presiding family and juvenile court judge.

      Following his 2006 retirement, he started a mediation and reference judge practice with another retired judge, Al Bonebrake. John handled hundreds of cases in this capacity, ranging in type from civil and domestic relations to contracts, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.

      John is survived by his wife, Linda, and a daughter. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that gifts be made to a Lewis & Clark Law School scholarship in John’s name.

    • 01/15/2018

      Lynn Long BS ’75 retired from the Oregon State University Extension Service, where he specialized in studying the cherry industries of Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. In early 2018, he was crowned the 74th Cherry King at the Yakima (Washington) Convention Center. He received the honor for his work in helping the Pacific Northwest Cherry industry develop higher-density growing techniques.

    • 09/29/2017

      Christine Lorentz BA ’75, BA ’79 is the founding member of the Go Warriors! Aloha High School Opportunity Fund. Now in its third year, the fund awards grants through the Beaverton (Oregon) Education Foundation to small, nonsupported student group projects and funds optional class activities in a wide range of areas, including career and personal development.

    • 08/03/2016

      Was named in the 2016 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in real estate. Markley is a founding partner of the Greene & Markley law firm.

    • 07/21/2015

      Was honored in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Markley, a founding partner of the law firm Greene & Markley, was recognized in the real estate category.

    • 01/27/2020

      Neils Marquardt BA ’75 and his wife, Judi, now have two darling grandchildren, both born in Doha, Qatar, on Christmas Day 2017 and May 20, 2019, respectively.

    • 02/03/2017

      Niels Marquardt BA ’75 was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni. See “Lewis & Clark to Host Alumni Awards” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

    • 09/01/2013

      Returned to private practice, rejoining his former law firm—now Glazer, Maurer & Peterson—in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Maurer served as presiding judge of the Clackamas County Circuit Court from 2006 through 2010. His practice emphasizes personal injury, family law, criminal defense, and general civil litigation.

    • 03/08/2018

      Linda Lohbeck Miller BS ’75, March 7, 2018, age 65. Miller taught elementary school for more than 30 years in Stafford, Yamhill, and Carlton, Oregon. She earned her master’s degree in education from Linfield College in 1989. An accomplished musician and gardener, she also enjoyed traveling, reading, and entertaining. She is survived by husband Mark Miller BS ’75, daughter Celeste Miller Munden BA ’02, son Brett, grandson Wesley, and her devoted pug, Hoss.

    • 10/23/2019

      Simon Murray BS ’75 was appointed chief medical officer at MJH Life Sciences. He has been recognized as a top American internist by U.S. News and World Report and a top New York metro area doctor by Castle Connolly. In addition to his role at MJH, he serves as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a senior attending physician at Penn Medicine Princeton Health.

    • 01/07/2018

      Arthur R. Nanna MAT ’75, January 6, 2018, age 81. Nanna held a variety of jobs during his life, including lifeguard, teacher, and master electrician. For fun, he loved skiing and traveling. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna Nanna MAT ’76.

    • 07/11/2019

      Eric Olson BA ’75 has been named interim dean of the College of Business at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kate Persons BA ’75 moved to Barrow, Alaska, immediately after graduating from Lewis & Clark and has worked as a fisheries and wildlife biologist in northern Alaska ever since. Currently living in Nome with her husband, Peter Rob, she is officially a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist but still works seasonally doing aerial surveys for big-game population assessment. Persons spends every possible moment outdoors enjoying the wildlife and beauty of northwest Alaska and traveling to see and learn about other ecosystems and natural wonders around the world.

    • 06/28/2018

      Sue Sampson BA ’75 has retired and returned to Portland following 40 years in the dialysis products industry, having worked in Portland, Germany, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Boston. She enjoys being back closer to family and reconnecting with Lewis & Clark alumni.

    • 02/15/2017

      Ed Sarrett BA ’75 is in the middle of his 39th year at Bellarmine College Preparatory, a Jesuit high school in San Jose. He spent 29 years teaching French and Spanish, 22 years coaching soccer, and the last 10 years as part of the counseling department. In 2001, Sarrett retired from coaching to go back to school for his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. He now has a private practice as a marriage and family therapist. He has two grown children, one a graphic designer and rowing coach and the other a substitute teacher and basketball coach at Bellarmine.

    • 02/15/2017

      Carol Savonen BA ’75 worked as an ecologist and science writer for most of her career. After 20 years on the faculty at Oregon State University, she retired in 2008 to do volunteer conservation work. Savonen has advised the Oregon Flora Project and the Institute for Applied Ecology in Corvallis. Five years ago, she started the first Oregon chapter of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, a national grassroots organization that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. She still loves to ski and explore wild places and has a huge garden in the Coast Range on the Marys River with her husband, Kirk Schroeder.

    • 01/27/2020

      Janet Hall Schempf BA ’75 lives with her husband in Fritz Cove, Alaska. She is a member of the Alumni Weekend/Class of 1975 reunion planning team. Schempf looks forward to seeing her classmates in June 2020.

    • 02/15/2017

      Janet Hall Schempf BA ’75, having retired in 2013 from an award-winning career as a biologist and environmental impact analyst for the State of Alaska, returned to school to earn a graduate-level certificate in nonprofit management and start her own consulting service. Schempf’s home is in southeast Alaska, where her family has lived for about 120 years.

    • A View From the Porch—Observations About Life From a Baby Boomer

      Ray Smythe MAT ’75 wrote and published A View From the Porch (CreateSpace, 2017), a collection of short compositions, observations, and reactions to the world today. The book is intended to instill positivity and help readers to find meaning and clarity in life.

      Posted 09/25/2017
    • Creative Teaching: A Guide to Success in the Classroom

      Ray Matlock Smythe MAT ’75 compiled a book full of ideas for teachers at all grade levels. It includes successful strategies, hints, and tips to use in their classrooms all year long.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • Communion: Poems 1976–1998

      Primus St. John BS ’75, winner of the Western States Book Award for his poetry anthology Communion and an Oregon Book Award winner for poetry, was featured last summer on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat. During the feature, he read from his work and discussed his time at Lewis & Clark, including his friendship with Professor and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford.

      Posted 10/14/2016
    • 10/14/2016

      Patricia Sullivan BA ’75, whose career in law has spanned 38 years, culminating in 2000 with her appointment as Malheur County Circuit Court judge, announced her retirement in March 2016. While she plans to maintain an active presence in the community, Sullivan looks forward to having more time to spend with her husband, two daughters, and 7-year-old grandchild.

    • 06/03/2016

      Harold B. Tate BS ’62, MAT ’75, June 2, 2016, age 76.

    • 01/02/2020

      John A. Taylor BS ’75 retired from piloting the Airbus 330 in April 2018 (after reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65). However, he says he is “still flying small private jets.”

    • 02/15/2017

      Joan Williams BA ’75, who was a clinical and school psychologist for many years, founded the nonprofit Mundo Exchange with her partner in 1996. Mundo Exchange offers volunteer programs and global cultural exchanges for people of all ages in partnership with local communities. The organization’s current projects focus on rural high-need areas in Thailand and Guatemala. Most of the year, Williams is either in Bueng Kan, Thailand, or Chajul, Guatemala. She has had a great time reuniting with dear friends from Lewis & Clark.

    • 02/15/2017

      Carolyn Wright BA ’75 is a field botanist with Washington’s Department of Natural Resources in the Natural Areas Program, where habitat restoration is a major focus of her work. She volunteers with Oregon State University’s Master Gardeners and The Dalles Art Center (where she was previously the director). She also works with the Native Plant Society of Oregon, hikes with the Foggy Ridgers, and tries to do more than just fret about current politics.

    • The English Slave (Empires and Kingdoms series)

      David Eugene Andrews BA ’76 pens his debut historical novel in which he solves a 400-year-old mystery: the true identity of the beautiful Turkish noblewoman who received Captain John Smith as a gift from her betrothed.

      Posted 11/02/2017
    • 01/15/2020

      Linda Austin BA ’76 debuted her latest dance and performance piece, a world, a world at her home studio and theater, Performance Works NorthWest, in January 2020. The piece is an immersive experience for viewers featuring seven dancers that unfolds in parts, the culmination of a years-long choreographic process that draws from Austin’s previous solo show, (Un)Made. Austin directed and choreographed the work with her husband, Jeffrey Forbes BA ’78, who also designed the lighting.

    • 07/01/2019

      Linda Austin BA ’76 is a Portland-area dancer and choreographer. Her latest project, a solo show titled Ordinary Devotions, was featured at Performance Works NorthWest in spring 2019. The Oregonian described her performance as “an ode of loving kindness to an aging body.”

    • 02/15/2017

      Linda Austin BA ’76 was one of 17 artists recently awarded a fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, which offers financial support and recognition to contemporary performing and visual artists. Austin received the foundation’s Merce Cunningham Award, a biennial grant in recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts that reflects the creativity and spirit of choreographer Merce Cunningham.

    • 09/01/2011

      Johnathan Haub JD ’76 completed his two-year assignment in Podgorica, Montenegro, as the U.S. embassy’s resident legal adviser. He has returned to the U.S. attorney’s office to resume his duties in the criminal division in Portland. During his detail to Montenegro, Haub assisted in implementing a new criminal procedure criminal code for plea bargaining, asset forfeiture, use of civilian undercover agents, and prosecutor-led investigations. He served as special adviser to the special prosecutor for organized crime, corruption, terrorism, and war crimes and assisted in forming Montenegro’s first multiagency task force to fight organized crime and corruption.

    • 10/18/2018

      Henry Lorenzen JD ’76 joined Energy Trust of Oregon’s board of directors in October 2018. A partner at Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen and Hojem law firm, Lorenzen also runs his family’s 4,000-acre wheat farm. From 2002 to 2018, he served as member on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, which develops a regional power plan and fish and wildlife program. Lorenzen has also served on the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, and on the boards of Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society.

    • 04/08/2016

      Was elected to chair the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s four-state energy and fish and wildlife planning agency. Lorenzen, of Pendleton, Oregon, is an attorney, licensed professional electrical engineer, and third-generation dry land wheat farmer. He was first appointed to the council in August 2012. In April 2015, he was reappointed and unanimously confirmed by the Oregon Legislature. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem, where he continues to serve as of counsel. Lorenzen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, a member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a member and chair of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, and a member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.

    • 12/23/2018

      Douglas Neville BS ’76 was once again instrumental in securing a substantial donation for his community at Providence ElderPlace Cully. The monetary contribution from the Grand Lodge of Oregon during the Christmas season was a boon for those living at the facility, many of whom are on fixed incomes.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was named the chair of the Board of Trustees of Lewis & Clark. Richardson, who also earned a bachelor’s degree at Lewis & Clark, is a longtime leader in both the business and nonprofit worlds.

    • 02/28/2019

      Jordan Schnitzer JD ’76 was profiled in the January 25 Wall Street Journal in an article titled “An Art Collector on a Mission to Share His Passion.” The article states that, for more than 30 years, Schnitzer has been assembling a “teaching collection” of prints, mostly by post–World War II American artists. Under the auspices of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, he makes loans to institutions and colleges to get the work in front of today’s youth. Since its founding in 1997, the foundation has organized over 110 exhibitions and exhibited art in more than 150 museums. Upcoming exhibitions will focus on artists John Baldessari at the Laguna Art Museum (June 23 to September 22, 2019) and Leonardo Drew at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (September 19 to December 8, 2019). For more information, visit

    • 02/15/2017

      Barb Bailey-Marold BS ’77 recently completed the certified level with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators for the treatment of dyslexia. She is a self-employed reading therapist and enjoys traveling to warmer climes as much as possible.

    • 10/14/2016

      Barb Bailey-Marold BS ’77, a reading therapist and executive functioning skills coach, recently received certification from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners to treat dyslexia.

    • 12/13/2017

      Bridget Baker Kincaid BA ’77 is retiring after 40 years at the Register-Guard in Eugene, Oregon. For the past 29 years, she has headed corporate public relations for Guard Publishing Company, the parent company of RG Media Co./The Register-Guard. She brought a more strategic approach to the company’s marketing efforts, helped the newspaper transition from afternoon to morning publication in 1983, and advocated for the creation of the Baker Family Foundation in 1998.

    • 01/10/2018

      Cliff Bentz JD ’77 was named the Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year for his work in the Oregon Legislature as the House District 60 representative. In particular, he was lauded for his efforts on a transportation bill that is funding a reload facility in Malheur County. Bentz, who has a long resume of community and statewide service, focused on water and tax law while at Lewis & Clark.

    • 01/23/2017

      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.

    • 08/17/2016

      Constance “Connie” Emerson Crooker died April 10, 2015, at her home. She was 68 years old.

      Connie was born July 23, 1946, in Portland, Maine, to Reverend Charles W. Crooker and Elizabeth (MacGregor) Crooker Bates. She earned a BA from Reed College.

      Connie established a criminal defense practice focusing on the Hispanic community and led efforts in Oregon to professionalize the use of interpreters in the courts. She was also the first woman in Oregon to contract with the state to run a Public Defenders office, serving the community of Tillamook for many years.

      Following her retirement Connie avidly pursued a wide array of interests, including skiing, hiking, camping, dancing, singing, and playing the guitar. She also relished traveling abroad and studying foreign languages. One of her passions was writing. Connie wrote and published several books, including Melanoma Mama: On Life, Death, and Tent Camping, in which she shared her experiences on a solo cross-country trip to celebrate her unexpected reprieve from ongoing cancer treatments, and Doc Jackson’s Letters Home: A Combat Medic’s 1968 Letters From Vietnam, which was released on April 30, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam conflict.

      Survivors include her three siblings and their spouses: Carol and Deane Farnsworth, Charles and Adrian Crooker, and Catherine Crooker and Griff O’Brien. Connie is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was appointed to serve as chair of the Realtor Commercial Alliance of the Northern Virginia Association of in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Dillow serves as an adjunct fellow for the Discovery Institute’s technology and democracy project, and has a background that includes 25 years of service with Verizon Corporation, where he served for more than a decade as its vice president of federal government relations. A native Oregonian, Dillow served as assistant public utility commissioner for the State of Oregon during the administrations of Governors Tom McCall, Bob Straub, and Vic Atiyeh. He is also a former news reporter for The Oregonian.

    • 07/18/2019

      Charlotte Glasgo BS ’77 is a chaplain at Life Care Hospice in Wooster, Ohio. In March 2019, she traveled to Ecuador to assist in trainings at a hospice in Cuenca.

    • 10/14/2016

      Robin Gulde BS ’77 and Yoko Natori Gulde BS ’77 are both headed into the retirement phase of their lives. Yoko retired from her paralegal position at Lane Powell in January 2017. Robin sold his CPA practice, Gulde & Ortquist, but plans to stay on in an assistive capacity for the next few years. He will also be teaching at Concordia University in Portland. In retirement, they will be enjoying travel and spending time with their 3-year-old granddaughter, Emma.

    • 03/03/2019

      Yoko Natori Gulde BA ’77, now retired, volunteers at the Oregon Nikkei Society. She is project coordinator for the translation of the Oshu Nippo, a Japanese-language daily newspaper published in Portland in the early 20th century. The society will post the first 10 issues (300 pages) translated from Edo-period Japanese to English on its website. Gulde has recruited and coordinated more than 100 translators from both Portland and Japan for the project.

    • 10/14/2016

      Yoko Natori Gulde BS ’77 and Robin Gulde BS ’77 are both headed into the retirement phase of their lives. Yoko retired from her paralegal position at Lane Powell in January 2017. Robin sold his CPA practice, Gulde & Ortquist, but plans to stay on in an assistive capacity for the next few years. He will also be teaching at Concordia University in Portland. In retirement, they will be enjoying travel and spending time with their 3-year-old granddaughter, Emma.

    • Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature

      Christy Hale BA ’77, MAT ’80 illustrated a children’s book about Ansel Adams, a restless boy who eventually became an iconic nature photographer.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • The Cambodian Dancer: Sophany’s Gift of Hope

      Christy Hale BA ’77, MAT ’80 illustrated a children’s book about a Cambodian girl forced to leave her old world behind and find a new home in America. The book won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medal in the multicultural nonfiction picture book category.

      Posted 01/23/2017
    • 10/14/2016

      Ginger Baehr Harville BS ’77 recently became member services director at the Oregon Home Builders Association in Salem, Oregon.

    • 09/01/2011

      R. Craig Hindley JD ’77 retired and closed his law office. He practiced for 32 years before Washington County courts, and maintained offices in Beaverton and near Washington Square in Tigard. A solo practitioner, he emphasized business, real estate, and probate, but also practiced domestic relations, criminal defense, and juvenile law.

    • 10/07/2016

      Was named “Lawyer of the Year” in health law in the 2017 issue of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in health care law. A shareholder at the Lansing, Michigan, firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Kraus was also named in the 2016 issue of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

    • 07/17/2018

      Al Larsen JD ’77 is both the general counsel and the head of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Office of Inspector General at the Environmental Protection Agency. He reports that he is working under the ancient curse “May you live in interesting times.” Larsen’s role is to ensure that EPA officials, including political appointees at the top of the organization, conduct their activities and lead the agency within the boundaries of the law. Much of this has recently played out in public and before Congress. Larsen says that the barrage of accusations and counter-narratives is constant and deafening, and his shop has to sort it all out and then act—which it has done repeatedly in recent months.

    • 12/21/2016

      Was selected as one of four recipients of the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession’s 2017 Spirit of Excellence Award. Nagae practices at the Portland firm Peggy Nagae Consulting, which she founded in 1988. She also serves as program director for the Center for Asian Pacific American Women. Nagae has served as president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, vice-chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, president of the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and board member for Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She represented Minoru Yasui in his successful bid to reopen his World War II Japanese American curfew case and have his conviction vacated. In 2013, Nagae spearheaded Yasui’s successful nomination for a Presidential Medal of Freedom, which President Obama awarded posthumously in November 2015. In 2016, Nagae led the effort to create a permanent Minoru Yasui Day (March 28) in Oregon.

    • 11/16/2017

      Carolyn Rubenstein (Dorn) BA ’77 is celebrating her retirement from teaching after 36 years at Sauvie Island (Oregon) School. “I have been fortunate to work at a job I love in a place I love,” says Rubenstein.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was the chief defense attorney 
for the high-profile Portland trial of the Somali American accused of trying to ignite a weapon of mass destruction at the city’s 2010 holiday tree-lighting ceremony. Sady is the longest serving employee in the Oregon Federal Public Defender’s Office.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Sand is a litigation partner at Miller Nash.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected to the board of directors for the Multnomah County Bar Association. An active member of the bar since 1977, Sand was president of the foundation arm of the organization in 2010. He is a litigation partner at Miller Nash.

    • 09/01/2013

      Officially retired from his position as Lake County circuit court judge, but will likely continue to serve as a senior circuit court pro tem until Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber fills the vacancy. Simpson took office July 1, 1990, after 13 years in private practice. He grew up in Lakeview, Oregon, and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1969.

    • 10/14/2016

      Jennifer Stenkamp BA ’77 retired after teaching high school English for 22 years in Culver, Oregon.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined the Multnomah Bar Foundation board of directors. In his private practice, he focuses almost exclusively on tobacco litigation.

    • 11/19/2015

      Verlean Wilson BS ’77, November 18, 2015, age 62. Survivors include her sisters, Alberta, Sarah, and Mary, as well as nieces, nephews, and other friends and family.

    • 09/01/2011

      D. Lawrence “Larry” Wobbrock JD ’77 was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers during an annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

    • 05/22/2018

      Richard D. Acott JD ’78 passed away on February 18, 2018, at the age of 81.

      Richard was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, April 23, 1936. He earned a BA in political science from Chapman College before he was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer. He received his naval aviator wings in 1957. While stationed in Florida, Richard met the love of his life, Constance, and they were married within a month of their first date.

      During 1966–67, Richard flew 115 combat missions from Chu Lai, Vietnam, in the A4 Skyhawk. His awards and citations included the Distinguished Flying Cross.

      After his Marine Corps experience, Richard worked in the insurance business and was owner/broker of a real estate company. Following law school, he was in private law practice, worked as a deputy district attorney, and was appointed to the county court bench as a magistrate.

      Throughout his life, Richard had an enduring love of art. In 1988 he began studying sculpture at the Loveland Colorado Art Academy. In 1995 he opened a studio in Loveland, changing his career one last time.

      Richard was preceded in death by his son Stephen and grandson Jesse. He is survived by his wife, Constance; his daughter, Lorri; sons Garret and Phillip; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren

    • 01/09/2019

      Joseph Arellano JD ’78 has been named office managing director in Portland by Garvey Schubert Barer. Arellano joined the firm in 2017 and has over 35 years of experience representing clients in securities, commercial, and tort litigation, as well as in professional liability defense. He also advises clients in investigations by the SEC, DOJ, IRS, and their state counterparts.

    • 03/27/2015

      Randall G. Baidas JD ’78, after a 30-year engagement, married William K. Reeves on June 21, 2014, at the North Pond in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Their wedding was officiated by Prosser McKeever Watts Jr. The grooms were accompanied their sisters, Betty L. Conrad and Claudia R. Schwartz. A wedding reception for family and friends was held at the North Pond restaurant. Among those in attendance were Ann Lehman JD ’78, Jim Heisinger JD ’79, Tom Erwin JD ’80, and Robert Trotman JD ’78. The couple reside in Holland, Michigan, and Vail, Colorado.

    • 08/03/2018

      Philip Berkowitz JD ’78, a shareholder in Littler’s New York office, has been recognized in the 2018 Who’s Who Legal Labour, Employment & Benefits Guide

    • 05/18/2016

      Was named a cochair of Littler’s financial services industry group. Berkowitz, a shareholder, is based in the firm’s New York City office.

    • 02/10/2016

      Was named vice chair of the Discrimination and Equality Law Committee of the International Bar Association through December 31, 2017. Berkowitz, a shareholder in Littler’s New York office and U.S. cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group, will support and recommend initiatives to promote awareness of discrimination and equal opportunity issues in this role. He also serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s international employment law committee and previously chaired the New York State Bar Association’s International Law Practice Section.

    • 02/24/2015

      Was appointed 2014-15 vice-chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Berkowitz, a shareholder in the New York City office of Littler, is also the U.S. practice cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group. 

    • 09/01/2011

      John Bradach JD ’79 relocated Bradach Law Offices. He can be reached at 800 N.W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 209, Portland, Oregon 97209, 503-238-7170.

    • 12/14/2017

      Larry Burton BA ’78 is the new chief of staff for Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan.

    • 09/18/2017

      Larry Burton BA ’78 was appointed to the position of senior vice president of government affairs for CVS Caremark.

    • In the House of the Serpent Handler: A Story of Faith and Fleeting Fame in the Age of Social Media

      Julia Duin BA ’78 offers an intimate and engrossing look at the latest generation of Pentecostal believers who “take up” venomous snakes as a test of their religious faith. Focusing on several preachers and their families in six Appalachian states, she explores the impact that such 21st-century phenomena as social media and reality television have had on rituals long practiced in obscurity.

      As Duin reveals, the mortal snakebite suffered by pastor Mack Wofford in 2012 marked the passing of the torch to younger preachers Jamie Coots and Andrew Hamblin, who were featured in the 2013 series Snake Salvation on the National Geographic Channel. Seeing their participation in the show as a way of publicizing their faith and thus winning converts, Coots and Hamblin attempted to reinvent the snake-handling tradition for a modern audience. The use of the internet, particularly Facebook, became another key part of their strategy to spread their particular brand of Christianity. However, Coots’s own death in 2014 was widely reported after the TV series was canceled, while Hamblin, who emerges as the central figure in the book, was arrested and tried after a shooting incident involving his estranged wife. His hopes of becoming a serpent-handling superstar seemingly dashed, Hamblin spent several months in prison, emerging more determined than ever to keep to the faith. By the end of the narrative, he has begun a new church where he can pass on the tradition to yet another generation.

      Duin’s thorough, sympathetic reporting and lively style bring the ecstatic church services she witnessed vividly to life, and through interviews and quotations from the principals’ Facebook postings, she has allowed them to express their beliefs and reveal their everyday lives in their own words. She also gives the reader an up-close view of how a reporter pursues a story and the various difficulties encountered along the way. These engrossing elements add up to a unique story of the ways in which the practitioners of a century-old custom-one that strikes most outsiders as bizarre-are adjusting to the challenges of the new millennium.

      University of Tennessee Press, 2017. 227 pages.

      Posted 11/14/2017
    • 01/15/2020

      Jeffrey Forbes BA ’78 codirected the dance performance a world, a world with his wife, choreographer Linda Austin BA ’76. The show debuted at Performance Works NorthWest in January 2020. It is the product of a years-long choreographic process by Austin. Forbes also designed the lighting for the piece.

    • 09/01/2011

      Peter Glade JD ’78 was elected president of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. Glade is a shareholder with Markowitz Herbold Glade in Portland.

    • 12/28/2017

      Bruce Glover BS ’78 recently retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he had served as a chaplain for more than 31 years. Glover, an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., served congregations in both Montana and Missouri before going on active duty in the USAF. After living in 10 states, South Korea, and the U.K., he and his wife of 34 years, Carol, are enjoying retirement in the Texas Hill Country outside of San Antonio.

    • 06/05/2018

      Ann Lehman JD ’78 returned to Portland to live in the first senior cohousing in the southeast part of the city. Lehman is active on the board of the Cohousing Association of the United States and will be cochairing the National CoHousing Conference, to be held in Portland May 30 through June 2, 2019. She also teaches trauma-informed yoga to homeless and other young people.

    • 03/03/2015

      Was honored by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on May 2014 for 20 years of advocating for women and girls. “Your dedication and service were instrumental in our city gaining international and nationwide recognition through the years and your service has bolstered San Francisco’s reputation as a leader in equality and justice for all,” said Lee. “You have blazed a trail for generations of San Francisco women, and our city thanks you for your many significant contributions.” Lehman is principal at Zimmerman Lehman, a consulting firm to nonprofits, located in El Cerrito, California.

    • 12/18/2019

      Ronald Marks BS ’78 was selected as the spring 2020 Sen. Robert J. Dole Fellow at the University of Kansas. In February 2020, he hosted a series of seven weekly seminars about spying in the age of the internet. Held at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, the seminars focused on topics such as the influence of new technologies and players; the shattering of old privacy norms; and career opportunities in this new cyber age of information.

    • 10/14/2016

      Ronald Marks BA ’78, the president of Intelligence Enterprises, has been appointed to the board of management of the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

    • 02/01/2018

      Paul Monheimer BA ’78, BA ’79, MAT ’86 continues to teach at Catlin Gabel, a Portland-area independent school. He splits his time between Portland and Bend, Oregon, where the skiing, hiking, and kayaking tug at his heart. Monheimer and his wife, Pam, will travel to Philadelphia this spring for daughter Noa’s graduation from Penn. Monheimer encourages members of the class of ’79 to contact him if they are passing through Portland: “Any excuse to try a new microbrew,” he says. In May 2017, Monheimer and his daughter enjoyed a 37-year reunion with Munich friends Heini, Axel, Klaus, Josephine, and Heini’s son.

    • 06/08/2016

      Was nominated by President Obama to a new term on the board of the State Justice Institute. The State Justice Institute awards grants to state courts to help foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. Nachtigal served on the Washington County bench from 1991 until 2013, and was presiding judge from 1996 to 2002. She has also been a Hillsboro attorney and formerly worked for the Washington County district attorney’s office.

    • 09/17/2018

      April Nelson BA ’78, JD ’81 retired from legal practice in 2004 after working with several legal education organizations before transferring to private practice and becoming a partner at a firm in Delaware, Ohio. Nelson then went on to develop several special projects, including the Delaware Municipal Court’s mental health docket. Currently, she serves as a staff mediator for the Delaware County Juvenile and Probate Courts and works with families to develop plans to improve school attendance for students. Nelson is the recipient of numerous community awards, including the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award, United Way Nancy Frankenberg Award for Community Volunteerism, and the United Way of Delaware County Lifetime Achievement Award, which was renamed in her honor.

    • 11/17/2019

      Toby Padgett BS ’78 was the subject of a full-page article in the November 2019 issue of The Libretto, the official journal of the American Federation of Musicians, Hamilton Musicians Guild Local 293, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Padgett, who is known professionally as DJ Toby Chicago, has been with the Kingfisher Radio Group UK for many years and is represented by 910 Public Relations. She actively supports the Bob Pedler Memorial Fund, a Hamilton Musicians Guild yearly fundraiser to support local indie musicians who can no longer perform due to illness and/or disability. Via her international radio shows and mass media pages, she helps bring awareness to this cause. Padgett says: “Indie musicians are not signed to major recording labels and usually pay out of pocket to get CDs pressed and released. As a musician myself, I know how important it is to get airplay to get your sound out there. Since my radio shows are international, I try to help indie musicians everywhere. If anyone in the L&C community knows of other causes like this one that I can help promote, please get in touch with me via my webpage contact form at: I am always happy to help fellow Pios when possible!”

    • 06/17/2019

      Toby Padgett BS ’78 has been professionally represented for over a year by 910 Public Relations in Michigan. As a DJ and Pacific Northwest station manager with Kingfisher Radio (a British radio group), she gained 910’s attention as a long-established radio personality specializing in Beatles music and trivia. “I’m over the moon about being represented by 910, and through introductions from other 910 clients, I’ve become friendly with Beatles family members and friends I’d never dreamed of being in contact with before,” Padgett said. “910 Public Relations is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me!” She broadcasts under her professional name of “Toby Chicago” and credits her communication professors at L&C (especially Steve Hunt and Richard Hoyt) for teaching her “how to communicate with almost everyone on almost every level and to remain calm, direct, and confident when doing so.” P.S. “910” is “The One After 909”!

    • 02/15/2017

      Toby Padgett BS ’78 is Pacific Northwest studio manager for a group of three “licensed and legal” internet radio stations operating out of England. Padgett also DJs two weekly radio programs, with another coming soon. She credits her Lewis & Clark communication professors with helping her further develop her communication skills, “which really come in handy when on-air, especially when conducting interviews with recording artists in all genres of music. It’s incredible to really get to know these artists. At this point in my life, it’s all about having fun—and I am!”

    • 06/27/2018

      Mark Pinder BS ’78 has retired from his position as principal of Milwaukie (Oregon) High School. He will be remembered for, among other things, overseeing the school as it achieved record-high graduation rates. Pinder began his career as a teacher at Jefferson High School in Portland in 1979.

    • 07/09/2019

      Donna Roisom BS ’78, MAT ’85 was named the 2017-18 Northwest Coach of the Year for Girls Tennis by the National Federation of High School Coaches Association. Roisom heads the girls tennis program at Grant High School in Portland. While at Lewis & Clark, she played tennis, soccer, and basketball. In 1976, she was ranked No. 1 in the National Collegiate Water Ski Association with an undefeated season.

    • 04/17/2018

      Scot Sellers BA ’78 was appointed lead independent director of Milhaus, a development and property management company based in Indianapolis. Previously, Sellers was chair and CEO of Archstone.

    • 02/21/2019

      Robert M. Tobiassen JD ’78 is the new president of the National Association of Beverage Importers. Previously, Tobiassen was with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

    • 01/29/2016

      Robert M. Tobiassen JD ’78 was a guest lecturer for a law class at the University of California at Davis. Tobiassen gave an overview of the federal regulatory system for alcohol, drawing on his knowledge as the former chief counsel for the Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

    • 09/21/2019

      Lynn E. Blough BA ’79, September 21, 2019, age 62. After graduation, Blough volunteered with the Peace Corps in Malawi. Upon his return to the United States, he earned an MBA and a JD from the University of Washington, then worked with Foster Pepper in Portland, and later as legal counsel for Intel. He retired in 2018. Survivors include his wife, Amy; his children, Olivia, Alex, and Christian; and one granddaughter.

    • 07/13/2017

      Phil L. Borngraeber BS ’79, July 12, 2017, age 66. Survived by his sister, Diane.

    • 07/14/2019

      Katie Weil Byrnes BA ’79 recently joined the Lewis & Clark Alumni Board, and she is looking forward to her term. Byrnes volunteers at KairosPDX, a charter school that seeks to close Portland’s persistent opportunity and achievement gaps for historically underserved children, their families, and their communities.

    • 12/20/2019

      Jean Marguerite Davis-Johnson JD ’78 passed away peacefully at home December 8, 2019, from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 69 years old.

      Jean was born July 16, 1950, in Spokane to Walter Z. Davis Sr. and Betty Jean Berg. She graduated from Lewis and Clark High School, earning a BA from Whitman College and an MA from the University of Washington before attending law school.

      Jean married Stephen Johnson, her high school sweetheart, on September 2, 1972. She left law practice to be a full-time mother to their three sons. Jean also donated her time to support local education, art, and music organizations in various capacities. She was a master gardener, birdwatcher, art and antique enthusiast, nature lover, reader, and lifelong student of American and Pacific Northwest history. She was also a member of Spokane’s St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

      Jean was predeceased by her father and mother. She is survived by her husband; her three sons, Gregory, Timothy, and Eric; her four grandchildren, Noah (9), Silas (6), Merritt (3), and Makenna (1); and her three older brothers, Walter Jr., Eric, and Paul.

    • 02/15/2017

      Bill Deane BS ’79 notes that his life and his wife Nan’s revolve heavily around their kids. “I guess that’s sort of normal, eh?” The family has had two weddings over the past two summers. Daughter Melanie was married (to Matt) in June 2015, and daughter Megan was married (to Dan) in September 2016. Daughter Mackenzie is in her second year of med school at Oregon Health & Science University. Nan and Bill celebrated their 31st anniversary in 2016.

    • 02/15/2017

      Maggie Koenig England BA ’79 has spent the last few years working as an artist in residence in Portland-area school districts. This year, she’s working with students to create a 19-foot clay and tile mosaic mural. Between art gigs and supervising student teachers, life is full. She and her husband, Greg, live in Southwest Portland and recently celebrated their 33rd anniversary. They enjoy the occasional vacation and keeping up with their kids. Englund has also been involved in a small nonprofit that works with marginalized and vulnerable communities in Kenya. She finished her fifth trip there last summer, working with a team to provide medical care, teacher training, and art camps.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kathy Gebhardt BA ’79 was appointed to a seat on the Boulder (Colorado) Valley School Board.

    • 02/22/2019

      Doug Goldsmith BS ’79 is a child psychologist in Salt Lake City. He is married and has two wonderful children. His daughter is graduating from L&C in May 2019. His days at Lewis & Clark always put a smile on his face. “It’s time for the class of 1979 to get together!” He says he hopes to see everyone at their 40th reunion this summer.

    • 02/22/2019

      Carla Hernandez BA ’79 has entered a new “semi-retired” phase of life. She volunteers at her local library and picks fruit in the neighborhood. Hernandez says she is looking forward to a great reunion this summer and hopes to see her classmates there.

    • 11/05/2019

      Steven Hodson BM ’79 is professor of music and director of piano studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He teaches piano, organ, and choral conducting. In fall 2019, he performed as part of a show titled “Three Organists,” put on by the Santa Barbara Music Club. The performers presented both historical and contemporary pieces.

    • 02/01/2018

      Jon Horn BA ’79 is a historian and archeologist living in Montrose, Colorado, with his wife, Sonja. In early 2018, he received the State Historic Reservation Officer’s Award from the Colorado Historical Society for his National Register nomination of the Department of Energy’s Grand Junction Office (one of only a few Manhattan Project facilities). He was also made a fellow of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists along with his two partners in Alpine Archaeological Consultants, a business they started 30 years ago. Horn will receive another State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award this year for his nomination of the Ute-Ulay Mine and Mill, an intact mine from the 1870s. An interesting tidbit: Horn was responsible for writing the National Register nominations for the Lewis & Clark campus and Multnomah Falls Lodge. Jon and Sonja have enjoyed visiting archaeological sites on Crete, a place he first visited while on the college’s Turkey program 40 years ago. Their daughter, Aysha Horn BA ’20, is a current L&C student.

    • 12/03/2019

      Linda Jackson BS ’79 is forest supervisor for the Payette National Forest in Idaho. Previously, she was forest supervisor for Ottawa National Forest in Michigan. Jackson and her husband, Mike, have five children and three grandchildren.

    • 08/15/2019

      Clarice Kralovec BA ’79, August 15, 2019, age 61. After graduating, Kralovec earned an MAT at Tufts University and a PhD in French language and literature at Boston University. She then moved to Maine, where she taught French and chaired the world languages department at Stanford High School. Survivors include her siblings, John, Etta, and Bill; their families; and longtime friends Daphne and Chris.

    • 09/08/2016

      Retired from practicing law in December 2015. Kushner spent 20 years as a naval aviator prior to attending law school. He practiced real estate, transactional, and family law for more than 30 years, and served as municipal judge for Estacada, Oregon, from 1982 to 2004. Joe Kaufman ’87 has taken over Kushner’s Estacada practice.

    • 02/01/2015

      Received the Pro Bono Award at the MBA Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Judges Reception.

    • 06/01/2015

      Received the Hon. Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award in March from the Clackamas County Bar.

    • 02/15/2017

      Julie Jones Manning BA ’79 is vice president for marketing, public relations, and community health promotion at Samaritan Health Services, a regional health system based in Corvallis, Oregon. She also recently completed a four-year term as mayor of Corvallis.

    • 02/22/2019

      Carol Blum Miller BS ’79, who ran a marketing agency for 20 years, is now thrilled to have re-entered the “working” world as a senior copywriter for Scrum Alliance. She is also the scrum master for the marketing team and loves the chance to mentor and contribute.

    • 09/01/2011

      Michael “Mickey” Morey JD ’79 announced his transition from the practice of law to working exclusively as a mediator, and the formation of Morey Mediation Services. As a litigator, Morey worked on both sides of the civil bar as an insurance defense lawyer and plaintiffs’ lawyer. He is a member of the Oregon Mediation Association and the ABA Dispute Resolution Section. He can be reached at 503-459-8869 and

    • 08/09/2016

      Kristie Harley Nestor BS ’79, August 8, 2016, age 59. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Nestor worked for the City of Portland for a time, then traveled to Puerto Rico on a mission trip to build a church. She then worked in Missouri before returning to Oregon and working as a teacher at the Nazarene Church School in Newport. Kristie married Jon Nestor in 1986, and they lived together in Tacoma, Washington. In 2001, they moved to Kristie’s childhood home of Yachats, Oregon. Survivors include her husband and soul mate, Jon.

    • 12/04/2019

      Hadley Robbins BS ’79, CEO and president of Columbia Bank in Tacoma, Washington, was named Leader of the Year by South Sound Business as part of the publication’s 2019 IDEA Awards.

    • 06/29/2017

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

    • 01/29/2019

      Ausey H (Rusty) Robnett JD ’79 was recently inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers at its annual meeting in New Orleans.

    • 02/22/2019

      Curtis Roth BS ’79 “graduated” (i.e., retired) from work a few months ago. Now he’s able to devote more time and effort into playing his alto sax with a community band, Contra Dancing, and is looking at ideas for new activities.

    • 06/26/2019

      Stacey Rout-Thompson BA ’79 writes that she’s celebrating her fifth year as VP of academic services at Chabot College in Hayward, California. She was elected as region five representative to the state chancellor’s office.

    • 02/15/2017

      Kate Bell Russell BS ’79 teaches art to both adults and children in eight Ventura and Santa Barbara (California) schools and greatly enjoys it. She was passionately involved as the mentor in Ojai’s (California) 17th annual MLK Day, led by local teenagers. Recently, she spent five weeks in Australia, traveling the outback by car and on foot, from Adelaide Hills to Mitchell Falls. She remains passionate about the environment and the arts—and nurtures a love of travel—thanks, in large part, to Lewis & Clark.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Sale is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed to the Sense of Security board of directors. Sandquist will provide strategic direction to raise awareness of the nonprofit organization and increase the number of grantees it serves. Before joining the board, she worked with Sense of Security, which seeks to enhance the quality of life and financial security of Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment, to develop its premier fundraising event, Champagne & Diamonds. Sandquist is a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

    • 02/22/2019

      Terri Harris Scribner BS ’79 is finishing up 16 years as a consultant to companies with international employees who need assistance settling in the Portland area. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Anthony, in their camper trailer. She hopes to see her classmates at the reunion this summer.

    • 10/13/2017

      Terri Harris Scribner BA ’79 has operated her own business, Destination Services: Oregon, for the last 15 years. She and her team help international employees, such as those from Nike and other leading companies, get settled in the the area. She and her husband, Anthony Scribner, are beginning to enjoy more travel now that their three children are adults.

    • 02/01/2018

      Dave Smith BA ’79 and his wife, Julie, who live in Portland, are happy grandparents with two grandsons living close by. Smith is station manager at Univision Portland and loves creating and building. He just built a “tiny house.” He and Julie enjoy traveling, playing, and remodeling their home and their lives. This past year, they spent time in England at a family wedding. Recently, they traveled to Mexico.

    • 02/22/2019

      Stacy Thompson BA ’79 is a proud new member of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni. In addition, she was recently honored with the President’s Award from the Western Region Council on Black America Affairs for her commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

    • 02/15/2017

      Steve Van Mouwerik BA ’79 spent his junior year (1976–77) in Lewis & Clark’s Munich overseas study program. Years later, his oldest son, Jess, who attended the University of Redlands, also spent his junior year (2011–12) in Germany, but in Berlin, his current residence.

    • 02/15/2017

      Matt Wuerker BA ’79 writes: “Survived the 2016 election cartooning my way through the ‘unpresidented’ campaign. I covered both of the party conventions for Politico.”

    • 02/22/2019

      Kim Warren Zeren BA ’79 is living in Houston, Texas; has two grown daughters; and is planning to attend her 40th reunion at Lewis & Clark in June.