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December 12, 2005


Arts & Sciences 40th Reunion
Oct. 14-16, 2005 

Mary Fukuyama ’70 was named fellow for Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, the organization’s counseling psychology division. Fukuyama earned the award for her contributions to understanding the intersection of spirituality and counseling, such as Integrating Spirituality Into Multicultural Counseling, a book she coauthored.


Yvonne Graf Edwards ’71 lives in Astoria with her sweetheart. After leaving the College in 1969, Edwards found herself in Kona, Hawaii, growing coffee with “other hippie commune types.” They all moved to San Francisco in 1979, where Edwards finished college and earneda doctorate in clinical psychology.

Richard Moore ’71 is one of Portland’s top voice talents. His voice work can be heard in spots for several businesses including Pacific Power, Elmer’s restaurants, and Fred Meyer. Also an audio engineer, he has worked on films by directors Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes. Moore, who is a songwriter, singer, and musician, released his fourth CD in 2003.


Carol Mason Marx ’72 is chair of the department of foreign languages at Prosser High School in washington. She teaches French and Spanish.


Kathy Cutsforth McCollum ’73 is interim superintendent of the Medford School District for the 2004-05 school year. Medford is the state’s eighth largest school district, and McCollum says she feels honored by her appointment.


Catherine “Cathy” Collins Berger ’74 became a grandmother to Zackary Moffitt in May 2004. She is taking a Britney Spears–style dance class, learning rock guitar, and working at a brewery.

Mary Olney ’74 and her husband, Gary Loyd, live in Olympia, Washington, where Olney is minister of the First Christian Church. She began serving in this position in 2003.


Arts & Sciences 30th Reunion
Oct. 14-16, 2005 

Sharon Madsen ’75 teaches art and English at stevenson High School, on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. She recently earned her master’s degree in education through Lesley University’s Creative Arts in Learning Program. Madsen still finds time to play guitar and sing. She also gardens, travels, and helps her church’s youth group.

John Rieke ’75 became a fellow in the American College of Radiology in May 2004. Only about 10 percent of the organization’s members are selected for fellowship. Rieke is affiliated with the University of washington Physicians, the University of Washington Medical Center, the University of Washington Medical School, and the Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue, Washington. He has served as president of the Washington State Radiological Society and as trustee for the King County Medical Society.


Jonathan Cole J.D. ’76, of Nemecek & Cole in Sherman Oaks, California, helped fellow lawyer Johnnie L. Cochran win an injunction against a couple who frequently picketed the downtown courthouse and Cochran’s Los Angeles office with profane signs.

Jean M. DeFond ’76, J.D. ’86 is a first vice president and senior counsel for Washington Mutual Bank in Seattle. She and her husband, Allan Fagg, live in Edmonds, Washington.

Elizabeth “Cori” Burgess Mazik ’76 is an operations project manager for the Defense Manpower Data Center, where she works primarily with the Defense Biometrical Identification Data System.

Jordan Schnitzer J.D. ’76 has made a multimillion-dollar commitment to the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. The project will nearly double the size of the facility. Schnitzer says he was motivated to make the gift “so that every young person at the University of Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest has the opportunity to experience art and to connect with something that speaks to them.”

Marcus “Mark” Webster ’76 is a professor of biology at St. John’s University in Minnesota, where he teaches animal physiology and environmental science. His current research concerns heat acclimation in desert doves. His children, Danny, 12, and Leah, 10, are budding biologists and accomplished musicians.


Robert Goodwin J.D. ’77 and his wife, Elaine, recently returned from Hawaii, where they were part of an eight-member Global Volunteers team. They spent two weeks doing conservation and maintenance work at the pristine Kokee State Park on the island of Kauai.

Robin Gulde ’77 and Yoko Natori Gulde ’77 celebrated their 27th anniversary in June 2004. Their daughter, Sarah, an Oregon State university graduate, will marry in July. Their son, Leslie, will graduate from Concordia University in May.

John Pedrick Jr. J.D. ’77, a U.S. administrative law judge, serves as a certified volunteer trainer of golden and Labrador retrievers with Canine Assistants. Pedrick, who has been a volunteer for the past three years, teaches dogs 90 commands to aid disabled people with their daily activities.

Steve Stadum ’77, J.D. ’81 has been appointed chief administrative officer of Oregon Health & Science University. He will oversee all central administrative functions (except finance), work with the rest of OHSU’s executive leadership team and the OHSU board of directors on strategic and policy matters, and play a key role in relations with the business community.

Randy Weisberg J.D. ’77 currently serves on the Friends of Timberline board of directors. The 26-year-old organization protects the artistic and architectural treasures of Timberline Lodge, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and RLK and Company. 

Colleen Works ’77 traveled to Russia in October 2004 to participate in a teacher exchange program administered by the American Councils for International Exchange and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Works, who teaches social studies at Corvallis High School, was one of only 36 teachers nationwide selected for the U.S.-Eurasia Awards for Excellence in Teaching Program. In July 2004, Works participated in an international conference for educators at California State University at Chico.


Peter Glade J.D. ’78 was recently elected treasurer of the Multnomah Bar association (MBA). He is a partner with the firm Markowitz Herbold Glade & Melhaf and has been a member of the MBA board since 2003. Glade practices in the area of complex business and commercial litigation.

Stacey Mudrow Holeman ’78 is establishing a structured learning center for the North Wasco County School District that will serve students with autism and their families. She and her husband, Michael “Mike” Holeman M.A.T. ’90, are currently home alone. Sons Carlos and Isaac graduated from high school in June 2004 and are studying in Panama and the Netherlands through the American Foreign Service. Daughter Mariah Holeman ’05 is spending her last semester as a Lewis & Clark student in Australia as part of an overseas study program.

Ronald “Ron” Marks ’78 has lived in Washington, D.C., for the past 21 years and has been married to his wife, an attorney, for 20. After earning a master’s degree in economics from the University of Oregon in 1982, Marks spent 16 years with the CIA. During that time, he was a senior intelligence adviser to former U.S. Senator Bob Dole and U.S. Senator Trent Lott. Marks commented in the national press on intelligence reform and appeared on C-Span’s Washington Journal prior to the presidential election. Marks is vice president for business development and marketing at Digital Sandbox, a risk management software provider whose clients include the Department of Homeland Security.

Jack Osborn ’78 focuses on probate and mental health law as an attorney at a firm in Redlands, California. He and his wife, Kathleen, stay busy with youth soccer. Their three boys have finished their first years of college, high school, and junior high school. Osborn says the house is noisy and cluttered with sports gear. 

Toby Padgett ’78 is finding out that certain advanced degrees are losing their worth these days, so she is taking a year’s worth of prerequisites in the hope of entering a two-year Web site development program in the fall. Padgett says that while it is difficult competing with persons 30+ years younger, “computers are the future and the future is now.”

Nancie Potter J.D. ’78 was recently elected to the board of the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). She is a partner with Foster Pepper Tooze, where she practices in the area of complex business litigation. Potter has served on the MBA professionalism Committee for three years and is currently chair. She is a member of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) House of Delegates and the OSB Securities Regulation section Executive committee, and currently serves as treasurer of the OSB Litigation Section. Potter also serves on the Lincoln High School Foundation Board (which she has chaired) and helps raise funds for the multnomah CourtCare program. 

Laura Secord ’78 has obtained a master’s degree in library and information science from Dominican University in Chicago, Illinois. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she holds an internship at the University of Minnesota’s Entomology, Fisheries, and Wildlife Library.


Stacy Rout-Thompson ’79 graduated from Mills College with a doctorate in educational leadership in May 2004.

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