Uncommon Service to the Common Good

Each year, Lewis & Clark recognizes alumni from all three schools for their outstanding achievements and community service.

Each year, Lewis & Clark recognizes alumni from all three schools for their outstanding achievements and community service.This year’s honorees have accomplished much in their professional lives. In their service to the common good, they have accomplished even more. 


Alumni Honors Banquet: October 14, 2005

Paul Barker ’71, distinguished alumnus, is country director for CARE in Afghanistan. He has also worked in Egypt, the West Bank/Gaza, and Ethiopia, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran.

Jamie Forman ’81, Donald G. Balmer Citation for service to the College, is a past president of the Board of Alumni, a past ex-officio member of the Lewis & Clark Board of Trustees, and a tireless advocate for children, especially those at risk.

Aaron Meyer ’95, outstanding young alumnus, blends classical roots with rock influences to create a style he calls “concert rock violin.” He has performed in concert halls around the world, at tsunami relief concerts in Thailand, and at the 1999 World Peace Conference.


Grad School Grammys—Records of Distinction: Held May 11, 2005

Colleen Hanson’74 and MAT ’75 is an expert in traumatic brain injury and a school psychologist with Portland Public Schools.

Ann Pardington MA ’91 recently retired from her position as instructor and counselor with the Life and Career Options Program at Clackamas Community College. She also cofounded that college’s original Displaced Homemaker Program.

Amparo Reyes MEd ’02 is a counselor for English language learners enrolled in the Beaverton School District.

Maryalice Russell earned educational administration certificates in 1994 and 1999 and has been superintendent of McMinnville Public Schools for three years. She has also served as associate superintendent for Tigard-Tualatin Public Schools and as principal of three elementary schools.

Jessica Singer MAT ’98 is a doctoral student in education at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her book Stirring Up Justice:Teaching Social Activism in the High School English Classroom will be published in February 2006.


Distinguished Honors Dinner: October 22, 2005

Katherine O’Neil ’77, distinguished graduate, is a mediator and arbitrator at the state and federal trial and appellate levels. She currently serves as the Oregon State Bar delegate in the American Bar Association House of Delegates and is a past president of Oregon Women Lawyers, the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund, the Oregon Law Foundation, and the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations. She also served as president of the law school’s Alumni Board from 1985 to 1986.

The Honorable Alex O. Bryner, honorary alumnus, is chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. He has been active on the law school’s Board of Visitors since 1996.

David S. Case , honorary alumnus, specializes in Alaska Native law, corporate law, and municipal law at Landye Bennett Blumstein in Anchorage,Alaska. He joined the Board of Visitors to offer support for the law school’s Indian Law Program.

Russell L. Winner, honorary alumnus, founded Winner & Associates in Anchorage,Alaska. He was a fellow in Lewis & Clark’s Natural Resources Law Institute from 1976 to 1977 and an adjunct professor at the law school from 1977 to 1978.