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Class Notes–1970s

This edition of Class Notes includes law submissions received through July 1, 2014, and undergraduate and graduate submissions through June 10, 2014.


Arts & Sciences Reunion

June 25−28, 2015

Catherine Sergeant B.M. ’70, M.M.E. ’75 was named Oregon District School Librarian of the Year by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in March 2014.


Class Correspondents: Beth Knudsen, Bob Oleson, and Ronald Gaither

Michael Fritz retired from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with a final posting as mission director in Macedonia. He still works intermittently for USAID, primarily for the Office of Transition Initiatives, which focuses on political transitions and crises in various countries. “Since 2010, I have worked in Afghanistan, Turkey (on the crisis in Syria), Rwanda, Kenya, Ivory Coast, and Burma.” His wife, Susan, also works for USAID and has recently been posted to Kenya as the USAID mission director. The couple will live in Kenya with their 11-year-old twins. This summer, Michael and Barb Dale Smith BA ’71, M.A. ’82 organized a reunion of the Lewis & Clark 1969 Tunisia overseas study group in Portland.


Class Correspondent: Becky Dimond


Class Correspondent: Merilee MacLean


Arts & Sciences Reunion

June 25−28, 2015

Niels Marquardt BA left the U.S. Foreign Service after 33 years to become CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham). His last Foreign Service assignment was as U.S. consul general in Sydney, Australia. Previously, he served as U.S. ambassador to Madagascar, the Union of the Comoros, Cameroon, and Equatorial Guinea. Other overseas postings included Paris, Bonn, Brazzaville, and Bangkok; several stints in Washington, D.C., in the State Department; and service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Rwanda. Based in Sydney, Marquardt oversees a network of AmCham offices and activities in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Brisbane. He and his wife, Judi, live at Coogee Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. They raised four daughters during their shared Foreign Service experience, the first two of whom will marry later this year.


William Burt BS has published The Birthing Tree, the seventh book in his King of the Trees series of fantasy novels. His books are designed to appeal to those who enjoy the Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and similar classics.

John Keller BS is an eCommerce project manager overseeing the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger websites.


Evelyn Dugan BA and Stuart Dugan BS led a 47-person study tour, “In the Steps of Paul,” to Turkey, Greece, and Italy. The tour group included Lewis & Clark alumni Jennifer Woody Dietz BA and Char Webb Glasgo BS

Suzanne Krahmer BA, M.A.T. ’79 is semiretired, with careers in high school science and pharmaceutical sales behind her. She continues her community volunteer commitments. She and Don Krahmer have been married for 28 years. They have two children: Hillary, 25, and Zach, 23. As of this past summer, they were all living in the Portland area. “Love to share memories. Contact me!”

Jinny Shipman BA has been married for 33 years to Dick Kaiser. They live in downtown Portland, across from the Portland Art Museum. “I volunteer in several theatres, help patrol the South Park Blocks, and take French.” She also enjoys traveling; her most recent adventure was attending cooking school in Vietnam.


Ronald Marks BS is an adjunct professor for the United Arab Emirates’ National Defence College, where he lectures on cyber security and strategy.

Vivien Straus BA wrote and performed E-i-E-i-OY! In Bed With the Farmer’s Daughter in San Francisco during spring 2014. She received great reviews around the Bay Area.


Class Correspondent: Maggie Englund

Hadley Robbins BS is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Columbia Bank. He directs the majority of Columbia’s customer-facing business lines, including commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management.

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