School navigation

Class Notes–1970s

October 03, 2014

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

1970

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.

1972

Class Correspondents: Beth Knudsen, Bob Oleson, and Ronald Gaither notes@lclark.edu

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 B.A. ’71, M.A. ’82 organized a reunion of the Lewis & Clark 1969 Tunisia overseas study group in Portland.

1973

Class Correspondent: Becky Dimond notes@lclark.edu

1974

Class Correspondent: Merilee MacLean notes@lclark.edu

1975

Arts & Sciences Reunion

June 25−28, 2015

Niels Marquardt B.A. 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.

1976

William Burt B.S. 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 B.S. is an eCommerce project manager overseeing the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger websites.

1977

Evelyn Dugan B.A. and Stuart Dugan B.S. 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 B.A. and Char Webb Glasgo B.S.

Suzanne Krahmer B.A., 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 B.A. 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.

1978

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

Vivien Straus B.A. 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.

1979

Class Correspondent: Maggie Englund notes@lclark.edu

Hadley Robbins B.S. 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.

Share this story on

The Chronicle Magazine

Contact Us