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Class Notes–1980s

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

Kevin Coyner BA, a Democrat, announced his candidacy for the General Assembly’s 132nd District seat in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Mark Geistfeld BA is a visiting professor at Harvard Law School during fall 2014. He is the Birnbaum Professor of Civil Litigation at New York University Law School, where he returns in spring 2015.

Julie Schott-Rawls BA is a community relations specialist with the Port of Vancouver [Washington].


Class Correspondents: Cindy Thompson and Lisa Grill Dodson

Roberto Alvarez BA was named Adult Referee of the Year by the Washington State Adult Soccer Association. Born and raised in Mexico City, Alvarez says soccer has been a part of his life since he could run. As a member of the Seattle Soccer Referee Association, he has assisted in the referee selection process for the State Cup and regionals team.

The Honorable Rich Melnick JD was sworn into the Washington State Court of Appeals Division 2 in March. Since 2010, Melnick had been a superior court judge in Vancouver, Washington. He began his career at the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where he headed the county’s first appellate bureau. In 2004, he became a district court judge. He also served on the municipal court bench in Camas and Washougal and has taught at Clark College.


Class Correspondent: Jamie Hackel Hyams


Class Correspondent: Mark Peterson

Lori Lake BS won the 2013 Rainbow Award in the Lesbian Mystery/Thriller category for her book A Very Public Eye. Another one of her books, Jump the Gun, was named runner-up.

Matt Murphy BS would like to hear from “any and all of you who have any recollection of me during our four-year stay at Palatine Hill. I learned a great deal about myself during those years and made some lifelong friends in the process.” He regrets that he was unable to attend his 30-year reunion in 2013.


Class Correspondent: Susan Corlett

Mary Hull Caballero BS was elected Portland city auditor in May 2014. She previously worked at the regional government, Metro, as a principal management auditor, and as an auditor for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Jim Kean BA was appointed president and chief operating officer for the National Pro Fitness League.


Arts & Sciences Reunion

June 25−28, 2015


Class Correspondents: Sally Dadmon Bixby and David Lawrence

Daena Goldsmith BS, professor of rhetoric and media studies at Lewis & Clark, was nominated by the University of Washington Department of Communication (where she pursued her M.A. and PhD) for its 2014 Hall of Fame. Her current research focuses on communication issues involving couples in which one person is coping with a chronic health condition such as heart disease, cancer, or HIV.


Jillian Detweiler BA, former TriMet real estate director, was chosen by Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to be a policy director.

Larry Juday JD was recognized as the 2013 Foster Volunteer of the Year by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Juday and his wife, Susan, provided intensive in-home care and treatment for more than 30 severely ill cats and kittens last year. Before retiring in 2005, he practiced law in Vancouver, Washington, where he chaired the Southwest Washington Lawyer Referral Service; served as a bar association trustee; was a member of the Superior Court Bench-Bar, Law Library, and Public Relations Committees; and provided pro bono services through the Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program. Juday also chaired the 16-member Washington State Bar Association Character and Fitness Board.

Sharon McNeil BA displayed her oil painting exhibit, titled Return to Nisyros: Images of a Greek Island, at the Hellenic-American Cultural Center & Museum of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Her paintings were influenced by her five-month stay on the island.


Class Correspondent: Andrea Ball

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