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Class Notes—1960s


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 25−28, 2015

Class Correspondent: Roger Adams


Janice Caldwell Carr BA enjoys traveling. She most recently went on safari to Botswana (to study African gods and wildlife with scientists and photojournalists) and to Johannesburg (to gather information on sex and labor trafficking). Her “at-home” time is split between California and Oregon. She has two married sons and six grandchildren. John Loy BS describes himself as “an aging Clydesdale” who “recycled” himself in 2014 with bike tours in Provence, Tuscany, and Crete. He looks forward to cycling in Ireland in 2015.

Bonnie Boyd Shannon BA was inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in October 2014 for her swimming accomplishments at Cleveland High School from 1954 to 1956.


Nancy Simpson Knudsen BA retired from KPLU 88.5 public radio in 2010. She currently works for Alaska Cruises (doing check-in) and at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall (assisting at events). She also squeezes in time to travel to Scotland, Panama, and the East Coast.


Sandra Fields Barker CAS moved to Portland’s Holladay Park Plaza and took to the watery road—river cruising in Portugal and sea cruising in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. She enjoyed the 1962 and 1964 class reunions. Her son, Rich, is a Portland financial planner for Merrill Lynch; her daughter-in-law, Kelly, is a rheumatologist; and her grandson, Jett, is a third grader at Portland Jewish Academy.


Class Correspondent: Margi Crain Brown

James Kawashima BA and Melvia Kawashima CAS ’65 are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They live in Honolulu.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 25−28, 2015

Class Correspondent: C. Allen Neighorn BA

Terry Faw BS reports, “Not yet having become tired, it’s hard to retire.” He and his wife, Dinah Ladizinsky-Faw, live on 40 acres outside Rainier, Oregon, with a beautiful view of Mount St. Helens. They keep busy with three acres of blueberries, lingonberries, a small orchard, and a jam business. Faw continues to serve as an executive coach for a select group of clients. The couple enjoys traveling to Seattle, San Diego, and Phoenix to visit family. And there is still time to participate in a variety of Lewis & Clark alumni events. They look forward to the 50th class reunion: “Hope to see all of you there.” Frederick Gerhardt B.M., now retired, spent most of his career as a choral music teacher at Hillsboro High School. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988 but reports that he has “been fortunate in dealing with that disease.” He is married to Denise Gerhardt, who formerly worked in Lewis & Clark’s music department.

Sylvia “Sam” Amtmann Kell BA and Rick Kell BS ’64 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2014. They spend winters in Tucson, Arizona, and summers in Vancouver. They hope to see some of their friends at the 1965 class reunion. Ronda Stilley Kotelchuck BS worked for two years in the civil rights movement after graduating from Lewis & Clark; earned an M.A. in city planning from Cornell; and then moved to New York City in 1970, where she and husband Dave Kotelchuck still live. They raised two daughters, and Ronda pursued a career in health care policy, planning, and administration. She currently runs the Primary Care Development Corporation (, a nonprofit dedicated to making high-quality primary and preventive care available to those in underserved communities. She notes, “I love hearing from and about all those early friends with whom we shared such formative years!”

C. Allen Neighorn BA recently visited Lewis & Clark. He was amazed by all the changes on campus but reports that “it still feels completely L&C.” Neighorn is rebuilding a 1916 craftsman-style home and is working toward a PhD He looks forward to the June reunion and hopes to reestablish old friendships and start some new ones.


Robert Rynerson BA retired in July 2014 and lives in Denver. His international transportation career started with the successful 1965 effort to get Rose City Transit Company service extended to the Lewis & Clark campus. He was recently interviewed as part of an effort to humanize Denver’s FasTracks Program, the city’s multi-billion-dollar comprehensive transit expansion plan. Rynerson looks forward to adding more material to his website ( and enjoying time with his two grandsons.

Hon. Raymond Sock BA is a justice of the Supreme Court of the Gambia, the country’s high court, with final appellate jurisdiction in both civil and criminal matters. Sock is also director general of the Gambia Law School (established in October 2011) and deputy chair of the Law Reform Commission.


Class Correspondent: Michael Homan

Dale Richards Baker BA has written More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving, a bronze medal winner in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards. When at home in Arizona, she facilitates a caregiver support group. She spends her summers at her second home on Maui.

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