October 21, 2015

Class Notes–1980s

Class Notes–1970s


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondents: Cindy Thompson and Lisa Grill Dodson notes@lclark.edu


Class Correspondent: Jamie Hackel Hyams notes@lclark.edu

Adrienne Inglis B.M., flutist and composer, toured with the flute-harp duo Chaski to perform Latin American folk music in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in November 2014. The duo, along with the Hot Springs Music Festival Chorus, performed two of Inglis’ original compositions: “Misa Trinitaria” and “In Heaven and on Earth.”

Bill Powell CAS was recently named a Power Broker by Risk and Insurance magazine. He was one of 21 retail insurance brokers chosen for the honor based on superior customer service, depth of industry knowledge, and success in addressing difficult client challenges.


Class Correspondent: Mark Peterson notes@lclark.edu


Class Correspondent: Susan Corlett notes@lclark.edu

Kathleen Singer King JD was appointed to the position of general magistrate in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in March 2015.


Class Correspondent: Sarah Reynolds Marin notes@lclark.edu

Deborah Friedman MA has been appointed chief operations officer for Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest coordinated care organization. She will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the operating plan to support the corporation’s business strategy. Since 2013, Friedman had served as Health Share’s behavioral health director. She has 20 years of experience in Medicaid managed care, including more than 16 years in operations. Prior to joining Health Share, Friedman served as mental health organization director for Clackamas County. She earned a BS in sociology from Oregon State University, an MA in counseling psychology from Lewis & Clark’s graduate school, and an M.BA from Portland State University.

Wendy Hall Ragusa BA celebrated 10 years as development coordinator with the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation in Mount Vernon, Washington, in May 2015. Her duties as a staff fundraiser and event planner include directing the annual Festival of Trees weekend, supervising the public relations committee, and managing the fine arts program for Skagit Regional Health.

David Toovy BA has worked for Northwest Acute Care Specialists as an emergency physician for 20 years. He is currently the medical director of the emergency department at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital in Tualatin, Oregon, and directs the hospital’s medical scribe program. “The scribe program was the first of its kind in the Portland metro area,” he says. “We employ over 75 premedical and pre-physician assistant students to assist us with our charting in real time. We have a comprehensive pre-medical program to assist them getting into medical and PA schools.” Toovy and his wife, Kathy Harris BA ’84, home-schooled their son (age 17) and daughter (age 19), who will be starting college this year. Through the years, he and his wife have hired many L&C students to care for their children, home, and pets. “Many of those L&C students are like our elder children, and we keep in touch on a regular basis, attending their weddings and celebrating their life accomplishments. It’s been a wonderful tie to our alma mater.”


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 23−26, 2016

Class Correspondents: Sally Dadmon Bixby and David Lawrence notes@lclark.edu

Beth Skillern JD was listed in Best Lawyers in America 2015. Skillern is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.


Jill Tanner JD was recognized by the Oregon Commission for Women with the annual Oregon Women of Achievement Award. Tanner is the presiding magistrate of the Oregon Tax Court, where she has served since 1997.


Class Correspondent: Andrea Ball notes@lclark.edu

Dean Alterman JD had his book How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice published by the Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association in April 2015. Alterman, a partner with the Portland firm Folawn Alterman & Richardson, has been practicing in real estate law for more than 25 years.

Penny Kittle MAT. received the Kent Williamson Exemplary Leader Award from the Conference on English Leadership (part of the National Council of Teachers of English). This is the second major award she has received in her career—the first was the James N. Britton Award in 2009 for her book Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing. Kittle teaches high school English part time in Conway, New Hampshire. She works with school districts domestically and internationally to improve instruction in reading and writing.