December 12, 2016
This edition of Class Notes includes submissions through June 15, 2016.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Patrick Hibbard B.S. shared a fun anecdote with us: “We moved a year ago from Gresham to Summerplace [a retirement community] in Northeast Portland. We met a neighbor from across the street. Two weeks later, I found out that neighbor, Bob Trappe B.S. ’52, graduated from L&C … and, lo and behold, he was in my class. Moral: No matter where you go, you’ll find a Lewis & Clark College alum.”
Ed Harvey B.S., owner and founder of Harvey Marine in Aloha, Oregon, has announced that the company’s iconic mascot, a gigantic rabbit statue named Harvey, will not be disappearing, allaying the fears of concerned locals. Even though Harvey Marine is moving to an online business model, there are no plans to remove the iconic statue. Harvey (named for the imaginary rabbit in the 1950 Jimmy Stewart classic of the same name) will remain where he’s always been: standing sentry over the Tualatin Valley Highway.
Barbara Pfau Getty B.A., M.A.T. ’78 shares that in fall 2015, she and cousin Trudy Allen J.D. ’82 visited Cambridge, England, for the 800th celebration of the Magna Carta. They saw the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in London and had a “royal” time celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s feat of surpassing the duration of Queen Victoria’s reign.
Allen Parelius B.S. retired in 2000 as associate professor emeritus of education from Indiana University at South Bend. Over the course of his career, he taught at St. Louis University, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, the University of British Columbia, Adams State University, and Fort Lewis College. His areas of expertise include the education of students with severe emotional impairments, special education administration, and education accountability systems. In 1970, he was elected a fellow of the American Association of Mental Deficiency, now known as the American Association on Intellectual and Physical Disabilities. In addition to traveling the globe, he enjoys road running, biking, golfing, kayaking, and downhill skiing. He is also an enthusiast photographer. In the winter, he and his wife, Karen, live in Midland, Michigan; in the summer, they enjoy their log cabin on Clear Lake, north of West Branch, Michigan. See also “Bookshelf,” page 40.
Class Correspondent: C. Allen Neighorn B.A.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Class Correspondent: Michael Homan firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Kunsman B.S. has been appointed administrator and accountant for Cross Road Church in Wichita, Kansas.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Richard Metsger B.S., M.A.T. ’75, a former Oregon state senator, has been named ninth chairman of the National Credit Union Administration Board, an independent federal agency that supervises and regulates more than 6,000 credit unions.
Steven Lund B.S. wrote in to say he wishes “the best of each day for my classmates and other alumni.” James Ogilvy J.D., a professor of law and the director of law and social justice initiatives at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law was happy to inform us that several of the clients of CUA Law’s Innocence Project Clinic and Clemency Project have had their sentences commuted by President Barack Obama. Ogilvy contacted both clients to inform them, and he says he is “delighted for the clients and for the students of the clinic who have done such good work.”
Kathleen “Candy” Lubansky M.Ed. was sworn in this past summer as deputy superintendent of public instruction for the State of Montana.
Class Correspondent: Susan Bennett Olson email@example.com
Henry Lorenzen J.D. was elected to chair the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s four-state energy and fish and wildlife planning agency. Lorenzen, of Pendleton, Oregon, is an attorney, licensed professional electrical engineer, and third-generation dry-land wheat farmer. He was first appointed to the council in August 2012. In April 2015, he was reappointed and unanimously confirmed by the Oregon Legislature. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem, where he continues to serve as of counsel. Lorenzen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, a member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a member and chair of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, and a member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
William “Bill” Thorndike B.S. is owner of Medford Fabrication, a family business in Oregon’s Rogue Valley that has been in operation for more than 70 years. In May, Thorndike was interviewed for the “Community Builders” column in Medford, Oregon’s Mail Tribune, in which he spoke about Medford’s changes over the years, challenges facing the region, and his commitment to the area.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Gayle Nachtigal J.D. was nominated by President Barack Obama to a new term on the board of the State Justice Institute. The institute awards grants to state courts to help foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. Nachtigal served on the Washington County bench from 1991 until 2013 and was presiding judge from 1996 to 2002. She has also been a Hillsboro attorney and formerly worked for the Washington County district attorney’s office.
Class Correspondent: Maggie Englund firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Heitkamp J.D. was the keynote speaker at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Hall of Fame Celebration in Des Moines, Iowa, in June. She is a U.S. senator for North Dakota.
Class Correspondents: Cindy Thompson and Lisa Grill Dodson email@example.com
William Peniston B.A. is celebrating 20 years at the Newark Museum as its librarian and archivist. He has collaborated on the following two translation projects with Nancy Erber: Marc-Andre Rafflovich’s Uranism and Unisexuality: A Study of Different Manifestations of the Sexual Instinct, edited by Philip Healy with Frederick S. Roden (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), and Lesbian Decadence: Representations in Art and Literature of Fin-de-Siècle France, by Nicole G. Albert (Harrington Park Press, 2015).
Steve Stadum J.D. was named executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Stadum, who lost both his parents to cancer, had been the COO of the Knight Cancer Institute since 2010. In his new role, he will be responsible for all operational activities of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which employs more than 2,700 faculty and support staff.
Lee Weinstein B.A., president of Weinstein PR in Portland, was elected president of the board of directors of PR Boutiques International, a network of owner-operated boutique public relations firms that spans 12 countries.
Schuyler “Skip” Wells B.S. has been promoted to vice president of mortgage lending at Ent Credit Union in Colorado Springs. Wells has worked with Ent for 16 years.
Amelia Wilcox B.A., assistant professor with term of psychology and acting academic director of Lewis & Clark’s Center for Entrepreneurship, is on the board of directors of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare in Portland.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Class Correspondent: Jamie Hackel Hyams firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Monson J.D. was appointed by Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper to the board of commissioners for Clear Creek County. Monson worked for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division for more than 30 years, serving as a managing attorney, assistant chief, and senior trial attorney, and sat on the Clear Creek school board from 2009 to 2012.
Class Correspondent: Mark Peterson email@example.com
Stephen Dover B.A. was appointed CIO of Templeton Emerging Markets (EM) Group. He is based at Franklin Templeton’s headquarters in San Mateo, California.
Debra Hope B.A., professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL), has authored or coauthored more than 100 publications since joining UNL, and was recognized by the university with the 2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Education.
Class Correspondent: Susan Corlett firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Blaylock J.D. addressed the 2016 graduating class at the University of Tennessee at Martin during commencement. For the past 40 years, he has worked as a trial lawyer and a trauma doctor in the Portland area.
Class Correspondent: Sarah Reynolds Marin email@example.com
John Daugherty J.D. has retired from the Solano County (California) District Attorney’s office after more than 30 years. His local paper, Fairfield’s Daily Republic, took the opportunity to highlight his career and plans for the future. Daugherty lives in Fairfield with his wife, Lori, and his daughter, Kelsey.
Class Correspondents: Sally Dadmon Bixby and David Lawrence firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Brewer-Wallin B.A., associate professor of theatre at Willamette University, was highlighted on the school’s website for his work in costume design, his specialty for about three decades. Each year, he designs the costumes for three main stage plays and a dance concert. “What I love about the work is that it’s always different … It allows me to immerse myself in a new time and place, playing into my love for creativity and history,” he says. Before arriving at Willamette in 2000, Brewer-Wallin worked at Disneyland, on music videos and independent films, and in theatre.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Susan Harris M.A.T. is principal of St. Cecilia School, a K-8 in Beaverton, Oregon. Interestingly enough, her son, Chris, is also a principal—he leads St. Agatha Catholic School in Southeast Portland. The pair was interviewed in the spring of 2016 by the Catholic Sentinel about their personal and professional history, their love for Catholic education, and their influence on each other.
Aric Groshong B.S., having worked as a pediatrician in Roseburg, Oregon, for 21 years, closed his outpatient practice to join CHI Mercy Health as their pediatric hospitalist. It’s a new position at the hospital, and an important one; Groshong will care for newborns, handling initial checkups, follow-up appointments, and possible transfers to larger hospitals. “I enjoy taking care of kids more than I enjoy taking care of adults,” says Groshong.
Jolie Russo J.D. was appointed U.S. magistrate judge in Eugene, Oregon, on February 25, 2016. Russo has served as a staff attorney and senior staff attorney for the District of Oregon since 1988. Since 2004, she has been an adjunct assistant professor at both the University of Oregon School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School. Russo served 10 years as a Citizen Review Board Panel chair for the Oregon Supreme Court and is an active member of the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, Local Rules Advisory Committee; the Federal Criminal Procedure and Practice Committee; and the Federal Bar Association.
Class Correspondent: Andrea Ball email@example.com
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Leslie Bottomly J.D. has been named to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. A partner at Ater Wynne, Bottomly focused her practice on employment and health care law, and she has worked as an arbitrator and mediator for business disputes.
Robert Kyte J.D. was named to succeed founder Donald W. Kemper upon his retirement as the CEO of Healthwise, effective July 1, 2016. Kyte returns to Healthwise after spending the last six years as president of the nonprofit Adventist Risk Management, a risk- management insurance broker and administrator. He was also president and CEO of affiliate Gencon Insurance Company. While with Adventist Risk Management, he led the organization to improved performance and reduced costs, while significantly increasing revenue growth. Prior to that, Kyte served Healthwise as general counsel and in other key roles from 1990 to 2009.
Steven Webb M.A.T. was named the 2016 Washington State Superintendent of the Year and is one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year. Other recent accolades include being named one of Education Week’s 2016 Leaders to Learn From and receiving an eSchool News 2014 Tech-Savvy Superintendent Award. He provides national leadership through the American Association of School Administrators Digital Consortium, the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, the Coalition for Community Schools, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Future Ready initiative.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Dawn McIntosh J.D. was elected Clatsop County circuit court judge in the May election to replace Judge Philip Nelson, who will retire this year. McIntosh, who works for McIntosh and Long in Gearhart, Oregon, primarily handles domestic relations, juvenile, and criminal cases in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties.
Barry Pack B.A., previously deputy chief operating officer at Oregon’s Department of Administrative Services, will serve as interim director of the Oregon Lottery.
Ronald Podmore M.Ed. was chosen by the Centralia College Foundation as the school’s 2016 Distinguished Alumnus. (He graduated from Centralia in 1987.) Podmore has spent the past four years as an arts and humanities professor at Bellevue College. He also recently worked in Washington, D.C., with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Foundation, where he was part of a team that wrote the standards for the national board exams.
Jason Stanford B.A. is the communications director for the mayor of Austin, Texas, which means he works in a building shaped like an armadillo that is located on Willie Nelson Boulevard. His duties have included overseeing the Great Breakfast Taco War with San Antonio, which was resolved peacefully by the bilateral signing of the I-35 Taco Accord on March 10, 2016.
Kelly Tooker M.A.T. was hired as membership coordinator and accounting manager at the Ruthmere Museum, a historic home in Elkhart, Indiana.
Sandy Ward Webb M.A.T. wrote in to share: “I’ve been teaching in Hawaii for over 20 years and am excited to have collaborated with teaching peers and community partners to develop the Youth Envisioning Sustainable Futures (YES Futures) Project and Symposium. My education professors at Lewis & Clark gave me a solid foundation for place-based learning experiences, and I’m proud of the myriad ways in which L&C is a model for my students who want to make the world a better place.” For more information, visit www.yes-futures.org and www.sciencethatmatters.org.
Class Correspondents: Erik Thorin and Marcye Mokier email@example.com
Michelle Casavant B.A., an advisor at the University of Kansas, was awarded the school’s Citation for Leadership and Achievement in Student Services. Casavant was recognized, in particular, for her service as the director of the Multicultural Scholars Program.
Sharon Collier B.A., who has been practicing law for almost 17 years and is currently a partner at Archer Norris, has been selected as a member of the San Francisco chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Andrew Fillmore B.A., a portrait and still-life photographer, was chosen to exhibit his work in the Print Center’s 90th Annual International Competition in Philadelphia. His collection, which was on display through August, was called This Time Is Always the Present.
Class Correspondent: Carly Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Shauna Bilyeu M.Ed. has been chosen as superintendent for the Washington School for the Deaf in Vancouver, Washington. Bilyeu has worked in the deaf education community for more than 20 years and began at WSD as a teacher 13 years ago.
Class Correspondent: Jo Becker email@example.com
Bob Randall J.D. was appointed executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources by Governor John Hickenlooper. He had served as the interim director of the department since February 2016. He served as the deputy executive director from 2010 to 2016 and assumed the additional role of chief operations officer in 2014. Randall has played instrumental roles in numerous departmental projects, ranging from new regulatory standards at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to shaping Colorado’s approach to natural resource management on federal lands.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Tamara Taylor Hanlon J.D. accepted the position of part-time municipal court commissioner for the City of Yakima (Washington). She continues to work part time for Yakima County in the Appellate Division, handling felony criminal appeals.
Class Correspondents: Nicole Miranda and Mike Skrzynski firstname.lastname@example.org
Josh Alpert J.D., previously chief of staff for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, has resigned to take the position of director of special projects for the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network working to end climate change through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Jessica Pisano B.A. had her solo exhibition, Balance, which features expressionistic, meditative paintings, on display as part of the opening show at Sirona Fine Art in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The show ran from April through June 2016.
Carrie Wynkoop B.A., founder of Cellar 503, an Oregon wine club, opened a tasting room on Southwest Corbett Avenue in Portland in June. Wynkoop is using the venue to host monthly Sip 503 tasting events.
Class Correspondent: Sierra Hutchinson email@example.com
Rob Smith J.D. was included by Law360 in its Top Attorneys Under 40 for Native American Law list. Smith was one of only three lawyers selected nationwide for this honor.
Joseph Vida B.A., along with spouse Rachel Zellner Vida B.A. is opening Super Owl Brewing in Davis, California. Vida, an active member of the Greenbelt Brewers Association, has won multiple California state brewing awards for his homebrews.
Class Correspondent: Katie Clarkson firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Marshall B.A. teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is also working toward a doctorate in English. In spring 2016, she was named the Horatio Alger Association’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year. The Horatio Alger Association is a nonprofit educational organization that works to encourage and honor the achievements of outstanding individuals in higher education.
Dan Metcalf B.A. is in his second term on Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni. He works in residential real estate in Takoma Park, Maryland.
He and his wife, Kathy (“a Willamette grad, poor dear,” says Dan), have two boys, Finn, 5, and Miles, 3. Dan and Kathy met while serving in the Peace Corps in Ghana, and they recently celebrated their eighth anniversary.
Benita Altamirano Riesgraf B.A. says that she is “enjoying the crazy” that four kids bring into life. She shares this secret: “My son, Ryan, wants you to know how to make life great: put a little glue, a lot of sprinkles, and draw a big and little happy face and that’s it. All of it.”
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Patrick Cronin B.A., along with colleague Tom Neville, have organized and launched a nonprofit called THATClass. THAT (The Humanities and Technology) was inspired by Cronin’s belief that students learn best when they are able to immerse themselves in actual archival materials rather than standard textbooks. He says he first used archives at the Oregon Historical Society while a student at Lewis & Clark. Cronin and Neville also run THATSummer programs for high school students in the Washington, D.C., area. For more information, visit www.thatclass.org.
James Bronson J.D. has been named to the Multnomah County Circuit Court. He previously worked as chief deputy defender for Oregon’s Office of Public Defense Services, Appellate Division, before starting a private practice focused on criminal appeals.
Kimberlyn Trotter Silverman J.D. was named the 2015 DUII Prosecutor of the Year by the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force.
Class Correspondent: Diana Wiener Rosengard email@example.com
Alex Forster B.A., who lives in Washington, D.C., is currently coordinator for the Asia Matters for America initiative of the East-West Center, the office that provides articles and state-by-state information relating to Asian affairs for Congress. Forster was interviewed recently by his graduate school in their newsletter, The George Washington University Graduate Student Career Development Insider. In the interview, he discusses his career, the challenges he’s faced, and his sources of inspiration. Forster remains a diehard Timbers fan.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Class Correspondent: Aron Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Julae Bagheri J.D. was elected to the city council of Denton, Texas. Bagheri has worked in community affairs since she returned to Denton in 2009 to practice law. She helped launch the popular Denton Community Market in 2010 as a founding board member and an attorney for the nonprofit group. Bagheri also served on the city’s Human Services Advisory Council from 2011 to 2013, was a member of the ad hoc committee that made recommendations in 2012 for the city’s smoking ban, and served as a commissioner on the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment from 2015 until her election to the city council.
Alix Pickett M.Ed. is the new principal at Hallinan Elementary School in the Lake Oswego (Oregon) School District. She previously served as assistant principal at Lake- ridge Junior High School.
Class Correspondent: Maura Walsh email@example.com
Jason Gray J.D., prior to attending Lewis & Clark Law School, served in the Peace Corps from 2002 to 2004 in Gabon, Central Africa. A few years after his graduation, he published a book inspired by his time in the corps, titled Glimpses Through the Forest: Memories of Gabon (Peace Corps Writers, 2013).
Jessica Shoup McConnell J.D. was named partner at law firm Greene and Markley.
McConnell specializes in tax matters at the state, local, and federal level. She joined Greene and Markley in 2004 as a paralegal.
Jeff Rose Ed.D., superintendent of the Beaverton (Oregon) School District since 2011, joined Fulton County (Georgia) Schools as superintendent in June 2016.
Class Correspondent: Kelsey Harrity firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandra Hackbarth B.A. graduated from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in June 2015 with master’s degrees in public administration and international relations. While at Syracuse, she was a Robertson Foundation for Government Fellow and a Harold Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations. Her studies focused on the economic and political relationship between the U.S. and China. Given her interest in U.S.-China affairs, Hackbarth seized the opportunity to study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, in fall 2014. Her coursework focused on China’s political, economic, and governmental structures, as well as Chinese history and culture. Prior to her studies in China, Hackbarth was a Rosenthal Fellow in the Office of Stability and Humanitarian Affairs at the Pentagon. Hackbarth also has an advanced degree from the Air Command and Staff College, an academic course designed for field-grade officers, geared toward teaching the skills necessary for air and space operations in support of a joint campaign as well as leadership and command in the military and government arenas.
Megan Mills-Novoa B.A. was highlighted in the University of Arizona’s Daily Wildcat segment on women in science. Mills-Novoa is committed to food security and sustainable agriculture. Her work has taken her around the world—including to Santiago, Chile, where she worked with El Centro de Cambio Global, as well as to Peru, where she collected field data for her work as a climate research assistant at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. Mills-Novoa expresses her gratitude to Liz Safran, associate professor of geological science at Lewis & Clark, to whom she served as research assistant and mentee.
Class Correspondent: Stephanie Locke email@example.com
Kendall Hamilton B.A., currently a student at the University of Washington School of Law, held an externship with Trustees for Alaska, an environmental nonprofit, during spring 2016. Hamilton conducted legal research, drafted pleadings, participated in client meetings, and assisted with litigation.
Hanako Imber B.A. was recognized by Social Venture Partners (SVP) Portland as a Rising Leader. As such, she participated in Rising Leaders for Social Good, a one-year program for young professionals who are interested in developing their leadership and deepening their philanthropic involvement. Imber was interviewed on SVP’s website about her career, her nonprofit work, and how soccer helped shape the person she is today.
Jeffrey Rhoades J.D. has joined Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s administration as a senior advisor on marijuana policy. Brown has stated that Rhoades is being brought on to assist in the creation of “responsive regulations in what is still a new industry,” and that they will be mindful to focus on “public safety, user awareness, and educating youth as this burgeoning new business sector takes root.”
Maile Speakman B.A. finished her M.A. in Latin American studies at Tulane University in May 2016 and began her Ph.D. in American studies at Yale University in August. She studies underground information systems and internet infrastructure in Cuba.
Charles Tuggle B.A. completed a master’s degree in religion at Yale Divinity School.
Ben Larsen B.A. writes, sings, and plays guitar and mandolin for American-roots band Crow and the Canyon. The group released their debut album, “Leaving Soon,” in spring 2016.
Arts & Sciences Reunion June 22−25, 2017
Class Correspondent: Josh Cohn firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyndsey Romick B.A. completed her M.A. in international affairs from American University in Washington, D.C. She is now working to strengthen electoral processes in Nigeria and Liberia as a member of the Central and West Africa team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
Rachel Webster B.A. has completed an M.P.H. in epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Jeremiah Patterson Ed.D. has been named Gladstone (Oregon) School District’s new assistant superintendent. In a Portland Tribune story, superintendent Bob Stewart called Patterson “relational, smart, supportive, caring, and strategic” and “a perfect fit for Gladstone.”
Jacqueline Swanson J.D., an attorney at Crew Janci in Portland, is working to fix laws to make it easier for victims of rape and sexual violence to find justice. According to a profile in the Oregonian, “she’s helped shape five Oregon laws in the last two years relating to rape victims’ rights.” She is now working with nonprofit group RISE on a federal survivors’ bill. In recognition of her achievements, Swanson was named a 2016 Kelly W.G. Clark Advocacy Award winner by Sparks of Hope, a nonprofit agency that assists child survivors of abuse.
Rosalie Westenskow J.D. has joined Larvik and Schaeffer Attorneys in La Grande, Oregon. Westenskow specializes in real estate and land use.
Halloran “Hallie” Garvey B.A. volunteered with the Boat Refugee Foundation to assist with the arrivals of Turkish refugees in Greece. Garvey writes, “During my first few weeks on the island, I primarily assisted on shore with refugee boat landings, taking shifts in the early hours of the day, scanning the horizon for boats and assisting as boats landed. I also took night shifts on the rescue boat, patrolling.” Later, she continued her work at a refugee camp in Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos. “I think I am most moved by how humbling an experience it was. I met very intelligent people. I met young individuals who were not very different from me. I saw true hardship. These people opened up to me with their stories. They would look to me for answers that I did not have, nor could I find out.” Garvey thanks Lewis & Clark for challenging her to be the person she has become, and says she now knows she will pursue a career in refugee work.
Brandon Kline J.D. has been selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar, which is part of a program designed for leaders from diverse backgrounds who share a commitment to facing society’s greatest challenges. The six-month executive-style program draws on the resources of a bipartisan roster of presidential centers (those of Lyndon Johnson, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush). The goals are to study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help participants make an impact in their communities.
Kenneth “Kenney” Polson Ed.S., who serves on the Mount Hood Community College (MHCC) District board of directors, is also an accomplished saxophonist and composer. He spent summer 2016 touring with the Stone City Band, known for its front- man Rick James and its catchy, funky rock and soul music. “I’ve been to 50 countries, and I’ve performed in all but two,” Polson says. When he’s not touring, he works for the U.S. Postal Service, serves the MHCC community, and performs with his own band.
Solveig Esteva B.A. and Samantha “Sam” Reiter B.A. devised an experimental, one-woman show titled Manifesto. Reiter starred in the production. The show was inspired by and utilized the misogynistic text written by Isla Vista shooter Elliot Rodger. Willamette Week published a favorable review of the play, calling it “a successful site- specific, gender nonconforming, multimedia play.” Julia Withers B.A. is working at Oregon Humanities as a communications assistant after serving as a communications intern.
Births and Adoptions
To Melyssa Wilson Sieber B.A. ’01 and husband Brad Sieber, second son Leif Ocean Sieber, October 2015. He joins brother Soren Lewis Sieber, who was born in September 2013.
Magdalena Cohen B.A. ’04 writes that on January 8, 2016, she “finalized adoption of my second daughter Maya, who is 6. She joins her 11-year-old sister, Alexis, whose adoption was finalized February 20, 2015.” She says she “may have finally found my perfect work-life balance.” To Casia Ravi B.A. ’04 and husband Nikhil Ravi, son Damien, May 15, 2016.
To Patrick Sullivan J.D. ’12 and Elizabeth Glover, daughter Shelby Glover Sullivan, June 23, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
Dorothy Gelman Caplan CAS ’41, April 11, 2015, age 94.
Henry O. Pete B.S. ’41, M.Ed. ’52, December 19, 2015, age 95. Pete taught in Umapine, Oregon, for a year before enlisting to fight in World War II. He returned to Oregon in 1946 to resume teaching and met Jane Turnbull. They married in 1949. They lived in Phoenix, Oregon, where Pete worked as superintendent of schools. He went on to serve as founding president of Rogue Community College in Grants Pass. After retiring in 1980, he moved to Wilsonville. Survivors include his children, Robert and Kathy; four grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.
Winifred M. Gardner B.S. ’43, June 12, 2016, age 101. Gardner worked as a watch and clockmaker for Gardner’s Jewelry Store, a family business started by her grandparents in 1900. She ran the business with her brother for many years. Gardner is believed to be the first female watchmaker ever certified in Oregon.
Dale Jacobs J.D. ’48, February 20, 2016, age 97, in Wilsonville, Oregon. After spending his early life in Nebraska and Kansas, Jacobs moved to Portland in 1942 with his young family. He worked in the shipyards during World War II and later sold men’s clothing while attending evening law school. Jacobs became a deputy district attorney in Clackamas County after passing the bar and went into private practice in Oregon City in 1950. In 1971, he was appointed a Clackamas County circuit court judge, serving on the bench until his retirement in 1987.
The Clackamas County Bar, of which he was once president, honored Dale with their highest accolade, the Ralph M. Holman Lifetime Achievement Award. He also received the Oregon State Bar’s 50-year member award.
A tireless citizen in his community, Dale was named Oregon City Senior First Citizen in 1959 and served as chair of the Oregon City School District Board. He was a founding board member of Willamette Falls Hospital, a president and board member of the Chamber of Commerce, a chair of the Oregon City Red Cross, a vice-chair of the United Fund Campaign, and a founding member and first president of Willamette Valley Country Club.
Jacobs was preceded in death by his wife, Vida, and his son, Steve. He is survived by daughter Toni Clay, son Jeff Jacobs, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
John M. Taylor B.S. ’48, April 7, 2016, age 90. In 1948, Taylor married Stella Wallace and moved to Eugene, Oregon. He spent most of his life working in manufacturing metals and in lumber. After retiring in 1982, John and Stella purchased a motor home, which they used to travel for many years. John also enjoyed woodworking as a hobby. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Stella; daughter Ardelle; sons Craig and Mark; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.
Rex Thompson CAS ’48, October 29, 2015, age 90.
Roberta A. Cox B.S. ’49, March 20, 2016, age 88. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Cox helped many troubled families in Clackamas County as a caseworker. She met her husband, Francis, on a blind date, and they ended up spending 55 years together. Cox loved the outdoors, playing tennis and golf, and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include husband Francis and son Jeff, as well as many other friends and family.
Charles M. Brown B.S. ’50, February 27, 2016, age 97.
James B. Caldwell CAS ’50, December 30, 2015, age 88. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Patricia; four children, Constance, Donald, Susan, and Barbara; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Jean M. McIntyre Gaittens B.A. ’50, December 15, 2015, age 87. Gaittens worked as a journalist for the Oregon City Enterprise and later as a teacher and librarian. Her students remember her fondly.
Richard K. Gildow B.A. ’50, July 13, 2015, age 90.
Donna Gaylord Pickens B.S. ’51, February 26, 2016, age 86.
Robert E. Mitchell B.A. ’52, March 13, 2016, age 88. After graduating, Mitchell served for two years in the U.S. Army as a member of an Army band, traveling and entertaining the troops. When he returned to the States, he continued playing music with small jazz groups. Mitchell worked for the Household Finance Corporation, eventually managing its office in Great Falls, Montana. He married Joyce Neubauer in 1962. Together, they opened Financial Credit Counseling, which operated for 17 years. Mitchell loved working on home improvement and landscaping projects and traveled often to visit his son, Mark, who lives in Germany. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joyce, and their children, Janet and Mark, as well as a daughter, Cheryl, from a previous marriage.
Doris M. Swanson Shepperd B.S. ’52, May 24, 2016, age 85. Shepperd met her future husband, Harold A. Shepperd CAS ’51, at a Lewis & Clark dance; they married in 1952. The couple had two children and lived in Tigard, Oregon. In the late 1960s, Shepperd attended school to become a dental assistant and later worked for her father. In addition, Doris and Harold co-owned Agate Press, a small fine art printing company and print shop in Portland, for 10 years. Survivors include her husband, Harold; daughter Elizabeth; son Harold Jr.; and two grandchildren.
George L. Toombs B.S. ’52, February 26, 2016, age 85. Toombs served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Lewis & Clark. When he returned from service, he earned a master’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Oregon. Over his 40-year career, Toombs studied and published papers on how to detect and protect against radiation, taught at the University of Oregon’s Medical School, and worked as a health physicist for the Oregon Department of Health. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Arlene.
Betty Nadine Ingebritson Crofoot J.D. ’53, April 26, 2016, age 90, in Beaverton, Oregon. Betty opened a private law practice in Multnomah, Oregon, and later worked as house counsel for the Port of Portland. She married Emory Crofoot in 1954. Betty is survived by her daughter, Mary Crofoot Olsen Douglas, and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her spouse and son Emory John Crofoot Jr.
Donald N. Paulson B.S. ’53, May 2, 2016, age 84. Paulson served his country as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a major after 23 years. He later worked training bus drivers in the North Clackamas School District. Survivors include Joanne, his wife of 61 years; their children, Carla, Marci, Melanie, Brad, and Bryan; seven grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Robert B. Senseney B.A. ’53, February 1, 2016, age 84. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, Senseney married Patricia Reynolds in 1959. He worked as an accountant for many years before retiring in 1995. Senseney loved to host or emcee just about anything. He helped out with the Miss Oregon Pageant in the early 1970s and was always willing to speak in front of a crowd. He also enjoyed gambling in Reno, particularly playing poker. Survivors include his three children, Dale, Linda, and Robert Jr.; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Duane P. Swanson B.A. ’53, April 10, 2016, age 84. Swanson worked as an advertising manager for U-Haul, helping to make the brand a household name. In 1953, he married Barbara Vick, and the couple had four children. Eventually, Swanson worked his way up to president of A&M Associates, with U-Haul as a primary account. He also served as president of the Phoenix Advertising Club; was certified as a pilot for small aircraft; served as a fire department captain for 17 years; and produced more than 300 watercolor paintings, which were displayed in a wide variety of locations. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Bobbie; children Elaine, Eric, Valerie, and Leif; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Craig E. Singletary B.A. ’54, May 14, 2016, age 85. Singletary worked at Linfield College, teaching speech and communications. He headed the Department of Communications and brought FM radio technology to the campus. He will be remembered by his students not only as a respected and talented teacher but also as the “voice of Linfield” since he was the primary public announcer at the college’s football games for 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Fae; his daughters, Carol, Diane, Linda, and Marcia; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Rea M. Johnson Janes B.A. ’55, June 10, 2016, age 82. Janes spent 35 years in the St. Helens and David Douglas school districts as a teacher, counselor, and principal. In 1953, she married Dick, and they had two sons together. Janes loved to travel, and she managed to visit every state in the U.S. and also made stops on the other six continents. Survivors include her sons, Marcus and Matthew, and a grandson, as well as many other loving family members and friends.
Georgie M. Mathews B.A. ’55, April 3, 2016, age 98. After servings as a teacher in the Portland area, Mathews retired as an administrator at the district level. She and her late husband, Grant, moved to Lincoln City, Oregon, where they enjoyed traveling, golf, and civic involvement. Mathews returned to Portland in 1998. Survivors include her daughter, Patricia, and three grandchildren.
Alvin “Al” Lawrence Andrews J.D. ’56, December 25, 2015, age 88, at his home. Andrews worked as partner in the firm of Fitzwater, Fitzwater and Andrews before beginning a solo neighborhood practice in North Portland in the late 1960s. He closed his office in early 2000 to become a full-time caregiver for his beloved wife, Darlene, whose death preceded his. Andrews was a member of the Oregon State Bar, Bethel Baptist Church, and Peninsula Kiwanis Club for more than 50 years. He was a longtime supporter of the Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp for children with special needs. He was also a member of the U.S.S. Boxer Association and had an interest in hunting, hiking, genealogy, stained glass, music, and the Oregon Ducks. Andrews is survived by his children, Connie Stahly, Kris Wilkinson, Steve Andrews, Dixon Andrews, and Tony Andrews; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and close friend Betty Doble.
Rudy B. Miner B.S. ’57, March 3, 2016, age 84. Over the course of his career, Miner worked as a public information specialist for the U.S. Army, associate editor for Northwest Insurance News, director of sales promotion for Pacific Life in Los Angeles, and vice president and secretary for Standard Insurance Company in Portland. He served in the army during the Korean War, and when he returned, he married Sandra Bowman in 1954. Together, they traveled the world, to Nepal, western China, Pakistan, Australia, Costa Rica, and Spain. Eventually, they settled in Ashland, Oregon. Survivors include Miner’s sons, David and Terry; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Jacqueline Helen Kraft B.S. ’58, March 5, 2016, age 79. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Kraft continued her studies in order to work with developmentally challenged children. Outside of her work life, she loved the theatre, and while she never performed in any productions, she was able to appear onstage in several operas as a supernumerary. Kraft also loved to travel, exploring nearly every country in Western Europe. Survivors include her husband, Charles; son Kevin; and two grandchildren.
Robert Langman M.M.Ed. ’58, June 2, 2016, age 86. Langman loved music and he shared that love by teaching the art to others around Oregon City for 31 years. He also served for nine years in the U.S. National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle, and daughters, Sandi and Carla.
Edward H. Davison B.A. ’60, February 29, 2016, age 77. After achieving the rank of first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, Davison returned to school to earn an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Colorado. For the next several years, Davison worked for Goodyear and was sent to Sydney, Australia, and then to Buenos Aires, Argentina. During this time, he and his wife, Carole, had two sons. Upon the family’s return to the United States, Davison worked as a stockbroker, then as an educator with the Oregon Department of Corrections. He retired in 1988. Survivors include his wife, Carole; sons Ty and Bret; and three grandchildren.
Bob D. Fitch B.S. ’61, April 29, 2016, age 76. Fitch will be forever remembered for his iconic photographs of social justice movements from the 1960s and ’70s, particularly those he took of Martin Luther King Jr. during his time as staff photographer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Fitch was profiled in the fall 2015 issue of the Lewis & Clark Chronicle; to read his story, visit go.lclark.edu/chronicle.
Sandra L. Fields Barker CAS ’62, April 7, 2016, age 74. She met Terry Barker B.S. ’62 while studying at Lewis & Clark, and they were soon married. After teaching high school English, Barker earned her master’s degree and moved to Corvallis, Oregon, where she taught education and English at Oregon State University. In 1969, she gave birth to a son, Richard. After parting ways with her husband, she completed a Ph.D. in higher education administration from University of Oregon and spent many years working in the field until her retirement in 2001. She later returned to school to study interior design. Survivors include her son, Richard, and grandson, Jett.
Geraldine Frank Bates B.S. ’62, May 31, 2014, age 77.
Lawrence H. Hook B.A. ’62, March 13, 2016, age 76. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Hook took over his family’s bicycle business in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood. He soon married Karen Plancich, and they had two children, Joelle and Larry. During this time, Hook was also a captain in the Oregon National Guard. In 1980, Hook and Judyth Fisher were married, and they moved to Colorado to raise longhorn cattle. Hook also maintained a presence in the regional bicycle community. Eventually, in 2003, Hook returned to Oregon. Survivors include his wife, Judyth; daughter Joelle; son Larry; and two granddaughters.
Millicent Crooks May B.S. ’62, July 8, 2015, age 74.
William H. Heidtbrink B.S. ’63, April 25, 2016, age 93. After a 20-year career at Freightliner Trucks, Heidtbrink obtained a real estate license in the late 1980s. In 1989, he married Jeanette Dargatz. The couple traveled to Germany and Australia and enjoyed spending time at their campsite at Lake Merwin, Washington. He is remembered for his love of laughter, his curiosity, and his enjoyment of games and sports. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; four children, Stephen, James, Judy, and Christine; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
John “Keith” Bakshas B.M. ’66, January 23, 2016, age 71. He married Cheryl Oden while in college, and together they had one son, Brian. Bakshas was always passionate about music; he played throughout his life and owned a music store. He retired in 2000. Bakshas is survived by his son.
David L. Brown B.S. ’66, March 23, 2016, age 72. Survivors include his longtime partner, Frances Boat; sons Christopher and Jamison; and five grandchildren.
Kay D. LaBarre Butler CAS ’66, April 7, 2016, age 72.
Karen I. Vinje B.M. ’66, September 11, 2015, age 71. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Vinje moved to Chicago to begin her career teaching music and art. She soon moved to Los Angeles, where she met her husband and started her business, More than Music for Children, which allowed her to host music lessons from her living room. Vinje also spent time as a hospice volunteer, and she cheered and comforted a great many terminally ill patients. Survivors include her, husband Ron; children Jens, Nils, and Brita; and six grandchildren.
Robert L. Hamm B.A. ’70, M.A.T. ’74, March 15, 2016, age 68. Hamm was born and raised in Portland, where he went on to enjoy a fulfilling teaching career. Survivors include his wife, Paula, and daughters Katie, Carrie, and Jackie.
Michael H. Hicks J.D. ’70, June 19, 2015, age 72. After graduating from law school, Hicks practiced law in Clark County and nearby areas for 42 years. He retired in 2014. He loved to read; spend time with his cats; and travel to Maui, where he enjoyed digging for razor clams. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Barbara, and daughter Nicole.
John B. Lewis J.D. ’75, June 7, 2016, age 69. Lewis became a sole practitioner shortly after earning his J.D. and was named a Hillsboro municipal court judge in 1980. He was a Washington County district and circuit court trial judge from 1993 to 2006, the last seven years of which he was the presiding family and juvenile court judge. Following his 2006 retirement, he started a mediation and reference judge practice with another retired judge, Al Bonebrake. Survivors include his wife, Linda, and a daughter.
Henry C. Tupper CAS ’75, June 19, 2015, age 61.
Mark A. Roegner B.S. ’76, April 26, 2016, age 63.
Roegner, a California native, returned to his home state after graduating from Lewis & Clark. He and his wife, Kathleen, were married for 38 years and had two sons. Roegner was a man of many interests. An entrepreneur by trade, he started many small businesses. He loved to golf and was a passionate supporter of the Green Bay Packers. Survivors include his wife, Kathy; sons Daniel and Scott; and one grandson.
Constance “Connie” Emerson Crooker J.D. ’77, April 10, 2015, age 68. Crooker established a criminal defense practice focusing on the Hispanic community and led efforts in Oregon to professionalize the use of interpreters in the courts. She was also the first woman in Oregon to contract with the state to run a public defender’s office, serving the community of Tillamook for many years. Following her retirement, Crooker avidly pursued a wide array of interests, including skiing, hiking, camping, dancing, singing, and playing the guitar. She also relished traveling abroad and studying foreign languages. One of her passions was writing. Crooker wrote and published several books, including Melanoma Mama: On Life, Death, and Tent Camping, in which she shared her experiences on a solo cross-country trip to celebrate her unexpected reprieve from ongoing cancer treatments, and Doc Jackson’s Letters Home: A Combat Medic’s 1968 Letters From Vietnam, which was released on April 30, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam conflict. Survivors include her three siblings and their spouses: Carol and Deane Farnsworth, Charles and Adrian Crooker, and Catherine Crooker and Griff O’Brien.
Mark E. Rowland B.S. ’77, January 3, 2016, age 62. Ever passionate about health and wellness, Rowland graduated from Lewis & Clark with a degree in health and physical education and he won titles as an athlete. Survivors include his son, Luke, and one granddaughter.
Janet Kneeland J.D. ’78, May 18, 2016, age 80. Kneeland worked in law and for the IRS following her graduation from law school. Survivors include her sister, Jean, and her brother, John.
Thomas B. Cederlind CAS ’79, December 16, 2015, age 56. Cederlind was a very successful numismatist and historical scholar who specialized in Greek and Roman history. He also loved to travel and visited many places across Europe and the United States; his particular favorites were London and Paris. Survivors include brothers Jim and Gary and son Leif.
Karen R. Bowles-Scott B.S. ’81, April 30, 2016, age 56. Survivors include her mother, Juliette; one sister; and many other family members and friends.
William S. “Sam” Simpson J.D. ’81, June 9, 2015, age 68. Simpson attended Michigan State University, where he met his wife of 43 years, Elaine Sheehan. After returning to his hometown of Otsego, Michigan, Simpson was employed by Old Kent Bank as a commercial loan documentation officer. He later specialized in wills, trusts, and banking regulations. He also served on the Otsego City Commission and helped establish the Otsego Area Historical Society. Simpson had a lifelong interest in amateur radio; his call sign was KC8OZG. His passions were cooking, the Upper Peninsula, and animal welfare.
Mark S. Messina B.S. ’82, April 21, 2016, age 56.
Eric N. Friedman B.S. ’83, October 24, 2015, age 55.
Patricia E. Horvatich B.A. ’84, April 23, 2016, age 54. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Horvatich earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University, but upon discovering teaching was not to her liking, she worked at her partner Robyn’s OB/GYN practice as an office manager. The couple lived in Kona, Hawaii, and later moved to Raleigh, North Carolina. Horvatich traveled often and made stops in such places as Indonesia and the Philippines. Survivors include her wife, Robyn; two children, Katherine and Ryan; and many other family members and friends.
Hugh A. Parker B.S. ’86, December 14, 2015, age 54. Parker went on to receive a master’s degree in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary after his graduation from Lewis & Clark. Survivors include his children, Eliot and Elizabeth.
William P. “Pat” Sanderlin M.P.A. ’89, May 23, 2016, age 68. After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon, Sanderlin worked for the Peace Corps in Nepal and an NGO in Ghana before returning to live in Yamhill County, Oregon. Over the course of his career, he worked for both the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Employment Department. After retiring in 2014, he worked as a driver for Linfield College, where he was a friendly and welcoming “tour guide” to visiting musicians, scholars, and international students. Sanderlin loved history, genealogy, photography, and spending time outdoors. Survivors include his wife, Shelly; sons Mark, Brian, and Ben; and many other family members and friends.
Kevin M. Schultz B.A. ’90, May 7, 2016, age 47. Soon after his graduation from Lewis & Clark, Schultz traveled the world, teaching and living in Taiwan, Japan, Spain, and other countries. When he returned to the States, he earned a master’s degree in education from San Jose State University and went on to serve 13 years as dean of students at Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy in Oakland, California. Survivors include Schultz’s wife, Martha; son Lukas and surrogate son Mansour; and many other loving family members and friends.
Stuart “Stu” Sugarman J.D. ’91, March 28, 2016, age 52, from diabetes-related causes. Sugarman earned a B.S. in marine science and biology from the University of Miami. A partner in the Portland law firm Warren & Sugarman, he was known for his devotion to providing every defendant with robust representation. Sugarman took on numerous pro bono cases, particularly on behalf of activists. He most recently defended—for free—the seven Greenpeace protesters charged in connection with a 2015 incident during which they suspended themselves from the St. Johns Bridge in an effort to halt oil drilling in the Arctic. An avid cyclist, Sugarman was a frequent participant in Portland’s annual World Naked Bike Ride and Cycle Oregon. He was also a longtime volunteer at the Oregon Country Fair. Survivors include his son, Riley, as well as his mother and two siblings.
Leslie “Les” Carlough J.D. ’93, April 20, 2016, age 55, from cancer. Carlough was a senior policy advisor in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement. He and his family provided affordable housing for Lewis & Clark law students for a number of years. Carlough had many strong friendships and loved Jimmy Buffett, as well as tasty food and drinks. Survivors include his wife, Claudia, and children Kestrel and Savannah.
Bernardino Silva B.A. ’93, September 19, 2014, age 42. Silva was an avid athlete and played football at Lewis & Clark. While studying history, he met his college sweetheart, Michelle Engel-Silva B.A. ’92, and they were married in 1996. Silva then moved to California, where he worked as a correctional officer in Bakersfield and a parole officer in Visalia. Silva loved his family, his friends, his church, and the San Francisco Giants. Survivors include his wife, Michelle, and two daughters, Zoe and Skye.
Jung-Han Kim B.S. ’96, May 1, 2016, age 43.
Tyler H. Motlagh B.A. ’04, May 5, 2016, age 35. During his 14-year career in finance, Motlagh worked as a relationship manager at Key Bank and an investment counselor at Fisher Investments. He was elected the youngest-ever president of the Rotary Club of Oregon. Survivors include his ex-wife and friend, Sarah, and his two children, Julia and Wesley.