June 14, 2021

Comings and Goings: Bravo, Joyce Beeny! Bravo!

After 43 years at Lewis & Clark, Administrative Assistant for the Theatre Department Joyce Beeny will retire on June 15, 2021.

“Throughout her time at Lewis & Clark, she has been the soul, the brain, and the ‘commander in chief’ of the department” Professor of Theatre and Department Chair Stepan Simek said. “Her humanity, her love for everyone that she distributed freely and widely, and her palpable joy of being at her desk every single day have made her into a true icon not only for the Theatre department, but for the College as a whole. We’re all indebted to her; she is irreplaceable, and she will be missed by all of us.”
 
See the full list of people who joined the L&C community, and those who said farewell. 

  • Administrative Assistant for the Theatre Department Joyce Beeny

After 43 years at Lewis & Clark, Administrative Assistant for the Theatre Department Joyce Beeny will retire on June 15, 2021.

“Over the last forty years, thousands of theatre students and scores of faculty came and went, but Joyce has been a constant presence at her desk,” Professor of Theatre and Department Chair Stepan Simek said. “She has been the fulcrum around which the department revolved; she knew every student by name; there has been no administrative procedure that she didn’t know about; there has been no problem that she couldn’t solve; there have been no tasks she couldn’t perform; there has been no person in the Theatre department with deeper knowledge about its history, and her institutional memory is unprecedented. She has been the face of the department, the first person anyone who came by the office has met, and her friendliness, her willingness to help and to engage with everyone has immediately made everyone welcome. Throughout her time at Lewis & Clark, she has been the soul, the brain, and the ‘commander in chief’ of the department. Her humanity, her love for everyone that she distributed freely and widely, and her palpable joy of being at her desk every single day have made her into a true icon not only for the Theatre department, but for the College as a whole. We’re all indebted to her; she is irreplaceable, and she will be missed by all of us. Thank you Joyce, thank you for everything, and happy retirement!”

Several people have joined the community recently, and some continuing employees have taken on new roles and responsibilities at Lewis & Clark:

Jeremy Anderson-Sloan, community engagement liaison, National Crime Victim Law Institute; Casey Barnes, maintenance engineer I; Facilities Services; Christian Cooper, dispatcher, Campus Safety; Gerald Cruez, director, Law Computing Services; Joshua Ferchau, associate dean and director of global recruiting, CAS Admissions; Scott Heiser, senior staff attorney and criminal justice program director, Animal Legal Defence Fund; Peter Hurley, officer, Campus Safety; Tess Jacobsen, associate director for recruitment and outreach, Law Admissions; Jared Kasten, area director, Campus Living; Dustin Kelley, project manager for Vietnamese Portland and archives librarian, Watzek Library; Jess Kingsbury, nurse practitioner, Student Health Service; Everardo Medina Atristain, officer, Campus Safety; Cheryll Miller, executive assistant, CAS Admissions; Clarke Morefield, administrative specialist; Counseling Service; Kaiao Nahale-a, assistant women’s volleyball coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Patricia Palczewska, educational technologist, Information Technology; Liv Parks, program manager, Inclusion and Multicultural Education; Shanthi Pattison, staff and student employment coordinator, Human Resources; Michelle Pennock, technical support coordinator, Information Technology; Natasha Richmond, director, Law Alumni Relations; Adam Ross, officer, Campus Safety; Mica Rozairo, administrative assistant IV, International Affairs; Vivian Schmolke, student account specialist, Student and Departmental Account Services; Kathryn Schultz, animal law litigation clinic staff attorney, Center for Animal Law Studies; Nicole Slover, HR generalist, Human Resource; Ethan Snyder, director of academic resources and diversity; Law Academic Enhancement; Franchesca Spann, NSO director and campus living logistics coordinator, Campus Life; Thomas Stephenson, interim senior director of infrastructure, Information Technology; Hannah Stubee, archives assistant for Vietnamese Portland, Watzek Library; Emily Thomas, assistant coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Steven Tyrrill, painter lead, Facilities Services; Mieke de Vrind, staff attorney, Criminal Justice Reform Clinic; and Lexie Zirschky, director, Public Interest Law.

The following people have left Lewis & Clark. Here’s wishing them good luck in their new adventures

 

Don Balsiger, assistant director of admissions internal operations, Law School Admissions; Sara V. Chambers, transfer application processor, Law School Admissions; Zoe Cook, research assistant, biology; Trevor Dodson, senior director of infrastructure, Information Technology; Dianne Ensign, senior library assistant, Boley Library; Darcie Esch, data and reporting analyst, Advancement Services; Joseph Fastuca, area director, Campus Living; Cheri Gallagher, director, Student and Departmental Account Services; Dominique Gardner, interim director, Inclusion and Multicultural Education; Joe-Barry Gardner, interim director, Campus Living; Laura Gehrke, assistant director, Conferences and Events; Alexia Ingerson, assistant crew coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Eric Jackson, defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, Physical Education and Athletics; Dae Ho Kim, project coordinator of information technology, National Crime Victim Law Institute; Justin Kahut, assistant football coach - seasonal, physical education and athletics; Nancy Kalvelage, women’s health nurse practitioner, Student Health Service; Lexi Kelley, assistant director, Annual Giving; J.B. Kim, assistant dean for diversity and academic resources, Law Academic Enhancement; Denise King, assistant director of budget and planning, Michelle Kirton, associate director, Counseling Center; Michael Mannheimer, web content and social media manager; Harold McNaron, director, Student Leadership and Service; Ryan Montgomery, director of computing services, Law Computing Services; Jeanie Mullins, technology support coordinator, Information Technology; Joe Muna, officer, Campus Safety; Jessica Odom, informations security officer, Information Technology; Cristina Niculescu, lecturer, World Languages and Literatures; Sarah Petrich, associate director, Human Resources; Cody Riggs, area director, Campus Living; Annie Smith, communications and events coordinator, National Crime Victim Law Institute; Mary Beth Snell, specialist, Career Center; Aubrey Stevens, transfer application processor, CAS Admissions; Magdalena Roberts, administrative assistant IV, Gender Studies; Stacy Webster-Wharton, director of operations, Facilities Services; Julie Vorholt, instructor, Academic English Studies; Ozan Varol, professor of law, Law School; Anne Villella, professor of lawyering, Legal Analysis and Writing; Brian Weber, officer, Campus Safety; Kristina Williams, head women’s basketball coach/instructor, Physical Education and Athletics; Delcianna Winders, assistant clinical professor, Center for Animal Law Studies; Michael Wong, part-time assistant swimming coach, Physical Education and Athletics; and Xi Zhong, financial analyst, Office of Business and Finance.