Class Notes - 1970s
Katherine Karafotias BA has followed a variety of paths since graduation. After receiving her media certificate at Portland State University, she worked for a local school district. From the public sector, she went on to find a niche in the private nonprofit world, working in development and alumni relations for several years in private schools, health care, and university foundations. She is happy to be working with the rest of the reunion committee in planning their 40th reunion, coming up in June.
Fred Viehe BA was promoted to the rank of professor by Youngstown State University, and appointed associate editor of the International Journal of the Humanities. He recently published two articles, “Atavistic Culture: The Bête Noire of Social Change,” in the Forum on Public Policy: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table, spring 2009 edition, and “The Teddy Boys: Britain’s First Countercultural Movement,” in the Proceedings of the 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and the Humanities (2009).
Patrick Markham BS chairs the board of directors of Safari Gamesearch Foundation, which oversees Wildlife Safari, a 600-acre drivethrough wild animal park and research zoo in Winston, Oregon. Markham, president and CEO of Brooke Communications in Roseburg, is also a Lewis & Clark trustee.
Jacqueline Fowler BA, a theatre major, “followed my performance path for 15 years (12 in New York City)” before returning to the Northwest to earn her M.A. in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in human studies and expressive therapies. She’s been teaching at Marylhurst University since 1996, in the Prior Learning Assessment Program and human sciences department. She’s also working to complete 900 hours of training and supervision to become a certified practitioner in psychodrama, sociometry, and group psychotherapy.
Susan Willis Tolle BS has been celebrating the 20-year anniversary of Oregon Health & Science University’s Center for Ethics in Health Care, where she is director. Tolle was one of four founders of the ethics center in 1989. She was instrumental in forming a task force to create the Oregon POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) in 1990, and securing funding from the State of Oregon for the POLST electronic registry, which was signed into law in 2009. Under Tolle’s leadership, the ethics center has funded three academic chairs. Her work at the center put Oregon on the map as a national leader of ethics in end-oflife care, reports her sister, Marjorie Willis BA ’75.
Daniel Robles BA received the statewide Award for Excellence as a Public Librarian from the California Library Association in October 2009. He is director of the Blanchard Community Library in Santa Paula. Robles grew up in Santa Paula and began working at the library when he was 14 years old. He worked at the library through high school and returned each summer while he attended Lewis & Clark and San Jose State University, where he earned his master’s degree in library science in 1977. During the 1970s and ’80s he worked to overcome severe budget cuts and to secure local property taxes to support the library. In 1985 he established a literacy program, which now includes English as a second language. The winner of other regional and national awards for his library work, Robles has also been active in community service.
Dale Scott BA says, “After graduating, I spent four years teaching English to German adults in Stuttgart, which was a great experience and allowed us to travel extensively in Europe. Since returning, I have worked in Portland in commercial insurance underwriting and/or sales for 25 years. I married the niece of my favorite German professor, Franz Gebert, and we have been happily married for 29 years. Our daughter, Liz, is a sophomore at L&C this year.”
Daniel Tolchin BA received his M.BA from Marylhurst University last summer. When he returned to Portland to collect the degree, he had “a lot of fun seeing old Lewis & Clark classmates: Fred May BA ’73, Cheryl, Jan Robinson, and one of my dearest friends, Roger Robinson. I also visited the college and enjoyed my trip down memory lane. Lewis & Clark is really expanding.”
Larry Bowe JD has been named chief executive of Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, California. Bowe previously served as chief executive at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River.
John Enders BA reports, “After several years away from journalism I jumped back in with both feet in spring ’09. I’m again writing full time, as a freelance journalist specializing in (drum roll) Latin America, and traveling extensively— so far to Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Mexico. In November I returned to Peru for the first time since 1981. To my 1974 Peru overseas trip cohorts, eat your hearts out. Papas a la Huancaina and pisco sours here I come! Anyone interested, please see The Enders Report.
Douglas Neville BS has been selected as chancellor commander of Ivanhoe Lodge #1 Knights of Pythias of Portland. The Knights of Pythias, founded in 1864, works to provide public service and civic benefits all over the United States.
Ginger Baehr BA is director of marketing and business development for Cutting Edge Federal Credit Union in Milwaukie. She lives in Silverton with her husband, Nick, and their dogs, Champ and Jackson.
Thomas Sand JD, a partner in the Portland office of Miller Nash, has been elected vice president of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. D. Lawrence Wobbrock JD has been named the 2009 Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigator of the Year for Oregon. Best Lawyers bases its lists of outstanding attorneys on surveys in which thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. Those honored as lawyers of the year have received particularly high ratings for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Judge Anna Moran JD has been named to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops National Review Board. Her term began in June 2009. Moran sits on the bench of the Kenai, Alaska, Superior Court, Third Judicial District. She hears criminal cases, civil and family law cases, contested domestic relations cases, and probate and guardianship proceedings.
Gary Doctorman JD was ranked in the banking law category of the 2009 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Doctorman is a shareholder in Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Salt Lake City office and concentrates his practice in the areas of transactions and litigation in real estate, banking, equipment leasing, commercial law, corporations, and bankruptcy.
Michele Longo Eder JD has been appointed by the U.S. Coast Guard, under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security, a member of the National Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Advisory Committee.
Carla Hernandez BA says that her decision to major in foreign languages combined with a master’s in information studies led her from Portland to Munich (Year of Study in Munich participant) to Philadelphia, then Ann Arbor, back to Europe and finally to San Diego, where she is an information specialist with Pfizer. She and her husband, Alexander, have just sent their youngest daughter off to college. She can’t wait to reconnect with long-lost classmates in June.
Kathryn Lewis BA and her husband, Rod Davis, have been married for 27 years. Rod is assistant director of classroom support services at the University of Washington. Their son, Riley, is a junior at the University of San Francisco in media studies and plans to start his own men’s clothing business. Parker, the younger son and a high school senior, is an award-winning independent filmmaker. He plans to attend Western Washington University to pursue his dual interests of conservation and film.