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September 28, 2009


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-26, 2010

Bruce Beal B.S. has his online career website and a blog, “Beality Journal.


James Richardson B.A. ’70, J.D. ’76 has been appointed to the board of directors of Epicor Software Corporation. He is chair of the board of FEI Company and serves as a director on the boards of Digimarc Corporation and Tripwire. Richardson is a Lewis & Clark trustee and vice president of the board of the Oregon Historical Society.


Kathryn Hopps B.A. has been appointed executive director of the Hope Fund, a Virginia-based nonprofit. The Hope Fund solicits scholarships to American colleges for low-income, academically gifted Palestinian refugees living in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, and provides additional support to selected students during their four years of undergraduate education. Hopps lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband and two children.

Valerie Meuleners B.A. is manager, legal for Cisco Systems, where she works to support Cisco’s public sector (federal, state, and local) business. She lives in Herndon, Virginia, with her daughter, Jaclyn, a boarding sophomore at the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, and her dog, Traveler.

Bruce Mullins B.S., a vice president of Coffee Bean International in Portland, has served as a professional volunteer for coffee projects in Colombia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Mullins is working to help develop elevated global standards for tasting and grading specialty coffees. His trips have been sponsored by the Coffee Corps, an industry organization that matches volunteer coffee professionals from around the world with coffee-producing countries needing technical or business assistance. Coffee Corps is part of the Coffee Quality Institute, where Mullins also serves as a senior advisor to the board of trustees. CQI is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving coffee growers’ lives, incomes, and communities by enhancing coffee quality.

Linda Rudnick J.D. took a three-year sabbatical beginning in 2005 after 28 years of full-time law practice representing injured clients and their families. She has now returned to the practice of law, handling catastrophic injury cases for the plaintiff.


Ronald Marks B.A. has been selected to become a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1878, it is a private social club, honoring men and women distinguished in science, literature, and the arts.

Nancie Potter J.D. resigned from her law partnership at the end of 2007 but remains of counsel at Foster Pepper while she pursues a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy.

MardiLyn Saathoff B.A. ‘78, M.A.T. ‘83, J.D. ‘90 has joined NW Natural Gas Company as chief governance officer and corporate secretary. Before joining NW Natural, Saathoff was assistant general counsel/chief compliance officer for Tektronix for almost three years. She also served as general counsel and chief economic development officer for Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski.

Molly Weinstein J.D. has been retired 13 years. She still travels extensively and volunteers at Portland’s Ten Thousand Villages store, combining her interests in travel, crafts, and helping underprivileged individuals from developing countries.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010

Law School Reunion Sept. 26, 2009

Gary Doctorman J.D., a volunteer for many nonprofit organizations and a banking and real estate lawyer at Parsons Behle & Latimer, received the Big Legacy Award at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah 30th Anniversary Awards Luncheon in October 2008. Doctorman served on the board of the Utah organization for a decade and on the national board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Mark Tratos J.D., a managing shareholder in the Las Vegas office of Greenberg Traurig who specializes in entertainment and intellectual property law, was featured in the Las Vegas Business Press. Tratos is a founder and past president of the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and sits on the board of trustees of the National Judicial College. He is also a trustee of Lewis & Clark and chairs the law school’s Board of Visitors.

Matt Wuerker B.A. was one of three finalists for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Wuerker’s cartoons and illustrations have appeared widely in newspapers, magazines, and websites for more than 25 years.

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