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Class Notes - 1960s

February 05, 2009


David Waterbury B.A. has spent most of his time since graduation in Japan. Between 1966 and 1971 he taught English in language schools in Tokyo and Nagasaki, with a part-time teaching position at Nagasaki University. From 1971 to 1973 he taught part time in Portland-area schools. He went back to Japan, to Sapporo, for about a year before returning stateside to get his master of arts in English at Portland State University. He was an instructor in English at Sapporo Medical College from 1975 to 1984, when he moved to Okayama, where he is now a professor of English and chairs the foreign languages department at Kawasaki Medical School.


Ray Benner J.D. has joined the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as of counsel. He focuses his practice in employee benefits law, specializing in qualified retirement plans. He has practiced law for 41 years, most recently with Benner & Associates in Portland. Benner has written numerous articles for professional and legal publications and coauthored Qualified Retirement Plans, published by National Law Publishing. In addition, he lectures and has taught courses in the qualified retirement plan for several organizations. Benner is a member of the Western Pension Benefits Conference and the ABA Section on Taxation, as well as an adjunct member of the Employee Benefits Committee of the ABA.


Michael Peterson B.A. says, “‘Kaitiaki’ is a Maori word that connotes ownership of the earth. It is a spiritual concept and might translate roughly to ‘gardener’ in the best sense. In that spirit, we’ve just released our website, wikigardens–a unique combination of serious gardener/landscaper/geek. Who knows where this will lead, but if you’re a serious gardener, drop by and let us know what you think.”

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