Friends of Lewis & Clark Remembered
April 28, 2009
Glenn Gregg B.S. ‘55, life trustee and treasurer emeritus, died December 8, 2008, at home in Portland, of cancer. He was 74. For more than 50 years, he had a close and productive relationship with Lewis & Clark, which he considered a “treasured place.”
Gregg received his bachelor’s degree in political science at Lewis & Clark and his master’s degree in public administration at the University of Kansas. He joined the Lewis & Clark staff in 1960, serving over the years as vice president for development, vice president for finance, and senior investment officer. After retiring as treasurer in 1993, he continued to serve the college in volunteer capacities: as a trustee, life trustee, and development consultant.
Gregg was married to Diane Gearhart Gregg B.A. ‘57, who died in September 2007. For years after his retirement, he would walk from their nearby home to a small office on campus, from which he continued to work on behalf of his alma mater.
Devoted not only to Lewis & Clark but also to his hometown of Portland, Gregg was active in the community. He worked to help establish area bicycle paths, Tryon Creek State Park, and the Southwest Community Center. Following his career at Lewis & Clark, he focused on the development of senior housing facilities. He championed extending and enhancing quality of life for seniors.
Survivors include his mother, Audrey; brother, Don; two sons, Steve B.S. ‘84 and Will; and two grandsons.
A memorial service was held in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel on March 21.
At Diane Gregg’s memorial service, Glenn Gregg announced that his family would fund the Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion, to be built adjacent to the chapel. Contributions in his memory may be made to the college’s Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion Fund.
Elvy Fredrickson, professor emerita of mathematics, died December 11, 2008, at age 87. She had chaired the Lewis & Clark mathematics department for 28 years.
Fredrickson earned her bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, her master’s from Colorado University, and her doctorate from Oregon State University. She joined the Lewis & Clark faculty in 1946 and retired in 1980.
Professors Harvey Schmidt (her former student), Roger Nelsen, and Bob Owens–whom she called her “boys”–remember her as a devoted mentor who cultivated a spirit of collegiality and a deep commitment to students. An advocate of “math for everyone,” she sought to make the field more accessible to women students. In 1967, she led an overseas study program to Sweden.
She is survived by her brother, Gilbert.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Lewis & Clark.
Ann Johnston Swindells, life trustee, died January 27 at age 75, of complications from lymphoma.
As a Lewis & Clark trustee from 1981 to 1990, Swindells served on the board’s academic affairs committee and was vice chair of the student affairs committee. She also served on the Watzek Awards jury for many years and took an active interest in the renovation of Frank Manor House in the 1990s. She was, President Tom Hochstettler said, “a staunch and indefatigable supporter” of the college.
Survivors include her husband, William; two sons; a daughter; and seven grandchildren.
Katherine Reese Pamplin, Portland civic leader, died December 23, 2008, at age 91. She was active on the boards of many civic organizations and traveled widely as a flower judge for the Garden Club of America.
Survivors include her husband, Robert B. Pamplin Sr., Lewis & Clark life trustee, and son, Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. ‘64, ‘65, ‘66, life trustee and former board chair–both generous benefactors of Lewis & Clark.
Contributions in Katherine Pamplin’s memory may be made to Lewis & Clark’s Agnes Flanagan Chapel.
Mary Anne Normandin, former secretary of the college, died in May 2008. She had worked at Lewis & Clark for 21 years before her retirement in 1993.
An art connoisseur and collector, Normandin had a particular interest in Northwest Indian art. She was a friend and patron of Chief Lelooska, whose artworks on the Lewis & Clark campus include the Four Apostles at the chapel entry.
Her son Frank Normandin B.S. ‘88 died in 1988. A plaque in his memory is located on campus, north of the Fields Center for the Visual Arts.
Survivors include three sons and a daughter.
Ann Kendrick, former law school administrator and admissions recruiter, died January 2 at age 81.
Before she joined the Lewis & Clark staff, Kendrick’s varied career included working for the U.S. Foreign Service in Israel and 16 years as a teaching nun. For six years in the 1970s, as assistant to the law school dean, she was responsible for admissions, placement, alumni relations, and financial aid. She left Portland for other ventures but returned to the law school as a recruiter in 1985 and continued in that role in the 1990s.
According to Jim Huffman, Erskine Wood Professor of Law and longtime law school dean, Kendrick is remembered for her boundless energy and enthusiasm. In recognition of her contributions to the growth and development of the law school, she was made an honorary alumna in 1993.
Survivors include her sister, Donna Brinati.
Robert McIlroy, founder of the counseling psychology program in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, died September 5, 2008, at age 72.
Raised in North Dakota, McIlroy earned his bachelor’s degree at Minot State Teachers College and graduate degrees from the University of North Dakota and Stanford University. He moved to Oregon in the 1960s and worked for the Beaverton School District before joining the faculty at Lewis & Clark.
McIlroy wrote an innovative curriculum that became the foundation for Lewis & Clark’s counseling psychology program. The program opened in fall 1972 with 30 students and has grown steadily since then, serving hundreds of professionals who work in schools, social service agencies, and private counseling settings.
McIlroy left the college in the 1970s to start his own private practice. Survivors include his wife, Joan Hartzke McIlroy, professor of counseling psychology, and their three children.