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  • Bonnie Boyd Shannon B.A. was inducted into the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame in October 2014 for her swimming accomplishments at Cleveland High School from 1954 to 1956.

  • John Loy B.S. describes himself as “an aging Clydesdale” who “recycled” himself in 2014 with bike tours in Provence, Tuscany, and Crete. He looks forward to cycling in Ireland in 2015.

  • Frederick Gerhardt B.M., now retired, spent most of his career as a choral music teacher at Hillsboro High School. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988 but reports that he has “been fortunate in dealing with that disease.” He is married to Denise Gerhardt, who formerly worked in Lewis & Clark’s music department.

  • Sylvia “Sam” Amtmann Kell B.A. and Rick Kell B.S. ’64 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2014. They spend winters in Tucson, Arizona, and summers in Vancouver. They hope to see some of their friends at the 1965 class reunion.

  • James Kawashima B.A. and Melvia Kawashima CAS ’65 are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They live in Honolulu.

  • Ronda Stilley Kotelchuck B.S. worked for two years in the civil rights movement after graduating from Lewis & Clark; earned an M.A. in city planning from Cornell; and then moved to New York City in 1970, where she and husband Dave Kotelchuck still live. They raised two daughters, and Ronda pursued a career in health care policy, planning, and administration. She currently runs the Primary Care Development Corporation, a non- profit dedicated to making high-quality primary and preventive care available to those in underserved communities. She notes, “I love hearing from and about all those early friends with whom we shared such formative years!”

  • Dale Richards Baker B.A. has written More Than I Could Ever Know: How I Survived Caregiving, a bronze medal winner in the 2014 Living Now Book Awards. When at home in Arizona, she facilitates a caregiver support group. She spends her summers at her second home on Maui.

  • James Kawashima B.A. and Melvia Kawashima CAS ’65 are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They live in Honolulu.

  • Sylvia “Sam” Amtmann Kell B.A. and Rick Kell B.S. ’64 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2014. They spend winters in Tucson, Arizona, and summers in Vancouver. They hope to see some of their friends at the 1965 class reunion.

  • Janice Caldwell Carr B.A.enjoys traveling. She most recently went on safari to Botswana (to study African gods and wildlife with scientists and photojournalists) and to Johannesburg (to gather information on sex and labor trafficking). Her “at-home” time is split between California and Oregon. She has two married sons and six grandchildren.

  • Nancy Simpson Knudsen B.A. retired from KPLU 88.5 public radio in 2010. She currently works for Alaska Cruises (doing check-in) and at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall (assisting at events). She also squeezes in time to travel to Scotland, Panama, and the East Coast.

  • Terry Faw B.S. reports, “Not yet having become tired, it’s hard to retire.” He and his wife, Dinah Ladizinsky-Faw, live on 40 acres outside Rainier, Oregon, with a beautiful view of Mount St. Helens. They keep busy with three acres of blueberries, lingonberries, a small orchard, and a jam business. Faw continues to serve as an executive coach for a select group of clients. The couple enjoys traveling to Seattle, San Diego, and Phoenix to visit family. And there is still time to participate in a variety of Lewis & Clark alumni events. They look forward to the 50th class reunion: “Hope to see all of you there.”

  • C. Allen Neighorn B.A. recently visited Lewis & Clark. He was amazed by all the changes on campus but reports that “it still feels completely L&C.” Neighorn is rebuilding a 1916 craftsman-style home and is working toward a Ph.D. He looks forward to the June reunion and hopes to reestablish old friendships and start some new ones.

  • Robert Rynerson B.A. retired in July 2014 and lives in Denver. His international transportation career started with the successful 1965 effort to get Rose City Transit Company service extended to the Lewis & Clark campus. He was recently interviewed as part of an effort to humanize Denver’s FasTracks Program, the city’s multi-billion-dollar comprehensive transit expansion plan. Rynerson looks forward to adding more material to his website and enjoying time with his two grandsons.

  • Hon. Raymond Sock B.A. is a justice of the Supreme Court of the Gambia, the country’s high court, with final appellate jurisdiction in both civil and criminal matters. Sock is also director general of the Gambia Law School (established in October 2011) and deputy chair of the Law Reform Commission.

  • Brian Aldrich B.A., who taught sociology for 40 years, has retired from Winona State University, which is part of the Minnesota State College and University System. His sons, Michael and Robert, both graduated from Winona State in May 2015. Aldrich’s research and publications were in the area of housing of squatters and others in developing countries.

  • George Wenzlaff BA ’68, June 13, 2015, age 69. As a child actor, Wenzlaff, whose stage name was George Winslow, appeared in the movies alongside several prominent Hollywood stars, including Marilyn Monroe (in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and Cary Grant (in Room for One More). Unfortunately, young Wenzlaff didn’t enjoy acting and retired at age 12. After attending Lewis & Clark, he served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He later worked as a mail handler for the Postal Service in northern California.

  • Diane Parkin-Speer BA ’63, March 14, 2015, age 74.

  • Betsy McClung CAS ’64, September 2015, age 72. In the 1980s, McClung helped found the Oregon Osteoporosis Center, widely recognized as a leading research center. She also served as president of the Endocrine Nurses Society and taught and mentored many people. Survivors include her husband, Michael, and her children, Holly and Andy.

  • Patricia Norstrom BS ’65, July 3, 2015, age 72.

  • Mary Gallagher BS ’67, June 29, 2015, age 69.

  • Roderick L. Bunnell JD ’68, October 1, 2015, age 85. After earning his degree from Lewis & Clark Law School, Bunnell represented Blue Cross Blue Shield in state and national legislative matters. Throughout his life, he supported many local civic groups in the Pacific Northwest. He had a love of the outdoors and a fascination with the history of the Northwest and its native cultures. Survivors include his wife, Sally McMillan Bunnell, and his sons, John and David.

  • Jack Lewis BA, retired in 2011 after 27 years at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, where he served as associate dean in international business. He now advises a former student, the CEO of a Japanese firm that produces and markets ready-to-drink green tea products. Lewis was one of six first-year students on Lewis & Clark’s inaugural overseas study program to Japan in 1962 who went on to earn graduate degrees; four of the six ended up teaching and conducting research on Japan. He keeps in close touch with Lewis & Clark and has a special passion for the endowed H. Adunni Warren Scholarship, which provides financial aid to female minority students from the Portland area.

  • Richard Ditewig BA has, since retiring, availed himself of the opportunity to travel to England and France to participate in the British and French Organ Music Seminars. It has allowed him to play period-appropriate organ music on historic European instruments. He says it was a wonderful experience to hear and play music on organs for which the compositions were written.

  • Brian Aldrich B.A., who taught sociology for 40 years, has retired from Winona State University, which is part of the Minnesota State College and University System. His sons, Michael and Robert, both graduated from Winona State in May 2015. Aldrich’s research and publications were in the area of housing of squatters and others in developing countries.

  • With Steven Kahn ’88, moved the firm Kahn & Kahn to the Loyalty Building at 317 S.W. Alder Street in Portland. Kahn recently celebrated 50 years as an Oregon lawyer.

  • Published Common Ground, the second book in his Common Denominator series of romantic thrillers. The book is available for Kindles, Nooks, and other e-readers at www.richarddavidbach.com and e-book outlets. The first title in the series, Common Enemy, is also available.

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