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  • August 17
    Leslie “Les” Carlough JD ’93
  • October 16
    Janice (Jan) Hirsch JD ’93
  • December 19

    2013
    Distinguished Alumna Award
    Meet Meg Coker in this video!
    Meg Coker has been a foreign correspondent since 1996, with postings in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan, Moscow, Afghanistan, Jerusalem, and Baghdad. She has covered events and trends including the transformation of former Soviet bloc states into independent nations, the rise of globalized finance, and the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. She earned a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2011. In 2012, she was part of a team at the Wall Street Journal whose reporting earned the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

  • February 1
    2006
    Sagala Ratnayaka initially set his sights on a career in international banking. When he was approached by the head of one of Sri Lanka’s leading political parties to run for a provincial office, though, Ratnayaka saw it as a welcome opportunity to be of service to his community.

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  • Shelley (Dennis) Russell JD ’93 was recently appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Justice Adrienne Nelson to the Oregon Supreme Court. Russell began her legal career as a civil litigator with the former Portland firm of Hoevet, Snyder & Miller. In 1998, she joined Crispin Employment Lawyers, becoming a shareholder of the firm in 2000. Russell focused her practice on plaintiff-side employment and civil rights matters, as well as personal injury. While in practice Russell served on several OSB Committees, as well as 15 years on the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors. She served as OTLA President for the 2014–2015 board year.

  • Cassie Franklin BA ’93 was elected mayor of Everett, Washington. She is the first woman to hold the position and the second-youngest mayor to serve the city. Previously, Franklin served as vice president of the Everett City Council.

  • Renee Ernste MA ’93 was appointed CEO of Orange Tree Employment Screening in Minneapolis.

  • Ramona L. Monroe JD ’93 has been promoted to partner at the Anchorage, Alaska, office of Stoel Rives LLP, effective January 1, 2017. Her practice focus is natural resources law for the oil and gas industry, mining industry, and renewable energy sector. In addition to her legal practice, Monroe is trustee-at-large of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, serves on the board of directors of the Alaska Miners Association, and is past president of the Alaska Association of Professional Landmen.

  • Was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the Holmes County Municipal Court. Hyde has been a trial attorney and counselor of law for a private practice since 1994. He is also the acting assistant law director for the city of Ashland Law Director’s Office.

  • Joined Farleigh Wada Witt, a full-service business and financial services law firm in Portland, Oregon. Cruz’s practice focuses on commercial finance, corporate finance, and general business. He has over 20 years of experience representing banks, commercial lenders, and other financial service providers in complex commercial loan transactions. Cruz currently serves as a commissioner for the Portland Development Commission and is on several nonprofit boards.

  • Susan Lain J.D. joined Buckley Law as a shareholder. She focuses her practice on family law, including divorce, custody, and asset division. Lain specializes in military divorces and division of closely held businesses and is also a seasoned criminal and juvenile law attorney.

  • Edward “Ted” Adler BA displayed his ceramic artwork in Mingenback Gallery at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, this past fall. He has shown his work in dozens of exhibitions, including a solo show at the Jane Hartsook Gallery in New York City. Adler works as an associate professor of art and area head of ceramics media at Wichita State University.

  • Was named cochair of the health care practice at Davis Wright Tremaine. Brydolf is a partner in the firm’s Portland office. She was also named 2016 Portland Lawyer of the Year in Health Care by Best Lawyers magazine.

  • Joined the Office of Metro Attorney as
a senior assistant attorney for the Metro Regional Government. He will continue to practice in the areas of land use and transportation planning, with responsibility for issues related to the urban growth boundary and other regional planning projects.

  • People do the best they can in the moment - whatever that may be - so be kind. One never knows what another is experiencing - so be kind. One can’t judge someone by their appearance, gender, age, etc. People are all amazing and do extraordinary things.

  • Joined Buckley Law as a shareholder. Lain focuses her practice in family law, including divorce, custody, and asset division. She specializes in military divorces and division of closely held businesses, and is also a seasoned criminal and juvenile law attorney.

  • Was elected partner at Kutak Rock. Rosenthal has a broad-ranging domestic and international corporate practice specializing in mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, private equity investments and loan transactions. He works extensively with the structuring and formation of corporations, limited liability companies, and alternative entities for use in joint ventures, international transactions, and other complex business arrangements.

  • Joined the Port of Portland as general counsel. From 2000 to 2010, Blaufus served as an attorney for Nike in various capacities, including as emerging markets counsel and Americas regional counsel. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general counsel at Borden Dairy Company in Dallas, Texas.

  • Was named director of programs for Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington, the region’s largest breast cancer charity. Allee has an MS in nursing and an MS in business management. Prior to joining Komen, she held leadership positions in direct patient care, management, and administration at Legacy Health System, Oregon Health & Science University, and Providence Health and Services.

  • Was appointed to the Jackson County Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District in Medford and will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Mark Schiveley. Bloom was a partner at Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell in Medford, where he has practiced civil litigation since 1993 with a focus on professional negligence defense. He has represented multiple municipalities in certain state and federal court cases. He has served two terms on the Oregon Council on Court Procedures, three terms on the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court, and as an executive committee member on the Litigation Section and Products Liability section of the Oregon State Bar. Bloom also served as judge pro tem for the past five years.

  • Mustafa Mamujee '93 (USA)
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