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    • 02/01/2018

      Mark Peterson BA ’83 reminds himself every morning how blessed he is to enjoy early retirement, which means lots of time for family, friends, travel to Germany, and volunteering in Seattle. He is very excited about this year’s Alumni Weekend and hopes to see many classmates in June. Peterson is determined to set foot in China, Israel, Kenya, and Japan before January 1, 2020.

    • 02/15/2017

      Mark Peterson BA ’83 completed a master’s degree in Soviet history at the University of Washington in 1986. That same year, he returned to Moscow, where he met his future wife, Iris, a citizen of East Germany. Their son, Lukas, was born in 1995. From 1989 to 2016, he worked for the U.S. Customs Service. Since 2016, he has been volunteering as chair of Mwanzo Proud Farmers, a nonprofit serving western Kenya.

    • 02/15/2017

      Adrienne Inglis BM ’82 composed two choral pieces that were performed in February 2017 in Austin, Texas, by the Inversion Ensemble, a group dedicated to performing innovative choral works and encouraging the creation of new music. On the Mystery of the Incarnation for chorus and strings is inspired by a setting of a Denise Levertov poem of the same name. In Heaven and on Earth for chorus, flute, and clàrsach (Scottish lever harp) is based on Philippians 2:5–11.

    • 12/29/2019

      Melissa Thaw BA ’04 and Alexander Gerodias, August 17, 2019.

    • 11/28/2019

      Maria Morrisson Copolillo BA ’10, who received her MS in education and social change from the University of Miami, works as a design principal for Education Elements. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is active with the New Leaders Council and improv comedy. Copolillo lives with her husband, Chris, and her two cats, Ted and Tina. She reliably brings the coolest board games to get-togethers.

    • 01/10/2020

      Susan Zimlich BS ’97 received tenure and was promoted to associate professor at Southeastern Louisiana University.

    • 09/26/2019

      Carrie Wynkoop BA ’99 is the owner of Cellar 503, an Oregon wine club. Wine Enthusiast magazine recently included Cellar 503 in its top 10 list of clubs to join. 

    • 10/10/2019

      Don W. Wolfe BM ’60, April 25, 2019, age 86. In 1953, he married Patricia Edmonds, while serving in the Navy during the Korean War. After completing his military service in 1959, he was able to focus on his passion for music. He taught choral music at a series of Portland-area schools and was a well-regarded choral clinician and adjudicator. Wolfe served as director of music for the Apostolic Faith Church in Portland for more than 40 years. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Pat; his children, Connie, Kathleen, Gary, Larry, Debra, Cheryl, and Lori; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

    • 11/28/2019

      Stephanie Witkowski BA ’10, who earned an MA in linguistics from the University of Hawai’i, currently works as a linguist for a Native tribe in Southern California. In addition to her language revitalization work, Witkowski is a founding board member for Girls on the Run Riverside County. She lives with husband John and cat Daisy. She enjoys organizing baby showers, playing a Secret Santa, and submitting class notes.

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