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Class of 1984

  • JC
    • 12/19/2017

      Jody Christensen BA ’84, executive director of the McMinnville (Oregon) Economic Development Partnership, was awarded the Oregon Economic Development Association’s Economic Development Leader of the Year award in 2017. She has been with MEDP for 11 years and has contributed to many local projects.

  • CE
    • 06/28/2018

      Chris Edison BA ’84 and Anna Edison BA ’85 have been married for more than 30 years and have three children: Molly (Pitzer ’18), a recent college graduate; Jamie (Whitman ’14), a software engineer in San Diego; and Alex (Bowdoin ’13), who is finishing his doctorate in theoretical physics at the University of California at Los Angeles. In recent years, Anna and Chris have met significant health challenges head on and appreciate each day as a gift. Chris was diagnosed with Young-Onset Parkinson’s 13 years ago, is retired, and works hard to keep strong in the face of his disease. Anna was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago but is now cancer free. She has joined a dragon boat team made up mostly of cancer survivors, who celebrate their resilience by racing throughout the Northwest.

  • BL
    • 02/15/2017

      Brian Lindstrom BS ’84, a documentary filmmaker known for Finding Normal, Alien Boy, and Mothering Inside, was presented with the ACLU of Oregon’s Civil Liberties Award at the 2017 Liberty Dinner in February.

    • 10/14/2016

      Brian Lindstrom BS ’84, a Portland-based filmmaker, won Best Documentary at the 2016 Oregon Independent Film Festival for his latest film, Mothering Inside. The film follows the mothers and children of the Family Preservation Project and explores the challenges of motherhood in incarceration. Last fall, Lindstrom received a 2016 Fellowship Award for artistic excellence and achievement in the media arts from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

  • MR
    • 02/15/2017

      Mark Ross BA ’84 now lives in Oregon City. He has visited 79 countries during a career in international business. He works as general manager for North America for Mobby’s, a Japanese watersports company. He has a 13-year-old son.

  • Rebecca Brown Thompson
    RT
    • 01/04/2018

      Rebecca Brown Thompson BA ’84 now serves as counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. Before leaving her previous post in Mexico City, she had the pleasure of attending the Lewis & Clark graduation of her nephew, Colin Brown BA ’17. Thompson and her husband, retired foreign service officer Philip Thompson, have two cats.

  • Elizabeth Winzeler
    EW
    • 01/23/2017

      See “Ending Malaria” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

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