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Class of 1984

    • 07/08/2019

      Pablo Arizmendi-Kalb BS ’84 is senior vice president of operations at PF Atlantic Holdings, which owns and operates Planet Fitness health clubs. Previously, he served as U.S. regional vice president with Starbucks.

    • 12/07/2018

      Jody Christensen BA ’84 has joined the Oregon governor’s office as the Mid-Valley regional solutions coordinator. Previously, Christensen was the executive director of the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Glenn Fout BA ’84 looks forward to attending the 35th reunion of the class of 1984 in June. He reports that life is good in Ojai, California, where he’s soon to be an empty nester.

    • 03/15/2019

      Tracii Hickman BA ’84, who was a member of the class of 1984 reunion committee,  enjoyed reconnecting with her classmates from 35 years ago during Alumni Weekend. For the past 10 years, she’s been in Walla Walla, Washington, where she’s winding down her career with the U.S. Forest Service.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 01/06/2020

      Kevin Spencer BS ’84 is the new vice president of marketing and branding for mattress producer Kingsdown.

    • 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.

    • 02/22/2019

      Audrey Underdahl ’84, September 20, 2018, age 85. She married Kenneth in 1952 and they shared 57 years together. She worked as a teacher in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and she loved to ski, bike, hike, and play tennis. Survivors include her children, Sally, Dana, Louise, Gretchen, Randi, and Rees; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    • 02/22/2019

      Sheila Walty BA ’84, who currently lives full time in Portland, is excited to reconnect with Lewis & Clark alumni at upcoming reunions and other events. She loves the ideas being generated by the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership and hopes to see some of her classmates as she increases her involvement. Walty invites her classmates to join her at the 35th reunion this summer.

    • 02/22/2019

      Michael Wenzel BA ’84 is back in Oregon (and the United States) after 30 years in Japan. He is psyched to reconnect with friends during the 35th reunion of the class of 1984. It should be a great time with food and fun events.

    • 01/23/2017

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

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