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From 1970 to 1979

  • JC
    • 10/14/2016

      Jan Carothers BA ’70, owner of Carothers Bornefeld & Associates, recently celebrated her 30th year in business. Her firm offers executive speech and leadership coaching, training, and consulting.

  • TN

    Thomas H. Nilsen BA ’71, September 7, 2016, age 67. Nilsen, a fluent Spanish speaker, taught in public and private schools in Texas and briefly in Mexico. Survivors include his mother, Maude; his siblings, Carolyn and Peter; and his nephew, Kai.

  • KM
    • 02/15/2017

      Kate Moitoret BA ’74 earned a master’s degree in zoology at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. She worked 15 years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Fairbanks, first for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and then for Northern Alaska Ecological Services. Following a major auto accident in 1998, she moved to New Mexico, where she married Jeff Barker. Now she rides her tricycle around the neighborhood and tracks birds via Project FeederWatch and eBird.

  • TB

    Thomas C. Bauer ’75, July 16, 2016, age 63. Survivors include his wife, Donna; children Alyssa, Chris, Stephanie, and Emily; and one grandchild.

  • Niels Marquardt
    NM
    • 02/03/2017

      Niels Marquardt BA ’75 was presented with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni. See “Lewis & Clark to Host Alumni Awards” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

  • KP
    • 02/15/2017

      Kate Persons BA ’75 moved to Barrow, Alaska, immediately after graduating from Lewis & Clark and has worked as a fisheries and wildlife biologist in northern Alaska ever since. Currently living in Nome with her husband, Peter Rob, she is officially a retired Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist but still works seasonally doing aerial surveys for big-game population assessment. Persons spends every possible moment outdoors enjoying the wildlife and beauty of northwest Alaska and traveling to see and learn about other ecosystems and natural wonders around the world.

  • ES
    • 02/15/2017

      Ed Sarrett BA ’75 is in the middle of his 39th year at Bellarmine College Preparatory, a Jesuit high school in San Jose. He spent 29 years teaching French and Spanish, 22 years coaching soccer, and the last 10 years as part of the counseling department. In 2001, Sarrett retired from coaching to go back to school for his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. He now has a private practice as a marriage and family therapist. He has two grown children, one a graphic designer and rowing coach and the other a substitute teacher and basketball coach at Bellarmine.

  • CS
    • 02/15/2017

      Carol Savonen BA ’75 worked as an ecologist and science writer for most of her career. After 20 years on the faculty at Oregon State University, she retired in 2008 to do volunteer conservation work. Savonen has advised the Oregon Flora Project and the Institute for Applied Ecology in Corvallis. Five years ago, she started the first Oregon chapter of the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, a national grassroots organization that engages and inspires activism to preserve and protect wilderness and wild lands. She still loves to ski and explore wild places and has a huge garden in the Coast Range on the Marys River with her husband, Kirk Schroeder.

  • JS
    • 02/15/2017

      Janet Hall Schempf BA ’75, having retired in 2013 from an award-winning career as a biologist and environmental impact analyst for the State of Alaska, returned to school to earn a graduate-level certificate in nonprofit management and start her own consulting service. Schempf’s home is in southeast Alaska, where her family has lived for about 120 years.

  • Primus St. John
    PS
    • Communion: Poems 1976–1998

      Primus St. John BS ’75, winner of the Western States Book Award for his poetry anthology Communion and an Oregon Book Award winner for poetry, was featured last summer on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Art Beat. During the feature, he read from his work and discussed his time at Lewis & Clark, including his friendship with Professor and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford.

      Posted 10/14/2016
  • PS
    • 10/14/2016

      Patricia Sullivan BA ’75, whose career in law has spanned 38 years, culminating in 2000 with her appointment as Malheur County Circuit Court judge, announced her retirement in March 2016. While she plans to maintain an active presence in the community, Sullivan looks forward to having more time to spend with her husband, two daughters, and 7-year-old grandchild.

  • JW
    • 02/15/2017

      Joan Williams BA ’75, who was a clinical and school psychologist for many years, founded the nonprofit Mundo Exchange with her partner in 1996. Mundo Exchange offers volunteer programs and global cultural exchanges for people of all ages in partnership with local communities. The organization’s current projects focus on rural high-need areas in Thailand and Guatemala. Most of the year, Williams is either in Bueng Kan, Thailand, or Chajul, Guatemala. She has had a great time reuniting with dear friends from Lewis & Clark.

  • MW
  • CW
    • 02/15/2017

      Carolyn Wright BA ’75 is a field botanist with Washington’s Department of Natural Resources in the Natural Areas Program, where habitat restoration is a major focus of her work. She volunteers with Oregon State University’s Master Gardeners and The Dalles Art Center (where she was previously the director). She also works with the Native Plant Society of Oregon, hikes with the Foggy Ridgers, and tries to do more than just fret about current politics.

  • LA
    • 02/15/2017

      Linda Austin BA ’76 was one of 17 artists recently awarded a fellowship from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, which offers financial support and recognition to contemporary performing and visual artists. Austin received the foundation’s Merce Cunningham Award, a biennial grant in recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts that reflects the creativity and spirit of choreographer Merce Cunningham.

  • BB
    • 02/15/2017

      Barb Bailey-Marold BS ’77 recently completed the certified level with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators for the treatment of dyslexia. She is a self-employed reading therapist and enjoys traveling to warmer climes as much as possible.

    • 10/14/2016

      Barb Bailey-Marold BS ’77, a reading therapist and executive functioning skills coach, recently received certification from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners to treat dyslexia.

  • SC

    Steven Mitchell Carpenter died July 16, 2016, after a short illness. He was 61 years old.

    Steven was born April 8, 1955, in Miles City, Montana. He attended The Dalles High School in Oregon. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in French, he worked as the assistant regional director of public affairs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Portland. He then earned a JD, following which he worked in private practice, focusing on products liability and professional malpractice defense.

    Steven joined the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) as a claims attorney in 2000. He spoke and wrote widely on lawyer liability issues, but will be most remembered for his compassion for lawyers facing malpractice claims. Throughout his professional career, Steven made many friends and enjoyed working with many wonderful colleagues.

    A former member of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, Steven was an avid supporter of all the arts. His passions included cooking, traveling (especially to France), and his Dobermans.

    Steven is survived by his parents, Don and Juanita Carpenter; his brothers, Mike and Lynn Carpenter; nephew Kyle Carpenter, with his wife Jennifer and their son Conley; nephew Cory Carpenter, with his wife Karyn; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as countless friends.

  • RG
    • 10/14/2016

      Robin Gulde BS ’77 and Yoko Natori Gulde BS ’77 are both headed into the retirement phase of their lives. Yoko retired from her paralegal position at Lane Powell in January 2017. Robin sold his CPA practice, Gulde & Ortquist, but plans to stay on in an assistive capacity for the next few years. He will also be teaching at Concordia University in Portland. In retirement, they will be enjoying travel and spending time with their 3-year-old granddaughter, Emma.

  • YG
    • 10/14/2016

      Yoko Natori Gulde BS ’77 and Robin Gulde BS ’77 are both headed into the retirement phase of their lives. Yoko retired from her paralegal position at Lane Powell in January 2017. Robin sold his CPA practice, Gulde & Ortquist, but plans to stay on in an assistive capacity for the next few years. He will also be teaching at Concordia University in Portland. In retirement, they will be enjoying travel and spending time with their 3-year-old granddaughter, Emma.

  • CH
    • Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature

      Christy Hale BA ’77, MAT ’80 illustrated a children’s book about Ansel Adams, a restless boy who eventually became an iconic nature photographer.

      Posted 05/15/2017
    • The Cambodian Dancer: Sophany’s Gift of Hope

      Christy Hale BA ’77, MAT ’80 illustrated a children’s book about a Cambodian girl forced to leave her old world behind and find a new home in America. The book won a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Silver Medal in the multicultural nonfiction picture book category.

      Posted 01/23/2017
  • GH
    • 10/14/2016

      Ginger Baehr Harville BS ’77 recently became member services director at the Oregon Home Builders Association in Salem, Oregon.

  • JS
    • 10/14/2016

      Jennifer Stenkamp BA ’77 retired after teaching high school English for 22 years in Culver, Oregon.

  • VW

    Verlean Wilson BS ’77, November 18, 2015, age 62. Survivors include her sisters, Alberta, Sarah, and Mary, as well as nieces, nephews, and other friends and family.

  • RM
    • 10/14/2016

      Ronald Marks BA ’78, the president of Intelligence Enterprises, has been appointed to the board of management of the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

  • TP
    • 02/15/2017

      Toby Padgett BS ’78 is Pacific Northwest studio manager for a group of three “licensed and legal” internet radio stations operating out of England. Padgett also DJs two weekly radio programs, with another coming soon. She credits her Lewis & Clark communication professors with helping her further develop her communication skills, “which really come in handy when on-air, especially when conducting interviews with recording artists in all genres of music. It’s incredible to really get to know these artists. At this point in my life, it’s all about having fun—and I am!”

  • BD
    • 02/15/2017

      Bill Deane BS ’79 notes that his life and his wife Nan’s revolve heavily around their kids. “I guess that’s sort of normal, eh?” The family has had two weddings over the past two summers. Daughter Melanie was married (to Matt) in June 2015, and daughter Megan was married (to Dan) in September 2016. Daughter Mackenzie is in her second year of med school at Oregon Health & Science University. Nan and Bill celebrated their 31st anniversary in 2016.

  • ME
    • 02/15/2017

      Maggie Koenig England BA ’79 has spent the last few years working as an artist in residence in Portland-area school districts. This year, she’s working with students to create a 19-foot clay and tile mosaic mural. Between art gigs and supervising student teachers, life is full. She and her husband, Greg, live in Southwest Portland and recently celebrated their 33rd anniversary. They enjoy the occasional vacation and keeping up with their kids. Englund has also been involved in a small nonprofit that works with marginalized and vulnerable communities in Kenya. She finished her fifth trip there last summer, working with a team to provide medical care, teacher training, and art camps.

  • KG
    • 02/15/2017

      Kathy Gebhardt BA ’79 was appointed to a seat on the Boulder (Colorado) Valley School Board.

  • JM
    • 02/15/2017

      Julie Jones Manning BA ’79 is vice president for marketing, public relations, and community health promotion at Samaritan Health Services, a regional health system based in Corvallis, Oregon. She also recently completed a four-year term as mayor of Corvallis.

  • KN

    Kristie Harley Nestor BS ’79, August 8, 2016, age 59. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Nestor worked for the City of Portland for a time, then traveled to Puerto Rico on a mission trip to build a church. She then worked in Missouri before returning to Oregon and working as a teacher at the Nazarene Church School in Newport. Kristie married Jon Nestor in 1986, and they lived together in Tacoma, Washington. In 2001, they moved to Kristie’s childhood home of Yachats, Oregon. Survivors include her husband and soul mate, Jon.

  • KR
    • 02/15/2017

      Kate Bell Russell BS ’79 teaches art to both adults and children in eight Ventura and Santa Barbara (California) schools and greatly enjoys it. She was passionately involved as the mentor in Ojai’s (California) 17th annual MLK Day, led by local teenagers. Recently, she spent five weeks in Australia, traveling the outback by car and on foot, from Adelaide Hills to Mitchell Falls. She remains passionate about the environment and the arts—and nurtures a love of travel—thanks, in large part, to Lewis & Clark.

  • SV
    • 02/15/2017

      Steve Van Mouwerik BA ’79 spent his junior year (1976–77) in Lewis & Clark’s Munich overseas study program. Years later, his oldest son, Jess, who attended the University of Redlands, also spent his junior year (2011–12) in Germany, but in Berlin, his current residence.

  • MW
    • 02/15/2017

      Matt Wuerker BA ’79 writes: “Survived the 2016 election cartooning my way through the ‘unpresidented’ campaign. I covered both of the party conventions for Politico.”

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