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From 1980 to 1989

  • SG
    • 10/14/2016

      Sheryl Gillilan BA ’80 was elected to join the board of directors for Philippines Humanitarian, a U.S.-based nonprofit that works to provide education to impoverished youth in the Philippines. Gillilan first connected with Filipino culture as a foreign exchange student during high school. She is also executive director of Art Access, a Utah-based nonprofit that offers arts programs for people with disabilities and others with limited arts access.

  • TH
    • 02/15/2017

      Thomas Hames BS ’80 joined the board of directors of the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum in Vail, Colorado. He is also the chair of the board of directors of the 10th Mountain Division Foundation, which perpetuates the legacy of World War II’s 10th Mountain Division. As of 2016, Hames has spent 14 years as senior trial counsel for Travelers Insurance Company in Denver.

  • ML
    • 09/21/2017

      Marianne Schwanke Lewis BM ’80, organist and choir director for Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound, Washington, performed for the 11th time last summer at the church as part of a brown bag all-Bach concert.

    • 10/14/2016

      Marianne Schwanke Lewis BM ’80, currently organist and choir director at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound, Washington, performed last summer in a fundraising concert for the Virgil Cleveland Memorial Scholarship benefiting local music students. A longtime piano and organ teacher, Lewis has played with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Symphonie Concertante, and the Orcas Choral Society (where she also served as interim director).

  • PM
    • 09/28/2017

      Phil Moran BA ’80 has joined Tonkon Torp law firm in Portland as facilities manager. He also sits on the firm’s sustainability committee.

  • Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84
    KR
    • 10/13/2016

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 was reappointed as chair of the ABA Family Law Section’s International Law Committee, effective August 2016. For 26 years, Root has focused her practice on family law, with an emphasis on international family law and custody disputes. She is a shareholder of Gevurtz Menashe.

    • 10/22/2015

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 received the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation on October 15, 2015, during the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section Fall Conference, held in Portland, Oregon. The award recognizes Root’s contributions to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 13th District’s Legal Assistance program from 2001 to 2015.

    • 09/01/2014

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 was named a shareholder of Gevurtz Menashe. Root became of counsel with the firm in 2012. Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) also announced that she will receive the 2014 Katherine H. O’Neil Volunteer Service Award, in honor of steadfast dedication and long-term volunteer service promoting women in the legal profession. Root focuses her family law practice on divorce and post-divorce cases involving complex property and financial issues, interstate and international child custody disputes, Hague child abduction matters, and relocation. She is a leading authority on interstate and international custody in the United States, having handled more than 100 contested interstate custody cases. Root also litigated the first petition filed in the U.S. District Court for Oregon under the Hague Convention in 1997.

    • 09/01/2011

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 became the anchor partner and partner-in-charge of the newly opened Portland office of McKinley Irvin, a Seattle-based family law firm. Root, formerly a shareholder of Johnston, Root & Leibenguth, will continue to handle a broad range of family law cases with specific emphasis on interstate and international family law disputes, including international child abduction cases. She can be reached at 1500 S.W. First Avenue, Suite 920, Portland, Oregon 97201, 503-226-7986, kroot@mckinleyirvin.com.

  • AW
    • 09/21/2017

      Anne Weaver BS ’80, CEO of Elephant’s Delicatessen, the Portland-based eatery and caterer, is opening a new location in the event venue of Montgomery Park.

  • CB
    • 02/15/2017

      Chuck Blanchard BS ’81 left his position as general counsel of the U.S. Air Force and is now a partner in the Washington, D.C., firm Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, where he focuses on national security and government contracts matters. He is also on the board of trustees of the Aerospace Corporation, a federally funded research and development corporation that focuses on space issues.

  • LD
    • 02/15/2017

      Lisa Grill Dodson BA ’81 became the first campus dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin—Central Wisconsin (located in Wausau) in 2014. The college emphasizes physician careers in primary care and psychiatry for rural areas.

  • PD
    • 02/15/2017

      Peter Dodson BS ’81, MAT ’99 retired from the Lake Oswego High School math department and is now restoring turn-of-the-century houses in the Wausau area. He has also taken up the sport of curling to keep busy during the long Wisconsin winters.

  • JF
    • 10/09/2017

      Jamie Forman BA ’81 is now a member of the St. Paul Academy and Summit School Alumni/ae Council. He graduated from the school in 1977.

  • Jennifer Pomeroy Fronk
    JF
    • 01/23/2017

      See “New to the Board” in the winter 2017 issue of the Chronicle.

  • TG
    • 02/15/2017

      Ted Gaines BS ’81, state senator for California District 1, successfully defended his seat from challenger Rob Rowen in the 2016 election. Gaines is the owner of Gaines Insurance in Roseville, California.

  • TG
    • 10/14/2016

      Tani Roberts Girton BA ’81, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Bank of Marin in Novato, California, was chosen as one of the recipients of the North Bay Business Journal’s 2016 Women in Business award.

  • VM
    • 02/15/2017

      Victoria McOmie BS ’81 exhibited her acrylic paintings in a show titled Three Rocks, Birding, Fishing, and Art Making at the Chessman Gallery in Lincoln City, Oregon. Her paintings are generally inspired by her experiences on and around the Oregon Coast (particularly Cascade Head) and on the Salmon River.

  • LR
    • 02/15/2017

      Laura Green Rossetter BA ’81, a teacher, writer, and athlete, lives with her husband, Steve, in Breckenridge, Colorado. She is active in the Summit Fat Tire Society, a group that works to maintain trails in the area. Rossetter enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities, including mountain biking.

  • GD
    • 10/14/2016

      Ginia Dorfman-Caristia BA ’82 has taught English as a second language for the last 30 years at a classics high school in Empoli, Italy. She adopted three Indian children in 2000.

  • EG
    • 02/15/2017

      Edward Gerdes BS ’82 is cofounder of Beau Delicious! International, which operates 21 Café Yumm! restaurants in Oregon and Washington. He lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his soul mate of 26 years, Jane. The couple has two beautiful children born to them 20 years ago by way of the Oregon Department of Human Services.

  • JH
    • 02/15/2017

      Jamie Hackel Hyams BA ’82 is a second-year rabbinic student at the Academy of Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her spare time, she can be found in her car on Highway 5.

  • AI
    • 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.

  • RJ
    • 10/14/2016

      Robert Jones BA ’82, a poet and English teacher, gave a reading from his new collection of poems, Winter Garden (Silverfish Review Press, 2016), last summer at Tsunami Books in Eugene, Oregon. He also read at the North Bend (Oregon) Public Library. Jones has lived for nearly 30 years in Vienna, Austria, teaching at the American International School. He previously published another book of poems called The Clever Man’s Forest (Traprock Books, 2011).

  • SK
    • 10/14/2016

      Susanne Brown Kahler BA ’82 left her position at Loudoun County Public Schools and is now program manager of member services and the office of education for SkillsUSA, a “nonprofit partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.” Kahler has also been working extensively as a group leader with the Experiment in International Living, which organizes experiential summer abroad programs. She currently resides in Leesburg, Virginia.

  • SK
    • 02/15/2017

      Susanne Kahler BA ’82 retired from Loudoun County (Virginia) Public Schools and is the new program manager of the membership department at SkillsUSA, a nonprofit organization focusing on career and technical education and closing the skills gap.

  • ML
    • 02/15/2017

      Mary Lemon BA ’82 is a full professor at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She remarried a year ago.

  • JL
    • 02/15/2017

      Jayna Pike Locke BS ’82 is living and working in the Minneapolis area with her husband and three teenagers (one in college and two in high school). Career-wise, she’s currently a content strategist, managing an awesome team of writers. She is on LinkedIn, and loves to connect with others from Lewis & Clark.

  • MN
    • 10/14/2016

      Marcus Nebeling BA ’82, CEO of Fiber Network Engineering, has been living in Half Moon Bay, California, for the past 30 years. He’s been married to his wife, Sara, for 25 years, and they have three teenagers. He reports that “all is good with us,” and he looks forward to seeing everyone at Reunion Weekend.

  • JO
    • 02/15/2017

      Julie Swehla O’Herin BA ’82 has lived in 10 countries on five continents and has been in 52 countries so far (as well as almost all 50 states). Her studies in linguistics and cross-cultural education led to field study and teaching, which she loves. O’Herin, her husband, Brian, and their two sons have earned (in total) several postgrad certificates, two MAs, and three doctorates. But now, her greatest accomplishment and joy is learning to be the best grandma she can be to her two grandchildren. Julie and Brian serve with SIL International and currently live in Southern California, where they also are involved in volunteering in their community.

  • NR
    • 02/15/2017

      Nina Bonita Romine BA ’82 is co-owner of The Kobuk, an old-fashioned gift emporium, espresso bar, and bakery in downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

  • YS
    • 02/15/2017

      Yumi Sera BA ’82 is the director of partnerships for the Disability Rights Fund, which funds disabled persons’ organizations in Rwanda. She recently met with former AES students Pascaline Umulisa and Dida Nibagwire, remarkable women who are making a difference in Rwanda after studying as Dallaire Scholars at Lewis & Clark. She mentions they were also lucky enough to run into fashion designer Matthew Rugamba BA ’13 at the same restaurant. Sera says she remains a believer in international exchange and that “L&C does it best!”

  • SS
    • 02/15/2017

      Stephen Simmonds BA ’82 retired to Bend, Oregon, in 2012. He sings regularly with the Central Oregon Mastersingers and occasionally with the Sunriver Music Festival. He celebrated his 25th ordination anniversary last year.

  • CW
    • 02/15/2017

      Dr. Christopher Wood BA ’82 has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Radiology. He is an associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where has has been on staff since 1992. Wood is also a member of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni.

  • MB
    • 02/15/2017

      Meredith Nelson Black BA ’83 was promoted to first vice president and chief operating officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In her new position, she will oversee the Houston, San Antonio, and El Paso branches of the bank. Black has been with the Dallas Fed since 1983.

  • JB
    • 02/15/2017

      Jill Phillips Brueningsen BA ’83 writes: “Lewis & Clark College prepared me for a digital future, although I did not know that in 1979, my freshman year. By 2000, publishing had moved to the internet, and I wanted to learn more. My comprehensive L&C education made it easy for me to return to university study and earn a master’s in computer information systems. I now work as a systems analyst for an insurance company. The best part about Lewis & Clark is that I made some lifetime friends. When we get together, we pick up where we left off. See you at the 2018 reunion!”

  • JB
    • 02/15/2017

      Jonathan Burton BA ’83 says he didn’t expect in May 1983 that Lewis & Clark would provide him with lifelong friends; a satisfying career as a journalist; and appreciation for learning, teaching, and listening. The journalism profession has taken him around the world and is never boring. Now, he’s a commentary editor for MarketWatch.com and has come full circle from writing opinion articles for the Pioneer Log at Lewis & Clark. Burton has served as a member of the Board of Alumni, an informal resource for the Pioneer Log. He was also a runner for L&C’s Pio-neering Hood to Coast Relay team in 2016.

  • NK
    • 02/15/2017

      Norma Kop BA ’83 currently serves as program specialist in the Developmental Disabilities Division of the Hawai‘i State Department of Health and is owner of a management consulting firm. She writes: “In my four years at Lewis & Clark, I gained a lifetime of real friends, the kind of relationships that my husband and three children (ages 14, 22, and 26) also enjoy. L&C also deepened my sensitivity to the perspectives of others. My career in business, education, and health care requires soft and technical know-how, teamwork, accuracy, enthusiasm, and more. L&C taught me to how to learn and how to use my skills to serve others. This is the greater purpose—to help people. I arrived. I observed. I applied. And I am grateful. My experience at L&C, some 30 years ago, is a tapestry of soft, rough, and essential lessons, ones that will help me keep moving forward. Always forward.”

  • MP
    • 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.

  • WR
    • 02/15/2017

      Wendy Robinson BA ’83 moved to Bend, Oregon, after graduation, where she worked as a lab tech and volunteered with the High Desert Museum. Inspired by a favorite Lewis & Clark class, Robinson earned a PhD in genetics from the University of California at Berkeley, then moved to Zurich, Switzerland, with her husband, Joseph. She volunteered at a medical genetics lab at the University of Zurich to keep busy. Eventually, she was offered a postdoc position, which lasted five years. The couple later returned to North America, and Robinson found a faculty position in Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She’s been there more than 20 years. Robinson says that what she’s learned from all this is: “The path doesn’t have to be clear or direct. Just follow your passions and enjoy yourself along the way.”

  • 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.

  • Elizabeth Winzeler
    EW
    • 01/23/2017

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

  • Peter Ames Carlin
    PA
    • Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon

      Peter Ames Carlin BA ’85, best-selling rock biographer, wrote a revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon Paul Simon.

      Posted 01/23/2017
  • BB
    • 11/01/2017

      Bill Bessolo BA ’85 continues to live in his native Los Angeles, where he has spent his entire career in real estate management. He currently works for The Wonderful Company, which produces Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, POM Wonderful juices, Fiji Water, Justin Wine, Halos, and many other healthy brands. Bessolo manages the company headquarters property, along with numerous other properties in Southern California and on the East Coast. An avid hockey fan, he has had season tickets to the LA Kings for more than 30 years. Bessolo enjoys staying in contact with friends and fraternity brothers from Lewis & Clark.

  • GF
    • 02/15/2017

      Glenn Fox BA ’85 is the associate director of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California. Fox has led or participated in numerous chemistry and materials projects at Livermore and was fortunate to lead the lab’s Forensic Science Center for a number of years. He received a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder and completed a postdoc appointment at Northwestern University before joining Livermore in 1992. When not in the lab, Fox enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and taking his horse out for a ride in the Mount Diablo foothills.

  • PJ
    • 02/15/2017

      Paul Jorgensen BA ’85 currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand, where his wife, Setareh Sanjar, is serving for three years at the world’s third-largest U.S. embassy. He has maintained his intellectual property and contract law practice and telecommutes back to Washington, D.C., from a time zone 12 hours ahead. A history and culture buff, Jorgensen frequently leads neighborhood tours for embassy staff and families. According to Jorgensen, “Bangkok never sleeps and has some truly smarmy streets aimed at tourists. But the real Bangkok is more subtle: ancient active markets, glorious wats (temples), great clumps of 7-11s, useful khlongs (canals), monitor lizards, stunning malls, spirit houses, and naturally wonderful and fun-loving Thais.”

  • NK
    • 02/15/2017

      Narayan Kaimal BS ’85 still draws on his communication degree every day. Following stints in TV and radio in Los Angeles and Boston, he now works as regional sales manager with Sapphire Marketing, serving as manufacturer’s representative for Crestron. He and his wife, Elissa, are empty nesters: their daughter works at J Street, promoting peace and a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, and their son studies geology at the University of Puget Sound. In his free time, Narayan says, “I’m back to playing drums in a band with friends, just like in college—but with more gray hair!”

  • JK
    • 02/15/2017

      Jon Kinney BA ’85 has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for more than 18 years. With a background in academic training and IT education, he currently serves as a training manager for an electronic health records project at Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare in Dhahran. He believes his last-minute decision to apply to Lewis & Clark’s Costa Rica overseas study program was life-changing. The one-trimester trip turned into two, which led to a Spanish major; a master’s degree in linguistics; and periods of teaching in Japan and Hungary. “Along the way I learned to cultivate an open mind, stay flexible, study multiple languages, and not only tolerate ambiguity, but celebrate it in all its myriad forms and manifestations.” Jon and his Hungarian wife, Judit, have five children, three of whom are now in the United States pursuing their educations. Jon and Judit have traveled extensively, not only in the Gulf region but in Europe, North America, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

  • KP
    • 02/15/2017

      Kathy Scannell Palghat BA ’85 has lived for more than 15 years in Sydney, Australia, where husband Kumar’s global fixed-income investment management company has been a family focus. “We fell in love with Sydney’s harbor and beach orientation, its cafe culture, its work-life balance, and most importantly, its people,” says Palghat. Her family of dual citizens includes daughter Kelsey, 25, who is pursuing a PhD in neuroscience and philosophy, and daughter Kendall, 22, who works in marketing for an online retail company.

       

  • MS
    • 10/09/2017

      Mike Sellers BS ’85, after working in the games industry for more than 20 years, joined Indiana University in 2014 as a professor of practice teaching game design. In 2017, he took on the additional role of program director. Sellers says, “The education I received at L&C doing a self-designed major in cognitive science has served me well in my career and continues to yield benefits in my current work.”

  • JA
    • 11/01/2017

      Jack Alley BS ’86 and Bruce Withycombe BA ’86 got together to cheer on the football team at Homecoming and Family Weekend in October. Alley says, “Go Pios!”

  • CA
    • 11/01/2017

      Christopher Andreas BA ’86, Tracy Bosworth-Bosche ’86, and Dean Shyshlak BS ’86 recently got together for dinner at Andreas’ brother’s bar (the Boom Boom Room) in San Francisco. Andreas let us know they are all doing well; had a great time; and are in good health and high spirits.

  • JC
    • Axone

      Jeffrey Comer BS ’86 penned a novel about a young engineer who finds his sense of reality shattered as he moves between alternate versions of his life, each one seemingly as real as the others—and each including the same woman.

      Posted 01/23/2017
  • TR
    • 02/15/2017

      Tony Robinson BA ’86 is the chair of the political science department of the University of Colorado at Denver. He enjoys leading the study abroad trip to South Korea.

  • LS
    • 10/14/2016

      Leanne Schrotzberger BA ’86 told her memorable story of overcoming setbacks to FOX 12’s MORE Sports last fall. After setting her sights on the Ironman competition in 2006, Schrotzberger was severely injured in a car accident, fracturing her hip. Doctors were unsure if she would be able to fully recover, let alone compete. But a decade later, she has completed her fifth Ironman and continues to race in memory of her parents and father-in-law, whom she says encouraged her to compete in the first place.

  • EW
    • 02/15/2017

      Eric Warner BA ’86 is cofounder and head brewmaster for Karbach Brewing in Houston. Warner spoke extensively to Texas Monthly about Karbach’s recent acquisition by Anheuser-Busch. “Judge us on the quality of the beer,” said Warner.

  • KB
    • 10/14/2016

      Karen Swehla Black BA ’87 recently completed her 11th year working at OMSI. She has enjoyed trips to Uzbekistan, Peru, and Chile over the last few years.

  • MB
    • 02/15/2017

      Mark Brody BA ’87, who is a mosaic artist as well as a big fan of the Portland Timbers, was featured on the team’s website. He discussed his love of soccer, the Timbers, and his work with Portland-area schools.

  • QB
    • 10/14/2016

      Quantz Bruns-Kyler BA ’87, after living in every region of the U.S., has returned to Colorado, and is thrilled to be there.

  • SC
    • 10/11/2017

      Sarah Jo Chaplen BA, MPA ’93 has joined Oak Lodge (Oregon) Water Services as general manager. Previously, she was city manager for Hillsboro, Oregon.

  • CC
    • 10/14/2016

      Chrissy Curran BA ’87 visited the Lewis & Clark campus in December to help plan the 30th reunion of the class of 1987. She is looking forward to seeing you all there!

  • MH
    • 10/14/2016

      Mike Holtzclaw BA ’87 visited the Lewis & Clark campus in December to help plan the 30th reunion of the class of 1987. He is looking forward to seeing you all there!

  • KK
    • 10/14/2016

      Katy Kwong BS ’87 visited the Lewis & Clark campus in December to help plan the 30th reunion of the class of 1987. She is looking forward to seeing you all there!

  • ER
    • 10/14/2016

      Elizabeth Rouffy BS ’87 visited the Lewis & Clark campus in December to help plan the 30th reunion of the class of 1987. She is looking forward to seeing you all there!

  • Harsha Abeyaratne
    HA
  • MA
    • 02/15/2017

      Michelle Anderson BA ’89 created the “culture change agency” WeekdayRx with Stephanie Krimmel. The agency’s motto is “Better Human, Better Leader.” (Covert Leadership is their sub-brand.) Anderson recently wrapped up a pilot culture-change program for a large Fortune 500 company that focused on empathy, active listening, curiosity, and promoting humanity in the workplace. She has also published a short book, A Brief Guide to Being Human in a Messy World (CreateSpace, 2017), which serves as a guide to kickstarting positive change. Anderson uses humor and a lot of superhero analogies. She is interested in creating a movement to motivate people to be kind and pay it forward. She and Krimmel believe, “First be human. Then be Batman.” They are also creating a podcast called Being Human.

  • CB
    • 10/23/2017

      Corena Bahr BA ’89 left Los Angeles in 2005. She now develops video tutorials for Citrix Online’s GoToMeeting application. Bahr, a LinkedIn Learning author, is also celebrating the seventh year of her business, Your Webinar Guru. She offers coaching and virtual training on interactive webinars. Bahr lives in Santa Barbara, California, and likes sharing photos of food, travel, and nature on Instagram.

  • AB
    • 02/15/2017

      Andrea Ball BA ’89 is care management and population health librarian at the University of Washington. She works mainly with doctors and nurses, helping them find the best evidence to support patient care. She’s very interested in quality improvement projects and is taking an online graduate certificate program from Villanova University in business process management. There may be another career change in her future. Ball, who lives in Tacoma, Washington, has no children, but she does have a “very handsome” 15-year-old basset hound named Louie.

  • CB
    • 02/15/2017

      Christina Bialas BA ’89 was promoted to director of behavioral health at Bridgeway Recovery Services in Salem, Oregon, after working there for four years. She is also clinical supervisor for the corrections treatment team.

  • CC
    • 10/14/2016

      Carla Cavenago-Salazar BA ’89 and her husband, Carlos, have completed their dream beach house, located in the sunny northern beaches of Peru, their native country. They plan to rent it out and will be offering special rates to the Lewis & Clark family. For more information, see casaanandaperu.com.

    • Journey to Divine Feminine: A Memoir

      Carla Cavenago-Salazar BA ’89, a member of the undergraduate college’s Board of Alumni, narrates her journey from personal struggle to spiritual awakening and the unfolding of the creative force within.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • CH
    • 02/15/2017

      Cristina Lindquist Heffernan BS ’89 has two sons, Charlie, 13, and Tom, 16. She is very glad to have found meaningful work in education. She and her husband, Neil, have created ASSISTments, an online tutoring program that gives immediate feedback to teachers, students, school administrators, and parents. In fall 2016, an independent research organization reported ASSISTments increased math performance and helped close persistent achievement gaps. Due to this validation, Heffernan and her husband were invited to present about the study results at the White House in December 2016.

  • RL
    • 10/12/2017

      Richard LeFaivre BA ’89 graduated from Pontificia Universita S. Tommaso D’Aquino in Rome, Italy, in June 2016. He earned a bachelor’s of sacred theology, which is roughly equivalent to a master’s of divinity back in the United States. In September 2017, he was ordained a transitional deacon for the Archdiocese of Portland. The ceremony took place at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

  • RL
    • 02/15/2017

      Richard Lewis BA ’89 was appointed in September 2016 to the planning commission for the City of Long Beach, California. Lewis is the principal of Urbana Development, a commercial real estate development company. He lives with his husband and two children in Long Beach.

  • LP
    • 10/14/2016

      Liz Prato BA ’89, a Portland-based author, editor, and teacher, presented a workshop and reading from her short story collection Baby’s on Fire (Press 53, 2015) at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita, Oregon, last fall. Prato is the editor at large for Forest Avenue Press.

  • JS
    • 02/15/2017

      Jackson Shea BS ’89 and his wife, Toni, have two kids: a 20-year-old son attending the University of Oregon and a 21-year-old daughter living in Seaside, Oregon. Shea works in enterprise storage for IBM and recently went to Mexico City for a month to perform pro bono work through IBM’s Corporate Service Corps. Shea credits his philosophy and communications work at Lewis & Clark for helping with his career, since, he says, “I took no computer science classes and failed calculus when I took it at Lewis & Clark (aced it after L&C but never bothered getting a computer science degree).” Locally, he has helped out at the Mount Hood Kiwanis Camp for the developmentally disabled.

  • JS
    • 02/15/2017

      John Stephenson BA ’89 is still enjoying more than 20 years of marriage to Hu Mei Lien. Their son, Samuel, received a full-ride scholarship to attend Wabash College in Indiana. Their adopted daughter, Halona, is a freshman at Morrison Academy in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where the family lives on a four-acre farm running youth camps, Bible studies, and small organic farms. They moved from Shanghai in 2011.

  • CT
    • 02/15/2017

      Carl Thong BA ’89 recently graduated with an MA in theological studies from the University of Northwestern at St. Paul in December 2016. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in strategic leadership at Corban University in Salem, Oregon, as well as serving on several nonprofit boards, including Church World Service and Family First Global. On the weekends, he practices tae kwon do with his wife, Jessie, and two kids, Natalie and Ethan.

  • JW
    • 02/15/2017

      Jen Welsh BA ’89 was named the community libraries director at Stark County (Ohio) District Library. She is in charge of public services at the main library, nine additional branches, and the mobile services department.

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