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From 2000 to 2009

  • NK
    • 10/14/2016

      Nathaniel “Nat” Keefe BA ’00 and his band Hot Buttered Rum (which he started with Erik Yates BA ’00) headlined the Wild Rivers Music Festival in Brookings, Oregon, as well as the Blues, Brews & BBQ festival at Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, Utah, in summer 2016. The San Francisco quintet plays rock music, with aspects of jazz, country, and folk. They’ve recently released a series of three EPs under the umbrella title “The Kite and the Key.”

  • JB
    • 10/14/2016

      Jules Bailey BA ’01 is the new chief stewardship officer for Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative, a key player in the implementation of the Oregon Bottle Bill. Bailey says he “could not be more proud of working to keep Oregon’s roadways and beaches litter free and our state more beautiful.”

  • WM
    • 10/14/2016

      Warren Murray BA ’01 has left Willamette University and is now a second-year graduate assistant at Central Washington University. He earned his master’s degree in percussion performance with an emphasis in orchestral conducting.

  • JW
    • 10/14/2016

      Jeremy Wilson BA ’01 is now a partner in Kirkland & Ellis’s New York office. His practice concentrates on patent litigation.

  • VH
    • My Coyote Nose and Ptarmigan Toes: An Almost-True Alaskan Adventure

      Valisa Higman BA ’02 illustrated a children’s book about a young boy who overcomes obstacles by imagining himself as iconic Alaskan animals.

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

      Morgan Law BA ’02 and Noah Manos BA ’03 founded Paper Airplane, a sustainability-focused design/build firm in Denver. The pair recently completed their first major project, a 3,450-square-foot environmentally sustainable family home in Denver’s trendy Five Points neighborhood. Upon completion of the project, Law and Manos were featured in the Denver Post and 5280 magazine.

  • MN
    • 10/14/2016

      Matthew “Buzzy” Nielsen BA ’02 is the new director for the Crook County Library in Prineville, Oregon. In a piece in the Central Oregonian, he discussed his plans for the future of the library, including increasing outreach and offering more community programs.

  • BG
    • 10/14/2016

      Ben Grossman BA ’03 took over the kitchen at Multnomah Whiskey Library last summer, and he’s brought his personal touch to an almost entirely new menu. Eater magazine interviewed him about how he makes food to complement the “amazing selection of spirits” as well how he uses said spirits in the food itself.

  • SH
    • 10/14/2016

      Sayuri Sasaki Hemann BA ’03 presented an interactive public art project, entitled Mind Traveler’s Aquarium, at the University of Iowa in fall 2016. The project transformed the Fountain Lobby into an “aquarium” of vibrant color, texture, light, and imagined life. Mind Traveler’s Aquarium is the latest in Hemann’s Urban Aquarium project.

  • NL
    • You, Beast

      Nick Lantz BA ’03 uses macabre humor to examine our strange, absurd, and often brutal relationship with other animals in his fourth book of poetry, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry.

      Posted 05/15/2017
  • NM
    • 10/14/2016

      Noah Manos BA ’03 and Morgan Law BA ’02 founded Paper Airplane, a sustainability-focused design/build firm in Denver. The pair recently completed their first major project, a 3,450-square-foot environmentally sustainable family home in Denver’s trendy Five Points neighborhood. Upon completion of the project, Manos and Law were featured in the Denver Post and 5280 magazine.

  • TD
    • 10/14/2016

      Todd Doram BA ’04 and Mark Robinowitz BA ’08 premiered their short film, The Deal, at Sunscreen Film Festival West last October. The film was awarded Best Short.

  • AG
    • 10/14/2016

      Anisa Goforth BA ’04 and James Fivecoats, July 2, 2014, in Idleyld Park, Oregon. Jaye Hartman BA ’04, Heather Jasper, David Woessner BA ’04, Amy Woessner BA ’05, and Cassi Lydon BA ’04 attended.

  • SA
    • 10/14/2016

      Sharl Azar BA ’05, after completing his residency and fellowship training, took a position as assistant professor of hematology and medical oncology at Oregon Health & Science University. Azar’s research and clinical interests include bleeding disorders, hemoglobinopathies, and end-of-life care.

  • AB
    • 10/14/2016

      Angela Blum BA ’05 joined the faculty at Hamilton College as an assistant professor of chemistry. Previously, Blum worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California at San Diego. Her research at Hamilton centers on controlling bacterial behavior and pathogenicity.

  • ZM
    • 10/14/2016

      Zach Mann BA ’05 produced a short film titled Birthday Boy, which Andrew Saunderson BA ’07 wrote and directed. Currently on the festival circuit, the film has been screened at the Las Vegas Film Festival, the Utah Arts Festival, the Atlanta Shortsfest, and the Rahway International Film Festival.

  • Anna Brones
    AB
    • Hello, Bicycle: An Inspired Guide to the Two-Wheeled Life

      Anna Brones BA ’06 offered an illustrated guide to the world of bicycles and cycling, with practical information on bike buying, riding, and maintenance, as well as suggestions on how to better enjoy your wheels.

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

      Anne Daniels BA ’06 has joined the faculty at Wilmington College, in Wilmington, Ohio, as assistant professor of history.

  • EF
    • 10/14/2016

      Evan Farr BA ’06 is working at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio, as a visiting assistant professor of humanities and global issues.

  • HH
    • 10/14/2016

      Helen Sage Howard Simpson BA ’06 debuted last fall as Portia in District Merchants, a play inspired by The Merchant of Venice, at South Coast Repertory in Orange County, California. Howard Simpson, who earned her MFA in acting from the University of California at Irvine, lives in Los Angeles, where she is a founding member of the theatre company Fugitive Kind. Her recent roles include Olivia in Shine Darkly, Illyria; Courtney in The Pliant Girls (which earned her an Ovation Award nomination); Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.

  • NK
    • 10/14/2016

      Nicole Kaupp BA ’06 was promoted from assistant coach to head swimming coach at Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, she was assistant coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

  • KS
    • 10/14/2016

      Kate Sommers BA ’06 dropped us a line to say: “L&C gave me the opportunity to hone my critical thinking skills. Invaluable and still in use today!”

  • EA
    • 10/14/2016

      Erika Arnold BA ’07, a software engineer at New Relic in Portland, was featured in an Oregonian story about women in technology. After earning a PhD in biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Arnold decided to shift gears and complete an intensive coding course in San Francisco. Soon after, she returned to Portland to work at New Relic.

  • BE
    • 10/14/2016

      Ben Elkind BA ’07 and Amber Wiesenfeld BA ’07, September 23, 2016, near Mount Hood.

  • RL
    • 10/14/2016

      Ryan Lockard BA ’07 runs Specialty Athletic Training, which serves clients with special needs. Four years after its founding, his business serves clients of all ages in Portland and Vancouver. Lockard also teaches a special needs physical education course in Northeast Portland.

  • AW
    • 10/14/2016

      Amber Wiesenfeld BA ’07 and Ben Elkind BA ’07, September 23, 2016, near Mount Hood.

  • AB
    • 10/14/2016

      Amy Baugher BA ’08 and Zachary Binney, September 3, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. Devon Goss MS ’12 and Jessica Jobanek BA ’07 attended.

  • AC
    • 10/14/2016

      Amber Case BA ’08 joined Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society as a fellow last fall. She is researching “the transition from the industrial society to the information society and its effect on creativity, connectivity, isolation, and depression.”

  • NR
    • 02/15/2017

      Nick Rinne BA ’08 has opened The Vine Market and Bistro, a café/bar/market/bakery in Montrose, Colorado.

  • MR
    • 10/14/2016

      Mark Robinowitz BA ’08 and Todd Doram BA ’04 premiered their short film, The Deal, at Sunscreen Film Festival West last October. The film was awarded Best Short.

  • AS
    • 10/14/2016

      Andrew Saunderson BA ’08 wrote and directed a short film titled Birthday Boy, which was produced by Zach Mann BA ’05. Currently on the festival circuit, the film has been screened at the Las Vegas Film Festival, the Utah Arts Festival, the Atlanta Shortsfest, and the Rahway International Film Festival.

  • CV
    • 02/15/2017

      Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, which she plans to use to fund her second book of poetry and to continue her pursuit of a doctoral degree in literature. Van Landingham’s work can be found in such publications as The Best American Poetry 2014, Boston Review, and the New Yorker. Her first book, Antidote (Ohio State University Press, 2013), was the winner of the 2012 Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry.

  • JB
    • 10/14/2016

      Joe Braman BA ’09 was named one of the “2016 MBAs to Watch” by Poets and Quants, a news site focused on the world of business schools. In the feature, Braman answers questions about his academic and professional career so far, his reasons for pursuing business school, and his favorite classes and hobbies.

  • KB
    • 02/15/2017

      Kiersi Burkhart BA ’09, a freelance writer and speaker, has released four books called the Quartz Creek Ranch series, which she coauthored with Amber Keyser. The books, aimed at middle-grade readers, are “all about horses, friendship, and finding yourself.”

  • Tamma Carleton
    TC
  • NC
    • 10/14/2016

      Nic Costa BA ’09 wrote and produced the award-winning film Neil Stryker and the Tyrant of Time, a sci-fi comedy shot entirely in Oregon and parts of Washington over the course of 10 years. The film, which was an official selection of the Portland Film Festival, guest stars David Ogden Stiers (M.A.S.H., Stargate: Atlantis, Beauty and the Beast) and Walter Koenig (Star Trek, Babylon Five). Costa says, “The film really began to come together during Professor Stuart Kaplan’s documentary form class at Lewis & Clark.”

  • DK
    • 10/14/2016

      Dylan Kruse BA ’09, policy director for Sustainable Northwest, a conservation group in Portland, was interviewed by Evergreen magazine. He discussed Sustainable Northwest’s goals and methods for revitalizing rural communities and restoring natural land by economic means. When Kruse is not navigating these political waters, he cochairs the Oregon Forest Biomass Working Group, serves on the board of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, and sits on the steering committee of the National Rural Assembly.

  • EM
    • 10/14/2016

      Elise Maxwell BA ’09 was named one of the “2016 MBAs to Watch” by Poets and Quants, a news site focused on the world of business schools. In her interview, Maxwell discusses achievements from her academic and professional careers, her reasons for choosing business school, and even her favorite movie (it’s V for Vendetta).

  • LN
    • 02/15/2017

      Lisa Neher BA ’09 completed her doctor of musical arts degree in voice performance and pedagogy from the University of Iowa in December 2016. Neher is on faculty at Coe College and Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Her recent performance credits include alto soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Iowa City Chamber Singers and mezzo soloist in Duruflé’s Requiem with the Grinnell Oratorio Singers. She has also performed in the premieres of several new works with the Iowa Composers Forum.

  • Mitch Towner
    MT
  • PV
    • Pacific

      Peter Vidito BA ’09 pens a fiery first novel about jazz, mystery, birds, loss, the Torah, physics, self-abuse, and the Pacific Northwest.

      Posted 05/15/2017

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