Michael and Rebecca Richman Memorial Scholarship
The Michael and Rebecca Richman Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in January 2020 with the mission of creating two scholarships memorializing and honoring Michael Richman, CAS ’16, and his sister Rebecca Richman, Esq., LAW ’19, who died tragically in the fall of 2019.
Michael and Rebecca were born and raised in Los Angeles, California, but were both drawn to the Pacific Northwest for higher education.
Michael graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 2016 with dual degrees in Music and German Studies. During his time at Lewis & Clark, Michael spent a year studying abroad in Munich, Germany, and was an integral part of the music department community: singing with the Cappella Nova choir and Section Line Drive a cappella group, and participating in multiple theatre and musical theatre productions. In his fourth year, Michael wrote a thesis in the realm of ludomusicology (the study of video game music), analyzing the way in which compositional devices affect gameplay, and created an original composition as a supplement to the paper. After graduating, Michael returned home to Los Angeles, where he studied Russian and American Sign Language and continued to act. Michael’s passion, humor, and kindness brightened the lives of everyone he knew. He exemplified compassion for others and made everyone around him feel at ease.
Rebecca graduated from Reed College in 2013 with a BA in Anthropology and entered Lewis & Clark Law School in 2016. While in law school, Rebecca served as the Business Editor of Lewis & Clark’s Animal Law Review and was a passionate advocate for clients of the school’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. During her third year of law school, Animal Law Review awarded Rebecca the Noodle Award for her outstanding contributions and hard work. After earning her JD, Rebecca was admitted into the Oregon State Bar and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, where she simultaneously worked as a Deputy City Attorney and as an AmeriCorps Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney for Alaska Legal Services. Becca, as she was known to friends and family, will always be remembered for her love of birds, passion for tax law, and the kind and thoughtful things she did for those fortunate enough to have met her during her lifetime.
For giving opportunities or questions, please contact:
Christine Liu, Senior Advancement Officer
Total raised: $39,928.88
Thank you to the following people who have supported this fund!
(Donor names and giving total will be updated every Friday)
Mindi and Paul Broughton
Susan and Carlos Canjura
Diane and Joseph Dunn
Kathy FitzGibbon and Dan Rasay
David Fonseca and Martha Werler
Charlotte and Brent Green
Francisco Hernandez and Veronica Hinojosa
Jonathan and Gaby Herrmann
Brittany and Adam Hill
Adriana Hinojosa Hernandez
Nina and Louis Jack
The Krick Family
John Krieg and Marguerite Oines-Krieg
Christine Liu and Justin Smith
Ellen and Paul Macdonald
Steven Naragon and Pamela Higgins
Tanya Panutich and Robert Sanders
Jan and Kit Pierce
Jose Quintero Ramirez
Steve and Kathy Ryan
Rebecca and Richard Thein
Martin Tran Tuan
Ozan and Kathy Varol
Kit-Victoria and John Wells
Jutta Whitaker-Gamboa and Jesus Gamboa
Dara and Zak Zukoski