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  • February 1
    2010
    Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award
    Jack Venables and Bill Akers have served Pioneer athletics as a team for decades. Venables took over the public address announcer job from Rick Metzker in 1970, and in 1980 he became public address announcer for both men’s and women’s basketball. Akers began to work in the press box at football games in 1976, operating the game clock and assisting with spotting the players.
  • February 1

    2008

    Donald G. Balmer Citation
    Cyrus Partovi graduated from Lewis & Clark in 1967 and received a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1969. He has extensive field experience in international relations, having served from 1970 to 1977 in the imperial court of Iran. His last position was foreign affairs director general of the imperial court. In exile, after the Iranian revolution, he served as foreign affairs advisor to the former crown prince of Iran.

  • February 1
    1991
  • February 1
    1989

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  • Katherine Davis BS ’67 writes: “In spring of 2017, I performed as a ‘cigarette girl’ in the chorus of Carmen on the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College’s Performing Arts Campus. We sang in French, rehearsing two nights a week. It was fun, but exhausting. I was going to take the summer off, but I miraculously got a teaching job at a private school in Westwood and had six wonderful weeks teaching ESL to several levels of students from every country. I also sang in a small chamber choir and in a ‘Singing for Our Lives’ concert. We celebrated diversity; protested injustice; and sang for love, for the elderly with Alzheimer’s, for the legacy of Dr. King. I have six grandkids, including two girls, who are 21 and 15, from my stepdaughter. The eldest studied film at the University of California at Santa Cruz and has an amazing band called GAL PAL; her sister is studying art at a magnet school. My eldest son, a Georgetown graduate, has a beautiful German wife and four children; they live in Manila, Philippines. After editing a book for an Italian law professor who is writing in English, I’ve decided to study Italian. So, I’m taking Italian–plus creative writing and a vocal performance workshop–at Santa Monica College with the hope of eventually going to Milan and having more work there. I continue to publish some of my poetry on a WordPress blog called Scarlet Letters.”

  • Phil Lacy BS ’67 spent two years working on an agriculture extension program in Western Samoa as a Peace Corps volunteer after graduation. Later, he taught school in Compton, California, New York, and Texas before getting into church business administration for 27 years. He retired in 2010. Since then, Lacy has devoted his time to volunteering with South Plains Food Bank in Lubbock, Texas, and the Caring Place food pantry in Georgetown, Texas. He is married to Melinda, and lives in Georgetown. He has two sons and six grandchildren.

  • Patricia Francy BA ’67 traveled from New York to Portland in June 2017 to attend her 50th class reunion at Lewis & Clark. She is currently president of the Muriel F. Siebert Foundation and works with Junior Achievement International and Outward Bound USA. In October 2017, Francy was honored at the Outward Bound National Benefit Dinner for her visionary philanthropy. She currently supports neurobiological research and a New York City community college. Francy enjoys traveling and has visited every continent.

  • Ronald Parrish BA ’67 was a professor at George Fox University from 1989 to 2010. He’s now involved in theatre group and class reunions.

  • Sylvia “Sam” Amtmann Kell B.A. and Rick Kell B.S. ’64 celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December 2014. They spend winters in Tucson, Arizona, and summers in Vancouver. They hope to see some of their friends at the 1965 class reunion.

  • Mary Gallagher BS ’67, June 29, 2015, age 69.

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