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  • Dennis J. Hubel JD ’76 died at home September 16, 2019, after several years of undergoing surgeries and treatments for myeloma cancer, heart disease, and pulmonary problems. He was 71.

    Dennis, a native New Yorker, grew up in Portland and most recently lived in Wilsonville. After attending Cornell University on a Navy ROTC scholarship and studying engineering, he spent time in the Navy on a nuclear submarine and served in Vietnam.

    Following his service, Dennis enrolled in law school, clerking for then-U.S. Attorney Sid Lezak. He practiced law as a partner in Mitchell, Lang & Smith from 1976 to 1987. Dennis then worked as a partner for the Karnopp Peterson firm in Bend until he was appointed as a part-time magistrate judge in eastern Oregon in 1995. He was appointed to a full-time magistrate judge’s seat on January 1, 1998, and moved his chambers to Portland. Although Dennis retired in January 2015, he remained on recall status and maintained his chambers at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse until his death.

    Dennis was active in the Professional Liability Defense Fund and served for several years on the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference’s Magistrate Judges’ Education Committee. He also served on the Mount Bachelor Ski Education Foundation board of directors from 1993 through 1997.

    Dennis is survived by his wife, Marcia, and two children.

  • Linda Austin BA ’76 debuted her latest dance and performance piece, a world, a world at her home studio and theater, Performance Works NorthWest, in January 2020. The piece is an immersive experience for viewers featuring seven dancers that unfolds in parts, the culmination of a years-long choreographic process that draws from Austin’s previous solo show, (Un)Made. Austin directed and choreographed the work with her husband, Jeffrey Forbes BA ’78, who also designed the lighting.

  • Linda Austin BA ’76 is a Portland-area dancer and choreographer. Her latest project, a solo show titled Ordinary Devotions, was featured at Performance Works NorthWest in spring 2019. The Oregonian described her performance as “an ode of loving kindness to an aging body.”

  • Jordan Schnitzer JD ’76 was profiled in the January 25 Wall Street Journal in an article titled “An Art Collector on a Mission to Share His Passion.” The article states that, for more than 30 years, Schnitzer has been assembling a “teaching collection” of prints, mostly by post–World War II American artists. Under the auspices of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, he makes loans to institutions and colleges to get the work in front of today’s youth. Since its founding in 1997, the foundation has organized over 110 exhibitions and exhibited art in more than 150 museums. Upcoming exhibitions will focus on artists John Baldessari at the Laguna Art Museum (June 23 to September 22, 2019) and Leonardo Drew at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (September 19 to December 8, 2019). For more information, visit www.jordanschnitzer.org.

  • Douglas Neville BS ’76 was once again instrumental in securing a substantial donation for his community at Providence ElderPlace Cully. The monetary contribution from the Grand Lodge of Oregon during the Christmas season was a boon for those living at the facility, many of whom are on fixed incomes.

  • Henry Lorenzen JD ’76 joined Energy Trust of Oregon’s board of directors in October 2018. A partner at Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen and Hojem law firm, Lorenzen also runs his family’s 4,000-acre wheat farm. From 2002 to 2018, he served as member on the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, which develops a regional power plan and fish and wildlife program. Lorenzen has also served on the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission and Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, and on the boards of Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Oregon Historical Society.

  • David Eugene Andrews BA ’76 pens his debut historical novel in which he solves a 400-year-old mystery: the true identity of the beautiful Turkish noblewoman who received Captain John Smith as a gift from her betrothed.

  • 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.

  • Was elected to chair the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s four-state energy and fish and wildlife planning agency. Lorenzen, of Pendleton, Oregon, is an attorney, licensed professional electrical engineer, and third-generation dry land wheat farmer. He was first appointed to the council in August 2012. In April 2015, he was reappointed and unanimously confirmed by the Oregon Legislature. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem, where he continues to serve as of counsel. Lorenzen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, a member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a member and chair of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, and a member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.

  • Linda Austin BA received one of two 2014 Performing Arts Fellowships from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, based in Portland. Austin, cofounder and director of Performance Works NorthWest in Portland, has been making dance and performance since 1983, often with strong visual elements and original music. She plans to use the $20,000 RACC fellowship to revisit a past work, Three Trick Pony, as well as create a new piece, (Un)Made.

  • Was named the chair of the Board of Trustees of Lewis & Clark. Richardson, who also earned a bachelor’s degree at Lewis & Clark, is a longtime leader in both the business and nonprofit worlds.


  • Johnathan Haub JD ’76 completed his two-year assignment in Podgorica, Montenegro, as the U.S. embassy’s resident legal adviser. He has returned to the U.S. attorney’s office to resume his duties in the criminal division in Portland. During his detail to Montenegro, Haub assisted in implementing a new criminal procedure criminal code for plea bargaining, asset forfeiture, use of civilian undercover agents, and prosecutor-led investigations. He served as special adviser to the special prosecutor for organized crime, corruption, terrorism, and war crimes and assisted in forming Montenegro’s first multiagency task force to fight organized crime and corruption.

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  • February 1
    2011
    Distinguished Alumna Award
    Lisa Gaylord is director of strategic partnerships for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Washington, D.C. She has been involved with biodiversity conservation and environment programs since 1987, working for international governmental, development, and conservation organizations during her career. She is a leader in linking environment, economic growth, health, and governance issues through a comprehensive holistic approach.
  • February 1
    2000
    Donald G. Balmer Citation
    Mike Kasperzak has faithfully and tirelessly served Lewis & Clark since his graduation in 1976. As a member of the Board of Alumni since 1995, and as president from 1998 to 2000, he has been instrumental in strengthening alumni programming, initiating student involvement, and leading by example
  • Melissa Waggener Zorkin ‘76
    February 1
    1989
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