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  • Cathy Kirkland BA ’75, MAT ’83, JD ’87 writes that she’s “enjoying travel adventures in retirement following a career as an attorney.” She adds, “My greatest blessing is my four kids and five grandchildren.”

  • Diana Bonyhadi BA ’83 enjoys spending her spare time on sailboats in the Pacific Northwest and Canada with Kate Ashbey BA ’85, a former Lewis & Clark sailing teammate. Their next adventure is in Croatia.

  • Joanne Beck BA ’83 and Stuart Beck BS ’83 became grandparents in May 2019. They now spend most of their free time worshipping their lovely granddaughter, Eleni Alice Beck. Near the end of 2019, Joanne started a new position as chief operating officer of Boston Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech start-up. Joanne also serves on the board of directors for both Orchard Therapeutics and Catabasis Pharmaceuticals. Stuart is director of adult inpatient psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School.

  • Stuart Beck BS ’83 and Joanne Beck BA ’83 became grandparents in May 2019. They now spend most of their free time worshipping their lovely granddaughter, Eleni Alice Beck. Near the end of 2019, Joanne started a new position as chief operating officer of Boston Pharmaceuticals, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biotech start-up. Joanne also serves on the board of directors for both Orchard Therapeutics and Catabasis Pharmaceuticals. Stuart is director of adult inpatient psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant clinical professor at Harvard Medical School.

  • Molly Marcum JD ’83 was named by Best Lawyers as 2020 Lawyer of the Year for Health Care Law in Oregon. Marcum practices health care law and medical malpractice defense, with a primary focus on representing health care practitioners before licensing boards. She consults regularly on matters relating to HIPAA and other compliance issues and is experienced in assisting hospitals, clinics, and providers in response to complaints and government investigations relating to alleged violations. Marcum currently serves on the Oregon State Bar Health Law Section Executive Committee, the Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Board, and the advisory board for the Campaign for Equal Justice. She served on the board of directors of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Marcum has been recognized by SuperLawyers and was given the AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. She practices at Keating Jones Hughes, PC, a leading professional liability defense firm in Oregon and Washington. As a partner at KJH, her practice includes litigation, arbitration and mediation, and administrative proceedings before licensing boards at all stages.

  • Dennis H. Treacy JD ’83, a member of Reed Smith LLP’s Virginia government relations team and the 2010 Lewis & Clark Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate, has been elected to membership in the American College of Environmental Lawyers. Treacy has had a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors. He served as the director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and as assistant attorney general in the natural resources section of the Virginia Attorney General’s office. At Smithfield Foods, he served as president of the Smithfield Foundation, where he is currently on the board, and as executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for the company. In these roles, he directed many areas, including government affairs, corporate communications, environmental programs, sustainability initiatives, charitable giving, and the legal department. Treacy serves or has served on dozens of state and national boards and commissions. He is a past board chair of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and chairs VIRGINIAforever, an environmental organization with members from businesses and natural resource and environmental groups. He also is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. “I am honored to be elected as a Fellow to the American College of Environmental Lawyers,” said Treacy. “It is a privilege to join this distinguished group of environmental attorneys.”

  • Catherine Johnson-Ference BA ’83 said she felt especially grateful for the connections she made at L&C when hosting Ginger Irwin Moshofsky BA ’83 and Erika Davis Frank ’83 for a fun-filled visit to the San Francisco Bay Area last spring and again while visiting Istanbul, Turkey, with Ayse Acar BA ’83, Catherine Laflin BA ’84, and Mae Fadaak BA ’83. She thanks Acar and her parents for their hospitality and kindness. “Whether it’s in one’s own community or beyond, reconnecting with L&C college friends makes the journey–and 2019–that much more special.”

  • Leslie Atiyeh BA ’83 still plays soccer on various women’s teams. Her over-50 tournament team competes annually in Las Vegas and Lacey, Washington. Atiyeh’s highlights from the past year include riding in Cycle Oregon, where she spent seven days straight riding in eastern Oregon. She also traveled to France to cheer on the U.S. National Women’s Soccer team to another World Cup Championship. While there, she visited with fellow alum Rev. Scott Herr BA ’83 in Paris. In addition to managing her carpet import/wholesale business, she occasionally drives guests around Yamhill County wine country as a Lyft driver. Leslie is helping her husband, Tom, restore a 1931 Model A delivery van. “See you in a parade next year!” she writes.

  • Hadi Razavi BS ’83 says time flies–he feels like it was only yesterday when he attended Lewis & Clark. He and his wife live in New York and have a college-bound daughter. Razavi, who works in banking, says he looks forward to receiving the Chronicle to see what his classmates are doing. He considers his time at L&C “the best days and years of my life.”

  • Jonathan Burton BA ’83 is finishing his final term as a member of the Lewis & Clark Board of Alumni. He’s found alumni board service a meaningful way to give back to the college. Burton is a commentary editor and columnist at financial news website MarketWatch, coming full circle from his days as opinion editor of the Pioneer Log. This past year, he and his family welcomed a high school exchange student from Germany and a cocker spaniel puppy, both of which carried enough wattage to warm and brighten his San Francisco home.

  • Scott McLaughlin BA ’83, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, has assumed command of the 349th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California.

  • Dorothy Ruff BS ’60, MAT ’83, February 23, 2019, age 81. After graduation, Ruff worked for Portland Public Schools as an elementary school teacher, a career that would last 34 years. She retired in 1994. A frequent volunteer, Ruff enjoyed reading, hiking, and cats. Survivors include her children, Gregg and Kristan, and four grandchildren.

  • Joanne Beck BA ’83 was named to the board of directors of Catabasis Pharmaceuticals. She brings 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical development, having served as executive vice president of global pharmaceutical development and operations at Celgene.

  • Dennis H. Treacy JD ’83, who recently retired as executive vice president and chief sustainability officer of Smithfield Foods, joined Reed Smith LLP as senior counsel in its government relations and administrative law group in Richmond, Virginia. Treacy, who also was president of the Smithfield Foundation, is rector of Virginia Tech’s board of visitors and past chair the Virginia Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Previously, he was director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Treacy currently chairs VIRGINIAforever, an organization that advocates increased state funding for water quality and land conservation. In 2010, Lewis & Clark named him a Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate.

  • Catherine Johnson-Ference BA ’83 tells us that she and her husband moped just a bit once they found themselves with an empty nest this past fall. However, she figured out that she now has even more energy for her work with seventh graders through WriterCoach Connection and for things like Lewis & Clark’s upcoming sesquicentennial celebration. She hopes to see many of her old classmates and friends at Alumni Weekend in June.

  • Benedikt Hoskuldsson BA ’83 and his wife, Hjordis Magnusdottir BA ’83, reside in Vienna, Austria, where Hoskuldsson is employed by an international organization working on sustainable energy for all. Magnusdottir, who works as a travel guide in Iceland, commutes extensively between Vienna and Reykjavik. Since graduating in 1983, the couple have moved around the world, working for the Icelandic government and raising their three children, Einar, Olof, and Magnus (who live in in Berlin, Reykjavik, and London, respectively). They also have two wonderful 2-year-old grandkids, Kristofer and Freyja, with whom they try to spend every free minute in Reykjavik and London.

  • Mark Peterson BA ’83 reminds himself every morning how blessed he is to enjoy early retirement, which means lots of time for family, friends, travel to Germany, and volunteering in Seattle. He is very excited about this year’s Alumni Weekend and hopes to see many classmates in June. Peterson is determined to set foot in China, Israel, Kenya, and Japan before January 1, 2020.

  • Hjordis Magnusdottir BA ’83 and her husband, Benedikt Hoskuldsson BA ’83, reside in Vienna, Austria, where Hoskuldsson is employed by an international organization working on sustainable energy for all. Magnusdottir, who works as a travel guide in Iceland, commutes extensively between Vienna and Reykjavik. Since graduating in 1983, the couple has moved around the world, working for the Icelandic government and raising their three children, Einar, Olof, and Magnus (who live in in Berlin, Reykjavik, and London, respectively). They also have two wonderful 2-year-old grandkids, Kristofer and Freyja, with whom they try to spend every free minute in Reykjavik and London.

  • 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.

  • 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!”

  • Mark Dorsey BS was among the 2014 winners of the American Society of Association Executives “Power of A” Summit Award. Dorsey works in the Adaptive Outreach Program of the Professional Ski Instructors of America–American Association of Snowboard Instructors. Adaptive instructors teach Alpine skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic skiing to people with different developmental and physical abilities.

  • Denise Minor JD retired from her position as a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on December 31, 2014, after more than 28 years of service. As a law school graduate, she was eligible to become an FBI agent under the law program before training at the FBI Academy. Minor and business partner Christina Eanes are owners of MindSpring Metro DC, a company dedicated to executive and employee professional and personal development and coaching in Alexandria, Virginia.

  • Julie A. Keil JD ’83 passed away November 24, 2015.

    Julie received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota. After earning her JD, she worked for Portland General Electric Company for 20 years. Julie was responsible for the license and water rights issues surrounding PGE’s five Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-licensed hydropower projects. She joined GEI Consultants in February 2015 as a senior consultant.

    Julie served as president of the National Hydropower Association from 1997 to 1998 and of the Northwest Hydroelectric Association. Most recently, she was chair of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute. Over the course of her career, she testified before four congressional committees regarding the need to reform the relicensing process for hydropower projects. She also served on the federal advisory committee for the interagency task force that considered improvements to the licensing process. In 2003, she received the industry’s highest honor, the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award.

  • Molly Marcum JD ’83 was named in the 2015 and 2016 issues of Best Lawyers magazine for her work in health law. Marcum serves on the executive committee of the Oregon State Bar Health Law Section and the board of directors of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, and is a member of the Lewis & Clark Law Alumni Board. She is a shareholder with Keating Jones Hughes.

  • It’s said that when a student is ready, a teacher will appear. Be ready. Show up; step up, and stay up. Keep an open heart and an open mind. Learn at your own pace. Be good to yourself and enjoy the moment!

  • It feels like the decisions you make right now will dictate what you will be doing for the rest of your life and that is not so. A liberal arts education teaches you how to learn so you can continue to learn and grow for the rest of your life. There are seasons to life and you can redirect yourself to follow your passion at any time. I have been a nonprofit fund raiser, a mom, a sign language interpreter and event planner. To every thing there is a season.

  • With business partner Christina Eanes is the owner of MindSpring Metro DC, a company dedicated to executive and employee professional and personal development and coaching.

  • Retired from her position on December 31, 2014, as a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after over 28 years of service. As a Lewis & Clark Law School graduate, she was eligible to become an FBI agent under the law program before training at the FBI Academy. She used the language skills she developed studying French at Colorado College to conduct FBI investigations in French-speaking countries.

  • Was appointed to serve on the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section Executive Committee. The section supports sustainability within the Oregon legal profession by running educational programs, examining the integration of law and sustainability, and encouraging discussion about the needs and interests of future generations.

  • Joined Lindsay Hart as a partner. McKelvey’s practice focuses on professional liability, health law, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, representation before professional licensing boards, and HIPAA policy and security. Her work has earned her recognition in Oregon Super Lawyers and U.S. News Best Lawyers. She can be reached at cmckelvey@lindayhart.com.

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  • December 9
    Julie A. Keil JD ’83
  • John Wright ‘83
    February 1
    2009
    Donald G. Balmer Citation
    John Wright is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Sage, a specialist financial-services search practice with significant operations in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm was founded in 1998 by Mr. Wright, who has grown the company to be a global industry leader serving the world’s best financial services companies and their CEOs. Global Sage is currently ranked as the No. 1 search firm in Asia-Pacific and the fifth best boutique in Europe.
  • Mark N.Dorsey ‘83
    February 1
    1998
  • John A. Wright ‘83
    February 1
    1997
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