Class News - 1970s
Garry Hood B.S. had an art exhibition in August 2007 at the Launchpad Gallery in Portland.
John Cowden B.A., as West Coast trial counsel for the national employment law firm Jackson Lewis, is based in the firm's San Francisco office.
William Hutchinson B.A. administers context-sensitive design for statewide transportation solutions in New Mexico, including working with tribal nations. Since his son started at Lewis & Clark this year, he and his wife are now empty-nesters.
Allen Reel J.D. and his wife, Georgann, have celebrated 40 years together. Reel, in his 33rd year of practice, maintains a solo operation with Georgann as his bookkeeper. The Reels just completed their third Spanish immersion program, this time in Costa Rica. They intend to use their language skills to help clients, to do volunteer work, and to travel.
Brad Jensen B.S. is physician director of laboratory and pathology at the Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. He has been with the center for 15 years.
Scott Biehl J.D. is deputy chief counsel to the Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer B.A. '70, J.D. '76 was named 2007 Honored Citizen by the Architecture Foundation of Oregon in October. The award recognizes Blumenauer for his advocacy for livable communities, sustainable development, and innovative transportation planning.
Diana Cummins B.S., dance artist and educator, has been teaching dance and yoga for more than 25 years. Recipient of an Excellence in Teaching award from the California Alliance for Art Education, Cummins is a part-time faculty member at Los Angeles City College.
Stephanie Zito B.A., thanks to a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, performed a number of solo cello concerts during 2007. The concerts were coordinated with exhibits of her watercolor paintings of historic churches in Delaware County. For 2008, she received an additional grant from the arts council to compose and perform her own cello compositions for solo unaccompanied cello. She has released a CD including the entire collection of Domenico Gabrielliís ricercari for solo cello as well as compositions of her own. Zito counts Robert Stoltz, a pianist-composer who taught at Lewis & Clark, as one of her most inspirational teachers.
Roger Harris J.D. has served two years--one as president--on the board of directors of Voices for the Performing Arts Foundation. The nonprofit provides scholarships and teacher grants and sponsors public performances promoting the arts in Sherwood. Previously, Harris served nine years as an elected board member of the Sherwood School District, including two years as chair. His law firm, Harris Berne Christensen, is located in Lake Oswego.
Katherine O'Neil J.D., a partner in Graff & O'Neil, has been elected vice president of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. She was the Oregon delegate to the American Bar Association house of delegates until she was elected to the board of governors. O'Neil has also served as president of Oregon Women Lawyers, the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund, and the National Conference of Women's Bar Associations.
Arts & Sciences 30th Reunion
Oct. 2-5, 2008
Betty Bechtel J.D. was recognized at a luncheon honoring women in Grand Junction, Colorado, last April. She has practiced law in Grand Junction since 1980. In 2005, she partnered with Michael Santo to form a law firm with an emphasis on employment law for business. Bechtel is president of the Mesa County Bar Association and a member of the Colorado Bar Association's board of governors. She has served as board member or chair of many nonprofit organizations and is currently chair-elect of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce.
Thomas Gerken J.D., a judge in Logan, Ohio, for 19 years, was recently elected to a fourth six-year term. He completed coursework at the Economics Institute for Judges in 2006, and is currently enrolled in the ASTAR Judges Scientific Education Program.
Ann Lehman J.D. and her partner, Bob Zimmerman, recently published the book Board Members Rule: How to Be a Strategic Advocate for Your Nonprofit. (See also "Bookshelf".) Zimmerman Lehman is a consulting firm that works with nonprofits in policy development, planning, board development, and fundraising.
John Foote J.D. has been elected president of the Clackamas County Bar Association. He is the Clackamas County district attorney.
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