Class News - 1980s
Thomas Brown J.D. is the new president of the Multnomah Bar Association. He is the managing partner of Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, where he practices in the areas of appeals, insurance coverage opinions and litigation, professional liability defense, arbitration, and mediation.
Mardi Davis B.A. was honored by the Arc of Multnomah Clackamas as 2007 Woman of the Year for her work advocating for individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. She has been an active member with the Arc since 1991, including a three-year term as board president. Davis has been a real estate broker with Windermere CCRGI in Portland for nearly 10 years and recently moved to Windermere's Moreland office.
Lisa Colby Anderson B.A. has moved from teaching in Seattle, where she met the kids of Paula Brekke B.A. '81 and Betsy Whitesell B.A. '81. Lisa and husband Anthony (Rutgers '82) trekked to his homeland of Belize, where Lisa teaches sixth grade at the Island Academy in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
Kathleen "Kate" Fitzgerald B.A. is a freelance journalist and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Carl Murphy B.S. retired as a commander in the U.S. Navy after a 22-year career as a surface warfare officer that spanned every major body of water and continent. He and his wife, Donna, and children, Megan (16) and Ryan (4), live in Springfield, Virginia. Murphy is now manager for air cushion landing craft requirements with Whitney, Bradley and Brown, a defense contractor, supporting the Navy Expeditionary Warfare Branch on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon.
Julie O'Herin B.A., Julie Swehla when she graduated, has now been married to Brian O'Herin for 25 adventurous years. They've lived all over the world while working in linguistics and raising two sons, one of whom is in his first year at the University of California at Los Angeles. She recently earned her M.A. in applied linguistics from Biola University and says, "Keep on learning, friends!"
Kathryn Villa-Smith J.D. has been elected secretary of the Clackamas County Bar Association.
Arts & Sciences 25th Reunion
Oct. 2-5, 2008
Grant Frey B.S., now stationed in his home state of Hawaii on his final tour as an active-duty Marine Corps officer, is making plans to retire from the Corps. He returned from Iraq in October 2006 after serving six and a half months there. His son, Grant Jr., is a first-year student at Lewis & Clark.
Leslie Atiyeh B.A. is president of Newberg-based Atiyeh International, importer and wholesaler of Oriental rugs.
Steven Emerick J.D., a partner at Quarles & Brady, is in the top 5 percent of attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico in mergers and acquisitions law, according to the June 2007 issue of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine.
Bryon Monohon B.A. '84 was 2007 board chair of the Clallam Transit System, serving the northern Olympic Peninsula in Washington.
Richard O'Brien J.D. has been appointed CEO and president of Newmont Mining Corporation. After joining Newmont in 2005, he served as senior vice president and CFO from 2005 to 2006 and was elected executive vice president and CFO in 2006. O'Brien previously served in senior executive positions for AGL Resources, Mirant Corporation, and PacifiCorp.
Martin Alvey J.D. received the Douglas W. Daughtry Award of Merit in 2007 from the Workers' Compensation Section of the Oregon State Bar, honoring him for commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, honesty, and integrity while making outstanding contributions to the section and the hearings process. Alvey served as chair of the section during 2006.
Lilian Bier J.D. has opened her own practice, Bier Family Law, in Portland. The firm specializes in domestic relations law.
Bradford Lamb J.D. has joined the Law Offices of Robert S. Dorband. Lamb is a member of the Oregon state and federal bars, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court.
Curtis Smelser J.D. joined the Seattle office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. He has extensive experience in the land use and environmental legal arenas. Previously, Smelser served six years as executive director of the Puget Sound Council of Governments and two years as executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Washington.
Lorna Fast Buffalo Horse B.A. is high school director of a public charter school, serving diverse students from many parts of the Portland area. She and her husband, Sam, have three sons: Warren, 17, Cody, 16, and Samuel, 15. Life is good, she says.
Jacqueline Koch J.D. has joined Bailey, Pinney & Associates. She emphasizes appellate work.
Thomas Larkin M.A. is a partner and senior vice president of Communico, a customer service training and consulting company in Westport, Connecticut. He recently coauthored the book How to Talk to Customers, published by Jossey-Bass. (See also "Bookshelf".)
Simeon Rapoport J.D., of Standard Insurance Company, has become a board member for the Multnomah Bar Association. He practices in the areas of civil litigation, ERISA, and insurance. Rapoport also serves on the boards of United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwest Washington and the St. Andrew Legal Clinic.
Bernard Zaleha J.D. has been elected to a second term on the national board of directors for the Sierra Club. He served as national vice president for the organization from 2004 to 2006. After 19 years as an environmental attorney, Zaleha returned to school to pursue a Ph.D. in religion with a concentration in religion and nature at the University of Florida, which has the first such graduate program in the world.
Arts & Sciences 20th Reunion
Oct. 2-5, 2008
Jim Ustasiewski J.D. was promoted to assistant regional attorney for the Pacific region of the USDA Office of the General Counsel. He manages the office in Juneau, where he continues to advise and represent the U.S. Forest Service.
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