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  • February 1
    Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Matt Wuerker is the in house cartoonist and illustrator for Politico. He previously had a successful freelance career, with cartoons published widely over 30 years in newspapers and magazines including the Los Angeles Times,Washington Post, Smithsonian, and the Nation.
  • February 1
  • February 1
  • February 1


  • Katie Weil Byrnes BA ’79 recently joined the Lewis & Clark Alumni Board, and she is looking forward to her term. Byrnes volunteers at KairosPDX, a charter school that seeks to close Portland’s persistent opportunity and achievement gaps for historically underserved children, their families, and their communities.

  • Stacey Rout-Thompson BA ’79 writes that she’s celebrating her fifth year as VP of academic services at Chabot College in Hayward, California. She was elected as region five representative to the state chancellor’s office.

  • Doug Goldsmith BS ’79 is a child psychologist in Salt Lake City. He is married and has two wonderful children. His daughter is graduating from L&C in May 2019. His days at Lewis & Clark always put a smile on his face. “It’s time for the class of 1979 to get together!” He says he hopes to see everyone at their 40th reunion this summer.

  • Carla Hernandez BA ’79 has entered a new “semi-retired” phase of life. She volunteers at her local library and picks fruit in the neighborhood. Hernandez says she is looking forward to a great reunion this summer and hopes to see her classmates there.

  • Carol Blum Miller BS ’79, who ran a marketing agency for 20 years, is now thrilled to have re-entered the “working” world as a senior copywriter for Scrum Alliance. She is also the scrum master for the marketing team and loves the chance to mentor and contribute.

  • Curtis Roth BS ’79 “graduated” (i.e., retired) from work a few months ago. Now he’s able to devote more time and effort into playing his alto sax with a community band, Contra Dancing, and is looking at ideas for new activities.

  • Terri Harris Scribner BS ’79 is finishing up 16 years as a consultant to companies with international employees who need assistance settling in the Portland area. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Anthony, in their camper trailer. She hopes to see her classmates at the reunion this summer.

  • Stacy Thompson BA ’79 is a proud new member of Lewis & Clark’s Board of Alumni. In addition, she was recently honored with the President’s Award from the Western Region Council on Black America Affairs for her commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

  • Kim Warren Zeren BA ’79 is living in Houston, Texas; has two grown daughters; and is planning to attend her 40th reunion at Lewis & Clark in June.

  • Ausey H (Rusty) Robnett JD ’79 was recently inducted as a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers at its annual meeting in New Orleans.

  • Jon Horn BA ’79 is a historian and archeologist living in Montrose, Colorado, with his wife, Sonja. In early 2018, he received the State Historic Reservation Officer’s Award from the Colorado Historical Society for his National Register nomination of the Department of Energy’s Grand Junction Office (one of only a few Manhattan Project facilities). He was also made a fellow of the Colorado Council of Professional Archaeologists along with his two partners in Alpine Archaeological Consultants, a business they started 30 years ago. Horn will receive another State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award this year for his nomination of the Ute-Ulay Mine and Mill, an intact mine from the 1870s. An interesting tidbit: Horn was responsible for writing the National Register nominations for the Lewis & Clark campus and Multnomah Falls Lodge. Jon and Sonja have enjoyed visiting archaeological sites on Crete, a place he first visited while on the college’s Turkey program 40 years ago. Their daughter, Aysha Horn BA ’20, is a current L&C student.

  • Paul Monheimer BA ’78, BA ’79, MAT ’86 continues to teach at Catlin Gabel, a Portland-area independent school. He splits his time between Portland and Bend, Oregon, where the skiing, hiking, and kayaking tug at his heart. Monheimer and his wife, Pam, will travel to Philadelphia this spring for daughter Noa’s graduation from Penn. Monheimer encourages members of the class of ’79 to contact him if they are passing through Portland: “Any excuse to try a new microbrew,” he says. In May 2017, Monheimer and his daughter enjoyed a 37-year reunion with Munich friends Heini, Axel, Klaus, Josephine, and Heini’s son.

  • Dave Smith BA ’79 and his wife, Julie, who live in Portland, are happy grandparents with two grandsons living close by. Smith is station manager at Univision Portland and loves creating and building. He just built a “tiny house.” He and Julie enjoy traveling, playing, and remodeling their home and their lives. This past year, they spent time in England at a family wedding. Recently, they traveled to Mexico.

  • Terri Harris Scribner BA ’79 has operated her own business, Destination Services: Oregon, for the last 15 years. She and her team help international employees, such as those from Nike and other leading companies, get settled in the the area. She and her husband, Anthony Scribner, are beginning to enjoy more travel now that their three children are adults.

  • Phil L. Borngraeber BS ’79, July 12, 2017, age 66. Survived by his sister, Diane.

  • Retired from practicing law in December 2015. Kushner spent 20 years as a naval aviator prior to attending law school. He practiced real estate, transactional, and family law for more than 30 years, and served as municipal judge for Estacada, Oregon, from 1982 to 2004. Joe Kaufman ’87 has taken over Kushner’s Estacada practice.

  • Kristie Harley Nestor BS ’79, August 8, 2016, age 59. After graduating from Lewis & Clark, Nestor worked for the City of Portland for a time, then traveled to Puerto Rico on a mission trip to build a church. She then worked in Missouri before returning to Oregon and working as a teacher at the Nazarene Church School in Newport. Kristie married Jon Nestor in 1986, and they lived together in Tacoma, Washington. In 2001, they moved to Kristie’s childhood home of Yachats, Oregon. Survivors include her husband and soul mate, Jon.

  • Ronda Sandquist J.D., a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was appointed to the board of directors of Sense of Security, an organization that works to enhance the quality of life and financial security of Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment. Sandquist will provide strategic direction to raise awareness of the nonprofit and increase the number of grantees it serves. Before joining the board, she worked with Sense of Security to develop its premier fundraising event, Champagne & Diamonds.

  • Received the Hon. Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award in March from the Clackamas County Bar.

  • Was appointed to the Sense of Security board of directors. Sandquist will provide strategic direction to raise awareness of the nonprofit organization and increase the number of grantees it serves. Before joining the board, she worked with Sense of Security, which seeks to enhance the quality of life and financial security of Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment, to develop its premier fundraising event, Champagne & Diamonds. Sandquist is a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

  • Was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Sale is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • Received the Pro Bono Award at the MBA Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Judges Reception.

  • Michael “Mickey” Morey JD ’79 announced his transition from the practice of law to working exclusively as a mediator, and the formation of Morey Mediation Services. As a litigator, Morey worked on both sides of the civil bar as an insurance defense lawyer and plaintiffs’ lawyer. He is a member of the Oregon Mediation Association and the ABA Dispute Resolution Section. He can be reached at 503-459-8869 and

  • John Bradach JD ’79 relocated Bradach Law Offices. He can be reached at 800 N.W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 209, Portland, Oregon 97209, 503-238-7170.

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