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  • August 17
    Leslie “Les” Carlough JD ’93
  • October 16
    Janice (Jan) Hirsch JD ’93
  • December 19

    2013
    Distinguished Alumna Award
    Meet Meg Coker in this video!
    Meg Coker has been a foreign correspondent since 1996, with postings in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan, Moscow, Afghanistan, Jerusalem, and Baghdad. She has covered events and trends including the transformation of former Soviet bloc states into independent nations, the rise of globalized finance, and the American invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. She earned a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2011. In 2012, she was part of a team at the Wall Street Journal whose reporting earned the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

  • February 1
    2006
    Sagala Ratnayaka initially set his sights on a career in international banking. When he was approached by the head of one of Sri Lanka’s leading political parties to run for a provincial office, though, Ratnayaka saw it as a welcome opportunity to be of service to his community.

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  • Matt Daly ’93 has written Between Here and Home, a collection of poems that stitches together a narrative from the soliloquies of nine characters struggling to hold onto community despite tragedy in an imagined rural town in the American West.

  • Dixie Rorem BS ’93 and husband Eric Rorem BS ’93 relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area several years ago. Eric works in IT, and Dixie continues to homeschool their three kids.

  • Dave Schleef BA ’93 recently left the craft brewing industry after 25 years and founded 503 Distilling, a craft distillery located in Oregon City. The business specializes in craft cocktails packaged in 12 oz. cans, which are sold in Oregon, Washington, and California. 503 Distilling opened its tasting room and cocktail lounge, which are attached to the distillery, in February 2019.

  • John E. Riutta BA ’93 was elected as a fellow of the Linnean Society of London, “the world’s oldest active biological society,” in October 2018.

  • Eric Rorem BS ’93 and wife Dixie Rorem BS ’93 relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area several years ago. Eric works in IT, and Dixie continues to homeschool their three kids.

  • Ramona Monroe JD ’93, a partner with Stoel Rives LLP, has received the Alaska Miners Association’s 2018 Advocate of the Year award. Monroe is helping the association develop a set of proposed amendments to Alaska’s mining law.

  • Shelley (Dennis) Russell JD ’93 was recently appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court to fill the vacancy created by the elevation of Justice Adrienne Nelson to the Oregon Supreme Court. Russell began her legal career as a civil litigator with the former Portland firm of Hoevet, Snyder & Miller. In 1998, she joined Crispin Employment Lawyers, becoming a shareholder of the firm in 2000. Russell focused her practice on plaintiff-side employment and civil rights matters, as well as personal injury. While in practice Russell served on several OSB Committees, as well as 15 years on the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors. She served as OTLA President for the 2014–2015 board year.

  • Cassie Franklin BA ’93 was elected mayor of Everett, Washington. She is the first woman to hold the position and the second-youngest mayor to serve the city. Previously, Franklin served as vice president of the Everett City Council.

  • Renee Ernste MA ’93 was appointed CEO of Orange Tree Employment Screening in Minneapolis.

  • Was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the Holmes County Municipal Court. Hyde has been a trial attorney and counselor of law for a private practice since 1994. He is also the acting assistant law director for the city of Ashland Law Director’s Office.

  • Leslie “Les” Carlough JD ’93 passed away peacefully in Portland on April 20, 2016, as the result of cancer. Les was a senior policy advisor in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement. He and his family provided affordable housing for Lewis & Clark law students for a number of years. He had many strong friendships and loved Jimmy Buffet, as well as tasty food and drinks.

    Les is survived by his wife, Claudia, and children Kestrel and Savannah.

  • Joined Farleigh Wada Witt, a full-service business and financial services law firm in Portland, Oregon. Cruz’s practice focuses on commercial finance, corporate finance, and general business. He has over 20 years of experience representing banks, commercial lenders, and other financial service providers in complex commercial loan transactions. Cruz currently serves as a commissioner for the Portland Development Commission and is on several nonprofit boards.

  • Susan Lain J.D. joined Buckley Law as a shareholder. She focuses her practice on family law, including divorce, custody, and asset division. Lain specializes in military divorces and division of closely held businesses and is also a seasoned criminal and juvenile law attorney.

  • Edward “Ted” Adler BA displayed his ceramic artwork in Mingenback Gallery at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, this past fall. He has shown his work in dozens of exhibitions, including a solo show at the Jane Hartsook Gallery in New York City. Adler works as an associate professor of art and area head of ceramics media at Wichita State University.

  • Was named cochair of the health care practice at Davis Wright Tremaine. Brydolf is a partner in the firm’s Portland office. She was also named 2016 Portland Lawyer of the Year in Health Care by Best Lawyers magazine.

  • Joined the Office of Metro Attorney as
a senior assistant attorney for the Metro Regional Government. He will continue to practice in the areas of land use and transportation planning, with responsibility for issues related to the urban growth boundary and other regional planning projects.

  • People do the best they can in the moment - whatever that may be - so be kind. One never knows what another is experiencing - so be kind. One can’t judge someone by their appearance, gender, age, etc. People are all amazing and do extraordinary things.

  • Janice (Jan) Hirsch JD ’93 passed away on October 16, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Jan was born March 21, 1950, in Agana, Guam, to Lt. Col. Arthur Miles Holtorf and Marilyn Jean (Lee). She graduated from Pullman High School in Washington in 1967 and from Washington State University in 1989, having spent several of the intervening years raising a family and working as a legal assistant.

    Following Jan’s graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School, she began practicing employment and labor law. She worked for a couple of firms before going out on her own in 2006. Jan also served with many community organizations—including the Rotary Club, the Royal Rosarians, and her HOA board—and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

    Jan is survived by her two brothers, two children, two grandchildren, two nieces, and two nephews.

  • Joined Buckley Law as a shareholder. Lain focuses her practice in family law, including divorce, custody, and asset division. She specializes in military divorces and division of closely held businesses, and is also a seasoned criminal and juvenile law attorney.

  • Was elected partner at Kutak Rock. Rosenthal has a broad-ranging domestic and international corporate practice specializing in mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, private equity investments and loan transactions. He works extensively with the structuring and formation of corporations, limited liability companies, and alternative entities for use in joint ventures, international transactions, and other complex business arrangements.

  • Joined the Port of Portland as general counsel. From 2000 to 2010, Blaufus served as an attorney for Nike in various capacities, including as emerging markets counsel and Americas regional counsel. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general counsel at Borden Dairy Company in Dallas, Texas.

  • Was named director of programs for Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington, the region’s largest breast cancer charity. Allee has an MS in nursing and an MS in business management. Prior to joining Komen, she held leadership positions in direct patient care, management, and administration at Legacy Health System, Oregon Health & Science University, and Providence Health and Services.

  • Benjamin Bloom JD ’93 was appointed to the Jackson County Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District in Medford and will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Mark Schiveley. Bloom was a partner at Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell in Medford, where he has practiced civil litigation since 1993 with a focus on professional negligence defense. He has represented multiple municipalities in certain state and federal court cases. He has served two terms on the Oregon Council on Court Procedures, three terms on the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court, and as an executive committee member on the Litigation Section and Products Liability section of the Oregon State Bar. Bloom also served as judge pro tem for the past five years.

  • Mustafa Mamujee '93 (USA)
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