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a l u m n i n o t e s 1970-79 Jennifer (Hernage) Ludeman ’70 of Buxton, along with her husband, has operated Ludeman’s Fireplace Store in Beaverton for the past 32 years. William Lane ’70 of Coupeville, Wash., and his wife, Nancy, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 8. Don Watson ’71 of McMinnville traveled to Nicaragua as a health promoter with First Baptist Church. Mary (Waller) Strebig ’71 of Benicia, Calif., is manager of issues communication at Sutter Health Systems. Walter Valentine ’72 of Omaha, Neb., published a young-adult book, Little Owls, about Native Americans. Sam Ballard ’73 of Phoenix, Ariz., was inducted into the Arizona High School Coaches Hall of Fame, in recognition of his achievements coaching boys basketball. He is now head basketball coach at Mesa Community College. Cheryl (Wirkkala) Spencer ’75 of Beaverton retired after 18 years as an administrator in psychiatry. Deborah McAllister ’76 of Mi Wuk Village, Calif., retired from education and is pastor of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Donald Carbonari ’76 of Portland retired in May after 35 years, most recently as acting deputy chief financial officer for the Bonneville Power Administration. 1980-89 Diane Gilronan-Loghry ’82 of Camas, Wash., is director of early learning services at Camas School District. Lee Krähenbühl ’82 of Kalamazoo, Mich., is associate professor of communication, speech/theatre and religious studies at Mercy College of Ohio, and artist-in-residence for Indiana University’s Randall L. Tobias Leadership Conference. David Bingham ’84 of Port Angeles, Wash., has been named superintendent of the Crescent School District in Joyce, Wash. He previously served as associate principal. Karen (Wilkinson) Monroe ’84 of Chehalis, Wash., is a Certified Music Practitioner and harpist for hospice. Laura (Cook) Cirotski ’85 of Tigard is a care transformation case manager for Legacy. Marcy (Hamby) Towns ’85 of West Lafayette, Ind., is the 2017 recipient of the American Chemical Society award for achievement in research for the teaching and learning of chemistry. Alan Yehudah Winter ’86 of Portland became a Compassionate Listening (CL) facilitator and has now done CL in five countries on three continents. He is also an Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) facilitator. Colleen James ’87 of Homer, Alaska, earned the 2016 Heroes in Nursing, Visionary Nursing Award from the Alaska Nurses Association. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments by an Alaskan nurse in the area of interpersonal violence. James was instrumental in bringing the concept of sexual assault response teams, child abuse response and sexual assault nurse examiners to her local community and the state. Paige (Brandis) Down ’87 of Walla Walla, Wash., is pursuing her master’s in nursing from Western Governor’s University. Cheryl (Gray) Goodrich ’88 of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., works in in-patient cardiovascular care at Kingman Regional Medical Center. Scott Brosius ’88 is an assistant coach with the Seattle Mariners baseball team. He spent last season as hitting coach for the Mariners’ Class AAA affiliate in Tacoma, after eight seasons as Linfield’s head baseball coach. 1990-99 Diane Scrimshire ’90 of Washougal, Wash., married Mike Spies on Oct. 8. Curtiss Shelley ’92 of John Day is superintendent of Grant School District. Kevin Curry ’92 of Tigard, director of integrated media at Linfield College, wrote an article published in The Washington Post, More and more people get their news via social media. Is that good or bad? He was also included in an article, Surviving The power of connections Spring 2017 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 2 5 I recently learned of a product called “What’s Your Word,” a bracelet inscribed with a single word chosen by the buyer. If I had to focus on just one word that holds meaning in my professional life, it would be connect. I believe there is power in connection, and our connections at Linfield can be even more powerful because of our size. In my role as director of alumni and parent relations, I want to help you find, build and maintain connections. Our team wants to bring together alumni, students and parents – on campus and off – at various events. Keeping in touch with our alumni is good for the college, of course, but it’s also good for you. I firmly believe that the Wildcat network can have meaningful impact for you socially and vocationally. The first step in making these connections is ensuring we can reach you. Last fall, we approached alumni through email and mail to update contact and employment data. The improved information will help us keep you connected with upcoming events and messages. We also plan to launch new programs and tools that will make reaching others in the Linfield community easier. Linfield wants to make 2017 a rewarding year for alumni, and our connections will help us do that. We’re here for you via email, phone or social media. When you reach us, feel free to let us know what your word would be. Debbie Harmon Ferry ’90 Director of Alumni and Parent Relations


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