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  • JR
    • 02/15/2017

      Jeff Rose MAT ’97, EdD ’08 was named superintendent of the Fulton School District in East Point, Georgia.

  • CB

    Curtis D. Bronson MA ’00, November 6, 2015, age 44. Bronson earned a PhD in psychology from the University of New Mexico. After his residency in Bowling Green, Ohio, he practiced in Bloomington, Indiana. Survivors include spouse Adrian and parents William and Donna.

  • AN

    Arthur R. Nanna MAT ’75, January 6, 2018, age 81. Nanna held a variety of jobs during his life, including lifeguard, teacher, and master electrician. For fun, he loved skiing and traveling. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna Nanna MAT ’76.

  • GM

    Gordon W. Makinster BS ’56, MEd ’61, January 31, 2018, age 87. Makinster taught physical education and served as a track and field coach at Wilson High School in Portland. He also worked as scorekeeper for the Portland Trailblazers for their first 25 years of existence. Survivors include wife Beverly and daughters Judy and Donna.

  • DM

    Deirdre L. Mackey MA ’09, December 25, 2017, age 48. Mackey worked as a project manager for the American Federation of Teachers in Oregon, and she volunteered with the grassroots organization Respond to Racism. Survivors include her siblings, Elizabeth and Jasper.

  • UW
    • 02/01/2018

      Ursula Wolfe-Rocca MAT ’01, a high school teacher in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was featured in an article in the Atlantic regarding how we teach our young people about slavery in history courses. She discussed common misconceptions she encounters in her students.

  • TS
    • 02/01/2018

      Tina Shalizi BA ’71, MAT ’72 worked with deaf students in Southern California and New Mexico after graduating from L&C. She found it a rewarding and challenging experience. Following her retirement from special education, Shalizi was fortunate to work as the director of alumni and parent relations at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. She says she had the opportunity to work with some amazing young people. Along the way, she was also a volunteer firefighter/medic, as well as a judge for women’s gymnastics. She has one daughter, who lives in Southern California and is a fashion designer. Now fully retired, Shalizi and her husband have traveled to Peru, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and southern Africa. In her free time, she enjoys tennis, hiking, and Pilates.

  • JH
    • 12/08/2017

      Jay Hernandez BA ’88, MAT ’04 lives in Houston. He just started his own business buying and selling cars as an international broker. He helps individual shoppers as well.

  • SD
    • 12/08/2017

      Sydney Freitas Dickerson BA ’88, MEd ’89 has lived in Honolulu since graduation. At Kapi’olani Community College, she works on a federally funded grant project that supports native Hawai‘ian students in career and technical fields.

  • MD
    • 12/06/2017

      Mary Dilles MAT ’91 has retired from her career as an ESL teacher in Portland Public Schools. She and her husband have moved to Port Townsend, Washington, where she plans to work as a dyslexia tutor and pursue her own writing and creative projects.