Class Notes

Dorothy Coyle Blagg ’43, ’64 taught 32 years and has been retired for 32 years. In 2018, she will have graduated 75 years ago, and plans to attend the alumni dinner this year.

Tobe Wolf ’65, ’68 was honored as a longtime coach and teacher into the St. Helena High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ron Rivers ’68 a presiding member of the Hood River County Board of Commissioners, will retire after 12 years of service.

Robert Key ’73 was inducted into the Lower Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Rick Aman ’74 was selected as the College of Eastern Idaho Board’s new president.

Matilda Novak ’84 was nominated for Best Voiceover in the 2017 Voice Arts Awards for the novel Just Look Up.

Joan Lawrence ’85 reached the milestone of having taught in Estacada classrooms for 31 years.

Thomas Mack ’99 was appointed by the Aleut Corp. Board of Directors as its new president and CEO.

Tim Svenson ’00, ’01, ’04 was honored for his commitment to mental health intervention for the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office.

Therese O’Neill ’04 published in 2016 the book Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners, which is now in its third printing.

Dallas Swanson ’08 completed part of his medical residency at Mountain View Medical Clinic as part of the OHSU Rural Residency Program.

Brandon Neish ’11 has become Sweet Home’s new finance director.

Cassio Vianna ’11 performed as part of the Jazz Insiders quartet in January in Roseburg. He is on the faculty at Umpqua Community College.

Jennifer Kepka ’17 received an Open Educational Resources Research Fellowship.

Juan Navarro ’17 shared his story at a rally in support of DACA and dreamers at Linn-Benton Community College.



In remembrance


Marie Cole

Edward “Ted” Forbes

Francis “Frank” Grove

Donald Carroll Kipp



James H. Blackwell

Judd Logan Browne

Cecil Dare Dillard

Jon Alan Mangis



Don Hobbs



David John Fiore

Philip Perree LeCornu, III

Paul E. Lemmon

Doyle Sherman



Troy Hayes


Friends of WOU

Emeritus Professor Maxine Warnath

Emeritus Professor Peter Stone