CLASS NOTES

Wolfie holding stuffed aninals

1960s

Cori Frauendiener ’67 retired in March from Maps Credit Union, where she’d worked for 35 years, most recently as director of education partnerships. The credit union has established a $5,000 scholarship in her honor for education students attending WOU.

 

1970s

Steve Lamb ’75 has published the book Engaging Collective Will for Student Success.Steve has retired as a board consultant for both the Oregon and California school boards associations but continues to serve as a conference presenter for the National School Boards Association.

 

1980s

Al Strawn ’80 retired from his position as CEO of the Matanuska (Alaska) Valley Federal Credit Union in October.

Samuel Ashu ’89 was elected to the American Health Council’s Industry Board in September.

 

1990s

Denise Porter ’90 won a seat on the Long Creek, Ore., city council in November.

Commissioner Jennifer Wheeler ’91 retired in the fall after working for Polk County for 23 years.

Salem Police Department Officer Craig Seibel ’92 won the 2018 D.A.R.E. America Daryl F. Gates Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pacific Islands Development Bank announced in January that Dwight P. Heine ’93 is the bank’s vice president.

Author Eldon Thompson ’96 published a new trilogy of books titledWarder. Previously he had published The Crimson Swordwith Harper Collins in 2005.

Tom Hoffert ’98 took the CEO post at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce in January.

 

2000s

Andrew S. Brown ‘00 and his wife Nicole (Ream) Brown ‘00 moved to Casper, Wyo., in 2016. Andrew is a physician assistant specializing in cardiothoracic surgery and is the medical director of Physician Informatics at Wyoming Medical Center. Nicole is a professional accompanist for the local high school and Casper Civic Chorale.

Matthew Barreau ’04 is the director of cross country and track and field at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He and his wife had a son in May 2018.

Emily (Deeks) Critchley ’07 married Paul Critchley of Leeds, England, in November 2018.

In September 2018, Boone Marker ’09 was named recreation supervisor at the Lincoln City Community Center.

 

2010s

Southern Marin fire Chief Chris Tubbs ‘10 completed a Master of Arts in security studies in December at the Naval Post Graduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, Calif.

Attorney Marcus Gipson ‘12 has joined the Madras law practice of Glenn, Reeder and Gassner. He specializes in personal injury, criminal and family law.

Kaitlin Ross ’18 graduated in January from the Rio Hondo Police Academy and joined the El Segundo (Calif.) Police Department.

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