Sara (Thornton) Hendricksen

Sara (Thornton) Hendricksen

Sara (Thornton) Hendricksen and husband Matthew welcomed daughter Quinn Emmerie Hendricksen on Jan. 18, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

Dustin Kochis

Dustin Kochis

Dustin Kochis and his wife Darcy welcomed son Jude Vincent on Feb. 11, 2014.

 

Shauna Schissler

Shauna Schissler ’02, OD ’05 and husband Matt Schissler welcomed son Carter Matthew Schissler on Jan. 17, 2014. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 22 inches. He joins a brother, Ethan.

 

T.J. Blair

T.J. Blair and wife Reanna welcomed daughter Isabella Katharine on Dec. 16, 2013. She weighted 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 19 inches.

 

Corrine Dignam

Corrine Dignam

Corrine Dignam married Marc Bologna on March 19, 2014.

 

Leah Harrison

Leah Harrison and husband Morné Husselman welcomed son Morgan Jacob Husselman on Jan. 11, 2014. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. The family lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Leya Wood

Leya Wood welcomed daughter Joelle Annalyse Woods on Dec. 14, 2013.

 

Sarah (Myers) Ward

Sarah (Myers) Ward welcomed daughter Sophia Andie on Feb. 27, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19.25 inches. She joins 2-year-old
sister Olivia.

 

Randi Strickland

Randi Strickland is business manager and district clerk for the Three Forks Public Schools in Three Forks, Mont.

 

Kristin (Cook) Sickler

Kristin (Cook) Sickler ’06, MAT ‘07 welcomed son Ian Daniel Sickler in November 2013.

 

Kevin Martin Gregg

Jill (Winger) Gregg

Jill (Winger) Gregg welcomed son Kevin Martin on Oct. 3, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Samantha Collins

Samantha Collins and her partner Bronson welcomed daughter Bailey on March 31, 2014. She weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 21.5 inches.

 

Julie (McNee) Bruce

Julie (McNee) Bruce MA and husband Erik welcomed a daughter in August 2013.

 

Molly Fischer

Molly Fischer has earned a master’s degree in aeronautical science with an emphasis in human factor engineering in aviation systems from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

 

Jeannine Hall Gailey

Jeannine Hall Gailey MFA served as poet laureate in Redmond, Wash. Her third poetry book, Unexplained Fevers, was published in 2013 by New Binary Press. A fourth book, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, about growing up in Oak Ridge, Tenn., in the shadow of a nuclear site, will be published next year by Mayapple Press.

 

Jessica Ley Metcalf

Jessica Ley Metcalf MS ’05, PsyD ’07 is in her second year as assistant director of counseling and psychiatry at the University of Vermont. Her work includes directing the intern training program in clinical and counseling psychology and clinical mental health. Metcalf lives just outside of Burlington with her husband and son.

 

Faren (Clarambeau) Leader

Faren (Clarambeau) Leader earned a master of arts degree in teaching from Lewis & Clark College in 2009.

 

Charnae (Little) Decker

Charnae (Little) Decker

Charnae (Little) Decker and husband Adam welcomed daughter Emerie Kay Decker on Feb. 16, 2014. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 21 ½ inches. She joins big brother Miles.

 

Meghan Fredette

Meghan Fredette married Bobby Balzarini in the fall of 2013.

 

Billy Gates

Billy Gates covers high school sports for The Oregonian and OregonLive.com.

 

Katey Schultz

Katey Schultz MFA was awarded the 2013 Gold Medal for Literary Fiction Book of the Year by the Military Writers Society of America for her book, Flashes of War.

 

Rachael Burbank

Rachael Burbank has returned to her hometown in Massachusetts and is working at a Cape Cod nonprofit supporting commercial fishermen.

 

Garold Howe

Garold Howe and Rochelle Howe ’11 welcomed their second child, Harper May, on March 28, 2014. She measured 20.5 inches and weighed 7.4 pounds.

 

Nick Locke

Nick Locke opened his own chiropractic clinic in West Linn, Ore. in March 2013.

 

Thuy Nguyn

Thuy Nguyn OD is now working in the Warrenton, Ore., Costco Optical Department.

 

Bret Andre

Bret Andre MS and wife Mijeong K. Andre, research coordinator in Pacific’s Vision Performance Institute, welcomed daughter Ha-Yoon Andre on Dec. 23, 2013.

 

Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia recently graduated from Oregon Health & Science University with a nursing degree and is now a trauma nurse at OHSU.

 

Arthur Ginsberg

Arthur Ginsberg

Arthur Ginsberg MFA read from his book, The Anatomist, at the Mountain Writer’s Press Club in Portland in February.
 

 

Katie Gutierrez

Katie Gutierrez was recently hired as the catering director at Bon Appétit at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. She was named Chairperson of the Year by the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce at its annual award dinner. She is also the owner of Portland Event and Design, a wedding and special events planning company.

 

Nikki Mangiboyat

Nikki Mangiboyat married Landon Kursata on March 29, 2014.