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Alumni Connections

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Betty (Street) Hockett (G52) is listed in the 2005 edition of Who’s Who in America. She is a writer and teacher of writing and also serves on the George Fox alumni board. She and her husband, Gene (G51, GFES56), reside at Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg.

Delores (Hinkle) (G58) and Eugene (G60) Stolberg were featured in a Jan. 1, 2005, Woodburn (Ore.) Independent article “Living the Life of a Missionary.” It featured a summary of their lives as missionaries in Alaska and Mongolia. They reside in Woodburn.

Barbara (Glass-Patrick) Pae (G64) is the principal at Kingdom Christian Academy in Fulton, Mo.

Rebecca Robb-Hicks (G71) has joined the staff at HealthMax LLC, a primary care specialist office in Portland, as a clinical psychologist.

Marilyn (Wilhite) Olson (G72) is writer and composer of Hadassah, the story of Esther. It was performed throughout the month of February at Miller Auditorium in Milwaukie, Ore. The cast consisted of 35 actors and 14 musicians from the Portland area. The musical was the seventh she has written, along with seven plays. She and her husband, Melvin, reside in Newberg.

Linda Byrd (G78) is an administrator for Christian Camping International/Jamaica. Based in Kingston, she coordinates association management, program and curriculum development, training and educational events, and assists with marketing and advocacy to government agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

John Malgesini (G85) was featured in the October 2004 issue of Today’s OEA, the official publication of the Oregon Education Association. He is a social studies teacher at Umatilla (Ore.) High School and is completing his 20th year of teaching. The article describes his attending nine schools as a child, casting about for a career, and his teaching style and goals. His wife, Tammy (Stockman) (G82), is a youth drug and alcohol counselor. They live in Hermiston, Ore.

Philip Waite (G86) has taken the pastorate at First Mennonite Church of Christian in Moundridge, Kan., after five and a half years as pastor at Chicago Community Mennonite Church.

Kyle Kihs (G87) is the new director at Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, Wash. He previously was Southwest Washington Convention and Visitors Bureau sales manager.

Suzi (Attridge) Bowen (n88) has been promoted to research associate with College and University Professional Association for Human Resources in Knoxville, Tenn. She and her husband, Jerry, live in Lenoir City, Tenn.

Pat Casey (G90) has reached the 300-win mark in his 11th season as Oregon State University baseball coach. A Feb. 19 victory pushed his record with the Beavers to 300-226. Before going to OSU in 1994, he coached seven seasons at George Fox, where he was 171-113-1 with the Bruins.

Chris De Villeneuve (G90) has been promoted to lower valley services division director for Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health in Yakima, Wash. Previously, he served as access intake specialist, therapist, and team leader.

Nancy (Katus) White (G90) is 2004 Oregon 2A Girls Track and Field Coach of the Year. She is track and field coach at Imbler High School and lives with her husband, Jon, in La Grande, Ore.

Chad Moore (G91) is West Coast sales representative for Church Multimedia, assisting churches and schools with audio-visual needs. In December, he finished 12 years as program director at Wolf Mountain Conference Association in Grass Valley, Calif., where he and his wife, Kristi, reside.

Glen Garrick (G92) is now European procurement director with Mercy Ships, working in Munich, Germany. He is in his ninth year with Mercy Ships, a Christian humanitarian organization, previously working six years in West and South Africa.

Ryan Kendall (G93) is the new director of admissions at Barclay College in Haviland, Kan. He previously served two years as athletic director and is head coach of men’s basketball. His wife, Hannah (Smith) (G94), is homeschooling their three daughters.

Jamie Boutin (G94) is a senior manager with Volt Services Group in Beaverton, Ore. He also is enrolled in the graduate school of organizational leadership program at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash.

Leslie (Schultz) Hodgdon (G96) is youth pastor at North Valley Friends Church in Newberg, where she resides with her daughter.

Duncan Porter (MBA97) is one of five new executives at the Bank of Oswego (Ore.), which opened in November 2004. He has more than 13 years of banking experience. His primary responsibility as a lending administrator will be development and servicing of professional and business banking relationships.

Jimmi Nicole Sommer (G97) is a business intelligence analyst with Technology Law Group LLC in Boise, Idaho. It is an intellectual-property licensing law firm serving technology innovators with international, intellectual property, and trade law expertise. She resides in Boise.

Alexander Ben-Israel (G98, MBA00) has been named chief operating officer at Oxford Services, a manager of senior living properties in the Northwest. He previously was regional director of operations for the Vancouver, Wash., office.

Jeff Evans (G98) is one of five new associate attorneys at Davis Wright Tremaine in Lake Oswego, Ore. He will focus on real estate and land use. He received a J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2004.

Dan Foster (G98) was appointed to the city of Newberg Planning Commission for a threeyear term beginning in January of 2005. He sells real estate for Prudential Northwest and lives in Newberg with his wife, Sarah (Austin) (G98).

John (G98) and Penny (McKee) (G98) Galvin left in May for a four-month stay in Dublin, Ireland, where he has been transferred for his work with Intel. He has been working at the company’s Hillsboro, Ore., office.

Aaron Marshall (G98) has started his own business, Shutters and Shades, in Visalia, Calif., where he lives with his wife, Janay.

Marisa (Mandujano) Mendoza (G98) is a legal staff member of the Employment Appeals Board of the Oregon Employment Department in Salem, Ore.

Josephine (Josie) Smith (G98) is marketing director for Bridgeport Village in Tualatin, Ore., a new, upscale retail center that houses Oregon’s first Crate and Barrel. The first phase opened in November, and she is preparing for the grand opening of the second phase in May. She previously was in San Francisco as the marketing manager for The Village at Corte Madera in Marin County.

Perry Gruber (DPS99) has been named Global Community Solutions Manager at Intel, in Hillsboro, Ore. He is responsible for identifying and implementing technology solutions that have a positive social impact in communities around the world. He resides in Portland.

Mark Tyler (G99) is the new head baseball coach at Bellevue (Wash.) High School. He previously was Bothell (Wash.) High School pitching coach for three seasons. He also is coaching the Washington Bankers, an 18-and-under select team based in Bothell. He works for an educational software firm in Redmond, Wash.

Diane Brooke (MAT00) opened a tutoring business, 7 Habits Tutoring, in Wilsonville, Ore. She specializes in helping children and teens learn basics of planning, organization, and time management for their school studies and homework. She resides in Wilsonville.

Shawn Church (GFES01) is senior pastor at Maple Leaf Evangelical Church in Seattle. He previously was youth director for a community church in Longview, Wash. He and his wife, Kristin (Campbell) (G02), live in Seattle, where she is with the Denise Louie Education Center, managing and directing minority Head Start family service programs and staff. Previously, she directed the senior and family care-giving programs for Columbia County in St. Helens, Ore.

Kristin (Herkelrath) Jones (G01) has been named regional merchandiser for the special sizes department for 11 Nordstrom stores in three states. She recently received the Manager of Year Award for the Mountain-Oregon region. She and her husband, Casey (G00), reside in Sherwood, Ore.

Kimberly Cooper (MBA02) passed the Oregon State Bar exam in July 2004 and became a member of the bar in December. She received a J.D. degree at Willamette University College of Law in May 2004.

Heather (Johannessen) Hughes (G02) is in her second year of teaching second grade at Myrtle Creek (Ore.) Elementary School. She and her husband, Jason, reside in Sutherlin, Ore.

Tom O’Conner, Jr. (DPS02) has been named division chief of emergency medical services and safety with the Canby, Ore., Fire District. Previously he was battalion chief with the Lebanon, Ore., Fire Department.

Evan Dickens (G03) joined Jones and Roth in Bend, Ore., as a staff accountant in the assurance and tax services division.

Nicholas Ryland (G03) graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, in December 2004. He and his wife, Adrianne, are living in Abilene, Texas.

Kim Dittler (G04) has joined the staff at Linda Zimmerman Real Estate, specializing in the Portland metro area.

Catherine Hinchcliff (G04) is with Northwest Medical Teams International in Tigard, Ore., as international programs assistant. She provides logistical and clerical support to team coordinators and volunteers preparing to travel overseas.

Lisa Newman (MAT04) was featured in a Forest Grove (Ore.) News-Times Jan. 26, 2005, article, “Ways of Children Revealed by Lil’ Viks.” The program focuses on educating preschoolers and high schoolers, teaching teens key aspects of safety and appropriate conversation around children.

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Key
G Traditional graduate
n Traditional nongraduate
SPS School of Professional Studies graduate
GFES Seminary graduate
PsyD Doctor of psychology graduate
MAT Master of arts in teaching graduate
MBA Master of business administration graduate
MA Master of arts graduate
MEd Master of education graduate
 

Highlights

Alumna reelected

Lore Christopher

Lore Christopher (DPS97) was elected to her third term as mayor of Keizer, Ore. Christopher became the city’s first female mayor in 2001. She was appointed to the city council in 1998 after earning her bachelor’s degree in human resource management at George Fox. Christopher went on to earn a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University. She also works as human resources director for the state Legislative Administration.


Parent-teacher association

Work and home life often blur together for alumni Scott and Natasha Edinger. In the morning, Natasha (G00, MAT03) leaves their Newberg home to teach at Archer Glen Elementary School in Sherwood, Ore. While she instructs fifth graders in reading, writing, and spelling, Scott (G99, MAT03) stays home with their 1-year-old, Samuel.

Natasha and Scott Edinger

At lunch, Scott brings Samuel to school, hands the baby to his wife, and Mom and Dad trade places. Natasha heads home while Scott takes over the 30- student classroom, teaching math, science, and social studies.

“You hear of teachers sharing a classroom,” Scott says. “But I’ve never heard of a husband and wife getting an opportunity to do this.”

Students can’t get away with much. “If someone says, ‘Mr. Edinger said …’ I tell them, ‘OK, let me check on that,’” says Natalie.