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Alumni Connections

Information on marriages, births, and deaths is available here.

Margaret (Shattuck) (G51) and Gerald (G52) Lemmons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6. Both taught in the Kelso, Wash., School District for 30 years, retiring in 1985. He also coached basketball for Kelso High for 20 years. She became an honorary George Fox trustee in October after 24 years as an active board member.

Victor (n56) and Lois (Bain) (n55) Barnick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 5, 2004. They live in Salem, Ore.

Jon Newkirk (G66) became director of the Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center Oct. 4, 2004. Newkirk served as director of the WSU Western Center for Risk Management Education since 2001 and has been a member of the WSU Extension faculty for 14 years.

Maravene (Bruerd) Burns (G71) lives in Tega Cay, S.C., with her husband, Bill, and a daughter and two sons. She now owns a medical recruiting company, Med-Tec Recruiters, Inc.

Steve Fellows (G76) resigned as president of San Gabriel Valley Medical Center in San Gabriel, Calif., to accept a system position with the Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara, Calif. He is the executive vice president of operations for the system, which includes three hospitals, ambulatory surgery and eye centers, a level II trauma center, and the construction of a new $340 million replacement hospital. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Denice, and daughters.

Nancy (Svendson) Moon (G78) completed an MAT in education and administration at Lewis & Clark College, Portland. She is teaching third grade at Westside Elementary in Madras, Ore.

Corlyn (Orkney) Chambers (G83) has received a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship to go to Japan for three weeks in October 2004. She was one of 600 teachers selected nationwide. She is teaching at Dayton (Ore.) Grade School where she is the SMILE club leader. SMILE (Science Mathematics Investigative Learning Experiences) is a grant-funded program that targets students who, statistically, won’t go to college.

Joset (Williams) Grenon (n84) is associate director of communications and fundraising at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, Calif. She recently returned from a year-long mission in Grand Cayman, working at a Christian mission school.

George Myers (DPS88) is principal consultant for The Common Threads, a leadership and team development consulting business in Seattle.

Dan Blau (DPS89) is the new postmaster in Cave Junction, Ore. He previously served as a city letter carrier for Salem, Ore.

Laura (Inman) Frazier (G91) and her husband, Scott, have moved to Florence, Italy, with their four kids. They are doing church planting with Christian Associates.

Jennifer Hooper (G91) graduated in May 2004 with a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Portland. She is planting a church in Northwest Portland.

Brian Martin (G91) is in his 12th year at Intel, Hillsboro, Ore. He lives in Portland with his wife, Angel, and their daughter and son.

Chris (G90) and Susan (n92) Patoine, live in Roseburg, Ore., where she is an elementary school teacher and he is a business instructor at Umpqua Community College where he received his AA degree before transferring to George Fox. He received an MBA from Portland State University in 1995. They have two daughters and a son.

Daryl Dixon (GFES93) is vice president of business development at the Portland office of Lee Hecht Harrison, a global career services company. He previously served as director of multicultural services at George Fox and was proprietor of Diversity Resource Group, a diversity consulting training practice.

Jason Koop (G93, MAT02) is the new head coach for the Carson City (Nev.) High School boys’ soccer team. Last season he served as the assistant coach for the girls’ team, which finished as the Northern 4A runner-up. This past summer he served as an assistant coach and goalkeeper coach for the Nevada Wonders. He teaches fifth grade in Carson City..

Heide (Keller) Nichol (G93) was featured in a Salem, Ore., The Statesman Journal article, "Getting back to the top." She is in her fourth year as head women’s varsity volleyball at Sweet Home (Ore.) High School. She lives in Sweet Home with her husband, Dustin, and their four children.

Derric Watson (G93) is the new director of the center for service learning and career development at Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.

Corrine (Batishko) Busch (G94) is a selfemployed, licensed professional counselor, specializing in eating disorders, women’s issues, and body image. She and her husband, Alan, live in Wickenburg, Ariz.

Tricia (Gates) Brown (G96, MA97) recently published two books: Spirit in the Writings of John and Free People: A Christian Response to Global Economics. She lives in Newberg.

Shera Kindall (G96) is with Corrections Corporation of America in Nashville, Tenn., at the corporate office in the business development support group. She is manager of proposal development and production.

Diana Marr Longmire (G96) is a case manager and volunteer coordinator at Blue Mountain Heart to Heart in Walla Walla, Wash. It is a non-profit agency providing services to people infected with HIV/AIDS. She also is seeing clients through Palouse Counseling.

Thomas Changzheng Peng (GFES96) received a Ph.D. in intercultural studies in June 2004 from Biola University, La Mirada, Calif.

Jake Coleman (G97) is manager at American Mutual Funds in Brea, Calif.

Bob Agnes (MBA98) has been appointed vice president of Asia Pacific sales and sales operations at Tektronix. He will be located at the company’s regional headquarters in Shanghai, China. He previously was vice president of monitoring and protocol test product line in Berlin, Germany. Prior to that he was the vice president of Tektronix’s video business and U.S. director of strategic markets for the company’s measurement business. He has worked for Tektronix since 1985.

Brandi Bamforth-Watne (G98, MAT99) has joined the staff at The Dalles (Ore.) Wahtonka High School west campus as the ninth-grade Spanish and social studies teacher. She previously taught social studies and science in Miami, Fla.

Lisa Foltz (G98) earned a master’s degree in business administration from Philadelphia University, Pa., in May 2004. She is working at the Nike-Beaverton campus in product development - kids graphics.

Stephanie Jones (G98) accepted a position with Samaritan’s Purse, a nonprofit headed by Franklin Graham, as a bookkeeper in Liberia, Africa. While there she also plans to help with adoptions and communication of needs. She began in November and is accompanied by her daughter.

Marisa Mandujano (G98) is working for Legal Aid Services of Oregon. She was featured in an article, "Legal Aid Services helps farm workers find justice," in El Hispanic News of Portland.

Ryan LeBreton (G99)has joined the Mid- Columbia Vision Center, in The Dalles, Ore., where he previously interned nine years ago. He is a doctor of optometry specializing in vision therapy. He and his wife, Lindsey (Kling) (G99), live in The Dalles with their daughter.

David Phillips (DPS99) is working with Sun Health in Sun City, Ariz., as project management office manager. He and his wife, Joyce, live in Glendale, Ariz.

Cocav Engman (G00) received a doctor of medicine degree from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif., in May 2004. She has begun her internal medicine residency at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, N.H. After her three-year residency she plans to enter an oncology/hematology fellowship.

Sarah Lawrence (G00) has joined the staff of Reign Ministries Inc., based in Minneapolis, Minn., as a field staff member for the Northwest. She is recruiting students and developing relationships with youth leaders. She lives in Portland when not traveling. Reign Ministries is a state-based mission organization that takes high school and college students overseas each summer with a focus on discipleship.

Melody (Talburt) Williams (G00) graduated with a degree in veterinary medicine from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore., in May 2004. She is a veterinarian at Ark Animal Hospital in Philomath, Ore.

Austin Ashenbrenner (G01) is director of senior high ministries at Sammamish Presbyterian Church in Sammamish, Wash.

Faith Curammeng (G01) is a commercial producer at KIMO-TV, an ABC affiliate, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Tim Jennings (DPS01, MBA04) is accounting/ finance supervisor for PacifiCorp in Portland.

David Wood (MA01) has joined the counseling staff of Friends of the Family Ministries in Albany, Ore. It is a nonprofit organization with the mission of strengthening marriage and family relationships. He also serves as adjunct instructor for the Western Baptist College adult studies program.

Adrienne Dorsey (G02) is working for PURE consulting in Los Angeles doing public relations in fashion and working with celebrities. She also is helping launch the high-end denim line, Jelessy.

Jackson Esselman (G02) is the off-road press relations administrator for American Suzuki Motor Corporation’s motorcycle/ATV division in Brea, Calif. He previously worked in the marketing department at the off-road aftermarket company Pro Circuit.

Abbey Godwin (G02) is teaching high school art two days a week, sharing a full-time position with her mother, for the Pine Eagle School District in Halfway, Ore.

Heather Lilley (G02) completed a master of education degree at Montana State University, Billings, Mont., during the summer of 2004. She is teaching fourth grade at Heritage Christian School in Fort Collins, Colo.

Amy Little (G02) is attending pharmacy school at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Jay Peek (DPS02) has joined the Security Alarm Corp., marketing and design staff in Corvallis, Ore. He previously was a district financial development coordinator for the American Red Cross in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon.

Randi Trani (MED02) has been named principal of Corbett, Ore., middle and high schools. He has been teaching for 14 years and previously taught college prep science classes at Newberg High.

Crystal Way (G02) completed a master of arts in teaching degree at Lewis and Clark College, Portland. She is teaching high school biology and science at Estacada High School, Estacada, Ore.

Marsha Castino (DPS03) has been named executive director of the Community Pregnancy Clinic of Camas-Washougal, Wash. The clinic helps women facing unplanned pregnancies by providing free and confidential pregnancy tests and counseling, as well as baby clothes and furnishings. Castino and her husband, Rey, live in Camas, Wash.

Suzanne Santos (G03) is training and acting at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, Calif.

Emily Condie (G04) is an intern with the Middle East Studies program, located in Cairo, Egypt. She will interact with 20 students every semester from various Council for Christian Colleges and Universities schools to help them learn more about Arab culture and language. She spent her spring semester 2003 in this particular program.

Joshua Hunter (G04) is in the master of business administration and master of public policy programs at Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

Kim (Warrington) (G04) and Jeff McDonough (n04) left Sept. 30, 2004, to teach English in Incheon, South Korea, for one year.

Shawn Moore (MBA04) is the site development manager at Hopper, Dennis, Jellison, an engineering and planning company headquartered in Vancouver, Wash.

Alison Rice (G04) is teaching fourth grade in the Cordova School District in Alaska.

Pauline Tseng (MA04) accepted a position with LifeWorks Northwest (formally known as Tualatin Valley Centers) as a dual diagnosis therapist in Tigard, Ore. She recently completed level one and two eye movement desensitization and reprocessing training.

Sarah Zempel (n04) is a technical assistant with Empire Medicare Services in Syracuse, N.Y., and is pursuing a career as a corrections officer. Her husband, Bill, is an environmental engineer. Both are professional athletes in the Scottish Heavy Athletics.

Information on marriages, births, and deaths is available here.

G Traditional graduate
n Traditional nongraduate
DPS Department 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


A Star Down Under

The Auckland Stars basketball roster lists Kenny Stone (G87) at 2.02 meters and 95 kilograms.

Kenny By any measurement, Stone, 39, has grown into a large legend in the small world of New Zealand professional basketball. Since arriving in the South Pacific in 1989, he has won five National Basketball League championships, five all-star team honors, and one league Most Valuable Player award.
Last June, Stone won his first national title as a coach, guiding the Auckland Stars to a championship-game victory over his first New Zealand team, the Nelson Giants.

Like his metric roster measurements, the 6-foot, 6-inch, 210-pound Stone has converted to life Down Under. Stone adjusted to the inconsistent referees, the obnoxious small-town crowds, and the Kiwi English. They call him a basketballer. The former George Fox All- American is now half-Kiwi. He married a local model, Louise Rapley, and now is a naturalized citizen of New Zealand. The couple’s third son was born this spring.

Stone set six George Fox school records and an unofficial record for spectacular dunks during his 1983-87 career. The Portland Trail Blazers made him a seventhround NBA draft pick. Coaches praised his work ethic and skills but expressed concern about his lanky body’s ability to endure the rugged NBA schedule. He was released just prior to the start of the season.

With an invitation from the Nelson team, the young man from Winlock, Wash., took his toothy grin and long arms to play basketball in the land of rugby.

When Stone first arrived, he and other Americans dominated the NBL. The level of local play has improved. The New Zealand national team finished fourth at the 2002 World Basketball Championships. Stone was one of four Americans competing for the one "import" spot on that squad. But injuries - Stone has had three major knee surgeries - and job conflicts ended his dream.

The 10-team New Zealand NBL is a world apart from the American NBA. An average crowd is 1,500. Practices are at night because most players also work other jobs or attend school during the four-month, 18-game regular season. In addition to his part-time career as player and coach, Stone has worked in real estate, sports marketing, and currently is a bank manager. After 15 years, Stone has adopted a bit of a New Zealander twang, but the conversion is not complete.
"I still prefer feet and pounds."

- Rob Felton

Top Doc

Mari Kay Evans-Smith (G84) was named one of Portland’s top pediatricians in a survey published in the March 2004 issue of Portland Monthly magazine. Evans-Smith, who graduated from George Fox with a bachelor’s degree in biology, is a partner with Pediatric Associates. She has been practicing medicine in Portland since 1992.

Evans-Smith also has led several overseas medical missions trips to Third World countries, including Malawi, India, Peru, and Bolivia. She lives in Vancouver, Wash., with her husband, Eric Smith (’84), and their two children, Chelsea, 12, and Isaiah, 10.


Mari Kay Evans-Smith leads international medical trips