Looking Back: Winter 2009
Author: Kathryn Kirkland
Posted: January 20, 2009

PORTLAND STATE COLLEGE alumni came from as far away as Texas and Utah to commemorate 50 years since graduation. The October reunion events included a student-led tour of campus, dinner with PSU President Wim Wiewel, and a talk by alumna Betty Rice Roberts, first female Oregon Supreme Court Justice and author of With Grit and By Grace: Breaking Trails in Politics and Law. Reunion efforts were captained by Gary Coats with support from co-chairs Pete Grundfossen and Dick Matcovich.

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Class of 1958 group photo Reunion attendees: (left to right, front row) Betty Roberts, Rosalyn Paul, Nancy Ebsen Hogerton, Louise Putman, Kay Piacentini, Lynn Handelman, Ron Hunt. (back row) Dick Loughlin, Bob Rawson, Fred Wong, Prof. Charlie White, Dick Matcovich, Pat Welch, Roger Williams, Gordon Layden, Bob Cunningham, Dick Pottratz, Jim McGee, and Pete Grundfossen.