Barbara Rieck (Morrow)
financial consultant Married 1 2012-08-06 20:02:47
After growing up traveling as a military dependent, seemed natural to me to do a lot of international studies at Barnard and Columbia, and later at Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics. I took the first African studies program offered by Columbia, when it was not considered a real subject so was offered without credit. !!! Also took Oriental Civilizations in great depth, so not only knew where Vietnam was before we were really involved, but its history.
Wall Street called to me, for reasons perhaps different than anyone else's who ever worked there, namely because I am passionate about history, and the lure for me was that Wall Street is like going through a time machine to another era. I was first female institutional account exec, and after joining Teachers Insurance, was a founder of the first international investment program in the US, including later emerging markets, which I helped the World Bank establish.
Then I joined AIG, became a founder of their institutional global asset management business. AIG is worth several novels even before the great sucking sound of extinction in 2008. With the backing of Shell Oil's pension fund as a client I had created my own consulting firm, leaving AIG long before 08. We do specialized global research ( such as on emerging markets and on cybersecurity), currency and risk advising, and help companies raise money through my affiliation with broker dealer IICC in Houston.
One of my best ever adventures was as the white half of the two token female members of President Clinton's first mission to South Africa, led by Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, to lift all sanctions from South Africa, since Apartheid had ended. The delegation of 25, plus State Dept, secret service and various agency personnel flew over in Air Force 2, which was at that time of course assigned to Al Gore. The pilot we had, Colonel Snow, was a friend of and admirer of our classmate Brem Morrison, who had transferred in senior year as did I, from Wiesbaden Germany. Brem had become pilot on Air Force 1, and of course I was very proud of him, even though I was surprised because I thought he was going to become a rock star.
I have had only one husband, Eric Morrow. He and I were the first two section mates ever at Harvard Business School to marry, so I tease him that he went from MIT to Harvard to find a wife.
He and our marriage are alive and well, I am happy to say. We lost some pregnancies but were blessed with a son, John, getting a degree in economics and interested in economic development as am I, almost did a career in Peace Corps.
Chuck Creesy, whom I dated part of our senior year, did some time in Peace Corps also, which inspired and amazed me. We have stayed friends these many years, as I have with classmate Steven McGruder. Steve has lived a more focused financial career, being an expert in new technologies, so I have learned a lot from him. My husband Eric, after a career in consulting and venture capital, most of it in health care, decided to tackle a new career, and he just got another master's and is teaching the throw away kids in a public high school in the worst part of NYC's Bronx borough, and changing some lives, and enjoying it enormously. I hope they give him a purple heart.
I read that the best way to keep the brain healthy is to study, play games, as well as eat and sleep well and drink less than we will at reunion, but also to learn a new language. As I am getting involved more in angel investing, one of the side benefits is learning entirely new technologies which always includes a lot of vocabulary.
German was something I learned as a young kid, later became proficient for a while in French, learned some conversational Mandarin and Japanese, which is now almost forgotten, and can read most European languages, so wanted to tackle something new and studied introductory Tibetan for a while, quite exciting, like reading paisley. Have not tackled a language in any depth at all since I did an intensive in Spanish in Quito, in 02, visiting my son in summer school there. .
My Dad is still alive, WWII medic and a teacher, rather like the character played by Tom Hanks in Savig Private Ryan, so will see him again while I am home.
Great satisfactions: movies, travel, beading, comparative religion (currently exploring Hinduism more deeply) and foster parenting (Eric and I adopted as godchildren, two Rwandan survivors both of whom have graduated and gotten great careers underway. I had to freshen up my French to help the younger one study for SAT's and learn to write papers in English, and to help him sometimes translate his engineering texts into enough French to understand them, and since I never took an engineering course before, that was indeed a stretch of my brain.
This may sound as if I had a plan and went after it, but I am still trying to figure out what I will do when I grow up, all that has happened before has been what I stumbled into. Best way to illustrate this is to describe the meeting with Nelson Mandela during the mission I mentioned. Until then I had been treated as the token I was, chosen so the group would look diverse, but when Nelson Mandela greeted everyone and then stopped to talk to me about our meetings before, suddenly I was treated less as an after thought. What no one in the delegation knew, though, is that I had met Mr. Mandela getting stuck in an elevator with him, he wearing a tuxedo with a lot of similarly dressed friends and colleagues and me wearing sweats returning from the gym, hardly an auspicious beginning.
Serendipity, like the rest of my life, both frustratingly unpredictable and rewardingly adventurous.
Management Consultant Single 3 2012-08-06 20:02:53Retired from US Army in 1982 as a Major. Worked 21 years in the corporate world in Project Management and Business Development. Began consulting practice in 2002 and am still working part time. Married to Merrilee Bye for 23 years, divorced in 1989. Married to Lucia for 22 years. Saved by the grace of our Savior, Jesus Christ in 1991. Father of 2 sons, 1 daughter and grandfather to 6 grandchildren (ages 19-2). Favorite quote: "Let your yes be yes and your no be no" AND "we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us."
Mary Jane Lehman (Ohl)
Retired Teacher Married 2 2012-08-06 19:56:50Life is great! I enjoyed teaching for 30yrs but retirement is alot more FUN. Mel and I enjoy living in Poulsbo, WA. and spending winters in Yuma, AZ. We both enjoy golfing, I love to garden vegetables & flowers as well as do water color painting. I have sold several paintings! We have alot of fun doing short trips with our local RV group.
Associate Professor of Engineering, Penn State, Wilkes Barre Married 2012-08-06 20:02:331961-1966. University of Washington. Student. BS mathematics.
1966-1969. US Army. Private to 1st LT. Served at Ft Knox, KY, Ft Lewis, WA, Ft Hood, TX.
1969-1975. University of Wasington. Student. PhD Fishery Oceanography.
1975-1989. Fishery biologist. Southeast Fisheries Center, Miami, FL; Living Marine Resources (Fishery research and development consulting firm), San Diego, CA; Southwest Fisheries Center, La Jolla, CA; South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia; Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
1989-1991. California State University, Frsno. Student. MS Civil Engineering.
1990. Married long-time best friend, Patricia, an elementary school principal, San Diego Shool District.
1991-1992. California State University, Fresno. Assistant Professor, Engineering.
1992-1997 Assistant land surveyor. California Department of Transportation.
1997-present. Assistant, Associate Professor of Engineering. Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre.
Pat, Skipper (fox terrier) and I divide our time between our restored 1870 town house in Wilkes Barre and our 1977 town house in San Diego.
Jane Paukey (Pauley)
retired Single Again 1 2012-08-06 20:02:53
Better late than never....finally getting around to putting something down after semi working on the committee.
Since high school I went to college and got my teaching degree. I taught in CA for 5 years then came back to the Pacific Northwest to teach for Clover Park School District. It was fun teaching alongside my former teachers!!! Especially when I became a remedial math specialist and Hal Cross was my supervisor!
I took early retirement when I turned 50 and spent time with my mother who had cancer.
Then a new opportunity came to me to manage a Christmas store. That was so much fun. I did that for 10 years.
I am now having fun playing with emeralds, rubies, diamonds and other gem stones in the fine jewelry department of Macy's in the Tacoma Mall. This is a fun hobby that I get paid to do. Come see me for that special gift!
I have one daughter who lives in Anacortes and three granddaughters, and a stepson in Vancouver who has three children.
Life is great!
Cameron "Cam" Perry
Retired Married 2 2012-08-06 19:56:51Hey everyone, I don't know about you CP alums, but coming up with a biography of what we all have been up to for the past half a century seems a bit self serving and strange. It reminds me of that old TV show "This Is Your Life" or in some cases that Clint Eastwood movie, "The Good, Bad, and the Ugly". However, in the spirit of celebrating our big reunion event here's a snapshot of my "Good" activities for the past fifty years. Accepted and attended Pacific Univerity. Earned a BA degree in political science/history. Attended Northwest Law School, now is Lewis & Clark Law School, for one year. Attended Portland State University Grad School for one year. Offered a job at The Oregonian Publishing Co. newspaper spending 25 fun years involved in the advertising/Marketing side of the paper. I then retired and started involvement in my own business with a sit down Espresso shop located close to the Portland Airport. Spent the last twelve years having a great time learning how to run a business. Most challenging. I just retired for the second time and am learning to enjoy a life of leisure.
On a personal note, I am married to a wonderful woman, Mary Kay, who has put up with my goofy nature for years. I have two grown up kids and two granddaughters.
My future plans are flexible. I hope to do some more cruising and more time at our beach place on the Oregon Coast. Perhaps you guys could give me some other ideas.
Well, I've left out a bunch, but that's it in a nutshell for now. Overall, things have been pretty darn good. The "Bad" and "Ugly" has been minimal.
I hope the Reunion Committee will have name tags for everyone. I fear we don't look quite the same as we did in our yearbook.
Am looking forward to seeing everyone. I'm convinced that the 1961 class was the best class that Clover Park ever produced!
Go Green and White, Fight - Fight- Fight Warriors!!
Retired Married 3 2012-08-06 19:56:49
Karen Nokelby (Post )
Retired Married 4 2012-08-06 19:56:52Married to John for 25 years (my first husband, Sam, passed away in 1984.) We have a blended family of 4 and 7 wonderful grandchildren, 6 boys and l girl. We divide our time between LaQuiinta, CA. and Lakewood. We enjoy playing golf at both places.
John is self-employed and enjoying semi-retirement.
retired prentissphotos.com Married 3 2016-05-07 18:45:31I have been married to my wife, Patricia, for 37 years. We have 3 children and 6 grandchildren with one in the oven. After Clover Park, I spent 5 years in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps and then went to Harvard Business School. My entire career was spent in comercial real estate development. In 1987, I formed my own Company, Prentiss Properties, which we took Public in 1996 and sold the Company in 2006 for approximately $4 Billion Dollars, so our shareholders did very well. Since then, I have spent my time with my family, as well as travelling, and working on my photography and golf game.
Pat Templin (Price)
Property Mangement/Owner Real Estate Married 2 2012-08-06 16:25:59Married 46 years;Husband and I own a real estate company specializing in managing homes and condo/homeowner associations. Raised two daughters who are now happily married and have given us five grandchildren. We have been together 24/7 for decades working together and still enjoying each others company every day and have had a wonderful life and we know we are lucky to have made a good choice when we were so young (18) when we met! Good family, good friends, and a great life together