Oregon Tech Alumni

Owls' Class Notes

Ryan Russell

Alumnus Ryan Russell ’00 was recently named senior vice president of design and user experience (UX) at Hinge Health. Prior to this new position, Ryan spent nine years as director of user experience at Amazon and was the Oregon Tech 2011 recipient of the Scientific Achievement Award for his innovations in software engineering and his various patents. Read more HERE!
 
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Stan Heaston '69 graduated from Oregon Tech's first class in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Stan flew airplanes for 39 years, including for the Air Force, Braniff International and Northwest Airlines and was lucky enough to fly both the Boeing 757 and the Airbus A-320 when they were brand new airplanes. He retired from Northwest in 2007 and finished his career with 25,000 hours in the air. Stan has lived in Burnsville, MN, in the south suburbs of the Twin Cities, since 1982 and has been married to Colleen (from Spokane, WA) for 43 years. 
 
Charlene Blumenthal

Congrats to Charlene Blumenthal '13 for being nominated as top talent (April-June 2021) for her work in respiratory care at Renown Health in Reno, NV. This honor was bestowed upon Charlene after five years at Renown and 1.5 years serving as the COPD Navigator.
 
J Andrew Parsons


J Andrew Parsons '15 was elected to the 2022 International Society of Automation (ISA) Executive Board. Though his three-year term was to start next year, he is filling a vacancy and starting immediately. Andrew will continue to support the important work the ISA does on behalf of the automation and industrial cybersecurity community.
 
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Leila Farley from the class of 1973 is a retired nursery hospital and home health visiting RN. She would love to get in touch with former classmates. 
 
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Merlin '19 (Manufacturing Engineering) and Kirsten '20 (Mechanical Engineering) Faerber welcomed their daughter, Sophie, into the world on June 24, 2021. Congrats to the Faerber family!
 
Siddharth


Siddharth Arora 09’ was recently promoted to Director of Product Management at Razorpay in Bengaluru, India! Congratulations to Siddharth! It is great to Oregon Tech graduates across the globe.


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Wine Award


Alumnus Mike Daily '84 was recently promoted to principal of Lewis & Van Vleet, Inc., a structural engineering firm that was founded by two Oregon Tech grads in Tualatin, Oregon in 1997.
 








Tom '92 and Angela '92 Sanchez recently won an award for their wines produced at Columbia Ridge Winery. Learn more about the Sanchez's winery HERE!

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Kaitlin Endres '11 joined the Chaparro & Associates real estate team in San Diego, CA. Read Kaitlin's Alumni Spotlight Story HERE!

Chloe Smith


Chloe Smith '18 was accepted into the MIT - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography and Applied Ocean Science/Engineering.

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Paul Randall-Grutter '88 was selected as County Engineer of 2020 in the state of Washington. Read his Alumni Spotlight Story HERE!