Rev. J. Bernard Clark, C.S.C., died unexpectedly in his room in Shipstad Hall on July 29, 1989. He had come to the University only the year before to work in campus ministry and to teach medieval history. He had served as director of campus ministry at California State University, associate pastor at St. Elizabeth Parish, Portland, and St. Francis Xavier Parish, Burbank, Calif. He was born on Dec. 26, 1932 in Montgomery, Ala.; and he entered the Holy Cross Seminary on Sept. 10, 1947; he made his first profession of vows on Aug. 16, 1951. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1958. After ordination he studied at the University of California and at Notre Dame. He was 56 at the time of his death.
On August 1, 1996, two University of Portland athletes led the United States Olympic women’s soccer team to a 2 -o-1 victory over China to win the gold medal. A goal by Shannon MacMillan ’97 in the 19th minute and another by Tiffeny Milbrett ’95 in the 62nd were the only goals scored by the U.S. team in a game played before 78,418 fans, the largest crowd in history to watch a women’s team athletic event.
Br. Donald Stabrowski, C.S.C., was named the first chief academic officer of the University to hold the title of Provost on August 1, 2002.
For more University of Portland history see the University Almanac at www.up.edu/almanac.