Oral History - The Sámano Family
The Sámano family's involvement with Lane Community College spans the college's entire 40 years.
- Luis Sámano moved to Oregon in the early 1960s from Mexico City and over the years has taken ESL, automotive, and other courses at Lane.
- Michael Sámano, son of Luis, graduated from Lane in 1990 after taking university transfer courses. He currently is on the Lane faculty and serves as the coordinator of Ethnic Studies.
- Debra Sámano Hopper, daughter of Luis, graduated from Lane in 1995 with university transfer courses and returned to earn her nursing degree in 2002.
- Nancy Robinson, mother of Michael and Debra, took sociology courses together with Michael in the late 1980s and became a certified pre-school teacher.
- David Scott Robinson, step-father of Michael and Debra took vocational courses for career advancement in the late 1980s. David's parents met while taking classes at the Eugene Vocational School in the early 1950s.
- Jerry Berg, uncle of Michael and Debra, was an instructor in the Study Skills Center, 1967-1978.
- Ted Berg, cousin of Michael and Debra, was an instructor in the English department, 1976-1999.
The Sámano Family Oral History Collection
The Archives has conducted oral history interviews with Luis Sámano, Debra Sámano Hopper, and Michael Sámano. For complete transcripts or to listen to the recordings, contact the Archives.