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Bobbie Dore Foster, American Newspaper editors.


Foster, Bobbie Dore was born on November 28, 1938 in Abbeville, Louisiana, United States. Daughter of Morris Allen and Mary Ann (Fontenette) Dore.


Student, University Washington, 1971-1972; student, Western Washington State University, 1975-1976; student, Portland State University, 1977-1978; Bachelor, U. Portland, 1989.


Office manager, The Skanner Newspaper, Portland, Oregon, 1977-1978; copy editor, The Skanner Newspaper, Portland, Oregon, 1978-1979; managing editor, The Skanner Newspaper, Portland, Oregon, 1979-1984; editor, The Skanner Newspaper, Portland, Oregon, since 1984. Coordinator School Partnership Program: Journalism, Portland, since 1990.


Board directors American Red Cross Oregon Trail chapter, Portland, 1985-1988, State Scholarship Commission, Eugene, Oregon, 1988-1991, Community Action Agency, Portland, 1985-1986. Member Oregon Peace Institute, 1988-1989, Urban League Advisory Committee, Portland, 1982-1983. Member Women in Communications (vice president member 1984-1985, vice president professional development 1988-1989, Outstanding Community Service award 1988, Offbeat award 1991), Black Catholic Lay Caucus (delegate National Black Catholic Congress 1988), Society Professional Journalists (co-chairman minority mentor program 1989-1990), National Association Black Journalists, Portland Association Black Journalists, Rotary Club (president 1993-1994), Albina Club, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

(Women of Excellency award for community service 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, geneology, listening to music, walking.


Married Bernard Vance, July 28, 1979.

Morris Allen Dore

Mary Ann (Fontenette) Dore

Bernard Vance