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Nkenge Harmon Johnson ’93, spokesperson for Oregon’s Governor Kitzhaber, has worked in political communications for the U.S. Congress and President Obama
The Catlin Gabel journey of lifer Qiddist Hammerly '12, now at Northwestern University, was made possible through financial aid
Oregonian article, June 2013
Joel Hay '70 studies the economics of health care and medicine
Portland Tribune article, August 2012
Paul Folkestad '82 is the public face of culinary education
Students in this interdisciplinary class learn facts--and how to cope with complexity and ambiguity
Dr. Don Shifrin '66 speaks for children's health
Curt Ellis '98 works to educate about food policy--and bring healthy food to children nationwide
A new fund honors and remembers a beloved alumnus, RIck Fordyce '86
Ken Tomita '96's company builds unique cases for iPhones and iPads
Brad Smith '74 left a familiar life to own Paulina Springs Books in Central Oregon
Three of our alumni in the military talk about their lives in a most demanding job
Robert Novy-Marx '87 loves the challenge of economic research
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Our graduates, their college destinations, & their awards & honors
We revisit Kayce Coulterpark '07
Phil Hawley '43 is a great supporter of education & financial aid
Video producer and director
Drama therapist and middle school drama teacher
Game designer, avant-garde theater director
Digital artist for animated movies
Technology editor, Huffington Post
Visual artist: ceramics, prints, sculpture, public art
Technical director of unique environments and events
New music and classical violinist
Cameraman (aka director of photography, cinematographer)
Mariah Stoll-Smith Reese '93 has kept alive her family legacy of performing Northwest Coast dances and stories
A student and an alumnus talk about the joy of volunteering as a community