Welcome to Alumni Weekend 2018

September 28 & 29

Here at Catlin Gabel, we’re getting ready to welcome alumni and friends of the school to the 2018 Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, September 28 and 29.

We will be celebrating reunions for classes ending in 3 and 8, as well as members of the Pine Cone Guild, Classes of 1968 and earlier. But All Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Come back to campus to see good friends, meet some interesting people, and walk familiar trails.

Schedule is subject to change. Watch this page for updates and additions


  • Pine Cone Guild Luncheon
    • Members of the class of 1968 and earlier who attended Catlin Gabel or one of our predecessor schools are invited to this special gathering.
  • Homecoming Soccer Games
    • Catlin Gabel Eagles vs OES Aardvarks
    • Special Alumni Hospitality Tent with drinks and refreshments


  • Celebration of Leadership and Service
    Includes awards presentations to:
    • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Mary Beebe ’58, Director of the Stuart Collection
    • Distinguished Alumni Community Engagement Award, Peter Jenkins ’70 and Liza Gadsby ’76, founders of Pandrillus
    • Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Peter Chaille’ ’98, co-founder of the Tatoosh School
  • ALUMNITalks short lecture series
  • Alumni of Color Affinity Gathering
  • Retired Faculty Reunion
  • Reunions of Classes ending in 3 and 8
    Download the Reunion Planning Guide

Past Events

Alumni Holiday Party 2017

Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 2017

Alumni, retired faculty, and other friends of Catlin Gabel gathered together September 14-15, 2017 for a wonderful weekend which included the presentation of our Distinguished Alumni Awards and Reunions of classes ending in 2 and 7. View the Photo Gallery here.

Adult C&C

We'd like to recognize our wonderful panelists for their time and insights! Many thanks to Joe Enlet, Cliff Mason II, Nigel Nicholson PhD., Lilian Ongelungel '07, Olivia Siulagi '10 and Melissa Wollan, M.D. for sharing with the audience and to Mike Malone '95 for acting as our moderator. This event was hosted by the Alumni Board Events Committee: Deni Ponganis Mei '04, Anushka Shenoy '04, and Chris Dorough '03

Trivia Night

Thank you to everyone who came out to have fun while raising support for the financial assistance program.

Back From College Panel

Many thanks to the young alumni who could join us for lunch and share their experiences about life after Catlin Gabel on January 5, 2017. If you are a current college student and you would like to volunteer and participate as a speaker for next year's panel, please email alumni@catlin.edu or call 503-297-1894.

2016 Alumni Holiday Party

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Alumni Holiday Party at Punch Bowl Social!

Cocktails & Conversation

Thank you to Ken Tomita ’96 and Nancy Judd ’86! Together they led a lively and interesting conversation with alumni last week during Cocktails & Conversation at Rejuvenation. Ken and Nancy authentically shared what it is like to be both an artisan and entrepreneur and candidly spoke about inspiration, risk taking and the future of their business.

Cocktails & Conversation is a series focused on creating a fun and engaging atmosphere for alumni conversations, and authentic dialogue with fascinating guest speakers. Here is what alumni and faculty are saying about last week’s event:

“Lively and interesting conversation, tremendous venue, wonderful food and beverages: it was a treat to connect with old friends and new – rewarding and fun to see Catlin Gabel alums so deeply passionate about their work and firmly rooted in the community.” -Len Carr ‘75

“I liked the relaxed format, the questions raised, and the engaging surroundings. I will go back there for another look-see.” – Tom Tucker ‘66

“It was interesting to hear from alumni in related fields discussing the similarities and differences in their work, and the importance that a sense of place might have in influencing that work.” –Debbie Kaye ‘73

“I like attending the Cocktails and Conversation events because they are a great way to connect with local alumni and find out about the interesting and innovative things they are doing, both personally and professionally. The events are a great way to stay up to date on both what's going on at Catlin Gabel, among the alumni community and also the greater Portland community at large.” –Emily Bellos ‘02

CGS alumni make a difference in the fight against hunger

Thank you to all of our volunteers!

Together you sorted 1,741 lbs. of onions and 6,055 lbs. of apples. That equates to 6,497 meals! Please consider joining alumni and current families for our next service opportunity. Each volunteer sorted 295 lbs. of food; this shows that each and every volunteer can make a difference.

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