Orientation 2016

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Summer office hours

Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–noon & 1–5 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Orientation Staff

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Paris Gresham, 17
Orientation Coordinator
Student Center
Hometown: Portland, OR
Hey, my name is Paris Gresham, I am a senior sociology major and I'm super passionate about new Reedie orientation! My favorite things are music, cooking, and my adorable kitten! When I am not at Reed, you can find me coaching Franklin Varsity Cheer or eating at one of my favorite Portland restaurants! My favorite thing about Portland besides the beautiful summers, is the fun and creative food culture- there is always something new and delicious to try!

Alex Moses

Alex Moses, ’16
Orientation Coordinator
Student Center
Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
Hey! I’m Alex and I’m a junior English major. I like Peanuts comic strips, musical theatre, easy hiking (more like walking), and any type of aquarium. When I’m not at Reed, I’m probably trying to eat delicious food from Portland’s great foodcarts, hanging out with my cats, or cleaning one of my fishtanks. My favorite part of Portland is all the amazing parks!

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Kristin Holmberg
Director, Student Activities
Student Center
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
I’ve worked at Reed for 16 years and love that I’m still surprised by Reed students. When I’m not at work, I spend my time playing with my 8 and 11 year old boys, cooking, reading, and walking for exercise. I LOVE the first day of Orientation and can’t wait to meet you all.

International Orientation Odyssey

Dana Bays

Dana Lawson
Assistant Dean, International Student Services
Gray Campus Center 104
Hometown: Portland, OR
I serve as the primary staff contact for international students within the college's student services division. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures, reading good books, trying out new Portland Restaurants, and hanging out with my family, friends, and my dog, Rosco. I am so excited to welcome the new group of international students to campus in August!

Outdoor Odysseys

Will Symms

Will Symms
Assistant Director, Atheltics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs
Sports Center
Hometown: Caldwell, Idaho
I love skiing with my eight year old son, playing dinosaurs with my five year old son, cooking great meals, and traveling outdoors. My favorite thing about Reed College is my job. I love to program outdoor activities for the students to explore the Pacific Northwest.

Peer Mentor Program Odyssey

Dayspring Mattole

Dayspring Mattole
Director for the Office for Inclusive Community 
Student Center
Hometown: Honeydew, California
I’ve been at Reed for five years now, and this community continues to inspire me. Orientation is my favorite time of the year—the energy and excitement of welcoming new students and families, and working together to build a vibrant and inclusive community. When I’m not at work, I love running, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and spending time with my family.

SEEDS Odyssey

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Meredith Dickinson
Program Manager, SEEDS (Community Service)
Student Center
Hometown: Henderson, Kentucky
This is my fourth year as the SEEDS (Community Service) office program manager. I'm excited to meet incoming students and support their transition to Reed by connecting them to direct service and other community engagement opportunities. I also enjoy riding my bike, playing guitar, and—queue the Portlandia theme song—living at an ecovillage where we engage in "experiments in sustainability and community." 

College Offices

Student Services

Dean’s Office
Administrative and academic issues or college policies and procedures; leaves of absence; medical leaves of absence; emergency absence; student, parent, and faculty concerns regarding students
Mike Brody, VP for Student Services
, 503/777-7521
Bruce Smith, Dean of Students, 503/777-7527
Julie Maxfield, Associate Dean of Student Services, 503/517-7916

Academic Support
Tutoring, study skills coaching, workshops
David Gruber, Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Support, 503/517-7722

Disabilities Support Services
Accommodation for students with learning and physical disabilities
Theresa Lowrie, Director, 503/517-7921

Center for Life Beyond Reed
Career and internship advice for students and alumni
Alice Harra, Associate Dean

Community Safety and Campus Switchboard
Emergency response, door unlocks, general campus assistance
Gary Granger, Director, 503/777-7379
 (24/7 emergency communication)
 (switchboard and information)

Health & Counseling Center
Kate Smith, Director

Health needs: 503/777-7281

Counseling needs: 503/517-7349

International Student Services
Immigration, International Orientation, host families, international student resources
Dana Lawson, Assistant Dean, 

Office for Inclusive Community
Peer Mentor Program, Multicultural Resource Center
Dayspring Mattole, Director, 503/777-7518

Residence Life
Amy Schuckman, Assistant Dean of Residence Life, 503/517-7834

SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service)
One time, weekly, and service trip programs, including off-campus Federal Work Study
Meredith Dickinson, SEEDS Program Manager,

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
Rowan Frost, Assistant Dean for Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, 503/517-7966 

Sports Center
Michael Lombardo, Director,

Student Activities
Orientation, student organizations, Gray Fund, leadership programs, Reed Arts Week
Kristin Holmberg, Director, 

Academic Resources

Computer User Services
Tony Palomino, Director, 
For computer help call 503/777-7525 or send an email

Dean of the Faculty
Nigel Nicholson, 503/777-7258

Credit transfers, transcripts, course registration
Nora McLaughlin, Registrar,

International & Off-Campus Programs
Off-campus study
Paul DeYoung, Director, 

Money Matters

Business Office
Student accounts, student employment
Rob Tust, Associate Treasurer and Controller,

Cashier Window
Check cashing, transit passes, student account payment
Katherine Gierek, Cashier, 503/517-7443

Financial Aid
Sandra Sundstrom, Director,
 503/777-7223 or 800/547-4750

General College Information

Milyon Trulove,
 Vice President of Admission & Financial Aid, 503/777-7511 (local), or 800/547-4750 (toll-free)

Alumni relations
Michael Teskey, Director, 503/777-7589

Orientation preorders, textbooks, Reed clothing and gifts, bookstore accounts
Ueli Stadler, Manager, 

College Relations
Hugh Porter, Vice President,

Jan Kurtz, Director, Development, 503/777-7578
Mandy Heaton, Executive Director, Public Affairs, 503/777-7289

Commencement Planning
Jill Thornton, Director, Conference & Events Planning,

Facilities Services
Maintenance, building services, grounds and canyon
Townsend Angell, Director,

Mail Services
Jon Edgington, Manager, 

President’s Office
John Kroger, President,

Printing Services
Photocopying (color and black & white), scanning, booklet-making, faxes
Craig Lauder, Lead Duplicating Assistant, 503/788-6621

Assistance with on-campus phones
Chris Atkins, Telocommunications Administrator,

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