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Christopher Johannes Namtze ’75

Christopher Johannes Namtze ’75, May 10, 2013, in South Bend, Indiana, following an extended illness. Chris earned a BA from Reed in political science and an MA in sociology from Brandeis University. He made a career in finance, working in Boston and in New York City. Chris was a member of Reed’s National Advisory Counsel and a generous supporter of the college and of education for students who were financially disadvantaged. “I think that the person who most inspired and challenged me was John Pock [sociology 1955–98]. It was in his sociological theory class that I learned intellectual accountability. Not just critical thinking, but accountability. This has helped me in my work today probably more than in school. I give the college credit for teaching me how to think.” Survivors include his mother and sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013

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