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Cynthea Beatty Hayakawa ’70

Cynthia Beatty Hayakawa ’70, May 15, 2001, in Portland. After graduating from Reed, Cynthia taught dance at Portland Community College and Clackamas Community College, worked as a choreographer for the Portland Actors Ensemble, and was a dance performer. She also wrote articles for the Oregonian. In 1994 she began working as a teacher in Lake Oswego Schools, and she earned a master’s in education at Portland State University in 1995. At the time of her death, she was a middle school teacher at Hazelbrook Middle School in Tualatin, Oregon, where she taught cultures, drama, and speech and debate classes. She was married for a time to Alan Hayakawa ’70. Survivors include a daughter, a son, and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2001

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