AND VOLUNTEER AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
At the Foster-Scholz Club luncheon, Adrian Greek ’50 , chair of the Foster Scholz Club, introduced the two recipients of this year’s distinguished service award: Dorothy Hirsch ’52 and Sumner Rodriguez ’42.
Dorothy Hirsch has served Reed and her community in a variety of roles most
of her adult life. She is active in the alumni association and served as
president of the alumni board in 1979. She was the co-chair for the class
of 1952 reunion gift in 1992. She has been a member of the steering committee
of the Foster-Scholz Club. She has also given generous financial support
to Reed. Hirsch’s commitment to learning extends into the Portland
community as well. She has served on the board of the Multnomah County Library
for many years, and her tireless efforts on behalf of the library have served
to inspire many people. She has also served on the board of trustees of
the Oregon Institute of Literary Arts and the Friends of History of Portland
After Sumner Rodriguez earned his law degree from
Stanford in 1949, he and his wife, Adele, chose to live in Madras, Oregon.
But Rodriguez has done more than just live in his city: he has helped shaped
its history. When he and Adele moved to Madras, there were no paved streets
or adequate water supply. Since then, they have seen acres of sagebrush
transformed into fertile irrigated land, city streets paved, a city hall
constructed, a sewer system installed, a new fire department approved and
operating, a hospital and nursing home built, and parks developed. Rodriguez
played a role in all of it. He was the city attorney of Madras from 1949
to 1986, he was secretary to the Jefferson County Develop-ment Corporation,
and he played a major role in the acquisition of Sunshine Corner and the
development of Bean Park. In 1995 the Rodriguezes set up two trusts, one
to benefit Reed and one to benefit Oregon State, Adele’s alma mater.
They have also given generously to the Madras library, and they have started
a foundation that provides college scholarship support to students from
Robin Tovey ’97 for her role as an active volunteer for Reed since her graduation.
Steve McCarthy ’66 for his work as a member of the Reed board of trustees since 1988. McCarthy currently serves as vice chairman, and was secretary from 1990 to 1998. He also serves on the nominating, appeals and review, and development committees.
Letter of commendation from the president
Ralph Pratt ’50 for leading the folk dancing event during alumni reunion weekend for 10 years. Frau Angela Jung for assisting students studying abroad in Munich in all aspects of their experience—academic, living, and job experiences—for almost three decades.
Letter of commendation from the alumni association president
Chantal Sudbrack ’97 and Juliet Kim ’88 for their work as founding members of the Chicago chapter