NOAA August 2005


A message from the alumni association president
Making stone soup
Volunteers honored at June awards luncheon


Camp Westwind

October 14 – 16

Alumni holiday party

December 10

Reunions 2006

May 30 – June 4


The weekend retreat at Camp Westwind for alumni and their families, revived by the Portland alumni chapter, will be October 14–16. Join alumni from a variety of eras and swap Old Reed stories and songs in a beautiful forested setting on the Oregon coast. View details and registration.


Plans are underway for a mini reunion of Paradox managers as part of Reunions 2006. Matt Giraud ’85 and Mike Magrath ’84 are spearheading this effort and would love to hear from you if you were a Paradox manager during your student days at Reed, or if you have Paradox pictures or memorabilia that you would like to share. If so, please contact Matt at and Mike at


ReedLink, a password-protected website, is a collection of services that allow alumni to stay in touch with each other and the college. The site lists class notes, volunteer and job opportunities, and, of course, online contact information for Reed alumni. ReedLink also contains class albums for reunion years so you can read about your classmates well before your reunion. To register for ReedLink, go to New registrants will be asked to enter their Reed ID, (your six-digit number is on the mailing label of the printed magazine) and birthdate, and create a password to get started.



The tradition may have come from Oxford, but Reed’s own boar’s-head procession is still celebrated with accustomed ceremony at our annual holiday party. Please help us keep this beloved custom alive by joining the boar’s-head ensemble singers on Saturday, December 10.

For more information, contact or 503/777-7589.


Somewhere between the return of the swallows to San Juan Capistrano (or the buzzards to Hinkley, Ohio) and Haley’s comet, is the Reed College alumni directory. It’s been five years since our last endeavor, and thus is it is time to launch another alumni directory. This go ‘round we have contracted with Harris Publishing Company to help manage the effort and to print and market the directory.

Over the course of the last years, many alumni have commented that these directories are very useful. They help us keep abreast of one another, and assist in building chapter events or networking. The data in these directories helps Reed as well. We use this data in making foundation requests and in supporting students seeking internships and career placement.

Thanks for participating in our alumni directory project.

Best wishes,

Mike Teskey, director of
alumni relations

David L. Perry ’73, president
Reed College Alumni Association


Short-term medical insurance is available to new graduates and other alumni who need temporary coverage. Interested alumni may call Meyer and Associates at 800/635-7801 or visit


If you would like to become more involved in the activities of the alumni association or Reed’s offices of development, admission, or career services, we would love to hear from you. If you have any questions or suggestions for the alumni relations office, feel free to call or write us.

For address changes or to speak with someone in the alumni relations office, call 503/777-7589, or send email to Our regular mailing address is 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR 97202-8199.

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