Alumni Board Nominations

The nominating committee of the alumni board proposes the following nominees to fill five at-large positions on the Alumni Board for terms beginning  July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2016.

Forrest Alogna ’95 [philosophy] practices corporate law in Paris, France, primarily focusing on major cross-border transactions. He was a sounding board for Adam Riggs ’95 in the planning of Reed’s first Working Weekend, and may hold the record as the person who traveled the farthest to attend the event.

Cindy Joe ’08 [physics] is an accelerator operator at Fermilab, the U.S.’s flagship research facility for high-energy physics. Her official roles at Reed included astronomy club founder, nuclear reactor operator, and dorm host for prospies. As Chicago’s chapter representative, she enjoys organizing fun events for local Reedies; giving tours of her workplace; and working with admission and career services to talk to future and former Reed students. When not smashing protons, she enjoys creative endeavors and personal challenges, and so has calligraphed her Christmas cards, taken up Argentine tango, and tried rock climbing and flying trapeze.  

Beverly Lau ’06 [physics] just earned a PhD in medical physics from the University of Chicago. She will start a post-doctoral fellowship in physics and biomedical engineering at the University of Houston, where she will study breast cancer detection. She got involved with the alumni association as the Chicago chapter representative in 2010, and served as the chapter’s chairperson in 2011. Beverly spearheaded the successful board game nights for the Chicago chapter. At Reed, she operated the nuclear reactor and sang in the chorus. She also was a dorm hostess for the admission office.

Michael Stapleton ’10 [English] is the director of marketing at Gild, a San Francisco startup that develops recruiting technologies. He also serves as an admission volunteer and is on the steering committee of Alumni Fundraising for Reed, where he focuses on young alumni giving. During his senior year at Reed, Michael and three of his classmates started the first student-funded scholarship, which continues today as the Reedies for Reedies initiative. He lives in San Francisco. 

Richard Thomason ’84 [history] wrote his thesis with Professor Ed Segel on the decline of the British Liberal Party 1914–24. After Reed, he was staff to U.S. senator Bill Bradley before getting a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton. Richard has held a variety of positions developing state health policy with the California Legislature, Kaiser Permanente, and the Service Employees International Union. He is currently a program officer with Blue Shield of California Foundation. Richard is a longtime member of the Reed Career Network and served for five years as Bay Area chapter chair and chapter representative to the alumni board.  

Additional nominations may be submitted by petition. Said petitions must contain the name and a biographical sketch of the nominee, the office to be filled, and the signatures of 50 or more members of the alumni association. Petitions must be received in the alumni relations office on or before February 15. Contact Mike Teskey, director of alumni relations, at for details.

The nominating committee includes Sheldon Hochheiser ’73, Jay Hubert ’66, Willie Koo ’83, Melina Martinez ’04, Chantal Sudbrack ’97, and Mike Teskey.