George Patten Jr., 1910-97
George F. Patten Jr., financial adviser to the Reed College board for 17 years in the 1950s and 1960s, died on September 7 in Portland. His sister-in-
law was the revered Ann W. Shepard '23, Reed's long-time dean of student services. A graduate of the University
of Washington and an ROTC honors graduate, Patten got
his start in the financial world in 1932 at Drumhiller, Erlichman & White. He worked with E.M. Adams,
then Handel, Lundborg & Patten in Portland, before founding the George Patten Investment Company in 1950. The company was part of several mergers, and at his death at age 87 Patten was working with PaineWebber Inc. Patten was active in the community and served several years on Catlin Gabel School's board
of trustees. His first wife,
Elsie Failing Shepard '33,
died in 1973, and his second wife, Dorothy Tongue Macnamara, died in 1983.
He married Katharine Talbott Macnab in 1985.
President Koblik appointed to
"I Have A Dream" advisory board
President Steven Koblik was recently appointed to the advisory board of the Oregon "I Have A Dream" Foundation. This board provides a critical outreach into the greater Portland metropolitan area
by helping children from low-income communities become productive citizens with a long-term mentoring program focused on postsecondary educational opportunities.
Koblik is also a member
of the board of directors of
the American Council of Education, the board of trustees of the Boys and Girls Aid Society of Oregon, and
the advisory board of Port-land Loaves and Fishes.
The Oregon "I Have A Dream" Foundation began in September 1990 with the
entire fifth grade at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. Each "Dreamer" who successfully completes high school is provided with
tuition support to ensure a
college or vocational education. There are currently five project classes of "Dreamers" in Portland, totaling over
450 children. The foundation's advisory board members
act as advocates for the
foundation's mission and
help expand the program
so more students can become "Dreamers."