Emeritus trustee Rosenbaum '50 receives medal from Secretary of Defense
Emeritus trustee Fred M. Rosenbaum '50 has received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service commemorating his work with and for the National Guard and Reserve. Rosenbaum's commitment to public service is apparent in the success of Camp Rosenbaum, a summer camp for disadvantaged children from housing projects in Portland and the surrounding areas. Rosenbaum created the camp 28 years ago through the joint efforts of the Housing Authority of Oregon and the Oregon National Guard, which is dedicated to giving these children an opportunity that would otherwise be unavailable to them. The Portland Police Bureau has also become a full partner in the project. The camp is free for the children, and its plan is based on brotherhood, love and friendship, allowing the children to form strong bonds with the counselors. Many of the counselors are Portland police officers, who provide positive role models for the children, often giving them a new perspective on the role police can play in their lives.
In memory of staff and faculty members
Grace Tigard Houghton died in November at age 97. She taught in Reed's physical education department from 1963 to 1967. She had a long-time interest in folkdancing and shepherded Reed's Tuesday night folkdance class for many years after she retired, until she was more than 80 years old. An active member of the Mazamas with a great interest in mountain climbing, she supervised and went along on student outdoor club trips while she was at Reed. Jack Scrivens, associate director of physical education, called her "an elegant and talented teacher" who made valuable contributions to the physical education department, and a "truly wonderful person." Recently the Reed Tuesday night folkdancers held a night of dancing as a memorial to Houghton and raised money for Reed student scholarships.
Houghton--of the family for which Tigard, Oregon, was named--taught physical education in public schools in Walla Walla and Renton, Washington, and at Pomona College in California before coming to Reed. She was a graduate of the University of Oregon and Wellesley College. She married Paul in 1932; he died in 1942. Survivors include her brother, Curtis Tigard.
Orval Agee, 1907-98
Orval Donavan Agee died October 10 at the age of 91. Agee was a maintenance specialist in Reed's physical plant for 42 years. He was born in Roseburg, Oregon, in 1907 and did much of the early maintenance at the school. He built Reed's ski cabin and drove the school bus that carried students to the mountain for skiing. He also built the storage unit for the radioactive material that was later used to create Reed's nuclear reactor. Joe Brooks, Agee's long-time friend and associate at Reed, said this about Agee's work: "Orval did most everything around the campus except teach classes."
Agee is survived by his cousins Wanda Adams and Dorothy Macfarlane, and nephew, Clinton Agee. r