Annual Fund support continues to grow

The Annual Fund, an integral part of the Campaign for Reed College that includes contributions from alumni, parents, and friends, has grown by more than 70 percent in the past five years. Alumni giving has increased by more than 65 percent during this time, and support from parents has more than doubled in recent years.

This year's Annual Fund has raised $1,115,000 as of March 10, 1998, and has a goal of $1,890,000 by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. An important component of Reed's operating budget, it enhances the college's ability to offer a demanding, traditional curriculum to its students in small conference-style classes. It ensures that a Reed education remains accessible to talented students from all backgrounds. Please call the Annual Fund office for more information at 503/777-7573. R

Jack Scriven's "Cardiac Kids" co-champs of Portland city squash league

The Reed College squash team unexpectedly became co-champs this year of the Portland city squash league, despite the fact that two of their top five players could not participate. Most of the matches played went down to the last match and sometimes the last game, earning the nickname "The Cardiac Kids" from Jack Scrivens, associate director of physical education and longtime coach and mentor of the team.

Alan Park '98, ranked first on the team, ended the league season with a personal record of eight wins and two losses. The students who played in most of the season's matches were Nikhil Anand '98, Noah Bardach '98, Takashi Nakai '99, Martin Chan '00, and Elizabeth Morgan '99.

Scrivens, who was inducted into the Oregon Hall of Fame in 1986, has been coaching the Reed College squash team for 37 years; in the past 10 years, the Reed team has been league champions four times. In the late 1960s, he founded the city of Portland squash league, where Reed still plays. Scrivens is an accomplished athlete. Originally a basketball player, he rose to prominence as one of the nation's top handball players, winning the National Handball Singles Championships in 1975 and 1976. He was named a member of the U.S. team that played Canada in 1974. His numerous awards include the Jimmy Richardson Award from the Old Time Athletes Association as Oregon's top amateur male athlete, the Cebula Award from the Multnomah Athletic Club as its top handball player, and the Multnomah Athletic Club President's Award, which recognizes Scrivens for his exceptional contribution to athletics, especially on the youth level. R

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