News of the Alumni Association 2001
  Alumni board notice of nominations

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In accordance with the constitution of the Reed College alumni association and following a call for nominations to all alumni in the May 2001 Reed magazine, the nominating committee of the alumni association hereby gives notice of the following nominations to the alumni board. All terms begin July 1, 2002.

PRESIDENT(one-year term)
Patrick Pruyne
Amherst, Massachusetts. B.A. biology. Occupation: parent, stonemason, technology consultant, trustee of the Common School in Amherst, Massachusetts. Reed-related activities: admission and career services volunteer, current vice president of the alumni board.
VICE PRESIDENT (one-year term
Steven Falk
Lafayette, California. B.A. economics; M.P.P. John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1986. Occupation: city manager of Lafayette, California, since 1996. Reed-related activities: volunteer for the admission office since 1984, career services vol-unteer, and current secretary of the alumni board.
SECRETARY (one-year term)

Holly (Gudmundson) Leighton
Minneapolis, Minnesota. B.A. French literature. Occupation: technical support specialist, University of Minnesota. Reed-related activities: admission volunteer since 1978, alumni admission network regional coordinator (1987–94), alumni boardmember for two years, current chair of the alumni services committee.

ALUMNI TRUSTEE (four-year term)

Peter Mason
Seattle, Washington. B.A. mathematics; master’s in mathematics, University of Washington, 1982. Occupation: a succession of jobs in software, including a long stint at Microsoft. Most recently taught computer programming at the Digipen Institute. Reed-related activities: longtime member of the Rainier chapter of the alumni association, serving as chair from 1997 to 2000.

MEMBERS (three-year term)

Eva Labby
Portland, Oregon. Attended Reed, received B.A. in psychology from UCLA, 1951. Occupation: retired in 1996 from Labby & Labby, where she was a mental health resource consultant. Reed-related activities: worked on the 50th reunion committee in 2001 and served as an alumni board member for six years in the late 1970s to early 1980s.

Arch by library Claudia MacLachlan
Washington, D.C. Attended Reed, then received a B.A. in journalism. Occupation: self-employed as a freelance writer.

Florence Riddle
Portland, Oregon. B.A. literature; M.A. English, Yale University, 1957; Ph.D. comparative literature, University of Washington, 1968; Certificate in TESL, Portland State University, 1983. Occupation: retired from college and university teaching of English. Currently works with the city of Portland, Portland Public Schools, and the Portland Audubon Society in land-use planning and the interface between nature and culture; freelance writer. Contributor to Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism (Bucknell, 1980), The Urban Naturalist (Portland Audubon Society, 1985–95), and Wild in the City (Oregon Historical Society, 2000). Reed-related activities: member and secretary of Reed alumni board, 1968–69; co-chair of Reed reunions committee, 1991; member of planningcommittee for the class of ’51 50th reunion, 2001.

Richard Parker
Portland, Oregon. B.A. political science. Occupation: attorney practicing primarily bankruptcy and immigration. Reed-related activities: member of Portland chapter alumni steering committee, 1996–97; reunions volunteer; class reunion committee, 1995.

Shouka Rezvani
Portland, Oregon. B.A. biology; J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 1994. Occupation: partner at Tonkon Torp LLP law firm. An Oregon native, she is currently serving on the boards of direc-tors of Young Audiences of Oregon and the Open Door Counseling Center.


Noah Iliinsky
Seattle, Washington. B.A. physics. Occupation: designer, engineer, programmer. Reed-related activities: class reunions committee in 2000, Rainier chapter steering committee since 2000, Rainier chapter representative to alumni board since September 2001.

Row of Carrels picture Laura Leviton
Scotch Plains, New Jersey. B.A. psychology; M.A. psychology, University of Kansas, 1976; Ph.D. psychology, University of Kansas, 1978. Occupation: senior program officer for research and evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation since 1999. She received a 1993 award from the American Psychological Association for distinguished contributions to psychology in the public interest for her work in HIV prevention and health promotion at the workplace. She was awarded a W.K. Kellogg National Fellowship and has received several other awards.

Deborah (Ross) Wheeler
Boulder Creek, California. B.A. biology; M.S. psychology PSU, 1973; D.C. University of Pasadena, 1978. Occupation: (day job) medical receptionist, (real job) fantasy and science fiction writer. Reed-related activities: Reed Science Fiction Writers Association (an informal group of two to four ,people, depending), southern California alumni chapter steering committee 1997–99, alumni board chapter representative 1997–99, and admission volunteer since the 1980s.

On February 15, in all offices for which there is only one nominee the nominee shall be considered elected as of that date, except that the alumni trustee nomination must be approved by the board of trustees.

Additional nominations for each vacant position may be submitted by petition from the membership. Said petitions must contain the name and a brief biographical sketch of the nominee, the office to be filled, and the signatures of 50 or more members of the association. Petitions must be received in the alumni office on or before February 15.

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