Alumni Newsspring2007

CONTENTS

It's Getting Better All the Time

Regional Gatherings

Reunions 2007 Schedule

 

Travels with Reedies

If your wanderlust points you toward engaging and stimulating travel with other Reedies, we can offer trips both near (Ashland) and far (China). View more details.

Camp Westwind

The weekend retreat at Camp Westwind for alumni and their families will be held October 19–21, 2007. Join alumni from a variety of eras and swap Olde Reed stories and songs in a beautiful forested setting on the Oregon Coast. A limited number of reduced-rate spaces are available for kitchen and cleaning crew. View more details and registration.

Students Go Beyond the Bubble

During spring break, seven Reed students set off with resident director David Rivera to explore career opportunities after Reed. Their destination was Seattle, the first stop in what Reed’s career office hopes will be a string of future trips to connect current Reed students with successful alumni.

Traveling to Seattle were Tian Jiang ’10, Hyeon Jeong Kim ’09, Marushka Ngahane Baoh ’09, Abraham Oh ’10, Godwin Yung ’10, Yu Zhu ’10, and Jeryl Hewey ’10. On the trip, Beyond the Bubble, the students conducted—and filmed—information interviews with successful professionals in fields of their choosing. Beyond the Bubble is based on a concept pioneered by Road Trip Nation. In Seattle, the students conducted as many as five interviews per day; alumni whom they interviewed included Scott Maxson ’83, owner of Zebra Software Co.; Michitaka Soga ’86, project architect; and Kim Wolfkill ’87, publisher for MSN Autos. The students also took time out to explore Seattle’s sights, including Pike’s Place Market and the Seattle Center.

The group would like to thank all those who offered their time for interviews, as well as Erik Speckman ’91, Tor Jernudd ’84 (and family), and Yusaf Jawed ’91, for helping to make the trip possible.

—Jeryl Hewey ’10

Diaspora Pizza Nights

After Commencement, several alumni chapters across the country will be hosting congratulatory events for the class of 2007. Come out and help introduce new grads to the great community they have waiting for them!

In Portland, the party will be on Monday, May 21, at Old Town Pizza, 226 NW Davis, at 7 p.m. Join us for schmoozing and networking, and please be prepared to help share the cost of pizza for the newly minted alumni. R.S.V.P. to Barbara Smith-Thomas ’64 at smiththomas@att.net.

Farther afield, alumni will be hosting similar pizza parties on Monday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. If you are in Boston, Chicago, Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Durham, Boulder, Washington, D.C., or London, save the date and check back at the alumni homepage in coming weeks for confirmed and additional locations.