Orientation 2018

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Summer office hours

Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–noon & 1–5 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Orientation Staff

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  • Hayfa Achour ’19

    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Hometown: Island of Djerba, Tunisia
    Hi! My name is Hayfa and I am a Political Science Junior. I grew up in Tunisia and then I moved to South Africa for school before coming to Reed College. I am very passionate about political philosophy and I have an interest in studying conflict, war, torture and ethno-religious coalitions. I love celebrating diversity and culture-sharing. The Reed community has been a very welcoming embrace for me to pursue my academic ambitions and my personal passions. I am looking forward to working on the 2018-19 orientation and welcoming all of you to Reed College!
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  • Isa Velez, ’19

    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Hometown: Petaluma, California
    I am a Political Science major but I have really enjoyed taking courses in Spanish and Creative Writing here at Reed. I grew up in a small town close to both Napa Valley and San Francisco. I enjoy cooking, watching baseball, skiing, and doing the New York Times crossword puzzles. In Portland, I have enjoyed being able to explore the city and the surrounding areas more these past few years.
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  • Kristin Holmberg

    Director, Office for Student Engagement
    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Student Center
    Hometown: Seattle, Washington
    I’ve worked at Reed for 18 years and love that I’m still surprised by Reed students. When I’m not at work, I spend my time hanging out with my 10 and 13 year old boys, cooking, reading, and swimming. I LOVE the first day of Orientation and can’t wait to meet you all.

International Student Orientation

  • Dana Lawson
  • Dana Lawson

    Assistant Dean, International Student Services
    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Gray Campus Center 104
    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    I serve as the primary staff contact for international students within the college's student services division. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures, reading good books, trying out new Portland restaurants, and hanging out with my family, friends, and my dog, Rosco. I am so excited to welcome the new group of international students to campus in August!

Outdoor Trips

  • Will Symms
  • Will Symms

    Assistant Director, Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs
    Pronouns: he/him/his
    Sports Center
    Hometown: Caldwell, Idaho
    I love skiing with my two boys and wonderful spouse, cooking great meals, and traveling outdoors. My favorite thing about Reed College is my job. I love to program outdoor activities for the students to explore the Pacific Northwest.

Peer Mentor Program and Office for Inclusive Community

  • Dayspring Mattole
  • Dayspring Mattole

    Assistant Dean for Inclusive Community
    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Student Center
    Hometown: Honeydew, California
    Orientation is my favorite time of the year—the energy and excitement of welcoming new students and families, and working together to build a vibrant and inclusive community. Outside of work I love running, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to meeting each of you!

SEEDS Community Engagement

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  • Tara Sonali Miller

    Program Manager, SEEDS (Students for Education Empowerment and Direct Service)
    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Student Center
    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    This is my second year as the SEEDS Program Manager. I'm excited to meet incoming students and work together to foster strong connections between Reed and the surrounding community. Outside of work, I love spending time outside, writing, reading, engaging in Portland’s arts communities, and connecting with friends and family over food.

College Offices

Student Services

Dean’s Office
Guidance on administrative and academic resources; referrals to campus services; assistance with student, family, and faculty concerns regarding students
Britt Hoover, Associate to the Vice President 503/777-7521

Academic Support
Tutoring, study skills coaching, workshops
David Gruber, Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Support, 503/517-7722

Disabilities Support Services
Accommodation for students with learning and physical disabilities
Theresa Lowrie, Director, 503/517-7921

Center for Life Beyond Reed
A great resource for students to explore careers, internships, and fellowships, and to gain the skills necessary to create successes in those milieus.
Alice Harra, Associate Dean
schedule online at reed.edu/beyond-reed 503/777-7550

Community Safety and Campus Switchboard
Emergency response, door unlocks, general campus assistance
Gary Granger, Director, 503/777-7379
 (24/7 emergency communication)
 (switchboard and information)

Health & Counseling Center
Health needs: 503/777-7281

Counseling needs: 503/517-7349

International Student Services
Immigration, International Student Orientation, host families, international student resources
Dana Lawson, Assistant Dean, 

Office for Inclusive Community
Peer Mentor Program, Multicultural Resource Center
Dayspring Mattole, Assistant Dean of Students for Inclusive Community, 503/777-7518

Residence Life
Amy Schuckman, Assistant Dean of Residence Life, 503/517-7834

SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service)
One time, weekly, and service trip programs, including off-campus Federal Work Study
Tara Miller, SEEDS Program Manager,

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
Rowan Frost, Assistant Dean for Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, 503/517-7966 

Sports Center
Michael Lombardo, Director,

Student Engagement
Orientation, student organizations, Gray Fund, leadership programs
Kristin Holmberg, Director, 

Academic Resources

Computer User Services
Tony Palomino, Director, 
For computer help call 503/777-7525 or send an email

Dean of the Faculty
Nigel Nicholson, 503/777-7258

Credit transfers, transcripts, course registration
Nora McLaughlin, Registrar,

International & Off-Campus Programs
Off-campus study
Paul DeYoung, Director, 

Money Matters

Business Office
Student accounts, student employment
Robert Tust, Associate Treasurer and Controller,

Cashier Window
Check cashing, transit passes, student account payment
Katherine Gierek, Cashier, 503/517-7443

Financial Aid
Sandra Sundstrom, Director,
 503/777-7223 or 800/547-4750

General College Information

Milyon Trulove,
 Vice President of Admission & Financial Aid, 503/777-7511 (local), or 800/547-4750 (toll-free)

Alumni programs
Katie Ramsey, Director, 503/777-7589

Orientation preorders, textbooks, Reed clothing and gifts, bookstore accounts
Jessica Valeske, Manager, 

College Relations
Hugh Porter, Vice President,

Jan Kurtz, Director, Development, 503/777-7578
Mandy Heaton, Executive Director, Public Affairs, 503/777-7289

Facilities Services
Maintenance, building services, grounds and canyon
Townsend Angell, Director,

Mail Services
Jon Edgington, Manager, 

President’s Office
John Kroger, President,

Assistance with on-campus phones
Chris Atkins, Telecommunications Administrator,

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