Orientation 2019

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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

  • Hayfa Achour
  • Hayfa Achour ’19
    Senior Orientation Coordinator

    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 2019-20 orientation and welcoming all of you to Reed College!
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  • Nitya Vikrant ’22

    Pronouns: she/her/hers
    Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia, and Mumbai, India
    I am currently an Economics or ICPS-Econ major and am very interested in the economies of developing countries, especially in South and South East Asia. I was born in Mumbai, India but grew up in the lovely city of Jakarta in Indonesia. Being far away from home has been hard, but Reed has soon become home! In my spare time, I enjoy cooking monthly (elaborate) dinners with my friends, riding the Max, reading sappy romcoms and watching space-related documentaries or Grey’s Anatomy with my roommate.
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  • Henry Oberholtzer ’21

    Pronouns: he/him they/them
    I’m a music major with an interest in electronic music. Apart from studying music, I’ve been enjoying taking Russian at Reed for the past two years. I'm from the small college town of Davis, California and have found the change to the cooler climates of Portland to be very welcome. I spend a lot of time collecting records, cycling across Portland, and trying new recipes out in the kitchen.

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 Life 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

    SEEDS (Students for Education, Equity, and Direct Service)
    Pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs
    Student Center
    Hometown: Portland, Oregon
    This is my third 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 Life

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, 

Multicultural Resource Center (MRC)
Ruby Joy White, 503/517-4102

Office for Inclusive Community
Peer Mentor Program
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, Equity, and Direct Service)
One time, weekly, and service trip programs, including off-campus Federal Work Study
Tara Sonali Miller, 503/777-7563

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

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,

Annie Downey, 503/517-5587

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
Sheila Johnson, 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, Interim 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
Hugh Porter, Interim President,

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

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