Orientation 2017

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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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Shelby Williams ’19
Orientation Coordinator
Student Center
Hometown: New Orleans/Lafayette, Louisiana
I am an economics major. I come from New Orleans, where I grew a love for jazz and creole cuisine. I love to travel, sing, dance, and act and, when I can, record music. My favorite thing to do here in Portland is eat, eat, EAT, and explore the crazy wacky city that is Portland!

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Mia Bonilla ’19
Orientation Coordinator
Student Center
Hometown: Miami, Florida
I'm a first-gen queer brown latinx femme. I’m a non-traditional student and a sophomore and am pursuing a studio art major. I'm primarily interested in intersectionality and upholding dark skinned/fat/disabled/trans/poor/sex working femmes who embody all or some of those identities through my politics and my work. I have strong opinions about the different oppressive structures that govern our lives and am always available to educate. I'm super into food—ramen is a favorite—and I put sriracha on everything. Other than that I spend all my free time dancing and stretching, and my biggest goal for this year is to wake up before 10 a.m.

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Kristin Holmberg
Director, Student Activities
Student Center
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
I’ve worked at Reed for 17 years and love that I’m still surprised by Reed students. When I’m not at work, I spend my time playing with my 9 and 12 year old boys, cooking, reading, and training for a triathalon. I LOVE the first day of Orientation and can’t wait to meet you all.

International Orientation Odyssey

Dana Bays

Dana Lawson
Assistant Dean, International Student Services
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 Odysseys

Will Symms

Will Symms
Assistant Director, Athletics, Fitness and Outdoor Programs
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 Odyssey

Dayspring Mattole

Dayspring Mattole
Assistant Dean for Inclusive Community 
Student Center
Hometown: Honeydew, California
I’ve been at Reed for six years now, and this community continues to inspire me. 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. When I’m not at work, I love running, exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and spending time with my family.

SEEDS Odyssey

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Tara Sonali Miller
Program Manager, SEEDS (Students for Education Empowerment and Direct Service)
Student Center
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
This is my first year as the SEEDS Program Manager. I'm so 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, 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
Kate Smith, Director

Health needs: 503/777-7281

Counseling needs: 503/517-7349

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

Office for Inclusive Community
Peer Mentor Program, Multicultural Resource Center
Dayspring Mattole, Director, 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 Activities
Orientation, student organizations, Gray Fund, leadership programs, Reed Arts Week
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, Telocommunications Administrator,

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