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Michael Scott Carnahan MALS ’88

Michael Scott Carnahan MALS ’88, June 28, 2007, in Portland, from an undiagnosed heart condition. Michael received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon in French and comparative literature. In addition to completing an MALS degree at Reed, he also served as assistant director of admission for the college. He earned a certificate in French language and literature at the Sorbonne, University of Paris, was fluent in French and Spanish, and also spoke Arabic, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. He traveled widely, and worked for Berlitz in France and for the United Nations in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, he was a research analyst for the International Trade Institute in Portland before taking the position of programs director on world affairs for the World Affairs Council in 1991. He loved the outdoors, and ran six-minute miles daily. He dedicated volunteer hours to the Oregon Humane Society, exercising animal-shelter dogs. For this service, he received the society's Diamond Collar Award. Survivors include his twin brother, sister-in-law, and nephew, and friends worldwide.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 2007

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