August 2018

Hello readers, I hope you’re doing well and staying cool in this hot, summer weather! With the hot weather and plenty of activities going on around town and beyond, have you been out and about with your friends and family? If so, have you been sporting your WOU gear? We want to see it! Be sure to submit your photos to so we can add your Wolf pictures to our Facebook gallery. 

August has some great events coming up like a President’s Reception in Southern Oregon for alumni and friends, the first Eugene After Hours and an overnight adventure to Ashland. Be sure to check out the Alumni homepage to register and get all the details. 

July has come and gone but not without leaving some memories. Monmouth and Independence celebrated their annual Fourth of July festivities with a parade, carnival, fun run and much more! Resident’s from both towns came out in droves to cheer on their friends and family members in the parade, support local businesses and see one another. What a special experience it is to live in towns like Monmouth and Independence where people still come together, businesses open their doors and welcome all and it still feels a bit Mayberry like. To get a recap on what else went down in July, see below.      

Alumni, Veteran & Friends Happy Hour

A group of about 20 alumni, friends and guests gathered in Portland for food, drinks and networking on Saturday, July 21 at the Lagunitas Community Room in Southeast Portland. During the three hour event, guests shared stories of their time in the service, made connections with one another and heard from Veteran’s Resource Coordinator Andrew Holbert. Andrew shared with guests the transformation of the Veterans Resource Center and the multiple awards WOU Student Veterans of America have won, making our Resource Center the number one in the nation. Guests ranged in graduation years from the 60’s to 2018! Thank you to those who attended, we thoroughly enjoyed spending Saturday afternoon with you and your guests.  



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Emily Lafon Alumni Relations Coordinator

(503) 838-8710 | or e-mail:  | Location: The Cottage