August 2019

Hello alumni and friends! I hope summer is treating you well and you’ve had some great adventures already. Here in the Willamette Valley we have been enjoying some moderate temperatures and even a rainy day here and there. Gardens are blossoming and the famous blueberries grown in this area are ready for picking. We’re starting to see more and more paddle boarders, floaters, kayakers, boaters, and waders in the rivers and lakes and each weekend brings new adventures.

July was a slower month for alumni events, we had one at the beginning of the month, which you can read all about at the blog. Coming up, we’ve got a lot on the calendar and we hope you will join us for events in your region. Check out what is coming up in the e-news and read about the happenings in July below.  

What’s new at WOU- Portland

On a rainy evening on July 9 a group of more than 30 people including President Fuller and his wife Susan gathered at the Columbia Sportwear Employee Store in Portland. We enjoyed snacks hosted by WOU Alumni Relations and beverages sponsored by Golden Valley Brewing, a local Portland brewery. It was super fun to mingle and meet fellow alumni. This was a first time event for many of the attendees and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking with all of our guests. President Fuller delivered comments on the future of WOU and what great and exciting developments to look forward to in his “What’s new at WOU” presentation. Following Dr. Fuller’s remarks, guests received passes to shop the store. It was a very wet but great evening. For those who attended, thank you for your support! We look forward to hosting another event in Portland in the near future! 

**The next What’s new at WOU events will be in Independence on September 14, Hood River on October 1 and Hermiston on October 3. Hope to see you at one of them!

*Are you part of the class of 2019 and want to make sure you stay connected? Fill out this contact form so we have your updated email address and home address. Also let us know what you’d like to see offered for alumni!*






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Emily Lafon Alumni Relations Coordinator

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