Happy November, readers! Thank you for tuning in each month to hear about past events, see photos, find out what’s coming up and discover what our alums are doing. If you know an alum or a community member who might be interested in attending events, volunteering at the university and/or receiving the e-news, encourage them to reach out to me and get on the distribution list. Our community is growing, thanks to all of you, and I am really excited for this academic year!
October was a month full of excitement and charm. It was the first full month of school for students, faculty and staff, the leaves changed colors and displayed their amazing beauty, the weather was all over the board, (there were several days when I had my heat on in the morning and AC on in the afternoon) and the students celebrated their annual Homecoming week! For Alumni, our month was full of planning, executing events and preparing for Homecoming and upcoming fall events. Check out the recaps below to see what happened in October.
Health and Counseling Center
Campus keeps growing and changing! On October 2, campus celebrated the opening of the brand new Student Health and Counseling Center. Center Director Jaime Silva cut the ribbon and hosted tour groups through the beautiful building. Some of the highlights at the new center include immediate access cold and flu packets, general pain medication like Tylenol and Advil, and lots of pamphlets on resources. The building is located across from the new Richard Woodcock Education Center and is a two-story, brick building. Next time you’re on campus, be sure to check it out!
Fall Board meeting
The WOU Alumni Association Board of Directors had their first meeting of FY18 on Saturday, October 14. This meeting was held in the Willamette Room and covered material such as goal setting, voting on a community service project and voting in 10 new members to the Board of Directors! For the first time in a long time, the Alumni Board is full. Officers and a list of new members are listed below. Check out bios and meet the full board here.
- Tony Crawford ’80, President
- Victoria Scholerman ’04, Vice President
- Clark Hamor ’77, Past-President
- Doug Ladd ’88, Secretary
- Amanda Deyerle ’03
- Arielle Schultz ’15
- Derek Olson ’11
- Griffin bates ’02
- Hannah Anonson ’10
- Heidi Ramp-Rogers ’13
- Kelly Noack ’13
- Michele Davis ’13
- Rebecca Adelman ’12
- Rod Leland ’70, ’76
October’s alumni of the game
Western Oregon University football played their second home game on Saturday, October 14. The Wolves played conference powerhouse Central Washington University. Read a game recap here.
The Alumni of the Game for October 14 went to 2012 graduate Jonathan Davis. Jonathan was nominated by his wife, Michele Davis also a WOU alum. Jonathan was a first generation college student and has worked his way up at Cardinal Glass in Hood River, OR to become a manager. His dedication and hard work has helped him achieve a great career and life. Well done, Jonathon, we’re proud of you and your excellent work ethic!
A lively and excited group of soon to be WOU graduates gathered in the Pacific Room on the evening of October 17 for the annual Senior Kickoff event. More than 150 seniors enjoyed food, giveaways, prizes and listened to campus and community reps discuss steps to take to graduate and also what services are available to them after graduation. The goal of the event is to get seniors on track to graduate by hearing what steps need to be taken from people who represent departments like the Registrar Office, Financial Aid and Graduate Programs. Also present was Annual Fund, SLCD, Jostens, Country Financial and Alumni Relations. At the end of the evening all attendees received a gift from the Alumni Office and an invite to Senior Sendoff in the spring.