Winter 2014 Newsletter
Dr. Percy to lead the College of Urban and Public Affairs
The College of Urban and Public Affairs is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Percy has accepted the position of Dean, with a starting date of June 1, 2014. Dr. Percy currently serves as the Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore, where he has been since 2011. Read More
Walmart gift supports local nutrition education
The Walmart Foundation's Oregon State Giving Program recently made awards to eight Oregon nonprofits, including the School of Community Health. The gift to PSU, totaling almost $100,000, is the largest gift made by the Oregon State Giving Program last year and will support an expansion of the Harvest for Healthy Kids program, a nutrition program for low-income children in Multnomah County. Read More
From Serbia to PSU, student pursues physical therapy
In Serbia, Mladen Kolundzija attended a medical high school where he helped patients learn to walk again and trained to become a physical therapist. In 2002, his life was uprooted when he, his mother and brother secured refugee asylum visas and came to the United States. Now, Mladen majors in health sciences at PSU and was one of the first students in spring 2013 to receive the Yaden Family Endowed Scholarship. Read More
Remembering the Toulans
This past October the College's Founding Dean Nohad A. Toulan and his wife Dirce Toulan were killed in a traffic accident in Uruguay. Nohad and Dirce were and will forever be the first couple of the College of Urban and Public Affairs, having worked tirelessly to make the Portland Metropolitan region the wonderful place that it is. If you were unable to attend their campus memorial, a video of the service is available online. Read More
Fall/Winter News Highlights
Professor Carl Abbott was a guest on OPB's Think Out Loud discussing Oregon's Land Use Laws.
In This Issue
This e-newsletter is a publication of the Office of the Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University.