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Alumna profile: Mary Ann Anderson—early childhood education matters Alumna profile: Mary Ann Anderson—early childhood education matters
Alumnus
Dave Zambrano Dave Zambrano
Student Legal Services Alumnus Class of 2013
Alumnus
GSE Alumnus Profile: Bryan Henderson GSE Alumnus Profile: Bryan Henderson
Alumnus
Michael Weinhouse '10: A PSU grad’s take on finding the right career Michael Weinhouse '10: A PSU grad’s take on finding the right career
Alumnus
Thrashers invest in access to education Thrashers invest in access to education
Marta ’90 and Ken Thrasher endorse Portland State’s mission of access. They recognize the power of education to advance lives and demonstrate their commitment with generous gifts to scholarships.
Gift
Honorary Degree Recipient: Lorry I. Lokey Honorary Degree Recipient: Lorry I. Lokey
Mr. Lokey is a strong supporter not only of PSU's Judaic Studies program, but also its annual Jewish history lecture series named in his honor and its Judaica collection housed in Millar Library.
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Honorary Degree Recipient: Duncan Campbell Honorary Degree Recipient: Duncan Campbell
Duncan Campbell founded four children's organizations—Youth Resources providing funding for individual children to experience personal growth such as music or dance lessons or a trip to the beach; the Children's Institute promoting investments in early childhood programs; the Children's Course, a Gladstone golf course for at-risk children and their families; and most notably, Friends of the Children.
Gift
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador Anouksha Gardner Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador Anouksha Gardner
Graduate student in Conflict Resolution, Anouksha is from Nepal.
Graduate Student
Alumni Achievement Award Honoree 2012: Travis Knight '98 Alumni Achievement Award Honoree 2012: Travis Knight '98
Travis Knight '98, was the inagural recipient of the Simon Benson Award for Alumni Achievement.
Alumnus
Alumni Achievement Award Honoree 2013: Bill Stoller '79 Alumni Achievement Award Honoree 2013: Bill Stoller '79
Bill Stoller earned his MBA from Portland State University in 1979. He co-founded Express Employment Professionals, an international staffing company with more than 600 franchises. He transformed his family's Dundee Hills turkey farm into the award-winning Stoller Family Estate, a solar-generating, gravity-flow winery that was the first in the U.S. to attain gold-level LEED certification.
Alumnus
Honoring Philanthropists: Rick Miller MBA '91 & Erika Miller Honoring Philanthropists: Rick Miller MBA '91 & Erika Miller
This dynamic husband and wife team champions public education, small business, local churches, and senior citizens.
Gift
Alumni Achievement Award Honoree - Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D. PSU: ’84, M.S. ’86 Alumni Achievement Award Honoree - Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D. PSU: ’84, M.S. ’86
Ramon S. Torrecilha, Ph.D. brings a commitment to multiculturalism to the institutions he serves and his inspiring story demonstrates how Portland State University’s mission of access transforms lives.
Alumnus
Alumni Marcia Schulmerich and John Salmon give a scholarship gift of a lifetime Alumni Marcia Schulmerich and John Salmon give a scholarship gift of a lifetime
John Salmon (’67 MA ’72) and Marcia Schulmerich (class of ’69), are leading examples of alumni who are committed to scholarships. They graduated from PSU with biology degrees and built accomplished careers in health care administration. Along the way, this husband and wife team began giving back to PSU by providing scholarships for biology students.
Gift
Meet Alaura Taggart '13, Intern at Ovations Food Services Meet Alaura Taggart '13, Intern at Ovations Food Services
Alaura interned with Ovations Food Services during her final year at PSU's School of Business Administration, and recently shared with us her experience, and how that has led to a career she fully enjoys.
Alumnus
Fearless Alumni: Lina Menard '13 Fearless Alumni: Lina Menard '13
A childhood affinity for small, cozy spaces grew into an adulthood interest in tiny homes and pared-down living. Lina Menard '13 earned a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning at Portland State and founded Niche Consulting , a sustainable design company that specializes in small housing.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Dan MacDonald MBA '91 Alumni Profile: Dan MacDonald MBA '91
Dan McDonald is an outstanding MBA alum who has continued his engagement and involvement with Portland State University in a very meaningful way. Dan works for PECI, which designs and manages energy efficiency programs for utility providers, government organizations and other clients. PECI has earned "Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon" recognition every year since 2009.
Alumnus
Capps family gives back by supporting aspiring educators Capps family gives back by supporting aspiring educators
Roger and Jan Capps are devoted to Portland State. Roger has been an active member of the Alumni Advocates Group, and has made many trips to Salem and Washington, D.C., advocating for PSU. He also served on the Alumni Board for six years. He and Jan still voice their passion for the Vikings at sporting events. And, over time, they increased their giving to PSU.
Gift
Alumni Profile: Alando Simpson Alumni Profile: Alando Simpson
It was at Portland State that Alando first came across the concept of sustainability, LEED certification, and the ‘triple bottom line’ economy. To Alando, sustainability equaled common sense and a reflection of the values his father had already instilled in him.
Alumnus
Robert Johnson Robert Johnson
Student Legal Services Alumnus Class of 2011, BS Political Science
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Donna M. Roy Alumni Profile: Donna M. Roy
Donna Roy, MA, Clinical Director of M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic, is a pioneer of unorthodox counseling methodology. Donna’s career began in nonprofit management and ESL/cross-cultural training before she jumped into the personal change field via a somewhat circuitous route. After recognizing her dissatisfaction with her teaching and mentoring work and having had an epiphany about going back to school to become a counselor, she trained for a number of years in experiential dreamwork, earth-based change processes, and Hakomi mindfulness-based psychotherapy.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Brian Haug MS '98 Alumni Profile: Brian Haug MS '98
Brian credits Portland State with allowing him to advance in the scientific community and connect with various professionals employed throughout the Pacific Northwest in private firms and state/federal agencies. He says the continuing education classes were particularly helpful and will begin the new Business of Craft Brewing Certificate through PSU’s Center for Executive and Professional Education next quarter.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Marci Krass Alumni Profile: Marci Krass
Marci Krass, MS '12, is passionate about growth of all kinds. Having spent a significant portion of her life outdoors, she has substantial knowledge of horticulture and sustainable food production. Her training at the GSE has helped her translate those skills into encouraging growth and development in students.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Stevie Lemke '12 Alumni Profile: Stevie Lemke '12
Stevie Lemke '12 was the alumni keynote speaker at the Native American Student and Community Center’s (NASCC) tenth anniversary celebration during Portland State of Mind, and spoke of the support she found within those walls to stay on track to finish college despite adversity she faced throughout her college career. Now a J.D candidate at Lewis and Clark, Stevie knows no matter what she will be working for her native community.
Alumnus
MBA Hub: Jason Lee MBA '08, of PECI MBA Hub: Jason Lee MBA '08, of PECI
While Jason was a student at Portland State University he secured an internship at Vestas, the Danish manufacturer, seller, installer, and servicer of wind turbines. His job at Vestas helped build his resume and eventually helped him secure a job at PECI.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Tim Schindler, PhD '02, MBA '95 Alumni Profile: Tim Schindler, PhD '02, MBA '95
Tim Schindler PhD ’02, MBA ’95, is an employee of the federal government who was furloughed during the partial government shutdown. He has returned to work as the field office manager of the Government Accountability Office in Seattle where he is also an Assistant Director
Alumnus
Will Sandman Will Sandman
Will Sandman is the Director of Sales for Huachang in Jinjiang, China; Huachang sells synthetic leather to factories making shoes for the biggest brands in the world. He is teaching in CEPE's Athletic & Outdoor Product Management Certificate program.
Faculty Member
Austin Davidsen Austin Davidsen
Austin Davidsen is the Global Account Executive for two Taiwan-based footwear material suppliers, Pony Leather, and Tai Ruey Fong. He is teaching in CEPE's Athletic & Outdoor Product Management Certificate program.
Faculty Member
Alumni Profile: Brett Bigham MS '02 Alumni Profile: Brett Bigham MS '02
Brett Bigham graduated from Portland State University in 2002 with a masters degree in Special Education. He was named 2014 Oregon Teacher of the Year.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Tracy Puhl '09 Alumni Profile: Tracy Puhl '09
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Aaron Babst '11 Alumni Profile: Aaron Babst '11
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Alumni Profile: Lacy Cagle MS '10 Alumni Profile: Lacy Cagle MS '10
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Alumni Profile: Greg Tudor '08 Alumni Profile: Greg Tudor '08
Alumnus
Tiffany "TJ" Shimabukuro '03 Tiffany "TJ" Shimabukuro '03
Alumnus
Oran Stainbrook: Commencement 2013 Speaker Oran Stainbrook: Commencement 2013 Speaker
Undergraduate Student
Alumni Profile: Casey Rice '94 Alumni Profile: Casey Rice '94
Alumnus
Trudy Toliver '84 Trudy Toliver '84
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Mark Jackson '95 Alumni Profile: Mark Jackson '95
Mark Jackson is the first alumnus to be honored by the Portland State University President's Diversity Award.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Ian Ruder '05 Alumni Profile: Ian Ruder '05
How do you find your path in life? For Ian Ruder, ’05, it began with overcoming the devastating effect of an automotive accident and led through Portland State University into the heart of Portland’s communal fabric, where he now resides as a writer, editor, and social advocate.
Alumnus
Justin Zoradi MS '09 Justin Zoradi MS '09
Justin Zoradi '09 leads a nonprofit called These Numbers Have Faces from a brick-walled loft in Portland’s Central Eastside. Zoradi and his staff steer about $200,000 a year in scholarships to students in South Africa and Rwanda. Recipients are starting to graduate from colleges and trade schools; each must pledge a year’s tuition for someone else once they’re working.
Alumnus
Paresh Patel (BS '96) Paresh Patel (BS '96)
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Amanda Ulrich (BA '01) Amanda Ulrich (BA '01)
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Gia Goodrich (BA '09) -  On Top of the World Gia Goodrich (BA '09) - On Top of the World
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Laura Kutner - Trash For Peace Laura Kutner - Trash For Peace
“We know we are having an impact and that makes everything worth it.”
Graduate Student
Peggy (Houston) Shivers (BS '59) Peggy (Houston) Shivers (BS '59)
Peggy graduated Portland State in 1959 with a degree in education. She had majored in music for two years singing soprano, however her parents urged her to get a teaching degree as “something to fall back on.” That had a lot to do with social conditions; it was only a year before she graduated that the first African American woman, Gloria Davy, sang at the Metropolitan Opera. During her time at Portland State, Peggy was the only African American in the music department.
Alumnus
Meet Anita Ramachandran (MBA '07) Meet Anita Ramachandran (MBA '07)
MBA alum, Anita Ramachandran (’07) knew she wanted her work to have a direct impact on the world around her – and she has found that in her role as Partnerships Development Officer at Mercy Corps.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Kent Hartman (BS '83) Alumni Profile: Kent Hartman (BS '83)
Born and raised in Portland, OR, Kent Hartman graduated from Portland State in 1983 with a degree in Political Science. Kent’s first book, The Wrecking Crew, was released in 2012 by St. Martin’s Press and won a 2013 Oregon Book Award in the category of nonfiction.
Alumnus
A World of Cool: David and Janice Yaden A World of Cool: David and Janice Yaden
Coming from hardworking, blue collar, supportive but poor families, the Yadens both received scholarships during their time at Portland State and remained integral to their future successes. This year two undergraduate students in the College of Urban & Public Affairs will be the first recipients of the Yaden family endowed scholarship; their goal for this endowment is to help students from similar backgrounds. “It makes me really happy to think that someone like me whose father had maybe finished 8th Grade could get a university degree with a little financial help.” Janice says.
Alumnus
Meet Jason Kallingal (MBA '12) Meet Jason Kallingal (MBA '12)
Before coming to PSU to pursue his MBA, Jason owned and managed Paccini's, an on-campus restaurant. As successful as the venture was, though, he knew he would ultimately outgrow his restaurant. So he decided to join the part-time MBA program to explore his options.
Alumnus
Christian Aniciete Christian Aniciete
Social Media Coordinator - University Communications
Staff Member
Q+A with screenwriter Douglas Soesbe (B.S '71, M.A '76) Q+A with screenwriter Douglas Soesbe (B.S '71, M.A '76)
Portland State Alumnus Douglas Soesbe is a story analyst and editor working for NBCUniversal. He recently wrote a feature film entitled “Boulevard.” It is being shot in May of this year with Robin Williams starring. It will be directed by Dito Montiel, whose film, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, is a previous Sundance winner.
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Thailand Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Thailand
Sasikarn Paankate
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Tingting Wang
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Tianjing He
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Mongolia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Mongolia
Yertai Tanai
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea
Dahyang Lee
Undergraduate Student
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Lingling Zhuge
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India
Rahulkumar Koche
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudia Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudia Arabia
Fadak Alsaleh
Undergraduate Student
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KeunYoung Jang
Undergraduate Student
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Bhuvana Krishnaswamy
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from United Arab Emirates Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from United Arab Emirates
Ahmed Raeisi
Undergraduate Student
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Eunhee Kim
Undergraduate Student
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Saelin Ho
Undergraduate Student
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SoHee Gu
Undergraduate Student
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Nhi Vu
Undergraduate Student
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Thai Bui
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Nepal Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Nepal
Anouksha Gardner
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Libya Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Libya
Ashour S. Abdulaziz
Graduate Student
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Hanyang Zhang
Undergraduate Student
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Fabian Wiederin
Undergraduate Student
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Sang B Le
Undergraduate Student
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Minh Ho
Undergraduate Student
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Huy Cao Thai
Undergraduate Student
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Hanh Nguyen
Undergraduate Student
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Efe Yildirim
Undergraduate Student
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Needa Lingga
Undergraduate Student
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Khadija Al Mousa
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Morocco Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Morocco
Soufiane El Moussi
Undergraduate Student
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Abdussalam Alawini
Graduate Student
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Azusa Ogawa
Graduate Student
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Tomoko Shinohara
Undergraduate Student
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Shimpei Tsurumaki
Undergraduate Student
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Yueer Yang
Undergraduate Student
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Yan Zhang
Undergraduate Student
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Danxi Li
Undergraduate Student
Congratulations to Matt Guilfoyle (MBA ’04), Gregory Price (MBA ’09), and Ken York (BS Marketing ’03) Congratulations to Matt Guilfoyle (MBA ’04), Gregory Price (MBA ’09), and Ken York (BS Marketing ’03)
Each year the Portland Business Journal recognizes 40 overachievers under the age of 40. The 2012 list of winners includes three Portland State School of Business Administration alumni.
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India
Aditya Bhutada
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Mazen Alobaid
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Nepal Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Nepal
Sudin Maharjan
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Mexico Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Mexico
Perla Orozco
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from France Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from France
Nicolas Hinsinger
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Syria Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Syria
Nour Abboud
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Min Cai
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea
Chang-Yu Hong
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Fadil AlQatari
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Germany Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Germany
Katharina de Biasi
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Kenya Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Kenya
Judith Waswa
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Patrick Mok
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Qatar Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Qatar
Abdulrahman Yousuf Al-Homaid
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Amani Aljamid
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan
Hiroshi Hada
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Yaquob Aljumaan
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan
Yuko Amano
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Bader Alharthi
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Bandar Alsaif
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Indonesia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Indonesia
Fraya Zanora Saquina
Undergraduate Student
Creating new technology Creating new technology
Outstanding young alumnus Nabil Mistkawi earns international acclaim.
Alumnus
Helping women Dress for Success Helping women Dress for Success
Alumni service winner Amber Fowler opens doors for low-income women.
Alumnus
A pioneer for women engineers A pioneer for women engineers
Alumna Angela Wykoff blazed a path for female engineers.
Alumnus
Guarding against toxic products Guarding against toxic products
Alumnus Andre Craan advocates for consumer safety.
Alumnus
Alumni Entrepreneur Snapshot: Charlie Devereux Alumni Entrepreneur Snapshot: Charlie Devereux
2004 MBA Graduate Charlie Devereux credits his program with helping him start a successful business in the industry he loves.
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Scott Davis Alumni Profile: Scott Davis
Many business students dream of ascending the ranks to become the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and worldwide brand. Scott Davis ’74 did exactly that.
Alumnus
Turning pro Turning pro
Shannon Burley '00
Alumnus
Kylene Fickenscher ’10, Master of Business Administration Kylene Fickenscher ’10, Master of Business Administration
Alumnus
Dishing up tradition Dishing up tradition
Rosanna Bowles ’77
Alumnus
Legacy of learning Legacy of learning
Behzad Hosseini ’96, MBA ’97
Alumnus
Lee Ann Phillips Lee Ann Phillips
BECAUSE OF PSU -- "I encouraged youth in foster care to go to college." --
Alumnus
Beryl Robison (MSW '72, PhD PAP '04) Beryl Robison (MSW '72, PhD PAP '04)
Social work fed her passion to make a difference for the greater good.
Alumnus
Chip Shields (M.S.W. '03) Chip Shields (M.S.W. '03)
In 2004, Chip Shields (M.S.W. '03) was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives by residents of North and Northeast Portland's 43rd district.
Alumnus
Kay Toran (M.S.W. '70) Kay Toran (M.S.W. '70)
She strives to empower the individual and to create programs and collaborative relationships that promote education, self-reliance and equality for all people in our community.
Alumnus
Laura Brennan (M.S.W. '96) Laura Brennan (M.S.W. '96)
Laura puts together three critical activities - community development, public policy, and philanthropy - to make a real difference in increasing access to health care.
Alumnus
Carol Levine (M.S.W. '89) Carol Levine (M.S.W. '89)
Board President and founder of Returning Veterans Resource Project Northwest (RVRPNW).
Alumnus
Richard Storch (M.S.W. '70) Richard Storch (M.S.W. '70)
A career in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHS)
Alumnus
Carol Lundin (MSW '05) Carol Lundin (MSW '05)
Since receiving her M.S.W. in 2005 - one year after her breast cancer diagnosis - Carol Lundin has been creating programs in the Portland area empowering communities and cancer survivors to recognize their courage and ability to 'contribute'.
Alumnus
Jae Douglas (Ph.D., '01) Jae Douglas (Ph.D., '01)
After earning her MSW in 1988 and her PhD in 2001 at PSU, she's now helping people in an unusual way - as an environmental epidemiologist for the State of Oregon.
Alumnus
Chris Verschuyl (MSW '06) Chris Verschuyl (MSW '06)
Chris came to social work gradually, without realizing at first what it was called.
Alumnus
Jenell Neufeld, LCSW (Alumnus, M.S.W. '93) Jenell Neufeld, LCSW (Alumnus, M.S.W. '93)
Looming demographics of aging Americans point to the need for more geriatric trained social workers.
Alumnus
Daren Ford (M.S.W. '08) Daren Ford (M.S.W. '08)
Daren's work with VOA has helped him to build on his own strengths while helping others recognize theirs.
Alumnus
Barry Kast (MSW '75) Barry Kast (MSW '75)
One of the hallmarks of Barry's work has been his focus on improving the systems of mental health care in our communities.
Alumnus
Miriam Calderon (M.S.W. '02) Miriam Calderon (M.S.W. '02)
Miriam Calderon took her passion to improve services for young Latino children and their families to Capitol Hill.
Alumnus
Rekah Strong (MSW '02) Rekah Strong (MSW '02)
Rekah Strong is the Diversity Coordinator for Clark County, Washington. Looking back, she can honestly say that she would not be where she is today without her MSW.
Alumnus
Karla Diaz (MSW '03) Karla Diaz (MSW '03)
Karla Diaz works at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador.
Alumnus
Taylor Clark (M.S.W. '07) Taylor Clark (M.S.W. '07)
Taylor Clark has been helping people for years -- as a medic in the army, as a nurse, and as a case manager.
Alumnus
BECAUSE OF PSU... BECAUSE OF PSU...
"I invented a chemical formulation that enabled Intel to make new generations of microprocessors." - Nabil Mistkawi, PhD., Physical Chemistry
Alumnus
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"I encouraged youth in foster care to go to college." -- Lee Ann Phillips, Master of Social Work
Alumnus
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"I got into law school." -- Kimberley Mansfield, bachelor's degree
Alumnus
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"I worked with a team to help Nike find the greenest way to transport products." -- Jonathan Jacobs, Master of Business Administration
Alumnus
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"We won an NCAA Big Sky basketball championship." -- Claire Faucher and Erin Yankus, bachelor’s degrees
Alumnus
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"I drew thousands of students together." -- Christian Aniciete, bachelor's degree
Alumnus
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"I helped strangers complete their building and art projects." -- Zach Springer, Master of Fine Arts
Alumnus
Greg Ness MBA '87 Greg Ness MBA '87
Inspiring future CEOs
Alumnus
Keren Brown Wilson PhD '83 and Michael DeShane MA '72, PhD '77 Keren Brown Wilson PhD '83 and Michael DeShane MA '72, PhD '77
Creating age-friendly cities
Alumnus
Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84 Fariborz Maseeh '80, MS '84
Return Investor
Alumnus
Marisa Lino '71 Marisa Lino '71
Diplomatic Assignment
Alumnus
Dennis Keenan MSW '72 Dennis Keenan MSW '72
Center of hope for Oregonians
Alumnus
Antonio D'Auria '02 Antonio D'Auria '02
Fathering hope in Ghana
Alumnus
Paul De Muniz '72 Paul De Muniz '72
Bringing justice to the people
Alumnus
Alumni Profile: Nick Poindexter Alumni Profile: Nick Poindexter
Nick Poindexter, BA '07 Advertising Management and Marketing, is an Office Assistant at Metropolitan Group
Alumnus
Alumni Entrepreneur Snapshot: On Your Feet Alumni Entrepreneur Snapshot: On Your Feet
On Your Feet is a consultancy that uses improvisation and other experimental techniques to help organizations create, relate and communicate... all while having a ridiculously good time
Alumnus
Charter school champion Charter school champion
Adam Reid '03 helps keep a local public charter school running
Alumnus
Helping companies turn it around Helping companies turn it around
Businesses looking to stay afloat seek out Renee Fellman, MBA '85
Alumnus
Dentist with a heart Dentist with a heart
Michaelangelo Aust pursues dental realties over Ferrari dreams.
Alumnus
Bringing solutions off the hill Bringing solutions off the hill
Kristin Rencher transforms scientific discoveries into beneficial products.
Alumnus
Master of the search engine Master of the search engine
Marshall Simmonds '95 orchestrates search engine strategy to yield maximum traffic for the New York Times and its online properties.
Alumnus
Intel's 'Green Goddess' Intel's 'Green Goddess'
Lorie Wigle MBA '89 oversees strategies for green prduct design and manufacturing as well as Intel's energy efficiency
Alumnus
Documenting women peacemakers Documenting women peacemakers
Emi Noma uses film to tell the stories of women peacemakers around the world.
Alumnus
Advocating for equality, speaking out on violence Advocating for equality, speaking out on violence
Gabriele Ross translates academic pursuits into meaningful community contributions.
Alumnus
Sentencing Service Program Sentencing Service Program
Kate McCracken '08 advocates for alternatives for juvenile and adult offenders in San Francisco.
Alumnus
Green energy entrepreneur Green energy entrepreneur
Stephen Johnson hopes to produce fuel that is carbon neutral.
Alumnus
In the company of sisters In the company of sisters
Products made by women around the world are sold through KJ Lewis' company.
Alumnus
Green on top Green on top
Who would have thought to grow edible plants on rooftops? Erin Altz did.
Alumnus
A lawyer in the making A lawyer in the making
By age 19, Pakistani native Saba Ahmed had earned a double major at Portland State.
Alumnus
Beyond the watercooler Beyond the watercooler
Nova Newcomer has developed an efficient software program for employee communication.
Alumnus
Making history Making history
Bob Sutton MA '73 is now chief historian of the National Park Service.
Alumnus
Making food her business Making food her business
Tyson Foods convinced Oregon native Michelle Bond to move to its Arkansas offices.
Alumnus
A hospitalist with Kaiser A hospitalist with Kaiser
As a Portland State student, Sahra Vanderkin Rahimtoola, co-founded the Student Ambassador program.
Alumnus
Raising the profile of Iraqi refugees Raising the profile of Iraqi refugees
Based in Cairo, Abeer Etefa is a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Alumnus
A Vanguard education A Vanguard education
When John Wykoff, Jr., was editor of the Vanguard student newspaper, it was in boxes downtown.
Alumnus
Capital relations Capital relations
Erin Hulme '06 loves living and working in Washington, DC.
Alumnus
A rose by her name A rose by her name
Leslie Goodlow-Baldwin is the youngest-ever president of the Portland Rose Festival.
Alumnus
Being all that he can be Being all that he can be
David Cowsert heads a new publishing group in Portland.
Alumnus
Bamboo clothing with a message Bamboo clothing with a message
Alum Ryan Christensen uses "eco-friendly" clothing as his "weapon of choice" to convey a social message.
Alumnus
The cheering goes on The cheering goes on
MaryLou Wendel Webb passes on the Homecoming Queen crown after 35 years.
Alumnus
Serving the U.S. Senate for over a decade Serving the U.S. Senate for over a decade
Mark Prater is the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance's chief tax counsel.
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Belief in children rewarded Belief in children rewarded
Oregon Teacher of the Year (2006-07) Jackie Cooke describes herself as an optimist.
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Passing judgement in Oregon's top court Passing judgement in Oregon's top court
Paul De Muniz, who graduated from PSU with a degree in sociology, is chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.
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Making a difference in Africa Making a difference in Africa
Elizabeth Bara runs a nonprofit that helps people in Africa become self-reliant.
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Sailing around the world Sailing around the world
Tammy Kimball and her family lived onboard their boat, the Anjuli, for two years.
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Making it in New York City Making it in New York City
Deirdre Lorenz lives a high-velocity lifestyle.
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This alumnus wants in your back pocket This alumnus wants in your back pocket
Garett Croft Stenson '04 sits in his north Portland bungalow among boxes stacked full of wallets, tape, stickers, and promotional posters, all ready to be mailed to retailers.
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Montana ranchers own a world record setting filly Montana ranchers own a world record setting filly
Last September, a quarter horse owned by Dr. Ray '69 and Wendy Norgaard '67, MST '72 set the world's record for the fastest 300 yards in a derby trial at Yellowstone Downs in Billings, Montana. Although the couple didn't make any money, they had something better.
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Keeping the coffee and tea world abuzz Keeping the coffee and tea world abuzz
Julie Beals '96 keeps the coffee and tea world abuzz
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Successful entrepreneur starts young Successful entrepreneur starts young
Paresh Patel '96 gets an early start as a successful entrepreneur
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Revealing his life as a corporate spy Revealing his life as a corporate spy
Revealing his life as a corporate spy
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Taking UPS global Taking UPS global
Chief Financial Officer Scott Davis '74 likes to keep his learning curve growing at a steady pace, and helping to chart the future of UPSa $36 billion corporationgives him that opportunity.
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Success in the world of contemporary art Success in the world of contemporary art
Carolyn Cole '76 has accomplished what most aspiring artists dream of her work is shown in six galleries nationwide and her boldly colored contemporary paintings are held in over 500 private and corporate collections.
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Meet Marius Nita Meet Marius Nita
"Working with PSU's great research faculty has been an incredible experience."
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Meet Dave Roper Meet Dave Roper
"For mechanical engineering students, the opportunities at PSU are amazing."
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Creating living history for a new museum Creating living history for a new museum
Teresa Neva Tate '94, MA '97 Creates Living History for a New Museum
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Helping tsunami victims in India Helping tsunami victims in India
John Stephens MIM '03 Helps Tsunami Victims in India
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Visit the Simon Benson House Visit the Simon Benson House
The Simon Benson House is the newest old addition to the PSU campus. This beautiful century-old house was moved to the South Park Blocks in 2000 and now houses the PSU Alumni Association and the University's Visitor's Center.
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Meet Harkirat Singh Meet Harkirat Singh
"Receiving the Maseeh Fellowship inspired me to want to give back to the professional and academic community."
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Studying brain function at Columbia University Studying brain function at Columbia University
Joy Hirsch MS '71 Studying Brain Function at Columbia University
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Delivering the mail at a profit in Qatar Delivering the mail at a profit in Qatar
Ali M. Al Ali '83 Delivering Mail at a Profit in Qatar
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A passion to tell the story of Oregon Judaism A passion to tell the story of Oregon Judaism
Gloria Lohman Feves '72 explores the history of Oregon's Jewswhy they came, what they found, and how they changed through the years.
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Coming one day to a theater near you? Coming one day to a theater near you?
Dan Vance '97 has made an independent film in Arizona with a camera of his own design.
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Offering cost-conscious counseling Offering cost-conscious counseling
Vince Dimone's, MS '03, cost-conscious counseling benefits his clients and himself.
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Meet Chris Pangilinan Meet Chris Pangilinan
"Thanks to my professors at PSU and my experiences in and out of the classroom, I believe I am fully prepared for what lies ahead."
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Meet James Berokoff Meet James Berokoff
"PSU's Maseeh College takes full advantage of its excellent faculty, prime urban location, and strong connections to give students an educational experience that jump starts their careers."
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