Amelia Pape MBA '11 brings groceries into neighborhoods on Molly the Trolley.
AT FIRST GLANCE, Amelia Pape's trolley looks more like a tourist attraction than the potential game-changer it represents for urban food access. But passersby who stop and admire the converted green streetcar and its tempting array of organic produce quickly realize there's more going on here than a photo op.
PSU's new fundraising structure creates financial sustainability.
AFTER TRIPLING gifts to the University in four years, Portland State is building on its momentum and changing its private foundation structure to raise even more support.
"We have an opportunity for deeper outreach and relationships," says Mark Rosenbaum, chair of the PSU Foundation Board. "Our new structure is an excellent model to enhance overall fundraising. For the future of the University, it will mean more resources for students, faculty and the campus as a whole."
RAMON TORRECILHA '84, MA '86 (left photo) will receive the 2014 PSU Alumni Achievement Award at the Simon Benson Awards Dinner on October 23. Now a professor of sociology at California State University - Dominguez Hills, Torrecilha first came to Portland State as a farm worker who spoke little English. He eventually went on to earn a Ph.D.
GET STUFFED at men's and women's home basketball games this winter. Concession food at the Peter W. Stott Center is free for students, who also get into the games for free, and for anyone who buys a ticket. It's all the food you can eat and most games are scheduled just in time for dinner.