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Alumni & Post-Grads

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Alumni Office
Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
Greywood, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Phone: (503) 777-7589
Alumni Services
  • Access to the computing facilities
  • Access to the library
  • Access to the online alumni directory
  • Access to the Reed Career Services
  • Access to the Reed Ski Cabin
  • Access to the sports center
  • Email forwarding to a secure email account
  • Free subscription to Reed magazine and the electronic newsletter
Alumni Publications
  • Reed Magazine, a quarterly publication distributed to faculty, staff, alumni, and parents. The magazine contains poetry, essays by former Reedies, and articles by current students and keeps track of major events in the lives of alumni.
  • ReediEnews—electronic newsletter
Major Alumni Events
  • Additionally, Reed occasionally sponsors alumni parties where food, music, and dancing often fill a room with Reed merriment. There are also local chapter events for different areas.
  • Every five years, alumni gather at Reed to have a reunion. These reunions are always a blast with good food, friends, and music provided by Reed. Every now and again, Reed holds its reunions in the form of an off-campus camping retreat.
Famous Alumni
  • James Beard – known as "The Father of American Gastronomy"
  • Howard Vollum – a creative scientist with a talent for working with people
  • James Russell – invented the compact disc
  • Michael Levine – CEO and president of New York Air
  • Peter Norton – founded Norton Utilities software
  • Arlene Blum – founded a Himalayan trekking company
  • Stephen McCarthy – owns and operates the Clear Creek Distillery
  • Susan Blosser – owns one of Oregon's first wineries
  • Barbara Ehrenreich – political activist, writer ["Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America"]
  • Steven Jobs – co-founded Apple (dropped out)
  • Suzan DelBene – CEO of Nimble Technology
  • Derek Lyons – Reed's 31st Rhodes Scholar
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