Reed College Orientation 2015

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Summer office hours

Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–noon & 1–5 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Orientation Staff

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Paris Gresham
Orientation Coordinator
Student Center
Hometown: Portland, OR
My name is Paris, I am a sophomore sociology major. I enjoy music, cooking, and working with young kids and teenagers. When I’m not at Reed, you can find me working with SUN after school programs or being an assistant coach to Franklin High School varsity cheer team. My favorite part of Portland is the beautiful summers.

Daphne Lyda

Daphne Lyda ’17
Orientation Coordinator
Student Center
Hometown: Grants Pass, OR
Hey, I'm Daphne, a junior studio art major. I'm always down to make some pretty things, and I'm probably best known for my series of pizza art. When I'm not at Reed, I'm probably workin' downtown at LUSH Cosmetics, pettin’ someone's dog, or stuffin’ my face full of ice cream (even though I'm lactose intolerant). My favorite thing about Portland is that I can find cute new little places to explore every time I go out.

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Kristin Holmberg
Director, Student Activities
Student Center
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
I’ve worked at Reed for 15 years and love that I’m still surprised by Reed students. When I’m not at work, I spend my time playing with my 7 and 10 year old boys, cooking, reading, and walking for exercise. I LOVE the first day of Orientation and can’t wait to meet you all.

International Student Odyssey

Dana Bays

Dana Lawson
Assistant Dean, International Student Services
Gray Campus Center 104
Hometown: Portland, OR
I serve as the primary staff contact for international students within the college's student services division. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures, music and concerts, going out to the movies, reading good books, volunteering, and hanging out with my family, friends, and my dog, Rosco. I am so excited to welcome the new group of international students to campus in August!

Outdoor Odysseys

Will Symms

Will Symms
Assistant Director, Physical Education and Athletics/Outdoor Programs
Sports Center
Hometown: Caldwell, Idaho
I love skiing with my eight year old son, playing dinosaurs with my five year old son, cooking great meals, and traveling outdoors. My favorite thing about Reed College is my job. I love to program outdoor activities for the students to explore the Pacific Northwest.

Peer Mentor Program Odyssey

Dayspring Mattole

Dayspring Mattole
Director for Inclusive Community Programs
Student Center
Hometown: Honeydew, California
I’ve been at Reed for four years now, and this community continues to inspire me. Reed students are one-of-a-kind, and I absolutely love the students I work with in the Peer Mentor Program, the Multicultural Resource Center, and across campus. Orientation is my favorite time of the year—the energy and excitement of welcoming new students and families, and working together to build a vibrant and inclusive community. When I’m not on campus, you’ll find me exploring Portland with family. Welcome!

SEEDS Odyssey

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Meredith Dickinson
Program Manager, SEEDS (Community Service)
Student Center
Hometown: Henderson, Kentucky
This is my third year as the SEEDS (Community Service) office program manager. I'm excited to meet incoming students and support their transition to Reed by connecting them to direct service and other community engagement opportunities. I also enjoy riding my bike, playing guitar, and—queue the Portlandia theme song—living at an ecovillage where we engage in "experiments in sustainability and community." 

College Offices

Student Services

Dean’s Office
Administrative and academic issues or college policies and procedures; leaves of absence; medical leaves of absence; emergency absence; student, parent, and faculty concerns regarding students
Mike Brody, VP for Student Services
, 503/777-7521
Bruce Smith, Dean of Students, 503/777-7527
Julie Maxfield, Associate Dean of Student Services, 503/517-7916

Academic Support
Tutoring, study skills coaching, workshops
David Gruber, Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Support, 503/517-7722

Disabilities Support Services
Accommodation for students with learning and physical disabilities
Theresa Lowrie, Director, 503/517-7921

Center for Life Beyond Reed
Career and internship advice for students and alumni
Alice Harra, Associate Dean

Community Safety and Campus Switchboard
Emergency response, door unlocks, general campus assistance
Gary Granger, Director, 503/777-7379
 (24/7 emergency communication)
 (switchboard and information)

Health & Counseling Center
Kate Smith, Director

Health needs: 503/777-7281

Counseling needs: 503/517-7349

International Student Services
Immigration, International Orientation, host families, international student resources
Dana Lawson, Assistant Dean, 

Office for Inclusive Community
Peer Mentor Program, Multicultural Resource Center
Dayspring Mattole, Director, 503/777-7518

Residence Life
Amy Schuckman, Assistant Dean of Residence Life, 503/517-7834

SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, and Direct Service)
One time, weekly, and service trip programs, including off-campus Federal Work Study
Meredith Dickinson, SEEDS Program Manager,

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
Rowan Frost, Assistant Dean for Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, 503/517-7966 

Sports Center
Michael Lombardo, Director,

Student Activities
Orientation, student organizations, Gray Fund, leadership programs, Reed Arts Week
Kristin Holmberg, Director, 

Academic Resources

Computer User Services
Tony Palomino, Director, 
For computer help call 503/777-7525 or send an email

Dean of the Faculty
Nigel Nicholson, 503/777-7258

Credit transfers, transcripts, course registration
Nora McLaughlin, Registrar,

International & Off-Campus Programs
Off-campus study
Paul DeYoung, Director, 

Money Matters

Business Office
Student accounts, student employment
Tracy Frantel, Controller,

Cashier Window
Check cashing, transit passes, student account payment
Katherine Gierek, Cashier, 503/517-7443

Financial Aid
Leslie Limper, Director,
 503/777-7223 or 800/547-4750

General College Information

Milyon Trulove,
 Vice President of Admission & Financial Aid, 503/777-7511 (local), or 800/547-4750 (toll-free)

Alumni relations
Michael Teskey, Director, 503/777-7589

Orientation preorders, textbooks, Reed clothing and gifts, bookstore accounts
Ueli Stadler, Manager, 

College Relations
Hugh Porter, Vice President,

Jan Kurtz, Director, Development, 503/777-7578
Mandy Heaton, Executive Director, Public Affairs, 503/777-7289

Commencement Planning
Jill Thornton, Director, Conference & Events Planning,

Facilities Services
Maintenance, building services, grounds and canyon
Townsend Angell, Director,

Mail Services
Jon Edgington, Manager, 

President’s Office
John Kroger, President,

Printing Services
Photocopying (color and black & white), scanning, booklet-making, faxes
Craig Lauder, Lead Duplicating Assistant, 503/788-6621

Assistance with on-campus phones
Chris Atkins, VoIP Administrator,

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