Entries by Sean Glassford

Zach Rodriguez – Featured Alumnus

As an archeologist for the Forest Service, it is Zach’s job to manage projects including archeological sites for local tribes. Through his ability to work with people from many different backgrounds, Zach understands how cultural values shape identity. Being sensitive to histories allows him to have successful interactions with the people he works with.

Eirik Thorsgard – Featured Alumnus

With experience working in archeology and education, Eirik is now working for the National Parks Service as a cultural anthropologist and American Indian tribal liaison at Yosemite National Park in California. Providing a voice inside of lands that are managed by federal agencies is work Eirik is passionate about.

Spanish SLI Summer Highlights 2017

The Spanish Summer Language Institute had its most successful year yet! Our students love learning, and our professors work hard to engage them in wide-ranging topics.

French SLI Summer Highlights

The 2017 French Summer Language Institute had its largest group to date with 44 students in Angers this summer. Highlights included some special class guests, an excursion to a Troglodyte village, and a unique “Teaching French through Art” class taught by Angers artist Cecile Benoiton.

Heather Lowe – Featured Alumnus

Prior to her current position as grant coordinator for the Phoenix/Talent School District, Heather Lowe worked for eight years as an elementary school teacher at Talent Elementary. Heather’s experience in writing grants for Talent Elementary coupled with her reading and ELL endorsements have helped her transition smoothly from teacher to grant coordinator.

Laura Beaton – Featured Alumnus

Laura Beaton enrolled at SOU with the goal of becoming an environmental lawyer and chose Sociology to improve her writing and research skills. While pursuing her degree, Beaton was highly involved with extracurricular activities such as ASSOU, as the director of administration and finance, and the Sociology club.

Michelle Glass – Featured Alumnus

Michelle is the Southern Oregon regional director of Oregon Action, a state-wide social justice nonprofit. She is based in Medford, Oregon. As a sociology undergrad, Michelle interned with Oregon Action and discovered that its mission to build an intercultural movement for justice aligned with her personal values and desire for collaborative and meaningful work.

Amy Cohen – Featured Alumnus

Amy chairs the anthropology program at Okanagan College in British Columbia, and she co-founded Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture (RAMA),  a non-profit advocating social justice for migrant and indigenous people.

Fall 2017 Events

Cristina Sanz is honored to serve the community members of Southern Oregon and support the Foundation’s work for all of Oregon. As a philanthropic advisor, Cristina assists individuals, families and businesses who are interested in exploring ways to be involved with OCF – from establishing a charitable fund to making charitable giving as effective and meaningful as possible.