Contents:

President's Message

Alumni Camp, Pack Forest

Alumni Hearsay

Leave a Legacy

Arbor Day Fair

Scholarship Donors and Recipients Luncheon

Alumni Survey Results

Submit News!


Calendar of Events

Dean Thorud's Farewell
at the Center for Urban Horticulture
June 29

Alumni Weekend
Pack Forest
July 21, 22, 23

CFR Annual Banquet
Faculty Club
1pm Annual Meeting
3pm Faculty Showcase
6pm Dinner

W A S H I N G T O N
F O R E S T E R
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF FOREST RESOURCES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

President's Report
Gene L. Chase, '67

Dear CFR Alumni,

We are celebrating another very successful Arbor Day Fair due to the help of all of you who volunteered. We had 2,200 students, teachers, and parents over the three days of April 26, 27, and 28. Again, thanks for the efforts of the many volunteers and an extra special mention to Colleen Ponto ('81) and Ellen McKinley for the fair organization and to Tom Friberg ('70) and Hans (Rich) Weiss ('92) for fundraising efforts. Stan Humann ('60) represented us recently at the National Arbor Day Foundation Awards back in Nebraska where he accepted the Celebration Award for our 1999 Arbor Day Fair on behalf of the CFRAA.

It was good to see CFR alums back on campus for an historic occasion, this past May 19, when Garb Day was held once again in Seattle for the first time in 30 years. Over 600 people participated, eating salmon, watching logger sports demonstrations, and learning about all the programs at the College.

As we all know, we will be going through the "changing of the guard" with the retirement of Dean Thorud after 19 great years, and the arrival on July 1 of our new dean, Kristiina Vogt. This will make the next year exciting and challenging, and I emphasize to all of you now more than ever the importance of becoming involved with CFR functions in order to welcome and support the transition of our new dean.

Thank you,

Gene L. Chase, '67

 

It's Not Too Late to Sign Up!
Pack Forest Alumni Camp is Still Accepting Guests

 

Along the "Trail of the Giants" in the ecological area near Kirkland Pass at Pack Forest (photo by Don Hanley).
Alumni of the College of Forest Resources are invited to bring their children and grandchildren to a weekend of learning, sharing, and fun at Pack Forest on July 21-23. Youth education leaders and naturalists have planned creative, age-appropriate activities that will focus on outdoor adventure and education.

Campers can participate in planned activities or do their own exploring of Pack Forest. Events include an evening at NW Trek, where guests will ride the tram and make a behind-the-scenes visit to the bears; naturalist-led hikes, a special presentation by famed Mt. Everest expedition leader Lou Whittaker, and plenty of time for family fun.

For more information, call Andy Gary, CFR Development Coordinator, at (206) 685-6606 or e-mail agary@u.washington.edu. A detailed look at the Alumni Camp weekend schedule is available online at: http://www.cfr.washington.edu/AlumniCamp/. Lodging options include cabins, tents, and RVs (no hookups). Camp rates are dependent upon lodging accommodations.

Camp Schedule

Friday, July 21
Guests arrive between 4 and 6 p.m.
Welcome and salmon bake
Storytelling and s'mores by the campfire
Winetasting with CFR faculty Bruce Lippke

Saturday, July 22
Early-morning ornithological walk
Scavenger hunt for kids*
Experimenting with GPS and GIS equipment
Hugo Peak Hike (5 miles)
Elk Meadow New Forestry Trail
Environmental education programs for youngsters
Family fun time-games, games, games!

Saturday, continued

An evening at NW Trek includes:
Tram ride
Behind the scenes with the bears
BBQ dinner

Sunday, July 23
Lou Whittaker, famed Mt. Everest expedition leader
Learning about raptors and other birds
Changing Forest Trail hike
More family fun time
Trail of the Giants-old growth hike

*Children's activities geared for ages five and older. Children under five are encouraged to participate but need to be accompanied by an adult.

 



Alumni Hearsay

In Memoriam ...
William H. Larson, '40
Richard Hanna, '49
Ervin H. Heath, '51
Craig V. Nelson, '80


You Don't Have to be a Millionaire to Leave a Legacy

Roget's Thesaurus tells us that a legacy is a value, style, or philosophy that is passed from one generation to the next. Black's law dictionary tells us it is a bequest or gift made by will. In combination, those definitions emphasize that the gifts you make to others through your will or living trust not only distribute your tangible goods and resources, but also express your values and your philosophy about what is worth supporting.

You don't have to be a millionaire to leave a legacy for future generations. You simply need to write a will and include a gift to the institutions and causes you care about or that have provided value to you during your lifetime.

A bequest to the College of Forestry can be part of your legacy, supporting students, faculty, research, teaching, outreach-whatever you most value from your experience at the College. Your bequest can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your assets. Every gift makes a difference. Every gift stands as its own legacy and adds to the legacy of excellence in education the College, in turn, provides.

If you would like information about how to include the College in your will or living trust, or if you have already done so and would like to let us know, please contact Andy Gary at (206) 685-6606, or e-mail at agary@u.washington.edu.


Scholarshop Donors and Recipients Connect at Luncheon

Over 100 scholarship recipients and donors attended CFR's annual Scholarship Donor/Recipient Luncheon at the Center for Urban Horticulture on April 19. Guest presenters were alumnus and faculty member Ivan Eastin ('90, '92) and 2000 graduate Stephanie Lingwood.

For a list of Spring 2000 Scholarship Awards, please go to:
http://www.cfr.washington.edu/CFRNL/00-Spring/students.html#scholarships

 

  Gemma Alexander and Ms. Susan Nelson
From L to R: scholarship recipient Gemma Alexander and Mrs. Susan Nelson, who attended with her husband, Gordon, representing the Marion M. and Gordon A. Nelson Endowed Scholarhip.
   

 

   

"Thank you so much for the pleasure of keeping my grandfather's gift to the College of Forest Resources alive through the scholarship donors' luncheon. John and I enjoy the opportunity to visit the College and see a few of my favorite people who provided inspiration and contributed to my pride in the College over all these years. My memories of being in the College of Forest Resources and associated with the College in later years, grow fonder each year. ... "

Carolyn ('80) and John Cross ('78)

 

Dean Thorud with Carolyn Cross and John Cross
From L to R: Dean David Thorud, Carolyn Cross ('80) and John Cross ('78), representing the Frances Rush Bradley Endowed Fund in Forest Resources, and Assoicate Dean Gordon Bradley, at the Honors Luncheon.

A note from Carolyn and John to Dean Thorud is excerpted at the left.

  Dean Thorud, Jim Ridgeway and Andy Gary
Dean David Throud, with Jim Ridgeway ('38), of the James Ridgeway Endowed Scholarship, and Andy Gary, CFR Development Coordinator.

 

Alumni Survey Results

Many thanks to over 600 respondents to the College of Forest Resources alumni survey mailed in September 1999. The information provided will help the College evaluate important alumni, academic, outreach, and fundraising issues. Below is a sample of the survey results. If you have questions about this survey, please contact Andy Gary, Development Coordinator, at (206) 685-6606, or email to: agary@u.washington.edu.

Congratulations to CFR alumnus Al Deichsel '77, winner of the trip to Vancouver, B.C. All survey respondents were entered in a free drawing for this trip. As not everyone answered all questions, total responses will not be equal for each question listed.

Gender What is the reason you participate in or plan to participate in continuing education programs?
Male 510 To satisfy job/career requirements 101
Female 112 To learn a new occupation 22
      To increase earning power 26
Current Age To obtain or maintain a license or certification 48
21 or under 6 For general self improvement 224
22 to 29 44
20 to 39 84 Which of the following best describes what you are currently doing?
40 to 49 199
50 to 59 117 Employed full time 362
60 to 69 80 Employed part time 26
70 to 79 69 Self employed 80
over 80 31 Continuing my education 3
Employed and continuing my education 6
Where do you currently live? Caring for a home/family 17
Western WA state 408 Retired 66
Eastern WA state 51 Unemployed 8
Oregon 89 Other 56
Other state 53

 

Indicate whether each of the following was a major problem, minor problem, or not a problem in obtaining your first job after graduation.
Major
Minor
Not
Deciding what I wanted to do
48
126
416
Finding a job that paid enough
105
211
274
Finding a job for which I was trained
141
139
310
  Finding a job where I wanted to live
141
197
252
Race/sex descrimination
20
37
533
As a CFR alumna/us, what importance do you place on the following?
Very Important
Somewhat Important
Not Important
Participating as a member of the CFR Alumni Board
21
93
447
Volunteering for Alumni Association and College events
18
142
401
Participating in a mentor program for current students/recent graduates
64
195
294
Offering an internship to a current student
81
158
307
Network opportunities
127
195
225
Attending a class reunion
58
215
292
UW athletic events
74
181
314
UW visual/performing arts events
25
143
391
Lectures by UW faculty/prominent alumni
56
239
267
Arbor Day Fair
45
149
365
Garb Day activities
22
135
403
What would you like to see in the CFR Newsletter?
Very Interested
Somewhat Interested
Not Interested
CFR Alumni Association news and activities
194
263
110
CFR news and activities
225
284
58
CFR Alumni profiles and activities
194
281
92
CFR Student profiles and activities
69
333
151
CFR Faculty profiles and activities
132
336
94
CFR Faculty research
210
249
103
What motivates you or would motivate you to give to CFR?
General scholarships/fellowships/professorships
163
Named scholarships/fellowships/professorships
102
  Specific programs (CUH, Streamside Studies, etc.)
151
   
  Pack Forest
76
   
  CFR Technological needs
41
   
  CFR Buildings
20
   
  Other
25
   
         

 

What’s New?

The Washington Forester would like to be up-to-date on what is new with you, your family, civic, career, or professional activities. We would like to hear from you!

Please send e-mail to: zeemer@u.washington.edu

Mail your news to: CFR Alumni News • 1415 N.E. 45th Street • Seattle, WA 98105

Washington Forester — Special Note About this Publication

Combining the CFR Quarterly with the Washington Forester for the past few months has proved successful and will continue. However, because of budget limitations, only dues-paying CFR alumni, including life members, will receive all four issues each year. All CFR alumni will receive the winter and summer issues, with dues-paying members additionally receiving the fall and spring issues. And don’t forget!—current and past issues of the CFR Quarterly are available for viewing on the Web at http://www.cfr.washington.edu. To continue receiving all four issues so you don’t miss out on upcoming CFR alumni events, fill out the form below and return it with your annual dues.

To receive all four issues of the CFR Quarterly:

Name: ______________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ________________________________________

Enclosed is my check $ _____ for my annual dues to the UWAA.
($45—$35 for seniors 65 and over) Please make out your check
to the University of Washington Alumni Association or UWAA).

Please mail this form and your check to:
UWAA, 1415 N.E. 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105

Questions: If you are not sure of your dues status you may inquire by calling
the UW Alumni Association at (206) 543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM.

 

Editor Andy Gary
(206) 685-6606

UWAA Liaison Zaheeda Ramji
(206) 543-0540

Washington Forester is published by the College of Forest Resources Alumni Association for its members.

For more information on the College of Forest Resources and University of Washington Alumni Association, please call (206) 543-0540, or 1-800-AUW-ALUM outside the Seattle area.


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