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Alumni abroad

In the March edition of WU News, we asked you to submit your favorite travel photos in three categories: Community/People, Place/Landscape and Material Culture.

From the 62 submissions we received, Alexandra Opie, assistant professor of art, chose a grand prize winner, five runners up and three honorable mentions. The grand prize winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Willamette Store. All others receive our sheer admiration for capturing these great shots.

See all photo submissions on the Online Community at www.willamettealumni.com.

Grand Prize Winner


Submitted by: Ina Lim Deras ’89

Location: Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Subject: Regents demonstration of paint making
Occasion: Vacation

Runners Up (by category)

Runners Up

Submitted by: Jesse Mar-Chun ’01

Material Culture
Location: Amgen Bridge, Seattle

Runners Up

Submitted by: Cheryl (Hallett) Akeman ’86

Location: Tierra Del Mar Beach, Ore., Pacific Ocean and Cape Kiwanda in the background
Subject: Clare Akeman (age 4), Alden Akeman (age 7)
Occasion: Annual family vacation to the coast, August 2006

Runners Up

Submitted by: Devadatta Gandhi ’02


Location: Jerusalem
Subject: Jerusalem priest
Occasion: I was in Jerusalem to learn about conflict resolution efforts in the Middle East, December 1999.

Runners Up

Submitted by: Angelic Little-Turner ’98

Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Occasion: This photo was taken from a helicopter while I was traveling on a regular visit to review the program I manage for the State Department reforming the police force in Afghanistan.

Runners Up

Submitted by: Divyendra Singh MBA’03

Location: New York, N.Y.
Subject: Brooklyn Bridge, August 2005

Honorable Mentions

Runners Up

Submitted by: Joelfre Grant ’95, MAT’96

Most Troubling
Location: Kibera, Kenya
Subject: Car parked on the street, December 2006
Occasion: I volunteered at two orphanages in Kenya for four months and was in Kibera honoring World AIDS Day.

Runners Up

Submitted by: Ron Symons ’52

Most WU Pride
Location: Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Subjects: (first row) Duane Denny ’53, Prudence (Edwards) Denny ’53, Cynthia (Arpke) Edwards ’54, Barbara Symons, Buena Washburn, Alan Goudy ’51, (second row) Jack Gunn ’51, Sue Gunn, Doris Hammond, Phil Hammond ’52, MEd’53, Dick Endsley ’51, Muriel (Oliver) Winterscheid ’48, Scottie Washburn ’50, Loren Winterscheid ’48, (third row) Ron Symons ’52 (non-Beta party crasher) and Pat Endsley
Occasion: Photo was taken at a reunion of WU Betas in February 2007. My wife and I were guest of the Endsleys, but I like to say we were party crashers since I was an independent at Willamette.

Runners Up

Submitted by: William Olson ’76

Most WU Pride
Location: Tracy Arm, Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska
Subject: Bill Olson with the Empress of the North
Occasion: I was guest historian aboard the Empress of the North for six weeks, lecturing about southeast Alaskan history, culture and geology with passengers and various alumni groups. This was August 2005 and the salt water temperature was 38 degrees on the surface.

If you’re ready to take your own travel photos, consider joining a trip with the Alumni Travel Program. This year we’ll be taking you to some great locations:

  • Copper Canyon and Sea of Cortez
  • Tuscany and Florence (with Professor Roger Hull)
  • Ashland, Ore., for the Shakespeare Festival
  • Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, for a round of golf
  • the castles along the Rhine and Danube
  • China and the Yangtze River

For more information or to suggest future trips, visit www.willamettealumni.com or contact Jim Booth ’64, senior director of alumni relations, at 503-370-6746 or jbooth@willamette.edu.