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Sue Corner ’90


Dean of Admission

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Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301

About Sue Corner

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Favorite Things About Willamette:

I chose to make higher education my career because I loved everything about my student experience at Willamette – I never wanted to leave! I also can't say enough about the people that I shared my collegiate experience with – I made incredible, life-long friendships with people that I truly love and admire. They are all doing great things with their lives and are successful in so many important ways; I count myself very fortunate to be in their company.

Favorite Subject:

I studied English at Willamette because I simply love to read and talk about books. My senior project on Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury was a highlight of my time here. I also minored in religious studies and would count Doug McGaughey's "Religion and Science" class among the top few intellectual experiences of my life.

Favorite Books:

It's impossible to choose, but recent hits for me have been The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Ivan Doig's The Whistling Season, and Peace Like a River by Leif Enger.

Favorite Summer Activity:

I love to spend time at our family beach house in Neskowin, Oregon. It's such a tiny town that our whole focus is the beach and one another. There's no shopping, no cable, and our phones don't get a signal – it's very relaxing and great for our kids.

Book I Would Read Over, and Over Again:

It's really hard for me to narrow down to a single title, but I would say Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind, T.C. Boyle's The Tortilla Curtain, and anything written by David Sedaris

Favorite Quotes:

I have many, but here are two of them:

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle or you can live as if everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” - C. S. Lewis

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