Holiday Reception Attracts Alumni from Nevada, Wisconsin

reception120911Among those who gathered at the Waverley Country Club for the Alumni Association Holiday Reception were alumni and guests from locations in California, Nevada and Wisconsin, as well as from Oregon cities as far apart as Arch Cape, Reedsport and Bend.

“You are a vital part of the OHSU community,” said Dean Mark Richardson in his opening remarks. “I am so pleased to see so many people here today.”

Dean Richardson also provided an update on significant events of the past year and discussed the new Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) now rising from the banks of the Willamette River in the South Waterfront district.

“Schools sometimes have the opportunity to re-design their curriculum, and sometimes have the opportunity to move into new space,” he said. “With the CLSB, we have the opportunity to do both as we meet our vision of becoming a 21st century school.”

Almost 200 alumni and guests attended the event, which also included a welcome from John W. Kendall Jr., M.D. R ’63, President of the Alumni Association Council, and seasonal music from the School of Medicine Glee Club under the direction of second-year medical student David Simmons.

To see photos from the event, visit our Facebook album.