Grab your classmates, bring your family, and come taste, touch, hear, smell, and see Evergreen through the five senses.

return 2 evergreen—October 15, 2016

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Return to Evergreen is our premier alumni event, gathering together Evergreen alumni and friends from every graduating class for a day of fascinating experiences and great people.


Portrait of Patti Dobrowolski

Patti Dobrowolski ’80 
Founder, Up Your Creative Genius

Portrait of Dana Simpson

Dana Simpson ’99
Cartoonist, Writer, and Illustrator

Portrait of Nate Gibbs-Bowling

Nate Gibbs-Bowling, MiT ’06
Teacher, Lincoln High School, Tacoma Washington, and 2016 Finalist National Teacher of the Year

…and many more to come! See all confirmed speakers so far.

The Schedule So Far

Expect changes and updates as we continue to plan the day’s events.

Time Event
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Registration and Social Time

Library Entrance

10:30 am – 12 pm

President's Scholarship Brunch

Library Lobby-Floor 2

12 pm – 12:15 pm

Legacy photo

Red Square

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The Writer's Way: Finding and Claiming Your Process  with Faculty Emeritus Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, Faculty Emeritus Bill Ransom, and Facutly Member Miranda Mellis

Library 1412

Drawing Solutions: How a Simple Picture Can Change Everything with Patti Dobrowolski '80

Library 1001

Teachers Are Agents of Change with Nate Gibbs-Bowling '04 Tacoma, MiT '06 Hope Teague-Bowling MiT '06, Sean Riley MiT '05, Darice Johnson '94 Tacoma, MiT '96 Tacoma, and Jerry Price '93, MiT '95

Library 2708

Engaging with Longhouse Art and Artists with Delbert ‘sm3tcoom’ Miller ‘96, and Tina Kuckkahn-Miller, J.D. ‘96

Red Square, Proceed to session

Exploring Evergreen's 1000 Acre Wood with Faculty Emeritus Steve Herman, Ph.D.

Red Square, Proceed on the tour to Evergreen Beach

Bezango, WA: Feel the Impact of Northwest Comic Artists with Ron Austin '91, Louise Amandes, Megan Kelso '91 and Dana Simpson '99

Red Square, Proceed to session

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Coffee break

Library Lobby-Floor 1

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Sense of What’s Coming : Exploring the Future-Historical Perspective through The Collapse of Western Civilization with Clare Lilliston ‘15, and Faculty Member Rebecca Chamberlain

Library 1001

Explore Fine Art Printing at Evergreen with Steven Hendricks '97, Jami Heinricher '91, Myrna Keliher '08, and Faculty Member Emily Adams

Red Square, Proceed to LAB II, Room 2225

Ireland in History and Memory with Faculty Member Sean Williams

Library 1005

Robots, Arduinos, and Makers: New Possibilities for Artists, Teachers and Businesses with Keri Carkeek ’92, Faculty Member Krishna Chowdary, and Mac Jones MiT ’07

Library Computer Lab 2610

Taking Care of Our Amazing Environment: Shellfish and the Puget Sound with The Evergreen Shellfish Club, Aimee Christy MES '05 and Mary Middleton 99, MES '04

Red Square, Proceed on the tour to Evergreen Beach

Myths About Past Family Life and How They Harm Contemporary Families with Faculty Emerita Stephanie Coontz

Red Square, Proceed to session

Taste the Organic Farm’s Harvest with David Muehleisen and Students from the Practice of Organic Farming Program

Red Square, Proceed on the tour to Organic Farm

Voices Unite at KAOS with Ruth Brownstein '99

Red Square, Proceed to KAOS Radio in the CAB, Room 101

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Tasting and Networking Event
Library Lobby-Floor 3

See who is going to return to Evergreen.

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See you soon at Evergreen.