Evergreen Magazine

Evergreen Magazine Fall 2009

Cover of Fall 2009 Magazine

Making Waves

Greeners Bring Passion to Politics

On the cover: Washington Senator Kevin Ranker '97 (40th District) shows his commitment to the health of Puget Sound and Washington's coastal communities. With the economic and social challenges facing our states, our nation and the world, alumni in elected office face difficult and often unprecedented decisions. Evergreen's unique approach to collaborative problem-solving prepares these decision-makers to create solutions that work.

Photographer: Carlos Javier Sanchez '97, Evergreen Photo Services unless otherwise noted.

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Feature Articles

kevin ranker

Islands of Opportunity

Sen. Kevin Ranker ’97 works to keep coastal communities thriving.


elizabeth furse

A Passion for Service

From her native South Africa to the U.S. Congress, Elizabeth Furse ’74 fights injustice wherever she sees it.


joan dukes

Leading for Change

Joan Dukes ’73 crosses boundaries to balance the economic and environmental needs of the Columbia River.



Carrying on a Cultural Legacy

Celine Cloquet-Vogler MPA ’06 follows a family tradition of service to the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.


ron charles

Rebuilding His Community

Ron Charles ’97 has led the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe into a brighter future.
tom clipboard

Respecting the Dead

For coroner Tom Furgeson ’89, finding the truth makes all the difference.


capitol column

A Capitol Project

Evergreen's Interns make their mark on Olympia.


mills on content

Turning Conflict into Equity

Portland Ombudsman Michael Mills ’77 helps citizens and government work together.


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On the Waterfront

Commissioner Connie Bacon MPA ’88 is working toward a sustainable future for the Port of Tacoma.