Evergreen Magazine

Evergreen Magazine Fall 2011

Cover of Fall 2011 Magazine

Celebrating 40 Years of Evergreen

This year, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Evergreen's first academic year. We take great pride in what we have all accomplished in the ensuing four decades.

Evergreen has become nationally recognized for academic rigor and commitment to sustainable practices. You can see in this issue of the magazine that Greeners are not only leaders in their fields, but in the fields that will be so instrumental as we look to our future – organic farming, sustainable building, alternative energy, e-commerce, environmental conservation, collaboration and social justice.

Photography: Evergreen Photo Services unless otherwise noted.

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40 Weeks of Events

evergreen is 40 graphicCheck out the entire series of events happening throughout the year, then make plans to celebrate with us at our Return to Evergreen event in May 2012.

What do you love about Evergreen?

To celebrate Evergreen's 40th, we're compiling a list of 40 things that are wonderful about Evergreen and Olympia. Share your thoughts at www.evergreen.edu/magazine/survey.htm. Look for the list in our Spring issue.

12 Greener Leaders Making a Difference


The Builder

Dan Tishman '77 brings an environmental focus to one of the nation's leading construction firms


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The Catalyst

Timi Vann '91 makes government responsive to Westerners' environmental needs


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The Conservationist

Thinking Globally,
Acting Globally with the
Nature Conservancy's
Jeff Hardesty '79


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The Nanotechnologist

James Egerton '77 is making green energy more efficient


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The e-Commerce Whizzes

Pat Castaldo '95 and Aaron Tuller '00 helped spark a movement


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The Coffee Connoisseur

Lindsey Bolger '91 - brewing great coffee and a better world
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The Farmer

Karyn Williams '03 is a 21st-Century pioneer


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The Attorney

Doug Luckerman '79 is an advocate for pulling the plug on inequity


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The Grantmaker

Sandra Davis '89 is helping build a healthier community in East Oakland


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The Judge

Appeals Court Judge Christine Quinn-Brintnall '76 brings a unique philosophy to the bench


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The Civil Rights Leader

Reverend Oscar Tillman '87 stands up for the downtrodden.



The Winemaker

Anna Matzinger '93 is the toast of the Willamette Valley

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Getting it Right

Founding Faculty Member Dave Hitchens Reflects on Teaching, Building a New College and Other Acts of Faith

Alumni News & Notes

Speedy Makeover

Nikki McClure '91 gives a new look to Evergreen's Geoduck


Ku deku Narobe

Students work to protect a rare sloth


Riot Grrrl Redux

Alumni Lisa Darms '92 and Kathleen Hanna '91, help the riot grrrl movement keep making its mark.

NEA Welcomes New Director

The National Education Association Welcomes New Executive Director John Stocks '81


A Matter of Mountain Logic

Scott Elliott's Invention Makes Saving Energy Simple