R.S.V.P list follows the schedule. Please scroll down.

2014 Alumni Reunion

Date and Time Event Location
Friday, 10/10/14

10 a.m. to Noon Campus Tour (includes Village housing) Dan and Barbara Garvey Welcome Center

Noon to 4 p.m.

Reunion Check-in
Please make sure to check in and pick up your reunion schedule and a complementary reunion gift.
Crossroads Cafe
1 to 3 p.m.  Art Gallery Open House Sam Hill Art Gallery
1 to 3 p.m.       Natural History Institute Open House          Natural History Institute
2 to 4 p.m. Campus Tour (includes Village housing) Dan and Barbara Garvey Welcome Center
4 to 6 p.m.

Alumni and Faculty Reception (Cash Bar)
 4:30 Opening Circle by Layne Longfellow '75
4:45 Welcome, Maggie McQuaid, PCAA Board President
4:50 Welcome, Prescott College President John Van Domelen
5:00 Alumni Fund for Faculty Endowment, Richard Ach, Prescott College VP Advancement

Crossroads Conference Center
Saturday, 10/11/14

8 to 10 a.m. Hike Thumb Butte
Meet at T
humb Butte Parking Area for the Trailhead no later than
8 a.m. 
Hike Thumb Butte with
PCAA Board Member Ken Kingsley '72
9 to Noon          Late Check-in    Crossroads Center Middle
9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Wills Writing Workshop
John Farmer '92Jodi Padget
Crossroads Center, Room 201
10:15 to 12:15 p.m ALUMNI PRESENTATIONS
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. John Flax ’74:  IT’S ALL RELATIVE: A Successful Life in the Performing Arts
John Flax squeezes specks of truth from a journey spanning Outward Bound, Paris, and Detroit to the troubled villages of Colombia. 
Crossroads Center
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Janet Ross ’74: Founding an Environmentally-based Outdoor School
Janet Ross will share her lifelong journey in outdoor education; from the 1968 article in Time Magazine about the College, to a 22,000 square foot campus dedicated to place-based learning about the Colorado Plateau, opening in 2015.
Crossroads Center
11:15 to 12:15 p.m. Lee Stuart '75: Following the Quest for the Greater Good
Lee Stuart will describe how Prescott College led to a doctorate in tundra ecology, that turned out to be the perfect preparation for the organizing that led to the rebuilding the South Bronx, and then to continuing work in faith-based social justice advocacy and practice in Duluth, MN. Never a dull moment. Great mentors all the way. (And I wonder whether John Flax remembers dancing with me to Johnny B. Good at the House of Joy?)
Crossroads Center
11:15 to 12:15 p.m.   Ken Kingsley ’72: How my Prescott College Education Became a Long Life of Learning, Adventure, and Fun
I arrived in Prescott in 1970, never having been in Arizona, and being best described as an over-mature, urban, stoned hippie with few skills and little direction. Through my experiences at Prescott College, I learned to be a self-directed scholar and established a lifelong path. In this talk I will explore how values, skills, and connections acquired at Prescott College have been the foundation for more than 40 years of learning, adventure, and fun exploring new places while remaining connected to roots established in the College community.
Crossroads Center
9 to 10:15 a.m. Coffee, Bagels, and Late Check-in    Crossroads Center
Noon to 1:30 p.m.    Prescott College Bookstore will be OPEN.
       LUNCH ON OWN (Please consider attending the Ron Nairn Memorial Endowment Luncheon Fundraiser)
12:30 to 3:15 p.m. Ron Nairn Memorial Endowment Luncheon (Optional)

Join fellow alumni for lunch at Ron and Mona Nairn's former home on the old Prescott College campus and together we'll relive the times spent there in the 60s and 70s. Help launch the Ron Nairn Memorial Endowment to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Prescott College's Charter Class in 2016. $29/person-pay at the door (Cash/check only). If enough interest, an optional tour of the Embry Riddle campus will be scheduled following lunch. Participation is limited to 40 people.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ron-Nairn-Memorial/573402226034383?fref=nf

Embry-Riddle Campus
3:30 to 5 p.m. Special Presentation by Lisa Garrison '75
Road Trip: Reflections on Women’s Studies at Prescott College
Following geographic forays, Lisa Garrison curates a conversation about the impact of early feminist activity and academics at Prescott College on culture, community, and the lives we’ve led.
Prescott College Chapel
5 to 5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Networking (Cash Bar) Crossroads Center
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Alumni Recognition Dinner   
Keynote Speaker: PCAA Board President, Maggie McQuaid
Order of the Javelina Awardingz

Crossroads Center
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fireside Chat with Current Students and Alumni Student Village Quad
Sunday, 10/12/14

9 a.m. to Noon

Alligator Juniper Hike with Doug Hulmes '74

One of the legacies of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, that should be remembered and shared with future generations, occurred while fighting the human caused Dosie fire on their namesake, Granite Mountain. Through their valiant efforts, no homes or humans were lost, and the recreation area around Granite Basin Lake was saved. But this was also the crew that took the call from Prescott College Alumni, Jason Williams, Recreational and Backcountry Specialist with the Prescott National Forest, and created a fire break in an attempt to save possibly the world's largest Alligator Juniper. Ironically, a week later they died trying to save the community of Yarnell, twenty miles away.

Doug Hulmes will present a brief introduction at 9:00, related to his research on Sacred Trees, followed by a twenty minute drive to the trail head and an easy three mile round trip hike to the Juniper located west of Granite Mountain, returning to Prescott by 12:00.

*Please p/u a sack snack in the Crossroads Center b/4 getting on the van.

Crossroads Center Quad
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
(Optional Activity)
Special Movie Presentation of Within Reach: A Journey to Find Sustainable Community
Crossroads Conference Center
11:30 a.m.    Closing Circle by Layne Longfellow '75 Crossroads Conference Center 

 R.S.V.P. LIST (as of September 17, 2014)
Listed in Alphabetical Order

Name

Year

Company

Class Note

Richard Ach       1973    Prescott College Now volunteering in the Advancement Office at the College and serving my tenth year on the PC Board of Trustees.
Gret Antilla Faculty Prescott College

Tom Barry
1992
Working on the Lakes & Rivers of the World.
Lisa Capper  1975 HELIX Environmental Planning Jess and I have been in San Diego since 1975. Looking forward to returning to Prescott and getting a little inspired again.
Eric Buck 1974
Currently I am an architect in Chicago working on large commercial and infrastructure projects. In the 1980's and 90's I was an Outward Bound instructor. I traveled a route from Prescott to Evergreen and finally UT Austin that might seem familiar to my contemporaries but seems utterly strange to my younger associates. I'm having a wicked good time.
Anne Dorman    1974    Still doing startup companies, driving my VW bus, working with lesbian/gay organizations, and spending time with family and friends in SF and around the world.
John Flax    1974    Theater Grottesco Remember the square dances?
Lisa Garrison       1975
Mark Goodman 1973 Goodman Law Firm Living and working in Prescott.
Terra Harris       1971    Catapult Learning Living and teaching in Portland.
Doug Hulmes    1974    Prescott College    Professor of Env. Studies and Education at Prescott College since January, 1978. Board of Directors, Az. Wilderness Coalition, Researching traditions related to Sacred Trees of Norway and Sweden.
Jon Jantzen    1971 Tohono O'odham Nation I work as the attorney general of the Tohono O'odham Nation, an Indian tribe near Tucson. I have lived in Tucson for 19 years. After two years at Prescott (1969-71) I did some global travelling on a bicycle and then finished a degree at Huxley College of Environmental Studies in Bellingham, WA.
*Mic Keane    1990

William Jesse King 1975    Raytheon
*Ken Kingsley
(Amy Gaiennie)
1972
Currently serving as a volunteer ranger in Zion National Park.
*Joshua Keultjes 2012

Jeri Ledbetter    2006
*Layne Longfellow    1975   

Lorrie Bonds Lopez    1974 Los Alamos National Laboratory Public involvement, outreach and communications for environmental stewardship and sustainability at LANL.
Ashley Mains    2011    Prescott College
Kent Madin 1974 Boojum Expeditions
*Maggie McQuaid    1975   
I am enjoying serving as President of the Prescott College Alumni Association Board, and really look forward to seeing all the usual suspects in October.
James Pittman    1997 Prescott College
Lisa Popeil
(Bill Montei)
1976    Voiceworks Teaching singing, creating product, traveling!
Sturgis Robinson    1975
Enjoying life in the Northwest, the only region in America where global warming makes the weather nicer.
Janet Ross    1974 Four Corners School Executive Director Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
Jeff Salz
(Lisa Jaffe)
1975    Way of Adventure, Inc. Recently inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, just back from leading my umpteenth Himalayan expedition, touring with Sudanese playwright Alepho Deng and performing our play "Across Worlds - A Tale of Two Lives of Adventure"
Michael Schulte   
(Beate Sigriddaughter)
1975   
Married to Beate Sigriddaughter, writer. Recently retired from teaching secondary school in Vancouver, BC. Moving to Silver City, NM, to be closer to alligator junipers. Am looking forward to connecting and reconnecting with PC people in the region.
Marie Smith    Prescott College
Larry Stevens    1974 Museum of Northern Arizona I'm the Curator of Ecology at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
Lee Stuart    1975 CHUM I am executive director of Duluth's primary safety net organization - CHUM. Our mission statement is "people of faith, working together to provide basic necessities, foster stable lives and organize for a just and compassionate communit
Linda  Svendsen  1975 Boojum
Expeditions

Kim Switzer    1971    Switzer RE Reside in Rio Rancho, NM
*Gus Tham 1971

Dan Young          1972  Wausau Daily Herald I am a photojournalist for the Wausau Daily Herald in Wausau, Wis. Wausau is a great small city, wonderful geography, (river, mountain, forests).
Marilyn Vache    1972    Austin TMS Clinic for Depression Working: Integrative psychiatry. Playing: Photography, social dance. Studying: Environmental medicine. Living: Housing co- op.

                                                       *PCAA Board Member

 

Registration Available Here.

The Prescott College Alumni Association Board
Maggie McQuaid '75, President
Gus Tham '71, Vice President
Layne Longfellow '75 (Emeritus)
Ken Kingsley '72
Carla Rellinger '05
Suzanne Beeche '07
Michael Keane '90
Joshua Keultjes '12
Dustin McKissen '05
Marie Smith (Alumni Office) 
 
 Transportation to Prescott College available here.
Lodging opportunities available here.
Note: Housing in the Prescott College Village is not available due to full capacity in the dorms.
Dining in Prescott available
here.
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