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CARE: Community and Recreation for Employees

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Join the CARE Google group to hear about news and upcoming events. We also encourage you to let us know what kinds of community-building activities you’d like to see the committee sponsor.

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CARE annual events include:


  • CARE Crew assists students move into residence halls
  • Halloween Costume Contest
  • Turkey Trot (campus walk/run) for Oregon Food Bank 


  • Family Clothes and Toy Swap
  • Green Move Out



Mission Statement

To promote recreational activities, social service projects, and staff development that contributes to cohesiveness among all college employees and make a positive impact in our community.  

CARE Committee Members

Amy Dvorak, senior director of sustainability

Adam Geisler, administrative coordinator, Business Law

Vanessa Holmgren, director of multimedia and internal communications (CARE committee co-chair)

Michael Mannheimer, web content and social media manager

Meg Marshall, Senior Development Officer

Caroline Mead, associate director of Alumni, Parent, and Student Engagement

Natasha Richmond, assistant director of law school admissions (CARE committee co-chair)

Alyssa Salstrom, career and professional development program coordinator, law school 

Billy Walker, executive assistant to the VP and treasurer  

Rochelle Zirdum, placement coordinator, teacher education


March 20th, 2019

  • 7:00pm: CANCELED: A Hollywood Career in Costume Design with Black Panther’s Ruth Carter

    We’re back on! The film projects that Ms. Carter was being recruited for have been scheduled for April.

    Ruth Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. She has garnered three Academy Award (Oscar) nominations for “Best Costume Design,” for Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER (2018), Spike Lee’s MALCOLM X (1993), and Steven Spielberg’s AMISTAD (1998) as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS.

    She has worked in the industry for over three decades and has been credited with over forty films and counting. Working with Spike Lee on over ten films beginning with SCHOOL DAZE and including DO THE RIGHT THING, MALCOLM X and OLD BOY.

    Known for her research and diligence to the craft, specifically for her outstanding work for period ensemble films like the highly praised Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER and Ava Duvernay’s, SELMA, she proudly presents: BLACK PANTHER, her most recent work directed by Ryan Cooglar, which premiered in February 2018, and MARSHALL, directed by Reginald Hudlin, which premiered in October 2017. Last Fall, Carter completed work on YELLOWSTONE, an upcoming television series starring Kevin Costner and directed by Taylor Sheridan.

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