Roger Clark BA ’66

08/31/2021

Roger Clark BA ’66 says he has been “aging in place and doing lots of gardening.” His cat died at age 17, easing housekeeping. He assisted choir members in an all-day pipe washing at Puget Sound Pipe Organ to help refurbish the organ of St. Paul’s Church in Bellingham, Washington. On May 24, 2021, he sang with an interfaith choir to help send off the Lummi House of Tears totem pole, carved from a 400-foot red cedar. It was delivered to Washington, D.C., and gifted to the Biden administration. The pole, which honors the rights of indigenous people and their sacred lands and waters, will be featured at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. His granddaughter, Kelsey Willson, led the Wake Forest University team to its first-place win in the $500,000 NASA Vascular Tissue Challenge. Their team’s artificial liver cells may be part of an experiment on the International Space Station.”