First FSAA President Andrea Smith Hands Over the Gavel

Andrea Smith reluctantly passed the gavel to a pleased Mary Chuinard during a Ford Scholar Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting in Eugene, Ore. Smith led the Ford Scholar Alumni Association for 10 years, passing the title of president to Chuinard on July 13, 2013.

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Scholarship Office Hires Student Success Counselor

Jeff Strickland, a Class of 2001 alumnus of the Ford ReStart Program, joined The Ford Family Foundation on Oct. 7 as the student success counselor in the Scholarship Office in Eugene, Ore. Strickland replaces Shamra Clark, who left the position in mid-August for a position with the Oregon Student Access Commission.

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Alumni Lend Helping Hands in Garden

A handful of Ford Scholar Alumni turned out for an Earth Day work party in the new learning garden at Gilbert Park Elementary School on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Portland.

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Dr. Thoman Accepts Bruce Award

Ford Family Foundation Board Member Joseph Kearns presented Ford Scholar Alumna Charity Thoman with the Gerald E. Bruce Community Service Award during the Ford Scholars Recognition Conference in Eugene on July 13, 2013.

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Nominate Alumni for Bruce Award

It’s inspiring to hear about fellow Ford Scholar Alumni like Charity Thoman who are living out Gerry Bruce’s vision of Scholars not only succeeding in their careers, but incorporating community service into their lives as well. Do you know other alumni who have these same values? Maybe even yourself?

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Alumna Credits Her Achievements to the Foundation

Ten years ago, I was a 17-year-old girl with many dreams. I dreamed of getting a college education, of traveling the world, and of making a worthwhile contribution to society. Now, 10 years and two college degrees later, I have accomplished many of those dreams—and that fact is undoubtedly thanks to The Ford Family Foundation.

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New FSAA Board Members

The Ford Scholar Alumni Association board members met during the Ford Scholars Recognition Conference on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the Valley River Inn in Eugene.

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