Alumni Profile: Abigail Yeager

Name: Abigail (Backstrom) Yeager Program, year: Ford Scholar, class of 2003 Undergrad school: BA, Business, CSU Chico Grad school: MBA, CSU Chico After graduation, I started working in Redding at Owens Healthcare; for 3 years I worked as a Project Manager and Executive Assistant for the Vice President/Marketing Director. During that time I married my […]

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2017 Spring Board Meeting Recap

The Spring FSAA board meeting was held on April 9 at Stoel Rives, in Portland’s Park Avenue West building. Technical difficulties lead to a delayed start, but once underway it was a productive meeting. The sitting board members were joined by the newly elected board members, who got a chance to talk about their experience […]

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2017 Elections Update

The 2017 elections results are in.  This year elections included the FSAA President, Secretary and three At-large members.   Congratulations to the following new FSAA Board members: President:  Rozalyn Patrick, Ford Scholar Class of 2011 Secretary: Daina Tague, Ford Scholar Class of 2010 At-large members:  Haily Meekins, Ford Scholar Class of 2011, Hedy Payghambari, Ford Scholar […]

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Celebrating Earth Day in the Name of FSAA

Planting trees. Picking up litter. Prepping a garden for spring planting. All of these are ways Ford Alumni celebrated Earth Day and helped out in their communities at the same time. “It is important for alumni to participate in service projects because it not only helps everyone stay connected as a family, but it carries […]

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Join Us In Sunriver in July

RSVP by July 3 for the July 29 Ford Alumni Summer Get Together.  Summer 2017 is almost here! And that means the Fourth Annual Ford Alumni Summer Get-Together is just around the corner! Ford Alumni gatherings are your opportunity to reconnect with The Ford Family Foundation, make new friends, network with other Alumni and Scholars, […]

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Alumni Profile: Katie Brown

Name: Katie Brown Program: Ford Opportunity Scholar, class of 2011 Undergraduate school: Oregon State University Hometown: Lake Zurich, IL Currently Reside: Corvallis, OR During school, I lived and worked for three months in Chilian, Chile. The intent of my work in Chile was to organize and analyze 17 years of hydrologic data. This was in […]

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Alumni Profile: Richard Chung

Name: Richard Chung Program: Ford Scholar, class of 2007 Undergraduate school: University of Oregon Hometown: Baker City, Oregon Currently resides: Baker City, Oregon My wife and I lived in South Korea for about three and a half years total. I have worked in three different private English schools as a kindergarten and elementary school teacher. […]

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Alumni Profile: Ivo Dimitrov

Name: Ivo Dimitrov Program: Ford Scholar, class of 2004 Undergraduate school: Willamette University Hometown: Sofia, Bulgaria and Beaverton, Oregon I work for Dow Jones investigating top-level government officials from Southeastern Europe and their families. The job is part of an effort to curb money laundering, illicit payments and guard against reputation risks. I came to […]

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Alumni Profile: Kyleray Katherman

Name: Kyleray Katherman Program: Ford Scholar, class of 2011 Undergraduate school: George Fox University Hometown: North Bend, Oregon I have been in Botswana since August 1, 2016. I work in the District AIDS Coordinators Office, the Social and Community Development Office, and with the District Health Management Team as a Peace Corps Volunteer in my […]

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