August 2022

Hello, readers. How is everyone doing out there? Staying cool enough I hope? For any of us who are gardeners, we are finally reaping the bounty of our efforts with fresh vegetables and berries. If you’re anything like me, you’ve over planted squash and zucchini and suddenly have a plethora of both and are frantically finding friends and neighbors to give some away to before they completely take over your tomato plants. As far as campus goes, the grounds crew and Facilities are working hard on keeping our lawns looking pristine and green and keeping hedges trimmed. They do a fantastic job at maintaining our campus and keeping it beautiful. 

Throughout summer, we have enjoyed seeing groups of all sizes and shapes come visit for conferences and sports camps. There has been a constant flow of bodies and activity for months now and it’s refreshing to see people. Soon, campus will be bustling with college students once again as we resume classes and start the ’22/’23 academic school year. Do you have any traditions you do with your family before summer ends? Share some of your stories and photos at and we will share your pictures on our Facebook page.  

OCE Golf Tournament

July was a hot and busy month. I spent the weekend of July 15 – 16 in Hood River visiting with OCE football alums at their annual golf game and fundraiser for the Gale Davis and Bill McArthur Memorial Football Scholarship. It was so fun meeting folks, seeing familiar faces and catching up with former teachers and parents I grew up with. If any of you are reading this, thank you for having me and I look forward to next year! The date for that event has been set as June 23 and 24 in Hood River. Mark your calendars and make your travel arrangements now!

Wolves on the Green 

The Wolves on the Green golf tournament was one for the books. It was a hot, sticky and sweaty day at Cross Creek but more than 100 golfers and 70 student-athletes braved the course through 18 holes in this scramble style golf tournament. We want to extend a special thank you to Cross Creek for hosting us and a very special thank you to Willabys for the amazing food after the tournament. Also, thank you to the planning committee and everyone who donated raffle items for this event. We appreciate you all and look forward to seeing you next year!