University of Portland president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., to give annual "State of UP" talk, present 2013 Alumni Award winners on Tuesday, March 19
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the 2013 Alumni Awards on Tuesday, March 19. The luncheon is at the Multnomah Athletic Club,
(Media-Newswire.com) - University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the 2013 Alumni Awards on Tuesday, March 19. The luncheon is at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program from noon to 1 p.m. The public is welcome, but seating is limited. Cost is $20 per person ( $5 for students ), or $200 for a table of 10. Online registration is available at http://rise.up.edu/events. Beauchamp’s talk will include an update on the $175 million RISE Campaign for the University of Portland, the University’s achievements in athletics and academics, and other factors affecting the University’s short-and-long-term success. Also on the agenda will be the annual Alumni Awards. This year’s winners are John Lee ’64, ’73, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award; Jack Roscoe ’64, winner of the Rev. Tom Oddo, C.S.C. Outstanding Service Award; Holly Lynn Ellis ’01, winner of the Contemporary Alumni Award; and UP senior Noelle Niedo ’13, winner of the Thomas A. Gerhardt '55 Memorial Award for Student Leadership.
Alumni Award Winners:
Distinguished Alumni Award: John Lee ’64, ’73
John Lee is the retired former chief executive of Providence Health System in Oregon, and continues to use his extensive experience as a consultant to health care systems and health plans. He is a former member of the University of Portland Board of Regents and has been a strong supporter as a member of the President’s Club and the Schulte Society for his consistent giving. He was previously honored as a member of the Pamplin School of Business Administration’s Significant 75 Alumni.
Rev. Thomas C. Oddo, C.S.C., Outstanding Service Award: Jack Roscoe ’64
Roscoe works for Tectus Solutions, a company that provides security and trade compliance solutions. Roscoe is a retired full colonel and logistics officer from the US Air Force, where he directed logistics programs in the US, Europe, and Asia. He served at the University of Portland as AFROTC commander and as director of Residence Life. He and his wife, Martha, also a UP alumna, are the proud parents of five additional UP alumni. His volunteer activities include serving as a Deacon at Sacred Heart Catholic church in Battle Ground, Wash., and he also volunteers as an advocate for children under the care of the court.
Contemporary Alumni Award: Holly Lynn Ellis ’01
Ellis is a film producer and production manager living in New York City. Her first film, Prairie Love, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, and has been exhibited at other film festivals to critical praise. She serves as a contact for alumni moving to New York, volunteers at a Greenwich Village soup kitchen, and is president ( and founding member ) of the Brooklyn chapter of P.E.O. International, a philanthropic organization that benefits women’s education. She has made several gifts to the UP annual fund and to the Roger & Kay Doyle Scholarship.
Thomas A. Gerhardt '55 Award for Student Leadership: Noelle Niedo ’13
Niedo, a UP senior, has a long history of consistent service among a wide range of groups in the University and wider Portland community. She volunteers with the Br. Andre Café at the St. Andre Bessette Downtown Chapel, and is one of the main student organizers for the 2013 World Youth Day in Brazil, having also attended the 2011 WYD in Madrid. All of these activities are supplemental to her studies, which are preparing her to apply to medical school in order to return to her native American Samoa as a physician.
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