On October 6, 2015, the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS) held a reception for friends and alumni who live in the Washington, D.C. (WDC) area.  Wade Foster, ’09 Environmental Economics and Policy, hosted our event at The Fertilizer Institute Capitol View Penthouse. We were joined by visitors from Oregon including five members of the Oregon Dairy Farmer’s Association (ODFA). From left to right in the photo:

Paul LaFranchise  (front), Hiram Larew (back), Kruti Ravaliya, Tami Kerr (ODFA), Tammy Dennee (ODFA), Daren Coppock, Mechelle Coppock,  Lydia Atsma (ODFA), John Seymour (ODFA),  Wade Foster, Dan Bigelow, Flavius Badau (back), Darleen Sichley (front)(ODFA),  Stella Coakley, Gopi Munisamy

 Group Photo

Not pictured: Brooks Harlow (took picture), Judith Dempsey, Doug Crandall

The participants enjoyed an opportunity to meet other alumni and friends and expressed interest in having more opportunities to engage with current students and faculty at Oregon State University. We are building an electronic network for our Washington based group and plan to expand that opportunity to additional alumni and friends. If you are interested in being on that network, please send an e-mail to Stella Coakley and she will be sure that you also get an invitation to the next Washington, D.C. reception which will be held in late March or early April 2016. We envision the network allowing easy communication back to Corvallis and for providing quick links to send opportunities for students or other visitors planning to visit Washington, D.C.  Due to a daughter and two grandchildren, Stella is frequently in the WDC area and welcomes an opportunity to meet our alumni and friends at other times as well. The College values the strength of experience and friendship from our alumni and friends located the WDC area so please let Stella know if you’d like to join our CAS WDC Network.