Grab your classmates, bring your family, and come taste, touch, hear, smell, and see Evergreen through the five senses.

return 2 evergreen—October 15, 2016

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Return to Evergreen is our premier alumni event, gathering together Evergreen alumni and friends from every graduating class for a day of fascinating experiences and great people.


Portrait of Patti Dobrowolski

Patti Dobrowolski ’80 
Founder, Up Your Creative Genius

Portrait of Dana Simpson

Dana Simpson ’99
Cartoonist, Writer, and Illustrator

Portrait of Nate Gibbs-Bowling

Nate Gibbs-Bowling, MiT ’06
Teacher, Lincoln High School, Tacoma Washington, and 2016 Finalist National Teacher of the Year

…and many more to come! See all confirmed speakers so far.

The Schedule So Far

Expect changes and updates as we continue to plan the day’s events.

Time Event
9:30 am – 10:30 am Registration and networking
10:30 am – 12 pm Brunch
12 pm – 12:15 pm Legacy photo
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The Writer's Way: Finding and Claiming Your Process 

with Faculty Emeritus Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, Faculty Emeritus Bill Ransom, and Facutly Member Miranda Mellis

Drawing Solutions: How a Simple Picture Can Change Everything

with Patti Dobrowolski '80

Teachers Are Agents of Change

with Nate Gibbs-Bowling '04 Tacoma, MiT '06 Hope Teague-Bowling MiT '06, Sean Riley MiT '05, Darice Johnson '94 Tacoma, MiT '96 Tacoma, and Jerry Price '93, MiT '95

Engaging with Longhouse Art and Artists

Exploring Evergreen's 1000 Acre Wood

with Faculty Emeritus Steve Herman, Ph.D.

Bezango, WA: Feel the Impact of Northwest Comic Artists

with Ron Austin '91, Louise Amandes, Megan Kelso '91 and Dana Simpson '99

2:30 pm – 3 pm Coffee break
3 pm – 5 pm

Explore Fine Art Printing at Evergreen

with Steven Hendrichs '97, Jami Heinricher '91, Myrna Keliher '08, and Faculty Member Emily Adams

Ireland in History and Memory

with Faculty Member Sean Williams

Taking Care of Our Amazing Environment: Shellfish and the Puget Sound

with The Evergreen Shellfish Club, Aimee Christy MES '05 and Mary Middleton 99, MES '04

Myths About Past Family Life and How They Harm Contemporary Families

with Faculty Emerita Stephanie Coontz

5 pm – 6:30 pm Tasting and Networking Event

See who is going to return to Evergreen.

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See you soon at Evergreen.