Colleges That Change Lives’ Events Coming to Bellevue and Portland in first week of August

July 17, 2009

Forty of America’s most remarkable colleges and universities are profiled in former New York Times education editor Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives. Events designed to introduce interested students, families, and college counselors to these colleges will take place at

Meydenbauer Center

11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
August 1, 2009
10:00 a.m.

And at

Mariott Portland Downtown Waterfront

1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
August 2, 2009
2:00 p.m.

Event participants will learn more about conducting a well-informed college search at an information session and college fair. Sponsored by Colleges That Change Lives, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of a student-centered college search process, these programs are free to the public and pre-registration is not required.

Three Northwest Colleges have been featured in the book, including Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington), Reed College (Portland, Oregon), and The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington).

Evergreen is described in Colleges that Change Lives as “one of the three best in the Northwest.” The top 20 college guide also notes that Evergreen was opened to prepare “young people to live effectively in a new kind of world” and that “taxpayers everywhere should demand colleges like this one. . .”

For more details about Colleges That Change Lives and upcoming events, visit