Alumni Programs

Foster-Scholz Club

The Foster-Scholz Club, named for the first two presidents of the college, was formed during the late sixties to provide an informal social group and events for early Reed alumni in the local area. The Foster-Scholz Club welcomes as members all alumni whose preferred class year is 40 or more years ago. Honorary alumni and retired faculty are also welcome to be members.

What the Foster-Scholz Club does

The purpose of the Foster-Scholz Club is to:

  1. provide older alumni opportunities to maintain and renew ties to the college as it has evolved;
  2. provide a setting for fellowship among older alumni;
  3. create a group that would honor the 50th and other early reunion classes.

The Foster-Scholz Club has traditionally met approximately four times a year. Programs have included speakers, usually from the college (faculty, students, or staff); workshops; and, occasionally, off-campus outings.

The last event of the year is traditionally the Foster-Scholz Annual Luncheon, held during Reunions in June. This luncheon honors the 50th reunion class as special guests. The luncheon also honors the recipient(s) of the Distinguished Service Award, which is given annually to club members who have made contributions to the community and/or college. The history of the award and a full list of past recipients is available here.

Sounds interesting! How do I get involved?

Alumni whose preferred class is 40 or more years ago are automatically added to the Foster-Scholz Club email list, so watch your inbox for news on upcoming Foster-Scholz events!

For more information, please call Alumni Programs at 503-777-7589 or send an email to

To contact the steering committee you can look up individual members using the alumni directory in IRIS, or click on the links below.

Foster-Scholz Club Steering Committee

Barbara West ’64, Chair
Richard Cellarius ’58
Tony Fisher ’80
Ann Goetcheus '65
Marni Henrickson ’68
Jim Kahan ’64
Mark McLean ’70
Peter Preston ’77
Jon Quitslund ’61
Gloria Reich ’54
Barbara Stross ’64
Harry Travis ’69 
Gay Walker ’69

Upcoming Events

More Information

To view recordings of past Foster-Scholz Club lectures and events, please visit our Reed Remote Talks page.