2014 Distinguished Alumni
Dale Stowell ~ Executive Director, Institutional Advancement and Foundation, LBCC
Dale grew up in Philomath and attended LBCC from 1977 to 1979 as a journalism major. He transferred to Portland State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. Dale has received more than a dozen state, regional and national awards for his work as a journalist and in marketing and public relations. He worked as part of a team that helped a Catholic hospital losing $500,000 a month to gain net revenues of $1 million a month, expanding the hospital’s ability to fulfill its mission of providing health care for the poor. Prior to LBCC, Dale worked in the Washington community college system for 17 years, implementing systems that better connect and prepare incoming students for a strong start to their educations. Dale was hired at LBCC in 2012, and oversees efforts to inform the community about LBCC, to increase private and public support of the college and its students, and to connect people with LBCC programs and services that help them participate in, contribute to and benefit from the cultural richness and economic vitality of our area.
Suzanne Gaulocher ~ Director, Community Engaged Learning, Stanford University
Currently living in Menlo Park, California, Suzanne attended LBCC from 1992 to 1994, and transferred to Oregon State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology. She went on to earn a master’s in Public Health and Interdisciplinary Studies and a doctorate in Environment and Resources from the University of Wisconsin. Suzanne’s work includes guiding faculty, students and community partners to increase service learning opportunities and public service internships for Stanford undergraduates. Her work history includes both research and activism that has improved health and community engagement in the U.S. and throughout the world, with a focus on the intersection of human health, the environment, community engagement and equity. Prior to her work at Stanford, Suzanne worked for the University of Wisconsin’s University Health Services as a researcher and evaluator. Most recently, she worked on the Center for Disease Control’s Community Transformation grant, and served as part of a team providing support and evaluation nationwide for Communities Putting Prevention to Work, in which storytelling was used as a tool to improve health policy and communication.