The Alumni Council Volunteer Handbook is the primary reference for you, as a volunteer, to learn about the Alumni Council, what volunteering for Puget Sound entails, and resources that are available to you.
5. Appendices (click on links below to view sections of the Appendix)
6. Information about Specific Committees
There’s an old saying that goes, “Leap, and the net will appear.” For Shauna James Ahern, the ’Net appeared when she leapt, in ways she could never have anticipated. When Ahern graduated from Puget Sound she hoped her passion for words would carry her into a career. She worked in several jobs: as a screenplay editor, an academic tutor, a ghostwriter, and a high school English teacher on Vashon Island. Through them all, her love of the written word sustained her, a love that was encouraged by her family, including her father, Keith James, an instructor in Puget Sound’s English department. Then, three major incidents changed Shauna’s life. In 2003 she was severely injured in a car accident and struggled for months to recover. In 2005 she was diagnosed with celiac sprue, an autoimmune disorder that prevents the body from digesting gluten. That same year she decided to begin writing a blog, Gluten-Free Girl (http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com) about her journey back to health. –Tamiko Nimura