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Ralph Watkins ’08 earned an undergraduate degree in education at Pacific University to begin a second career as a teacher. Today, he is principal of the K-12 school in the Inupiak village of Shismaref, Alaska.
Ralph Watkins ‘08 is what you might call a wanderer, or free spirit. This is a man who once chose his next home by throwing a dart at a world map while blindfolded. But it’s more than restless feet that brought Watkins to his latest adventure.
This fall, Clint Rodreick ’06, MAT ‘08 sorted through his recycling and brought a pile of personal documents to his high school class. He’d redacted credit card numbers and other sensitive information, but otherwise, he challenged his students to discover what they could about him from his mail.
It was raining when they passed through Nickerson, Kan. Doug Hopper MAT ’06, his wife Teresa (Gustafson) Hopper ’86, and their longtime friend Jon Stoner, had stopped in the Midwest town of 1,100 for a quick lunch.