Wesleyan Heads West

NWU alumni gathered in July at Bridgeport Brew Pub in Portland, Ore., for an evening of fun. “The driving force behind this alumni event was Abbie (Dumler) Sagebiel (’02),” said Mary Hawk, NWU’s director of major gifts. “Abbie wanted to draw our Portland-area alumni together to reconnect and make new friends. She and Trent Green (’94) did a great job hosting.” The featured speaker was Hawk’s sister, Assistant Professor of Communication Patty Hawk. “She drew everyone back into the classroom and taught us about the new model of communication being taught at NWU, which focuses on dialogue rather than persuasion,” Mary Hawk said. “Patty gave examples of how this model is used now throughout campus.”