A burning issue
Pickleball, inside and out
Chris Winkler found himself wanting to conquer a longer ride. He had already biked from Seattle to Portland a half-dozen times. Once, he even cycled from Tri-Cities to San Francisco. That particular trip “kind of whet my appetite,” he says. “I toyed with a forty-eight states ride. Then I thought: how about a coast-to-coast ride?”
From June through August 2021, Winkler (’86 Chem. Eng.) cycled from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine. Technically, he started his ride on the Oregon Coast, so it was truly a coast-to-coast tour.
In all, the former Coug basketball player biked 3,797 miles in 69 days across the northern US, pedaling … » More …
Pathways for a new education
Video and stories about James Donaldson
Former Coug and NBA basketball star James Donaldson (’79 Socio.) faced a lot of adversity over the last decade. He has turned his struggles with mental health into a new purpose: helping others through sharing his experiences.
Video: Eric Johnson (’84 Comm.) interviews Donaldson for Eric’s Heroes on Seattle’s KOMO-TV
Donaldson is a guest on Chino y Chicano, co-hosted by Enrique Cerna (’75 Comm.). (Read more about Cerna and his podcast)
Your Gift of Life: Donaldson’s nonprofit to increase awareness of mental health
Read more about Donaldson’s journey back in “Standing tall.”