Sierra Club honors Philomath man
Barry Wulff of Philomath has been selected to receive the Sierra Club's 2009 Susan E. Miller Award, which honors administrative contributions to groups, chapters and regional entities.
Wulff has been chairman of the Marys Peak Group since 1999, and under his leadership, the group has expanded to more than 2,000 members who participate in a large number of diverse outings and conservation activities, due in large part to Wulff's contagious enthusiasm and creative innovations.
Shilaos studies in France through Earlham
Chloe Shilaos, a sophomore at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., is participating in Earlham's study-abroad program in France. Shilaos is the daughter of Victoria Shilaos of Corvallis and Terrance McCoy of Elmira. Shilaos is among a group of students who are exploring diverse aspects of French history and culture through an intensive study program conducted in French. The program places participants in apprenticeships with local artisans and includes courses in art and architecture, theater and political institutions.
Toofan competes in fitness modeling show
Koosha Toofan of Sacramento, Calif., recently placed second in the Muscle Mania Model America Championship show in Orange County, Calif. Toofan grew up in Corvallis, attending Fair Play Elementary School, Cheldelin Middle School and Crescent Valley High School. He does fitness modeling and natural bodybuilding. He is a sponsored athlete, engineer and activist and was World Physique magazine's Rising Star of the Month in September.
Kenyon receives Fulbright scholarship
Alexander Kenyon, son of Peter and Patti Kenyon of Corvallis, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship to Malaysia in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
OSU music prof wins Artist of the Year
Jan Michael Looking Wolf Reibach, an instructor in the Department of Music at Oregon State University, has been named Artist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards, or NAMMYs. Reibach received the award at a ceremony held last month in New York. He was honored for his latest album, "The Looking Wolf Project," which blends hard rock with native flute. There were more than 1,500 nominations in 30 categories. Last year, Reibach was named Flutist of the Year at the NAMMYs and at the Indian Summer Music Awards. Reibach has taught music at OSU since 2005. He teaches classes in native flute and one on the history of Native American music. Reibach lives in McMinnville, and is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.