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Howe named president at OCOM

Deborah Howe, Ph.D., has been appointed president of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, an acupuncture and Chinese medicine graduate school in Portland.

In May 2015, she was named as the interim president of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where she sat on the Board of Trustees since 1998. She brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education to this position, including a background in administration, accreditation, curriculum development and faculty service.

Her experience includes being chairwoman of the Department of Planning and Community Development at Pennsylvania’s Temple University. In 2000, Howe was inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners for her contributions to planning education.

She received her doctorate in urban and regional planning from the University of Michigan, also earning her master’s there. Howe received her bachelor’s from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University, where she graduated as a salutatorian and with high honors: summa cum laude.

Learn more online at ocom.edu.

Candleholder maker glassybaby opens in LO

Seattle-based glassybaby, maker of unique, hand-blown glass votive candleholders and drink glasses, has opened a store in Lake Oswego.

It will be open through the holidays at Lake View Village. This will be the company's first retail location in Oregon. A glassybaby candleholder or cup can come in more than 400 colors, each with its own name, like "joy", "hope," "gratitude," “papa” or “happy hour.”

Lee Rhodes, a three-time cancer survivor, founded glassybaby in 2001. During chemo treatments, she met patients who could not afford basic needs such as bus fare, childcare or groceries. Rhodes was inspired to launch glassybaby, which helps people in need, animals and the environment. To date, glassybaby has donated more than $5 million to more than 400 organizations.

In keeping with the company's dedication to giving, 10 percent of all glassybaby sales at the Lake Oswego store through 2016 will be donated to the Children's Cancer Alliance, in support of programs than transform moments and deliver joy to children and teens facing serious illness.

The store will be located at 390 N. State St. in Lake View Village.

For more information, visit glassybaby.com.

— The Review, Tidings