OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Holiday host biographies

Rolston Family

Irene Rolston is an instructor who will be sharing Thanksgiving with her 22-year-old son.  They are looking for 1 student to join them for dinner, conversation, and possibly games. 

Pets: 1 large Border Collie dog, 1 small Springer Spaniel puppy, and a medium size African Grey parrot

Time: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Menu: Salmon, chicken potatoes, salad or other green vegetable, pumpkin pie, wine/beer

Dress: Casual dress

 

Carmichael Family

Dave and Amanda Carmichael are an OSU electrician and a nurse who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 14-year-old daughter.  They are looking for up to 2 students to help them prepare traditional foods (by watching and helping if interested), converse at the table (everyone is asked to share something they are thankful for), play card/board games, and maybe take a walk.

Pets: 2 cats and 2 dogs

Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Menu: Turkey, ham, sweet and russet potatoes, broccoli, salad, mixed vegetables, pies

Dress: Casual comfortable dress, coat, hat, gloves in case weather permits a walk

 

Rosenlicht/Marley Family

Giovanna and Kevin are an instructor and researcher at OSU who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 16-year-old son.  They are looking for up to 2 students to join them for a casual Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Students should be prepared, there are pets and they are part of the family (not at the table!).

Pets: 1 large German Shepard dog, 1 VERY large Great Pyrenees dog, and 2 cats

Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Menu:  Traditional Thanksgiving meal

Dress: Dressy/Casual dress, jeans are fine if they are nice and clean

 

McElmurry Family

Diana and Darrell McElmurry are a client services representative at the veterinary teaching hospital and an instructional designer who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 10-year-old son.  They are looking for up to 2 students to share a traditional American Turkey dinner and conversation.  Darrell is a musician and would be happy if guests would like to join in music or play board/card games.  At dinner each person will express something they are thankful for and there will be a Christian prayer before the meal (students will not be required to participate, but are asked to be respectful).

Pets: 1 small dog and 1 cat

Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Menu: Traditional American Turkey Dinner with stuffing, gravy, potatoes/yams, vegetables, pie, sparkling cider or wine, tea/coffee.

Dress: Casual

 

Linares Family

Roberto and Terri Linares are an OSU Instructor and a mortgage banker who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 20-year-old daughter and extended family in Woodburn and Salem.  They are looking for 1 student to join share a traditional American Turkey dinner and conversation with Terri's family in Woodburn and dessert and conversation with Roberto's family in Salem. Activities for the day also include watching football.

Pets: None

Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Menu: Traditional American Turkey Dinner with turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, salad, rice, and pie.

Dress: Casual but "nice"

 

Loehr/Baxter Family

Christiane Loehr and William Baxter are a Veterinary Pathology professor at OSU and an information technology consultant who will be sharing Thanksgiving with a graduate student and their friends (a husband and wife and their 5-year-old son).  They are looking for up to 3 students to share a dinner, conversation, and play board/card games. 

Pets: 7 chickens outside in the coop

Time: 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Menu: appetizers, turkey, squash, mashed potatoes, dessert, beverages include water, sparkling water, apple juice, optional wine or beer

Dress: Casual

 

Bateman Family

Thomas and Ann Bateman are retired community members who will be sharing Thanksgiving with friends who have traveled and lived internationally.  They are looking for up to 2 students to join them for a meal, conversation, and possibly table games.  A prayer will be said before the meal, but students need only be respectfully silent.

Pets: None

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Menu: Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, salad, vegetable, pie

Dress: Casual dress (jeans okay)