Jill Strandquist ’89 Named Jeanne Johnson Alumni Service Award Winner by UOAA

EUGENE, Ore. – (May 30, 2014) –Jill Strandquist, a 1989 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon, has been honored by the UO Alumni Association as the recipient of the Jeanne Johnson Alumni Service Award.

Jill StrandquistStrandquist first became a member of the UOAA in 1989, and has served the association for 20 years. A life member since 2002, she has participated on the boards of three of the UOAA’s 22 chapters: the Seattle Ducks (1999–2005), PDX Ducks (2006–10), and Arizona’s Desert Ducks (2010–present).

Now living in Chandler, Ariz., Strandquist is an at-large member of the UOAA’s Desert Ducks chapter, after spending the last eight years as a director on the national board.

Always willing and eager to help the UOAA, Strandquist has hosted Freshmen Send-Offs at her house, led board committees, volunteered at bowl games, helped the Desert Ducks adopt an elementary school classroom—and arranged for the Duck and UO cheerleaders to visit that classroom—and supported tailgates.

Strandquist joins other recipients of the Jeanne Johnson Alumni Service Award including former UO football coach Len Casanova (1993), Starbucks senior vice president of global communications Corey duBrowa (2010), and philanthropist Cheryl Ramberg Ford (2011).

Jill Strandquist is married to Jason Strandquist, and is the senior marketing manager in charge of Arizona, Nevada and Utah territory management for California Casualty Management Company.

About the Jeanne Johnson Alumni Service Award

Jeanne Johnson, the namesake of the Jeanne Johnson Alumni Service Award, dedicated years of her life to serving the UOAA in a number of roles. Her service laid the foundation for the association to expand, helping more alumni strengthen their relationships with each other and the UO. This award recognizes individuals who, like Jeanne Johnson, have gone above and beyond, dedicating extraordinary service to the UO Alumni Association.

About the UOAA

The University of Oregon Alumni Association has a membership of more than 22,500, and serves as a liaison between the university and its more than 155,000 living alumni around the world. Launched in 1879 with five alumni, the UOAA is proud of its long history of keeping alumni connected to the university and offering alumni a wide array of services, from professional networking and mentoring to advocacy for higher education. For more information, please visit www.uoalumni.com.

Media contact: Damian Foley, UOAA, 541-346-6892, foley@uoregon.edu