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Peggy Osbourn `78

Peggy OsbournPeggy Osbourn `78 majored in psychology at Earlham. While at the College, she was active in volleyball; volunteered with EVE, WECI, and the alumni office; was a hall convener; worked in the coffee shop and as a TA for David Weening. She studied abroad in Denmark.

She completed her M.Ed. in educational administration and Ph.D. in educational psychology (both at the University of Houston) and became a licensed professional counselor in 2000. She lives in Houston, Texas, and Bozeman, Mont., with her spouse, David Cole. Peggy works as a career counselor in private practice, and does contract work with colleges and universities. She also works for the Yellowstone Association in the summers.

She began her term on the Alumni Council in 2014 and is the convener of the Athletics Committee. Her favorite memories of Earlham include her living situations — Hoerner Hall's living learning class, the noise, getting to know boys and realizing they were human, and playing tricks on each other on different halls. Also, Wildwood House with nine wonderful people who taught her to cook, and the Gurney House Thanksgiving where the stove broke. She remembers Denmark, living with strangers who became friends in Aarhus and a family outside of Copenhagen who accepted her as a family member and taught her so much.

So many meaningful memories in and out of class and with so many fellow students, staff, faculty and administrators, the Earlham experience really did change the trajectory of her life!

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