Carol Hendrickson, Assistant to the President

Carol Hendrickson

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Assistant to the President of the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters

Carol Hendrickson was the Executive Assistant to the Dean of the OGI School of Science and Engineering at OHSU for eight years and supported six consecutive Presidents of Oregon Graduate Institute (OGI) prior to its 2001 merger with OHSU. She has studied at Utah State University, the University of Utah and Portland Community College, where her love of everything green and growing led her to Landscape Architecture.  She is a long-time student of the Portland Chapter of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana.  Carol’s literary activities include five years of Women’s Life Writing classes by Marie Buckley through Hillsboro Parks & Recreation.  Since joining the Attic in 2011 she has participataed in numerous Attic workshops.  Her additional creative activities include Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging), gardening and ballroom dancing.

A Statement of Our Values

The Attic Institute of Arts and Letters opposes the legitimation of bigotry, hate, and misinformation. As a studio for writers, we do not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We embrace and celebrate our shared pursuit of literature and languages as essential to crossing the boundaries of difference. To that end, we seek to maintain a creative environment in which every employee, faculty member, and student feels safe, respected, and comfortable — even while acknowledging that poems, stories, and essays delve into uncomfortable subjects. We accept the workshop as a place to question ourselves and to empathize with complex identities. We understand that to know the world is to write the world. Therefore, we reaffirm our commitment to literary pursuits and shared understanding by affirming diversity and open inquiry.