Collin Tong

Collin TongCollin Tong is a correspondent for Crosscut News and University Outlook magazine, and Seattle-based stringer for the New York Times. Prior to his current journalistic work, Collin was senior director of communications for Washington State University, visiting lecturer at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU, and public affairs director at the Alliance for Education. Earlier in his professional career, he taught East Asian history at Lone Mountain College [San Francisco College for Women at the University of San Francisco] and served in Thailand as a Peace Corps volunteer. He was a member of the National Peace Corps Association board of directors.

Collin earned his M.A. in China regional studies at the University of Washington, did Ph.D. studies in east asian history at the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Michele Clark Fellow at the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education’s 1976 Summer Program for Minority Journalists. He is the recipient of awards from the Washington World Affairs Council, Fund for Journalism on Jewish Life, Washington Press Association, and Council for Advancement and Support of Education. In 2012, he received the University of Redlands’ Distinguished Alumni Achievement Service Award. Collin is the author of Into The Storm: Journeys With Alzheimer’s, which will be published in January 2014. He serves on the Chancellor’s Advisory Council for Seattle Community Colleges.

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Into the Storm: Journeys with Alzheimer’s

INTO THE STORM: JOURNEYS WITH ALZHEIMER’S, edited by Seattle journalist Collin Tong, is a new anthology of stories by twenty-three writers, journalists, educators, health practitioners, social workers, clergy and other caregivers across the United States sharing their experiences caring for family members with Alzheimer’s and dementia. It will be published in January 2014. Elliott Bay Book Company [] is planning a reading and book-signing on March 16, 2014 featuring Collin and contributing authors Ann Hedreen and Esther Altshul Helfgott.

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