|It is with great sadness that NWSE reports the passing of Millie Buekea, our long-time Area Coordinator in Portland, Oregon.
Millie became involved in student exchange more than twenty years ago and matched hundreds of students with host families. Her dedication and commitment was inspirational to all who knew her. She was very proud of her role in promoting intercultural and international understanding and respect. Indeed, her eyes would light up, and a big grin would spread over her face whenever people would ask her about the program she supported and her responsibilities. Those of us who had the privilege of working with her will miss her sorely - her enthusiasm, graciousness, and compassion.
Millie is survived by her husband, her sons Peter and Nick, her daughter Kiara, and grandson Brayden.
- Stephen Foust, Director of Community Development