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Of Traditions, Rabbits, And A Guy Named Roger

8 comments Written on November 3rd, 2008 by
Categories: Alumni

Entering the student center dining area on the first day of each month, it is customary to be greeted with enthusiasm by this two syllable word from Roger Porret, one of our food services volunteers.

This game - for more than three decades now - has provided an opportunity for faculty, staff and students alike to engage in a regular activity of camaraderie and silly fun. The game of “Rabbits” began in the mid 70’s by a group of former students [a very good source tells me it was Cheri (Halverson) Jackson, Randy Brown, and Sue (Andvik) Forsythe] and continues on to this day. You may have even participated in a game or two of Rabbits yourself during your time at Multnomah. At one of our recent “Rabbits Day” celebrations, one of our college students came to lunch sporting a 6-foot rabbit costume! Much to Roger’s delight (and sustained personal effort)…the tradition still continues.

Rules of the Game

  • Show up to the Cafeteria, where Roger works, on the first day of the month.
  • Spot Roger.
  • "Tag" him by calling out "RABBITS!" before he does.
  • You win. (Which is hard to do because Roger has this game on lockdown!)
  • Note: Technically, you could "rabbits" anyone - nowadays I hear that people get "rabbited" via text messages!

Who is this Roger, Anyway?
Roger Porret has been serving in our dining services program as a volunteer for more than 30 years. He is described by his peers and supervisors as one of our most dedicated employees. He shows up everyday on time, in a good mood, and always happy to greet you…especially on the first day of each month with an enthusiastic “RABBITS!” 

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