Arnold Roblan, principal of Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, has created numerous opportunities for students to pursue their interests and develop their talents. The Coos Natural Resources course he helped develop allows students to explore issues that affect the Coos Bay area, including fisheries management, forestry, water treatment and wildlife management. He has also transformed a radio station that was donated to the school into a student-run, school-to-work program through which students acquire skills in areas ranging from broadcasting and technology to sales. Additionally, Mr. Roblan established a foreign exchange partnership with a school in Hanover, Germany, to allow students from the rural Coos Bay area to experience a new culture first-hand.
1972 University of Washington, B.A.