Alum coauthors Alzheimer's book
Collin Tong '67 is the coauthor of a forthcoming book, "Profiles in Caregiving: Journeys with Alzheimer's Disease," an anthology of original essays by 17 contributing writers, among them CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen. All royalties of the book will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
Tong graduated from the University of Redlands in 1967 with a Bachelors of Arts in History. Following the completion of his degree studies, he traveled to Thailand and worked for the Peace Corps where he taught English from 1968 to 69.
Tong is a freelance journalist and contributing writer for Crosscut Public Media and the New York Times who lives in Seattle, WA. His wife of 40 years, Linda Tong, passed away last year of early-onset Alzheimer's.
The University of Redlands granted Tong the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Service Award for outstanding achievement in public service. Past recipients include the late CBS News White House correspondent Robert Pierpoint, US. Secretary of State Warren G. Christopher, prosecuting attorney David Boies, and ACTION/Peace Corps director Sam W. Brown, Jr. Tong will be presented with the award by President Ralph W. Kuncl on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.