Barbara Tyler ’64

Barbara Tyler

Degree: BS Elementary Education, 1964
Hometown: Medford, OR
Current Occupation: Semi-retired Coldwell Banker real estate agent.

As the first member of my family to graduate from college, I arrived at Southern Oregon excited, nervous but mostly filled with curiosity. The smaller campus size and friendly environment gave me a safe and structured environment in which I could explore life, find my passion and get a jump start in a world outside my family.

Barbara’s Story:

A Medford HS graduate, Barbara applied lessons learned from professors such as Angus Bowmer to change education policies at the state and national level while she was a student. She later applied her education and 18 years of experience as a teacher to dominate the real estate industry, at one time ranking #2 of 62,000 Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. Now, students and professional benefit from her mentoring, public speaking and passion for helping others on their path to success!

Barbara was honored as the 2013 Distinguished Alumna of the Year.

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