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Oh, the Humanity

Mr. Bruin 2006 Drew Kaufman and other contestants helped raise nearly $5,000 for Habitat for Humanity

“Because of Drew,” Habitat for Humanity wins at Mr. Bruin 2006

It wasn’t pretty, but Drew Kaufman can take pride in the final results.

At the Mr. Bruin pageant held on campus this spring, Kaufman sang an off-key personalized rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s pop ballad “Because of You.” His “Because of Drew” performance during the talent show portion of the mock beauty pageant helped him win the Mr. Bruin title. More importantly, he and 11 other contestants raised nearly $5,000 for the Newberg chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Hundreds of revved-up students bought tickets to cheer every antic and wacky dance move made by the contestants, who also assisted in construction of a Habitat home in Portland.

Kaufman has the bloodlines to be Mr. Bruin. The Newberg senior is a third-generation student at George Fox. His mother, Susan Hampton, works in the George Fox financial aid office and his grandfather, Maurice Chandler, is a retired university administrator.

Claire Rolfs, president of Habitat for Humanity’s Newberg board, took the stage to thank the contestants and organizers. “I get to announce the winner,” said Rolfs. “It’s Habitat.”



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