Willamette Celebrates 160 Years on February 1st

Willamette University celebrates the beginning of its 160th year with a special awards ceremony on Founder's Day, Friday, Feb. 1st.

The day will be marked by an awards presentation in Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, beginning at 4 p.m. Dean of Campus Life, Robert Hawkinson, will serve as master of ceremonies.

The program includes Willamette student Anna Carpenter, selected by her peers to deliver the senior class address for the College of Liberal Arts, Class of 2002.

Willamette University President Lee Pelton will deliver the State of the University Address.

Awards will be presented in the following categories: Willamette University Classified Employee of the Year; Secondary School Award for Excellence in Teaching; Mortar Board Professor of the Year; the Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching; the United Methodist Award of Exemplary Teaching; and the Lawrence D. Cress Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship.

All Willamette students, faculty, staff and friends are encouraged to attend.