About Willamette University

Alumni

Alumni

  • Discovering her Calling A competitive rower and university professor, Jenny Withycombe ’02, MAT’03 credits her success to lessons learned at Willamette.
  • Exploring Past Injustices After covering stories worldwide during a 43-year journalism career, R. Gregory Nokes ’59 now writes about something much closer to home: Oregon history.
  • From Student Intern to Governor’s Advisor The gold man atop the State Capitol first caught Dmitri Palmateer’s eye when he was a prospective Willamette student. Today he works beneath it to help pass legislation that shapes Oregon’s future.
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Students

Students

  • Leading the Way At Willamette, Tana Watanabe '14 relished opportunities to travel the globe and learn about Asian cultures. Now she's ready to enter the job market.
  • Breaking Barriers When she couldn't find opportunities to earn her MBA in her home country of Saudi Arabia, Iman Almutairi MBA ’14 set her sights on the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.
  • Dual Ambitions At Willamette, Erin Parkinson '14 didn't have to choose between competitive swimming or pursuing a veterinarian career. She did both.
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Faculty

Faculty

  • Making History Come Alive Wendy Petersen Boring '89 strives to connect history, sustainability to her students.
  • Learning Alongside his Students Nominated for an Oregon Book Award, English professor Scott Nadelson strives to inspire his students just as much as they inspire him.
  • 2013 in 2:13 Check out our video for a glimpse of some of the accomplishments and happenings from Willamette in 2013.
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Living Our Motto

Living Our Motto

  • Exploring Past Injustices After covering stories worldwide during a 43-year journalism career, R. Gregory Nokes ’59 now writes about something much closer to home: Oregon history.
  • From Student Intern to Governor’s Advisor The gold man atop the State Capitol first caught Dmitri Palmateer’s eye when he was a prospective Willamette student. Today he works beneath it to help pass legislation that shapes Oregon’s future.
  • WU's location feeds political aspirations Each year, dozens of Willamette University students intern with legislators, state leaders and the governor at the Oregon State Capitol. No other college or university in the Northwest offers such direct access to state government.
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