About Willamette University

Alumni

Alumni

  • Dedicated to Public Service After directing the National Export Initiative for President Barack Obama, Courtney Gregoire '01 returned to Seattle to balance her family life with working a lawyer and a Port of Seattle commissioner.
  • Unmasking a researcher Kaeli Swift ’09 wears a mask as she uncovers the corpse. She knows she’s being watched.
  • Improving health care around the world Mara Hansen's passion for public health was ignited by one class. Today, through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hansen '06 travels the world to improve health care services for the poor.
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Students

Students

  • Making Her Voice Heard An aspiring human rights journalist, Natalie Pate '15 is honing her writing skills this summer through a reporting internship with the Statesman Journal newspaper in Salem.
  • Artistic Outlook As the first Willamette student to win the Luce Scholar national fellowship, Oldham is spending a year in Japan to study the art of ikebana.
  • One Person, One Waterfall at a Time Martha Sonato ’15 takes a person-to-person approach to engage the Latino community with environmental issues in the Columbia River Gorge.
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Faculty

Faculty

  • Succumbing to Curiosity Describing her classroom as an "unpredictable laboratory," art history professor Abigail Susik says the best part of her job is learning from her students.
  • 2014 in 2:14 People, place, purpose — check out our video for a glimpse of how these ideas guided Willamette in 2014.
  • The Enduring Epidemic Americans' HIV/AIDS awareness may have diminished, but Willamette alumni and faculty remind us the pandemic has not disappeared.
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Living Our Motto

Living Our Motto

  • One Person, One Waterfall at a Time Martha Sonato ’15 takes a person-to-person approach to engage the Latino community with environmental issues in the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Teaching the meaning of service Students in Courtney Steven's College Colloquium helped local agencies to better understand the connections between poverty and education.
  • 2014 in 2:14 People, place, purpose — check out our video for a glimpse of how these ideas guided Willamette in 2014.
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