• Class of 2014

    Class of 2014

    Leading the Way

    At Willamette, Tana Watanabe '14 received opportunities to travel the globe and learn about Asian cultures. Now she's ready to enter the job market.  

  • Noted Professors

    Noted Professors

    Making History Come Alive

    Wendy Petersen Boring '89 connects history and sustainability for her students. 

  • Passion & Purpose

    Passion & Purpose

    Discovering her Calling

    A competitive rower and university professor, Jenny Withycombe ’02, MAT’03 credits her success to lessons learned at Willamette. 

  • Global Perspective

    Global Perspective

    Breaking Barriers

    When she couldn't find opportunities to earn her MBA in Saudi Arabia, Iman Almutairi MBA ’14 set her sights on the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. 

  • Passion & Purpose

    Passion & Purpose

    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. 

  • Noted Professors

    Noted Professors

    Learning Alongside his Students

    Nominated for an Oregon Book Award, English professor Scott Nadelson strives to inspire his students just as they inspire him.  

College of Liberal Arts

Fostering Intellectual Curiosity and Achievement

Willamette educates 1,800 enterprising, high-achieving undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts. We are nationally recognized for leadership in sustainability and our focus on social responsibility qualities that reflect our Northwest values and our deeply held motto, "Not unto ourselves alone are we born."

Our rigorous academic program will help you develop your talents in an environment that cultivates creativity, critical thinking and a global perspective. Willamette professors are celebrated teachers and noted scholars who above all else are committed to your success. As a Willamette graduate, you will be equipped to succeed and be accountable to yourself, your community and the future.

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Personal freedoms explored in new book Politics professor Richard Ellis publishes “Judging the Boy Scouts of America."

Wulapalooza unites campus community From music to art, the 16th annual festival celebrates creative expression.

Dempsey lecturer dispenses advice Environmentalist Annie Leonard stresses the value of "exercising citizen muscles."

Students present scholarly work On Student Scholarship Recognition Day, students share their research and artistic projects.

WU musicians perform in Nepal Students, faculty members share passion for jazz at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory.

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In the Media

VanNatta '60 has influential career

Statesman Journal  (Apr 20)

Fraternity runs for Leukemia research

Statesman Journal  (Apr 19)

Skinner discusses gay marriage hearing

Oregon Public Broadcasting  (Apr 18)

Willamette hosts science expo

Statesman Journal  (Apr 17)

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