Alumni Organizations

The Bearcat community includes more than 25,000 alumni and extends around the world. Organizations bring us together!

The WUAA seeks to connect alumni for mutual benefit in a variety of ways and supports three different types of organizations—chartered Chapters, as well as grassroots Clubs and Groups instigated by alumni—to accomplish this goal.

Get involved! Attend an event in your area, or volunteer to initiate a gathering or organization yourself.


Bay Area

Chapter Leaders

  • Joe Gruber '09
  • Shaffer Spaeth '11 
  • Kayley Abrams '15
Facebook Group

District of Columbia

Chapter Leaders

  • Lopaka Purdy '05
  • Hance Haney '85
  • Katherine D'zmura '07
Facebook Group


Chapter Leaders

  • Sabrina Kawana '11
  • Matt Murakami '14, MBA'15
Facebook Group

New York

Chapter Leaders

  • Nathan Love '05 
  • Blake Lepire '15, MBA '16
Facebook Group


Chapter Leaders

  • Kristine (Peterson) Walter '87
  • Morgan Gratz-Weiser '13
  • Peter Wallmark '68
  • Andres Oswill '14
  • Jeff Sirginson '14
Facebook Group

Puget Sound

Chapter Leaders

  • Elaine Carpenter '14
  • Cassidy Gammill '14 
  • Rob Caballero '13, MBA '14
  • Gwen Brown '79
  • Patty Ferrell '88
  • Jim O'Neill '83
  • Pete Bergstrom '09
  • Bob Heck '07, MBA'11
  • Jeff Parker '89
  • Jean Orth '97
Facebook Group

Southern California

Chapter Leaders

  • Allison Tenold '07
Facebook Group

Willamette Valley

Chapter Leaders

  • Erin Audley '93, 
  • Hanna Bliden '12 (Eugene)
  • Susan (Marsh) Tanabe '79, MAT'90
  • Natalie Pate '15
  • Darrell Fuller '88
  • Daniel Echeverri '11
  • Keith Bondang-Winn '04, MBA'09
  • Rose Barker '05
Facebook Group



Nike Bearcats

For Willamette alumni who work at Nike.

Group coordinators

  • Jon Osborne '04 MBA'05
  • Kristina Ursin MBA'13

Contact Devin Bales '15 in the alumni office

Portland Alumni Law Network

For alumni from all WU schools who work in the legal arena.

Group coordinators

  • Aaron Reichenberger JD’14
  • Scott Rennie JD'14


Sustainability Network

Connect with students and fellow alumni regarding careers in sustainability.

Contact Devin Bales '15 in the alumni office

Upcoming Event

Willamette MBA Happy Hour in San Francisco (1/11/2018)

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Willamette Law Review Symposium: US v. Oregon: Examining the Role of Federalism Under Trump (2/2/2018)

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Distilled: Pub Talk (2/7/2018)

On Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at The Half Penny, Willamette University’s “Distilled”...

Distilled: Pub Talks