There are lots of reasons why alumni volunteer and give back. Here are just a few:
I volunteer for Willamette because the university did a lot for me and I want current and future Bearcats to have all the opportunities that I did and more.
– Tobias Read '97
I want to help students understand how art can be a career option.
– Gwenn Seemel '03
Willamette was a great place for me. It's where significant change took place—political views, spiritual views, economic views. From Willamette I embraced non-profit employment and I love it.
– Rick Gaupo '90
I love being able to give back to Willamette. It is especially fun to connect with current students and to share in the excitement for their future.
– Cathy Welch Tronquet '70
There's a special connection between Bearcats, something I have discovered time and again volunteering my time to Willamette. No matter the graduation year, I enjoy meeting my fellow alumni--including those that have yet to graduate. It is through the people of Willamette that I most deeply feel the connection to the University, so I'll continue looking for ways to be involved.
– Adam DuVander '01
Willamette formed me professionally and I am eager to serve and help others along that path.
– David Parry MBA'05
I got so much out of my four years at Willamette and I am glad to come back and give back.
– Shannon Vincent '02
Life experiences and duty to others is a responsibility. I like to pay it forward.
– Ralph Amador '94
Volunteering at Willamette allows me to be an integral part of the family that is Willamette.
– Linda Walker Kelly '69