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A record 850+ alums come home to Willamette for Reunion Weekend

06.24.2022 | Paul McKean BA'11

Bearcats from far and wide converged on Salem to reconnect with classmates and friends at Willamette's largest Alumni Reunion Weekend on record.

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Family of Willamette alumni eligible for new undergraduate scholarship

09.23.2021 | Office of Advancement

The Willamette Family Scholarship will be available to incoming undergraduate students who are the children, grandchildren, nieces/nephews, or siblings of any Willamette University alum.

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A commitment to faculty excellence and Humanities education from two Willamette alumni

07.30.2021 | Shelby Radcliffe, Vice President for Advancement

Lindsay Stewart ’69 JD’73 and Corinne Stewart ’71 have endowed the Lindsay and Corinne Stewart Professorship in Humanities through an outright gift and estate bequest totaling $2 Million.

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Record-breaking generosity in an extraordinary year

07.29.2021 | Shelby Radcliffe, Vice President for Advancement

When alumni, parents and friends knew of the needs and challenges faced by our students and community this year, they responded with an unprecedented level of support.

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$2M gift from Schnitzer family to support Willamette merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

06.29.2021 | Office of Alumni and Parent Relations

"Transformed" by her studies at PNCA, Arlene Schnitzer was deeply committed to arts education and wanted to ensure PNCA's future success.

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Student Scholarship Recognition Day(s) highlights student research and presentations in live virtual format

05.27.2021 | Peter Li '20, MBA'21

The annual event was hosted virtually for the second consecutive year and expanded to a two-day format for the first time, featuring 250 student presentations and more than 2,500 guests.

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Only six matching gifts for student scholarships left

05.27.2021 | Office of Advancement

An anonymous donor has given Willamette $1 million in matching funds to inspire the creation of new endowed scholarships and a limited number of matching funds remain.

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Lee Kelly sculpture graces Willamette University campus

03.30.2021 | Tom Morlan

The piece, which SAIF Corporation donated to the university in 2017, was installed just northeast of the Art Building on March 29, 2021.

karen wood, president thorsett, and blitz the bearcat pose in front of Waller Hall

Virtual Star Trees ceremony brings light and warmth to Willamette community

12.08.2020 | Paul McKean '11

Instead of the usual crowd gathered on the north lawn, the 2020 lighting of the Star Trees was broadcast live to a virtual audience on YouTube.

Punit Renjen

Willamette University to enhance career services for underrepresented students

11.04.2020

The Renjen/Deloitte Foundation Pathways Program is supported by a $300,000 gift from alumnus Punit Renjen and the Deloitte Foundation.

You helped Helen explore the ocean’s depths — and reach new educational heights

08.21.2020 | Paul McKean '11

Presenting at a premier international research conference is a rare opportunity for an undergraduate — but not at Willamette. Thanks to your support, students like Helen regularly get to work closely with faculty to produce and present cutting-edge research in the sciences and humanities.

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Advancement results for 2019–20

08.12.2020 | Shelby Radcliffe, Vice President for Advancement

VP Shelby Radcliffe shares the results of a successful fundraising and engagement year.

Sachiko and Taul Watanabe ’41

Watanabe family's $1 million gift is a game changer for Willamette MBA students

04.27.2020 | Tom Morlan

The gift from the estate of Sachiko and Taul Watanabe '41 provides funds for additional scholarships at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Zach Dyne

Creating real-world learning opportunities for students

01.30.2020 | Paul McKean '11

Donor support helps students put their management education to the test with real stakes and real organizations.

Tamara Palmer stands in the law library

Realizing a dream at any stage in life

01.30.2020 | Daniel Johnson

After working in various professional fields for more than 25 years, Tamara Palmer JD’21 wanted to attend law school — and donor support made it possible.

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Honoring the spirit of generosity

03.12.2019 | Tom Morlan

Thanks to a matching gift program, students can make every donation count.

Brandon Nash with wife and children

Willamette MBA graduate spotlight: Brandon Nash MBA’12

02.10.2019 | Patti Whitcomb

Patti Whitcomb catches up with Brandon Nash, MBA’12.

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Willamette MBA alumni pave the way for the future of blockchain technology

11.16.2018 | Tynan Gable MBA'19 and Bryan Martz MBA'19

Willamette students and alumni from all three schools came together to learn more about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency from our own distinguished alumni Neil Bergquist '09, MBA '10 and Nathan Love '05, MBA '06.

William Swindells, 1930–2018

In memoriam: William Swindells, 1930–2018

11.12.2018

Willamette life trustee and supporter helped shape and support the university for nearly 50 years.

Vice President Shelby Radcliffe

Campus update on advancement

07.23.2018

VP Shelby Radcliffe provides an overview of FY18 progress.

Maribeth Collins

Remembering Maribeth Collins

10.09.2017

The former trustee and longtime friend of Willamette leaves a lasting legacy.

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Alumni Weekend will bring Bearcat grads back to campus

09.11.2017

Events for alumni to reconnect and reunite with classmates kick off on Friday.

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Fundraising brought in $17.785M for 2016–17

07.10.2017

Gifts recognize the university’s past and future impact, will enhance the student experience.

Willamette honors outstanding employees

06.05.2017 | University Communications

Six staff members recognized for innovation, sprit and service.

The DiEllos

Developing “curious minds”

04.24.2017 | Tina Owen

Estate gifts of $6.8 million will support generations of Willamette students.

Willamette introduces Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives (OGSI)

04.03.2017 | Carol Long

Redefined office creates greater collaboration related to grants, foundation relations and strategic initiatives.

Day of Service

Bearcats unite for Day of Service

03.13.2017

In Salem and across the country, members of the Willamette country joined together to do good.

Faculty and staff help set a new fundraising record

02.06.2017 | Tina Owen

Already at $1M, the Annual Fund directly supports Willamette’s students today.

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Tyler Reich '06 named AVP for university relations

06.27.2016 | University Communications

An alumnus of Willamette, Reich returns to work in the advancement division.

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New VP for Advancement

12.07.2015 | University Communications

Shelby Radcliffe will join Willamette in February.

Willamette community raises over $200k

03.16.2015

Inaugural “24 Hours of Giving” event supported by over 750 donors.

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