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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.

Eric Swinn ’06 talks to a fisherman in India

Adventures abroad began with French and Russian studies

03.25.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Eric Swinn ’06 has traveled the world as a foreign service officer.

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Willamette Law grads show resilience in passing the bar

12.08.2021 | Sarah Bello

With the threat of a global pandemic and moving to fully remote classes, the Class of 2021 overcame a number of obstacles on their way to passing the bar exam.

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Willamette Law partners with Legal Innovators

12.03.2021 | Sarah Bello

With this new partnership, students at Willamette Law will have increased access to top career opportunities.

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Prosecuting homicide during the pandemic

10.18.2021 | Sarah Bello

Alum Lou Giaquinto, attorney for Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, was working on a murder trial with another prosecutor when the pandemic caused the world to pause.

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Bar Presidents in a Pandemic

10.18.2021 | Sarah Bello

Hear from two Willamette Law alumni, Liani Reeves ‘98, JD’01 and P. Gregory Frey JD’86 who served as their state’s bar president during a year unlike any other.

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New Chair takes the reins of Leadership Cabinet

10.18.2021 | Sarah Bello

Nancy Schierhorn JD’86 set to lead the Cabinet after Mark Hoyt’s JD’92 distinguished leadership.

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Nowhere to go but up: From a low GPA to a BA, MBA and JD

07.06.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Geoff Winkler BA ’04, JD ’06, MBA ’08 had a rocky academic beginning, but now he's CEO of American Fiduciary Services.

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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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Fearless in the pursuit of opportunity

06.23.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Lawrence Hanscom ’91 leads Washington state's largest medical professional association.

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Perseverance and pinot noir

06.22.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

After spending time in Germany, David Coelho ’08 helped his family's winery navigate the pandemic.

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Switch hitter: Tommy Kawamura ’14 combines baseball with a knack for stats

06.02.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Kawamura now works with data for scouting at the Houston Astros.

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$2M gift to expand Willamette Law's experiential learning

06.02.2021 | Sarah Bello

Estate gift from the law school's largest individual donor, Marty Wolf ’57, LLB’60, will expand hands-on, experiential learning and curricular modernization.

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Willamette Academy reaches new milestone

06.01.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Academy celebrates largest graduating class ever.

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Willamette Law focuses on developing leaders with new course

05.27.2021 | Sarah Bello

Willamette Law’s new seminar course, Lawyers & Leadership, provides a unique and individualized approach to legal education that will prepare graduates for leadership roles.

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Willamette University celebrates Class of 2021

05.18.2021

More than 475 students — representing the College of Arts and Sciences, Atkinson Graduate School of Management and the College of Law — graduated from Willamette University on Sunday. 

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Law student becomes triple Bearcat before 25

05.11.2021 | Cindy Cromwell

Karina Salzberg’s interest in law and desire to learn how to help her future clients helped put her on a track to accomplish a remarkable achievement.

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Willamette Law offers new courses exploring unique legal topics

05.03.2021 | Sarah Bello

Students interested in continuing their studies have the opportunity to learn about special legal topics in an accelerated course format.

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Student leadership roles led graduate to MBA

04.23.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Hawaii Club, TIUA encouraged Jarin Kobashigawa BA ’20, MBA ’21 to pursue graduate school.

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Ian Scarfe ’05: Creative with classical music and his career

04.15.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Scarfe is a soloist, faculty member and founder of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival.

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Cultivating a global community

03.31.2021 | Tom Morlan

Accomplished linguist Elizabeth Guzman Ljubetic ’14 is committed to fostering a more interconnected business world.

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Business Programs

01.22.2021 | Marketing Communications

WU unveils new business programs

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Building diversity and inclusivity into the global workforce

01.04.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Nancy Garcia ’08, MBA’10 incorporated the fundamentals she learned at Willamette into her career.

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Willamette leaders credit successful fall semester to community strength, support

12.08.2020 | Daniel Johnson

After reopening for in-person learning in August, Willamette nears the completion of its fall semester with few reported COVID-19 cases.

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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.

Chloe Prendergast ’14

A finely-tuned success

11.30.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Chloe Prendergast ’14 founded her own string quartet and became an orchestra member in the Netherlands after she graduated.

Marie Morel-Seytoux

A career that adds up

11.10.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Success for FICO Vice President Marie Morel-Seytoux ’90 began with a Willamette math degree.

Jaered Koichi Croes ’08

Undergraduate blog charts path for future career

10.27.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Jaered Koichi Croes ’08 now runs a popular Japanese culture blog and app that teaches kanji.

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Rediscovering her roots through Latin American Studies

10.09.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

After traveling the world, Claudia Ortiz Gajardo ’20 pursues long-sought degree.

Warren Binford, Professor of Law

Willamette Law faculty and alum recognized

09.15.2020 | Willamette University College of Law

Professor Warren Binford and Jackie Sandmeyer JD’19 to be honored by the Oregon American Constitution Society at their annual awards dinner.

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Students, faculty return to campus with cautious optimism

09.06.2020 | Daniel Johnson

With new safety protocols and classroom technology upgrades in place, students, faculty and staff returned to campus in August for in-person instruction and to reconnect with the WU community.

Cone Chapel post-renovation with carpet and tables in place of pews

Historic Cone Chapel renovation fosters inclusive campus community

09.04.2020 | Paul McKean '11

Years in the making, a summer remodel opens up the chapel for flexible and safe gatherings.

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Remembering Susan Hammer JD’76

09.02.2020 | Willamette University College of Law

Life trustee, trailblazing lawyer and dedicated community leader leaves a legacy of innovation and service.

Brooke Stearns Lawson ’99

Undergraduate research lays groundwork for career in international development

08.27.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

As conflict and crime advisor, alumna develops programs to counter violent extremism.

Kimberly Cole ’02

Alumna connects communities with tools to better health

08.27.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Kimberly Cole ’02 finds a career in public health through international studies.

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.

Dani Cone ’98

In the right place at the right time

08.20.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette’s holistic approach empowered Dani Cone ’98 to become one of Seattle's most recognizable small business owners.

Nathan Love ’05 MBA’06

Alum succeeds by thinking beyond now to 'what is possible’

08.19.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

MBA program, connections lead Nathan Love ‘05 MBA’06 to jobs in entertainment, digital tech.

Shana Cooper ’99

Willamette Theatre plays enduring role in alumna's life

05.19.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Undergraduate play leads Shana Cooper ’99 to new career.

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Willamette MBA program sets stage for promising career

05.12.2020 | Tom Morlan

Emily Anderson MBA’20 used her educational experience as a springboard to a job with one of the nation’s top accounting firms.

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Willamette faculty, staff produce hundreds of face coverings for community

04.30.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Bearcats use costume supplies and 3D printers to create much needed protective equipment for the community.

Rositsa Atanasova ’07

Classical studies major is ‘crucial link’ for refugee rights work

04.23.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Alumna travels world for education, finds humanitarian career.

Lisa Oakley ’04

‘Disease detective’ alumna works at the front lines of COVID-19

04.23.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Research by Lisa Oakley ’04 and her team prompted social distance, face-covering measures.

Kalie Weninger

Sociology major wins Fulbright for masters degree in England

03.08.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Kalie Weninger ’15 one of three graduates awarded the grant last year.

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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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Emma Giron ’18 is the first Rangel Fellow from Willamette

12.17.2019 | Adam Torgerson

The program funds a master’s and living expenses for people considering careers in foreign service.

Alfredo Zuniga ’12

Biology lab guides alum beyond graduation

12.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

In his first week as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas, Alfredo Zuniga ’12 relied on old notes from his Willamette biology class to teach students.

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Family Weekend & Homecoming highlights the best of Willamette

10.17.2019 | Paul McKean ’11

Families, alumni return to campus to celebrate athletic, artistic and academic excellence.

Pat Keys ’05

Biology alum gives keynote at United Nations General Assembly

10.14.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Pat Keys' speech to the second committee focused on climate change, global wealth inequality and sustainability.

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Willamette listed among top Teach For America colleges

09.30.2019

Seven Bearcat alumni are serving in the program’s 2019 teaching corps.

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Assistant dean of law placement given highest award from Oregon State Bar

08.20.2019 | Sarah Bello

Phylis Myles will be honored with the Award of Merit at a ceremony in November.

Jamal Raad ’08 and Gov. Jay Inslee JD’76 in Las Vegas

From Willamette to Washington

08.14.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Jamal Raad ’08 takes on climate change as campaign communications director for presidential candidate and fellow Bearcat Gov. Jay Inslee JD’76.

Victoria Black Horse (Photo by Dominick Reuter)

Alumna builds bridges to a healthier future

07.01.2019 | Rosemary Camozzi

Medical resident Victoria Black Horse ’13 laid her foundation for medical school at Willamette University and continues to mentor Native American students entering the field.

Greg Orzell ’05

History major helped Netflix launch streaming

06.19.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Liberal arts foundation served Greg Orzell ’05 well as he rose up the tech industry’s ranks.

Dennis Koho holds a baseball

Public servant and Willamette Law alumnus Dennis Koho JD’04 dies

06.16.2019 | Sarah Bello

Law partner Eleanor Beatty JD’04 and alumna Sara Kendrick JD’15 recall the former mayor of Keizer’s generosity and care.

three alumni pose with Blitz the Bearcat

Bearcats come home

06.12.2019 | Paul McKean ’11

Alumni Reunion Weekend brings together generations of alumni for fun and community.

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Willamette honors employees for exemplary service

06.05.2019 | Tom Morlan

Eight individuals receive special recognition at annual awards ceremony.

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City honors Willamette student researchers

05.29.2019 | Tom Morlan

Geoarchaeology class unearths clues about the history of an old millrace in downtown Salem.

College of Liberal Arts graduates

Class of 2019 celebrates new beginnings

05.22.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Commencement speakers offer advice, humor as more than 400 grads prepare for future.

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Keeping the Bearcats on their toes

05.21.2019 | Tom Morlan

The groundbreaking research of Monya Maleki ’19 brings the benefits of ballet to the football arena.

caylee campbell

Tipping the scales of justice

05.14.2019 | Tom Morlan

Caylee Campbell JD’19 has been an advocate for positive change at home and abroad.

Brandon Chinn ’14

From the Bearcats to the Blazers and Celtics

05.14.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

On-campus opportunities opened doors to an NBA communications career for Brandon Chinn ’14.

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Charting a course to Intel

05.08.2019 | Tom Morlan

CorDarryl Hall MBA’19 braved stormy seas en route to a promising career as a data analyst.

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Promoting a healthy future

05.01.2019 | Tom Morlan

Aspiring physician Anna Ayala ’19 wants to make an impact at the individual and policy levels.

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Willamette Law number one in Oregon for graduate employment

04.22.2019 | Sarah Bello

Since 2012, the College of Law has posted the top employment numbers in Oregon six out of seven years.

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Chasing down a childhood dream

04.15.2019 | Tom Morlan

The pre-vet studies of Sarah Pope ’13 took her from Willamette to a biodiversity hotspot in South Africa.

Rebecca Kueny JD’13 and Jason LeBlanc JD’19

Willamette Law names 2019 Mentor of the Year

04.09.2019 | University Communications

Rebecca Kueny JD’13, other mentors provide encouragement and support to students.

Paimon Jaberi

Finding strength in numbers

04.03.2019 | Tom Morlan

BA/MBA graduate uses data to tackle the business side of the Seahawks.

Lynn Nakamoto, College of Law Commencement speaker 2018

Commencement speakers, honorary degrees announced

04.02.2019 | University Communications

Leaders in physics, business and law will address graduates from the class of 2019.

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Willamette ranks No. 9 in US for Peace Corps volunteers

03.22.2019

University has been ranked among the top small colleges 15 of the last 17 years.

Students pack food for Global Day of Service

Bearcats team up for third annual Global Day of Service

03.13.2019 | Paul McKean ’11

Willamette community unites to live out the university motto through service projects across the country and overseas.

student writes a thank you note at a table with many cupcakes

Honoring the spirit of generosity

03.12.2019 | Tom Morlan

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

Norma Paulus JD’62

Remembering Norma Paulus LLB’62, Oregon’s first woman secretary of state

03.06.2019 | University Communications

Paulus paved the way for women in politics and long supported Willamette.

Neil Berquist ’09, MBA ’10

The future of the digital economy

02.26.2019 | Daniel F. Le Ray

Alumni and faculty discuss the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and how digital economies may be quietly revolutionizing the business world.

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Join #teamwillamette for the Global Day of Service

02.20.2019 | Paul McKean

Bearcats worldwide team up for our third Global Day of Service.

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.

AJ Alley stands with his original carbon fiber Speed Phreak bicycle

Law graduate founds sports technology company

02.10.2019 | Sarah Bello

AJ Alley JD’13 turns his love of triathlon into the bike of the year.

E.M. Lewis '94 attends a performance of, "The Gun Show."

Playwright champions common ground in controversial topics

01.03.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

E.M. (Ellen) Lewis ’94 sparks conversation surrounding topics such as climate change and the divide on American gun ownership through theatre.

“When I travel somewhere, I love going to the local store, not the big box — that’s where you see who lives there, what they’re eating, what they’re talking about.” —Dani Cone '98

A not-so-general store — the GOOD food and drink guide

01.03.2019 | Erik Schmidt

Dani Cone ’98 seeks to foster close-knit community in fast-paced Seattle with Cone & Steiner general stores.

Owen Carver ’03

Be the change — the GOOD food and drink guide

01.02.2019 | Erik Schmidt

Owen Carver ’03 advocates for sustainable practices and social equity in the coffee industry.

Carina Comer MBA’15

Resilience baked in — the GOOD food and drink guide

01.01.2019 | Erik Schmidt

Carina Comer MBA’15 promotes resiliency by employing people with disabilities at her business, Carina’s Bakery.

Nick Schoeppner ’11

Park ranger protects Oregon’s stunning places

12.30.2018 | Tina Owen

Inspired by the community spirit of Willamette’s faculty and students, Nick Schoeppner ’11 built a career in public service.

“By being willing to hire people with (criminal) backgrounds,  we had access to great employees other companies were openly discriminating against.” —Shobi Dahl '05

Dave’s killer nephew — the GOOD food and drink guide

12.26.2018 | Erik Schmidt

Working with his uncle at Dave’s Killer Bread, Shobi Dalh ’05 helps people with criminal records start anew.

Amarit Ubhi ’20 holds photo of self with Gov. Kate Brown

In conversation with Amarit Ubhi ’20

12.23.2018 | Tina Owen

Budding public servant Amarit Ubhi ’20 spent the summer working in the Oregon governor’s office.

“(We've helped prevent) the creation of countless tons of emissions and landfill waste.”  —Colin Schilling '10 MBA '12

Crafting a new business approach — the GOOD food and drink guide

12.21.2018 | Erik Schmidt

Colin Schilling ’10, MBA’12 commits to environmental and social sustainability through his business, Schilling Hard Cider.

Jon Steiner (third from left) in the Kenyan village where his nonprofit installed a well to provide clean water.

Not unto ourselves alone with Jon Steiner ’63

12.20.2018 | Jon Steiner ’63

Retired teacher Jon Steiner ’63 uses the international perspective he gained at Willamette to make a difference in the lives of students abroad.

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Willamette Law alumna Teresa Miller JD'02 leads Pennsylvania DHS

11.28.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

As Pennsylvania's new Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Teresa Miller JD'02 says her learning curve has been steep but rewarding.

Ryan Collier and Stephanie Palmblad pose for a photo

Willamette Law alumni honored with OSB awards

11.20.2018 | Logan English

The Oregon State Bar (OSB) recognized three Willamette Law alumni at its annual awards luncheon on Nov. 7.

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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.

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2018 Election results for Willamette Law graduates and students

11.08.2018 | Logan English

In the 2018 elections, several graduates — as well as a current student — of Willamette University’s College of Law ran for elected positions.

A graphic image of an overhead view of city blocks of tall buildings with the text "Willamette University MBA Blockchain: The Revolution Extends Beyond Cryptocurrency November 7 2018"

Willamette MBA to host special event on blockchain technology

10.23.2018 | Daniel Johnson

Open to the entire WU community, the evening’s program will include a networking and social hour, an informational presentation and a panel discussion featuring AGSM and WU professors.

an alumna speaks with former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta and Sylvia Panetta, his wife

Switchboard makes connections for jobs and more

10.22.2018 | Daniel Johnson

An alumna launches a new career thanks to the free Willamette community resource.

A fan in Bearcat attire smiles at cheers among the crowd at a soccer game

Families and alumni celebrate the Willamette community

10.16.2018 | Daniel Johnson

Homecoming and Family Weekend combine for action-packed days of entertainment, commemoration and fun.

Willamette grads top Teach For America list

09.12.2018 | Adam Torgerson

Willamette University shares the top spot among small colleges nationally for alumni service to the program.

Hunter Noack plays a grand piano in the middle of a field at Willamette's Zena campus

Students, alumni enjoy music, art and more at ZenaFest

09.10.2018

The annual event at Willamette’s rural facility merged creative arts and abundant natural resources.

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Landscape concert and art installation highlight ZenaFest

08.31.2018 | University Communications

Annual event expands creative possibilities at the rural property.

A new student releases her candle to the Mill Stream during Matriculation.

Class of 2022 prepares to “make the whole world” their campus

08.27.2018

Willamette community welcomes new students at Opening Days.

Vice President Shelby Radcliffe

Campus update on advancement

07.23.2018

VP Shelby Radcliffe provides an overview of FY18 progress.

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Bearcats reconnect with alma mater

06.12.2018 | Dan Johnson

Alumni Reunion Weekend celebrates the Willamette community, people and place.

Professor Joseph “Chuck” Williamson

Professor Chuck Williamson appointed to Taul Watanabe Chair in the Sciences

06.01.2018

The chemistry professor aims to increase science research opportunities for Willamette undergraduates.

Bioscientist Travis Stiles ’05 stands in his lab

Not Unto Ourselves Alone with Travis Stiles ’05

05.24.2018

Bioscientist Travis Stiles ’05 explains how three professors and a fraternity brother inspired his potentially life-saving research.

Rosie Roberson '99 and her son play one of her games in a game cafe.

On top of her game

05.23.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Rosie Roberson ’99 has created nearly 100 games and was nominated for a Toy and Game Inventor Excellence Award.

Gabriel Tallent ’10

A first-time novelist earns critical acclaim

05.15.2018 | Joe Donovan

Gabriel Tallent ’10 takes literary world by storm with debut novel “My Absolute Darling.”

Phoebe Keever with temples in Myanmar

Spanish major travels half the world

05.15.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Phoebe Keever ’07 broadens her perspective and helps others during service trips.

Law graduate gets embraced by woman with a rose

Willamette celebrates the Class of 2018

05.14.2018

Diplomas in hand, graduates move on to the next stages of their lives.

José Fausto ’18

Jump-starting a career with Willamette networks

04.27.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Alumni office connects José Fausto ’18 to job prospects

Willamette Law Dean Curtis Bridgeman hands Salem attorney Nani Apo JD’13 the 2018 Mentor of the Year award.

Mentor of the Year provides a “home away from home” to students

04.13.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette Law selects Nani Apo JD’13, honors three others for Hon. Mary Mertens James award.

Willamette Academy student provides a tour of the new academy facilities at the open house

Willamette Academy celebrates its new home

04.09.2018 | Tina Owen

Staff and students welcomed visitors at an open house.

Students pack boxes as part of Willamette’s Global Day of Service

Service blooms in Willamette community

03.12.2018

Bearcats volunteer at nonprofits across the country on Willamette’s Global Day of Service.

Alex Lavery ’14 and Kelly Rose (Oster) Lavery ’15

I Love WU

02.13.2018

Students know their lives will change when they come to Willamette. But sometimes the unexpected happens — they fall in love.

Emilio Solano ’09

In conversation with Emilio Solano ’09

12.20.2017 | Tina Owen

Willamette Academy’s executive director explains how the program helps teenagers — and society — reach their potential.

John Poulsen ’94

Alumnus exposes devastating slaughter of elephants

12.20.2017 | Jen Johnson

John Poulsen ’94 publishes research that leads to crackdown on poachers.

Michelle Atherton ’15

Alumna uncovers rich history in Scotland

12.08.2017 | Jen Johnson

Michelle Atherton’s Willamette experience led her to a unique conservation project abroad.

Nat Levy (L), runner-up of the Don Turner Moot Court Competition, stands next to the winners, Conor McCahill and Autumn Mills.

Third-year law students named winners of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

11.15.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Following the fourth night of competition last week, the judges recognized third-year law students Autumn Mills and Conor McCahill as the winners of the annual Don Turner Moot Court Competition.

Wallace Long conducting

Choir alumni celebrate their community of music

11.13.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Former Willamette singers return to campus for a special reunion and a remarkable professor.

Three 1Ls represented Willamette Law's APALSA student group at the NAPABA Convention: (L to R) Alex Dooley JD'20, Megan Irinaga JD'20 and Noelle Chan JD'20.

NAPABA Convention a success for Willamette Law students

11.10.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Five Willamette Law students represented the school in great fashion last weekend at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention.

David Friedman is a business law professor at Willamette Law.

Final sticker price is what matters, says Prof. David Friedman in holiday advertising story

11.08.2017 | Sarah Carlson

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just a couple of weeks away, Willamette Law Prof. David Friedman commented in a national Magnify Money story this week on holiday advertising.

Third-year JD/MBA student Andy Blevins serves the LGBTQ military community through his work as an extern at OutServe-SLDN.

Law student and veteran serves LGBTQ military community through fall externship, work on transgender ban lawsuit

11.06.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Third-year JD/MBA student Andy Blevins’ first encounter with OutServe-SLDN occurred in the navy as a cryptologic technician from 2007-11.

Judge Beth Allen JD'96 was surprised with the OGALLA Community Service Award at the organization's annual dinner October 20. She also won the Chief Justice's Juvenile Court Champion Award in August.

Judge Beth Allen JD’96 wins recent awards

11.02.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Judge Beth Allen JD’96 now knows how well her friends can keep secrets from her. The Willamette Law alumna was surprised this fall with not one, but two awards for her work in the community and judiciary.

Travis Stiles '05

Travis Stiles ’05 Named Johnson and Johnson trailblazing scientist

11.01.2017 | Luke Ettinger Ph.D.

Travis Stiles ’05 president and CEO of Novoron Bioscience moves closer to reversing nerve damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis.

Erin Greenawald JD'98 (middle), domestic violence resource prosecutor for the Oregon Department of Justice, conducts a training on domestic and sexual violence at the Sexual Assault Training Institute. Pictured with her is Steve Bellshaw, deputy chief of the Salem Police Department, and Jodie Bureta JD'03, former Marion County District Attorney's Office prosecutor and now an employee of the Department of Justice.

Willamette Law alumna seeks to make an impact in domestic violence prosecution

11.01.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Although born and raised in Newport, Oregon, Erin Greenawald JD’98 would tell you she “grew up,” professionally, in the Marion County District Attorney’s (MCDA) office.

Jim Albaugh ’72

Willamette trustee honors legendary mathematics professor

09.18.2017

A $5.5 million pledge will impact students and faculty in mathematics and physics.

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Alumni Weekend reunites and reconnects

09.18.2017

The campus community worked together to create a memorable, meaningful weekend for alumni.

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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.

Marie Watt artist at work

Sewing new and old tales into familiar fabrics

07.20.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

In her latest work, acclaimed Native American artist Marie Watt ’90 explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and the natural world.

Waller Hall at Willamette University

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.

The DiEllos

Developing “curious minds”

04.24.2017 | Tina Owen

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

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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.

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Seven countries in one summer

03.06.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Photos, letters from 1954 Willamette student bike trip are available in university archives.

Service project

Day of Service connects Willamette, its motto and the community

02.17.2017 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Sign up now for Salem-based service projects on March 11.

Schilling Cider House

MBA alumni planning world’s biggest cider house in Portland

12.19.2016 | Andrew Hickey

Colin Schilling ’10 MBA’12 and Kornei MBA’12 plan ambitious Portland expansion.

Happy Campers Gluten Free

Recipe for a successful baking company

12.06.2016 | Tina Owen

From an enterprising class project, two Willamette alumni built a thriving gluten-free business.

TaB Jill Summers

After the Break

11.29.2016 | Marc Covert

Four alumni share how the Take a Break program expanded their worldviews and inspired careers focused on social justice.

Alumni Weekend 2016

Bearcats head back to Willamette for 2016 Alumni Weekend

09.26.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

The university offered food, festivities and special events.

Valhalla Gorge

In nature's grip

08.01.2016 | Julie H. Chase

Filmmaker John Waller ’98 journeys into uncharted territory to share stories of discovery, beauty and love.

Kelly Cole JD'96

Willamette Law alumna Kelly Cole JD’96 joins CTIA as senior vice president of government affairs

07.29.2016 | Raymond Penney

Kelly A. Cole JD’96 was named senior vice president of government affairs for CTIA - The Wireless Association in Washington, D.C.

Stan Anderson JD'69

Willamette Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joins Blue Ridge Network's team of advisors

07.08.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Stanton D. Anderson JD’69 joined Blue Ridge Network, bringing global & business experience.

Willamette launches second 24 Hours of Giving event

02.19.2016 | Nina Lauer

Celebrate Bearcat pride and the philanthropy that makes it all possible on Feb. 23.

Battle of the Beasts

Bearcats dominate 'Battle of the Beasts'

11.05.2015

Three wins in one weekend - including soccer, volleyball and a donor challenge.

Willamette community explores its capitol connections at April 2 event

04.06.2015

At the Oregon State Capitol, students and staff networked with alumni working in government.

Willamette community raises over $200k

03.16.2015

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

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