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Jeremy Coste BA’17 banks on brilliance to become one of the youngest directors at Bank of America

09.05.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

Willamette's Gifted Scholars program allowed Jeremy Coste BA'17 to get a head-start on college at a remarkable pace — leading him to a job as director at Bank of America at the age of 24.

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Former baseball star and triple alumnus takes on data field with the Padres

03.15.2023 | Jennifer Johnson

Connor Bailey BA’19, MBA/MS ’22 is now a business analyst for his hometown team.

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Senate internship leads student on ‘path to employment’

01.19.2023 | Jennifer Johnson

Chris Brown BA’23 gains valuable political experience interning for Sen. Dan Sullivan in D.C. Discover how his legislative journey shapes his career path.

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Freedom to explore interests leads to a dream job for triple alumnus

10.17.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Explore Scott Richter's journey from Willamette to data scientist at Activision. Diverse academic background fuels his passion for gaming and data science.

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Academic Honors and Awards announced

06.07.2022 | Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

More than 200 undergraduates are recipients of 2022 Academic Honors and Awards. Congratulations, Bearcats!

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A career at the intersection of policy, education and data

04.08.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Emily Brixey ’15 navigates education policy, leveraging an economics background and diverse experiences from Willamette University to a PhD journey.

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Perseverance and pinot noir

06.22.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

David Coelho ’08, VP of National Sales at Coelho Winery, credits Willamette University for the skills to navigate the uncertainties of the winemaking world.

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

06.02.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Tommy Kawamura, a Willamette University graduate, found his math and economics background unexpectedly useful in a career in baseball analytics.

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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.

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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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At Amazon, Wayfair and now Proto101, Ashleigh Corker BA, MBA’06 finds what she does best

05.26.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Ashleigh Corker BA, MBA ’06 leans into sustainable clothing after stints at world's biggest e-commerce companies.

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Academic Honors and Awards announced

05.06.2021 | Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

More than 200 undergraduates are recipients of 2021 Academic Honors and Awards. Congratulations, Bearcats!

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Student leadership roles led graduate to MBA

04.23.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Jarin Kobashigawa BA ’20, MBA ’21 found his path from student leader to business enthusiast, now pursuing a career in marketing with newfound confidence.

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More than 130 undergraduates honored

05.13.2020 | Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts

The Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements this week.

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior Ashley E. Nixon

COVID-19: Perspectives and Insights

04.15.2020

Willamette University professors respond to the pandemic by answering questions in their fields of expertise.

Will Lomer ’22

Nontraditional student seeks success beyond the oil industry

03.08.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Alaska native quits lucrative job for economics degree

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Faculty tenure announced

03.04.2020 | Marketing and Communications

Board of Trustees promotes eight professors in the College of Arts and Sciences to associate professor with tenure.

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Emma Giron ’18 is the first Rangel Fellow from Willamette

12.17.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Learn about the Rangel Graduate Fellowship offered by the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program. Apply now for a chance to fund your master's program!

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More than 130 undergraduates recognized at Academic Honors and Awards

04.30.2019

Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements at a ceremony April 29 in Cat Cavern.

Paimon Jaberi

Finding strength in numbers

04.03.2019 | Tom Morlan

Willamette University BA/MBA grad Paimon Jaberi achieves dream job with Seattle Seahawks and uses data to tackle the business, credits Willamette University.

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.

“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

01.03.2019 | Erik Schmidt

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

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.

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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.

Headshots of the seven faculty award winners

2018 Faculty Awards announced

08.23.2018

The university celebrated seven outstanding faculty members at Opening Convocation.

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More than 140 undergraduates honored

04.30.2018

The Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements April 23 in Cat Cavern.

From intern to advisor: Kara Merrill’s path from CLA to MBA to launching her career

05.15.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

From CLA to MBA intern to financial advisor

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More than 100 undergraduate students honored

04.17.2017

College of Liberal Arts students received more than 100 academic honors and awards.

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.

Taneesh Sra ’16

Taneesh Sra ’16, MBA '17 develops a winning strategy through golf, MBA program

12.14.2015 | Erin Dahl

Taneesh Sra ’16, MBA '17, an economics major at Willamette, balances academics, athletics, and leadership roles to graduate early with a BA/MBA dual degree.

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The Next System

11.27.2015

It is time to explore genuine alternatives and new models

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Navigating the Corporate World

09.30.2015 | Sarah Evans

Campus leadership positions prepared Zhang for work at several major companies.

Six faculty members achieve tenure

03.16.2015

The promotions take effect for the 2015-16 academic year.

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