Join us for Homecoming (February 11- 13, 2016)

2016 HomecomingHomecoming is your chance to reconnect with old friends, make new professional connections, and celebrate your heritage as a Warner Pacific Knight!

We’ve got great activities planned, including a professional networking event, a family carnival, and even an alumni musical theatre concert featuring some of your favorite musicians from your time at Warner Pacific College!

Easy online registration or contact Diane Minor at 503.517.1114

Alumni networking eventPlease continue to check back here for updates for the entire Homecoming celebration weekend (February 11 – 13, 2016).


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Black History Month Lecture (Feb. 20)

Exploring the Complexity of Hip-Hop Culture: Impact on Black Lives in Schools and Society

Warner Pacific Black History Month lecture

Dr. Daymond Glenn examines the complexity of hip-hop culture and its implications for understanding the experiences of Black males in schools and society.

Dr. Glenn is the Vice President for Community Life, Chief Diversity Officer, and Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. Additionally, he  is part of an editorial team of scholars for the national Journal for Hip-Hop Studies and is the author of Critical Condition: Black Males and Multiculturalism in Higher Education. In his book, Dr. Glenn discusses the challenges, complexities, and possibilities of Black males and multiculturalism in predominantly White institutions of higher education.

When: Saturday, February 20, at 7 pm
Where: Warner Pacific College, McGuire Auditorium, 2219 SE 68th Avenue, Portland
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public
More information: Office of Diversity at jwhitten@warnerpacific.edu or 503.517.1271

Dean’s List for Fall 2015

The following 464 Warner Pacific College students were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 academic term. To qualify, students must be enrolled full-time♦ and achieve a 3.5 or greater grade point average. Students with an asterisk (*) earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

4.0 Student Name
Matthew Aguigui
Kelsey Akers
Kiandra Alexander
* Lisa Alexander
Ayde Alvarado
Lesley Alvarez-Luna
* Ruben Amezcua
* Lauren Andrada
* Rebecca Anna
* Dale Apple
* Laura Araza
Melissa Armstrong
* Miriam Ash
Kristin Ashenfelter
* Caitlin Asher
* Guadalupe Astorga Ramos
* Arika Atkins
* Amanda Atwood
* Vanessa Auyong
Abigail Baker
Breanna Baker
Luis Barajas
* William Barnes
* Shelly Barton-Perry
* Dillon Battles
Nathen Bauer
* Rebecca Baumgarden
* Gabriella Begazo
Allison Beisley
Britny Belcher
* Regina Bell
Sommer Bellon
* Samantha Bennett
* Jacob Berg
* Katheryn Bergen
* Samantha Bernal
* Hayley Bernick
David Berra
Holley Besaw
Tina Bettger
Tyler Bettis
* Tiffany Bird
Micah Birlew
* Gregory Bledsoe
Brittany Blundon
* Keira Bogart
Joseph Boivin
Marchelle Bostic
Ta’Chelle Bowden
* Michelle Bowers
De’jon Bowman
* Blaine Bradford
* Kimberly Branstetter
Yvette Briceno
Holly Briggs
* Irina Bubnova
* Hillary Bucklew
Jason Bumgardner
Barbara Bundy
Michael Burke
* Britta Burleigh
Jay Busher
Michaela Byers
* Timminy Carlson
* Sandy Carpenter
Marissa Casanova
* Leslie Catabay
* Jeffery Cavin
Claudia Cedeno-Fornos
* Shani Center
Katherine Cereghino
Rachel Chamberlain
Michael Chapman
Ping Chen
* Mila Cherchenko
* Craig Chilson
* Trudy Chimko
* Christopher Choi
* Samantha Christensen
* Molly Christiansen
Elizabeth Clark
Jason Clark
Taylor Clark
Kristen Coghill
Nicole Cole
* Theresa Cole
* Craig Coleman
Mark Combe
* Makenna Conley
Julie Connors
Erin Cooper
Mariah Cooper
* Shauna Cooper
Andrea Cortese
Kevin Coser
* Megan Costello
* Valerie Couch
Crystal Coutu
Paula Covalt
* Antranette Covington
* Michelle Cowden
* Hannah Crane
* Shannon Cummings
* Kerry Cunningham
Nayomi Cunningham
Robert Cunningham
* Leah Danley
Cherie Davis
Sarah Davis
Stephanie Davis
* Heather Degroot
* Rochelle Degroot
Valynda Demel
Megan Derrick
Jason DiGiovanna
Zechariah Dirdak
* Brycen Dodds
* Elizabeth Dominguez
* Adrianne Douma
Sean Downey
Alishia Duckett
* Casey Duckworth
Edith Duku
Benjamin Durham
Latosha Dyson
* Moses Dyson
* Alesandra Edwards
* Julianna Edwardson
* Dennis Einarson
* Stacie Elkins
John Erbert
Susana Escobedo
* Noemi Espinoza
* Alexis Estrada
* Cerissa Farrington
Tara Faulkner
Julia Feeser
* Alicia Finch
Toni Fletcher
* Amanda Foley
Spencer Folkman
Britney Foote
* Joy Foster
Naomi Fox
Melinda Fraley
* Bonshee Freeman
* Jean Freeman
Benjamin Fuhrer
* James Furns
* Ricardo Gallegos
Jill Galloway
* Carole Gamoy
* Catherine Gant
Emir Garcia
Manuel Garcia
Maria Garcia
* Tami Gardner
* Casey Garza
Blanca Gaytan Farfan
Kristi Gifford
Kevin Gilchrist
* Michael Goldman
Kaili Goodpaster
Erin Graham
Lenette Green
* Lyssa Greene
* Jennifer Greenley
Cameron Griego
Deborah Guyton
Aidan Hackett
Maurice Hale
* Josiah Hall
Craig Hamilton
Michael Hammett
Blake Harlan
Haley Harn
* Elizabyth Harrington
* Benjamin Hartle
Michael Hatch
* Joshua Haywood
* Megan Helm
Melissa Helmick
Maranda Henderson
Kendra Henry
* Nathan Herbst
Ashley Hernandez
Keilah Hernandez
Soltsinansy Hernandez
Kailey Herren
* Jaclyn Heupel
Maria Higa
* Ann Marie Higgins
Jaye Hill
Samantha Hill
Rachael Hillis
* Gwenlyn Hitch
Aaron Hochstrasser
* Jeff Hoffman
Ione Holbrook
* John Hollada
Alexia Holt
* Haylee Hopkins
* Everett Horvath
Chelsea Hostetler
Jessica Hov
Taylor Howlett
* Bradley Hunt
* Lina Ibarra-Prado
Pota Idencio-Amataga
Joshua Ipock
* Andrea Irby
Jenean Iven
* Boston Jackson
Sonceria Jenkins
Robert Jimenez-Sutton
Sarah Johns
Christopher Johnson
* Edward Johnson
Eric Johnson
* Femi Johnson
* Joseph Johnson
* Ryan Johnson
* Carolyn Johnson-Evans
* Ann Jones
Brandee Jones
Jacqueline Jones
* Shaquwonna Jones
Elianna Jurado-Zambrano
Andrea Kahler
Camille Keaulana
* Aaron Keiffer
Nicole Kincaide
* Jonathan Kirchem
Nicole Klann
* Trey Klug
* Natalie Knight
Stephanie Knippa
Ashleigh Konzelman
* Michelle Korne
Adrian Koza
* Christi Krause
* Jason Kryston
Sarah Kudrna
Ashley Labes
* Cali Lamb
* Shannon Lamb
* John Lambert
Deborah Landers
* Brittany Landon
* Katie Lane
Augusta Lang
Shawn Langford
Cathy Lara
Brooke Larkins
Emma Larson
Jennifer Latu
* Kristin Laulainen
Brandon Laumeister
* Janelle Lawrence
* Deborah Lewis
* Mariah Liebert
Glenn Linder
* Lestan Loomis
Alexa Lorentzen
* Justin Maier
* Iesha Mangum
Nelly Manzo Hernandez
* Lacey Marsolek
* Kawan Martin
* Annette Marzan
* Adrian Mashia
Monica Mast
Sharyce Matayoshi
* Ashley McBride
* Reanna McBroom
Angel McCurdy
* Natasha McDougal
Dustin McGuirk
Kelsey Merritt
* Gerald Messenger
Tjana Meusec
* Samantha Meza Gomez
Hannah Mierow
Brendan Miller
Jacqueline Miller
* Robin Miller
* Tracy Miller
Blake Milnes
Darla Miner
Cassandra Minnieweather
* Carol Mitchell
Samantha Mitchell
Tumaini Mkandama
Marcos Montas
Mercedes Montgomery
Yolanda Morales
* Paige Moreland
Cory Morris
* Bradford Morrison
* Jenelle Moses
* Deidre Moss
Travis Moultrie
* Jennifer Mowry
* Brandi Mullaney
Serena Murray
* Sean Musaeus
Sherrita Myers
* Erica Navarro
Marisol Negrete-Flores
Elle’ Nelson
* Nadia Nelson
Shaun Nelson
Bailey Newell
* Jackie Nguyen
Laurie Nitschke
Adam O’Bryan
Amanda Olin
Nicholas Olin
Felix Ortega
Nicholle Ortiz
Erandi Osorio
Jessie Osuna-Mondragon
* Malia Oswalt
Austin Owens
* Erin Palacios
* Adriana Palla
* Kristin Palmer
Terry Pangle
* Robert Parker
Bethany Patterson
June Pederson
Louis Pellegrino
* Erin Perkins
Christina Peterson
Lisa Peterson
* Leslie Pfannes
* Terah Pitchford
Teresa Polette
Luis Pon
Angela Posch
Adler Pottebaum
* Roxanne Pratt
* Emilee Probasco
Michelle Pulido
Mandy Putnam
Kristine Rebber
Stephannie Reser
* Jennifer Reyes
Joshua Reznick
* Myesha Richmond
Danise Rickard
* Stephanie Riley
Jayston Ripplinger
* Kristine Rister
* Luis Rivas-Vazquez
Charles Robinson
Victoria Rocca
Ryan Rodgers
* Shurie Rodriguez
Kelsey Roldness
* Kealia Rosa
Rachelle Ross
* Jessica Routh
* Kerri Rueda-Vargas
Deasha Russell
* Faith Sanchez
Maria Sanchez
Kaelyn Sanders
* Erika Scarborough
Ali Scharbach
Wyatt Schlamp
* Todd Schwartz
* Jeff Scott
* William Seals
* Sharon Seifert
* Tatiana Seledkov
* Jonathan Sewell
Sheila Sharp
* Caitlyn Shearer
Albina Shkopu
* Gayle Singleton
* Chalita Sitthisakuldej
Alexis Smith
Elizabeth Smith
* Emilee Smith
Jensen Smith
* Lindsay Smith
* Mary Smith
* Chad Smurthwaite
* Melissa Sondergeld
* Roberto Soto-Zavala
Heidi Souvenir
William Stalcup
Trent Standard
* Vivian Stanley
* Lindsy Stevens
Rachael Strand
Jillian Struck
* Christie Stumbaugh
* Spencer Sundem
* Trina Swaja
Destiny Tackitt
Cayde Tagami
Kalah Taylor-Florence
* Brittany Teraoka
* NeJuan Thompson
Timothy Thompson
Mychal Tillery
* Jennifer Tina
* Julia Toscano
* Nancy Tovar
* Anita Traver
Melody Tripp
* Jessica Tucker
* Jennifer Utterback
Morgan Valentine
* Brenda Ventura
Jasmine Vickers
Erendira Villagomez
Morgan Villalpando
Kyler Vogt
Ekaterina Volkov
* Jessie Vonbargen
* Phai Vue
Shelby Wacker
Lauren Waits
* Jennifer Walker
* Monica Wall
Rachel Wallace
Blair Walsh
* Kevin Warnecke
* Keely Warren
* Irma Wassermann
* Jacob Wease
Jesse Weber
* Autumn Wedan
* Nicholas Wehrman
Olivia Welch
Kayla Wells
* Adam Westfall
* Kendra Wetter
* Cheryl White
* Joel Whiteside
Jameson Wilent
* Matthew Wiles
Nicole Willers
* Ashley Williams
* Mark Williams
Geri Willich
Chelsea Wilson
Kimonti Wilson
* Anna Winslow
Hannah Wirkkala
* Eric Witmer
* Gabriella Wolpert
Beth Woodard
Lynnette Woods
Raymond Woodson
* Heather Wooldridge
* Carissa Workman
Nicole Worthington
Emily Wright
Brittney Yoshimura
* Natasha Young

♦Full-time means earning 12 or more credits in the semester.

Apply for Performing Arts & Leadership Scholarships

Warner Pacific Scholarship CompetitionsWarner Pacific’s Scholarship Competition (for performing arts and leadership scholarships) is accepting applications from our new, incoming students (freshmen or transfer).

Scholarship competition awards require a separate application, interview, and attendance at WPC Scholarship Days on February 19-20, 2016.

Applicants must be admitted students and submit scholarship application by February 1, 2016.

Graduates Honored at the 2015 Winter Commencement

“Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”  Proverbs 24:14

For Warner Pacific’s 160 new graduates, we know they will flourish in whatever God has planned for them.

Warner Pacific Winter CommencementAt the December 19, 2015, Winter Commencement, several graduates were honored with awards of distinction:

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Urban”: Kamille LeAnne Irwin-Cordero

This award honors a student who is also a change agent in their community; someone who is actively involved in an organization (volunteer or professional) where he or she is making a difference in our community.

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Diversity”: Julie Connors

This award is presented to a student who is recognized for being a positive influence in their Learning Team and cohort. One who is a creative leader and able to collaborate. Someone who embodies this quote from Margaret Meade: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committee people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Christ-Centered” Leadership and Service: Edith Taibo Duku

This award will be given to a student who is nominated by a faculty or staff member for their positive interactions with classmates, faculty, and staff, and with course content. The  recipient of this award will be a living expression of the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) and known for striving to do their best in every situation.

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Student Award for Excellence in “Liberal Arts”: Shannon Cummings

This award is to acknowledge a student whose academic skills are recognized by faculty members for a high grade point average, strong attendance record, evidence of critical thinking skills, and active participation in the classroom.

Congratulations to all our graduates.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

From the WPC Kitchen – homemade Christmas ornaments

Have fun with the family this Christmas making ornaments for your Tree. Warner Pacific’s Executive Chef, Tim Bartunek, shares this easy Cinnamon Ornament recipe from the Warner Pacific Kitchen:

Ingredients/Items Needed:

  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup + 2 tbs ground cinnamon (2 – 2.37 oz bottles)*
  • A bit of nutmeg and ground cloves
  • Christmas cookie cutters
  • 1 drinking straw
  • Color ribbon

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 200°F.
  • Mix applesauce with cinnamon and other spices in a small bowl until a smooth ball of dough is formed. It is okay to use your hands to mix the cinnamon thoroughly.
  • Cut dough into quarters.
  • Roll each quarter to 1/3-inch thickness (TIP: place dough between two sheets of plastic wrap).
  • Peel off wrap and cut dough into shapes with the cookie cutters.
  • Press straw into top of ornament to make hole.
  • Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake 2 1/2 hours.
  • Cool on wire rack for 1 – 2 days or until thoroughly dry. Turn occasionally.
  • Insert ribbon into hole; tie into loop; and hang on tree.
  • OPTIONAL: decorate with opaque paint markers.

These reusable ornaments will be fragrant for many years. Store in moisture proof container.

These ornaments should not be eaten.

*Chef Tim suggests purchasing the cinnamon in bulk to save packaging waste as well as money.

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Congratulations Knights’ Coach Valentine on 100 Wins!

WPC Coach Jared ValentineWith the Knights’ win over the Evergreen Geoducks on Sunday, December 6, Warner Pacific Coach Jared Valentine logs his 100th win as head basketball coach!

This is Coach Valentine’s first post as a head coach. However, he has a long history with Warner Pacific basketball. He played for his father for two seasons (1999-01), and led the Knights to the NCCAA National Tournament in 2000. Despite suffering a season-ending knee injury his senior year, Valentine still ranks sixth all-time in assists at the college with 371.

In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Valentine worked in financial aid and student affairs at Warner Pacific since 2003. He continues to serve in his current role as the Compliance Director in the student affairs department.

A “Best Online College” in Oregon

WPC a best online college in OregonWarner Pacific has been recognized by OnlineColleges.net as a top choice for online education in Oregon – placing in the top 10 of their online list!

They carefully reviewed every college offering fully online degree programs in Oregon, and Warner Pacific College is one of the best choices for students in 2016.

They evaluate online offering using a complex methodology that compares academics, student experience, and online programs, resulting in a clear picture of the best online colleges in each state.

“Since online education began in the 1990s and really took off in the 2000s, it has evolved from a rarely-used educational supplement to a viable option not only for adult learners and full-time professionals, but also for first-time students.” Since 2009, Online Colleges has been a free resource for online education and obtains their information about listed institutions from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics).

Named a 2016 Military Friendly® School

WPC a Military Friendly School 2016Warner Pacific College’s commitment to providing a supportive educational environment for military students was acknowledged nationally as the College was named to the prestigious Military Friendly® Schools list for a 6th year.

The 2016 Military Friendly® Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students, ensuring their success on campus. Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.

As military personnel seek to expand their education after retirement, or while still on active duty, the convenience presented through the Warner Pacific Adult Degree Program’s once-a-week class schedule and online courses is the best path to completing a degree that will be beneficial in civilian life or in furtherance of an Armed Forces career.

For over 25 years, Warner Pacific’s Adult Degree Program (ADP) has offered flexibility for adult and working students. Meeting just one evening a week and providing a high quality education in a cohort setting, adult learners flourish with one of Warner Pacific’s five undergraduate and three graduate level programs through the ADP offered at six locations across the Portland area and online.

About Military Friendly® Schools: The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website, militaryfriendly.com, and a complete list of schools can be found through our Schools Matchmaker tool on http://www.gijobs.com.

About Victory Media: Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.