12 Knights named Scholar Athletes

Twelve Warner Pacific athletes are among a total of 276 Cascade Collegiate Conference student-athletes in the spring sports of men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s track and field, baseball, and softball have earned U.S. Bank Academic All-CCC honors for their performances in the classroom.

To earn recognition as a CCC scholar-athlete, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and sophomore standing.

Name – Year Sport Major
Ayde Alvarado – Sophomore Track/Field Sports & Recreation Management
Dillon Battles – Sophomore Men’s Golf Business
Jacob Berg – Junior Men’s Golf Biology
Lily Chavez – Sophomore Track/Field Physical Science
Adrian Koza – Senior Men’s Golf Business
Glenn Linder – Sophomore Men’s Golf Human Development
Chirs Morgan – Sophomore Track/Field Education
Alina Munoz – Sophomore Track/Field Business
Benjamin Nelson – Junior Track/Field Sports & Recreation Management
Brittany Teraoka – Sophomore Women’s Golf Human Development
Jessie Vonbargen – Sophomore Track/Field General Studies
Blair Walsh – Junior Men’s Golf Business

Honors and Awards Chapel 2016

Honors Chapel (Thursday, May 5), an annual end-of-the-school-year tradition at Warner Pacific when students, staff, and faculty are recognized for their outstanding achievements throughout the past academic year.

This year, we are pleased to share with you those who were acknowledged for being exceptional.

Kendall Award for Excellence in Scholarship: Dr. Luke Goble
Kendall Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Terry Baker
Outstanding Business Student: Lyssa Greene (Health Care Administration)
Outstanding Business Student: Adrian Koza (Business Administration)
Outstanding Achievement in Science & Mathematics: Natasha McDougal
Senior Recognition Award in Science & Mathematics: Alejandra Garcia
Senior Recognition Award for Heath & Human Kinetics: Renata Prihoda
Senior Recognition Award for Sports & Recreation Management: Elle’ Nelson
Outstanding Education Student: Adrian Mashia
Outstanding Education Student: Rachael Hillis
Outstanding Drama Student: Taylor Clark
Outstanding Humanities Student: Deborah Landers
Outstanding English Major: Hannah Mierow
Outstanding Communications Major: Allison Beisley
Outstanding HUM 410 Paper: Deborah Landers
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Music: Davy Berra
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Music: Boston Jackson
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Music: Elizabeth Dominguez
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Music: Benjamin Hartle
Religion & Christian Ministries Award for Integrative Theo-Ethical Practice: Mollie Meyer
Award for Academic Excellence and Community Service: Nic Olin
Outstanding Student in Human Development & Family Studies: Rochelle DeGroot
Outstanding Student in the Social Science Major: Megan Bones
Presented by the students: Staff Member of the Year: Frank Johnson
Presented by the students: Faculty Member of the Year: Dr. Bill Dobrenen

Honors Chapel Education awards
Department of Education
Humanaties awards at WPC Honor Chapel
Department of Humanities
Music awards from Honors Chapel
Department of Music
Religion awards from Honors Chapel
Department of Religion & Christian Ministries
Science awards from Honors Chapel
Department of Natural Sciences & Health
Social Science awards from Honors Chapel
Department of Social Sciences
Student choice award for staff and faculty
ASWPC Staff & Faculty Award
Outstanding faculty award
Kendall Awards

Named a “Best Christian College”

Warner Pacific named a Best Christian CollegeAs a Christ-centered college, we know that the education does not end when class is over. Our students are engaged in service and community where their faithful compassion and liberal arts teachings from a Christian College encourage them to think critically as they actively participate in life’s opportunities.

Warner Pacific was recently named one of the 100 Best Christian Colleges and Universities by College Choice. The list “is designed to help any student from any denomination find the college that will provide the right fit. Both large and small universities are listed, some more secular, and some deeply rooted in Bible-based teaching, but all have one thing in common—they believe that Christian faith is a powerful component of a life well lived, both personally and professionally.”

College Choice’s rankings were designed to help prospective students make a the right choice about where to invest their time and money in earning their degree. Schools and programs were evaluated based on publicly available information about academic quality, student satisfaction, reputation in the field, and return on investment.

Honored with the Education in Equity Award from Oregon Campus Compact

Warner Pacific presented with award from Campus Compact
Dr. Cook with Joyce Coleman, Board Member of ORCC.

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Warner Pacific College was presented with the Education in Equity Award from the Oregon Campus Compact at their 20th Anniversary Celebration.

“This award represents a significant achievement in advancing equity within higher education and it is our honor to recognize the hard work that Warner Pacific has put into improving its practices, policies, and programs to improve the quality of the educational experience and the outcomes for students of color and first generation students,” explained Josh Todd, Executive Director of Oregon Campus Compact.

The Educational Equity Award recognizes one college or university in Oregon that has shown significant commitment to advancing equity in higher education, inequities in outcomes for students of color, first generation students, and other students who have historically be underrepresented in higher education.

Warner Pacific presented with award from Campus Compact
Dr. Cook with Jessica Howard, Chair of ORCC.

“At Warner Pacific, transformation is at the core of our Christ-centered identity and we see both the tremendous need and the amazing opportunity for higher education to be transformed into an equitable environment where all students can flourish,” said President Andrea Cook. “I am grateful for the many faculty, staff, and especially students who have been part of this work at the College, and I look forward to continuing to develop the ways in which we serve historically marginalized and underrepresented groups of students. We are honored by this award from Campus Compact but we know that we must continue to learn from one another because there is still work to be done.”

The 20th Anniversary Celebration highlighted the achievements made by Oregon Campus Compact’s college and university members. The evening was a time to recognize leaders and innovators in Oregon higher education and recommitment to guaranteeing that for the next 20 years the Compact’s robust network will stay focused on ensuring all students succeed and become active, engaged members of the community.

Thank you for a successful President’s Scholarship Auction: April 9

Dr. Cook with Warner Pacific Students at President AuctionThank you for joining us at the 7th Annual President’s Scholarship Auction to support the Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative at Warner Pacific College! Your support is providing our students with hope, opportunity, and a future that would otherwise be unattainable.

Liz Forkin Bohannon, co-founder of ethical fashion brand Seeko Designs, was our keynote speaker. Ms. Bohannon shared what she has learned as a young entrepreneur who is using business as a powerful platform for social change. She reminded us how important it is to invest in diverse talent in our own communities if we hope to see our city and our industries flourish.

Keynote speaker at Pres Auction Liz Forkin BohannonAct Six scholar Alejandra Garcia ’16 shared how her Act Six scholarship made it possible to attend college, changing the trajectory of her future and impacting the lives of her entire family. Alejandra was just one of the many Act Six scholars who took part in the day, each of whom benefit from the time and resources provided by those who participated in the event.

Through your generosity, we were able to raise over $135,000 in a single afternoon, a new record for the President’s Scholarship Auction! This strong show of support will help local underserved students gain the knowledge they need to become future leaders in their careers, their communities, and their families by providing equitable access to an urban, Christ-centered college education. There is still time to make a difference for our students and future leaders with your gift (click here to make your donation conveniently online).

Act Six scholar Alejandra Garcia at Pres AuctionWe hope you’ll mark your calendar for Saturday, April 15, 2017 and plan to join us again next year. We are excited to see how this event will continue to grow in the future and I am so very thankful for your faithful support. Truly, the President’s Scholarship Auction was a success because of your participation!

Phto album buttonFor more information, contact the Office of Advancement at 503.517.1114 or email.


Spring Concerts

Beautiful Music Blossoming like Flowers

Warner Pacific College invites you to immerse yourself in beautiful music at our  free, and open to the public, concerts featuring our talented students.

Jazz Concert

When: Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 pm
Where:McGuire Auditorium (2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland)
Cost: FREE admission

The Warner Pacific Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform an upbeat potpourri of straight ahead swing, rock, and Latin charts. Featured pieces from Doug Beach, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, and Charlie Parker This will be an evening loaded with beauty, fun, and groove!

Choral Concert

When: Sunday, May 1, at 3:00 pm
Where: Warner Pacific’s McGuire Auditorium, 2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland
Cost: FREE admission

The 50-voice Concert Choir and select Warner Chorale will sing a broad selection of songs from composers such as Rutter, Debussy, Haydn, Bernstein, and Persichetti.  This concert will be both inspiring and entertaining.  All are welcome at this free event.

Wind Ensemble Concert

When: Friday, May 6, at 7:30 pm
Where: Warner Pacific’s McGuire Auditorium, 2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland
Cost: FREE admission

The Music of Davis Maslanka (free concert April 16)

The Warner Pacific Music Department presents “The Music of David Maslanka.” This free concert features the talented students of the Warner Pacific and the University of Portland Wind Ensembles joined with the WPC Faculty Woodwind Quintet and special guest Myroslava Hagen, clarinet soloist. Come early for a pre-concert interview with David Maslanka.

When: Saturday, April 16, at 3 pm (pre-concert interview at 2 pm)

Cost: Free admission

Where: McGuire Auditorium at Warner Pacific


David Maslanka concert at Warner Pacific


Spring Jazz Concert (April 27)

You are invited to immerse yourself in beautiful music at this free, and open to the public, concert featuring our talented students in the WPC Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble

The Warner Pacific Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform an upbeat potpourri of straight ahead swing, rock, and Latin charts. Featured pieces from Doug Beach, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, and Charlie Parker. This will be an evening loaded with beauty, fun, and groove!

Sign up for New Student Registration Day: 2016

RSVP buttonNew Student Registration Dates and Times: June 13 or July 7, from 9 am – 3:00 pm

Congratulations on being admitted to Warner Pacific!

Now that you are on your way to becoming a Knight, signing up for New Student Registration will ensure that you are well-prepared to begin your first year at Warner Pacific.

Who can attend New Student Registration?

New Student Registration is open to any student who has been admitted to Warner Pacific, and has paid their $200 tuition deposit.

What’s the purpose of New Student Registration?

New Student Registration allows you to complete the mandatory tasks you need to start at Warner Pacific… in one, easy, fun day! At New Student Registration, you will:

  • Meet with an advisor and register for classes
  • Complete important forms and touch base with various campus departments
  • Meet your future classmates
  • Take placement exams (if needed)*

*If you are required to take a placement exam, you must arrive at 8 am.

Can I bring a guest?

Each student is invited to bring one guest, free of charge, to accompany them to New Student Registration. It is important that this guest be able to answer required questions regarding your finances, or plans for paying for college. Additional guests are welcome to join the New Student Registration Parent and Guest program for $10 per person. A separate program will run at the same time as the New Student program.

What do I need to do to attend?

  • First, download and complete the New Student Form bundle, and read and sign the Faith & Service Commitment (online form).
  • Bring the completed New Student Forms with you to New Student Registration.
  • Then, simply hit the RSVP today button on this page to register!

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 503.517.1020 or admissions@warnerpacific.edu.

Warner Pacific new student registration day banner

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Warner Pacific Lauded as a “Most Affordable Small College for a Master’s in Education”

Top Education Degrees selects Warner PacificThe College was recently identified as one of the 50 Most Affordable Small Colleges for a Master’s in Education (in Early Childhood Education and Middle/High School Education) by Top Education Degrees. Warner Pacific is the only school from Oregon included on their list.

The College offers education degrees in early childhood education through high school level instruction as well as two paths towards earning a master’s degree in education.

Through the College’s unique 4.5 MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching), students can specialize in a subject that interests them such as science, business, English, or music; then towards the end of their bachelor’s program, add education courses so they finish with a bachelor’s and a Master of Arts in Teaching in less total time.

Throughout spring semester and during summer break, Dr. Robert Nava, Chair of the Warner Pacific Department of Education, is routinely contacted by local school districts and private schools looking for candidates for the coming school year. These districts are even coming directly to the Warner Pacific campus in SE Portland to recruit students prior to graduation. Students do need to complete their teaching certification prior to stepping into the classroom.

“All of our 2015 education graduates are working,” reports Dr. Nava.

According to Top Education Degrees, “cost is always a concern for students wishing to return to school to complete an advanced degree. After searching College Navigator for all schools in the United States that offer a master in education degree and have an undergraduate enrollment of fewer than 5,000 students, we have discovered the following 50 most affordable small colleges for a master’s in education,” including Warner Pacific College.

Find out more about Warner Pacific’s education degrees:

  • Bachelor degree in early childhood/elementary education
  • Bachelor degree in middle/high school education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (accelerated 4.5 program)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (adult degree program)

Top Education Degrees is an online source for quality information about education degree programs.