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Don’t miss out on all the memories of the past school year especially since you can personalize your yearbook with your own photos! No one will have the same yearbook as you will and that’s the way it should be, because this is Your Year, Your Yearbook!

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For only $17.15 (S/H may apply) you will receive 2014 Warner Pacific College Yearbook that includes each season’s events and happenings and the two free personalized pages (with the option to add more for $3.99 for each extra two-page spread) and yHow to order your Warner Pacific yearbook buttonou can have it shipped right to your home address.

 

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Please support our food drive for Take Action, Inc.

Annual community food drive

take action logoAll month long, we are collecting donations for Take Action, Inc.

Make a difference in the lives of children who are experiencing hunger in our community. Every Friday, Take Action, Inc., provides backpacks full of food to children who face food insecurity at home on weekends.

PLEASE give generously to the food drive at Warner Pacific College.

We will deliver the food to local elementary schools, ensuring that children in our community will have enough to eat during the weekend.

Your donations will allow these elementary students to return to school on Monday, nourished and ready to learn; increasing their self-esteem and laying the groundwork for a brighter future.

Drop off donations all month long at:

Warner Pacific’s Adult Degree Program Centre 205
2600 SE 98th Ave., Suite 200
Portland
(cross street is SE Division)

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Bridgetown releases third CD (Free concert on May 2)

Warner Pacific's Bridgetown releases third CDJoin us as we celebrate the release of Bridgetown’s third album, Treasure.

Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 pm
McGuire Auditorium (2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland)

  • An evening of music
  • Meet the group
  • Purchase your copy of Treasure
  • Free event open to to everyone!
  • No RSVP
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Spring Concerts: Jazz Band, Vocal Choirs, Wind Ensemble (2015)

Spring concertsWe invite you to enjoy the beautiful music and melodic voices of Warner Pacific’s musicians and vocalists at these free Spring concerts.

Jazz Band & Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert

Wednesday, April 22
7:30 pm
McGuire Auditorium (2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland)

A toe-tapping evening full of Fusion, Latin, Jazz, and Gospel music. Including everyone’s favorites: When the Saints Go Marching In; Danny Boy; and Fly Me to the Moon.

Choral Concert

Sunday, April 26
3:00 pm
McGuire Auditorium (2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland)

An afternoon choral concert featuring the Concert Choir and Warner Chorale. This entertaining concert will engage and inspire people of all ages. The broadly international repertoire includes pieces by Rachmaninov, Lauridsen, Clausen, Lopez-Gavilan, Orban, and Rutter. We will also be honoring our largest group of graduates and presenting an arrangement by WPC Student Enric Sifa: ‘Evolution of a Lizard’.

Wind Ensemble Concert

Friday, May 1
7:30 pm
McGuire Auditorium (2219 SE 68th Ave, Portland)

The Warner Pacific Concert Band and Brass Ensemble are performing a variety of musical selections including music from Miss Saigon (arranged by Johann De Meij) with special guests Warner Pacific Alumni Danielle Valentine and Danielle Purdy with Benjamin Hartle on vocals.

You will also enjoy Sojourn of Dreams by Kevin Walczyk, a brand new work commissioned by the Warner Wind Ensemble and a consortium of other concert bands.

Solid Brass, a large brass ensemble of local Portland musicians (6 trumpets, 4 horns, 4 trombones, 1 baritone, 1 euphonium, and 2 tuba), is joining Warner Pacific students throughout the May 1 concert. For more information about Solid Brass, visit solidbrasspdx.com

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Dr. Andrea Cook named a 2015 Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal

Dr. Andrea Cook, President of Warner PacificWarner Pacific College President Dr. Andrea Cook was recently named a 2015 Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal, which will honor her during their “Women of Influence” awards ceremony on Thursday, April 16.

The Orchid Award honors and recognizes the region’s most influential women professionals with strong records of innovation, outstanding performance in their respective fields, and meaningful contributions to their communities. Nominations for the award were judged on three criteria: professional accomplishments, community leadership, and awards and milestones.

“Equitable access to higher education is central to the mission of Warner Pacific College and its president, Dr. Andrea P. Cook,” comments Judith McGee, Chair/CEO of McGee Wealth Management and a friend of the College. “Through specially tailored programs, first-generation students at Warner Pacific are achieving their higher education goals, paving the way to a brighter future. With love, respect, and accountability, Dr. Cook has nurtured a partnership with the Portland Leadership Foundation, creating the Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative Urban Track, which provides full-need scholarships to under-represented, first-generation students in the Portland-metro area.”

Tom Mears, Chairman of The Holland, Inc., and member of the Warner Pacific Social Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, adds: “Under Dr. Cook’s leadership, the College has embraced its identity as an urban campus dedicated to serving the City of Portland. Dr. Cook is actively involved developing partnerships and collaborative relationships in the Portland area. She serves on the boards of Oregon Campus Compact, the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and on the national leadership council for the Church of God, Warner Pacific’s partnering church denomination.”

In recent years, the College has embraced innovations to assist and encourage scholarship and leadership as well as adapt to changes in higher education including adding a Social Entrepreneurship major, developing First-Year Learning Communities, offering Portland’s first undergraduate loan repayment assistance program that enables students to flourish in the career of their choice after graduation, and embracing transfer students from the many local Community Colleges.

On September 20, 2009, President Cook, a native Oregonian, was inaugurated as Warner Pacific’s seventh – and first female – president. Dr. Cook is the recipient of the Oregon Latino Agenda for Action’s Ally for Excellence Award; the Adventist Health Foundation’s Heroes of the Heart award for service to the Portland Community; and the Northwest Nazarene University’s L.E. Wesche Outstanding Educator of the Year award.

Dr. Cook is joined by 24 other exemplary Portland women being honored as Portland Business Journal as Women of Influence.

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Celebrating Coach Fagan’s Retirement (May 2-3)

Former Warner Pacific soccer alumni, fans, and friends, please join us as we celebrate Bernie Fagan’s retirement from 26 years of coaching at the College.

We have a full weekend of festivities planned, to help you connect with your beloved coach and fellow players.

Spread the word!

Please RSVP no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 30.

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Retirement Celebration Schedule

Saturday, May 2
3:00 – 7:00 pm Open House Hosted by Bernie and Susan Fagan Bernie and Susan Fagan’s home: 4015 NE Wistaria, Portland OR 97212
7:30 pm Portland Timbers Game vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Providence Park: $35 per ticket (Limited tickets available. Price is discounted due to group sales and obstructed view.)
Sunday, May 3
2:00 – 4:30 pm Soccer Alumni Scrimmage and BBQ WPC Home Pitch at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th, Portland OR 97216: $15 per person
5:30 pm Post Game Alumni Gathering with Bernie and Susan McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SE Halsey St., Troutdale OR 97060 (This is a no host event. Alumni and family are welcome to join us. While you will order on your own, please RSVP so we can add you to the reservation.)

 

Questions, please contact the Director of Alumni: Serena Cline at scline@warnerpacific.edu or 503.517.1026.

 

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President’s Tea ~ Saturday, April 18

Warner Pacific President's Tea 2014 by Kai Hayashi Dr. Andrea Cook, President of Warner Pacific College, invites you to support Portland’s next generation of urban and diverse leaders at the annual President’s Tea & Scholarship Auction.

The 2014 President’s Tea raised over $91,000 to benefit the to benefit our Urban Service Track of the Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative.

  • Saturday, April 18
Warner Pacific President's Tea Guest Liz Vice

Special Guest Liz Vice

  • Special guest: Liz Vice (singer and a pure Portland gem)
  • Egtvedt Hall/McGuire Auditorium (Mt. Tabor Campus)
  • $35 per person or $245 for a table of 7 guests

 

For more information, contact the Office of Advancement at 503.517.1114 or email.

Sponsorship and corporate support opportunities

Corporate sponsorships and donation opportunities for the 2015 Tea are now available. Call 503.517.1049 for details.

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Warner Pacific has a new Men’s Soccer Head Coach

On Friday, March 13, Warner Pacific Director of Athletics Jamie Joss announced that Chris Thoms will be the new head coach of the Knights men’s soccer program.

Thoms is a well-known club coach and individual trainer in the Portland area, working with Portland City United and Southside soccer clubs, as well as his own training and consulting business. His playing career spanned international professional opportunities in England, the Netherlands, and Thailand. He also competed domestically with the Salem Surge.

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Alumna Rev. Willie T. Barrow leaves a legacy that embodies the WPC mission

Warner Pacific Alumna Rev. Willie T. Barrow. (Photo from Windy City Media Group)The Warner Pacific community is deeply saddened by the death of alumna Rev. Willie T. Barrow, a true civil rights pioneer.

Barrow (nee Taplin) was born in Burton, Texas, one of six children. Her father was a rural pastor in the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.) and Willie decided to follow in his footsteps. At 16, she moved to Portland to attend Warner Pacific College (then Pacific Bible College), studying theology. Even at a young age, Barrow proved herself a strong leader, being elected president of the Student Council and founding the first African-American Church of God in Portland. During this time, Barrow also worked as a welder at the Portland shipyards, where she met her husband, Clyde Barrow.

After they married in 1943, the Barrows moved to Chicago where her minister encouraged Willie to get involved in civil rights demonstrations. By 1950, Barrow was organizing marches throughout the United States. In 1963, she attended the March on Washington and got to know Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1965, she traveled to Selma, Ala., to demonstrate alongside Dr. King.

Rev. Willie T. Barrow, Warner Pacific Alum (photo from Chicago Tribune)Known as “The Little Warrior” for her small stature and strong will, Barrow advocated for racial equality, women’s rights, educational access, and labor rights. Barrow helped found Operation Breadbasket in Chicago. As the organization evolved, Barrow became the first woman to lead as the Executive Director  of Operation PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity), where she led campaigns to serve the poor and marginalized in her community.

“Rev. Barrow is the embodiment of our mission,” said Dr. Andrea P. Cook, president of Warner Pacific College. “God’s clear calling on her life led her to often difficult places, but her commitment to see the equity, love, and justice of His Kingdom enabled her to do great things. We are honored to be a part of Rev. Willie T. Barrow’s story and her legacy continues to inspire our institution as we strive to serve urban and diverse students in Portland.”

Warner Pacific is exploring ways to publicly honor the remarkable life of Rev. Willie T. Barrow in the near future.

Learn more about this extraordinary lady:

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Faith & Culture Writers Conference: April 10-11, 2015

Faith and Culture Writers Conference logo 2014.Warner Pacific College welcomes the Fourth Annual Faith & Culture Writers Conference, April 10 – 11, 2015.

This year’s theme is ROUGH DRAFT: From Blank to Beautiful.

The Faith & Culture Writers Connection is a diverse, faith-based creative community of writers, bloggers, lovers of literature,  journalists, professors, activists, theologians, literary agents, editors, publishers, screenwriters, musicians, artists, poets, and everyday people who love words, God’s Word, and story.

During the yearly conference, attendees are invited to ask questions, participate in conversations, dialogue with diverse people of faith, and cultivate authentic friendships with a community of creative people from around the world.

Warner Pacific is thrilled to host the 2015 conference, featuring Emily P. FreemanWm. Paul Young, Romal Tune, Tony KrizCornelia Seigneur, Bob Welch, AJ Swoboda,  Alex Marestaing, Chip MacGregor, Elizabeth Stewart, Micah J. Murray, Karen Zacharias Spears, Shane Blackshear, Erika Morrison, Jelani Greenridge, and Rochelle Carter, just to name a few.

PRE-CONFERENCE: This year, we have expanded the conference to include the new “Breathing Space-A Mini Retreat” on Friday, April 10, where we are featuring Nish Weiseth and Seth Haines, writing time, and 12 workshops.

We have different price ranges depending on when attendees register. And note, we have a student discount!

To register or to learn more, visit the Faith & Culture Writers website. To stay up to date with the latest conference news, subscribe to the Insider Email.

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