Free concerts at Mt. Tabor Park this July

Portland Park & Rec free summer concerts

The College is pleased to be sponsoring several free summer concerts at Mt. Tabor Park as part of the Portland Parks & Recreation’s Summer Free For All, a musical tradition over 110 years.

Pack a picnic dinner, bring a blanket or low chairs, and enjoy music under the stars.

Where: Mt. Tabor Park – SE 69th & Taylor Street

Time: 6:30 pm

Cost: Free (there are food vendors on site)

Line up:

Tuesday, July 5 World’s Finest (Americana, ska, and jam)
Tuesday, July 12 The Strange Tones (Surf tinged blues with a James Bond twist)
Tuesday, July 19 Ken DeRouchie Band (Muddy nominated blues)
Tuesday, July 26 Pure Vida (High energy salsa and timba)


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!

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Dean’s List for Spring 2016

The following 426 Warner Pacific College students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 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 City State
* Nathan Abraham Vancouver WA
Kiandra Alexander West Linn OR
* Ayde Alvarado Portland OR
Rebecca Aman Vancouver WA
Ruben Amezcua Portland OR
* Christina Anderson Vancouver WA
* Melinda Andrews Portland OR
Vicki Andrews Portland OR
* Rebecca Anna Portland OR
* Laura Araza Aloha OR
* Miriam Ash Centralia WA
* Tiffanie Ashcraft Canby OR
* Caitlin Asher Portland OR
* Guadalupe Astorga Ramos Woodburn OR
* Arika Atkins Longview WA
* Amanda Atwood Battle Ground WA
* Vanessa Auyong Mililani HI
Crystal Badon Portland OR
Breanna Baker Clackamas OR
Jeffrey Barker Portland OR
* William Barnes Vancouver WA
Dillon Battles Gresham OR
* Allison Beisley Anderson IN
Britny Belcher Eugene OR
Regina Bell Underwood WA
* Sommer Bellon Gladstone OR
* Jacob Berg Vancouver WA
* Katheryn Bergen Portland OR
* Samantha Bernal West Linn OR
* Hayley Bernick Portland OR
* David Berra Vancouver WA
* Holley Besaw Portland OR
Tina Bettger Milwaukie OR
Pavin Blas Barrigada GU
* Gregory Bledsoe Salem OR
* Keira Bogart Gresham OR
* Joseph Boivin Portland OR
* Megan Bones Chehalis WA
* Marchelle Bostic Lake Stevens WA
* Blaine Bradford Portland OR
Hakeem Bradley Beaverton OR
Kasara Brandenburg Wasilla AK
* Yvette Briceno Cornelius OR
* Irina Bubnova Portland OR
* Hillary Bucklew Vernonia OR
Barbara Bundy Vancouver WA
Brandon Bush Camas WA
* Michaela Byers Vancouver WA
* Jamie Caldwell Happy Valley OR
Timminy Carlson Leaburg OR
* Sandy Carpenter Ridgefield WA
Marissa Casanova Port Orchard WA
Angel Castaneda Cornelius OR
* Lanijoy Castaneda Portland OR
* Leslie Catabay Portland OR
Jeffrey Cavin Portland OR
* Mary Celsi Canby OR
* Katherine Cereghino Sandy OR
* Craig Chan Portland OR
* Michael Chapman Ridgefield WA
Ping Chen Longview WA
* Mila Cherchenko Portland OR
* Christopher Choi Portland OR
* Samantha Christensen Happy Valley OR
Elizabeth Clark Portland OR
* Jason Clark Vancouver WA
Alyse Clark-Gleich Portland OR
Nicole Cole Vancouver WA
* Craig Coleman Vancouver WA
Genna Comara Portland OR
* Mark Combe Portland OR
Makenna Conley Redmond OR
* Erin Cooper Beaverton OR
Mariah Cooper Portland OR
* Shauna Cooper Oregon City OR
Chelsie Coser Beaverton OR
Kevin Coser Beaverton OR
Carolyn Coutu Portland OR
* Michelle Cowden Vancouver WA
Joshua Crager Graham WA
* Hannah Crane Damascus OR
* Jessica Crapser Eugene OR
* Christine Culkins Oregon City OR
* Kerry Cunningham Vancouver WA
Nayomi Cunningham Portland OR
Steven D’Ambrosia Portland OR
* Sarah Davis Newberg OR
Pamela Dawson Vancouver WA
Kirsten Day Portland OR
* Kimberly Decker Yacolt WA
* Heather Degroot Vancouver WA
* Rochelle DeGroot Bozeman MT
Adam Dickinson Gresham OR
Joe Dickinson Fairbanks AK
* Andreana DiGiorgio Vancouver WA
* Andrey Dmitriyev Battle Ground WA
* Brycen Dodds Salem OR
* Shannon Dolan Portland OR
* Elizabeth Dominguez Hollister CA
Matthew Dotson Gresham OR
Elke Downer Portland OR
Christopher Duclos Milwaukie OR
* Jason DuClos Portland OR
Nicholas Durant Portland OR
Benjamin Durham Portland OR
Latosha Dyson Portland OR
* Moses Dyson Portland OR
Alesandra Edwards Beaverton OR
* Julianna Edwardson Wenatchee WA
Dennis Einarson Woodland WA
Jeremie Eloy Montpellier  VT
John Erbert Casper WY
* Alexis Estrada Gresham OR
Anne Evans Milwaukie OR
Reydell Ewaliko-Kauhane Waianae HI
Tara Faulkner West Linn OR
Julia Feeser Fircrest WA
* Cletus Fernandez Salem OR
* Alicia Finch Gladstone OR
Camryn Fisher Beaverton OR
Marla Foertsch Vancouver WA
* Amanda Foley Salem OR
Britney Foote Tacoma WA
* Loren Forkgen Vancouver WA
Ashley Forrester Troutdale OR
* Joy Foster Elmira OR
Naomi Fox Oregon City OR
Melinda Fraley Kelso WA
Jetzabel Franco Salem OR
Braunwynn Franklin Vancouver WA
Bonshee Freeman Kent WA
* Jean Freeman Troutdale OR
* Alyssa Frostick Aloha OR
Benjamin Fuhrer Casper WY
Kaitlyn Funai Hilo HI
James Furns Oregon City OR
Katlynn Galbraith Longview WA
Janet Gallagher Vancouver WA
* Ricardo Gallegos Portland OR
* Carole Gamoy Vancouver WA
Thalia Garcia Aguilar Hillsboro OR
* Emir Garcia Wood Village OR
Manuel Garcia Boring OR
Maria Garcia Honolulu HI
* Pam Garrett Portland OR
* Blanca Gaytan Farfan Gresham OR
* Kevin Gilchrist Vancouver WA
* Michael Goldman Los Angeles CA
Mallory Graves Vancouver WA
* Lyssa Greene Beaverton OR
* Jennifer Greenley Clackamas OR
* Deborah Guyton Portland OR
Aidan Hackett Sherwood OR
* Josiah Hall Silverton OR
Gwendolyn Hamilton Portland OR
Brenda Hargrave Milwaukie OR
* Blake Harlan Deer Park WA
Dean Harlow Portland OR
Nicole Harrison Hillsboro OR
* Shelly Harryman Washougal WA
Benjamin Hartle Oregon City OR
* Kimberly Hartwell McMinnville OR
Kenneth Helmes Gresham OR
* Melissa Helmick Beaverton OR
Maranda Henderson Tigard OR
Michelle Henderson Hillsboro OR
* Kendra Henry Olympia WA
* Nathan Herbst Vancouver WA
* Nena Herbst Vancouver WA
* Sarah Herd Portland OR
Ashley Hernandez Petaluma CA
Soltsinansy Hernandez Troutdale OR
Kailey Herren Vancouver WA
Jaclyn Heupel Ridgefield WA
* Maria Higa Vancouver WA
* Ann Marie Higgins Canby OR
Kathleen Hiigel Portland OR
* Samantha Hill Happy Valley OR
* Troy Hill Milwaukie OR
* Jonathan Hillis Portland OR
* Rachael Hillis Portland OR
* Gwenlyn Hitch Happy Valley OR
Jamie Hogan Bellevue WA
* Bradley Hoggatt Kalama WA
John Hollada Vancouver WA
* Alexia Holt Portland OR
* Daesa Hoppie Longview WA
Lynndie Horton Portland OR
* Everett Horvath Salem OR
* Chelsea Hostetler Oregon City OR
Whitney Howell Vancouver WA
* Bradley Hunt Longview WA
* Lina Ibarra-Prado Portland OR
Tim Ickler Corbett OR
* Joshua Ipock Kelso WA
Andrea Irby Portland OR
* Boston Jackson Portland OR
Daesha Jackson Phoenix AZ
Antone Jarrell Portland OR
* Sonceria Jenkins Portland OR
Robert Jimenez-Sutton Milwaukie OR
* Sarah Johns Portland OR
* Edward Johnson Vancouver WA
* Femi Johnson Portland OR
* Joseph Johnson Vancouver WA
Romla Johnson Portland OR
Ryan Johnson Portland OR
* Carolyn Johnson-Evans Portland OR
* Jacqueline Jones Portland OR
* Shaquwonna Jones Vancouver WA
Tammie Jungling Timber OR
* Camille Keaulana Tigard OR
* Aaron Keiffer Portland OR
* Mark Kernell Vancouver WA
Nicole Kincaide Petaluma CA
* Telaina King Portland OR
Jonathan Kirchem Clackamas OR
* Trey Klug Vancouver WA
* Natalie Knight Sandy OR
* Stephanie Knippa Milwaukie OR
* Michelle Korne Vancouver WA
Bethany Kosmowski Beaverton OR
* Adrian Koza Portland OR
* Ariel Krauser Battle Ground WA
Sarah Kudrna Fairview OR
* Chelsea La Mar Coos Bay OR
* Cali Lamb Washougal WA
* Shannon Lamb Portland OR
Deborah Landers Vancouver WA
* Katie Lane Longview WA
Augusta Lang Hillsboro OR
Cathy Lara Portland OR
Brooke Larkins Damascus OR
Emma Larson Albany OR
* Ashlee Lavoy Happy Valley OR
Kevin Levine Vancouver WA
* Deborah Lewis Portland OR
Justyn Lewis Lacey WA
* Mariah Liebert Portland OR
Glenn Linder Molalla OR
Zachary Lindquist Portland OR
Leslie Lively Gresham OR
* Trisha Locke Gladstone OR
Monica Lodolini Gladstone OR
* Lestan Loomis Troutdale OR
Alexa Lorentzen Mesa AZ
* Kristine Lucero Molalla OR
* Sheila Mace Cathlamet WA
Lita Maffi Vancouver WA
* Justin Maier La Center WA
Oksana Maksimov Woodburn OR
Iesha Mangum Vancouver WA
Pamala Marini Battle Ground WA
* Lacey Marsolek Yacolt WA
* Adrian Mashia Portland OR
* Monica Mast Vancouver WA
Sharyce Matayoshi Honolulu HI
* Leslie Mathies Portland OR
* Reanna McBroom Sheridan OR
Lori Jean McCorkle Portland OR
Angel McCurdy Portland OR
* Natasha McDougal Portland OR
Carrie McKowen Portland OR
* MacKenzie McQuade Portland OR
* Michaela McQuade Portland OR
Katie McWherter Portland OR
* Biruktawit Mengistu Portland OR
* Gerald Messenger Clackamas OR
Kai-Lynn Miller Portland OR
Robin Miller Portland OR
Tracy Miller Vancouver WA
Stephanie Milnes West Linn OR
Samantha Mitchell Clackamas OR
Tumaini Mkandama Portland OR
* Francoise Moisan Portland OR
* Mercedes Montgomery Gresham OR
* Yolanda Morales Portland OR
* Cory Morris Milwaukie OR
Jenelle Moses Canby OR
Deidre Moss Gresham OR
* Jennifer Mowry Milwaukie OR
* Brandi Mullaney Newberg OR
Alina Munoz-Licea Woodvillage OR
* Sean Musaeus Portland OR
Christina Myers Albany OR
* Brenda Naish Vancouver WA
* Dana Nault St. Paul OR
Adaya Navarro Perez Portland OR
* Erica Navarro Salem OR
* Marisol Negrete-Flores Hillsboro OR
Elle’ Nelson Missoula MT
* Nadia Nelson Duncanville TX
Bailey Newell Lake Stevens WA
* Alenna Nilsen Portland OR
* Sarita Nissani Portland OR
Laurie Nitschke Vancouver WA
* Keith North Milwaukie OR
* Miroslava Olenin Vancouver WA
Nicholas Olin Beaverton OR
Jordan Olson Rancho Cucamonga CA
Caitlyn Oneil Happy Valley OR
* Erandi Osorio Washougal WA
Jessie Osuna-Mondragon Portland OR
Austin Owens Portland OR
Erin Palacios Gresham OR
* Alena Paliy Happy Valley OR
* Adriana Palla Portland OR
* Kristin Palmer Happy Valley OR
* April Parker Portland OR
Robert Parker Portland OR
Priscilla Paschal Portland OR
Alexander Paterno Portland OR
* Yolonda Patton Portland OR
* Erin Perkins Beaverton OR
Christina Peterson Hillsboro OR
Melissa Peterson Vancouver WA
Leslie Pfannes Kelso WA
Harry Pilkington Hartlepool
Teresa Polette Vancouver WA
Luis Pon Gresham OR
* Zinette Pratcher Portland OR
* Roxanne Pratt Vancouver WA
Renata Prihoda Vancouver WA
Sandra Ramirez
* Kathy Ramsey Portland OR
* Kristine Rebber Portland OR
* Katelyn Reimer Newberg OR
* Stephannie Reser Hubbard OR
* Jennifer Reyes Portland OR
* Teressa Rhinevault Gladstone OR
Danise Rickard Happy Valley OR
* Kristine Rister Vancouver WA
* Luis Rivas-Vazquez Beaverton OR
Victoria Rocca Oceanside CA
Edgar Rodriguez South Boston VA
* Shurie Rodriguez Clackamas OR
* Kelsey Roldness Vancouver WA
* Jessica Routh Sandy OR
* Sarah Royer-Stoll Portland OR
Tyrone Rucker Beaverton OR
Kerri Rueda-Vargas Hillsboro OR
Vanessa Ruelas Portland OR
Ali Scharbach Gresham OR
Wyatt Schlamp Oregon City OR
Jonathan Schuler Waikoloa HI
* Jeff Scott Ridgefield WA
William Seals Hillsboro OR
* Sharon Seifert Vancouver WA
* Jonathan Sewell Gresham OR
* Sheila Sharp Longview WA
* Bryan Shaw Estacada OR
* Cindy Shaw Gresham OR
Eileen Shaw Vancouver WA
* Caitlyn Shearer Beaverton OR
Alina Shupenka Clackamas OR
* Gayle Singleton Battle Ground WA
* Joshua Singleton Portland OR
Hannah Slater Clackamas OR
Alexis Smith Portland OR
Elizabeth Smith Vancouver WA
Jensen Smith Damascus OR
* Mary Smith Longview WA
* Chad Smurthwaite Boring OR
Trent Standard Vancouver WA
* Andrew Stevens Milwaukie OR
Lindsy Stevens Beaverton OR
* Amie Stewart Battle Ground WA
* Daniel Stratton Portland OR
* Trisha Strong Troutdale OR
* Jillian Struck Milwaukie OR
* Christie Stumbaugh Vancouver WA
* Spencer Sundem Olympia WA
Natalie Szwez Portland OR
Destiny Tackitt Portland OR
* Jennifer Tayler Clackamas OR
Brittany Teraoka Fresno CA
* Orvil Tetz Happy Valley OR
* My Thach Portland OR
Jennifer Tharp Portland OR
* Timothy Thompson Vancouver WA
Nancy Tovar White City OR
Anita Traver Milwaukie OR
Melody Tripp Gresham OR
* Jessica Tucker Gresham OR
Morgan Valentine Portland OR
* Sean Valentine Gresham OR
Geovanny Vazquez Kennewick WA
* Brenda Ventura Vancouver WA
Morgan Villalpando Troutdale OR
* Ekaterina Volkov Portland OR
* Jessie Vonbargen Chehalis WA
Shelby Wacker St. Helens OR
* Kelly Wahl Independence OR
* Lauren Waits Portland OR
Blair Walsh Prescott AZ
* Joni Walters Gresham OR
* Kevin Warnecke Wausau WI
* Keely Warren Vancouver WA
* Irma Wassermann Hillsboro OR
* Jacob Wease Gladstone OR
Jesse Weber Milwaukie OR
Sharla Weber Hood River OR
* Olivia Welch Boring OR
Adam Westfall Gresham OR
* Molly Whitaker Portland OR
Janessa White Portland OR
Joseph White London, England
* Joel Whiteside Kelso WA
Cynthia Whitney Vancouver WA
Jameson Wilent Hillsboro OR
* Matthew Wiles Vancouver WA
Ryan Wilker Gladstone OR
* Angela Williams Vancouver WA
* Nina Williquette Longview WA
Nicholas Wiltgen Portland OR
* Anna Winslow West Linn OR
Eric Witmer Portland OR
* Heather Wooldridge Longview WA
Nicole Worthington Troutdale OR
Emily Wright Estacada OR
* Tara Yoshiwara Happy Valley OR
Delsie Young Portland OR
* Natasha Young Portland OR
* Ryan Youngs Damascus OR
* Serghei Zaharia Portland OR

This list includes only full-time undergraduate students (12 credits or more) with a 3.5 or higher semester GPA. Graduate students are not included on this list. Students in the undergraduate Adult Degree Program who have completed at least 12 credits for classes ending during the specified dates are included.

One of the Best Online Degree Programs in Oregon

Warner Pacific named a Best Online Program in Oregon - badgeOregon has been a leader in online education and Warner Pacific has been offering an online degree option for over two years. As distance learning enrollments continue to rise, quality programs, such as the College’s Adult Degree Program, give students a flexible and affordable option for earning their degree.

“Learning online is a great option for people who do not have a predictable schedule, who travel a lot, or who simply love to learn!” says Lori K. Jass, Assistant Vice President for the Adult Degree Program. The College’s online learners hail from Oregon and Washington as well as California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Hawaii, New Jersey, Kansas, and Ohio.

Warner Pacific’s online degree program was recently recognized as one of the best in Oregon by Their specialized methodology helps students find the right online program in Oregon. partners with to provide interested students with direct connections to schools and programs suiting their educational goals.

For those interested in a high quality, Christ-centered online option, Warner Pacific offers online degrees in business and healthcare administration and master’s degree in human services or management and organizational leadership as well as an associate degree in organizational dynamics. The new Master of Arts in Human Services is a two-year program in which students can concentrate on general human services or family studies.

Spring 2016 Knights Athletic Roundup


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.


Warner Pacific Track and FieldThe Warner Pacific Track & Field team completed their season at the CCC Championships held on May 13-14.

The Knight men scored 17 points as a team finishing in a tie for 8th place. while the WP women put up 19 points and placed 9th.

The triple jump duo of Ben Nelson and Kenny Helmes were a highlight of the weekend for the Knights as Nelson (13.72 meters) and Helmes (12.93 meters) placed 3rd and 6th respectively. Nelson also scored points in the long jump, placing 7th (6.69 meters). Andre Jackson cleared 1.75 meters in the high jump, which placed him 7th overall. The WP men also put points on the board in the 4×100 relay (7th) and 4×400 relay (8th).

On the ladies’ side, Jordan Hunter scored points in three events, placing 6th in the shotput (11.24 meters), 6th in the discus (34.98 meters), and 6th in the hammer throw (37.54 meters). Alina Munoz posted a career best effort of 1:07.68 in the 400m hurdles, allowing her to eke out a point with an 8th place finish. Becca Osborne had a season best run in the 10,000 meter event, placing 5th in a time of 41:14.87. The 4×100 relay (6th), and 4×400 relay (8th) also tallied points for the women’s team.

For the season, one school record fell as Jordan Hunter set a new mark in the discus and qualified for the NAIA National Championship meet. The team overall had 21 new marks that moved individuals into the “elite eight” list of performances in WPC history.


Warner Pacific golf team memberThe Knights Golf teams wrapped up their season at the Cascade Collegiate Conference (“CCC”) Championships held on April 18-19.

The Knight men had high hopes going into the event, but never quite found their best game as a group. The team posted a total score of 991 (330-336-325), placing 5th out of 6 teams competing. Jacob Berg had an excellent season for WPC, finishing 6th in the CCC for scoring average at 76.7, and he is now No. 4 on the Warner Pacific career scoring average list at 78.35.

The lady Knights entered a team of four players in an attempt to put forth a scoring group, but could muster only three golfers on the second day and thus did post a team score. Marissa Casanova was a steady performer all year and finished with the 7th best scoring average for a season at Warner Pacific (90.9).

Keep up with all the teams at


Alum Victor Gilliam receives Honorary Doctor of Laws degree

Rep Vic Gilliam receives honorary doctorate from Warner Pacific 2016

During Warner Pacific College’s spring graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016, the College bestowed on Victor “Vic” S. Gilliam ’75, the Honorary Doctor of Laws. As an alumnus of Warner Pacific, Vic Gilliam embodies the mission of the College through his strong gift of leadership and his deep commitment to civic engagement and service.

Soon after graduating from Warner Pacific, Representative Gilliam began working as a legislative aide for United States Senator Mark O. Hatfield, a position he held until 1981.

Proudly serving Oregon’s 18th District (Silverton, Ore.) since January 2007, Representative Gilliam has worked to improve the lives of older Oregonians. He introduced legislation each session in efforts to identify gaps in services provided to elders and to reduce abuse and neglect. Human services and higher education have also been a priority during his time with the Oregon Legislature. His commitment to these efforts is mirrored in his direct service to the community in the Silverton area as an associate member of the Oregon Farm Bureau, board member for Corban University (Salem), and member of the strategic planning advisory committee to Salem School Superintendents, to highlight just a small portion of his community volunteerism.

In November 2015, Representative Gilliam, who earned his Bachelor of Arts from Warner Pacific in 1975, announced he was experiencing the symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. In the midst of this difficult time, he continued to point to God’s goodness in an honest and heartfelt letter to his constituents.  Representative Gilliam writes, “I also wanted to share that faith has been crucial for facing this new chapter of life. Becky and I are finding comfort in these words of Jesus: ‘I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.'”

“Warner Pacific College is deeply honored to recognize such a distinguished alumni as Representative Gilliam with the honorary Doctorate of Laws degree,” said Dr. Andrea Cook President of Warner Pacific College. ‘Vic truly reflects Warner Pacific’s mission and values through his strong gift of leadership and his deep commitment to civic engagement and service with Godly guidance. Beyond his dedication to the people living in the 18th District of Oregon (Silverton, Ore.), he has shown bold leadership in protecting Oregon’s most vulnerable senior citizens. His record demonstrates his commitment to bestowing blessings on others to raise up a better community for all.”

Warner Pacific bestowed its first honorary doctorate degree on Senator Hatfield, who received a Doctor of Humanities in 1965.

Warner Pacific’s Education Programs recently ranked a “Best Educational Program”

Warner Pacific - a best education program in Oregon web badgeAspire to become a teacher?

Warner Pacific’s Department of Education and the College’s education degrees were recently ranked as one of the top five programs in the State of Oregon by This is great news for high school students considering a fulfilling career as a teacher.

Teachers are in high demand in Oregon and Washington. Warner Pacific’s education program “prepares future teachers with diverse course work, field-based practicum, and student teaching experiences, combining the rigors of academics with a personalized and Christ-centered learning environment,” explains Dr. Robert Nava, Warner Pacific’s Department of Education Chairman. “All our 2015 education graduates are working in the classroom, providing quality instruction and inspired learning.”

Warner Pacific’s degree programs include early childhood education through high school level instruction. Through our unique 4.5 MAT, 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. This program saves time and money.

The faculty at Warner Pacific offer students mentoring and guidance as they work towards achieving their teaching licensure.

“Every school listed in our State of Oregon review tool has committed themselves to the pursuit of excellence in the field of Education,” stated Tim Charlet, the Editor of “Our review algorithm discovered that among the all schools we reviewed, there are five distinct schools that have surpassed others. We hope students and their families can utilize this data so they can make an informed decision as to which school is best suited for their individual needs and career aspirations.”

About the Rankings: The rankings were factored by using a complex algorithmic tool along with supporting data provided from schools and other government agencies. The team at reviewed, tested, and documented the top education programs available in the State of Oregon for 2016. Testing criteria factors multiple elements that will permit a student to determine which school is the best fit specifically for their path. They analyzed total expense, student to faculty ratios, graduation rates, potential earnings, return on investment, and other critical categories. Warner Pacific’s Department of Education posted high scores in several of the categories to gather a top ranking in the state.

Commencement Awards (May 2016)

At the May 14, 2016, commencement, Warner Pacific honored the following people with awards of academic and personal excellence. Watch commencement addresses and awards presentations on the College’s YouTube Channel.

A.F. Gray Award: Alejandra Garcia

Warner Pacific 2016 AF Gray awardAlbert F. Gray, the first president of Warner Pacific College, demonstrated the living example of a godly life, a disciplined mind, and a warm and loving heart. In 1940, he declared that the College seeks to impart to its students, knowledge of the great facts of religion and build into their personality those noble characteristics of love, faith, loyalty, devotion—in short, the graces of the spirit—that they may be well qualified to serve Christ and His church.” In order to uphold and honor these timeless principles, the College presents the A.F. Gray Award each year to a student who clearly exemplifies those high ideals.

Alejandra Garcia serves as a role model to the Warner Pacific community in both her words and actions. She has shown great discipline in her studies, always coming to class on-time, prepared, free from distractions, and ready to fully engage the learning process. This enables her to excel in her academic pursuits and empowers her to embrace challenging growth opportunities, including spending her summers as an intern in Legacy Health Operating Rooms since 2012. However, it would be short-sighted to label Alejandra as only a bright and gifted student, as she is so much more.

Embodying our Christ-centered mission, Alejandra displays a truly kind and genuine heart. Whether she is tutoring other students, providing guidance in her role as a peer mentor in the First-Year Learning Communities, or sharing her skills as a Spanish Interpreter both on campus and at local high schools through the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) program, Alejandra is selfless.

Alejandra is the kind of person that you want in your classroom, in your workplace, in your community, and in your family. She is a bright light that emanates from Mt. Tabor and we know that she will continue to shine in all she does.

Warner Pacific Perry Award 2016Wilma I. Perry Award: Nathan Herbst

Dr. Wilma I. Perry embodied many wonderful qualities that Warner Pacific College considers of high value for its graduates of the Adult Degree Program. In her lifetime, Dr. Perry served as pastor of the Friendly Street Church of God in Eugene, OR, following years of service as an itinerant preacher and evangelist. Furthermore, she earned a doctorate in psychology from the University of Oregon as an adult student and joined the faculty at Warner Pacific College, where she also directed the College’s Center for Human Services. She was known for her speaking and teaching abilities, and as a gifted, published scholar. Dr. Perry’s life was one of service, academic excellence, integrity, and transformation.





Warner Pacific Christensen award 2016Marshall K. Christensen Award: Boston Domino Jackson

The Marshall K. Christensen Award for Excellence in Scholarship, named in honor of the College’s fifth president. This award is presented a graduating senior who best embodies the values characterizing academic life at Warner Pacific College. Faculty members nominate students whom they recognize as having not only benefited from our academic program of study and co-curricular activities but also ones who have made significant contributions to their classmates and colleagues.






2016 Chapman awardMilo L. Chapman Award: Ricardo Ruiz Madrigal

Warner Pacific College’s is a place “Where Faith and Scholarship Lead to Service.” As a Liberal Arts institution we are committed to the development of the whole person. Throughout their four (or more) years at Warner Pacific, students are given an opportunity to become learners and servants both inside and outside of the academic classroom, on our campus, and in the community. Many students go beyond the basic requirements of learning and enhance their holistic education by participating in a variety of experiences that allow them to integrate all they are learning about themselves, their world, and their faith. Following the model that Christ set before us of tangibly loving the community in which they live, students are able to put feet to their faith and realize the joy of serving.

The Milo L. Chapman Excellence in Service Award is named for a man who served Warner Pacific College as a model of servant hood to this community. His association with the College spanned 46 years. During these years, he filled the position of President three times, served as Dean, and in addition taught classes on a consistent basis.  Milo was a man of wisdom who listened. He was a counselor, encourager and mentor.  He was a man of great faith in God. His life was a life of service.


Traditional Undergraduate Outstanding Students Recognition:

These honors and awards were presented to students at the May 5, 2016, Honors & Awards Chapel.

Adult Degree Program Outstanding Students Recognition:

  • ADP Outstanding Student for Excellence in Liberal Arts Leadership and Service: Keely A. Warren
  • ADP Outstanding Student for Excellence in Christ-Centered Leadership and Service: Irma Wassermann
  • ADP Outstanding Student for Excellence in Diversity Leadership and Service: Femi Jaha Johnson
  • ADP Outstanding Student for Excellence in Urban Leadership and Service: Andre J. Lockett

Honorary Doctorate of Laws presented to: Representative Victor Gilliam ’75

Just released: 2016 Rocinante – a journal of art and literature

Warner Pacific Rocinante poemEnjoy the talents of Warner Pacific’s students, staff, and faculty in this year’s Rocinante.

The pieces in this journal represent the struggles that we all face. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said: ‘That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.’ We are all living unique lives, and our problems are different but we can relate to struggle, isolation, and oppression. This is what literature has always meant for me. Whether a piece was written last year, or a hundred years ago, there are themes to which I have been able to relate.

Art and literature force us to stop and think. A well-written text or a great piece of art winds itself into our minds and our hearts. Even a single line or idea can put down roots into a being and stick with us for Warner Pacific photo in Rocinante by K Coveyyears. I hope that every reader finds something in this journal that sticks with them. Know that you are not alone, know that you are not the only one who is struggling, and know that Warner Pacific is a place where your unique thoughts and ideas matter.”  —Hannah Mierow, Editor-in-Chief

Read it online or find a copy on campus and in the library.

Spring Commencement: May 14, 2016

Join us to celebrate our students’ academic achievements at the Spring Commencement Ceremony:

When:  Saturday, May 14, 2016, starting at 10 am

Where: Rolling Hills Community Church, 3550 SW Borland Rd, Tualatin, OR 97062