Great School, Great Value: Warner Pacific College

Once again, Warner Pacific is ranked in the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the West (ranked 8th) and named as a “Great School at a Great Price” (ranked 9th) and a “Best College for Veterans” (ranked 4th) by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015 edition.

Warner Pacific was recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Values in Regional Colleges – West (ranked 9th), a distinction that is at the very core of the College’s mission to make Christian higher education accessible to as many qualified students, and their families, as possible.

In 2008, Warner Pacific reduced tuition significantly and continues to keep it an affordable level, with tuition and fees averaging just $20,300 a year, 33% less than the average private college in Oregon and Washington.

Warner Pacific also launched “Freedom to Flourish,” Portland’s first loan repayment assistance program for undergraduate students that promises the 2014 incoming freshmen class (and those to come) that the College will provide assistance to repay student loans after graduation to those who need it.

“We’re very aware of the financial strain facing many families,” said Dale Seipp, Jr., Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. “That is why we are committed to keeping increases in tuition, fees, and housing to a minimum, providing affordable, Christ-centered, private liberal arts education that serves students and families for whom college has traditionally been out of reach.”

 

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Warner Pacific President Andrea Cook Joins the ORCC Board

Dr., Andrea CookWarner Pacific is proud to announce that Dr. Andrea Cook, President, joined the board of the Oregon Campus Compact in August 2014 and was welcomed by the ORCC at their first meeting this week.

The Oregon Campus Compact (ORCC) welcomed Dr. Andrea Cook to the Board of Directors with these kind words: “She has been President of Warner Pacific College for five years and instrumental in integrating service-learning into each student’s experience. Under her impressive leadership, Warner Pacific has significantly improved its capacity to serve first generation students, students of color, and economically disadvantaged students.”

The ORCC is the only state-wide organization working with higher education institutions across the state including public, private, two-year, and four-year, to engage and increase student participation in service and leadership.

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Warner Pacific ranked in the top 10 best regional colleges in the west

Once again, Warner Pacific is ranked in the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the West (ranked 8th) and named as a “Great School at a Great Price” (ranked 9th) and a “Best College for Veterans” (ranked 4th) by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015 edition.

Ranked 8th, Warner Pacific College is one of the Top 10 Regional Colleges – West, an area comprising institutions from 14 states. Colleges were ranked on widely accepted indicators such as graduation and retention rates, assessment by peers, faculty resources, financial resources, and overall graduation rate performance.

With an incoming class in which 55% of the students are from multicultural backgrounds, diversity within the campus community is one of the factors that sets Warner Pacific apart from its peers in the Northwest.

“As a small college, we are honored to be nationally recognized for the quality of our educational environment,” said Dr. Andrea P. Cook, President of Warner Pacific College. “Through engaging programs like our First-Year Learning Communities and innovative majors like our accelerated Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching program, Warner Pacific students experience a unique blend of rigorous study and authentic relationship that gives them the confidence they need to seek a career that is both professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling.”

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Warner Pacific Once Again Recognized for Quality and Value by U.S. News & World Report

Warner Pacific is honored to receive accolades for the quality education offered to students, for being a value leader in higher education, and providing ease of access to education to those who served in this country’s armed forces.

Once again, Warner Pacific is ranked in the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the West (ranked 8th) and named as a “Great School at a Great Price” (ranked 9th) and a “Best College for Veterans” (ranked 4th) by the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015 edition.

Ranked 8th, Warner Pacific College is one of the Top 10 Regional Colleges – West, an area comprising institutions from 14 states. Colleges were ranked on widely accepted indicators such as graduation and retention rates, assessment by peers, faculty resources, financial resources, and overall graduation rate performance.

With an incoming class in which 55% of the students are from multicultural backgrounds, diversity within the campus community is one of the factors that sets Warner Pacific apart from its peers in the Northwest.

“As a small college, we are honored to be nationally recognized for the quality of our educational environment,” said Dr. Andrea P. Cook, President of Warner Pacific College. “Through engaging programs like our First-Year Learning Communities and innovative majors like our accelerated Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching program, Warner Pacific students experience a unique blend of rigorous study and authentic relationship that gives them the confidence they need to seek a career that is both professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling.”

Additionally, Warner Pacific was recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Values in Regional Colleges – West (ranked 9th), a distinction that is at the very core of the College’s mission to make Christian higher education accessible to as many qualified students, and their families, as possible. In 2008, Warner Pacific reduced tuition significantly and continues to keep it an affordable level, with tuition and fees averaging just $20,300 a year, 33% less than the average private college in Oregon and Washington.

Warner Pacific also launched “Freedom to Flourish,” Portland’s first loan repayment assistance program for undergraduate students that promises the 2014 incoming freshmen class (and those to come) that the College will provide assistance to repay student loans after graduation to those who need it.

“We’re very aware of the financial strain facing many families,” said Dale Seipp, Jr., Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. “That is why we are committed to keeping increases in tuition, fees, and housing to a minimum, providing affordable, Christ-centered, private liberal arts education that serves students and families for whom college has traditionally been out of reach.”

Warner Pacific is proud to be commended as a Best College for Veterans – West (ranked 4th) due to the ease of programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services offered to those who served.

The College’s mix of traditional degree offerings and Adult Degree Programs allows Warner Pacific to embrace military students and ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

For over 25 years, Warner Pacific’s Adult Degree Program 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.

In addition to internships, service opportunities, and study abroad programs, Warner Pacific College also offers a wide variety of clubs, organizations, artistic groups, leadership opportunities, and 13 intercollegiate competitive sports.

Visit U.S. News & Word Report to view the rankings.

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Knights Soccer to have new home field at Portland Adventist Academy

In partnership with Portland Adventist Academy (PAA), the Knights’ soccer teams will soon have a new home pitch (aka field).

This field is constructed by FieldTurf, which utilizes the latest technology in artificial playing surfaces.  FieldTurf, a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, has provided playing surfaces across the United States including the Portland Timbers Providence Park, CenturyLink Field in Seattle, and Gillette Stadium in New England.

Portland Adventist is building this new synthetic turf field on their campus at 99th and Market Street in east Portland and it will serve as a home facility for both PAA and both WPC soccer teams.

Over the summer, Warner Pacific Athletic Director Jamie Joss documented the progress of the field’s construction. Completion is anticipated in early October 2014.

Read more and view more photos here.

Knight Soccer field at PAA light poles July 15 2014

Light poles being installed (July 15, 2014).

Soccer field at PAA Aug 5 2014 dirt

The soccer field is taking shape (August 5, 2014).

Knights soccer field at PAA drainage and sub layers Aug 15 2014

Drainage and sub layers to support the turf (August 15, 2014).

Knights soccer field at PAA prep for turf Sept 9 2014

Field is prepped for the turf (September 9, 2014)

Knights Soccer Field at PAA Sept 17 2014

Turf being installed (September 17, 2014).

 

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Accelerated BA/MAT Program Now Offered

Obtain your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in teaching in less than 5 years with our accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program.

Warner Pacific BA/MAT programNew and transfer students starting at Warner Pacific in Fall 2014 now have the opportunity to gain both their bachelor’s degree and their master’s degree in less than 5 years saving an average of $34,000 in tuition expenses.

Our graduates can begin teaching in middle or high school with their Oregon and/or Washington teaching licenses in less time and potentially earn more money than fellow first-year teachers who have yet to finish a master’s program.

The typical undergraduate secondary licensure program at other colleges can take 5 or 6 years to complete. Students following that track would still need to earn a master’s degree within 10 years after graduating with their bachelor’s degree.

Our program is unique. With a tuition that is 25% lower than other comparative programs, students will save an average of $34,000 and earning both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in less time. This is the Warner Pacific way.

  • Year 1 and 2:
  • Engage in core classes and explore content areas
  • Choose your approved content area for study
  • Year 3 and 4:
  • Begin application and testing process
  • Finish content area course requirements
  • Graduate in May with your bachelor’s degree
  • Year 4.5 (May to December):
  • Begin MAT program immediately
  • Student teach in your content area from August to December
  • Graduate in December with your MAT

To learn more about how you can earn your bachelor’s degree and Master of Arts in Teaching in this one-of-a-kind program at Warner Pacific, please visit warnerpacific.edu/academics/teach.

If you already have your bachelor’s degree and would like to pursue your MAT through Warner Pacific College please visit warnerpacific.edu/ adult-degree-program.

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Otto F. Linn: Scholarship in Service to the Church – a lecture by Dr. Merle Strege (Sept. 18)

Read Dr. Strege’s lecture notes…

Otto F Linn For more than twenty years Dr. Otto F. Linn served Warner Pacific College as professor and academic dean. His path-breaking career spanned the Great Depression and the Space Age.

He introduced his church to the academic study of the Bible, inviting criticism from powerful traditionalists. But Linn was convinced that the church’s ministers should not let others do their thinking for them. His personal faith merged scholarship with warm-hearted piety, providing for his students and church ministers alike, a splendid example of the blend of academy and church.

Learn more about this monumental figure in the Church of God and Warner Pacific College at a free evening lecture with Dr. Merle Strege, president of the Church of God Historical Society.

The lecture will take place at the west end of the Reading Room in Otto F. Linn Library. This will be an excellent opportunity for alumni, faculty, staff, and students to learn more about the history of our College.

 

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Enter to win a $1,000 Scholarship – open to all Warner Pacific students

college-scholarshipsWarner Pacific students are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship from imin.com. This is open to all enrolled students, including our Adult Degree Program students.

Win a Scholarship That’s Like an Education Coupon

Shoppers get coupons from imin.com for great ways of spending less money on their everyday purchases. Imin.com wants to also help someone with some savings on their college or trade school education. Think of it as a coupon that saves you $1,000 on either tuition or books for your college career.

All that’s required from you is to fashion a unique 650-word essay by December 31, 2014, based on the $1,000 Imin.com Scholarship theme, “Do coupons influence your purchasing decisions…why, or why not?

After e-mailing it to scholarships@imin.com, your essay is placed on imin.com to be voted on by the Imin.com users.

Receive enough votes to become one of the top 10 vote-getters and your essay is reviewed by a committee at Imin.com, who selects the winner by January 31, 2015.

Receive all of the facts about the $1,000 Imin.com Scholarship at imin.com (also below).


Who:

Any college student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in the fall of 2014 or the spring of 2015 at any accredited college, university, or trade school in the United States.

What:

A $1,000 Imin.com scholarship will be awarded, based on an essay written from the topic “Do coupons influence your purchasing decisions…why, or why not?”

When:

The deadline for submitting this scholarship is December 31, 2014.

How:

Applicants must e-mail a written essay of a minimum of 650 words.

Awards:

The $1,000 Imin.com Scholarship will be awarded in the name of the winner and the college he/she is attending. It can be used toward college tuition and/or books.

Reply:

Please, e-mail your essay to scholarships@imin.com

Submission Deadline:

December 31, 2014

Award Date:

January 31, 2015

 

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Download our phone app: WP Mobile

Warner Pacific’s mobile app is available on Google Play and the App Store (ITunes). The app is available for download on your IPad as well.

WP Mobile puts everything Warner Pacific in the palm of your hand.

Features of the WP Mobile app include:

  • robust calendar bringing student activities, community events, the academic calendar, athletic games, and more all together in one place
  • aggregate news feed pulling from the warnerpacific.edu news, the Shield (WPC student blog), and WPC Knights news
  • filter function so you can see all the events/news or you can just select which items you want to view
  • information about campus life (for new, returning, and prospective students) that provides details and contact information for various aspects of our community
  • podcasts and live stream capabilities so you won’t miss a moment of the Knights in action
  • directory to quickly reach departments, allowing you to call or email directly through the app as well as access web pages with more information

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Act Six Students interned for Multnomah County this summer

For the past three years, Multnomah County government has invited Act Six Scholars to apply and compete for the Office of Diversity and Equity College to County Mentorship Program.

The ODE College to County Mentorship Program exposes college students to a variety of county careers so they will consider the county for employment once they graduate. These students are chosen for their solid academics and leadership potential.

The program offers three months temporary employment doing substantive work on county projects, systems, or processes.  While performing the work, they gain knowledge, skills, and abilities required to secure positions in their assigned project area and they are oriented to the county’s recruitment process.  They grow to understand the organization’s role in carrying out the county’s mission and gain a greater appreciation for public service.

Out of 29 summer positions this year, 14 of them were Act Six Scholars and 6 were Warner Pacific College Scholars!

Here’s what they are up to this summer:

WPC-Act-Six-Jaques-Anderson-DART-2014Jaques Anderson: DART Intern

I visited communities all over the city of Portland with the intent to verify Multnomah County Property Tax records.

 

 

 

 

WPC-Act-Six-Jessie-Osuna-Mondragon-Comm-Info-intern-2014Jessie Osuna-Mondragon: Community Information/ Referral Intern

I spent my days reaching out to people in different communities within our county. My partners and I helped low-income individuals apply for SNAP (food stamps) as well as other human service resources.

 

 

 

WPC-Act-Six-Gimena-Olguin-Hospital-Research-intern-2014Gimena Olguin: Hospital Research Intern

I worked for the Division of Assessment, Recording & Taxation analyzing financial data submitted by Oregon hospitals under IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption status and populating specific information into existing tax calculation spreadsheets.

 

 

 

WPC-Act-Six-Bronson-Enos-Comm-Info-intern-2014Bronson Enos: Community Information/ Referral Intern

I worked with several communities in Portland and spoke at shelters and various organizations about resources the county provides. The hope was to assist low income people access resources such as signing up for food stamps, energy assistance, medical, and dental help as well as weatherization (home repairs). The goal is to help them save money and discover what they didn’t know before.

 

 

 

WPC-Act-Six-Angel-Castanada-DART-intern-2014Angel Castanada: DART Intern

I worked on a Tax Exemption team ensuring compliance with property tax laws, verifying that exemptions are properly applied. This is a combination of field and office work.

 

 

WPC-Act-Six-Jose-Morales-IT-intern-2014Jose Morales: Service Catalog/IT Intern

In the IT Department I did a little bit of everything such as working with the Multnomah County servers that house the websites and storage. I also worked at the desk to help people within the county who were having issues with their computers. I completed a phone-enrolling project. I also installed new phones in all the clinics and helped instruct users on the new equipment.

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