About the President’s Tea

Now in its fifth year, the President’s Tea & Scholarship Auction is an opportunity to gather and help meet the needs of under served and first generation college students as they pursue their higher education goals.

The event will feature both a silent and verbal auction, as well as a charity ‘paddle raise.’

This year, we welcome award winning author, Sarah Thebarge as our keynote speaker.

After surviving a grueling battle with breast cancer, Sarah fled her successful career, her Ivy League education, and a failed relationship on the East Coast to start over in Portland.

She was hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life, but instead she met Hadhi, a Somali refugee abandoned by her husband.

Sarah befriended Hadhi and her daughters, and set out on an adventure she’d never anticipated.

Her memoir, “The Invisible Girls,” was released in April 2013 and is available in the campus bookstore. Learn more about Sarah at sarahthebarge.com.

The President’s Tea supports the Act Six Scholarship program at Warner Pacific.

We also welcome special guest and Act Six scholar, Yesenia Delgado.

The oldest of five children in a single parent home, college was not at the top of her priority list after graduating from Reynolds High School.

Through the support and investment of the Act Six Program at Warner Pacific, Yesenia discovered a desire to lead.

She is now majoring in Human Development, and serves on Student Government and Student Diversity Council.

Yesenia is passionate about investing and inspiring others to achieve greatness one day, just as Warner Pacific believed in her.

She will be graduating in May 2014.

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Spring Drama Performance: Changes of Heart

Changes of Heart, a comedy by French playwright Pierre de Marivaux, translated and adapted by Stephen Wadsworth.

The Prince loves Silvia, but Silvia is quite sure that she loves Harlequin, though she kind of likes the Guardsman, but she definitely, absolutely, positively does not love the Prince, she thinks. Meanwhile, Harlequin, who is totally in love with Silvia, also likes Flaminia, and food.

In Changes of Heart, which premiered in 1723 (as La Double Inconstance, or The Double Inconstancy), Marivaux captures the shifting sentiments of an enlightened Europe. His characters struggle to reason in matters of love only to discover that love is not necessarily reasonable.

Changes of Heart will open Thursday, March 6, and runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings starting at 7:30 pm, and Sunday afternoons (2:00 pm) through March 16.

For tickets, call or visit the WPC Bookstore on campus, 503.517.1100.


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Warner Pacific Named a College of Distinction

National college guide honors Warner Pacific for distinctive educational excellence.

Christian College of Distinction Warner PacificWarner Pacific was honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Warner Pacific was found to excel in all Four Distinctions.

Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly recommended by professionals in the field Oregon College of Distinction Warner Pacificof education. Colleges and universities are nominated for participation by high school counselors, and then evaluated using qualitative and quantitative research. Schools selected must excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes.

“We focus on colleges that are the best places to learn, grow, and succeed,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. “Schools designated as ‘Colleges of College of Distinction Warner PacificDistinction’ create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country.”

To view Warner Pacific’s profile or to find more information about the online guide visit CollegesofDistinction.com.

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WPC’s New Act Six Scholars (Cadre Five)

The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative announced today that 59 emerging urban and community leaders across the Puget Sound region, Portland, Spokane, and the Yakima Valley will receive full-tuition, full-need scholarships. Collectively, the awards will provide more than $8 million in financial aid over four years.

Selected through a rigorous three-month competition among more than 900 applicants, these diverse student leaders were selected for their distinctive leadership, academic potential, and commitment to making a difference in their communities.

WPC’s Cadre Five Act Six Scholars:

Warner Pacific Act Six Cadre 5

Sameya Amme, Jefferson High School
Eldy Davila, Tigard Senior High School
Alicia Grovom, Gresham Union High School
Lloyd Jones, Madison High School
Hana Kent, Roosevelt High School
Francisco Moreno-Campos, De La Salle North Catholic High School
Raymond Ontiveros, Tigard Senior High School
Aaleyah Patterson, Tigard Senior High School
Daisy Ulloa, Tigard Senior High School
Sofia Velasquez, Woodburn Arts & Community Academy

Act Six develops leaders through a simple, but powerful, four-step strategy:

  • Recruit and select diverse, multicultural cadres of the Northwest’s most promising emerging urban and community leaders.
  • Train and prepare these groups of students in the year prior to college, equipping them to support each other, succeed academically, and grow as service-minded leaders and agents of transformation.
  • Send and fund the teams together to select private, liberal arts colleges in the Northwest on four year, full-tuition, full-need scholarships.
  • Support and inspire by providing strong campus support and ongoing leadership development to nurture these young people as they find their vocation and grow into the next generation of community leaders.

To date, 90 percent of the 434 scholars who have started college have graduated or are still enrolled – reflecting graduation and retention rates that far exceed national averages. Four Act Six scholars have been elected as student-body presidents and scholars have been involved in numerous other leadership roles on campus and in the community.

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Business Department Preview Day

Learn more about the business majors offered at Warner Pacific. This free Business Department Preview Day is for students interested in Business, Accounting, Healthcare Administration, or Social Entrepreneurship degrees.

When:  Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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Jazz and Dessert (February 6 concert)

Warner Pacific College’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band invite you to a night of jazz and dessert on Thursday, February 6, at 6:30 pm.

What:  Toe tapping jazz performed live by Warner Pacific College’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band with a scrumptious dessert buffet. Selections include:

  • Feelin’ Groovy
  • Blue Skies
  • All of Me
  • Ray’s Rockhouse
  • Mack the Knife
  • Unit 7
  • I Can’t stop Loving You
  • Old Devil Moon
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  • Wild Cat Shuffle
  • I Let A song Go Out of My Heart

When:    Thursday, February 6, 2014, at  6:30 pm

Where:   Warner Pacific College’s McGuire Auditorium
2219 SE 68th Ave.
Portland, OR 97215

Cost:       $10 per person

RSVP required by January 31: dminor@warnerpacific.edu or 503.517.1114


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Christian Camp Summer Job Fair

Summer-Camp-Promo-Poster-2014Tired of working retail for the 3rd summer in a row? Looking for a summer job with a purpose? Come check out the Christian Summer Camp Job Fair.

There are many ministries from all over the Northwest coming to meet YOU!

Positions are available in youth counseling, adventure camping, horse camping, challenge course facilitating, kitchen staff, life guarding, housekeeping, and more.

When: Friday, January 24, from 10 am until 2 pm

Where: Egtvedt Hall, Room 203

Hosted by: Christian Camp and Conference Association

Participating Camps:

  • Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center
  • Missions Springs Conference Center & Frontier Ranch Camp
  • Camp Firwood
  • Camp Lutherwood Oregon
  • Yellowstone Alliance Adventures
  • Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center
  • Camp Tadmor
  • Camp Tilikum
  • Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center
  • Cascades Camp & Conference Center
  • Glacier Camp
  • Ghormley Meadow Christian Camp
  • Canyonview Camp
  • YD Adventures – Oregon
  • Drift Creek Camp
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Traces of the Cosmos

Traces of Cosmos by Jan MadillFollowing the successful Traces of the Cosmos installation by Jan Madill at Warner Pacific College in February of 2012, a short film was created to capture the beauty and collaboration of the exhibit.

Join us for screening of this short film on Friday, February 14, followed by a discussion with the artists involved:

  • Jan Madill, artist
  • Dennis Plies, musician
  • Ian Lucero, filmmaker
  • Susan Alexjander, composer
  • Bill Madill, fabricator and lighting design

When:  Friday, February 14, from 1 – 2 pm

Where: Warner Pacific College’s McGuire Auditorium

Cost: Free and open to the public

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‘Working While Black’ Panel Discussion

Warner Pacific Panel Discussion Working While Black

Date: Wednesday, February 19

Time: 6-8 pm

Place: WPC Egtvedt Hall, Room 203

Panel includes:

  • Aaron Clay – Education Coordinator for Portland Public Schools
  • Domanic Thomas – Dean for Portland State University
  • Ashlie Grundy – Senior Recruiter for Willamette Dental
  • Rekah Strong – Vice President with United Way Columbia/Willamette
  • Rene Tucker – Mental Health Professional with Cascadia Behavior Health

RSVP to Nicole Bowles

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Resume & Cover Letter Development Workshop

Are you having trouble getting your whole life into a one-page resume? Confused about how to write a resume that is going to be scanned by a computer rather than being read by a human being? Don’t know how to target your cover letter for a particular position?

Well, we’re here to help.  We’ll concentrate on what employers say they want on resumes and cover letters and how to meet these criteria.

Please bring a thumb drive, laptop, or tablet to save your work.

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