Winter Open House: Adult Degree Program

Warner Pacific Adult Degree Program open houseLearn how you can flourish with a degree from Warner Pacific. Don’t miss out. Reserve your spot at our Adult Degree Program Open House today as space is limited.

When:  Saturday, January 25, 2014 (8:30 – 11:00 am)

  • 8:30 am – Registration and Check-in with continental breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Why ADP works for working adults
  • 9:45 am – Experience an ADP class
  • 10:00 am – Meet current students; learn about resources and financial aid
  • 10:45 am – Your next steps

Where: Centre 205 (2600 SE 98th Ave., Suite 200, Portland)

RSVP: Call 503.517.1550 or register online

Come early for an evaluation of your transcripts before the Open House begins.

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Freshmen impact Portland City Council vote

FYLC-letter-to-Pdx-CC-Dec-2013The freshmen of FYLC: Faith, Justice, and Portland  had their voices heard during the December 2, 2013, testimony before Portland City Council as the Council voted to amend the 2013-14 City budget to include appropriations for funds to address human trafficking.

Throughout the fall semester, these students learned about the issue of the commercialized sexual exploitation of children in Portland and the massive impact that it has on our city.

During the November 21, 2013, Chapel, the students made a thought provoking presentation about  human trafficking found right here in Portland. (Listen to the audio recording.) At that time, they provided everyone in attendance the opportunity to be a force for positive change in our  community by signing a petition  in support of the budget amendment.

During the December 2 Council meeting, Professor Stephanie Mathis presented a letter to the Council on behalf of the FYLC students as well as the signed petition. (Watch the presentation here – go to time mark 105:02.)


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Bridgetown Christmas CD on Sale Now

Bridgetown Christmas 2013Warner Pacific’s very own all male vocal group has a new holiday CD available. Makes a wonderful pre-Christmas gift for you and those you love.

Order your copy today (securely online) or pick up copies at the Warner Pacific Bookstore.

Click here to hear samples.

About Bridgetown:  In existence since January 2011 this men’s vocal group consists of six college guys who share a powerful message through thought-provoking arrangements.

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Flourish: Planting a Seed to Serve Underrepresented Communities

Flourish by Dr. CookPresident Andrea P. Cook has written a thought provoking article for the fall 2013 issue of CCCU Advance. The piece focuses on the ways in which Christian colleges are poised to respond to and meet the needs of the more diverse generation of students who are now entering higher education.

Jesus said the kingdom of God is “like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade” (Mark 4:31-32). I’ve been struck that the most common images Jesus used to describe life in the kingdom of God were things that grow. When you drop a mustard seed into the ground, it is nearly impossible to see. If it is in your pocket, it may be impossible to find. How could something so small become so impactful? Jesus is challenging his followers to remember that the kingdom of God requires initiative and time. In due time, all will see the seemingly insignificant flourish!

Read the entire article here

The CCCU Advance is the magazine of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Published in the spring and fall of each year, the CCCU Advance covers the news and people of Christ-centered higher education

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Loan Repayment Assistance Program Empowering WPC Graduates to Pursue their Dreams

F2F-webIncoming first time freshmen who enroll in the traditional undergraduate program at Warner Pacific College beginning in the fall of 2014 will no longer have to worry about how they will pay back their student loans once they graduate. Freedom to Flourish, a loan repayment assistance program, empowers graduates to secure a well-paying job after graduation or ensures their ability to repay their loans while following their dreams.

Freedom to Flourish is a revolutionary loan repayment initiative based on successful programs that Yale Law School and other Ivy League institutions have been using for decades in order to help their graduates manage student loan debt, empower them to pursue public service, and provide the confidence to attend their first choice school. Warner Pacific College will become the first undergraduate program in the Portland Metro area to offer this groundbreaking initiative.

“At Warner Pacific, we understand that choosing a private, Christ-centered, liberal arts college comes at a cost,” said President Andrea P. Cook. “However, we are confident in the value of our educational experience and we want to give our graduates the Freedom to Flourish in their careers and communities without the anxiety of student loan debt.”

Beginning in the fall of 2014, all new first year freshmen at Warner Pacific College will be enrolled in the Freedom to Flourish program.

To be eligible to receive loan repayment assistance students must:

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from Warner Pacific College
  • Be employed at least 30 hours a week and earn less than $37,000 annually after graduating

The level of assistance is based on income level. Freedom to Flourish is provided at no cost to the student and covers all student loans including:

  • Federal student loans
  • Private student loans
  • Parent PLUS loans

Freedom to Flourish provides students the confidence to pursue a major that aligns with their unique calling and passion. It allows them to enter the job market with less anxiety, and removes the burden of student loan repayment,” voiced Warner Pacific Director of Student Financial Services and Financial Aid, Cindy Pollard.

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Knights Get Five Stars for Character

Warner Pacific NAIA Champions of Character Five Star InstitutionThe National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) selected Warner Pacific as a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution.

The WPC Athletics Department was recognized for creating an environment in which every NAIA student-athlete, coach, official, and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five tenets: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

In order to be considered a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution, a school must score 60 or more total points on the Champions of Character Scorecard. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures each institution’s commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program. Points are earned in five key areas: character training, conduct in competition, character recognition, academic focus, and character promotion.

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Christmas Advent Brunch: A Child is Born

Advent-Brunch-ImageWelcome to the Season of Advent

Please join us for the 2nd Annual President’s Christmas Advent Brunch, a joyful time of fellowship as
President Andrea Cook shares her heart and passion for shalom in our broken world. In her inspirational message, “A Child Was Born,” Andrea will connect how the humble birth of a child over 2,000 years ago continues to bring healing today and impacts our mission and vision at Warner Pacific.


  • Saturday, December 7
  • 10 am – 12 pm
  • McGuire Auditorium
  • Featuring the Warner Pacific College Chorale
  • Gourmet Brunch
  • Please bring a new or gently used children’s book for the Children’s Book Bank Drive
  • Tickets are just $25 per person

Get your Tickets

  • Contact Diane Minor: email or 503.517.1114

Give the Gift of Reading

We are again partnering with the Children’s Book Bank to help bring the gift of reading to  kids throughout Portland. Easy access to books is foundational to literacy development. Scarcity of books in the home is one of the greatest obstacles that must be overcome
by children living in poverty. Children with books in the home become better readers and do better in school.

Please bring your new or gently used books to the brunch and help us give kids throughout Portland the gift of reading. Types of books most in need are Dr. Seuss and Spanish-language books. Other requests are: picture books, board books, alphabet books, and counting books. (New books are preferred for Christmas.)

Chldren's Book Bank

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The Knights draft 10 Year Old Lexy delos Reyes to Women’s Basketball Team

Lexy delos ReyesWarner Pacific College has chosen 10 year old Lexy delos Reyes as the newest member of the Knights’ Women’s Basketball Team. Lexy has been battling cancer since she was 14 months old and was drafted through a partnership with Team IMPACT, a nonprofit organization that matches children who are facing serious illnesses with college athletic teams in order to “inspire, motivate, and play against challenges together.”

Since her initial diagnosis at two months old, Lexy has undergone multiple brain surgeries and countless procedures in her fight against brain cancer. While she was receiving treatments on the east coast, Team IMPACT shared her story with Warner Pacific Director of Athletics, Jamie Joss. Upon Lexy’s return to Portland, the Knights chose to draft Lexy to the Women’s Basketball team based on her determination, perseverance, and her positive attitude when facing challenges.

“The entire team is crazy about Lexy and very excited to be representatives of Team IMPACT,” said Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Matt Gregg. “It’s important for our team to gain the perspective this opportunity provides and know that the troubles they might see as insurmountable are actually brief.  What Lexy has gone through has been life long, and she continues to smile and be outgoing, even while facing life threatening medical problems; she is what being a true competitor is all about.”

Lexy was drafted during a special ceremony held at Warner Pacific in which the students, staff and faculty welcomed her to the team with pompoms, cheers, and her own Knights jersey. As a new recruit, Lexy will provide encouragement at practices and support to the Women’s Basketball team at home games.

“Lexy has been such an inspiration to our team,” said senior, Ali Campbell. “She’s the most positive, happy little girl I’ve ever met and we feel so blessed and thankful that she can be a part of our and team and our lives.”


A video of Lexy’s draft day with the Warner Pacific Knights is available on the Knights’ YouTube page. To show your support for Lexy delos Reyes, visit

Team IMPACT’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses by establishing and expanding vibrant team-based support networks. They endeavor to continually encourage a wide range of team-based organizations to open up their ranks and extend their laughter, strength and support for children facing these adverse issues, and events. In doing so, the team joins the child’s support team, supporting the child in his or her medical journey and beyond. Learn more at

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First Year Learning Communities: 2013 Events

The First-Year Learning Communities (FYLCs) at Warner Pacific want to share their first-semester experiences with you through a series of community events. These events are student-led opportunities for each FYLC to showcase how they have explored the themes of Christ-centered, urban, liberal, and diverse through the lens of their course topics.

Please join us for these interactive community events.

2013 FYLC Peer Mentors

The (In)Justice of Portland’s Changing Neighborhoods

Presented by students in HUM160X

When: Tuesday, December 3

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Egtvedt Hall, room 203

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres as you visit student-staffed stations that illustrate recent demographic changes in four Portland neighborhoods. The evening includes a brief program at 6:30pm.

Thinking Dinner

FYLC Thinking Dinner 2013Presented by students in HUM150X

When: Wednesday, December 4 (please RSVP)

Time: 6 pm

Where: Kardatzke Hall

A locally sourced dinner thoughtfully prepared by members of our community, accompanied by dialogue curated by our first-year students. Additionally, some students will share insights into their experiences this semester. RSVP is required and limited space is available. To express an interest in attending, please contact Derek Moyer (

College Crossroads Film Festival

Presented by students in CLS 160X-L6 and L7

When: Thursday, December 5

Time:  11:15 am-12:30 pm

Where:  McGuire Theatre (MCG 161)

A presentation of short films created by students, demonstrating what they have gained from the First-Year Learning Community Experience and what they would like to pass on to future students.

A Night of Music Appreciation

FYLC MusicPresented by students in MUS160X

When: Friday, December 6

Time: 7 pm

Where: Schlatter Chapel

A tour of different musical genres through performance, and personal sharing about what music means to individual students. Following the performances, join the students for light refreshments and learn more about local non-profit music groups that are seeking to provide access to music education in Portland.

The Story of Self, Us, and Now

FYLC Self, Us, and NowPresented by REL160X

When: Monday, December 9

Time: 6 pm

Where: Egtvedt Hall, room 203

Enjoy an evening of desserts while listening to student reflections on learning about self, each other, the other, college, faith, justice, advocacy, and our city.

Rethinking Scripture in Portland

FYLC RethinkingPresented by students in BI160X

When: Tuesday, December 10

Time: 4:30-6:00 pm

Where: Kardatzke Hall

Discover function of religion within the city’s neighborhoods as you feel the power of Portland’s orthodox cultures and spirituality, and hold in your hands a three-hundred year old Bible made by an Ethiopian scribe. Students will lead a guided discussion focusing on the questions, “What is Scripture?”, “How do we understand it?”, and “How do we live it out?” Coffee and desserts will be served.

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I Speak Life: 2nd Annual World Aids Day Celebration

Chrysalis Ministries, in association with Warner Pacific, presents

I Speak Life

A celebration of life event honoring individuals whose lives have been directly or indirectly impacted by an HIV diagnosis

I Speak Life World Aids Day When:  Sunday, December 1, starting at 3 pm

Where: Warner Pacific College – McGuire Auditorium


  • 3 pm – Exhibit/Reception
  • 3:45 pm – Prayer Vigil
  • 4 pm – Concert

Featuring artist from the Pacific Northwest:

  • Alonzo Chadwick (BET’s “Sunday’s Best finalist)
  • Marilyn Keller (Celebrated Jazz Vocalist)
  • Angela Staples (Gospel Recording Artist)
  • GNC Ministries and The Red Carpet Kids (Mime Troupe)
  • Bobby Fouther (Visual and Performing Artist)
  • Kemba Shannon Dance School (African Dance)
  • Emmett Wheatfall (Spoken Word Artist/Author)
  • Teteh Kofi & Bethel AME Church
  • Inspirational musical tribute to honor those living with or who succumbed to HIV or an AIDS-related illness

RSVP  (click here)

About Chrysalis Ministries: In 1998,  Pastor Renee’ Ward founded Chrysalis Ministries, a faith-based non-profit agency following the death of her late husband, who succumbed to an AIDS-related illness. Over the past 15 years, Ward continues to advocate for more awareness on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and it’s impact on descendants of the African Diaspora as well as other opportunistic diseases, like breast cancer, through visual arts and ongoing collaborations with local and national organizations representing the health, civic, art, non-profit, and government arenas. A passionate humanitarian of social justice against disparities impacting vulnerable populations, her actions speak loud as her words in proclaiming that:  “A positive diagnosis doesn’t mean a negative outcome. I SPEAK LIFE.”



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