Golf Coach Featured on CBS Sports – July 16

Royce Rosenthal and Coach Quincy Heard
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – MAY 12: WP golfer Royce Rosenthal and Coach Quincy Heard gather for a photo during First Round at the 2017 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship held at PGA Golf Club. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America)

On Sunday, July 16, CBS Sports will present “Turning Passion into Profession”—an hour-long special narrated by PGA Professional Gary McCord, which introduces viewers to PGA Professionals nationwide and highlights the diverse roles they play as experts in the game and business of golf.

Quincy Heard, Warner Pacific Head Golf Coach, will be among the nine PGA Professionals featured. The program will air on CBS at 11:00 a.m. on Portland-area stations, prior to final-round coverage of the John Deere Classic.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Heard entered the  golf profession as one of the first African-American PGA Professionals in the Pacific Northwest. He coaches the Warner Pacific College men’s and women’s golf teams; started the Summit Golf Foundation, which introduces boys and girls to the game, including kids in foster care; and mentored nearly 1,500 youth through the Portland Golf Association.

The show is designed to inspire men, women and children of all ages who are enthusiastic about the game to turn their passions into careers in golf. The primary career paths of a PGA Member—Instruction, Golf Operations, and General Management—are showcased, along with other opportunities to enter the industry, such as an entrepreneur, college coach, and golf foundation executive.

Congratulations, Coach Heard!



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Kidesti Tadesse to Lead Enrollment Team

Kidesti Tadesse - Director of Admissions for Traditional ProgramsKidesti Tadesse has joined the Warner Pacific team as the Director of Admissions for Traditional Programs, bringing with her a decade of professional enrollment experience at three prior institutions.

The mission of the College will be the foundation in all recruitment efforts as we serve prospective students and their families,” explains Tadesse. “I am honored and proud to have the opportunity to share the value in pursuing a college education at Warner Pacific.”

Even as an undergraduate student, Tadesse was active in the admissions process, working as a tele-counselor and office intern at Penn State. Upon graduating, she was recruited to be an Admissions Counselor at Neumann University. At Neumann, she was recognized for her accomplishments and leadership ability and was promoted through the ranks, eventually being named Director of Admission.

Tadesse then transitioned to the role of Director of Undergraduate Admission at Philadelphia University for two years, before she and her husband relocated to the Portland area in January 2017. Kidesti Tadesse brings a passion and understanding for serving first-generation college students and believes strongly in the importance of prospective students visiting campus. Her references spoke highly of her service to students, the development of her team, and a genuine care for people.

“I look forward to the opportunity to work collaboratively with my colleagues,” says Tadesse. “I am also excited to be a part of such a wonderful close-knit community that embraces diversity!”

As Director of Admission for Traditional Programs, Tadesse is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the traditional admissions department including developing and implementing recruitment strategies to enroll students in line with institutional goals and targets. She earned her M.S. in Education: Instructional Leadership from Neumann University and a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University.




Dr. Luke Goble Explores Faith and Politics in New Book

WPC Professor Luke GobleAccording to Dr. Luke Goble, Associate Professor of History and Humanities at Warner Pacific, it is not a secret that the political system in the United States is broken. Many Christians can seem ambivalent about that dysfunction, or worse yet, may be seen as contributors to the problem. While Christ-followers often know they should do something, understanding what to do or how to do it is overwhelming. These intersections are explored in Dr. Goble’s new book, “Worshiping Politics: Problems and Practices for a Public Faith” (Cascade Books, 2017).

Drawing on insights from history, theology, and culture, “Worshiping Politics” reframes the relationship between faith and politics as one of intentional formation instead of divisive decision-making. Goble makes the case that when Christians focus on how we are formed as people and the church in relationship to our various communities instead of what we think and believe in relation to culture and society, it changes the way we engage the world.

Worshipping Politics“At a time when our country often feels more divided than united, Dr. Luke Goble provides a resource that invites each of us to the table, urging us to live faithfully and love boldly,” said Warner Pacific President, Dr. Andrea Cook. “Whether learned from academic research, time spent teaching in the classroom, or through his own personal and family life, ‘Worshipping Politics’ provides hopeful yet practical insights into what it means to live out a Christ-Centered calling in the world.”

Using biblical writing to inform political ideals, Goble encourages us to unlearn our faulty emphasis on the power of our own intellect and discover how to be formed in grace and love for the world through our everyday lives just might make a different kind of politics possible.

Save the date for October 10, 2017 and join Dr. Luke Goble as he leads the Warner Pacific Chapel in discussion regarding faith, politics, and what it means to be a good neighbor. Worshipping Politics is available online at Wipf and Stock Publishers, Powell’s Books, and other online retailers.



Employees Honored for Service

Nicki Greer
Nicki Greer ’12, Enrollment & Visit Coordinator

Congratulations to Nicki Greer ’12, Enrollment and Visit Coordinator, and Roger Keast, IT Enterprise Systems Manager; the two Warner Pacific employees were named 2017 Rick Weems ‘Second Miler’ Award Winners.

Nicki Greer was celebrated for her warm and welcoming hospitality, which she shares with many visitors, students, and families through her role in the Admissions office. Roger Keast was commended for his diligent work behind the scenes, ensuring that the College communications systems are running smoothly in his role with the IT department.

The Second Miler award was established to honor of Rick Weems, former Director of Financial Aid and Administrator at Warner Pacific, who was known for going above and beyond to serve his colleagues and students.  When Weems left the College to serve at another institution, the award was created as a way of continuing to honor his legacy service.

Roger Keast
Roger Keast, Enterprise Systems Manager

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus follows the Beatitudes with teachings on several topics.  In Matthew 5:41, Jesus says, “If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it for two.” This teaching reminds us that we shouldn’t do the minimum, or just enough to get by, but that we should give our best and do more than expected, being willing to go the second mile in our service to others.

This award is given annually to a staff member who has gone beyond what is required of them in their job, providing exceptional service to the community at Warner Pacific College. This year, the committee felt that two staff members were deserving of the honor.

Nicki and Roger show up to work, ready to give their best in creative and positive ways.  They make those they are serving feel valuable and honored by their work. Thank you and congratulations, Nicki and Roger!





WP Names New Director of Library Services

Warner Pacific College welcomes Dr. Lishi Kwasitsu as the Director of Library Services!

Dr. Kwasitsu comes to us from the Intel Corporation in Portland, where he has worked as a Research Librarian/Information Analyst for the last 15 years. As a bibliometrician, Dr. Kwasitsu is interested in the quantitative analysis of scholarly communications as well as the information-seeking behavior of students and professionals. Other areas of focus include early newspapers, colonial journals/magazines, and library closures.

Dr. Kwasitsu has served as the Head of Technical Services for the University of Maiduguri Library, Nigeria; Foundation Secretary for the University’s Senate Library Committee and the Cataloger/Space Planner for the University of Calabar Library, Nigeria. Dr. Kwasitsu taught Librarianship at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and he was a Research Fellow at the Center for African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa. He also taught Librarianship at the University of Ghana before joining the University of Alberta, Canada as a Prospect Researcher. Prior to moving to the United States, he was the Research Services Supervisor at EPCOR, Inc., Canada’s first municipally owned electric utility.

As the Director of Library Services, Dr. Kwasitsu will provide leadership and direction to the College’s Otto F. Linn Library. He holds a Ph.D. in Librarianship from Monash University, Australia; a M.A. in Librarianship from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; and a B.A. in English from the University of Ghana.

Dr. Kwasitsu’s research and publications include:

  1. “The University of Calabar definitive library building: history and future development”, Libri 35:3 (1985), 218-226.
  2. “An estimate of Charles Elliott’s revenue from the Nelson Examiner, 1842-1874”, The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin 9:4 (Fourth Quarter 1985), 121-138.
  3. “Early libraries in Nelson”, New Zealand Libraries 45:1 (March 1986), 1-6.
  4. “The production of the Nelson Examiner in the context of the early New Zealand press”, The Turnbull Library Record (New Zealand) 19:2 (October 1986), 123-140.
  5. “Establishing a colonial society: the Melbourne Advertiser and the Port Philip Gazette, 1831-51”, The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin 10:2 &3 (1986), 46-60.
  6. “News reporting in the Nelson Examiner, 1842-1874”, The Turnbull Library Record (New Zealand) 20:1 (May 1987), 31-43.
  7. “Caribbean publishing, 1711-1900: a preliminary subject analysis”, Scholarly Publishing (Canada) 22:4 (July 1991), 231-240.
  8. “The availability and use of books in libraries in nineteenth century Bendigo, Australia”, Libraries & Culture: A Journal of Library History (USA) 27:2 (Spring 1992), 143-176.
  9. “Some aspects of the printing and the distribution of the Bendigo Advertiser”, The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin 16:2 (Second Quarter, 1992), 75-83.
  10. “Printing in Victoria, Australia, 1850-1900”, The Library (Great Britain) Sixth Series 16:1 (March 1994), 30-42.
  11. “Printing and the book trade in early Nelson”, (Wellington, NZ: Elibank Press), 1996 ISBN:0-9583496-1-4.
  12. “Information-seeking behavior of design, process and manufacturing engineers”, Library & Information Science Research (USA) 25:3 & 4 (2003), 459-476.
  13. “Promoting commercial activities in Cape Town newspapers, 1876-1901”, Social Dynamics (South Africa) 30:1 (2004), 170-192.
  14. “Advertising in Australian newspapers: the case of the Bendigo Advertiser and the Bendigo Independent”, Publishing History (Great Britain) 56 (2004), 53-70.
  15. “Publishing in Victoria, Australia, 1851-1900”, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 101:2 (2007), 170-192.



Dean’s List: Spring 2017

The following Warner Pacific College students were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 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 4.0 GPA.

Congratulations on your academic achievements!


Student Name

Home City


*Nathan AbrahamVancouverWA
*Raineka AckleyPortlandOR
Yesica AldacoSalemOR
*Dorothy AlexGreshamOR
*Kiandra AlexanderWest LinnOR
*Ayde AlvaradoPortlandOR
Leslie AlvaradoHillsboroOR
*Christina AndersonVancouverWA
*Christine AndersonPortlandOR
*Lauren AndradaGladstoneOR
Melinda AndrewsPortlandOR
Vicki AndrewsPortlandOR
*Rebecca AnnaPortlandOR
*Henry ArcherPortlandOR
*Adrian ArechigaPortlandOR
*Caitlin AsherPortlandOR
 *Guadalupe Astorga RamosVancouverWA
Anita Bailey-HuffPortlandOR
*Susan BakerVancouverWA
Chloe BanksHappy ValleyOR
*Amber BarberPortlandOR
*Amy BarchiniVancouverWA
 *Erdal BarkaySingapore
Noemi BartleyLongviewWA
Matthew BatchelorWoodlandWA
*Dillon BattlesGreshamOR
Andrew BeehlerTroutdaleOR
 *Regina BellUnderwoodWA
Robert BellonGladstoneOR
*Jacob BergVancouverWA
Elizabeth BergenPortlandOR
Katheryn BergenPortlandOR
Nicole BergenCanbyOR
*Hayley BernickPortlandOR
*Tonia BertellottiLongviewWA
Holley BesawPortlandOR
Tina BettgerMilwaukieOR
*Cheyanne BlethCamasWA
De’jon BowmanPortlandOR
Hakeem BradleyPortlandOR
*Tammi BrightmonVancouverWA
Ab BrownCasperWY
*Clarissa BrownPhoenixAZ
*Emily BrownRidgefieldWA
Adrienne Brown-DunnPortlandOR
Larissa ByrgazovaPortlandOR
*Amanda CalcanoClackamasOR
*Jamie CaldwellMilwaukieOR
Sara CamposBeavertonOR
*Jennifer CanaanVancouverWA
Kaelynn CanyeteWaianaeHI
Timminy CarlsonLeaburgOR
Noeme CarrilloPortlandOR
*Lindsay CarusoSan DiegoCA
Jeffrey CavinPortlandOR
*Claudia Cedeno-FornosHappy ValleyOR
Erica CedilloMilwaukieOR
*Mary CelsiMilwaukieOR
Rachel ChamberlainNew AuburnWI
Jefferson ChaoOregon CityOR
*Mila CherchenkoPortlandOR
Alexxis ChildersFairviewOR
Mike ChuWest CovinaCA
*Jason ClarkVancouverWA
Carly CogburnPortlandOR
Nicole ColeVancouverWA
Rachael ColeckNewman LakeWA
*Craig ColemanVancouverWA
Kristen CoghillSheridanOR
*Billie CokleyPortlandOR
 *Stephanie CookPortlandOR
*Erin CooperBeavertonOR
*Carolyn CoutuPortlandOR
Joshua CragerGreshamOR
Hannah CramerVancouverWA
*Adam CrouseGreshamOR
*Kymberle CrowellPortlandOR
*Elizabeth CrownoverPortlandOR
Alexis CruzLodiCA
Christine CulkinsOregon CityOR
Nayomi CunninghamPortlandOR
Naomi CutshallSaint HelensOR
Briana DacePortlandOR
*Steven D’AmbrosiaPortlandOR
Matthew DanielsonSilverdaleWA
Leah DanleyFairviewOR
*Cherie DavisPortlandOR
Monica DavisDelhiCA
Pamela DawsonVancouverWA
*Sara DeclercqueKennewickWA
*Dallas DelagrangeLongviewWA
Valynda DemelSherwoodOR
Bishnu DhungelPortlandOR
 *Joseph DickinsonFairbanksAK
*Kaylee DitlefsenSequimWA
*Andrey DmitriyevBattle GroundWA
Brycen DoddsSalemOR
Carmen DouglassGreshamOR
Adrianne DoumaWestportOR
Ashley DoumitLongviewWA
*Elke DownerPortlandOR
*Jason DuClosPortlandOR
Jija EberhardtPortlandOR
*Julianna EdwardsonWenatcheeWA
*Holly EdwinsBattle GroundWA
 *Kevin EscamillaGreshamOR
Susana EscobedoClackamasOR
*Amara EstradaGreshamOR
Ellie EvansOregon CityOR
*Madelaine FaglianoBeavertonOR
*Rachelle FarwellBeavercreekOR
Julia FeeserFircrestWA
*Britney FooteTacomaWA
Jessica ForemanGreshamOR
Ashley ForresterTroutdaleOR
 *Andrea ForstagPortlandOR
Joy FosterElmiraOR
Bonshee FreemanPortlandOR
*Beth FroschauerEl CajonCA
Alyssa FrostickTualatinOR
Benjamin FuhrerCasperWY
Josh FurlongKalamaWA
*Emir GarciaBoringOR
Manuel GarciaBoringOR
Maria GarciaPortlandOR
Alysa GarrickOregon CityOR
*Blanca Gaytan FarfanGreshamOR
*Michael GoldmanLos AngelesCA
*Kathleen GoldsberryLongviewWA
 *Lyubov GoncharovMilwaukieOR
Ashley GorsekVancouverWA
*Joshua GossageMilwaukieOR
Emily GranardMarysvilleWA
*Kellan GrantPortlandOR
*Jennifer GreenleyClackamasOR
Jasmine GrovesPortlandOR
Fredy GutierrezPortlandOR
Deborah GuytonPortlandOR
Aidan HackettSherwoodOR
Brooke HackettPortlandOR
*Phillip HackworthPortlandOR
Allison HallAstoriaOR
 *Josiah HallSilvertonOR
*Madison HamerLongviewWA
*Clayton HanchettAlohaOR
Madyson HannaWarrentonOR
Mark HannaTroutdaleOR
Andy HardingPortlandOR
Haley HarnNewbergOR
*Jennifer HarpPortlandOR
*Robert HarpPortlandOR
*Patricia HarrisPortlandOR
*Shelly HarrymanWashougalWA
*Kimberly HartwellMcMinnvilleOR
Julian HasselPortlandOR
Jennifer Haveman-ChristianVancouverWA
*Terra-Beth HendersonLongviewWA
 *Soltsinansy HernandezTroutdaleOR
Kailey HerrenVancouverWA
Maria HigaVancouverWA
*Alicia HigashiSalemOR
Ann Marie HigginsCanbyOR
Troy HillMilwaukieOR
Krystle HilmanPortlandOR
Jamie HoganBellevueWA
Samantha HolnessGreshamOR
*Alexia HoltPortlandOR
*Christina HopkinsPortlandOR
Lynndie HortonPortlandOR
*Tasha HoskinsOregon CityOR
Chelsea HostetlerPortlandOR
Trevor HostetlerLouisvilleOH
Delilah HouckCastrovilleCA
Caleb HowardWashougalWA
Katie HoytPortlandOR
*Valarie HrubyDamascusOR
Tess HuertaPortlandOR
*William HuschkaHappy ValleyOR
Adanna IfamaMilwaukieOR
Irma IsarrarasPortlandOR
 *Makayla JamisonNew PlymouthID
Sara JantzeWilsonvilleOR
Alondra Jaramillo-RodriguezPortlandOR
*Andrew JennessGreshamOR
*Ann JennessGreshamOR
Robin JohnGreshamOR
*Edward JohnsonVancouverWA
Jacqueline JonesPortlandOR
Nathan JonesHubbardOR
*Linda KasingerVancouverWA
Aaron KeifferPortlandOR
 *Taylor KernGreshamOR
*Mark KernellVancouverWA
Nicole KincaidePetalumaCA
*Christina KingVancouverWA
Jeniffer KirtonPortlandOR
Brandy KnutsonScappooseOR
Daniel KnutsonScappooseOR
Bethany KosmowskiBeavertonOR
*Ariel KrauserBattle GroundWA
*Machelle KurtzLongviewWA
Johanna LambethKlawockAK
 *Cathy LaraPortlandOR
*Emma LarsonAlbanyOR
*Kristin LaulainenLongivewWA
*Ashlee LavoyHappy ValleyOR
*Janelle LawrenceMilwaukieOR
Rebekah LeeBeaversonOR
Zellard LemonVancouverWA
Janel LimPortlandOR
*Glenn LinderPortlandOR
*Sydenye LingoPortlandOR
*Dusty LomelandVancouverWA
*Lestan LoomisTroutdaleOR
*Joie LopezSolomonAZ
 *Heather LucasGastonOR
 *Caleb LutherLongviewWA
Lirong MaPortlandOR
Andrea Macias RomeroGreshamOR
*Chanh MaiPortlandOR
*Oksana MaksimovWoodburnOR
*Leslie Malanche-AbbottGreshamOR
 *Nelly Manzo HernandezPortlandOR
*Lacey MarsolekYacoltWA
Carlos MartinezCanyon CountryCA
Annette MarzanPortlandOR
*Janessa MastHillsboroOR
*Sharyce MatayoshiHonoluluHI
*Leslie MathiesPortlandOR
*David MazaPortlandOR
Reanna McBroomSheridanOR
Michaela McQuadePortlandOR
Biruktawit MengistuPortlandOR
 *Alexis MerrickGreshamOR
Brendan MillerOregon CityOR
*Robin MillerPortlandOR
*Stephanie MilnesWest LinnOR
 *Stephan MitchleyPortlandOR
Tony MonfilsPortlandOR
Selena MontoyaSan DiegoCA
Luke MoodyVancouverWA
Yolanda MoralesPortlandOR
Christopher MorganAlbanyOR
*Shelli MortonBeavertonOR
Jonathan MoskowitzVisaliaCA
Deidre MossGreshamOR
*Dan MurphyLongviewWA
 *Sean MusaeusPortlandOR
*Dana NaultSt. PaulOR
*Adaya Navarro PerezPortlandOR
*Ashley NelsonPortlandOR
*Nadia NelsonDuncanvilleTX
*Bailey NewellLake StevensWA
Kassie NgiraroisVancouverWA
Sarita NissaniPortlandOR
Miranda OdumKelsonWA
Raymond OntiverosTigardOR
*Lori OrthPortlandOR
Austin OwensPortlandOR
*Alena PaliyHappy ValleyOR
*Terry PanglePortlandOR
*Kaitlin ParkPortlandOR
*April ParkerPortlandOR
MeLeesa PattenPortlandOR
*Jennifer PeacockSandyOR
Martin PedersenPortlandOR
 *Louis PellegrinoLake OswegoOR
Amaury PerezMilwaukieOR
Erin PerkinsBeavertonOR
Joshua PerkinsHappy ValleyOR
Christina PetersonHillsboroOR
 *Harry PilkingtonHartlepool UK
Shannon PittmanRidgefieldWA
Zachary Preciso-TemplePortlandOR
Kendra PreuningerWashougalWA
Roberto Ramirez GranadosSalemOR
*Sandra Ramirez-GaribayPortlandOR
Gregory RamsayVancouverWA
Vernon RandallFairviewOR
Sarah RayWalla WallaWA
M’Kailah ReddenMount VernonWA
Johannes ReiberLawrenceKS
*Amber RennellsLonviewWA
Jennifer ReyesPortlandOR
Noemi ReyesGervaisOR
Stephanie Reyes-ChavezOregon CityOR
*Teressa RhinevaultGladstoneOR
Brianne RichartPortlandOR
Breanna RichisonPortlandOR
*Luis Rivas-VazquezBeavertonOR
 *Kimberly RojasHillsboroOR
Kelsey RoldnessVancouverWA
Kyle RoldnessVancouverWA
*Kealia RosaBeavertonOR
Renee RosalLake OswegoOR
Thomas RuddelVancouverWA
*Sarah RueckerVancouverWA
Yolanda Ruiz-SimonSalemOR
*Meuy SaeternGreshamOR
 *Karina SanchezVancouverWA
Wyatt SchlampOregon CityOR
*Emma ScholzPortlandOR
*Kenzie SchumacherGreshamOR
*Celeste ServoGladstoneOR
*Bryan ShawEstacadaOR
Cindy ShawGreshamOR
Tanya Simantel-CarrBeavertonOR
*Gayle SingletonBattle GroundWA
 *Alexis SmithPortlandOR
Maya SmithGreshamOR
*Stefanie SmithVancouverWA
*Chad SmurthwaiteBoringOR
Trent StandardVancouverWA
*Linda StandingbearPortlandOR
Andrew StevensMilwaukieOR
Amie StewartBattle GroundWA
Jennifer StewartLake OswegoOR
Nicholas StockerVancouverWA
Michael StoegerPortlandOR
Natalie SzwezPortlandOR
*Seiya TakahashiHigashikurumeTokyo
 *Staci TatumGreshamOR
Jennifer TaylerClackamasOR
*Tai TeasleyBeavertonOR
*Tammy TempleVancouverWA
 *Brittany TeraokaFresnoCA
*Orvil TetzHappy ValleyOR
Marcus ThomasPortlandOR
Mychal TilleryPortlandOR
Brittney TracyRidgefieldWA
*Amanda TrippPortlandOR
 *Melody TrippGreshamOR
*Carissa TuckAmboyWA
Jasmine TurnerPortlandOR
Alison UnverferthPortlandOR
*Dominick UrrutiaPortlandOR
*Jennifer UtterbackVancouverWA
*Cindy ValenzuelaTroutdaleOR
Monivoi VataikiRichmondBC
 *Nathaniel VerleyIrrigonOR
*Erendira VillagomezVancouverWA
*Morgan VillalpandoTroutdaleOR
Darya VinokurovTroutdaleOR
Vladan VlaskiPortlandOR
Kyler VogtOntarioOR
 *Ekaterina VolkovPortlandOR
*Samantha WagnerKelsoWA
*Kelly WahlIndependenceOR
*Sharon WalkerLongviewWA
Blair WalshPrescottAZ
*Kevin WarneckeWausauWI
*April WassomMolallaOR
Heather WebbTualatinOR
*Amanda Wehrley HazenClatskanieOR
*Olivia WelchBoringOR
Jourdan WenzingerEstacadaOR
Adam Westfall GreshamOR
Molly WhitakerTroutdaleOR
Andrew WienckenBeavertonOR
*Nina WilliquetteLongviewWA
Chelsea WilsonWashougalWA
*David WilsonPortlandOR
*Dawn WilsonVancouverWA
*Rebekah WilsonGreshamOR
*Anna WinslowWest LinnOR
 *Eric WitmerBeavertonOR
Jessica WoltersEagle CreekOR
Cecelia WorthingtonPortlandOR
*Emily WrightEstacadaOR
*Eryn YeatsKelsoWA
*Tara YoshiwaraHappy ValleyOR
*Nicole YoungSandyOR
*Ryan YoungsDamascusOR
Anne YunPortlandOR
*Lillie ZableVancouverWA
Jeremy ZitekGreshamOR

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 during the period between November 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017 are included.

(Questions about this list? Email

WP Celebrates Act Six Graduates

Warner Pacific was honored to celebrate the 2017 graduation of ten Act Six students on Thursday, May 4. The College’s Act Six Urban Service Track model is tailored to help under-served but talented and highly-motivated high school scholar-leaders succeed in achieving their higher education goals.

Act Six Class of 2017

Cadre 4:

  • Angel Castaneda
  • Michael Ely
  • Maranda Henderson
  • Paige Moreland

Academy Crew 1:

  • Kiandra Alexander
  • Hakeem Bradley
  • Mariah Cooper
  • Cathy Lara
  • Oksana Maksimov
  • Marisol Negrete-Flores

Congratulations, graduates!

Students, Faculty, and Staff Recognized at Honors Chapel

April 27, 2017 – Honors Chapel is a cherished tradition at Warner Pacific, as students, faculty, and staff, are recognized for their outstanding achievements throughout the past academic year.

We are pleased to celebrate the hard work and dedication of these members of the Warner Pacific community:

Outstanding Accounting Student: Ayde Alvarado
Outstanding Business Student: Hakeem Bradley

Outstanding Education Student: Kenzie Schumacher

Outstanding Communications Student: Julia Feeser
Outstanding Drama Student: Julia Feeser
Outstanding English Student: Alexis Merrick
Outstanding History Student: Robin Miller
Outstanding HUM 410 Project: Robin Miller

Outstanding Music Student: Chelsea Hostetler

Natural Sciences & Health
Outstanding Achievement in Science & Mathematics: Biruktawit “Brook” Mengistu
Senior Recognition Award in Science & Mathematics: Jacob Berg
Senior Recognition Award for Heath & Human Kinetics: Chad Smurthwaite

Religion & Christian Ministries
Integrative Award for Scholarship, Character & Service: Britney Foote
Integrative Award for Scholarship, Character & Service: Trevor Hostetler

Social Science
Outstanding Student in Human Development: Kiandra Alexander
Outstanding Student in Human Development & Family Studies: Mila Cherchenko
Outstanding Student in Social Work: Caitlin Asher

Faculty Awards
Kendall Award for Excellence in Scholarship: Dr. Steve Carver, Professor of Biblical Studies
Kendall Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Cole Dawson, Professor of Humanities

Awards Presented by the Student Body
Staff Member of the Year: Jessie Thompson, Director of Learning Communities
Staff Member of the Year: Derek Bradford, Multi-Media Specialist
Faculty Member of the Year: Dr. Steve Carver, Professor of Biblical Studies

Business Department
Education Department
Humanities Department
Music Department
Natural Sciences & Health Department
Christian Ministries Department
Social Science Department
Kendall Award Winners
Staff & Faculty of the Year

Sign up for New Student Registration Day: 2017

RSVP buttonNew Student Registration Day (2017): July 14, from 9 am – 3 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 Forms 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!

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 503.517.1020 or

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New Majors Offered at Warner Pacific

Warner Pacific students in the libraryWarner Pacific is excited to launch several new academic majors starting in the Fall 2017. These degree programs offer students a 21st century career-focused education with a liberal arts foundation.

At Warner Pacific, you will earn your degree in a relational learning environment that invites you to think critically and challenges you to expand your comfort zone to help you discover your passion, develop your skills, and serve your community.

Sports Medicine Major

Interested in sports medicine program buttonBuilding on our Health and Wellness programs, Warner Pacific’s new Sports Medicine major will show you how to apply medical and scientific principles to sports, exercise, and the ability of the body to perform physically. With openings in the sports medicine and athletic training fields predicted to increase 21% over the next 10 years, your bachelor’s degree will give you the competitive edge you need to succeed in this exciting career.

Medical Laboratory Science Major

interested in Medical Lab Science program buttonPartnering with the Oregon Institute of Technology this new major is the perfect option for students who want to work in the medical field. You will be performing critical clinical laboratory tests  with the results being a vital tool for medical practitioners in their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease for their patients.

Criminal Justice Major

Interested in criminal justice program buttonExplore the complexities of criminology and justice initiatives in the diverse, urban environment of Portland.  As you learn the theory, laws, and policies of the criminal justice system, you will be able to witness their real-world applications. If you are passionate about serving your community and protecting the rights of your neighbors, our new Criminal Justice major will provide you with the tools and ethics training to promote safety and equity throughout your career.