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Willamette University

December 2014, Monthly Edition

From a career networking event on campus to a food systems symposium on the East Coast, students and alumni joined forces in many ways this past month. Read on to learn more, and please share your story suggestions with us at

Neil Bergquist '09, MBA '10
Pursuing Innovation
He started five companies in 30 months. He set a record for orchestrating the world's largest snowball fight. Now Neil Bergquist '09, MBA '10 is the 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Washington State.  

The Enduring Epidemic
Americans' HIV/AIDS awareness may have diminished, but Willamette alumni and faculty remind us the pandemic has not disappeared.

Yale Food Systems Symposium
Willamette delegation attends Yale Food Systems Symposium
They ate insects, talked with sustainability advocates and delivered a presentation before a national audience. Now a team of alumni and students are eager to put what they learned into practice.

Alumni dispense career advice
About 100 undergrads gained insight about the professional world during Careerapalooza.

Chuck Williamson
Chemistry professor earns research grant
Chuck Williamson and a team of students will study the fundamental processes of mixing two liquids.

ALS fundraiser
Kappa Sigmas band together
More than 30 fraternity brothers recently took part in an ALS fundraiser in California to help one of their own.

More university news

Class of '88
The Class of '88 establishes endowment fund
The feat was accomplished 25 years ahead of schedule.

More from Donor Relations

Jack Nelson '15 chosen as First Team Capital One Academic All-America
Nelson, an economics major, has been selected First Team Capital One Academic All-America in football for NCAA Division III.

Dylan Jones '15
Dylan Jones '15 selected as Gagliardi Trophy semifinalist
Cast your vote through Dec. 8. Four finalists will be named Dec. 9.

Women's Cross Country team
Willamette women finish 15th at NCAA Cross Country Championships
The NCAA Championships ended an outstanding season for the Willamette cross country program.

More from Bearcat Athletics

Stuart Read, who teaches strategic management, shares how leaders take action in situations of true uncertainty.

More from Willamette MBA

Law student leaders shine in Asia Pacific organization
Willamette law students are flexing their leadership muscles for the National Asia Pacific Law Student Association. Three College of Law students have been elected to office, one was honored as Student of the Year, and two won the Northwest Regional Mock Trial Competition.

More from the College of Law

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