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April 2015, Monthly Edition

From student fellowships to a political networking event at the Capitol, Willamette University witnessed many impressive firsts this spring. Read on to learn more more, and continue to send your story suggestions to us at 

Capitol Connections
Willamette explores its capitol connections
At the Oregon State Capitol, students and staff networked with alumni working in government.

Student wins first Luce Scholarship
Christian Oldham ’14, MBA ’15 is one of 18 fellowship scholars chosen to spend a year in Asia through the national Luce Scholars Program. 

Olina Cavedoni '14
Cavedoni '14 seeks new adventures
After graduating a year ahead of schedule, Olina Cavedoni '14 used her majors in economics and international studies to intern at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China.

Courtney Stevens
Psychology professor's teaching earns accolades
Courtney Stevens, an assistant professor of psychology, has been named in the newest edition of “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire” by NerdScholar.

Take a Break
Students reflect on Take a Break
Through the alternative spring break program, students learn about complex societal issues.

Humanity in Action names its first Willamette fellow
Political science major Maria Hernandez ’15 is Willamette University’s first Humanity in Action fellow. 

Jerry Greenfield
Greenfield dishes out business advice
This spring's Atkinson Lecture featured Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

Serena Meng '15
Meng '15 transforms from student to scientist
Through her mentorship with professor Jason Duncan, Serena Meng '15 discovered her passion for genetic research.

Abigail Susik
Susik succumbs to curiosity
Describing her classroom as an "unpredictable laboratory," art history professor Abigail Susik says one of the best parts of her job is learning from students.

Student, alumnus earn Fulbright awards
Tejeswara Reddy ’12 and Elisa Ahern ’15 are both teaching English in Europe later this year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

More university news

Willamette hires new director of athletics
Valerie Cleary, who previously served as senior associate athletic director and interim athletic director at Portland State University, starts her new post in late April. 

More from Bearcat Athletics

Law school improves in US News rankings
During the last two years, Willamette University College of Law has jumped 30 places in the national rankings. 

More from College of Law

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education.

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