May 2014 News

Alumna studies racism, colonialism in Canada through Fulbright grant

Em Dickey '11 will spend nine months studying racism, colonialism in Canada.


Willamette students earn awards to study abroad in China this year

A scholarship is helping Yasmine Genena ’16 and Shelby Decker ’16 study abroad.


WU counseling services director gains new role with state board

Don Thomson was appointed to the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.


The Collegian sweeps newspaper contest with 21 student awards

The Collegian, Willamette's student-run newspaper, won 21 awards in the ONPA's Collegiate Contest.

Crossing the Stage

Willamette University ushers the undergraduate Class of 2014 across the commencement stage — and into the next phase of their lives.

Free admission to active military personnel and their families

Free admission to active military personnel and their families throughout the summer

Taylor '11 is one of select few to earn two BMI Student Composer Awards

Alumnus wins second BMI honor for creating an original, classical composition.


Experienced leaders bolster finance, operations and student affairs

Monica Rimai and Jackie Balzer will bolster finance, operations and student affairs.


WU College of Law, Peace Corps launch Coverdell Fellows Program

Returning volunteers, who help underserved American communities as law students, are eligible for aid.

Michael Hollern Honored with Glenn L. Jackson Leadership Award

Annual award presented during commencement weekend.

Willamette University celebrates Class of 2014 at commencement

Several acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU graduates.

James Cuno, CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, Delivers AGSM Commencement Address

Shares career highlights and advice with new Willamette MBA graduates.

Statement about Professor Emeritus Robert Hess

Professor Emeritus Robert Hess passed away on Thursday, May 8.


Two WU students learn business, leadership skills as Kemper Scholars

Luz Reyna '17 and Zach Ward '17 will spend their summers learning business management skills.


Alumnus will study climate change policies through Bosch Fellowship

As Willamette's first Bosch Fellow, Tim Stumhofer ’06 will study climate change policies in Germany.

Briana Ezray credits her mentors for helping her pursue her interests

Attracted by Willamette's promise of a personalized education, Briana Ezray '14 found a way to study Oregon's native bee population.

Alumnus shares commencement spotlight with niece on May 11

Al Whitaker '80 is walking at graduation alongside his niece, Mackenzie Lamson ’14.

Politics professor continues book research through AAUW grant

With the award, Jonneke Koomen is researching how sexual violence is investigated, understood in East Africa.


Mae Lee Browning finds purpose in becoming a criminal defense attorney

After overcoming a drug addiction, Mae Lee Browning JD’14 discovered her passion for criminal justice at Willamette University College of Law.

Kenitzer Award

Jacque Vaughn ('14) has received the Raymond F. Kenitzer, Sr. Exercise Science Scholar Award.


Select WU students perform in final music recital of the year on May 10

Celebrating their achievements in music and the end of their time at Willamette University, 16 graduating seniors are performing in the 2014 Senior Honors Recital in Hudson Hall on May 10.