About Willamette University

May Profiles

Alumni

Alumni

  • Creating Awareness Through his job at the Cascade AIDS Project in Portland, Edgar Mendez '12 has learned that HIV does not discriminate.
  • Biking Toward a Better Future She began by founding the Bike Shop at Willamette. Now Lindsay Selser '07 promotes alternative transportation for the City of Eugene.
  • Invested in Sustainable Living She helped found Zena Farm at Willamette. Now Katy Giombolini '10 works to promotes local foods.
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Students

Students

  • Speaking Out Conner Mertens ’17 was the first college football player to come out as bisexual. Several months later, he reflects on how his life has changed.
  • The Waller Violin Plays On Willamette’s mysterious centuries-old instrument gained new life in the hands of Chloe Prendergast ’14.
  • Crossing the Stage Willamette University ushers the undergraduate Class of 2014 across the commencement stage — and into the next phase of their lives.
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Faculty

Faculty

  • Monumental Discovery Using his sleuthing skills, professor Ricardo De Mambro Santos attributed a painting to the work of a master. Now the painting is coming to Willamette.
  • Bringing Science to Life Through a research trip to Nevada, biology professor Chris Smith enriches learning for his students.
  • Decoding the Imposter Syndrome With the help of a National Science Foundation CAREER grant, biology professor Emma Coddington is helping students navigate the science world.
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Living Our Motto

Living Our Motto

  • Alumnus embarks on 3,000-mile run Adam Meyer '09 seeks to engage with people whose lives he hopes to improve.
  • Crossing the Stage Willamette University ushers the undergraduate Class of 2014 across the commencement stage — and into the next phase of their lives.
  • Exploring Past Injustices After covering stories worldwide during a 43-year journalism career, R. Gregory Nokes ’59 now writes about something much closer to home: Oregon history.
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