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Willamette University

August 2016 Edition

It's been a busy summer at Willamette! Commencement introduced a new crop of Bearcats to the alumni community, President Thorsett provided a year-end update, Carol Long will return to campus as interim senior vice president for academic and student affairs and the MBA program retained its unique dual accreditation. Read on to learn more about the latest happenings at Willamette, and share your story ideas with us at

Commencement 2016 The academic year concluded with pomp, circumstance and an address from Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

President Steve Thorsett President Steve Thorsett provides an end-of-year update to the Willamette community.

Former dean Carol Long will return to Willamette as interim senior vice president for academic and student affairs.

Housing and Community Life

This fall, incoming first-year students will be able to choose a new residential option that taps into and supports their interests in sustainability, health and wellness, and global living.

More university news

NASPAA grants Atkinson reaccreditation and the school retains its unique dual accreditation status—one of only two in the world.

More news from Willamette MBA

Third-year law students Bailey Moody and Jessica Cavallero each received a 2016 Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship for their commitment to improving the quality of life for minorities.

More news from Willamette Law

Scholar Athletes Willamette athletes demonstrate excellence in competition and in the classroom.

More from Bearcat Athletics

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