May 2014 News

Alumna earns Fulbright grant

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


Students off to China through Gilman award

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


Counseling director assumes new role

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


Collegian honored for writing, design talent

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.


Blue Star Museums

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

Phil Taylor '11 earns national music award

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


University hires experienced leaders

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


Law, Peace Corps form fellowship

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 honors class of 2014

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.

University shares Hess statement

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


Two students are named Kemper Scholars

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


Alumnus awarded Bosch Fellowship

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

Following Her Instincts

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


Alumnus finally wears cap and gown

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

Professor wins AAUW grant

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


New Beginnings

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.


Senior Honors Recital

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.