Warner Pacific University is excited to announce the launch of sourceU, a school of innovation and technology that will empower students with the right skills, education, and support to become leaders in tomorrow’s tech industry. In partnership with Portland, Oregon’s top code school, Epicodus, and the innovative team of cybersecurity professionals and educators at Riperia, sourceU combines the industry-focused skills that a code school brings with the supporting resources and expertise of a well-rounded Christian education from Warner Pacific University. Continue reading
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Joel Whiteside’s first stint in prison lasted twenty-eight months when he was just seventeen. After release, Joel struggled to make good decisions and soon his life was spiraling out of control. A three-year sentence in 2008 was a turning point. He realized that it was time to change the trajectory of his life. Joel’s personal story of transformation fuels his nonprofit organization, Been There, Done That, which supports those who are re-entering society in Cowlitz County, Washington, after incarceration. Continue reading
Warner Pacific College in southeast Portland announced a name change to Warner Pacific University, at an event held this morning. The new name more accurately reflects the growth and development that Warner Pacific has experienced in recent years. Additionally, they announced a drastic tuition reduction of 23 percent. Continue reading
Building on a life dedicated to serving others, Rev. Dr. Jay Barber, president emeritus of Warner Pacific College, is taking on another leadership role as the newly appointed mayor of the coastal town of Seaside, Oregon. Continue reading
During Warner Pacific College’s spring graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2016, the college bestowed on Victor “Vic” S. Gilliam ’75, the honorary doctor of laws. As an alumnus of Warner Pacific, Vic Gilliam embodies the mission of the college through his strong gift of leadership and his deep commitment to civic engagement and service. Continue reading
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Warner Pacific College was presented with the Education in Equity Award from the Oregon Campus Compact at their 20th Anniversary Celebration.
“This award represents a significant achievement in advancing equity within higher education and it is our honor to recognize the hard work that Warner Pacific has put into improving its practices, policies, and programs to improve the quality of the educational experience and the outcomes for students of color and first-generation students,” explained Josh Todd, executive director of Oregon Campus Compact. Continue reading
By Carl Stagner
In 2008, contemporary Christian recording artist Brandon Heath recorded “Give Me Your Eyes,” a song which many radio stations are playing to this day. Those familiar with the song know its pointed challenge to open our eyes to see men and women as made in the image of God—to put on God’s eyes and see them like he sees them. Ken Loyd has observed that often the most overlooked and ignored in our society are the people of the street, particularly those of the younger generation. Motivated by a love for the disenfranchised in Portland, Oregon, and empowered by funds from the Change the World grant awarded last year, this Warner Pacific College professor and local pastor is doing something about it. He’s preparing a training package to help open the eyes and hearts of the Church of God to the people behind the faces of those in our cities we might prefer not to notice. Continue reading
Warner Pacific College President Dr. Andrea Cook was recently named a 2015 Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal, which will honor her during their “Women of Influence” awards ceremony on Thursday, April 16.
The Orchid Award honors and recognizes the region’s most influential women professionals with strong records of innovation, outstanding performance in their respective fields, and meaningful contributions to their communities. Nominations for the award were judged on three criteria: professional accomplishments, community leadership, and awards and milestones. Continue reading
Discover how God is moving in and through seniors in the department of religion & Christian ministries and how Warner Pacific College is preparing students for ministry in a constantly changing world.
Night of Stories: Student Reflections on Ministry
• Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m.
• Schlatter Chapel at Warner Pacific (2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland – cross street is SE Division)
• Reception immediately following Continue reading
Warner Pacific student Sean Musaeus wins video scholarshipCopyright: the legal right to be the only one to reproduce, publish, or sell the contents and form of a literary, musical, or artistic work (Merriam-Webster).
When it comes to music copyrighting, most of us are confused about its importance or necessity – that is except for Sean Musaeus. This Warner Pacific sophomore entered an original video in the National Music Council and Music Publishers Association 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship contest and took first place. Continue reading
Warner Pacific College was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS). This is the highest honor a college can receive for its commitment to volunteerism, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Warner Pacific is the only school in the Portland area on the Honor Roll for which the “with Distinction” designation was bestowed*. Since 2008, the College has been recognized for its commitment to neighbors through inclusion in the Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Continue reading
For more than twenty years Dr. Otto F. Linn served Warner Pacific College as professor and academic dean. His path-breaking career spanned the Great Depression and the Space Age.
He introduced his church to the academic study of the Bible, inviting criticism from powerful traditionalists. But Linn was convinced that the church’s ministers should not let others do their thinking for them. His personal faith merged scholarship with warm-hearted piety, providing for his students and church ministers alike, a splendid example of the blend of academy and church.
On Thursday, September 18, at 7 PM, learn more about this monumental figure in the Church of God and Warner Pacific College at a free evening lecture with Dr. Merle Strege, president of the Church of God Historical Society. Continue reading
Warner Pacific College (SE Portland) is welcoming a record number of 250 new freshmen and transfer students to campus during the 2014 Welcome Weekend beginning Saturday, August 23.
“We are excited that so many students selected Warner Pacific College for the next step in their educational journey,” said Dale Seipp, Jr., vice president for enrollment and marketing. “We are eager to welcome each of these students to our community, to hear their stories, share in their dreams, and engage in a collaborative learning experience to help them flourish academically, socially, spiritually, and have great impact in their community.” Continue reading
By Dale Seipp, Jr.
I was pleased to see the [Oregonian] editorial staff clearly lay out the benefits of investing in a college education. Having worked in Oregon higher education for 25 years, I have witnessed its changing landscape and have walked alongside students experiencing the trials and triumphs of earning their degree.
One important area that the editorial board did not touch upon, is the need to increase graduation rates among students from diverse backgrounds and those who will be the first in their families to earn a degree. With our state’s rapidly changing demographics, the fastest growing population segments; low-income, first-generation, and minority youth are the least likely to earn college degrees.
At Warner Pacific College (SE Portland), we have established a track record for making college affordable and accessible to all students:
- We reduced tuition by 23% in 2008, and have worked to keep our tuition increases lower than the average increase level nationally each year.
- Our tuition and fees are 33% lower than other private colleges in the Northwest.
- The College provides 10 full-need scholarships each year to emerging urban leaders through the Urban Service Track of the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative.
- We are improving persistence and achievement through academic, spiritual, vocational, and mentoring support so that students not only enroll, but succeed in graduating.
- Our faculty is exploring innovative teaching strategies to address the specific needs of students coming from generational, working class, situational, and immigrant poverty.
This multi-dimensional approach is working. In 2013, 53% of our first-year traditional undergraduate students identified as persons of color. As our institutions continue to serve a student body that includes many who are the first in their family to go to college, who demonstrate high financial need, and who are from diverse backgrounds, it is important that we provide students with the tools they need to confidently manage the financial realities of completing a college degree.
We also need to recognize that it often takes graduates some time to build their income capacity after completing college, which is why Warner Pacific launched “Freedom to Flourish,” a groundbreaking loan repayment assistance program for incoming, first-time freshmen who enroll in the traditional undergraduate program beginning in the fall of 2014. The first program of its kind in the Portland Metro area, “Freedom to Flourish” provides assistance for all federal, private, and parent PLUS loans to students who earn less than $37,000 a year after graduation.
Commitment to diversity in higher education cannot stop at enrollment. Institutions must take the time to work closely with students and their families, ensuring that their needs are being met financially, academically, socially, and spiritually.
Dale Seipp, Jr. serves as vice president for enrollment and marketing at Warner Pacific College. Founded in 1937, Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Learn more at www.warnerpacific.edu.