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PUC Commencement Celebrates 392 Graduates

To the sound of enthusiastic cheers of thousands in attendance, for the 115th time on its campus, Pacific Union College celebrated its annual commencement exercises on Sunday, June 18, with 392 students graduating. 

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Pacific Union College Introduces the 2017 Maxwell Scholars

Pacific Union College proudly announces the 2017 recipients of the Maxwell Scholarship, the college’s most prestigious scholarship. Incoming freshmen Bethany Erb, Victoria Gabardi, Alex Nelson, Emma Tyner, and Justin Youn were selected as the newest Maxwell Scholars, joining a group of 35 students awarded since the establishment of the scholarship in 2010.

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Paralympian Scout Bassett Encourages PUC Students to Let God Lead

Pacific Union College welcomed Paralympian Scout Bassett to speak for the Colloquy Speaker Series on Thursday, May 25. Bassett shared her incredible and inspirational story, from an abandoned infant in Nanjing, China, to competing in last summer’s 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.

Alumni & Friends

Giving to PUC

Thank you for supporting the mission of Pacific Union College! From worthy student scholarship, to cutting edge equipment and facilities, to excellent educators, your gifts are a critical part of providing a top-quality Adventist education for today’s students at PUC.

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The Pioneer Fund

PUC alumni and friends are truly Pioneers. Since the time when PUC was carved out of a hillside by a small group of dedicated visionaries, this center for Adventist higher learning has been forged by those pioneers who gave sacrificially of their time and talents. That tradition of giving continues today with those who invest in the mission and students of PUC.

A gift to The Pioneer Fund provides resources for pressing current needs such as academic equipment, scholarships for our most worthy students, and critical operational expenses. Your gift to The Pioneer Fund helps wherever PUC needs it most.

Walter C. Utt Center for Adventist History

Professor Walter C. Utt is perhaps PUC’s all-time most beloved professor. Through decades of dedicated teaching and tireless research, he touched the lives of generations of students. PUC has embarked upon a plan to build a new Media and Research Center, which will house the Walter C. Utt Center for Adventist History, attached to Nelson Memorial Library. The Center will be dedicated to promoting the highest quality scholarship into church history, encouraging and supporting Adventist historians, and preserving Utt’s published and unpublished research.

Scholarship Endowments

Perhaps the most important, constant need at PUC is tuition assistance for outstanding students who truly want to experience an excellent Adventist education. Endowed scholarships provide funding for worthy students with financial need, seeking opportunities to learn in the Christ-centered environment of PUC. You can support an existing scholarship through the Worthy Student Scholarship fund, start one of your own, or honor the legacy of a loved one. For information on establishing a new scholarship, call (707) 965-7500.

Special Giving Recognition

Pacific Union College is proud to recognize those who demonstrate the greatest commitment through their giving. These generous friends and alumni are invited to join one of PUC’s giving societies.

Founders’ Club

Those who give $1 for each year since PUC’s founding in 1882. For the 2012-2013 academic year, that is $131.

Committee of 100

$500 annually

PUC’s longest tradition of giving. These generous alumni and friends have had a great impact upon PUC’s facilities and programs over the years. Committee of 100 members are invited to an annual event. Members of this group are invited to an annual reception with President Heather J. Knight.

President’s Circle

$1,000 annually

Those who make the greatest investment in PUC, President’s Circle members have a special relationship with President Heather J. Knight. This group meets from time to time with the President to receive special information and recognition, including one invitation to the President’s home and special events on campus or throughout the country. These members are also recognized at Homecoming and other events.

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