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Robert A. Cushman Jr. Officially Installed as PUC’s 23rd President

In July of 2017, Dr. Robert A. Cushman Jr. became the new president of Pacific Union College. On April 20, 2018, the college officially installed Cushman as the 23rd president in a special inaugural ceremony, succeeding Dr. Eric Anderson.

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Peter Katz Honored as PUC’s 2018 Educator of the Year

Prolific author of academic articles. Honors program faculty member. Amnesty International faculty sponsor. Campus philosopher. Ninja warrior. Community cat whisperer. These are just a few of the descriptions of Dr. Peter Katz that were shared when he was named the 2018 Educator of the Year. 

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PUC’s Resident Artist Composes Cantata for Paulin Hall 50th

“Picture the scene,” says Asher Raboy, resident artist in the department of music at Pacific Union College. “Jesus stands on a mountainside, facing an audience used to an Old Testament God of vengeance. It’s the middle of the Roman occupation. It’s a world of vengeance.

Alumni & Friends

PUC Homecoming 2018: Friday, April 20 – Sunday, April 22

We’re looking forward to your return home to join your PUC family and friends for a weekend full of the wonderful traditions of PUC’s Homecoming! Together we will celebrate and reflect on the “good ol’ days” of PUC and look to the future of our beloved College on the Mountain. We’re excited for you to meet Dr. Bob Cushman, our new president. Make plans to join us this year as we celebrate the rich traditions of PUC’s Homecoming Weekend!

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Church Events

“The Beatitudes” — a cantata

2018 Honored Classes

1940s, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2008

2018 Schedule of Events

Friday, April 20

Inauguration of President Robert Cushman Jr. Ph.D.
Church Sanctuary, 10 a.m. - View more information

Homecoming Registration
Church Foyer, noon to 9 p.m.

PUC Forest Guided Tours
Church passenger loading zone, 2-4 p.m. (Leaving every 30 min.)

PUC Pioneer Dinner
Church Fireside Room, 6-7 p.m.
Casual, buffet dinner to kick-off Homecoming Weekend.
Cost: $12/person – pre-pay for Homecoming weekend meals at registration.

Vespers
Student Missionary Dedication
Message by Pastor Aren Rennacker, ’11
Church Sanctuary, 8-9 p.m.

Sabbath, April 21

Alumni Breakfast
Dining Commons, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $10/person – pre-pay for Homecoming weekend meals at registration. Go through cafeteria line for meal.

Homecoming Registration
Church Foyer, 9 to noon

Alumni Sabbath School
Church Sanctuary, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Worship Service
Honored Alumni and Honored
Pioneer Presentation
Message by George Knight, ’65
Church Sanctuary, 11 a.m.

Alumni Luncheon
Academic Department Displays
Pacific Auditorium (Gymnasium), 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $12/person – pre-pay for Homecoming weekend meals at registration.

Student Art Exhibit
Rasmussen Art Gallery, open from 1 to 5 p.m.

Walter C. Utt Collection Exhibit “A Model School”: Healdsburg College, 1882-1908
Rasmussen Art Gallery, open from 1 to 5 p.m.

PUC Forest Guided Walking and Driving Tours
Church passenger loading zone, 2-4 p.m. (Leaving every 30 min.)

Pitcairn Islands Study Center
Nelson Memorial Library Upper Level, open from 2 - 4 p.m.

Presidential Q+A
Dining Commons, 2:15-2:45 p.m.

Wilmer C. Hansen Biology Museum
Clark Hall, open from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Friends of Walter C. Utt Gathering
Rasmussen Art Gallery, 3 to 4 p.m.

World Premiere of “The Beatitudes” — a cantata - View Livestream
Paulin Hall 50th Year Celebration

Paulin Hall Auditorium, 4 to 5 p.m.

Friends of Rita Hoshino Gathering
Student Center, 5 to 6 p.m.

Supper for Alumni and Friends
Dining Commons, 5 to 6 p.m.
Cost: $12/person – pre-pay for Homecoming weekend meals at registration. Go through cafeteria line for meal.

Hawaiian Club Reunion
Campus Center, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game
Pacific Auditorium (Gymnasium), 8:30 p.m.

Honored Class Parties

1958
Dining Commons Side Room, 5-9 p.m.
Dinner is from 5-6 p.m., please go through the line in cafe.
Coordinated by Ralph Copeland, ’58, and Naomi (Jungling) Sica, ’58

1963
Ermshar Residence 360 Brookside Drive, 6-9 p.m.
Coordinated by Carl and Arlene Ermshar, ’63, and Lawrence and Arleen Downing, ’63

1968
Fireside Room, 5-9 p.m.
Coordinated by Sandy LeVos, ’68

Classes of 1978 and 1993
Dining Commons Side Room, 5-8 p.m.
Dinner is from 5-6 p.m.
Cost: $12/person – pre-pay for Homecoming weekend meals at registration. Go through cafeteria line for meal.

1988
Dining Commons Side Room, 5-8 p.m.
Dinner is from 5-6 p.m., please go through the line in cafe Coordinated by Jaime Herman, ’88

1998
Mariano Residence
325 Clark Way, 6:15-8 p.m.
Coordinated by Julie Lee Mariano, ’98

2008
Tra Vigne Pizzeria, St. Helena, 7-8 p.m.
Coordinated by Tad Worku, ’08

Sunday, April 21

Men’s Soccer Alumni Game
Soccer Field, 11 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball Alumni Game
Pacific Auditorium, 12 noon

Men’s Volleyball Alumni Game
Pacific Auditorium, 2:00 p.m.