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Angwin to Angwish Run Continues Revival

On October 26, runners of all ages and abilities will enjoy the fun and challenge of Angwin to Angwish, Pacific Union College’s annual trail run in the heart of the Napa Valley.

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Pioneers Athletics Start Season Strong

Four of the six Pioneers athletic teams—women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, and the men and women cross country team—began their seasons this fall, representing PUC with their promising talent at both home and away games.

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Convocation Features Pioneering Surgeon Leonard Bailey

PUC’s student body, from excited freshmen to seasoned seniors, packed into the PUC Church on September 25 to attend the first gathering of fall quarter’s Colloquy Speaker Series.

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Andre Hall

Andre Hall is one of the four women’s residence halls. A sprawling “V” shaped building with many windows and a private central lawn, Andre is located directly across from Winning Hall. The hall, which houses approximately 170 women on three floors, also has a spacious parlor and the Andre Rec Room. Referred to as the “Andre Angels,” the women of Andre Hall enjoy suite bathrooms (shared between four residents). Each of the 90 rooms also has walk-in closets and a private sink room. Andre Hall provides second and third floor parlors and, like the other residence halls, provides laundry and kitchen facilities for convenient student use. The sweeping staircases and great architecture of Andre Hall make it a wonderful place to spend four years on campus.

Andre provides a varied atmosphere for residents, with some areas being more quiet and studious and others being more social. The large windows, grand staircase and shorter halls give the dorm a bright, open feel. The rooms vary in size and layout and the Resident Assistants work hard to give the halls a friendly atmosphere.

If you are interested in living in Graf Hall or want more information about residence hall life at PUC, contact Graf Hall at (707) 965-7481 or Dean Gena Philpott at (707) 965-7461.

Meet Dean Philpott

PUC’s Graf Hall is a women’s residence populated largely by freshmen, so most of the new ladies on campus find themselves starting college in the welcoming hands of Dean Gena Philpott. “I love the eagerness of freshmen coming in,” says Philpott, who is starting her sixth year at PUC. “I feel that at that point in their life they’re probably the most impressionable, and so I really look for teachable moments.”

“A lot of times older students have already set what they’re going to do,” she says. “But when they first get here, they’re still making all their big decisions, and if they’re making bad decisions you actually have a chance during that first and second quarter to help steer them in a better direction. That’s the most rewarding thing.”

Her approach is greatly appreciated by most of the Graf residents.  She is known around the dorm to be understanding and genuinely concerned for each of the women in her charge.

It’s a role that offers both pressures and opportunities, but Philpott feels well equipped to handle both.  Both her parents were educators, and helped instill her with an ability to be both attentive to the needs of young students and resilient in the face of a demanding and highly visible job in education. “It takes a certain personality,” she says, “but I feel like I have a knack with young people.”

Andre Hall

Pacific Union College
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508


Phone: (707) 965-7481

Gena Philpott
Associate Dean of Women
(707) 965-7461 | gphilpott@puc.edu