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Academic Stats

12:1 Student-faculty ratio
19 average class size
90%+ MFT scores for physics & psychology students in 2017
95% classes with less than 50 students
Pacific Union College Graduation Weekend 2019

Pacific Union College Graduation Weekend 2019

June 14, 2019

Pacific Union College, Napa Valley’s only four-year college, will host its annual commencement exercises Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16.

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Maria Rankin-Brown Named New Associate Academic Dean

Maria Rankin-Brown Named New Associate Academic Dean

June 11, 2019

Maria Rankin-Brown, who has served for the last four years as chair of the department of English at Pacific Union College, will find herself in a new role this summer, serving as associate academic dean for the college.

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Milbert Mariano Named New Academic Dean

Milbert Mariano Named New Academic Dean

June 11, 2019

In July, Milbert Mariano, currently professor of graphic design in the department of visual arts at Pacific Union College, will transition into a new role at the college. After nearly 25 years of teaching graphic design, 12 of those as department chair, he has recently been named the college’s new vice president for academic administration and academic dean. Mariano fills the role following Dr. Nancy Lecourt’s retirement after 40 years at PUC.

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The Next Generation: PUC Students Attend Women in Science Conference

The Next Generation: PUC Students Attend Women in Science Conference

May 21, 2019

Recently, a handful of PUC students attended a science-based conference for women. Its focus was on fostering young women interested in the STEM field and its various career options. Female students across PUC’s science departments were encouraged to attend the event and learn more about opportunities for growth in their area of interest. 

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Albion Field Station

Albion Field Station

PUC’s field station on the Mendocino Coast is the perfect combination of nature and knowledge.

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Alumni Highlights

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Mindy C. Smith, '12

Associate veterinarian, Equine Medicine

The biology program at PUC gave me the foundation needed to transition into veterinary course work with ease. My professors were not only wonderful instructors, but ensured my academic success through personal mentorship and course flexibility. The smaller class sizes afforded many opportunities for leadership and teaching roles that greatly enhanced my application in a highly competitive pool.

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Cameron Mitchell, ’16

Senior graphic designer, Rip Curl

“PUC gave me a lot of opportunities to work one-on-one with my professors. Under their guidance, the skills and techniques I developed and perfected helped me land my dream job at Rip Curl.”

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Erika Dalida, ’18

Loma Linda University Occupational Therapy student

“I’m so glad I chose PUC. I tell everyone to come here because I feel like we’re all family. The health communication major was perfect for me. The professors make you feel like an individual instead of just part of a group. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

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Jonathan Garza, ’07

Heart & vascular unit manager, Adventist Health St. Helena

“As a PUC alumnus and as a nurse working at Adventist Health St. Helena, I appreciate the PUC student nurses I work with and train. The level of skill and compassion these young people show is truly impressive.”

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Brian Lee, ’12

Development fellow, NASA

“I went biking and camping every weekend in Angwin. Those experiences in the Back 40 when I was messing around on my mountain bike and building dirt jumps fanned the flames of my passion for nature and the environment. PUC really catapulted my career.”

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