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Alumni Highlight: Midori Yoshimura (‘12)

Midori Yoshimura (‘12) graduated summa cum laude with majors in English and Spanish in the honors program. Now, she works in digital media at Stanford’s Office of University Communications, and has met the king and queen of Spain.

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“The Honors Program has provided me the opportunity to enrich my understanding regarding the worlds of literature and science while exploring my chosen major: Biochemistry. This new perspective aids me throughout my college experience and allows me to exercise critical thought while expanding my intellectual horizons.” - Eric Daniels


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The Honors program here at PUC is really interesting as it provides an great alternative to the general curriculum, giving those of us who are a part of it a way to experience learning in a more think-and-discuss driven environment rather than your run-of-the-mill lecture for 50 minutes. I chose to join because I knew this different style of learning would better suit my approach to classes.

- Kenneth Grae McKelvie

Mariano Looks Ahead To Leading Honors Program for a New Generation

Mariano Looks Ahead To Leading Honors Program for a New Generation

July 9, 2023

For Milbert Mariano, starting a new role at Pacific Union College in July is like a homecoming.

Mariano is set to become the dean of the new School of Arts, Humanities, and Professions at PUC. As part of those new duties, he is also taking over leadership of the Honors Program, which he was closely involved in early in his PUC career.

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