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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

PUC Homecoming 2017: Friday, April 21 – Sunday, April 23

2017 Honored Classes

1940s, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2007


2017 Schedule of Events

Friday, April 21

Homecoming Registration
Alumni Office, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Scales Chapel, 2 to 4 p.m.
Dining Commons, 4 to 6 p.m.
Church Foyer, 7 to 8 p.m.

PUC Talks
Scales Chapel, 2 to 4 p.m.
A series of inspiring and educational talks by PUC professors
- Nancy Lecourt, Ph.D. and Peter Lecourt, M.S.
- Vola Andrianarijaona, Ph.D.
- Jean Sheldon, Ph.D.

Honored Alumni Dinner
Dining Commons, 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.
Honoring our 2017 Outstanding Alumni
Education – J. Paul Stauffer, Ph.D., ‘38
Education – Teri Ann Ricchiuti, ‘76
Healthcare – Scott Reiner, ‘87
Mission and Service – Arnold Petersen, M.D., ‘62
Meal tickets are $10/person

In Memoriam 7:45 p.m. / Vespers 8 p.m.
Church Sanctuary, 7:45 to 9 p.m.
Musical Selections by Tad Worku, ’08, ’14, ‘15
Message by Pastor Jonathan Henderson, ‘98

Sabbath, April 22

Homecoming Registration
Church Foyer, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Dining Commons, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Alumni Continental Breakfast
Dining Commons, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Purchase tickets at registration and go through cafeteria line for meal.

Alumni Sabbath School
Scales Chapel, 9:45 to 11 a.m.
Pastor Charles White, ‘66
Stories of My Great-Grandmother, Part II: Ellen White and Her Impact on PUC

Worship Service
Church Sanctuary, 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Eric Anderson

Alumni Luncheon
Pacific Auditorium (Gymnasium), 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Free meal but must pre-register
Food prepared by Tony of Armadillo’s fame!

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

Visions of the Holy: Religious Illustrations and Art from the PUC Archives & Special Collections
Rasmussen Art Gallery, 1-5pm on Sabbath (and any other regular RAG hours)

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

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

Ivylyn Traver Art Exhibit
Paulin Hall Lobby, 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Department of Music: Piano Concert by Alumni & Students of Lynn Wheeler, D.M.A.
Paulin Hall Auditorium, 4 to 5 p.m.,
Light refreshments to follow in honor of Dr. Wheeler’s retirement after 46 years at PUC

Supper for Alumni and Friends
Dining Commons, 5 to 6 p.m.
Purchase tickets at registration ($10)

Narrated Slideshow: PUC Through the Years
Scales Chapel, 6:30 to 7 p.m.
A slideshow of PUC through the years, along with memories of PUC by Dr. Malcolm Maxwell

Marnie Breckenridge, ‘93 in Concert
Paulin Hall, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Hear world-class soprano and PUC alumna, Marnie Breckenridge, ‘93 in concert. Accompanied in part by the PUC orchestra and pianist, Joel Dickerson
Seating is limited

Women’s Basketball Alumni Game
Pacific Auditorium, 8:15 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Alumni Game
Pacific Auditorium, 9:45 p.m.

Honored Class Parties
Dining Commons Side Room, 3 to 7 p.m.
Hosted by William Hull, ‘57 and Rosemayne (Whitney) Thompson, ‘57

Fireside Room, 3 to 7 p.m.
Hosted by Gary Gifford, Ed.D., ’67 and Christine (Hobbs) Preston, ‘67

Please contact the alumni office if you’d be interested in organizing your class party!

Please contact the alumni office if you’d be interested in organizing your class party!

Location TBD
Hosted by Sonia Lee (Ha), M.D., ‘92

Brasswood, St. Helena, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Hosted by Michelle (Konn) Rai, ‘97

Sunday, April 23

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

Women’s Volleyball Alumni Game
Pacific Auditorium, 12 p.m.

Men’s Volleyball Alumni Game
Pacific Auditorium, 12:30 p.m.