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5,000 Drops Towards Ending Water Poverty

This summer, Pacific Union College is embarking on a creative, yet ambitious educational initiative to raise awareness and funds about the global water crisis and water poverty. The college is partnering with Water for Good and private donors to launch the 5,000 Drops campaign.

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PacificQuest Inspires Middle School Students to Pursue Higher Education

Pacific Union College held its annual PacificQuest program July 9-14, welcoming 16 high-achieving middle school students to campus. The program is designed to provide gifted students with the opportunity to explore college-level courses and encourage them to pursue a college education. 

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PUC Announces New Degree Programs in Biotechnology, Global Development Studies, and Religion

Pacific Union College is excited to announce several new degree programs offered this coming school year: a bachelor’s in biotechnology; a bachelor’s in religion with an emphasis in mission; and lastly, a bachelor’s in global development studies. 

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.