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Scholarships Change Lives

Scholarships Change Lives

Goal: $750,000

Whether by way of the Worthy Student Fund or the Academic Department Scholarships like Nursing, Mathematics and Psychology, scholarships make an education at PUC accessible to students who may not have had the opportunity otherwise.

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Give to the Future

Give to the Future

Now more than ever, we want to ensure all our students — facing uncertainty, insecurity, and unprecedented challenges — can still have the same meaningful experiences and education that make time at PUC so transformative.

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Diversity and Inclusion Fund

Diversity and Inclusion Fund

Goal: $54,000

During this time in our country's history, it is now more important than ever to demonstrate our Christian values of care and concern for all of God's children. In the interest of creating a culture of Christian love and acceptance on Pacific Union College's campus, we have identified a role we believe can assist us in our efforts to be a more accepting and inclusive campus community.

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Utt Pavilion

Library – Phase II

Goal $3.1 million

Preserve rich Seventh-day Adventist heritage and expand learning opportunities for students and researchers with this exciting library expansion project.

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Healthcare Heroes

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Nicole Olson, ’09

“During the majority of the pandemic I’ve been working at the hospital in the NICU, where I’ve been for 8 years. My experiences at PUC in the Nursing Program helped me want to teach nursing students on my unit, so I do a lot of precepting of students and new hired nurses.”

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Melissa Setterlund, '15

“I’m working on a medical telemetry unit in Portland, Oregon that was turned into the non-ICU COVID unit. It’s been stressful, frustrating, and uncertain at times. I’m grateful to PUC for providing me with my nursing education.”

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Krystal Aldred, ’13

“I just got my 5 year Recognition at American Medical Response (in November) and I can remember going to class at PUC and running through all our skills, scenes and scenarios with my professors (Levi and James). They really gave me the tools I needed to be good at what I do now. I truly love being on the ambulance even during the pandemic.”

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Kaylyn (Hamada) Jones, ’11

“I have been working in PACU and ICU during covid. I would not be the nurse I am without the strong education I received at PUC.”

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Tyler McCulloch, ’13

“I am an Ed Nurse and have worked in the Emergency Department during the pandemic. At PUC I learned the importance of treating the whole person, not just their ailment. During the pandemic this became even more important as patients were isolated away from their families. I appreciate the whole person care PUC offered.”

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Benjamin Tan, ’12

“I am currently a fourth-year resident in general surgery. The connections and relationships I developed at PUC form the basis for how I connect and show love and care to those in my life.”

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Camille (Heinrich) Matute, ’10

“During the pandemic, I’ve been working as a Speech Language Pathologist in a skilled nursing facility, helping patients who have difficulty with swallowing, communication and cognitive function. I first became interested in the field while at PUC where I was able to take an introductory course! I’m so thankful for my experiences at PUC which helped prepare me for this career.”

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Levi Gore, ’08

“I work as a Nurse Practitioner at Lodi Memorial Hospital and get to work with and meet some amazing and wonderful people, some of which are even fellow PUCites! While this has been a difficult year I am grateful for the daily connection with patients and coworkers. I have been blessed from the skills and relationships developed while at PUC.”

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Cristian Villegas, ’17

“PUC has helped me in so many ways. From the wonderful teachers that challenged me and inspired a deeper love for learning, including but not limited to Dr. Vola and Dr. Pak, to the wonderful ministry opportunities that further cemented me on the path to medicine and my faith in God. Thank you PUC for helping me on this journey!”

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Lauren (Savino) Hunter, att. ’06-’08

“This past year, I have continued to work part-time as a speech language pathologist at our local hospital in Tillamook, Oregon. I’m thankful that we have the ability to modify treatment while still staying safe. I love my job and I am grateful I was able to take the Intro to Speech Pathology course that PUC offered my freshmen year. The rest is history!”

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James Appel, att. '94-'95

"I have been working in Africa since 2004, mostly in the Republic of Tchad. For the last year and a half, during the Covid 19 pandemic, I’ve been working at a small county hospital in Robertsport, Liberia as one of two doctors in the only hospital in Grand Cape Mount County. It was during my time at PUC—right after spending a year in South America as a student missionary—that I decided I wanted to be a missionary doctor. And I’m still loving that decision!"

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Caitlin (Boren) Brooks, att. ’06-’09

“Working as a physical therapist in a hospital during the pandemic has been really stressful but I’m so thankful that my experience at PUC set me on this path. It’s so fulfilling to help patients on their way to recovery!”

Homecoming 2021 Went Virtual

With the current state of the world, we made the decision to host a virtual and on-demand Homecoming Weekend in 2021. You can see a recap of all the events and videos.

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PUC LinkedIn

Catch up with classmates, expand your network, and explore opportunities to mentor current students through LinkedIn.

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Meet the Alumni Team

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Kellie Lind, ’82

Vice President for Alumni & Advancement

What’s your favorite place at PUC? The Swimming pool!! I life guarded, taught swimming, taught Swim and Stay Fit, played water polo and took lifesaving classes from Dr. Reynolds!

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Andrew Pitt

Director of Annual Giving

Andrew Pitt is a multi-faceted marketing and communications professional working in the higher education sector. He has delivered creative content and communication strategies for agencies and senior in-house roles, covering internal communications, PR & media relations, brand management, advertising, marketing, communications, and crisis management disciplines.

18+ years of experience and expertise in storytelling, creative direction, and design strategy contributing to trailblazing communities. Perceptive team player with a proven record of producing highly effective marketing and communication solutions and successful creative concepts.

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Distinguished Alumni

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Sonia Lee Ha, ’92

Pediatrician

Sonia’s compassionate care makes a difference in countless lives as the director of pediatrics at Clinic Ole.

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Grant Ordelheide, ’13

Photographer

Grant’s photographs have been featured in Backpacker magazine and National Geographic Traveler.

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Katie Aguilar, ’13

Graphic Designer

Katie has a fast-paced career as a graphic designer on the creative services team at Legendary Entertainment.

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