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Why UP Matters 1-4 Academic Programs 5-15 Alumni Awards 17 Special Programs 19-21 Pilot Athletics 22-24 RISE Campaign 25-29

Changing the world one student at a time –

After 110 years, we have risen in confidence, skill, and ambition. We have become an economic driver for the region. A recent economic impact study showed that the 12,200 alumni residing in the metropolitan area contribute approximately $1.5 billion to the local annual economy. Each year, the University’s workforce and students contribute another $170 million.

We have been recognized with three national rankings this year. We were

first among peers for graduates earning Fulbright scholarships, first among 553 “master’s universities” for our commitment to community service, and third for the number of alumni serving in the Peace Corps. We also received a top 10 ranking among peer institutions in the West and ranked as the top school in Oregon for “return on investment.”

We are sought after by smart,

motivated students. This spring, we received 12,204 applications for 835 spots, and this year’s freshman class is the most academically accomplished in University history with an average SAT score of 1209 and GPA of 3.68.

But we want to do more. We want to be a stunning resource for innovation

and imagination. We want to create even more opportunities for intellectual, spiritual, and emotional epiphany. That is why we embarked on the most ambitious fundraising campaign in our history, the RISE campaign, with a goal of $175 million. Together, we can change it is into what can be.

Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C. President


Why I support UP.

“I have come to deeply appreciate and love the University of Portland: what it stands for, what it does, and the impact it has on young people’s lives. As much as we like to think so, none of us has ever really accomplished something great on our own. There are people behind our accomplishments – whether it is angels who come in at a certain time or constant supporters like parents, siblings, and friends. That was a life lesson for me. During law school at Georgetown, I suddenly found myself without parental support. I was going to withdraw – when Georgetown covered the gap. My wife, Leslie, and I wanted the University of Portland’s president to be able to intervene when students were thrust into a crisis and unable to continue. If our scholarship funding helps students, Leslie and I are grateful for that.” Mark Ganz President & CEO Regence


Why we support UP.

“UP is a world-class place with great faculty and leadership. Acquiring the waterfront property was a monumental achievement. I’m interested in the University’s continuing evolution, and critical to its success is the philanthropic side.”

“People at this University “I got an excellent educareally cared about what tion and made incredible I did. It is a wonderful friendships. Over the incubator. As a trustee, years, the University has I enjoy being involved developed into one of with bright, high-perform- the finest mid-sized coling students with great leges in the country, values. Their contribution but it can’t do this work to society is going to be alone. I am proud to immense.” support the University.”

“The emphasis on core “As a student, I needed a values and ethics is the job and worked in the University’s strength. kitchen. It’s where I got It develops well-balanced my start. Owning a compeople – spiritually, phys- pany, which now has ically, and mentally. If 500 locations and 12,000 we want to see this place employees, is a dream continue to excel, we come true, which began have to get involved.” at the University on the dish machine.”

John Lee ’64, ’73 MBA

Kay Toran ’64

Robert E. Maloney, Jr. ’64

Carol Herman ’64

Fedele Bauccio ’64, ’66 MBA

(Retired) CEO

President and CEO

Attorney / Shareholder

Volunteer Leader

CEO and President

Providence Health

Volunteers of America

Lane Powell

& Services

Bon Appétit Management Company


Why we support UP.

“Through our academic programs, the integrity and quality of our professors, and the opportunities provided through the E-Scholars program, we were able to harness our talents and skills and put them into action. We started our first business with two other E-Scholars through the Center for Entrepreneurship, and it took off. We’ve become serial entrepreneurs. It’s important to us that the ventures we are involved with give back – whether it’s through stewardship or by creating a product that is good for the planet. Our commitment to values was strengthened by what we learned in our classes. Now, we’ve come full circle. We want to give back to the school that’s given so much to us.” DJ WIDMER ’02, VP OF SALES, YOLO COLORHOUSE, SUMMER WIDMER ’01, ENTREPRENEUR, PORTLAND, OREGON


Why our academic programs matter. At the University of Portland, challenging academic classes are taught by expert faculty who are nationally recognized for their teaching skills. A 13:1 student/ professor ratio ensures greater attention to individual learning and deeper discussions. And all students, regardless of major, take thirteen core courses in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences to help them think critically, communicate effectively, and consider ethical implications.


“I liked UP’s values, as a Catholic school, and that I could take a variety of classes, study abroad, be involved on campus, and graduate in four years. As an accounting and finance major and political science minor, I gained the skills necessary to examine the corporate and legal side of issues. I established friendships I will keep forever – with students, faculty, and staff – and received an education that will enable me to aspire to the things I want to do in life.” danie reMy ’11 taX assOCiate, PriCewaterhOuseCOOPers, LLP san FranCisCO, CaLiFOrnia


Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. School of Business Administration. school recognition Bloomberg Businessweek named the University of Portland the top school in Oregon for providing the most return for an education in 2011 – graduates earn a net return on investment of $779,600. The Pamplin School was listed as one of 300 outstanding institutions in The Princeton Review’s 2011 Best Business Schools guidebook, and it is accredited by AACSB-International, a status that is awarded to only 5% of business schools worldwide. state-of-the-art The Center for Entrepreneurship is consistently ranked in the top 4% of national entrepreneurship programs. Nine dedicated Bloomberg terminals in the largest finance trading room in the West offer students real-life trading experience. Extensive collaboration with Portland’s business community provides students with real-world case projects, professional mentoring, and internships, many of which lead to full-time positions. undergraduate and graduate programs Undergraduates select from majors in: accounting, economics, finance, entrepreneurship and innovation management, global business, marketing and sustainability, or operations technology management; graduate degrees include: master of business administration (MBA), executive MBA in non-profit management (EMBA), master of science in finance (MSF), and a combined BBA/MBA for accountants. in the news In 2011, business professors Diane Martin and John Schouten co-authored a ground-breaking book, Sustainable Marketing, while a study by faculty member Sam Holloway was used by the city of Portland to explore the feasibility of housing a materials library. Business majors Kurt Berning and Kenny King started Global Alliance for Developing Education (Global ADE) to foster educational opportunities in developing countries, especially Cambodia. Their creation won first place in the Center for Entrepreneurship’s $100k business plan competition (non-profit category). Business student Sarah Klemsz won first place in the $100k (for-profit category) for developing a website and analog catalog, “The Opportunity Operator,” which matches high school students with vocational schools and scholarships.


“After a year of teaching, I am thankful, now, for the countless reflections that I wrote each year; it is this habit in which my ideas appear. It is a grand testament, I think, to the quality of my education that I often wish I could re-take a course or ask a professor a question. The School’s faculty are genuinely interested in what they do, and the programs are designed to help students find what they love to teach and teach it well.” zaCh CLute-reiniG ’10 teaCher: 6-8th Grade reMediaL readinG teaCh FOr aMeriCa, GreensBurG, LOuisiana


School of Education.

in the classrooms Last year, Portland classrooms in both public and private schools were the recipients of more than 89,000 hours of student teaching from the University’s education majors. The School has high standards for its students and requires education majors to complete at least 1,000 hours of field experience to earn their degree. community support In 2010, the School began a partnership with Open Meadow Alternative School and Roosevelt High School. Education majors are mentors and tutors for the Step Up program, which helps middle school students successfully transition to high school. The annual School of Education Reading Fair, now in its 18th year, brings more than 500 children to the Chiles Center for a day of literacy, arts, and creativity. Every child leaves with a new book and a smile. programs expand reach The Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE) first began in 1998 with four students teaching in under-resourced Catholic schools in Portland as they earned graduate degrees in education. Today the program, with 81 graduates, has made a significant difference in the Northwest with students involved in Catholic K-12 schools in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Utah, and California. Educators in Guam also earn master’s degrees in education from the University while living and working there. To date, more than 500 Guam educators are graduates of this program, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2012. The School also offers undergraduate teaching degrees in elementary and secondary education, three graduate degrees in teaching, and other school administration licensure programs. newsmakers Education professor Richard Christen was quoted in The New York Times and The Oregonian, as an expert on the instruction of cursive writing. In January 2011, Bonnie Robb, an alumna of the School of Education, was the 25th recipient of the Teacher of Honor Award from Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. Robb, a teacher in Portland Public Schools since 1998, specializes in working with children from impoverished backgrounds and for whom English is a second language.


“As I develop my professional career, the lessons and tools gained from my academic pursuits have become all the more apparent. The rigorous computer science program taught me how to solve complex problems, deal with pressure, and work with others, which allowed me to come into a professional setting and be productive almost immediately.” arturO BiMrOse ’10 aPPLiCatiOn deveLOPer, COBaLt aLeXandria, virGinia


Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering. transforming engineering on the bluff Engineering’s renaissance began on The Bluff because of generous benefactors, including a lead gift of $12 million from the late inventor and entrepreneur Donald Shiley ’51 and his wife, Darlene. This generosity created a modern and efficient 80,000 square-foot learning laboratory, which is now known as Shiley Hall. This new building quickly inspired more change, and on December 3, 2010, Darlene Shiley announced another $8 million to support student scholarships and faculty research in engineering. To recognize the ways in which the Shileys’ generosity will impact future generations, the school was dedicated as the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering. new dean This July, Sharon A. Jones was appointed the new dean of engineering. She earned her doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University and comes to the University from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. She follows Zia Yamayee, who served as the school’ s dean for 15 years. record numbers Two of the University’s record-setting 10 Fulbright grant winners this spring were mechanical engineering graduates: Natalie Higgins and Sean Frederick, the University valedictorian for 2011. And this fall, total enrollment in the engineering school hit an all-time high with 625 full-time undergraduate students — 21 percent of these students are female and 30 percent are under-represented minorities. Over the last 15 years, enrollment has grown 75 percent. high scores Recent engineering graduates from the University continue to set records for their scores on the national Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE) – earning a 96% passing rate – well ahead of the national average of 77%. The undergraduate engineering program also tied for 38th nationwide among schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s in rankings conducted by U.S.News & World Report. diverse programs Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering offers ABET-accredited undergraduate programs – in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering and computer science – as well as a master’s of engineering degree and an undergraduate program in engineering management.


“UP gave me amazing opportunities. I completed degrees in nursing and Spanish, studied in Morelia, Mexico to learn about its health care system, and was selected as a Providence Scholar – Providence paid for two years of tuition and I have a three-year contract with them. My first RN job was the same I held in my senior capstone so I felt competent and well-practiced. And, I use many of the lessons from sociology, theology, and philosophy in my work with diverse populations in the emergency department.” BriGid seeLy-LÓPez er nurse, PrOvidenCe heaLth and serviCes POrtLand, OreGOn


School of Nursing.

nationally recognized The School of Nursing continues to attract national attention for its excellence and creativity. The School was listed in Parade Magazine as one of the top 25 programs in the country in 2010 in the health sciences category. This follows its 2008 national award from the American Assembly for Men in Nursing as the best nursing program for men. innovation and leadership To address the shortage of staff nurses and nursing educators, the School started the nation’s first Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) in 2003, which creates optimal clinical learning environments in partnership with hospitals and other facilities. This innovative method was awarded a $300,000 national grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2010 to evaluate the DEU teaching model. A partnership with Providence Health and Services, known as the Providence Scholars Program, pays most of the junior and senior year tuition for a select group of undergraduates in exchange for a three-year employment contract. new doctoral program This May, the first cohort of students earned Doctorate of Nursing Practitioner degrees. Other programs offered include a bachelor of science in nursing, an alternate entry master’s program for students with a bachelor’s degree in another field, the clinical nurse leader masters program, and the RN to MS program. All programs are nationally accredited. newsmakers DNP student Lynn Toth, who traveled 3,000 miles every month for three years as she worked toward her doctorate in nursing, helped pass a Delaware bill that eliminates trans fat in school lunches. Jennifer Rea Kuker ’06, who worked as a surgical oncology nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center, traveled to Zambia in 2010 as a Peace Corps volunteer to promote sustainable strategies that mitigate the effects of AIDS, malaria, and malnutrition. The University is one of the top schools in the nation among its peers for producing Peace Corps volunteers, with 23 undergraduate alumni currently overseas. Among faculty, associate professor Teri Woo was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and nursing professor Lorretta Krautscheid received a prestigious national award, the AACN 2010-2011 Novice Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching.


“I formed personal connections with not one, but multiple professors in the biology department. I was involved in genetic research with one professor for two years. Other faculty members helped me immensely with the dental school application process. This guidance was invaluable to my undergraduate experience. I was consistently challenged, and the core classes diversified and strengthened my education. I was extremely well-prepared not only for the admissions test required by dental schools but for this next stage of my academic career.” JessiCa suLLivan ’11 sChOOL OF dentistry, university OF washinGtOn seattLe, washinGtOn


College of Arts & Sciences.

first nationally in fulbright awards The University ranked first nationally among peer institutions in a listing of top producers of Fulbright awards for U.S. students in 2010-11, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nine of a University recordsetting 10 Fulbright winners (including those with double majors) earned at least one degree from the College of Arts & Sciences. Since 2001, a total of 34 University students have received prestigious Fulbright grants to study and teach abroad. core programs The College is home to the largest number of students enrolled at the University — more than 1,250 students are engaged in 32 degree programs within 17 departments, which includes the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Faculty are well known for their teaching skills and are the recipients of national teaching awards and grants, including Graves Teaching Awards, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Health, among others. Students can also pursue graduate studies in communication, management communication, drama, or pastoral ministry. ranked nationally in study abroad The University ranked 10th nationally in the 2010-11 academic year among peer institutions in students studying abroad for at least a semester. The ranking by the Institute of International Education placed the University in the top 15 for the fifth consecutive year. student recognition In addition to this year’s Fulbright recipients, Tamara Caruso, a 2011 graduate in mathematics and secondary education, was one of two University students to receive a Service and Leadership Development Grant from The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship. In 2010, junior student Jane Strugatsky was awarded a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Ecuador, and senior Nathan Haskell won a prestigious French Government Teaching Award. Also recognized was the University’s student newspaper, The Beacon, which received numerous awards, including firstplace for best section, best series, best sports story and best graphic by the Oregon Newspaper Publisher Association’s (ONPA) 2011 Collegiate Newspaper Contest.


Why our 25,000 alumni matter. The University’s alumni make a difference every day. They are entrepreneurs, teachers, and lawyers. They are nurses, CEOs, and scientists. They are parents, engineers, legislators, and some of the best soccer players in the world. They have not just the smarts to succeed, but the heart to know what that really means.


Alumni awards 2011.

Major Paul Staheli ’98 received the Contemporary Alumni Award for his incredible leadership and courage. He is an Army Ranger who completed two tours of duty in Iraq, as a captain and major. He received the Bronze Star for heroic service. He will soon earn his master’s degree in Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. Tamara Faris ’00, a nurse, was awarded the Oddo Service Award for her Memory Book project, an idea that began six years ago at a South African orphanage. Today, 22,000 memory books, arts supplies, and lesson plans have been sent to children in nine countries to help them cope with loss and grief. Robert E. Maloney, Jr. ’64, a nationally respected lawyer, judge, and supporter of education in Oregon, was the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Less known is that for fifteen years he has adopted the third-grade class at Boise-Elliot Elementary, providing mentoring, meals, and support, which in turn, has increased test scores by 65 percent. Katie Scally ’11, the Thomas A. Gerhardt ’55 Memorial Award recipient, served as student body vice president, volunteered in Nicaragua, coached the Special Olympics, mentored freshman students, created the Northwest College Student Leaders Summit, and isn’t stopping – she’s now part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.


Year in review. in the nation for our commitment to service among 533 master’s universities as reported by Washington Monthly.

no. thousand community service hours logged by students in 2010 according to the University’s Moreau Center.

consecutive years listed by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top ten schools in the West among 125 master’s universities.


nationally for schools with less than 5,000 undergraduates in producing Peace Corps volunteers.

in the nation among peer institutions for being the top producer of Fulbright Awards for students, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

no. of the nation’s 311 “greenest” colleges, according to the Princeton Review.


Portland-area high school valedictorians are attending the University in a study by The Oregonian – more than all other private colleges in Portland combined.

school in Oregon according to Bloomberg Businessweek for “return on investment.”



nationally for the number of students studying abroad for more than one semester among peer institutions.

Why our special programs matter. Learning goes beyond classroom instruction. There is a constant attention here to developing not only the mind, but the heart and soul. Students are encouraged to become leaders, to ask questions about themselves and their role in the world. They are encouraged to take part in the larger community by sharing their time and talents with others and by immersing themselves in different cultures and languages throughout the globe.



Innovative programs, real opportunities. center for entrepreneurship Open to every student on campus, the Center of Entrepreneurship fosters innovation and creativity. It has been ranked consistently among the top four percent of 700 entrepreneurship programs in the country. Its landmark business plan competition awards $100k in funds and services to the top award winners, and its E-Scholar program has fostered the development of more than 20 successful companies started by graduates of this program. studies abroad This long-held tradition at the University allows students to broaden the breadth and depth of their academic experience. Each program has a specific focus that complements a variety of majors and includes such locales as Australia, Italy, Japan, England, Ireland, Austria, and Spain. In 2010, the University ranked 10th nationally for the number of students studying abroad for more than one semester among peer institutions. campus ministry The University has been guided since its founding by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers, which believes that an education is complete only when the heart and hands are as engaged as the mind. Campus ministry nurtures the spiritual development of Catholics, as well as those of other faiths, through personal spiritual counseling, faith sharing opportunities, workshops, and daily Mass. moreau center for service and leadership Service is a key component of the University’s mission. Each year students contribute over 81,000 hours of service to the local Portland community, and the University boasts one of the highest rankings in the country for Peace Corps volunteers among our peer institutions. The Moreau Center provides a wide array of opportunities from one-time local projects to global immersion trips. garaventa center for catholic intellectual life and american culture The Center examines the rich intersection of Catholic faith and American culture and fosters an ongoing exchange that is rationally, ethically, and spiritually grounded. Each year, men and women of international renown come to The Bluff to address the many aspects of Catholic life. Past speakers include Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Ambassador Tim Carney, author Jonathon Kozol, and Vatican advisor Helen Alvare.


Why our athletic programs matter. Our Division I student-athletes are committed to making a difference. They compete – and succeed – against the nation’s best teams, bringing regional and national recognition to the University. They also thrive under the same rigorous curriculum all students face and are an integral part of the University community. Being a Pilot requires hard work, team effort, perseverance, and high standards.


Pilots in the news.

Soccer star Jessica Tsao and track/cross country standout Natalie Hemphill were both awarded prestigious Fulbright grants in 2011 to study abroad. Jessica was also named the West Coast Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year and awarded the conference’s prestigious Post-Graduate Scholarship. Over the past two years all nine graduates from men’s basketball have gone on to play professionally around the world. Senior soccer player Danielle Foxhoven is one of 10 finalists for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The men’s cross country team is nationally ranked No. 10 in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Preseason Poll. Kody Watts, Caleb Whalen, and Travis Radke, three incoming baseball recruits selected in the 2011 MLB’s Draft, are officially Pilots. Basketball senior Natalie Day competed for the U.S. Virgin Islands National Team for the second straight summer. Women’s Rowing has been added as a varsity sport this year, bringing the total to 15 NCAA Division I teams. Alumni News Megan Rapinoe ’08 and Stephanie Cox ’07 helped lead the U.S. to the World Cup soccer finals this summer, while Christine Sinclair ’06 and Sophie Schmidt ’11 played for Canada. Erik Spoelstra ’92 coached the Miami Heat to the 2011 NBA Finals. Heath Pearce ’06 was named to the 2011 MLS All-Star team and plays for Chivas USA.


Pilots by the numbers. West Coast Conference All-Academic Certificates earned by student-athletes.

consecutive West Coast Conference championships in men’s cross country.

NCAA College Cup (final four) berths in men’s and women’s soccer.

All-America Awards and 28 Academic All-America Awards to recognize the nation’s best players.

NCCA Division I women’s soccer championships in 2002 and 2005.

NCAA postgraduate awards given to senior student-athletes who excel academically and athletically.

West Coast Conference Titles and 19 West Coast Conference Player of the Year honors.

MAC Hermann Trophy awards in women’s soccer recognizing the best players in the nation.

West Coast Conference Coach of the Year awards.


Why the Campaign.

The RISE campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the University of Portland’s history, will help us become a place we dared not even imagine in the past. It will elevate the creative ambitions of young men and women. It will create new ways in which the pursuit of wisdom can be channeled. It will allow innovation and creativity to combat the most serious problems of our time. It will make the University a stunning resource unlike any other in the world.


New Recreation and Wellness Center.

To ensure the University can continue to attract and retain highachieving and hard-working young men and women, we must provide adequate resources, of which a modern recreation and wellness facility is a vital component. This two-story 70,000 square-foot center would include a fitness center with exercise equipment, a gymnasium, an indoor track, a swimming pool, wood-floor studios, a climbing wall, an outdoor pursuits center, and instructional space. It will be a venue for students to not only exercise but take part in wellness classes so that the University can support students in mind, body, and spirit.


Reinventing the Wilson W. Clark Memorial Library.

Central to our mission is a dedication to excellence and innovation. For this ideal to flourish, the University’s library needs remodeling and revitalizing so it can offer the resources and technologies that are prevalent at college libraries across the nation. This new design would incorporate glass cube study rooms, wireless connective spaces, a media lab, social study areas, and express check-out stations. It would also provide fifty to seventy computers for use, moveable flex-furniture, projectors, screens, and other technology, along with knowledgeable staff to guide research and answer questions.


RISE Campaign highlights to date. donald p. shiley school of engineering was dedicated in 2010 and named for the late innovator and entrepreneur Donald Shiley ’51. Donald and his wife, Darlene, sparked a renaissance in engineering, with a $12 million lead gift to expand and renovate the engineering building, dedicated in 2009 as Shiley Hall. Additional gifts from Ed ’56 and Sharon Sweo made Shiley Hall a reality, which is one of only 25 buildings on a college campus to be LEED® Platinum certified. The ensuing transformation propelled Darlene to announce in 2010, an additional $8 million gift to fund engineering student scholarships and faculty research in honor of her late husband. The Shileys $20 million gift is the largest in the University’s history. bauccio commons was dedicated in 2010, thanks to the vision and generosity of Fedele Bauccio ’64, ’66 MBA, the founder and owner of Bon Appétit Management Company. It has become a place for the University community to gather for conversations, meetings, and shared meals. The venue also reflects Bauccio’s commitment to preparing food from scratch in a way that is socially responsible and sustainable. the bell tower was completed in 2009 and is now a landmark symbol on campus. The tower was made possible by Allen Lund, chairman of the University’s Board of Regents, and his wife, Kathleen, of Pasadena, California, whose $1.4 million gift highlights the University’s Catholic faith and is a place of quiet contemplation in conjunction with the Marian Gardens. the earle a. and virginia h. chiles center, the University’s athletic and events center, is undergoing an expansion and renovation because of the generosity of long-time Pilot fan and University Board of Regents member, Earle M. Chiles. The space will gain 10,365 square-feet, which will expand the strength and conditioning center, create an athlete study area, increase office space, and modernize locker facilities. don v. romanaggi, m.d. hall was named in 2010 for Board of Regents member Don Romanaggi, M.D. ’56. Romanaggi’s career in medicine took root in this very building, formerly known as Old Science Hall, which he restored to its original charm. Don and his late wife, Agnes ’59, also generously contributed over the years to other projects, including Swindells Hall, the University’s second science hall, and the Romanaggi Endowed Scholarship in Science, which they established.


eighteen new full-tuition scholarships, which cover all four years of tuition, room, and board, are available to students in need because of the generosity of Joseph Allegretti, a member of the University’s Board of Regents, and his wife, Helen. The Allegrettis have funded a total of 31 full scholarships at the University of Portland. an estate gift from the late James ’40 and Marie Riopelle, one of the largest in the University’s history, will endow scholarships for students with financial needs. James, a former chief of the Portland Fire Bureau, considered his education to be extremely important to his success in life. a trading room and financial research lab now resides in Franz Hall, which allows students to place trades and analyze real-time financial market data. Featuring nine Bloomberg terminals, the facility is the largest of its kind at a university in the West. the center for entrepreneurship can help seed future entrepreneurs because of individuals like Richard Baek ’93 MSEE, ’02 MBA, an entrepreneur, a member of the University’s Board of Regents, and a graduate who is supporting the Center as part of the RISE campaign. fields and schoenfeldt halls, dedicated in 2009, added 310 beds to campus and more than 108,000 square feet of living space. The halls are named for benefactor Fred Fields and his late wife, Suzanne, and Suzanne’s brother the late Rev. Arthur Schoenfeldt, C.S.C. The halls include study rooms, indoor bicycle parking spaces, a chapel, and a fitness room. Both halls are LEED® Gold certified. If you are interested in finding out ways you or your company can get involved with the University, contact: Jim Lyons Vice President, University Relations 503.943.7397,

Bryce Strang Associate Vice President Office of Development 503.943.7395,

Carmen Gaston ’96 Assistant Vice President Alumni Relations & Planning 503.943.7328,

Laurie Kelley Chief Marketing Officer 503.943.7202,


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