University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., invites the University community to nominate candidates for the University’s annual presentation of honorary doctorates. Such men and women have in a remarkable way encapsulated the three central tenets of the University’s mission— teaching, faith, and service— and are notable in their professions and/or communities for dedication, commitment, creativity, service, and the manner in which they have turned their talents to the common good. Notes of nomination should be sent to John Soisson, special assistant to the president, at email@example.com, or Tom Greene, provost, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the end of June. Names should be accompanied by a short explanation of the candidate’s life and work.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the Alumni Awards on Tuesday, March 19. The luncheon is at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program from noon to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost is $20 per person ($5 for students), or $200 for a table of 10. Register online at http://rise.up.edu/events.
Fr. Beauchamp’s talk will include an update on the $175 million RISE Campaign for the University of Portland, the University’s achievements in athletics and academics, and other factors affecting the University’s short-and-long-term success. Also on the agenda will be the annual Alumni Awards. This year’s winners are John Lee ’64, ’73, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award; Jack Roscoe ’64, winner of the Fr. Tom Oddo, C.S.C. Outstanding Service Award; Holly Lynn Ellis ’01, winner of the Contemporary Alumni Award; and UP senior Noelle Niedo ’13, winner of the Thomas A. Gerhardt ’55 Memorial Award for Student Leadership. For more information contact the marketing and communications office at 7202 or email@example.com.
All employees are invited to learn more about the many academic, athletic, professional, and service heroes who surround us each day on campus and in the world community thanks to the University’s commitment to extraordinary Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership. Their stories can be found on the UP website at http://up.edu/heroes/. A small sampling:
- Kurt Berning ’12, Global Supporter and Fulbright Scholar: as a UP student Kurt spent one summer in rural Kenya teaching high school students, where he raised $1,200 online in one week to provide the school with electricity. His non-profit Global ADE, raised $20,000 in its first year to foster educational opportunities in developing countries, especially Cambodia.
- Matt Powell ’84, Educational Influencer and Community Booster: Matt saw potential where others did not. A decade ago, he helped found De La Salle North Catholic High School. His vision was for low income students in North Portland to receive an affordable, yet high quality, college preparatory education –tuition wouldn’t be the school’s main source of revenue. Instead, he modeled the financial system on that of Cristo Rey High School in Chicago where students work one day a week in the local community, gaining valuable work experience, and their earnings supplement tuition. At De La Salle North, this format helps fund 70 percent of the school’s budget. Tuition costs are $2,995 this year, but many families pay only $25 per month. The remaining balance is funded through donations. And the success of the school? Last fall, 95 percent of graduating seniors at De La Salle North were admitted to college.
The Office of Alumni Relations is accepting nominations for the 2013 Thomas A. Gerhardt Award for Student Leadership, according to Ken
Hallenius, alumni relations. Criteria for selection:
Student must be a graduating senior;
Student must have demonstrated leadership throughout his or her undergraduate career;
Student must demonstrate consistent dedication to the University and the community through service to God and neighbor.
Nominations are due to Bryant by Wednesday, January 25. Please attach a letter of recommendation, detailing reasons for nomination. For more information, contact Hallenius at Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8326.
The Office of Alumni Relations cordially invites all UP employees who are also UP alumni to attend the Sixth Annual UP Alumni Employee Luncheon on Thursday, December 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons boardroom. RSVP to email@example.com or 7328 by Monday, December 12. All degreed and nondegreed UP alumni are welcome.