Deborah Hopkinson Wins Oregon Book Award
September 13, 2009
Deborah Hopkinson, PNCA’s VP for College Advancement, is the winner of the Eloise Jarvis McGraw Award for Children’s Literature, a part of the prestigious Oregon Book Awards, it was announced today. She received the award in honor of her book Keep On! The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-discoverer of the North Pole (Peach Tree).
The Oregon Book Awards, sponsored by Literary Arts, are presented annually for the finest accomplishments by Oregon writers. A finalist for the awards three times, this is Deborah’s first win. She was selected as the only finalist in her category, a significant honor.
“Read more about the Oregon Book Awards.”:http://www.literary-arts.org/awards/
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.