Thank you for coming to our 2019 Gala: Reimagine
May 06, 2019
Thank you to all who came to our 2019 Gala: Reimagine, where Al Solheim received a standing ovation for his 20 years of service to the college on our Board of Governors, the granddaughters of Hallie Ford received an honorary degree for the late philanthropist who gave PNCA the largest gift ever to an Oregon cultural institution. We gathered to celebrate the great work of our educators and students and to raise money for student scholarships. Thank you to our presenting sponsors Arlene Schnitzer, Jordan Schnitzer, and the Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Care Foundation, to our hosts President Don Tuski and Board of Governors Chair, Scott D. Musch, to our emcee Kimberly Howard, all the students, alumni, and friends of the college whose work contributed to the silent and live auctions. Thank you to all of our guests for your important support of the college. And thank you to the gala committee members and Advancement department staff, and everyone who devoted time and effort to its success.
Farewell to Lee Kelly
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
PNCA offers generous scholarships to transfer students
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
Welcome PNCA's New Dean
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 celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art
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.