News - August 2016

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University of Portland Welcomes Class of 2020: second-largest and among most diverse and academically gifted classes in school history

Admissions

September 12, 2016

University of Portland welcomed the Class of 2020 as freshmen moved into the dorms on Thursday, August 25. It is among the largest, most diverse and academically gifted classes in school history.

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Donald T. Galarneau ’49

University of Portland alumnus and longtime benefactor Donald T. Galarneau ’49 passes away

Alumni

Physics

Engineering

Development

August 29, 2016

University of Portland alumnus and longtime benefactor Donald T. Galarneau ’49 passed away on Saturday, August 20 after a sudden illness. A Portland native, Don generously gave the University $1.5 million during his lifetime, including matching gifts from General Electric (GE), for whom he worked his entire career.  

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Over 150 University of Portland students volunteer at schools, parks and non-profits across the city as part of public service project, August 23-24

Moreau Center

August 23, 2016

More than 150 students volunteer at 11 local Portland service agencies as part of University of Portland Moreau Center's annual Service Plunge.

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Jennifer Snow Mayo

University of Portland graduate Jennifer Snow Mayo named 2016-2017 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow

Education

August 15, 2016

Jennifer Snow Mayo, a 2016 graduate of the University of Portland’s School of Education doctorate program, was recently named a 2016-2017 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. Mayo is one of 13 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers chosen from throughout the nation to receive the esteemed fellowship.

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Robert W. Franz

Robert W. (Bob) Franz, member of the University of Portland’s Board of Regents and long-time donor to the University, passes away on August 9

Development

Alumni

August 12, 2016

Robert W. Franz, longtime regent, friend, and donor leaves his legacy as philanthropist for Franz Hall, Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Franz Chair in Entrepreneurship.

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