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A Message From The Alumni Director

Comments Off Written on December 14th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, General

"The virgin will be with child and ll give birth to a Son, and they will call him Immanuel — which means, 'God with us.'"  Matthew 1:23

"Person To Person" December 2010

Fran Rubio, one of our current students at the College and pastoral interns at Pearl Church where I attend, challenged us a few weeks ago with a brief narrative from I Kings in the story of Ahaziah — an ordinary story really, one previously unfamiliar to me, and yet through the recent re-telling one that has connected with my heart in a meaningful way. Read the rest of this entry »

Chapel Spotlight – Professor Dan Christiansen

Comments Off Written on December 7th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Chapel, Faculty, General, Media, Students

The Multnomah University Chapel program exists to provide occasions for worship, assembly, spiritual formation and education in community.  Audio recordings of campus chapel services are available on Multnomah's website for your enjoyment and enrichment.

Journeys Chapel - November 16, 2010 Read the rest of this entry »

Conversations with Dr. Dan – Christmas And A Year In Review

Comments Off Written on November 30th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Dr. Lockwood, General, Pray For MU

Dr. Dan's Transcript

I’m Dan Lockwood, Multnomah’s president, and I want to extend to you a “Merry Christmas” greeting as we begin the month of December.  I trust you had a good Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We all have so much to be thankful for, don’t we?  And as we enter this Christmas season, I trust that your celebration of the birth of our Savior will be rich and deep. Read the rest of this entry »

Where are they Now? – Kim Vonheeder

Comments Off Written on November 23rd, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, General

We are God's Family

Kim Vonheeder

BS '85

There was a song we used to sing when I was a student at Multnomah.

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Alumnus of the Year

Comments Off Written on November 17th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Chapel, General

Neil Johnson (BS ’60)


In recognition of his Christ-centered life and example of Multnomah’s mission, Multnomah University presented Neil

Johnson with the 2010 Honored Alumnus of the Year Award. The Alumnus of the Year award is the highest award that Multnomah bestows upon an alumnus and in celebration of this occasion, Neil was invited to share with the Multnomah University student body at chapel on September 28th. Read the rest of this entry »

An Alumni Survey & A Kindle Winner

Comments Off Written on October 22nd, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Contests, Faculty, General

Recently, we embarked on a research project to help us review how Multnomah is doing in many aspects of the enrollment process. Part of this involved surveying recent alumni about the value of a Multnomah education - thanks to everyone who participated! In return for returning the survey we gave away a Kindle to a randomly drawn winner. Below is a summary from Vice President and College Academic Dean Dr. Wayne Strickland.

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Multnomah Alumni Came Through! Read the rest of this entry »

Financial Aid Letter From 1953

Comments Off Written on October 8th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid

An alum sent us his old financial aid award letter for our records. It's amazing that he's kept it this long. We found it as interesting as he thought we would, so we're just going to post it here for all to enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

A Letter From An Alum re: Compassion

Comments Off Written on September 13th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, General, Missions, Pray For MU

Just the other day I (Michelle Peel in Alumni) received the letter below from an alum who, because she's getting involved with this year's PDX Chapter Event, began seeing another woman's need in a new light.

Get the Event details on this PDF Flier Read the rest of this entry »

In Their Own Words

A professor, an alumnus, and a student share about the interconnectedness of the Multnomah family.

Dr. Roger Trautmann, Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries

On April 21, 2010, Linda Wood, a graduate of Multnomah Biblical Seminary, shared with students in my Orientation to Institutional Ministries class, a chaplaincy track course.  She described her call and preparation for police chaplaincy.  God has given her sensitivity to this ministry through her experiences as a wife and mother of police officers.  In this line of work officers face many challenges, not only in their personal lives but also in their public role.  A chaplain gives assistance in the care of officers and their family as well as service to the public through emergency response, death notifications, domestic issues and the like.  Linda explained the practical training that she receives to support her work as well as the prayer support and personal resources that bless her in this ministry role.  She provided “street” wisdom for the students in my class as well as stories of opportunities she has been given to demonstrate and declare the good news of God’s love and grace because of her front-line ministry. The class was greatly enriched by Linda’s presentation.

Rev. Linda Wood, M.A. Pastoral Studies, ‘00

Greetings fellow Alumni! Recently I received the annual call from a college student requesting a donation to the school. What a special blessing! I always enjoy taking a few minutes to talk to the student, ask how he/she is doing, and answer their questions. Of course, the students always ask how they can pray for me, my family and ministry. This time the student (Katie Wendel) and I made a special connection and we agree that it was definitely a God thing. We found out that we share an interest in horses and since I was going to be at the school to talk to Dr. Trautmann’s class, Katie and I decided to meet. What a joy to spend time with this young woman! When my husband and I found out that she was from out of state we decided to 'adopt' her while she is in school. It hit me that this young woman could not afford to fly home for the holidays except Christmas. We can always add one more to our table to join our family and I would hope if it was my child, someone would do that for them. God blessed Katie and I. We connected almost immediately, and I know she will fit into our family. I would like to encourage others to think about adding this type of blessing to your lives. God bless each of you.

Katie Wendel, Student Phone-A-Thon Caller

Educational Ministries major with Women’s Ministry emphasis
Hometown: Farmington, Utah
Favorite Class: Gender and Ministry with Bonnie Kopp
Plans after Multnomah: Masters in Counseling program

As a student caller at Multnomah, we call Multnomah alumni once a semester to keep them updated on campus life and talk with them about their lives. I called Linda Wood and started talking with her when her husband came home. She asked me to hold on for one moment and proceeded to have a quick conversation with her husband about his physical therapy. I heard Linda ask her husband what the physical therapist said about riding. Being a horse person myself, I asked her what kind of riding she was speaking about. We proceeded to discuss her time at Multnomah and her husband’s love for horses. She offered to have me out to their house to ride after they purchased another horse. She mentioned that she was coming to the seminary to speak in a class and that it would be a great opportunity to meet so I could get to know her and see pictures of her babies (both horses and grandchildren). I feel so privileged to have an opportunity to establish a relationship with such an awesome woman of God. In our short meeting, I got to talk with Linda and discuss where I am going as a student at Multnomah. Linda was so encouraging and I am looking forward to getting to know her better.

Tuition Free Day – Thank You!

Comments Off Written on May 5th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid, Students

A BIG “Thank You!” to all Multnomah alumni and donors!

Your giving and prayers are such an integral part of the legacy and continuing work of Multnomah University. We love celebrating YOU!

What Is It?

On Tuesday, April 13, 2010 the Advancement and Alumni Departments had an opportunity to share with Multnomah’s student body what we call our student aid gap (the funds making up the difference of what it cost to educate a student at Multnomah and the amount they actually pay for Tuition) at our first annual “Tuition Free Day” celebration. We celebrated the generosity of our alumni and donors with cake, decorations, music, and give-aways. Freshman Jason Mulkin won the big doorprize – a GPS (special thank you to Fred Meyer Stores for their contribution)!

Last year, 2,160 alumni and friends of Multnomah gave to the Student Aid fund. What a blessing to each and every current Multnomah student! Thank you!

The Event Slideshow