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Willamette’s Future Burns Brighter: The School that Launched a Thousand Candles

November 26, 2010 Leave a comment

The first university founded in the west, Willamette University, established in Salem, Oregon in 1842, has its own particular vibe. A stream runs through campus amongst lush trees and other plant-life that adorn its green fields, and due to its small size and rich history, the school takes pride in offering a unique commencement experience. Michelle Maynard, Willamette’s Director of Special Events, who is in charge of scheduling all logistics and venues for commencement and all the events associated with it, shared with me the how Willamette celebrates graduates, their mothers, and the unique educational journeys (past and present) each of its students take. Read more…

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