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Maryam Saudagaran
“I chose UP because of its fantastic undergraduate nursing program but also because it felt right. Little did I know, the people I met would remain my friends and mentors 10 years later!”
Maryam Saudagaran 2017 Nursing
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Surabhi Joglekar
“When I looked into UP’s School of Education, it automatically became my first choice for college. The ability to work in local schools starting my first year and the scaffolded path to the student-teaching year gave me ample time to become comfortable working in a classroom with students before starting my career.”
Surabhi Joglekar 2020 Secondary Education, Mathematics
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Victor Rodriguez Valdovinos
“During my senior year, my capstone clinical immersion was in an ophthalmology outpatient eye surgery center. This experience gave me great training in pre- and post-operative patient care.”
Victor Rodriguez Valdovinos 2020 Nursing
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Connor Heffernan
“At UP, I was able to focus on the political topics that fascinated me most and intern with two Oregon legislature election campaigns, all of which watered the roots of my public service career.”
Connor Heffernan 2022 Political Science, Economics
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Erin McConville
“I became interested in studying civil engineering because there are many opportunities to serve the public through public infrastructure projects.”
Erin McConville 2021 Civil Engineering
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Three-Year Grant Expands Summer Research Program for UP Science Students

July 12, 2024

University of Portland undergraduate students will have more opportunities to conduct summer research in the sciences thanks to a three-year, $296,000 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation.

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‘Tremendous Value’ for the Money: University of Portland Ranks High on Money’s Best Colleges 2024 List

June 21, 2024

Money magazine’s analysis of ‘The Best Colleges in America—2024’ gave UP a 4.5-star rating out of 5, touting the Catholic, Holy Cross university’s professional schools, robust study abroad program, Division I athletics, and graduation rate.

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