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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
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Erin McConville 2021 Civil Engineering
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UP Receives Largest Humanities Grant in School History from National Endowment for the Humanities

June 10, 2024

University of Portland has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to build engaged humanities curriculum, experiences and infrastructure that connect UP faculty and students with timely issues in the local community.

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National Champions! University of Portland Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Wins Division III College Title

May 21, 2024

They chased. They flicked. They conquered. The University’s ultimate frisbee team—UPRoar—is caught up in the pandemonium of an NCAA Division III Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Championship.

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