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Christian Life Profile


The best way to learn about MU is by hearing from our students and alumni. Whether they’re launching businesses, working overseas, or educating future generations, they’re serving Jesus with their life’s work. Multnomah is a place where callings become careers.

The best way to learn about MU is by hearing from our students and alumni. Countless MU graduates are serving Jesus with their life’s work. So can you. Multnomah is a place where callings become careers.

“We can have an impact for Christ”
Lindsey Weaver dreams of taking her knack for business to a nonprofit after graduation. In the meantime, she’s getting plenty of credible experience. The Business major recently interned at a nonprofit connecting Italian ministries with overseas volunteers. As a project manager, she designed and coordinated two summer camp programs. “Being able to plan everything and see it come to fruition in Italy was the best,” she says.

Weaver also collaborated with a Portland nonprofit to create handbooks for the hundreds of volunteers who help provide free back-to-school clothes for local foster kids. “It’s really exciting to learn how we can have just as much of an impact for Christ in the marketplace as a pastor can in a church,” she says. “Being at MU has really helped me define what I want to do.”

“MU is an amazing place to push you forward”
When Quincy Robinson helped translate an unpublished fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls, it demonstrated our commitment to connecting students directly to God’s story. It also underscored the quality of our learning environment. “MU is an amazing place to push you forward,” says the Hebrew major. “What I’m doing now is easier because I did graduate-level work at the undergrad level.”

Currently Robinson is earning a master’s degree in Mathematics. He’s one step closer to his dream of becoming a professor at Stanford or Oxford—a dream that took flight under the guidance of MU’s faculty. “MU professors are premier scholars in their fields,” he says. “They’re brilliant and qualified, but I learned more from their lives than from their classes. The people here taught me how to love Jesus.”

“This community is unmatched”
When Rachel Perry first visited campus, she was welcomed with open arms. And when she moved into her residence hall, she noticed a remarkable sense of peace. “This community is unmatched,” says the Global Studies major. “Students feel really blessed and loved here.”

Perry had an opportunity to share that love when she volunteered with her classmates in Rwanda. After graduation she scored an internship with Hope Teams International, where she’s learning how to run a nonprofit and manage short-term missions teams. “I’m willing to go anywhere in the world God takes me,” she says. “Being at MU was an opportunity for me to hold out my faith to him and define what I believe. It helped me become my own person.”

“You’ll be a better and stronger person”
When Erik Mendoza came here to play basketball, he was worried the school’s size would limit him. Instead he grew by leaps and bounds. Mendoza shared the Gospel on mission trips to the Czech Republic and Taiwan. He volunteered weekly with his teammates at a local children’s hospital. And he emerged as a leader while serving as team captain. “Those experiences made the basketball team more than a basketball team,” says the Psychology major. “If you stick around, you’ll be a better and stronger person.”

After graduation Mendoza was hired as a retail marketing specialist by one of the world’s top sports brands: Adidas. “MU challenged me and gave me the ability to perform at a high level,” he says. “It also instilled a genuine love for people.” Read more of our student stories at multnomah.edu/studentstories.

Portland Fast Facts
• 500+ food carts
• 350+ miles of bike lanes
• 210+ parks
• 150+ live music venues
• 40+ independent coffee roasters
• 57 miles to Mount Hood
• 87 miles to the ocean
• 29 miles to Multnomah Falls
• 13 miles to Willamette River
• 6 miles to Portland Saturday Market

 

AT A GLANCE

Undergraduate Programs
• Accounting
• Biology
• Bible & Theology
• Business & Organizational Psychology
• Business Administration
• Church Leadership
• Educational Ministries
• Elementary Education
• English
• Family Ministry
• Global Studies
• Greek
• Hebrew
• History
• Ministry Leadership
• Music
• Pre-dental
• Pre-law
• Pre-med
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-veterinary
• Psychology
• Recreational Leadership
• Summit (five-year BA/MDiv program)
• TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
• Women’s Ministry
• Youth Ministry

NAIA Sports
Men’s
• Basketball
• Cross-Country
• Golf
• Soccer
• Track & Field

Women’s
• Basketball
• Cross-Country
• Golf
• Track & Field
• Volleyball

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