Portland, April 12th, 2014. Organizers of a special tea at  Warner Pacific College raised even more than expected, “Our goal was to raise $85,000 to support the Act Six Scholarship at Warner Pacific. We exceeded that goal and raised over $91,000!,” explained Kathy Covey. The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is Oregon a full-tuition, full-need scholarship for emerging urban leaders. It was Warner Pacific’s 5th Annual President’s Tea and Scholarship Auction supports the Act Six Scholarship program at the College: an opportunity to meet the needs of underserved and first-generation college students as they pursue their higher education goals. This year’s event features award winning author Sarah Thebarge as the keynote speaker and Warner Pacific Act Six Scholar Yesenia Delgado. (Photos courtesy of Warner Pacific College taken by Kai Hayashi)

Bidders raise their paddles at Warner Pacific's April 12 President's Tea

Bidders raise their paddles at Warner Pacific’s President’s Tea.

Act Six Scholar Luwam Kahassay and guest Dixie Samuels

Act Six Scholar Luwam Kahassay and guest Dixie Samuels

Dr. Daymond Glenn (Warner Pacific Vice President for Community Life and Chief Diversity Officer) with Act Six Scholars

Dr. Daymond Glenn (Warner Pacific Vice President for Community Life and Chief Diversity Officer) with Act Six Scholars

 

Marcelo Anteparra-Naujock (Warner Pacific Board of Trustees and Executive Creative Director with Cafelli), with Dr. Andrea Cook (President of Warner Pacific) and guest Larry Briggs

Marcelo Anteparra-Naujock (Warner Pacific Board of Trustees and Executive Creative Director with Cafelli), with Dr. Andrea Cook, President of Warner Pacific and guest Larry Briggs

This year, the college welcome award winning author, Sarah Thebarge as a keynote speaker. After surviving a grueling battle with breast cancer, Sarah fled her successful career, her Ivy League education, and a failed relationship on the East Coast to start over in Portland. She was hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life, but instead she met Hadhi, a Somali refugee abandoned by her husband. Sarah befriended Hadhi and her daughters, and set out on an adventure she’d never anticipated. Her memoir, “The Invisible Girls,” was released in April 2013 and is available in the campus bookstore. Learn more about Sarah at sarahthebarge.com.

This year, the college welcome award winning author, Sarah Thebarge as a keynote speaker.
Her memoir, “The Invisible Girls,” was released in April 2013 and is available in the campus bookstore. Learn more about Sarah at sarahthebarge.com.

About Act Six Scholar Yesenia Delgado: The oldest of five children in a single parent home, college was not at the top of her priority list after graduating from Reynolds High School. Through the support and investment of the Act Six Program at Warner Pacific, Yesenia discovered her desire to lead. She is now majoring in Human Development, and serves on Student Government and Student Diversity Council. Yesenia is passionate about investing and inspiring others to achieve greatness one day, just as Warner Pacific believed in her. She will be graduating in May 2014.

About Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative: The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative (actsix.org) is Oregon’s full-tuition, full-need scholarship for emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Act Six’s national office operates under the auspices of the Northwest Leadership Foundation, a Christian-based organization that addresses issues of inequality and injustice in urban settings. Act Six recruits diverse, multi-cultural cadres of Portland’s most promising emerging leaders. Once accepted into the program, students are trained within their “cadres” for a year prior to college entrance.

From Warner Pacific College:

Founded in 1937, Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, liberal arts college dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Learn more at www.warnerpacific.edu.  Warner Pacific College is located at 2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland, Or

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