Facebook icon Twitter icon Forward icon

Alumni Award Nominations - Homecoming 2017

This coming February the William Jessup Alumni Association we will be honoring three outstanding alumni for their accomplishments in ministry and the marketplace during Homecoming and Family Weekend - Friday, February 10th to Saturday, February 11th 2017. 

Award categories include:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Young Alum Achievement Award
Global Impact Award

To nominate a fellow alum please click HERE to fill out the application. All submissions must be received by Friday, November 4th. If you have any questions please email Heather Jones at hjones@jessup.edu.

Jessup Gala "Impact Award" Recipients

The Jessup Gala will recognize alumna Phyllis Lanyon ('01); executive director of Open Door Libraries in San Jose, Calif. Lanyon’s organization operates three thriving Christian libraries located in Berlin, Prague and Budapest in regions that do not have access to the gospel message. The libraries are filled with Christian books, media and other resources for adults and children.

Jessup will also honor alumni Joe ('11) and Sami (Keen, '06,'11) Kaufman who are currently teaching abroad in Saudi Arabia at Saudi Aramco Expatriate School, one of the best schools in the Middle East. Joe is teaching mathematics and science while Sami is teaching kindergarten. The couple formerly taught in Alexandria, Egypt during tumultuous times, “Living in Egypt in the midst of a revolution broke us of fear, doubt and short-sighted living,” Sami Kaufman said.

The festivities also include a tribute to alums currently teaching in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter and Yuba Counties. Dean of Jessup’s School of Education, Tim Gillespie will recognize these alum for their teaching contributions to the region.

If you are interested in joining us as we honor the accomplishments of your fellow alumni please click HERE to purchase tickets.

Alumni Night at the Theatre - It's A Wonderful Life

Please join the Alumni Association for a “Night at the Theatre” on Friday, November 11th as William Jessup University's Department of Creative Arts presents Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life!

As alumni you will receive the following:

- Discounted ticket pricing ($12, All Shows)
- Free concessions (November 11 Only)
- Reserved seating (November 11 Only)

Bring the whole family out an hour before curtain to save your seat and enjoy the PRE-SHOW. You will be welcomed into "Bedford Falls" where you can grab a snack from Mr. Gower's, partake in the hot chocolate bar, learn some historical context as well as movie trivia, and take a Christmas portrait…among other surprise activities. To purchase tickets please click HERE and select the Alumni Admission Ticket option. Please note, the alumni discount can not be used for guests of alumni. For questions please email hjones@jessup.edu.

Veterans Honor Run

William Jessup University is proud to present the second annual Veterans Honor Run, a 5K walk/run that benefits Jessup Veteran students and Gold Star Family members by offering scholarships and alleviating graduate debt. This event will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at William Jessup University’s campus, and we would be thrilled if you joined us to partner in this great cause.

In January of 2016 over 150 participants gathered to support the Victor Dew Veterans Endowment Fund to support Jessup veterans and Gold Star Family students in graduating debt free. On Saturday, November 12th, we will be running again to officially endow the scholarship which will begin producing scholarships for our veterans with financial need. Your partnership through sponsorship or personal registration will help Jessup alleviate the cost of education for our veteran and Gold Star Family students. We cannot succeed without great partners like you! Would you consider joining us?

For more information on the race day route, t-shirts, Victor Dew's story and registration please click HERE.

Campus Store

The Jessup Campus Store is the hub for all things Jessup SPIRIT!  The store is filled to the brim with merchandise and apparel ranging from WJU Logo Mugs, Hats, Pennants, Pens, and Folios to T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Golf Shirts and More!  With a wide variety of sizing: children to adult sizes, there's something for everyone!  

Visit the Jessup Campus Store in person or online:
Store Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 am - 4 pm
Online:  jessupcampusstore.com
Click HERE to "Like Us" on Facebook

FABULOUS FALL GIVEAWAY: Click HERE to be entered to win a Jessup T-shirt! The winner will be contacted next Wednesday, October 26th. Good luck!

Liberty Mutual - Exclusive Benefits

As an Alumni of William Jessup University you can receive exclusive benefits on your auto and home insurance from Liberty Mutual. ​Benefits Include:

  • Sizable discounts on home insurance
  • Discounts on auto insurance of up to 17%
  • A percentage of all premiums collected are given directly back to William Jessup University

If you are interested in a quote please call Luke Hampleman at (916) 781-2871 ext 58043 or email at luke.hampleman@libertymutual.com so that you can save you some money while giving back to the Alumni Association!

Contact and Life Updates

In an effort to remain connected to the Jessup community and develop quality relationships, we need your contact information. Please click HERE to update your mailing and email addresses. Additionally, we would love to know what’s new with our alumni. Please email alumni@jessup.edu so we can share what God is doing in your life.


Heather Jones
Alumni/Parent Relations Officer
P (916) 577-1803