Welcome Alumni!


Click HERE to see, download, and share
photos from alumni weekend 2019. 


Alumni Weekend is being planned for you!
Mark your calendar for . . .


May 1 – 3, 2020

. . . and for more information,
contact the Development & Alumni Office
at 503-255-8372  extension: 218.






. . . made its appearance in Portland
over 100 years ago.

The school has lived in
many buildings around Portland
and it has gone by several names
over the century.
But one thing has always remained true . . .


We are Family.

We are privileged
to see generations of families attend PAA,
to see alumni return as teachers and staff,
and to see graduates return to service
as pastors and teachers
in our local churches.
It is our alumni family
that lays a foundation for traditions
to thrive and community to grow.
This is our . . .



Heritage & Mission 

To our alumni family, we thank you!

Your loyalty, your contributions,
and your school spirit
live on in our hallways
and speak to generations to come.



Alumni News


Dr. Terry Johnsson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

We are celebrating one of our own! Dr. Terry Johnsson, (85) was recently awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the city of Portland. The award was presented to him at the 33rd Anniversary Celebration of the “Keep Alive the Dream”  and in recognition for ability to continue and advance the work of Reverend Dr. Marin Luther King Junior. Terry was selected from among more than 400 candidates throughout Oregon to receive the award. His life story is a testament to faith, prayer, and determination. Read more HERE.

Until We Meet Again

Thelma Winter 1915-2017

We lost a legacy teacher in 2017.
Thelma Winter taught at PUA and PAA for 31 years.
She was a pillar in Adventist education for 50 years.
She died just two weeks shy of her 102nd birthday.

Read PAA’s tribute to her, HERE.
Read Mrs. Winter’s life sketch, HERE.
See photos and share memories, HERE.
Read Mrs. Winter’s memories of PUA / PAA HERE.

Back in Action! 

We want to hear from you! Send us a message and let us know where you’re at and what you’re up to.
Here are some of the things we’d love to hear about from you:

Your Name and Maiden Name
Year(s) you attended PAA and/or graduated
Where are you living/working?
Do you have kids or grandkids?
Phone number & Address

Click HERE to share your information and updates! 

PAA helped me to discover that I love serving, and that when you help others you also feel good about yourself. Caring teachers at PAA helped me to discover the potential that I have in myself and that I can truly do big things with my life.
~ Renée Beaulieu, Class of 2011, and recent recipient of the Evaline West Outstanding Achievement in Social Work Award.