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

May 1 – 3, 2020

John McVay, President of Walla Walla Universtiy, joins us as special speaker during the morning worship service. For details about alumni weekend 2020, contact the Development & Alumni Office at 503-255-8372 extension: 218.

Portland Adventist Academy

. . . 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 and 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

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.


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Your Name and Maiden Name
Year(s) you attended PAA and/or graduated
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