Celebrating 100 years of service 

Join us in commemorating a remarkable milestone as Benerd College reaches its 100th year of shaping minds and fostering academic excellence. Our centennial celebration is a testament to a century of dedicated educators, innovative programs, and a vibrant community that has consistently pushed the boundaries of knowledge and discovery.

As we mark this historic occasion, we invite alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of Benerd College to come together and share in the year festivities. It's an opportunity to reflect on the past, celebrate our present achievements, and set our sights on a bright future. The centennial celebration promises to be a time of reflection, reconnection, and recommitment to our mission of providing a student-centered transformative education experience.

Pickleball
Inaugural Amateur
Benerd College Pickleball Tournament!

Benerd College is excited to announce our inaugural amateur Pickleball Tournament taking place on September 28, 2024! This community event will take place at Pacific's beautiful new pickleball courts, adjacent to the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center. Sponsorship opportunities will raise money for the Educator's Impact Fund, which provides funding for Benerd students to engage in experiential learning opportunities that amplify their classroom learning experiences.

Registration fees for each team of two is $100, and includes lunch, a tech pickleball shirt, and more. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to participate as we celebrate our centennial with food, fun, and of course, PICKLEBALL!

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Sponsors have their business name and/or logo printed on all participant shirts. Three sponsorship levels are available, learn more here. Questions about sponsorship? Contact Kyle Harkness at kharkness@pacific.edu.

Benerd 100 Festivities

What's Next? Benerd 100 Events by Month

Meet our new Benerd faculty members as well as new research from our current faculty! TBA, virtual event.

Pickleball Tournament! Check back here for details.

Homecoming Extravaganza  October 11-13, 2024

The Gladys L. Benerd Memorial 5K TBA, check back here for details.

Join us for some End of Year Celebrations to commemorate the end of our landmark centennial year! Details TBA.

Bender 100 confetti

Can’t join for an event, but want to show your support?