2010s

2010
Community Music Department celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Student newspaper, The Trail, celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Puget Sound named No. 4 among small colleges with alumni serving in the Peace Corps.

The university hosts Coming Together, a gathering supported by the Association of College and University Religious Affairs to bring student leaders of interfaith groups together from across the country.

Claire Ely ’10 named to ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team for outstanding work in the classroom. She's the first Logger women's basketball player to be named an Academic All-American.

Suzy Barcomb named Region 8 Coach of the Year by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

Two student teams ranked among the top competitors in the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling, sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.

Students receive numerous postgraduate scholarships and fellowships, including four Fulbright Scholarships, a Watson Fellowship, five French Government Teaching Assistantships, a Spanish Ministry Teaching Assistantship, and a National Science Foundation award.

Puget Sound named among top Fulbright Scholar producers of 2010–11.

Former board chair Deanna Oppenheimer ’80, P'11. P'14 receives the 2010 Ernest T. Stewart Award for Alumni Violunteer Involvement, the highest honor given to alumni volunteers by Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Richard Brooks named chair of the board of trustees.

Puget Sound hosts 2010 Race and Pedagogy National Conference, bringing more than 800 people from colleges and universities, school, and community organizations from across the country to campus.

Logger women' soccer wins ninth consecutive Northwest Conference Championship.

Sara Johansen ’11 named Rhodes Scholar finalist.

Mike Veseth named Washington Professor of the Year by he Carnegie Foundation and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

2011
The William T. and Gail T. Weyerhaeuser Center for Health Sciences opens, housing the university's undergraduate programs in exercise science, neuroscience, and psychology, and graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy.

Puget Sound named No. 8 among small colleges with alumni serving in the Peace Corps.

Puget Sound ranks first in Washington state for number of graduates who go on to complete doctoral degrees, and fifth on the West Coast for graduates who go on to earn Ph.D., M.D., and other doctoral degrees, according to a survey by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at The University of Chicago.

Puget Sound named to the list of top colleges contributing to Teach for America's teaching corps. 

Students secure national scholarships and awards, including four Fulbright Scholarships, two Watson Fellowships, four French Government Teaching Assistantships, two Princeton-in-Asia Fellowships, a National Science Foundation Scholarship, and a Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention Award.

The Lillis Family Foundation makes $8 million gift—the largest single gift in university history—to One [of a Kind] campaign to endow in perpetuity the Lillis Scholars Program, established in 2007. Lillis Scholars are recognized by Puget Sound for their academic excellence, passionate interest in ideas, and intellectual independence.

The Puget Sound Trio, revived after a 15-year hiatus, debuts, featuring Duane Hulbert, piano; Maria Sampen, violin; and David Requiro, cello.

Students from Puget Sound join with others from University of Washington Tacoma, Pacific Lutheran University, and The Evergreen State College to form TEN, the Tacoma Entrepreneur Network.

Logger women's soccer clinches 10th consecutive Northwest Conference Chapmionship title.

The Logger crew teams finished first among Division III competitors at the Northwest Collegiate Rowing Conference (NCRC) Championships, and the women's novice 8 boat took gold.

2012
Karl Fields named Washington Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Siddharth Ramakrishnan appointed the first Jennie M. Caruthers Chair in Neuroscience. The chair is funded through a gift to the $125 million One [of a Kind] campaign.

Students secured 22 national scholarships, including two Fulbright Scholarships, six French Government Teaching Assistantships, four North American Language and Culture Assistantships in Spain, two Princeton-in-Asia Fellowships, a Critical Language Scholarship, a Udall Scholarship, a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Fellowship, three Goldwater Scholarships, and a National Science Foundation scholarship.

A team of five School of Business and Leadership students wins top prize in the 2012 Pacific Northwest Investment Research Challenge, hosted by Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Seattle, and represented the Pacific Northwest in national competition.

School of Music students Jinshil Yi ’14, Faithlina Chan ’16, and Jonathan Mei ’16 are invited to perform in the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Festival in San Francisco.

The university named one of 40 schools included in the prestigious college guide Colleges That Change Lives.

Puget Sound named No. 5 among small colleges for number of alumni serving in the Peace Corps.

Puget Sound is named one of only 50 U.S. institutions to be recognized as a Civic Learning Leadership Institution and to be a partner in a new effort led by NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Adelphian Concert Choir celebrates its 80th anniversary.

Logger women's soccer clinches its 11th consecutive Northwest Conference, extending the longest active title streak in Division III women's soccer.

Women's crew team received an at-large bid (varsity 8 boat) to the NCAA Division III Rowing Championships, sending a Logger women's crew boat to the event for a 10th consecutive year.

Logger athletics celebrates 40 years of intercollegiate women's athletics.

Names Family foundation pledges $1.1 million to One [of a Kind] campaign for new athletics and aquatics center.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards Puget Sound a $700,000 grant to support sabbaticals for pre-tenure faculty members.

The Kaimas foundation awards Puget Sound's International Political Economy Program a $300,000 gift to support faculty members and their students in pursuing research abroad.

Weyerhaeuser Hall awarded LEED Gold rating for the use of sustainable materials and for adhering to stringent environmental guidelines, as set by the U.S. Green Building Council in its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

2013
Puget Sound celebrates its 125th anniversary.

A new residence hall, comprising 11 "houses" and residential academic programs in humanities, Puget Sound Outdoors and environmental policy and decision making, international and global education, honors, and entrepreneurship, is scheduled to open in fall 2013.