When Mike Steele was told he should go to college, he named the best he'd heard of: Notre Dame. One of the most beloved professors at Pacific University, Steele went from being the first in his family to attend college to earning a PhD and living a career in academia.
Pacific University well honor current students, alumni, faculty, staff and partners of the university for their work in civic engagement at the Community Collaboration Celebration event April 26.
Mark Loomis OTD '17 joined the military after 9/11, called to follow his grandfather's military footsteps and serve his country in a time of need.
Students spent April 2-3 renovating a bedroom at Monika's House, the only domestic violence shelter in Washington County.
The first in his family to attend college, Bob Fitzmorris '08 is a recent Pacific University graduate — who's a visiting professor at his alma mater.
A high-school counselor once doubted Jennifer Hardacker's ability to attend college. Hardacker was the first in her family to go to college and has gone on to earn a master of fine arts, become an award-winning filmmaker, and teach at Pacific University.
Jeff Grundon '80 was the first in his family to attend college. Today, he recruits other students to Pacific University.
Mia Prohaska '16 will travel to Thailand, where she hopes to help start an after-school education center.
Current MSAT students in action, from presenting original research, to representing the program in competition.
Events include a choral concert, jazz night and symphonic band concert, as well as a special performance by the Oregon Symphonic Band and Portland Youth Wind Ensemble.