University News

Come in Peace

Arun Gandhi brings lessons in peace from his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, to Pacific University.

Smith Receives Top National Honor

Professor Dennis Smith, who has taught in the College of Optometry since 1991, was honored for his teaching career this past fall at annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, receiving the Michael G. Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education.

Student Organization Wins Prestigious Award

Pacific University’s chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) h

Alumnus Directs New Hawai'i Office

Gary Pacarro '74 continues his longtime relationship with Pacific by supporting prospective and current students, families and alumni in Hawai'i.

Boxer Love Story: Herbert Matta '51 and Evangeline (Morgan) Matta '51

Read the love story of Herbert Matta '51 and Evangeline (Morgan) Matta '51.

Students Bring Joy to Professor

“From the time I was in junior high, I always knew I wanted to teach,” says Michael Burch-Pesses, Pacific’s director of bands.

Now, a few decades and many musical milestones later, he’s still living his dream.

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