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Class Notes, Spring 2012

Several mini profiles followed by class notes listings.

From the Alumni Office

Meet the staff of the Office of Alumni Relations. Stop by the Abbott Center on your next visit to the Forest Grove campus, meet us at special alumni events, drop us an email or give us a call any time. 503-352-2057 or alumni@pacificu.edu

On Set

A change in major in the 1980s led Pacific alumnus Bruce Fleskes on a journey among the stars.

Memorabilia: Civil Discourse

Thirty years after it started, the Tom McCall Forum is remembered as an experiment that exceeded expectations, bringing national leaders to Pacific’s backyard to debate the hot issues of the day.

The legacy lives on today as the new Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation empowers Pacific University students to be active citizens and gives them a voice in local politics, campaigns and policymaking.

Memorabilia: Black Student Union

The Black Student Union at its peak in the mid-1970s drew students from Pacific—as well as students attending other Portland schools—to Forest Grove. Members and community leaders gathered for events, hosted seminars and attended the only Black Studies program in the region at that time.

Dancing on the Edge

Pacific alumnus Tom Zalutko MFA ’10 and current student Emily Abramson ’14 joined forces in “Dancing on the Edge,” which was shown at two international film festivals in August and won many awards.

In Memoriam Fall 2011

Remembering Pacific friends and family.

Class Notes, Fall 2011

Several mini profiles followed by class notes listings.

Memorabilia: Back in the Day

MAY DAY AT PACIFIC began in an outdoor flurry of flowers, song and dance in 1914, then shifted indoors in the 1950s and became more like a formal dance.

Positive Flow: Garrett Russell '08

When Garrett Russell ‘08 got a phone call from an old friend, he felt his future calling...