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

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Martha Calus-McLain ’03, director of alumni relations
Martha recently celebrated five years with Pacific University. She manages the Office of Alumni Relations while developing and implementing alumni relations programs. She grew up in eastern Washington and moved to Forest Grove in 1999 to attend Pacific, where she earned her degree in media arts with an emphasis in journalism.

Jessica Giles, associate director of alumni relations
Jessica moved to Portland in 2007 from Florida. She is excited to continue her career in nonprofit work and admires Pacific’s commitment to civic engagement. During her time here, she hopes to engage more alumni with the University and to reconnect with those who have lost touch with their alma mater.

Rachael Burbank ’09, alumni relations coordinator
Originally from Massachusetts, Rachael earned her degree in creative writing from Pacific. She worked for the Office of Alumni Relations as the communications assistant when she was a student. She enjoys being back at the Abbott Center, working in an academic setting and remembering her college years. Outside the office, Rachael also is dedicated to managing social media communications for the Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to melanoma awareness.

Denise Banh, annual giving and alumni relations coordinator
Denise joined the team a little more than a year ago after earning her communication degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland. She coordinates all student alumni events and supervises Pacific’s Phonathon and student giving programs. She also is the advisor of the student alumni organization, STAT, and coordinates student-based alumni events.