Q&A, Spring 2013

How has your time at Pacific University contributed to your success?
Answers: 
Forrest Barnes '85

Forrest Barnes '85

 
“At Pacific, I had the opportunity to interface with several different people and experience many things that you wouldn’t experience in a small town in Montana. … Your experiences and exposures really allowed you, when you left, to be able to work with all kinds of people. That’s the beauty of a liberal arts education: You get to experience so many different things.” 

Paul Blanchard '84

Paul Blanchard '84

“An education at Pacific is much more well rounded than you get at a bigger school. You aren’t any one thing — a football player, or a physics major — you’re all those things. I graduated 20 years ago, and I just had breakfast with my physics professors. You don’t get that at a big school.” 

Sally Miller '84, PT '86

Sally Miller '84, PT '86

“I graduated in physical therapy, so I’ve been working for 26 years. Not quite retired. It completely contributed to all my success. I played softball for my time here. That taught me a huge amount about life and how to treat people. I made a lot of great friends, life-long friends.”

Warren Higa '64

Warren Higa '64

“It gave me a broad perspective of life. It broadened my scope. Coming here was a totally new environment, and it opened up my eyes to how other people see things. On an island, you see a little spectrum. Here, it’s so wide.”