Bruce Bishop '68 | Alumni Board Profile

Alumni Board member Bruce Bishop answers questions about Pacific University.

What is your favorite thing about Pacific University? 

What do you enjoy most about being a part of the Pacific community?  Boxer Spirit.

Why do you think Pacific is a high-quality place for students to attend? What do you think sets Pacific apart from other Universities? 
Small college in a semi-rural community, close to a metropolitan area, with a Chinese/Asian artifact as a mascot, and an acronym that most people associate with noxious smells.  During the 1960s, this distinction was earned during cannery season.

What is one thing you would change about the University if you had the power to do so? 
Boxer’s return intact.

What do you admire most about the University? 
I admire its having an unusual mascot, not some warm-fuzzy like a Bearcat or a Wildcat or a Pioneer or a Missionary.

What is your fondest memory from your time at Pacific? 
Boxer flashes and tosses and attending a Greek dinner dance in downtown Portland with Boxer (it wasn't my date).

Why did you decide to take a position on the board?
To increase alumni participation in University activities generally and in restoring Boxer to campus life.

What do you like to do when you’re not working? 
Answer surveys about Pacific University.

What do you think is the most important quality in a person? 
Truthfulness in answering surveys about Pacific University.

What is/are your favorite phrase/words of wisdom? 
Don’t get your Boxers in a twist.

What is something you have always wanted to do? 
Possess both the original and the replica Boxer (something nobody else has ever done, to my knowledge) and flash them from a helicopter during half-time at a Homecoming game.

What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done? 
Horseback riding on my honeymoon. 

If you could have dinner with anybody, who would it be? 

If you could be born in a different time period, what would it be? 
The Boxer Rebellion.

What is one skill you don’t have but wish you did? 
The ability to answer surveys cheekily.

Posted by Alumni Relations ( on Mar 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM

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