University News

Norm Smith launches new career as optometrist as he nears 70

The Oregonian features a unique Pacific graduate in advance of Spring Commencement exercises.

Gaston Resident Tori Eaton '05 Comes Full Circle at Pacific


Having been immersed in virtually every part of Pacific University since childhood, Gaston resident Tori Eaton still wasn't exactly sure where her student experience would ultimately take her professionally.

'Pacific Has Been a Great Chapter'

Trevor Schongalla '12 was immediately drawn to the exercise science program at Pacific. Four years later, he's bidding a fond farewell and looking forward to getting his personal trainer certification and starting a doctoral program in physical therapy.

College of Arts & Sciences Valedictorian Emma Jacobsen seeks out complexities

Emma Jacobsen, the 2012 Pacific University College of Arts & Sciences valedictorian and 2009 alumna of Hillsboro's Glencoe High School, will graduate with honors from Pacific on May 19 with a degree in anthropology after just three years of college study.


Political Science, Economics Major Sean Mills Earns Fulbright Scholarship

Sean Mills '12, a senior double majoring in political science and economics at Pacific University, has earned a Fulbright Scholarship to study and teach in India.

Teaching Abroad

Pacific student fulfills dream with plans to teach in Israel following graduation.