Philanthropy News

Gifts to Pacific University leave a lasting legacy in the students and programs they support.

Pharmacy Professor John Harrelson Awarded More Than $375,000 to Research New Therapies for Tobacco Addiction

The National Institutes of Health grant will fund research to evaluate a dietary agent, cinnamaldehyde, as a prototype for new orally-administered tobacco cessation agents.

Professor Nancy Neudauer Receives Simons Foundation Award

Dr. Neudauer awarded $35,000 to support collaborative research project “Matroids in an International Research Community: generating new researchers.”

Pacific University Legends Salutes Tommy Thayer and Generates More than $500,000 to Support Athletics and Music

The annual event hosted by KISS guitarist and university trustee Tommy Thayer concludes its 10-year run.

Philosophy of Glub

Pacific is paying tribute to retiring Philosophy Professor Dave Boersema’s career and influence on students with the Philosophy Book Fund. 

Doug Weberling '72, OD '74 Named Recipient of 2016 Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist

Dr. Weberling received the honor at Pacific's spring commencement on May 21.

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Class of 2016 Valedictorian Bruno Gegenhuber

The biology major from Roseburg graduated summa cum laude on May 21 and is one of two students to have received a Fulbright award this year.

Willamette Dental Group Sponsors Boxer Giving Day 2016

The coordinated dental care practice is helping lead the charge for the university’s 24-hour giving drive, during which Pacific hopes to collect gifts from 2,016 donors.

I Give Because | Eddie Carrillo '15, APS '17

"Pacific has made me who I am and has set me up for success."

I Give Because | Tyler '13 & Kylee Oshiro '15, MAT '16

"We give because Pacific is a part of our family."

I Give Because | Amy Pedersen '08, OD '11

" I had a really, really good education, and even more than that, I had a great mentor."

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