Veterans Stories

Pacific University is proud to share the stories of members of our community who have dedicated a portion of their lives to service in the Uniformed Services of the United States. You can help us honor all veterans in the Pacific family by sharing your story using the online form.

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Doug Keller pictured with his bicycle helmet.
Doug Keller MAT ’14 was inspired to military service by his father’s dramatic rescue from an Indonesian concentration camp in World War II. After a military career, he turned to Pacific for a second career as a teacher. But soon after graduation, he suffered a near-fatal bike injury. His tenacious spirit, however, keeps driving him forward.
As a federal judge, Pacific Hall-of-Famer Rick Carnaroli ’80 has an inside look at the legal system. That’s why he helped establish a veterans treatment court to serve the veterans falling through the cracks.
When her then-husband went to war, Stacy Bannerman’s life turned upside down. Now she works to advocate for the families of military families. A published author, she is a student in Pacific’s MFA in Writing Program.
Norm Scott '63 spent 30 years in the U.S. Navy. Upon his retirement, he dedicated himself to supporting wounded warriors through Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in Spokane.
Mark Loomis pictured in the gym
Mark Loomis OTD '17 spent more than 10 years as a search-and-rescue swimmer in the Navy, serving in the Middle East. Today, he is embarking on a new career as an occupational therapist, hoping to help other veterans with the transition to civilian life.
Past and present military service men and women recognized for commitment and sacrifice.
Flashes of War by Katey Schultz MFA '08 is named on a list of 15 great books about Iraq and Afghanistan.
Sutherland is the first Pacific University student to preside over the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Operated by the School of Professional Psychology, the clinic will provide free mental health screenings to post-911 war zone military veterans beginning Monday, July 6.
Bike journey brings Sam Chamberlain MFA '15 to his final residency and graduation from Pacific's Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program.

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