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Pacific University’s chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) has won the coveted “
Herbert was one of the WWII vets who took advantage of the GI Bill for his education.
“From the time I was in junior high, I always knew I wanted to teach,” says Michael Burch-Pesses, Pacific’s director of bands. Now, a few decades and many musical milestones later, he’s still living his dream.
Ruth recalls spending four years in the music department of Pacific.