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Pacific alum practices law while launching Fitonic, a fitness supplement company.
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly
Project led by Rich Van Buskirk using scent-trained canines to help identify hospitable habitats for the endangered Oregon Silverspot butterfly.
Dr. Halpern will travel to Japan in June to continue her study into invasive species and the role herbivorous insects play.
Scientist Jamie Dwyer will discuss how how incorporating biomimicry can positively transform the way we live.
“I love Pacific and am so grateful I will be able to get my degree from a place that has so quickly become a second home.”
Farmers feed the world, with a little help from scientists like Kara Lanning ’07. Lanning is a plant pathologist and visiting assistant professor of biology at Pacific Lutheran University near Tacoma, Wash. She is also the President of the Pacific University alumni board and will be celebrating her 10-year class reunion at Homecoming.
Once upon a time, there were no squirrels at Pacific University. Back in 1970, when Brian Douglass '72 transferred to Pacific from Portland Community College to compete on the speech team, there wasn’t a fuzzy gray rodent to be found.
Mara Supan, Class of 2007, put in a lot of work to get to where she is now, as an Associate Veterinarian. Read more to learn about all the opportunities she sought out and her experience working with small animals for a career.
Shannon Hammond working with the children in Ecuador
Record-setting jumper Shannon Hammond '19 couldn't pass up the opportunities in her own backyard. The Forest Grove native is exploring the world through Pacific on her way to a health career.
A study led by Pacific University's Chris Templeton shows that signals critical for a bird's survival can be compromised by nearby vehicular noise.

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