Fourteen members of the extended Smith family have attended Pacific University over three generations. The Boxer Spirit is in their blood.
"The program really just prepares you for the day-to-day challenges of the classroom," said Pacific University alumna Becky Tengs '08, now a teacher at the Forest Grove Community School.
The award will help the university finance a collaborative project to enhance STEM education in six area school districts, including Salem-Keizer, Tigard-Tualatin and Woodburn.
Ralph Watkins '08 is a free spirit. Most recently, his wandering feet and Pacific University teaching degree took him to Shishmaref, Alaska, where he's principal of a small preK-12 school.
"I wouldn't be in the place I am if it wasn't for them," says Clint Rodreick '06, MAT '08.
Clint Rodreick ’06, MAT ’08 has been named Oregon History Teacher of the Year.
The grant will fund the second phase of the highly successful Noyce Scholarship program for aspiring teachers.
Pacific's part-time route to a master of arts in teaching allowed Tristin Jarmer MAT '12 to earn her degree, become a teacher and start helping bilingual students at Hillsboro's Reedville Elementary School begin their route to college and making their dreams come true.
Judy (Zimmerman) Glenney ’71 is a pioneer in women’s weightlifting, moving the sport to the international arena and winning along the way.
From student to mother to teacher to traveler, Del Judy ’46, MAEd ’73 shares a life of adventure and activity that started with Pacific University