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On Cussing by Katherine Dunn
Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program has established a scholarship fund in Dunn's name to empower exceptional female writers.
Tessa Nelson '19
Pacific senior Tessa Nelson '19 is the 2018-19 recipient of the LGBTQ+ Coral Scholarship.
Dr. Bernard Brown '49, OD '50
After Bernard Brown '49, OD '50 earned a Purple Heart and his way home from the European Theater in World War II, he pursued a lifelong career in optometry with a degree from Pacific University. Now, he's helping other veterans follow him into the profession.
Celebration of Giving
The university thanked its most dedicated donors, including the latest inductees of the 1849 Society and President's Circle, during the annual Celebration of Giving, held Nov. 29.
Children playing in the Cedar Classroom.
This fall, the Pacific University Early Learning Community opened the Brim Family Outdoor Learning Center — sometimes known by the school’s young students as the Cedar Classroom.
Erin Wilson '05 Working
When Erin Wilson ’05, PharmD ’18 decided to pursue a career in pharmacy, she didn’t have to look any further than her alma mater.
Students in front of the Eye Van
The Littlefield Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to one optometry student from a rural community. The Littlefields are originally from North Dakota and witnessed first-hand how Pacific’s nurturing community benefits students.
Student working in the Dental Hygiene Van
Supported by an anonymous donor, EyeSmile links existing community health outreach efforts in the College of Optometry and School of Dental Hygiene Studies. Both programs have long offered mobile healthcare clinics to help provide healthcare to underserved populations.
Classroom
University's total enrollment continues to increase among both undergraduate and graduate/professional student segments.
Wax mold of Boxer III statue
A grassroots fundraising initiative, funded entirely through gifts by alumni, students and friends of Pacific, has resulted in the creation of a new statue of Pacific’s beloved mascot almost five decades after the original Boxer went missing.

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