The first woman to graduate from Pacific University was Harriett Hoover Killin in 1869. At the time Harriet attended Pacific, three years worth of college curriculum were required for women to earn a degree, in comparison to four for men.
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This Women's History Month we have been highlighting important Pacific women in our history. This week, we look back to Ladies Hall, later named Herrick Hall, and how it provided more women with the opportunity to attend Pacific.
During the month of March we have been honoring important Pacific women like Claire Argow, one of the first three women to attain a law degree from Yale Law School in 1930.
Martha Rampton originally published this piece online in conjunction with the Fall 2008 issue of Pacific magazine.