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Shun Wetlesen sitting in red rocking chair
Over the course of 36 hours on April 27-28, more than 650 Pacific students, alumni, parents, employees and friends gave more than $225,000 in support of student success.
Boxer Giving Day
Boxer Giving Day takes place this year on April 27 and 28.
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Thanks to the generosity of donors, Pacific offers several scholarships in the colleges of Health Professions and Optometry specifically designed to support people of color in becoming healthcare providers. 
Marvin Bell image and quote "Art is the Big Yes"
Poet Marvin Bell was one of the first faculty members in the Pacific University Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program. From the very beginning, he was dedicated to lifting up students. In the wake of his death in December, friends of the program are carrying on Bell’s legacy with a scholarship in his name.
Rachel Harshorn SLP '19 works with children
Clark ’65, MSEd ’70 and Rae Peters ’65 found love at Pacific — love of teaching, love of speech, and love of each other. And more than 50 years later, they’re not letting go.
Dusty Meyer '19 playing baseball as a student
Former baseball player and current assistant coach Dusty Meyer ’19 is a recipient of a scholarship from the Roloff family.
Kim and Barb honored at Ledbetter Field
Four recent Pacific University alumni are pursuing careers in business thanks in large part to the Ledbetter Endowed Scholarship, which provides support for juniors or seniors in the College of Business.
Parents and children at the Brim Learning Center during pandemic
On Fridays, families arrive one by one at the Brim Family Outdoor Learning Center at Pacific University. Completed just last year, the outdoor learning space and gazebo classroom were meant to augment hands-on discovery and nature opportunities for students in the university’s Early Learning Community — a preschool through second-grade demonstration school operated by Pacific’s College of Education.
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Pacific University donors make a tremendous difference in the everyday lives of students, from funding new learning facilities to helping launch innovative programs to establishing scholarships.
Donna Kalmbach Phillips
A new scholarship fund for Latinx students in the College of Education is one way Professor Donna Phillips shows her gratitude.

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