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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.
College of Business senior, Kiara McGinnis '19, receives inaugural Barrett Business Leadership Award.
Lois Hornberger
Retiring director Lois Hornberger and husband Dan create a scholarship for juniors and seniors.
Tommy Thayer
In light of KISS' End of the Road Tour concert in Portland on Friday, Pacific also thanks Tommy for his long-standing support of Pacific as a Trustee and through many philanthropic ventures.
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.
As the calendar year comes to an end, we hope you will consider supporting Pacific University and our students with a year-end gift. Every gift, of any amount, makes an impact, and there are many different ways to support Pacific and our students.
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.
Students provide mobile dental care in the Smile Care Everywhere van.
Your eyes and teeth are as important to your overall health as your heart and brain. But for many, dental and vision care can fall by the wayside when trying to access increasingly expensive healthcare. That’s why Pacific University recently established its EyeSmile Outreach Program.
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.

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