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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 Pictured Smiling
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.
Children playing in the Cedar Classroom.
A new donor-supported outdoor classroom in the Early Learning Community gives Pacific's youngest students an innovative place to explore and future teachers a place to transform education.
Ruth Gomez '19 in front of the Boxer Food Share
When Ruth Gomez '19 told her mother she wanted to go to college, she became her family's "Esperanza" or Hope. With the help of their sacrifices, and critical scholarships, she's on track to be the first in her family to graduate from college
Erin Wilson smiling
Pacific students and alumni say personal faculty support is what sets Pacific apart. "The opportunities the professors are willing to create for you, and connect with you, are phenomenal," says recent alumna Erin Wilson '05, PharmD '18.
Student working in the Dental Hygiene Van
An innovative gift to Pacific helped link outreach efforts in optometry and dental hygiene, creating interprofessional care opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience while meeting the critical needs of our communities.

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