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Tim & Cathy Tran on Campus, Tran Library Dedication
In 1970, Khiem "Tim" and Thuy "Cathy" (Trinh) Tran came to Pacific as bright-eyed international students. Less than a decade later, they were refugees. With the help of friends at Pacific, they made it— and today, the successful retirees are saying thank you with perpetual support for the university they love.
Practicing professional optometry students in the eye smile van.
Pacific's new EyeSmile program partners the colleges of optometry and health professions, allowing students to practice their skills while taking their care into local communities with brand new mobile eye care and dental care clinics.
Jahan Asad smiling
To Jahan Asad, Pacific's historic buildings and green lawns have always looked like a fairy tale. Now, Jahan's wish is coming true. This fall, with the help of a scholarship, Jahan will become the first woman in her immediate family to attend college.
Aunty Edna
"Aunty" Edna Gehring, advisor for Pacific's Hawai'i Club, is retiring after 35 years of service at Pacific. Her legacy will live on through an endowed scholarship for members of the club. 
The Littlefield family has established an award and a scholarship, both for optometry students.
The Juan Young Trust has awarded a $10,000 grant to Pacific University’s Campus Wellness program, in support of sexual violence prevention programming.
Alex Marchbanks smiling
Alex (Bing) Marchbanks '14, SLP '18 found her passion for speech-language pathology at Pacific. A scholarship funded by donors helped turn her dreams to reality as she completes her master's degree this spring.
Making a charitable gift to Pacific University from your IRA is easy and can result in less taxation on the gift.
Steven Thrasher
Journalist and author Steven W. Thrasher will present “Infectious Blackness: How Racial Fear Drives America from Medicine to Politics” during this free and open to the public lecture on the Forest Grove Campus.
Scientist Jamie Dwyer will discuss how how incorporating biomimicry can positively transform the way we live.

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