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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.
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University's total enrollment continues to increase among both undergraduate and graduate/professional student segments.
College of Optometry Jefferson Hall
The only professional association for optometry in Oregon, the OOPA recently established the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Scholarship at Pacific, which has already benefited five current doctor of optometry students.
Alumni & friends rise to the occasion to support Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University. Pacific University recently completed its most successful year of giving in school history, with donors contributing gifts and pledges totaling nearly $12.4 million between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
For four years, the Goss family has hosted their annual California Boxer Social for incoming Pacific students from Southern California.
Providence Health & Services Logo
A grant from Providence Health & Services is providing access to preventative dental care to underserved populations in Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah and Yamhill counties.
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. 

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