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“If it wasn’t for those who gave before me, I wouldn’t be able to attend Pacific.”
The grants support a scholarship for undergraduate students, as well as the replacement and expansion of the College of Optometry's mobile eye care unit.
A $50,000 grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund will help the Pacific University College of Optometry expand its mobile services with a new EyeVan.
A special provision allowing for tax-free IRA gifts has been made permanent. Learn how you can support Pacific University today!
Victoria Hampton '15 spoke at the Pacific University Celebration of Giving on Dec. 3, 2015, sharing her story of how a scholarship is helping her change the world with a creative writing major.
"There are people there who are willing to support you and help your dreams come true," says Mai Vo, a Vietnam-born student who dreams of becoming a pharmacist.
A family gift allowed Judy Mason '60 to attend Pacific University — and it changed her world. Mason has given back to Pacific for the past 20 years, hoping to create the same opportunities for others.
James Ogden '72, OD '73 lent his nickname to a scholarship for Pacific University optometry students. He gives even more, though, as a mentor to the recipients of that scholarship.
Pacific University Campus on a sunny day
Mandi Feucht '09, MEd '14 earned her bachelor's degree and teaching credentials in four years at Pacific University. The local teacher took part in a Q&A with Pacific about her experience.
Dr. Bleything is a former College of Optometry dean and professor and also served as the university provost.

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