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Daisy Rizo pictured smiling in the University
Daisy Rizo '17, MSW '18 is able to combine her passion for social work with her desire to assist other Latinos.
MSW students and staff attending the walk
Students and staff from the Pacific University Master of Social Work program attended the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention in Eugene, OR on September 30. The walk is organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention whose goal is to reduce the annual suicide rate.
In high school, Elaine Charpentier Philippi was told she wouldn't amount to much. She turned those words upside down, returning to school for a social work degree. Today, she helps other young students find opportunity.
During the month of March we have been honoring important Pacific women like Claire Argow, one of the first three women to attain a law degree from Yale Law School in 1930. 
Hannah Studer pictured in front of the building.
The Master of Social Work Program opened new professional doors for Hannah Struder MSW '16.
Gustavo smiling seated down
"I think social work picked me.” Gustavo Presidente MSW ’16 was volunteering and working when he decided to advance his career with a master in social work from Pacific University.
Adriana Monge
Adriana Monge is a social worker at Centro Latino Americano, a Eugene agency that offers practicum placements for students in the Master of Social Work Program.
Pacific University magazine Spring 2016 cover
The Spring 2016 issue of Pacific magazine is now available in print and online. This issue features several stories about how alumni, students and employees live out the "care" portion of Pacific's mission. Also included is a special insert, Transforming Care, about interprofessional education and practice.
Jada and Jordan Smiling together
Zoey Mendoza Zimmerman '95 lived through the worst a parent can imagine. In 2010, her husband shot and killed their two children and then himself. In the past five years, she has struggled to live with grief and open her heart to the future— while holding on to her children's memories and helping other grieving parents do the same.
Rachel Seibert smiling working.
Rachel Seibert BSW '12 was called to medical social work — and to Randall Children’s Hospital — by personal experience. At 18, she was in an accident that nearly claimed her life. She was treated at Randall for more than two years by some of the same people who are, today, her colleagues.

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