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Social work alumna Daisy Rizo poses in a session setting
Pacific University will extend a portion of its master of social work program to the Forest Grove Campus starting in Fall 2020.
Celebration of Giving inductee awards
University inducts one new member of 1849 Society and 10 new members of President's Circle.
Claire Argow portrait and papers from her collection
By the time she came to Pacific in 1960, Claire Argow already was well known for her work to abolish the death penalty and reform the penal system. She was driven by the belief that people convicted of crimes still deserve to be offered opportunities and treated humanely.
Female smiling at the camera
Chascity-Mae Sarmiento ’19 designed a social work project using animals to help kids.
Autumn Davis, Breanne Davis, Carmel Nichol
Autumn Davis MBA ’19, Breanne Davis ’16, OT ’19, and Carmel Nichol ’16, MSW ’17 completed a family triple play this summer when Breanne was awarded her doctorate in occupational therapy. She was the third triplet in the family to earn a graduate degree from Pacific.
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.

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