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Stacy Carpenter MAT '16
“The small campus, the close knit staff, and student cohort were exactly what I needed,” said Stacy Carpenter MAT '16.
Nancy Deniz ‘20 was the first in her family to go to college, but Pacific University felt like home for the education and learning major.
Nate Anderson '17, MAT '20
Nate Anderson '17, MAT '20 earned his undergraduate degree in exercise science at Pacific University, then went on to earn his master of arts in teaching. "I loved the small school feel and how closely you get to work with the professors here," he said.
Easton Bennett MAT '21 New Manager for Silverton High School
Anil Oomen
Anil Oommen MAT ’01 is passionate about equity, learning, teaching, and Pacific University. Oommen, the director of the School of Learning and Teaching at the Eugene Campus, was drawn to Pacific both as a student and faculty member because the university’s values mirrored his own.
Tim Burns MSW '18 and Amber (Halverson) Burns MAT '17 welcomed their daughter, Eloise Lee Marie Burns.
Noah Elliott and his students
Noah Elliott ’08, MAT ’09 was honored and surprised to be named the Oregon Small Schools Association 2020 Teacher of the Year.
Sara Summers
Summers joined the Pacific University Graduate & Professional Admissions team in 2007, supporting the School of Learning & Teaching and Master of Social Work programs on the Eugene Campus.
Cameron Broome MAT '20
Cameron Broome MAT '20 had a calling to be a teacher; to help, educate, support and encourage others as he had done throughout his whole life. 
Jordyn Van Atta MAT '22
“The positive impact that a relationship with an educator can have in a student's life is what drove me into education,” Van Atta said.

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