Corey Hedger '18, MAT '19 wanted a small community and a small school where he would get the most out of his education while also being challenged every day.
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Fregoso is pursuing a Bachelor of Education in Teaching and English Language Learning, or BEd, at Pacific University. The flexible program is designed with flexibility to support community college transfer students, as well as K-12 classified staff interested in becoming teachers. Students study at Pacific’s Woodburn, eugene or Forest Grove campuses, or in hybrid programs from their own communities, and they are immersed in local schools.
“The small campus, the close knit staff, and student cohort were exactly what I needed,” said Stacy Carpenter MAT '16.
Lisa Story MAT '20 has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember.
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 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 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 ’08, MAT ’09 was honored and surprised to be named the Oregon Small Schools Association 2020 Teacher of the Year.