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Carol Rymer OD '92 in her Pacific University office
Recently retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army, Carol Rymer OD '92 will lead clinical programs in the College of Optometry.
Bernard Brown
Dr. Bernard Brown ’49, OD ’50 has established a scholarship with Pacific’s College of Optometry.
Dr. Bernard Brown Pictured Smiling
After Bernard Brown '49, OD '50 earned a Purple Heart and his way home from the European Theater in World War II, he pursued a lifelong career in optometry with a degree from Pacific University. Now, he's helping other veterans follow him into the profession.
Alumni & friends rise to the occasion to support Lead On: The Campaign for Tomorrow at Pacific University. Pacific University recently completed its most successful year of giving in school history, with donors contributing gifts and pledges totaling nearly $12.4 million between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.
Mike Duncan PA '16, injured while searching for fellow Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl, tells his tale of forgiveness. Story syndicated nationally.
Irisa Grimes
Marine veteran and Pacific University public health major Irisa Grimes '17 has created a pilot program to provide better health services for transgender veterans.
First-year seminar students paint the spirit bench in honor of veterans. 
Harley Kelley '55 came to Pacific to study journalism, but left with a pre-med major. A surgeon, Kelley was drafted into Vietnam and later returned to the Army after a career in private practice. Today, he volunteers his medical skills in his community and volunteers with World War II veterans on the Honor Flight.
Debbie (Kerlinger) O'Dea '06 found a home at Pacific — one so caring that she strives to create the same experience for other students.
Pacific University Service Flag
In 2010, Pacific magazine featured stories from World War II, including the memories of a service flag that had been lost. This spring, the flag was re-discovered.

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