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Edwin Park, pictured in front of white background
The university's Veterans Resource Center, and new scholarships for Pacific student-veterans, were made possible by a World War II veterans who believes strongly in the importance of education.
veterans day at Pacific
The Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses will be a little quieter on Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Pacific University is moving toward making Veterans Day a university-wide holiday. This year is a transition year, in which some offices and programs will be closed while others remain open. Please check with your program to verify if classes are in session. Food Service will be open for business as usual.
veterans day at Pacific
Monday, Nov. 11 marks the 101st anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I. Traditionally, bells are rung at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day in honor of all who served in the military. There are a number of observances you can take part in between now and Nov. 11 In Forest Grove, Cornelius and Hillsboro.
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. 

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