Debbie (Kerlinger) O'Dea '06 found a home at Pacific — one so caring that she strives to create the same experience for other students.
News, Media and Stories | Veterans
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.
Brad Evans MS ’02, PsyD ’05 established his own psychological practice to serve active duty military, veterans, and their families. Evans, who has served in the Air Force, Army, and Army Reserves, answers questions about his drive to support fellow veterans.
Katey Schultz MFA ’08 is the author of Flashes of War, a compilation of short fiction stories about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Go behind the scenes to learn how she wrote the book and how Pacific’s MFA Program helped.
Doug Keller MAT ’14 was inspired to military service by his father’s dramatic rescue from an Indonesian concentration camp in World War II. After a military career, he turned to Pacific for a second career as a teacher. But soon after graduation, he suffered a near-fatal bike injury. His tenacious spirit, however, keeps driving him forward.
As a federal judge, Pacific Hall-of-Famer Rick Carnaroli ’80 has an inside look at the legal system. That’s why he helped establish a veterans treatment court to serve the veterans falling through the cracks.
When her then-husband went to war, Stacy Bannerman’s life turned upside down. Now she works to advocate for the families of military families. A published author, she is a student in Pacific’s MFA in Writing Program.
Norm Scott '63 spent 30 years in the U.S. Navy. Upon his retirement, he dedicated himself to supporting wounded warriors through Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in Spokane.
Mark Loomis OTD '17 spent more than 10 years as a search-and-rescue swimmer in the Navy, serving in the Middle East. Today, he is embarking on a new career as an occupational therapist, hoping to help other veterans with the transition to civilian life.
Past and present military service men and women recognized for commitment and sacrifice.