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Sutherland is the first Pacific University student to preside over the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Operated by the School of Professional Psychology, the clinic will provide free mental health screenings to post-911 war zone military veterans beginning Monday, July 6.
Bike journey brings Sam Chamberlain MFA '15 to his final residency and graduation from Pacific's Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program.
Forst Storyboard
Stunning collection of drawings display a passion, and PTSD therapy, for Bill Forst ’67.
A 29-year career culminating in the Office of the Surgeon General started with optometry school at Pacific. “Pacific was, and still is, a small school where, instead of being a number, you can become an individual," said Col. John Pyle OD '64. "I had a really good time there.”
The lessons Ed McQuary '63 learned while playing football at Pacific University have translated into a 47-year career teaching and coaching, plus a book of memories.
Katey Schultz MFA '08 released her first novel, Flashes of War, on Memorial Day 2013.
Richard Harman
Countless Pacific University students and alumni have committed their lives to the service of their country with the U.S. Armed Forces.
“From the time I was in junior high, I always knew I wanted to teach,” says Michael Burch-Pesses, Pacific’s director of bands. Now, a few decades and many musical milestones later, he’s still living his dream.
In the 20 years since graduating from the Pacific University College of Optometry, Col. Carol Z. Rymer O.D. ‘92 has found her career in the U.S. Army both rewarding and full of opportunity.

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