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Kelsey Schweitzer ʼ11 attended Pacific University with hopes to become a marine biologist. She dreamed of studying wildlife to find ways to promote the health of the environment and mankind. Eight years later, she had her heart set on going to law school.
Kenny Long MAT '19
Kenny Long MAT '19 chose the Pacific University master of arts in teaching in special education program in part because it was quick and flexible.
William Hedgepeth MAT '07
William Hedgepeth MAT '07 was coaching football and basketball at Springfield High School in Oregon, when he could grow the connection and guidance he offered student-athletes as a teacher.
Pacific students singing in choir
A new memorial scholarship will provide financial support to continuing undergraduates and graduate students who are studying to become choral music educators.
LeMar Anglin
LeMar Anglin was a pioneer in sports management when he graduated from Pacific University in 2012. Now the university has a major that will help others follow his trail.
Stacy Carpenter MAT '16
“The small campus, the close knit staff, and student cohort were exactly what I needed,” said Stacy Carpenter MAT '16.
Nate Anderson '17, MAT '20
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.
Twenty years ago, Gina Bell ʼ00 was building roads and diversifying crops with the Peace Corps in Paraguay. She didn’t expect this work to lead to her current managerial position with the city of Dubuque.
Mapmakers Alumni Institute: Beyond Ekphrastic. Register now for this summer session. This virtual event is free and open to the public
In 1876, Pacific University celebrated one of its early commencement ceremonies with a special distinction: Pacific became one of the first universities in the United States to welcome Japanese citizens to its alumni ranks.

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