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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 pictured with his bicycle helmet.
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.
Dr. Nathan Lighthizer was honored by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry at its annual luncheon on June 29.
Dr. Weberling received the honor at Pacific's spring commencement on May 21.
The biology major from Roseburg graduated summa cum laude on May 21 and is one of two students to have received a Fulbright award this year.
Ecuador Earthquake
Xavier Muñoz ’00 is safe following the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador, but he's reaching out to friends around the world for support for his country.
Use your social networks and ask people questions, says Mike Geraci '91. The first in his family to attend college, Geraci chose Pacific, where he went on to become an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts.

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