Jaye Cee Whitehead '00 came to Pacific from rural Wyoming. 'I got here and I had no idea what I was doing," she said. Today, she is an associate professor of sociology, ready and willing to help other first-generation students find their way.
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.
The first in his family to attend college, Bob Fitzmorris '08 is a recent Pacific University graduate — who's a visiting professor at his alma mater.
The senior majoring in biology will work with a University of Erlangen team that is researching the addictive mechanisms of alcoholism.
Reflections on College Life: Pacific University Theatre's Winter Production Examines Two Boxer Women Living Fifty Years Apart
Dance Slow Decades, a play by Kailea Saplan '15, captures the intersecting lives of two Pacific University women Feb. 11-14 in the Tom Miles Theatre.
Danika Gilbert '94 led 13 Afghan girls on a mountain climbing expedition, helping them build leadership skills and confidence in a part of the world that often tells them, "You can't."
A family gift allowed Judy Mason '60 to attend Pacific University — and it changed her world. Mason has given back to Pacific for the past 20 years, hoping to create the same opportunities for others.
James Ogden '72, OD '73 lent his nickname to a scholarship for Pacific University optometry students. He gives even more, though, as a mentor to the recipients of that scholarship.
Mandi Feucht '09, MEd '14 earned her bachelor's degree and teaching credentials in four years at Pacific University. The local teacher took part in a Q&A with Pacific about her experience.
A passion for Pacific earns four new members a place in the President's Circle, honoring the university's $100,000 lifetime donors.