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Brandon and Kelleigh harvesting coffee on their farm.
A couple of alumni took a chance on a Hawai‘i coffee farm. Five years later, they are winning awards and giving back to the coffee community. 
Emily Hobizal '08 and Colin Kambak '06
Is college worth the cost? Empirical data says yes. So do a couple of Pacific University alumni, now that they have paid off all the debt they accrued during and immediately after school.
Ryan Beck ‘14 and Mellissa (Wilson) Beck ‘15 are none other than high school sweethearts.
A lot of people talk about fate when they talk about love.
PJ and Lea officially met in the spring of 2008 at a Boxer Ambassador retreat.
While sitting at a Boxer soccer game Jeremiah leaned over and asked "When are you going to make me an apple pie?"
Melissa Lowery '10 created her documentary, Black Girl in Suburbia, to start conversations. That's exactly what she's doing as the film is screening around the state. Catch it this month at Pacific and at the Portland Black Film Festival.
Barbara was a shy PK (preacher's kid) from the big city of Los Angeles.
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.”

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