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Karolyn Ismay
When Pacific celebrates its virtual August Commencement, a group of seven students will represent the first class of an interdisciplinary doctorate program aimed at experienced professionals in healthcare and education.
Riley Plank '20 treats a patient
Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene Studies will participate in a pilot project to help determine the feasibility of adding a dental therapist to a patient’s dental care team. Dental therapists can perform many of the preventive treatments of a dental hygienist and some of the procedures a dentist provides, but do not hold doctorates in dentistry.
Albertsons Companies has supported Pacific's School of Pharmacy for more than a decade through professional training, student scholarships and more.
Holiday gift
As the calendar year comes to an end, we hope you will consider supporting Pacific University and our students with a year-end gift. Every gift, of any amount, makes an impact, and there are many different ways to support Pacific and our students.
Celebration of Giving inductee awards
University inducts one new member of 1849 Society and 10 new members of President's Circle.
Dental Hygiene Studies founding director Lisa Rowley stands in program's clinic next to a dental chair
Dental Hygiene Studies founding director Lisa Rowley supports scholarship with gift from her estate.
Graduates toss caps into the air following August Commencement ceremony
Family and friends celebrate the achievements of more than 300 graduate and professional students during August Commencement.
Nick Buekea
Nick Buekea learned about occupational therapy when he needed it for himself. Now he's about to graduate.
Mandy Bowdoin OTD '19
Mandy Bowdoin OTD '19 knows more about what is required to be an occupational therapist than most people.
May Commencement 2019
Capacity crowds for bachelor's and advanced degree ceremonies on May 18 celebrate the accomplishments of the university's Class of 2019.

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