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Dr. Halimi, who is currently the project director for the Pacific AANAPISI Grant for Inclusive Student Success, succeeds Stephen Prag, who retires after 18 years.
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.
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.
Two Earth globes
Pacific University will allow undergraduate and graduate travel abroad under limited circumstances in the coming months.
Mikaila Way ’12 is working to help Indigenous Peoples reclaim, reestablish and reconnect the food systems integral to their cultures, health and ways of life. It's all part of her job as the first Indigenous peoples’ liaison for North America with the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization.
Jessie Wachter '03 holding a JW Tiny Tote
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Jessie Wachter ’03 suddenly found herself without a job for the first time in nearly two decades. She has used this break in her career to launch a small business. 
study abroad locations
While Covid-19 has canceled study abroad this year, International Programs expects the program will be up and running again this time next year, barring any unforeseen setbacks. The chance to study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many students, and now is the time to start planning!
Public Health Update
Pacific is updating its travel recommendations to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Six students from the Master of Social Work program participated in a 20-day immersion course in Merida, Mexico during winter break. The focus of the course was to learn more about what social services and advocacy groups are available in the Yucatan area, and Merida in particular, and where there may be gaps in services.
All first year and new transfer students are invited to apply for the Global Scholars First Year Travel stipend. The stipend offers students a discount of up to $1500 to participate in spring 2020 travel courses to Namibia, Costa Rica, Spain, or Romania. Students with second language proficiency and diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply by Nov. 1. 

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