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Steve Dustrude applied his education at Pacific to become a school speech therapist, helping young people to master their difficulties with language. Along the way, he became a union activist and leader.
Dr. Burch-Pesses Conducting students
The Pacific University Music Department is flourishing. Pacific topped 100 students majoring and minoring in music programs this fall, up from just 30 a mere decade ago. 
Daintry Bartoldus with Alice, her developmentally disabled, live-in friend, Alice. "She's a hoot," Bartoldus said.
Daintry Bartoldus '88 could never have planned the life she's led since graduating from Pacific, but her work with developmentally disabled people and systems in Hawaii has inspired many.
Children playing in the Cedar Classroom.
This fall, the Pacific University Early Learning Community opened the Brim Family Outdoor Learning Center — sometimes known by the school’s young students as the Cedar Classroom.
Erin Wilson '05 Working
When Erin Wilson ’05, PharmD ’18 decided to pursue a career in pharmacy, she didn’t have to look any further than her alma mater.
Students in front of the Eye Van
The Littlefield Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to one optometry student from a rural community. The Littlefields are originally from North Dakota and witnessed first-hand how Pacific’s nurturing community benefits students.
Student working in the Dental Hygiene Van
Supported by an anonymous donor, EyeSmile links existing community health outreach efforts in the College of Optometry and School of Dental Hygiene Studies. Both programs have long offered mobile healthcare clinics to help provide healthcare to underserved populations.
Dr. Agbo portrait
The charity Dr. Peter Agbo co-founded, in partnership with Nissis Vessels Foundation and Mecca USA, will deliver medical care and services to people traumatized by war, as well as those who lack basic care. His passion for service has been an inspiration to his faculty and classmates back at Pacific, which is why the Pacific University Alumni Association is honoring him with the 2018 Emerging Leader Award.
Members of the BSU in 1969
Pacific University's Black Student Union was formed in 1967 to give African American students a center of social and political gravity. It later went dormant, but has rebounded again to provide African American students with a sense of community.

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