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A retired educator and speech pathologist, Steve Dustrude '73 has invested in student success, in and out of the classroom. He's been a leader in Oregon's education system and an advocate for student support at Pacific University.
Dr. Burch-Pesses Conducting students
Pacific's music program is at a crescendo! The Music Department now boasts more than 100 students, up from about 30 a decade ago. With new offerings in music therapy and music education, the Music Department is on tempo for a new era of success.
Daintry Bartoldus with Alice.
As executive administrator of the Hawai`i Council on Developmental Disabilities, Daintry Bartoldus '88 spends her working hours ensuring support for vulnerable members of her community. But outside of work, she goes even further, taking in neighbors and lifting up those in need.
Children playing in the Cedar Classroom.
A new donor-supported outdoor classroom in the Early Learning Community gives Pacific's youngest students an innovative place to explore and future teachers a place to transform education.
Ruth Gomez '19 in front of the Boxer Food Share
When Ruth Gomez '19 told her mother she wanted to go to college, she became her family's "Esperanza" or Hope. With the help of their sacrifices, and critical scholarships, she's on track to be the first in her family to graduate from college
Erin Wilson smiling
Pacific students and alumni say personal faculty support is what sets Pacific apart. "The opportunities the professors are willing to create for you, and connect with you, are phenomenal," says recent alumna Erin Wilson '05, PharmD '18.
Students in front of the Eye Van
A friend of the university, Fay Littlefield realized a little can go a long way. The mother of an optometry alumna and faculty member, Littlefield has established two endowments to support student success.
Student working in the Dental Hygiene Van
An innovative gift to Pacific helped link outreach efforts in optometry and dental hygiene, creating interprofessional care opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience while meeting the critical needs of our communities.
Dr. Agbo portrait
After earning his doctor of pharmacy from Pacific, Peter Agbo PharmD '09 went on to receive a master of public health and a doctor of medicine degree. Today, he spends most of his time at the hospital where he works. But he's also founded a nonprofit organization and takes fellow healthcare providers back home to West Africa annually to serve those without access to healthcare.
Boxer III debuted this fall at Homecoming. The third incarnation of our beloved mascot statue was unveiled as an art piece representing the history, diversity and spirit of Pacific.

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