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.
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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.
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.
Pacific University honors Judy Sherman for 50 years with Boxer Athletics.
In 1970, Khiem "Tim" and Thuy "Cathy" (Trinh) Tran came to Pacific as bright-eyed international students. Less than a decade later, they were refugees. With the help of friends at Pacific, they made it— and today, the successful retirees are saying thank you with perpetual support for the university they love.
Pacific's new EyeSmile program partners the colleges of optometry and health professions, allowing students to practice their skills while taking their care into local communities with brand new mobile eye care and dental care clinics.
To Jahan Asad, Pacific's historic buildings and green lawns have always looked like a fairy tale. Now, Jahan's wish is coming true. This fall, with the help of a scholarship, Jahan will become the first woman in her immediate family to attend college.
With the right education and training, optometrists can save lives. That's why two recently retired College of Optometry professors have created an award to inspire future generations of doctoral students.
Alex (Bing) Marchbanks '14, SLP '18 found her passion for speech-language pathology at Pacific. A scholarship funded by donors helped turn her dreams to reality as she completes her master's degree this spring.