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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.
Tim & Cathy Tran on Campus, Tran Library Dedication
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.
Jahan Asad smiling
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.
Dennis Smith and Nada Lingel pictured together in the lab.
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.
Practicing professional optometry students in the eye smile van.
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.
Alex Marchbanks smiling
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.
Volunteer Illustration
What can you do for the world with just a little time? Find ideas from the Pacific University Center for Civic Engagement.
Alumna and financial advisor Noel Pacarro Brown MAT '05 and College of Business Professor Laura McNally offer tips for managing your money in the short and long term.
A hard-earned lesson opened the door to future success for alumna Kathleen (O'Malley) Celmins '04.
Money Managment illustration
Trustee and attorney Matthew Lowe provides simple guidance to get started creating your will.

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