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When wildfires rampaged through Oregon, some students took direct action. By doing so, they helped keep some homes and structures from being destroyed. Then they went back to their classes.
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Check out what’s on our reading list right now, or dig into the titles you may have missed at the Alumni Association’s Goodreads page.
Dr. Fraser Horn
Dr. Horn has served as interim dean since November 2019. He is an alumnus of Pacific's undergraduate programs and College of Optometry, has served as faculty and associate dean in the college, and is an expert is sports vision.
Pacific optometry alumnus and professor Bill Hefner OD ‘96, MEd ‘97 is a commander in the Kansas Air National Guard. He played a key role in the state’s response to the spread of COVID-19.
The results are in, and Pacific’s first Athletic Giving Days was a homerun, a touchdown, and a winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, all rolled into one!
Ruth Zúñiga
On Facebook, Spanish-language viewers anywhere in the world can join sessions of Charlas Comunitarias to learn about emotional health and resources. The program is led partly by  Ruth Zúñiga, an associate professor in School of Graduate Psychology at Pacific University and director of the university’s Sabiduría Latina/o psychology emphasis.
Ryan Gibbard, PharmD, BCPS Explains the Cost of the President’s COVID-19 Treatments
Dante Reid '20 in graduation gown, hat and stole
For Dante Reid '20, football was a way to navigate toward his chosen career in physical therapy.
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The Pacific University Chamber Singers got together — virtually — over the summer to perform A Jubilant Day
National Honor Roll for Voting
The Student Voting Honor Roll recognizes American colleges that develop action plans to bolster student voter registration, and it ranks the schools based on their student voter registration rate. Pacific ranked 122 in the country and is the only Oregon university on the 2020 list.

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