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Wid Bleything at Veteran's Day
Willard “Wid” Bleything ’51, OD ’52, MS ’54 earned three degrees from Pacific University on his way to becoming an optometrist. He served in the Air Force and Air Reserves, retiring as a colonel, and he also worked in private practice for many years before eventually returning to Pacific, where he became the dean of the College of Optometry.
Bali scene
Pacific University undergraduates now have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the world through the new Global Scholars Program. Starting with a first-year seminar and companion travel experience, participating students will complete a set of requirements focused on international and diverse perspectives, mastering a second language, studying or interning abroad, and finally integrating global learning into the senior capstone. 
Classroom presentation
Pacific University is embarking on a coordinated program to increase support for undergraduate students under a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Sign on door of Boxer Makerspace
Pacific University recently completed its most successful year of giving in school history, with donors contributing gifts and pledges totaling more than $14.4 million between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.
Abigail Schmidt performs with the Pacific Dance Ensemble from a distance
While Pacific University students were scattered this spring by the spread of COVID-19, many campus events were canceled, including the popular spring concert by the Pacific Dance Ensemble. Yet the dancing went on. Pacific Director of Dance Jennifer Camp, switching to virtual instruction, asked dancers to make videos of themselves performing aspects of choreography they’d learned. 
Savannah Tran PA '22 wears a face mask while studying at the Hillsboro Campus
When Savannah Tran PA ‘22 started her studies in Pacific University’s physician assistant program back in May, it was under unusual circumstances, to say the least.
Scott Pike
Scott Pike '68, OD '70 has been awarded the Pacific University Alumni Association 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award.
Matthew Meyer
Matthew Meyer '75, who was named the 2020 recipient of the Alumni Association's David and Sandy Lowe Outstanding Service Award, is a volunteer by nature.
Breanne McGhee
Breanne McGhee OD ’16, MEd ’16, PhDEL '21 hasn't let COVID-19 setbacks slow her down — even though she can't hug anybody. 

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