Danika Gilbert '94 led 13 Afghan girls on a mountain climbing expedition, helping them build leadership skills and confidence in a part of the world that often tells them, "You can't."
James Ogden '72, OD '73 lent his nickname to a scholarship for Pacific University optometry students. He gives even more, though, as a mentor to the recipients of that scholarship.
Bequests provide a lasting legacy at Pacific.
Mandi Feucht '09, MEd '14 earned her bachelor's degree and teaching credentials in four years at Pacific University. The local teacher took part in a Q&A with Pacific about her experience.
A passion for Pacific earns four new members a place in the President's Circle, honoring the university's $100,000 lifetime donors.
At their 30th class reunion in 2003, his classmates honored his efforts by unveiling the Mad Dog Scholarship Fund. The fund reached the endowment level in 2009 and offered its first scholarship to an optometry student in 2010.
As it celebrates its 10-year anniversary this fall, the Library is still counted among the “new” buildings on Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus. A decade, after all, is nothing compared to the original campus library, Carnegie Hall, which marked its centennial in 2012, or the recently renovated Scott Hall, which was the library from 1967 to 2010.
Martha Rampton originally published this piece online in conjunction with the Fall 2008 issue of Pacific magazine.
The Pacific difference spans generations. Kres Pedersen '79, OD '82 and his daughter Amy Pedersen '08, OD '11 both found personal connections and meaningful careers through Pacific's undergraduate and graduate programs.