Anil Oommen MAT ’01 is passionate about equity, learning, teaching, and Pacific University. Oommen, the director of the School of Learning and Teaching at the Eugene Campus, was drawn to Pacific both as a student and faculty member because the university’s values mirrored his own.
Professor Ruth Zúñiga and Her Students Help Guide Online, Spanish-language, Emotional Wellbeing Sessions
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.
If you’re a STEM major, and interested in talking to some professionals about life after graduation, or thinking about a career that requires STEM, join this Zoom panel Thursday, Oct. 8 at 5 p.m.
All first year and new transfer students are invited to apply for the Global Scholars First Year Travel stipend. The stipend offers students a discount of up to $1500 to participate in spring 2020 travel courses to Namibia, Costa Rica, Spain, or Romania. Students with second language proficiency and diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply by Nov. 1.
When Ruth Gomez '19 told her mother she wanted to go to college, she became her family's "Esperanza" or Hope. With the help of their sacrifices, and critical scholarships, she's on track to be the first in her family to graduate from college
Academic advisor Mike Shingle was the first in his family to attend college. Today, he helps other students navigate the college experience and find their own path to success.
About one in four Pacific University students are the first in their family to attend college. US News & World Report recently offered a series of tips for first-generation students to help them navigate their resources.
Use your social networks and ask people questions, says Mike Geraci '91. The first in his family to attend college, Geraci chose Pacific, where he went on to become an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts.
Jaye Cee Whitehead '00 came to Pacific from rural Wyoming. 'I got here and I had no idea what I was doing," she said. Today, she is an associate professor of sociology, ready and willing to help other first-generation students find their way.
When Mike Steele was told he should go to college, he named the best he'd heard of: Notre Dame. One of the most beloved professors at Pacific University, Steele went from being the first in his family to attend college to earning a PhD and living a career in academia.