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Mary Richardson Walker
Mary Richardson Walker and her husband donated  part of the land that became Pacific's Forest Grove Campus. After her husband's death, Mary remained active in the early life of the school and the community of Forest Grove. The qilin statue that became Boxer, Pacific University's mascot, was donated to the school in her honor.
Two students smiling in the snow
For more than 100 years, Boxer has represented the spirit of Pacific University. What does that spirit mean to students today?
Boxer III debuted this fall at Homecoming. The third incarnation of our beloved mascot statue was unveiled as an art piece representing the history, diversity and spirit of Pacific.
Boxer III with artist Pat Costello
Boxer I and Boxer II have been absent from campus for years, but Boxer III was unveiled during 2018 Homecoming festivities.
Wax mold of Boxer III statue
A grassroots fundraising initiative, funded entirely through gifts by alumni, students and friends of Pacific, has resulted in the creation of a new statue of Pacific’s beloved mascot almost five decades after the original Boxer went missing.
Boxer, a bronze Chinese statue of a dragon-like creature, ruled campus for decades before disappearing.
Local historian Ken Bilderback and Pacific University Archives shed light on Boxer's history as Pacific University's mascot.
Badger saying goodbye to the other badgers
Before Boxer was Badger. In the 1960s, when students voted to change the mascot, they said goodbye to their longtime representative.
Just what is Boxer? Take a crash course in Pacific's mascot lore.
Congratulations Boxer Nation! Pacific University has earned the title of Portland's Best Sports Logo in PortlandSports.com's online competition.

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