Boxer Football's Sept. 17 game versus Occidental (Calif.) in Honolulu caps three days of fun for alumni, students, families and friends in Hawai'i.
Weli Alamillo '18 was excited for the chance to play soccer at the collegiate level. The chance to delve into scientific research, though, was even more exciting.
Pat Pimental spent three years as floral and lei chair of the Nā Haumāna O Hawai‘i Lu‘au. As a parent, she says, she was able to become part of the ‘ohana at Pacific.
The son of two Pacific University alumni from Hawai‘i, Josh Higa '19 grew up feeling like a member of the Boxer ‘Ohana. Now that he's a Pacific student, he says, it's even better than he expected.
"We give because Pacific is a part of our family."
Warren Shaw, father of Boxer quarterback Warner Shaw, temporarily moved from Hawai‘i to Oregon to cheer on the team in his son's final year. “There’s enough Hawai'i here, it rubs off. Even other parents, they kind of have a little Hawai’i spirit.”
Jill (Remiticado) Uyeda '03 helped start Pacific's women's wrestling program. Today, she uses the tenacity she learned as a wrestler and the science she learned as a physics major in her construction career.
Pacific alumna Mālia Purdy '11 finds her passion in public health, serving Native Hawaiians in her home state.
A couple of alumni took a chance on a Hawai‘i coffee farm. Five years later, they are winning awards and giving back to the coffee community.
International students at Kapi'olani Community College now have a smooth transition to Pacific to complete their undergraduate studies.