News, Media and Stories | Summer 2016

Pacific University Service Flag
In 2010, Pacific magazine featured stories from World War II, including the memories of a service flag that had been lost. This spring, the flag was re-discovered.
Katey Schultz MFA ’08 is the author of Flashes of War, a compilation of short fiction stories about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Go behind the scenes to learn how she wrote the book and how Pacific’s MFA Program helped.
Doug Keller MAT ’14 was inspired to military service by his father’s dramatic rescue from an Indonesian concentration camp in World War II. After a military career, he turned to Pacific for a second career as a teacher. But soon after graduation, he suffered a near-fatal bike injury. His tenacious spirit, however, keeps driving him forward.
As a federal judge, Pacific Hall-of-Famer Rick Carnaroli ’80 has an inside look at the legal system. That’s why he helped establish a veterans treatment court to serve the veterans falling through the cracks.
When her then-husband went to war, Stacy Bannerman’s life turned upside down. Now she works to advocate for the families of military families. A published author, she is a student in Pacific’s MFA in Writing Program.
Norm Scott '63 spent 30 years in the U.S. Navy. Upon his retirement, he dedicated himself to supporting wounded warriors through Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in Spokane.
Mark Loomis Portrait
Mark Loomis OTD '17 spent more than 10 years in the Navy, including his post in Guam and two detachments to the Middle East before a stint as a helicopter aircrew instructor in San Diego. Today, he is a third-year student in the Pacific University School of Occupational Therapy, working toward a doctorate to launch a civilian career that he hopes will allow him to help other veterans transition into civilian life.
Mark Loomis OTD '17 joined the military after 9/11, called to follow his grandfather's military footsteps and serve his country in a time of need.