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Mapmakers Alumni Institute: Beyond Ekphrastic. Register now for this summer session. This virtual event is free and open to the public
In 1876, Pacific University celebrated one of its early commencement ceremonies with a special distinction: Pacific became one of the first universities in the United States to welcome Japanese citizens to its alumni ranks.
Social justice mural at Glen park
Seema Khatcherian ’21 and Karsen Buck ’21 receive the Bevin McCarthy Spirit of Civic Engagement award for their work as the co-founders of a social justice mural in Forest Grove, Ore.
Altamirano
Daniel Altamirano Hernández ’19 wants people to know that he and his colleagues at Centro Cultural are serving with purpose.
Shun Wetlesen sitting in red rocking chair
Over the course of 36 hours on April 27-28, more than 650 Pacific students, alumni, parents, employees and friends gave more than $225,000 in support of student success.
AAPI Month graphic
Pacific University, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Student Multicultural Center in collaboration with university partners, proudly celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.
Avery Reyes
Coming back from a concussion, the psychology and business major said, taught her how to manage heavy workloads and manage her time. “I just feel like I can do anything I set my mind to.”
Tropical flowers
The NHOH Hoʻomau Celebration will celebrate our perseverance, strength, and growth through a year of uncertainty. The Hoʻomau Celebration will feature music, hula, and memories from current students, parents, and alumni. We invite alumni and parents to share their memories or performances for this special event.
Jessie Wachter '03 holding a JW Tiny Tote
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Jessie Wachter ’03 suddenly found herself without a job for the first time in nearly two decades. She has used this break in her career to launch a small business. 
Pacific University alumnae and students leaders come together on Feb. 25 to share ideas for making racial justice a daily commitment in 2021.

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