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Charter members of the Beta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Hattie (Fannings) Gaskin ’39 came to Pacific University in 1935 after graduating from Portland’s Jefferson High School. At Pacific, she was actively involved with the Heart of Oak Yearbook, the publications council and the Theta Nu Alpha sorority, and she built relationships with friends who would remember her their entire lives.
Chester Carson '04 has relied on strong networking his skills throughout his career. Recently his network helped him realize a dream of life in Hawai'i.
From President Hallick
In the two months since the COVID-19 pandemic transformed our daily ways of life, Pacific University has made significant adaptations in the ways we teach, learn, work and live. I know that, for many of you, questions about the future of your education loom large. I assure you, Pacific will be here for you, delivering the quality education you have come to expect and helping you move forward in your path to the future.
1980 eruption as seen from Pacific University
It was a Commencement Day like few others: Skies darkened, creating a contrast to the glowing sense of accomplishment felt by students and their families.
Photo of the 2018 Alumni Awards
The Pacific University Alumni Board of Representatives is pleased to announce the 2020 Alumni Award recipients. 
Sign, rattle and ring
Fernando Andres Careaga '17 took his passion for public health to a key role on the front lines of the fight to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Steve Klein's Pandemic Mix graphic
Are you having a hard time keeping your head on straight during COVID-19? You are definitely not alone. We asked Steve Klein, director of Student Activities and well known for his music collection to put together a list of songs to help keep you company while you stay home and save lives.
Aaron and Pearl
Pacific alumnus and Wuhan, China, resident Aaron Holden '03 hopes the end of the quarantine is near for him and his family.
Cognixion
Lucas Steuber '14 is leveraging his expertise as a speech-language pathologist to help some hospitalized COVID-19 patients communicate.
Optometry exam
Dr. Hiromasa Kanai OD ’07 and Fuji Optical Co., Ltd. support student success through their $25,000 Diamond Sponsorship of the College of Optometry’s 75th Anniversary Gala.

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