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Charlas Comunitarias sobre el Bienestar y la Salud Emocional, a program led partly by Ruth Zúñiga, went online during the pandemic and reached a global audience of 15,000 viewers.
Students provide support to people affected by wildfires
A set of students in the School of Graduate Psychology focused their research on a fascinating question: How do Latinx communities thrive when so many factors are arrayed against them?
Elona Wilson '18 in Portland
Elona Wilson '18 took her undergraduate degree and ran with it, breaking a family cycle of poverty and addiction on her way to becoming a respected leader of Next Up, a Portland, Ore.,-based nonprofit.
Martha Mendez '21 in front of high school
As a child, Méndez Bolaños ’21 attended a school in Hillsboro where she struggled to keep up with classes requiring English. Now she teaches English language learners in the same school.
Kelsey Schweitzer '11 and friends on a mountaintop
Kelsey Schweitzer ʼ11 attended Pacific University with hopes to become a marine biologist. She dreamed of studying wildlife to find ways to promote the health of the environment and mankind. Eight years later, she had her heart set on going to law school.
Kenny Long MAT '19
Kenny Long MAT '19 chose the Pacific University master of arts in teaching in special education program in part because it was quick and flexible.
William Hedgepeth MAT '07
William Hedgepeth MAT '07 was coaching football and basketball at Springfield High School in Oregon, when he could grow the connection and guidance he offered student-athletes as a teacher.
Pamela Lee '19, MAT '20
Growing up, Pamela Lee '19, MAT '20 looked up to all of her teachers.
Pacific students singing in choir
A new memorial scholarship will provide financial support to continuing undergraduates and graduate students who are studying to become choral music educators.
Trevor Hennigan MAT '22
Trevor Hennigan MAT '22 knew that it was time to step up and make a change when the pandemic hit.

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