News, Media and Stories | Class Of 1973

The first week I arrived at Pacific in late summer 1970, I was 18 years old and excited for the opportunity to establish myself as a serious student. My roommate, however, was much more excited about meeting new people (boys) and finding social opportunities (parties).
Nicholas Gitts ’73 is a third-generation farmer and owner of Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Ore.
A retired educator and speech pathologist, Steve Dustrude '73 has invested in student success, in and out of the classroom. He's been a leader in Oregon's education system and an advocate for student support at Pacific University.
We are honored to announce the recipients of the 2018 Alumni Association Awards.
Mad Dog Teaser
At their 30th class reunion in 2003, his classmates honored his efforts by unveiling the Mad Dog Scholarship Fund. The fund reached the endowment level in 2009 and offered its first scholarship to an optometry student in 2010.