News, Media and Stories | Class Of 1972

Charles “Charlie” Bird MA ’72 died July 16, 2018, at age 74.
Randall “Randy” Christiansen ’72, OD ’74 died Nov. 3, 2018, at age 68, at the Murray County Medical Center in Slayton, Minn.
Gordon Haller ’72 was interviewed by Slowtwitch, an online triathlon magazine, for his vast experiences of participating in triathlons.
Novotny
William Novotny ’71, OD ’72 died Nov. 19, 2017, at age 70. He earned his optometry degree from Pacific and opened the first full-time optometric practice in Buffalo, Wyo., in 1972.
Once upon a time, there were no squirrels at Pacific University. Back in 1970, when Brian Douglass '72 transferred to Pacific from Portland Community College to compete on the speech team, there wasn’t a fuzzy gray rodent to be found.
Weberling Smiling
A passion for Pacific earns four new members a place in the President's Circle, honoring the university's $100,000 lifetime donors.
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.