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Five optometry alumni at Copper Mt. ski retreat.
Five alumni from Pacific University’s College of Optometry Class of 1972 celebrate their 50th graduation anniversary with a skiing trip.
In Memoriam: Gregory Barr '72
Dick Anderson '72 is Oregon's new 5th district state senator. 
In Memoriam: Robert "Bob" Earl McMillan '72
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.
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.