News, Media and Stories | Winter 2018

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.
Dr. Burch-Pesses Conducting students
Pacific's music program is at a crescendo! The Music Department now boasts more than 100 students, up from about 30 a decade ago. With new offerings in music therapy and music education, the Music Department is on tempo for a new era of success.
Daintry Bartoldus with Alice.
As executive administrator of the Hawai`i Council on Developmental Disabilities, Daintry Bartoldus '88 spends her working hours ensuring support for vulnerable members of her community. But outside of work, she goes even further, taking in neighbors and lifting up those in need.
Dr. Agbo portrait
After earning his doctor of pharmacy from Pacific, Peter Agbo PharmD '09 went on to receive a master of public health and a doctor of medicine degree. Today, he spends most of his time at the hospital where he works. But he's also founded a nonprofit organization and takes fellow healthcare providers back home to West Africa annually to serve those without access to healthcare.
Boxer III debuted this fall at Homecoming. The third incarnation of our beloved mascot statue was unveiled as an art piece representing the history, diversity and spirit of Pacific.
Members of the BSU in 1969
Pacific University's Black Student Union was formed in 1967 to give African American students a center of social and political gravity. It later went dormant, but has rebounded again to provide African American students with a sense of community.