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Graduates toss caps into the air following August Commencement ceremony
Family and friends celebrate the achievements of more than 300 graduate and professional students during August Commencement.
Autumn Davis, Breanne Davis, Carmel Nichol
Autumn Davis MBA ’19, Breanne Davis ’16, OT ’19, and Carmel Nichol ’16, MSW ’17 completed a family triple play this summer when Breanne was awarded her doctorate in occupational therapy. She was the third triplet in the family to earn a graduate degree from Pacific.
Nick Buekea
Nick Buekea learned about occupational therapy when he needed it for himself. Now he's about to graduate.
MFA Commencement 2019
One of the country’s top low-residency literary programs welcomed 33 new alumni on Saturday, June 22.
May Commencement 2019
Capacity crowds for bachelor's and advanced degree ceremonies on May 18 celebrate the accomplishments of the university's Class of 2019.
Aurea and Leslie Lomeli
Aurea and Leslie Lomeli each earned a bachelor of education in teaching and English language learning May 18 at Pacific's Commencement after studying side by side at the Woodburn Campus.
Graduates hug family and friends at Commencement
What guests need to know about graduation ceremonies this weekend
Optometry awards
Graduate schools and colleges honored outstanding students who graduated Saturday in a series of end-of-term ceremonies.
Brandon Naihe, Edna Gehring
Naihe, who graduated from Pacific University on May 18 with a bachelor’s degree in art design, worked feverishly to make sure that his senior capstone project at Pacific was perfect. 
Undergraduate awards 2019
Pacific University awarded special honors to seniors graduating in the Class of 2019 in a ceremon

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