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2023 undergraduate student award winners
Pacific University’s colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business and Education honored its 2023 undergraduate students on May 17.
Manuel Castañeda
The Pacific University trustee leads Hillsboro-based PLI Systems, an industry leader and one of the fastest growing Hispanic-owned businesses in the country. He will be honored at Pacific's May Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 20.
Graduation cap decorated to read Teach the Change You Wish to See
Pacific hosts a morning undergraduate ceremony and afternoon graduate/professional ceremony on Saturday, May 20.
Lee Ann Remington
The alumna and former faculty member will be recognized May 20 at the university’s graduate and professional commencement ceremony, where she also will deliver the keynote address.
Student at Commencement
We know you're busy, but if you're planning to walk in May Commencement make sure to keep track of your graduation to-do list and deadlines. Order your regalia online by April 15 and have it delivered to the address of your choice. 
Recent alumni return to campus to celebrate Special Commencement for the classes of 2020 and 2021
It was a day long overdue on Sunday as members of Pacific University’s classes of 2020 and 2021 had the opportunity to cross the stage in celebration of their graduations.
College of Health Professions graduates celebrate August Commencement
The university celebrated its annual August Commencement, recognizing the accomplishments of graduation degree candidates from the College of Health Professions schools of Audiology, Dental Hygiene Studies, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration & Leadership, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Studies, as well as in the university’s cross-curricular PhD in Education & Leadership Program.
2019 May Commencement at Pacific University
More than 700 students will earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, while the university also bestows an honorary doctorate and the coveted Massih Prize during the first in-person spring commencement ceremonies since the COVID-19 pandemic/sports-recreation/outdoor-pursuits.
Jefferson Hall College of Optometry
Schnider, a 1982 Pacific University optometry alumnus, will receive the award at Pacific’s Graduate & Professional Commencement, where she also will be the keynote speaker
Bill Stoller
Stoller, a 1974 Pacific University undergraduate alumnus, will receive an honorary doctor of letters at Pacific’s Undergraduate Commencement, where he also will be the keynote speaker

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