News, Media and Stories | Fall 2022

Wapato replanting
A long-lost seasonal lake that was a center of life for Native Americans who lived in the Tualatin Valley two centuries ago is slowly regaining its form, thanks to the efforts of members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and volunteers from Pacific University.
Martha Cuevas-Ramos
Martha Cuevas-Ramos SLP '17, who is being awarded an Emerging Leader alumni award, knows the joy on a mother's face. She helps put it there.
Derek Brown
Derek Brown '98, MAT '99, says leadership "was a powerful idea for me." His career as an educator, policy setter, officer and musician illustrates that.
AuCoin accepts thanks from Jon George, a member of the Grand Ronde Tribal Council, at Pacific University.
Former U.S. Rep Les AuCoin (D-OR)’69, Hon. ’78, has turned over to Pacific University an extensive collection of papers documenting his life in public service. He responded by email to a set of questions from Pacific magazine’s Mike Francis about his choice to do so, issues of politics and the tenor of the political climate, as well as some personal reflections. 
Les AuCoin stands in front of the Portland skyline with Mt Hood in the background
The collected papers of Pacific alumnus and former U.S. Rep. Les AuCoin are now available to researchers, students and others at the Tran Library at Pacific University.