A dance and applied theatre double major, Leiana Petlewski '21 was selected as Pacific’s undergraduate valedictorian for May 2021 Commencement. They also were named the university’s Outstanding Senior in Applied Theatre (along with fellow graduate Julia Peterson ’21), Outstanding Senior in Dance, and Outstanding Senior in the Arts.
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The pre-recorded video ceremonies for undergraduate students and graduate/professional students will go live on the university’s YouTube channel at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Pacific University bestowed its annual faculty and staff awards and recognitions May 5 in a virtual ceremony. Honors included recognitions for teaching, service and scholarship, respectively, for outstanding service to the university, and for work to advance diversity and inclusion.
Students and employees will be required to complete a full series of the COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to arriving on campus for 2021-2022 academic terms, including those starting in May, June or July. Current employees already on campus will be required to complete their vaccination series by Aug. 1, 2021.
Over the course of 36 hours on April 27-28, more than 650 Pacific students, alumni, parents, employees and friends gave more than $225,000 in support of student success.
Pacific University, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Student Multicultural Center in collaboration with university partners, proudly celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May.
Vaccination efforts are a critical step.
Pacific University is a community dedicated to anti-racism and justice, and we firmly condemn hate and violence of all forms. This includes the recent acts of violence against the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
The NHOH Hoʻomau Celebration will celebrate our perseverance, strength, and growth through a year of uncertainty. The Hoʻomau Celebration will feature music, hula, and memories from current students, parents, and alumni. We invite alumni and parents to share their memories or performances for this special event.
Pacific remains No. 1 for research among private universities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, according to the National Science Foundation. The university also moved up to No. 8 in the Far West region, ranking among peers like Stanford and the University of Southern California.