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Daisy Rizo '17, MSW '18 in a clinical setting with a patient
The Master of Social Work degree prepares students for advanced practice in the social work field, with a focus on values and ethics, theory, and field skills. Launched in 2014, the program is based at Pacific’s Eugene Campus but will expand in Fall 2022 to be available on the Forest Grove Campus as well.
Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Health Science
Pacific University has been named one of 2021's Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Health Science by EduMed.org. Just 8 percent of colleges and universities across the country earn a position in one of EduMed.org's higher education rankings.
Spirit bennch thanking veterans
As we mark Veterans Day today, we pause to acknowledge those who have put on a uniform in service of the United States.
Lorne Yudcovitch
Lorne Yudcovitch OD '96, MS '97 was named the recipient of the 2021 Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Advocacy Award.
Spokane "recruits" to Forest Grove Indian Training School
Two historians have compiled and published a sortable list of Native people who died while attending two boarding schools for Indigenous Americans in Oregon. The online resource, which covers deaths dating back to 1881, documents approximately 275 students and 30 non-students who were buried at the Chemawa School Cemetery near Salem, and two who are buried in unmarked graves at the Forest View Cemetery in Forest Grove.
Michael Millard
Michael Millard, professor emeritus at Pacific University, is the 2021 Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA) Pharmacist of the Year. 
President Lesley M. Hallick
“Our thanks and gratitude to President Hallick for her incredible vision, steady fiscal savvy and continual support for student success,” said Board of Trustees Chair Gerald Yoshida ’73. “We are especially grateful that Lesley delayed her planned retirement by over a year in order to successfully see Pacific through the COVID crisis. Her dedication and leadership have well positioned Pacific and our students for the future and the university has never been stronger.”
Nationally Ranked University
U.S. News & World Report puts Pacific among the top National Universities in the country overall, as well as for value, veterans and social mobility.
Public Health update
In keeping with an order from Oregon's governor, Pacific University broadens mask requirement to include outdoor settings.
Three students in raft
The university expands its comprehensive undergraduate, graduate and professional programs with a brand new Doctor of Science Program designed for healthcare professionals and three new undergraduate majors: outdoor leadership, sport leadership and management, and sports communication.

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