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Mary Richardson Walker
Mary Richardson Walker and her husband donated  part of the land that became Pacific's Forest Grove Campus. After her husband's death, Mary remained active in the early life of the school and the community of Forest Grove. The qilin statue that became Boxer, Pacific University's mascot, was donated to the school in her honor.
Varina French
Even if she had done nothing else at Pacific, Varina French ’56, MS ’65 would have been remembered for her 17 years spent coaching women’s volleyball, softball, track and field and gymnastics, and for becoming the first female physical education department chair in the West.
Tabitha Brown
Tabitha Moffatt Brown was already an elderly woman when she came to the Oregon Territory in the late 1840s. That didn't stop her from helping to establish the Tualatin Academy, a school that would educate children in 1849. By 1854, the school officially began offering college classes as Pacific University.
Physician Assistant Opioid Treatment grant
the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Pacific University a $450,000, three-year grant to bring more physician assistants to the front lines of treatment of opioid abuse. 
Cecilie Froehlich
A 1942 headline in The Campus, the undergraduate newspaper of City College of New York, set the tone: “First Female Invades Tech School Faculty,” it blared. Cecilie Froehlich led Pacific's math department until 1970 and was an outspoken advocate for recruiting women into the fields of math and engineering.
Claire Argow portrait and papers from her collection
By the time she came to Pacific in 1960, Claire Argow already was well known for her work to abolish the death penalty and reform the penal system. She was driven by the belief that people convicted of crimes still deserve to be offered opportunities and treated humanely.
Frances Clapp
Frances Clapp ’08 — that is, 1908 — was a revered figure from the turn of the last century. She was a skilled pianist who appeared in many musical programs from the era, playing Chopin, Beethoven, Grieg, Rubinstein, Bach and other composers.
Students looking at posters
The Master of Social Work Program has two types of funding opportunities available to MSW students for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline for applications is Oct. 4.
Dental Hygiene Studies founding director Lisa Rowley stands in program's clinic next to a dental chair
Dental Hygiene Studies founding director Lisa Rowley supports scholarship with gift from her estate.
Students at undergraduate commencement in May 2019
The publication's 2020 college rankings put Pacific among the top in the country overall, as well as for value, veterans, and social mobility.

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