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A stand-out pitcher with Pacific University who caught the eye of scouts and was signed by the Detroit Tigers organization in 1940, Frank Dierickx '41 played five seasons in the minor leagues in between medical school and a two-year stint in the military. He pitched with the Portland Beavers during parts of the 1945 and 1949 seasons while also working as a practicing surgeon.
Key defender on Pacific’s outstanding soccer teams of the mid-1990s, Billy Merck '97, MAED '03 was a two-time First Team All-NWC selection, named First-Team NAIA All-Pacific Northwest Region, and an honorable mention NAIA All-American. He is Pacific’s career record-holder in assists and played four seasons of professional indoor soccer.
One of only two athletes in Pacific history to be named an All-American in two sports: basketball and track and field, DeeDee Arnall '06 was a three-time All-Northwest Conference selection in basketball and graduated as the career record-holder in scoring average and free throws made and attempted.
Dr. Ami (Heaton) Halvorson OD '07 has been awarded the 2013 Pacific University Young Alumni Leadership Award.  Derek '92 and Betinna "Tina" (Cooper) Lasko '65 have been awarded the 2013 Pacific University David & Sandy Lowe Outstanding Alumni Service Award.  Melinda "Mindy" (Cottrell) Cameron '65 has been awarded the 2013 Pacific University Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award
Pacific University starts the construction of a new residence hall by celebrating with a Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Colleagues and alumni honor the memory of the late Eva C. Krebs, vice president and dean of students, with a memorial tree, planted and dedicated during Homecoming 2013.
Colleagues and alumni honor the memory of the late Eva C. Krebs, vice president and dean of students, with an endowed scholarship. "Eva taught us as staff to keep students at the center of everything we do."
Students, alumni and friends of Pacific University go wild in the Homecoming 2013 photo booth.
Boxer Shorts is a collection of videos in which Pacific University students, employees, alumni and friends share why they chose Pacific.
There are a lot of reasons that Pacific University is a great place to live and learn. Here are our Top 15!

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