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As the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Senate Executive Board, it is a priority of ours to support the physical and mental health along with the well being of the student body. We stand for the justice of Black individuals and that doesn’t stop at the nature of performative activism. We are here for you now and always. All Black lives matter all the time. We demand change.
Scott Pike '68, OD '70 has been awarded the Pacific University Alumni Association 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award.
Matthew Meyer family
Matthew Meyer '75, who was named the 2020 recipient of the Alumni Association's David and Sandy Lowe Outstanding Service Award, is a volunteer by nature.
Breanne McGhee
Breanne McGhee OD ’16, MEd ’16, PhDEL '21 hasn't let COVID-19 setbacks slow her down — even though she can't hug anybody. 
Dennis Carline was named coach of the year by Comcast Sports Northwest
As a coach, teacher, mentor and father, Dennis Carline '79, MST '88 has made a profound difference in the lives of underserved kids.
Charter members of the Beta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta
Hattie (Fannings) Gaskin ’39 came to Pacific University in 1935 after graduating from Portland’s Jefferson High School. At Pacific, she was actively involved with the Heart of Oak Yearbook, the publications council and the Theta Nu Alpha sorority, and she built relationships with friends who would remember her their entire lives.
Title card for episode 3
In episode 3 of Rising from the Margins, "The Journey to Re-establishing," staff psychologist and EDI Outreach Director Dr. Shirley Ley talks about how you can expand on your survival toolkits to incorporate things that can affirm your humanity, meaning things that give you access to the range of experiences that define your personhood.
Our daily lives have dramatically changed over the last few months. It is especially important during this time to care for your overall well-being. Join us for Kaiser Permanente's presentation June 23 on Coping with COVID-19 and Beyond. 
Red background with text that reads 'Family & Support System Chat'
Pacific’s Student Support team recently hosted a series of six virtual family chats to provide information, resources and tips via Zoom to help families with the transition to online learning this spring. Topics included career advising, student counseling support, financial aid, library support and more.
Debra Gwartney, professor of MFA writing, is a Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction finalist for 2020. 

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