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Commencement Pacific University Class of 2020
Pacific University celebrates more than 300 August graduates in health-related fields.
Trombley Square in Fall
Fall term plans will focus on flexibility for students, safety
Yu-Chi Tai
Pacific University will celebrate its first class of graduates from its new bachelor of applied vision science program at its summer commencement on Aug. 8.
Nala in front of Pacific University entrance
One night, just after winter term his junior year, Adam Katz ‘19 drove round trip to Idaho in one day. On the return trip he had some very special cargo — a tiny Rottweiler puppy who would change his entire career trajectory.
ALAS student club logo
The Association of Latinx and Ally Students, formerly known as the Hispanic Heritage Student Association, has been hard at work this summer creating a series of virtual programming. These events, named ALAS Pre-Orientation Summer Events, will continue until Aug. 22. They are hosted via Zoom from 3 – 4 p.m. PST on Saturdays.
Karolyn Ismay
When Pacific celebrates its virtual August Commencement, a group of seven students will represent the first class of an interdisciplinary doctorate program aimed at experienced professionals in healthcare and education.
Paige Baugher
Biology Professor Paige Baugher is almost as likely to be found on a mountain as in the classroom. And some people are alive because she and her colleagues at Portland Mountain Rescue were there.
Beginning August 3, 2020 until further notice, the Student Accounts Office hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a lunchtime closure from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  The physical office will also be closed each Wednesday with staff working remotely.
Anuhea Wall '15, MSW '17 with her two sisters and two nephews
Anuhea Wall '15, MSW '17 supports families with Native Hawaiian children through her job as a social worker for the Lili‘uokalani Trust.
 When we each become more mindful of our choices, actions and surroundings, we can also create a safer environment for ourselves and those around us.

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