News, Media and Stories

Teacher Tim Foster on a Zoom call
Remote learning, along with changing pandemic protocols, took a toll on students and teachers. And they’re still navigating the uncertainty.
Globe Illustration
Charlas Comunitarias sobre el Bienestar y la Salud Emocional, a program led partly by Ruth Zúñiga, went online during the pandemic and reached a global audience of 15,000 viewers.
Students provide support to people affected by wildfires
A set of students in the School of Graduate Psychology focused their research on a fascinating question: How do Latinx communities thrive when so many factors are arrayed against them?
Elona Wilson '18 in Portland
Elona Wilson '18 took her undergraduate degree and ran with it, breaking a family cycle of poverty and addiction on her way to becoming a respected leader of Next Up, a Portland, Ore.,-based nonprofit.
Martha Mendez '21 in front of high school
As a child, Méndez Bolaños ’21 attended a school in Hillsboro where she struggled to keep up with classes requiring English. Now she teaches English language learners in the same school.
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.”
The Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) and Academic and Career Advising have partnered to offer a new service this year: peer academic coaching!
Kelsey Schweitzer '11 and friends on a mountaintop
Kelsey Schweitzer ʼ11 attended Pacific University with hopes to become a marine biologist. She dreamed of studying wildlife to find ways to promote the health of the environment and mankind. Eight years later, she had her heart set on going to law school.
Ben Dodds '22
Ben Dodds '22 was drawn to Pacific’s small class sizes and responsive professors and faculty.
Mt. Thielsen covered with snow
Even with a variety of trips offered throughout the semester, spaces are filling up fast for many of our trips! On the Outdoor Pursuits calendar, view upcoming trips and excursions in advance to reserve your space and learn about the exciting adventures Outdoor Pursuits has in store during Oct.

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