Pacific Magazine

The mission of Pacific University is to inspire students who think, care, create, and pursue justice in the world. At Pacific magazine, our mission is to share the stories of the people who live out that mission every day.

We hope that the stories you read, the pictures you see, the videos you watch, and the conversations you engage in — both in the printed magazine and online — help bring a piece of Pacific University into your home.



Cover of Winter 2019 Pacific magazine

In this Edition

Transforming Lives | A car crash leads Amber Smith '20 to a new path with Pacific support

Removing Obstacles | Passion for the underserved points to a new tier in dental care

Big Payoff | Experiences outside the classroom set up alumni like Mark Truax '09 and students like Deanté Grinner '20 for future success


Winter 2019 | Vol. 52 No. 3
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Shaun Keylock '15

Shaun Keylock '15 is developing a full-length work for White Bird, the dance advocacy group. He says Pacific supported his creativity.

Dental Hygiene Student

Pacific's dental hygiene program has always been on the forefront of it's field, thanks in part to the leadership of founding director Lisa Rowley. Today, Rowley remains a generous supporter of dental hygiene students, and the school is piloting innovations in dental care.

Arnold Taylor '51

He played banjo, edited photos, preached sermons, and danced up a storm. We take a fond look back at the life and service of Arnold Taylor '51.