editor's blog

Riding to Work

Bike journey from Fairbanks to Forest Grove brings Sam Chamberlain MFA '15 to his final residency and graduation from Pacific's Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program.

Triple Healthcare Credentials Open Doors

Anya Hill PA '05, MHA '12 started her career as a nurse. Two additional degrees from Pacific have helped her create a unique career in healthcare.

The Writerly Life

Deborah Reed MFA '12 is publishing her fifth novel in July. Pacific's MFA in Writing Program helped her take her writing to the next level.

'The Education I Got Here Was Fantastic'

Liberal arts base led to successful career as healthcare lobbyist for James Matteucci '94.

Faculty, Staff Support Help Alumnus Reach Med School

Cameron Davis '13 didn't get into med school on the first try. It's what happened next that sets Pacific University apart.

Marinda Peters '05, MA '08 is Oregon School Counselor of the Year

Marinda Peters '05, MA '08 is the 2014 Oregon School Counselor of the Year. Her Pacific degrees gave her the background she needed for the career she always wanted.

In the Army: Optometry Degree Launched Col. John Pyle's Military Career

A 29-year career culminating in the Office of the Surgeon General started with optometry school at Pacific. “Pacific was, and still is, a small school where, instead of being a number, you can become an individual," said Col. John Pyle OD '64. "I had a really good time there.”

'I Was Lucky to be Alive'

Summer Kozai '04 embraces life after losing limbs in near-death bout with bacterial meningitis.

Pacific Gives Alumna Shot at Dreams

Veronica Russell '03 works for the Seaside, Ore., Visitors Bureau, a dream job she landed with a writing degree from Pacific. As a nontraditional student, her return to school also inspired her children, including fellow Pacific alumna Raven Russell '10.

Coach-Turned-Teacher Brings Vision to Alaska Village

Ralph Watkins '08 is a free spirit. Most recently, his wandering feet and Pacific University teaching degree took him to Shishmaref, Alaska, where he's principal of a small preK-12 school.