editor's blog

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.

Oregon History Teacher of the Year Credits Pacific Professors

"I wouldn't be in the place I am if it wasn't for them," says Clint Rodreick '06, MAT '08.

Sisters Publish Children's Book

Sept. 22, 2014

Aubrey Ortiz '09 wrote a children's book illustrated by her 8-year-old sister. The book was self-published and is available online.

America By Bike

Sept. 15, 2014

Doug Hopper MAT '06 rode his bike halfway across the country as his wife Teresa Hopper '86 drove support. 

Nonagenarian Recalls Pacific Years

Sept. 2, 2014

Elva Whitney-Parker '53 remembers short time at Pacific fondly.

Blanket, Horn Mark Family's Time at Pacific

Aug. 22, 2014

Family of alumni brings Pacific artifacts back to campus.