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.
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.”
Summer Kozai '04 embraces life after losing limbs in near-death bout with bacterial meningitis.
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.
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.
"I wouldn't be in the place I am if it wasn't for them," says Clint Rodreick '06, MAT '08.
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.
Sept. 15, 2014
Doug Hopper MAT '06 rode his bike halfway across the country as his wife Teresa Hopper '86 drove support.
Sept. 2, 2014
Elva Whitney-Parker '53 remembers short time at Pacific fondly.
Aug. 22, 2014
Family of alumni brings Pacific artifacts back to campus.