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Gifts in Memory

Many individuals choose to celebrate the life of a loved one through a memorial gift. Such gifts commemorate a friend or family member and help ensure that generations to come will have the opportunity to succeed at Pacific. The following memorial gifts were made between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014.

Behind the Badge

Music brought Jeffrey Williams ’93 to Pacific University. Liberal arts took him to his dream job as a police officer.

Graduate Business Programs Appeal to Working Adults

Pacific's College of Business is offering evening/weekend routes to graduate degrees. Applications are open now for the MBA program starting this fall.

This Fall: Master of Social Work

Students, alumni and faculty introduce Pacific's new master of social work program, launching in Eugene in Fall 2014.

Black Girl in Suburbia

Melissa Lowery '10 debuts her feature-length documentary, "Black Girl in Suburbia," about the experience of growing up black in suburban Oregon.

Student Groups Support Diversity

Student leaders have reinstated the historic Black Student Union and founded the Hispanic Heritage Student Association, creating a rising awareness of diversity at Pacific University.

No Excuses University

Tristan Jarmer MAT ’12 teaches a bilingual class at Hillsboro’s Reedville Elementary School, teaching at-risk students that college is an option.

Lifting Up Women

Judy (Zimmerman) Glenney ’71 is a pioneer in women’s weightlifting, moving the sport to the international arena and winning along the way

Age of Discovery

Kestrels are disappearing worldwide — except in Forest Grove, where they thrive. Through the Pacific University undergraduate research program, one professor and his students are studying the healthy population to find out how they can protect the species elsewhere.