Pacific University launched its College of Business on July 1, 2013. The new college offers undergraduate majors in accounting, business administration, finance, international business and marketing — degrees previously offered within the College of Arts & Sciences. The college also will begin its first graduate degree, a master of science in finance, in January 2014. The college’s opening was funded almost entirely by philanthropic gifts from trustees, friends of Pacific University.
Almost two-thirds of Pacific University employees made financial gifts to the university during the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The 63 percent employee giving rate is among the top at Pacific’s peer universities.
Gov. Victor Atiyeh hon ’96 recently donated a collection of personal papers, artifacts and memorabilia to Pacific University. Housed in the Pacific University Library, the collection has been archived and much of it digitized for public access. The collection debuted with a reception and exhibition Oct. 3, 2013, and remains available to the public for scholarly research.
Pacific University hosted its President’s Dinner in September 2012 (pictured). This year’s
President’s Reception in December will include the recognition of four new members being inducted into the President’s Circle, which honors those who have given $100,000, lifetime, to Pacific University. New members include Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Medical Research Foundation of Oregon, Steven Stewart ’69, and an anonymous donor.
‘If you believe in something, you support it with what you have.’ That’s the take of two recent graduates who are now pursuing healthcare degrees and who make it a priority to give back to Pacific University.
Pacific University launched Janet Copeland’s lifelong pursuit of education. When she earned her doctorate at age 65, she and her husband celebrated by endowing a scholarship at Pacific to give someone else the same start.
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has helped Pacific University launch a significant undergraduate research program, one that is giving students like Tyler Oshiro ’13 unprecedented opportunities.
Scholarships are what make Pacific University possible for many students. Meet a single mom earning her bachelor’s degree in math and the granddaughter of a immigrant farmworker family getting a doctorate in pharmacy.