It was 1997 — the year many of our freshmen were born. The cover of Pacific magazine featured six successful alumni. Inside, the story asked a burning question: What is the value of a liberal arts degree in today’s world? Eighteen years later, the same question resonates.
I remember the moment during my senior year of high school when everything just clicked. One day, everything we were talking about — in Western Civ, AP English, Spanish IV — it was all connected. Suddenly, these disparate seven periods a day made sense. This was an education.
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Ralph Watkins ’08 earned an undergraduate degree in education at Pacific University to begin a second career as a teacher. Today, he is principal of the K-12 school in the Inupiak village of Shismaref, Alaska.
Pacific University faculty are great teachers — and great researchers and authors.