Fran O’Brien ’65 was never particularly political. Slight and a little shy, O’Brien wanted to be a teacher, spending her days with children. She wasn’t one to demonstrate on a street corner or shout at a rally. But in the upheaval of the early 1960s, O’Brien found an unexpected passion
Students in the Pacific University Early Learning Community don’t just get an excellent early childhood education; they also get a little healthcare on the side.
Mandi Feucht ’09, MEd ’14 teaches third grade at Bethany Elementary School in Beaverton, Ore. Feucht is among the 100-plus students who have received scholarships from the Vandervelden Foundation to support their Pacific University educations.
This project began in September of 2013, when Theatre Professor Ellen Margolis introduced me to Ginger Moshofsky, then in Pacific’s Office of Alumni Relations. She was inspired by the Whitman College Letters Project, which gathered original materials, like journals and letters, from their alumni and pieced them into a play.
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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.