Ron Tammen ’65 calls himself an “accidental” Pacific University student. After all, he never even applied.
George Long ’63 came to Pacific University in 1959 thinking he wanted to be an optometrist. “I had pretty poor vision at that time and working in a scientific field to treat others with the same malady seemed like an interesting career.” World events intervened, though.
Kathryn Compton Bailey Puffett ’60 first came to Pacific University as a participant in Music in May. Her love of music has since taken her around the world, performing, researching and teaching.
What do the first men on the moon, the Pacific University Athletic Hall of Fame, and secret military satellite launches during the Vietnam War have in common? Pacific alumnus Alexander “Sandy” Farquhar ’65, of course.
“Love,” Ed McQuary ’63 says simply. “You gotta love kids in order to coach.”