Shannon Hammond ’19 didn’t really plan to go to college in her backyard. But when you grow up in Forest Grove and want to be a doctor, Pacific University’s stellar reputation in the health professions is pretty tempting.
Colorful mariachi bands play on side streets, taco stands fill every corner, and parades celebrating their independence echo throughout neighborhoods. Mexico is rich in culture, but these tourist attractions are not the country Catie Prechtel ’14 has come to know.
When you look at Guy Delumeau ’03 — muscular and scarred — it’s no surprise that he’s a competitive mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. What is surprising is that he also owns and runs an English school in Tokyo.
Brett Meyer ’96 and Melissa Barber ’97 had successful careers in financial management and a comfortable life in Portland. Then, the married couple decided to auction off all their belongings, join the Peace Corps and travel 6,700 miles to Mali — a decision that monumentally changed the course of their lives.