Girls don’t study math. At least, that’s what one high school counselor told Barbara (Williams) Crandall back in the 1960s. Fortunately, Barbara didn’t listen.
Pacific University faculty are great teachers — and great researchers and authors.
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.
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.
Nancy Ann Neudauer races sail boats across oceans, snorkels in tropical climates, skis in the Alps and loves traveling — which is probably far from the antiquated stereotype of a mathematician.