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Hundreds flock to Forest Grove for Pacific Reunion

Nearly 500 Pacific University alumni involved in Reunion Weekend 2006 kept their cool while participating in a variety of campus activities the weekend of June 22-24.

About 50 alumni from the Class of 1956 or earlier took part in Golden Guard activities, including special luncheons and dinners in their honor. They were formally inducted into the Golden Guard, complete with medals, and had the opportunity to sign the concrete Golden Guard sidewalk outside Old College Hall.

The 'Boxer and Badger Breakfast' Saturday morning was well-attended, with Gary Miranda as speaker. Miranda, along with the late Rick Read, wrote 'Splendid Audacity,' the history of Pacific University. Breakfast attendees heard Miranda tell tales about the whereabouts of the original Pacific Boxer mascot and Vera, the Knight Hall 'ghost.'

The Portland band J-Rob and Co., entertained guests at Saturday afternoon's 'Picnic Under the Oaks,' and the Aloha and Western Oregon Lines Model Railroad Club brought in its display to entertain children.

Alumni also enjoyed a Friday morning panel discussion on immigration policy and a presentation about the future of the Pacific athletic program.

Reunion Weekend ended with 'The Final Course' din-ner and a dessert/dance under the stars in Trombley Square, with music by Dan Gaynor.

'When all was said and done,' said Brian Hess, Pacific University Alumni Relations Director, 'a good time was had by all.'