This series consists of book publications produced by the University of the Pacific.
Pacific on the Rise: The Story of California's First University
Philip N. Gilbertson
Pacific on the Rise: The Story of California’s First University tells the story of University of the Pacific from its earliest days in Santa Clara through the years in San Jose, the move to Stockton and the gradual expansion into a major comprehensive university. Drawing on primary sources and interviews with more than 150 members of the Pacific community, Philip N. Gilbertson provides a record of the past for Pacificans to learn of Pacific's rich heritage and its lessons for the future, and to engage alumni and members of the Pacific community in this fascinating experience called Pacific. “It is a great story I think you will enjoy,” says Gilbertson. “A history should enrich knowledge, add understanding, revive memories, and intensify the bond with a particular past, the life and legacy of University of the Pacific. I hope that this history will do that for you.”
Quest for Excellence: The Arthur A. Dugoni Story
Born in San Francisco in 1925, Art Dugoni's immigrant parents and grandparents taught him that in America, the "impossible" was always possible.
With an early life shadowed by the Great Depression and the Second World War, he entered the Navy's V-12 officer's program at Gonzaga University as a pre-dent student, in 1943. There, he met a strikingly: beautiful seventeen-year-old named Katherine Groo. For Art, it was love at first sight.
After the war, Art found himself back home, enrolled in the College of Physician & Surgeons; it was here his life's mission began to take shape. Art's first friend at the school was Dean Ernest Sloman, one of the giants of dentistry that helped to shape his future. Wid1 the support and guidance of other faculty: Kingsbury, West, Sweet, Young, True, and Tocchini, he learned never to expect anything less from himself than the very best he could do.
Art's quest for excellence faced countless personal and professional challenges. But he drew great strengd1 from colleagues, students, and admirers in addition to seven loving children, a small army of grandchildren, great grandchildren, and the beautiful woman who graced his life for seventy-two years.
The Professor Who Changed My Life: A Sesquicentennial Celebration of Educational Interaction at University of the Pacific
Charles Clerc and James A. Sugar
A Century of Smiles
Eric K. Curtis
Benjamin Holt: The Story of the Caterpillar Tractor
Roger T. Barnett, Erling A. Erickson, Leonard A. Humphreys, Ronald H. Limbaugh, and Walter A. Payne
Tully Knoles of Pacific: Horseman, Teacher, Minister, College President, Traveler, and Public Speaker
Reginald R. Stuart and Grace D. Stuart
Ovid H. Ritter