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Living the Dream

Pacific Review, summer 2016

The Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House celebrates five years of connecting Pacific alumni to their past and to their future.

When the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House opened in summer 2011, a long-held dream for Pacific alumni to have a place to call their own finally came true. Their new home would be a welcoming place that preserved their student experience and recognized their contributions. It would be a place for alumni to gather for reunions and special occasions and to grow the alumni legacy by mentoring current students.

In only five years since the dream became a reality, the alumni house has become an important part of the lives of Pacific alumni, from baby showers to 90th birthdays and at milestones in between. On August 28, 2016, more than 150 alumni and members of the Pacific community gathered to celebrate this momentous occasion.

View a photo gallery of the campus celebration>>

Vereschagin Alumni House 5th Anniversary

Come with us as we reflect on all that has happened in the past five years.

Vereschagin Alumni House ribbon cutting

Groundbreaking for Vereschagin Alumni House

"You can leave Pacific as a student, 
but you shouldn't leave it behind."
— Alex Vereschagin '57

The turn of the shovel (above left) kicked off construction at the groundbreaking ceremonies in September 2010. In August 2011, hundreds of Alumni and the Pacific community gathered to celebrate the opening of the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House (Above right). Class of 1957 alumni Alex and Jeri (McCarl) Vereschagin made the lead gift of $2 million that set the alumni house project in motion.

At the heart of the campus

Vereschagin Alumni House

The alumni house became reality through the gifts of nearly 800 alumni. It is the only building on campus built almost entirely through alumni donations.

The $4.5 million, 9,500-square-foot facility received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for being sustainable and cost-efficient, and for its innovative architectural design. In March 2016, it was featured in University Business Magazine as a trend-setting alumni house.

Positioned in the heart of the Stockton Campus, the Vereschagin Alumni House is a hub for campus and alumni activity, frequently hosting networking opportunities between alumni and students. Alumni frequently come to the alumni house to celebrate important occasions.

"I cherish my memories at Pacific, and now I've added to those memories with a lovely 90th birthday celebration at the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House.
—Paul Fairbrook

Honorary alumnus and former longtime director of Pacific dining services
celebrated this milestone birthday at the alumni house in 2013. 

Preserving the Pacific Experience
for future generations

Alumni can relive their Pacific experience through beautiful displays showcasing alumni history and contributions. Yearbooks, books by alumni and faculty and other memorabilia are housed in the Omega Phi Alpha Library.                        

Alumni house memorabilia graphic

The Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House has been busy...

Alumni House by the numbers graphic

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