University News

Smith Receives Top National Honor

Professor Dennis Smith, who has taught in the College of Optometry since 1991, was honored for his teaching career this past fall at annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, receiving the Michael G. Harris Family Award for Excellence in Optometric Education.

Students Bring Joy to Professor

“From the time I was in junior high, I always knew I wanted to teach,” says Michael Burch-Pesses, Pacific’s director of bands.

Now, a few decades and many musical milestones later, he’s still living his dream.

Jim Pickering '04

Alumnus Gets Creative with Camaros and Corvettes

Jim Pickering '04 has always found his true passion in cars.

Pages