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Carl Mead ’86 was appointed to the position of Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for the Beaverton School District starting July 1. As a regional administrator for the Aloha and Southridge region, this position will include overseeing a dozen schools in the district’s southern area.
He takes over for Sarah Boly, who retired. Dr. Mead, formerly the principal of Sunset High School for three years, received his MAT from Lewis and Clark after graduating from Pacific. While attending Pacific, Carl taught at Circle of Friends and gave tours to prospective students.
During winter break of her senior year, Heidi Cupp ‘10 traveled to the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Ore. to conduct research for her senior project in anthropology, titled “Recidivism in Inmates with Drug Related Crimes.”
Cupp interviewed five inmates and three counselors in an attempt to understand why previously imprisoned criminals have a tendency to return to prison. According to Cupp, 70 percent of those who are currently imprisoned have been to prison before.
Specifically, Cupp looked at inmates who committed crimes while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She asked the inmates about their lives before and after imprisonment. In addition, she asked them how and why they got involved in drugs or alcohol.
The 21-year-old student "grew up around prison and hearing all about prison and inmates." Her grandfather was once the warden of the penitentiary in Salem, Ore. and both of her parents worked as prison guards.
"I like working with vulnerable populations, with people who don't have a voice," Cupp told the Pacific Index, "I look at anthropology as a degree in people. It's a degree that helps you understand and relate to people better."
The inmates Cupp interviewed will receive a copy of her 70-page paper.
A Pacific alumna (O.D. '93) who has served as dean of the College of Optometry at Pacific University since 2008, Smythe is the first woman to be elected to the executive committee of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO). She will serve on the executive committee as an at-large member.
Founded in 1941, ASCO represents the interest of the schools and colleges of optometry in the United States and Puerto Rico, and is committed to helping its member institutions prepare well-qualified graduates for the optometry profession.
Prior to serving as dean, Smythe served as a professor, chief of contact lens services and associate dean for academic programs. She spent 12 years in private practice and has written extensively on vision care. She is a contributing editor for Primary Care Optometry News, Vice-President of Women of Vision, a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometry and a Diplomate in the Section on Cornea and Contact Lenses. Her research interests include contact lenses; correction of presbyopia; and corneal and ocular response to contact lens wear.
Rev. Trevor Hausske celebrated his 90th birthday on Jan. 3, 2013, with his daughter, Evie, and her family, from Lake Oswego, and his wife, Marjean Postlethwaite, and her family in Minnesota.
Roger D. Anderson was inducted May 13, 2013, into the California State University, Chico, Hall of Honor for faculty and staff. He served as director of admissions and financial aid at CSU Chico from 1968 to 1978. Anderson also worked for Pacific University’s Admissions Office for four years after he graduated in 1960.
Mary Lou Beall has spent the last five years in East Asia and North Africa teaching English and communications. Last year she was in Istanbul, Turkey, teaching English at an international school with Teach Beyond. Her next assignment is in Lima, Peru, teaching high school English at an English immersion school. She is retired from teaching at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.
Col. Jake Jacobowitz is now the lead speechwriter for the chief of the National Guard Bureau.
Ray Woods moved to the Department of Defense Dependent Schools Isles District office in Norfolk, England, in October 2011, as the instructional system specialist for English/language arts for grades four through 12. Woods previously taught at Lakenheath in Norfolk, England, for 26 years as a part of a 40-year career with the Department of Defense Schools.
David Pump and Stephanie (Soares) Pump ’67 welcomed their first Oregon grandchild, Amelia Grace Pump, born April 30, 2013, in Medford, Ore. She weighed a bit more than 9 pounds and measured 21 inches. Her parents are Mike and Crystal Pump.
Ann-Marie Rose is a fine art photographer and a partner in Husom & Rose Photographics. Her specialty is the restoration of damaged documents and photographs, and her company also does fine art wide-format printing for artists. She and her husband, David Husom, live in rural Wisconsin on the Mississippi River. She recently returned to school to learn silver smithing.