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Carlson was the first female president of the American Optometric Association and recently was elected to the Pacific University Board of Trustees
The longtime coach will end his career after next season as he battles the early onset of Parkinson's Disease.
Anne Huffington-Carroll, expert physical therapist and former professional dancer, specializes in dance rehabilitation and persistent pain. She will join Pacific's dance program to teach kinesiology for dancers, both fall 2013 and spring 2014.
Nearly 320 students within the colleges of Education, Health Professions and Optometry earn their professional degrees.
Nearly 300 students participate in commencement ceremony signifying the completion of their undergraduate studies.
The senior from Colorado will travel to Belgium to work with others on treatment for young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.