University News

Student Partners with Head Start to Expand Vision Screening Options

Jessica Flack OD '18 partnered with Head Start to use technology to enhance vision screenings for young children. One in three vision problems would have gone unidentified without the tool, she found as part of her thesis for the Master of Education/Visual Function in Learning program.

Optometry, Education Student Creates Sustainable Outreach for Local Youth

Paula Kutzner OD '18 developed a school-based vision therapy program as part of her thesis for the Master of Education/Visual Function in Learning program. The innovative service was so successful that it will continue even though she's graduated.

Chui, Von Named CHP Associate Deans for Faculty Development

They will retain their respective roles as director of the School of Physical Therapy and School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Davis-Risen, Coplen Named CHP Associate Deans for Interprofessional Education

They will retain their primary roles while co-directing Pacific's Program in Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (PIPER).

Dr. Wendy D. Hanks Named Director of the School of Audiology

Hanks has served as interim director since June 2016, leading the school through a major initial accreditation site visit and spearheading expansion of the school's facilities.

College of Optometry Awards Larry Jones OD '85 its 2017 Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist

The successful practitioner in the Seattle area has built a thriving optical and hearing center, and served his local community and optometric profession with distinction for more than 30 years.

Pacific Students Offer Creative Support for Aphasia Patients

“The No. 1 thing that is lost in aphasia is words,” said Annabelle Watts SLP ’17. “I really hope participants who come here realize there is this gigantic world of communication and that here are all these other ways to facilitate that and have fun and re-engage with life and with their partner.”

May Commencement Ceremonies Celebrate New Graduates and Retiring Faculty

University honors more than 700 degree candidates and several retiring faculty members at its annual spring commencement activities.

Claudia McClellan MAT '17 Overcomes Odds

McClellan graduated with a master's degree in teaching on May 20 and has her sights set on teaching English as a second language.

'I Had to Actually Meet Them'

A juvenile justice course in Pacific's Criminal Justice, Law & Society program takes students out of the textbook and into the community to prepare for careers in the legal system.