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Michael Christopher
A team of Pacific University researchers led by psychology Professor Michael Christopher and Associate Professor Sarah Bowen has been awarded follow-on funding by the National Institutes of Health for research and training of law enforcement officials in mindfulness practices. The project is intended to affect and improve outcomes when first responders arrive in volatile situations.
Michael Boardman pacific math Professor
The College Board has appointed Pacific University Mathematics Professor Michael Boardman to serve as the Advanced Placement (AP) Chief Faculty Consultant, also known as Chief Reader.
VOTE signs in front of Trombley Square
September 20 is National Voter Registration Day, and there’s no better time to confirm that your voter registration is up-to-date.
Susan and Ben Cheek ’15
Susan and Ben Cheek ’15 welcomed their daughter, Madison Elaine Cheek, to their family on July 20, 2022.
Talking about suicide can feel uncomfortable and scary. But you don’t have to be a mental health professional to make a difference. Learn more at a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training at Pacific.
MaryBeth (Shoemaker) Bailey ’08 and Marcel Bailey ’09 welcomed triplet girls on Nov. 24, 2021. 
Wapato replanting
A long-lost seasonal lake that was a center of life for Native Americans who lived in the Tualatin Valley two centuries ago is slowly regaining its form, thanks to the efforts of members of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and volunteers from Pacific University.
Martha Cuevas-Ramos
Martha Cuevas-Ramos SLP '17, who is being awarded an Emerging Leader alumni award, knows the joy on a mother's face. She helps put it there.
Derek Brown
Derek Brown '98, MAT '99, says leadership "was a powerful idea for me." His career as an educator, policy setter, officer and musician illustrates that.

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