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John Lowrey '05 was promoted to chief of the Civil Division of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Jan. 2021. 
Colin Fitzgerald '97
Colin Fitzgerald '97 stepped into the role of leading Washington County's developmental disabilities division in Oregon. 
Emily Herrmann PA '20 joined Nova Health's team of healthcare professionals in January 2021. 
In Memoriam: Inez (Bondurant) Griffels '66
Aimee (Taylor) Clapp '95 & Taylor Clapp '21
Aimee (Taylor) Clapp '95, and her husband Bruce, adopted Lily, 4, and Kinsleigh, 2, in October 2019 to add to their family of four other children. 
Shelby (Thurman) Yzaguirre '14 welcomed her first child, Evelyn, with her husband Alex, in May 2020. 
Community service awards recipient
2020 was a challenging year on many fronts for Pacific University’s students and employees. Please consider nominating a colleague and/or community member who went above and beyond for the Pacific community. Nominations are online and accepted through March 1.
Elizabeth Upton PA '03 joined George Fox University's physician assistant program as an assistant professor in Jan. 2021. 
Jennifer Thomas '00
Jennifer Thomas '00 earned her PhD in Sociology from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, in Dec. 2020. 
Christopher Lee '08 has been promoted from financial advisor to principal with The Jones Financial Companies, LLLP, an Edward Jones holding company effective January 2021