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Commencement Pacific University Class of 2020
Pacific University celebrates more than 300 August graduates in health-related fields.
Trombley Square in Fall
Fall term plans will focus on flexibility for students, safety
Yu-Chi Tai
Pacific University will celebrate its first class of graduates from its new bachelor of applied vision science program at its summer commencement on Aug. 8.
Nala in front of Pacific University entrance
One night, just after winter term his junior year, Adam Katz ‘19 drove round trip to Idaho in one day. On the return trip he had some very special cargo — a tiny Rottweiler puppy who would change his entire career trajectory.
Jordan Osborn '08, MAT '10 and his wife, Alicia Osborn of Klamath Falls, Ore., have welcomed their second child, Tucker Jones Osborn, born May 27, 2020.
Sundsmo
Alecia Sundsmo MS '04, PsyD '08 has been named director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell Health, which serves Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
Allissun Hoppert OD '11 has joined 20/20 Image Eye Centers in Arizona. 
ALAS student club logo
The Association of Latinx and Ally Students, formerly known as the Hispanic Heritage Student Association, has been hard at work this summer creating a series of virtual programming. These events, named ALAS Pre-Orientation Summer Events, will continue until Aug. 22. They are hosted via Zoom from 3 – 4 p.m. PST on Saturdays.
Arley Boyce
Arley Grant Boyce, who attended Pacific from 1953 to 1955, died July 27, 2020, two days short of his 97th birthday.
Chuck Samuel
Charles Homer Samuel '56, OD '57, former chief of optometry at Kaiser Permanente N.W., died June 29, 2020 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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