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The Undergraduate Student Senate would like to recognize some of the accomplishments made this year by our resilient team of Senators!
Anil Oomen
Anil Oommen MAT ’01 is passionate about equity, learning, teaching, and Pacific University. Oommen, the director of the School of Learning and Teaching at the Eugene Campus, was drawn to Pacific both as a student and faculty member because the university’s values mirrored his own.
Dental hygiene
Pacific University was named among the nation’s 50 best Bachelor’s in Health Science Degree Programs by Intelligent LLC, an education information consulting firm.
Tim Burns MSW '18 and Amber (Halverson) Burns MAT '17 welcomed their daughter, Eloise Lee Marie Burns.
Federico Martinez PA '20 became a physician assistant at Valley Vista Medical Group in Prosser, Wash., in May 2021.
Students with mask walking on campus
Take and upload a selfie wearing a mask and then donate that mask for a future commemorative representation of COVID-19 at Pacific.
Noah Elliott and his students
Noah Elliott ’08, MAT ’09 was honored and surprised to be named the Oregon Small Schools Association 2020 Teacher of the Year.
Reginald Dwayne Betts, Ted Chiang, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems, Kirby Kim, Nicole Sealey
The MFA in Writing welcomes guests to our June residency.
Kao Kalia Yang and Danusha Laméris
Pacific MFA in Writing welcomes two new faculty: nonfiction writer Kao Kalia Yang and poet Danusha Laméris.
Victor Rodríguez
Rodríguez is an associate professor of Spanish in the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to his dedication as a caring and supportive teacher, Rodriguez supports students through a wide variety of outside-the-classroom activities.

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