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Undergraduate awards 2019
Pacific University awarded special honors to seniors graduating in the Class of 2019 in a ceremon
Fran (Zenobia) Friesen ’68 died Mar. 21, 2019, at age 72, peacefully at her home.
Francis “Frankie” Dierickx ’65 died Apr. 14, 2019, at age 75, surrounded by loved ones.
Sandi Nyback-Smith ’62 died Mar. 24, 2019, at age 78, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Duane Patterson ’54, OD ’55 died Oct. 10, 2018, at age 85.
Jacqueline (Harding) Reynolds ’51 died Apr. 24, 2019, at age 88.
Edward Kame’enui ’70 retired in Aug. 2018 from the University of Oregon where he was Dean-Knight professor in the college of education, as well as the founder of the Center on Teaching and Learning.
Frank Giardina ’83, OD ’86 is the program director of Community Health Centers of the Central Coast.
Sarah Brown Cowan MAT ’04 was featured by KATU “Leaders in Learning,” a series that recognizes exceptional teachers.
Jason Pederson ’15 and Steven Childress ’17 host Pacific Novel Project together, a podcast about their writing and publishing process from first drafts and revisions to rejections and publications.