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J.P. Lowery
Dr. Lowery was recently inducted into the OLSHF's Hall of Fame for decades of exemplary service to the organization and underserved community members.
May Commencement 2019
Capacity crowds for bachelor's and advanced degree ceremonies on May 18 celebrate the accomplishments of the university's Class of 2019.
Leonard Levine, former Pacific Instructor, died Apr. 8, 2019, at age 90.
AMIGOS participants in front of Pacific's Jefferson Hall
The award recognizes the extensive domestic and international outreach and care provided by faculty, students, alumni and partners of the College of Optometry.
Duane Patterson ’54, OD ’55 died Oct. 10, 2018, at age 85.
Frank Giardina ’83, OD ’86 is the program director of Community Health Centers of the Central Coast.
On the Oregon Trip 2019, 14 optometry students (along with Melanie Tan, Lisette Romig, Dr. Borbidge, and Dr. Martin) traveled along the Columbia River Gorge in Northern Oregon to provide eyecare to 336 patients in underserved communities.
During our time in Senegal, our team of eight students and one attending doctor was able to provide care for patients in the previous West Africa capital of Saint-Louis. In our three and a half days of clinic, we were able to see 326 patients, many of whom had never received an eye exam due to limited access to care.
Pura Vida! From March 23-30, a team of eight students along with Dr. Kundart, Dr. Kautz, and Dr. Closson and her son traveled to Puntarenas, Costa Rica to deliver eye care to the underserved populations of the coastal city.
Three Pacific Students with Thank You Signs
The results are in: Boxer Giving Day was a huge success!

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