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Asela Chandrasinghe ’19 smiling
Her student research focuses on ways to constrain the addictive effects of smoking.
Shawn Opfer '19 smiling
The Pacific University student's study plans were "disrupted" by an encounter with computational chemistry. Now he’s using computational chemistry to study the behavior of surfactant compounds, with an eye on real-world uses.
Keilian MacCulloch Smiling
Keilian MacCulloch '19 fell in love with chemistry at Pacific University. After conducting research in the lab, he hopes to earn a PhD and spend his career in chemistry.
Kevin Johnson
Pacific University Chemistry Professor and School of Natural Sciences Director Dr. Kevin E. Johnson has received a Fulbright International Education Administrators award.
Food chemistry has an appeal to almost everyone, says Breanna Miranda ‘16.
The first in his family to attend college, Bob Fitzmorris '08 is a recent Pacific University graduate — who's a visiting professor at his alma mater.
"There are people there who are willing to support you and help your dreams come true," says Mai Vo, a Vietnam-born student who dreams of becoming a pharmacist.
Climbing up the mountain
Danika Gilbert '94 led 13 Afghan girls on a mountain climbing expedition, helping them build leadership skills and confidence in a part of the world that often tells them, "You can't."
Olin and Professor
Olin Blackmore ’15 is spending his senior year as involved as possible — as Student Senate President, dancer, actor and researcher — thanks to the support of the scholarships that made his Pacific education possible.
Corby pictured with a child on his mission trip.
Alongside a doctor and nurses providing family care for more than 20,000 residents of Bungoma, Corby Makin '12 describes his experiences combining the civic spirit he learned at Pacific University with his medical skills through his mission in Kenya. 

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