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Andy Haugen '11, MAT '13
Andy Haugen ’11, MAT ’13 loves seeing his students’ “ah-ha” moments. “You always get a different group of students every year, and you never know what their background or thought processes are,” he said. “It’s always fresh, it’s always unique.” Haugen is a history teacher at Valley Catholic High School, a private school in Beaverton, Ore., where he also is the school librarian.
Luis Garcia Angeles MAT '22
A first-generation college student, Garcia Angeles started his life in a farming community in Mexico. When he was 9, he moved with his family — his “amazing parents who have only a third- and sixth-grade education” — to Oregon, where he started fourth grade as an English language learner. Now, as the first in his family to attend and graduate college, he is pursuing his master of arts in teaching at Pacific, planning to work at a Title I school in or near Hillsboro.
Bryan Cichy-Parker
As a faculty member in Pacific University’s School of Learning & Teaching, Bryan Cichy-Parker is focused on other people’s needs: both his students and the generations of children they will influence. “From the admissions process to graduation, you have someone by your side who thinks about your needs and the needs of the possibly two generations of children that you could end up teaching.
Alisha Martin MAT '18, and her husband Taylor, created the fitness brand Brute Fit, which produces premium health supplements.
Helen Haberman MAT '96
Three Pacific alumni were among those featured by the Eugene Register-Guard as they explored how schools support students in a challenging political climate.
Shawn Cardwell ’96, MAT ‘98 and Celeste Goulding ’10
Shawn Cardwell ’96, MAT ‘98 and Celeste Goulding ’10 are not just looking for ways to shelter people in western Washington County, Ore.; They’re looking for longer-term solutions to one of the region’s most enduring problems.
Brittany Hartmann and Jordan Slavish
Brittany Hartmann '13, MAT '14 is prepared for America to see how she helps Santa make a fast getaway.
Noah Simonson MAT '16
Noah Simonson MAT '16 was recently recognized as a KATU-TV Everyday Hero for the Comics Academy that he started at his school. Simonson is a  kindergarten teacher at Quatama Elementary School in Hillsboro.
Jeremy '00, MAT '09 and Jenna (Boundy) Vernon PT '12 with their son.
Jeremy '00, MAT '09 and Jenna (Boundy) Vernon PT '12 welcomed son, Kai Michael, on April 13, 2020.
In Memoriam: William Lynch MAT '01 

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