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Steven James Cool, former Pacific professor, died August 1, 2019 at age 78. He joined Pacific's College of Optometry in 1979. Cool was loved by many for his ability to share knowledge in a way that encouraged learners to see things in a different light and that pushed students out of the dull glare of rote learning into that charged light of discovery. 
Graduates toss caps into the air following August Commencement ceremony
Family and friends celebrate the achievements of more than 300 graduate and professional students during August Commencement.
Autumn Davis, Breanne Davis, Carmel Nichol
Autumn Davis MBA ’19, Breanne Davis ’16, OT ’19, and Carmel Nichol ’16, MSW ’17 completed a family triple play this summer when Breanne was awarded her doctorate in occupational therapy. She was the third triplet in the family to earn a graduate degree from Pacific.
Nick Buekea
Nick Buekea learned about occupational therapy when he needed it for himself. Now he's about to graduate.
Mandy Bowdoin OTD '19
Mandy Bowdoin OTD '19 knows more about what is required to be an occupational therapist than most people.
Dr. Gregory Wintz
Dr. Sean Roush and Dr. Kevin Chui will serve in interim leadership roles.
Angela Mart OT ’06 has worked at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Ore., as an occupational therapist for the last three years.
Patricia Miksa OT ’89 died Sept. 1, 2018, at age 62.
Amanda Fink OT ’11 is the co-founder of Infinity Kids, a newly established pediatric therapy group in Lake Forest, Calif. that treats infants and children with special needs.
A welcome break from scorching temperatures earlier in the week provided ideal conditions as Pacific University held commencement exercises for six schools of its College of Health Professions on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Forest Grove Campus.

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