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Deontae Massey-Johnson
"Mr. Massey-Johnson's tenacity, maturity, passion, intellectual growth supersedes most of his peers," faculty wrote.
Psychology Professor Alyson Burns-Glover and Pres. Lesley hallick
Alyson Burns-Glover has received the Pacific University President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Zaman Ahmar
Pacific University Assistant Professor Ahmar Zaman, along with doctoral student Esther Fiore PsyD '26 and another co-author, published an op-ed in the Washington Post about what is required in an appropriate apology.
The Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute (OHWI) Pacific is providing free access to this online MSBR training for Pacific University health profession students, staff and faculty. The eight-week sessions begin Feb. 9.
Aspen Shirley '21
Aspen Shirley '21 is conducting research with Pacific University Psychology Professor Heidi Island to study behavior differences between wild and captive North American river otters. “I never thought I’d be given this opportunity, so I’m just incredibly grateful, and it’s all thanks to Pacific University and of course Dr. Heidi Island.”
Edwards-Leeper on 60 Minutes
Pacific University Psychology Professor Laura Edwards-Leeper told a 60 Minutes interviewer she fears that some physicians approve gender transition treatments without sufficient examination. 
Walker
Chris Walker ’21 received the Pacific University College of Arts & Sciences Dean of Students Award.
Hesser
Elizabeth “Betsy” Hesser ’21 was named Pacific University’s Outstanding Instrumentalist and Outstanding Senior in Social Sciences.
Lianda Lonergan '21 is a member of the Pacific Dance Ensemble stying dance, exercise science and more, as she plans a career in physical therapy and preventative medicine for dancers.
Avery Reyes
Coming back from a concussion, the psychology and business major said, taught her how to manage heavy workloads and manage her time. “I just feel like I can do anything I set my mind to.”

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