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Daisy Rizo '17, MSW '18 in a clinical setting with a patient
The Master of Social Work degree prepares students for advanced practice in the social work field, with a focus on values and ethics, theory, and field skills. Launched in 2014, the program is based at Pacific’s Eugene Campus but will expand in Fall 2022 to be available on the Forest Grove Campus as well.
Mindfulness
Students registered with the College of Health Professions, plus CHP faculty and staff, are invited to a free eight-week program incorporating mindfulness-based stress reduction, resilience, and mindful communication techniques geared towards health care professionals and students. Register for a Sept. 22 orientation. Classes begin Sept. 30. 
Tim Burns MSW '18 and Amber (Halverson) Burns MAT '17 welcomed their daughter, Eloise Lee Marie Burns.
Del Quest
Aisling “Del” Quest has been promoted to associate professor of social work and granted indefinite tenure by Pacific University
Colin Fitzgerald '97
Colin Fitzgerald '97 stepped into the role of leading Washington County's Developmental Disabilities program.
Morgan Bradshaw MSW '20 was hired as a social worker by MindTree Holistic Counseling and Wellness Center in Portland, Ore.
Anuhea Wall '15, MSW '17 with her two sisters and two nephews
Anuhea Wall '15, MSW '17 supports families with Native Hawaiian children through her job as a social worker for the Lili‘uokalani Trust.
Lalit Khandare
Lalit Khandare, assistant professor of social work at Pacific's Eugene Campus, spoke via Zoom to the Coalition of Seattle Indian-Americans about the history and nature of caste, and when and how colorism began in India.
Claire Argow
Pacific University is pleased to announce the naming of its social work program in honor of noted former faculty member and activist Claire Angevin Argow.
From President Hallick
Pacific will waive application fees for Concordia students. Undergraduates in good standing at Concordia, as well as accepted incoming undergrads, will be accepted for admission and will qualify for merit scholarships from $12,000 to $24,000 per year.

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