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Rachel Harshorn SLP '19 works with children
Clark ’65, MSEd ’70 and Rae Peters ’65 found love at Pacific — love of teaching, love of speech, and love of each other. And more than 50 years later, they’re not letting go.
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.
Sandy Ramirez
The longtime Red Cross volunteer helps deploy resources to places where people are hurting in the wake of natural disasters. This fall, they were hurting close to home.
Alyssa Strohbusch PharmD ’18
Alyssa Strohbusch PharmD ’18 didn’t grow up dreaming of a career in pharmacy. But today, two years after completing her doctor of pharmacy at Pacific University, she is a neuro-oncology specialist at the Miami Cancer Institute. She offers some advice for students in the Pacific University School of Pharmacy.
Mike Rushfeldt '95
Alumnus and former employee Mike Rushfeldt '95 supports Pacific University with an annual physics scholarship and planned gift. 
Charlotte Basch '14
The anthropology-sociology alumna earned a master's in museum anthropology and launched her career working with museums, schools and tribes to expand education around Northwest tribal history and culture.
Brittany Hartmann and Jordan Slavish
Brittany Hartmann '13, MAT '14 is prepared for America to see how she helps Santa make a fast getaway.
Nicole George
Nicole George '16 is working to perpetuate and enhance the cultures of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people of southeast Alaska.
Irisa Grimes '17, OTD '20
For Irisa Grimes ’17, OTD ’20 the sky is the limit. Grimes is passionate about veterans’ health, social justice, healthcare equity and intersectionality. We first introduced you to Grimes in 2017. Read more about what this outstanding alumna has been up to since then. 
Bernard Brown
From 1941 to 1945, Bernard Brown '49, OD '50 wrote 246 letters from the front lines of World War II to Selma, the woman who would become his wife. Now, those letters are a new book, Dear Selma: A World War II Love Letter Romance, compiled by Brown and his daughter.

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