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Dr. Seki receiving Massih Prize
Pacific University alumnus Dr. Shinji Seki OD ’79 will receive the eighth annual Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist on May 19 at the university’s graduate and professional Commencement ceremony.
Blake Larson PharmD '14 and colleagues
Blake Larson PharmD ’14 is working his dream job as a clinical pediatric emergency medicine pharmacists at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland.
Year-long study about the future of transportation in rural Washington County published in fall 2016 to be presented by Prescott Devinney '17 and Staff Member Mike Miller.
Firefighter surrounded by flames.
Tad Buckingham ’92, OD ’94 — a Pacific University alumnus, Forest Grove firefighter and College of Optometry professor — is among those battling the fourth-largest fire in California history. 
Farwood was among four finalists for the Wyatt Starnes Battle of the Schools Award, which honors the region’s up-and-coming young entrepreneurs.
Pacific University has officially named Ledbetter Field at Hanson Stadium in honor of Trustee Kim Ledbetter and his wife Barb, following their ongoing support of Pacific students and Boxer Athletics.
Hundreds of Boxers to come home for fellowship, fun and recognition.
Farmers feed the world, with a little help from scientists like Kara Lanning ’07. Lanning is a plant pathologist and visiting assistant professor of biology at Pacific Lutheran University near Tacoma, Wash. She is also the President of the Pacific University alumni board and will be celebrating her 10-year class reunion at Homecoming.
In high school, Elaine Charpentier Philippi was told she wouldn't amount to much. She turned those words upside down, returning to school for a social work degree. Today, she helps other young students find opportunity.
After two degrees and a career in psychology, special education and non-profit management, Dana Dharmakaya Colgan is slated to receive Pacific's first PhD in clinical psychology.  

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