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When Luis Cisneros MAT ‘13 was a child, he worked with his family members in the fields and ditches around Nyssa, Ore., on the Idaho border. Now he’s overseeing other young people as dean of students at Nyssa Elementary School. 
Jane’t Schab MA '18 has held to one mantra: Never give up. Through a challenging childhood, family tragedy, balancing school and family, and an enduring long-term bout with breast cancer, Schab has come back to that phrase time and again.
For four years, the Goss family has hosted their annual California Boxer Social for incoming Pacific students from Southern California.
We are honored to announce the recipients of the 2018 Alumni Association Awards.
Tim & Cathy Tran on Campus, Tran Library Dedication
In 1970, Khiem "Tim" and Thuy "Cathy" (Trinh) Tran came to Pacific as bright-eyed international students. Less than a decade later, they were refugees. With the help of friends at Pacific, they made it— and today, the successful retirees are saying thank you with perpetual support for the university they love.
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.

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