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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.  
Christian Henry ’07 fell in love in high school — with the art of storytelling.
Baseball slugger Matt Lengwenus '03 and an exemplary softball player Kristen Croxford (Cornachione) '09 and 1952 football team to be inducted on Fri., Oct. 6.
The former Pacific baseball player and broadcast major is the voice of the Hillsboro Hops.
Black Girl in Suburbia, an acclaimed documentary by media arts alumna Melissa Lowery '09, is now available on DVD.
In June 2017, 24-year-old DeVon Pouncey started co-hosting  the "Justin & DeVon" show weekday mornings on 102.9 The Game.
The successful practitioner in the Seattle area has built a thriving optical and hearing center, and served his local community and optometric profession with distinction for more than 30 years.
McClellan graduated with a master's degree in teaching on May 20 and has her sights set on teaching English as a second language.

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