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Dr. Gary Joyce OD '62, died July 2, 2019. He practiced optometry in Lawrence, Kan.
Vision Source, the optometry practice operated by Dallas Wilkinson OD '99, is relocating to a new, bigger building in Hot Springs, S.D.
Robot Scientist's Daughter
Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of The Robot Scientist's Daughter, was featured in a Q&A discussion in Luna Station Quarterly.
Larry and Kathy Wan
Larry and Kathy met in 1977 as freshmen at Pacific University. They had several core classes together, and would often spend time with a group of mutual friends. During their sophomore year, Larry asked Kathy to study for a library skills test that was part of their writing course. They didn’t end up studying at all that evening but that night they began their decades-long relationship. 
Armstrong
Jodi and Adam Armstrong met six years ago as work-study students at Pacific; now they are married.
Lorraine Basch '17 has been announced as executive assistant to the chief financial and chief operating officers of the Kamala Harris presidential campaign.
Rob DeCou and Hudson
Robert DeCou '05 got within 670 feet of shore in his effort to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca in July. The 31-mile, 17-hour swim still raised more than $10,000 for fight human trafficking.
Dr. Wayne Ellenbecker  OD '87 was selected Idaho Optometrist of the Year.
Rebecca Weaver '98, who is an English professor on Perimeter College's Clarkston (Ga.,) Campus, has been named the first recipient of the Portnoy Prize for Outstanding Honors Faculty.
Baby Graci
Ashleigh (Simons) Cooper '12 has become the proud mom of Graci, who was born in June of 2017.

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