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Scott Pike
Scott Pike '68, OD '70 has been awarded the Pacific University Alumni Association 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award.
Matthew Meyer
Matthew Meyer '75, who was named the 2020 recipient of the Alumni Association's David and Sandy Lowe Outstanding Service Award, is a volunteer by nature.
Breanne McGhee
Breanne McGhee OD ’16, MEd ’16, PhDEL '21 hasn't let COVID-19 setbacks slow her down — even though she can't hug anybody. 
Dennis Carline '79, MST '88
As a coach, teacher, mentor and father, Dennis Carline '79, MST '88 has made a profound difference in the lives of underserved kids.
Music student Leiana Petlewski playing the cello
A music scholarship at Pacific opened artistic doors for Leiana Petlewski ’21 and helped ignite her creative passion. She plays the cello in the symphonic orchestra and is a member of the dance ensemble. Now a junior, Petlewski is majoring in applied theatre and dance.
Shaun Keylock '15
Shaun Keylock '15 is developing a full-length work for White Bird, the dance advocacy group. He says Pacific supported his creativity.
Dental Hygiene Student
Pacific's dental hygiene program has always been on the forefront of it's field, thanks in part to the leadership of founding director Lisa Rowley. Today, Rowley remains a generous supporter of dental hygiene students, and the school is piloting innovations in dental care.
Arnold Taylor '51
He played banjo, edited photos, preached sermons, and danced up a storm. We take a fond look back at the life and service of Arnold Taylor '51.
Riley Plank '20 treats a patient
Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene Studies will participate in a pilot project to help determine the feasibility of adding a dental therapist to a patient’s dental care team. Dental therapists can perform many of the preventive treatments of a dental hygienist and some of the procedures a dentist provides, but do not hold doctorates in dentistry.
Mark Truax
Mark Truax '09 says some of the most important parts of his college education came outside the classroom.

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