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Dennis Smith and Nada Lingel pictured together in the lab.
With the right education and training, optometrists can save lives. That's why two recently retired College of Optometry professors have created an award to inspire future generations of doctoral students.
Buddy Gets A New Pair of Glasses Book Cover
Alumna Tawnya Pastuck ’02, OD ’06 publishes her first children's book to put kids at ease when visiting the eye doctor.
Aunty Edna
"Aunty" Edna Gehring, advisor for Pacific's Hawai'i Club, is retiring after 35 years of service at Pacific. Her legacy will live on through an endowed scholarship for members of the club. 
The Littlefield family has established an award and a scholarship, both for optometry students.
Alex Marchbanks smiling
Alex (Bing) Marchbanks '14, SLP '18 found her passion for speech-language pathology at Pacific. A scholarship funded by donors helped turn her dreams to reality as she completes her master's degree this spring.
Making a charitable gift to Pacific University from your IRA is easy and can result in less taxation on the gift.
Two recent bequests received by Pacific create endowed scholarships.
Pacific University pharmacy students come to Jennifer McElravey steeped in knowledge of drugs and drug interactions. As a clinical pharmacist and preceptor, it’s her role to help them bridge the gap between what they’ve learned in the classroom and providing direct patient care.
A hard-earned lesson opened the door to future success for alumna Kathleen (O'Malley) Celmins '04.
Working in the Sonora Desert water drops.
Bruce '68 and Judy Bishop '68 dedicate down time in retirement to getting active in their community.

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