Several years ago, Patching watched his oldest daughter drive a cart behind miniature horses, and the image struck a spark. Why push a stroller when he could pull a cart? That image became the impetus for his running rickshaw, the first of two projects Patching completed as a two-time Berglund Center Fellow at Pacific University.
Paul Phillips ’78 and his wife Nancy (Knop) Phillips ’77, MAT ’82 are owners of Pac/West Communications, one of the leading political public relations and communications firms in the Northwest.
The Berglund Center invites Pacific students — from freshmen to doctoral students — to pitch solutions to existing or emerging problems. The best receive a year of start-up support as Berglund Center Fellows.
Last year, David Hege PharmD ’18, a pharmacy student at Pacific University, got a real-life lesson in the difficulties many patients and their caregivers experience when it comes to juggling prescription medications.
Aaron Bergman PhD ‘18, a Pacific University doctoral student in clinical psychology, believes smarthphones also have the potential to help people struggling to find lasting recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Dustin and Darcy wanted their children to feel the textures of their food and experience the tastes of natural foods from steamed broccoli and cauliflower to raspberries and blackberries. Little Handfuls Organic, a start-up baby food company that started as weekend experiments in their kitchen and today sells organic baby and toddler food products at grocery stores like New Seasons and Whole Foods throughout the Portland area.