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Professor Zijdemans Boudreau, director of the School of Education & Learning in Pacific University's College of Education, paid tribute to senior students in Education & Learning at the 2022 Undergraduate Awards Ceremony.
Alex Hays receives her Pacific University diploma on stage with Narce Rodriguez
"While she is most certainly an intelligent, creative, resourceful, and generally remarkable student and scholar, she has truly distinguished herself through her service and collaboration with others in our university community," said Dave Cordes, Hays' academic advisor.
Ollie Kurk
"Ollie Kurk is an exceptional thinker and writer who distinguished herself early on at Pacific University," nominators wrote.
Mitchell Ulrich '22 receives a Pacific University diploma with Narce Rodriguez
Mitchell Ulrich '22 was announced as a winner of a Fulbright Scholarship at Pacific University's 2022 Undergraduate Student Awards.
"Taiba has taken every opportunity to learn from challenges and to improve," nominators wrote. "She brings a desire to do the right thing and doesn't want to let herself or her instructors down. She is open to critique and is honest and self-reflective when she knows there are areas where she can improve."
Wendy Fargo receives a Pacific University diploma on stage with Narce Rodriguez
Fargo is "a natural leader for the staff at the CGE," said Center for Gender Equity Director V Martin.
Malia Guerrero '22 receives diploma with Narce Rodriguez
Guerrero is the editor of an anthology of poetry by female poets of Hawai'i, served as a First-Year Seminar mentor, and worked with PLUM and Silk Road Review publications at Pacific.
Stuart-Shuman receives diploma on stage with Narce Rodriguez
Stuart-Shuman "lives the inherent activism, candor, humor, and resilience that are hallmarks of this vital study," said V Martin, director of the Center for Gender Equity.
Sammie Calkins '22
"Sammie's enduring passion for musical theatre and her dedication to hard work with musicians, actors, and stage crew makes her a perfect candidate for this award," said Professor Dijana Ihas.
Deontae Massey-Johnson
"Mr. Massey-Johnson's tenacity, maturity, passion, intellectual growth supersedes most of his peers," faculty wrote.

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