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Education Professor Donna Kalmbach Phillips finds fulfillment — and applicability — in her work promoting literacy.
The Bachelor of Education in Teaching & English Language Learning offers a route for first-generation students to become teachers in their own communities.
Stay up-to-date with the impacts of the filming schedule on the Forest Grove Campus (updated July 11)
In June 2017, 24-year-old DeVon Pouncey started co-hosting  the "Justin & DeVon" show weekday mornings on 102.9 The Game.
The new endowed scholarship adds to a legacy of support from the Rotary Club, which has previously provided scholarships for more than 100 students to attend Pacific.
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Jessica Flack OD '18 partnered with Head Start to use technology to enhance vision screenings for young children. One in three vision problems would have gone unidentified without the tool, she found as part of her thesis for the Master of Education/Visual Function in Learning program.
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Paula Kutzner OD '18 developed a school-based vision therapy program as part of her thesis for the Master of Education/Visual Function in Learning program. The innovative service was so successful that it will continue even though she's graduated.
The successful practitioner in the Seattle area has built a thriving optical and hearing center, and served his local community and optometric profession with distinction for more than 30 years.
Student smiling working with an Aphasia patient
“The No. 1 thing that is lost in aphasia is words,” said Annabelle Watts SLP ’17. “I really hope participants who come here realize there is this gigantic world of communication and that here are all these other ways to facilitate that and have fun and re-engage with life and with their partner.”
University honors more than 700 degree candidates and several retiring faculty members at its annual spring commencement activities.

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