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Chuck Furumasu
Charles Furumasu, a Japanese-American student at Pacific when his family was ordered to move or be interned, died June 8, 2020 at the age of 98.
James Langford
James “Jimmy” Warren Langford OD '71, of Pocatello, Idaho, died June 23, 2020, in his home from cardiac arrest. He was 78.
Alvin Leung
Alvin Leung PharmD '20, was awarded the Samuel H. Kalman Scholarship by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation.
George Williams
George Williams Jr., a longtime friend of Pacific and a descendant of the university's longtime chairman of the Board of Trustees, has died at the age of 91.
Charles Samuel
Charles "Chuck" Samuel, age 84, died June 29, 2020 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
John Rumpakis '81, '84, OD '84 was a featured guest on InsideVision TV, a YouTube series produced by the New England College of Optometry and a media partner.
Moving in
Pacific University's Eugene Campus is now located on the main campus of Lane Community College.
Helen Sharp
Dr. Helen Sharp has received the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)’s 2020 Distinguished Service Award. Sharp, who is a professor and director of the Pacific University School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, is a past president of the organization and a member since 1988. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individual service to the ACPA.
Bonn died June 26, 2020. He served at Pacific from 1984 to 1992.
Bridgett Pride '09
Bridgett Pride ’09 is on a mission to change the way research is conducted to ensure voices of minority groups are not overlooked.

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