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Katerina Shapka OD ’22 Teaser Image
Katerina Shapka ’19, OD ’22 was awarded the Pacific University College of Optometry 2022 Dr. Dori Carlson & Dr. Mark Helgeson Endowed Optometry Scholarship Fund.
Megan Riha OD ’22
Megan Riha OD ’22 received the Pacific University College of Optometry 2022 Dr. Newton K. Wesley Foundation Fund Endowed Scholarship Fund.
Jimmy Dhesa OD ’22
Jimmy Dhesa OD ’22 was named the Pacific University Alumni Association 2022 Outstanding College of Optometry Graduate.
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Amy Neideffer OD ’22 received the Pacific University College of Optometry 2022 Optelec Low Vision Award.
Christian DeJongh OD ’22 and Alex Schoen OD ’22 received the Pacific University 2022 Vision Service Plan/American Academy of Optometry Foundation Practice Excellence Scholarship.
Peiran Si Teaser Image
Peiran Si ’20, MSVS ’22 earned the Pacific University 2022 Best MS in Vision Science Research Award.
Kathleen Thomas Teaser Image
Kathleen Thomas OD ’22 is the Pacific University College of Optometry Class of 2022 valedictorian and the recipient of the Beta Sigma Silver Medal Award.
Lamp and chair
A letter from the Student Counseling Center to honor BIPOC Mental Health Awareness month.
Lagrange points model
Following a grant from the Oregon National Space Grant Consortium, physics alumnus Huy Nguyen '21, along with Physics Professor Todd Duncan built a three-dimensional model showing the optimal orbit for spacecraft to "park" between the earth and moon. The model will be exhibited at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville.
Sports Marketing Entrepreneur Dr. Marc Williams
Marc Williams, a sports marketing pioneer and former senior executive for three of the largest sports brands in the world — Champs Sports, Reebok, and Footaction — has joined Pacific University’s College of Business as director of the newly created Center for Entrepreneurship, Sports and Entertainment.