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Phil Ruder
Pacific University honored an array of employees May 8 during the Faculty & Staff Honors &amp
Creative writing major and basketball player Charli Elliott '19 will deliver a commencement address — then go on to Taiwan to teach English as a second language.
Dr. Gregory Wintz
Dr. Sean Roush and Dr. Kevin Chui will serve in interim leadership roles.
Jasmine Libert '18 and Anita Gill MFA '18, Fulbright recipients
Jasmine Libert '18 will teach English to students in Austria, while Anita Gill MFA '18 will conduct research in Spain.
Master of Arts in Teaching student April Horner '19 has been named Teacher of the Year by The Arc Oregon. April is the Academic Learning Center Teacher at Highland Park Middle School in Beaverton.
For the second year in a row, School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training students volunteered for Community Action, a non-profit organization that assists residents of Washington County in need.  During their annual benefit, Kaleidoscope, our students assisted by registering guests and processing gifts. 
On the Oregon Trip 2019, 14 optometry students (along with Melanie Tan, Lisette Romig, Dr. Borbidge, and Dr. Martin) traveled along the Columbia River Gorge in Northern Oregon to provide eyecare to 336 patients in underserved communities.
During our time in Senegal, our team of eight students and one attending doctor was able to provide care for patients in the previous West Africa capital of Saint-Louis. In our three and a half days of clinic, we were able to see 326 patients, many of whom had never received an eye exam due to limited access to care.
Pura Vida! From March 23-30, a team of eight students along with Dr. Kundart, Dr. Kautz, and Dr. Closson and her son traveled to Puntarenas, Costa Rica to deliver eye care to the underserved populations of the coastal city.

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