Spring 2018 | Pacific Magazine

Cover of Spring 2018 Pacific magazine


In this Philanthropy Edition

A Brighter Tomorrow | Tim & Cathy Tran found hope at Pacific— and they are sharing the Pacific promise with a new generation

Chance for a Boundless Future | With the help of a scholarship, Jahan Asad's wish comes true

Smiles Delivered | New EyeSmile program brings care to local communities

Spring 2018 | Vol. 51 No. 1
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Tim & Cathy Tran on Campus, Tran Library Dedication

In 1970, Khiem "Tim" and Thuy "Cathy" (Trinh) Tran came to Pacific as bright-eyed international students. Less than a decade later, they were refugees. With the help of friends at Pacific, they made it— and today, the successful retirees are saying thank you with perpetual support for the university they love.

Jahan Asad smiling

To Jahan Asad, Pacific's historic buildings and green lawns have always looked like a fairy tale. Now, Jahan's wish is coming true. This fall, with the help of a scholarship, Jahan will become the first woman in her immediate family to attend college.

Dennis Smith and Nada Lingel pictured together in the lab.

With the right education and training, optometrists can save lives. That's why two recently retired College of Optometry professors have created an award to inspire future generations of doctoral students.