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In this Edition
Influential Congressman Les AuCoin ’69 Donates His Papers to Pacific | Les AuCoin, who launched his political career from a house near Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus, has turned over to Pacific papers and artifacts from his long career in Congress and the Oregon Legislature.
Martha Cuevas-Ramos SLP ’17 Helps Families Celebrate Amazing Moments | Martha Cuevas-Ramos is receiving a Pacific University Alumni Emerging Leader Award, not just for her accomplishments as a speech-language pathologist, but for demonstrating her heart as a servant.
Derek Brown ’98, MAT ’99 Built His Talents in the Air Force, Education Policy Offices and a Luthier’s Workshop | Outstanding Alumni Award winner Derek Brown has followed a course that helped him turn his natural gifts into an arsenal of skills that employ both sides of his brain.
Pacific Assists in Grand Ronde Tribes’ Restoration of Wapato Lake | Wapato Lake was an important site for the Indigenous people who lived near present-day Gaston, Ore., south of Forest Grove, before white settlers arrived. Now some members of the Pacific community, led by Archivist Eva Guggemos, are assisting the tribes’ efforts to bring wapato back to the shallow, seasonal lake.