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Prevailing with Passion and Perseverance
C ELEBR ATIN G THE L I FE O F A RTHUR A . DUGON I
Art Dugoni was one of the most important leaders in the 169-year history of Californiaâ€™s first university. He not only transformed the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, but the discipline of dental education. President Christopher A . Callahan
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Welcome CHRISTOPHER A . CALLAHAN President
ERIN ( WESTFALL) MET TLER ’01 Pacific Alumni Association President
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Professor Luke Lee is interviewed about the new Computer Science graduate program.
This is not the inaugural Pacific Review column I ever imagined writing as your new president. COVID-19 has presented our university with perhaps the greatest single challenge in the 169-year history of California’s first chartered university, creating existential health, safety, financial, technological and cultural threats that were unimaginable 10 months ago. Yet, the extraordinary responses across our three campuses from our students, faculty, staff and alumni have been nothing short of inspirational, reminding me why Pacific is such a special place. I have watched in awe
as our students have shown breathtaking courage and determination, simply refusing to allow the global pandemic to stand in the way of their steadfast pursuit of a Pacific education. I have been inspired as our faculty have unleashed their expertise and creativity to transform traditional learning environments to engaging remote experiences for students around the country and around the world. I have observed with immense admiration as our staff have worked tirelessly and selflessly, ensuring our faculty can continue their teaching and
our students can continue their learning unabated. I have been grateful for our Pacific alumni, donors, friends and Regents who have actively supported our students and university, contributing their time, talent and treasure, despite their own difficulties. I am more confident than ever that Pacific will not only successfully navigate these challenging times but will— working together—rise to become the very best studentcentric university in the nation. I look forward to seeing you in person sometime soon. Until then, stay well, stay strong and Go Tigers!
There is no denying the Pacific Alumni Association’s 147th year began under unusual circumstances, but Tigers are taught to be innovative and adapt to change. We shifted to a virtual environment, strengthening your Pacific support network and finding new ways to connect across the globe. Our Leading Voices series showcased many of your classmates (maybe even you!), reflecting on how Pacific shaped their lives and careers. We saw many new faces join us for Homecoming @ Home and were thrilled to be
able to pivot our traditional Homecoming and Family Weekend celebration to a twoday, 22-hour online event with something for everyone. As we continue in this unchartered territory together, I am honored to be serving as your 2020-21 Pacific Alumni Association Board President and reimagining how we can be a valuable resource for our 77,000-strong alumni network. You have a dedicated Alumni Board, poised to serve your interests. Visit our website (pacificalumni.org) to learn more. Please consider volunteering
by serving on the Alumni Board, in our alumni clubs or joining our Tiger-to-Tiger networking platform. We also encourage you to submit a nomination for the Faculty Mentor or Distinguished Alumni awards. I am truly impressed with the way our Tiger community has come together to tackle our shared challenges. We will get through this together, stronger than ever. Let's stay connected. Go Tigers!
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THE WORK OF ART A tribute to the life and work of Arthur A. Dugoni ’48
PACIFIC PIVOTS TO THE FUTURE Pacific handles pandemic with creativity, caring
BEYOND OUR GATES Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the community building program
PERFORMING FROM HOME Conservatory hits the road to deliver loaner instruments to students
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3-City News UNIVERSITY FOCUSES ON STRENGTHENING DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION University of the Pacific has strengthened its commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable university community by adopting initiatives focused on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Under President Callahanâ€™s leadership, Pacific has an action plan to advance DEI measures: Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: A national search is underway for the inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (VPDEI), a new Cabinet-level position reporting directly to the president. A candidate is expected to start July 1, 2021. School-Level DEI Leads: All schools and colleges now have their own school-level DEI leaders who will drive DEI initiatives within their schools and work closely with the new Vice President for DEI on universitywide initiatives. Regents and DEI: The newly formed Regents Committee on Excellence identified diversity issues as a top priority and Regent Chair Norman Allen charged the Committee on Regents to make diversifying the board a top priority and to identify people of color who could be considered as future Regents. Mandatory Annual DEI Training for Faculty and Staff: The Academic Council and the Staff Advisory Council were asked to consider whether to recommend mandatory DEI training. New Protections Against Racial Discrimination: A working group is drafting a policy on new and clear protections against discrimination and harassment based upon race and other identities. Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Faculty and Staff: Senior leaders received a report on personnel movement by race and
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recommendations on how to improve diversity in Pacificâ€™s workforce. Exit interviews will be shared to identify potential trends. DEI Measures in Annual Evaluations: Human Resources is working with the University Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to create a new DEI section of the annual employee evaluation, ready for the 2021 cycle.
Fundraising Scholarship Campaign for Black Students: Nearly $200,000 in new gifts to support Black students has been raised, including $97,700 raised for the new Lift Every Voice Endowed Scholarship, led by Regent Chair Norman Allen, and $87,500 to establish the Diversity and Inclusion Endowed Scholarship for Black Students. Elimination of Standardized Tests for Undergraduate Admissions: The university is conducting a comprehensive review
PACIFIC ATHLETICS ROUNDUP Despite the upending of college sports as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific Athletics enjoyed a year of firsts and successes and welcomed several new faces. • Men’s water polo made quite the splash during its 2019 season, earning a trip to the NCAA Men’s Water Polo National Championship and finishing as the national runner-up for the second time since 2013. Pacific hosted the championship for the first time in its history and will host the 2023 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship. • Pacific’s softball team had 11 student-athletes meet the minimum academic standards for consideration to the 2020 West Coast Conference Softball All-Academic Team. The Tigers led all other university programs. • Men’s basketball head coach Damon
of future use of the SAT and ACT, which have been found to have cultural and socioeconomic biases. University Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (UCDEI): The committee played a lead role in creating conversations around social justice and diversity issues through 12 dialogues addressing social, cultural and structural inequities in society.
Stoudamire’s contract was extended through the 2025–26 season. Stoudamire, who is entering his fifth year, had one of the most successful seasons in program history, which included him being named the 2019-20 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year. Four new coaches were named to teams this past year: Robin Goodman, originally from Cambridge, England, was appointed the men’s tennis head coach in July. He most recently served as an assistant coach at University of New Mexico, where he helped UNM earn a 46-39 record in four years and a conference title in 2019. In fall 2019, Katelyne Herrington returned to Chris Kjeldsen Pool as the swimming and diving head coach. Herrington had previously
University Libraries Diversity Audit: A committee is working on organizing and developing methodologies and criteria for a DEI audit of the entire University Libraries collection. The library plans to create DEIfocused guidelines for future library purchases. Interactive Workshops on Law Enforcement: University leaders held workshops with the Pacific community in the fall with more planned for spring semester.
served as an assistant coach for the Tigers during the 2016–17 and 2017–18 seasons, but her roots to Pacific go deeper as her father Todd Herrington ’88, played linebacker for Pacific’s football team from 1985–87. Ed Moore was named the new women’s soccer head coach. Moore became the third head coach in the history of the program, which began in 1994. Before Pacific, he spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at Boise State. Chris Rodriguez in June was officially named the 19th head coach for Pacific baseball after serving as the interim head coach for the Tigers in the spring. Despite the shortened season, the 15-year coaching veteran guided the Tigers to an 8-9 overall record.
New DEI Programming for Students: The Division of Student Life organized DEIrelated programs and events on financial aid education, health and wellness, study skills, spiritual life, gender equity and student success for Black, Latino, Native American, Asian American, LGBTQ and first-generation college students.
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MCGEORGE STUDENTS TOP NATIONAL, REGIONAL COMPETITIONS Despite a quick transition to remote instruction, McGeorge School of Law students continued to receive regional and national recognition for their lawyering skills. With expert training and coaching from experienced faculty, McGeorge students continued their successful run placing at or near the top in highly-regarded competitions. • McGeorge tied for seventh in the nation in the American Bar Association Competition Championship, based on points teams are awarded from all four ABA national competitions. Even more impressive is that McGeorge fielded teams in just three of the competitions: negotiations, client counseling and moot court. McGeorge
placed third in the ABA Negotiation Competition national finals in February. • Simone Leighty ’20 won the 2020 Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition—the first Top Gun victory for a McGeorge student— in the first mock trial tournament held live and online. • A McGeorge mock trial team won the briefwriting portion of the South Texas Mock Trial Challenge. The win was especially rewarding considering the competition was held virtually. Two other McGeorge mock trial teams earned spots in the National Trial Competition following their strong showing in the regional competition in February, but the national competition was also canceled.
McGeorge alumni also received recognition this year: • Ruthe Catolico Ashley ’88 was honored with the 2020 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. • Mara Elliott ’94 was named the Public Lawyer of the Year by the California Lawyers Association. • Katharine Martin ’87, Dana Fox ’85 and Michael Ramsey ’77 were listed among 2020’s Top 100 California Lawyers by the Daily Journal, California's leading legal newspaper.
ALUMNI GIFT WILL PAIR STUDENTS WITH SCIENTISTS Pharmaceutical entrepreneur and University of the Pacific alumna Dr. Jie Du ’93 has donated $5 million to found the Jie Du Center for Innovation and Excellence for Drug Development at the university’s Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy in Stockton. The center will serve to promote innovation in drug development through education, training and mentorship, while fostering collaboration between Pacific students and industrial scientists. “I wanted to do something that would make a meaningful difference for Pacific students. When I started my American life as a young student at Pacific who barely spoke English, I never dreamed that one day I could contribute to the success of the university’s School of Pharmacy. I’m deeply grateful for the education I received and this opportunity to prepare Pacific students.” Pharmaceutical entrepreneur and University of the Pacific alumna Dr. Jie Du ’93 8
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Awards and Events
Alumni News FACULTY MENTORS HONORED FOR THEIR UNPARALLELED SUPPORT OF STUDENTS The Pacific Alumni Association recognized the following outstanding faculty who have mentored students and alumni with the 2020 Faculty Mentor Awards. Awards will be presented at a ceremony in November 2021. To receive an invitation, email email@example.com. Sacha Joseph-Mathews Associate Professor of Marketing Sacha Joseph-Mathews appreciates the faculty to student ratio at Pacific. “I love that I have small classes, where I can really get to know my students and develop crucial relationships,” she says. Joseph-Mathews works closely with her students to convey her knowledge of marketing. “Teaching is about opening a world to students they didn’t know existed before,” she says. “It comes from the small connections we make and the moments that go beyond the standard curriculum. It’s the experiential learning, the oneon-one guidance, the heart-to-heart talks after class and during office hours or at a coffee shop.” She sees mentoring as caring, advising and empowering others to be the best version of themselves. “Mentoring is about showing students possibilities and helping them have life changing moments of discovery and exploration.”
Rajul Patel ’01 Professor of Pharmacy Practice Rajul Patel ’01 takes pride in helping develop the next generation of pharmacists. “Part of my job is to motivate students to use their acquired knowledge to make a difference in the lives of those they serve,” Patel says. Patel believes mentoring is about being relatable, a good listener and putting others in a position to succeed. “I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors throughout my life and I see how much it has shaped who I am as a person.” The strength of the Pacific community is one of the things Patel enjoys the most about the university. “The family-like atmosphere, the collegiality, and the fact that you can get to know and work with students as more than a name on a roster is what makes this university special,” he says.
Gene Pearson Professor of Geological & Environmental Sciences Hair and clothing styles may have changed throughout his nearly 50 years at Pacific, but interactions with students remain the highlight of Gene Pearson's day. “They are enthusiastic, collegial and want to grow and learn,” Pearson explains. “I hope they have gained as much from me as I have gained from them over the years.” Pearson says mentoring is one of the most critical parts of a successful teaching and learning process. “I view my role as a professor as being a guide as we learn and teach one another,” he says. “Students learn and grow in different ways. The professor is a facilitator and not a director. Sometimes one guides by example and sometimes by suggestion. Establishing good communication and trust is the start of the dialogue.”
Simalee Smith-Stubblefield ’83 Associate Professor Emerita of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Simalee Smith-Stubblefield ’83 likes to say she chose Pacific for her own education, but Pacific chose her to educate. “I so enjoyed working with the students and the faculty,” Smith-Stubblefield says. “I know Pacific in general has a 'family feel' to it, but the SpeechLanguage Pathology department totally embodies that description.” For Smith-Stubblefield, mentoring is not only about sharing expertise and helping guide others to reach their potential, but also being available for support. “It is important to remember that mentoring also means being supportive, providing encouragement in the way of a smile, listening or, in pre-COVID times, a hug,” she says.
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2021 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS Medallion of Excellence: Don Smith ’52 COP has been involved in the growing and marketing of melons for more than 60 years. He is co-owner of Turlock Fruit Company, one of California’s oldest commercial producers of cantaloupes and honeydews. Don was a member of Pacific’s Board of Regents for 24 years, has established three endowed scholarships at Pacific, is a member of the 1851 Society, established the men’s basketball support group, “The Casaba Club,” and is an active member of the Pacific Athletic Foundation. Distinguished Professional Service: Heather (Schoeny) Cox ’92 COP is a sports reporter for NBC. She began her broadcast career in 1993 with Fox Sports, has covered four Olympic games, and currently works as a sideline reporter for Golf Channel and NBC’s Olympic coverage. While a student at Pacific, she served as team captain of the volleyball team, which was in the top five national rankings during her tenure, and was a national championship runner-up in 1990.
Distinguished Public Service: Greg Ruppert ’92 SIS, ’95 LAW is Executive Vice President of National Cause and Financial Crimes Detection Program at FINRA. Prior to joining FINRA, Greg spent over 17 years as a Special Agent with the FBI working complex financial investigations, terrorist financing, terrorism and cyberthreats. He teaches in the Data Science program in Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science and serves as an Industry Advisory Board member for the Cybersecurity Program. Distinguished University Service: Eric Dingler ’87 BUS is the Chief Learning Officer/National Director of Learning & Talent Development for Deloitte Consulting LLP. He is a founding member of the Pacific Pride Alumni Club and the first keynote speaker for Pacific’s Lavender Graduation. He created an endowed scholarship for LGBTQ students with financial need and closed the funding gap as the lead donor to the George Moscone Endowed Scholarship. Outstanding Young Alumni: Zephanii Smith Eisenstat ’15 EDU was elected to the United
ALUMNI BOARD SETS GOALS FOR YEAR Pacific Alumni Association President Erin (Westfall) Mettler ’01 and board members are building on the three previously established priorities for the 2020-21 academic year: • Strengthen alumni engagement and recognition; • Maximize alumni opportunities for strategic inclusion in university activities; and • Support the university and its students by encouraging philanthropy (time, talent and resources). • Seven board committees—Admissions, Awards, Tiger Connection, Clubs, Philanthropy, Governance, and Selection – will address these top priorities. • The board is using traditional outreach and social media, including the Tiger-to-Tiger networking app, to improve communications and to involve, support, mentor and engage alumni, students, faculty and staff to enrich the lives of alumni worldwide.
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Nations Association of the United States of America National Council, where she received the Global Young Achievement Award. She also represented the United States at the World Federation of United Nations Associations and is a leader on the UNA Partnerships Committee. Zephanii has collaborated with international NGOs to facilitate advocacy programs at the UN Headquarters in New York, Geneva, and Vienna. The ceremony will take place on January 22, 2022. To receive a formal invitation to the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit a Distinguished Alumni nomination for the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards. PacificAlumni.org/Awards.
Serving with Mettler as Pacific Alumni Association Board members this year are: Greg Aghazarian ’93 LAW Brian Biedermann ’04 EDU Nabeel Cajee ’11 COP, ’15 DEN Lorena Campos ’15 COP Ned Collins ’97 SIS Amber Darby-Glaenzer ’12 COP Heidi Gleason-Doyle ’78 BUS Joshua Foster ’08 COP Dave Frederickson ’66 COP Jillian Hall ’13 PHS Shanti (Patching) Halter ’01 LAW Danny Hansen ’05 SIS, COP Barry Harper ’66 BUS Allan Hardcastle ’77 COP, ’79 LAW Carol Hirota ’77, ’79 COP
Randi Holguin ’21 BUS Russell Marzette, Jr. ’00 ENG Fabian Morales ’04 COP Joe Mulligan ’71 BUS Leah Myers ’10, ’13 COP Rick Paulsen ’82 COP Mary Pietanza ’86 BUS Grant Reeder ’86 BUS Sydnie Reyes ’14, ’19 LAW Neel Singh ’12 COP LaNor (Miller) Smith ’86, ’87 COP Leedjia Svec ’01 COP Julian Toro Solis ’08 COP, ’10 EDU Melody Walker ’08 COP Mark Zuffo ’82 BUS
Donor Support ARMY VETERAN FINDS COMMUNITY, SUPPORT AT PACIFIC Marco Gonzales ’21 is a big believer that things happen for a reason or at the right time. So, when the Army veteran received news that he was the KGL Veterans Endowed Scholarship recipient before the start of the fall 2020 semester, he was both ecstatic and relieved. The 43-year-old English and sociology major had been facing some challenges when Pacific had to transition to remote learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He had to buy more office supplies, “including an excessive amount of printer ink,” purchase an orthopedic chair to ease his aching body and increase his internet speed. “Luckily, (the scholarship) came in when I needed it most,” he said. “I was just very fortunate to receive it and at the right time.” The KGL Veterans Endowed Scholarship, created in May 2017 by Pacific Regent Ali Dashti, chairman and CEO of KGL Holding, to support undergraduate students who are veterans, qualifies for the university’s Powell Match program—doubling the amount awarded. The Powell Match was created as part of the $125 million gift from the estate of former regents Robert and Jeannette Powell and matches new endowment gifts up to 1:1. Gonzales, who served eight years in the Army, returned to school in 2015 after working in the construction industry and reinjuring the same knee he had hurt during a deployment. In 2018, he transferred to Pacific from Las Positas Community College in Livermore. Despite living in San Joaquin County, he was considering a university in the Bay Area, but a counselor encouraged him to look at Pacific. “I visited Pacific and toured the campus. I also toured other campuses… and they were too big. For me, that wasn’t what I was
interested in… I don’t know how you would learn in that environment.” While he did not know anyone at Pacific at first, he said he found a community and support through the Military and Veteran Student Center, Services for Students with Disabilities, and the Academic Advising and Career Services Center. “I don’t know what it’s like at other universities, but I know at Pacific there’s a lot of support,” said Gonzales, who has started a club for non-traditional students. “I needed a lot of assistance navigating through school—if not, I probably wouldn’t have made it.” Gonzales said the KGL Veterans Endowed Scholarship will allow him to continue his studies and graduate this spring, getting him closer to his goal of working with veterans with disabilities to ensure they receive training or an education so they can find employment.
At Pacific, there’s a lot of support. I needed a lot of assistance navigating through school–if not, I probably wouldn’t have made it. MARCO GONZALES
KGL Veterans Endowed Scholarship recipient
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AN EVERLASTING IMPACT With the classroom as his pulpit, Professor Emeritus Larry Meredith could captivate his students in just a few words. During his 33-year tenure at University of the Pacific, he left a lasting impression on thousands. To those whose lives he touched, he is more than a professor. He has been described by his former students as: “A modern day renaissance man;” “An angel”; “A legend.” “If he were a character in Greek mythology, he would be a hybrid cross between the centaur trainer of heroes Chiron, and Dionysus, the god of wine, theater and religious ecstasy.” While that last description may sound peculiar, to those who know Meredith or took any of his classes, it’s actually perfect. There is no earthly comparison to describe him. Now, in an extraordinary display of admiration and affection, more than 50 Pacific alumni have come together to honor the beloved professor by establishing the Lawrence Meredith Endowed Professorship in the Humanities. This marks the first time in university history that so many alumni have contributed to endow a professorship. The fund will provide support for research and scholarly activities for a faculty member in College of the Pacific who has distinguished contributions in teaching, scholarship and service in the fields of the humanities. It will also ensure Meredith’s legacy endures. Alumnus Pete Carroll ’73, ’78, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, and his wife Glena ’77 formed a lifelong friendship with Larry and his wife Pat. Meredith even officiated the couple’s wedding with Pat serving as a witness. “That’s how much we thought of him and we wanted him to be part of our love and part of our history and our future and fortunately for us, Larry has been woven into our lives throughout,” said Pete Carroll. “His wisdom was obvious at the time,” said Glena Carroll. “We were young and impressionable. It was obvious and he's just continued to share his wisdom with us throughout our lives. We’re very fortunate to have maintained that connection with a professor going all the way back to UOP days.” The Carrolls were the lead donors behind the endowed professorship.
"We love him so much and we love all that he's ever stood for and ever meant to people so we would like to extend that opportunity to others," said Pete Carroll. Meredith, who turned 92 in August, joined Pacific in 1966 when he was recruited from his position at Albion College by then Pacific President Robert Burns ’31, ’46 to help establish Callison College, one of the first cluster colleges in the nation that emphasized non-Western studies. While at Pacific, Meredith served as dean of the chapel and a professor of the humanities and religious studies. He transformed the chapel into the epicenter of campus by integrating it into the curriculum. Known for his free thinking and avant-garde teaching style, he introduced classes like Religion and Modern Culture, Religion of the Body and Religion and Sport. Classes were punctuated by guest lectures from influential figures, including Angela Davis, Timothy Leary, Dolores Huerta and Charles Schulz, who often stayed to have lunch with students. One class was usually all it took to solidify his place in the hearts of his students. Justin Gingery ’96, ’99, who spearheaded the alumni fundraising campaign, can recall his first day in Meredith’s class. Meredith asked if anyone ever wondered if Jesus could have been married. The class was stunned. Gingery was sold. From that day on, he made it a point to pick his schedule based on whatever Meredith was teaching that semester. “He became like a father figure to me. There’s not one aspect of my life that I don’t model after him,” said Gingery who works as an attorney in Roseville. “I can’t say enough about the man. He was a shepherd who brought me to the meadow of peace.” To the Merediths, students were—and are — family. “I learned a lot from teaching students,” said Meredith. “Being a student is a precious, fleeting moment. I was a guest in their lives, and really the whole tenor of that meeting is up to both of us, but the student really was the center of it all. It’s the student that invites you in and once that happens, it can be a wonderful time for both of us. It’s the greatest job in the world.” To contribute to the fund, please give online at pacificalumni.org/makeagift or contact Janice Bross at email@example.com
Larry Meredith speaks to the Pacific community at the 2017 Homecoming event This. Is. BIG!, officially launching the university's Leading with Purpose fundraising campaign.
Leading with Purpose in COVID-19 Pacific’s supporters rallied behind the university and our students during the most unprecedented year in higher education. Our fundraising campaign, Leading with Purpose, continues to gain momentum and has surpassed $268 million—or 90%—of our $300 million goal for scholarships and transformative educational experiences for our students. And in the wake of the global pandemic, donors contributed more than $350,000 in emergency funds to support students affected by COVID-19. From gifts large and small, to donations of personal protective equipment for students, donors continue to bolster the university and lay the groundwork for future generations of Pacific students to thrive. The pandemic has underscored the need for additional student support, and scholarships have never been more critical to helping students pursue their college dreams. The incredible backing of our alumni, donors and supporters provides learning opportunities that help students grow as leaders and global citizens. Scholarships make a Pacific education possible and set students on the path to lead lives of purpose. These experiences would not be possible without the generosity of our alumni, donors and friends and we thank you for your support.
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PACIFIC TEAMS WITH ABBOTT FUND TO TACKLE DIABETES CRISIS University of the Pacific and the Abbott Fund, the foundation of the global health care company Abbott, are joining forces to battle one of the most challenging chronic illnesses—diabetes. San Joaquin County sits at the epicenter of the problem, and in Stockton alone, almost 50 percent of adults have prediabetes and 10 percent have diabetes. Pacific aims to help improve those numbers thanks to a generous gift from the Abbott Fund to hire Pacific faculty and to develop curriculum in diabetes education. In the midst of a global pandemic, where people with preexisting conditions like diabetes are at risk of experiencing more serious complications from COVID-19, the partnership couldn’t come at a better time.
“The need is high and we’re excited to contribute to building a healthier city through education, community partnership and patient advocacy,” said Maria Pallavicini, provost of University of the Pacific. “It is through partnerships, collaboration, commitment, and leveraging resources that healthier communities are built.” The gift will create certificate programs in diabetes education through Pacific’s Benerd College geared toward working health care professionals. Students will gain foundational skills like how to manage the different types of diabetes and how to care for patients during natural disasters and medical emergencies—something Abbott has experienced firsthand. The gift will also support the development of a diabetes track in the Master of Science in Social Work (MSW) program in
Pacific’s new School of Health Sciences. Generous scholarships are also planned for students in the certificate and master’s degree programs who are committed to serving patients in Stockton after completing their coursework. The focus on Stockton not only addresses the prevalence of the disease, but also the shortage of health care providers in the region, particularly a shortage of diabetes educators—reflecting a a nationwide shortage. According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators, for every certified diabetes educator, there are an estimated 1,600 patients in need of services. Pacific’s partnership with the Abbott Fund is part of a larger umbrella program launched by the company called Future Well Communities. The program aims to tackle chronic disease by focusing on social determinants of health (SDOHs), the social and
economic barriers that influence health, with a strong focus on multicultural health. Through Future Well Communities, Abbott and the Abbott Fund will work in close collaboration with local government, leading institutions and community groups to address the diabetes epidemic in Stockton. “All too often, people's health is determined by their zip code,” said Suki McClatchey, Director of Global Citizenship at Abbott. “The everyday conditions in which we're born, live, learn, work and play have a significant impact on the health of individuals, families and communities. Together with University of the Pacific, we're working to help address an important part of this challenge: a shortage of trained health workers.”
STUDENTS PROVIDED RELIEF WHEN MOST NEEDED The COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardships for college students across the country, including Pacific students. Referrals to the university’s care managers increased 50%. Many lost jobs and have struggled to pay for housing and basic necessities for themselves and their families. The Pacific Student Emergency Support Fund was established in March, when Pacific moved to remote instruction and nearly 1,000 gifts have been received from the university community, totaling more than $350,000.
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The funds have benefited more than 800 Pacific students including first-generation students, veterans, single parents and international students. Through this fund, students are provided gift cards to purchase groceries and vital supplies. Students have been appreciative—if not overwhelmed—for the support: “Thank you so much. You threw your bucket down into my well of desperation and pulled me up and out. I will be forever grateful.”
“I am so grateful! I am in tears of happiness! Thank you so much for extending this offer to me. It is so appreciated by my husband and me. We cannot thank you enough. This will help us tremendously.” Donations are still needed. Supporters can choose from four different funds, including the Student Emergency Fund and Regents COVID-19 Recovery Fund. Learn how you can make a difference go.pacific.edu/crowdfunding.
The Work of Art Celebrating the life of Arthur A. Dugoni ’48
Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni transformed University of the Pacific’s school of dentistry into one of the nation’s best during his 28 years as dean. The charismatic and energetic educator championed a student-centered, caring, “humanistic” approach to dentistry that became a national model in dental education. When he passed on September 23, 2020 at age 95, the outpouring from the community was overwhelming, but not unexpected. “Art Dugoni was one of the most important leaders in the 169-year history of California’s first university,” said Pacific President Christopher Callahan. “He not only transformed the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, but the discipline of dental education. Art will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on through the thousands of alumni, faculty, students, staff, supporters and friends at the school that bears his name.”
At Pacific we grow people, and along the way they become doctors. Arthur A. Dugoni ’48
Dr. Dugoni’s remarkable life and leadership, which was honored at a Celebration of Life in December, inspired countless students, residents, faculty and staff to pursue their passion for oral health care education and practice, leading to the improvement of millions of lives. He served as dean of the Dugoni School from 1978 to 2006. He also served as president of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association and the American Board of Orthodontics. He presented some 1,000 lectures, papers, clinics and essays and published more than 175 articles. Dr. Dugoni received numerous honors, including being named one of only 30 living members globally of the FDI World Dental Federation’s List of Honour. In 2004, Pacific renamed its School of Dentistry for Dr. Dugoni during his silver anniversary as dean.
Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni’s Awards and Honors Dr. Dugoni served as dean of the dental school from 1978 to 2006. In 2004, Pacific renamed the school to honor him on his silver anniversary as dean. Dr. Dugoni became the first and only person in the United States or Canada to have a dental school named in their honor while holding the position of dean.
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AWARDS • Medallion of Distinction from the School of Dentistry (1989) • Chairman's Award from the American Dental Trade Association (1994) • Hinman Medallion for Leadership, Albert H.
Ketcham Orthodontic Award from the American Board of Orthodontics (1994) • Pierre Fauchard Academy Gold Medal (1996) • Election to the FDI World Dental Federation List of Honour, the highest award the FDI bestows on a
“Art led a purposeful life and his legacy lives in the people he educated and the lives he touched,” said President Emeritus Don DeRosa. “I’m proud I was president when Pacific honored him by naming the dental school the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He so wonderfully exemplified Pacific’s mission of 'preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.’” The Dugoni School of Dentistry flourished under his leadership. Advances in digital dentistry, creation of a state-of-the-art simulation lab, the launch of the International Dental Studies program, expansion of clinical services and community outreach, clinical research that led to new dental products and techniques, and many other advances all took hold during his tenure as dean. In 2006 the school completed the largest dental school capital fundraising campaign in the U.S. at the time ($65.7 million). “Dentistry and dental education are stronger today because of Dr. Dugoni and his passion for people and the profession,” said Dr. Nader A. Nadershahi ’94, ’99, ’11, dean of the Dugoni School of Dentistry. “The Dugoni School family honors his legacy and how he touched our lives by building on our defining characteristic of humanistic education and commitment to excellence. He was an incredible mentor and role model.” Visit the Arthur A. Dugoni Memorial page at go.pacific.edu/DugoniTribute
member—limited to 30 living members worldwide who have made distinguished contributions to international dentistry and the World Dental Federation (1998) • Distinguished Service Award from the American Dental Association and the
American Dental Education Association (2000) • William J. Gies Award from the American College of Dentists (2001) • Dale F. Redig Distinguished Service Award from the California Dental Association (2003)
• University of the Pacific Order of Pacific (Pacific's highest honor) for 55 years of service (2006) • Ellis Island Medal of Honor (2008) • William J. Gies Award from the American Dental Education Association for
Outstanding Achievement as a dental educator (2009) • Following his death, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the San Mateo County Dental Society named their lifetime achievement awards for Dr. Dugoni.
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Pacific pivots to the future Innovation. Ingenuity. Imagination. Improvisation. Pacificans have exhibited all of these traits in abundance since March 12, 2020, when the university’s three campuses closed and remote learning became the norm—a situation that continued into the fall semester. The disappointment, of course, was palpable for students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and university friends. But the resolve to tackle challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic was far greater. Members of the Pacific community did more than cope. They thrived in innovative teaching and learning practices, campus and community service, and virtual events and celebrations not thought possible.
Innovative teaching and learning Central to the unforeseen pivot were the efforts to create dynamic and effective remote learning that took creativity and ingenuity.
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Computer science students typically share their senior projects to a packed room of students, professors and evaluators. But with the help of Keely Canniff ’19, digital projects manager for the William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center, the senior projects were conducted in virtual reality with a “Game of Thrones” theme. For fall semester, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering put together lab kits for students with logic analyzers and more. They were shipped to students’ homes. “I am beyond proud of our dedicated faculty and staff for how they applied their creativity and innovation to find such engaging ways to conduct their labs and lectures remotely,” said Steven Howell, dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Art, Media, Performance and Design faculty met the challenge with resolve and shipped supplies, camera equipment and laptops to students’ homes.
The Chemistry Department, with approximately 700 students taking classes over the summer, was able to use the experience to adapt labs in the fall. “It allowed us to learn a lot about how to put this into a virtual landscape,” said chemistry graduate student and teaching assistant Cate Simmermaker. “And now we're refining that and making additions, but also working on some of the things that were really successful.” Teaching assistants have also used GoPro cameras to produce videos of experiments which students could follow. The experiments are recorded and the students watch the reactions and make conclusions. This also helped eliminate errors in the experiments themselves. “There is a lot of pride among faculty members about how we handled this,” said Farley Staniec, associate professor of (continued on p. 20)
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Pacific Pivots to the Future Engineering Care Packges Mark Forman prepares engineering kits from a lab in Baun Hall for students unable to come to class
economics and Benerd College assistant dean. “It seemed like, after that first shock, people were inspired by the challenge and there was a real sense of wanting to help each other out so we could focus on students.” Political science Professor Keith Smith uses a tool that allows students to record speeches that they can later watch out of class. This leads to more—and better—interaction with students during class. “The challenge is to use the tools that are out there without having the tools be the point,” Smith said. The changes had to happen quickly. There were only 11 days between campus closures to the start of remote teaching and learning. “By handling the situation the way they did, I truly believe the faculty kept the tapestry of the Pacific campus intact during this difficult time,” said Leslie Bayers, associate director of the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Community and campus service Pacificans reached out to help the three campus communities from the start of the pandemic. In late March, the Cowell Wellness Center coordinated efforts among many schools and departments to donate medical supplies to front-line health care workers in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco. “We really were in on this from the beginning of the crisis,” said Dayna Cerruti-Barbero, director of Student Health Services. Among the donations were 645 N95 masks, 99 COVID-19 testing kits and swabs, 68,900 pairs of gloves, 375 masks with face shields, 254 safety glasses, 120 surgical gowns, 1,130 surgical masks and more.
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”Mask On“ Project Pacific head men's basketball coach Damon Stoudamire dons a mask for the 2020 United Way of San Joaquin and public health services pandemic campaign
Dr. Nabeel Cajee ’11, ’15, a Manteca dentist, pulled together resources from throughout the community to use 3D printers and laser cutters to manufacture hundreds of personal protection devices for front-line personnel. He was aided by, among others, staff and faculty from Pacific’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, the William Knox Holt Memorial Library and Learning Center and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
“We wanted this coalition to help get us through the COVID-19 pandemic by meeting the needs of local health care workers,” said Cajee, a member of the Pacific Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. “The university and the community have really stepped up.” One dozen pharmacy students helped in another way: forming a “COVID-19 Myth Busters” group to disseminate accurate pandemic information to the community. Angie Arnaiz ’18, now working on her master’s degree through Benerd College and teaching in Stockton Unified School District, developed and wrote a remote learning guide for parents and guardians of children with severe disabilities. Her efforts went viral. The guide was shared throughout the West Coast by thousands of educators.
Virtual campus events Pacific’s campuses are typically active with university and community events, which continued via Zoom and other online meeting platforms. President Christopher Callahan introduced the Pacific Together fall event series with a rich array of topics. They included Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Dialogues, Pacific Talks Politics, Modern Legal Issues and even a weekly Cooking with Pacific’s Leaders session. Pacific Together speakers included national journalists Judy Woodruff, John King and Mark Trahant. The Pacific Alumni Association brought high-profile speakers including Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll ’73, ’78, humanitarian Sakena Yacoobi ’77, ’07 and retired (continued on p. 22) Sharing Thanksgiving Pacific's first lady Jean Callahan passes out a free Thanksgiving meal to student Jamarcus Oliver '24
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Homecoming Heather Greenup '19 enjoys Homecoming @ Home virtual events on Zoom.
United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Student Life hosted hundreds of events during fall term—from esports to exercise classes to contests and conversations with a new Pacific+ platform providing a “one-stop shop” for information and activities. The pinnacle of the education experience for Pacific students— commencement—had to be adapted to virtual celebrations, with schools and departments working diligently to make the experience personal and memorable. Former NASA astronaut José Hernández ’84, ’06 surprised 270 Latinx students and their families and friends by delivering their commencement speech on May 8. “It is always a great time hearing José Hernández speak,” said Jorge Aguiniga ’20, who earned a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design. “He is an example that anyone can be anything they want.” Despite the pandemic, Homecoming was held virtually with a new name: Homecoming @ Home, drawing nearly 1,500 people who registered to take part
in events and celebrations. “Oh my goodness. Everything I attended was so much fun. Different, but fun. Again, tremendous job over the weekend and thank you for all you do!" said alumna LaNor (Miller) Smith ’86, ’87, a Pacific Alumni Board member. Major Eric Rowland ’09 took part in Theta Chi fraternity’s 15th reunion from Afghanistan—in military uniform. President Callahan expressed his pride and admiration for how the Pacific community has addressed a myriad of 2020 challenges. “Thank you all for your perseverance, creativity and positive spirit despite the challenges around us. We will get through this, together, and be stronger for the experience.”
Homecoming Students continue the tradition of painting the Spirit Rocks for Homecoming @ Home.
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Tony and Virginia Chan
Alumni Step Up
For Tony ’77 and Virginia ’77 Chan, the end of their college journey at Pacific was in many ways the beginning of a decades-long partnership with the university. The couple, who met while standing in line for commencement ceremonies at the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy in 1977, have just given a generous gift to the university’s new School of Health Sciences. The gift will fund renovations to the Muddox building on Pacific’s Sacramento Campus. The building, which was previously home to the McGeorge School of Law legal clinics before they moved to their new location on 34th Street, is now the administrative headquarters of the new health school. In addition, another portion of the gift will establish the Chan Family School of Health Sciences Endowed Scholarship for students enrolled in the School of Health Sciences, as well as the Chan Family School of Health Sciences Innovation Fund that will provide program support to the school, including faculty and student research, professional development and more. The gift also includes a designation for the university’s Regent COVID-19 Recovery Fund that will help the school address any barriers caused by the global pandemic and in-kind personal protective equipment (PPE) that was coordinated by their daughter, Megan '13. Two U-Haul moving vans' worth of PPE, to be precise. “We know the pandemic has caused many challenges for students and the university as a whole and we wanted to do our part to help,” said Megan Chan. “We want students and faculty to feel safe when
they return to campus and we hope this will offer some relief.” The gift will be counted toward Leading with Purpose: The Campaign for University of the Pacific, the largest fundraising initiative in university history, which is on track to surpass its $300 million goal by 2022. The Chans have been deeply involved with the campaign, serving as co-chairs of the historic effort. “This gift is another mark of Tony and Virginia’s incredible devotion to the university,” said President Christopher Callahan. “Their generosity is far reaching and will make it possible for us to support the brightest students and faculty at the School of Health Sciences during a time when they need it most.” Over the years, they have made substantial gifts to the university to name the Chan Family Hall, Chan Family Health Sciences Learning Center and Clinics, Jonathan Chan and Megan Chan Auditorium in the Rotunda Building, DeRosa University Center Café, biological sciences building, numerous classroom and conference rooms and have established several scholarships for students. “Pacific is a very special place to us,” said Virginia Chan, who sits on Pacific’s Board of Regents. “It’s where Tony and I met and it’s where our children went to school. Our hope is that by giving back to the university, we afford future students the opportunity to attend Pacific and pursue their educational dreams.” Tony and Virginia were inducted into Pacific's Gallery of Benefactors in 2007 and are part of the 1851 Society, which acknowledges the university's most generous donors. Their son Jonathan earned his degree from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy in 2009, and their daughter Megan in 2013. The entire Chan family, of which more than 12 members have attended Pacific, received the Outstanding Family Award from the Pacific Alumni Association in 2016.
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Beyond Our Gates Celebrates 10 Years Beyond Our Gates, started by former president Pamela A. Eibeck in 2010 soon after becoming the university’s 24th president, has a rich history of convening community partners to work on initiatives for the betterment of Stockton and San Joaquin County. The primary focus of Beyond Our Gates has been early-childhood literacy. Studies have shown that students are more proficient learners if they master reading and literacy skills by age 9. They are also more likely to graduate high school and attend college. One of the successful efforts has been an annual San Joaquin Literacy Report Card. The latest data shows progress: from 2016 through 2019, grade-level reading for third graders in San Joaquin County improved from 27% to 41%.
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“The improvement in grade-level reading is testimony to the work being done at San Joaquin County Schools and by the students,” said James Mousalimas, San Joaquin County superintendent of schools. “Beyond Our Gates brings collaboration and heightened awareness to the efforts. The hard work will continue, and the whole community can lift literacy rates.” Now, 10 years after Eibeck’s clarion call, the partners of Beyond Our Gates have a lot to celebrate. In addition to literacy improvements, an annual attendance challenge for kindergarten through ninthgrade students also gained traction with more than 43,000 students having perfect attendance in 2019.
A mini-grant program has helped community nonprofits and educational entities fund projects from a total $325,000 distribution over the past five years, thanks to grants from the James Irvine Foundation. And Beyond Our Gates has been a sixtime recipient of the Pacesetter Awards for excellence in community support from the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading. “I felt a solid foundation with the community must be set,” Eibeck reflected. ”If we were going to be an effective partner, we needed relationships with educational organizations who were committed to making Stockton a stronger community. Through all of our study and meetings, it became clear that education was the key to the future of Stockton and San Joaquin County.”
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Conservatory Delivers From the dazzling PRISM show during Homecoming @ Home to three Black Lives Matter solidarity concerts to everyday classwork, the Conservatory of Music has proved creative and adept at virtual performances. Performing in a pandemic is no easy feat. Especially the challenge of getting larger instruments to students’ homes for distance learning. Toby Keys ’22 and Jolene Villavicencio ’24 can attest that those challenges were met. “Shout out to the Conservatory of Music for loaning me a Steinway piano for the quarantine for free!” Keys posted on social media. “It was delivered to my family home in Sacramento… I asked for it when I found out that they would do that for piano majors in need of better instruments to practice this summer.” For Villavicencio, it was a loaner tuba. “The package was huge and it was such a great feeling,” said Villavicencio, who recalled a delivery person pushing a dolly up the sidewalk to her Southern California home. “Playing a big instrument can be tough when you don’t have your own. But they were able to ship one right to my door.” Steve Perdicaris, associate professor of practice in trombone and director of operations for the conservatory, organized the effort. Marty Weiner and staff from Weiner Piano Services handled the Northern California deliveries. “It’s great to see the excitement and joy in a student's face when they receive our beautiful new instruments,” Perdicaris said. “Very few music schools in the country offer this level of support." More than 30 instruments have been distributed.
Special Delivery Jolene Villavicencio ’24 practices with her loaner tuba which was delivered to her home in Southern California
A gift from the estate of Norm Chapman ’46 was used to purchase new instruments, including an S.E. Shires BII 7YM Custom Model Axial-Flow bass trombone and an Alexander 1107 descant horn. Chapman was a professional flautist who remained close to the conservatory for decades. In fact, his personal Powell flute was part of the recent gift to the university. “Norm Chapman knew the difference a great instrument makes. These investments in superb instruments will advance Pacific students’ education in lessons, recitals and in ensembles for decades,” said Conservatory Dean Peter Witte.
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Class Notes Harold Barrett ’49 COP, Seattle, WA, recently published a book called “Cohesion and Collusion: Promoting the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.” 19 5 0 s Phyllis (Chamberlin) Overman ’55 COP, Tacoma, WA, recently turned 87 years old. She has lived in her home for over 50 years. Her husband, who is now 90, taught religion at University of Puget Sound (UPS). They are very active in their PCA Church. She remembers living in South Hall, with three girls in a room. The third had to sleep in the attic, and they traded off each week.•Cesare “Ces” Ciatti ‘56 COP, Alamo, CA, reports that all is well health-wise, and that he now has 10 grandchildren and recently became a great-grandfather. 196 0 s Stephen T. Lewis ‘60 MUS, Arcata, CA, has retired as church choir director and choral festivals adjudicator. He continues to perform in three local choirs and plays the bassoon in a community orchestra at age 82.
Donald Krampe was honored with the “Field of Honor Hero Award” by the Murrieta Rotary Club
Donald Krampe ‘61 COP, Murrieta, CA, is a Korean War veteran, and was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Krampe’s Marine reserve unit was called up while he was
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attending College of Pacific. When they landed at Inchon, they were immediately involved in the conflict. They were tasked with identifying and removing casualties following the Chosin Reservoir campaign. After Korea and finishing college, Don was employed with YMCA, both in Mount Diablo and Hollywood. In 1965, he was tapped to oversee USO operations in Vietnam and throughout Southeast Asia in support of American forces. At 91, Don continues to serve with extraordinary energy in volunteerism, activism, community service and outreach for veterans, youth and countless organizations. He was honored in November 2019 with the “Field of Honor Hero Award” by the Murrieta Rotary Club. •Raymond Neuman ‘61 COP, Carlsbad, NM, has retired after working as a scientist.•John Culbertson ‘65 BUS, Carlsbad, CA, captured the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Championship for Boys Varsity Golf as a Coach for La Costa Canyon High School. This is his 6th year of coaching golf at LCCHS, and he currently lives in Carlsbad with his wife, Sharon. He is a retired Naval Aviator and combat veteran of the Vietnam War who flew Combat Search and Rescue missions from the decks of the USS Oriskany and USS Constellation off the coast of Vietnam. During his Navy career, he flew the Huey Helicopter in Antarctica for three seasons supporting NSF scientific missions and scientists.•Reverend LaVerne Sasaki ‘65 COP, San Bruno, CA, is one of the longest-serving Jodo Shinshu Buddhist priests in the United States and no stranger to challenges in life. From 1942 to 1945, Sasaki and his family were
incarcerated at the Tule Lake concentration camp, an experience that left a deep impression on Sasaki’s life. A story about his experiences was published on the Nikkei West news site: bit.ly/2ZCjilo•John Billecci ‘66 COP, Lakewood, CO, published a novel with Christian Faith Publishing in November 2019, titled The Redemption of John T.
Louis James: America's Titan of the Shakespearean Stage (1875-1910)
Thomas P. Collins ‘66 COP, Prescott, AZ, recently published his third book, "Louis James: America's Titan of the Shakespearean Stage, 1875-1910."•Nancy Steinberg ‘66 COP, Port Townsend, WA, currently serves as president of Friends of Fort Townsend State Park, a Washington State Parks friends group in Port Townsend, WA.•Thomas Preece ‘67 RAY, Sacramento, CA, was pursuing a Master’s Degree in English Literature at Pacific when he was drafted in 1969. He was assigned to E Recon 1, 7th Cavalry, 1st Air Cavalry Division, leading to a 30-year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs. After retiring in 2007, he finally pursued his lifelong ambition of writing. He has completed and published his first novel, "The Last Lost Warrior," a murder mystery resulting from the consequences of PTSD among combat veterans. He is busily engaged in writing his second, tentatively entitled "Prelude," a historical
novel about a confrontation between the soldiers at Ft. Ord, CA, and student demonstrators shortly after the tragedy at Kent State.•Diane (Ditz) Stauffer ‘69 EDU, Stockton, CA, was honored by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women at the 45th Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Awards on February 15, 2020. This award honors women who raise the status of humankind in San Joaquin County.•Robert “Bob” Adams ‘69 COP, Los Angeles, CA, has one son who was a US Marine and a US Army step-son who spent two years in Iraq before going on to engineering school. He also has 3 grandkids. 1970 s Tom Jones ‘70 COP, Stockton, CA, has written a 410 page book titled "Top Cats: A Golden Era For College Basketball," which chronicles the reign of Coach Dick Edwards at University of the Pacific during the 1960s and 70s.•Ralph Scholsser ‘70 DEN, Beverly Hills, CA, has retired after working as a dentist for 911 Dentistry.
Victor Ornelas ’70 COP, Dallas, TX, is an Executive Coach with Ornelas and Associates, Inc. He is married to Marjorie Lilienthal ’73 COP.•Todd Barton '71 MUS, Ashland, OR, recently released a new album called
"Spaces." The main instruments at play are various Buchla and Hordijk systems along with some processing.•Peter R. Wallin ‘72 BUS, Key Biscayne, FL, works as a Financial Advisor for Solubag USA, which seeks to eliminate single-use plastic bags.•John Romeri ‘72 MUS, Philadelphia, PA, has gained a national reputation in the world of sacred music, and is the Director of Music and Organist for the renowned Christ Cathedral, formerly the Crystal Cathedral, in Garden Grove, California.•Milton Heller ‘72 COP, Alexandria, VA, has published twelve new short stories, "Mick's Bag," which is available at Politics and Prose bookstores in Washington, D.C. and at www.politics-prose.com. Mick, a retired journalist who spent fifteen years at The Washington Post, is also the author of a coming-of-age novel, "A Long Run Home."•Frank Bracho ‘73 ECC, Caracas, Venezuela, writes books, journals, and newspapers, and gives financial and economic advice to institutions and government entities around the world. One of his books, "Poemario ecológico de El Hatillo y otros parajes (Ecological poetry of El Hatillo and other places)," is published and sold on Amazon.•Haino Burmester ‘73 ECC, São Paulo, Brazil, is a Human Resources Coordinator for the São Paulo State Health Department. He has also published two novels in the last five years: "La Maldición de La Malinche" (Spanish) and "O Gajão Cigano" (Portuguese). They are available on Amazon Kindle.•Mary-Margaret (Arnold) Simpson ‘73 COP, Olathe, KS, began working as a freelance writer. She is a past-president of the Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Barbara Hendon is VP of National Commercial Accounts
Barbara Hendon ‘74 COP, Aliso Viejo, CA, works as the VP of National Commercial Accounts for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance.
Elizabeth Underwood and her husband Christofer R. Erin
Elizabeth Underwood ‘75 RAY, Mill Valley, CA, married Christofer R. Erin at Sonoma Mt. Zen Center in Sonoma Country in 2013. Since 2016, approximately 15 of her poems have been published in various poetry journals.
’75 COP alumni at their annual "UOP Chill" gathering in Carmel, CA
Ginnon Cunningham ‘75 COP, Debbie Cauble ‘75 COP, Elaine Dixon-Ugarkovich ‘75 EDU,
Melinda Elliott ‘75 COP, Kristin (Hoffmire) Ocon ‘75 COP, Mary Ann (Manzone) Solorzano ‘75 COP, and Patti Mintun gathered in Carmel Valley for their annual “UOP Chill.” A great time was had catching up and celebrating 48 years of friendship.•James L. Roeder ‘76 LAW, Auburn, CA, was inducted into the Seymour High School Athletic Hall of Fame in recognition of earning nine varsity letters in football, basketball and track. He served as a Superior Court Judge in Placer County until his retirement in 2005. He lives in Auburn, CA, with his wife Babs.•Terri Shaver ‘76 CAL, Turlock, CA, has retired from her position in education.•Rachel Elkins ‘77 CAL, Lakeport, CA, retired July 1 after 33 years in her position as University of California Cooperative Extension Pomology Farm Advisor for Lake and Mendocino Counties. During her career, she co-edited and co-authored several handbooks and journal articles for pear production, handling and integrated pest management. She won the 2000 Integrated Pest Management Innovator Award for her use of a pheromone “puffer” to control moth populations, saving growers $200 per acre and reducing insecticide use. She has also received the American Society for Horticultural Science Award, and been named Agriculture Person of the Year by the Lake County Farm Bureau.•Kathryn Sawyer ‘77 ECC, Walnut Creek, CA, celebrated her 40th anniversary with her husband.•Steven Roesch ‘77 COP, Fresno, CA, recently published a book, titled "Your Ernst, Who Is Always Faithful to You: Letters from Another Time."•Ron Shaw ‘77 COP, Davis, CA, serves as
CEO & Founder of W4DS+, SLS Corporation.
Allan Hardcastle retired after 23 years serving on the Sonoma County Superior Court
Allan Hardcastle ‘77 COP, ‘79 LAW, Santa Rosa, CA, has retired after 23 years on the bench in Sonoma County Superior Court. He is currently a Vice President on the Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors.•L. Whitney Clayton ‘78 LAW, Salt Lake City, UT, senior president of the Quorums of the Seventy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was the commencement speaker for the 2,558 graduates of Brigham Young University-Idaho on July 22, 2020.•Katherine (Finn) Diaz ‘79 ECC, Columbus, OH, is saddened to report the sudden death of her husband of 29 years, Dalton Diaz, in August 2019.•Lawrence Groupé ‘79 MUS, Palomar Mountain, CA, scored the music for the film "The Outpost," starring Orlando Bloom, based on CNN news correspondent Jake Tapper’s bestselling book. Groupé received the Pacific Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professional Service Award in 2011. 19 8 0 s Benjamin Buggs ’80 BUS, Vallejo, CA, coordinates food distribution to Vallejo’s needy with a program called “Faith Food Fridays.” The program was created on behalf of Faith Bible
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Class Notes Church nine years ago with his wife, Mary Ann Buggs, now a community advocate for the Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank.•Beverly Fitch McCarthy ‘80 EDU, Stockton, CA, was named the 2019 Stocktonian of the Year during a surprise ceremony outside the Haggin Museum. McCarthy becomes the 66th Stocktonian of the Year, joining a long list of honorees whose contributions to the city are legendary.•Kathleen Yingst ‘81, ’83 COP, Santa Maria, CA, has retired from the Guadalupe Union School District after 37 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist. In 2019, she won District Teacher of the Year.
This award honors women who raise the status of humankind in San Joaquin County.•Peter Anderson ‘83 ENG, Clarksburg, CA, has retired from the California Department of Transportation after 36 1/2 years. He is currently serving as the president of the Rotary Club of West Sacramento.•Mark E. Amodei ‘83 LAW, Carson City, NV, was re-elected to Nevada’s Congressional 2nd District, where he has served since 2011. He is a member of “The Problem Solvers Caucus,” focused on legislating within a divided government. how to legislate with a divided government.•Kenneth Drew ‘84, ‘91 COP, Nashua, NH, was named Sr. Director, North America Sales and Business Development for Flamma, a contract manufacturing organization for pharmaceutical companies.
Randall Deal (bottom right) with his wife, five adult children with their spouses and grandchildren
working as Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager with Walmart Health Wellness, and is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.•Ana Frenes ‘85 COP, Emeryville, CA, retired from the Stockton Unified School District and relocated to Emeryville. She is now the owner of Tree of Life Yoga and Spine Therapy.
Clemente, CA, is working as an art teacher at Mayfield Junior School.•Theresa (Drolet) Reed ‘86 BUS, Fair Oaks, CA, is the Director of Business Development at Matson Logistics.•Lisa Vickers ‘86 COP, Silver Spring, MD, has returned to Washington, D.C. to serve as the Director of the Office of Performance Evaluation for the Department of State. She has served as a Foreign Service Officer for 30 years.
Kirk Wetterholm receives the Gilbert T. Freitas Annual Memorial Award for Music Education
Kirk Wetterholm ‘81 MUS, Moraga, CA, is currently in his 38th year of teaching instrumental music, and has been at Foothill Middle School in Walnut Creek since 1987. He and his wife, Deborah, reside in Moraga. They have two adult sons. He was selected to receive the 2019 Gilbert T. Freitas Annual Memorial Award for achievement in Music Education, presented by CMEA (California Music Educators Association) Bay section.•Isabella Gaines ‘83 EDU, Stockton, CA, was honored by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women at the 45th Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Award on February 15, 2020.
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Lauren Lay's mannequins wearing clothes that represent Earth's fall
Lauren Lay ‘84 COP, Silver Spring, MD, founded La La TEXTILES and published "The Art of Couture Seasons," documenting the artful creation of a series of mannequins reflecting how the earth is clothed each season.•Kanna Aoki ‘85 COP, San Francisco, CA, was featured in an art show at Studio Gallery SF from September 22 to October 9, 2019.•Randall Deal ‘85 PHS, San Tan Valley, AZ, has been married to Dena Linn Perez since 1989. He has five adult children, and five grandchildren. Since Feb. 2016, he has been
Frank Wood has been an APPE Preceptor since the 1990s
Frank Wood ‘85 PHS, Camarillo, CA, started his 35th-year as a pharmacy manager with Vons, and has been an APPE Preceptor for USC (retired) and UOP (active) since the 1990's.•Julie (Baumgartner) Thompson ‘86 COP, Woodbridge, CA, was honored by the San Joaquin County Commission on the Status of Women at the 45th Susan B. Anthony Women of Achievement Awards on February 15. 2020. This award honors women who raise the status of humankind in San Joaquin County.•Peggy (Mills) Ireland ‘86 COP, San
Doug Merritt (right) interviewing former President Barack Obama
Doug Merritt ‘87 BUS, San Francisco, CA, is the CEO of Splunk Inc., and interviewed former President Barack Obama on stage at a tech conference in San Francisco.•Edwin Powell ‘87 MUS, Puyallup, WA, Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University, was selected by his peers for the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. Powell was surprised to receive the honor and said, “I have been committed to helping to elevate
educators of bands and wind ensembles around the state for many years. To have those long-term efforts recognized by others is flattering beyond belief.”•Kathi (Servis) Erosa ‘88 PHS, Pioneer, CA, has retired after a successful 27 year career as Staff Pharmacist/Pharmacy Manager at Longs/CVS in Jackson, CA. She and her husband, Mike, have downsized and are now able to enjoy traveling, grandkids, and craft projects. •Michael Bowman ‘88 LAW, Sacramento, CA, became an Assistant Presiding Judge.
B. Patrick Honnebier
B. Patrick Honnebier ‘88 LAW, Amsterdam, Netherlands, has started a new job at University of Mississippi, School of Law, Air and Space Law program. He is responsible for the course “International Aviation Financing and Leasing Laws.”
Ruthe Catolico Ashley
Ruthe Catolico Ashley ‘88 LAW, Vallejo, CA, received the 2020 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, which
celebrates female lawyers for their professional accomplishments and support of other women in the legal profession. •Della (Whitaker) Richardson ‘89 UC, Stockton, CA, was the 2019 President of the Resident’s Council at O'Connor Woods Retirement Community. She also has a podcast called "Curiosity Never Retires" through OLLI at University of the Pacific.•Mary Ann Gomez Orta ‘89 COP, Washington, DC, was elected as board chair of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR).•Mary (Lomax) Wardell-Ghirarduzzi ‘89 COP, San Francisco, CA, is the author of "Twice as Good: Leadership and Power for Women of Color," a guide for women of color to become leaders in the workplace. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi is the Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach at the University of San Francisco and the President of the San Francisco Public Library Commission. She is also the Founder and Principal of the DEI Leadership Group, a diversity solutions and crisis management firm in San Francisco. 19 9 0 s Brad Friedman ‘90 COP, Forsyth, MO, has been married to Liliana Hart since 2016.•Chris Madill ’90 COP, Walnut Grove, CA, Director of Planning and Construction Management at University of the Pacific, was featured in American Builders Quarterly.•John Lamborn ‘90 LAW, Burns, OR, was a candidate for circuit court judge in Grant and Harney County, Oregon. Along with being an attorney, Lamborn was chairman of the Harney County Planning Commission for 10 years, and a justice of the peace pro
tem for Harney County Justice Court.•Kirsten (Miles) Schneider ‘90 COP, Sacramento, CA, runs Schneider Communications, a content and copywriting firm that serves health care organizations. She has been in business for 16 years and lives with her husband, Mike Schneider ‘91 BUS, and their two teenagers.•Laura (Sakai) Schmidt ‘90 COP, Aptos, CA, has been appointed assistant city manager for the City of Santa Cruz.•William “Bill” Esparza ‘90 MUS, Los Angeles, CA, wrote his first book, a cookbook about Los Angeles Mexican culture and cuisine called "LA Mexicano." He is a professional musician and a James Beard award-winning food writer based in Los Angeles.•James Weber ‘90 ENG, San Ramon, CA, started a job as Lead Firmware Engineer for Amulet Technologies.•Jeff Stewart ‘90 COP, Santa Rosa, CA, started working for Blue Star Gas.•Caroline Miller ‘90 COP, San Antonio, TX, was promoted to Brigadier General in July 2019, and currently serves as Commander of the 502nd Air Base Wing & Joint Base San Antonio for the US Air Force. •Jennifer Dalrymple ‘91 COP, Louisburg, KS, started work as a Secondary Behavior Support Teacher for the Shawnee Mission School District. In 2011, she received a Masters of Arts in Special Education from Pittsburg State University.•Brian Miller ‘91 COP, Alta Dena, CA, is the new Chief People Officer for the plant-based burger maker Impossible Foods. Miller joins Impossible Foods after a decade at Foster City-based biotechnology company Gilead Sciences, where he served in numerous leadership roles, most recently Vice President
for Talent, Development & Inclusion.•Audrey Damonte ’91 LAW, Reno, NV, has been promoted to the board of shareholders for the law firm of Holley, Driggs, Walch, Fine, Puzey, Stein & Thompson. She also sits on the Board for Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans and the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association.•Mark Riggle ‘91 PHS, Sacramento, CA, has started work as Assistant Chief Pharmacist at the UC Davis Medical Center.•Karen Pipkin ‘92 COP, Oakdale, CA, has three kids, ages 20, 19, and 16.•Sutikno Njoto ‘92 ENG, Jakarta, Indonesia, is the Group Head of Digital Banking for Nobu Bank.•Paul Ambrose ‘92 PHS, Schenectady, NY, is the President and Owner of the Institute for Clinical Pharmacodynamics, and was the recipient of the American Society of Microbiology's Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the first pharmacist ever to be honored, and also delivered the keynote address at the ceremony. •Adam Gubner ‘93 LAW, Newport Beach, CA, is a managing director and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office of PIMCO.•Richard Vela ‘93 ENG, Ione, CA, has started a new job as director of transportation and public works for the County of Amador.•David Greenberg ‘94 LAW, Banning, CA, celebrated the grand opening of a Soda & Greenberg office in Banning. Greenberg has been in practice for 43 years, and also has an office in Palm Desert.•Mara W. Elliott ‘94 LAW, became the first woman and Latina to serve as the San Diego City Attorney, the eighth-largest such office nationwide.•Christine Wong ‘94 BUS, San Francisco, CA, works as Marketing and Communications
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Class Notes Director for Roger Vivier. Allison Dumas ‘95 EDU, Stockton, CA, received the 2020 University of the Pacific Champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award.•Kevin Erickson ‘95 MUS, Houston, TX, was a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award, presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. Erickson was percussion director and arranger for Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, instructing the combined drumlines of the University of Houston and Texas Southern University, and collaborating on musical arrangements with Janet Jackson.•Michelle Bray ‘95 LAW, Carmel, IN, is the Vice President of Intellectual Property and Technology Counsel for KAR Global, and will expand her responsibilities to include the role of Chief Privacy Officer—the first in company history.•Adi Kremer ‘95 BUS, ‘95 COP, ‘97 BUS, Stockton, CA, played tennis while a student at Pacific and later coached. His son Dean Kremer made his MLB debut as a pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles in 2020.•Thiesmann Lim ‘96 ENG, El Dorado Hills, CA, is working as a solutions architect for Blue Shield of CA.•Abdallah Al-Humaid ‘96 ENG, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, was recently promoted to Manager of the Consulting Services Department of Engineering Services at Saudi Aramco.•Anri Leimanis ‘96 LAW, Riga, Latvia, serves on the Supervisory Board of RB Rail as an independent member. In addition to his position at RB Rail, Leimanis also serves as an independent member and Vice-Chairperson of the Supervisory Board at Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT), the leading telecommunications operator in Latvia. He chairs
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the Public Private Partnership Association of Latvia and actively participates in the work of various other NGOs.•James McGuire ‘96 LAW, San Francisco, CA, is a Partner at Buckley LLP and leads its San Francisco office.•Ali Ghezavat ‘97 PHS, San Jose, CA, has started work as the Outpatient Pharmacy Director at Kaiser Permanente.
Mark Miller became San Dieguito Union High School District Deputy Superintendent
Mark Miller ‘97 EDU, San Clemente, CA, was promoted to Deputy Superintendent for the San Dieguito Union High School District.•Aaron Woliczko ‘97 COP, San Bruno, CA was promoted to Senior Associate Commissioner of Men’s Basketball & Sport Administration at the West Coast Conference.•Lee Neves ‘97 COP, ‘00 LAW, Morgan Hill, CA, owns Cross Currents LLC and works as a political consultant. He was awarded his first “Pollie Award” for his work on the successful Carlos Villapudua for State Assembly Primary Campaign.•Mikayil Jabbarov ‘98 LAW, Baku, Azerbaijan, was named by the president of Azerbaijan in 2019 to oversee several merged ministries as that country worked on governmental reforms. He previously held positions as a minister of education
and a minister of taxes. 2000s Virgil Kimpton ‘00 BUS, Elk Grove, CA, is the Vice President of Healthcare Quality & Affordability for Blue Shield of California.
Jennifer Mantei is a food inspector at Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and works part-time at Penn State Extension
Jennifer (Smith) Mantei ’98 COP, Factoryville, PA, serves as the Master Gardener Coordinator for Wyoming County. She works for Penn State Extension part-time and recently began a full-time food inspector position with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.•Sylvia Eilers ‘99 EDU, Santa Rosa, CA, works as a Library Technician at Maria Carrillo High School.
Omar Tinoco has been principal at Desert Springs Middle School for the past 4 years
Omar Tinoco ‘00 BUS, Cathedral City, CA, is the principal of Desert Springs Middle School in the Palm Springs Unified School District. This is his fourth year as a principal.•Angela Russell ‘01 LAW, Linden, CA, was named Deputy District Attorney for Stanislaus County in March 2020.
Ramon Muñoz has joined the Sacramento firm of Lozano Smith
Roman Muñoz ’99 LAW, Sacramento, CA, has joined the Sacramento firm of Lozano Smith, California’s leading education and public agency law firm. In addition to his legal practice, Munoz served as a founding member of the Plaza Youth Advantage Program, a program that provides mentors for at-risk youth living in East Los Angeles. He also served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army.
Erin Ridley's exceptional extra virgin olive oil brand, PRMRY
Erin Ridley ‘03 BUS, Sacramento, CA, is a professional olive oil taster. She lived in Spain for a decade, and launched her business called PRMRY in February 2020. They produce exceptional California extra virgin olive oil, and make it easy to pair and enjoy.•Jody Almassy ‘03 ENG,
Stockton, CA, was selected to serve the City of Stockton as Director of Public Works. Michelle-Elizabeth Valle-Perez ‘03 COP, Falls Church, VA, works as Lead Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Solutions & Program Manager for National Instruments. •Tye Thompson ‘08 DEN, Midland, TX, is in practice at The Dental Studio of Midland, where he works alongside Jordon Green ‘08 DEN.•Maria Gimeno Domènech ‘00 MUS, Lisbon, NY, has a doctorate in counseling psychology. She currently resides in Lisbon after retiring as a professor from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Richard Alan Rogers became Merced City School District Superintendent
Richard Alan “Al” Rogers ‘04 EDU, Madera, CA, has been named Superintendent of the Merced City School District. Prior to that, he was Deputy Superintendent for the Sacramento County Office of Education. •Anthony Williams ‘05 LAW, Sacramento, CA, is the Legislative Affairs Secretary to Governor Gavin Newsom. He leads a team that is responsible for analyzing and negotiating all the various pieces of legislation working their way through the California State Legislature. •Mara Plotkin ‘05 MUS, Richmond, CA, recently co-authored and published a book called "The Ballet Orchestra Clarinetist."•Cynthia Fee ‘06 LAW, Shingle Springs, CA, is a Senior Casualty Placement Specialist and Senior Vice President at Aon in Sacramento.•Lacie Lafferty ‘06 SHS, Loma Linda, CA, began working as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District.•Adriana Ibarra ’07 COP, Round Rock, TX, began a new job as Principle Learning
Fadi Rasheed ‘09 LAW, El Segundo, CA is a partner at Leech Tishman, and a member of the firm’s Employment, Litigation and Corporate Practice Groups. •Matthew Olson ‘04 BUS, ‘04 COP, ‘09 LAW, Fremont, CA, joined Dorsey & Whitney's Palo Alto office as an associate in the firm's Finance & Restructuring group in December of 2019.•Michael Krieger ‘09 BUS, Fruitland, ID, was recently named the Chapter Executive Director of the Idaho Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.•Kasey Gardner ‘09 COP, Sacramento, CA, has been appointed Vice President of Instruction at Woodland Community College.•Samantha Kofler ’09 DEN, Walla Walla, WA, serves on the volunteer board for the Walla Walla YMCA. Kofler entered a general practice residency program at the University of California San Francisco, and was Assistant Clinical Professor there, leading
the university’s participation in Project Homeless Connect, a program that provided access to vulnerable residents in need of vital services. 2 01 0 s Chris Kay ‘10 COP, Stockton, CA, is President of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.•Carmen-Nicole Cox ‘11 LAW, Sacramento, CA, has received the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service. Fellow McGeorge alumna Judge Consuelo “Connie” Callahan ’75 LAW, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit presented the award to her at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, hosted by Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. Cox currently teaches a course at McGeorge on race, mass incarceration and criminal justice.
A community movement called "shell-ter" in place by Marie-Clare Gorham
Marie-Clare Gorham ‘11 COP, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, started a community movement called “shell-ter” in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Art is meaningful and useful in our times and can become a symbol of rebirth as the city is able to re-open and become available for visitors,” she said. •Melissa (Cruze) Hahn ‘13 SIS, Burbank, CA, is the Co-founder and Principal at Hahn Cultural
Consulting.•Aliza (Moody) Ervin ‘13 COP, Stockton, CA, is the new Project Success Coordinator/AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) Specialist for the Center for Human Development. •Jay’Riah Thomas ‘13 EDU, Sacramento, CA, has been reappointed to the State Independent Living Council, where she has served since 2019. She is a member of Black Women of Political Action, Sacramento Chapter and the Spelman College Alumnae Association, Sacramento Chapter.•Jenessa Hefler ‘13 EDU, Fresno, CA, works as Literacy Director for Every Neighborhood Partnership.•Sean Hancock ‘13 EDU, Modesto, CA is President of Cerro Coso Community College. •Kyle Bruce ‘13 COP, Blacksburg, VA, was named the Assistant Athletic Director for Digital Marketing Strategy & Ecosystem for Virginia Tech Athletics.•Jamil Burns ’14 COP, San Mateo, CA, received acclaim for his efforts to organize urban farming organizations to feed East Bay protesters after the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. His project, titled “Raised Roots,” began with a quarter-acre plot of land outside Stockton and his desire to work “from seed to plate.” •Morgan Andre ‘14 COP, Turlock, CA, has turned her artistic ability into a successful business through her Instagram and Facebook pages (@morganandrefineart), as well as her Etsy shop.•Jared Van ‘14 COP, Valley Village, CA, has been working as a Behavior Interventionist II at the Behavior Therapy Clinic.•Ben Sanchez ‘15 COP, Stockton, CA, is a freelance writer, artist, poet and entrepreneur. He has written for the Central Valley Business Journal, The
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Class Notes Current Magazine, Asian Pacific American (APA) News & Review, and Connections. You can find his creative writing and art on Instagram @eloquent.tea. •Cherie Michaud ‘15 EDU, Durham, NC, is now the Assistant Director of Regional Engagement at the Duke University Alumni Association.•Shannon (Mack) Carnes ‘15 COP, Lodi, CA, has been promoted to Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at the University of the Pacific.•Adam Borchard ’15 LAW, Davis, CA, has been named Director of Government & Public Policy for the California Fresh Fruit Association.•Asianya Jones ‘18 COP, Sacramento,
CA, is a mental health graduate student at La Familia Counseling Center.•Christina Scutti ‘16 COP, Long Beach, CA, is an athletic trainer at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, CA.•Tristan Blackmon ‘17 COP, Los Angeles, CA, is a starting defender for the Los Angeles Football Club. He was a key part of the LAFC defense in 2019.•Ben Stevenson ‘17 BUS, Reno, NV, is practicing with the men’s national water polo team for the 2021 Olympics. “I wasn’t really that disappointed that the Olympics were delayed because it gives me another year to keep playing,” he said.
Ashley Pham teaching college prep to Stockton students
Ashley Pham ’18 COP, Stockton, CA, earned her teaching certification from Benerd College while teaching college prep to students in Stockton. She started her graduate study at Chapman University in the fall.•Mathew Olson ‘18 LAW, Elk Grove, CA, was elected Vice President of
the Board of Directors for the Sacramento ASPA Chapter. •Marissa Cadena ‘19 SHS, Salinas, CA, is a Certified Physician Assistant and is working at the Jack Lincoln Memorial Clinic in St. Regis, Montana. She previously worked as a physician assistant in Coeur d'Alene and as a physician assistant for the US Army Reserve.•Sarah Higgins ’19 EDU, Stockton, CA, has been appointed President of Herzing University’s Birmingham campus. Prior to joining Herzing, Higgins served as a communications and marketing leader at two universities, including University of the Pacific.
James Jewell ’51 COP (left), renowned California lighting designer, will be remembered for his philanthropy and service to the university.
Benjamin J. Reddish Jr. ’71 EDU, civic leader and longtime educator, left a transformational mark on students at Pacific and the greater Stockton community.
James Jewell ’51 COP, passed away on Feb. 15, 2020. “I went to Pacific because of the theater program,” Jewell once said. He found his passion working backstage on lighting and went on to become a successful lighting designer. In addition to countless theatre productions, Jewell created beautiful, evocative lighting for St. Ignatius Church, the San Francisco Art Institute, Sacramento’s Tower Bridge, Hearst Castle and the Golden Gate Bridge. Jewell received the Distinguished Alumni Award for University Service in 2006 for his dedication and involvement with the university, including service on the Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Pacific Fund Advisory Board. He established the James E. Jewell Endowed Scholarship in Technical Theater, and was a member of the Heritage Society and the 1851 Society, which recognizes donors who have contributed $1 million or more to Pacific. Watch more about Jewell at vimeo.com/36494206.
Benjamin J. Reddish Jr. ’71 EDU, passed away on Dec. 5, 2020. He was a counselor for the Stockton Unified School District and, alongside his wife Janie ’73, became known throughout the greater Stockton community for volunteer leadership. Reddish was active with the Stockton Symphony Association, Stockton Sister Cities, Kiwanis Club, the Esquire Club, NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Pacific’s Community Involvement Program (CIP). “I just think that if you commit yourself to make a difference, you can and will make a difference,” he once said. In 2018, Pacific’s Community Involvement Program awarded the first two “Benjamin Reddish Community Impact Awards” in his honor and Reddish was honored by the Pacific Alumni Association in 2019 with a Distinguished Alumni Award for Volunteer Service. Donations may be made to the University of the Pacific scholarship fund honoring Benjamin J. Reddish, Jr. (reference “Benjamin and Janie Reddish Endowed Scholarship”) at Pacific.edu/makeagift.
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Rickey Boyland '79 BUS, first president of the Black Alumni Club, was active in alumni and philanthropic activities on behalf of Black students and advocated for the recruitment and retention of Black students.
Rickey Boyland ’79 BUS, the first President of the Black Alumni Club, passed away Dec. 5 2020. Boyland was actively engaged in alumni and philanthropic activities on behalf of Black students and advocated for the recruitment and retention of Black students. As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., he mentored youth through the Alpha Academy in Sacramento for more than 40 years. A passionate believer in legacy, Boyland and Sandra (Leflore) Love ’77, ’79 researched the history of Black students at Pacific. In this excerpt from Boyland’s speech recalling the experience, he said, “We wanted to provide something interesting, informative, and long lasting. An opportunity to gather information that covered the Black presence at Pacific from trailblazers to current times seemed extremely exciting.” The information is permanently housed in the library’s HoltAtherton Special Collections. He authored a photo book on the history of Sacramento’s Oak Park neighborhood, and retired from the Department of Consumer Affairs.
Robert Kvick ‘50 COP Harriet (Kientz) Judson ‘40 COP •1.1.20, Citrus Heights, CA Julius Gambetta ‘50 BUS •1.1.20, Stockton, CA •3.6.20, Madera, CA Lloyd Owens ‘45 DEN Lillias Bloomburg ‘50 COP •11.16.19, Lodi, CA •3.22.20, Portola Valley, CA Lorene (Grondona) Church ‘45 Chester Clarke ‘50 ENG COP•8.15.20, Milibrae, CA Doris (Perkins) Estrada ‘46 COP •4.5.20, Shingle Springs, CA Perry H. Roberts ‘50 BUS •1.21.20, Stockton, CA •6.20.20, Olympia, WA Dorothy DeTar ‘46 COP Alden Huff ‘51 COP •3.24.20, Dixon, CA •10.23.19, Fremont, CA Gladys (Stoeven) Hanna ‘47 David Dabritz ‘51 COP COP•6.13.20, Dixon, CA •12.17.19, Cayucos, CA Mary (Curtis) Head ‘47 COP Don Pruett ‘51 EDU •9.28.19, Santa Rosa, CA •1.10.20, Bakersfield, CA Frank Madden ‘47 COP Helen (Shelly) Murphy ‘51 COP •4.18.20, Lodi, CA Kathleen (Powell) Sweet ‘48 EDU •12.18.19, Stockton, CA Lola (Vannucci) Cooney ‘51 COP •10.14.19, Stockton, CA •1.11.20, Stockton, CA Marie (Alley) Zumwalt ‘48 EDU Margaret (Ellis) Collett ‘51 COP •6.2.20, Citrus Heights, CA •10.1.19, Redding, CA Miriam Wilcox ‘48 MUS Mary (Phelan) Brierly ‘51 COP •2.10.20, Porterville, CA Beverly Jane (Wells) Goggio ‘48 •3.06.20, Stockton, CA Dolores (Rico) Daley ‘51 COP COP•7.1.20, Oakland, CA Alliene (Snelling) Thym ‘48 MUS •3.7.20, Stockton, CA Darrell D. Thomas ‘51 COP •2.10.20, Reno, NV •3.28.20, Williams, CA Arthur A. Dugoni ‘48 DEN Florence (Bailey) Grosskettler ‘51 •9.23.20, Palo Alto, CA COP•4.5.20, Davis, CA Robert James Lawton ‘48 COP Margaret (McGoldrick) Hall ‘51 •7.10.20, Hughson, CA COP•8.9.20, Bakersfield, CA Doris (Carpenter) Carlino ‘49 Charles Behrens ‘52 MUS MUS•4.23.20, Wilmington, MA •11.2.19, Stockton, CA Doris (Warren) Lease ‘49 COP Marion (Motzer) Hovden ‘52 DEN •3.1.20, Pacific Grove, CA •7.6.20, San Francisco, CA Gerald Haines ‘49 COP Doenda (Hammond) Smith ‘52 •4.24.20, Santa Barbara, CA COP•12.8.19, Turlock, CA Elizabeth E. Kauka ‘49 COP Harriet (Deaver) Bell ‘52 EDU •7.21.20, Honolulu, HI Patricia (Hegland) Frost ‘49 COP •11.28.19, Anaheim, CA James Denton ‘52 COP •5.16.20, Gilbert, AZ •9.7.19, Santa Cruz, CA Robert McCaffrey ‘49 COP Allen Russ ‘53 BUS •10.9.19, Lodi, CA •1.27.20, Lodi, CA Cecile B. Litherland ‘49 COP Janet (Duncan) DeGraf ‘53 MUS •8.21.20, Fremont, CA •11.23.19, Martinez, CA Lillian (Juanitas) Medley ‘49 John Bahnsen ‘53 EDU COP•5.25.20, Stockton, CA •3.12.20, Stockton, CA Marilyn (Bishop) Vayssie ‘49 Frank Chance ‘54 COP COP•6.11.2020, Reno, NV •11.22.19, Stockton, CA Harriet Sheldon ‘50 COP Robert Butterbaugh ‘54 COP •12.3.19, Bakersfield, CA •10.22.19, Medford, OR Kenneth Lonergan ‘50 COP •1.22.20, Roseville, CA
Robert Ching ‘54 COP •10.18.19, Stockton, CA Angie Franceschetti ‘54 COP •6.17.20, Escalon, CA Dorothy (Blais) Mulvihill ‘55 COP •9.1.20, Manteca, CA Lillian (Wilson) Cunningham ‘55 COP•11.25.19, Alameda, CA Marlene (Mihsfeldt) Parkinson ‘55 COP•6.8.16, Sacramento, CA Philip Miyamoto ‘55 COP •2.28.20, San Francisco, CA Philip Strauss ‘55 DEN •1.1.20, Visalia, CA Gwendolyn (McClelland) Segale ‘56 COP•10.23.19, Stockton, CA Stephen Yuen ‘56 DEN •12.4.19, San Mateo, CA David Grove ‘57 DEN •3.27.19, Gilroy, CA Donald Oliver ‘57 MUS •11.22.19, Fresno, CA Palmer Page ‘57 COP •11.1.19, Ludington, MI Edith Malamud ‘57 COP •4.21.20, Walnut Creek, CA Harriet (Hollenbeck) Cox ‘58 COP•10.5.19, Westley, CA Mary Ann Beherns ‘58 MUS •4.1.20, Stockton, CA Richard Hendrix ‘58 LAW •4.18.20, El Verta, CA Ethylyn Harsh-Albenda ‘58 BUS •7.2.20, Somerset, KY John De Dios Barron ‘58 COP •7.3.20, Stockton, CA Helen Jane Crow ‘58 COP •8.4.20, Lakeside, CA James Dias ‘59 DEN •3.16.20, Watsonville, CA Johanne Camille Bourgeois ‘59 COP•7.10.20, Westminster, CA James Turner ‘59 COP •5.1.20, Ferndale, CA William von Meyer ‘59 COP •6.3.20, Pendleton, SC John M. Woolf ‘59 DEN •5.11.19, Irvine, CA John Richard Easterbrook ‘59 COP•5.21.20, Fair Oaks, CA Elizabeth (Imrie) McMillen ‘60 COP•10.51.19, Fort Bragg, CA
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Class Notes James C. Hanson ‘60 ENG •7.1.20, Woodland, CA, Past Alumni Association Board Member, 1996–2003 James Nixon ‘60 COP •2.2.20, Hamlin, TX James Wright ‘60 COP •3.21.20, Charlotte, NC Lucile Mason ‘60 COP •3.19.20, Stockton, CA Nemir Kirdar ‘60 COP•6.8.20, Cap d’Antibes, France, One of 50 Pacific Fund Founders who helped provide important unrestricted funding for use at Pacific’s discretion Dean Jew ‘61 ENG •8.7.20, La Puente, CA Alexander Vavoulis ‘61 EDU •6.2.20, Fresno, CA Michael Empey ‘61 BUS •8.25.15, Paradise Valley, AZ
Sharon (Kenney) Empey Toren ‘61 COP•12.19.19, North Plains, OR A. Roy Cleghorn ‘62 DEN •10.1.19, Olympic Valley, CA Arthur Gagnier ‘62 DEN •5.22.20, Oakland, CA Denis Willens ‘62 COP •12.8.19, Stockton, CA Grant Bennett ‘62 ENG •9.30.19, Maple Grove, MN
John C. Beyer ‘62 COP•1.16.20, Great Falls, VA. Recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for University Service 34
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Barbara E. Dunnette ‘62 COP •6.21.20, Forest Grove, OR Ralph Moran ‘62 EDU •10.15.19, Stockton, CA William Reed ‘62 COP •12.26.19, Kansas City, MO Ruth Pullum ‘62 EDU •03.21.20, Pukalani, HI George L. Jacklich ‘62 ENG •11.25.19, Lincoln, CA Larry B. Schubert ‘63 BUS, •7.31.2020, Woodbridge, CA Jill (Blosser) Robinson ‘63 COP •11.18.19, Fresno, CA John Christopher ‘63 DEN •10.10.19, Grants Pass, OR Michael Porter ‘63 COP •1.10.20, Tucson, AZ Patricia (Williams) Schiltz ‘63 COP•10.18.19, Nairobi, Kenya Bernie F. Leas ‘63 COP •11.11.18, Star, ID Frederick H. Kubota ‘64 DEN•2.1.10, Fresno, CA Daniel G. Galba ‘64 DEN •5.19.20, San Diego, CA Harvey E. Dlugatch ‘64 DEN •2.20.20, Chatsworth, CA James A. Meagher ‘65 DEN •12.10.18, Saratoga, CA David MacMurdo ‘65 RAY •1.25.20, Suisun City, CA Richard D. Scherrer ‘65 LAW •2.21.20, Sacramento, CA Claude Rowe ‘65 DEN •4.1.20, Fresno, CA Clifford Gambs ‘66 ENG•1.8.20, Lafayette, CA, Past Alumni Association Board Member, 1997–2003 Gordon King ‘66 PHS •7.7.20, Stockton, CA Paula (Anderson) Alm ‘66 COP •4.28.20, Livermore, CA David R. Morris ‘66 DEN •6.25.20, Saint George, UT Vernon Garrison ‘66 COP •12.7.19, Port Hadlock, WA Barbara Seekatz ‘66 COP •5.22.2020, Linden, CA Gary Emmons ‘67 COP •11.2.19, Felton, CA Sylvia Bello ‘67 EDU •12.25.19, Stockton, CA
Jane E. Humes ‘67 RAY •6.16.20, Berkeley, CA Herbert Sanguinetti ‘67 COP •1.24.20, Concord, CA Michael Flanagan ‘67 PHS •7.1.2020, Bakersfield, CA Dennis Sasaki ‘68 DEN •9.29.19, Turlock, CA John Strohmayer ‘68 COP •11.28.19, Redding, CA Susan (Krammes) Sammis ‘68 PHS•1.1.20, Las Cruces, NM William Davis ‘68 COP •1.20.20, Stockton, CA Elwood Jones ‘68 EDU •11.13.18, Shuniah, ON Wayne Del Carlo ‘68 DEN •03.29.20, San Mateo, CA Karen Beecher ‘69 PHS •3.28.20, Reseda, CA Karl Munz ‘69 LAW •10.5.19, Sacramento, CA Thomasina (Elkins) Grupe ‘69 EDU•11.25.19, Linden, CA Alan Coffin ‘69 DEN •2.7.20, San Diego, CA John K. Dunn ‘69 COP •8.15.20, Lodi, CA James M. Erbeznik ‘70 BUS •8.31.20, Sacramento, CA Francis Fogarty ‘70 COP •1.7.20, Modesto, CA Gerald Nash ‘70 LAW •1.1.20, Loomis, CA William Louis Stricker ‘70 ENG •7.3.20, Stockton, CA Merle Chadbourne ‘70 EDU •11.10.19, Sacramento, CA Pamela (Beckett) Scott ‘70 COP •4.17.17, Lodi, CA Henry W. Crowle ‘70 LAW •9.2.20, Sacramento, CA Chauncey L. Veatch ‘70 COP •6.23.20, San Jacinto, CA Recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 1984 Doray (Roberts) Vail ‘71 EDU •11.13.19, Westwood, CA Larcene Dixon ‘71 EDU •7.15.20, Stockton, CA William Kott ‘71 DEN •1.8.20, Anaheim, CA Rodger Allen Serian ‘71 PHS •2.16.20, Fresno, CA
Francine Navone ‘71 EDU •4.4.20, Stockton, CA Deborah (Becker) Raas ‘71 CAL•3.27.20, Bellingham, WA Herbert C. Peschel ‘71 DEN •4.16.20, Whitefish, MT Donald Lee Peterson ‘71 MUS •6.21.20, Manteca, CA Anne (Atkinson) Oliver ‘72 EDU •10.31.19, Astoria, OR Robert Yee ‘72 DEN •12.21.19, Sacramento, CA Anthony Oropeza ‘72 LAW •2.1.20, Sacramento, CA Ross Moerman ‘72 BUS •8.3.19, Fresno, CA Dennis Shinbori ‘72 COP •2.18.20, San Francisco, CA Philip P. Crimmins ‘72 LAW •1.27.20, Sacramento, CA Bill Stricker ’70 ENG •7.3.20, Stockton, CA Anna (Smith) Scalise ‘73 EDU •8.30.20, Stockton, CA Carl Dillwood ‘73 PHS •7.29.20, San Jose, CA Daniel McNeil ‘73 PHS •3.2.20, Sacramento, CA Gary Lautt ‘73 PHS •5.24.20, Chico, CA Gerald Kossow ‘73 LAW •12.26.19, Citrus Heights, CA Susan (Herrick) Navone ‘73 COP•2.8.20, Rockville, MD Lawrence Carder ‘73 EDU •5.30.20, Riverbank, CA Phillip Wyman ‘73 LAW •11.28.19, Sacramento, CA Warren More ‘73 LAW •11.3.19, Sacramento, CA William Shorey ‘73 RAY •12.5.19, Chicago, IL Gregory Jones ‘73 BUS •4.10.20, Palmdale, CA Jeffrey L. Bundy ‘73 DEN •1.1.20, Mesa, AZ Trudy Terkelsen ‘73 COP •8.19.20, Stockton, CA Carolyn (Mayer) Steinmetz ‘74 EDU•1.1.20, Stockton, CA Jeffery Daughenbaugh ‘74 DEN •12.7.19, Monterey, CA Alexander Litvak ‘74 LAW •04.04.20, Los Angeles, CA
D. Geno Menchetti ‘74 LAW •6.18.20, Incline Village, NV Robert E. Di Grazia ‘74 DEN •4.22.19, Sisters, OR
Matie Spurgeon ‘78 EDU •1.10.20, Colusa, CA Reginald Estates Beler-Hartwell ‘78 BUS•12.11.18, Tucson, AZ Enos Edmerson ‘79 COP •1.2.20, Stockton, CA
James Santa ’75 PHS •5.14.20, Sacramento, CA Larry Coats ‘75 PHS •11.13.19, Corona, CA William Howe Welsh ‘75 EDU •5.15.2018, Sacramento, CA Leslie Stedman ‘75 UC •4.21.20, Stockton, CA Donald C. Willis ‘75 LAW •5.23.20, Chico, CA Larry Alan Woodard ‘75 LAW •7.16.2020, Spokane Valley, WA James Cyrus Brown ‘75 RAY •7.27.2020, Minneapolis, MN Clifton Ray Oakes ‘75 EDU •7.21.2020, Chico, CA James Tompkins ‘76 LAW •5.13.20, Sequim, WA Robert Walker ‘76 LAW •11.26.19, Carson City, NV Ronald Goff ‘76 LAW •10.8.19 Sacramento, CA Angelita Cruz ‘77 EDU •2.18.20, Stockton, CA Melvin Conrad Won ‘77 MUS •6.25.20, Stockton, CA David Grundy ‘77 LAW •2.25.20, Reno, NV Gretchen (Gill) Plotkin ‘77 COP •3.5.20, Encino, CA Jeffrey Schoettgen ‘77 COP •5.30.20, Arnold, CA Russell Callison ‘77 COP •3.7.20, San Francisco, CA James Lewis ‘78 LAW •11.22.19, Carmichael, CA Mary Muse ‘78 LAW •5.1.20, El Dorado Hills, CA Ricky Glen Henson ‘78 PHS •6.30.20, Stockton, CA
Jerry J. Sakamoto ‘79 COP •12.21.19, Alameda, CA Longtime Regional Pacific Club Volunteer Mark A. Monreal ‘79 BUS •7.2.20, Simi Valley, CA Jeffrey Dewain Roy ‘79 COP •8.27.20, Oakdale, CA Lindsay Fiske ‘79 COP •02.22.20, Mesa, AZ Mark Monreal ‘79 BUS •7.2.20, Moorpark, CA Peter Siguenza ‘80 LAW •03.30.20, Hagatna, GU Stephen Austin ‘80 DEN •11.18.19, Carmel Valley, CA Stephen O’Brian ‘80 DEN •3.24.20, Fresno, CA Mary (Jones) Wedegaertner ‘80 COP•8.17.20, Stockton, CA Rocky Copley ‘81 LAW •2.22.20, La Jolla, CA Mario E. Castaneda ‘81 BUS •3.21.20, Acton, MA Richard Rogers ‘81 EDU •6.13.20, Stockton, CA Gary Alegre ‘82 BUS •12.29.19, Stockton, CA Andrew Soderstrom ‘83 DEN •4.29.20, Modesto, CA James McGee ‘83 ENG •6.27.19, Los Gatos, CA Kerrie Imagawa ‘83 DEN •10.1.19, Santa Ana, CA LeRoy Frentz ‘83 LAW •10.14.19, Mankato, MN Nancy Sheehan ‘83 LAW •11.23.19, Sacramento, CA
Rodney Headington ‘83 COP •12.16.19, Pleasant Hill, CA William Jay Shaw ‘84 BUS •7.20.20, Yorba Linda, CA Catherine Gibson ‘84 EDU •8.16.19, Murphys, CA Garrett Kinser ‘84 EDU •10.20.19, Medford, OR Kreg Nelson ‘84 ENG •5.11.20, Stockton, CA, Coach of Pacific’s club rugby teams Joseph George ‘85 LAW •4.22.20, El Macero, CA Margaret Smith ‘85 COP •2.7.20, Hartford, CT Daniel Maddox ‘85 PHS •04.03.20, Alameda, CA Timothy J. Kuiava ‘86 DEN •11.14.19, Las Vegas, NV Neal Michael Hager ‘86 LAW •5.10.18, Sacramento, CA Gilberto Munoz ‘87 LAW •9.29.19, Sacramento, CA Joseph Reyes ‘87 ENG •5.14.20, Stockton, CA Scott Hayward ‘88 LAW •11.20.19, Sacramento, CA Celeste M. Chiaramonte ‘88 LAW•2.7.20, Humble, TX Brett Huston Morgan ‘88 LAW •8.28.20, Elk Grove, CA Bruce Peterson ‘89 LAW •1.27.20, Everett, WA Jerry E. Shapiro ‘89 LAW, •6.12.20, Sacramento, CA Margaret Stirton '89 EDU •5.12.20, Stockton, CA Robert Neira ‘90 COP •4.24.20, Modesto, CA Leuenda O’Neill ‘90 UC •5.25.20, Rocklin, CA Audrey Musson ‘92 ENG •2.15.20, Newman, CA Mary Allene Follett ‘92 EDU •9.7.20, Acampo, CA Elizabeth Hodgdon ‘92 MUS •8.16.19, Stockton, CA Trieu H. Nguyen ‘92 DEN •4.3.2020, San Gabriel, CA Robert John Gulden ‘93 EDU •8.23.20, Stockton, CA Kimberly R. Norwood ‘94 UC •8.18.19, Seattle, WA
DeAnna (Asborno) Davidoff ’95 UC•3.12.20, West Dover, VT Alicia K. Zeiter ‘95 BUS •8.26.2020, Stockton, CA Salvador Salgado ‘96 LAW •5.28.20, Monrovia, CA Shawn Vasquez ‘96 COP •1.12.20, Bloomfield Hills, MI Scott Jenkins ‘97 BUS •9.14.19, Folsom, CA Carla Rae Jones ‘97 LAW •3.18.20, Marshfeild, WI Steven Barker ‘00 LAW •6.9.20, Reno, NV Timothy Hames ‘00 LAW •12.26.19, Elk Grove, CA Christopher Fellows ‘00 LAW •2.20.20, Mannington, WV Troy John Bronk ‘01 LAW •8.6.20, Sun Prairie, WI Rosemarie (Hall) Basi ‘01 COP •1.13.20, Stockton, CA Mervin S. Villanueva ‘01 DEN •7.21.19, Pasadena, CA Kelly Flanagan ‘06 EDU •4.18.20, Stockton, CA Phillip Kieu ‘09 COP ‘12 DEN •3.1.20, Wichita, KS Jessica Lyne Radtke ‘10 LAW •1.16.18, Fresno, CA Justin Randall Adams ‘13 COP •7.10.20, Tyler, TX
Michael Eklund ‘15 SIS •1.11.20, Lake Oswego, OR Deborah Swartz ‘18 SIS •6.9.20, Portland, OR William Plaxico Whitesides Jr. •5.1.20, Arlington, VA, UOP Professor from 1978 until his retirement in 1996
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SAVE THE DATES COMMENCEMENT 2021 Please join us as we celebrate our proud graduates! pacificalumni.org May 7: Baccalaureate Ceremony May 8: Benerd College, College of the Pacific, Conservatory of Music, Eberhardt School of Business, School of Engineering and Computer Science May 15: Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy, School of Health Sciences May 22: McGeorge School of Law June 13: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry HOMECOMING AND FAMILY WEEKEND 2021 October 8–9, 2021 Mark your calendar for the biggest celebration of the year! It’s a weekend packed with reunions, events and fun for all Pacific alumni, students, family and friends.
Pacific Review, the alumni magazine of University of the Pacific, is published every year for alumni, parents and friends of the university....
Published on Jan 21, 2021
Pacific Review, the alumni magazine of University of the Pacific, is published every year for alumni, parents and friends of the university....