Pacific Review Summer 2014

Page 1

Pacific Rising




Celebrating the New San Francisco Campus


Challenge accepted

When Alec Follmer ’14 heard that Pacific’s chemistry department had been awarded a $500,000 challenge grant from the John Stauffer Charitable Trust, he rallied his fraternity brothers and sisters of Alpha Chi Sigma to seize the moment.

Their $10,000 gift turned into $20,000 for the new John Stauffer Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment, helping to ensure undergraduate summer research will remain an integral part of a Pacific education for years to come. The Stauffer challenge grant has a goal of matching gifts like Alpha Chi Sigma’s, dollar for dollar, up to a potential total of $1 million, to create the John Stauffer Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The endowment would support 10 undergraduate students annually, in perpetuity. With your help, the University is poised to meet this challenge by December 2018.

Be the next to accept

the Challenge.

Contact Jimilynn Dorough, Director of Development for the College of the Pacific, at 209.946.2869 or

Alec Follmer, far right, with members of Alpha Chi Sigma.


Summer 2014 | Volume 100 | Issue 2

Tigers look to bright futures ahead. The Class of ’14 transitions from students to alumni (and to becoming Tigers for Life).




2 President’s Message

Climate Change Taking a closer look at the transformation that has brought about a more inclusive campus climate for LGBTQIA students at Pacific. By Sheri Grimes


Pacific Pharmacists have the Rx for Success Find out why faculty, students and alumni of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences swept national and state awards from their professional associations this spring.

3 Letters and Reflections 4 Campus Happenings 12 Bookshelf 24 Athletics 26 Get Connected 31 Class Notes 40 On Schedule

By Sarah E. Higgins and Dua Moua ’09

On the Cover 155 Fifth, the new face of Pacific in San Francisco


Photo by Randall Gee

Pacific Rises to New Heights The University celebrates its new San Francisco home this spring, marking one of the most significant milestones in Pacific’s 163-year history. By Katie E. Ismael and Claudia Morain

Doing Our Part The Pacific Review was printed on recycled paper containing 10 percent postconsumer waste by a local printer certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Visit Pacific Review online:

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE A Transformational Time By Pamela A. Eibeck, President


e h a ve ju s t c onc lu d e d a transformational academic yea r at Universit y of t he Pacific, and I am eager to share our latest milestones with you in this issue of Pacific Review. The winter-spring of 2014 truly showcased the accomplishments of our faculty, students, staff and alumni. We unveiled our stunning new San Francisco campus at 155 Fifth Street, the new home of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and other new academic programs to come. More than 2,000 alumni, staff, faculty, students, and other guests filled the new building for the dedication and tours on March 7. This spring, we also learned that our Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and its alumni performed a near-sweep of pharmacy association awards at both the state and national levels, earning accolades such as national Dean of the Year, the national leadership mentor award and the student leadership award, among many others. This is a testament to Dean Phillip R. Oppenheimer and all


of the faculty, staff and alumni of our prestigious pharmacy school. This issue, we also honor the lives and lasting impact of several prominent and beloved Pacificans upon their recent passings: Iola Brubeck ’45; former Regent Robert M. Long; longtime business professor and associate dean Ray Sylvester; and the legendary former Pacific debate coach Paul Winters, who was featured in the last issue of Pacific Review. We will all miss these dedicated and wonderful Pacificans.

and honor those who helped us—“even if you pulled yourself up by the bootstraps, chances are, somebody bought you those boots.” I would like to thank you, our loyal alumni and friends, for all that you do to support our University now and in the future as we prepare for more transformational years ahead. Visit my website at or find me on Facebook. I welcome your ideas at

This time of year is always heartwarming, as we send another class of graduates into the world, equipped with degrees and a student experience that has prepared them to thrive in life and career. More than 2,000 students graduated this year from all three campuses. I wish them all the best as they begin a new stage in their life and in their relationship with University of the Pacific as proud alumni who consider themselves Tigers for Life. As our Stockton commencement speaker Edward E. Whitacre Jr. shared with the Class of ’14, it’s important we never forget to thank


Pamela A. Eibeck



Maria Pallavicini

Managing Editor

Katie E. Ismael

Vice President, Business and Finance


Sheri Grimes

Kenneth Mullen

Vice President, External Relations and Athletics

Get Connected and Class Notes Editor

Becky (Curry) Perry ’01, ’09

Ted Leland ’70, ’74

Vice President, Student Life

Patrick K. Day

Contributing Writers Keith Michaud

Claudia Morain

Vice President, Development

G. Burnham Atterbury

Vice President and Secretary to the Board of Regents

Art Direction and Design Kärri Johnson Brown Clayton Spowart

Mary Lou Lackey

Associate Vice President, Office of Communications

Richard Rojo

Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations

Bill Coen

Contributing Photographers Fahad Almenai ’16 Jon Draper Patrick Giblin ’11 Clayton Spowart

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

President Eibeck looks out at the Class of ’14 after a year of tremendous accomplishments at Pacific.

Pacific Review is published three times a year by University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA, 95211. Readership consists of 65,000 alumni, parents, friends, faculty, students and staff. Material herein does not necessarily represent the official position of the University. Material in this publication may not be reproduced in any form without permission. Postmaster: Send any address changes to Pacific Review, Advancement Services, Bannister Hall, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211-0197.

HOW TO REACH THE REVIEW: Bryan Davis Randall Gee ’09 Jon Hill Steve Yeater

Email: Voice: 209.946.2311 Fax: 209.946.3111 Send Class Notes to


Letters & Reflections More about Speech and Debate When I read the Winter 2014 Pacific Review article about Pacific’s winning debate teams of the early 1960s, as a roommate of Monroe Taylor ’63 and a fraternity brother of John Beyer ’62, Steve Collins ’62, Al Pross ’63 and Ted Olson ’63, all members of the debate team, I was shocked not to see any mention of Horace Wheatley ’61. I have a vivid recollection of Horace at that time being to the Pacific debate team what Dick Bass ’60 was to the football team. I have enclosed from my Pacific Memories Scrapbook a copy of an article about Judge Wheatley from the March/April 1984 edition of Pacific Review and a copy of an article from the June 1961 edition of the Pacific Review. The comments in both articles by Pacific legendary debate coach, Dr. Paul Winters, suggest that he, too, would have been shocked at your omission of Judge Horace Wheatley in your article. —John V. Gamble ’63

Editor’s note: Your letter identified one of our biggest challenges with this story— so much to tell, in so little space! There were many important debaters we would have loved to include. Pacific Review tried to contact Judge Wheatley for an interview for this story, but we were unable to connect with him. Thanks for sharing the earlier articles— we will make them available to our readers on the Pacific Review website, visit

We’d like to hear FROM


Pacific Review welcomes signed letters of 200 words or less from readers. We reserve the right to edit all letters. Send to

Social Media Moment This issue’s Social Media Moment

Commencement is an important turning point in the lives of our students, and one student in particular got more than her diploma this year. This story from the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Commencement on May 17 was one of our hottest Facebook posts this spring. And yes, Doctor of Pharmacy graduate Janine Lastimosa ’14 did accept the proposal (right).

A heartfelt message from Bon Appétit staff member Linda McGlothin to the Class of ’14 also got an overwhelming response (below).

Keep your posts coming, and keep following us for ways to engage with your Pacific family.

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


Campus Happenings

University News

Patrick and Janita Cavanaugh

VP Patrick Cavanaugh Retires, Distinguished Tenure Celebrated Patrick Cavanaugh, who steered University of the Pacific to unprecedented fiscal strength during his 17 years as vice president for business and finance, retired in May. During Cavanaugh’s tenure, Pacific’s net assets increased from $185 million at the end of FY 1997 to $616 million at the end of FY 2013; its endowment swelled from $70 million to its FY13 level of $334 million; and its bond rating climbed from baa2 to A2.

and expansions along with the planning and construction of important buildings that transformed the Stockton campus. They include the biological sciences center, the Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium, the Don and Karen DeRosa University Center, the Chan Family Health Sciences Learning Center and clinics building, the John T. Chambers Technology Center, and both Monagan and Brookside halls.

Cavanaugh orchestrated the complex real estate deal that gave rise to the new 400,000square-foot San Francisco campus at 155 Fifth St.—the largest real estate investment since the University’s move to Stockton in 1924—and oversaw numerous renovations

Overall, he added some 12 acres of new or renovated f loor space to the Stockton campus, and improved 50 acres of open space. He also bolstered the retirement savings program for faculty and staff and, with his wife, Janita, endowed the

Kenneth Mullen Named Successor to Cavanaugh

Working closely with the President and the Board of Regents, Mullen will oversee the University’s budget and its endowment. As head of the Division of Business and Finance, Mullen will lead 235 staff in the Offices of Budget & Risk Management; Controller; Support Services and Physical Plant; Human Resources; Assessment, Training and Technolog y; Treasur y Management; Internal Audit; and Capital Planning and Space Management.

Following a successful national se a rch, K en net h Mullen was named the University’s vice president for business and finance. Mullen, who has served as controller and associate vice president for business and finance at Pacific for the past two years, started his new post May 12.


“It has been one of the highlights of my career to work under (former) Vice President

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award, which annually recognizes employees for outstanding service. President Emeritus Donald V. DeRosa, who hired Cavanaugh away from Drake University in 1997, highlighted Cavanaugh’s emphasis on customer service, transparency and shrewdness. “He has been a champion for the students, faculty and staff of this University, and they will benefit from it in perpetuity,” DeRosa said at a campus celebration of Cavanaugh.

Cavanaugh,” said Mullen. “I am grateful for the opportunity to continue working with all the dedicated staff in Business and Finance. We will work enthusiastically with the entire University community to fulfill our strategic vision.” Before joining Pacific, Mullen served for 19 years in finance leadership positions at E lon Un iversit y in E lon, N.C . A s comptroller and assistant vice president for business and finance, Mullen coordinated more than $100 million in financing to help double the square footage of the campus.

Early Literacy Efforts Earn

National Honor A University of the Pacific–led coalition to improve reading proficiency among the youngest students in San Joaquin County was recognized with a 2013 Community Pacesetter award from the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The honor recognizes communities for their energy, mobilization and creativity in working to ensure more children are strong readers by the time they leave third grade. Pacific launched the Beyond Our Gates Reading by Third collaboration in 2012. The coalition today comprises about 50 community partners, including school districts, the public library, businesses, nonprofits, elected officials, government agencies, and faith-based groups in Stockton and throughout the county.

“As a community, we should be proud to see so many dedicated individuals and organizations rallying behind early literacy, an issue that is critical to the successful futures of our young people— and to our region as a whole,” said President Pamela Eibeck. “To receive national recognition for this c om mu n it y-b a s e d e f f or t i s d e e ply encouraging. We know our goals are ambitious, and working in collaboration with our local partners, we are on the path toward achieving them,” Eibeck said.

Read more about Reading by Third:

Focusing on Our Future President Pamela Eibeck on May 1 released her final decisions on the second phase of the University’s Focusing on Our Future initiative.

A Strong Drive to Help Competing head-to-head against schools like Johns Hopkins and Marquette, Pacific’s Center for Community Involvement (CCI) emerged victorious in the national “Students With Drive” Facebook competition, gaining much-needed resources to expand its community outreach efforts and provide transportation for students without cars. Pacific’s effort handily squashed other schools in the competition sponsored by Zipcar Inc. and Ford Motor Company. The

$25,000 grand prize includes $5,000 in Zipcar transportation credits, $10,000 in cash for CCI and $10,000 for Pacific’s General Scholarship Fund. The CCI facilitates thousands of student volunteer hours each year. University-wide, students logged more than 50,000 hours of community service, provided health care and legal assistance to more than 32,000 people in underserved communities, and raised more than $63,000 for charitable causes in the 2012–13 academic year.

The Focusing on Our Future initiative, launched in February 2013, allowed every academic program and administrative unit at the University to reflect on how effective its efforts are and how aligned they are with Pacific’s mission and strategic vision. It has generated a $15 million strategic investment fund that will enable Pacific to enhance its educational excellence and continue to thrive in a rapidly changing higher education environment, while keeping student tuition low. “Both phases of Focusing on Our Future will help Pacific be proactive in charting a vibrant future,” she said. View more information about this process at

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


Campus Happenings

Stockton News

For 75 Years, Pacific Music Therapists Have Helped Heal Music can lift depression in the elderly, re ach lost memorie s in t hose w it h Alzheimer’s, and stimulate social interactions among autistic adolescents. And for 75 years, Pacific graduates have been using the healing notes of music to help individuals afflicted with those and other conditions. A d ay lon g c on f e re nc e i n M a rc h highlighted and celebrated the strides that Pacific graduates—now working and teaching throughout the country—have made in a field that touches people in hospice programs, special education classrooms, youth homes, early childhood centers, burn rehabilitation units and prisons. “Graduates from University of the Pacific have made significant contributions to the music therapy literature over the past 75 years,” said Feilin Hsiao, associate professor of music therapy at Pacific and director of the Music Therapy Program. “It is a legacy that has helped to improve quality of life for people of all ages, and we are proud to showcase it,” Hsiao said. The day was filled with an impressive lineup of alumni and leaders in the field. Suzanne Hanser, past president of both the World Federation of Music Therapy and

Alumni celebrate 75 years of music therapy at Pacific

the National Association for Music Therapy, talked about her National Institute on Aging research demonstrating that music t herapy c a n sig n i f ic a nt ly i mprove depression, anxiety, mood and self-esteem in clinically depressed older adults. A recipient of the American Music Therapy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Hanser was chair of the Music Therapy Department for 14 years. Karen Moran ’11, a board-certified music therapist at Napa State Hospital, talked about the impact of music therapy on

patients in hospice care, while Carmen Steele-Abundez ’11, who has worked as a board-certified music therapist in the Central Valley for 12 years, discussed how music improvisation groups can benefit adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Leanne Wade ’98, a longtime music therapist with San Joaquin Count y Behavioral Health Services, told the story of Wilhelmina Keniston Harbert ’33 who in 1938 began developing a new major at College of the Pacific called Musical Guidance and Therapy, among the first of its kind in the nation.


Students in Pacific’s Eberhardt Student Investment Fund achieved the largest annual earnings since the fund’s inception, allowing for the largest contribution to the University in fund history: $108,060.74, including distributions of $18,884.27 each to the Eberhardt School of Business, the department of SpeechLanguage Pathology and the Men’s Water Polo team. The student-run fund’s record-breaking year outperformed standardized benchmarks in 2013 to realize a 27.9 percent return and increase managed assets to over $2.9 million.

Read more about this stellar group of student investors in the Fall 2013 Pacific Review: 6

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

Lives On

Ensuring the Music Richard N. Barkle ’43, a contemporary of Dave ’42 and Iola Brubeck ’45 who gained his own success as the vice president of public relations for Pan American World Airways, has given a $500,000 gift that will enable talented musicians to study at Pacific’s prestigious Brubeck Institute. Barkle, who studied speech at then-College of the Pacific, established the Richard N. Barkle Endowed Scholarship before his death last summer at age 93. The gift will be invested as an endowment that will provide $20,000 each year in perpetuity to support studentmusicians at the Brubeck Institute.

Pacific’s BIJQ Again Named

“I can’t begin to tell you how very important this is to the Brubeck Institute and future students,” said Simon Rowe, executive director of the Brubeck Institute.

“This endowment means so many young musicians over the years will be able to receive a world-class music education here,” said Rowe. Barkle attended College of the Pacific at the same time as Dave and Iola Brubeck and was part of “Friday Frolics,” the hourlong variety show broadcast from a radio studio on

Richard N. Barkle ’43

Pacific’s campus. Iola Brubeck—then Iola Whitlock—produced the show, and Dave Brubeck played music for it.

Learn more about the Brubeck Institute, including ways to give, at

Best College Group The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet continued its winning streak when it received top honors this spring from the national jazz magazine DownBeat in its 37th annual Student Music Awards poll. This is the seventh time in the Brubeck Institute’s 13-year history that the group has been honored as the best in the category that covers undergraduate college jazz groups. “Over the past 13 years we have built a reputation of producing fine jazz musicians who work very hard under the tutelage of excellent jazz instructors and undergo a challenging performance schedule,” said Simon Rowe, executive director of the Brubeck Institute. “We’re seeing now that the rigorous academic work and challenging performance schedule the Brubeck Fellows undergo is working.” The Pacific musicians won the prize while competing against older musicians from more established jazz programs at universities around the country.

Fulbright Scholar: Pacific Student Off to a Jazzy Future

John Langdon

After crossing the commencement stage in May, John Langdon ’14 is preparing for the next adventure on his horizon: returning

to India as a Fulbright Research Scholar. A program of the United States Department of State, the Fulbright Research Scholar award is a highly competitive honor that will allow Langdon to pursue his studies of jazz in 20thcentury India for nine months. For Langdon, who first spent time in India in 2006 with friends, the return is a welcome one. “Being there really exposed me to the raw power of education and what it can do to change people’s lives,” Langdon says.

While Langdon has always had an abiding interest in music—he plays the guitar, piano and mandolin, among other instruments— it was at Pacific where Langdon’s scholarship in music took off. Langdon spent hours with the Brubeck Collection, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections from a contemporary musician. The collection contains materials that cover the depth and breadth of Brubeck’s work as a musician, as well as his lifelong pursuit of social justice.

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


Campus Happenings

Math Professor, Coach Team Up to

hack water polo

A math professor and an athletics coach, John Mayberry and James Graham, respectively, have teamed up to debunk previously unquestioned ideas about winning techniques in water polo. Their findings, published in the current issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, helped guide the Pacific men’s water polo team to the national finals last year and garnered a Coach of the Year Award from the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches for Graham. Mayberry and Graham began their research two years ago as part of consulting work for Team USA Water Polo, for whom they continue to provide statistical analysis.

What they found changed the way Graham coached: The most effective tactics were not the ones usually considered to be best in the sport. They found, for example, that a direct shot is the most efficient strategy in even play (when each team has six players involved) despite being used much less frequently than center or perimeter tactics. Their findings are detailed in the paper “Measures of Tactical Efficiency in Water Polo.”

Empowering Parents

to Inspire First-generation College-goers Parents who have not attended college are at a disadvantage when it comes to talking about higher education with their kids, yet these are the students who most need a parent’s guidance.

A new approach developed and tested by researchers at Pacific’s Gladys L. Benerd School of Education may help solve the problem. It was presented at the a n nu a l me e t i n g of t he A me r ic a n Educational Research Association in April. Ronald Hallett, assistant professor of education, designed a five-week summer program for underser ved and underperforming Stockton students in partnership with local school district


University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

administrators. The program sought out students with academic potential who did not appear to be college bound. Called Creating Opportunities via Education, it ran for three summers from 2009 to 2011 and served as a laboratory for testing and refining approaches to empower parents to guide their kids on the path to college. A n avera ge of 37 students participated each year, staffed by Pacific doctoral students and a cadre of student peer mentors from a Stockton high school. While the study did not set out to measure college enrollment, Hallett said that every high school senior in the program who wanted to go to college achieved that goal.

Two NEH Awards Will Help Bring Coptic Texts Online With $100,000 in new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Caroline T. Schroeder, associate professor of religious and classical studies, plans to bring rare writings in a dead Egyptian language to life in the digital world. Working in collaboration with her project codirector, Amir Zeldes of Humboldt University in Berlin, Schroeder’s goal is to make Coptic accounts of monks battling demons in the desert, early theological controversies, and accounts of life in Egypt’s first Christian monasteries as easy to access online as the morning’s latest news.

Is University of the Pacific in Your

Estate Plans?

With a gift in your will or trust, you can give the next generation of deserving students the same opportunities that you had, while supporting the things you are

passionate about.

Schedule your confidential discussion today. Have you already included us in your estate plans? Let us hear from you! Marianne Blackwell, Executive Director | 209.946.2501 | Caroline Schroeder

Schroeder received a $40,000 Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant, which will enable scholars not only to digitize core Coptic texts housed at institutions around the world, but to develop standards for future digitization projects. She also received a $60,000 Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant; it will allow scholars to develop the tools and technologies necessary for computer-aided study and interaction with the materials. Two undergraduate students have been involved in the project so far: Alexander Dickerson ’14, a computer science major, and Lauren McDermott ’14, an English major with a minor in classics. Schroeder plans to involve more students in the research project as it develops. Read more about Schroeder’s work:

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


Campus Happenings

Sacramento News

Pacific McGeorge: Celebrating 90 Years of Change and Innovation

R ead more about Pacific McGeorge’s 90 years of excellence, and share your own story. Visit

Ninety years ago, what would become Pacific McGeorge School of Law was a oneroom night school in downtown Sacramento. Today, the school boasts alumni who are U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and state Supreme Court justices; leading faculty members who include a U.S. Supreme Court justice; and a legacy of strong service to the Sacramento legal community and region. On March 15, Pacific McGeorge School of Law celebrated its 90th academic year and its evolution into an internationally recognized law school known for preparing generations of legal leaders and shaping legal education in California and the nation. “Change and innovation have been the legacy of this great law school: beginning as an evening school to fill a need in Sacramento, developing into a full-time ABAaccredited law school, and then becoming part of University of the Pacific. For 90 years we have been committed to providing our students with an outstanding legal education that includes a strong experiential component.” —Dean Francis J. Mootz III

Growing from its first commencement in 1925 with five new attorneys, McGeorge today boasts a strong alumni base of 13,000.

Its programs and offerings have grown as well. The law school added in 2013 the Master of Science in Law for those whose careers require a strong background in the law, but who do not require a J.D. degree, such as health care administration, government law and policy, human resources management, or education law. Over the next two years Pacific plans to launch additional graduate programs on the Sacramento campus that will have deep synergies with the law school and will provide interdisciplinary education in law, business health care and policy. The March 15 event at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento attracted more than 400 attendees and raised $50,000 for students and alumni in public service. The successful auction fundraiser benefitted Pacific McGeorge Public Legal Services Society (PLSS), a student-led organization dedicated to enha ncing employment opportunities for young graduates who choose often low-paying public-interest careers. Hundreds of prominent attorneys and judges from the Sacramento area attended along with students, faculty members, staff, University officials and community leaders.

Pacific McGeorge Milestone Recognized by Sacramento City Council Sacramento’s city council and mayor recognized the 90th anniversary of Pacific McGeorge with a resolution presented during the weekly city council meeting to Dean Francis J. Mootz III by Steven Hansen ’11.


Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby ’03 represents District 1 and Hansen represents District 4 on the Sacramento City Council. Ashby shared her story about earning her law degree from Pacific McGeorge as a working single parent. Then-Dean of Admissions Jane Kelso encouraged Ashby to think about how with a law degree, she could help people with her same struggles.


Moot Court Campaign Ends with Top Prize in Traynor Competition The Pacific McGeorge moot court program capped off its spring season with a first-place trophy in the Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition held in April at UCLA School of Law. Eurik O’Bryant and Elizabeth Ramos teamed with writer Chelsea Tibbs to claim the top prize of the competition—the Roger J. Traynor Award—in the state’s oldest and largest moot court tournament. O’Bryant was recognized as one of the top five oralists for individual achievement at the event, which culminated in a Pacific McGeorge final-round win over UC Berkeley.

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

Pacific McGeorge Professor Clark Kelso Honored Kelso was one of only two individuals honored by the California Public Sector CIO Academy with a Hall of Fame Award at its 2014 meeting in February. Kelso served as a receiver for California Correctional Health Care Services and has more than 15 years’ experience in all three branches of government, including service to the California Judicial Council and Administrative Office of the Courts; in the Department of Insurance, where he replaced Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush; and as California’s CIO, where he turned around the state’s troubled information technology program.

San Francisco News

See more of the new San Francisco campus on page 20 and at

Pacific ASDA Chapter Recognized for Outstanding Fundraising Pacific Dugoni’s American Student Dental Association chapter received the outstanding fundraising award, taking home the title for the first time at the 2014 ASDA Gold Crown Awards ceremony held in Februar y. Pacif ic’s chapter executed a creative fundraising plan to exceed budgeting goals, support the community and ensure that the chapter will continue to provide educational opportunities for student dentists. Through Penny Wars, the chapter raised money for City Youth Now, a local charity that provides legal, medical, dental and other services to foster children in San Francisco. Members also sported mustaches for the “Movember” campaign to raise support for testicular and prostate cancer. Taking a fun new twist on fundraising, Pacific ASDA members created “Dugoni Ties,” selling bow ties in school colors to show off their Pacific Pride and support chapter activities.

Giving Kids and Seniors a Smile Several hundred Northern California children left with brighter smiles after receiving free dental checkups and oral health screenings offered by the School of Dentistry in February. As part of the American Dental Association’s national Give Kids a Smile program, the school hosted oral health events at sites in Stockton, San Francisco and Union City. Pacific Dugoni faculty, students, residents and staff volunteered their time for the events and donated thousands of dollars in oral health services to the public. In San Francisco, the school’s Hutto Patterson Pediatric Clinic participated in the event for the first time, treating more than 80 children to a day of screenings and evaluations. At Pacific’s Chan Family Health Sciences Learning Center in Stockton, nearly 200 children received free dental screenings and enjoyed face painting, fun activities and entertainment. The event was co-hosted by the San Joaquin Dental Society. Pacific’s Union City Dental Care Center offered free dental care to children ages 4 to 14. Students, faculty, staff and numerous volunteers from the dental society provided $36,854 worth of free care, including exams, cleanings, fillings and sealants. More than 130 seniors attended the 2014 Senior Smiles Health Fair in April at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Student and faculty volunteers worked alongside community organizations to provide dental screenings, blood glucose testing, cholesterol testing, hearing screenings, educational information and more. Seniors had the chance to discuss health and wellness with representatives from such organizations as California Pacific Medical Center’s Community Health Resources Center and Experience Corps Bay Area.

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


BOOKSHELF Alumni The Living By Matt de la Peña ’96 COP, New York City A teenager finds himself at the center of a series of mysterious global disasters. Delacorte Press, November 2013 Constructing Muslims in France: Discourse, Public Identity, and the Politics of Citizenship By Jennifer Fredette ’04 COP, Naperville, IL A deft analysis of the political diversity and complicated identity politics of the Muslim population in France. Temple University Press, March 2014

Ambition in America: Political Power and the Collapse of Citizenship

A detailed look at the college’s legacy, academic vision, institutional challenges and student traditions. History Press West, November 2013

By Jeffrey Becker, Political Science Explores how American political institutions have sought to guide, inspire and constrain citizens’ ambitions to power. University Press of Kentucky, May 2014

Co-authored by Luis Reyes ’76 COP, Los Angeles, CA Covers films and television shows made in Hawai’i from 1995 to the present. Mutual Publishing Company, November 2013 The Gen Y Business Guide


Gourmand international World Cookbook Award Finalist— Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food: Perspectives on Eating from the Past and a Preliminary Agenda for the Future

By Ronald Isetti ’59, COP, ’60 EDU, Palm Springs, CA

The Hawai’i Movie and Television Book: Celebrating 100 Years of Film Production throughout the Hawaiian Islands

Send to: Pacific Alumni Association, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211

By Kenneth Albala, History Tracks nuts through cultivation, harvesting, processing and consumption and tells how nuts came to be in almost everything. Reaktion Books, April 2014

On These Promising Shores of the Pacific: A History of Saint Mary’s College

By Barbara (Bedford) Olds ’71 COP, Latham, ACR Poetry collection inspired by a 2007 trip to China. Ginnendera Press, March 2014

The Omega Phi Alpha Library in the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House has a designated section for alumni books.

Nuts: A Global History

By Kenneth Albala, History Shares Albala’s mission to grow, cook, and share food in the ways that people did in the past. Oregon State University Press, October 2013

Painted Souls

We Want Your Books!


By Kal Wanasek ’07 BUS, Jackson, WI A humorous analysis of the impact this generation will make on the world and technology. Createspace, September 2013

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible: Understanding Jewish and Christian Scriptures Co-authored by Joel N. Lohr, Religious and Classical Studies Highlights the differing ways Jews and Christians approach those parts of the Bible that they share in common. Abingdon Press, March 2014 The History of Chinese Buddhist Bibliography: Censorship and Transformation of the Tripitaka By Tanya Storch, Religious and Classical Studies The first study to cover the entire historical scope of Buddhist bibliography in China with detailed descriptions. Cambria Press, March 2014

From the Desk of‌

Jeffrey Miles Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior Eberhardt School of Business Last September, Professor Jeffrey Miles organized the first-ever international conference on management theory, sponsored by the Eberhardt School of Business and held at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry campus in San Francisco. The program featured presentations from more than 100 of the foremost management scholars from 85 universities and 16 countries. New Directions in Management and Organization Theory, which Miles edited, includes 17 of the conference’s best research papers and was just released by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This spring, Miles also published a groundbreaking children’s gay fairy tale, The Princes and the Treasure. The beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of two princes who meet for a quest, work together and ultimately fall in love. Currently, Miles is working on the second edition of his book Management and Organization Theory, an analysis of the 40 most popular, researched, and applied management and organization theories, as well as two more entries in the Princes series.

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014



ChangE This spring, as Pacific hosted its fourth major regional LGBTQIA conference, bringing renowned speaker Judy Shepard and hundreds to campus, we look at the transformation that has brought about the more inclusive climate Pacific students enjoy today. By Sheri Grimes


University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

Change Comes


When Bill Jones ’51 was a student at Pacific in the late ’40s and early ’50s, being gay was something you not only didn’t talk about, but tried to hide. The gay liberation and gay rights movements didn’t come until the mid-’60s and early ’70s. For young people struggling with their sexual identities, life was anything but gay. At Pacific, as at universities across the United States, LGBTQIA students struggled for years with loneliness and alienation while trying to complete their education. Few, if any, resources existed to help them come to terms with who they were. Jones’s fear of stigma and rejection by classmates was so strong that he didn’t dare pledge a fraternity or even live in a residence hall. The world of sexuality was closed and confusing, leaving him lonely and alienated, but for a few understanding faculty members and a minister in town in whom he could confide. Even as the national conversation brought the issues to light, change was met with resistance and fear, and newly formed gay student organizations kept a low profile into the early ’90s. Looking back, LGBTQIA alumni acknowledge and appreciate their Pacific education, but say they struggled on a personal level. “While at Pacific, I felt incredibly alone. There were no places I could go to just be myself,” says Eric Dingler ’87. “I became an overachiever; that was how I learned to feel valued. But I was still empty.”

Eric Dingler ’87, audit chief learning officer at Deloitte & Touche LLP, speaks to participants at the 2014 LGBTQIA conference.

Dawn of a new Today the situation is very different.


As the new century dawned, Pacific’s LGBTQIA student organization, now the Pacific Pride Alliance, became more active and visible. When Jones returned to campus in 2000, offering to donate $1,000 to help start an LGBTQIA club on campus, he was delightfully surprised to find one already existed. He made the gift and also gave the group a rainbow pride flag.

Bill Jones ’51, a former educator and developer, received international notoriety when he became the first single male in California to adopt a child. His estate gift will one day establish the Bill Jones Rainbow Community Room in the University Library.


is an acronym inclusive of individuals of all sexual orientations and gender preferences: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual. It also includes allies, or people who do not identify as LGBTQIA but support the rights and safety of those who do.

Then an incident in 2002 became a catalyst for more sweeping change and more proactive involvement by University administration. During Pride Week, the rainbow flag was stolen and the spirit rock, which had been painted with rainbow colors for Pride Week, was also vandalized. The defaced flag was discovered in a men’s restroom, covered with urine. A student-led rally against hate crimes filled the McCaffrey Center courtyard with hundreds of students, faculty, staff and administrators to take a stand against prejudice, discrimination and intolerance of any kind.

“What we discovered was an incredible community that wanted to support all of us, and when they had the opportunity to stand up for what was right, they did,” Cynthia Krieger ’01 recalled during her address to

Cynthia Krieger ’01, running manager for Nike, congratulates graduates at the 2014 Lavender Graduation where she was the keynote speaker.


tim TQIA elin e

graduates at the 2014 Lavender Graduation, an annual ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of the LGBTQIA graduating students.


Gay Student Union publishes statement of purpose, constitution and bylaws



McGeorge Lambda Gay Alliance of Pacific listed in the General Law Students Catalogue. University of the Pacific included in Association The Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Student’s Guide established to Colleges, Universities and Graduate Schools

1998 First gay club registered as a campus organization

Since then... Numerous initiatives, such as Safe Zone training and the formation of a campus Bias Response Team, have helped promote and instill the inclusive climate that exists today. Krieger wrote the proposal for the PRIDE (promoting respect in diverse environments) Resource Center, which has created a safe place for all students and coordinates events such as Pride Week and Coming Out Week. In 2008, Pacific began hosting a biennial LGBTQIA conference with informational sessions, networking and leadership training. The conference brought hundreds of participants from campuses throughout the Western region and featured prominent speakers such as filmmaker Dustin Lance Black and Judy Shepard, mother of the 21-year-old University of Wyoming student tragically murdered because he was gay. Dingler has been a major underwriter of the

Norm Allen ’88, ’94, senior vice president at Woodruff-Sawyer and Company, welcomes graduates into the Pacific Alumni Association as Alumni Board President during 2012 Commencement ceremony.

LGBTQIA conference and Lavender Graduation and recently established an endowed scholarship to support LGBT students with financial need. McGeorge School of Law Professor Larry Levine established a scholarship Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning in 2002 to honor his late and human rights activist, shared his personalscreenwriter upwards of 700 participants at the 2012 Weststory with ern Regional life partner that supports LGBTQIA Conference, hosted at Pacific. students committed to use their legal education to extend and protect the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Norman Allen ’88, ’94, established an endowed scholarship in 2011 to support firstgeneration LGBT students, and a $1 million 2004 estate gift from Bill Jones will one day create the Bill Jones Rainbow Community Room in the University Library. “The shame and alienation I felt as a student are feelings I don’t want any student on this campus to experience,” said Jones. “I want to change that for future generations.” Today’s students “are shocked when they hear how difficult things were for these alumni and the challenges they faced,” said Devon Guidoux, program coordinator in the Pride Resource Center. Their shock underlines the significant climate change at Pacific for LGBTQIA students. In fact, last year Pacific was awarded 4.5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index, an LGBT-Friendly Campus Report Card.

“I am so proud of Pacific!”

Human rights advocate Judy Shepard was the keynote speaker for the 2014 LGBTQIA Conference.

said Dingler. “The open and inclusive environment, the leadership, the Pride Resource Center, Lavender Graduation, the LGBTQIA conferences, and much more. They all help to create a place where LGBTQIA students are surrounded by dreamers, doers, believers and thinkers who see the greatness within them, even when they might not see it. That is why I am now involved, to ensure it gets better!”

Get involved with Pride Alumni Pacific Club: Find out more about giving to LGBTQIA initiatives: contact Georgette Hunefeld at 209.946.7375 or Learn more about Pacific LGBTQIA accomplishments:

2003 PRIDE Resource Center opens

2005 First annual Lavender Graduation held; Safe Zone program created

2008 First LGBTQIA Regional Conference is held at Pacific; Pride Pacific Alumni Club established

2009 Ashley Stubblefield, president of the Pride Alliance, is elected president of ASuop

2012 Western Regional LGBTQIA Conference hosted at Pacific in partnership with UC Merced draws 700+ attendees



Pharmacists Have the

For Success

Dean Phillip R. Oppenheimer spends some time with students of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences after a springtime of success.

The list of accolades is long and impressive for students, faculty and alumni of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. It includes:

national dean of the year top pharmacist top student pharmacist national leadership-mentor award But the list shows more than just the honors bestowed on Pacific pharmacists this spring, when they swept national and state awards from their professional associations. It also underscores the impact Pacific’s pharmacy school has had on patients, communities and an entire profession since the school’s founding in 1955. By Sarah E. Higgins and Dua Moua ’09


University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Spring 2014 |

“These recognitions reflect what a truly exceptional school we have. Our students receive an unsurpassed education and unrivaled opportunities for experiential learning. They leave our doors practice-ready, prepared to make a profound difference in the health of their patients and communities.” —Phillip R. Oppenheimer


ean of the Year, Phillip R. Oppenheimer

With nearly two decades at the helm of Pacific’s pharmacy school, Oppenheimer was honored by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Student Pharmacists for promoting the education of student pharmacists through community service, leadership and professional activities. The APhA awards and honors program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy.

Seven current and former students and faculty colleagues nominated Oppenheimer for the Dean of the Year award, among them Liliya Kolozian ‘15, current president of Pacific’s chapter of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists. “Dean Oppenheimer has an open door policy and encourages students to approach him with any concerns or questions they might have,” she wrote in her nomination letter. “His welcoming personality allows students to open up to him and feel comfortable to ask for help or advice.” Sarkis Kavarian ‘15, vice president of communications for the student chapter, cited Oppenheimer’s emphasis on developing students as professionals. “His support and dedication to our student body, his willingness to aid in student projects, and his selfless collaborative nature have all helped foster a spirit of excitement and compassion at our campus,” Kavarian wrote. Pharmacist Michael Pastrick ’73, past president of the California Pharmacists Association, cited such curricular innovations as Pacific’s combined PharmD/PhD and PharmD/MBA degree programs; its AmerisourceBergen Good Neighbor Pharmacy Entrepreneurial Pharmacy Practice Program, the first of its kind in pharmacy education; and its incorporation of traditional basic sciences coursework into an integrated approach to pharmaceutical care and disease state management.

He’s a dean who knows his students’ names. Oppenheimer walks with Alicia Yeh ’15, Liliya Kolozian ’15 and Sarkis Kavarian ’15.

See these students talk about Dean Oppenheimer’s impact in a video at

Under Oppenheimer’s leadership, the school has become a leading provider of care for underserved communities. Pharmacy students, working with faculty and preceptors, last year provided more than 100 free health care programs and served thousands of patients throughout Northern California, offering health screenings, immunizations and Medicare Part D clinics to help the elderly lower their annual prescription drug costs.


University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

Oppenheimer also established opportunities for students to gain early clinical practice in community and longterm care practice settings, well before such experiences became a requirement of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. What will be next on his list of accomplishments? “I want to continue to strengthen Pacific’s school of pharmacy by enhancing our use of technology, strengthening our multidisciplinary education, and providing each student with the education and skills to have a rewarding 40-year career in pharmacy,” Oppenheimer said.

Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award Ralph L. Saroyan ’64

They’ve Found the

Rx for Success

With an impressive 50-year career of exceptional leadership and mentorship, Ralph L. Saroyan ‘64 received the 2014 APhA Gloria Niemeyer Francke Leadership Mentor Award.

Other APhA recognitions for Pacific pharmacists at the organization’s national meeting in March include: • APhA fellow, for demonstrating exemplary professional achievements and service to the profession: Michael Pavlovich ’89

Ralph L. Saroyan (center) with Ashley Rummel ‘12 (l) and Christopher Chow ‘12 (r)

“Although this award recognizes me for leadership and mentoring, I feel that I am the one who has been truly blessed by all those students and brothers who have touched my life,” said Saroyan.

• Chapter Achievement Award, for pharmacy schools with more than 550 students: Pacific Chapter of the Academy of Student Pharmacists • Regional awards, for patient care initiatives: Pacific’s Operation Heart and Operation Diabetes programs

Saroyan retired from Pacific in 2002, where he most recently served as assistant to the dean and director of Pacific’s pre-health programs. During his faculty years, Saroyan taught, advised and mentored more than 3,000 Pacific students. Saroyan has been recognized with the Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award and the California Pharmacist of the Year Award and through his induction into the California Pharmacists Association Hall of Fame.

• Certificate of Recognition, for serving on the 2013–14 APhA-ASP National Communications Standing Committee: Shawlien Lie ’14 • 2014–15 APhA-ASP National Communications Standing Committee: Linda Kalamkeryan ’15

“There are so many opportunities to get involved at Pacific, and my experiences here have really shaped me to be a better student and leader. I’m always learning and growing, whether in the classroom or during practical outreach.” —Alicia Yeh ’15

On the state level, Pacific students and alumni were bestowed with four of the top honors from the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA):

Student Leadership Alicia Yeh ’15

• Pharmacist of the Year, the Association’s highest honor: Douglas Hillblom ’78, vice president for professional practice and pharmacy policy at Optum-Rx/United Health Group

Yeh is one of four students nationwide to be recognized for academic achievements and leadership with the prestigious American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Student Leadership Award.

• California Pharmacy Hall of Fame: Michael Pastrick ’73, clinical pharmacist at John Muir Medical Center, Concord Campus, previous California Pharmacist of the Year

Yeh has been deeply involved with several on-campus professional organizations and is the coordinator for SALUD Outreach, an organization that coordinates events that provide free health services to the community such as screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Yeh is also a part of all four pharmacy organizations on campus: the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP), the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP).

•D istinguished New Practitioner: Michael Conner ’12, executive team leader and pharmacist-in-charge for Target in Clovis • California’s Student Pharmacist of the Year: Scott Harada ’14


Find out more about these and the other Pacific award winners at




On March 7, University of the Pacific celebrated its newest campus—a light-filled, flexible and collaborative space that will be home to one of the nation’s premier dental schools and will expand Pacific’s place in one of the world’s great cities. By Katie E. Ismael and Claudia Morain


University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

It’s no small move. The $170 million campus at 155 Fifth Street in San Francisco stands as one of the most important milestones in the University’s 163-year history. Dentists and music therapists will receive a quality Pacific education here and students will be able to take advantage of new academic offerings such as food studies, data analytics and an accelerated audiology program. The building’s stateof-the-art clinics will deliver superior care to some 10,000 dental and audiology patients each year, and provide outreach to the Bay Area’s most medically underserved communities. About 1,000 faculty, staff and students will work and study in the building, providing an infusion of energy and an economic boost to the South of Market neighborhood. The first students and patients will enter in July. “University of the Pacific is recognized as an innovator and leader in higher education,” said San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee. “In addition to enriching San Francisco’s education landscape by training future innovators who will improve the lives of many of our residents, the new state-of-the-art campus in SoMa will support San Francisco’s growth and economic vitality.” Before the March 7 evening ceremony, more than 2,000 people toured the new facility, including Pacific alumni; friends from throughout the Bay Area; and faculty, staff, and students from the Stockton and Sacramento campuses.

“This day marked one of the most significant moments in the University’s history since 1924, when we moved from San Jose to Stockton,” said President Pamela A. Eibeck. “With the opening of this stunning new facility, we establish ourselves as a true three-city university and make even more of Pacific’s outstanding academic programs available to many more students from throughout the region, state and world.” Staff from the dental school began moving into the new campus in February, and faculty will join them this summer. The move marks a homecoming of sorts for the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, which returns to the same SoMa neighborhood where it began 117 years ago as the College of Physicians and Surgeons. (The school was renamed in 2004 in honor of its dean of 28 years, Arthur A. Dugoni, who led the school to its current standing of prominence and prestige.) The move strengthens University of the Pacific’s deep roots throughout the Bay Area, which track back to its earliest days in Santa Clara and San Jose, and supports the dynamic, three-city campus it is today.

Media Gallery

See 155 Fifth St. come to life in a collection of time-lapse videos, photos and plans:

See more photos from the March 7 dedication:

155 Fifth A


New seven-story, 395,000-square-foot campus, acquired for $47 million in 2011

Campus underwent two years of extensive renovations to create state-of-the-art teaching and patient-care facilities Built to LEED Gold Standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a designation that recognizes environmentally sound construction) Top two floors leased as premium office space to Eventbrite, an online service to create, sell and promote events Flexible classrooms and small-group seminar rooms to support innovations in the curriculum High-tech simulation lab, complete with a simulator designed to mimic a human being, and clinical spaces designed around a group-practice model Expanded communal areas to support the Pacific culture Prime location offers close proximity to public transportation, including a nearby BART station, for students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors

New Building, New Era for Academic Offerings School of Dentistry: The configuration of the new building allows the school to create numerous small clinical practice groups. It’s a model in which students provide care in smallgroup settings that more closely resemble real-world dental practices, helping to prepare them to succeed as dentists. Music Therapy: Expected to enroll students in fall 2015, the program is designed for those with undergraduate degrees in music who want to complete core courses to prepare for the certification examination. Music therapy is a thriving healing arts profession that appeals to musicians who want to improve others’ lives, often in health care and educational settings. Doctor of Audiology Program*: Pending accreditation by the American Academy of Audiology, it will offer the first audiology doctorate in Northern and Central California and be one of just four accelerated programs in the country (offering a doctoral degree in three years).

155 Fifth BUILding

Food Studies*: Pacific’s program expects to offer a master’s degree as well as certificate programs in food studies. Professors of history, anthropology and sociology will offer courses in subjects as diverse as food writing and the politics of nutrition. The program will help prepare students for careers in or around the food industry, advocacy and policymaking, marketing, management and food service.

A Data Sciences Program* is under development that would offer a master of science degree in data analytics, and certificates in specific areas of data science.

“Pacific is proud to be offering new graduate and certificate programs in San Francisco, alongside our acclaimed dental school,” said Provost Maria Pallavicini. *Time frames for these programs still being determined as of press time.

individuals were key to making the project a reality: blocks Several

Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of

Dentistry, is a well-regarded leader in dental education. He joined the Dugoni School family in 2006 with more than 30 years of experience and has said he had “long known and respected this dental school for its humanistic model of education and its strong commitment to patient care, research and clinical education.” Built into the facility’s design is flexibility, which will allow the school to adapt rapidly to advancing technologies and evolving teaching methods. “Inspiration for the new building,” explains Ferrillo, “came from where we want to be—the leading dental school in the world.”

Ron Redmond, a Regent and a successful San Clemente, Calif., orthodontist, and his wife Margaret gave a $5 million leadership gift that launched a fundraising campaign at the new campus; he is also a co-chair for that $40 million campaign. For Redmond, who began the dental program in 1962, he’s now seen three of the school’s four homes. “It didn’t take long before you got a sense of family,” he said. “Many of the giants in our lives are the educators we were blessed to encounter at the Dugoni School.” Perhaps that’s why for a quarter of a century, the Redmonds’ donations have been the driving force of much of the school’s philanthropic outreach.

Student & Professor


“This new campus and its superb facilities are a fitting home for the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry,” said Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr., the school’s dean. “The modern clinics, classrooms and labs will allow us to continue to offer our innovative curriculum and prepare our graduates for the way dentistry is practiced in the 21st century.”

President Pamela A. Eibeck and Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. take a tour of the fifth floor simulation laboratory.

Professor Parag Kachalia

Associate Professor of Reconstructive Dentistry Vice Chair: Simulation, Technology and Research

“The highly flexible space in the new facility allows our students to actively learn in a small-group format and push their minds beyond simply answering a question on a test. They are able to discuss true health scenarios in a seminar format and then practice the detailed technical procedures in a simulation laboratory that is second to none.” Left and above: A simulator that mimics the look, feel and functionality of a human being in many ways has been developed for the School of Dentistry, which partnered with the KaVo Kerr Group to create this custom-designed “manikin,” shown partially complete here. It has a lifelike tongue, eyes, ears, nose and detailed soft tissues, in addition to anatomically correct teeth, allowing students to feel as though they are treating a human being from day one and not just a tooth. Kachalia says the manikin was also developed with the ability to evolve over time and keep up with technology, further supporting the concept of flexibility that’s at the heart of the school, and the new campus.

Amanda Rae Kronquist ’15

President of the DDS Class of 2015 and a student volunteer at the dedication day events

“Finally getting to witness the vastness and openness of our new home, after hearing about it for so long, was mindblowing. Seeing so many alumni, family and friends fill the futuristic space brought the building to life. I am honored to be a part of this transition and to bring our school back home to where it all began.”

Jim Mair ’68, a Regent and the president, CEO and founder of South Bay Development Co., which specializes in Northern California commercial real estate, played an instrumental role in Pacific’s new San Francisco home. His sage advice was crucial to the success of each phase of the new campus, beginning with his guidance and involvement in divesting the Post Street housing building and the 2155 Webster St. building, which had been the dental school’s home since 1967. The 155 Fifth St. acquisition was called “the best office real estate deal in San Francisco in 2011” by the San Francisco Business Times.

Patrick Cavanaugh, Pacific’s vice president for business and finance for 17 years, oversaw the complex project from inception to finish. As he retires from the University this spring, the project is quite a high note on which to end his impressive tenure. “The San Francisco campus is the largest real estate investment the University has made since it moved its main campus to Stockton in 1924,” he said. “We like the energy and prominence of this location in SoMa and believe that our students, faculty and staff will add vitality to the neighborhood.” University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014



Tigers Boast

WCC Golf Champion Byron Meth ’15 can call himself a tournament champion after finishing his run to the 2014 West Coast Conference title in April. Meth took the win as he finished seven shots clear of the field at eight under par for the tournament.

“All the hard work and 17-hour days are worth it when experiencing moments like this,” said Meth. The win for Meth was the third-straight individual tournament title for the Tigers, as he followed in the footsteps of Tigers Alex Edfort ’13 and Eric Sugimoto ’14, who won Big West titles in each of the last two seasons. The win for Meth was the first WCC title for Pacific in program history. With the victory, Meth earned a spot in the NCAA tournament as an individual; he fell just short of a spot in the championships in May after completing the regionals three over par.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Terada, WCC

A professor, aquatics coach and athletic director at Santa Ana College, he founded a nd produced the National Coaches Clinics for 43 years.

Luci Lagrimas ’86

(l. to r.) Bob Gaughran ’57, Luci Lagrimas ’86, Mark Nordquist ’68

Amos Alonzo Stagg Award Winners The Stagg Award recognizes outstanding alumni athletes who have achieved distinction in their professional lives.

Bob Gaughran ’57 Gaughran broke all Pacific’s game, season and career water polo scoring records and still holds the school record. 24

A four-time Pacif ic f ield hockey MVP, Lagrimas is one of Paci f ic’s most hera lded and decorated players in the sport. A senior engineering manager at Cisco Systems, she was a two-time member of the U.S. National Field Hockey Team.

Carroll is coach of the Super Bowl XLVIII-winning Seattle Seahawks. Before his career in professional and college football, which included a storied nineyear run at USC, Carroll got his start at Pacific, where he was a graduate assistant and later an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. Read more about Caroll, as one of the 2014 Pacific Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni award winners, in the next Pacific Review.

Mark Nordquist ’68 A f ter graduating, Nordquist wa s drafted by the Philadephia Eagles and embarked on a career in professional football, also playing for the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers. He co-founded DonJoy, now DJ Ortho, the world’s largest manufacturer of knee braces.

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |



Former Tennis Ace Serves Up Gift for New Tennis Center

“After four years playing for the Tigers, I walked away with a good base for my game and a science degree that will be forever valuable,” said Zimmerman.

A $1.5 million gift from Eve Zimmerman ’84, a Pacific tennis ace who went on to become a world-ranked professional player, will help build a state-of-the-art tennis complex. A portion of the gift will also be used to fund a matching campaign aimed at inspiring additional donors to support the project. The Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center will include 12 courts, a two-story, 4,000square-foot clubhouse, covered player benches, and a new electronic scoreboard. It will occupy a portion of the footprint of the former Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Football Stadium.

Stagg Stadium Removal Makes Way for

Now retired from tennis and living in London with her husband and young son, Zimmerman said she hopes her gift will help Pacific’s tennis teams compete at the highest levels, and also support junior and adult players in the San Joaquin County tennis community. Construction of the $3 million tennis complex, planned as one of the finest tennis facilities on the West Coast, is expected to begin this summer. One-third of the former Tiger’s gift will be used to create the Eve Zimmerman Matching Gift Cha llenge, to help fund remaining construction costs. For more information, visit or call 209.946.3177.

Eve Zimmerman ’84


Work to remove the Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium has begun, in a project that will make room for new athletics facilities, including a dedicated tennis center, and new fields for soccer and field hockey.

currently plays its home games in the Bay Area, will be able to play games in front of a hometown crowd. Competitors in the past have been reluctant to play the team on the natural-grass Brookside Field across the Calaveras River.

Stadium to honor both him and U.S. military veterans. The new facilities will also include the Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Plaza, which will honor military veterans, legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg and Pacific football.

Pacific last year returned to the prestigious West Coast Conference. The new facilities are intended to help student-athletes gain a competitive edge and continue the rich heritage of Pacific Athletics. The women’s field hockey team, which

“These new facilities will be very important to Pacific’s future success competing in the West Coast Conference and instrumental in our ability to recruit top athletes to Pacific,” said Ted Leland, vice president for external relations and athletics director.

The 125,000 cubic yards of dirt that made up the stadium’s berm foundation were trucked away starting in spring and could be used in levy repair and area construction projects such as the Interstate 5 renovation. Leland said he hopes all three of the new facilities will be ready to be dedicated during Homecoming in October 2014.

Soccer Field

Field Hockey Field

Pershing Avenue Roy & Jean Sanders Tennis Clubhouse

Support Services Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center

Running Track

A. A. Stagg Memorial Plaza

The field hockey field will be the first to be constructed. The field hockey team stands to gain the most from its new field. Pacific Athletics raised enough money for an artificial turf surface in time for next season. The new soccer field will accommodate both the women’s and men’s soccer teams, with the men’s soccer team beginning NCAA Division I play later this year after being dormant at the varsity level since 1985. Pacific Memorial Stadium was built in 1950 on land donated by legendary coach Amos Alonzo Stagg. In 1988 it was renamed Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial

See six decades of Stagg Stadium: visit

Update: As of press time, Pacific men’s water polo player Nicholas Pasichuke ’17 had returned home after being badly injured in the tragedy that took six lives in Isla Vista on May 23. He was undergoing physical therapy and hopes to return to play next season.

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014



Sakena Yacoobi Receives $1 Million Opus Prize Nonprofit recognizes unsung heroes whose efforts solve pressing global issues Sakena Yacoobi ’77 COP, won $1 million from the Opus Foundation for her efforts to promote education in her homeland of Afghanistan. Yacoobi gave a guest lecture on campus in November, shortly after the prize was announced. Yacoobi is the director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), which provides literacy programs, higher education, arts and culture, healthcare and income-generating activities for women. Her life focus on educational outreach began while working with the International Rescue Committee in a refugee camp in Pakistan. She convinced the local mullah to serve as a teacher and personally wrote eight manuals for teachers that are still used in her programs today. In no time, 300 girls signed up for classes. The following year, Yacoobi opened 15 schools for 27,000 students sponsored by the International Rescue Committee. She monitored every school, trained the teachers and integrated classes on health and peace into the curriculum. When the IRC 26

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

ran out of money in 1995, the schools closed and Yacoobi started AIL with $20,000 of her own money. The schools focused primarily on educating women. By 2002, she had opened 80 schools with more than 5,000 students as well as a number of health clinics. Eventually, she also sponsored a hospital and took over five government-run clinics serving 1,500–2,000 patients each month. Today, AIL is the largest Afghan NGO and is registered with the Ministries of Health, Education, Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare. With offices in Kabul and Herat, the organization runs 52 centers with 480 employees and manages a $1.7 million budget. AIL recently assumed control of most government-run orphanages in Afghanistan. While on campus, Yacoobi shared her dream for a free, educated Afghanistan. She is devoted to transforming the minds and hearts of people through education in the hope they will think for themselves and choose to be peaceful. Yacoobi pictured on campus in 2010 at the Global Heroes Lecture Series. The University awarded her an honorary doctorate in 2007.


Voices of the Association

Voices of the Association…

Jim Stavosky ’77, ’79 COP PAA Board President

This spring I had the honor of addressing the graduates of the Class of 2014 at Pacific’s annual commencement ceremony. This is an exciting time of year for our new graduates, but my message to them holds true for all alumni. No matter how long it has been, it is always a good time to reconnect with Pacific. Update us with your new contact information, submit a class note about your significant life events, or c ome back a nd sha re you r experiences with current Pacific students. We would love to hear from you!

We have several places on social media for you to connect with us: Instagram • Facebook • Twitter • LinkedIn • I have enjoyed my year as president of the Pacific Alumni Association. It has been wonderful serving the University on behalf of our alumni. You can meet the 2014 –15 PAA Board President Franz Vaiarello ’74 on page 28. His term begins July 1, 2014. Go Tigers!

Meet Our Newest Staff Member: Anthony Young ’12 BUS Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Anthony Young comes to the Alumni Relations office from RuffaloCODY, a fundraising management firm, where he worked with several institutions throughout the country assisting with their annual fund phonathon operations. During his undergraduate years at Pacific he was involved with the Pacific Alumni Association and the Pacific Fund while holding various positions within the Division of Student Life. In his current role, he manages a team of students with the Alumni Discovery Project. If you would like to share your story with a current student and learn more about Pacific today, contact Young at or 209.946.2391.

Pacific Alumni Association Leadership at Its Best

Through alumni leadership, the members of the board provide support for the University, its students and alumni.

Bill Coen (center) with former PAA Presidents Alex Vereschagin ’57 COP and Norm Allen ’88 COP, ’94 LAW

Goodbye to Bill Coen, Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations Bill Coen has announced he will retire from the University at the end of December. He and his wife, Jan, plan to return home to Utah to be closer to family members. Since Coen began at Pacific in 2000, he has been a key leader in the development and ongoing success of the Pacific Alumni Association. He led the reorganization of the Pacific Alumni Association, which created a greater awareness among constituent groups through the use of technology, and saw increased involvement with volunteers and greater attendance at alumni events and reunions. In October, he was instrumental in the successful return of Homecoming, an all-campus event that brought together students, parents, families and alumni for the first time in 18 years. Coen also championed the recent addition of the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House, completed in 2011, which was built and furnished almost entirely through alumni support. During Coen’s tenure, regional clubs and affinity groups such as the Black, Pride and Latino alumni clubs also emerged, and affinity reunions are now held every year. The Pacific Alumni Weekend, which included the popular Taste of Pacific, grew from 200 guests at its inception to over 1,200. Coen also helped create and sustain strategic partnerships with various University departments. “I am grateful to Bill for his leadership in working with the Alumni Association Board and the fine team of alumni professionals to create such a strong program. His legacy will continue through the able talents of Executive Director of Alumni Relations Kelli (Williams) Page ’87,” said Burnie Atterbury, vice president for development and alumni relations. “It has been a tremendous opportunity to make friends with our alumni and work with so many great people who love their faculty, classmates and the campus. I was encouraged to ‘dream big,’ and on occasion, together with the alumni, we enjoy those dreams as realities,” said Coen.

2014–15 Pacific Alumni Association Officers

Board of Directors

President: Franz Vaiarello ’74 COP Senior Vice President: Jennifer (Banks) Svihus ’87 COP Immediate Past President: James Stavosky ’77, ’79 COP Vice President: Steve Covell ’71 BUS Vice President: Adam Ellison ’08 COP Vice President: Jan (Inglese) Hope ’86 COP Vice President: Tim O’Neill ’78, ’91 COP Vice President: Silvina Sousa-Ransford ’95 SIS, ’04 EDU Vice President: Sarah Wells ’02 BUS

Arnold Chin ’95 COP Ned Collins ’97 COP Diane (Nieto) Dwyer ’85 PHS Margaret (Peers) Frederickson ’66 PHS Scott Gerbert ’90 COP Stacey Hagen ’00 COP Shanti Halter ’01 LAW Matthew Hoffman ’03 ENG Venilde Jeronimo ’90 SIS Elizabeth MacNab ’01, ’02 EDU Janice Magdich ’79 COP, ’96 LAW

Dick McClure ’78 COP Erin (Westfall) Mettler ’01 COP Danna (Baldwin) Moreno ’74 ECC Mary Pietanza ’86 BUS Grant Reeder ’86 BUS Mohammed Waqar Rizvi ’02 BUS La Nor (Miller) Smith ’86 COP Janet Spears ’86 ENG Anne (Cover) Teutsch ’85 BUS Robert Webster ’59 BUS

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014



2014–15 Trips Panama Canal 100th Anniversary

November 19–30, 2014

Old-Fashioned Holidays (Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana) December 5–13, 2014

Ancient Mysteries of the Americas (North, Central and South Americas) January 16 – February 3, 2015

Spain Valencia & Barcelona

African Safari to Botswana & Zambia March 11–21, 2015 Join Kelli (Williams) Page ’87, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. The small travel group will be in the heart of the Okavango Delta, the largest inland water system in the world. Wildlife is abundant, including more than 450 bird species. Trip extensions include Cape Town and Victoria Falls.

April 13–22, 2105

Isles & Empires of the Adriatic (Italy, Greece, Croatia & Slovenia) May 2–11, 2015

For more information: Contact Kelli (Williams) Page ’87 866.575.7229 (toll-free)

Roaming Tigers

Showing Pacific Pride Around the World

2014–15 Pacific Alumni Association President Franz Vaiarello ’74 COP with his wife, Rahnea, in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, earlier this year.

Have a Roaming Tiger photo to share? Send to 28

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |


2014 REUNIONS Mark your calendars—join us and your classmates for the celebrations! Homecoming Weekend — October 17–19, 2014


Class of 1974 • 40th Class of 1984 • 30th Class of 1989 • 25th Class of 2004 • 10th Delta Gamma/Epsilon Lambda Sigma InterVarsity Christian Fellowship African American/Black Student Union Archania Society MEChA Sigma Alpha Epsilon


Pacific Ambassadors • 10th Student Advisors • 40th Student Affairs Graduate Program • 10th Delta Sigma Pi • 30th Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. • 40th Gladys L. Benerd School of Education • 90th


Book Your Holiday or Corporate Events Now It’s not too early to book your holiday events at the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House. Contact Mary Ann Piana Chapman at 209.946.2391

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


Alumni Happenings


Clubs Corner Los Angeles Pacific Club

Alumni enjoyed a pregame reception on the beautiful City Terrace overlooking downtown Los Angeles before watching the LA Kings battle the Anaheim Ducks at the Staples Center in their sold-out last game before the NHL playoffs. San Francisco Regional Event

Alumni and their families at the Pacific vs. USD basketball game in San Diego. Alumni from left to right: Kara (Carranza) Vedenoff ’07, Lia (Carranza) Flynn ’05, Gina (Carranza) Goodwin ’01,’03,’08, Michael Flynn ’05, and Anthony Bernal ’02 posing with the next generation of Tiger fans.

San Diego Pacific Club (above)

Strategically positioned right behind the team bench, nearly 100 enthusiastic alumni waving orange and black pom-poms, cheered the men’s basketball team on to victory against the University of San Diego at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Alumni joined students from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for lunch and then cheered for the Pacific men’s basketball team as they took on WCC opponent USF. Tigers on Tour

Alumni gathered for two exciting “Tigers on Tour” events this past spring, where President Pamela Eibeck and Pacific Alumni Association leadership shared exciting things happening at Pacific and transformational plans for the future. In Stockton, more than 100 alumni and fans joined the Tigers for a pregame celebration as the Men’s Basketball team took on WCC opponent Gonzaga at Pacific’s Alex G. Spanos Center. In Arizona, more than 50 alumni enjoyed great weather and baseball at the Giants spring training facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. Several of them stayed for the weekend and enjoyed breakfast and a round of golf with their fellow Tigers the next day. (Left) Marjory (Johnson) Stokes ’51 poses with the Tiger dancers (doing the signature Delta Gamma pose) during the Pacific vs. Gonzaga reception in February. Stokes was a sister of Epsilon Lambda Sigma (the sorority that preceded Delta Gamma).

Calling all Archites The Archania Alumni have approved the Archania Society, a new honors fraternity at Pacific. Join us during Homecoming weekend to learn more about the new Archania Society and find out what this means for our alumni. Watch for more information to come. “Fire up Archites and be there. Come home and celebrate.” —Vince Brown ’73 For more information contact Vince at 209.888.5566 30

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |



Barbara Jean “Bobbe” Connolly Schefer ’48 MUS, Santa Rosa, CA, taught from 1948 until 1976 when she became the principal of Madrone Elementary School in the Rincon Valley Union School District. She retired in 1984. She has three children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


Shirley King ’60 COP, Elk Grove, CA, recently celebrated the 10 th anniversary of her nonprofit, Gramma’s Hugs International. In 2011, Shirley received the Pacific Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Volunteer Service.

Duane Isetti ’63 COP, ’66 EDU, Stockton, CA, has been named board chairman of the Community Foundation of San Joaquin, a nonprofit group that encourages philanthropic d o n o r s t o in v e s t an d m an a g e s t h e contributions. In 2013, the foundation awarded 133 grants totaling nearly $700,000. Isetti retired from Pacific as director of Planned Giving and has served on the Stockton City Council.

Special thanks to the Class of 1964 50th Reunion Committee

John Ball David Banks Barbara (Bullock) Force Wayne Gohl Judy (Camblin) Henander Calvin Matsumoto Leo Middleton Babs (Tunnicliff) Nathan Ralph Saroyan Ernie Segale Chuck Simpson Genola (Murray) Spoonhour David Stern Bobbie (Bitcon) Wallinger

Marsha Croce Gebara ’68 ECC, Redlands, CA, was honored for her nearly three decades of service to the Redlands Bowl with an “Evening in Celebration of Marsha Croce Gebara.” Gebara has served the Bowl for 27 years, 13 as the program director where she was re sponsible for bringing world- clas s entertainment to the Summer Music Festival.


Robert Greenstreet ’71 COP, Ada, OK, has been named district governor designate for Rotary International District 5770. Greenstreet will become district governor in 2016–17. He is a past president of the Ada Sunrise Rotary Club, a charter Paul Harris Society member and has chaired the District 5770 4-Way Test Speech Contest for a decade.

Wendi Maxwell ’71 RAY, Stockton, CA, recently introduced her second album, a 13-song cycle subtitled An Imaginary Jazz Musical in Three Acts, at the Haggin Museum with her five-man Tres Hot Jazz Band. Maxwell has a black belt in aikido and is a retired state hospital administrator and caregiver (25 years), who also worked for the California Department of Education. She started singing jazz professionally eight years ago. She has been married to Bill Maxwell, a Stockton historian and bookseller, for 34 years. Reg Huston ’73, ’76 MUS, Salinas, CA, is the founder and executive director of the Support Theater Arts Regionally (S.T.A.R.) Foundation of Monterey County, which grants financial support to Monterey County schools and theater programs for youth and scholarships for graduating high school seniors continuing in the performing arts. Huston’s oldest son, Jesse, hopes to attend Pacific Dugoni in the fall and his younger son, Maximillian, is a business major at Pacific and a member of the lacrosse team.

Class of 1974

40th Reunion Committee

Franz Vaiarello Greg Orr Gloria (Ramirez) Lucot Joe Dietrich Steve Spiro

Robert P. Rosenow ’74 PHS, Fullerton, CA, has been named founding dean of the planned College of Pharmacy at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA. For the past 23 years, Dr. Rosenow has held clinical, faculty and administrative positions in three schools and colleges at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. He is married to Marilyn Rosenow ’75 PHS, also a pharmacist. Ralph C. Smith ’79 LAW, Moab, UT, and his wife have become the proprietors of the Apache Motel, a historic inn located in Moab, UT, next to Arches National Monument.


Carey B. Weatherholt ’80 COP, ’83 DEN, San Jose, CA, a thirdgeneration dentist now practicing in Willow Glen, has been elected president of the nearly 1,600-member Santa Clara County Dental Society board of directors.

Robert P. Rosenow ’74 PHS

Alexis Atchinson ’80 COP, ’83 DEN

Dr. Alexis Atchinson ’80 COP, ’83 DEN, Yoncalla, OR, is now practicing with Alanson Randol, DDS ’99 DEN in Roseburg, OR. Alexis and her husband, John Hartley, own Storybook Horse Farm in Yoncalla, OR. Their breeding program focuses on the preservation and promotion of the Canadian horse and expanded in 2012 to include German and American Warmbloods. Pam Moorhouse Naylor ’80 COP, Yucca Valley, CA, and her husband, Steve, are co-owners of Legacy Office Products. They previously owned Steve’s Office Supply in Yucca Valley and 29 Palms, CA, for more than 20 years before selling and retiring in 2005. They opened their new store in 2013 in honor of their son, Mike, who passed away in 2011. The business is dedicated to returning company profits back to nonprofit organizations in their community to honor their son’s legacy. Erick Christensen ’81 COP, Charlotte, NC, has joined the Charlotte office of global consulting firm Protiviti as a managing director.

Class of 1984 30th Reunion Committee

Angela (Parises) Brusa Jeff Peterson Jeff Agnew Karen (Cleasby) Parsons Tracey (Watkins) Wiltshire Mark Nilsen

Brad Loos ’85 COP, ’86 EDU, San Jose, CA, received the Winnovation Award from the North Bay Business Journal and Wine Industry Network for advancements in winemaking and fermentation technology (patents pending). The award recognizes “problem-solvers whose ingenuity has helped the wine industry operate more efficiently, effectively and responsively.”

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


CLASS NOTES Kate Powell Segerstrom ’85 LAW, Sonora, CA, was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to a superior court judgeship in Tuolumne County. Bill Lockyer ’86 LAW, Sacramento, CA, joined the Orange County office of Brown Rudnick LLP as of counsel. Lockyer has served as the California State Treasurer since 2007. His term ends in January 2015. Prior to his election as treasurer, he served as California’s attorney general and was a member of the California legislature for 25 years. Lockyer also served as the elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General. Christine A. Carringer ’87 LAW, Fairfield, CA, was appointed to the Solano County superior court bench in December by Gov. Jerry Brown. Carringer is a former president of the Solano County Bar Association. Hue Jackson ’87 COP, Cincinnati, OH, was selected as the Cincinnati Bengals’ new offensive coordinator in January 2014. Jackson was Oakland’s head coach in 2011 and returned to the Bengals in 2012 to help with the defensive backs and special teams after serving as wide receivers coach from 2004 through 2006. Michael G. Bowman ’88 LAW, Elk Grove, CA, was appointed in January by Gov. Jerry Brown to a judgeship in the Sacramento County Superior Court. Sue Mount ’88 COP, Sherman Oaks, CA, is now account manager for digital spot distribution at Global Digital Media Exchange (a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment). She continues in her role as business and operating director for the Angel City Derby Girls, a women’s roller derby team in Los Angeles, currently ranked #6 by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association.

What’s New? Send your Class Note and photo to or mail to Pacific Alumni Association, 3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211. Send us your baby’s name and birthdate and get your “Future Tiger” baby bib.


Matches Adam Morisoli ’10 PHS and Brandice Goertzen ’07 COP, ’11 PHS, 4/13/14, San Clemente, CA — 1 Wedding party included: Valerie (Franklin) Griffin ’09 PHS, Bethany (Benson) DeDonato ’09 PHS, and Megan (Reinhart) Hansen ’09 PHS. Shamus W. Smith ’02 COP and Jesmille Darbouze-Smith, 10/26/2013, Washingtonville, NY — 2 The couple currently resides in New York City. Rob Whitaker and Jennifer Murphy ’05 COP, 12/18/13, Toluca Lake, CA — 3 Wedding party included: Tara (Dougherty) Payne ’08 ENG, Brooke (Johnson) Faill ’06, ’07 EDU, Tara (Cuslidge) Staiano ’05 COP, Stacy (Costello) Vorster ’08, ’12 ENG, and Kim (Hoang) Hall ’09 COP. Karey (Knowles) Cummings ’97 COP and Asa Cummings ’98 BUS, 11/23/13, Coronado, CA — 4

Tiger Cubs Ashley and Chris Eakland ’07 ENG, a daughter, Madelyn Marie, 9/15/13, Puyallup, WA — 5 Shannon (Catalano) ’05 COP and Jarrod Cruzat ’03 BUS, a daughter, Cora Rose, 12/15/13, Modesto, CA — 6 Dana Lynn (Valtierra) ’06 BUS and Greg Swanson, a daughter, Mia Rose, 2/1/14, Stockton, CA — 7 Megann (Jordan) ’11 COP and Andrew Padovani ’08 COP, a son, Joey Padovani, 8/10/13, Davis, CA — 8 Jackie (Page) ’08 MUS and Troy Tisthammer ’09 ENG, a son, Levi Daniel, 2/13/14, Reno, NV — 9 Linda Lizarraga ’02 EDU and Edgar Valdez, a daughter, Sofia Isabel, 3/13/14, Riverbank, CA — 10 Rachael (DeRonde) ’05 COP and Michael White ’07 COP, a son, Robert Andrew, 12/12/13, Capitola, CA — 11 He is welcomed by big brothers Luke (4) and Gabe (3).

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

Danielle (McCaw) ’06 MUS and Vincent Wojtusik ’06 MUS, a daughter, Lillian Olive, 12/13/13, Anchorage, AK — 12 Laura and Greg Grant ’98 MUS, a daughter, Genavieve Charlotte, 12/3/13, San Jose, CA — 13 Oksana (Ivashchenko) ’05 COP and Erik Hansen ’06 BUS, a daughter, Colette, 10/17/2013, Pleasanton, CA — 14 Crystal (Jennings) ’07, ’08 EDU and Brendon Goldberg, a son, Kysen Steven, 6/2/13, Lodi, CA — 15 Ashley (Carrera) ’07 COP and Francisco Medina ’10 COP, a daughter, Addison Izabel, 6/12/2013, Stockton, CA — 16 Sandra and Anthony Hughes ’98 COP, ’04 PHS, a son, Bennett Neil, 6/28/12, Lake Isabella, CA — 17 Natalie (Welch) ’06 COP and Jeff Dougherty, a daughter, Ella Rose, 3/22/14, Sacramento, CA — 18 Shannon and Matthew Austin ’01 BUS, a daughter, Katherine Marie, 7/2/13, Sherwood, OR She joins big brother Mateo Alexander.

Class of 1989 25th Reunion Committee

Chris Lozano Tod Davis Tania (Zanotto) Walden Gregory Enloe Mary Ann Gomez


Robert Oakes ’86 BUS, ’90 LAW, Sacramento, CA, has been named executive director of the California Mental Health Directors Association. Oakes previously served as vice president and general counsel for the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU).

Corinna Raznikov ’91 COP, Marion, MA, had an exhibition of her photographs on display in the Clark Davis Gallery and the Patsy Francis Gallery at the Marion Arts Center this spring. Her photography has been featured in numerous galleries and museums from Scotland to San Francisco and is regularly published in national and regional magazines. Don Sherman ’91 SIS, Elk Grove, CA, was appointed deputy director at Covered California, the state agency responsible for implementing the provision of the federal Affordable Care Act.

Matches and Tiger Cubs




8 5

6 12 11








17 18

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


CLASS NOTES Vinny Johl ’11 BUS

Jennifer Schmitt ’07 BUS and Johanna Bakmas ’09 COP

Class of 2004 10th Reunion Committee

Yesel Alcantar Matt Olson Janet Prado Christina Olson Amber (Fitzpatrick) Barnett Robert Albini Cathy (Schieberl) Ashenbremer

Jorge Elizalde ’94 COP, Stockton, CA, presented an art exhibit at Art Expressions in Stockton. His works have won numerous awards and he has exhibited in Mexico, Miami, Paris and throughout California. Rosielyn Pulmano Thompson ’96 COP, ’00 LAW, Elk Grove, CA, has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown as deputy secretary of business and consumer policy at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. She has served as a consultant for several state committees over the past 12 years, including those related to health, business, economic development, and arts and entertainment. Brennan Hovland ’97 BUS, Imperial Beach, CA, recently joined Park Life Real Estate in Coronado, CA. He has worked as a licensed real estate broker for 15 years. Jennifer (Vied) Geiger ’98 MUS, Livermore, CA, was elected president-elect of the Board of American Music Therapy Association in January. She has served in many volunteer and leadership roles both regionally and nationally and is sole proprietor of Geiger Consulting Music Therapy Services, a private practice providing quality and interactive music therapy services to older adults. She has served as a fieldwork supervisor and guest lecturer at Pacific for many years.


David Duggan ’02 MUS, Murphys, CA, has been the director of Bret Harte Theater at Bret Harte High School in Angels Camp since 2006. He manages the sound booth during shows and teaches audio and video production classes. Under his leadership the audio and video production classes have grown immensely, providing classroom instruction and practical experience.


Jennifer (Enos) Imbimbo ’05 COP, Terra Linda, CA, has been promoted to senior manager of media and community relations at Sonoma Raceway. She helps oversee the planning and execution of all media relations events at the raceway, including the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. She will also take on a larger role in developing and executing community events and fundraising activities for Speedway Children’s Charities, the charitable arm of the raceway. Kerry Krueger Devine ’06 LAW, Stockton, CA, achieved her goal of running 50 marathons by the age of 50, just four days shy of her birthday, when she completed the Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando, FL, this past January. She has run the Boston Marathon 11 times, the California International Marathon seven times, and the prestigious Chicago Marathon. Krueger Devine is a partner in the law firm of Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson.

Jennifer Schmitt ’07 BUS, Birmingham, AL, and Johanna Bakmas ’09 COP, organized a mini-Pacific Pep Band clarinet reunion in Washing ton, DC, where Bakmas was completing an internship with the Smithsonian Institute. Derek Isetti ’08 PHS, Seattle, WA, received an American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship. Isetti is currently a doctoral student studying speech and hearing science at the University of Washington, Seattle. His interest in speech disorders was spurred by his previous work on Broadway where, as an understudy for John Stamos in the musical Cabaret, he was suddenly asked to take the lead role when the original cast member suffered a hemorrhaged vocal fold. He hopes to work with the performing community and other professional voice users.


Vinny Johl ’11 BUS, Yuba City, CA, has been selected for the second time in two years as a commitment mentor for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). Vinny is the manager of corporate and community relations at Brandman University in Yuba City.

Upendra Kulkarni ’07 PHS, Chandanagar, Hyderabad, India, is working as a principal scientist in Novartis.

Gabrielle Olivo ’12 EDU, Los Angeles, CA, is completing her master’s degree in special education at Loyola Marymount University.

James Severin ’07 SIS, Stockton, CA, is a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Afghanistan in February. Severin is an air defense artillery officer in the 5-5 ADA Unit in Fort Lewis, WA. He is married and has a son, Andrew.

Robert Callahan ’13 LAW, Sacramento, CA, is the executive director of the new Sacramento of fice of the Internet A s sociation, a Washington, DC-based trade association representing global Internet companies.

Kal Wanasek ’07 BUS, Jackson, WI, is a public speaker and author (see Bookshelf, p. 12). He also works as an IT business analyst for a health insurance company. He is married and plays guitar in a rock band based in Milwaukee. Gurminder (Sidhu) Uppal ’07 DEN, Ceres, CA, opened a dental practice in Ceres called K3 Dental. She has conducted several outreach efforts to local elementary school students to promote good dental hygiene and visits high schools to promote dentistry as a career. Uppal also served as section head of radiology and an assistant professor in the Department of Dental Practice for the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

James Derrick ’13 COP, Greensboro, GA, is the Peter Burwash International Tennis Professional at Reynolds Plantation. He provides instructional, competitive and social programs for club members of the Ritz-Carlton Lodge. Paul Dugoni ’13 BUS, Fairfield, CA, spent the summer of 2013 working for the Napa V Foundation Wine Celebration for Cancer Research, where he was involved in event planning and guest relations. The event made $9.2 million for cancer research and was featured on shows like Good Morning America and ESPN’s Sportscenter. Paul is currently employed at Hall Winery in St. Helena, CA.


In Memoriam Marjorie Ruby (Sage) Ruoff ’41 COP 2/27/14, Sonora, CA Eugene Harter ’43 COP, 11/10/13, Marin, CA Betty Irwin ’44 COP, ’74 LAW, 6/10/13, Lakeport, CA Patricia (Ingram Cook) Barrett ’45 COP, 12/5/13, Jacksonville, OR Marjorie Susan Larsen ’47 COP, 1/9/14. Marjorie was a beloved educator and pioneer in women’s sports. She was a longtime coach and administrator for Edison High School in Stockton and won numerous community awards and distinctions, including recognition in the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame. She was a staunch supporter of Pacific Athletics and helped the women’s athletic programs grow with her activism and philanthropy. Theo “Ted” Adkins ’51 COP, 1/3/14, Petaluma, CA. In 1951 Ted was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and played first base in their minor league system until his career was interrupted by his Army service during the Korean War. His experiences in the war led him to a career in physical therapy. In 1958 he married his college sweetheart, Gwen Shepherd ’54 COP, and had two children. Albert Keith Pierce ’51 COP, 11/13/13, Watsonville, CA Carolyn Marie Stevens Sweet ’52 COP, 10/31/13, Carolyn met her husband Van ’52 while at Pacific, and 36 of their family members have attended Pacific.

Josephine (Watson) Kale ’61 COP, 3/13/14, Carmel, CA

Charles L. Quinn ’83 COP, 12/16/13, Fair Oaks, CA

Herman Eisbrenner ’68 COP, 3/11/14, Stockton, CA

Jon Seitz ’83 LAW, 5/4/13, Palo Alto, CA

Erich Vaughn Merdinger ’69 COP, 12/3/13, Helena, MT

Merrill Cutler McCarthy ’85 LAW, 3/8/13, Lake Oswego, OR

Marylou (Kilburn) Schingler ’70 COP, ’71 PHS, 3/24/14, St. Helena, CA

Joseph Manuel Ortiz ’88 COP, 3/7/14, Lodi, CA. Joseph was drafted to the Milwaukee Brewers and then traded to the Oakland A’s. In retirement he dedicated his life to coaching young athletes in all sports.

Job Johannes “John” de Bruin ’70 LAW, 4/20/13, Napa, CA

Michael A. Pane ’93 LAW, 7/2/13, Fair Haven, NJ

Jerome H. “Jerry” Friedman ’70 LAW, 4/14/09, Pleasant Hill, CA

William Frank “Bill” Smith ’94 LAW, 7/19/13, Davis, CA

James R. Dodds ’71 LAW, 5/18/13, Beverly Hills, CA

David A. Magnan ’12 LAW, 8/29/13, Sacramento, CA

Laurie (Gillespie) Flanagan ’73 COP, 1/28/14, Stockton, CA. Laurie was an avid alumni volunteer, serving as an alumni mentor and on the reunion committee for her class of 1973 40th reunion.

Nadine Myer ’62 COP, St. Petersburg, FL

Raymond Ball ’70 LAW, 7/21/13, Carmichael, CA

Joseph Manuel Ortiz ’88 COP

Theo “Ted” Adkins ’51 COP

Eric Larsen ’77 LAW, 5/8/13, Sacramento, CA Allen Cheek ’78 LAW, 5/20/13, Fairbanks, AK Jean McEvoy ’83 LAW, 4/14/13, Sacramento, CA Nancy (Robinson) Farnum ’59 COP

Harry Ackley ’55 LAW, 4/1/13, Davis, CA Joseph Martin ’56 LAW, 8/12/13, Ocean Park, WA Inge Hoekendijk Wilde ’57 EDU, 12/3/13, Marin County,CA Nancy (Robinson) Farnum ’59 COP, 12/1/13, Stockton, CA. A lifetime sailor, Nancy competed in the Olympic trials as a young woman, as well as several other prominent sailing championships. Nancy married her college sweetheart Al Farnum ’59 COP. As an alumna, Nancy served on the Pacific Alumni Association Board of Directors and recently attended the anniversary of her college sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta/Alpha Theta Tau.

University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


CLASS NOTES Iola Whitlock Brubeck ’45 COP

August 14, 1923 – March 12, 2014 Iola Whitlock Brubeck, wife of the late jazz legend Dave Brubeck ’42 MUS, died at the age of 90 following a brave battle with cancer.

A Nor t hern Ca lifornia native, Mrs. Brubeck wa s active at Pacif ic on the debate team, the Pacific Weekly student newspaper, and in radio and theater. She also met her lifelong collaborator and husband of more than 70 years. Today, a plaque marks the place in what is now Faye Spanos Concert Hall where they met. In addition to being a wife and mother of their six children, Iola was an educator, radio producer and writer and served as her husband’s business manager throughout his legendary career. As Mr. Brubeck’s chief librettist and lyricist, she collaborated on or authored lyrics for a dozen sacred choral compositions, a jazz opera, and almost three dozen songs. Mrs. Brubeck is considered as important to the spreading of jazz to mainstream America as was her husband, who died December 5, 2012. Dave Brubeck’s success, he was the first to admit, depended largely on Iola’s intelligence and management skills. Her efforts were the primary impetus that opened doors to the Dave Brubeck Quartet to perform at college campuses across the United States. In 1999, Dave and Iola Brubeck allowed a vast collection of correspondence, manuscripts, tapes, scores, arrangements, photos and memorabilia to be housed in Pacific’s Holt-Atherton Special Collections. The following year, the University established the Brubeck Institute, which builds on the Brubecks’ lifelong commitment to music, creativity, education and the advancement of important social issues, including civil rights, social justice and the environment. The University honored Mrs. Brubeck with an honorary doctorate in 2000. On her last visit to Pacific during the Brubeck Festival in March 2013, she learned of the establishment of the Iola W. Brubeck Endowed Fellowship. The endowment supports a member of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Fellowship program. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave and son Michael. She is survived by sons Darius, Christopher, Daniel and Matthew; daughter Catherine; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Donations in her memory may be made to the Iola W. Brubeck Fellowship Endowment, c/o The Brubeck Institute, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211.

The Long family has a deep involvement with Pacific. Long’s father, Joseph Milton Long, received an honorary degree from Pacific in 1972. His uncle, Thomas J. Long, served on the Board of Regents from 1969–1980. A cousin, Thomas Sweeney ’64 ENG, served as a Pacific Regent from 1995–2004. Two other family members are graduates of the University. Thomas J. and Joseph M. Long encouraged former Pacific President Robert Burns to establish the pharmacy school at Pacific in 1955. Their support helped establish the first building on the north campus, which they dedicated to the memory of their parents, Edward and Alice Long. At the age of 16, Long began working for Longs Drug Stores, which was founded by his father and uncle, and progressed through the ranks. He retired in 2003 and was named chairman emeritus. Mr. Long served as president and trustee of the Joseph and Vera Long Foundation, named after his father and mother. The foundation supports educational programs, including at University of the Pacific. Bob and his wife, Eliane, have also been generous supporters of Pacific. Condolence letters can be sent to Office of Robert Long, P.O. Box 3827, Walnut Creek, CA 94598-0827. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Ray Sylvester Associate Dean, Eberhardt School of Business March 24, 1941 – February 5, 2014

Associate Dean Ray Sylvester passed away just a few short weeks before his planned retirement from his more than 40-year career at Pacific. He was 72. Sylvester came to Pacific in 1972 and had served as School of Business associate dean for undergraduate programs since 1987. He took his role as a teacher and mentor very seriously and took pride in helping students become graduates. He was often at new student orientations and had attended every commencement ceremony and business school diploma and hooding ceremony since he came to Pacific. He also took a very active leadership role across the University and served in numerous capacities through the years. He was awarded the Podesto Award for Excellence in Student Life in 2005 and the 2012 Judy Chambers Award for his contributions to the Division of Student Life.

March 27, 2014

Beyond campus, Sylvester participated in an economic development advisory committee, served as chair of the Stockton Redevelopment Commission and served on the board of the Midtown Stockton Project (Magnolia). He also was a staunch United Way supporter. At the time of his death, Sylvester was president-elect of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society national board of directors.

Robert “Bob” M. Long, former president, CEO and chairman of Longs Drug Stores, passed away on March 27 at the age of 75. A Pacific Regent from 1981–1995, Long provided strong leadership and support for the University, in particular for the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences that is named for his uncle.

A campus memorial was held March 2. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ray Sylvester Memorial Scholarship Fund at Pacific, which will assist Eberhardt School of Business continuing students with financial need in their sophomore through senior years. Contact Tod Davis ’89 at 209.946.2998 or

View a photo gallery at

Robert M. Long—Emeritus Regent


University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

Passings John Vernon Schippers Emeritus, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education May 24, 1929 – December 1, 2013

John Schippers came to Pacific in 1962 and taught science education and was director of student teaching in the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education. Schippers established Pacif ic’s Teacher Corps program in 1968, a federally funded program designed to enable community college students to become credentialed teachers with an emphasis on underserved populations. He also directed a program in affiliation with the American Schools in Mexico for students who chose to do their student teaching abroad and have the experience of living with a family in another country for a semester. At his retirement in 1990, he was awarded the Order of Pacific. Schippers, who served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, became a pilot and was passionate about flying. After his retirement, he kept active in the WWII Warbirds group he founded in 1983 to preserve the memories of World War II aviators and aviation memorabilia. As a result, hundreds of stories have been recorded that would otherwise have been lost. He edited and published two volumes of the memoirs, The Way It Was: Memoirs of Flyers in WWII, Vols. I & II. His wife of more than 60 years, Sara “Sally” (Underwood) Schippers ’65 EDU, was a staff member at Pacific from 1977–84 and preceded him in death on October 11 at 83, less than two months prior to Schippers’s passing. At Schippers’s request, no services were held.

Tapan Munroe Economics, College of the Pacific

February 18, 1936 – April 1, 2014 Prominent Bay Area economist and former University of the Pacific economics professor Tapan Munroe passed away on April 1 at the age of 78. Born in Calcutta, India, Munroe was a scientist for Xerox and then General Electric before coming to Pacific in 1970, where he became professor and chair of the economics department.

He left Pacific in 1981 to join PG&E, eventually becoming their chief economist in San Francisco. He was a former chair of the Economics Committee of the Edison Electric Institute in Washington, D.C., a former member of the National Petroleum Council Task Force on Oil Prices and was also president of the Bay Area chapter of the National Association of Business Economists.

Paul Winters Emeritus, Communication, College of the Pacific May 4, 1924 – January 30, 2014

Paul Winters, a beloved professor and mentor who led University of the Pacific’s debate team to national prominence, died at the age of 89 in Tulalip, Wash., his home for the last 25 years. Winters taught communication and forensics from 1956–89 and coached the forensics team at Pacific from 1956–80. As debate coach, he led a small West Coast school to distinction in an arena dominated largely by East Coast and Ivy League institutions. He broke down racial and gender barriers in forensics, helping end separate men’s and women’s divisions in debate competition and recruiting students of color. In 1964, he led Pacific to win the National Debate Tournament Association championship, becoming the first West Coast team to bring home the coveted 1st place trophy in more than a decade. Winters was born in Albany, Ore., the 11th of 12 children. He attended the University of Oregon until he was drafted into the Army-Air Force during World War II. After the war, he went to Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore., where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees and competed in forensics. He was recruited to Pacific as forensic coach and communication professor in 1956. Winters received many honors and helped establish and led a number of debate associations during his storied career. He was named National Coach of the Year in 1964 by the National Forensics Association. He was a charter member and three-time president of the Northern California Forensics Association, which named its annual tournament the Paul Winters Invitational in his honor. He also was a charter member of the Cross Examination Debate Association and hosted the National Debate Tournament at Pacific in 1975, the first national tournament held at Pacific. In 1979, Winters received the University’s Distinguished Faculty Award, and in 1989 he was awarded the Order of Pacific, the University’s highest honor. Winters was preceded in death by his wife Marian. He is survived by a sister, Ruth; children Diane Winters ’78 COP and Greg Winters ’82 ENG; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held on May 4—on what would have been his 90th birthday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Paul Winters Forensic Endowed Scholarship, which was established at his retirement by colleagues and former students. For information, contact Jimilynn Dorough at, or 209.946.2869

A sought-after Bay Area speaker, he wrote a twice-monthly business and economics column for the Contra Costa Times for 20 years. He also wrote or co-wrote a number of books about economics, including Key to America’s Prosperity and Job Growth; and Dot-Com to Dot-Bomb. University of the Pacific | | Pacific Review Summer 2014


Congratulations Class of 2014

During four commencement ceremonies held May 10 and 17 and June 15, University of the Pacific conferred more than 1,900 degrees (950 bachelor’s degrees, 356 master’s degrees and 660 doctoral degrees) and recognized student accomplishments and honored outstanding faculty members. During the University’s main commencement ceremony on May 10 in Stockton, the University conferred an honorary doctoral degree on keynote speaker Edward E. Whitacre Jr., the widely admired former CEO of AT&T who came out of retirement in 2009 to lead the turnaround of General Motors Co. We profiled just a few of the success stories from our Class of ’14. Read them here:

May 17 Pacific McGeorge Commencement Ceremony in the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

May 10 Commencement Ceremony in the Alex G. Spanos Center


University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

Pacific Alumni and Commencement The Pacific Alumni Association participated in and sponsored several special graduation events. Nearly 500 graduating students attended the Pacific Alumni Association’s Grad Party at the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House. Graduates received a Pacific Alumni T-shirt and were treated to a catered meal and drinks. Anthony Young ’12 emceed the event with music provided by Marselus Cayton ’14. The Black Alumni Club held a dessert reception emceed by Amber Darby ’12 for new graduates on May 4 at the Alumni House. Students were inspired by speaker Amanda King ’05, ’13, and received a certificate and a kente stole to wear during Commencement. The PRIDE Pacific Club participated in the annual Lavender Graduation, which featured speakers Malachy McCormick ’10 and Cynthia Foster Krieger ’01. Graduates received purple roses, certificates and rainbow tassels in honor of their achievements. A major underwriter of this annual event is Eric Dingler ’87.

The Latino Alumni Pacific Club participated in the annual Latino Graduation Dinner and Ceremony in Grace Covell Hall. Alumnus Dan L. Flores ’68 gave opening remarks and graduates received stoles to wear at Commencement. Selected students were honored by their peers with awards for their academic, cocurricular and community service activities. Dr. Ines Ruiz-Huston ’10, Latino outreach coordinator, also received a special award of appreciation.

Half Century Club Inducts Class of 1964 The Half Century Club inducted members of the Class of 1964 at a reception and luncheon following the morning Commencement ceremony on May 10. Stan Lichtenstein ’49, who led the traditional Commencement Rose Walk procession, led the group in a rousing Pacific cheer. Ken Parsons ’63 served as the emcee, and Howie Campbell ’64 spoke on behalf of the 50th reunion class. Rose Walk procession May 17 Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Commencement Ceremony

ON SCHEDULE Pacific Music Camp


Programs for children in grades 5–12 in choir, orchestra, band, piano and more

Athletics Camps and Swim School Skills and day camps for children of all ages

Summer Classic Film Series Janet Leigh Theatre Old favorites with Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and more

Take 5 Jazz at the Brew Thursdays, July 17 and 31 • 7 pm Valley Brewing Company, 157 W. Adams St.


October September

Convocation August 27 • 11 am Faye Spanos Concert Hall Help welcome incoming students at this annual opening ceremony of the new school year.

32nd Annual Stockton Labor Day Pow Wow August 29-31 Pacific’s Native American Student Association and the Stockton Pow Wow Committee host this celebration of the rich cultures of our nation’s native peoples.

EVP ProSeries World Finals of Beach Volleyball September 27 • 9 am Raney Sand Volleyball Courts The first professional event to be held at Pacific’s new sand volleyball court.

October 11 • 9 am – 5 pm Prospective students and their families preview the exciting academic and co-curricular opportunities at Pacific. Also Saturday, November 15, 9 am to 5 pm.


It’ll be a blast, DON’T MISS IT! • 40

Preview Day

University of the Pacific | Pacific Review Summer 2014 |

A Class Act The Class of 1964 celebrated its 50th Reunion during this year’s Commencement. In honor of this milestone, they set a personal and impactful fundraising goal: $50,000, to create a lasting legacy through an endowed scholarship. “While attending Pacific, my professors took the time to counsel and mentor me. Their support and commitment to my success made a significant impact on my life. I am excited to give back to enable current students to have their own memorable Pacific experiences.” —David Stern ’64 If they met their goal, the class would be able to take advantage of a new matching opportunity made possible through the transformative $125 million gift the University received last fall from the estate of the late Robert and Jeannette Powell. When fully funded, their scholarship would double in size to a tremendous $100,000. With the leadership of the 50th Reunion Committee, the Class of ’64 not only met their goal,

becoming the first class to take advantage of the Powell Match, they increased it to $64,000 in honor of their class year. “As alumni of a great university like Pacific, we have the opportunity to build a foundation for tomorrow’s leaders. We can come together as a class and show current Pacific students we can make a difference by investing in their education, just as so many did for us.” —Ernie Segale ’64

To learn more about the Powell Match contact Scott Rivinius, Powell Match Administrator, at 209.932.2864 or

Nonprofit Organization US Postage PAID Stockton, CA Permit No. 363

Office of Communications 3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211 Address Service Requested


Midnight Mania Basketball Parade on the Mile Reunions Anniversaries Taste of Pacific Exhibitions