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    Pacific To Honor 2011 Amos Alonzo Stagg Award of Merit Recipients

    Jan 14, 2011

    Pacific Athletics will honor distinguished alumni Karen Jacobsen ('83), Will Keim ('75) and Fred Miller ('53) at the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award of Merit Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, Jan. 29. Tickets are still available for the event by contacting Pam at 209-946-3945.

    The Amos Alonzo Stagg Award of Merit was established in 1981 by former Graduate Manager of Athletics Bob Breeden, Pacific Alumni Director Kara Brewer, and Director of Athletics Elkin Isaac. The award recognizes an alumnus who participated in athletics at Pacific and who has gone on to achieve distinction in his/her life through the notable examples of integrity, dedication, idealism, and team spirit that Mr. Stagg personified and to which Pacific is dedicated.

    Will Keim (1975) 

    Will played baseball at Pacific, finishing his undergraduate degree in 1975, and earning his masters in 1980. Will is a well-known public speaker and has spoken to over two and a half million students, faculty, and professional staff from 2,500 collegiate and corporate campuses in all 50 states in The United States and most provinces in Canada. He is the founder of The Character Institute 2003, which empowers individuals and organizations to be more productive, operate in concert with personal and organizational values and beliefs, and make character-driven decisions in daily life. Will was honored in 2001 with the Jack Anson Award from the Association of Fraternity Advisors.

    Karen Jacobsen (1983) 

    Karen played both basketball and volleyball at Pacific, graduating in 1983 from the school of Business. She was captain of the volleyball team as a senior. She subsequently returned to her hometown of Sacramento, where she obtained her law degree from McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific in 1986. started the law firm of Jacobsen & McElroy in 1998 and previously she had been a partner with Thompson & Heller. During her 24 year legal career Karen has handled the defense of complex legal matters including construction defect, premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents and other commercial matters.

    Fred Miller (1953) 

    While at Pacific, Fred was awarded varsity letters in football, track, tennis and rugby. After graduating in 1953, he was commissioned as an officer in the Navy and saw duty in Korea aboard an LST. In 1955, after receiving an honorable discharge, Miller played professional football for the Washington Redskins. He went on to become director of athletics at Arizona State University, Long Beach State University and San Diego State University. He was chosen by the Officers and Executive Committee of NACDA as the recipient of the 41st James J. Corbett Memorial Award in 2007. The Corbett Award is presented annually to the collegiate administrator who "through the years has most typified Corbett's devotion to intercollegiate athletics and worked unceasingly for its betterment."