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Retirement reception for Caroline Darsie Feb. 27

Feb 17, 2015

The University community is invited to join in wishing a happy retirement to Caroline Darsie, development information systems and services coordinator, who will retire in March after more than 38 years of outstanding service to Pacific.

A reception will be held in the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House from 3 - 5 p.m. on Feb. 27.

Caroline began at Pacific in 1976 as a power keyboard typist. Since then, she has been an integral member of the advancement team. She never intended for her career at Pacific to be long term and was only taking a year off from teaching at an elementary school in Isleton. Nearly four decades later, she has worked in nearly every aspect of development and has been key to the ongoing success of the Development and Alumni Relations division. 

She guided the division through the momentous Banner conversion in 1993 and a number of other database conversions, supported three major fundraising campaigns in varying capacities within advancement services and served under Presidents Eibeck, DeRosa, Atchley and McCaffrey. As the official advancement services Halloween costume designer, Caroline has crafted legendary ensembles for members of the department such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, 101 Dalmatians, woodland creatures and the cast from A League of Their Own

Caroline has served on numerous committees in her time at Pacific and was recognized for her achievements and contributions with the Most Valuable Pacifican award. She truly possesses an unparalleled level of institutional knowledge and endearing spirit that will surely be missed.

Upon retirement, Caroline plans to spend more time with her family and take more trips to Oregon where she can fish to her heart's content. Please join us in wishing Caroline all the best in this new chapter at her retirement reception.

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