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Student Achievements

We believe the close faculty-student interaction enabled by our small but diverse population fosters intellectual growth among our students. Professors in the College of the Pacific often champion their students' interests, encouraging students to tackle independent projects or apply for scholarships and fellowships, and they offer support and guidance along the way.

We are proud of our students' many accomplishments, and make sure to celebrate them at Pacific. Visit often for updates regarding the work of our extraordinary students.

Newsletter Highlights

In each edition of our College newsletter, we bring you success stories of our students and recent graduates. Here are some recent highlights:

Louis Johnson

Louis Johnson '16, studies at Italy's National Institute for Astrophysics
Hailing from Vallejo, CA, Johnson became the first undergraduate from University of the Pacific to study at the prestigious National Institute for Astrophysics observatory in Trieste, Italy. Johnson, a junior, is a double major in Physics and Mathematics.

Adrena Alkhas '04, named "Publicist of the Year" by PR News
Alkhas, marketing and communications director for the Stanislaus County Fair, was named "Publicist of the Year" by PR News, and received an honorable mention for "Best Event Marketer of the Year." Alkhas graduated from the College in 2004 with her bachelors and masters degree in Communication. 

COP students, faculty, host teach-in on Race, Law and (In)Justice
Students, faculty and staff came together for a teach in on legal, social, economic and political inequality and race in the context of recent national events. Faculty panelists included Jeffrey Becker, political science; Race Law and InjusticeXiaojing Zhou, English; Cynthia Dobbs, English; Ahmed Kanna, anthropology; and Jeffrey Hole, English. Student panelists included Chris Cannon '15, communication and business marketing; Shannel Hawkins '15, business; Giles Domkam '16, civil engineering; LeRoi de-Souza '16, Chennette Carter, Louis Johnson '16, physics and mathematics; Aaron Williams '16, economics and computer sciences, and Osagie Omoruyi '16, biological sciences.

John Langdon '14 blogs his India Fulbright experience
A passion for music and social justice led John Langdon '14 to pursue a Fulbright grant to study the history of jazz in India. A history major, Langdon is now pursuing his passion abroad and blogging about his Fulbright experience. Learn more about Langdon's research >>

Highlights from the Class of 2014

The Class of 2014 was an extraordinary group of graduates. Take a look at some of the successes and acheivements.

"Go Forth with Joy": The Class of 2014 Makes its Mark
A collection of some of the extraordinary achievements of the Class of 2014, including a list of Outstanding Seniors by department, College of the Pacific awardees, and University-wide recognitions earned by College students.

Meet the Class of 2014: Graduate Profiles
AmeriCorps, Fulbright scholarships, graduate school and PhD programs - graduates from the College of the Pacific were off to extraordinary futures. Check out this round up of University graduate profiles, including several students from the College.