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Stories of Student Success

Love of trombone, poetry drive music student
5/9/18

Love of trombone, poetry drive music student

Madeleine Guekguezian's journey at Pacific offered her not only the opportunity to pursue a degree in music—and to find a new love in the alto trombone—but also to understand what passion and focus combined with the rigors of scholarship can truly offer. more

Applied math student wins Pacific Forensics’ first national championship in over 30 years
5/9/18

Applied math student wins Pacific Forensics’ first national championship in over 30 years

Freshman Cassidy Johnson '21 finished first overall in the Novice Division of Poetry Interpretation at the National Forensic Association's National Championship Tournament. more

Humanities scholar wants to share her love of language with students
5/8/18

Humanities scholar wants to share her love of language with students

Ashley Pham has found her purpose as a high school English teacher. She said she's been inspired by the teachers she's had and appreciates educators who are passionate about seeing their students succeed. more

PR professional, ice cream entrepreneur and youth mentor finds true calling in dental hygiene
5/8/18

PR professional, ice cream entrepreneur and youth mentor finds true calling in dental hygiene

Public relations professional, ice cream entrepreneur, youth mentor — these are just some of Allison Yochim's pursuits before finding her true calling in dental hygiene. more

Liang Xue receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award
5/8/18

Liang Xue receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award

A professor in the College of the Pacific Chemistry Department, Xue has been a tireless and committed research mentor for both undergraduate and graduate students. more

Powell Scholar, Legal Scholar working to make impact
5/7/18

Powell Scholar, Legal Scholar working to make impact

Meet John Livingstone, a student at Pacific's Eberhardt School of Business who is well on his way to making a difference in the world. more

Pacific debaters again ranked among nation's best
5/1/18

Pacific debaters again ranked among nation's best

The team won the Northern California Forensics Association's Championship Tournament in the University Division for the third consecutive year, continuing its reputation as one of the region's and nation's most successful forensics teams. more

Above and Beyond event celebrates achievements of non-traditional students
4/25/18

Above and Beyond event celebrates achievements of non-traditional students

The event held April 19 honored the unique paths to their degrees of students across the university 25 years and older. more

Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet scale the DownBeat rankings
4/24/18

Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet scale the DownBeat rankings

Pacific’s Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet has been named the top undergraduate small jazz combo by DownBeat Magazine for the ninth time  more

Pacific Conservatory alumnus named Guggenheim Fellow
4/19/18

Pacific Conservatory alumnus named Guggenheim Fellow

Pacific Conservatory of Music alumnus Yoshiaki Onishi ’04 was recently awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. more