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Powell Scholars Program
Callison Hall
Courtney Lehmann, Ph.D.
Program Director
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211


Dinelle Davis
Program Assistant
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Fourth Dimension

Connect to the local, national, and international communities through voluntarism or other activities

Mina Afnan

Scholar Nasser Saleh (Mechanical Engineering) worked for two sister programs: Students in Prevention (SIP), which teachest high school students to give presentations to elemetary school children about being drug free, making good choices, and living healthy, and Friday Nigh Live (FNL), a program that organizes high school and middle school clubs to give students healthy alternatives to drugs while encouraging leadership.

Mina Afnan

Scholar Mina Afnan (Biological Sciences) was a mentor, also known as an animator, for the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment program. This program focuses on guiding junior youth from the of age of 12-15 to "develop their powers of expression, capacities for moral reasoning, and an ethic of service to others". The junior youth she work with in Manteca planned and carried out their own toy drive and successfully donated bags of toys to homeless children.

John Livingstone

Shelly Zeiser front row, second from right
Christian Tudino back row, fourth from right

Scholar Shelly Zeiser (Music Therapy) organized Pacific's Center for Community Involvement (CCI) in a national Facebook competition “Students With Drive” hosted by Zipcar Inc. and Ford Motor Company. The $25,000 grand prize included $5000 in Zipcar transportation credits, $10,000 in cash for the organization and $10,000 for Pacific's general scholarship fund. This is on top of the $7,500 in transportation credits that the CCI won previously in the monthly Students with Drive competitions, which also put them in the running for the grand prize. Also pictured is Alumnus Christian Tudino (Music Therapy), who has been highly involved with the CCI his entire time at Pacific.

I personally was so touched to see the way in which so many people came together to support the Center for Community Involvement and see this as continuing the passion we have for briding the gap between the Pacific and Stockton communities. This was only possible because of the support and votes of Pacific students, staff, faculty and alumni, the family of youth who receive our tutoring services, and Stockton community as a whole.
~ Shelly Zeiser

Brianna Juhrend

Scholar Brianna Juhrend (Civil Engineering) attended the Clinton Global Initiative University conference and made a commitment to raise funds to support the issue of access to clean water. She chose to support the non-profit organization The Water Project, and raised over $6,500 in support of the cause. Juhrend also worked with Assistant Dean Gary Martin in Pacific's School of Engineering and Computer Science to do a fundraiser on campus.

Farah Shaheen

Scholar Farah Shaheen (Biochemistry) worked at Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Volunteers at St. Mary's

Scholar Kelsey Negrete (Speech-Language Pathology) organized an inter-denominational group of students who volunteered at St. Mary's Interfaith Dining Room by serving lunch to the homeless. The religious groups that attended were Hillel, Muslim Student Association, Pacific Christian Fellowship, and Catholic Newman House.