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Pacific in the Press | Aug. 14, 2018

Aug 14, 2018


Quote of the Week

"Faye’s humble leadership, care and consideration had an extremely positive impact on Pacific students and will continue to for generations to come." 

- Pam Eibeck, The Record, Aug. 8, 2018

Examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:

"A wonderful person, a wonderful life," The Record, Aug. 8, 2018: President Pam Eibeck and former Conservatory Dean Carl Nosse were quoted in this story about the death of long-time, generous Pacific supporter Faye Spanos for whom the Faye Spanos Concert Hall on the Stockton Campus is named. "When Alex (Spanos) was approached with the idea of naming the concert hall after Faye, he loved the idea of honoring her that way," Nosse told The Record. "When the renovation was finished, she stopped by frequently and sometimes brought friends by to see the building. She cherished it." An editorial about her grace, compassion and charm was also publish and a photo gallery posted online: "Faye Spanos - Kindness, grace, compassion and love," The Record, Aug. 8, 2018
"Faye Spanos: Jan. 26, 1926 - Aug. 7, 2018," The Record, Aug. 8, 2018
Other outlets also cover the story:
"Faye Spanos, mother of Chargers owner Dean Spanos, dies at 92," Lost Angeles Times, Aug. 8, 2018
"Faye Spanos, wife of Chargers owner Alex Spanos, dies at 92," The Associated Press, Aug. 8, 2018 (This story was shared by news outlets across the country and used as the basis for longer stories.)
"Faye Spanos, wife of Chargers owner, dies at 92," UPI, Aug. 9, 2018
"Faye Spanos, Matriarch of the Spanos Family, Passes Away at 92," The National Herald, Aug. 9, 2018
"Faye Spanos dead at 92," Fox 40 (Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto), Aug. 9, 2018

"McGeorge Law gets million-dollar donation from Tsakopoulos family honoring Justice Kennedy," The Sacramento Bee, Aug. 7, 2018: McGeorge Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz commented in this story about the Tsakopoulos Family Foundation gift to create the Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Endowed Chair at McGeorge. The $1 million gift will be matched by the Powell Fund making the endowment $2 million. Of retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Schwartz said: "He would sometimes just walk into law class unannounced and offer insight. ... He's the longest-standing McGeorge professor. He's taught for over four decades." Other outlets also covered the story:
"Tsakopoulos family donates $1 million to McGeorge School of Law," Sacramento Business Journal, Aug. 7, 2018

"Forecast says construction jobs will likely see largest growth," The Record, Aug. 7, 2018: Jeff Michael, executive director of Pacific's Center for Business and Policy Research, was quoted in this story about the center's latest California and Metro Forecast. "The growth of the area's economy has been very strong in recent years, and we expect it to stay strong this year," Michael told The Record. "Although we do expect that growth rate to slow down a bit as we start to see constraints in the labor available at the moment." The report indicates that the professional and business services sector is expected to grow by 6.4 percent in 2019, while construction and mining in the region is expected to be up by 5.3 percent.

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