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Pacific in the Press | Jan. 8, 2019

Jan 8, 2019


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"As her coach I love how (Hannah Ketcherside) represents Pacific athletics, and she’s a great role model for all young women."

Mike Erwin, The Record, Dec. 24, 2018

These are examples of how University of the Pacific was represented in the news media in recent days:  

"Bot Chips Ahoy! PepsiCo Is Test-Driving a Snack Delivery Robot," Fortune, Jan. 3, 2019: The announcement that PepsiCo had teamed up with Robby Technologies to provide self-driving robots to provide healthier snacks on the Stockton Campus drew national and international coverage. "Stuck in your dorm room studying but craving a salty or sweet snack? Well, as they say, there's an app for that, and on one California university campus, that app powers an autonomous robot that trundles around campus, delivering snacks as a new semester gets underway," begins the story. TV, radio, print and online media outlets from as far away as The Netherlands have published stories on the service paid for by PepsiCo.
USAToday also cover the story, in which Matt Camino, director of e-commerce at Pacific: "We're thrilled to welcome snackbot to our campus, along with its convenient and nourishing options." Versions of the story were carried throughout the country and beyond, including New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Seattle.

"Chicago tenors kick off the New Year with a great blast of sound," Chicago Tribune, Jan. 2, 2019: Alumnus Dave Brubeck '42, the Brubeck Institute and Brubeck Institute alumnus Isaiah Collier were mentioned in this column about the prominence of tenor saxophones in Chicago jazz. "Anyone who wonders about the future of Chicago tenordom can find hope and inspiration in the work of Collier, a promising young musician who (studied) at the Dave Brubeck Institute in California," wrote the Chicago Tribune critic. The commentary also appeared in the Orlando Sentinel.

"Internet access for all crucial for success in Fourth Industrial Revolution," San Francisco Examiner, Dec. 27, 2018: Benerd doctoral candidate Marilyn Murrillo authored a commentary for this news outlet. Her commentary concluded: "San Francisco will soon decide how to spend $181 million from the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund; hopefully, a priority will be to help low-income, disadvantaged and underserved populations with free internet access and to invest in technology infrastructure to help change the structural inequality in society. I look forward to Mayor London Breed leading us forward in collaboration with local governments, businesses and higher education institutions to work toward establishing free internet access for all residents; it is essential for participating in, and achieving success, during the fourth Industrial Revolution."

"LA flights returning to Modesto area for first time in a decade," The Modesto Bee, Jan. 1, 2019: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael was quoted in this story about the impact flights between Los Angeles and the Stockton Metropolitan Airport will have on Modesto residents. "I think it's a tremendous benefit, obviously for Stockton, but even for Modesto," Michael told The Bee. "I think the demand is there." He also said that while the return of flights will benefit vacation travelers from the Stockton and Modesto areas, business travelers should also find the flights more convenient than having to fly out of Sacramento or the Bay Area.

"Give Special Kids a Smile Children's Dental Health Fair," NBC Bay Area, Jan. 3, 2019: Dugoni will partner with the Southern Alameda County Dental Society to offer free dental screenings for children and adults with physical and/or mild developmental disabilities during the Feb. 9 Give Special Kids A Smile event. "Each patient will receive a free dental screening, a free dental health kit with toothbrush, paste, floss and other goodies, and possible treatment procedures necessary," reads a portion of the story.

"Mental illness increasingly helps defendants avoid trial. But not always," The Modesto Bee, Jan. 6, 2019: McGeorge's Michael Vitiello was quoted in this story about the man accused of killing Newman police Cpl. Ronil Singh on Dec. 26 and the impact mental illness has on legal defense. "Many people who get involved in violent crime have some mental illness," Vitiello told The Bee. "Are they all incompetent to stand trial? No. If their attorney has doubts, of course they should get evaluated."

"Hispanic Chamber's 9th annual Business Forecast Conference next week," The Record, Dec. 27, 2018: The Center for Business and Policy Research's Jeff Michael will be a speaker at this annual event. "(Bank of the West's Scott) Anderson and Michael will share how the economy impacts their decision-making and what business opportunities or programs are available in 2019," reads a portion of the story.

"Hannah Ketcherside, who started first sock drive at age 7, continues tradition as she plays tennis at Pacific," The Record, Dec. 24, 2018: Pacific student-athlete Hannah Ketcherside was featured in this story about her annual sock drive to help the less fortunate. "Being in school and on (tennis) team takes time, but I always have time to help others, and that's important to me," she told The Record. "As her coach I love how she represents Pacific athletics, and she's a great role model for all young women," tennis coach Mike Erwin told The Record. "She still takes the time to give something back to the community."

"Dana Sabraw: the 2018 San Diego person of the year," The San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec. 28, 2018: McGeorge alumnus Dana Sabraw, named 2018 San Diego person of the year, drew attention when he stood up to the Trump administration's family separation policies. "In hearing after hearing, he showed he is no judicial activist," reads a portion of the story. "Nor did he sugarcoat his assessment of Trump's family separation policy for unauthorized immigrants. He said it 'is brutal, offensive, and fails to comport with traditional notions of fair play and decency.' Judge Sabraw ended a shameful chapter in our country's history. His criticism of the zero tolerance policy - 'a chaotic circumstance of the Government's own making' - speaks to the disdain for reason, order and truthfulness that worries thoughtful people about Trump and his closest advisers. 'They belie measured and ordered governance,' Sabraw wrote, 'which is central to the concept of due process enshrined in our Constitution.'"

"Glena Carroll, Pete Carroll's Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,", Jan. 6, 2019: Alumni Pete and Glena Carroll were featured in this story leading up to a NFL playoff came. "(Pete) Carroll met Glena Goranson in college; they both attended the University of the Pacific. While there, Carroll played football and his now-wife played indoor volleyball. The two married in 1976. ... Over the years, Pete Carroll has shielded his family from the spotlight and generally declines to speak about them in interviews. For this reason, there isn't much to learn about Carroll's wife or their kids outside of public information regarding their schooling and respective careers."

"Pacific to retire number of Pelicans general manager Dell Demps," Times-Picayune Online/, Dec. 19, 2018: Alumnus Dell Demps '92, '98 will have his men's basketball uniform No. 5 retired during the Jan. 17 game against University of San Francisco. "I am very thankful and honored to have my basketball jersey retired at University of the Pacific," Demps told the Times-Picayune. "I had an absolute fabulous experience being a student-athlete for the Tigers. I want to thank my teammates, coaches and Tiger fans for all of the support, camaraderie and friendships. I learned so much from so many great people on and off the court. Words cannot express my joy and happiness to receive this great honor." Several other outlets also covered the story:
"Pacific Athletics To Retire Dell Demps' No. 5,", Dec. 19, 2018
"Pacific Athletics To Retire Dell Demps' No. 5,", Dec. 19, 2018
"Pacific to retire Demps' number," The Record, Dec. 20, 2018

"The West Coast Jazz Revival," California Political Review, Jan. 1, 2019: Alumnus Dave Brubeck '42 and Pacific's Brubeck Institute were mentioned in this story. "These same years also marked a high point in the history of San Francisco jazz," reads a portion of the story. "Local hero Dave Brubeck had grown into a national celebrity, even appearing on the cover of Time in 1954."
"Guest view: Pacific's past may be the key to its future," The Record, Dec. 15, 2018: The associate director of academic programs at Arizona State University's School of the Future of Innovation in Society and alumnus Gary Grossman '71 wrote a commentary reacting to an earlier piece written by Board of Regents Chair Kevin Huber. The commentary concluded, "Pacific has been an innovator in the past. It is in our DNA. It put me on a trajectory I could not have gained anywhere else. Today's Pacific students deserve the same opportunity."

"A family photo," The Record, Dec. 18, 2018: The photography column by The Record's Cliff Oto mentions Pacific student Shumesa Mohsin for her participation during the annual Help Portrait at the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless. Oto called Mohsin a "talented young photographer."

"Gregg Camfield Named Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost," University of California Merced Newsroom, Dec. 17, 2018: Former director of Pacific honors program Gregg Camfield was named executive vice chancellor and provost at UC Merced. The Oakdale Leader also carried the story: "UC Merced Names Camfield As Executive Vice Chancellor," Oakdale Leader, Dec. 19, 2018

"City Hall open house lets Stockton thank Holman, Lofthus for their service," The Record, Dec. 19, 2018: Former Stockton Vice Mayor and Pacific alumnus Elbert Holman Jr. was featured in this story. "It's kind of bittersweet," Holman said of his time on the City Council. "It is a lot of work, but you know, this my home - the rewards, when you look back at all the good things we did, I'm really proud of what we did."

"Pacific water polo duo earn All-American honors," The Record, Dec. 18, 2018: Student-athletes Luke Pavillard and Engin Ege Colak were named to the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-American team. "These are two well-deserved awards for two well-rounded players," Pacific head coach James Graham told The Record. "Luke and Ege have played a tremendous role for our program for the last three years. It's exciting to see their growth and we're extremely fortunate to have them back to lead our team next year."

"Let's Dance: Ballet alumni lead company in uplifting production," Chico News and Review, Jan 3, 2019: Alumna Camryn Titus was featured in this story about a Chico Community Ballet production of "Cinderella." Titus, who is playing the title part, holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Pacific. "It's a passion, part of me, and now with a job - as a physical therapist - it's my release," Titus said of ballet.

"Mr. Dean Who?," The Ben Holt Post, Dec. 17, 2018: Alumnus Erik Dean '18 is featured in this story. "Mr. Dean is much more interesting than the 'tattoo man,' reads a portion of the story. "He is overall hardworking and enjoys many things like his children and Star Wars. The Navy veteran, father of four, is a welcome addition to Ben Holt."

"The Nutcracker," Fox 40's Studio 40, Dec. 20, 2018: Pacific math and physics major Kelli Loritsch was the Snow Queen and the featured performer for this story on the Pacific Ballet's holiday performance of The Nutcracker at the Bob Hope Theatre. Follow the link and watch her perform for a Positively Stockton segment.

"Physical Therapy And Wellness Center, Inc.," Enjoy Magazine, Dec. 28, 2018: Alumni Megan Jackson and Jacob Stroman were mentioned in this story in a Redding-based publication. "I don't want to be his boss," Ed Stroman, CEO of Red Bluff's Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, said of his son, Jacob. "I just want to be his dad. ... He's an altruistic guy. Everyone's important to him. That's what I love about him."

"Maxim Physical Therapy: Team Work," Enjoy Magazine, Dec. 28, 2018: Alumnus Steve Westlake was featured in this story about his Redding-based business. "You honestly can't put a value on what he does day-to-day for the program and more importantly the athlete," Shasta football coach JC Hunsaker said of Westlake. "He's a huge part of our program and the success of our program."



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