Portland, December 3rd, 2015. Pacific University recognized its most generous donors during the university’s annual Celebration of Giving banquet at the RiverPlace Hotel in Portland. Trustee Doug Weberling, Carolyn Weberling and Eileen Weberling were joined by Vice President Cassie Warman at the event. Doug and Eileen were inducted into the President’s Circle. (photo credit Robbie Bourland, Pacific University)

John and Susan Saling hold a glass acorn designating the late Sally Ann Brown's induction into the Pacific University President's Circle

John and Susan Saling hold a glass acorn designating the late Sally Ann Brown’s induction into the Pacific University President’s Circle.

Elaine and Benjamin Whiteley enjoy the Pacific University Celebration

Elaine and Benjamin Whiteley enjoy the event.

Jwana Ibsies and Wassim Ayoub represent Fred Meyer Stores.

Jwana Ibsies and Wassim Ayoub represented Fred Meyer Stores.

John King, founder of the Sara Hopkins Powell Scholarship, shares why he gives to Pacific University at the Celebration of Giving.

John King, founder of the Sara Hopkins Powell Scholarship, shares why he gives to Pacific University.

ohn King, founder of the Sara Hopkins Powell Scholarship, poses with scholarship recipient Victoria Hampton '15 at the Pacific University Celebration of Giving.

John King, founder of the Sara Hopkins Powell Scholarship, poses with scholarship recipient Victoria Hampton ’15 at the Pacific University Celebration.

President Lesley Hallick thanked philanthropic members of the university’s Trombley Society, President’s Circle, 1849 Society and the Heart of Oak Society, whose contributions provide scholarships and other resources for Pacific students. Additionally, the newest members of the President’s Circle, those who have given at least $100,000 over their lifetimes to Pacific, were honored, including alumnus and current trustee Doug Weberling ’72, OD ’74; trustee emeritus and former Lasco Shipping president Kenneth Lewis and wife Colleen, the Stanich Family, and posthumously, longtime Forest Grove resident Sally Ann Brown.

From Pacific University:

Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions.

The school was founded in Forest Grove in 1849 by Congregationalist pioneers. Originally the Tualatin Academy, it became Pacific University in 1854 and conferred its first baccalaureate degree in 1863. Today, Pacific University serves more than 3,500 students on its campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Woodburn and Eugene, and also operates a variety of healthcare clinics in the greater Portland area. Students and alumni hail from all 50 states and several countries around the world.

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