Student of the Year
School of Dentistry Alumni Association
Dr. Dan Kunihira SD'74, president of the alumni association (left) awards the Alumni Student of the Year to Shawn Pesh (right) at the 2001 Senior Class Banquet.
Shawn Pesh was born and raised in the San Francisco area. He attended Walla Walla College where he served as student body president as well as the president of the Biology Club. He has proven himself an organized leader with a strong sense of commitment to his ideas and goals. He was described during the application process as being a "no-nonsense positive person" and "sensitive, caring, and responsible" and has shown that to be true during his time at LLUSD. The alumni association especially appreciates the time he devoted to being a member of the Applied Strategic Planning Committee. He provided valuable input to a process that would not directly benefit him--the changes he helped to develop would not take place before he graduated.