Pacific University Firsts, Bests & Honors

Juliet Brosing 2012 Oregon Professor of the Year

Honors



Pacific faculty helped research the Hi-Vis soccer ball for Nike. This yellow and blue ball is easier for fans, referees and players to see.


Pacific faculty helped research the Hi-Vis soccer ball for Nike. This yellow and blue ball is easier for fans, referees and players to see.

Jennifer Smythe is the first female dean of the College of Optometry and was named Oregon Optometrist of the Year in 2010. She was listed by Vision Monday as one of the “50 Most Influential Women in Optical” for 2006. Alumna Dori Carlson, the first woman president in the 114-year history of the American Optometric Association, and Cathy Evans, Pacific director of ophthalmic services, made the list in 2011.


Physics Professor Juliet Brosing was named 2012 Oregon Professor of the Year.


DeeDee Arnall was the second athlete in Pacific history to be named an all-American in two sports (women’s basketball and track & field).

Pacific’s master of fine arts in writing program was ranked fourth among the world’s low-residency programs by Poets & Writers Magazine two straight years. It also was rated as one of the top five low-residency programs by Atlantic Monthly in 2007.

Associate Professor Tiffany Boggis was honored with the Grace Black Award as Oregon’s 2010 Occupational Therapist of the Year. In 2011, Assistant Professor Sandra Pelham-Foster was bestowed the same recognition.

MFA in Writing instructors Kwame Dawes and Joseph Millar were named 2012 Guggenheim Fellows.

Physics Professor Juliet Brosing was named 2012 Oregon Professor of the Year.