Honors and Awards, Fall 2011

Recognizing the accomplishments of Blake Timm '98, Amy Pedersen O.D. '11, President Lesley Hallick, Dori Carlson O.D. '89 and Michael Hilton '11.

Amy Pedersen O.D. ’11

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Amy Pedersen O.D. ’11 received the Outstanding Graduate of the Year from the College of Optometry when she graduated in May. Faculty members from the College, as well as a committee, decide which graduate receives the honor. Pedersen came to Pacific University for her undergraduate studies and stayed to complete her optometry doctorate. To find out about Pedersen, read the recent article featuring her accomplishments here.

Blake Timm ’98

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Blake Timm ’98 was awarded the 2011 Jack Sareault award as the Sports Information Director of the Year, having been selected by fellow colleagues in the Northwest Conference. Timm is the first person to win the award twice. With the return of Boxer football in the 2010-2011 academic year, Timm worked to promote Homecoming and helped launch a brand new GoBoxers.com. The full press release can be read here.

Dori Carlson O.D. ’89

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Dori Carlson O.D. ’89 has become the first female president of the American Optometric Association (AOA). Carlson comes to the role after serving as president-elect for the 2010-2011 year, and after serving as the first female president of the North Dakota Optometric Association. Since the AOA’s founding in 1898, no other woman has served as the president. To read more about Carlson, an article can be found here.

Michael Hilton ’11

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Michael Hilton ’11 won first place in the advanced men’s division at the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition held at the University of Oregon this spring. Ben Espana ’13 also won an award for composition from Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble. Both students were part of Pacific’s Chamber Singers and men’s a cappella group, Splendid Audacity. Hilton was also a Choral Choir participant. Read the full article here.

President Lesley Hallick

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President Lesley Hallick was presented a Global Business Award May 9. Hallick was honored with the award for her strong leadership in the Portland metropolitan area May 9 at a benefit luncheon for Special Olympics Oregon in Portland. The late alumnus, Tom Holce ’58 Hon. ’93, was also honored for the leadership he displayed during his life. The full article can be found online here.