Annual Awards Recognize Faculty, Staff

Mark Bailey, Education, named Distinguished University Professor. Shesna Calkins, Communication Sciences and Disorders, receives Outstanding Contribution to the University Award.



Mark Bailey, professor of education, was honored May 8 with the Distinguished University Professor Award for his exceptional and sustained record of performance over his 18-year career with Pacific University. 

Bailey’s many accomplishments include the development of the Child Learning and Development Center on the Forest Grove Campus, which he founded and for which he serves as director and coordinator of pedagogy and research. The center includes the Early Learning Community, a preschool and kindergarten, as well as Zane’s Playroom, an early-childhood exploration center for children ages 3 and under.

Over the course of his career at Pacific University, Bailey has taken many leadership positions in redesigning the College of Education’s teacher education programs, said Chris Wilkes, vice provost for research and emcee of Pacific’s annual Faculty and Staff Awards ceremony.

Bailey is a distinguished scholar who has authored many peer-reviewed articles, books and chapters “that represent intellectual work of the highest level,” Wilkes said.

In addition, Bailey holds leadership positions in the National Association for the Education of Young Children, has served as investigator for multiple high-level U.S. Department of Education grants and is currently chair of the university’s Faculty Senate.

Also at the ceremony, Shesna Calkins, student services manager for the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, received the Outstanding Contribution to the University Award, given to a person who promotes and exemplifies the values of Pacific University.

Much of the success of the new CSD program is due to “Shesna’s consistency, availability and commitment,” Wilkes said. Calkins is the first point of contact at the CSD office and is a role model in using technology, he said.

Other recognitions at the Faculty and Staff Awards on May 8 included:

Dedication to Students Award
June Dressler, associate director of the Career Development Center
Terry Hummel, campus public safety officer

Community Service Award
The Carson family, who have been instrumental in sewing costumes for many years for Lu‘au

Harvey Clark Award (recognizing laypersons for leadership and vision)
Jerry Yoshida, Trustee, and his wife, Bonnie Yoshida

University Service Award
Betty Schmidlin, administrative assistant to the vice president of finance and administration
John King, trustee emeritus, and his wife, Jane King, who established the Sara Hopkins-Powell Scholarship for International Studies

Outstanding Supervisor Award
Kristin Kondo-Stora, director of annual giving

Dr. Thomas S. Thompson Distinguished Professorship in Education Award:
Karren Timmermans, assistant professor of education at the Eugene campus

Berglund Center Fellowships
Linda Hunt, professor of occupational therapy
James Kundart, associate professor of optometry
Kerry Callahand Mandulak, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders
Mark Bailey, professor of education

Boxer Spirit Award
Rita Barton, coordinator for advanced experiential education for the School of Pharmacy
Jesse Everett, learning manager for the College of Education in Eugene
Cat Marlow, coordinator for academic services and assessment for the School of Pharmacy

Story-Dondero Award for the Study of Politics and the Economy
Jules Boykoff, associate professor of politics and government
Jeff Seward, associate professor of politics and government

Junior Faculty Development Award
Jason Brumitt, assistant professor of physical therapy
Andrew Dawes, assistant professor of physics

President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Erica Kleinknecht, associate professor of psychology

Faculty Achievement Award
Jules Boykoff, associate professor of politics and government
Juliet Brosing, professor of physics

Creighton Honored Retirees
Susan Schubothe, library administrative assistant
Betty Schmidlin, administrative assistant to the vice president of finance and administration
Julie Christerson, library acquisitions and government documents supervisor

Faculty Emeriti
Pauline Beard, professor of English
Kazuko Ikeda, associate professor world languages
Lori Rynd, professor of biology

Posted by Jenni Luckett ( on May 9, 2013 at 1:26 PM

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