Annual Awards Recognize Faculty, Staff

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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

Sunday, May 19, 2013