Pacific Honors Faculty & Staff
Pacific University celebrated its employees on May 9 at the annual Faculty and Staff Honors and Awards Ceremony. President Lesley Hallick expressed her appreciation for the nearly 1,000 employees who make Pacific work by teaching, supporting, housing, inspiring and caring for students.
Retiring employees were recognized, as were faculty and staff members who have devoted many years of service to the university.
Among those recognized for more than 30 years of service were Douglas Ryan, Cindy Schuppert, Carole Timpone and Edna Gehring ’70, MSEd ’72. Timpone, the College of Optometry’s associate dean of clinical programs, and Gehring, director of Hawai’i Outreach and Programming, are also retiring at the end of the 2017-2018 academic year.
Optometry Professor Scott Cooper ’90, OD ’90, MSEd ’93 received the Distinguished University Professor Award, which recognizes outstanding performance by a faculty member over an entire career. Cooper completed teaching fellowships in 1991 and 1992, and is currently a fellow in the American Academy of Optometry. His areas of expertise and research include visual performance, visual perception, vision and learning and case analysis.
Here’s a rundown of the 2017-2018 honorees:
Dedication to Students Award
Splendid Audacity Award
Outstanding Leadership Award
Boxer Spirit Award
Story-Dondero Award for the Study of Politics & the Economy
Thomas & Joyce Holce Professorship in Science
Junior Faculty Development Award
President’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Faculty Achievement Award
Outstanding Contribution to the University Award
University Diversity & Justice Award
Distinguished University Professor Award
Years of Service
John P. Lowery
Maria Escutia Andrade
John S. Miller