Pacific University Faculty and Staff Honored at 2019 Ceremony

Pacific University honored an array of employees May 8 during the Faculty & Staff Honors & Awards Ceremony. The ceremony also noted multiple retirements and milestone terms of service. Honors recognized a variety of forms of service to students, colleagues and the Pacific community.

Award Recipients

Dedication to Students Award
Danny Kambel, sports information director, Athletics

Splendid Audacity Award 
Adam Fein, assistant director of marketing, University Advancement

Boxer Spirit Award
Breanna Hugon, research integrity and compliance officer, Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Research

Outstanding Leadership Award
Suzie Schwab, manager of administrative services, School of Occupational Therapy

Provost's Junior Faculty Award for Teaching
Nicola Carter, assistant professor, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Professions

Provost's Junior Faculty Award for Scholarship
Marina Suzuki, assistant professor, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Professions

Provost's Junior Faculty Award for Service
Anita Cleven, assistant dean for experiential education and assistant professor of pharmacy, College of Health Professions

University Diversity and Justice Award
Wilber Ramirez Rodriguez, assistant professor, School of Dental Hygiene Studies, College of Health Professions

President's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Gail Aamodt, associate professor, director of clinical education, School of Dental Hygiene Studies, College of Health Professions

President's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Amanda Stead, associate professor, College of Education, School of Communications Sciences and Disorders

Community Service Award
Dan and Lois Hornberger

Outstanding Contribution to the University Award
Michelle Larkins, assistant professor, director of the Center for a Sustainable Society, Academic Affairs

Distinguished University Professor Award
Phil Ruder, professor of economics, School of Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences

Creighton Honored Retirees

These staff members retired in 2018-2019 and were awarded Creighton Honored Retiree status.

Virginia Adams, interlibrary manager, Pacific University Libraries
Elaine Bortles, circulation manager, Pacific University Libraries
Lois Hornberger, senior director of conferences and events support services, University Advancement
Steve Mason, enterprise system manager, University Information Services
Debbie Pariera, assistant to the dean of University Libraries, Pacific University Libraries
Steve Smith, associate dean of Arts & Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
Martha Tunall, undergraduate admissions visit coordinator, Admissions
Ralph Vasey, director of property and auxiliary services, Student Life
Janine Vuylsteke, manager of dental administrative services, School of Dental Hygiene Studies, College of Health Professions
Kay Waldron, manager of business operations, School of Graduate Psychology, College of Health Professions

Faculty Emeriti

These faculty members retired in 2018-2019 and were awarded emeritus status.

Tiffany Boggis, emeritus associate professor of occupational therapy, School of Occupational Therapy, College of Health Professions
David Cassady, emeritus professor of media arts, School of Arts and Humanities, College of Arts & Sciences
Larry Lipin, emeritus distinguished university professor of history, College of Arts & Sciences
Martha Rampton, emeritus professor of history, director of the Center for Gender Equity, College of Arts & Sciences
Gregory Wintz, emeritus professor and emeritus director of the School of Occupational Therapy, College of Health Professions

May. 7, 2019