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Scott Tuomi
Pacific University Choral Director and Professor Scott Tuomi was honored with The John C. McManus Distinguished Teacher Award in January by the Oregon Music Education Association. 
Lorely French
Pacific University Professor Lorely French, who teaches German, International Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, has published the first English-language translation of the memoirs of Ceija Stojka, an Austrian artist, activist and a child survivor of the Holocaust. 
Amy Coplen
Professor Amy Coplen, the director of Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene Studies, was named the University of Michigan’s 2022 Dental Hygiene Alumna of the Year Award in recognition of her work to persuade the Oregon Legislature to allow the licensure of dental therapists.
MFA faculty poet Shara McCallum's sixth book, No Ruined Stone, has won the 2022 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award. The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation’s Annual Legacy Awards Ceremony honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe.
David Brown Audiology , SIMLab Director
Pacific University Audiology Professor and SIMLab Director David Brown was elected as a Fellow by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Rosa Floyd
Rosa Floyd, Oregon’s 2023 Teacher of the Year, is “an incredible mentor for our up-and-coming teachers,” said Leif Gustavson, dean of Pacific University’s College of Education. 
Nancy Murakami
Nancy Murakami may spend most of her time in Oregon, but the Pacific University social work professor is never far from trauma’s front lines. 
Fawzy Elbarbry
The National Institute of Health has awarded Pharmacy Professor Fawzy Elbarbry $365,966 for a three-year study as part of its “Support for Research Excellence” program. His study, which will involve student researchers, will examine alternate ways to treat hypertension.
Michael Boardman pacific math Professor
The College Board has appointed Pacific University Mathematics Professor Michael Boardman to serve as the Advanced Placement (AP) Chief Faculty Consultant, also known as Chief Reader.
MFA faculty poet Shara McCallum nominated for 2022 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

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