Honors & Awards

Pacific University faculty are great teachers — and great researchers and authors.

Ian Doyle, Pharmacy, received the distinguished service award in April from the Oregon Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP) for his contributions to professional pharmacy organizations. Doyle and Mike Millard, Pharmacy, also received presidential recognition awards for their volunteerism at the OSHP annual seminar.

Rachel Jensen, Social Work, was nominated to the Oregon State Board of Licensed Social Workers by Gov. Kate Brown in April. Jensen is director of field education in Pacific’s Master of Social Work Program at the Eugene Campus.

Jules Boykoff, Politics & Government, has been awarded a Fulbright research fellowship for the coming fall. He will conduct research in Rio de Janeiro in Fall 2015 in order to complete a book on the political history of the Olympics. Boykoff is a scholar of international politics and corporate influence in sport, as well as the suppression of dissent.

Kerry Mandulak, Communication Sciences & Disorders, presented a session at the annual meeting and symposium of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association in April. Mandulak specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and families affected by cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial disorders. She established a summer workshop at Pacific for children with cleft lip and palate.

Willard Bleything ’51, OD ’52, Optometry, received the Kamelia Massih Prize for a Distinguished Optometrist. Bleything officially retired from Pacific in 2003 as a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus. He served as a faculty member beginning in the 1950s and was later dean of the School of Optometry. He also served in the U.S. Air Force and was an optometric consultant to the Surgeon General. In 2002, Bleything was named International Optometrist of the Year by the World Council of Optometry.

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