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Notable Changes - April 1, 2013

Apr 1, 2013

The following faculty members will be retiring at the end of 2012-13 school year:

Bob Benedetti College of the Pacific, Department of Political Science
24 Years of Service
Gary Howells  College of the Pacific, Department of Psychology 
42 Years of Service
John Knight Eberhardt School of Business
18 Years of Service 
Lorrie Knight William Knox Holt Memorial Library 
17 Years of Service
George Lewis College of the Pacific, Department of Sociology
43 Years of Service
Claudia Schwartz
Gladys L. Benerd   School of Education
26 Years of Service
Dick Vargo  Eberhardt School of Business
32 Years of Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following faculty members were recognized for their years of service on March 28 at the annual Faculty Years of Service Luncheon:

5 Years

Michelle Amaral, College of the Pacific
Jolene Baker, College of the Pacific
Emma Bowring, School of Engineering & Computer Science
Todd Davenport, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Heidi Germino, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Stacy Luthy, College of the Pacific
Macelle Mahala, College of the Pacific
Ethel Nicdao, College of the Pacific
Matthew Normand, College of the Pacific
Burr Phillips, Conservatory of Music
Marisela Ramos, College of the Pacific
Caroline Schroeder, College of the Pacific
Peter Schroeder, College of the Pacific
Amy Scott, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
Sachin Shah, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Paul Turpin, College of the Pacific
Sarah Waltz, Conservatory of Music
Liang Xue, College of the Pacific 

10 Years

Veronica Bandy, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Mark Brunell, College of the Pacific
Jeffrey Burmeister, School of Engineering & Computer Science
Kellie Cain, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
Andreas Franz, College of the Pacific
Christopher Goff, College of the Pacific
Kimberly Hoffmann, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Robin Imhof, University of the Pacific Library
Rahim Khoie, School of Engineering & Computer Science
Myo Kyoung Kim, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Darrin Kitchen, College of the Pacific
Catherine McClellan, College of the Pacific
Cathryn Peterson, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Gregory Potter, Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
Jianhua Ren, College of the Pacific
Margaret Rosasco, College of the Pacific
Kyle Watson, School of Engineering & Computer Science
Xiaojing Zhou, College of the Pacific    

15 Years

Ruth Brittin, Conservatory of Music
James Hetrick, College of the Pacific
Francois Rose, Conservatory of Music
Eric Wood, Conservatory of Music  

20 Years

Kenneth Hughes, School of Engineering & Computer Science
Timothy Smith, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Louise Stark, School of Engineering & Computer Science 

25 Years

Kenneth Day, College of the Pacific
Brian Klunk, College of the Pacific
Alan Ray, College of the Pacific
Joel Wagner, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Keith Whittington, College of the Pacific

30 Years

Gary Martin, School of Engineering & Computer Science
Merrill Schleier, College of the Pacific
Paul Williams, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

40 Years

Rex Cooper, Conservatory of Music
James Heffernan, College of the Pacific
Ray Sylvester, Eberhardt School of Business  

In Memoriam

Alice S. Hunter
September 11, 1923 - March 19, 2013

Former Pacific biology professor Dr. Alice Hunter of Stockton, California, died peacefully on March 19 at the age of 89. She graduated from Queens College and earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1954, at a time when it was very rare for a woman to attend graduate school or study biology. Before coming to Pacific in 1970 with her husband Fran, the two had served in Columbia and Venezuela. They were invited by the Rockefeller foundation in 1957 to initiate pre-med science courses in Bogotá, Colombia, where they developed a program at the Universidad de los Andes enabling students to be accepted into U.S. medical schools. From 1966 to 1970, they taught biology at the Universidad Regional Centro-Occidental in Barquisimeto, Venezuela.

During her tenure at Pacific, Alice received numerous awards, including the Faye and Alex Spanos Teaching Award and the Eberhardt Teacher/Scholar Award. She retired after 25 years with the university and was awarded the Order of Pacific. She maintained an active research program for a number of years after her retirement and was always a wonderful mentor to young faculty in the department. She was a generous donor to Pacific, with most of her gifts aimed at supporting research in Biology, and was a major donor for the Biological Sciences Building.

She was an active community volunteer, serving as a Micke Grove Zoo docent for 20 years and on the zoo board starting in 1980. In 2003, the new education building at the zoo was named in her honor. She also was a docent at Oak Grove Regional Park, a volunteer for Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science, and helped organize many Science Olympiads for the local high schools. Her devotion to the community was recognized in 2004 with the Susan B. Anthony Award honoring San Joaquin County Women of Achievement.

A memorial service will be held in her honor at Morris Chapel on April 20 at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alice S. Hunter Graduate Student Summer Research Award or the F.R. Hunter Endowed Memorial Fund at University of the Pacific, Micke Grove Zoo, or Oak Grove Regional Park.

Doris (Dahlin) Hand
November 17, 1920 - March 21, 2013  

Doris Hand passed away in Stockton on March 21, 2013, at the age of 92. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, she graduated from Cornell College in Iowa and began a career in education after her marriage to Clifford Hand. She taught blind and emotionally disturbed children, and after coming to Stockton, she was one of the first teachers in Lincoln Unified to qualify as a Resource Specialist. Following her retirement from Lincoln Unified she was a volunteer teacher at the one.Transitional Learning Center for homeless children. In 1996 she was honored with the Susan B. Anthony award.

Her husband Cliff was a former dean of College of the Pacific and Academic Vice President of the University. It is he for whom Hand Hall is named. Doris was held in high regard by Pacific faculty members and hosted many events in her home. She was also a member of the Town and Gown Book Club and active in the Pacific's chapter of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Clifford Hand Scholarship Fund at University of the Pacific, the one.Transitional Learning Center, and the OLLI program at Pacific, or a charity of your choice. In keeping with her wishes, no service or memorial will be held. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. 

David Parker
December 1943 - March 15, 2013

David Parker passed away on March 15 at the age of 69. He was the Electronics Technician for the School of Engineering and Computer Science for more than 30 years, from October 1977 until he retired in January 2010. He served on the Staff Advisory Council, and was a go-to guy for technical and computer issues for students, faculty and staff on campus. He was active in the Stockton Astronomical Society, participating in star parties with his telescope, and he volunteered for the Stockton Emergency Food Bank working on their computer system. He was often seen riding his bike to campus.  Students were known to call him "Boots" because of the high boots he always wore.        

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