Announcing the winners of the 2024 Faculty Mentor Awards

Three golden apple trophies

Four faculty will be recognized for their records of excellence as mentors at a brunch during Homecoming and Family Weekend on Sunday, October 13, 2024.

The Faculty Mentor Awards recognize faculty who exhibit excellence in mentoring students across the University.

Pacific faculty play a key role in a student’s collegiate experience. Outstanding mentors guide students and alumni with respect and concern, serving as advisor, teacher, advocate and role model. To recognize excellence in mentorship, the Pacific Alumni Association asks alumni for nominations for the annual Faculty Mentor Awards. The following four faculty are being recognized for their records of excellence as mentors:

  • Marcia Hernandez, Professor and Chair of Sociology
  • Derek Isetti ‘08 Associate, Professor and Chair of Speech-Language Pathology
  • William Topp, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Linda Webster, Professor Emerita of Educational and Counseling Psychology

“These prestigious awards acknowledge the time and dedication faculty mentors devote to fostering student and alumni career development and academic success,” said Scott Biedermann ’05, ’20, vice president of development and alumni relations. “In addition, these awards allow alumni to honor and celebrate the valuable efforts of faculty mentors who embody the spirit of mentoring.”

The four will be honored at the Faculty Mentor Awards Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 13, during Homecoming and Family Weekend on the Stockton Campus. Registration opens on August 1 at