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Dr. Cindy Lyon Receives Accolades

Dean Ferrillo (right) and Dr. Alan Budenz (left) congratulate Dr. Cindy Lyon as the recpient of the 2008 Charles Craig Teaching Award during the Omicron Kappa Upsilon annual meeting in New Orleans on March 30.

April  01, 2008

Two prestigious dental organizations recently honored Dr. Cindy Lyon, associate professor and acting chair of the Department of Dental Practice. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) accepted Lyon as a fellow of its 2008-2009 Leadership Institute. Lyon will join 21 of the nation's most promising dental educators in a year-long program that develops the future leaders in dental and higher education. ADEA recognized Lyon at its annual session on March 28.

Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society also recognized Lyon with its Charles Craig Teaching Award. The award was created to encourage and acknowledge individuals who have implemented innovative teaching techniques in dental education. Lyon received the honor for her work to establish the nation's first three-year baccalaureate dental hygiene program at Pacific and for her record of dedication to dental education. OKU presented Lyon with the award during the organization's annual business meeting on March 30.

 A 1986 graduate of the Dugoni School, Lyon previously held the position of director for the school's dental hygiene program. She serves as a liaison to the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation and is a member of the California Dental Association Foundation board of directors.

Category Type: Honors and Awards, Alumni

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu