Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award

The Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award recognizes an outstanding staff member who has contributed to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's vision, mission and values. The Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award is funded by former University of the Pacific Vice President for Business and Finance Patrick Cavanaugh and his wife Janita. The winner of this award receives: 

  • A check in the amount of $500 
  • An award plaque 
  • A photo and feature article in the Pacific Insider
Current Recipient

Andrea Price (left) with Dean Nader Nadershahi

Andrea Price (above, left), Sterilization & Dispensing Technician, is the 2016 recipient of the Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award. Read more about Andrea >>

Past Recipients

2015: Doris Bailey — Clinic Operations Manager, Main Clinic 
Marietta Daniel — Sales Associate, Student Store
2013: Andrew Malimban — Manager, Building Operations
 Raybel Ramos — Director, Information Technology & Telecommunications
2011: Remedios Lagman — Registered Nurse
2010: Robert Trezia —  Clinic Business/Intake Manager
2009: Teresa Kuhlman — Manager, Integrated Clinical Sciences
2008: Jack Morris — Dental Hygienist


Nominations for the 2017 Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award are being accepted September 13–October 11, 2017.

Nomination forms must be completed for each nominee, and must be accompanied by 2 (no more than 3) letters of support from members of the Pacific community. You will be required to attach letters of support in order to submit a nomination. All completed nominations will be sent automatically to the human resources department.