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Dugoni School Staff Member Receives Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award

Cavanaugh Award recipient Jack Morris is congratulated by Dean Ferrillo.

December  18, 2008

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry honored Jack Morris, a dental hygienist in the Special Care Clinic, with the first annual Cavanaugh Distinguished Service Award during a reception at the San Francisco campus on December 18. Morris received a plaque and a $500 check for his services to the school.

Generously funded by University of the Pacific Vice President for Finance Patrick Cavanaugh and his wife Janita, the award recognizes staff members from all three campuses for exceptional accomplishments, leadership, innovation and service to the university community. Dugoni School staff, faculty and students nominated employees who have contributed to the school's vision, mission and values.

"I feel very humbled in receiving this award," said Morris. "I think there are a lot of other great candidates at the school and I just feel extremely blessed to be chosen."

Morris began his career at the dental school in 1995 as a dental hygienist in the former AEGD Clinic and is currently working in the Special Care Clinic. Throughout his time at the Dugoni School, he has cared for underserved patients with compassion and understanding. Outside of the school, he has volunteered as an oral health educator for people with disabilities.

Category Type: University, Honors and Awards

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