Resolution in Commendation of *Dr. Pamela Vaughn*

Resolution Number: RS02-194
January, 2002



San Francisco State University


Academic Senate


Resolution in Commendation of Dr.

Pamela Vaughn


#RS02-194



WHEREAS Pamela Vaughn was the

first of her family to graduate from college and takes seriously the importance

of teaching, as it was a teacher who inspired her interest in the ancient

world, and


WHEREAS Pamela Vaughn has been

teaching Latin and Greek for more than twenty years, and


WHEREAS Pamela Vaughn has been a valued member of

the Classics Department at San Francisco State University since 1993, and


WHEREAS Pamela Vaughn redesigned

the Latin and Greek curriculum at San Francisco State, in which curriculum she

actively teaches Latin and Greek authors, as well as courses in translation and

in classical mythology, and


WHEREAS Pamela Vaughn is the

author of Finis Rei Publicae:

Eyewitnesses to the End of the Roman Republic (Focus Classical Texts,

1999), an excellent textbook written in collaboration with R.C. Knapp, and


WHEREAS Pamela Vaughn’s students

have said such things as:


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"I

am continually impressed by her vast reservoir of knowledge, her expertise, and

her passion and love for all that she does."

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"I

had never seen such joy in teaching before."

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"Every

time she conjugates a verb or corrects a pronunciation, she does it with love

-- for the verb and for the student."

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“Who

would have ever thought Greek morphology and syntax could be medicinal!"

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"She

is a born teacher. And her students love her. Perhaps that is the best

definition of success," and


WHEREAS the American Philological

Association, at its annual meeting in January 2002, in recognition of these

many accomplishments, bestowed upon Pamela Vaughn its Excellence in the

Teaching of the Classics Award for the year 2001, and


WHEREAS Pamela Vaughn is now

completing her second and final term as chair of the Academic Sen­ate of San

Francisco State University, and


WHEREAS Pamela Vaughn has

generously and on many occasions shared with the Academic Senate and the entire

faculty of San Francisco State University her fluency in the language and

precepts of those she once described as "my adopted people, the

Romans," and


WHEREAS alea iacta est and,

as is ever the case, tempus fugit,

even when one is having fun, now therefore be it



RESOLVED that the Academic Senate

of San Francisco State University extend its heartiest congratula­tions to

Pamela Vaughn on her impressive accomplishments in the classroom that have

brought her the national recognition of her peers, and be it further


RESOLVED that the Academic Senate

of San Francisco State University thank Pamela Vaughn for her many services to

the Senate and People of the University (SPQU), and be it further

RESOLVED that the Academic Senate

of San Francisco State University bestow upon Pamela Vaughn the titles of Doctora egregia and Dea linguae Latinae et Graecae, and be it further

RESOLVED that the Academic Senate

of San Francisco State University, effective at the end of the cur­rent

academic year, bestow upon Pamela Vaughn the additional title Tribuna perpetua et emerita magistrorum.


***APPROVED

UNANIMOUSLY WITH STANDING OVATION APRIL 16, 2002***


***“And

enthusiastically endorsed” by President Robert Corrigan April

19, 2002***