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July 12, 2018

National Associations of Advisors to the Health Professions Honors Avila Dean

Larry Garrison Sullivan, Ph.D.

Larry Garrison Sullivan, Ph.D., dean of the College of Science and Health, was awarded the Carol Baffi-Dugan Award for Service by the National Associations of Advisors to the Health Professions (NAAHP) at this year’s national meeting. Based on their service and dedication to the association, the honor goes to one member from each of the four regions. This year, Sullivan received the recognition from the central region. 

Sullivan has served as the University’s pre-health advisor for more than 40 years and has been a member of the Central and National Associations of Advisors to the Health Professions for nearly as long. He is a past president of both the central and national associations. This award recognizes Sullivan's exceptional dedication to Avila University students and his response to their needs as they pursue their goals as well as his service to the community of advisors. 

The award is named for Carol Baffi-Dugan, a long-term NAAHP leader who, through her selfless commitment to both her regional and national associations set an example of dedicated service.

The Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (CAAHP) is an organization committed to the professional development of advisors for the health professions. Composed of professionals from colleges and universities, CAAHP members are faculty and administrators, full-time and part-time advisors, who advise for the health professions. The association provides opportunities for sharing information and experiences, debating issues, and establishing professional relationships for the benefit of students in a 12 state region.

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