Professor Emeritus Larry Dunlop Receives Educator of the Year Award

Dr. Larry Dunlop at podium

pictured: MCU Provost Dr. Ariane Schauer, Dr. Larry Dunlop, MCU President Brian Marcotte

Last spring, Dr. Larry Dunlop retired after a 30-year career with Marymount. He served as Dean of Faculty, Faculty Senate President (six times), and Department Chair. As a Division Chair, and he now holds Professor Emeritus status at the university. On Wednesday, November 7, Dunlop, will be honored by the Rotary Club of the Palos Verdes Peninsula as Educator of the Year at a celebratory awards dinner.

Dr. Dunlop was lauded by his nominators for this year’s award because of, “his teaching, his service to the University, his involvement, his availability to students, and his willingness to try new methods such as computer-based materials.”

“Larry has had a long reputation as an excellent teacher, and many of his former students have commented that he really prepared them for higher-level university lectures,” his nominators wrote in their letter. “He keeps current on the latest research in his field and is a true scholar with a brilliant mind. He is fluent in several languages, including Italian and Latin, and has prepared study-travel trips to Italy, taught in our Summer London program, and explored Cuba to prepare for a possible Spring Break Program there.  He has been quick to incorporate technology into the classroom and has designed and taught online classes.”

In 2018, the Educator of the Year (EOTY) Program celebrates its 38th year of honoring outstanding educators on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Each year, eleven educators are chosen. Marymount is unique in that it is the only school recognized every year. Most other schools are recognized every other year.

Each year, the event attracts more than 300 guests that include Rotarians, the Public School Board and Principals, as well as Heads of all the independent schools, teacher colleagues, friends and their families. Funds from donors for the event are used to assist students with financial need to go to college.