Brandman University campuses at Lacey, Joint Base Lewis-McChord recognize distinguished faculty members at graduation

May 19, 2016 by Margo Myers

Michael Brouillette, Dr. Stacy Brouillette, and Dr. Emily Zimmerman honored for service in education

LACEY, Wash. (May 17, 2016) — Brandman University’s campuses at Lacey and Joint Base LewisMcChord honored three faculty members – husband and wife team Michael and Dr. Stacy Brouillette and Dr. Emily Zimmerman – for their outstanding service to students at their recent graduation ceremonies. Michael Brouillette is also the senior academic advisor at the Lacey campus. Brandman’s Lacey campus director, Dr. Margo Deegan, said this year’s recipients are clearly standouts in education.

“Michael cares so much about our students,” said Dr. Deegan. “He comes in early and stays late figuring which students need which classes and then making sure the classes are scheduled and the students are registered.”

Michael Brouillette has been the senior academic advisor since 2007, working with adult students to help them identify their majors, as well as plan their course schedules. He teaches abnormal psychology, theories of personality, and theories and practice of leadership. Brouillette retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel in September 2005, after serving for 30 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Martin’s University and a master’s degrees in psychology with a focus on marriage and family therapy from Chapman University. Brouillette has a counseling practice, Balanced Counseling and Hypnosis Center, in Lacey, Washington.

“I am ecstatic about this honor,” said Brouillette. “I love teaching and when you get the opportunity to be recognized for doing something you love it makes you feel really good.”

Stacy Brouillette is a longtime educator, teaching at Brandman University since 2009. She teaches liberal arts foundation classes, organizational leadership classes, and when she completes her doctorate, will teach online education classes. Brouillette received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Pacific Lutheran University, earned two master’s degrees – one in special

education and teaching from City University and another from Brandman University in educational/instructional technology. She will receive her doctor of education (Ed.D.) in organizational leadership from Brandman University this summer.

Dr. Deegan calls Stacy Brouillette “the epitome” of a great teacher. “She is a content expert, technology whiz and a nurturing mentor,” said Dr. Deegan. “Stacy is fair – she knows what it’s like to be an adult returning to higher education – she has walked in those shoes so she knows how to make them fit our students.”

Brandman’s campus at JBLM recognized Emily Zimmerman, doctor of psychology, as its 2016 Distinguished Faculty honoree. She’s been teaching since 2006, completing an APA-accredited internship at Western State Hospital in Steilacoom in 2009. She did rotations at the Community Forensic Evaluation Service, Child Study & Treatment Center, and the Special Commitment Center. Following her internship, Dr. Zimmerman completed a year-long postdoctoral fellowship through the University of Washington. She began teaching for Brandman University in 2012.

“Dr. Zimmerman’s contributions to Brandman University in the field of psychology over the past several years have been outstanding,” said Mary Ann Bardoni-Barbe, JBLM campus director. “She’s a very professional and outgoing adjunct instructor who truly loves to teach.”

Brandman University also has campuses at Whidbey Island and Bangor in Washington state.

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