Jaylen Wilson (’20) and Ellen Key (’20) serve the Student Leadership Committee

Pacific University Physical Therapy students continue to serve in leadership positions for the Oregon Physical Therapy Association's Student Leadership Committee.

Functions of the Student Leadership Committee include: 1) growing a thriving community of recent graduates and current physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students, 2) promote involvement and provide a unified voice for students, and 3) foster a collaborative relationship between students and licensed clinicians to promote professional excellence. This year the SLC is working towards its mission by focusing on increasing awareness and opportunities for community service events, fostering relationships amongst students from different programs in the state, and building a foundation for a new annual event – the Oregon Student Conclave.

 Ellen Key (’20) and Jaylen Wilson (’20)

Pictured left to right: Ellen Key (’20) and Jaylen Wilson (’20).

For the next academic year, second year graduate student Jaylen Wilson (’20) will function as Pacific University’s chief liaison for the Student Leadership Committee.  In this role, she works closely with all physical therapy students at Pacific University to understand their perspectives, build consensus, and serve as their voice.  Jaylen communicates regularly with the core ambassador of the SLC and other officers from the OPTA to help direct the SLC toward mission fulfillment.

Ellen Key (’20), another second year student, serves as the core ambassador for the SLC.  In this role, Ellen represents the students in Oregon to the American Physical Therapy Association - Student Assembly Board of Directors and fosters engagement between both parties. Core ambassadors also develop strategies and implement initiatives to further increase awareness of and participation with advocacy efforts at the state and national levels.  Ellen also contributes to the Pulse Update, a monthly email sent to all physical therapy and physical therapist assistant students in the state about professional news and service opportunities.    

Please join us in congratulating Jaylen and Ellen on their new opportunities and thank them for representing Pacific University!

Oct. 2, 2018