Tiffany Kugiya PT ’21 | Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training | 2021 Physical Therapy Community Service Award

Tiffany Kugiya PT '21Tiffany Kugiya PT ’21 has received a 2021 Physical Therapy Community Service Award from the Pacific University School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training. This award recognizes students who have a  demonstrated a history of service either within the Pacific University community or in the greater community.

“Tiffany Kugiya provided foster care to felines through Cat’s Cradle Rescue from June 2020 to the present, and offered free virtual Zumba courses to community members starting in July 2020,” said nominators. “She also led a month-long fundraiser to coincide with National Physical Therapy month in October 2020, raising over $1,300 for charity.”

Kugiya is among four May 2021 graduates receiving  Physical Therapy Community Service Awards. Others include Melissa Williams PT ’21, Jenna Matsuura PT ’21, and Stacia Torborg PT ’21.

Kugiya is from Honolulu, Hawai’i, and was a 2021 recipient of the Dr. Jean Baldwin Scholarship. Dr. Jean Baldwin served as the academic administrator of the physical therapy program at Pacific University from its inception in 1975 until her retirement in 1984.

The doctor of physical therapy program prepares well-rounded candidates for certification and licensure as healthcare professionals who can deliver person-centered care. Pacific offers a curriculum that is balanced in the areas of orthopedic, neurologic, and general physical therapy with attention to the needs of pediatric patients, geriatric patients, and other special populations.

Saturday, May 15, 2021