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Graduates sit under the oaks on the Forest Grove Campus during August Commencement 2023.
Students earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in audiology, dental hygiene, psychology, health sciences, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, and education and leadership.
Amy Coplen
Professor Amy Coplen, the director of Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene Studies, was named the University of Michigan’s 2022 Dental Hygiene Alumna of the Year Award in recognition of her work to persuade the Oregon Legislature to allow the licensure of dental therapists.
Rosalie Goode '15
Rosalie Goode ’15 became a dental hygienist through Pacific University’s School of Dental Hygiene. Now, thanks to a statewide pilot program at Pacific, she has become the first licensed member of a new cohort of mid-level dental provider in Oregon. 
A space to be in community with one another and Student Counseling Center staff for discussion and support.
Pacific University’s College of Optometry and School of Dental Hygiene studies participated in their first overnight interprofessional service trip in The Dalles, Ore. the weekend of April 2-3.  
The Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute (OHWI) Pacific is providing free access to this online MSBR training for Pacific University health profession students, staff and faculty. The eight-week sessions begin Feb. 9.
The Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Program will have an accreditation site visit in March 2022. The Commission on Dental Accreditation will accept third-party comments in advance of this site visit through Jan. 10, 2022.
Danielle Hobbs received award at August commencement
Danielle Hobbs ’21 received the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award from the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies.   
Amanda Musgrave receives award at August commencement
Amanda Musgrave ’21 received the Dr. Gaither Johnson Preventive Oral Health Care Award from the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies.
Adair Pardi receives award at August commencement
Adair Pardi ’21 received the Director’s Award from the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies.