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Students and faculty at Grad Black Student Union meeting
The development of a Graduate Black Student Union (Grad BSU) has been a long-time coming. Graduate Black students recently met with Dr. Diana Honorat and other Black faculty and staff to discuss their needs and how a Grad BSU could support them. 
Halley Read
Read’s clinical expertise is in mental health occupational therapy.
Dr. Jennifer Pitonyak, director of Pacific University's School of Occupational Therapy, has been awarded indefinite tenure.
Join us for the first of a five-part series on Latinx History. The online presentation will be led by Israel Pastrana, a Chicanx historian and educator, who will be discussing the historical origins of Latinx migration to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest on ZOOM at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 30.
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.
Pitonyak most recently served as associate director of the University of Puget Sound School of Occupational Therapy. She joins Pacific's faculty in March 2022.
Colette (Wenger) Smith '88, PT '90, Helen Clarke OT '88, Janet Huber-Terry '88, OD '91 and Tami Weeks '88 attended Pacific's Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.
Willow Hagan receives award at August commencement
Willow Hagan OT ’21 received the Director’s Award from the Pacific University School of Occupational Therapy.
Kelsey Koll receives award at August commencement
Kelsey Koll OT ’21 received the Global Citizen Award from the Pacific University School of Occupational Therapy.
Carly Sproul receives award at August commencement
Carly Sproul OT ’21 received the Pacific University Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Award for the School of Occupational Therapy.