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Dr. Gregory Wintz
Dr. Sean Roush and Dr. Kevin Chui will serve in interim leadership roles.
Angela Mart OT ’06 has worked at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Ore., as an occupational therapist for the last three years.
Patricia Miksa OT ’89 died Sept. 1, 2018, at age 62.
Amanda Fink OT ’11 is the co-founder of Infinity Kids, a newly established pediatric therapy group in Lake Forest, Calif. that treats infants and children with special needs.
A welcome break from scorching temperatures earlier in the week provided ideal conditions as Pacific University held commencement exercises for six schools of its College of Health Professions on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Forest Grove Campus.
Pacific University will hold commencement exercises for several programs within the university's
College of Health Professions students in the schools of Audiology, Dental Hygiene Studies, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies celebrated graduation with family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 12.
The College of Health Professions will present degree candidates from the schools of Audiology, Dental Hygiene Studies, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies.
Running Rickshaw in Action
Several years ago, Patching watched his oldest daughter drive a cart behind miniature horses, and the image struck a spark. Why push a stroller when he could pull a cart? That image became the impetus for his running rickshaw, the first of two projects Patching completed as a two-time Berglund Center Fellow at Pacific University.
“The No. 1 thing that is lost in aphasia is words,” said Annabelle Watts SLP ’17. “I really hope participants who come here realize there is this gigantic world of communication and that here are all these other ways to facilitate that and have fun and re-engage with life and with their partner.”

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