Janelle Jones ’11, OT ’14 spends her days helping people find the way to a new life. As an occupational therapist at Oregon State Hospital, Jones works in the state-run psychiatric hospital’s Bridges program. That means she works primarily with individuals who have been found guilty-except-for-insanity in a criminal case and who are now preparing to transition out of a hospital setting.
Mark Loomis OTD '17 spent more than 10 years as a search-and-rescue swimmer in the Navy, serving in the Middle East. Today, he is embarking on a new career as an occupational therapist, hoping to help other veterans with the transition to civilian life.
Graduates include future audiologists, dental hygienists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, psychologists and healthcare administrators.
Ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on the Marsh Hall East Lawn at the Forest Grove Campus.
Having been immersed in virtually every part of Pacific University since childhood, Gaston resident Tori Eaton still wasn't exactly sure where her student experience would ultimately take her professionally.
From a neighborhood school to an orphanage half a world away, Pacific's School of Occupational Therapy puts community partnerships at the forefront of student learning.