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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
Brent Norris
Students in the Pacific University Physician Assistant Studies program will have more resources to learn emergency care skills, thanks to a recent grant of nearly $36,000 from Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon.
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.
They will retain their respective roles as director of the School of Physical Therapy and School of Physician Assistant Studies.
They will retain their primary roles while co-directing Pacific's Program in Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (PIPER).
Twenty Pacific University alumni named to Portland Monthly's peer-nominated list of top doctors and nurses in January 2017, including many graduates of the physician assistant program.
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.
Sutherland is the first Pacific University student to preside over the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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