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USA California Campus Celebrates Spring Commencement

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences San Marcos Campus Celebrates Spring Commencement

The university celebrated nearly 200 physical therapy, occupational therapy and Doctor of Education graduates from 25 states and three countries across the institution’s three campuses in Florida, Texas and California

San Marcos, CA, April 28, 2016— The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is proud to announce that 75 graduates from the southern California campus were presented with degrees at the university’s spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 16. USAHS is a leading graduate institution that emphasizes rehabilitative and health science education through innovative classroom education. The graduates were joined by family and friends as they received Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Education degrees.

 

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Southern California campus in San Marcos celebrated its spring commencement by presenting 75 graduates with Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Education degrees.
The university also granted several prestigious awards to graduates who embody their program’s mission and attributes including professionalism, clinical reasoning, ethical standards and commitment to professional growth. The following are the recipients of the awards from the San Marcos campus:

Stanley V. Paris and Catherine E. Patla Award for Excellence in Manual Therapy:
The Stanley V. Paris and Catherine E. Patla Award for Excellence in Manual Therapy is presented in recognition of excellence in spinal and extremity manual therapy in professional physical therapy education to an entry-level physical therapy graduate. The 2016 Stanley V. Paris and Catherine E. Patla Award for Excellence in Manual Therapy was presented to Jennifer Ginsberg from San Mateo, CA.

 

Outstanding Occupational Therapy Student Award
The Outstanding Occupational Therapy Student Award is presented to an entry level occupational therapy graduate who possesses characteristics most supportive of the program’s mission statement. These attributes include professionalism, clinical reasoning, ethical standards, and commitment to professional growth. The 2016 Outstanding Occupation Therapy Student Award was presented to Marian Watson from Glendale, CA.

 

Outstanding Occupational Therapy Student Award
The Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award is presented to an entry-level physical therapy graduate who possesses characteristics most supportive of the program’s mission statement. These attributes include professionalism, clinical reasoning, ethical standards, and commitment to professional growth. The 2016 Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award was presented to Karen Albiston from Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Judith Olson Scholastic Achievement Award
The Judith Olson Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to the entry-level occupational therapy graduate who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA). Grades from both foundational science courses and professional courses are included in the cumulative grade point computation. The 2016 Judith Olson Scholastic Achievement Award was presented to Julianna Cooper from Escondido, CA.

 

Wanda Nitsch Scholastic Achievement Award
The Wanda Nitsch Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to the entry-level physical therapy graduate who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA). Grades from both foundational science courses and professional courses are included in the cumulative grade point computation. The 2016 Wanda Nitsch Scholastic Achievement Award was presented to Jeremy Ibali from San Jose, CA.

Across each of the USAHS campuses in Florida, Texas and California, nearly 200 physical therapy, occupational therapy and Doctor of Education students from 25 states and three countries graduated. For more information or to view photos from the ceremony, visit the USAHS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/universityofstaugustine.

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About University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS)

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education. Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, CaliforniaSt. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas and Miami, Florida. USAHS offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. For more information, visit www.usa.edu. USAHS is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 80 institutions in 28 countries and one of the most significant global higher education providers for health sciences. For more information, visit www.laureate.net.

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