Congratulations to our 2012 Outstanding Graduate
Each May, we recognize the exceptional work of our college's top seniors with the Outstanding Graduate award.
Kendra Consiglio graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pacific with a major in Sport Sciences in the Sports Medicine track and minor in Biology. She was a Powell Scholar all four years at Pacific. She is an active member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society, The Order of Omega, The Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, and The Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. She is also vice president of the Pre-Physical Therapy club.
She has been an involved volunteer on campus, working as an academic tutor and a lab teaching assistant. She also worked as a clinical assistant in a number of physical therapy clinics.
Kendra will attend the University of Southern California in fall to pursue a clinical Doctorate in physical therapy.
At the end of the year, each of the academic departments and interdisciplinary programs in the College of the Pacific honors a truly exceptional graduating senior or group of seniors with the Outstanding Graduate Award. This award is given to students who have not only earned a consistently high academic record, but who have also been actively involved in the discipline through activities, research, or special projects.
Meet Our Outstanding 2011 Graduates
Athletic Training major Keaton Ann Ray successfully completed all the required courses for Athletic Training while simultaneously completing the pre-physical therapy prerequisites and 900+ hours of clinical rotations. She recently became certified as an athletic trainer. As a junior, Keaton received the National Athletic Training Association Foundation Scholarship awarded to only 40 recipients nationwide. She is a member of the Mortar Board and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. Keaton was on the Deans Honor Roll for six semesters and graduated magna cum laude.
An involved student on and off campus, Keaton was an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta for four years, coached a competitive gymnastics team, played intramural flag football, and was a member of several clubs on campus. Keaton was accepted into several distinguished physical therapy programs and will be attending the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Duke University this fall.
Catherine Vo was involved in a number of activities while at Pacific: She served as the Secretary for the Pre-Physical Therapy club and was an active member and event coordinator for the Interfaith Council and Newman Catholic Community. She is a member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society and served as President of Pacific's Alpha Lambda Delta chapter. Catherine represented Pacific at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim and the Interfaith Youth Core's Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.
In addition to completing her Sport Sciences classes, Catherine was involved in the Tiger PRIDE after-school physical activity program. She took several music classes for her own enjoyment, and also completed a minor in Biological Sciences. She maintained a strong academic record and has been accepted into the graduate program in Physical Therapy here at Pacific, where she we know she will become a vibrant and successful physical therapist.
Athletic Training Students On the Move
- Marc Giampaoli '11 and Victoria Lam '11 accepted positions as Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers at Chico State University.
- Keaton Ray '11 accepted a position in Duke University's Physical Therapy school.
- Emily Silva '12 received the Bobby Gunn Student Leadership Award of $500 from the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association.
Athletic Training Students Win Best Presentation at Conference
A group of Athletic Training students presented at the Far West Athletic Trainer's Association (District 8) convention in April. Marc Giampaoli '11, Victoria Lam '11, Hanna Fredrickson '12, and Emily Silva '12 presented "Supplemental Recovery Aids: Commercial vs. Non-Commercial Products," which won best presentation in the category "New Tips/Techniques from the Field." In addition, Emily Silva was chosen as the District 8 representative for the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Student Committee, a position she had applied for earlier in the semester. Congratulations Athletic Training students!
Students Selected to Present Tiger P.R.I.D.E. at Posters on the Hill
Three Sport Sciences students have been selected to present at the "Posters on the Hill" event in April. This annual event on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is organized by the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR). Seniors Dara Tawarahara, Joey Gullikson and Dianna Snyder will present a research poster about the new Tiger P.R.I.D.E after-school physical activity program initiated by Dr. Lara Killick (see below). The poster was one of only 74 selected from nearly 700 submitted from college and university students across the country.