PA Commencement Information

Commencement Ceremony for PA Students
Sunday, June 16, 2019, 2:00 p.m.; Doors open at 12:45 p.m.
The Masonic
1111 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Certificates, Awards, and Honors

Certificate for Excellence in Academic Achievement
This certificate is awarded to students in the top 25% of the class who maintained a cumulative GPA greater than 3.75 in the first six semesters and were never placed on academic probation at the programmatic or university level.
2019 — Breann Kinsey, Roseanna Pauli, Nicola Juri, Jennifer Dang, Lorissa Lorenzo-Trujillo, Lyndsay Garner, Blake Beck, Pooja Kachhia, Jack Jones III, Jordan Jepson, Kirsten Shimizu

Certificate for Best Overall Capstone Project
This certificate is awarded to the student who was voted on by the faculty as having the best overall Capstone Project.
2019 — Alison Dutton, “The Consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health and Implications for the Future.”

Certificate for Best Capstone Oral Presentation
This certificate is awarded to the student who was voted on by the faculty as giving the best Capstone Presentation.
2019 — Jack Jones III, “Pre-exposure prophylaxis as a prevention strategy for HIV seroconversion in the men who have sex with men population with comparison of its effectiveness in other at-risk groups”

Award for Exceptional Leadership
This award is presented to a student in recognition of their demonstrated ability throughout their PA student experience to lead. Exceptional leadership is characterized by significance, effectiveness, innovation, and inclusiveness.
2019 — Nicola Juri

Spirit of Pacific Award
This award recognizes a student who has, throughout the program, embodied the Program’s mission and values by demonstrating their commitment to treating others with respect and dignity, commitment to community, compassion through service, integrity and character, strong leadership skills, and excellence in academic achievement.
2019 — R. Todd Budenz 

Clinical Excellence Award
This award recognizes a graduating PA student who demonstrated clinical excellence during clinical rotations. 
2019 — Lyndsay Garner

Award for Resilience
This award recognizes a deserving student who overcame significant obstacles during their student experience, demonstrating resilience and strength of character through intentional perseverance.
2019 — Marissa Cadena

Preceptor of the Year Award
This award recognizes a preceptor for their significant contributions in clinical education during clinical rotations. Students nominate and vote for this award.
2018 - 2019 — Robert Ginther, PA-C Modern Urgent Care

Inductees to The Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi
2019 — Jennifer Dang, Nicola Juri, Breann Kinsey, Roseanna Pauli

Inductees to Pi Alpha — The National Honor Society for Physician Assistants
2019 — Blake Beck, Amanda Diep, Alison Dutton, Nicola Juri, Makenzie Saxe, Liane Tongol
Faculty — Tracey DelNero, PA-C, Jed Grant, PA-C, Jessica Garner, PA-C