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wendy-n-steve Dear All,

The Wendy Davee Award for Service honors our alumna’s memory by recognizing an alumnus/a who exemplifies Wendy’s spirit of community, service, and dedication – soul tending. The award is presented annually, giving the Pacifica community an opportunity to celebrate our colleague, friend, and alumna who gave so much to others. We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Award will include a monetary donation in addition to the exquisite crystal prism.

Wendy Davee (MA Counseling 1987) joined the Core Faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2000. While continuing to teach at Pacifica, she also served for seven years as Chair of the Counseling Psychology Program. Wendy was a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and worked extensively in non-profit, educational, and governmental settings providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and families. She supervised MFT trainees and interns and had a special interest in the healing power of symbolic play in the therapeutic relationship with children.

Past recipients include:

Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D. ’09, Mythological Studies, who received the first Wendy Davee Award for Service in 2013

Jill Griffin, Ph.D. ’13, Mythological Studies, 2015   

Lizzie Rodriguez, ’13 MA in Depth Psychology (with an emphasis in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Eco-psychology) 2016

Elizabeth (Liz) Deligio, ’19 PhD Depth Psychology (with an emphasis in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Eco-psychology), 2017

Minh Tran, ’17 MA Counseling Psychology, 2018 

Tom Lyon, ’98 MA Counseling Psychology, 2019

The Pacifica Graduate Institute Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association recognized Kwame, Jill, Lizzie, Liz, Minh, and Tom for their many activities and achievements that embody Pacifica’s mission to tend the souls in and of the world.





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