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wendy-n-steveDear All,

We are, once again, pleased to announce our call for nominees for the Wendy Davee Award for Service.  In 2012, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association established the Wendy Davee Award for Service.  Each year, the Alumni Relations and the Association will honor our alumna’s memory with an award to one or more alums who have exemplified Wendy’s spirit of service and giving.

The Wendy Davee Award for Service honors our alumna’s memory by honoring 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 2015 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.

Kwame Scruggs, Ph.D. ’09, Mythological Studies, was presented the first Wendy Davee Award for Service in 2013. Jill Griffin, Ph.D. ’13, Mythological Studies, was our second recipient, accepting the award in 2015; and, Lizzie Rodriguez, ’13 MA in Depth Psychology (with an emphasis in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Eco-psychology) was our 2016 recipient. The Pacifica Graduate Institute Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association honored Kwame, Jill and Lizzie for their many activities and achievements that embody Pacifica’s mission to tend the souls of the world.

Nominations for 2017 are currently being accepted.  Contact Alumni Relations ( or phone 805.679.6163 for additional information.  This year’s award will be presented during our Annual Coming Home Celebration to be held January 27-29, 2017.

Submission Deadline:  January 6, 2017 (midnight Pacific Daylight Time)

A separate e-mail invitation will be sent regarding forthcoming Committee meeting(s).


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