Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association Celebrates 5th Annual "Coming Home" with Santa Barbara Community and Pays Homage to Local Fire Departments - May 19

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Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association celebrates Santa Barbara community and honors the Summerland-Carpinteria Fire Departments during it's 5th Annual "Coming Home" on Saturday, May 19, featuring alumni speakers Nely Galan, Daphne Dodson, Jennifer Selig, Kelly Carlin and announcing 2018 PGIAA Alumni 2018 Awards.

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We are honored to recognize the commitment and dedication of the Summerland-Carpinteria fire district.

Pacific Graduate Institute’s Alumni Association aptly named this year’s annual Coming Home event, “Community & Connections: Inspiring Resilience and Hope,” in honor of the Santa Barbara community and fire departments for their brave battle against fires and debris flows, and for coming together and uniting at a time when it was most needed.

Director of Alumni Relations, Dianne Travis-Teague, announced that Coming Home 2018 will take place on Saturday, May 19th from 1pm to 5pm PDT at Pacifica’s campus located at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA. This year, Coming Home is a special half-day event that will be available to attend either on campus or online via live video streaming. There is a suggested donation of $20. Everyone is welcome. Registration is required by visiting Coming Home to Pacifica or calling (805) 879-7303.

The day’s exciting line-up of events include keynote speaker, Nely Galán, MFT, an alumna of Pacifica’s Counseling program, and a self-made media mogul. Dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine, she was the first Latina President of Entertainment for a U.S. television network (Telemundo). Other presenters include Daphne Dodson, PhD, a research psychologist, writer, and an excavator and curator of the stories of our lived experiences. She is an alumna of the Jungian and Archetypal Studies program at Pacifica, and Jennifer Leigh Selig, PhD., an alum who is on the teaching faculty at Pacifica. She’s been an educator for 30 years, and is the author of many books, articles and screenplays. The Mistress of Ceremonies/Host is Kelly Carlin, M.A., an alumna of Pacifica’s Counseling program, and author of A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George. She is a podcaster of “Waking from the American Dream” and radio host of the SiriusXM show, “The Kelly Carlin Show.”

“2018 has been a challenging year for our beloved Santa Barbara community. The destructive Thomas fire, following by devastating debris flows, threatened both Pacifica campuses earlier this year, postponing our 2018 Coming Home celebration twice,’ states Dianne Travis-Teague. “Our spirits are buoyed as we stand in community, stronger together. This year, we are honored to recognize the commitment and dedication of the Summerland-Carpinteria fire district. We are grateful for their outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty.”

Pacifica Graduate Institute is a WASC-accredited graduate school with two campuses, located between the coast and the foothills of the Pacific Ocean, a few miles south of Santa Barbara. The graduate institute offers masters and doctoral degree programs in Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, the Engaged Humanities, and Mythological Studies, all informed by the traditions of Depth Psychology. Pacifica provides an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences and an academic community that fosters a spirit of open inquiry and scholastic excellence. In the last 40 years, Pacifica Graduate Institute has graduated 4800 alumni.

Dianne Travis-Teague, Director of Alumni Relations, facilitates ongoing collaborations between Pacifica's Office of the Chancellor and the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association, honoring the association’s mandate to extend and nurture the Pacifica experience in and through the world. In partnership with Alumni Relations, the Association provides programs and services that strengthen the connections between graduates, the institute, and the community.

For additional information, visit Coming Home to Pacifica or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (805) 879-7303.

It’s a great time to come home to Pacifica!
COMING HOME 2018 — “Community & Connections: Inspiring Resilience and Hope”
Open to the public. Attend on campus or online.
Saturday, May 19, 2018

2018 Awards
PGIAA, Alumni Relations and The Office of the Chancellor proudly announce 2018 awards:
The Wendy Davee Award for Service
The Walter Odajnyk Memorial Scholarship
The Chancellor’s Community Award and
The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

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Pacifica Graduate Institute, with two campuses in Santa Barbara, California, is a WASC-accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs in depth psychology, mythological studies, and the humanities. The Institute has established an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and a rigorous academic community with a spirit of free and open inquiry. Students have access to an impressive array of resources including the OPUS Archives and Research Center

The mission of Pacifica Graduate Institute is to foster creative learning and research in the fields of psychology, the humanities, and mythological studies, framed in the traditions of depth psychology. Consistent with and supporting this vision, Pacifica Graduate Institute is employee-owned, and practices shared stewardship.

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