Vocation and Service, A Salute to the Soul Journey

This year, the Pacifica Graduate Alumni Association (PGIAA) and Pacifica Graduate Institute (PGI) joined forces to celebrate and honor ‘The Journey’. Who better embodies community than current and past members of our Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy)? From the warriors who stormed the beaches at Normandy on D-Day to the brave men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan – our Veterans share a legacy of service that crosses generational lines and upholds the values upon which our Nation was founded: service to a cause greater than self.

We are proud to host this year’s tribute and welcome you to the campus of Pacifica Graduate Institute as we come together for our 2016 Annual Meeting!

2016 Award Recipients

  • Harry Grammer The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

    Harry Grammer is a poet/ musician and founder of New Earth. As the Founder and Director of Programs, Harry brings his leadership and visionary spirit, along with an extensive background in teaching poetry and self-expression to incarcerated and at-risk youth.

  • Aaqilah Islam The Chancellor’s Community Award

    Aaqilah is an M.A. alum of Pacifica and a current doctoral student in the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology Specialization of the Depth Psychology Program. She is a pro bono teacher in the largest prison education program in California: the Prison University Project at San Quentin Prison.

  • Lizzie Rodriguez The Wendy Davee Award for Service

    During her studies at Pacifica’s MA in Depth Psychology (with an emphasis in Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology and Eco-psychology) program, Lizzie somehow found time to train as a mediator at the local Conflict Solution Center (CSC) on top of a job in hotel management.

2016 Speakers

2016 Photo Gallery

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