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ASHS commencement

When March 5, 2011

Where Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Ariz.

Programs Human Movement, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Audiology, Doctor of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy

Keynote Ellen Owens-Summo, M.Ed., DTR, director of health education, Professional Development, at the Greater Valley Area Health Education Center. Owens-Summo holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University, as well as an undergraduate degree from Ball State University in nutrition and dietetics. She is a member of the National Wellness Institute and assisted in the development of the Arizona Living Well Institute. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and currently serves as president of the Arizona Public Health Association.

Quotable “These graduates demonstrated their commitment to their profession and to lifelong learning,” said ASHS Dean Barbara Maxwell, PT, D.P.T., M.Sc., Cert. THE, ’06. “As working healthcare professionals, their learning has greater impact as it transcends immediately to the clinical setting and directly to patient care.”

“Mentoring is not always about giving advice. It is also about taking time to listen, provide words of encouragement, and being willing to advocate on the behalf of others,” said Dr. Owens-Summo. “Without mentors, we would be less likely to take risks, strive to do a better job, and lack accountability for reaching our goals.”

Who 222 students in six online programs


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