PALO ALTO, Calif., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's Palo Alto University, www.paloaltou.edu is a not-for-profit educational institution, located in Silicon Valley and dedicated to improving lives in the community.
Improving Lives is the bedrock of Palo Alto University's (PAU) mission, and in each of the last two years, the university has been named on the President's Higher Education Honor Roll, which recognized the outstanding commitment to service-learning, volunteering and civic engagement.
And in this year of celebration for an institution which was established 40 years ago, the inaugural Dan L. King Award for College and University Trustee Leadership from the American Association of University Administrators has been granted to PAU's Chairman of Board of Trustees, James Otieno.
Summer 2015 at PAU - Graduation Ceremonies
Psy.D and Ph.D in Clinical Psychology students celebrated their graduation on Saturday, June 6 in a ceremony held at Stanford University. These high-achieving graduates are a true credit to PAU and are now ready to serve in mental health communities.
The ceremony for Undergraduate and Master's Degree students will take place on Saturday, June 20, at the Flint Center, Cupertino.
Palo Alto, California City Manager, James Keene, will be the keynote speaker. James has previously served as the City Manager of Berkeley, California and Tucson, Arizona and as the County Manager of Coconino County, Arizona.
Master's Degree Programs Ranked Among Country's Best
PAU is proud to announce that its Master of Arts in Counseling program with emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling has been ranked #4 in a list of America's online Marriage and Family Therapy programs by BestMedicalDegrees.com. PAU offers the program at three campus locations and in the online format, which includes live weekly videoconference classes for every course.
BestMedicalDegrees.com compiles the list of top degree courses in the country each year and they are an invaluable resource to prospective new graduate students, helping them to choose the right program.
Susan Kemppainen, Editor at BestMedicalDegrees.com said, "We're committed to informing students of universities and colleges offering quality education to help them achieve their educational and career goals and we believe Palo Alto is such a school."
Additionally, PAU's Master of Science in Psychology program has been ranked among the top 20 online master's in psychology programs in the country by the non-profit organization, GoGrad, a guide for online graduate programs.
Built on a Tradition of Success
All PAU programs are marked by both academic rigor and by the quality of career opportunities that they can lead to.
Built upon a forty-year tradition of high quality training and education in the field of psychology, PAU has established this same quality in its on-campus, online, and blended programs.
In its online master's degree programs, Palo Alto is pushing online learning to a higher level of distance learning excellence. The university's virtual, remote classroom technology is helping bring faculty and students around the world together in live, synchronous, face-to-face dialogue. In live state-of-the-art video conferencing, professors model, practice and role-play with students to improve their counseling skills.
Despite the great physical distances involved, small class sizes and style of education in its online graduate programs help PAU to eliminate barriers, reduce social distance and bring the world together in learning communities.
Want to Learn More?
For more information please visit, www.paloaltou.edu/graduate-programs/masters-degree-programs, or contact Deanna Berger, [email protected], Phone: (650) 417-2023
SOURCE Palo Alto University