Kamwo strives to support those in our community doing work in TCM education, and with underserved populations. The outreach organizations we choose are not for profit and provide training in the community they serve, so the efforts are ongoing.


 

The Kamwo Valedictorian Award recognizes those at the top of their class for their academic achievement in Traditional Chinese Medicine.


2016 VALEDICTORIANS

 

Priscilla Wong

Pacific College – New York – 2016 (Winter)

Priscilla Wong graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). She is board certified by the National Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in New York and New Jersey and a member of Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY). Priscilla gained experience in treating patients with sleeping, emotional, and orthopedic disorders through her internships at PCOM. Prior to pursuing her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Priscilla graduated from New York University and was teaching in the New York School system as an elementary teacher for general and special education. Through her teaching experiences, she recognized the significance of a healthy digestive system in order to flourish and function well. She hopes to continue educating children and parents in her private practice regarding the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and the positive influences of implementing Chinese Medicine into their lives. Currently, Priscilla is enrolled in the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program through Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Jaclyn Reich

PACIFIC COLLEGE – NEW YORK – 2016 (SPRING)

Prior to earning her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC, Jaclyn graduated Summa Cum Laude from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelors degree in Psychology (concentration in Biopsychology). Her next endeavor will be to earn her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Throughout her clinical internships, Jaclyn treated a variety of conditions including gastrointestinal, respiratory, psychological, endocrine, autoimmune, and orthopedic disorders, as well as allergies, pain management, women's health, and more.

Jaclyn's passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) stems from personal treatment success with acupuncture and herbs. She hopes to utilize her positive experiences with TCM to educate the public about the incredible healing abilities of Chinese medicine. Her goal is to provide compassionate and judicious treatment for her patients to help them attain improved physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing. After completing her doctorate, Jaclyn plans to practice in Central New Jersey.

 

Sai Jurawanichkul

PACIFIC COLLEGE – NEW YORK – 2016 (SUMMER)

Sai Jurawanichkul was born in Thailand and raised in NYC. Before her journey into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), she attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in upstate New York. She is currently an intern at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she is also involved in research on the incorporation of Evidence Informed Practice in TCM academia and clinical practice.

After graduation, Sai plans on working at Aquarius Acupuncture with Dr. Sarah Sajdak, DAOM, LAc in Greenwich Village. She is interested in working with underserved populations in an integrative medical setting, and her main goal is educate and empower patients to take charge of their health.

 

PAST VALEDICTORIANS


2015

Erica Burley | Ellen Brown
Andrew Clark | Courtney Robertson


2014

Tim Klempt | Jerry Lui | Marie Schiraldi-Cattau


2013

Patricia Botet | Supriya Kiritkumar Desai | Annora Cheng  Carrie M. Koo | Grace Kim | Carla San Diego |Andrew Crapo


2012

Patrick Brent King | Christina Dwyer | Anna Park


2011

Erin Foster | Anya Sawyer | Mary Szubia


2010

ELISA HIRSCH-COTTER


2009

RACHEL ESQUILIN | BROOKE FRIES | ERIKA ROMINGER
BETH LEATHERMAN | SALLY TOMM


2007

Sarah Coles McKeown | Simone Stur


2006

Stephen Bigger


Jeremy V. Pulsifer | Joanna Joda

2005