Events Open to General Public


  • Friday, January 16th - 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  - Meet our Authors & Book Signing, PLEASE RSVP



  • Saturday, January 17th - 10:00 – Throughout the day  -  Art Exhibition ~  Mythic Threads, Art, Healing & Magic in Bali w/Pam Bjork



  • Saturday, January 17th - 7:30 p.m. -  Santa Barbara Premier of Finding the Gold Within - PLEASE RSVP

Reception and Meet n’ Greet following Screening of Film.  “Finding the Gold Within” follows six African American young men from an after school program called Alchemy, Inc. through their first two years of college.  Alchemy, Inc. is a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award-winning program founded by Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumnus Kwame Scruggs, which uses myth, storytelling, and mentoring to help urban adolescents develop their purpose and dreams.  The screening will be concluded by a reception honoring the filmmaker Karina Epperlein, who will be joined by Kwame Scruggs, Founder & Executive Director of Alchemy, Inc., and most importantly, guests will get a chance to meet the six young men who are the subject of the film.  (Please RSVP at 805.679-6163). 



  • Sunday, January 18th - 9:00 a.m. - Lecture by Jennifer Selig, Panel Discussion & Reception

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Celebrating the Dream is co-sponsored by the Martin Luther           King, Jr. Committee and features a lecture Jennifer Selig, Panel Discussion with local city officials and Reception followed by a Q&A (Please RSVP at 805.679-6163).  


“Our sponsors make it possible for Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) to provide services to our alumni. We acknowledge their generosity and support, with sincere appreciation.  Your generous contributions will help make our vision a reality!” 

sponsors for the 2014 Annual Meeting include The Santa Barbara Fund, co-Sponsoring “Finding the Gold Within,” the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee, co-sponsoring “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Celebrating the Dream” Community Panel and Q&A, and the Pacifica Graduate Institute Bookstore, co-sponsoring the Writers/Media Day.  Local vendors donating goods, services and discounts include Santa Barbara Travel, Best Western Hotel, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alaskan Airlines, Shea Mortgage Affinity Program, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Ralph’s  and Von’s supermarkets. 

“Over the past four years, the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) was born and is now a 501(c)(3) organization.  This year’s event is designed not only to build community, but to share the wealth of talent found amongst our alumni/ae.  We hope you will join us for this momentous celebration,” states Dianne Travis-Teague.

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

Pacifica Graduate Institute is a WASC accredited graduate school with two campuses located between the coastal foothills of the Pacific Ocean, a few miles south of Santa Barbara.  The Institute offers masters and doctoral degree programs in psychology, the humanities and mythological studies all informed by the traditions in depth psychology.  Pacifica has established an educational environment that nourishes respect for cultural diversity and individual differences, and an academic community that fosters a spirit of free and open inquiry. In the last 35 years, Pacifica Graduate Institute has graduated over 4500 alumni and alumnae.

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Contact Dianne Travis-Teague
Tele: 805.679.6163