Tess Treinen

Physical therapy grad Tess Treinen earns doctorate

Tess TreinenTess Treinen attended Lane from 2004-06 and has now completed a doctorate of physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Diego, California. She was awarded the Stanley V. Paris and Catherine Patla award for manual therapy excellence. The award is named after Dr. Paris, founder of the university and one of the most influential manual physical therapists.

Tess's GPA throughout the program was an impressive 3.8, especially considering her other areas of service in the physical therapy community. She was involved with the San Diego Fall Prevention Awareness Program, tutored for three classes within the program, and was a teaching assistant for a spinal manipulation course.

During her time at Lane, Tess graduated as a fitness technician from the Exercise and Movement Science program with a 3.5 GPA and played basketball for Greg Sheley and The Lady Titans. She was part of Lane's first NWAACC championship women's basketball team in 2006, as well as the 2005 runner-up team. Tess earned NWAACC all-academic honors during both basketball seasons. She was also involved with the Young Women in Science Program which helps empower and mentor young women in the science field.

You can read a Q&A session with Tess on the Titan's website at http://www.lanetitans.net/news/tess-treinen-now-dr-tess-treinen

Written by John Scholl, Marketing Specialist. Health, Physical Education and Athletics, Lane Community College. Published by Marketing and Public Relations, January 3, 2012.