Jamie Tam receives “Professional Contribution Award” from Boston University

College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Sargent College convocation at the Track and Tennis Center on May 21, 2017. Photo by Dave Green for Boston University Photography

PARSIPPANY — Jamie Tam, Parsippany, received the Professional Contribution Award from Boston University (BU) College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at the annual Senior Awards Reception on Friday, May 19. This award is given to students who show great potential professionally through scholarship, research, clinical experience, and promotion of one’s program to the community. Jamie is a 2013 Graduate of Parsippany High School.

Tam graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in behavior and health and a minor in human physiology on Sunday, May 21. While at BU, she was in the Scarlet Key Honor Society and participated with Student Volunteers for Special Needs. She was also a member of the Filipino Student Association and the Asian American Christian Fellowship, and received the Dean Elsbeth Melville Scholarship. “Jamie has extraordinary compassion for vulnerable populations,” said Susan McGurk, an occupational professor at Sargent College. “She has devoted much time to learning about and working with underserved communities.” Tam plans to return to Sargent in the fall to pursue a Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree. Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is an institution of higher education which fosters critical and innovative thinking to best serve the health care needs of society through academics, research, and clinical practice. As reported by U.S. News and World Report, its graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Physical Therapy rank in the top 6% of programs while Occupational Therapy is #1 in the nation. The College has more than 25 on-campus research facilities and clinical centers and offers degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, language and hearing sciences, health science, athletic training, human physiology, behavior and health, and nutrition. For more information click here.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission. In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.