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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pete's Pet Posse Tulsa to graduate second class of therapy dogs


Diesel, a member of the inaugural P3T class, accompanies handler Megan Whitehead, clinical coordinator for the communication sciences and disorders department, around the OSU-Tulsa campus.

The second class of Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa will graduate in a special “Barkalaureate” ceremony at 3 p.m. on Aug. 8 in Founders Hall at OSU-CHS. Graduates include:

  • Blue, a 5-year-old Australian shepherd, and handler, Jessica Bradley, OSU-Tulsa career services coordinator
  • Fern, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, and handler Dr. Matt Bowler, OSU-Tulsa associate professor of management and the Don R. Brattain professor in the Spears School of Business
  • Max, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, and handlers Dr. Bill Meek, OSU-CHS professor of anatomy and cell biology, and Sharon Meek
  • Tahlula, a 5-year-old Chihuahua, and handler Marnie Pettit, wife of OSU-CHS Provost Dr. William J. Pettit.
  • Max, a 9-year-old Maltese, and handler Ashley Adkins, OSU-CHS director of university affairs

The P3T graduates will serve OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS as greeters and campus ambassadors. They are also available for clinical or crisis situations. The goal of the program is to enhance physical and emotional health as part of the America’s Healthiest Campus wellness initiative. Campus departments may request a P3T dog visit by emailing pettherapytulsa@okstate.edu. For more information, visit the P3T website.

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