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News on the Passing of Jose "Pepe" Barcega, MHS, PA-C

October 26, 2015

Our dear friend and colleague Jose “Pepe” Barcega MHS, PA-C, associate teaching professor, Physician Assistant Department, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. We are relieved that his passing was peaceful.

Jose Barcega

Pepe had been with the Physician Assistant Program since 1997. He was the director of Critical Analysis. He previously served as director of Clinical Education, Clinical Laboratory Practicum Course as well as the Ethical Issues in Physician Assistant Practice Course. Clinically, Pepe practiced in an inner city clinic in Pediatrics and Family Practice.

He was a member of the College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Master Teachers’ Guild and a recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award. Pepe was the consummate educator. The Physician Assistant Department will be remembering Pepe with a memorial service on Saturday, December 5 in Mitchell Auditorium – Bossone Research Center at 1 p.m.Our prayers and thoughts are with Pepe and his family, friends and loved ones.

We realize all of those touched by Pepe share our loss. A thoughtful way to pay tribute to Pepe is to make a contribution in his memory to the David Buck Scholarship Fund. Pepe has supported the Fund since its inception. Visit our site to learn more.

Patrick Auth, PhD, MS, PA-C

Clinical Professor, Department Chair

Physician Assistant Department