Commencement 2021

Ceremony Information

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Order of Events

One-Hundred and Twenty-First Annual Commencement Ceremony

10:00 a.m., Friday May 28, 2021


PRESIDING OFFICIAL
Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer


ANNOUNCEMENT OF PURPOSE
Dave Kapaska, D.O.
Class of 1986, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Chair, Board of Trustees


WELCOME
Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D.


NATIONAL ANTHEM
Shannon VanderKooi
Class of 2021, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Haley Van Steenwyk
Class of 2021, College of Osteopathic Medicine


INTRODUCTION OF COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
President Franklin


COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Michael T. Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health,
University of Minnesota; Member, COVID-19 Advisory Board


PRESENTATION OF THE CLASSES

College of Health Sciences
Wallace Boeve, Ed.D., PA-C
Dean
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College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Kevin Smith, D.P.M., Ph.D., FACFAS
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor,
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

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College of Osteopathic Medicine
Steven J. Halm, D.O., FAAP, FACP
Dean
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CONFERRING OF DEGREES
President Franklin


COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Master of Health Care Administration
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Master of Public Health
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Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
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Physician Assistant Oath
Holland Taylor, MSPA, PA-C
Chair/Director, Physician Assistant Program

Doctor of Physical Therapy
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Physical Therapy Oath
Traci Bush, D.P.T., OTR/L, D.H.S.
Chair/Director, Physical Therapy Program


COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
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Podiatric Oath
Robert Yoho, D.P.M., M.S., FACFAS
Dean


COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Master of Science in Anatomy
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Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
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Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
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Osteopathic Oath
Steven J. Halm, D.O., FAAP, FACP
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine


CHARGE TO THE GRADUATES
President Franklin

History of the University
Regalia, Medallion and Mace
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