One Month, Two Commencements, Hundreds of New Alumni

Sep 14, 2019, 19:34 PM by Jessica Wyble

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Three hundred forty one. That’s the number of people who transitioned from UTMB student to alumni during the month of August, as the institution celebrated two commencements, one for the School of Health Professions and one for the School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Studies Program. 

The former, which took place on Aug. 16 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston had 252 graduates who received degrees in 10 different programs. These individuals will go on to enter fields such as occupational therapy, clinical laboratory sciences, respiratory care, health care management and education, physical therapy, rehabilitation sciences, and nutrition and metabolism. 

Taking place on Aug. 23, the School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Studies Program Commencement was a celebratory day for the 89 graduates walking across the stage. This was the program’s inaugural commencement ceremony, as it transitioned to the School of Medicine from the School of Health Professions at the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year. Graduates from the program earn a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degrees. 

Congratulations to all of the graduates and UTMB faculty!