Graduate raising his hand greeting family and friends in the stands

School of Health Professions

A Virtual Celebration of the School of Health Professions Class of 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020
2:00 pm

The Ceremony video was live-streamed on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

Don't Forget! Graduates, Family and Friends shared a message of support on Kudoboard To view, please visit

2020 Commencement Ceremony

2020 Commencement Program Booklet (PDF)

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Order of Program

Professional Pledge

Virtual Ceremony Agenda of the

2020 Virtual Commencement Exercises

August 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm


Ben G. Raimer, MD, MA, FAAP

President ad interim
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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Order of Program
Virtual Processional with Grand Marshall via Live Zoom Graduate GalleryJose D. Rojas, PhD, RRT, RPFT
Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Respiratory Care
WelcomeDavid A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Senior Vice President and Dean of the School of Health Professions
"The Star-Spangled Banner"Amy Brennan Larison
Dean's AddressDr. Brown
"J. S. Bach Partita for Solo Violin no. 3 in E major, Gavotte en Rondeau"Petros Karapetyan
President's AddressBen G. Raimer, MD, MA, FAAP
President ad interim
Provost's AddressCharles P. Mouton, MD, MS, MBA
Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine
Alumni WelcomeKaren Chapman, PT, DPT
President of the UTMB School of Health Professions Alumni Association
Introduction of Distinguished Alumnus and SpeakerDr. Brown
Commencement AddressJames Hury, III
Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Class of 2004
Awards and HonorsChristine Baker, PT, EdD, FAPTA
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Announcement of GraduatesMike J. Cromie
Asst. Director of Student Life
Conferring of DegreesDr. Raimer
Professional Pledge with Grand Marshal via Live Zoom Graduate GalleryDr. Rojas
"The Eyes of Texas"Amy Brennan Larison
BenedictionChaplain Jennifer Schindler, BCC
UTMB Pastoral Care – Hospital Chaplaincy
Class of 2020 Reflection Video(s)Prepared by Class Presidents & Students
Scrolling Acknowledgement and Awards & Conclusion

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