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 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021
10:00 am

The Ceremony video was live-streamed on Friday, August 13, 2021 at 10:00 am.

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2021 Commencement Ceremony

2021 Commencement Program Booklet (PDF)

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Virtual Ceremony Agenda of the

2021 Virtual Commencement Exercises

August 13, 2021 at 10:00 am


Ben G. Raimer, MD, MA, FAAP

President ad interim
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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Order of Program
PreludeThe Chamber Brass Quartet
ProcessionalFaculty, Alumni Guests & Graduating Class
Dean's Opening RemarksDavid A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Senior Vice President and Dean of the School of Health Professions
"The Star-Spangled Banner"Amy Brennan Larison
InvocationChaplain Jenny Schindler, BCC
Introduction of President ad interimDr. Brown
President's WelcomeBen G. Raimer, MD, MA, FAAP
President ad interim
Dean's Welcome, Administration & Faculty IntroductionsDr. Brown
Introduction of Distinguished Alumna and Commencement SpeakerDr. Brown
Commencement AddressDr. Wendy Katzman, PT, DPTSc, OCS
2021 Distinguished Alumnus Recipient
Awards and HonorsChristine Baker, PT, EdD, FAPTA
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Introduction of School of Health Professions Alumni AssociationKaren Chapman, PT, DPT
President of the UTMB SHP Alumni Association
Presentation of Graduate CandidatesDr. Brown
Conferring of DegreesDr. Raimer
Announcement of Graduate CandidatesMike J. Cromie
Director of Student Life
Professional Pledge by the Grand Marshal of the Graduating ClassRajkumar Rajendran, DCLS, MS, MLS(ASCP)cmAssistant Professor of Instruction, Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Closing Remarks and Class of 2021 ReflectionDr. Brown
Videos Prepared by Class Presidents & Students
"America the Beautiful"Amy Brennan Larison
BenedictionChaplain Jennifer Schindler, BCC

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