SHMS Holds Health Sciences Graduation in Walsh Gymnasium
On Saturday, May 9, 2009, The School of Health and Medical Sciences
held its Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremony in the Walsh Gymnasium. With unlimited seating, the graduates were able to invite their families to share in the festivities.
The event opened with a processional led by the Seton Hall bagpipers. The Master of Ceremonies was Associate Dean, Dr. Theresa E. Bartolotta. Following a welcome given by Monsignor Robert Sheeran, President of Seton Hall, and an Invocation delivered by Monsignor Cafone, the students heard an inspiring keynote address given by Dr. Alex Johnson, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
The doctoral degree candidates, who earned Ph.D. degrees in Health Sciences or DPT degrees in Physical Therapy, were the first to be hooded. The master's degree candidates, from Athletic Training, Health Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Speech-Language Pathology, all then received their hoods.
Program awards were presented by the department chairs for students who demonstrated outstanding academic, clinical and research achievements. The Nicholas DeProspo Outstanding Service Awards, named in honor of the School's founding dean, were given to those students who unselfishly gave back to their community.
Congratulations to all graduates starting careers in health sciences. May the "art and science of caring" learned at Seton Hall carry you into the real world. We look forward to greeting all of our new alumni at an upcoming School event!
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