Commencement 2017: a celebration of six colleges producing innovative teaching and learning
Hundreds of friends and family members will join the board on May 19 in celebrating the successful matriculation of 650 new health care professionals into the next stage of their careers during the 2017 MUSC spring commencement ceremony. Graduates will represent all six MUSC colleges: Dental Medicine – 78; Graduate Studies – 49; Health Professions – 149; Medicine – 167; Nursing – 126; and Pharmacy – 81.
“Since June 2016, we will have graduated a record number of talented men and women – 1,016 students – from top-tier education and training programs during three graduation ceremonies,” Cole said. “Our board of trustees plays a central role in guiding and supporting our three-part mission of education, research and patient care, and they do it voluntarily often balancing very busy careers and personal responsibilities. We value the knowledge, experience and commitment of each trustee. We are always delighted and grateful when our board members participate in commencement, one of the most rewarding traditions of our academic year.”
Attached is a breakdown of graduates by college and demographics, including May, August and December ceremonies.
Wofford College President Emeritus Benjamin Dunlap, Ph.D., will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. South Carolina State Sen. John Matthews Jr. of Orangeburg and Timothy Keating, senior vice president of government operations for The Boeing Company, will also receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. Pamela Cipriano, Ph.D., RN, president of the American Nurses Association and a former administrator for MUSC, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa degree.