BGE and NHS Diploma Awarding Ceremony 2013
Graduating students in Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) programs and School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) graduate programs came together on Healy Lawn May 17 for the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony.
After the main event, which included all graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences across the university, the BGE and NHS students headed to the Diploma Award Ceremony held outside White-Gravenor Hall.
Eric Maskin, Adams University Professor of Economics at Harvard University, addresses graduates from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Maskin told them that “a graduate degree means you can contribute significant new ideas to your academic fields.”
Dr. Martin Y. Iguchi, PhD, dean of the School of Nursing & Health Studies (l.), Dr. Robert Clarke, PhD, DSc, dean for research, (red and green robe) along with Dr. Barbara Bayer, PhD, professor and senior associate dean for Biomedical Graduate Education, (r.) addressed the graduates, offering congratulations and encouragement for further achievements in science.
While students awaited the start of the 2013 Graduate Commencement procession, Georgetown mascot Jack the Bulldog kept a calm demeanor.
Georgetown President John J. DeGioia congratulates the graduating Class of 2013.
Waseem Khaleel, a Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy graduate, gives an insight into his experience during his time here. "Georgetown has been an unprecedented experience for me. I am originally from Baghdad, Iraq, and I came all the way to the United States to study at Georgetown University as an undergraduate and a graduate student. What I learned in this university is invaluable and I know that one day, I will use my knowledge and the Georgetown experience in health sciences and the health care system to serve my people."
The 2013 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Commencement Cermony is available for viewing at: http://www.georgetown.edu/news/commencement-2013-grad.html