Friday, August 21, 2020
Download: Commencement Announcement (pdf)
For the health and safety of all, the UTMB School of Health Professions will host a virtual commencement celebration and recognize the 2020 graduates for spring, summer, and fall semesters on Friday, August 21 at 2:00 pm. This ceremony will incorporate the most important elements of this time-honored tradition, speeches, Conferring of Degrees, the professional pledge and most importantly recognizing our graduates.
The ceremony will be live-streamed beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 21 and a recording of this celebration will be available on this website for anyone who is unable to view the ceremony at the scheduled time.
Commencement Day Schedule
Guest Schedule for Commencement Day
- 1:45 pm Graduates are instructed to Log into Zoom
- 2:00 pm Virtual Commencement; Ceremony begins
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- Order of Program
- Professional Pledge
Order of Program
|Virtual Processional with Grand Marshall via Live Zoom Graduate Gallery||Jose D. Rojas, PhD, RRT, RPFT
Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Respiratory Care
|Welcome||David 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 Address||Dr. Brown|
|"J. S. Bach Partita for Solo Violin no. 3 in E major, Gavotte en Rondeau"||Petros Karapetyan
|President's Address||Ben G. Raimer, MD, MA, FAAP
President ad interim
|Provost's Address||Charles P. Mouton, MD, MS, MBA
Executive Vice President, Provost and Dean of the School of Medicine
|Alumni Welcome||Karen Chapman, PT, DPT
President of the UTMB School of Health Professions Alumni Association
|Awards and Honors||Christine Baker, PT, EdD, FAPTA
Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
|Announcement of Graduates||Mike J. Cromie
Asst. Director of Student Life
|Professional Pledge with Grand Marshal via Live Zoom Graduate Gallery||Dr. Rojas|
|"The Eyes of Texas"||Amy Brennan Larison|
|Benediction||Chaplain Jennifer Schindler, BCC
UTMB Pastoral Care – Hospital Chaplaincy
|Class of 2020 Reflection Video(s)||Prepared by Class Presidents & Students|
|Scrolling Acknowledgement and Awards & Conclusion|
Graduates, Family and Friends can share a message of support on Kudoboard. Upload photos, videos, share messages for a specific grad and/or congratulate the whole class!
Visit https://utmb.us/454 to post. We hope you enjoy all of the wonderful messages that will come from your fellow students, faculty, staff, friends and family.
Share the excitement, the tears, the joy and your favorite commencement moments! Post your graduation photos on our SHP Commencement Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/206164083982498/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SHPUTMB
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/SHPUTMB
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shputmb
Facebook Frame Layout Styles
The instructions and direct links are below:
- Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes.
- Search for the "UTMB School of Health Professions" frames
Click on the following Facebook frames below and try them out
Note: you must already be logged into your account.
- Click Use as Profile Picture to save.
Future Commencement Dates
- Friday, August 20, 2021
- Friday, August 19, 2022
- Friday, August 18, 2023
- Friday, August 16, 2024