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School of Health Professions
Commencement

A Virtual Celebration of the School of Health Professions Class of 2020

Friday, August 21, 2020
2:00 pm

The Ceremony video is being live-streamed on this webpage Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Please join us in celebrating the School of Health Professions Class of 2020!

Graduates, Family and Friends can also 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.

Don't forget to tag a graduate and use the hashtag #UTMBGrad when you post congratulatory greetings, messages, pictures, or videos on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

2020 Commencement Program Booklet (PDF)

To purchase a SHP Commencement Video:
Email Raymond Curran or call 409-772-8980


Graduate Information

Graduates: Click the Graduate Information button for instructions to log into Zoom on Commencement Day.

Download & Print


Order of Program

Professional Pledge


Virtual Ceremony Agenda of the

2020 Virtual Commencement Exercises

August 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Presiding

Ben G. Raimer, MD, MA, FAAP

President ad interim
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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
Vocalist
Dean's Address Dr. Brown
"J. S. Bach Partita for Solo Violin no. 3 in E major, Gavotte en Rondeau" Petros Karapetyan
Violinist
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
Introduction of Distinguished Alumnus and Speaker Dr. Brown
Commencement Address James Hury, III
Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Class of 2004
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
Conferring of Degrees Dr. Raimer
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

Social Media

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/

Don't forget to also post to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages using this hashtag to share your unique commencement experience: #UTMBgrad

Facebook Frame Layout Styles

The instructions and direct links are below:

  1. Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes.
  2. Search for the "UTMB School of Health Professions" frames
    OR
    Click on the following Facebook frames below and try them out
    Note: you must already be logged into your account.
  3. Click Use as Profile Picture to save.
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Future Commencement Dates

  • Friday, August 20, 2021
  • Friday, August 19, 2022
  • Friday, August 18, 2023
  • Friday, August 16, 2024
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