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School of Health Professions
Commencement

David A. Brown, PT, PhD, FAPTA Senior Vice President and Dean of the School of Health Professions, the faculty and the graduating class of 2020 of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Health Professions cordially invte you to a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm cst. Join the livestream online. The link is provided below the image.

Friday, August 21, 2020
2:00 pm
Virtual Commencement

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.

Graduate Information

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

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
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

Kudoboard

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.

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
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    Click on the following Facebook frames below and try them out
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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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