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Midwestern University's College of Health Sciences Holds Virtual Graduations
By Lisa Padilla - Tuesday Sep 08, 2020
Midwestern University held two virtual commencement ceremonies on Friday, August 28th to celebrate 350 graduates from the College of Health Sciences. Graduates from both the Downers Grove, Illinois, and Glendale, Arizona campuses earned a variety of professional degrees and will join the healthcare field as clinical psychologists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, and nurse anesthesiologists.

As part of the online ceremonies, the graduates pledged to dedicate themselves to the highest standards of patient care and to continue learning throughout their professional careers. In addition, Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University, congratulated the graduates on their many accomplishments. “Graduation is such a significant part in the lives of our students. It is the culmination of their hard work to get admitted into one of our professional programs and the hard work they’ve done to complete their studies. It represents years of giving service to the community, service to each other, and service to so many different organizations and clubs. Midwestern University is grateful for our wonderful students who will soon become part of the healthcare team.”

Degrees awarded at the ceremony include: Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.); Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (M.A.); Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.M.S.); Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (D.N.A.P.); Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.); and Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.). The graduates join nearly 28,000 Midwestern University alumni who are working in leading hospitals, clinics, private practices, laboratories, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities across the United States.

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PHOTO CAPTION:
Joseph Marranca, M.M.S., Class of 2020 graduate in Physician Assistant Studies from the Midwestern University College of Health Sciences, displayed this photo of himself in his cap, gown, and hood during virtual commencement ceremonies on August 28th. (Photo: Joseph Marranca)



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