Commencements in Dallas, College Station

May 6, 2009

(COLLEGE STATION, TX) — The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in College Station will host commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 9, followed by the HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas on Wednesday, May 13, and the HSC-School of Rural Public Health in College Station on Sunday, May 17.

The HSC-College of Medicine commencement is at 2 p.m. at Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The speaker is American Medical Association President-elect J. James Rohack, M.D., HSC-COM professor and senior staff cardiologist at Scott & White in Temple. Seventy-five students will receive their M.D. degree, and one will receive a dual M.D./Ph.D.

Meanwhile, HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry graduates will receive degrees at 7 p.m. at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. The keynote speaker is Dr. Frank Eggleston, HSC-BCD Class of 1970, president-elect of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, chairman of the Retina Research Foundation and member of the Baylor Oral Health Foundation board of directors. Eighty-nine D.D.S. candidates will participate, 30 dental hygiene students will receive B.S. degrees, and 23 graduate students in various specialty certificate programs will be recognized. One Ph.D. and 10 M.S. degrees will be awarded.

On May 17, Eduardo J. Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., vice president and chief medical officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, will deliver the commencement address for the HSC-School of Rural Public Health in exercises at 2 p.m. at Rudder Auditorium. Ninety-one students will be honored – 67 M.P.H., 21 M.H.A. and one M.S.P.H. The first two Dr.P.H. degrees will be awarded, as well as seven students from the Austin group who are working professionals primarily from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission or Texas Department of State Health Services.

Admission to all commencement ceremonies is free and does not require a ticket.

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