The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Announces Commencement Speakers

May 7, 2003

The Texas Commissioner of Health, the director of mobile health programs at a national children’s hospital and the first woman president of the Texas Dental Association highlight the list of speakers at The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center’s annual commencement ceremonies, Saturday, May 17, and Thursday, May 22.
Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., Texas Commissioner of Health, will offer the keynote address to graduates of the A&M System HSC School of Rural Public Health, Saturday, May 17, 10a.m., at the George Bush Presidential Conference Center in College Station.
Gloria A. WilderBrathwaite, M.D., M.P.H., director of Mobile Health Programs at the Children’s National Medical Center, will address graduates of the A&M System HSC College of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m., at Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M University campus.
The third, and final, commencement ceremony at the A&M System HSC is Thursday, May 22, 7:30 p.m., at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, for graduates of Baylor College of Dentistry. Patricia L. Blanton, Ph.D., D.D.S., the first woman president of the Texas Dental Association and professor emeritus in the department of biomedical sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry, will deliver the commencement address.
Admission to all commencement ceremonies is free and does not require a ticket.
The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center provides the state with health education, outreach and research. Its five components, located in communities throughout Texas, are Baylor College of Dentistry, the College of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and the School of Rural Public Health.

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