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Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences 

COMMENCEMENT MAY 16, 2015
9:00 A.M. Alex G. Spanos Center
Graduates and Faculty assemble at 8:00 A.M. at the southeast entrance of the Alex G. Spanos Center.


Please refrain from bringing any air horns, noise makers, balloons or whistles to any Commencement day ceremonies.

The Commencement ceremony for Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015. At this ceremony, President Eibeck will confer degrees, students will walk across the stage and will be hooded and outstanding student leaders will be recognized.

School Meetings & Events
Graduates are encouraged to visit the PHS Commencement Sakai Site for important information, deadlines, and resources.

Annual Graduation Banquets:
www.phsgradbanquets.com

May 16th Commencement Ceremony Tickets
This ceremony is not a ticketed event

Regalia Order
The on campus Commencement Fair does not apply to the Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduates (with the exception of Speech-Language Pathology) as they are on assigned clerkships and will be unable to attend. To order regalia visit bit.ly/regaliaorder2014. No phone orders will be taken. Orders must be placed by Friday, April 3. For more information please contact the Bookstore at 209.460.3875.

Student Commencement Speakers
Three Student Commencement Speakers, one each from Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology, present addresses during the Commencement Ceremony and serve as the representatives of their discipline. Providing the student address during this important University event is an opportunity for the selected student to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class, reflect upon the past few years, and convey a message for the future.


Keynote Commencement Speaker
Margaret E. O'Kane is President of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an independent, nonprofit organization that improves health care quality through measurement, transparency and accountability. O'Kane has served as co-chair of the National Priorities Partnership and is a board member of the Foundation for Informed Decision Making and the American Board of Medical Specialties. She was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine in 1999 and received the 2009 Picker Institute Individual Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Patient-Centered Care. She received the Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership in 2012. Modern Healthcare has named O'Kane one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare three times, most recently in 2013. A master's degree holder in health administration and planning from Johns Hopkins University, O'Kane is a recipient of that university's Distinguished Alumnus Award.


Celebrations
Graduates of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will be honored at their Annual Graduation Banquets, hosted by the School and their Alumni Associations for Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. They will be joined by family and special guests.

Graduates and their families, along with preceptors, alumni, corporate sponsors, faculty, staff and friends of the School are encouraged to attend. The evening is an opportunity to celebrate the many accomplishments of our graduates, faculty and alumni.

On-Campus Commencement Fair
The on campus Commencement Fair does not apply to the Pharmacy and Health Sciences graduates (with the exception of Speech-Language Pathology) as they are on assigned clerkships and will be unable to attend.

Graduation Reception
We cordially invite you to attend a special reception for our graduates and guests immediately following the Commencement Ceremony outside of the Alex G. Spanos Center.

After Graduation
Once graduation is complete, there are still items that may need your attention, or that of the graduate.  Items in orange are links to additional information.

When does diploma arrive?
Diplomas are mailed to the address specified on the Application for Graduation, 3 to 4 months after the semester in which you graduate. If your address changes, it is your responsibility to inform the Office of the Registrar of this change. Returned diplomas will be kept on file five years and then destroyed. There is a fee for a replacement diploma borne by the graduate.

Alumni
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