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Historic Commencement Welcomes Florida Speaker and Graduates

The December graduation ceremony, held on Thursday the thirteenth in Lombard, was a historic one for National University of Health Sciences.  The College of Professional Studies conferred the doctor of chiropractic degree on the first graduates from the university's Florida campus.  They were among the fifty-eight graduates from the four degree programs within the College. The Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate and Continuing Education awarded one degree in its master of science in advanced clinical practice program.

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President Winterstein addressing the graduates.

Additionally, Ms. Catherine Kennedy, who serves St. Petersburg College (SPC) as an associate vice president, gave the commencement address. Ms. Kennedy was instrumental in forging the original agreement between National University and SPC's University Partnership Center (UPC) to make the NUHS Florida campus a reality.

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Catherine Kennedy giving the commencement address.

For her historic role in the founding of our second campus, and her continued work toward educational excellence and program diversity at the UPC, Ms. Kennedy received the honorary doctor of laws degree from National University of Health Sciences during the ceremony.

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Catherine Kennedy with President Winterstein after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Earlier in the day, President James Winterstein gave the commencement address for sixteen graduates in three programs of the College of Allied Health Sciences.

Below is a list of graduates from each program:

College of Professional Studies

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dan Albright
Margaux Allen
Christopher Allin
Dex Alvarez
Jeffrey Bourguignon
Aaron Burk
Jacquelyn Davis
Robyn Dieckmann
Rob Fenton
David Fish
Rebecca Furlano
Phillip Gamble
Carlos Garavito
Kristin Grachanin
Mallory Hunter (salutatorian)
Daniel Johns
Elliott Jordan

John Kaufman
Wendy Knight
Kendelle Krause
Christopher Kudyba
Seunghan Lim
Jamie Mabeus
Gretchen Martinez
Heather Mendez
Lisa Mesko
Aaron Miller
Jessica Morgan
Jordan Oswald
Joseph Papuga
Dhara Patel
Danielle Potter
Kalli Prater
Francis Puzon

Shaquala Reese
Gaurav Reshamwala
Jason Rosenberg
Melissa Ryan
Jessica Schoenfeldt
Neha Shah
Casie Smith
Stephanie Stang (valedictorian)
Adi Sweilem
Tyrah Tucker
Lorraine Uy
Justin Vassar
Heather Winnan
Kimberly Wojnarowski

Doctor Naturopathic Medicine

Katherine Bogaard
Lauren Boldebuck
Nina Campagna (salutatorian)
Katy Frega
Kateri Porto
Meloney Oster
Kirby Thompson (valedictorian)

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Erika Garcia (salutatorian)
Kimberly Leupold (valedictorian)

Master of Science in Acupuncture

Jessica Galaska (valedictorian)

Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice (Lincoln College)

Scott Lakes

College of Allied Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science

Cassondra Axen
Jennifer Castile-Powell
Adrienne Cole (salutatorian)
Teegan Fiedler (valedictorian)
Lauren Grenda
Dunja Popovic
Melissa Rasmussen
Vanessa Ray
Mark Strappazon
Alicia Strunk

Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy

Samantha Voigtsberger (valedictorian)

Massage Therapy Certification Program

Karen Amick
Lauren Camer (valedictorian)
Anna Kasprowicz (valedictorian)
Tanya Lyonsford
Stefanie Pokorny

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