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August Commencement at NUHS Honors 72 Graduates

by Aug 21, 2015

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Warm winds greeted National University’s August 2015 graduates as they exited the Student Center Thurs., Aug. 20, with diplomas in hand. Seventy-two students from nine academic programs were joined by a full house of families, faculty and staff.

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The special commencement speaker for the College of Professional Sciences ceremony was Clyde B. Jensen, PhD. Dr. Jensen has served as the president of several colleges of osteopathic medicine and as a senior executive in both domestic and foreign colleges of medicine. Throughout his impactiful career, he has pursued integrating conventional and complementary medicine, domestic and foreign education, and research activities. NUHS conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree upon Dr. Jensen for his contributions to the field.

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Commencement speaker Clyde B. Jensen, PhD

To include the University’s ever widening audience of family and friends, NUHS provided online streaming of the ceremony for those living far away, as well as real-time Facebook posts with photos that provided a unique window on the event.

Below are the August 2015 NUHS graduates listed by program:

College of Professional Studies

Doctor of Chiropractic

Brittany Lindsay Bartel
Kelsey L. Botterman
Matthew Thomas Clement
Emily Eilers
Brian Alexander Farkas
Collene Nicole Froberg
Stacy R. Fuller
Robert Charles Gregory
Chad Daniel Hedges
Joseph Lyle Hicks
Travis D. Horne
Claire Elizabeth Kacena
Matthew J. Karminski
Young Jin Kim
Abby Kramer
Douglas Krefman
Kevin Christopher-Allen Latona – Salutatorian
Tyler Lehman
Lauren E. Marcoullier
Blaine Maxson
Soojoon Moon
Jason Pencek
Michelle N. Perisic – Valedictorian
Brian A. Peters, Jr.
David J. Pollitz
Nicholas Rohlfs
Austin G. Schroeder
Jasmine Denise Simmons
Thomas F. Slowinski
Andrew Cameron St. Coeur
Antoinette Denise Stewart
Matthew J. Uhrik
Manuel Alvin Valverde
Tu Nhu Huynh Vien
Cora Elizabeth Wright

baby at august commencement ceremony

Doctor Naturopathic Medicine

Justin Eulogio Turner Abitua – Salutatorian
Luminita Alexe
Nicole Krakora
Diana Ntontolo Boele
Shayna Evelyn Peter
Krystal Judaya Shelmire
Garen Wright – Valedictorian

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Graduates pledging the integrative health professions oath

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Olivia Hsu Friedman – Salutatorian
John K. Giardot
Yvonne Gonzalez
Annette E. McKinney
Michelle N. Palella – Valedictorian
Tu Nhu Huynh Vien
Irene Joy Walters

Master of Science in Acupuncture

Raven R. Moore
Jessica Ritter – Salutatorian
Juli Yelnick – Valedictorian

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Conferral of degrees

Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging

Andrew Bryan Seppala

Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice

Erina Kastrati

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NUHS faculty members 

College of Allied Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

Jessika Renee Hill
Erica Lynn Juris
Alma Isela Lopez
Sharon Vogel – Valedictorian

Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy

Brittni Cahill

Massage Therapy Certification

Ashlin Alonzo
Ana Maria Bengyel
Casey R. Collier
Alaina S. Gates
Perla Y. Gonzalez
Dharmishtha Mehta – Salutatorian
Brian A. Peters, Jr.
Beverly W. Schickel
Lisa Seng
Catherine Thornblad
Dayna Marie Unterdorfer
Michael Weisensee
Thomas Werle – Valedictorian

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