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NUHS honors 75 graduates in Virtual Commencement Celebration

by Aug 20, 2021

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National University honored the Summer of 2021 graduating class during a Virtual Commencement Celebration. The celebration included a speech from President Joseph Stiefel, MS, EdD, DC, along with a presentation of 75 graduates who earned diplomas in chiropractic, naturopathic medicine, diagnostic imagining, acupuncture, oriental medicine, biomedical sciences and massage therapy.

Dr. Stiefel offered heartfelt congratulations on behalf of the entire university and thanked students for meeting the challenges of the past year with hard work and persistence.

“That’s what we do as National University of Health Sciences graduates. We meet challenges, we adapt and we overcome,” he said. “I’m certain that each of you will go out and change your communities and help people in ways too far numerous to account here. Probably in ways we haven’t even thought of yet.”

The virtual celebration featured speeches from the valedictorians of each program who reflected back on their accomplishments and thanked their loved ones for their support.

In her speech, Kamille A. Haley, valedictorian of the Master of Science in Acupuncture program, congratulated her fellow graduates for completing the rigorous program.

“From learning every single muscle, nerve, bone and organ of the human body, to being able to accurately locate roughly 361 acupuncture points on the human body, it has been no easy feat and I believe we are a force to be reckoned with,” she said.

John Marley Rodriguez, valedictorian of the Doctor of Chiropractic program, shared some of the experiences his graduating class had with various faculty members.

“With the guidance of all of our passionate educators that we had the privilege to learn from at NUHS, the work we undoubtedly had to do ourselves can now be the foundation our future patients rely on,” he said.

To view the valedictorians’ complete graduation speeches and the rest of the Virtual Commencement Celebration, watch the video here.

Doctor of Chiropractic

Adam Andrew Davis

Benjamin Todd Schwartz

Bianca Anton Sav

Brandon E. Lee

Brittany Lyn-Marie Skoff

Bruce Edward Lee Jr

Christopher Jensen

Daniel Kalman

Daniela Marie Scantlebury

Darcy Rose Ojeda

Deric Victor Lovett

Gabriel Somohano Ramos

George Tune

Grace Hach

Ian Trenton Le

Jeffrey James Manning

John Marley Rodriguez

John Michael Whitlow

Joshua Duplessis

Karishma Riman

Kelsey Frances Fasone Burke

Kimberlee Chovanec-Byrne

Kris Orden Mercado

Kristin Renée Wodka

Lucas Di Maso

Maralys Gabriela Perales

Maria Lemesheva

Michael Anthony Summa Jr

Michael F. Sammarro

Michaela Ann Phillips

Mikolaj F Gozdalski

Morgan Melissa Thomas

Nickolas W. Severino

Nicole Stanley

Rameda Lalane Lee

Serena Brown

William Muller

Zachary Michael Woloshin

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

Bailey Link

Belinda Joelle Smith

Candi Dias

David Severance

Georganna E. Stadjuhar

Huma Roshnaye

Joanna Matras-Godziejewicz

Kamille A. Haley

Karah Lee Kruse

Karolina Pray

Kayssie Mejia

Kirsten M. Harrison

Melanie Spacone

Moriah Keary McDade Severance

Priscilla Earline Jackson

Remington Rodela-Fogt

Vanessa Prado

Master of Science in Acupuncture

Allison Durham

Kamille A. Haley

Michael F. Sammarro

Reecha S. Patel

Souzan Kaouji

Thomas Bratton

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Majeeda S. Hanna

Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging

Rishi Tushar Bodalia

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Brianne Lashae Stubbs

Christopher Megenbier

Jaclyn R. Williams

Jaileen L. Remot

Meena Roshnaye

Nathaniel Jinkens

Saffiyah Khan

Associate of Applied Science in Massage Therapy

Kathleen Acabal

Mahalia Armstrong

Jill Angeline Zalesski

Certificate in Massage Therapy

Andrew B. Serlin

Carmelo Jason Reyes


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Elizabeth Toth

Elizabeth Toth

Elizabeth Toth is Communications Coordinator at National University of Health Sciences. She helps promote the university via marketing and public relations efforts. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism and communications from Northern Illinois University.


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