The University of Tennessee Health Science Center To Graduate 135 Health Care Professionals During Winter Commencement

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A total of 135 new health care professionals will graduate from UTHSC during the winter commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday, December 16. (Photo by Jane Pate, UTHSC)

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will graduate 135 new health care professionals at its winter commencement. It will take place on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cook Convention Center Grand Ballroom, 255 N. Main Street.

“The faculty and staff of UTHSC celebrate the success of our graduates,” said Lori Gonzalez, PhD, vice chancellor of Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs at UTHSC. “This new generation of health care providers has been educated to be skilled, compassionate and caring, and to positively impact the health of the communities where they live and work.”

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro will confer the degrees and Steve Schwab, MD, UTHSC chancellor, will challenge the graduates to work for the health and wellness of all people. The 135 graduates include: six from the College of Dentistry, 17 from the College of Graduate Health Sciences, 20 from the College of Health Professions, 31 from the College of Medicine, and 61 from the College of Nursing.