UI College of Dentistry Commencement – May 25, 2018

UI College of Dentistry Commencement – May 25, 2018


WELCOME! TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
DENTAL COMMENCEMENT. THIS IS A PROUD DAY FOR ALL WHO
HAVE MADE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE IT IS A PROUD DAY FOR FAMILIES, FRIENDS, FACULTY AND STAFF, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY FOR
OUR GRADUATES. THE GRADUATES HAVE SHOWN
COMMITMENT, TALENT, PERSEVERANCE AND CHARACTER TO EARN THE DEGREE DOCTOR OF
DENTAL SURGERY. EFFORT AND SACRIFICE HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE BY MANY OTHERS IN SHARING THE SUCCESS OF OUR
GRADUATES. COMMENCEMENT IS BOTH A JOYOUS AND SOLEMN OCCASION.
WE WILL BEGIN ON A JOYOUS NOTE BY ASKING HOW MANY IN THE
AUDIENCE THINK THEY ARE THE PROUDEST OF THEIR GRADUATE? HOLD UP YOUR ANS.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] I THINK WE
HAVE A TIE. OH, WELL. NOW, LET’S RECOGNIZING
THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF OUR GRADUATES,
STARTING WITH THE GRANDPARENTS. PLEASE STAND AND BE RECOGNIZED.
GRANDPARENTS, PLEASE. [APPLAUSE] NEXT WE WILL RECOGNIZE THE
PARENTS. WOULD THE PARENTS PLEASE STAND
AND BE RECOGNIZED. (APPLAUSE) NEXT WE RECOGNIZE THOSE WHO
RECEIVE THE DDS ( DEVOTED DENTAL
SPOUSE), SPECIAL FRIENDS, FAMILY
AND, AS MANY OF OUR GRADUATES HAVE CHILDREN, WE WANT TO BE
SURE TO RECOGNIZE THEM. SO WOULD THE DEVOTED DDS SPECIAL
FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND CHILDREN
STAND UP OR BE HELD UP, AND
WE’LL RECOGNIZE YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WITHOUT THE OUTSTANDING STAFF WE
WOULD HAVE NO PROGRAMS. LET’S RECOGNIZE THIS GREAT STAFF. MANY OF WHOM ARE IN THE AUDIENCE WOULD THE STAFF PLEASE STAND AND BE RECOGNIZED. THANK YOU.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] OUR FACULTY IS AMONG THE VERY FINEST IN THE WORLD.
THEY HAVE PROVIDED THE TEACHING AND MENTORING
FOR OUR NEW DOCTORS. LET’S RECOGNIZE THE FACULTY. WILL THE FACULTY PLEASE STAND AND BE RECOGNIZED.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] WE ARE HONORED AND DELIGHTED TO
HAVE OUR INTERIM PROVOST SUSAN
CURRY PARTICIPATE IN OUR COMMENCEMENT.
INTERIM PROVOST CURRY WILL CONFER THE
DEGREES ON OUR CANDIDATES. TWO PROCEDURAL MATTERS: WE WELCOME THE TAKING
OF PHOTOS. I WILL ASK YOU TO WAIT UNTIL THE TIME APPROACHES FOR YOUR GRADUATE TO CROSS THE STAGE AND THEN COME FORWARD. WE HAVE A PROFESSIONAL
PHOTOGRAPHER TAKING A PICTURE OF EACH GRADUATE SO DO NOT PANIC IF
YOUR FLASH FAILS. AT THE END OF THE CEREMONY
PLEASE BE SEATED UNTIL THE PROCESSION HAS EXITED. WE HOPE YOU WILL STAY FOR THE
RECEPTION ON SECOND FLOOR BY THE STANLEY CAFÉ AND MEET THE COLLEGE
OF DENTISTRY FACULTY AND STAFF. WE WILL NOW HEAR FROM INTERIM
PROVOST SUSAN CURRY. INTERIM PROVOST CURRY HAS BEEN A TIRELESS AND EFFECTIVE
ADVOCATE FOR THE UNIVERSITY AND A FRIEND
OF THE COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY:
PROVOST CURRY. THANK YOU.
THANK YOU SO MUCH. GRADUATES, DEANS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS, IT IS REALLY AN HONOR TO BRING GREETINGS AND
CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE UNIVERSITY AND ITS BOARD REGENTS
I I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BRING A
SPECIAL GREETING TO THE FRIENDS
AND FAMILY IN THE ROOM.
EVERYONE WHO’S A PARENT OR
GRANDPARENT, SIBLING, FACULTY
MENTOR, FRIEND, PARTNER, OR
SUPPORTER OF A GRADUATE, I’M
SURE THE GRADUATES WON’T MIND IF
I SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL THE
TIMES YOU’VE BEEN THERE, THE SACRIFICES YOU’VE MADE TO HELP
THEM ON THEIR WAY.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE VERY SPECIAL MOMENT IN THEIR LIVES.
THIS IS A PROUD DAY FOR OUR
GRADUATES, MAYBE EVEN MORE SO FOR THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. YOU SHOULD KNOW, IT’S ALSO ONE OF THE PROUDEST MOMENTS
IN THE LIFE OF THE COLLEGE AND
UNIVERSITY THIS IS WHAT WE WORK SO HARD FOR, TO SEE OUR STUDENTS
ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS, SO PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE BURSTING WITH PRIDE RIGHT
LONG WITH YOU TODAY. WHAT COULD BE SATISFYING THAN TO LOOK OUT AT OUR GRADUATES WHO
ARE CELEBRATING THE FRUITS OF HAVING WORKED
SO HARD AND MADE SO MANY SACRIFICES TO REACH THIS
MOMENT. ACTUALLY, IT DOES GET EVEN
BETTER, BECAUSE WE ALSO KNOW HOW
VERY WELL PREPARED OUR GRADUATES
ARE TO NOW TRANSITION INTO THEIR
PROFESSIONAL LIVES.
WHEN YOU MADE A CHOICE, GRADUATES,
TO PURSUE YOUR STUDIES HERE, YOU SET YOURSELF
UP TO BECOME PART OF SOMETHING
TRULY SPECIAL.
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IS
WORLD-CLASS CENTER OF DISCOVERY, INNOVATION, AND LEARNING.
OVER OUR 171-YEAR HISTORY, THE
UNIVERSITY HAS APPROVED
COUNTLESS AWARD WINNERS, PIONEERS THE FIELD OF EDUCATIONAL
TESTING AND MEASUREMENT, AND ORIGINATED TH
OIDIA OF ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR
CREATIVE WORK.
OUR HISTORY INCLUDES NOT ONLY
IMPORTANT ADVANCES AND KNOWLEDGE, BUT ALSO IMPORTANT
ADVANCES IN EQUALITY, STARTING WITH BEING THE FIRST PUBLIC
UNIVERSITY TO ADMIT MEN AND
WOMEN ON AN EQUAL BASIS.
THAT REMARKABLE HISTORY HAS
SHAPED WHAT IS TODAY A
COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT-FOCUSED
RESEARCH UNIVERSITY WITH A
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL
REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE AND A
MISSION TO USE OUR STRENGTHS IN
THE SERVICE OF THE PEOPLE OF IOWA, THE NATION, AND THE WORLD.
FOR MORE THAN 130 YEARS, THE
COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY HAS BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR MISSION.
THE COLLEGE HAS EARNED ITS STATUS AS ONE OF THE NATION’S
PREMIERE DENTAL SCHOOLS WITH A CASE-BASED CURRICULUM THAT HAS
BECOME A MODEL FOR OTHER SCHOOLS
AROUND THE ANYTHINGS, LEADERSHIP
IN ALL DENTAL SPECIALTY AREAS,
AND A LONG HISTORY OF FACULTY
ACHIEVEMENT AND RECOGNITION.
FACULTY WHO ACTIVELY COLLABORATE WITH
ALMOST EVERY OTHER COLLEGE AT THE UNIVERSITY AS WELL AS
WITH INSTITUTIONS AND COMPANIES
IN THE UNITED STATES AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES.
THE COLLEGE ACHIEVES ALL OF THIS
WHILE SERVING AS A VITAL RESOURCE TO THE STATE OF IOWA.
IN ADDITION TO THE DENTAL CLINICS THAT SERVE ABOUT 9,000 PATIENTS EVERY YEAR, THE COLLEGE OFFERS OUTREACH PROGRAM THAT’S
FOCUS ON SPECIAL NEEDS PATIENTS.
PERHAPS MOST IMPRESSIVELY, 80%
OF THE DENTISTS ACROSS THE STATE
ARE ALUMNI OF THIS COLLEGE.
THE COLLEGE’S VISION IS TO BE AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE TOOID WAY
AND INFLUENCE THE DIRECTION OF DENTISTRY IN THE COUNTRY AND
AROUND THE WORLD. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IS DOING. AS STUDENTS, YOU HAVE
BEEN AT THE HEART OF IT ALL. NOW AS GRADUATES, YOU WILL YOU
WILL BE THE INVALUABLE RESOURCE
THE COLLEGE ENVISIONSED.
IT WILL BE WHO YOU INFLUENCE THE
DIRECTION OF DENTISTRY IN THIS
COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD.
AS YOU TAKE THE EXCELLENT
EDUCATION AND TRAINING YOU NOW
HAVE UNDER YOUR BELT, COMBINE IT
WITH THE TALENT AND DRIVE YOU’VE
SHOWN BY SUCCEEDING AS A STUDENT
AT THIS UNIVERSITY AND PUT IT
ALL INTO THE PROFESSION AND YOUR
COMMUNITY, THERE IS NO END TO
WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH.
I KNOW I SPEAK FOR ALL PRESENT
WHEN I SAY WE ARE SO PROUD OF
YOU! WE KNOW YOU WILL CONTINUE TO
MAKE US PROUD.
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA COMMUNITY
JOINS WITH ME IN WISHING YOU THE
VERY BEST SUCCESS.
THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]>>FACULTY, STAFF, GUESTS AND FELLOW STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY YOU, IAN.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY.
I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN’T START OUT BY THANKING ALL THE
WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO MAKE THIS
COLLEGE THE PLACE IT IS.
IT TRULY IS THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT SPECIAL.
SO TO THE FACULTY AND STAFF HERE
TODAY, ON BEHALF OF THE CLASS OF
2018, THANK YOU FOR HELPING US
GROW AS STUDENTS, CLINICIANS,
AND PEOPLE.
YOU ARE THE REASON WE CAN BE SO PROUD TO SAY WE GRADUATES FROM
IOWA. [APPLAUSE] MAY 25, 2018.
WE’VE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME
TO SAY IT.
MAMA, WE MADE IT.
WHEN WE STARTED FOUR YEARS AGO,
I KNEW ONE PERSON IN OUR CLASS,
WILL HANSON.
I’D SEEN ANDY R.>>CHTER AND HIS — RICHTER
AROUND CAMPUS.
I DID KNOW WILL, THOUGH, AND I
WANT TO CONGRATULATE HIM ON
WINNING THE CURTIS AWARD FOR THE
CLEANEST DENTAL UNIT.
I’D LOVE TO EXPLAIN TO YOU ALL HOW DESERVING HE IS OF THIS
AWARD, BUT THAT WOULD TAKE 30
MINUTES AND 50OPTUM LIGHTS AND
AIN’T NO ONE GOT TIME FOR THAT.
I REMEMBER WALKING IN FOR
WEEK-LONG ORIENTATION FOUR YEARS
AGO.
MY THINKING AT THE TIME WAS THIS
MAKE A FRIEND OR TWO, STUDY HARD
, GET IN, GET THE DDS, AND
GET OUT.
I NEVER PLANNED TO MAKE MANY
FRIENDS.
AND THEN I MET ALL OF YOU.
THIS IS JUST SUCH A SPECIAL
GROUP.
AS MICHELLE PUT IT, THE DAYS
DRAGGED ON, BUT THE YEARS REALLY
FLEW BY.
WE’VE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH
TOGETHER AND I’M SO PROUD OF
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED.
WE HAVE WORKED HARD AND WE HAVE
TWERKED HARD.
WE HAVE A CLASS TWERKER.
MARK.
SOME WOULD SAY WE’VE ALREADY
SEEN WAY, WAY, WAY TOO MUCH.
BUT KEEP HONING YOUR SKILLS.
WE’LL SET ASIDE SOME TIME AT
FUTURE REUNIONS FOR YOU. I SMILED AND LAUGHED MORE OVER
THE PAST FOUR YEARS MORE THAN
ANY OTHER POINT IN MY LIFE.
THANKS, GUYS.
TO THE PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS, THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS.
OUR VICTORY IS YOUR VICTORY.
YOU’VE BEEN ALONG FOR THE RIDE.
WE WOULD NOT HAVE FINISHED THIS
JOURNEY WITHOUT YOU, WITHOUT THE UPBRINGING, LOANS, LOVE, CASH,
SUPPORT, AND FOOD THAT EACH OF
YOU HAVE GIVEN US OVER THE PAST
FOUR YEARS.
AT ONE POINT OR ANOTHER, EACH OF US DECIDED WE WANTED TO BECOME A
DENTIST.
AS WE PREPARED FOR OUR DENTAL
SCHOOL INTERVIEWS, THERE WAS ONE
QUESTION WE HAD TO HAVE DOWN PAT
WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE A DENTIST?
WE SAT IN THOSE INTERVIEWS AND
GAVE OUR ANSWERS AND WITHOUT A
DOUBT, WE EACH MENTIONED WE
WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE.
WE DIDN’T SAY WE WANTED TO HELP THE PEOPLE WITH MONEY OR THE PEOPLE WHO COULD ALSO HELP US. WE JUST SAID WE WANTED TO HELP
PEOPLE.
WE’VE BEEN WORKING TOWARDS THIS DAY SINCE THE DAY WE DECIDE WE WANTED TO BECOME DENTISTS, AND WE NOW HAVE OUR PLATFORM. DENTISTRY IS OUR PLATFORM TO HELP AND SERVE OTHERS.
THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO NEED OUR
HELP. AS MANY OF YOU OUT THERE KNOW,
WITH THE FOURTH YEAR OF DENTAL
SCHOOL COMES THE STRESS OF
TAKING BOARDS.
AND AS PART OF THE SCREENING
PROCESS DEFINED PATIENTS WHO MET
THE EXACT AND I THINK WE DO MEAN
EXACT, CRITERIA TO QUALIFY TO BE
OUR BOARD PATIENTS.
WE MET MANY INDIVIDUALS
INTERESTED IN RECEIVING DENTAL
CARE AND MAYBE ONE WHO WANTED TO
SCORE A DATE WITH MEGAN. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BY THE WAY,
MEGAN. EVEN IN A COMMUNITY SATURATED
WITH DENTISTS, MANY ARE STILL
UNABLE TO ACCESS CARE.
WE’VE MET PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST
THEIR DENTAL CARE WITH THE DEATH
OF A SPOUSE.
THERE WAS A FATHER WHO SPENDING
TIME AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
WHILE HIS NEWBORN WAS RECEIVING
CARE.
DISCOURAGED HE WAS UNABLE TO E
FIND A PROVIDER TO ACCEPT HIS OWN INSURANCE, HE LEFT THE
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND CAME TO
OUR SCREENING.
OTHERS EXPLAINED THEIR SUINGS,
SOME LITERALLY PLEADING WITH US
TO HELP THEM. KNOW IT IS JUST THE DAY YOUR WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY OPENED. DON’T LET JUST BECOMING A DENT
IST BE THE BEST THING YOU
EVER DO.
MY GRAMPA WAS A DENTIST.
PASS AD WAY WHILE I WAS IN GRADE
SCHOOL.
A FORMER PATIENT OF HIS TOLD ME
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER AND APPRECIATE YOUR GRANDPA.
SO NO LONGER ARE WE FUTURE
DOCTORS , FUTURE DOCTOR DOO,
TODAY THE STAGE IS OURS, AND THE
RESPONSIBILITY BECOMES OURS. AS OF TODAY, WE ARE THE ONES WHO
TRULY CAN HELP OTHERS.
WITH FOUR YEARS OF TAM-APPROVED
EVIDENCE, I CAN SAY WITH
CONFIDENCE, I CANNOT THINK OF A
BETTER GROUP TO MAKE CHANGE AND
HELP OTHERS THAN THE 80 OTHER
DOCTORS ALONGSIDE ME TODAY.
THANK YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THE ALPHA OMEGA AWARD IS
PRESENTED EACH YEAR TO THE
GRADUATING SENIOR STUDENT WHO
HAS ACHIEVED THE HIGHEST GRADE
POINT AVERAGE IN THEIR CLASS AT
THE COMPLETION OF THE DENTAL
DEGREE PROGRAM .
IT IS A PRIVILEGE AND PLEASURE
FOR ME TO NAME AT THIS TIME THE
2018 REC IPIENT OF THE ALPHA
OMEGA AWARD, CODY WEST. CODY,
WOULD YOU PLEASE COME FORWARD AND BE RECOGNIZED. [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] [APPLAUSE] OMICRON KAPPA UPSILON IS THE
NATIONAL DENTAL HONOR SOCIETY ESTABLISHED AT NORTHWESTERN
UNIVERSITY IN 1914. OUR MU
CHAPTER WAS ORGANIZED AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IN 1923. WE ELECT STUDENTS TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE SOCIETY ON THE BASIS OF
SCHOLARSHIP, EXEMPLARY TRAITS OF CHARACTER AND POTENTIAL QUALITIES OF FUTURE PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND ATTAINMENT. THEREFORE, ON BEHALF OF THE OKU
ME MBERS OF OUR CHAPTER, I TAKE
GREAT PLEASURE IN WELCOMING AND
RECOGNIZING OUR NEW MEMBERS.
WILL THE OMICRON KAPPA UPSILON
HONOREES PLEASE RISE AND COME TO
THE STAGE. EMILY BRANDT.
[APPLAUSE] [READING GRADUATES’ NAMES] AT THIS TIME, I’D LIKE TO DRAW
YOUR ATTENTION TO THE AWARDS
SECTION IN THE PROGRAM ON PAGES
FOUR THROUGH EIGHT.
WE HAVE SEVERAL AWARDS AND
SCHOLARSHIPS THANKS TO THE
GENEROUS ALUMNI AND DONORS. GRADUATION WITH DISTINCTION AND DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH IS AWARDED
TO STUDENTS FOR PREM PARTICULAR
EFFORTS TO ADVANCE THEIR
KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE OF DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH.
SENIORS WHO HAVE SUSTAINED
INVOLVEMENT AND COMMITMENT IN
BOTH ADVANCED ACADEMIC
ACHIEVEMENT AND DENTAL PUBLIC
HEALTH AND SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC DURING THEIR YEARS IN DENTAL
SCHOOL AS DETERMINED BY A PANEL
OF FACULTY ARE CHOSEN FOR THIS
RECOGNITION.
WILL THE RECIPIENTS PLEASE STAND
TO BE RECOGNIZED AS YOUR NAME IS CALLED. [READING GRADUATES’ NAMES] THE AMERICAN DENTAL EDUCATION
ASSOCIATION ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIP
CAREERS PROGRAM WAS FOUNDED WITH
THE GOAL OF PROVIDING THE
OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME INVOLVED
IN ACADEMIA BY PROVIDING
STRUCTURED MENTORING AND INSIGHT
INTO WHAT AN ACADEMIC CAREER
INVOLVES.
THROUGH THE RESEARCH
REQUIREMENTS AND ACHIEVEMENT AND
ACTIVE MENTORING FROM FACULTY,
THE PROGRAM CREATES A PATHWAY
FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE CONSIDERING ENTERING AN ACADEMIC CAREER. AT THE COMPLETION OF THE ONE-
YEAR PROGRAM, PARTICIPANTS
ARE RECOGNIZED AS FELLOWS.
I ASK THAT ELLIOT D. GLEN STAND
TO BE RECOGNIZED AS THE FELLOW FOR THIS YEAR.
[APPLAUSE] RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT
AWARDS .
RECOGNIZE AB SCHEME PARTICULAR
CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH AND
GRADUATING SENIORS WHO HAVE
SHOWN INVOLVEMENT AND PRODUCTIVE
RESEARCH DURING THEIR YEARS AS
DETERMINED BY A PANEL OF FACULTY
, STAFF, AS WELL AS
STUDENTS.
WILL THE RECIPIENTS PLEASE STAND
TO BE RECOGNIZED AS YOUR NAME IS
CALLED. [READING GRADUATES’ NAMES] WE ALSO HAVE A LISTING OF
GRADUATE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN
COMPLETING THEIR SPECIALTY
PROGRAMS THAT YOU CAN FIND ON
PAGE 9.>>THESE CANDIDATES HAVE
COMPLETED ALL THE REQUIREMENTS
FOR FOR DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY .
ON RECOMMENDATION OF THE FACULTY
OF THE COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, AND
BY THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY
THE BOARD OF REGENTS, STATE OF
IOWA I CONFER ON EACH OF YOU THE DEGREE DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY,
AS QUALIFIED AND DESIGNATED.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] YOU HAVE COMPLETED A RIGOROUS COURSE OF STUDY AND ARE READY TO
ENTER THE PROFESSION OF
DENTISTRY. THE HIGH HONOR OF
THE DEGREE “DOCTOR” HAS BEEN
RIGHTLY EARNED. YOU CARRY A RICH TRADITION FROM YOUR
PROFESSION AND FROM YOUR UNIVERSITY. YOU ALSO CARRY TWO
RESPONSIBILITIES: THE INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY TO WORK FOR THE
ORAL HEALTH OF YOUR PATIENTS AND
THE COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY TO WORK FOR THE ORAL HEALTH OF THE
PUBLIC. I CHARGE YOU TO CARRY
THIS HERITAGE AND RESPONSIBILITY WITH INTEGRITY AND DILIGENCE.
WITH THIS RESPONSIBILITY YOU
HAVE ALSO DEVELOPED THE SKILLS
AND PERSPECTIVES TO ACHIEVE MUCH
FULFILLMENT. I WISH YOU SUCCESS IN YOUR PERSONAL AND
PROFESSIONAL LIVES. YOU HAVE THE TOOLS TO BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY. I ALSO HOPE THAT EACH DAY YOU
WILL TAKE A MOMENT TO ENJOY THE THINGS IN YOUR LIVES THAT MEAN
THE MOST TO YOU. I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU HOW
MUCH THE FACULTY AND STAFF HAVE
ENJOYED YOUR CLASS. WE HAVE
TRIED TO GIVE YOU ROOTS AND THIS IS YOUR LAST TIME TOGETHER
AS A CLASS. YOU ARE NOW ALUMNI OF ONE OF THE FINEST COLLEGES OF
DENTISTRY IN THE WORLD. WE HOPE YOU WILL RETURN TO VISIT
CLASSMATES AND RENEW THIS UNIQUE TIME EVERY FIVE YEARS AT YOUR REUNION. YOURS WILL BE IN 2022.
THE TIME WILL PASS QUICKLY.
KEEP IN TOUCH. AND NOW, WILL
THE FIRST TWO ROWS OF CANDIDATES COME TO THE STAGE FOR THE
HOODING CEREMONY. WE REQUEST THAT YOU PLEASE SAVE YOUR APPLAUSE UNTIL ALL CANDIDATES HAVE RETURNED TO
THEIR SEATS. [READING GRADUATES’ NAMES] ARE [READING GRADUATES’ NAMES]
JOIN ME IN EXTENDING
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018
DOCTORS OF DENTAL SURGERY.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]
WE’LL BE DONE WITH THE PHOTOS IN
A MOMENT, AND WE WILL RECESS.
PLEASE BARE WITH US.
THANK YOU. PLEASE JOIN ME AGAIN IN
CONGRATULATING THE 2018 DOCTORS
OF DENTAL SURGERY.
[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] [MUSIC PLAYING]

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