Commencement 2021
The 182 graduates of the School of Medicine Class of 2021 were honored in a virtual commencement ceremony that streamed on Facebook on May 23.

“I'm proud to have trained with such a passionate, thoughtful and caring class,” said student commencement speaker L. Tamara Wilson (M'21). “We've overcome insurmountable changes. There's no telling how far we will go.” Hear more of her address at the School of Medicine virtual commencement.

Before commencement, members of the graduating class gathered on campus for a hooding celebration.

The commencement season also brings traditional celebrations including the Golden Apple Awards (don't miss the video) and other honors from the School of Medicine.
Nearly 120 NHS students received bachelor’s degrees in international health, health care management & policy, human science, and nursing. Additionally, almost 300 students received master’s degrees in nursing and health systems administration while 30 students received the doctor of nursing practice and doctor of nurse anesthesia practice degree.
Carole Roan Gresenz, PhD, interim dean of NHS, presented the school's graduates during Georgetown’s conferral of degrees in course on May 24 at Nationals Park. Watch the undergraduate degree conferral (and the fun preshow!) and the graduate degree conferral.
At the NHS Tropaia Ceremony, an annual event celebrating achievement at the undergraduate level, health care management & policy major Joseph Maccarone (NHS’21) described classmates as “individuals who go out of their way to lend a hand, to build one another up, stand by their side and provide hope even in the worst of times.” Watch the NHS Tropaia ceremony and check out the NHS Tropaia program.
During the annual NHS Pinning Ceremony, BSN students learned the meaning of Georgetown University’s nursing pin, a symbol of their values-based education and entrance into professional nursing practice.

"Remember that most of all, we have our patients to thank for what we learn and how we evolve going forward," said Karly Ward (NHS'21) at the ceremony. "They are the reason we have all grown to love what we study, and it is for their benefit that we will continue to grow in skill and in heart.
Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, BGE faculty and staff continued in their unrelenting pursuit of educating tomorrow’s leaders while students’ passion and initiative enabled them to succeed in the face of unprecedented obstacles, finding creative ways to complete their coursework, build community and overcome adversity.
This year, 466 BGE graduates earned master of science degrees in biomedical sciences and six earned the executive master's in clinical quality, safety and leadership. Jean-Baptiste Mazarati, PhD (G'12) shared words of inspiration at the virtual BGE name recognition ceremony.
"You will always be remembered as the generation of students who were able to adapt, achieve and succeed despite the conditions," said Adam Myers, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology and associate dean/assistant vice president of special graduate programs during the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences virtual commencement ceremony, which also recognized BGE graduates.
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences doctoral hooding ceremony honored the 33 BGE graduates who earned doctor of philosophy degrees. Congratulations graduates!
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