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ATSU-SOMA hosts commencement ceremony, introducing 150 doctors of osteopathic medicine

A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) celebrated the achievements of 150 graduates from the class of 2024 on Friday, May 24, at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.

In addition to their doctor of osteopathic medicine degrees, five students also earned master of public health degrees.

Norman Gevitz, PhD, senior vice president, academic affairs, welcomed the graduates and audience, and Branae Maddix, MPH, performed the National Anthem. Danielle Barnett-Trapp, DO, ’11, member, Board of Trustees, presented this year’s commencement address. ATSU President Craig Phelps, DO, ’84, and ATSU-SOMA Dean Sharon J. Obadia, DO, FNAOME, ’97, also delivered remarks.

Amanda L. Weaver, MBA, was the recipient of the 2024 President’s Medallion Distinguished Service award, presented by Dr. Phelps. Weaver was recognized for her outstanding service and support to healthcare, the osteopathic profession, ATSU, and ATSU-SOMA.

Lawrence LeBeau, DO, ’92, assistant professor, led graduates in the oath to the profession, and Aline Sengchannavong, DO, clinical assistant professor, inducted graduates into the ATSU-SOMA Alumni Association. 


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