SHM proudly presents the class of 2011Posted: June 1, 2011
A proud achievement for School of Health Managemet graduates, the School’s 9th commencement ceremony was held May 28 at the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall at Truman State University. This year, 241 students graduated with master’s degrees in geriatric health, health administration, health education, public health, and public health – dental emphasis, and doctoral degrees in health education. Walking the stage to receive their diplomas were 49 graduates. One grad travelled from as far as Jamaica to shake hands with ATSU President Jack Magruder and SHM Dean Kimberly O’Reilly, D.H.Ed., M.S.W. The event was also broadcast online via video stream for the first time where hundreds more watched live. Thomas Curtin, M.D., delivered the keynote address. Dr. Curtin serves as senior vice president and chief medical officer of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). NACHC works with a network of state health center and primary care organizations to address the widespread lack of access to basic healthcare through Community Health Centers (CHCs) that serve 20 million people at more than 7,000 sites located throughout all 50 states and U.S. territories.