School of Medicine Commencement

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Date: June 8, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: The ceremony will be held indoors in Little Caesars Arena Atrium
2571 Park Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
Category: Special Event

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Join us to celebrate the Class of 2021 Commencement!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
1:00 p.m.
Student in-person location; virtual streaming

The ceremony will be held indoors in Little Caesars Arena Atrium at 1 p.m. June 8. The ceremony will include only students and speakers. 


We cannot accommodate family members at the event. We will provide live streaming of the event for your family and friends. 

Run of show

Prelude

  • Rondeau by Jean-Joseph Mouret
  • Fanfare pour précéder "La Péri" by Paul Dukas

Mistress of ceremonies

  • Margit Chadwell, M.D. '94, FAAFP
    Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Career Development

Greetings from the university

  • Marilyn Kelly
    Chair, Board of Governors
  • M. Roy Wilson, M.D.
    President

Greetings from School of Medicine

  • Mark E. Schweitzer, M.D.
    Dean and Vice President of WSU Health Affairs
  • Jack Folbe, M.D. '89
    President, WSU Medical Alumni Association

Tribute to the lives lost during the pandemic

  • Trumpet highlights from "Hymn to the Fallen" from the motion picture "Saving Private Ryan" by John Williams

Candlelight vigil

  • Yousif Jajo
    Class of 2021

Frontline physicians reflection and invocation

  • Eric Ayers, M.D. '89, Res. '93
    Associate Professor, Director, Mentoring and Student Engagement

Remarks

  • Loretta Zaydel Robichaud, R.N., M.S., N.P., C.N.S.
    University Counselor, Class of 2021


Commencement address

Christopher Steffes, M.D., Res. '93
Associate Dean, Clinical Education
 

Investiture of doctoral hoods and conferring of academic degrees

  • M. Roy Wilson, M.D.
  • Mark E. Schweitzer, M.D.
  • Richard Baker, M.D.
    Vice Dean, Medical Education
  • Herbert Smitherman Jr., M.D., Res. '91, M.P.H., FACP
    Vice Dean, Diversity and Community Affairs
  • Senthil Rajasekaran, M.D., M.M.H.P.E.
    Senior Associate Dean, Curricular Affairs and Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Kevin Sprague, M.D. '80, Res. '85
    Associate Dean, Admissions
  • Christopher Steffes, M.D., Res. '93
  • Jason Booza, Ph.D.
    Assistant Dean, Continuous Quality Improvement and Compliance
  • Jack Folbe, M.D. '89

Oath

  • Richard Baker, M.D.

Closing remarks

  • Yusuf Qadeer, M.D.
    President, Class of 2021

Recessional

  • "Grand Valley Fanfare" by Eric Ewazen
  • "When I'm Sixty-Four" by Paul McCartney

Musicians

  • Brittany Lasch, Trombone
  • Derek Lockhart, Trumpet
  • Andrew Pelletier, French Horn
  • Gordon Simmons, Trumpet
  • David Zerkel, Tuba

Contact

Allison Gherardini

agherard@med.wayne.edu

Cost

Free
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