NYMC Bids Farewell to the Class of 2015

Marking New York Medical College's 156th Commencement Exercises

June 01, 2015
From left: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.; Dr. Mark Hasten; Alan Kadish, M.D.; Keynote speaker Jan K. Richardson P.T., Ph.D., OCS, FAPTA; D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A.; Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A.; and Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D.
From left: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.; Dr. Mark Hasten; Alan Kadish, M.D.; Keynote speaker Jan K. Richardson P.T., Ph.D., OCS, FAPTA; D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A.; Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A.; and Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D.

Mace bearer Joan Y. June, M.S.Ed., assistant dean of minority affairs, led the colorful processional of academic leaders, faculty and distinguished guests into the great hall; while Zvi Lefkovitz, M.D., professor of clinical radiology and chairman of the Department of Radiology, presided as the grand marshal of the ceremonies. The College conferred 205 doctor of medicine (M.D.) degrees, 31 doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degrees, 9 doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, 74 master of science (M.S.) degrees, 104 master of public health (M.P.H.) degrees and 6 doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.) degrees while proud families and friends cheered. View the 2015 Commencement Week photo gallery here.

Commencement speaker Jan K. Richardson P.T., Ph.D., OCS, FAPTA, center, a pioneer in physical therapy practice, education, and research who holds the titles professor emeritus, Duke University School of Medicine; past president, American Physical Therapy Association; past president, Association of Rheumatology Professionals of the American College of Rheumatology; and past president, Physical Therapy Fund, inspired the graduates with her Commencement address, “Greatness is Yours for the Taking.”

College leadership joined Commencement speaker Dr. Richardson outside the robing room. From left were: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer;Dr. Mark Hasten, chairman of the Board of Trustees; Alan Kadish, M.D., president; D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine; Robert W. Amler, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Health Sciences and Practice and vice president of government affairs; and Francis L. Belloni, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences.