Some of the Most Dynamic Students in the Country

On June 2, Touro University California granted 463 degrees at their 13th Commencement Ceremony

June 17, 2013

"This year’s honorary student speakers have not only achieved great success in their education but are also strong embodiments of Touro University California’s mission to serve, to lead, and to teach," Marilyn Hopkins, Ph.D., Provost and Chief Operating Officer at Touro University California (TUC) said. "We have some of the most dynamic students in the country and I’m excited to have them representing our University."

Student speakers were Michael David Dick, Steve Kim, and Martha McCoy, each representing the College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, and the College of Education and Health Sciences, respectively.

Michael David Dick graduated with a master’s degree from New York Medical College before attending TUC’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. Mr. Dick will begin a family medicine residency at Brown University/Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, RI.

Steve Kim, a second-generation pharmacist, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Berkeley before coming to the College of Pharmacy. This summer, he will begin a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Graduating student Martha McCoy represented the College of Education and Health Sciences. She received her bachelor’s degree from Evergreen State College and later, received her Physician Assistant – Master of Health Sciences degree from Duke University. After 13 years in clinical practice, Ms. McCoy recognized a passion for education and received her teaching credential in 1996. She discovered Touro’s Master’s degree in Innovative Learning program while participating in a pilot project to improve early childhood literacy by using iPads in kindergarten, a research investigation by Touro University. She recently joined the adjunct faculty at Touro University Graduate School of Education.