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School of Medicine commencement

School of Medicine class of 2006 graduates
School of Medicine class of 2006 graduates gather for a group picture prior to the beginning of commencement services.
Class of 2006
Members of the class of 2006 celebrate as their classmates receive their diplomas representing four years of intensive study in the School of Medicine.
Danae R. Bland
Class pastor Danae R. Bland offers the invocation at the beginning of the 2006 commencement services.
Richard H. Hart
Loma Linda University chancellor Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, welcomes guests to School of Medicine commencement ceremonies.
Distinguished Service Award
H. Roger Hadley, MD (right), dean, School of Medicine, presents William Wagner, MD, assistant professor of pathology and human anatomy, with the School of Medicine Distinguished Service Award for Dr. Wagner’s nearly 60 years of service to the School.
Christie L. Schroeder
Medicine graduate Christie L. Schroeder hugs 3-month old Alaina just prior to the commencement processional.
Lee K. Maas
Graduate Lee K. Maas waves to the audience as he receives his diploma.
Mary I. Chung
Mary I. Chung shows off her new graduation gift to friends while waiting in line for the commencement processional.
Audley V. Williams
Class president Audley V. Williams expresses appreciation on behalf of the class of 2006 for the education they received at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
Richard Spann
Presenting the commencement address, “Dare to Dream,” is Richard Spann, MD, chief executive officer, Community Hospital of Seventh-day Adventists, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
SM commencement platform
School of Medicine commencement ceremonies were held on Sunday, May 28, on the Campus Mall. In addition to the 143 doctor of medicine diplomas presented, four students received a doctor of philosophy degree in physiology, three students received a doctor of philosophy degree in microbiology and molecular genetics, and three students received master of science degrees—two in anatomy and one in biochemistry.

TODAY news for Thursday, June 8, 2006