Veterinary Nursing Graduates to be Recognized at Winter Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, December 9, 2022

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Veterinary nursing graduates will be among 2,957 Purdue students honored during commencement ceremonies December 17 and 18 as new Purdue graduates. (Purdue University photo)

Purdue University’s Winter 2022 Commencement will celebrate the giant leap of graduation for nearly 3,000 Boilermakers earning degrees in December, including a dozen veterinary nursing graduates. The university will hold three Winter 2022 Commencement ceremonies Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18 in the Elliott Hall of Music. In addition, the veterinary nursing graduates will be recognized at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Graduation Celebration that Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Lynn Hall, room 1136. 

Dean Willie Reed will begin the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Graduation Celebration with an introduction, followed by recognition of each of the veterinary nursing graduates by Dr. Chad Brown, director of Purdue Veterinary Nursing Programs. As the names of the graduates are called, they will receive their Purdue University veterinary nursing pin from Holly McCalip, BS, RVT, instructional technologist.  Then the new graduates will recite the Veterinary Technician Oath of Ethical Conduct, led by Jennifer Smith, RVT, RLAT, instructional technologist, who was chosen by the students to lead them in the recitation of the oath. After the conclusion of the ceremony, the graduates will recess to the Veterinary Medical Library for a celebratory reception. The program in Lynn Hall will follow the university’s Division I commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in the Elliott Hall of Music, where the veterinary nursing graduates will be recognized along with graduates in the College of Health and Human Sciences, School of Management, College of Pharmacy, Polytechnic Institute, and College of Science. The 13 veterinary nursing graduates include nine who are earning their Associate in Applied Science degree and four who are earning their Bachelor of Science degree.

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr |

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