Jefferson's 1997 Commencement Set for Thursday, May 29, at Academy of Music
Jefferson's 173rd Annual Commencement will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 29, at Philadelphia's historic Academy of Music.
Usually held during the first week of June, this year's commencement is a week earlier because of the Academy of Music's renovation schedule.
University President Paul C. Brucker, MD, will deliver the Convocation and confer all degrees.
Joseph S. Gonnella, MD, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Jefferson Medical College, will present Doctor of Medicine degrees to 211 Jefferson Medical College (JMC) students.
Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD, Vice President for Science Policy, Technology Development, and International Affairs and Dean, College of Graduate Studies, will present 31 Doctor of Philosophy degrees and 87 Master of Science degrees to students of the College of Graduate Studies (CGS).
Jack Farber, Chairman, Jefferson's Board of Trustees, will deliver the Opening Proclamation and Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe, Har Zion Temple, the Invocation and Benediction. R. Anthony Carabasi III, MD, Professor of Surgery and Professor of Radiology, will be Grand Marshal.