College of Health Professions to Present Honorary Degrees to John F. Banzhaf III and Lt. Col. Madeline M. Ullom at May 15 Commencement
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Jefferson's College of Health Professions (CHP) will award honorary degrees to John F. Banzhaf III, founder and executive director of Action on Smoking and Health, Inc. and Lt. Col. Madeline M. Ullom, a Jefferson School of Nursing alumnus and decorated World War II veteran, at Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Academy of Music.
The 1998 graduating class numbers 328, which includes 275 who will receive the bachelor of science degree, 49 post-baccalaureate certificates, and seven associate degree graduates of the College's Department of General Studies' evening program.
At the ceremony, Jack Farber, Chairman of Jefferson's Board of Trustees, will confer the honorary Doctor of Science degree on John F. Banzhaf III, and Alumni Trustee Allen E. Chandler, MD, will confer the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Lt. Col. Madeline M. Ullom.
University President Paul C. Brucker, MD will confer the student degrees. CHP Dean Lawrence Abrams, EdD, will present the Student Life Award. Linda G. Kraemer, PhD, CHP Senior Associate Dean, is the Grand Marshall.
Of the baccalaureate degree graduates, 126 are in nursing, 44 in occupational therapy, 48 in diagnostic imaging and 13 in the laboratory sciences of biotechnology, cytogenetic technology, cytotechnology, and medical technology. Counted among the graduates are 44 physical therapy students who will complete their combined BS-MS degree program during the summer. Post-baccalaureate certificate graduates number 27 in occupational therapy and 22 in laboratory sciences.