Class of 2012 Graduation Exercises Planned
Graduation exercises for the Class of 2012 will be held November 29, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Madison Campus Seventh-day Adventist Church when Master's of Science with a Focus in Anesthesia Degrees will be conferred. The church is located adjacent to the MTSA campus at 607-B Larkin Springs Road, Madison, Tennessee. All are invited to attend.
In addition to the awarding of the diplomas, special recognitions to be given include the Team Spirit Award, Bernard V. Bowen Award, and Agatha Hodkins Award, and the new Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
The commencement address will be given by Daniel E. Dawes, Esq., Executive Director of government relations, policy, and external affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. During the negotiations around health reform, he organized the National Working Group on Health Disparities and Health Reform, a working group of more than 300 national organizations and coalitions that worked to ensure that the health care reform law included health equity provisions to reduce disparities in health status and health care. In recognition of his efforts, he was one of 13 experts who were invited to serve on the newly established Health Equity Leadership Commission, which provides guidance on implementing health reform to members of Congress, the Administration, and officials at the Department of Health and Human Services. He is a frequent speaker and author of several publications on health reform and health equity.
A reception for all graduates, family members, and friends will immediately follow the ceremony.