Thursday, April 30 was the School of Public Health graduation ceremony for the class of 2009. I got to volunteer downstairs with the graduates as they got ready to walk, and it was a really fun time! I’m sad I won’t get to walk with my cohort, but I hope I can volunteer next year and help them get ready to walk (I just got accepted to the dual-degree program with the School of Social Work, so now I graduate in 2011).
The keynote speaker was Dr. Julio Frenk, 3-time U-M grad and former Minister of Health for Mexico. He was a bit hoarse at the ceremony because of all the interviews he had been doing about the swine flu. He was nice enough to give another interview to U-M Portal en Español, too, with a video! It’s pretty cool that U-M SPH has the power to bring someone as big as Julio Frenk (and last year, Larry Brilliant, who was the then-director of google.org) to speak at the graduation ceremonies.