Graduation 2009

Carrie Rheingans

Carrie Rheingans

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.

Graduates getting in line to head upstairs

Graduates getting in line to head upstairs

Graduates in line right before going upstairs

Graduates in line right before going upstairs

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