69 students receive allied health degrees

By Staishy Bostick Siem
Office of News and Publications

Sixty-nine UT Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School students received degrees at Aug. 22 graduation exercised presided over by Dr. Gordon Green, dean of the UT Southwestern Allied Health Sciences School.

The commencement included students who had finished coursework in May or August. Graduates represented the school's physical therapy master's program and five baccalaureate programs: rehabilitation counseling, clinical nutrition, health services administration, medical laboratory sciences and prosthetics-orthotics. 

Dr. Charles H. Christiansen, dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at UT Medical Branch at Galveston, gave the commencement address and Dr. Kern Wildenthal, UT Southwestern president, conferred the degrees.

Glenys S. Johnson, a 1997 clinical nutrition graduate, delivered the ceremony's opening and closing words.

Dr. Nancy Fain, associate dean of allied health, presented the program descriptions. The marshals were Joyce Barnett, clinical assistant professor of clinical nutrition, and Miguel Mojica, assistant professor of prosthetics-orthotics. Magistrates included Dr. Patricia Blau, assistant professor of physical therapy, and Beth Deschenes, assistant professor of physical therapy.