Wednesday, June 19, 2024

LSU Health Shreveport Celebrates 204 Graduates at 2024 Commencement

by BIZ Magazine

LSU Health Shreveport will host its fifty-first commencement in the institution’s history with 204 students receiving a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree. Graduation for the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Graduate Studies and Medicine will take place in a combined ceremony held at the Shreveport Convention Center on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. Randy Morris, Member, will represent the LSU Board of Supervisors assisting in the conferring of degrees.

Of the graduates, 134 will receive their Doctor of Medicine degrees, and six will receive a Doctor of Philosophy in a basic science. Nine students will graduate with a Master of Medical Science, and of allied health graduates, six will receive a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory science or cardiopulmonary science, 15 will graduate with a master’s degree in communication disorders or public health, and 34 students will receive their Doctor of Physical Therapy. With many of the graduates staying to train, practice and continue their research in Louisiana, these doctors, scientists and allied health professionals are supporting and enhancing Louisiana’s healthcare and research workforce.

LSU Health Shreveport alumnus and Louisiana Department of Health Secretary, Ralph Abraham, MD, will serve as the keynote speaker. Dr. Abraham graduated from the School of Medicine in 1994 after completing a veterinary medicine doctorate and ten years of practice as a veterinarian. After completing his residency in Family Medicine, Dr. Abraham practiced in rural Northeast Louisiana for over 30 years. He was a First Lieutenant in the Army National Guard and currently serves as a fixed-wing and helicopter pilot for the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Air Force Civil Air Patrol Green Flag Program. He was appointed as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health in December 2023.

“This is an exciting time in the lives of our graduates, and I wish each of them success in their future endeavors. I commend our dedicated faculty and staff for their role in making today possible for our graduates as each student is uniquely impacted by those encountered in their educational journeys. LSU Health Shreveport remains focused on aiming high in the delivery of exemplary education and is grateful for the new $79M Center for Medical Education positively impacting our educational goals and the student experience,” stated LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor, Dr. David Guzick.

LSU Health Shreveport’s 2024 Commencement will be live streamed at https://www.youtube.com/@LSUHealthShreveport/streams.

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