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Xavier University School of Medicine's Twelfth Graduation Ceremony Held
(By our staff reporter) New York : Xavier University School of Medicine held its twelfth Graduation Ceremony. This year's festivities took place at St. John's University in Queens, New York. 48 graduates took the stage to receive their coveted hoods and well-earned diplomas. These students have spent tireless hours in their studies, and it was wonderful to see them finally graduate. Graduates Natasha Sebastian, Valedictorian, Alana Keegan, Co-Salutatorian, and Albertina Sebastian, Co-Salutatorian had the honor of speaking to their fellow graduates and the audience during the ceremony. In the Valedictorian speech, Natasha reflected on her time in medical school at Xavier and challenger her fellow classmates to embrace the next steps in their medical journey as they officially become doctors. During the first Co-Salutatorian speech, Albertina spoke to and thanked all the people who helped her along the way including her family, friends and Xavier faculty. In the second Co-Salutatorian speech, Alana spoke about her journey through medical school and the importance of having a diverse education. These three students were honored with plaques to commemorate their successes. Xavier was pleased to welcome back an alumnus to address the graduates: Dr. A. Aboud. Dr. Aboud who is currently at Michigan State University Hospital in a Family Medicine residency. Dr. Aboud spoke to the students and gave his personal advice on how they can best succeed in their futures, and how to be successful during residency. A few of the most important tips that he gave to the students were time management, becoming a quick learner and learning to adapt quickly, and being able to learn from and understand your struggles or any difficulties they might face. Xavier encourages alumni to continue their involvement with the University, and it was wonderful to welcome back Dr. Aboud for this special event. Aside from students, Xavier was honored to have many dignitaries present for the event, including Chairman Edwin Casey, Chancellor Dr. J.G. Bhat, President Ravishankar Bhooplapur, Trustee Dr. Obi Nwasokwa, Trustee Dr. Anthony Shallash, Trustee Mr. Frank Croes, Trustee Dr. Ravindra Kota, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Arun Dubey, Dr. Ahmad Abazid, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Richard Pestell, and Professor Neelam Dwivedi. Xavier also had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Neil Martin as the Keynote Speaker and Dr. Srikanth Hosur as the guest speaker.
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