May brings a shower of commencement activities

May 6, 2015

It’s already May and I am thrilled to be celebrating at the upcoming Spring Commencement with our graduates.  Our students have put in a lot of hard work to get to this point.  They have lost sleep, gained knowledge, and had adventures that culminate on Sunday, May 17.   Students from osteopathic medicine, occupational therapy, education, nursing, physical therapy, and medical health sciences will cross the stage at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

I want to recognize our Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students who matched in residencies.  During their fourth year of clinicals, our medical students also are on interviews for residency positions.  After graduation,  they must complete a minimum of three years in residency training to complete the requirements for their medical license.  Our students have a few opportunities to match as they can participate in a military match in December, the DO match in February and the ACGME match in March.  The DO students will be celebrating their matches at their private banquet on Thursday, May 14.

Our occupational therapy students and nursing students have a special ceremony before commencement to celebrate their achievements also.  The pinning ceremonies for OT and Nursing students recognize the completion of the program and their entrance into their chosen profession.

The month of May also includes a special luncheon for our donors and scholarship recipients.  It is an opportunity for donors to meet the students who have received their generous scholarship gifts and learn of the impact they have made on the student.

I’ve just touched on some of the happenings around Touro University Nevada.  If you want to learn more, please call my office of advancement at 702-777-3100.

I hope to see you at Spring Commencement.  Be sure to congratulate our wonderful graduates on their success!  A special thank you to our donors who recognize the importance of scholarships for our students.

Mona Shield Payne

Shelley Berkley
CEO and Senior Provost
Touro University Western Division
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all-day Memorial Day Holiday
Memorial Day Holiday
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all-day New Student Orientation @ Touro University Nevada
New Student Orientation @ Touro University Nevada
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all-day Fourth of July Holiday
Fourth of July Holiday
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8:30 am Basketball Clinic @ Touro University Nevada
Basketball Clinic @ Touro University Nevada
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Touro University Nevada is hosting a basketball clinic for children with developmental disabilities with former NBA Player Jerome “Junkyard Dog” Williams on the morning of Friday, July 10, 2015. Children will participate … Continue reading
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all-day DO Student Orientation @ Touro University Nevada
DO Student Orientation @ Touro University Nevada
Jul 29 – Jul 31 all-day
New osteopathic medicine students will be learning about the Touro University Nevada family and their programs during this three-day orientation. During the first day, students will learn about the technology on campus and receive their new computers. They will also … Continue reading
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3:00 pm 2015 White Coat Ceremony @ Rio Las Vegas
2015 White Coat Ceremony @ Rio Las Vegas
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Touro University Nevada White Coat Ceremony was developed to honor our students in osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies and physical therapy as they accept the professional responsibilities inherent in their relationship with patients. As students receive their white coats, … Continue reading
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3:00 pm Winter 2015 Commencement @ Green Valley Ranch Resort
Winter 2015 Commencement @ Green Valley Ranch Resort
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