Touro University Nevada Graduates Its Most Recent Class of Health Care and Education Professionals during Spring Commencement

Osteopathic physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and teachers were the most recent Touro Nevada graduates.
Jun 5, 2017

Touro University Nevada, a non-profit, private Jewish institution, celebrated the accomplishments of nearly 300 graduates during two Spring Commencement ceremonies, May 12 and June 5.

Touro graduates included osteopathic physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and teachers.

“Competent, caring physicians, health care professionals and educators are critical to the Southern Nevada community and beyond,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University Western Division. “I am confident our graduates will make a difference in the lives they touch during their long careers.”

During the May ceremony, Touro presented an honorary doctorate to Larry Ruvo, founder of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Well known in the Las Vegas Valley for his ongoing support of charitable organizations, Ruvo has also been instrumental in the quest to find cures for several neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s multiple sclerosis and more.

At the June ceremony for physical therapy graduates, Dr. Jennifer Nash provided a special keynote speech. Dr. Nash is a board certified Neurological Clinical Physical Therapy Specialist and currently treats patients with neurodegenerative diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

About Touro University Nevada

Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is home to a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit or call 702-777-8687.

About the Touro College and University System

Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 30 campuses and locations in New York, California, Nevada, Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:


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