Graduation 2009

June 20, 2009
Oregon Convention Center,
Portland, Oregon

Congratulations to the class of 2009! NCNM proudly graduating 88 naturopathic doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners on a beautiful summer day.

Degrees Awarded

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND): 71
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM): 10
Dual Degree – ND/MSOM: 6
Dual Degree – ND/MAc: 1

Student Address

Lou Walters, ND Class of 2009

Commencement Address

Tilli Williams, ND, Bastyr 1986

Honorary Degree Recipients (Doctor of Laws)

William “Bill” Keppler, PhD; President Emeritus, National College of Natural Medicine
G.R. Farnsworth, ND; Founding Board Member, National College of Natural Medicine (1956)

…You can make a difference! If I could sit beside each of you and tell you what I have learned in 70 years of living, it would be “make a difference in someone else’s life.” Everyone of you can do that or else you would not have gotten this far in your education. If you do that, you will make a profound difference in your own life and feel good, both inwardly and outwardly. I promise you that. Remember this above all else: I can make a difference in someone else’s life! ~Dr. William Keppler  Read Dr. Keppler’s full speech.