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
Combined ND/MSOM: 6
Combined 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.” Every one 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.