Graduation 2012

June 30, 2012
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

Congratulations to the class of 2012! Proudly graduating 116 naturopathic doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners.

Download the Commencement program.

Degrees Award

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND): 82
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM): 22
Master of Acupuncture (MAc): 4
Combined ND/MSOM: 4
Combined ND/MAc: 4

Student Address

Classical Chinese Medicine Class of 2012: Christine R. Pearson
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine Class of 2012: Karen Clarice Brothers, Amy K. Castellano, Anne Van Couvering, Megan S. Golani, Brooke Amanda Halgren, Derek M.A. Lawrence, Joanna Koerper May, David Alfonso Palacios, Erica Zelfand

Commencement Address

Dr. Paul Stamets

“You, today, are the leading edge…and you will leave trails for others to follow. Lean forward and take the next steps. You may not know where these paths will lead, but trust your instincts.”
—Paul Stamets, Read Dr. Stamets’ address.

Professional Leadership Awards

Paul StametsHonorary Degree: Doctor of Science
Cascade Anderson GellerHonorary Degree: Doctor of Laws
Michael ManesHonorary Degree: Doctor of Letters

“Our conventional system focuses nearly exclusively on illness and the body.  You are committed to the body, mind and spirit.  We don’t need more cutting and chemicals in health care – we need more touch.” –Michael Manes, Read Dr. Manes’ address.

The graduating class wishes to graciously thank Seroyal and Vital Nutrients for their generous donation to the 2012 Graduation Gala.

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