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On the eve of Commencement, UMMS celebrates honored guests, graduates, family and friends

UMass Medical School Communications

June 02, 2019
  • Honorary degree recipients Susan Coghlin Mailman and Rich Kennedy at the Honorary Degree Dinner
  • Demetrius Litwin, MD, with Chancellor Michael Collins
  • Brian Silver, MD, George Witman, PhD and Fen-Biao Gao, PhD
  • GSN faculty members Jill Terrien, PhD, (left) and Janet Hale, PhD, with Associate Vice Chancellor for Management James Healy
  • Professor of Medicine Jonathan Kay, MD at the honorary degree dinner
  • UMass Memorial Health Care President and CEO Eric Dickson with Professor Emeritus Marianne Felice and Chancellor Collins
  • Executive Vice Chancellor for Commonwealth Medicine Lisa Colombo
  • Susan Coghlin Mailman shares a few words at the Honorary Degree Dinner.
  • Each year on Commencement eve, UMMS hosts a dance party for the graduates and their guests.
  • GSBS Chancellor’s Award winner Julia Alterman on the dance floor
  • Making a memory at the graduation party

On Saturday, June 1, the night before its 46th Commencement, UMMS hosted a small dinner for honorary degree recipients Darrell G. Kirch, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); Susan Coghlin Mailman, owner of Worcester’s Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc.; and Richard P. Kennedy, president of the Angel Fund for ALS Research, who is, himself, living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Dr. Kirch will deliver the Commencement address.

UMMS also hosted a celebration for members of the class of 2019 and their family and friends.