May 2, 2008
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Commencement set for May 17

Dr. Kenneth P. Moritsugu, vice president for global strategic affairs for LifeScan, a Johnson & Johnson company, and chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, will speak at the UNT Health Science Center commencement ceremonies on May 17.

The ceremonies will take place at 2 pm at the Fort Worth Convention Center. According to preliminary figures, about 300 students will graduate. Tickets are not required for admission to the commencement ceremony, and there is no limit to the number of people a student may invite.

Commissioning ceremonies for students who will be joining the military will take place immediately following the commencement ceremony.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Moritsugu was the acting surgeon general of the United States from July 2006 to his retirement from the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service in September 2007.

Dr. Moritsugu has been a career officer in the Commissioned Corps since 1968 and has served his country in numerous capacities and places from medical officer on a Coast Guard cutter to acting as the U.S. representative to the health care systems of Kuwait, Mexico, Nigeria and others. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Surgeon General’s Medallion with two gold stars, the Distinguished Service Medal with two gold stars, the Outstanding Service and the Commendation Medals of the U.S. Public Health Service, and many others.

For more information about the commencement ceremony, visit the registrar’s office Web site  or contact the registrar’s office at ext. 2201. The Fort Worth Convention Center is located at 1201 Houston St. in Fort Worth.
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