The University of North Texas Health Science Center awarded degrees to 315 graduates – including 119 new physicians – at its 35th Annual Commencement on May 17 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Dr. Kenneth Moritsugu, vice president of Global Strategic Affairs for LifeScan and former acting U.S. attorney general, thanked the new graduates for their dedication to the health sciences and emphasized their role in meeting the world’s health care challenges in his commencement speech.
Dr. Andrew Frost, 2008 TCOM graduate and student speaker, told of the camaraderie he experienced with his fellow students, and the many good memories he made during his time at the Health Science Center in his remarks.
The Health Science Center awarded an honorary Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree to Dr. Moritsugu ‐ a first for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM). The degree honors his contributions to the nation's health through education, disease prevention, work with underserved populations and community outreach. The honorary D.O. bestows on Dr. Moritsugu all rights and privileges that accompany the degree, including the hood that D.O. graduates receive.