It was a moment of celebration since 233 graduates received their diploma at 33rd beginning of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The event, held May 13 at the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center, marked the passage of these students to the next chapter in their lives.
The event was streamed live for loved ones who were unable to attend and the recording can be viewed using the same link.
“I am very pleased to have each of you here with us today, and especially pleased to see the smiling faces of the graduates,” said CPHS Dean Michael L. Adams (’96 PharmD, PhD), who welcomed everyone. ceremony. “Each of you, as graduates, has a rewarding career ahead of you where you will use your exemplary academic and professional skills to lead useful lives of meaningful service through leadership in the various health systems into which you begin to enter. .”
Dr. Carrie Brown, chief medical officer for behavioral health and people with intellectual/developmental disabilities for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, gave the graduation speech: “I wanted a message that would have meaning not only for today, but also for years to come. So I decided to look at Campbell University’s motto “Ad Astra per Aspera”, or “to the stars through difficulties”. I can’t think of a more appropriate message for this moment in time for those entering the honorable and rewarding, but also challenging and, to be fair, sometimes downright exhausting world of health care and health sciences.
“May you hold this not only as a motto for yourself, but also as a call to action to help all people reach for the stars through hardship, no matter how dark the night. as individuals, but as global communities and populations, I have no doubt that this extraordinary Campbell Class of 2022 will help us all reach for the stars.
After the speech, the university provost and vice president of academic affairs, Dr. Mark L. Hammond, introduced the candidates for graduation to the university’s president, Dr. J. Bradley Creed, who conferred the degrees on the students with “full rights, privileges and responsibilities”. relating to it. »
Dr. Adams concluded, “I want to thank each and every one of you for celebrating the incredible accomplishments of all of our graduates and our newest alumni.”