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May 15, 2020

Veterinary college hosts virtual commencements, confers degrees live online

Submitted by Joe Montgomery

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate collage

The College of Veterinary Medicine is celebrating its 2020 graduating class of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students through a series of virtual ceremonies and a live conferring of degrees at 4 p.m. May 15.

A celebratory video with a full listing of all the students is posted at the college's 2020 Commencement Page. This video includes a greeting from Bonnie Rush, dean; keynote address from Dan Thomson, former faculty member; remarks from Alexandra Allen, the 2020 class president; faculty messages; and a video collage of students reciting the veterinarian's oath. An electronic program, in PDF format, is posted at the commencement page featuring a list of the graduating students and their respective hometowns.

Bonnie Rush, dean of the college, and Charles Taber, K-State provost, will greet the class of 2020 live at 4 p.m. May 15, via Zoom conferencing, an online platform, and then formally confer the degrees to the students. They will also recite the Veterinarian's Oath, which is printed in the online program. This ceremony will also be livestreamed via YouTube. See more information about these virtual events at the college's 2020 Commencement Page.

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