May 17, 2018
Fifth annual Community Celebration held in honor of the Class of 2018
The Class of 2018 celebrated their achievements at the fifth annual Community Celebration on the Health Sciences Campus on Saturday, May 12. Thirty-four students, along with their friends and family, gathered for this momentous occasion.
The ceremony began with a processional led by Campus Dean Michelle Nuss along with the Medical Partnership Faculty. Dean Nuss provided the welcoming remarks to the Community Celebration attendees and served as the host of the event. Medical Partnership student Caroline Geiger was selected by his fellow classmates to provide the Moment of Reflection speech on behalf of the Class of 2018. Following this, Dr. Mark Ellison provided remarks on behalf of the Athens community and congratulated the many accomplishments of this class, as well as the entire Medical Partnership team.
Medical Partnership faculty member, Dr. Scott Richardson, provided the keynote address at the Community Celebration. He was selected by the Class of 2018 for this honor and provided both humorous and sound advice for the graduates. The ceremony concluded with the presentation of the class gift by SGO President, Mark Zapata and Vice President, Alex Vagasi.
Following graduation, the Medical College of Georgia students attending the Medical Partnership campus will be going to 17 different states in 14 different specialties. Fifty -three percent will stay in the southeastern United States, and fifty-nine percent will attend primary care residencies.