Sixth annual Community Celebration held in honor of the Class of 2019
The Class of 2019 celebrated their achievements at the sixth annual Community Celebration at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education on Saturday, May 11. Forty-three 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. Dr. Nuss provided the welcoming remarks to the Community Celebration attendees and served as the host of the event. Medical Partnership student, Dr. Gabe Pajaes Hurtado was selected by his fellow classmates to provide the Moment of Reflection speech on behalf of the Class of 2019. Following this, Eve Anthony, Chief Executive Officer for the Athens Community Council on Aging, provided remarks on behalf of the Athens community and congratulated the many accomplishments of this class, as well as the entire Medical Partnership team. Many students and faculty volunteer with the Athens Community Council on Aging throughout their time at the Medical Partnership campus.
Medical Partnership faculty member, Dr. Matthew Crim, provided the keynote address at the Community Celebration. He was selected by the Class of 2019 for this honor and provided sound advice for the graduates. The ceremony concluded with the presentation of the class gift by Student Government Officers, Courtney Alvis and Ricardo Lopez-Hanson.
Following graduation, the Medical College of Georgia students attending the Medical Partnership campus will be going to 17 different states in 15 different specialties. Sixty-nine percent will stay in the southeastern United States, and forty-five percent will attend primary care residencies.