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University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
Publish Date: 05/20/99
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Graduation Day for University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center

Cincinnati—The UC College of Medicine will hold its Honors Day program at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 29 at Music Hall. This year's speaker will be Boomer Esiason, ABC sports commentator, former Cincinnati Bengal quarterback, and a leading figure in the fight against cystic fibrosis. During the program, the annual Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence will be presented to five-time winner Israel Penn, MD, professor of surgery and director of surgical student education at the College of Medicine. Silver Apple Awards will be presented to LeAnn Coberly, MD, associate professor of internal medicine, and Clarence McLain, MD, professor of obstetrics/gynecology.

On Friday, June 11, the College of Nursing will recognize its students in a separate graduation ceremony to be held in Shoemaker Center at 5:00 p.m. A graduation ceremony for the College of Allied Health Sciences will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Kresge Auditorium which is located in the front lobby of the Medical Sciences Building.

As part of the weekend graduation ceremony, the College of Pharmacy will hold a reception on June 11 at the Cincinnati Medical Heritage Center to honor outstanding alumni and preceptors. This year's honorees include: Richard Schaeper, Preceptor of the Year; C. Robert Blake, Robert J. DeSalvo Award winner; and Thomas J. Thomas, Distinguished Alumni Award winner. The commencement convocation for College of Pharmacy graduates is June 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

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