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Graduation Weekend Activities

Join us in celebrating the success of our students!

Dean Akinwuntan standing on stage with a graduate.

2024 School of Health Professions Hooding and Student Recognition Ceremony

Under beautiful, sunny Kansas skies, the school recognized its Class of 2024 on Saturday, May 11, at Memorial Hall in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Approximately 250 of our graduates attended this year's event.

Donna Nyght, DNP, CRNA, was honored as this year's recipient of the Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award. It recognizes a faculty member for an enthusiastic commitment to teaching, for effectively imparting knowledge to students, and outstanding contributions to their profession.

Audiology student Hannah Brown and respiratory care student Larry Massobos received Akinwuntan Leadership Awards. This honors students who demonstrate excellent leadership in their academic program as well as for significant contributions to their profession and the community.

See photos on our Facebook page. And here are more photos.

2024 University of Kansas Commencement

group of people standing in front of the football statium

On Sunday, May 12, dozens of our students gathered with their families on the Lawrence campus for the KU Commencement. Before departing for the long-time KU tradition of walking down the Hill, they enjoyed refreshments and school SWAG at the "Send-off From Dean Akinwuntan" reception held in the KU Memorial Union.

graduates walking up the Hill

group of students standing at the school's flag

For questions about the school's graduation events, please contact Rachel Sherley in the Office of the Dean at

2023 Student Recognition Ceremony

The University of Kansas Medical Center hosted recognition ceremonies for graduates of the schools of Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing on Saturday, May 13, 2023. See photos from the event.

Watch last year's student recognition ceremony here:

KU School of Health Professions

KU School of Health Professions
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd
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Kansas City, KS 66160
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