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July 22, 2024 9:21 pm

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Augusta University Celebrates Class of 2024 Graduates

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Augusta University marked the achievements of over 900 graduates with a series of hooding and commencement ceremonies held on May 9 and 10 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. AU President Brooks A. Keel, PhD, delivered an inspiring speech to the graduates, emphasizing the importance of dreaming big, working hard, embracing change, and being happy. Highlights included the presentation of the $40,000 John F. Beard Award to Kendrick De Castro, a graduate of the Master of Physician Assistant Program, and motivational addresses from guest speakers, including University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue and Dr. Kimberly D. Manning of Emory.

The Medical College of Georgia and the Dental College of Georgia also celebrated their respective graduates with ceremonies at the James Brown Arena and First Baptist Church of Augusta. The Medical College honored nearly 250 new physicians, while the Dental College recognized 98 Doctor of Dental Medicine graduates. Student speakers, selected by the Student Government Association, delivered powerful messages focusing on unity, the impact of their stories, and the importance of being fearless as they embark on their professional journeys