When June 11, 2011

Where Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Ariz.

Programs Doctor of Dental Medicine, Master of Public Health, Doctor of Health Sciences

Notable This was ATSU-ASDOH’s fifth commencement.

Keynote Stanley M. Bergman, C.P.A., board chair and CEO of Henry Schein Inc., and Christopher Halliday, D.D.S., M.P.H., chief of staff to the United States Surgeon General. Bergman spoke to graduates about the importance of accepting new technology, being involved in community, and being open to a global perspective and leadership. He said that ASDOH has positioned students more than any other institution to impact social responsibility. “You are graduating from one of the most unique institutions in the nation that has at its heart community service,” he said, encouraging students to be proud of their alma mater, which has brought in “a new generation of providers who are consistently focused on serving the underserved.”

Honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters were awarded to keynote speakers Bergman and Dr. Halliday.

Quotable “I loved my days at ATSU-ASDOH, and I am ready for the next step in my journey,” said Andrea Liningood, D.M.D., ’11.

Who 59 D.M.D. grads, 8 grads received an M.P.H. in addition to a D.M.D., 4 grads were orthodontic program residents receiving a D.H.Sc., 38 grads – more than ever before – are going into residency programs, 65 percent of grads chose community healthcare settings, 9 grads are entering the active military