ATSU’s six schools celebrated summer commencements and white coat ceremonies with pomp and circumstance. Here’s a look at the University’s incoming students and accomplished graduates entering the profession.

MOSDOH
America’s newest dental school
Excitement continues for MOSDOH, one of only two dental schools in Missouri. With events like white coat weekend and the St. Louis clinic groundbreaking, anticipation mounts for what’s next.

Matthew Scott, D1

Matthew Scott, D1

White Coat Ceremony
Forty-two students received coats at MOSDOH’s second-ever White Coat Ceremony on July 12. The class of 2018 is comprised of 25 women and 17 men and represents 16 states. More than 200 guests attended.
Baldwin Hall, Truman State University

KCOM
Home of osteopathic medicine
In May, the College gradated its 178th class in 122 years. Less than two months later, new students earned white coats.

Commencement
Held May 17, KCOM’s class of 2014 included 154 DO and eight biomedical sciences grads.
Baldwin Hall, Truman State University

Taylor Allen, OMS I

Taylor Allen, OMS I

White Coat Ceremony
One hundred seventy-two students in the class of 2018 earned white coats on July 12. The first-years include 78 women and 94 men and represent 31 states and one foreign country. Approximately
750 guests attended the event.
Baldwin Hall, Truman State University

ASDOH
The happy dental school
None shine brighter than the happy smiles of ASDOH’s newest graduating class and first-year students.

Commencement
On June 6, seventy-two ASDOH students crossed the stage, receiving their DMDs. Twenty-three grads also received an MPH from SHM. The class included four military graduates.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort

White Coat Ceremony
Seventy-six new dental students comprising the class of 2018 earned coats at ASDOH’s White Coat Ceremony, held July 14.
Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center

SOMA
Osteopathic medicine’s new model
Four years after graduating its first class of DOs, SOMA is still wowing med-ed with its unique contextual learning model.

Sharon Chi, DO, ’14, and Cecilia Dinh, DO, ’14

Sharon Chi, DO, ’14, and
Cecilia Dinh, DO, ’14

Commencement
Held June 6, SOMA’s fourth graduating class included 100 DOs, 13 of which were military graduates.
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort

White Coat Ceremony
July 14 also marked the ceremony date for 109 first-year DO students at SOMA.
Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center

ASHS
Quality in health sciences education
As ATSU’s largest school (by enrollment), ASHS sets the bar high in graduating hundreds of competent and compassionate healthcare professionals each year.

Commencement
Nearly 400 grads walked the stage on Aug. 8 to receive masters or doctorate degrees in occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, audiology, physical therapy, and athletic training.
Phoenix Convention Center

Jessica Hays, PA, ’16; Vanessa Iglesias, PA, ’16; and Briana Johnson, PA, ’16

Jessica Hays, PA, ’16; Vanessa Iglesias, PA, ’16; and Briana Johnson, PA, ’16

White Coat Ceremony
On July 14, ASHS’ physician assistant class of 2016 (52 students) and physical therapy class of 2015 (61 students) were presented white coats in four separate ceremonies.
Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center

CGHS
Welcoming a new name
After a renaming on July 1, the school formerly known as the School of Health Management is now embracing its new identity as the College of Graduate Health Studies.

Commencement
SHM’s final cohort crossed the commencement stage on June 21. More than 70 students earned degrees in health administration, public health, and health education at the School’s 12th ceremony since its establishment in 1999. All future graduates will receive degrees from the renamed CGHS.
Truman State University