College of Medicine Commencement set for May 18

Penn State College of Medicine will hold its 44th annual commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, at Founders Hall, Milton Hershey School. All Penn State Hershey students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Dr. Claire Pomeroy, president of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, will give the commencement address. Pomeroy serves as chief executive officer of the foundation and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of programs that advance the foundation’s mission to “foster the prevention and treatment of disease and disability by honoring excellence in basic and clinical science, and through public education and research advocacy.”

An expert in infectious diseases, Pomeroy is a long-time advocate for patients, especially those with HIV/AIDS, and public health. She is a member of the board of trustees for the Morehouse School of Medicine and serves on the board of directors for the Sierra Health Foundation and for the Foundation for Biomedical Research. She is co-chair of the Blue Ridge Academic Health group and serves on the VA National Academic Affiliations Council.

Degrees are to be conferred on 133 medical students and 68 graduate students. No tickets are required and there is no reserved seating. Handicapped parking and seating are available. For more information, contact Thao Danz at

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Last Updated April 23, 2014