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An Update on GSBS Graduation Events

This week all of the schools within the TTUHSC, including the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, have decided against holding Summer 2020 graduation events. As a Health Sciences Center, our primary concern is always to do no harm, and to promote health and safety for all. This is especially relevant when considering the gathering of hundreds of people during a global pandemic. Our President, Dr. Lori Rice-Spearman, and all five Deans of the HSC schools have agreed that this is the appropriate decision. In addition, Texas Tech University has decided that there will be no August commencement ceremonies this year.

We understand that many of you will be disappointed, but I hope you will understand that health and safety for all is our greatest concern. We are so very proud of each and every one of you and seeing the joy on your faces at graduation and sharing the event with you and your families and friends is one of the rewards we anticipate and cherish. We share your regret that we had to miss that event in May, and now also in August. For those of you that have incurred regalia rental expenses, the GSBS office will be reaching out to you with additional information.

Each one of our 2020 graduates is invited to our May 2021 graduation event. We are very proud of you, we wish you the very best, and hope that you will be able to join us next year to celebrate your accomplishments.

Stay safe and healthy!

- Dr. Schneider