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ROOTSTOWN, Ohio—Tiashi Greer, of Nashville, was among the 229 graduates as Northeast Ohio Medical University honored its future physicians, pharmacists, medical researchers and other professionals as part of the university's 40th graduating class.

The celebration was May 2, streamed live for public viewing via the university's mediasite.

The live feed paired pre-recorded components of a traditional-looking ceremony with live participation of students via Zoom. Members of NEOMED's colleges of medicine, pharmacy and graduate studies interacted in real-time and celebrated as their names were called for their degree conferrals all from the comfort of their homes with family and loved ones. Students donned their full academic regalia, which was shipped to them for the virtual event.

Greer was among the graduates to earn a doctor of medicine .

With extra production qualities, the virtual commencement featured the same pomp and circumstance of the traditional in-person event, including a special ceremony for military graduates, the reading of the class oaths and an address from John T. Langell, NEOMED's seventh president. The graduating class was the first under the leadership of Langell.

Many of the 229 graduates are heading to the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic via residencies and practice in June, if not sooner.

For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The university trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers doctor of medicine and doctor of pharmacy degrees, as well as master's and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas. In addition to research conducted within its colleges, NEOMED advances innovation and research in health care through six research focus areas. Visit neomed.edu.

Two local students graduate from University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The University of Kentucky college of arts and sciences recognized more than 890 candidates for graduation, including two local students, during virtual commencement ceremonies in May.

Gracie Turner, of Old Hickory, received a bachelor’s degree in physics, and Atlantis Warner, of Nashville, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

In addition, Turner was among the student presenters at the 14th annual Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars at the University of of Kentucky. The university’s office of undergraduate research and the Chellgren center for undergraduate excellence presented the showcase online at the end of April.

Turner's presentation was titled "Spin Flipper for Neutron Interferometry," with Chris Crawford as a mentor.

Home to 19 academic departments that offer major degrees in 27 disciplines and 36 minors, the college of arts and sciences provides education in fundamentals to each undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky and builds foundations for advanced study in each field. Its faculty integrates innovative research with exceptional teaching and outreach.

Walker named to Mansfield University president's list, top junior

MANSFIELD, Pa.—Jayden Walker, of Hermitage, was named to the spring president's list at Mansfield University.

To be named to the president's list, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least a 4.0 grade-point average for the semester.

In addition, Walker was recognized as the outstanding junior in the department of social work.

Each spring semester, Mansfield University academic departments recognize the achievements of their outstanding students at the academic honors reception. This year, departments recognized their outstanding first-year student, their outstanding sophomore, their outstanding junior and their nominee for the outstanding senior award.

The event is normally held in mid-April, however, due to public health reasons, the students received their certificates of recognition through the mail rather than in person.

Mansfield University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. For more information, visit mansfield.edu.

Buie named to Mansfield University dean's list

MANSFIELD, Pa.—Marcus Buie, of Nashville, was named to the spring dean's list at Mansfield University.

To be named to the dean's list, a student must attend the university full-time and attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average for the semester.

Mansfield University is a member of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. For more information, visit mansfield.edu.

Bounds graduates from Trine University

ANGOLA, Ind.—Matthew Bounds, of Hermitage, graduated from Trine University at the end of the spring semester.

Bounds earned a bachelor’s degree in software engineering at Trine.

Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution, offers associate, bachelor, master's and doctoral degrees. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Trine operates a 450-acre main campus in Angola, Indiana, and a health sciences education center in Fort Wayne, with programs available worldwide through TrineOnline.

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