The 252 members of the UMKC School of Nursing and Health Studies Class of 2020 received their degrees Sunday with online pomp and circumstance. The unprecedented online event was made necessary as a safeguard against spread of the coronavirus, and the school made sure each graduate was honored.
Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal offered congratulations and said the Class of 2020 had “proven your ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances and to excel.” Provost Jennifer Lundgren followed with brief remarks before Interim Dean Joy Roberts introduced the roll call of degree recipients.
This semester we graduated 59 Bachelor of Science in Nursing students, 49 Bachelor of Health Sciences students, 5 Bachelor of Science in Public Health students, 78 Master of Science in Nursing students, 52 Doctor of Nursing Practice students, and 9 Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing students.
A special congratulations goes to our very own Jorden Erskin for being awarded the Dean of Students Honor Recipients Award. Jorden proved to be a devout leader among her peers, while sustaining high academic achievements and actively participating in university and community leadership and service activities outside of the classroom.
We are very proud of all of our graduates’ accomplishments and grateful to be a helping hand on your journey to make an indelible impact in local, regional, national, and global healthcare. We are certain that all of our graduates training and hard-work will benefit many. Best of luck!