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The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health celebrated more than 180 graduating MPH, MS and PhD students in a ceremony at Royce Hall attended by family, friends,students, alumni, faculty and staff.
June 16, 2018 | The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health celebrated more than 180 graduating students at the UCLA FSPH Commencement Ceremony in Royce Hall on Friday, June 15. With more than one thousand family members, partners, friends, students, alumni, staff and faculty in attendance, degrees were conferred by Fielding School Dean Jody Heymann
Dean Heymann led the ceremony, and closed her speech with a personal piece of advice: "Love, a lot." Your friends, your family. Care deeply about the people you work with. You will help each other get over the hurdles—expected and unexpected."
The 2018 UCLA FSPH keynote speaker, Ms. Carol Larson, president and CEO of the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, gave a moving speech in which she encouraged the graduates to ”go forth with gratitude, courage, respect, heart and optimism."
Ms. Nicole (Neek) LaMantia of the Fielding School's Department of Community Health Sciences reminded her peers that "our society should be focused on moving towards health equality and we, equipped with the knowledge we have obtained here at UCLA, are in the perfect position to be change agents towards that goal."
Congratulations, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Class of 2018!