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Five Graduate at Summer Commencement

October 3, 2017

Surrounded by faculty, family and friends, five Southern Illinois University School of Medicine graduate students received their diplomas at a summer commencement ceremony on September 22 at the South Auditorium at SIU School of Medicine.

The students were recognized by speakers Donald S. Torry, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology (MMICB), and Yueh-Ting Lee, Ph.D., professor and graduate school dean of SIU Carbondale.

Rana Alfardan received a doctorate degree in Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology. Mark Schroeder received a master’s degree in MMICB. Sumana Ghosh, Melissa McGovern and Sarah Sottile received doctorate degrees from the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience.

The five graduates were honored for their years of hard work and excited for their future endeavors, which includes post-doctorate positions in St. Louis, Houston, Kansas City and Springfield.

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