Friday, July 12, 2013

More than 300 Graduates Celebrated at 32nd Annual Commencement

Congratulations to the Bastyr University Class of 2013!

Attendees cheer on students at Benaroya Hall.

At Bastyr University’s 32nd annual Commencement Exercises on June 24, 2013, more than 300 scholars from 17 degree and certificate programs walked onto the stage at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall as students and left as graduates equipped with the knowledge to create a healthier world.

The keynote address by Jorge Jimenez de la Jara, MD, MPH, challenged the new graduates to help guide their patients on a path to wellness.

“There shall be no drugs better than better food and better lifestyles,” Dr. Jimenez said, as he celebrated the resiliency and strength of the human body and its ability to heal itself – with the right guidance.

Dr. Jimenez, professor of public health at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, emphasized the importance of healers doing their most vital work through human contact and connecting with people. “You shall use your hands to touch skin, not to touch screens," he said.

Student speakers at the graduation ceremony included Jordan K. Pane’e, who received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science; Lindsey E. Callihan, who earned a Master of Science in Nutrition; and Aaron J. Bullington, who earned a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Graduates received degrees in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, midwifery, nutrition, nutrition and culinary arts, herbal sciences, exercise science and wellness, and health psychology, as well as certificates in naturopathic midwifery, Chinese herbal medicine and holistic landscape design.

Thirty-five years after the founding of Bastyr University, the class of 2013 carries on the tradition of natural medicine, a new group of healers ready to change the world. Congratulations to all the graduates and their families!

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